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Event: GAMMA#789 Curry v Spike 2     
Date:   Sep 14, 2019

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 992 p4p, 132 weight class) and Bill Newton (ranked 909 p4p, 120 weight class). Imbula's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, The Bongo Massive. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
33
185 lbs
27 - 17 - 2
184 cm
31
197 lbs
20 - 16 - 3
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 17 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 16 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bill Newton!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Newton takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Newton lands a nice looking body shot.
Imbula is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Newton.
Newton lands an overhand right.
Imbula swats away the attempt to clinch by Newton.
Imbula is looking to counter with a body kick.
Imbula lands with a good body shot.
Imbula swings for the body but Newton moves out of range.
Newton throws an overhand right that lands on Imbula's shoulder, as Imbula tries to avoid the shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula misses with a wild body shot.
Imbula takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Newton avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Newton tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Bill Newton seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Imbula tries to keep at a distance but Newton has taken the fight into the clinch.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Newton lands a body shot.
Newton misses with a hook to the ribs.
Newton struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Imbula goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Imbula blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Newton lands a left hand that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Newton misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Newton has Imbula pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Newton pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Imbula tumbling to the mat - Newton dives into Imbula's guard.
Newton advances position into side control!

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

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Newton tries for a kimura but Imbula is defending well.

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

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

Newton wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Imbula, who protects the arm well.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Imbula manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Newton is thwarting Imbula's attempts to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Newton is working for a kimura but Imbula is defending it quite comfortably.
Imbula is pressing down on Newton's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Imbula trying to keep a closed guard but Newton is proving a slippery customer.
Newton passes into half guard.
Imbula is looking to improve his position.
Imbula moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Newton being controlled here momentarily.
Newton trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

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

Imbula had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Newton defends it easily.
Newton stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Imbula swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Imbula working a defensive guard here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Imbula tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Newton advances to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bill Newton dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Imbula throws a looping overhand right but Newton ducks down to avoid it.
Newton throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Imbula half committed to a counter leg kick.
Newton throws a poor cross that misses
and Imbula counters with a good low kick that Newton was not able to check.
Imbula misses with an attempted mid kick.
Imbula throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Imbula with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Newton to score with a decent uppercut.
Newton throws a body shot but no joy.
Imbula tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula lands a nice looking body shot.
Newton throws a shot to the body.
Imbula lands a leg kick that knocks Newton off balance momentarily.
Imbula misses with a wild body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Newton moves into the clinch successfully.
A head punch on the inside from Imbula fails to land.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Newton tries to pull guard but Imbula holds him up against the cage and eventually Newton drops back down to his feet.
Newton has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Newton tries to pull guard but Imbula won't allow it.
Imbula swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Newton.
Newton lands a left hand that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Newton tries to throw a body punch but Imbula avoids it by throwing Newton back against the cage.
Newton prevents a body shot from Imbula.
Newton stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Imbula.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Imbula.
Newton lands with a light punch inside.
A short body shot lands from Newton as the two fighters clinch.
Imbula digs a right hand underneath Newton's ribcage. Newton let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Imbula working aggressively here.
Imbula blocking some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
Imbula blocks a body shot from Newton.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula misses with a short punch on the inside.
Newton lands a body punch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Newton jumps guard but Imbula stands there with Newton around his waist. Newton gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Cheik Imbula has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Bill Newton.
Imbula lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Newton throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Imbulas head.
Imbula lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Newton blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Bill Newton seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Imbula blocks a body shot from Newton.
A nice right hand lands inside from Newton.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Newton drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Imbula lands with a light punch inside.
Imbula throws a punch but it's blocked by Newton.
Imbula misses with a punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula lands an uppercut.
Newton blocks an uppercut.
Newton blocks an uppercut.
Newton struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Newton swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Newton blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Newton has Imbula pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Newton pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Imbula tumbling to the mat - Newton dives into Imbula's guard.

Imbula has his foot on Newton's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Newton works his way back into a safe position though.
Imbula trying to control the position.
Newton pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Imbula is keeping the position for now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Newton thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

Newton thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Imbula is on top in guard.

Newton wants to sweep but no luck.
Newton keeping full guard, as Imbula tries to pass.

Imbula thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

Newton is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Imbula is aware though and is defending well.

Imbula 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.
Imbula looking to pass the guard.
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 Cheik Imbula will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!



Imbula clinches up with Newton and pushes him back against the cage.
Imbula lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Imbula goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Imbula misses with the head strike.
Newton tries to throw a body punch but Imbula avoids it by throwing Newton back against the cage.

Newton manages to pull guard.
Imbula forces his way into half guard.
Imbula wants to lay and pray for a moment but Newton keeps working.
Newton tries to get to full guard but Imbula has control of the leg.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters are battling for position here. Newton manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Newton keeping moving, preventing Imbula from controlling successfully.
Newton seems keen to control Imbula's posture.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Newton is keeping the position for now.
Imbula trying to control the position from guard on top but Newton is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Bill Newton has got the better of the ground game so far.
Imbula won't allow Newton to sweep him here.
Imbula wants to control from the top but Newton keeps moving.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Newton is on top in guard.

Imbula looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Newton drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Imbula manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Newton has Imbula in his guard.

Newton keeping full guard, as Imbula tries to pass.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Newton keeping moving, preventing Imbula from controlling successfully.
Imbula throws a big elbow that misses.

Newton is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Imbula stands and throws Newton's legs to the side, diving into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Newton tries to bench press Imbula off him but Imbula keeps the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Imbula is looking to take a break and control but Newton is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Imbula working the ground and pound.
Imbula is looking to take a break and control but Newton is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Newton manages to get back to half guard.
Imbula wants to pass to mount but Newton is defending the position.
Imbula sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Newton defending well though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Newton is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Imbula jumps into side control!
Newton is trying to improve his position.
Imbula trying to control the position but Newton is working away.
You can see the frustration on Newton's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Newton is looking for a sweep.
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.
Newton is not content to let Imbula control the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Newton can't do much from the bottom here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Cheik Imbula showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Imbula 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Cheik Imbula!

A very excited looking Cheik Imbula made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: GAMMA#786 Curry v Pony     
Date:   Aug 24, 2019

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 646 p4p, 90 weight class) and Basten Sodergren (ranked 781 p4p, 106 weight class). Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by The Bongo Massive. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

185 cm
33
185 lbs
27 - 16 - 2
180 cm
37
192 lbs
37 - 17 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 16 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Basten Sodergren!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sodergren throws a body shot but no joy.
A little feinted left hand from Imbula on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Imbula fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Sodergren has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Imbula tried to score with a low kick but Sodergren checks it.
Imbula throws a body shot but no joy.
Sodergren lands with a good body shot.
Imbula shoots in for a takedown but Sodergren shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Sodergren checks a low kick from Imbula.
Imbula uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sodergren.
Imbula feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Sodergren scores with a nice body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Sodergren checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Good work by Imbula as he checks the leg kick.
Imbula misses with a left hand
and Sodergren counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nice cross by Sodergren.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sodergren tries to land a leg kick but Imbula saw it coming and moves away.
Imbula moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Imbula on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Sodergren throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.

Sodergren drops Imbula with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Imbula looks back up at him and smiles so Sodergren waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed.

Imbula is rocked!
Sodergren misses with a head kick.
Oh Imbula is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Sodergren ducks under a wild hook from Imbula.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sodergren thumps Imbula with a low kick.
Imbula seems to have got his legs back now.
Sodergren scores with a nice strike.
Sodergren keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Sodergren throws a leg kick that is checked
and Imbula counters with a thumping low kick.
Sodergren sizes up Imbula with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sodergren tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Imbula was well out of range. Poor timing from Sodergren.
Sodergren throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sodergren misses the shot to the body.
Sodergren fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Imbula lands a nice hook to Sodergren's body. Sodergren takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Sodergren with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Basten Sodergren seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Imbula scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Sodergren throws a big shot that misses.
Sodergren chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Imbula can pounce on him.
Sodergren's corner calls for a 1-2. Sodergren obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Sodergren rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Imbula moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sodergren cracks the inside of Imbula's front leg.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A leg kick checked by Imbula.
Imbula on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Sodergren. Sodergren obviously looking to wear him down.
Sodergren looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Imbula looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Sodergren throws a nice head kick!
Sodergren throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sodergren lands a jab to Imbula's midsection.
Imbula works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Sodergren keeps the fight on the outside.
Sodergren flicks out a counter leg kick but Imbula steps away.
Sodergren throws a half hearted mid kick.
Sodergren goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Sodergren connects with an inside leg kick.
Imbula scores with a jab to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
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!
Sodergren walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Sodergren misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Imbula.
Imbula can't find room to land a body shot as Sodergren controls the action.
Sodergren working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Imbula.
Sodergren tries to work over Imbula's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Imbula misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sodergren fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula lands with a light punch inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Imbula misses with a body punch.
Sodergren prevents a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Sodergren misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Imbula misses with some punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


That kick from Sodergren tenderised Imbula's leg. Imbula is trying to keep his angry face on.
Sodergren looks to land a body kick but Imbula moved away.
Sodergren feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Imbulas jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Imbula takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Sodergren gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Imbula.
Sodergren throws a leg kick but Imbula moved away.
It appears Imbula was looking to counter with a kick there.
Imbula pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sodergren ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jab from Sodergren.

Sodergren clinches with his opponent.
Sodergren lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Imbula lands with a light punch inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Imbula goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Sodergren misses with a punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Sodergren lands with a right to the head.
Imbula blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Imbula pulls guard effortlessly.

Sodergren stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Imbula on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Sodergren punishes Imbula's body with a nice straight punch.

Sodergren pushes Imbula up against the cage in a clinch.
Sodergren misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sodergren lands a left hand that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Imbula misses with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Sodergren.
Imbula tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sodergren blocks an uppercut.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Sodergren.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sodergren is working Imbula over against the cage.
Sodergren makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sodergren working aggressively here.
Sodergren swings wildly with an uppercut but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Imbula working aggressively here.

Sodergren breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Sodergren misses with a leg kick.

Sodergren has Imbula up against the cage in a clinch.
Imbula tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Sodergren smiles and moves away.
Imbula blocks a leg kick.
Basten Sodergren seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A clash of legs there as Imbula blocks the low kick.
Sodergren throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Sodergren feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Imbula's calf.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Sodergren misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Imbula.
A chopping leg kick lands by Sodergren.
Sodergren throws a low kick but Imbula avoids it.
Sodergren throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Imbula.
Sodergren throws a solid leg kick but Imbula takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Sodergren.
Imbula connects with a good right hand that stumbles Sodergren. Sodergren circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Imbula takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Imbula keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Sodergren pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Imbula throws an overhand right that lands on Sodergren's shoulder, as Sodergren tries to avoid the shot.
Sodergren cracks Imbula with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula misses with a straight right.
Imbula checks a low kick from Sodergren.
Imbula tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Sodergren manages to circle out of the way.
Sodergren throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
Sodergren has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Sodergren throws out a loose jab but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sodergren lands with a right hand.
Sodergren with a nice cross.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sodergren tries a low kick but Imbula avoids it.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sodergren throws out a powerful jab.
Imbula is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Sodergren.
Sodergren misses with a hook
letting Imbula counter with a right hand.
Sodergren throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Basten Sodergren showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Sodergren tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Imbula looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Imbula throws a body kick that misses.
Imbula scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Sodergren connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Sodergren throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Imbula sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sodergren thuds a left hand into Imbula's body.
Sodergren scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Imbula is looking to score with low kicks.
Sodergren replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Imbula blocks it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sodergren takes one to the side of the head.
Imbula darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Imbula throws a sloppy body shot
and Sodergren counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Sodergren moves out of range as Imbula strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sodergren keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Imbula takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Imbula scores with a shot to the body.
Imbula takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Sodergren fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Imbula manages to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Sodergren throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A low kick from Sodergren misses
and Imbula counters with a good low kick that Sodergren was not able to check.
Sodergren is looking to chop away at Imbula's legs.
It looked like Imbula wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Donk. Sodergren catches Imbula right on the button with a cross.
Sodergren misses with a body kick.
Sodergren throws out a leg kick but Imbula moves out of range and Sodergren only half commits.
Cheik Imbula has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Imbula.
Sodergren scores with a spinning back kick!
Sodergren avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sodergren moves out of range of the strikes.
Imbula takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Imbula on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Sodergren misses with a low kick.
Sodergren rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Imbula counters with a nice body kick.
Sodergren takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Imbula avoids the head kick by Sodergren.
Imbula rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Sodergren connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Imbula throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sodergren misses with a head kick.
Imbula throws a poor cross that misses
and Sodergren counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Imbula cracks Sodergren with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Sodergren looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Imbula finish him?

Sodergren is rocked!
Imbula misses with a leg kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Sodergren. That snapped Imbula's head back.
A low kick from Sodergren is predictable there
and Imbula counters with a thumping low kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Imbula 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 Sodergren has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Sodergren and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Imbula scores with a hook.
Sodergren is still on wobbly legs! Can Imbula finish him?
A shot to the liver by Sodergren. Beautiful body shot.
Sodergren misses with an uppercut.
Basten Sodergren is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula feints and then cracks Sodergren's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Sodergren down.
Sodergren seems to have recovered his senses.
Good leg kick by Sodergren there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Imbula fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Sodergren checks it well.
A nice leg kick lands there from Sodergren.
Sodergren chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Sodergren sizes up Imbula with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Imbula throws a poor cross that misses
and Sodergren counters with a nice uppercut.
Imbula throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Imbula scoring well with a low kick there.
Imbula jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sodergren was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Sodergren throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Basten Sodergren.
I've got Sodergren 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 28:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30

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

A relieved looking Basten Sodergren thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
69%

 

Event: GAMMA#781 Sin v Rones     
Date:   Jul 20, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Afeef Isa Baba (ranked 325 p4p, 52 weight class) and Cheik Imbula (ranked 365 p4p, 61 weight class). Baba comes to the cage accompanied by Nation Arabic Orchestra. Imbula has chosen ~Apache~ as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

181 cm
36
172 lbs
16 - 4 - 1
185 cm
33
180 lbs
27 - 15 - 2
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Afeef Isa Baba!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 15 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Imbula on the side of the head.
Imbula throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Imbula slips under a jab from Baba.
Imbula throws a quick inside leg kick.
Imbula throws a quick inside leg kick.
Imbula misses with a hook. Baba ducked under it nicely.
Imbula lands a nice leg kick that just misses Baba's sensitive parts.
Imbula jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Imbula lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Baba checks a low kick from Imbula.
Imbula paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Imbula misses the shot to the body.
It looked like Baba wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Good leg kick by Baba there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Imbula, right into the meat.
Baba fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Baba has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Baba there as he acknowledges the shot.
Baba needs to keep his hands up - Imbula had a free shot at his head there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba delivers a nice body kick.
Baba throws a body kick that misses
enabling Imbula to counter with a crisp jab.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Imbula.

Baba clinches.
Baba lands with a right to the head.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Baba controls his hands.
Baba lands a right hand.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Baba blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula working aggressively here.
Imbula misses with a body punch.
Baba tries a body shot but Imbula blocks it.
Baba lands a right hand.
Imbula makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Baba.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Imbula breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Imbula fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Baba swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Imbula to counter with a crisp jab.
Imbula moves out of range as Baba throws a body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Baba tries to score with a low kick but Imbula moves his leg out of the way.
Imbula tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

Baba gets a clinch.
Baba misses with the head strike.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
A body shot lands from Baba.
Imbula tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Baba's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Baba fails to land.
Baba blocking some punches.
Baba doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right from Imbula on the inside.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Baba lands a right hand that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Imbula has had enough of the clinch but Baba keeps him there for the moment.
Baba struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Baba tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
Baba fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Baba backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Baba lands a left hand.
Baba struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Baba working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Imbula tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Baba.
Baba working aggressively here.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
Imbula blocks an uppercut.
Baba throws a punch but it's blocked by Imbula.
Baba goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Baba.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Imbula.
Imbula working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Baba tries a body shot but Imbula blocks it.
Imbula lands with a short shot to the head.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Baba.

Imbula breaks from the clinch.
Imbula rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Baba counters with an outside leg kick.
Imbula thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Baba if he has to take too many more of those.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Baba ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Baba misses with a looping right.
Imbula throws a head kick but Baba moves out of range.
Imbula ducks right into an uppercut from Baba.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Baba keeps Imbula at a distance using the push kick.
Baba checks a low kick from Imbula.
Imbula is looking to clinch but Baba is avoiding it.
Baba displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
Baba tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Imbula was well out of range. Poor timing from Baba.
Imbula throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Imbula takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Imbula works the jab nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Imbula lands a glancing blow to the side of Baba's head.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Baba.
We've been told by Baba's head coaches at Ryōzanpaku Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Imbula throws a body shot but no joy.
Baba steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Cheik Imbula will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Baba.
Imbula on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
A good leg kick by Imbula.
Imbula swings for the body but Baba moves out of range.
Baba takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Baba steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
Imbula walks forward, straight into a front kick from Baba.
Cheik Imbula seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Good work by Imbula as he checks the leg kick.
Imbula throws a body punch but Baba moves out of range.
Baba takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Imbula scores with a jab. Baba acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baba moves out of range of the leg kick from Imbula.
A shot to the body from Imbula misses
letting Baba counter with a right hand.
Baba takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Imbula throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
An inside leg kick from Baba misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baba throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Imbula swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Baba feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Imbula throws a leg kick that misses.
Imbula has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Imbula swings for the body but Baba moves out of range.
Baba looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
Baba throws a good cross that connects.
Baba lands a slapping body shot.
Baba throws the kick towards the body but Imbula avoids it.
Imbula let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Baba moves out of range of the strikes.
Imbula takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Baba scores with a jab to the jaw.

Imbula is rocked!

Baba cracks Imbula with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Imbula looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Baba finish him?
Imbula is still on wobbly legs! Can Baba finish him?
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Baba avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A quick step to the side and Baba tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Imbula works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Baba moves out of range as Imbula strikes.
Imbula throws an off balance right hand
and Baba counters with a huge overhand right that connects right on the temple, sending him crumpling, face first to the floor! This one is all over! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Afeef Isa Baba!
A relieved looking Afeef Isa Baba thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
73%

 

Event: GAMMA#778 Jernit v Jericho     
Date:   Jun 29, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Lee Sin (ranked 30 p4p, 5 weight class) and Cheik Imbula (ranked 221 p4p, 33 weight class). Sin comes to the cage accompanied by Original Nuttah. Imbula is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: ~Apache~. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

182 cm
35
171 lbs
27 - 11 - 3
185 cm
32
180 lbs
27 - 14 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

UnderGround Clothing Co.
Voodoo Nutrition

Urban Fighter
Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of London, Lee Sin!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula thuds a left hand into Sin's body.
Sin throws a solid leg kick but Imbula takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Sin.
Sin walks into a stiff left hand from Imbula.
Imbula throws a right hand that misses
and Sin counters with a stiff right hand.
A swing and a miss from Sin.
Imbula tries to land a front kick but Sin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Sin moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Imbula throws an overhand right that lands on Sin's shoulder, as Sin tries to avoid the shot.
Sin takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Imbula keeps the fight on the outside.
Sin has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Imbula.
A jab from Imbula finds it's way through Sin's defenses.
Sin wants to slow Imbula down by chopping away at his legs.
Imbula looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Imbula.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula misses with a right hand
and Sin counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Sin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Sin scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Imbula looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A bone on bone clash there as Imbula blocks the leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sin lands with a thumping leg kick.
Imbula throws a wild body kick that Sin sees coming a mile off.
Imbula lands a right hook to the body.
Imbula looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Imbula fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Sin is out of range.
And Sin counters with a quick kick to the body but Imbula blocks it.
Imbula throws a body punch but Sin moves out of range.
Sin has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Dr Hatsumi's Clinic in the buildup to the fight.
Sin fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Imbula is out of range.
Sin lands a jab to the nose.
Imbula thows a left - swing and a miss!
An inside leg kick from Sin misses.
Imbula throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sin throws the left hand but Imbula avoids the punch easily.
We've been informed that Imbula 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.
Imbula blocks a jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Imbula! But no joy.
Imbula tries to clinch but Sin is having none of it.
Imbula takes a kick to the side of the head.
Sin staying out of range there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula throws a body punch but Sin moves out of range.
Sin scores with a shot 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!
Imbula connects with a leg kick. Sin looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Sin.
Sin walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Imbula checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Imbula only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Imbula tries to land a front kick but Sin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Sin tried to counter with a leg kick but Imbula avoided it.
Imbula throws a hook to the side of Sin's head but Sin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sin fails with an attempt to clinch.
A nice leg kick lands there from Sin.
A slapping body kick lands there for Imbula.
Imbula missing with a left hand there. Sin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sin misses with an uppercut. Imbula saw that one coming.
Imbula throws a looping overhand right but Sin ducks down to avoid it.
Sin 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.
Imbula lands a nice leg kick that just misses Sin's sensitive parts.
Sin scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sin takes a kick to the side of the head.
Imbula cracks Sin with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Sin ducks right into an uppercut from Imbula.
Sin moves into range and connects with a jab.
Sin moves out of range as Imbula strikes.
Sin tries to land a leg kick but Imbula saw it coming and moves away.
Sin takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Imbula throws a body kick that misses.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Sin misses with a straight right.
Sin swings away with a body shot that misses
and Imbula counters with a nice low kick that buckles Sin's knee momentarily.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sin throws out the jab.
Sin throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Imbula! But no joy.
Imbula scores with a punch to the head.
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!
Sin on the wrong end of a kick to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sin takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Sin missing with a left hand there. Imbula was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sin walks into a jab.
Imbula scores with a head kick.
Sin throws a low kick but Imbula avoids it.
Imbula throws a right hand that misses
and Sin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sin misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Imbula counters with a nice uppercut.
Imbula slips a jab from Sin.
Imbula turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Imbula darts in looking for a takedown but Sin gets double underhooks and turns Imbula into the cage.
Sin darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Imbula feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sin's calf.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sin avoids the body shot from Imbula.
Imbula misses with a leg kick.
Imbula slips under a jab from Sin.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Cheik Imbula will probably get the nod.
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.


Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Sin.
Sin takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Imbula misses with an uppercut. Sin saw that one coming.
Imbula avoids the body shot from Sin.
Sin is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Imbula misses with an uppercut. Sin saw that one coming.
Cheik Imbula seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sin scores with a sloppy right hand. Imbula should have avoided that one.
Imbula works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Sin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sin on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Imbula. Imbula obviously looking to wear him down.
Sin dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Imbula. That did some damage!
Imbula takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sin bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

Sin fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Imbula, pushing him back against the cage.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Imbula tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sin blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Sin prevents a body shot from Imbula.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Imbula.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sin misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Sin.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Sin controls his hands.

Imbula manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Imbula keeping moving, preventing Sin from controlling successfully.
Sin is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Sin stands and throws Imbula's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Sin is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Imbula sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sin wants to lay and pray for a moment but Imbula keeps working.
Imbula gets full guard.
Sin looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Sin wants to control from the top but Imbula keeps moving.
Sin won't allow Imbula to sweep him here.

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

Imbula throws his legs up looking for a submission but Sin uses it to pass to side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Sin stands up and beckons Imbula to his feet.
Sin with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Sin scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Sin thows a leg kick but Imbula checks it
and Imbula makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Sin misses with a low kick.
Sin fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Imbula looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Imbula slips a jab from Sin.
Sin misses with a straight right.
Imbula throws a shot from downtown. Sin moves away and avoids it.
Sin misses the body punch
and Imbula counters with an outside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sin.
Sin digs a good hook to Imbula's body.
Imbula cracks Sin with a right hand to the side of the head.
A low kick from Sin misses
and Imbula connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sin throws a half hearted mid kick.
Sin misses with a left hand
and Imbula cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
Sin thows a leg kick but Imbula checks it
and Imbula connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sin throws a wild body kick that Imbula sees coming a mile off.
Imbula avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Imbula takes a kick to the side of the head.
Sin lands with a good body shot.
Sin throws a jab when Imbula was well out of range.
A good leg kick by Imbula.
Sin throws a leg kick but Imbula sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Sin looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sin walks forward, straight into a front kick from Imbula.
Imbula throws a sloppy head kick and Sin moves out of range easily.
Sin listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Sin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Sin sets himself, and Imbula steps forward looking for the clinch! Sin avoids it this time.
Sin is looking to chop away at Imbula's legs.
Sin slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Imbula fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Sin looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Sin on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Sin wants to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Imbula throws a front kick that sends Sin stumbling back into the cage.
Sin connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Sin gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sin moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Sin.
Imbula throws a leg kick which misses Sin's front leg but catches the back leg as Sin tries to avoid it.
Sin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Imbula fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Sin looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Sin misses with a head kick.
Imbula steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Sin feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Imbula's calf.
Jab from Imbula.
Sin misses with a body kick.
Sin takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Imbula throws a lazy body kick
and Sin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Imbula throws a hook but Sin blocks it.
Sin lands a nice looking kick to the body. Imbula takes a step back to recover.
Sin waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Imbula.
A big right from Imbula misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sin blocks the body kick.
A big right from Imbula misses.
Sin throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Sin lands with a nice body punch.
Sin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Imbula.
Imbula slips under a jab.
Imbula misses with a lunging right hand
and Sin makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Imbula loads up on a big right hand but Sin slips the punch.
Sin swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
The fighters circling - Imbula throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sin throws a series of punches but Imbula avoids them all with ease.
Imbula pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Nice defenses there by Sin.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sin throws out the jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Sin misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula checks the leg kick nicely there.
Imbula keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Imbula takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Imbula misses with a right hand
and Sin counters with a left to the body.
A cross from Sin lands.
Sin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Sin punishes Imbula's body with a nice straight punch.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula moves out of range as Sin strikes.
Sin takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Imbula throws a nice inside leg kick.
Imbula looks to land a body kick but Sin moved away.
Sin moves out of range of the leg kick from Imbula.
A nice inside leg kick there by Sin. That's going to slow Imbula down.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
Sin appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sin. Imbula does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sin tried to score with a low kick but Imbula checks it.
Sin slips under a jab from Imbula.
Sin feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Sin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Imbula manages to avoid it.
Imbula lands a leg kick that knocks Sin off balance momentarily.
Imbula lands a slapping body shot.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sin.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Imbula! But no joy.
The fighters circling - Imbula throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sin cracks Imbula with a good jab.
Imbula misses with a straight right.
Sin scores with a jab to the body.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Sin.
Imbula throws a hook to the side of Sin's head but Sin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sin.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Lee Sin did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Sin throws a hook to the side of Imbula's head but Imbula sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Imbula walks into a jab.
Imbula throws a jab but it's blocked by Sin.
Imbula slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Sin changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula throws a leg kick that is checked
and Sin connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sin throws a wild body kick that Imbula sees coming a mile off.
Sin takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Sin misses with a body kick.
Sin is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula throws a chopping leg kick but Sin manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Imbula waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sin.
Sin with a hook.
Imbula tries to work over Sin's front leg with a kick but Sin checks it.
Imbula scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sin misses with an uppercut.
Sin slips under a jab from Imbula.
An attempted straight right counter from Sin misses the target.
Imbula takes one to the chin there.
Sin moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Sin throws a looping overhand right but Imbula ducks down to avoid it.
A lazy left from Sin finds it's target.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
It looked like Sin wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Imbula misses with an attempted mid kick.
Imbula avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Imbula throws out a counter right but Sin avoids it with no problem.
Imbula throws a front kick aimed at Sin's knee but Sin avoids it well.
Some bone on bone action there as Imbula checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Sin throws a low kick but it's checked well by Imbula.
Imbula doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Sin is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Imbula wants to land a leg kick but Sin is out of range.
Sin misses with a left hand
and Imbula counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sin waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Imbula.
Sin misses with a hook. Imbula ducked under it nicely.
Sin takes one to the side of the head.
Imbula stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sin looks to throw a body kick

and Imbula counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Imbula tries to free his leg and advance position but Sin is retaining full guard.
Imbula with a nice head shot there.
Imbula wants to control from the top but Sin keeps moving.
Imbula won't allow Sin to get back to his feet.
Imbula looking to pass the guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula postures up.
Sin keeping moving, preventing Imbula from controlling successfully.
Sin keeping full guard, as Imbula tries to pass.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Imbula has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Imbula is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sin.
Imbula throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Sin.
Sin digs a good hook to Imbula's body.
Sin scores with a nice head shot.
Sin avoids a kick to the body.
Sin throws a body kick that misses.
Imbula uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sin.
Sin throws a low kick but Imbula moves out of range easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula lands with a right hand.
Sin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
Sin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Imbula.
Imbula is trying to counter with his kicks.
A solid body kick from Sin.
Imbula lands the left hand.
Imbula getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sin throws a big shot that misses.
Sin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Imbula throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Imbula lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Imbula misses with an uppercut
and Sin counters with a thumping low kick.
Sin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sin lands a right hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that fourth 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.


A slapping leg kick lands for Sin.
Sin misses with a kick to the body

so Imbula counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Imbula stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Sin swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Sin seems keen to control Imbula's posture.
Sin is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Imbula wants to control from the top but Sin keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula throwing strikes but missing.
Sin looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sin keeping moving, preventing Imbula from controlling successfully.
Imbula in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Sin misses with a low kick as Imbula jumps back.
A looping hook to the body misses from Imbula. Sin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sin throws a quick inside leg kick.
Imbula throws a leg kick but Sin checks it.
Imbula is looking to chop away at Sin's legs.
A slow jab from Sin misses its intended target.
Imbula takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Sin throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sin throws out the jab.
Sin connects with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula pivots, looking for a leg kick but Sin is out of range and Imbula settles back down.
Sin loads up on a big right hand but Imbula slips the punch.
Sin misses with a straight right.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Imbula scores with a leg kick.
Imbula throws a sloppy body shot
and Sin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Imbula listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
Sin throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sin lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sin throws a leg kick but Imbula checks it.
Sin throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Imbula sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Imbula cracks the inside of Sin's front leg.
Sin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sin slips a jab from Imbula.
Imbula swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Sin scores with a jab to the jaw.
Imbula throws a hook but Sin blocks it.
Imbula misses with a left hand
and Sin makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Imbula really felt that one!
Sin misses with a shot to the body
and Imbula counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sin looks to land a right hand but Imbula moved out of range.
Imbula misses with a few strikes there.
Sin quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Imbula avoids the body shot from Sin.
Sin will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Sin avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Imbula misses with a looping left.
Imbula ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sin moves away.
Imbula throws an overhand right that lands on Sin's shoulder, as Sin tries to avoid the shot.
Sin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sin moves away from the strike by Imbula.
Sin throws a hook but Imbula avoids it easily.
Sin checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A swing and a miss from Sin.
Sin misses with a straight right.
Sin looks to land a right hand but Imbula moved out of range.
Imbula connects with the punch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sin lands a lovely overhand right.
Sin takes a swing at Imbula's ribcage but misses.
Sin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Sin was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sin moves forwards but Imbula connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Imbula misses with an uppercut. Sin saw that one coming.
The fighters circling - Imbula throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sin wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Imbula throws a jab when Sin was well out of range.

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 Lee Sin.
I think Sin 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 48:47
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 48:47
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Lee Sin!

Lee Sin retains his welterweight title!
Lee Sin thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: GAMMA#775 Jernit v Legions     
Date:   Jun 08, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Elmer Fudd (ranked 392 p4p, 57 weight class) and Cheik Imbula (ranked 289 p4p, 43 weight class). Fudd comes to the cage accompanied by Blue On Black. Imbula has chosen ~Apache~ as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

179 cm
35
177 lbs
20 - 9 - 0
185 cm
32
180 lbs
26 - 14 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Elmer Fudd!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula misses with a body kick.
Imbula throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Fudd to counter with a crisp jab.
Fudd connects with a crisp jab.

Fudd closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Fudd looks to land a strike but Imbula avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Fudd stays in close to Imbula's body and controls the position.
Fudd wants to control from the top but Imbula keeps moving.

Imbula has his foot on Fudd's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Fudd works his way back into a safe position though.
Fudd trying to control the position from guard on top but Imbula is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Fudd would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Fudd stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Imbula swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fudd trying to control the position from guard on top but Imbula is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Imbula controls Fudd momentarily but Fudd frees himself.
Fudd wants to stand but Imbula is controlling his posture from full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Fudd trying to control but Imbula is working from the bottom.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Imbula misses with a two punch combination.
Fudd throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Imbula uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Fudd is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Imbula.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fudd scores with a jab to the jaw.
Imbula throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Fudd lands a head shot.
Fudd seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Imbula dodges the punch combination from Fudd.
Imbula swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Fudd attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Fudd fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Imbula misses with a jab to the body
and Fudd counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Imbula thinking.
Fudd avoids the head kick by Imbula.
Imbula avoids the head kick by Fudd.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Imbula misses with a hook. Fudd ducked under it nicely.
Imbula moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Imbula connects with the punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Fudd throws a right hand that Imbula ducks under and follows up with a left that Imbula also avoids with ease.
Fudd throws a looping overhand right but Imbula ducks down to avoid it.
Cheik Imbula seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fudd throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Imbula lands a jab to Fudd's midsection.
Fudd moves out of range of the body kick from Imbula.
Imbula uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Fudd.
Fudd fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Fudd checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Imbula scores with a spinning back kick!
Fudd gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Fudd slips a straight right by Imbula.
Imbula dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Fudd. That did some damage!
Fudd gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Imbula.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fudd.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Imbula.
Fudd throws a right and a left that Imbula avoids nicely.
Cheik Imbula is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Fudd scores with a sloppy right hand. Imbula should have avoided that one.
Fudd blocks a jab.
Imbula misses with a looping left.
Fudd swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A big right from Imbula misses.
Fudd moves out of range as Imbula throws a body kick.
Fudd clobbers Imbula with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Imbula changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Fudd takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Fudd throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Imbula.
It seemed like Imbula was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Imbula misses with a jab to the body
and Fudd counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Fudd throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Imbula on the side of the head.
Imbula with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Imbula fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fudd manages to avoid it.
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 Elmer Fudd will probably get the nod.
That's time! Fudd's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Fudd moves out of range of the strikes.
No joy there for Fudd, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Fudd throws the left hand but Imbula avoids the punch easily.
Fudd tries to move into range but Imbula moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Imbula throws a leg kick but Fudd sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Fudd looks to throw the jab but Imbula is out of range.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Imbula throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Fudd drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Imbula wants to sweep here but Fudd controlling him for the moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fudd works over Imbula with some ground and pound from guard.
Fudd with a nice head shot there.
Fudd wants to control from the top but Imbula keeps moving.

Imbula looking for a guillotine here but Fudd defends easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula 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.
Fudd distracts Imbula with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Fudd with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Imbula keeping moving, preventing Fudd from controlling successfully.
Fudd landing some decent shots from guard.
Fudd has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Fudd trying to stand up but can't free himself from Imbula's guard.
Fudd throws a big right hand that misses.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Imbula not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Fudd working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

Imbula throws his legs up looking for a submission but Fudd uses it to pass to side control.
Fudd creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Imbula sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Fudd lands some shots froms side control.
Imbula is not content to let Fudd control the position.
Imbula is looking for a sweep.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula gets back to half guard.
Fudd is looking to stall here but Imbula recovers full guard.
Imbula keeping moving, preventing Fudd from controlling successfully.
Imbula looking to hit a scissor sweep but Fudd is one step ahead there.
Imbula is controlling Fudd's posture.
Imbula's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Imbula has a closed guard, preventing Fudd from standing up.
Fudd working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

Imbula is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Fudd throws a strike but Imbula rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Imbula looking to sit in guard and control but Fudd gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Fudd scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Imbula looking to control.

Imbula has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Fudd can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Elmer Fudd dominated that second round.
That's time! Fudd's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Imbula lands a body shot.
Imbula misses with a right hand
and Fudd counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Fudd connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Cheik Imbula seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Fudd throws a lazy right hand but Imbula sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Imbula now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Fudd misses with a double jab
and Imbula counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Imbula misses with a looping right.
Jab from Fudd.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula catches Fudd with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Imbula tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Fudd was well out of range. Poor timing from Imbula.

Imbula forces Fudd back against the cage and clinches.

Fudd breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Imbula looks to land a right hand but Fudd moved out of range.
Fudd throws a poor cross that misses
and Imbula cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula misses with a kick to the body
enabling Fudd to counter with a crisp jab.
Imbula throws an off balance right hand
enabling Fudd to counter with a crisp jab.
Imbula with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Fudd avoids the body shot from Imbula.
Fudd is looking to counter the offense by Imbula and move into the clinch.
Imbula throws a head kick but Fudd moves out of range.
Fudd throwing a counter right hand but Imbula manages to avoid it.
Fudd shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Imbula eats them both and turns towards Fudd to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Fudd lands with a cross.
Nice defenses there by Imbula.
Fudd shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
It seemed like Imbula was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Fudd throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Imbula throws out a counter right but Fudd avoids it with no problem.
Fudd jabs Imbula to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Fudd pulls out of a head kick attempt.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A jab from Imbula finds it's way through Fudd's defenses.
Fudd catches Imbula with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Cheik Imbula has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fudd takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Fudd throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
Fudd keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Imbula.
A jab lands there for Imbula.
Fudd throws out a powerful jab.
Imbula takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Imbula takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Fudd displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
Fudd lands a head shot.
Fudd tries to clinch but Imbula is having none of it.
A shot to the body from Fudd misses
and Fudd takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Imbula throws a body shot but no joy.
Imbula goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Fudd misses with a straight left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula dodges the punch combination from Fudd.
Imbula misses with a body shot.
A big right from Imbula misses.
Imbula needs to keep his hands up - Fudd had a free shot at his head there.
Fudd misses with a low kick as Imbula jumps back.
Imbula is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Imbula has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Imbula uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Fudd has time to react.
Fudd lands a jab.
Imbula lands an uppercut out of nowhere! Fudd falls backwards - clearly groggy! Imbula dives in and finishes the fight with more strikes for a TKO finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:47 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Cheik Imbula!
An out of breath Cheik Imbula thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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FIGHT
RATING
70%

 

Event: GAMMA#771 Curry v Vee     
Date:   May 11, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 126 p4p, 17 weight class) and Dao Sonnen (ranked 219 p4p, 27 weight class). Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by ~Apache~. Sonnen has chosen The Devil's Doorbell as his entrance music. Dao Sonnen has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
32
180 lbs
26 - 13 - 2
183 cm
35
173 lbs
30 - 14 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Urban Fighter
Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Dao Sonnen!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sonnen misses the shot to the body.
Sonnen misses with an uppercut. Imbula saw that one coming.
Imbula misses with a hook
and Sonnen counters with an inside leg kick.
Imbula throws a leg kick but Sonnen sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Sonnen jabs at Imbula's body.
Imbula misses with a hook
and Imbula takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sonnen thumps Imbula with a low kick.
Imbula defending well as Sonnen loads up on a big left hand.
Imbula throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A clash of legs there as Imbula blocks the low kick.
A little feinted left hand from Imbula on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Imbula throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Sonnen thumps Imbula with a low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sonnen misses with a looping right.
Imbula scores with a jab.
Imbula on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Imbula throws a leg kick that is checked

and Sonnen counters with a single leg into guard. Imbula didn't expect that.
We've been hearing good reports from Imbula'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.
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 passes Imbula's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Sonnen tries to pass the half guard into mount. Imbula knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Sonnen is looking for a kimura but Imbula is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Sonnen to get the leverage.
Imbula wants to improve his position but Sonnen is controlling well.
Imbula won't allow Sonnen to pass to mount.
Sonnen trying to control from half guard but Imbula is working away.
Imbula gets full guard.
Sonnen is looking to advance position but Imbula has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Imbula tries to control but Sonnen wriggling away.
Sonnen is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sonnen is still trying to improve position.
Imbula trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Sonnen is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Imbula trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Sonnen can't escape the position.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Imbula with the ground and pound from mount.
Sonnen is desperately trying to improve his position but Imbula has a good base and remains in mount.

Imbula is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Sonnen to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Sonnen shrugs it off.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sonnen bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!

Imbula looking for a guillotine here but Sonnen defends easily.

Imbula escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Sonnen gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Sonnen wants to control from the top but Imbula keeps moving.
Sonnen might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Imbula haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sonnen wants to pass the guard but Imbula is keeping the position.
Sonnen wants to control from the top but Imbula keeps moving.
Imbula lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Sonnen keeping moving, preventing Imbula from controlling successfully.
Imbula trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Imbula passes into half guard.
Sonnen is looking for a sweep. Imbula is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Dao Sonnen will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Imbula is looking to land body kicks.
Sonnen throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Sonnen tries for a takedown but Imbula sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Imbula connects with a nice looking jab.
A good leg kick by Imbula.
A jab from Sonnen misses.
Sonnen throws a body kick that misses.
Imbula lands with a good body shot.
Sonnen on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Imbula. Imbula obviously looking to wear him down.
Imbula swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Sonnen moves out of range of the strikes.
Imbula misses with an uppercut. Sonnen saw that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sonnen misses with a kick to the body

and Imbula counters with a nice double leg into side control. Sonnen won't be happy with that.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sonnen regains half guard.
Sonnen is concentrating on defense, preventing Imbula from advancing position.
Imbula tries to pass the half guard into mount. Sonnen knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sonnen is trying to maintain the position but Imbula is very close to passing his half guard.
Imbula moves into full mount! Sonnen won't be happy about that!

Imbula has hold of Sonnen's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Sonnen manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Sonnen is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Sonnen is looking to get to half guard.
Imbula raining down shots from the mount!
Sonnen is desperately trying to improve his position but Imbula has a good base and remains in mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sonnen regains half guard.

Imbula is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Sonnen gets full guard.

Sonnen working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Imbula doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Imbula manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Sonnen is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Cheik Imbula overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Sonnen is looking for a triangle but Imbula pushes his legs off easily.
Imbula trying to control the position from guard on top but Sonnen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Sonnen manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Imbula manages to get himself to full guard.


Imbula has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Sonnen can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Imbula not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Sonnen is pushing down on Imbula's leg trying to pass to half guard. Imbula is fighting to maintain full guard but Sonnen has managed to sneak the leg through.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Sonnen seems to be looking for submissions.
Imbula is looking for a sweep. Sonnen is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Imbula has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Sonnen is working away from the top position though.

Imbula looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Imbula makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Imbula.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Sonnen stands and throws Imbula's legs to the side, diving into side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that second 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. And we move into the final round!


Sonnen on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Imbula. Imbula obviously looking to wear him down.
Imbula moves out of range as Sonnen strikes.
Imbula is looking to counter punch.
Sonnen scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Sonnen lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Sonnen uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Imbula has time to react.
Sonnen motions for Imbula to come forward. Sonnen throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A leg kick checked by Imbula.
Sonnen throws out a powerful jab.
Imbula scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Sonnen throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Sonnen takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula lands an overhand right.
Nice defenses there by Sonnen.
Good leg kick by Imbula there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sonnen throws a series of punches but Imbula moves out of range.
Sonnen darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Imbula buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Cheik Imbula is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Imbula avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sonnen moves out of range of the leg kick from Imbula.
Imbula rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Sonnen counter with a right hand.
Imbula pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sonnen drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Imbula defends it well.
Sonnen throws a low kick but it's checked well by Imbula.
Sonnen slips a straight right by Imbula.
Sonnen throws out a powerful jab.
Sonnen fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Imbula checks it well.
Imbula misses with a straight left.
A lazy left from Imbula finds it's target.
Sonnen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Imbula walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Sonnen checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Dao Sonnen seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Imbula thows a body kick. Sonnen tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Imbula takes one to the chin there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sonnen motions for Imbula to come forward. Sonnen throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Sonnen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
Imbula connects with a right hand. Sonnen shakes it off.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice jab there from Sonnen.

Imbula gets caught napping as Sonnen dives in and scores a takedown. Imbula manages to retain guard.
Imbula trying to keep a closed guard but Sonnen is proving a slippery customer.
Sonnen controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Imbula lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Imbula stands up over Sonnen, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Imbula is pushing down on Sonnen's leg trying to pass to half guard. Sonnen is fighting to maintain full guard but Imbula has managed to sneak the leg through.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sonnen is trying to maintain the position but Imbula is very close to passing his half guard.
Sonnen tries to get to full guard but Imbula has control of the leg.
Sonnen is in trouble now - Imbula has advanced to mount!
Sonnen can't escape the position.
Sonnen slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Sonnen is looking to improve his position.
Imbula working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Imbula is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Sonnen wants to get back to full guard.
Imbula trying to control the action but Sonnen is working from the bottom.
Sonnen moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Imbula showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Imbula trying to control the position from guard on top but Sonnen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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 Cheik Imbula.
I think Imbula 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 28:29
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 28:29
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dao Sonnen!

An intense looking Dao Sonnen took to the microphone post fight and gave a little speech: 'Hunting lizards!! Now let's get that pay Cheik and clean this stinking division OUT, so I can get back to choking middleweights. Gun or no Gun...mano 'o' mano with who's at the top. I'll take him or her. I took Gun 1st time and was smashing him in the 2nd fight. A win is a win, so 3rd fight decides '.
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Event: GAMMA#767 Dassler v DeNeville     
Date:   Apr 13, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 173 p4p, 21 weight class) and Lao Shin (ranked 202 p4p, 29 weight class). Imbula's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, ~Apache~. Shin has chosen Shaolin Chamber of Death as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
31
180 lbs
25 - 13 - 2
182 cm
38
176 lbs
40 - 16 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing
Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 40 wins, 16 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Lao Shin!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shin on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Shin lands an overhand right.
The fighters circle momentarily. Shin darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Shin throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Imbula counters with a nice body shot.
Imbula scores with a nice right hand.
Shin's coach down at Dr Hatsumi's Clinic was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Shin's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
A big left from Shin misses.
Imbula takes one on the button.
Shin scoring well with a low kick there.
Shin moves out of range as Imbula throws a body kick.
A countering left hand to the body from Shin misses.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
A little jabbing left from Shin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Imbula slips a straight right by Shin.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Shin looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shin lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Imbula throws a leg kick
and Shin counters with a low kick, right behind Imbula 's knee.
Imbula misses with a body shot.
Imbula misses with a lunging right hand
and Shin counters with a straight right hand.

Imbula shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Shin is trying to defend but Imbula finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Shin is looking to improve his position.
Shin keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Well, if Imbula is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shin blocking the ground and pound attempt from Imbula.

Imbula is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Shin is trying to control but can't.
Shin is staying active underneath Imbula, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Imbula is looking for a kimura here.

Shin is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Imbula pulls his head out easily.
Shin tries to get to full guard but Imbula has control of the leg.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shin is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Shin regains full guard. Nicely done.
Shin looking for a sweep. Not yet Shin, not yet.
Shin keeping moving, preventing Imbula from controlling successfully.
Imbula postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Shin looking to hit a scissor sweep but Imbula is one step ahead there.
Shin keeping moving, preventing Imbula from controlling successfully.

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

Shin throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula trying to control the position from guard on top but Shin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Shin looking for a guillotine here but Imbula defends easily.
Imbula lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Shin working for a triangle but Imbula defends it easily.
Imbula stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Shin swivels though and keeps the 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 Cheik Imbula will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Imbula throws a jab but it's blocked by Shin.
Imbula misses with a lunging right hand
and Shin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Shin moves out of range as Imbula throws a body kick.
Imbula throws a leg kick
and Shin counters with a nice kick to the body.
Shin missing with a left hand there. Imbula was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Good standup being displayed there by Imbula as he connects with a hook.
Shin avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shin throws a big shot that misses.
Imbula was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Lao Shin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Imbula looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Imbula drops his hands momentarily and Shin takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Shin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Imbula was well out of range. Poor timing from Shin.
Shin misses with a hook.
Imbula throws a wild body kick that Shin sees coming a mile off.
Shin let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Imbula misses with a leg kick.
Imbula blocks a jab.
A little feinted left hand from Imbula on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Imbula avoids the body shot from Shin.
Imbula lands with a cross.
Shin scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Shin lands with a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Shin there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Good standup being displayed there by Shin as he connects with a hook.
Imbula tried to score with a low kick but Shin checks it.
It seemed like Shin was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A solid leg kick lands there for Shin.
Imbula misses with a right hand
and Shin makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Shin blocks the body kick.
Shin fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Imbula checks it well.
Shin slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Imbula takes a swing at Shin's ribcage but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shin turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Imbula throws a nice inside leg kick.
Shin connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Imbula momentarily.
Imbula throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Shin looks to land a left hand but Imbula moved out of range nicely.
Imbula quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Shin looks for the body kick but Imbula saw that one coming.
Shin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Imbula tries to land a front kick but Shin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Shin throws out a counter right but Imbula avoids it with no problem.
Shin tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Imbula is able to avoid easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula scores with a three punch combo!
Imbula takes a swing at Shin's ribcage but misses.
Shin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Imbula connects with an inside leg kick.
Imbula throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Shin! But no joy.
Shin looks to throw the jab but Imbula is out of range.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Shin throws out the jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Shin throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Imbula misses with a leg kick.
Shin throws out a counter right but Imbula avoids it with no problem.
Shin walks forward, straight into a front kick from Imbula.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lao Shin showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Imbula swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Shin only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Shin lands a glancing blow to the side of Imbula's head.
Imbula comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Imbula throws a solid leg kick but Shin takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Imbula.
Imbula throws a nice looking combination but Shin bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Imbula throws a leg kick which misses Shin's front leg but catches the back leg as Shin tries to avoid it.
Imbula tries a low kick but Shin avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good standup being displayed there by Shin as he connects with a hook.
Shin is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Shin misses with a kick to the body
and Imbula connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula throws a sloppy body shot
and Shin counters with a low kick, right behind Imbula 's knee.
Shin fakes the leg kick and cracks Imbula in the body.
Shin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Imbula.
Imbula slips a straight right by Shin.
Imbula uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Shin.
Imbula moves out of range of the body kick from Shin.
A good leg kick by Imbula.
Imbula stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Shin.
Shin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot lands for Shin.
Shin throws a nice inside leg kick.
Shin rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Imbula makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Shin swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
Shin replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Imbula blocks it well.
Imbula throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Shin is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Imbula with a body shot.
Imbula dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Shin throws a leg kick but Imbula checks it.
Good standup being displayed there by Shin as he connects with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shin misses with a right hand
and Imbula counters with a low kick, right behind Shin 's knee.
Shin paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Imbula throws a leg kick
and Shin counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Shin moves forwards but Imbula connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Shin.
Imbula tries to land a front kick but Shin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Shin moves out of range of the strikes.
Shin was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Imbula throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Imbula misses with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula jabs Shin right on the nose. Shin blinks but takes it well.
Imbula throws a big shot that misses.
Imbula scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Imbula tries a low kick but Shin avoids it.
Shin on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
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!
Imbula throws a lazy right hand but Shin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Shin getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Imbula throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Imbula avoids a kick to the body.

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 Cheik Imbula.
I think Imbula 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Cheik Imbula!

A victorious Cheik Imbula thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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RATING
45%

 

Event: GAMMA#765 Curry v Steele     
Date:   Mar 30, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 141 p4p, 21 weight class) and Lao Shin (ranked 156 p4p, 23 weight class). Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by ~Apache~. Shin has chosen Shaolin Chamber of Death as his entrance music. Lao Shin has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
31
180 lbs
25 - 13 - 1
182 cm
37
176 lbs
40 - 16 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing
Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 40 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Lao Shin!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, William Gold and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula throws a leg kick which misses Shin's front leg but catches the back leg as Shin tries to avoid it.
Imbula missing with a left hand there. Shin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Shin scores with a leg kick.
Shin 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.
Imbula looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Shin counters with a body kick.
Shin misses with a hook. Imbula ducked under it nicely.
A solid leg kick lands there for Shin.
Shin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Imbula throwing a counter right hand but Shin manages to avoid it.
Shin throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Imbula counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula misses with an uppercut.
Imbula has been working on his boxing with his coaches at The Wild Beasts Zoo in the buildup to the fight.
Imbula ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Shin moves away.
Imbula connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Imbula tries to land a body kick
and Imbula takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shin avoids a kick to the body.
Imbula throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Imbula walks forward, straight into a front kick from Shin.
Imbula tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Shin is able to avoid easily.
Imbula misses with a looping left.
Imbula looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Shin scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Imbula doesn't seem bothered though.
Shin avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Shin with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Nice shot by Imbula.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shin lands a jab.
That kick from Shin tenderised Imbula's leg. Imbula is trying to keep his angry face on.
A swing and a miss from Imbula.
Shin wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Shin buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.

Shin moves into the clinch successfully.
Shin swings wildly with an uppercut but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Imbula misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula lands a body shot in the clinch.
Shin working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shin blocks an uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Imbula scores with a nice short uppercut.
Imbula is leaning against Shin and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Shin struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Shin blocks an uppercut.
Shin misses with some punches.
Imbula tries a body shot but Shin blocks it.
Imbula blocking some punches.
Imbula lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short body shot lands from Imbula as the two fighters clinch.
Shin tries a body shot but Imbula blocks it.
Shin throws a punch but it's blocked by Imbula.
A short right from Imbula.
Imbula has a couple of punches blocked by Shin.
Imbula tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Shin's elbow.
Shin can't find room to land a body shot as Imbula controls the action.
Shin prevents a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula misses with some punches.
Good body shot from Imbula.
Shin struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Shin working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Imbula lands with a light punch inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
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!
Imbula tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Shin lands a right hand.
Shin struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Imbula throws a punch but it's blocked by Shin.
A head punch on the inside from Imbula fails to land.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Shin.
Imbula fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula pushes Shin back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A short right from Imbula on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Imbula creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Shin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Imbula's elbow.
Imbula has a couple of punches blocked by Shin.
Shin misses with a body punch.
Shin lands a body shot in the clinch.
Imbula misses with some punches.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Imbula.
Shin blocking some punches.
Shin blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Shin struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Shin throws a head punch that misses.
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 Cheik Imbula will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Shin misses with a wild body shot.
Imbula tried to counter with a leg kick but Shin avoided it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Shin.
Imbula half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Good leg kick by Imbula there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Imbula dips to his left and cracks Shin with an uppercut!
Shin bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Imbula's head backwards.
Shin lands a nice shot that snaps Imbula's head back.
Imbula drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shin feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Imbulas jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Shin blocks the body kick.

Imbula has closed the distance and engaged Shin in a clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shin lands a right hand.
Shin blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Shin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A hook to the body from Imbula.
A head punch on the inside from Imbula fails to land.
Imbula blocks an elbow strike.
Shin struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Shin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Imbula scores with a shoulder strike.
Shin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Shin lands with a light punch inside.
Imbula blocks a body shot from Shin.
Shin misses with a punch on the inside.
Imbula lands with a light punch inside.
Imbula blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Shin can't find room to land a body shot as Imbula controls the action.
Imbula is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Imbula lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shin tries to work over Imbula's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Shin creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Imbula.
Nice body punch from Shin.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Imbula swings wildly with an uppercut but Shin uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice left hand lands by Imbula.
Shin throws a head punch that misses.
Shin lands a shot to the body.
Imbula misses with a punch on the inside.
Shin blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Shin blocks an uppercut.
Shin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Shin digs a right hand underneath Imbula's ribcage. Imbula let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Shin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Cheik Imbula has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Imbula goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Shin digs a right hand underneath Imbula's ribcage. Imbula let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shin lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Imbula or not.
Shin doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right from Shin.
Imbula swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Shin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Imbula is leaning against Shin and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Imbula.
Nice body punch from Shin.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Shin lands an elbow just above Imbula 's eye.
Shin blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula tries a body shot but Shin blocks it.
Imbula has a couple of punches blocked by Shin.
Shin lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Shin.
Shin misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula misses with some punches.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Shin takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Shin lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula is working Shin over against the cage.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.
Shin lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Shin prevents a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Shin can't find room to land a body shot as Imbula controls the action.
Shin lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Shin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Shin misses with a body punch.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Shin prevents a body shot from Imbula.

Imbula turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Imbula manages to end up in side control.

Imbula tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Imbula has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Imbula looks up at the clock and then as Shin takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Imbula smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Shin is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Imbula off and has taken his back!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Lao Shin will probably get the nod - 10:9.
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!


A low kick from Imbula misses
and Shin counters with a nice low kick that buckles Imbula's knee momentarily.
Imbula looks to throw a body kick
and Shin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Shin gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Imbula counters with an inside leg kick.
That kick from Imbula tenderised Shin's leg. Shin is trying to keep his angry face on.
Imbula waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Shin.
A little jabbing left from Shin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A clash of legs there as Shin blocks the low kick.
Imbula has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Shin finds it's way round the side to connect with Imbula's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shin is looking to chop away at Imbula's legs.
Imbula connects with an inside leg kick.
Shin fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula looks to score with a jab to the body but Shin is just out of range.
Imbula goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Shin lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Imbula throws a leg kick
and Shin counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Imbula thinking.
Imbula lands with an overhand left.
A low kick from Imbula misses
and Shin counters with an outside leg kick.
Imbula swings for the body but Shin moves out of range.
Lao Shin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nice uppercut lands for Shin. That snapped Imbula's head back.
Imbula takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

Imbula is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shin misses with a body shot.
Imbula thinks about countering with a head kick.
Oh Imbula is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Shin lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Imbula seems to have got his legs back now.
Shin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Shin misses with an uppercut. Imbula saw that one coming.
Shin scores with the left hand. Imbula knows he should have avoided that one.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Imbula bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Imbula takes a jab right on the kisser.
Imbula scores with a head kick. Shin tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Shin gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Imbula advances to half guard.
Imbula 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.
Imbula tries to pass to full mount but Shin defends it.
Shin is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Imbula's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Imbula's back!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Imbula tries to roll but Shin sticks to his back.
Imbula is working hard here to advance position.

Shin is looking for the choke from the back position but Imbula is controlling his hands well.

Shin is looking to finish the fight by rear naked choke. Imbula knows exactly what he's got planned though, so he's defending well. Maybe a few strikes would soften Imbula for a finish.

Imbula fending off the submission attempt from Shin.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula is trying to break free.

Shin working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Shin tightening his grip on Imbula, looking for the choke.
Shin keeps control of the position as Imbula tries to break free.

And that's the end of the fight!
Lao Shin comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Shin 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 James Ackerman scores the fight 29:28
Judge William Gold scores the fight 29:29
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 28:29

The fight is ruled a draw!
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: GAMMA#761 Imbula v Wrexham     
Date:   Mar 09, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 63 p4p, 9 weight class) and Tyler Wrexham (ranked 40 p4p, 6 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Imbula might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to ~Apache~. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
31
180 lbs
25 - 12 - 1
178 cm
28
174 lbs
24 - 6 - 0
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World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Tyler Wrexham !
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula misses with a body kick.
Some wild striking there from Wrexham .
Wrexham fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Imbula manages to avoid it.
The fighters circle momentarily. Wrexham darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Wrexham throws a right and a left that Imbula avoids nicely.
Wrexham looks to land a left hand but Imbula moved out of range nicely.
Imbula throws a jab but it's blocked by Wrexham .
Wrexham throws a right hand that misses
and Wrexham takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A shot to the body from Wrexham misses
and Imbula counters with a nice uppercut.
Imbula throws a leg kick
and Wrexham counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Wrexham moves away from the strike by Imbula.
Wrexham lands a nice looking body shot.
Wrexham tries a low kick but Imbula avoids it.
Imbula appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Wrexham jabs Imbula right on the nose. Imbula blinks but takes it well.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wrexham scores with a hook to the body. Imbula takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Jab from Imbula.
Wrexham tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Imbula is able to avoid easily.
Wrexham swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
Wrexham fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Imbula manages to avoid it.
Imbula tried to counter with a leg kick but Wrexham avoided it.
Imbula throws a shot from downtown. Wrexham moves away and avoids it.
Wrexham cracks a nice hook into Imbula's ribs.
Wrexham ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
Imbula takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Imbula.
The fighters circling - Wrexham throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wrexham paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Imbula slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Tyler Wrexham seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Imbula gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A jab from Wrexham does it's job there.
Wrexham rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Imbula counters with a nice body shot.
Wrexham scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Imbula takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Wrexham swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Imbula lands a slapping body shot.
Wrexham throws a shot from downtown. Imbula moves away and avoids it.
Wrexham works Imbula's body with a nice hook.
Wrexham throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula staying out of range there.
Jab, jab by Wrexham - just one landing.
Wrexham fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wrexham misses with a straight left.
Wrexham bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wrexham misses with a jab, cross combination.
Wrexham is looking to land body kicks.
Wrexham avoids the head kick by Imbula.
Wrexham misses with an uppercut.
Imbula appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Imbula dodges the punch combination from Wrexham .
A little feinted left hand from Imbula on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Imbula with a nice cross.
Imbula scoring well with a low kick there.
Wrexham throws a right and a left that Imbula avoids nicely.
Imbula takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Imbula wants to land a leg kick but Wrexham is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
And Imbula counters with a quick kick to the body but Wrexham blocks it.
Good exchange - Wrexham coming out on top.
A bone on bone clash there as Wrexham blocks the leg kick.
Imbula walks into a straight right hand from Wrexham .
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Imbula misses with a body punch
enabling Wrexham to counter with a crisp jab.
Wrexham is looking to slow Imbula down with leg kicks.
Imbula takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Wrexham throws a front kick aimed at Imbula's knee but Imbula avoids it well.
Wrexham uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Imbula.
Wrexham misses with a low kick.
Wrexham misses with a hook. Imbula ducked under it nicely.
Imbula throwing a counter right hand but Wrexham manages to avoid it.
Imbula connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Wrexham punishes Imbula's body with a nice straight punch.
Wrexham misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Imbula thinks about countering with a body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tyler Wrexham dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Imbula clobbers Wrexham with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Wrexham ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
No joy there for Wrexham , who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Wrexham gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Imbula throws a looping overhand right but Wrexham ducks down to avoid it.
Wrexham misses with a two punch combination.
Wrexham misses with a double jab.
Wrexham connects with a single shot there.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Imbula might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Wrexham cracks Imbula with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Wrexham has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Wrexham misses with a hook
and Imbula counters with a nice body kick.
Wrexham throws a push kick but Imbula slaps the foot to one side.
Wrexham slips under a jab.
Imbula takes one to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Imbula avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Wrexham . That snapped Imbula's head back.
Wrexham digs a good body shot into Imbula's ribs.
A good leg kick by Wrexham .
Nice straight punches there by Wrexham . You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Wrexham .
Imbula throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Wrexham sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Wrexham throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Wrexham moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Imbula lands a nice hook to Wrexham 's body. Wrexham takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Wrexham misses with a hook. Imbula ducked under it nicely.
Wrexham connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Imbula momentarily.
Imbula tests Wrexham 's chin there with a solid looking shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Wrexham throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Imbula to counter with a crisp jab.
Imbula throws a right hand that misses
and Wrexham counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Tyler Wrexham seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wrexham .
Wrexham throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Imbula counters with a straight right hand.
The fighters circling - Imbula throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wrexham getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Wrexham uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Imbula.
Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Wrexham .
Imbula half committed to a counter leg kick.
Wrexham throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Imbula is looking to counter with a body kick.
Wrexham buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Wrexham throws an overhand right that lands on Imbula's shoulder, as Imbula tries to avoid the shot.
Wrexham swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula tries to land a front kick but Wrexham steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Wrexham uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Wrexham .

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula lands a body shot.
Wrexham looks to land a right hand but Imbula moved out of range.
Wrexham ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
Wrexham throws a low kick but Imbula moves out of range easily.
Imbula was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Imbula waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Wrexham .
Jab, jab by Imbula - just one landing.
Wrexham moves out of range of the strikes.
Imbula is looking to land body kicks.
Wrexham connects with a good right hand that stumbles Imbula. Imbula circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Wrexham avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Imbula lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Imbula checks a leg kick.
Wrexham scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula blocks a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula wants to slow Wrexham down by chopping away at his legs.
A little jabbing left from Wrexham on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Wrexham missing with a left hand there. Imbula was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Imbula dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Wrexham . That did some damage!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wrexham throws a hook to the side of Imbula's head but Imbula sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
It looked like Imbula wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Wrexham looks to land a right hand but Imbula moved out of range.
Imbula swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Imbula slips a jab from Wrexham .
Imbula shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Imbula tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Wrexham is able to avoid easily.
Wrexham bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wrexham slips a jab from Imbula.
Imbula avoids the body shot from Wrexham .
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Wrexham misses with a kick to the body.
Imbula checks a leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tyler Wrexham showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Wrexham stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Imbula.
Imbula misses with a looping right.
Wrexham scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Wrexham throws a hook but Imbula avoids it easily.
Wrexham misses with a body shot.
Imbula cracks the inside of Wrexham 's front leg.
Imbula connects with a body shot that sends Wrexham 's belly button to the back.
Imbula on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Imbula needs to keep his hands up - Wrexham had a free shot at his head there.
Imbula thows a left - swing and a miss!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wrexham misses with a looping left.
Wrexham staying out of range there.
Wrexham fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Imbula looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Imbula looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Imbula moves out of range of the strikes.
Imbula was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wrexham with a nice cross.
Wrexham misses with a body shot
and Imbula makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Imbula shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Imbula throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice uppercut lands for Wrexham . That snapped Imbula's head back.
Imbula just misses with a punch to the body.
Wrexham pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Imbula swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Imbula scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Wrexham chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Imbula defending well as Wrexham loads up on a big left hand.
Wrexham slips a jab from Imbula.
Wrexham steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Imbula moves away from the strike by Wrexham .
Imbula is looking to counter punch.
Wrexham clobbers Imbula with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Cheik Imbula has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wrexham throws out a loose jab but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wrexham stuns Imbula with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wrexham lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
A slow jab from Wrexham misses its intended target.
It looked like Imbula was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Imbula looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Imbula connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Nice cross by Imbula.
Wrexham misses with a looping left.
Wrexham bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Nice shot lands for Wrexham .
Some wild striking there from Wrexham .
Imbula swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A little jabbing left from Wrexham on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Imbula. Wrexham does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wrexham cracks Imbula with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Wrexham has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Imbula.
Wrexham takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Imbula connects with a leg kick. Wrexham looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Wrexham throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Tyler Wrexham is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Wrexham avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A big left from Wrexham misses.
Wrexham looks to land a combination but Imbula avoids it well.
Imbula looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Wrexham looks to land a body kick but Imbula moved away.
Wrexham uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Imbula.
Wrexham scores with a nice right hand.
Wrexham swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wrexham lands a head shot.
Wrexham connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wrexham misses with a jab to the body
and Imbula finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Wrexham 's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Wrexham misses with a straight left.
Wrexham throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Imbula.
Imbula takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Good exchange - Wrexham coming out on top.
Imbula lands a nice shot that snaps Wrexham 's head back.
Wrexham lands with a cross.
Imbula dodges the punch combination from Wrexham .
Wrexham chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Imbula can pounce on him.

And that's the end of the fight!
Tyler Wrexham comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Wrexham 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Tyler Wrexham !
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Event: GAMMA#758 Sin v Sonnen     
Date:   Feb 16, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 64 p4p, 12 weight class) and Tim Pierno (ranked 219 p4p, 30 weight class). Imbula's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, ~Apache~. Pierno has chosen Sick Puppies - You're Going Down as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
31
180 lbs
24 - 12 - 1
180 cm
37
175 lbs
36 - 21 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Urban Fighter
Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 21 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tim Pierno!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pierno lands a jab to the head.
Imbula has been working on his boxing with his coaches at The Wild Beasts Zoo in the buildup to the fight.
Imbula goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Pierno throws a looping overhand right but Imbula ducks down to avoid it.
Pierno punishes Imbula's body with a nice straight punch.
Imbula doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

Imbula tries to keep at a distance but Pierno has taken the fight into the clinch.
Imbula throws a punch but it's blocked by Pierno.
Imbula lands a body punch in the clinch.
Pierno is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Imbula to keep the fight standing.
Imbula throws a punch but it's blocked by Pierno.
Imbula throws a punch but it's blocked by Pierno.
Pierno lands a left hand that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Pierno lands a nice uppercut.
Pierno throws a punch but it's blocked by Imbula.
Pierno swings wildly with an uppercut but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Imbula lands with a short shot to the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Imbula lands a body punch.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Pierno avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Pierno.
A right hand to the body from Pierno.
Pierno misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pierno throws a head punch that misses.
Pierno misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pierno lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Imbula lands a hook that snaps the head of Pierno backwards.
Imbula lands a right hand.
Imbula tries to pull guard but Pierno won't allow it.
Pierno has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Imbula seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Pierno can turn it around.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pierno prevents a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Imbula lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Pierno tries to pull guard but Imbula won't allow it.
Imbula can't find room to land a body shot as Pierno controls the action.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Pierno avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.
Imbula tries to work over Pierno's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Imbula lands a nice shot 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!
Pierno jumps guard but Imbula turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Cheik Imbula has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tim Pierno.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula lands an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pierno pulls guard effortlessly.
Pierno trying to keep a closed guard but Imbula is proving a slippery customer.

Imbula drops back looking for a leg! Pierno is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Pierno manages to kick Imbula off! Imbula jumps back into Pierno's guard.
Imbula trying to control the position from guard on top but Pierno is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Imbula tries to free his leg and advance position but Pierno is retaining full guard.
Pierno has momentary wrist control but Imbula slips an elbow through the middle.
Imbula tries to free his leg and advance position but Pierno is retaining full guard.
Imbula landing with the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula is looking to advance position but Pierno has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Pierno looking to control but Imbula is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Imbula wants to control but Pierno is having none of it.

Pierno working to secure an arm triangle but it's not happening for him just yet.
Imbula is in all sorts of trouble here.

Pierno moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Imbula has worked his arm free - good work by Imbula!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula tries to bench press Pierno off him but Pierno keeps the position.
Pierno is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Imbula's shoulder. That is not cool.
Imbula can't do much from the bottom here.
Pierno is looking to take a break and control but Imbula is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Imbula struggling a bit here.
Imbula prevents Pierno from improving position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Tim Pierno will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Imbula uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Pierno.
Imbula moves out of range of the strikes.
Imbula turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Pierno cracks a nice hook into Imbula's ribs.
The fighters circling - Pierno throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Pierno moves out of range of the body kick.
Imbula moves out of range of the strikes.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
A clash of legs there as Pierno blocks the low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pierno throws an off balance right hand
and Imbula counters with a nice low kick that buckles Pierno's knee momentarily.
Pierno moves out of range as Imbula throws a body kick.
Imbula moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Pierno throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Pierno catches Imbula with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pierno lands a jab.
Imbula blocks a jab.
As Pierno backs away, Imbula returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Tim Pierno seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pierno is looking to clinch.
Imbula misses with a jab to the body
and Pierno counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Pierno misses with a body shot.
Pierno punishes Imbula's body with a nice straight punch.
Imbula takes a swing at Pierno's ribcage but misses.
Imbula throws a head kick that misses.
Imbula misses with a hook. Pierno ducked under it nicely.
Pierno misses with a wild body shot.
Imbula gets cracked there but stands up to it.
A clash of legs there as Pierno blocks the low kick.
Pierno has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Imbula.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Imbula tries to keep at a distance but Pierno has taken the fight into the clinch.
Pierno tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Imbula's elbow.
A shot in the inside from Pierno.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pierno tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Imbula's elbow.
Pierno throws a punch but it's blocked by Imbula.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pierno tries to pull guard but Imbula holds him up against the cage and eventually Pierno drops back down to his feet.
Pierno blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Pierno fails to pull guard.
Imbula misses with a punch on the inside.
Pierno tries a body shot but Imbula blocks it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pierno.
A short uppercut from Imbula.
Imbula lands a body shot.
Pierno tries to pull guard but Imbula won't allow it.
Cheik Imbula has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Tim Pierno.
Pierno is breathing heavily.
Pierno creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pierno jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Imbula walks away with a smile on his face. Pierno gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Imbula with a hook.
Pierno waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Imbula.
Imbula throws a hook to the side of Pierno's head but Pierno sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Pierno tries to clinch up.
Pierno tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Imbula cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Imbula uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Pierno.
Pierno ducks under a wild hook from Imbula.
Pierno wants to counter with a clinch but Imbula pushes him away.
Pierno stuns Imbula with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Imbula misses with an uppercut.
Imbula throws an overhand right that lands on Pierno's shoulder, as Pierno tries to avoid the shot.
Pierno now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Imbula misses with a body shot
and Pierno counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Pierno 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.
Pierno throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Imbula fires out a quick counter leg kick but Pierno just manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Pierno clinches up against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Imbula creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pierno blocking some punches.
A nice left hand lands by Imbula.
Pierno works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Pierno gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Imbula is leaning against Pierno and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Pierno misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pierno can't find room to land a body shot as Imbula controls the action.
Imbula misses with a body punch.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.
A right handed body shot lands from Imbula.
Imbula lands with a light punch inside.
A shot in the inside from Pierno.
Imbula misses with a punch on the inside.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Pierno struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Tim Pierno will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're 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.


Pierno looks to land a left hand but Imbula moved out of range nicely.
A combination from Pierno does no damage.
Imbula ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Imbula takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
A jab from Pierno misses.
Imbula was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Imbula slips under a jab.
The fight stays on the outside here - Pierno looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Imbula swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Pierno wants to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula drops his hands momentarily and Pierno takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula lands a nice leg kick that just misses Pierno's sensitive parts.
Pierno tries to clinch up but Imbula circles away and keeps his distance.
The fight stays on the outside here - Pierno looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
It looked like Imbula was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Pierno.
Pierno changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula throws a body shot but no joy.
Pierno tries to close the distance and clinch up but Imbula swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Imbula tried to counter with a leg kick but Pierno avoided it.
Imbula swats away the attempt to clinch by Pierno.

Imbula gets tackled into the cage by Pierno. Pierno maintains the clinch.
Cheik Imbula has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pierno tries to pull guard but Imbula won't allow it.
Pierno misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula is leaning against Pierno and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Pierno takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Imbula lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Imbula lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.
Imbula working aggressively here.
Pierno misses with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Imbula.
Pierno fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Pierno misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pierno misses with a hook from the clinch.
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!
Imbula throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Imbula tries a body shot but Pierno blocks it.
Still in the clinch, Imbula scores with a nice short uppercut.
Imbula scores with a hook to the body.
Pierno blocking some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Imbula can't find room to land a body shot as Pierno controls the action.
Imbula lands with a right to the head.
Imbula lands a hook to the side of the head.
Imbula scores with a hook to the body.
Imbula working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Imbula works on Pierno's body with a couple of short punches.
Imbula lands a hook to the side of the head.
Imbula working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Imbula tries a body shot but Pierno blocks it.
Imbula digs a right hand underneath Pierno's ribcage. Pierno let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Imbula scores with a shoulder strike.
Imbula lands with a short punch from the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Imbula lands with a light punch inside.
A short uppercut from Imbula.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Imbula is trying to maintain a safe position but Pierno gets an underhook and turns Imbula into the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula lands with a left to the head.

Pierno is rocked!
A nice left hand lands by Imbula.
Pierno is still on wobbly legs! Can Imbula finish him?
Imbula prevents a body shot from Pierno.
Imbula creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Pierno's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Pierno drops to his knees and Imbula pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:15 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Cheik Imbula!
An out of breath Cheik Imbula thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: GAMMA#754 Imbula v Sin     
Date:   Jan 26, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 15 p4p, 3 weight class) and Lee Sin (ranked 98 p4p, 16 weight class). Imbula comes into the arena with ~Apache~ blaring out of the sound system. Sin is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Original Nuttah. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

185 cm
31
180 lbs
24 - 11 - 1
182 cm
33
178 lbs
23 - 10 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing
Urban Fighter

Groove Gear
Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Lee Sin!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula connects with a solid leg kick.
Sin blocks a jab.
Sin only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Imbula moves out of range as Sin throws a body kick.
Sin defending well as Imbula loads up on a big left hand.
Imbula has been working on his boxing with his coaches at The Wild Beasts Zoo in the buildup to the fight.
Imbula blocks a jab.
Sin fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Imbula.
Imbula closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sin misses with a looping left.
Imbula is looking to counter punch.
Sin scoring well with a low kick there.
Sin looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sin scores with a hook.
Imbula throws a leg kick but Sin moved away.
Sin blocks a jab.
A low kick from Imbula is predictable there
and Sin counters with a nice low kick that buckles Imbula's knee momentarily.
Sin scores with a shot to the body.
Sin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Sin defending well as Imbula loads up on a big left hand.
Sin tests Imbula's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A solid body kick from Sin.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula takes a swing at Sin's ribcage but misses.
Imbula avoids a kick to the body.
Imbula throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Sin counters with a nice uppercut.
Imbula swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Sin is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Imbula with a body shot.
Imbula lands with a kick to the temple. Sin shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
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!
Imbula misses with a looping right.
Sin uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Sin throws a leg kick but Imbula moved away.
Imbula is looking to counter punch.
Sin throws a shot from downtown. Imbula moves away and avoids it.
Sin looks to throw the jab but Imbula is out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula moves away from the strike by Sin.
Imbula throws a body shot but no joy.
Imbula steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sin.
Imbula was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nice shot lands for Sin.
Imbula connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Imbula throws a push kick but Sin slaps the foot to one side.
Imbula throws a push kick but Sin slaps the foot to one side.
Sin misses with a looping left.
Sin throws a good cross that connects.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sin scores with a nice strike.

Imbula is rocked!
Sin thuds a left hand into Imbula's body.
Some bone on bone action there as Sin checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Sin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sin lands a nice hook to Imbula's body. Imbula takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nice body punch from Sin.
Imbula scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Sin thuds a left hand into Imbula's body.
Imbula lands with a kick to the ribs.
Sin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
Sin is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Imbula had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Sin defending well as Imbula loads up on a big left hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lee Sin 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.


Imbula misses with a shot to the body
and Sin counters with a solid body kick.
Sin lands a nice leg kick that just misses Imbula's sensitive parts.
Sin misses with an attempted mid kick.
Imbula tries a low kick but Sin avoids it.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Sin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Sin lands with a nice body punch.
Sin misses with a looping right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula thumps Sin with a low kick.
Sin throws a solid leg kick but Imbula takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Sin.
Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Sin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sin.
Imbula scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Imbula scores with a nice head shot.
Imbula misses with a looping left.
Imbula lands with a right hand.
Imbula takes one to the side of the head.
Imbula throws the left hand but Sin avoids the punch easily.
Sin walks into a straight right hand from Imbula.
Sin lands a right hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sin misses with a kick to the body.
Sin takes one on the chin but seems OK.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sin misses with a hook. Imbula ducked under it nicely.
Imbula walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
A lazy body kick from Imbula
and Sin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sin scores with a punch to the head.
Sin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sin ducks under a wild hook from Imbula.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Sin, right into the meat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Sin misses
and Imbula counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Imbula rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Sin counters with a body kick that stops Imbula in his tracks momentarily.
Sin ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Sin fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Imbula ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Imbula slips a jab from Sin.
Sin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Imbula scores with a nice body kick.
Sin works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula lands with a cross.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sin misses with a kick to the body.
Lee Sin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Imbula slips under a jab from Sin.
Imbula misses with the body kick
and Sin counters with a thumping low kick.
Nice uppercut there from Sin.
Imbula throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A clash of legs there as Imbula blocks the low kick.
Imbula throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Sin takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lee Sin showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Sin ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Sin is looking to land body kicks.
Imbula comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Sin has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Jab from Imbula.
Sin misses with a lunging right hand
letting Imbula counter with a right hand.
Sin is looking to slow Imbula down with leg kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sin chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Imbula can pounce on him.
Sin moves out of range of the body kick.
Imbula throws a lazy body kick
and Sin counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sin delivers a nice body kick.
Sin drops his hands momentarily and Imbula takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Sin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Imbula might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Imbula takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Imbula on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Imbula slips a straight right by Sin.
Sin fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Imbula has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Sin keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Imbula.
A telegraphed right hand from Sin misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sin doesn't seem bothered though.

Sin instigates a clinch.
Sin's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A right handed body shot lands from Imbula.
Sin takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Sin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Imbula's elbow.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.
Sin misses with a hook to the ribs.
Imbula scores with a shoulder strike.
A nice right hand lands inside from Sin.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
A shot in the inside from Imbula.
Sin dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Imbula is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
The referee is keeping an eye on Imbula - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Sin can't find room to land a body shot as Imbula controls the action.
Imbula has a couple of punches blocked by Sin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula throws a punch but it's blocked by Sin.
A hook to the body from Sin.
Imbula lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Imbula blocks a body shot from Sin.
Sin tries to work over Imbula's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Imbula swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Imbula lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sin backwards.
A short uppercut from Imbula.
Imbula is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Imbula lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Sin.
Sin working aggressively here.
Imbula misses with a body punch.
Imbula blocks an uppercut.
Imbula lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Sin prevents a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Imbula misses with a body punch.
Sin misses with the head strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula blocks a body shot from Sin.
Sin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Sin avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.
Sin pushes Imbula back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sin misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula blocks an uppercut.
Sin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Imbula's elbow.
Imbula being controlled against the cage.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Sin tries to work over Imbula's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Sin breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Sin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Imbula.
A big right from Sin misses.
Sin works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Cheik Imbula did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Imbula missing with a left hand there. Sin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sin throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Sin.
Sin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Imbula dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula's corner calls for a 1-2. Imbula obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sin misses with a body kick.
Imbula takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Imbula connects with a solid leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Sin.
Sin misses with a shot to the body
and Imbula counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Imbula misses with a kick to the body.
Sin was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Imbula scores with a nice strike.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Imbula.
Imbula misses with a left hand
and Sin counters with a straight right hand.
Imbula misses with a wild body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Imbula misses the target.
Imbula ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sin feints and then cracks Imbula's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Imbula down.
Sin takes one on the button.
Imbula scores with a jab. Sin acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Imbula misses with a kick to the body.
Sin lands a head shot.
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!
Imbula on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Sin misses with a looping right.
Imbula connects with an inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula cracks the inside of Sin's front leg.
Sin lands a body shot.
Imbula throws a leg kick but Sin sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Imbula stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Sin.
Imbula takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Sin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
A swing and a miss from Sin.
A left lands for Imbula.
Sin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Imbula.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Imbula tests Sin's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Imbula. Sin does a little dance to reset his feet.
A big right from Sin misses.
Imbula half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Imbula tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Sin moves out of range of the leg kick from Imbula.
Imbula takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Imbula throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula had his way with Lee Sin in that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Imbula throws a lazy uppercut
and Sin counters with a nice uppercut.
Sin tries to work over Imbula's front leg with a kick but Imbula checks it.
Imbula was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Imbula throws a body kick, spinning off balance
letting Sin counter with a right hand.
Sin uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Imbula has time to react.
Imbula moves away from the strike by Sin.
Sin takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sin slips under a jab.
Sin misses with a left hand
and Imbula counters with a leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Imbula.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sin misses with a left hand
and Imbula counters with a nice leg kick.
Imbula on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Sin. Sin obviously looking to wear him down.
A chopping leg kick lands by Sin.
Imbula scores with a decent looking hook.
Sin scores with a jab.
Sin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
It seemed like Sin was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Imbula looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Imbula works the jab nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sin misses with a body punch
and Imbula counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Imbula misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Sin counters with a nice uppercut.
Sin misses with a head kick.
Imbula throwing a counter right hand but Sin manages to avoid it.
Imbula goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Imbula uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sin.
Imbula was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sin walks forward, straight into a front kick from Imbula.
Sin has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Imbula.
Sin connects with a good right hand that stumbles Imbula. Imbula circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Sin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Imbula was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sin.
Imbula appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Sin throws a nice outside leg kick.
Sin throws a leg kick which misses Imbula's front leg but catches the back leg as Imbula tries to avoid it.
Sin chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Imbula can pounce on him.
Sin misses with an uppercut
and Imbula counters with a nice uppercut.
Sin lands a front kick.
Sin misses with a body shot.
Sin checks a leg kick nicely.
Imbula throws a chopping leg kick but Sin manages to avoid taking any serious damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Imbula gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Imbula tries a body shot but Sin blocks it.
Sin struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Sin misses with the head strike.
Sin misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula takes a shot to the head.
Sin lands with a right to the head.
Nice body punch from Sin.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sin struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Imbula goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Sin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Sin breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Sin misses with a jab, cross combination.
A swing and a miss from Sin.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Lee Sin.
I think Sin 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 47:48
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Lee Sin!

Lee Sin is the new welterweight champion!
A very excited looking Lee Sin made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: GAMMA#751 Imbula v Wrexham     
Date:   Jan 05, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 32 p4p, 5 weight class) and Tyler Wrexham (ranked 33 p4p, 6 weight class). Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by ~Apache~. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

185 cm
30
180 lbs
23 - 11 - 1
178 cm
28
174 lbs
22 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Tyler Wrexham !
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wrexham looks to land a left hand but Imbula moved out of range nicely.
Imbula defending well as Wrexham loads up on a big left hand.
A jab from Imbula misses.
Imbula has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Wrexham finds it's way round the side to connect with Imbula's head.
Wrexham scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Wrexham changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Wrexham has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Imbula is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Wrexham throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Wrexham listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Imbula 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.
Imbula throws the kick towards the body but Wrexham avoids it.
Wrexham misses with a body shot.
Wrexham comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Imbula throws a head kick that Wrexham semi-blocks.
Imbula goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Imbula throws a front kick aimed at Wrexham 's knee but Wrexham avoids it well.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wrexham uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
Wrexham now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Wrexham throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Wrexham scores with a hook to the body. Imbula takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A slow jab from Imbula misses its intended target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Wrexham appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Imbula.
Imbula chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Wrexham slips a jab from Imbula.
Imbula misses the shot to the body.
Wrexham takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
That kick from Imbula tenderised Wrexham 's leg. Wrexham is trying to keep his angry face on.
Wrexham scores with a jab to the body.

Wrexham fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Imbula, pushing him back against the cage.
Wrexham tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Imbula's elbow.
Imbula goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Wrexham swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Imbula pushes Wrexham back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Imbula's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Wrexham tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Wrexham lands a right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Wrexham controls his hands.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Imbula.
Good body shot from Imbula.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wrexham swings wildly with an uppercut but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wrexham misses with a body punch.

Imbula manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Wrexham is looking to stand up but Imbula won't let him.

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

Wrexham gets to his feet - Imbula follows without any prompting.
Wrexham throws a shot from downtown. Imbula moves away and avoids it.
Imbula swings for the body but Wrexham moves out of range.
Wrexham takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Wrexham misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Imbula.
Imbula throws a lazy body kick
and Wrexham counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Wrexham misses with a body shot.
Imbula moves out of range as Wrexham strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wrexham connects with a crisp jab.
Imbula throws a push kick but Wrexham slaps the foot to one side.
Wrexham swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Imbula connects with a leg kick. Wrexham looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Wrexham shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Imbula misses with a wild body shot.

Wrexham rushes Imbula and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Wrexham avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.

Imbula drags the fight down to the ground.
Wrexham trying to stand up but can't free himself from Imbula's guard.
Imbula tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Imbula working for a triangle but Wrexham defends it easily.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Cheik Imbula!
Cheik Imbula retains his welterweight title!
A relieved looking Cheik Imbula thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: GAMMA#747 Imbula v Shin     
Date:   Dec 15, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 42 p4p, 5 weight class) and Lao Shin (ranked 67 p4p, 10 weight class). Imbula's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, ~Apache~. Shin has chosen Shaolin Chamber of Death as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
30
180 lbs
22 - 11 - 1
182 cm
36
176 lbs
38 - 14 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Lao Shin!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Imbula, right into the meat.
Shin throws a lazy uppercut
and Imbula counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
A shot to the body from Imbula misses
and Shin counters with a low kick, right behind Imbula 's knee.
Imbula misses with an uppercut. Shin saw that one coming.
Imbula misses with a hook
and Shin counters with a leg kick.
Imbula is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A big right from Shin misses.
Imbula 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.
Shin thows a leg kick but Imbula checks it
and Imbula counters with a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Shin throws a big shot that misses.
Imbula dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shin checks a leg kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Imbula, right into the meat.
A good leg kick by Shin.
Imbula uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Shin.
Nice uppercut there from Imbula.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Shin - that will leave a mark!
Shin throws a looping overhand right but Imbula ducks down to avoid it.
Imbula throws a front kick aimed at Shin's knee but Shin avoids it well.
Imbula scores with the left hand. Shin knows he should have avoided that one.
A slow jab from Shin misses its intended target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Imbula manages to avoid it.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Imbula.
Imbula tried to score with a low kick but Shin checks it.
Imbula throws a chopping leg kick but Shin manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Shin crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Imbula - the referee stops the clock and Shin gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Imbula. Shin manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
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!
Shin blocks the body kick.
The fighters circling - Shin throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Imbula tries to score with a low kick but Shin moves his leg out of the way.
Shin pivots, looking for a leg kick but Imbula is out of range and Shin settles back down.
Shin tries to score with a low kick but Imbula moves his leg out of the way.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking cross lands there for Shin.
Imbula throws a jab when Shin was well out of range.
Imbula takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Imbula lands a nice looking body shot.
Imbula misses with an uppercut
and Shin counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Imbula thinking.
Shin misses with a left hand
and Imbula counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Shin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Imbula checks a leg kick.
Imbula tried to counter with a leg kick but Shin avoided it.
Imbula tries to work over Shin's front leg with a kick but Shin checks it.
Imbula blocks a low kick nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Shin fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Imbula, pushing him back against the cage.
Imbula lands a body punch in the clinch.
Imbula throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Shins head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Shin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Imbula lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Imbula swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Imbula misses with the head strike.
Imbula lands a body shot in the clinch.
Shin lands a right hand.
A body shot lands from Imbula.
Shin lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Shin prevents a body shot from Imbula.
A short left from Shin.
Imbula working aggressively here.
Shin is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
A short right from Imbula on the inside.
Imbula lands with a light punch inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Imbula throws a head kick that half lands.
Shin throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Shin scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Imbula walks into a jab.
Imbula doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A bone on bone clash there as Imbula blocks the leg kick.
As Shin backs away, Imbula returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Shin counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
A jab from Shin misses.
Shin connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Imbula's hands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula lands with a shot to the body.
Imbula looks to land a body kick but Shin moved away.
Lao Shin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Imbula slips a jab from Shin.
It looked like Imbula wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Shin throws a looping overhand right but Imbula ducks down to avoid it.

Imbula moves into the clinch.
Shin lands a damaging elbow.
Shin looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Shin misses with a hook to the ribs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Shin.
Shin misses with a body punch.
Shin lands with a right to the head.
Imbula lands with a short shot to the head.
Shin swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Shin has a couple of punches blocked by Imbula.
A nice left hand lands by Imbula.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Imbula.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Shin blocking some punches.
Shin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Shin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Imbula is working Shin over against the cage.
Imbula misses with a body punch.
Nice body punch from Imbula - that landed with a thud.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Imbula gets through Shin's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Imbula throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A right handed body shot lands from Imbula.
Shin is breathing heavily.
A body shot lands from Imbula.
A nice right hand lands inside from Imbula.
A short left from Imbula.
Imbula pushes Shin back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A nice left hand lands by Imbula.
Imbula misses with the head strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Imbula.
Imbula lands a shoulder strike.
Imbula tries a body shot but Shin blocks it.
Shin's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Imbula throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Imbula lands with a right to the head.
A bit of stalling here from Imbula.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A right hand to the body from Imbula.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Shin controls his hands.
Imbula tries to work over Shin's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A nice left hand lands by Imbula.
Shin misses with a punch on the inside.
Shin struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Nice body punch from Imbula - that landed with a thud.
Shin has a couple of punches blocked by Imbula.
Imbula blocks an uppercut.
Imbula tries a body shot but Shin blocks it.
Imbula misses with a short punch on the inside.
Shin lands an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shin takes a shot to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A body shot lands from Imbula.
A nice left hand lands by Imbula.
Imbula tries a body shot but Shin blocks it.
Imbula makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Imbula is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Shin can do to turn this around?
Imbula tries a body shot but Shin blocks it.
Imbula avoids a wild elbow strike from Shin.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Shin just misses with a elbow thrown towards Imbula's brow.
Imbula has Shin pushed against the cage.
Imbula tries a body shot but Shin blocks it.
Imbula cracks Shin with a nice body shot.
Shin blocking some punches.
Imbula is leaning against Shin and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Imbula swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Shin lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Shin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula blocks an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Imbula loads up on a big right hand but Shin slips the punch.
Shin follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Shin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
A jab from Imbula does it's job there.
Imbula finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Shin takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Imbula avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Shin listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shin lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Imbula misses the jab.
Imbula throws out a loose jab but Shin uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shin throws a body shot but no joy.
Shin scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Imbula uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Shin.
Shin lands a jab to the nose.
Imbula lands with a straight right. Shin didn't see that one coming.
Imbula throws a leg kick but Shin moved away.
Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Shin.
Shin on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Imbula bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A jab from Shin misses.
Shin looks to throw the jab but Imbula is out of range.
Imbula misses with an uppercut. Shin saw that one coming.
Shin misses the body punch
and Imbula counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Shin takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Shin throws a lazy right hand but Imbula sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Shin walks forward, straight into a front kick from Imbula.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Shin swings widly with a right hand
and Imbula counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Shin tries to close the distance and clinch up but Imbula swats him away and circles back towards the center.
An attempted straight right counter from Imbula misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shin looks to throw the jab but Imbula is out of range.
Imbula keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

Shin is rocked!
Imbula fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Shin has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Shin is still on wobbly legs! Can Imbula finish him?
Imbula is looking to slow Shin down with leg kicks.
A shot to the body from Shin misses
and Imbula counters with a good low kick that Shin was not able to check.
Shin seems to have recovered his senses.
Imbula lands with a kick to the ribs.

Imbula has Shin up against the cage in a clinch.
Shin misses with a hook from the clinch.
Shin blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Nice body punch from Shin.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Shin controls his hands.
Imbula content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Imbula lands an uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Shin tries to work over Imbula's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Imbula breaks from the clinch.
Imbula swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Shin throws a front kick that sends Imbula stumbling back into the cage.
Imbula checks the leg kick.
Shin walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Imbula scoring well with a low kick there.
Imbula misses with a looping right.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula clearly takes that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Shin takes one to the side of the head.
Imbula fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Shin has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Shin works the jab nicely.
Imbula throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Imbula walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Shin checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Shin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Imbula blocks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
Shin now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Shin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Imbula blocks a head kick by Shin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula defending well as Shin loads up on a big left hand.
Shin takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Imbula keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Imbula swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Shin clobbers Imbula with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
A jab from Imbula does it's job there.
Shin misses with a hook
and Imbula counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Imbula connects with a single shot there.
A left lands for Shin.
Shin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shin lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Imbula tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Shin was well out of range. Poor timing from Imbula.
Shin throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
Shin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Imbula.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Imbula takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
A shot to the liver by Imbula. Beautiful body shot.
Some bone on bone action there as Imbula checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Shin throws a lazy right hand but Imbula sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Imbula is looking to counter punch.
Imbula lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Shin counters with a nice uppercut.
Shin turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Shin misses with a hook. Imbula ducked under it nicely.
Shin has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Shin there as he acknowledges the shot.
A good leg kick by Shin.
Imbula misses with a hook. Shin ducked under it nicely.
Shin throws out a counter right but Imbula avoids it with no problem.
A low kick from Shin is predictable there

and Imbula counters with a nice double leg into side control. Shin won't be happy with that.
Shin wings away with a couple of strikes but they don't land.

Imbula is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Shin has escaped the position, nice work there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shin is trying to control Imbula's posture but Imbula avoids it.

Imbula looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Imbula tries to advance to mount but can't.

Imbula working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Shin holding on.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula had his way with Lao Shin in that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Shin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Shin takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Imbula misses with a body shot.
Imbula scores with a hook to the body. Shin takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Shin.
Imbula bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shin throws a body kick that misses.
Shin looks to land a left hand but Imbula moved out of range nicely.
Imbula throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Shin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shin fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Imbula is out of range.
Shin throws a jab but it's blocked by Imbula.
Imbula fires out a quick counter leg kick but Shin just manages to avoid it.
Shin throws a leg kick that is checked
and Imbula counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Imbula, as that shot connected.
Shin throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Imbula counters with a body kick that stops Shin in his tracks momentarily.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Shin only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Imbula throws a leg kick but Shin checks it.
Imbula misses with a shot to the body
and Imbula takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Imbula throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Shin sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shin lands a nice leg kick that just misses Imbula's sensitive parts.
Imbula throws a leg kick that is checked
and Shin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Shin scores with a nice head shot.
Shin lands a nice looking body shot.
Shin has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
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!
Imbula moves out of range of the strikes.
Imbula misses with a kick to the body
and Shin counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Shin's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Shin looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Imbula moves out of range as Shin throws a body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula is looking to score with low kicks.
Shin pivots, looking for a leg kick but Imbula is out of range and Shin settles back down.
Shin connects with a crisp jab.
Shin will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Imbula jabs Shin right on the nose. Shin blinks but takes it well.
A looping hook to the body misses from Imbula. Shin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Shin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Imbula is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shin scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Shin throws out the jab.
Imbula is looking to counter punch.
Imbula throws a shot to the body.
Shin slips under a jab from Imbula.
Lao Shin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Shin with a hook.

Imbula is rocked!
Shin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Imbula.
Oh Imbula is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Shin goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Cheik Imbula is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Imbula seems to have got his legs back now.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Shin looking to land some kicks to the body here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Lao Shin comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Imbula 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 49:46
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 49:46
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Cheik Imbula!

Cheik Imbula retains his welterweight title!
A relieved looking Cheik Imbula thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: GAMMA#744 Asai v Imbula     
Date:   Nov 24, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Yoshihiro Asai (ranked 37 p4p, 6 weight class) and Cheik Imbula (ranked 107 p4p, 17 weight class). Imbula has chosen ~Apache~ as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

172 cm
31
153 lbs
23 - 10 - 1
185 cm
30
180 lbs
21 - 11 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)
Urban Fighter

Urban Fighter
Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Yoshihiro Asai !
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula looks to land a combination but Asai avoids it well.
It looked like Asai wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A head kick from Asai lands but Imbula takes it in his stride.
Imbula takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Asai throws a nice outside leg kick.
Asai shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Asai tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
We've been informed that Imbula 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.
Imbula tries to land a leg kick but Asai saw it coming and moves away.
The fighters circling - Asai throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Imbula on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Imbula uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Asai .
Asai pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Asai connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Imbula momentarily.
Imbula throws a half hearted mid kick.
Asai on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Imbula. Imbula obviously looking to wear him down.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A left and a right from Asai both land. Nice combination.
Imbula tried to score with a low kick but Asai checks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Asai lands with a nice body punch.
Asai throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Asai moves into range and connects with a jab.
Asai swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
Asai takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Asai looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Asai misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Asai takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

It looks like Yoshihiro Asai has been cut.
Asai connects with a body shot that sends Imbula's belly button to the back.
Asai throws a sloppy head kick and Imbula moves out of range easily.
A slow jab from Imbula misses its intended target.
Asai throws an off balance right hand
and Imbula counters with a leg kick.
Asai loads up on a big right hand but Imbula slips the punch.
Imbula throws a low kick, looking for Asai 's leg but Asai calmly moves out of range.
Asai throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Nice cross by Asai .

That's two minutes gone in the round.
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!
Asai misses with a wild body shot.
Imbula looks to score with a jab to the body but Asai is just out of range.
Asai jabs Imbula to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Asai misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Imbula moves forwards but Asai connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Asai misses the body punch
and Imbula counters with a straight right hand.
Asai throws a solid leg kick but Imbula takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Asai .
An inside leg kick lands from Asai .
Asai ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
Asai with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Asai lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
Asai swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Imbula on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Asai is looking to wear down Imbula with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Asai feints and then cracks Imbula's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Imbula down.
A swing and a miss from Asai .

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Asai catches Imbula with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

Imbula has managed to clinch.
Imbula misses with a hook from the clinch.

Asai pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Asai fakes the leg kick and cracks Imbula in the body.
Asai connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

Asai moves into the clinch.
Imbula blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Imbula misses with a short punch on the inside.

Imbula manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Asai wants to stand but Imbula has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Imbula working a defensive guard here.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Asai stands up and waves to Imbula to follow him.
Imbula walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Asai swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Imbula.
Good exchange - Asai coming out on top.
Asai throws a head kick but Imbula moves out of range.
Asai throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Asai rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Imbula counters with a straight right hand.
A bone on bone clash there as Imbula blocks the leg kick.

Asai closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Imbula tries to work over Asai 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Asai misses with a hook from the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Yoshihiro Asai dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Yoshihiro Asai '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.


A head kick by Asai misses

and Imbula counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Imbula throwing strikes from guard but Asai blocks nicely.
Asai keeping moving, preventing Imbula from controlling successfully.
Asai 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.
Imbula throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Asai works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Asai here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula trying to control the position from guard on top but Asai is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Imbula passes Asai 's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Imbula is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Asai is desperately trying to improve his position but Imbula has a good base and remains in mount.
Asai tries to hold on but Imbula postures up.
Imbula landing strikes from the mount and Asai is in trouble!

Imbula is working for a guillotine from mount but Asai frees his head quite easily.
Imbula wants to control the pace but Asai is squirming around nicely.
Imbula content just to control the position here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Asai has worked his way to half guard, taking advantage of Imbula's lack of action.
Imbula wants to lay and pray for a moment but Asai keeps working.
Asai wants to get back to full guard but Imbula has mounted him!
Imbula trying to control but Asai is having none of it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Asai is trying to escape the mount but Imbula keeps good control and instead manages to take Asai 's back.
Asai is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Cheik Imbula has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Imbula working for a choke but Asai is defending well.

Imbula is working for the choke. It looks like he might have got it... has he...? Yes! Asai is tapping out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:24 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Cheik Imbula!
Cheik Imbula is the new welterweight champion!
In his post fight interview, Cheik Imbula started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: GAMMA#740 Fazier v DeNeville     
Date:   Nov 03, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 133 p4p, 21 weight class) and Mika Saarenpaa (ranked 450 p4p, 69 weight class). Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by ~Apache~. Mika Saarenpaa has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
30
180 lbs
20 - 11 - 1
183 cm
40
170 lbs
43 - 19 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 43 wins, 19 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Mika Saarenpaa!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Saarenpaa cracks the inside of Imbula's front leg.
Imbula walks into a jab.

Saarenpaa gets tackled into the cage by Imbula. Imbula maintains the clinch.
Imbula fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Saarenpaa misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch on the inside from Imbula fails to land.
Saarenpaa presses Imbula against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Saarenpaa misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Saarenpaa.
Imbula lands an uppercut.

Saarenpaa manages to break the clinch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa jabs Imbula to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Saarenpaa lands with a nice combination. Imbula backs away looking to recover.
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!
Saarenpaa moves out of range of the leg kick from Imbula.
A big right from Imbula misses.
Imbula scores with the left hand. Saarenpaa knows he should have avoided that one.
Imbula 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Saarenpaa scores with a kick to the midsection.
Imbula cracks a nice hook into Saarenpaa's ribs.
Saarenpaa connects with an inside leg kick.
Imbula throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Imbula avoids the body shot from Saarenpaa.
It looked like Imbula wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Imbula ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Saarenpaa moves away.
Imbula lands a body shot.
Saarenpaa looks to land a left hand but Imbula moved out of range nicely.
Saarenpaa keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Saarenpaa jabs at Imbula's body.
Imbula motions for Saarenpaa to come forward. Imbula throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Mika Saarenpaa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Saarenpaa misses with a right hand
and Imbula counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Saarenpaa scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Imbula is looking to wear down Saarenpaa with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Saarenpaa throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
A decent looking cross lands there for Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa throws the left hand but Imbula avoids the punch easily.
Saarenpaa connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Saarenpaa is looking to slow Imbula down with leg kicks.
Saarenpaa lands with a slapping head kick.
Saarenpaa looks to land a left hand but Imbula moved out of range nicely.
Saarenpaa fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Imbula looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Saarenpaa on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Imbula misses with an uppercut.
Imbula throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Saarenpaa misses with a low kick.
Imbula throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Saarenpaa punishes Imbula's body with a nice straight punch.
Saarenpaa throws the kick towards the body but Imbula avoids it.
Saarenpaa goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Saarenpaa takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Saarenpaa is looking to slow Imbula down with leg kicks.
Imbula throws a wild body kick that Saarenpaa sees coming a mile off.
Saarenpaa looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Imbula bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Saarenpaa just misses with a punch to the body.
Saarenpaa throws a big shot that misses.
The fighters circling - Saarenpaa throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Imbula, right into the meat.
Saarenpaa staying out of range there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Imbula.
Imbula checks a leg kick.
Imbula is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Saarenpaa misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Imbula throws a quick counter kick to the body but Saarenpaa avoids it.
Saarenpaa throws a half hearted mid kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Imbula looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Saarenpaa throws a push kick but Imbula slaps the foot to one side.
Good leg kick by Imbula there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Saarenpaa moves out of range of the body kick from Imbula.
A good leg kick by Imbula.
An inside leg kick lands from Imbula.
A jab from Imbula misses.
Imbula has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Saarenpaa.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Mika Saarenpaa 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.


Imbula chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Saarenpaa can pounce on him.
Imbula slips a jab from Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa with a jab.
Imbula uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Saarenpaa.
Mika Saarenpaa seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Imbula wants to land a leg kick but Saarenpaa is out of range.
A punch lands to the side of Imbula 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Imbula looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Imbula throws a half hearted mid kick.
Saarenpaa throws a jab when Imbula was well out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Saarenpaa misses with a leg kick
and Imbula counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Saarenpaa throws a head kick that misses.
Saarenpaa lands a right hook to the body.
Imbula lands a leg kick that knocks Saarenpaa off balance momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula misses with a looping right.
Saarenpaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Imbula was well out of range. Poor timing from Saarenpaa.
Saarenpaa throws a body shot but no joy.
An attempted straight right counter from Imbula misses the target.
Saarenpaa lands an overhand right.
Imbula throws a hook to the side of Saarenpaa's head but Saarenpaa sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Saarenpaa throws a head kick that misses
and Imbula counters with a good low kick that Saarenpaa was not able to check.
Saarenpaa scores with a punch to the head.
Imbula lands a jab to the nose.
Imbula ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Imbula takes a swing at Saarenpaa's ribcage but misses.
Saarenpaa tries a quick counter leg kick but Imbula is wise to it.
Crunch! Imbula slams his shin into Saarenpaa's torso.
Saarenpaa looks to land a right hand but Imbula moved out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula avoids a kick to the body.
Saarenpaa takes one to the chin there.
Saarenpaa throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Saarenpaa throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Imbula jabs at Saarenpaa's body.
Imbula jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Imbula takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Saarenpaa lands a body shot.
Good standup being displayed there by Imbula as he connects with a hook.

Saarenpaa is rocked!
Saarenpaa throws a lazy body kick
and Imbula counters with a big right hand! Oh Saarenpaa is in trouble here! Imbula follows up with more strikes and that's it! The ref has stopped it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:50 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Cheik Imbula!
In his post fight interview, Cheik Imbula started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
62%

 

Event: GAMMA#737 Patio v Ricard     
Date:   Oct 13, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 232 p4p, 36 weight class) and Alessandro Orsini (ranked 186 p4p, 28 weight class). Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by ~Apache~. Cheik Imbula is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

185 cm
29
180 lbs
19 - 11 - 1
183 cm
29
178 lbs
18 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Alessandro Orsini!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Imbula slips under a jab.
A punch combination from Imbula misses.
Orsini throws a jab when Imbula was well out of range.
Imbula with a jab.

It looks like Alessandro Orsini has been cut.
Orsini rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Imbula counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Orsini thinking.
Orsini throws a poor cross that misses
and Imbula counters with a good, hard body kick but Orsini shrugs it off.
Orsini's jab looks to have found its range, popping Imbula under the eye.
A punch lands to the side of Imbula 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Orsini throws out the jab.
Imbula connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Imbula throws a front kick aimed at Orsini's knee but Orsini avoids it well.
Orsini 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.
A little feinted left hand from Imbula on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Orsini misses with a hook to the body
and Imbula counters with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Orsini throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Imbula stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Orsini lands an overhand right.
Orsini swings widly with a right hand
and Imbula counters with a nice uppercut.
Imbula 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.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Orsini checks a leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Orsini misses the target.
Imbula keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Orsini.
Orsini tries a head kick but it misses.
Orsini looks to land a right hand but Imbula moved out of range.
Imbula missing with a left hand there. Orsini was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Orsini moves out of range of the body kick.
Imbula misses with an attempted mid kick.
Orsini connects with a looping right hand.
Orsini keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Orsini let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Orsini shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Imbula fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Orsini manages to avoid it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Orsini smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Orsini slips a straight right by Imbula.
Orsini throws a lazy uppercut
and Imbula counters with a straight right hand.
Orsini misses the jab.
It looked like Imbula wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Orsini lands a glancing blow to the side of Imbula's head.
Alessandro Orsini seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice jab there from Imbula.
Imbula goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Orsini uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Imbula.
Imbula moves forwards but Orsini connects with a nice, crisp jab.

Imbula is rocked!
Orsini 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.
Imbula misses with a straight right.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orsini throws a low kick but Imbula avoids it.
Imbula throws the left hand but Orsini avoids the punch easily.
Orsini swings widly with a right hand
and Imbula counters with a slapping leg kick.
A big right from Orsini misses.
Orsini is looking to slow Imbula down with leg kicks.
Orsini swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Orsini fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Imbula.
Imbula throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Orsini on the side of the head.

That has opened up Alessandro Orsini's cut even more.
Imbula lands a jab to Orsini's midsection.
Imbula doesn't manage to clinch there - Orsini circles away.
Orsini lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Imbula throws a front kick that sends Orsini stumbling back into the cage.
Orsini dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Imbula. That did some damage!
Orsini thuds a left hand into Imbula's body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Orsini slips under a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Orsini.
Imbula throws a leg kick
and Orsini counters with a nice leg kick.
Orsini throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Imbula on the side of the head.
Orsini moves out of range of the strikes.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Orsini.
Orsini misses the jab.
Orsini takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
The fighters circling - Orsini throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Imbula with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Orsini throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Orsini throws a leg kick
and Imbula counters with a left to the body.
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 Cheik Imbula will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Alessandro Orsini'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.


Imbula wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Orsini misses with a straight right.
Imbula throws a big counter combination but Orsini scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Good shot there by Orsini.
Orsini ducks right into an uppercut from Imbula.
Imbula uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Orsini.
Imbula misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Orsini.
Orsini connects with a body shot.
Orsini rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Imbula counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Cheik Imbula is winning the standup battle so far.
Imbula bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula moves out of range of the leg kick from Orsini.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Orsini - that will leave a mark!
Orsini thows a left - swing and a miss!
Orsini looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Orsini.
Orsini ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Imbula lands a jab.
Orsini thuds a left hand into Imbula's body.
Orsini pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Imbula back to the cage. Orsini follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Orsini misses with a jab, cross combination.
Orsini thows a left - swing and a miss!
Imbula lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Orsini on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Orsini misses with a straight right.
Imbula thinks about countering with a body kick.
Orsini lands a nice hook to Imbula's body. Imbula takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Orsini scores with a jab.
Imbula throws a right and a left that both miss.
Imbula scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Orsini doesn't seem bothered though.
Orsini walks into a jab.

The cut above Alessandro Orsini's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Imbula blocks a jab.
Imbula looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
A swing and a miss from Orsini.
Orsini lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Imbula scores with a jab.
Orsini throws a looping overhand right but Imbula ducks down to avoid it.
Orsini checks a leg kick nicely.
Orsini misses with a wild body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orsini throws an off balance right hand
letting Imbula counter with a right hand.
Orsini throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A big right from Orsini misses.
Orsini throws a leg kick which misses Imbula's front leg but catches the back leg as Imbula tries to avoid it.
Orsini looks to throw the jab but Imbula is out of range.
Imbula fires out a quick counter leg kick but Orsini just manages to avoid it.
Orsini throws a lazy right hand but Imbula sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Good work by Imbula as he checks the leg kick.
Imbula throws an overhand right that lands on Orsini's shoulder, as Orsini tries to avoid the shot.
Orsini darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Orsini swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A little feinted left hand from Imbula on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Imbula is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Imbula lands a nice looking body kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Orsini as he connects with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Orsini throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Orsini misses with a wild body shot.
Imbula connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

Alessandro Orsini's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Orsini uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Imbula.
Orsini thows a leg kick but Imbula checks it
and Imbula counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Orsini throws a low kick but it's checked well by Imbula.
Orsini throws the left hand but Imbula avoids the punch easily.
Imbula digs a good hook to Orsini's body.
Orsini is breathing heavily.
Imbula scores with a leg kick.
The fighters circle, before Imbula throws a beautiful high kick that crashes into Orsini's neck, sending him stumbling to the floor! Imbula lands more strikes and forces a referee stoppage! That one ended in an instant!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:53 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Kick & Punches). Cheik Imbula!
A very excited looking Cheik Imbula 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.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
69%

 

Event: GAMMA#734 FannyP vs Heimendahl     
Date:   Sep 29, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Robin Yount (ranked 351 p4p, 47 weight class) and Cheik Imbula (ranked 394 p4p, 57 weight class). Imbula has chosen ~Apache~ as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

195 cm
33
183 lbs
33 - 21 - 1
185 cm
29
180 lbs
18 - 11 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Milwaukee's Best Nutrition

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 21 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Robin Yount!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yount throws a jab but it's blocked by Imbula.
Yount throws a series of punches but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula wants to slow Yount down by chopping away at his legs.
Yount throws a quick counter kick to the body but Imbula avoids it.
Yount really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.

Imbula gets tackled into the cage by Yount. Yount maintains the clinch.
Yount doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Imbula misses with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Yount controls his hands.
Yount throws a punch but it's blocked by Imbula.
A hook to the body from Imbula.
Yount looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Yount misses with a knee to the head.
Yount throws an elbow but it's blocked.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula blocks an elbow strike.
Imbula misses with a punch on the inside.
Imbula takes an elbow to the temple.
Yount creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Yount pushes off an throws an elbow but Imbula leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Yount lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Imbula lands a right hand that snaps the head of Yount backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
With the fighters up against the cage, Yount throws an elbow but misses.
Imbula lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Yount lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Imbula.
Yount gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Yount tries a knee to the head but Imbula blocks it.
Yount swings wildly with an uppercut but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Yount misses with an elbow over the top.
We've been informed that Imbula 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.
Imbula tries a body shot but Yount blocks it.
Imbula lands a right hand that snaps the head of Yount backwards.

It looks like Robin Yount has been cut.
Imbula misses with a body punch.
Yount takes a shot to the head.
Yount comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Imbula dodges an elbow strike from Yount.
Imbula fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Yount prevents a body shot from Imbula.
Yount blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula tries to pull guard but Yount forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Yount blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Yount lands with a short head shot on the inside.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula cracks Yount with a nice body shot.
Yount looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Yount.
Imbula working aggressively here.
Imbula working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Yount tries to work over Imbula's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Yount lands a nice elbow.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Yount avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.
Imbula digs a right hand into Yount's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Yount's gas tank.
Nice body punch from Imbula - that landed with a thud.
Yount is breathing heavily.
Imbula trying to land knees to the body.
Yount dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Imbula lands a shoulder strike.
Yount takes a shot to the head.
Imbula lands a right hand.
Imbula lands a left hand that snaps the head of Yount backwards.
Imbula is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Yount fails to land.
Imbula lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Yount.
A left hand lands to the body for Imbula.
Imbula makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Imbula throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A body shot lands from Imbula.
Imbula lands with a short shot to the head.

Imbula pulls Yount into guard.
Yount stopping the sweep attempt from Imbula.

Imbula had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Yount defends it easily.

Imbula looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Yount trying to control but Imbula is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Yount controlling from the top position.

Imbula working for a triangle but Yount defends it easily.
Imbula lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Imbula is looking to work some ground and pound but Yount has wrist control.
Yount is trying to control the position but Imbula postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Robin Yount's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Yount keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Yount tries to land a front kick but Imbula steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Yount throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Yount takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Yount throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
Robin Yount seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Imbula fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Yount.
Imbula throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Yount throws a hook but Imbula avoids it easily.
Yount wants to land a leg kick but Imbula is out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula takes a swing at Yount's ribcage but misses.
Yount appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Yount throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Yount throws a leg kick but Imbula moved away.

Yount forces Imbula back against the cage and clinches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yount lands a left hand.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Imbula.
Yount takes a shot to the head.
Yount blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Yount working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Imbula presses Yount against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Yount blocks an uppercut.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Imbula throws a punch but it's blocked by Yount.
A right handed body shot lands from Imbula.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

Imbula drags the fight down to the ground.
Yount 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.

Imbula is looking for a triangle but Yount pushes his legs off easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Imbula working for a triangle but Yount defends it easily.
Yount showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Imbula has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Imbula is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Yount is aware though and is defending well.
Yount trying to control the position from guard on top but Imbula is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Yount avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Yount is in close to Imbula's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Yount not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Imbula keeping moving, preventing Yount from controlling successfully.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Armbar). Cheik Imbula!
A less than humble Cheik Imbula misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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Event: OFC 374: Barathian vs Bed III     
Date:   Sep 01, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 209 p4p, 37 weight class) and Heribert Bosch (ranked 110 p4p, 21 weight class). Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by ~Apache~. Bosch is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Oktoberfest. Heribert Bosch acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

185 cm
29
180 lbs
18 - 10 - 1
182 cm
29
175 lbs
24 - 8 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Heribert Bosch!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Yves DeLean and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bosch fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Imbula has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Bosch.
Bosch scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

Bosch clinches with his opponent.
Bosch working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Bosch lands a body punch in the clinch.
Bosch blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Bosch lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Bosch misses with a punch to the body.
Bosch swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Imbula escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Imbula takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Bosch lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Bosch lands a slapping body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bosch moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Bosch throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bosch ducks right into an uppercut from Imbula.
Imbula keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bosch.
Imbula 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.
Bosch tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Imbula was well out of range. Poor timing from Bosch.
Imbula lands a nice looking body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bosch throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bosch. Imbula does a little dance to reset his feet.
Imbula throws a quick inside leg kick.
Heribert Bosch seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bosch checks the leg kick.
Bosch thinks about the counter body kick.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bosch feints and then cracks Imbula's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Imbula down.
Bosch clobbers Imbula with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Bosch throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Imbula is looking to counter punch.
Imbula lands a body shot.
Imbula avoids the body shot from Bosch.
Bosch throws a shot to the body.
Imbula uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bosch.
Bosch throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Imbula is looking to counter with a body kick.
Bosch misses with a kick to the body.
Bosch scores with a nice body kick.
Bosch ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula lands with an uppercut that bounces Bosch off the cage and back into range.

It looks like Heribert Bosch 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!
Imbula misses with a looping left.
Imbula tries a low kick but Bosch avoids it.
Bosch getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Imbula is looking to land body kicks.
Bosch throws a body shot but no joy.
Imbula tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bosch was well out of range. Poor timing from Imbula.
Imbula chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Bosch can pounce on him.
Imbula misses the shot to the body.
Bosch swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
That kick from Bosch tenderised Imbula's leg. Imbula is trying to keep his angry face on.
Bosch stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

Bosch clinches up with Imbula and pushes him back against the cage.
Bosch lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Bosch takes a shot to the head.
Bosch misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bosch blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Bosch.
Imbula's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Imbula lands a shot to the body.
The referee is keeping an eye on Imbula - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
A right hand to the body from Bosch.
Bosch doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Imbula is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Bosch is keeping busy.
Bosch misses with a body punch.
Bosch throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Bosch lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Imbula.
Bosch is trying to break the clinch but Imbula has him pressed against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Bosch.
Imbula tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Bosch misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula working aggressively here.
Bosch pushes Imbula back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Imbula blocking some punches.
Imbula blocking some punches.
Imbula blocks a body shot from Bosch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula misses with a body punch.

Bosch escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Imbula fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bosch manages to avoid it.
Bosch misses with a straight right.
Bosch takes a swing at Imbula's ribcage but misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Bosch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Imbula wants to land a leg kick but Bosch is out of range.
Bosch avoids the head kick by Imbula.
Bosch has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Bosch is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Imbula rather than just go for the knockout.
Imbula cracks Bosch with a good jab.
Bosch fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Imbula manages to avoid it.
Bosch scores with a body shot.
Bosch throws a big shot that misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bosch on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Imbula.
Bosch avoids a kick to the body.
Bosch connects with a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Heribert Bosch dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Heribert Bosch's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Imbula blocks a jab.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bosch.
Imbula takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.

Imbula gets tackled into the cage by Bosch. Bosch maintains the clinch.
Bosch misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bosch scores with a shot to the side of Imbula's head.
Bosch prevents a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula lands a shoulder strike.
Bosch lands a hook that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Imbula softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Bosch creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Bosch doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Bosch avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.
Bosch scores with a nice hook to the head.
Bosch has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bosch fails to land 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!
Imbula lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Bosch misses with the head strike.
Bosch working aggressively here.
Bosch working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Bosch misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula misses with a punch on the inside.
Bosch blocks an uppercut.
Imbula working aggressively here.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Imbula working aggressively here.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Bosch.
Bosch blocks an uppercut.
A short uppercut from Bosch.
Imbula lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Imbula misses with the head strike.
Imbula blocking some punches.
Bosch misses with the head strike.
Heribert Bosch seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A body shot lands from Bosch.
Bosch lands with a light punch inside.
Bosch tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A right handed body shot lands from Imbula.
Still in the clinch, Imbula scores with a nice short uppercut.
Bosch misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bosch misses with a hook to the ribs.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Bosch lands with a left to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice body punch from Bosch - that landed with a thud.
Imbula misses with a punch on the inside.
Imbula has a couple of punches blocked by Bosch.
Bosch tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bosch blocking some punches.
Bosch prevents a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A left hand lands to the body for Bosch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Bosch.
Imbula tries a body shot but Bosch blocks it.
Imbula tries to work over Bosch's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Bosch pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Bosch lands a body shot.
Bosch scores with a leg kick.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bosch.
Imbula throwing a counter right hand but Bosch manages to avoid it.
Bosch misses with a head kick.
Imbula is looking to slow Bosch down with leg kicks.
Imbula moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bosch lands a head shot.
Bosch buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Imbula takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Imbula lands with a kick to the ribs.
Bosch connects with a solid leg kick.
Imbula moves away from the strike by Bosch.
Imbula moves out of range of the body kick.
It looked like Imbula wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bosch misses with a wild body shot.
Imbula tries to counter by clinching up but Bosch breaks away and moves out of range.
Imbula connects with a good right hand that stumbles Bosch. Bosch circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Bosch swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bosch lets loose with a powerful body kick. Imbula will feel that in the morning.
Imbula goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Imbula looks to throw the jab but Bosch is out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bosch tries to land a leg kick but Imbula saw it coming and moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Bosch throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Bosch connects with a body shot that sends Imbula's belly button to the back.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Bosch.
Imbula connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Bosch's hands.
Bosch misses with a hook.
Bosch cracks Imbula with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Imbula moves out of range of the leg kick from Bosch.
Bosch scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Imbula slips a straight right by Bosch.
Bosch swings away with a body shot that misses
and Imbula cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Imbula misses with an uppercut.
Bosch throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Bosch ducks under a wild hook from Imbula.
Bosch misses with a looping left.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Heribert Bosch showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Heribert Bosch's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Imbula misses with a looping left.
Imbula slips a straight right by Bosch.
Imbula walks forward, straight into a front kick from Bosch.
Imbula blocks the body kick.
A left lands for Bosch.
Nice uppercut lands for Bosch. That snapped Imbula's head back.
Bosch with a nice cross.
Bosch comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
Despite the aggression on Bosch's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Imbula swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bosch swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bosch throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Bosch 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 Imbula has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Imbula and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Imbula bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Bosch's head backwards.
Heribert Bosch seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bosch throws the kick towards the body but Imbula avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bosch misses with a right hand
and Imbula counters with an outside leg kick.
Bosch throws a low kick but it's checked well by Imbula.
Imbula looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Imbula tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Imbula will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Imbula is looking to slow Bosch down with leg kicks.
Bosch throws a head kick but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Imbula tries to work over Bosch's front leg with a kick but Bosch checks it.
Bosch lands the left hand.
Jab by Bosch.
Bosch scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Imbula throws out a loose jab but Bosch uses good head movement to avoid it.
Imbula walks into a straight right hand from Bosch.
Bosch throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Imbula sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bosch gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Imbula.
Cheik Imbula has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
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!

Bosch has taken the fight to the clinch.
Bosch lands a hook that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bosch misses with a body punch.
Imbula misses with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Bosch lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Imbula.
Bosch swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Bosch misses with the head strike.
Bosch lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Bosch tries to work over Imbula's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Bosch doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Imbula pushes Bosch back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Imbula tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Imbula jumps guard but Bosch turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Imbula tries to work over Bosch's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Bosch tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bosch tries to throw a body punch but Imbula avoids it by throwing Bosch back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula digs a right hand into Bosch's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Bosch's gas tank.
Bosch takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Bosch.
Bosch prevents a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bosch working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Bosch struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Bosch takes a shot to the head.
A shot in the inside from Imbula.
Bosch is trying to break the clinch but Imbula is controlling him.
Imbula working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A right handed body shot lands from Bosch.
Imbula can't find room to land a body shot as Bosch controls the action.
A head punch on the inside from Imbula fails to land.
Imbula tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Bosch's elbow.
Imbula blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Imbula tries to work over Bosch's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bosch misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Bosch avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bosch lands a body punch in the clinch.

Imbula manages to break the clinch.
Bosch goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Bosch staying out of range there.
Imbula ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Imbula appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Bosch tries to land a front kick but Imbula steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Bosch clinches up against the cage.
Bosch blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula working aggressively here.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Imbula lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Bosch backwards.
Bosch lands with a left to the head.
Bosch prevents a body shot from Imbula.
Bosch misses with a body punch.

Bosch breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Bosch fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Imbula manages to avoid it.
Bosch moves into range and connects with a jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
Heribert Bosch comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Bosch 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 Elvis Blanc scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 27:30
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Heribert Bosch!

Heribert Bosch very nearly forgot to thank Reaper Combatwear amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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Event: OFC 371: Gray vs Marfaker     
Date:   Aug 18, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 273 p4p, 43 weight class) and Jan Kriel (ranked 585 p4p, 86 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Imbula might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to ~Apache~. Kriel has chosen Fokofpolisiekar - Fokofpolisiekar as his entrance music. Cheik Imbula could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Jan Kriel's chin.

185 cm
29
180 lbs
17 - 10 - 1
178 cm
29
181 lbs
20 - 12 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jan Kriel!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Yves DeLean and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Kriel lands the left hand.
Imbula works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

It looks like Jan Kriel has been cut.
A solid leg kick lands there for Imbula.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Imbula. Kriel shrugs it off though.
Imbula cracks a nice hook into Kriel's ribs.
Imbula connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Kriel momentarily.
Imbula throws a lazy head kick
and Kriel counters with a leg kick.
The crowd cheers as Imbula lands an impressive looking overhand right. Kriel doesn't seem phased though.

Kriel is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kriel ducks under a wild hook from Imbula.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula lands a glancing blow to the side of Kriel's head.
Kriel is still on wobbly legs! Can Imbula finish him?
Imbula misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kriel.
Kriel seems to have recovered his senses.
Kriel pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Imbula throws a head kick that misses
and Kriel counters with a nice low kick that buckles Imbula's knee momentarily.
Imbula misses the shot to the body.
A little jabbing left from Kriel on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Imbula misses with an uppercut. Kriel saw that one coming.
Imbula throws a big shot that misses.
Kriel looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
A head kick misses from Imbula.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula scores with a jab to the jaw.
Kriel fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Imbula has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Imbula looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Imbula bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Imbula throws a low kick, looking for Kriel's leg but Kriel calmly moves out of range.
Kriel was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Imbula moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Cheik Imbula seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Imbula throws a chopping leg kick but Kriel manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Imbula scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A big left from Imbula misses.
A little jabbing left from Kriel on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kriel tries a head kick but it misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Imbula lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Kriel at a distance.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kriel throws out the jab.
Imbula throws a half hearted mid kick.
Imbula scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Kriel takes one to the chin there.
Imbula lands a nice looking kick to the body. Kriel takes a step back to recover.
A good leg kick by Imbula.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula throws a front kick aimed at Kriel's knee but Kriel avoids it well.
Imbula throws a lazy right hand but Kriel sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kriel looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Imbula cracks a nice hook into Kriel's ribs.
Imbula takes a shot to the body in his stride.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kriel walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Imbula throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Kriel uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Imbula.

Imbula feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Kriel sprawling to the canvas! Kriel rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Imbula finish him?!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jan Kriel'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.


Imbula throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
A shot to the liver by Imbula. Beautiful body shot.
A good leg kick by Imbula.
Kriel takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Kriel might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Imbula has got the better of the exchanges.
Kriel misses with a lunging right hand
and Imbula counters with a huge left! Kriel is in big trouble! He's backing up but Imbula isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Kriel from any more damage. A dominating finish by Imbula!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:30 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Cheik Imbula!
A very excited looking Cheik Imbula 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.
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
51%

 

Event: OFC 367: Grimson vs Montezuma     
Date:   Jul 28, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 437 p4p, 59 weight class) and Milo Brunswick (ranked 454 p4p, 61 weight class). Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by ~Apache~. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
28
180 lbs
16 - 10 - 1
169 cm
40
175 lbs
33 - 15 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

Urban Fighter

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Milo Brunswick!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Trevor Gratis and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Brunswick keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Imbula.
Imbula jabs at Brunswick's body.
Imbula connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Brunswick momentarily.
Imbula moves out of range as Brunswick strikes.
Brunswick throws a leg kick but Imbula sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Brunswick finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Brunswick misses with a low kick.
A punch lands to the side of Imbula 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Imbula stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Brunswick.
Brunswick throws out a leg kick but Imbula moves out of range and Brunswick only half commits.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula wants to clinch up but Brunswick keeps it at a distance.
Brunswick tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Imbula was well out of range. Poor timing from Brunswick.
Imbula has been working on his boxing with his coaches at The Wild Beasts Zoo in the buildup to the fight.
Imbula throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Imbula takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Brunswick takes one to the chin there.

It looks like Milo Brunswick has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A chopping leg kick lands by Imbula.
Brunswick scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Imbula pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Brunswick throws a body shot but no joy.
It looked like Imbula wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Brunswick swats away the attempt to clinch by Imbula.
Brunswick misses with a wild body shot.
Brunswick lands a nice looking body shot.
Brunswick waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Imbula.
Imbula looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Brunswick lands a lovely overhand right.
Imbula listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Brunswick thuds his right hand into Imbula's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Brunswick fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Imbula is out of range.
Imbula throwing a counter right hand but Brunswick manages to avoid it.
A thudding body kick lands there by Brunswick!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Imbula throws a body kick that misses.
Imbula fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Brunswick has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A solid leg kick lands there for Brunswick.
Brunswick moves out of range as Imbula throws a body kick.
Brunswick throws a sloppy head kick
enabling Imbula to counter with a crisp jab.
Brunswick throws a leg kick
and Imbula counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Brunswick displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
Brunswick throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Brunswick fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Imbula.
Brunswick is looking to score with low kicks.
Imbula swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Brunswick throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A quick step to the side and Imbula tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Imbula takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Brunswick wants to slow Imbula down by chopping away at his legs.
Imbula throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
An inside leg kick lands from Brunswick.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Brunswick.
Imbula swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Brunswick misses with a low kick as Imbula jumps back.
Milo Brunswick seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Brunswick swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Brunswick lands a body shot.
Jab from Brunswick.
Brunswick is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Imbula rather than just go for the knockout.
Imbula connects with an inside leg kick.
Brunswick misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Imbula.
Imbula thinks about countering with a body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Brunswick.
Brunswick scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Brunswick turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Imbula throws a leg kick
and Imbula takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Brunswick keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula throws a head kick but Brunswick moves out of range.
Imbula bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Brunswick throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
Brunswick swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Imbula.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Brunswick misses with a jab to the body
and Imbula cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Brunswick wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Milo Brunswick dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Milo Brunswick'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.


Imbula checks the leg kick nicely there.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Imbula looks for the body kick but Brunswick saw that one coming.
Imbula scores with a spinning back kick!
Brunswick just misses with a punch to the body.
Brunswick ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
Imbula checks a low kick from Brunswick.
Brunswick has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Brunswick, right into the meat.
Imbula scores with a nice right hand.
Brunswick misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Brunswick connects with a leg kick. Imbula looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Brunswick throws a leg kick
and Imbula counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Brunswick steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Imbula. That one must have hurt.
Milo Brunswick seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Brunswick slips under a jab.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Imbula is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula slips under a jab.
Brunswick just misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Brunswick scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Imbula doesn't seem bothered though.
Brunswick ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
Brunswick throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Brunswick closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Imbula crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Brunswick - the referee stops the clock and Imbula gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Brunswick. Imbula manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Imbula fails to land with a series of punches.
Imbula is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Imbula scores with a shot to the body.
Brunswick tries a low kick but Imbula avoids it.
Brunswick moves into range and connects with a jab.
Brunswick ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
Imbula lands a high kick!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Brunswick paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Imbula slips a jab from Brunswick.
Brunswick throws a low kick but it's checked well by Imbula.
Imbula was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Brunswick throws a low kick, looking for Imbula's leg but Imbula calmly moves out of range.
Imbula is looking to clinch.
Imbula throws the kick towards the body but Brunswick avoids it.
Brunswick is looking to score with low kicks.
Imbula moves out of range of the strikes.
Imbula goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Brunswick throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Brunswick on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Brunswick misses with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula throws a head kick that half lands.
Brunswick takes one on the button.

Brunswick is rocked!

That has opened up Milo Brunswick's cut even more.
Brunswick misses with a hook.
Imbula throws a quick counter kick to the body but Brunswick avoids it.
Imbula slips a straight right by Brunswick.
Imbula just misses with a punch to the body.
Brunswick fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Imbula checks it well.
Brunswick throws a low kick, looking for Imbula's leg but Imbula calmly moves out of range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Brunswick.
Imbula fakes the leg kick and cracks Brunswick in the body.
Brunswick throws a poor cross that misses
and Imbula counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Brunswick throws a leg kick
and Imbula counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Brunswick is breathing heavily.
Brunswick motions for Imbula to come forward. Brunswick throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
An attempted straight right counter from Imbula misses the target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Brunswick misses with a combination
and Imbula counters with a nice low kick that buckles Brunswick's knee momentarily.
Brunswick tries a low kick but Imbula avoids it.
Imbula slips under a jab.
Imbula scoring well with a low kick there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Imbula uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

The cut above Milo Brunswick's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
and Imbula counters with a massive uppercut that badly hurts Brunswick! He's just covering up as Imbula starts to tee off till the referee steps in and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:34 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Cheik Imbula!
Cheik Imbula bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
62%

 

Event: OFC 360: Pera vs Baker     
Date:   Jun 23, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 480 p4p, 76 weight class) and Arn Anderson (ranked 1025 p4p, 140 weight class). Imbula kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is ~Apache~. Anderson has chosen The Enforcer as his entrance music. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

185 cm
28
180 lbs
15 - 10 - 1
171 cm
30
180 lbs
15 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Arn Anderson!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Yves DeLean and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab by Imbula.

It looks like Arn Anderson has been cut.
Anderson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Imbula lands a really nice looking cross but Anderson seems unphased.
Imbula 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.
Imbula moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Imbula lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Imbula takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Imbula lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Anderson throws a big shot that misses.
Anderson throws a series of punches but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula lands a nice shot to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Anderson darts in and clinches Imbula up against the cage.
Imbula is trying to pull guard but Anderson has him pressed against the cage.
A short right from Imbula.
A right hook to the body lands for Imbula.
Imbula blocks an uppercut.
Imbula makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Imbula blocks an uppercut.

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

Imbula has thrown up a leg looking for a triangle. Anderson doesn't defend quickly enough and Imbula has managed to lock this one up! Can Anderson escape?! NO! He's tapping out! Damn, that was a quick submission - congrats to Imbula on a fantastic submission victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Cheik Imbula!
Cheik Imbula 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.
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
98%

 

Event: OFC 355: Jones vs Puno     
Date:   May 26, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 250 p4p, 37 weight class) and Heribert Bosch (ranked 156 p4p, 27 weight class). Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by ~Apache~. The crowd seem to be enjoying Bosch's choice of entrance music: Oktoberfest. Heribert Bosch acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

185 cm
28
180 lbs
15 - 9 - 1
182 cm
28
175 lbs
20 - 7 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
Urban Fighter

Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Heribert Bosch!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Yves DeLean and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bosch lands a lovely overhand right.
Bosch lets loose with a powerful body kick. Imbula will feel that in the morning.
Bosch misses with a straight left.
Imbula tries to clinch there but Bosch circles away.
Imbula has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Bosch.
Bosch takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

It looks like Heribert Bosch has been cut.
Bosch dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula tries to land a front kick but Bosch steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Heribert Bosch seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Imbula steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bosch.
Imbula connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Bosch ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
Bosch fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Imbula manages to avoid it.
Imbula takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Imbula throws a leg kick but Bosch moved away.
A little jabbing left from Bosch on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Bosch throws the kick towards the body but Imbula avoids it.
Imbula 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bosch connects with a body shot that sends Imbula's belly button to the back.
Imbula scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Imbula throws a hook but Bosch avoids it easily.
Imbula misses with a hook.
A slow jab from Imbula misses its intended target.
Bosch moves out of range as Imbula strikes.
Imbula takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A shot to the liver by Bosch. Beautiful body shot.
Imbula fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bosch manages to avoid it.
Bosch swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bosch misses with a straight right.
Some bone on bone action there as Bosch checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Bosch thuds his shin into the meat of Imbula's side.
Bosch misses the jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Bosch cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A kick lands to the mid section there for Imbula.
Bosch throws a front kick aimed at Imbula's knee but Imbula avoids it well.
Bosch missing with a left hand there. Imbula was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Imbula is looking to counter punch.
Bosch connects with the punch.
Bosch walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Bosch feints and then cracks Imbula's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Imbula down.
Imbula wants to slow Bosch down by chopping away at his legs.
Imbula misses the jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bosch. Imbula does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bosch throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Imbula takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
That kick from Bosch tenderised Imbula's leg. Imbula is trying to keep his angry face on.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula defending well as Bosch loads up on a big left hand.
Imbula swings for the body but Bosch moves out of range.
Bosch connects with a solid leg kick.
Bosch thows a left - swing and a miss!
It looked like Imbula wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bosch takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Bosch paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Bosch displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
Bosch connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
A cross from Bosch lands.
Imbula jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Imbula throws an off balance right hand
and Bosch counters with a nice body shot.
Bosch moves out of range as Imbula strikes.
Bosch takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Bosch misses with a body kick.
As Bosch tries to get set, Imbula tries to push him back and clinch up but Bosch manages to avoid the attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bosch keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
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!
Bosch moves out of range of the body kick from Imbula.
Bosch lands a nice leg kick that just misses Imbula's sensitive parts.
Bosch lands a jab to the head.
Imbula walks into a straight right hand from Bosch.
A punch lands to the side of Imbula 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Imbula swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bosch jabs Imbula to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Bosch looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Bosch throws a low kick but it's checked well by Imbula.
Imbula scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Bosch misses the body punch
and Imbula makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Bosch throws a lazy body kick
and Imbula counters with a stiff right hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Heribert Bosch dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Heribert Bosch's cut.
That's time! Imbula's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.



Bosch tries to keep at a distance but Imbula has taken the fight into the clinch.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Imbula lands an uppercut.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Bosch avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.
A hook to the body from Bosch.
Bosch misses with the head strike.
Bosch lands a shoulder strike.
Bosch lands a right hand that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Bosch throws a head punch that misses.
Bosch doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Imbula fails to land.
Imbula working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Bosch working aggressively here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short left from Bosch.
Bosch misses with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.
Bosch pushes Imbula back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula can't find room to land a body shot as Bosch controls the action.
Bosch lands a nice shot to the body.
Imbula lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula misses with the head strike.
Imbula scores with a shot to the side of Bosch's head.
Bosch's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Bosch goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Imbula tries to work over Bosch's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Imbula working aggressively here.
Imbula misses with the head strike.
Bosch goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Imbula fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Imbula goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Bosch lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Imbula lands with a short shot to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Bosch fails to land.
Imbula tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Bosch smiles and moves away.
Bosch throws a head kick but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Bosch has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A telegraphed right hand from Imbula misses the target.
Bosch lands a jab to the nose.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bosch tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Imbula was well out of range. Poor timing from Bosch.
Imbula sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Bosch has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Bosch throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Imbula sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bosch just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromImbula.
A lazy body kick from Bosch
enabling Imbula to counter with a crisp jab.
Bosch scores with a spinning back kick!
Bosch lands a nice looking kick to the body. Imbula takes a step back to recover.
A looping hook to the body misses from Imbula. Bosch does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bosch fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Imbula looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Bosch misses with a hook.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A slapping leg kick lands for Imbula.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
A little jabbing left from Bosch on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Bosch throws a half hearted mid kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bosch bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bosch counters with a body kick.
Bosch throws a lazy right hand but Imbula sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Imbula takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Heribert Bosch seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nice cross by Imbula.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bosch. Imbula does a little dance to reset his feet.
A nice inside leg kick there by Bosch. That's going to slow Imbula down.
Nice straight punches there by Imbula. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Imbula.
Bosch connects with a good right hand that stumbles Imbula. Imbula circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Bosch looks to land a right hand but Imbula moved out of range.
Bosch with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Imbula checks a low kick from Bosch.
Imbula takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Imbula connects with a leg kick. Bosch looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Bosch.
Imbula wants to clinch.
Imbula smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Bosch thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bosch lands a slapping body shot.
Bosch throws a lazy right hand but Imbula sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bosch misses with a hook.
Bosch feints and then cracks Imbula's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Imbula down.
Bosch looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Heribert Bosch showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Heribert Bosch'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. This is the final round!


A head kick misses from Bosch.
Imbula takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Imbula takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Imbula chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Bosch ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
An attempted straight right counter from Imbula misses the target.
Bosch missing with a left hand there. Imbula was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Imbula fires out a quick counter leg kick but Bosch just manages to avoid it.
Jab, jab by Bosch - just one landing.
Imbula tries to clinch but Bosch moves out of range.
It seemed like Bosch was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Imbula avoids the body shot from Bosch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula avoids a kick to the body.
Bosch tried to score with a low kick but Imbula checks it.
A jab from Imbula finds it's way through Bosch's defenses.
Imbula's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Bosch connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Imbula scrambles back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bosch with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Bosch lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Bosch lunges at Imbula with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Imbula's hand.
Bosch tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

Imbula clinches up with Bosch and pushes him back against the cage.
Imbula lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Bosch backwards.
Imbula swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bosch blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula tries to work over Bosch's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Imbula.
Imbula will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Imbula goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Bosch swings wildly with an uppercut but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Bosch controls his hands.
Bosch pushes Imbula back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Bosch is trying to force a seperation but Imbula has the dominant position.
Cheik Imbula has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bosch tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bosch lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Bosch's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Imbula throws a head kick that misses.
Imbula misses with a kick to the body
and Bosch counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Imbula moves out of range of the body kick.
Imbula feinted with a counter takedown.
Imbula walks into a jab.
Bosch staying out of range there.
An inside leg kick lands from Bosch.
Imbula throws a low kick but it's checked well by Bosch.
Bosch tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Imbula is able to avoid easily.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Bosch walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Imbula checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Bosch throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Imbula sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Imbula jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Bosch lands a nice shot that snaps Imbula's head back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula sizes up Bosch with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
A solid leg kick lands there for Bosch.
Imbula takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Imbula takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Bosch misses with a looping right.
Imbula tried to counter with a leg kick but Bosch avoided it.
A slapping leg kick lands for Bosch.
Imbula throws a jab when Bosch was well out of range.
Imbula looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
Bosch just misses with a punch to the body.
Bosch throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Imbula throwing a counter right hand but Bosch manages to avoid it.
Imbula throws a big shot that misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bosch! But no joy.
Imbula connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Bosch's hands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Both fighters circling a little - Bosch finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Imbula misses with a straight left.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bosch displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
Bosch throws the left hand but Imbula avoids the punch easily.
Imbula tried to counter with a leg kick but Bosch avoided it.
Bosch dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bosch fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Imbula.
Bosch displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Imbula throws out the jab.
Bosch throws a body shot but no joy.
Imbula jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Bosch misses with a hook
and Imbula counters with a leg kick.
Imbula takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Bosch on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

That has opened up Heribert Bosch's cut even more.
Bosch lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

And that's the end of the fight!
Heribert Bosch comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Bosch 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 Alec Ball scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 27:30
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Heribert Bosch!

Heribert Bosch made sure to mention his sponsor, Reaper Combatwear in his post fight interview.
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Event: OFC 351: Andromeda     
Date:   May 02, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 435 p4p, 57 weight class) and Gunnar Johnsson (ranked 328 p4p, 45 weight class). Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by ~Apache~. This should be fireworks!

185 cm
27
180 lbs
14 - 9 - 1
180 cm
31
178 lbs
21 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Gunnar Johnsson!
The judges for this bout are Dillan Fox, Steve Smith and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Johnsson misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Imbula counters with a nice body shot.
A low kick from Johnsson is predictable there
and Imbula makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Imbula throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Imbula is looking to land body kicks.
Johnsson looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Imbula scores with a kick to the body.
Imbula with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Imbula works Johnsson's body with a nice hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnsson throws a looping overhand right but Imbula ducks down to avoid it.
Imbula scores with a nice body kick.
Johnsson throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Gunnar Johnsson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Johnsson misses the jab.
Johnsson misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Imbula goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Johnsson.
Johnsson misses with a right hand
and Imbula counters with a left and a right that stings Johnsson.
Johnsson takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Imbula fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Johnsson manages to avoid it.
Imbula throws a series of punches but Johnsson avoids them all with ease.
Johnsson misses with a hook. Imbula ducked under it nicely.
Imbula swings for the body but Johnsson moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula lands a leg kick that knocks Johnsson off balance momentarily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A nice leg kick lands there from Imbula.
Johnsson misses with an uppercut.
Imbula looks for the body kick but Johnsson saw that one coming.
Johnsson missing with a left hand there. Imbula was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Johnsson lets loose with a powerful body kick. Imbula will feel that in the morning.
Imbula takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Johnsson throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Imbula counters with a stiff right hand.

It looks like Gunnar Johnsson has been cut.
Johnsson throws a low kick but Imbula moves out of range easily.
Johnsson blocks the body kick.
Johnsson doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula scores with a punch to the head.
Johnsson misses with a series of wild punches.
Johnsson smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
The fighters circling - Johnsson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Imbula was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Johnsson connects with a body shot that sends Imbula's belly button to the back.
Imbula tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Johnsson is able to avoid easily.
A punch combination from Johnsson misses.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A swing and a miss from Johnsson.
Johnsson's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Imbula connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Johnsson scrambles back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnsson scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Imbula checks the leg kick.
Imbula throws a quick inside leg kick.
Imbula thows a left - swing and a miss!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Johnsson scores with a nice right hand.
Johnsson walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Johnsson's coach down at Hunter MMA was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Johnsson's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
A lazy left from Imbula finds it's target.
Johnsson avoids a kick to the body.
Imbula drops his hands momentarily and Johnsson takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Johnsson misses with an attempted mid kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Gunnar Johnsson'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.


Imbula fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Johnsson manages to avoid it.
Imbula connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Imbula lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Imbula misses the body punch
and Johnsson counters with a stiff right hand.
Imbula misses with a body punch
and Johnsson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Johnsson scores with a hook.
Imbula cracks Johnsson with an open hand slap.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head kick misses from Johnsson.
Imbula throws an off balance right hand
and Johnsson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Imbula wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Imbula slips a jab from Johnsson.
A counter left hand to the body from Imbula misses its target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnsson tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Imbula throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnsson throws out a counter right but Imbula avoids it with no problem.
Johnsson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Johnsson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Imbula looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Imbula swings for the body but Johnsson moves out of range.
Johnsson flicks out a counter leg kick but Imbula steps away.
Johnsson misses with a straight right.
Imbula fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A left lands for Johnsson.
A slapping leg kick lands for Imbula.
Imbula throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Johnsson misses.
Imbula throws a leg kick which misses Johnsson's front leg but catches the back leg as Johnsson tries to avoid it.
Nice shot lands for Imbula.
Imbula lands a jab to the nose.
Johnsson throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula misses with a kick to the body.
The fighters circle momentarily. Johnsson darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Imbula jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Johnsson throws a leg kick but Imbula sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Good shot there by Imbula.

That has opened up Gunnar Johnsson's cut even more.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnsson lands a nice looking body kick.
Imbula connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Johnsson momentarily.
Johnsson is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Johnsson connects with a body shot that sends Imbula's belly button to the back.
Johnsson feints and then cracks Imbula's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Imbula down.
Imbula misses with a wild body shot.
Johnsson throws an off balance right hand
and Imbula counters with a good, hard body kick but Johnsson shrugs it off.

Imbula sends Johnsson crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Imbula is motioning to the referee to let Johnsson up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!

Johnsson is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Imbula wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Johnsson is still on wobbly legs! Can Imbula finish him?
Imbula throws a right hand that misses
and Johnsson counters with a nice low kick that buckles Imbula's knee momentarily.
Johnsson seems to have recovered his senses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula blocks a jab.
Imbula uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Johnsson.
Johnsson on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Imbula. Imbula obviously looking to wear him down.
Imbula throws a leg kick but Johnsson checks it.
Good standup being displayed there by Imbula as he connects with a hook.
Imbula pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Johnsson lands a head shot.
Johnsson throws a leg kick
and Imbula counters with a straight right hand.

The cut above Gunnar Johnsson's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Johnsson throws the left hand but Imbula avoids the punch easily.
Imbula keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Johnsson.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Gunnar Johnsson'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!



Imbula feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Johnsson sprawling to the canvas! Johnsson rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Imbula finish him?!
Imbula is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Johnsson can do to turn this around?
A slow jab from Imbula misses its intended target.
Johnsson blocks a head kick by Imbula.
Johnsson doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Imbula throws a shot from downtown. Johnsson moves away and avoids it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Imbula.
Johnsson is looking to score with low kicks.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Cheik Imbula is winning the standup battle so far.
Imbula fakes the body blow, causing Johnsson to drop his hands! Left hook to the temple! Johnsson goes stiff, and falls face first into the mat. Goodnight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:41 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Cheik Imbula!
Cheik Imbula 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.
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Event: OFC 345: Pera vs Imbula     
Date:   Mar 28, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Pekka Pera (ranked 38 p4p, 4 weight class) and Cheik Imbula (ranked 254 p4p, 32 weight class). Imbula has chosen ~Apache~ as his entrance music. Pekka Pera has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

150 cm
25
177 lbs
15 - 6 - 0
185 cm
27
180 lbs
14 - 8 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Pekka Pera!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Elvis Blanc and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pera throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Imbula counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Pera scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Imbula doesn't seem bothered though.
Pera lands a right hook to the body.
Imbula misses with a straight left.
Pera looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.

Pera takes the fight into the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Imbula scores with a nice short uppercut.
Nice body punch from Imbula.
Imbula lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Imbula blocks an uppercut.
Pera scores with a shoulder strike.
Pera scores with a shot to the side of Imbula's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Imbula lands a nice uppercut.
Imbula blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pera.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Pera controls his hands.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pera.
Imbula lands a hook that snaps the head of Pera backwards.
Imbula lands a nice uppercut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Imbula.

Imbula breaks the clinch.
Imbula scores with a nice body kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Pera blocks the leg kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Pera misses the target.
Imbula throws out a loose jab but Pera uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pera dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Imbula. That did some damage!
Pera cracks the inside of Imbula's front leg.
Imbula slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

It looks like Pekka Pera has been cut.
Imbula 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.
Nice defenses there by Pera.
Pera looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

Pera drives through and clinches with Imbula against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
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!
Pera throws a head punch that misses.
A short uppercut from Imbula.
A head punch on the inside from Imbula fails to land.
Pera is trying to maintain a safe position but Imbula gets an underhook and turns Pera into the cage.
Imbula lands an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Pera fails to land.
Pera fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Pera has a couple of punches blocked by Imbula.
Imbula scores with a shot to the side of Pera's head.
Imbula misses with a punch on the inside.
A short body shot lands from Imbula as the two fighters clinch.
Imbula throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Peras head.
Pera lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Pera stalling in the clinch but Imbula improves position.
Imbula digs a right hand into Pera's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Pera's gas tank.
Pera lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Imbula fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Pera taking a breather.
Pera lands with a light punch inside.
Pera misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pera blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula blocks an uppercut.
Imbula swings wildly with an uppercut but Pera uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pera misses with the head strike.
Pera lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Imbula working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Pera controls his hands.
Pera lands a hook to the side of the head.
Imbula tries a body shot but Pera blocks it.
Pera misses with some punches.
Imbula working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Imbula tries a body shot but Pera blocks it.
Imbula blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Pera blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Pera controls his hands.
Imbula goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Imbula.
Pera working aggressively here.
Imbula lands an uppercut.
Imbula blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pera presses Imbula against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Imbula misses with a hook from the clinch.
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!
Pera pushes Imbula back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Imbula is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Pera gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Pera throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Imbulas head.
Imbula tries a body shot but Pera blocks it.
Imbula lands a right hand that snaps the head of Pera backwards.
A hook to the body from Pera.
Imbula working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Pera swings wildly with an uppercut but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pera misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pera tries to throw a body punch but Imbula avoids it by throwing Pera back against the cage.
Good body shot from Pera.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A short left from Pera.
Pera swings wildly with an uppercut but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.
Pera scores with a hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Cheik Imbula will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Pekka Pera's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Pera takes a swing at Imbula's ribcage but misses.
Imbula looks to score with a jab to the body but Pera is just out of range.
Pera looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Pera misses with a body shot
and Pera takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Pekka Pera seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pera scores with a jab to the head.
A nice inside leg kick there by Pera. That's going to slow Imbula down.
Pera throws out a powerful jab.
Imbula misses with a straight left.

Pera dives in and scores a takedown into Imbula's guard.
Pera landing some decent shots from guard.
Imbula is trying to control the position but Pera postures up.
Pera postures up in Imbula's guard and throws a big left but Imbula blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pera wants to control from the top but Imbula keeps moving.
Pera preventing the sweep.
Pera trying to control but Imbula is working from the bottom.

Imbula throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Imbula controls Pera momentarily but Pera frees himself.
Pera trying to control the position from guard on top but Imbula is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Imbula is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.

Imbula has his foot on Pera's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Pera works his way back into a safe position though.
Pera looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Imbula can't keep his opponent in guard - Pera advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Imbula is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Imbula gets full guard.
Pera might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

Imbula looking for a guillotine here but Pera defends easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Imbula has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Pera can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Imbula trying to keep a closed guard but Pera is proving a slippery customer.
Pera is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Pera throwing strikes from guard but Imbula blocks nicely.
Imbula trying to control the position.
Pera stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Imbula swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Imbula wants to sweep but no luck.

Imbula had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Pera defends it easily.
Pera scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Imbula avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Pera throws an elbow that misses. Imbula uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Pera's guard. Nice move by Imbula!

Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Imbula postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Pera is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Imbula, into his guard.

Imbula looking to control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pekka Pera dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Pekka Pera's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Imbula checks a leg kick.
Imbula checks a low kick from Pera.
Pera is looking to wear down Imbula with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Pera shoots in but Imbula avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Imbula connects with a right hand. Pera shakes it off.
Pera closes this distance looking for a takedown but Imbula circles away.
The fight stays on the outside here - Pera looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pera throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Imbula.
Imbula takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Pera throws a leg kick
and Imbula counters with a good low kick that Pera was not able to check.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pera misses the shot to the body.
Imbula throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Pera throws a head kick but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Imbula swings for the body but Pera moves out of range.
Pera throws a predictable looking body shot
and Imbula counters with a straight right hand.
Pera thows a leg kick but Imbula checks it
and Imbula counters with a stiff right hand.
Imbula is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Imbula tries a head kick but it misses.
As Imbula tries to get set, Pera tries to push him back and clinch up but Imbula manages to avoid the attempt.
Cheik Imbula is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Pera uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Imbula.
Imbula moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Pera lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pera fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Imbula counters with a body kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Pekka Pera. That's going to take a lot out of him.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Pera checks a leg kick.
Pera seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Pera dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Imbula. That did some damage!
Imbula lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Pera connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Imbula lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Imbula misses with a hook
and Pera counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Pera has his takedown stuffed
letting Imbula counter with a right hand.

Pekka Pera's cut is getting worse.
Pera jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Pera throws a body shot but no joy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pera lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Imbula has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Pera feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Imbula's calf.
A thudding body kick lands there by Imbula!
Imbula lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Cheik Imbula seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Imbula lands a jab to the head.
Pera moves out of range as Imbula strikes.
Pera avoids the body shot from Imbula.
Imbula misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pera.
Pera misses with a wild body shot.
Imbula takes a swing at Pera's ribcage but misses.
Pera looks to land a left hand but Imbula moved out of range nicely.
Imbula steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pera keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Imbula darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Imbula throws a body shot but no joy.
Imbula walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Pera throws a nice outside leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Imbula looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Imbula moves out of range of the strikes.
Pera misses with a wild body shot.
Pera takes one on the button.
Pera throws an off balance right hand
and Imbula counters with a nice uppercut.
Pera fails with an attempt to clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Pekka Pera's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Imbula drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

Pera manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Imbula on his heels. He'll look to pass Imbula's guard now, I'm sure.
Imbula pulls Pera in close to prevent any damage.
Pera is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Pera keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Imbula's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pera distracts Imbula with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Imbula working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pera.
Imbula controls Pera momentarily but Pera frees himself.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pera pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Imbula is keeping the position for now.
Imbula looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Pera puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Pera working Imbula over with strikes.
Pera throwing shots but Imbula is blocking nicely.
Pera throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Pera with the ground and pound but Imbula uses the opportunity to regain guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Imbula working a defensive guard here.
Pera lands a couple of decent looking shots.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pera's guard.

Pera preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Pera controls Imbula momentarily but Imbula frees himself.
Imbula pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Pera is keeping the position for now.

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


Imbula looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Pera passes into half guard.
Pera prevents Imbula from improving his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pera is trying to control the action in half guard but Imbula is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Imbula is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Pera's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Pera's back!

Pera fending off the submission attempt from Imbula.

Pera is displaying good submission defense - not really looking in danger of submitting to the rear naked choke at the moment. That could change in an instant of course if Imbula gets his way!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pera trying to control the hands but Imbula breaks the grip.

Imbula is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Pera defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.
Well, with Imbula on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before Pera is tapping out... Can he escape the position?
Pera trying to control but not successfully.

Pera is in a bad position with Imbula working for a choke. Pera manages to spin nicely into guard and the danger is over for the moment.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pera preventing the sweep.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pekka Pera had his way with Cheik Imbula in that round.
The cut man is working on Pekka Pera'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. This is the final round!


Pera lands with a straight right. Imbula didn't see that one coming.
Imbula takes a jab right on the kisser.
Imbula scores with a push kick.
Pera cracks the inside of Imbula's front leg.
Pera looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
Pera buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Imbula's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A solid body kick from Imbula.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pera throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Imbula throws a body punch but Pera moves out of range.
Imbula connects with a good right hand that stumbles Pera. Pera circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pera throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Imbula counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Imbula scores with a sloppy right hand. Pera should have avoided that one.
Pera lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Pera swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula is trying to counter with his kicks.
Pera fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Imbula has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Pera tries to close the distance and clinch up but Imbula swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Pera uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
Pera moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Pera with a nice cross.
Imbula lands a nice looking kick to the body. Pera takes a step back to recover.
Pera with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pera comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Pera ducks under a wild hook from Imbula.
Good leg kick by Pera there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Imbula gets caught flat footed, as Pera shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.

Imbula is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Pera defends well.
Pera works over Imbula with some ground and pound from guard.
Pera trying to control but Imbula is working from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pera is one step ahead there.

Imbula looking for subs off his back but Pera has passed one foot through into half guard.
Imbula has hold of Pera's hands but Pera slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Imbula trying to hold on to Pera's head to control him but Pera postures up.
Imbula might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Pera haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Pera thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Imbula's head.
Pera drops an elbow to the side of Imbula's head.
Pera scoring with strikes to the body and head.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Pera lands a nice short elbow.
Pera lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Pera prevents Imbula from improving his position.
Pera looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Imbula is pressing down on Pera's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Pera looking to sit in guard and control but Imbula gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


And that's the end of the fight!
Pekka Pera showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Pera 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Peck scores the fight 48:47
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 48:47
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pekka Pera!

Pekka Pera retains his welterweight title!
Pekka Pera thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: OFC 343: Lafayette vs Pera     
Date:   Mar 10, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Stasius Venom (ranked 367 p4p, 48 weight class) and Cheik Imbula (ranked 418 p4p, 58 weight class). Venom comes into the arena with For Heavy Metal we will die! blaring out of the sound system. Imbula comes into a darkened arena with his song building. ~Apache~ kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

183 cm
35
176 lbs
23 - 10 - 0
185 cm
27
180 lbs
13 - 8 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Stasius Venom!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Gregory Folan and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Venom misses with a hook
and Imbula counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Imbula scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Nice body kick there by Imbula.
Venom misses with a combination
and Imbula counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Venom pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A little jabbing left from Imbula on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Venom blocks a head kick by Imbula.
Venom is looking to counter punch.
Venom looks to throw a body kick
and Imbula counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Imbula lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Stasius Venom seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A slow jab from Imbula misses its intended target.
Venom ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Imbula has managed to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Venom fails to land.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Venom tries to work over Imbula's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Venom scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Venom misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula lands a body punch in the clinch.
Venom misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Venom.
Imbula stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Venom swings wildly with an uppercut but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Imbula scores with a nice hook to the head.
Imbula takes a shot to the head.
A left hand lands to the body for Imbula.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Venom.
Venom wants to break free but Imbula has control.
Venom is trying to push Imbula away but Imbula has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Venom blocking some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Venom misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Venom fails to land.
Venom fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Venom definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Venom lands a hook that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A left hand lands to the body for Imbula.
Imbula lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Venom fails to land.
Venom swings wildly with an uppercut but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Venom is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Imbula lands with a right to the head.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Venom pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Venom misses with a lunging right hand
and Imbula counters with a straight right hand.
Imbula scores with a jab to the jaw.
Imbula slips under a jab from Venom.
Venom swinging wildly here.
Imbula doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula misses with a straight right.
Venom throws a quick counter kick to the body but Imbula avoids it.
Venom scores with a body shot.
Imbula bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Venom misses with a double jab

and Imbula counters with a crisp one two that drops Venom! Imbula thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Venom to his feet! Venom is in big trouble!

Venom is rocked!

Imbula dives in and gets a big takedown. He lands in full mount and immediately unloads a series of heavy strikes! Venom has had enough and taps out.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Cheik Imbula!
Cheik Imbula thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: OFC 340: Lafayette vs Chiku II     
Date:   Feb 17, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 475 p4p, 64 weight class) and Bertram Adelhard (ranked 1182 p4p, 159 weight class). Imbula's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, ~Apache~. Adelhard has chosen Volbeat - Still Counting as his entrance music. Bertram Adelhard has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
27
180 lbs
12 - 8 - 1
189 cm
27
175 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Bertram Adelhard!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Robert Douchet and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula tries to move into range but Adelhard moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Adelhard fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Imbula has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Imbula connects with a solid leg kick.

Adelhard closes the distance and clinches.
Imbula lands an uppercut.
Adelhard lands a shoulder strike.
Adelhard lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Imbula 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.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.
Adelhard has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Imbula avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Adelhard misses with the head strike.
A shot in the inside from Imbula.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
Adelhard doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Adelhard breaks from the clinch.
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!
Imbula moves out of range as Adelhard strikes.
Adelhard chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Adelhard throws a low kick but Imbula avoids it.
Imbula throwing a counter right hand but Adelhard manages to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Imbula. Adelhard does a little dance to reset his feet.
It seemed like Adelhard was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Imbula connects with a single shot there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice straight punches there by Imbula. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Imbula.
Adelhard pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Imbula misses the jab.
Adelhard was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Imbula misses with a straight right.
Adelhard looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
Adelhard throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.

Adelhard has Imbula up against the cage in a clinch.
Imbula misses with the head strike.
Adelhard tries a body shot but Imbula blocks it.
Imbula can't find room to land a body shot as Adelhard controls the action.
Imbula misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Adelhard.
Adelhard misses with a hook from the clinch.
Adelhard doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Adelhard prevents a body shot from Imbula.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula working aggressively here.
A nice right hand lands inside from Imbula.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Adelhard.
Imbula working aggressively here.
Imbula lands with a short punch from the clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A head punch on the inside from Adelhard fails to land.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Adelhard.
Imbula takes a shot to the head.
Imbula is defending well against a takedown attempt.
A head punch on the inside from Imbula fails to land.
Adelhard is looking for a takedown.
Cheik Imbula has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Bertram Adelhard.
Adelhard working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Adelhard wants a takedown.
Imbula lands with a left to the head.
Imbula working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Adelhard.
Imbula is working Adelhard over against the cage.
Imbula lands a left hand.
Imbula blocks a body shot from Adelhard.
Adelhard misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Adelhard stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Adelhard blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Adelhard.
Imbula lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Adelhard backwards.
Imbula working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Imbula throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Adelhard looks winded!
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Imbula as Adelhard tries to tie him up.
Adelhard tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Adelhard wants a takedown.
Adelhard throws a head punch that misses.
Imbula blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A left hand lands to the body for Imbula.
Imbula lands a body punch in the clinch.
Imbula digs a right hand into Adelhard's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Adelhard's gas tank.
Imbula can't find room to land a body shot as Adelhard controls the action.
Imbula's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Adelhard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula gets through Adelhard's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Adelhard breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Imbula tries a head kick but it misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Imbula turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Adelhard throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Both fighters circling a little - Imbula finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Adelhard moves out of range of the body kick from Imbula.
A clash of legs there as Adelhard blocks the low kick.
Imbula moves out of range of the strikes.
A counter left hand to the body from Imbula misses its target.
Adelhard looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
Adelhard looks to land a left hand but Imbula moved out of range nicely.
Imbula throws a nice inside leg kick.
Adelhard lands a nice shot that snaps Imbula's head back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Adelhard throws a solid leg kick but Imbula takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Adelhard.

Adelhard has taken the fight to the clinch.
Imbula being controlled against the cage.
Imbula scores with a hook to the body.
Adelhard doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Imbula lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Imbula goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Adelhard tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Imbula's elbow.
A body shot lands from Imbula.
Imbula misses with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Adelhard can do to turn this around?
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Adelhard avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.
Imbula scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Adelhard working aggressively here.
Adelhard working some nice short punches in the clinch.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Adelhard wants to get back to striking at distance but Imbula won't allow it.
Adelhard is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Adelhard throws a head punch that misses.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Adelhard avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.
Imbula blocks a body shot from Adelhard.
Imbula lands a body shot in the clinch.
Adelhard is breathing heavily.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Adelhard.
Adelhard is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Imbula throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Imbula pushes Adelhard back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Imbula working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Imbula gets through Adelhard's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Imbula lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Adelhard or not.
Imbula working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Imbula lands a right hand that snaps the head of Adelhard backwards.

Adelhard is rocked!
Imbula lands a body punch in the clinch.
Adelhard is still on wobbly legs! Can Imbula finish him?
Imbula lands a body shot in the clinch.
Adelhard seems to have recovered his senses.
A body shot lands from Imbula.
Imbula digs a right hand into Adelhard's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Adelhard's gas tank.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula scores with a hook to the body.
A right hook to the body lands for Imbula.
Imbula lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula scores with a shoulder strike.
Imbula is stalling here.
Cheik Imbula has scored more points in the clinch so far.

Imbula works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
Imbula won't allow Adelhard to sweep him here.
Imbula throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Imbula works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Imbula lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Adelhard won't allow Imbula to pass to mount.

Imbula wants to work for an arm triangle but Adelhard is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Imbula wants to control but Adelhard is keeping him busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula trying to pass the guard but Adelhard defending well.

Imbula seems to be looking for submissions.
Adelhard tries to get to full guard but Imbula has control of the leg.
Adelhard wants to control but Imbula is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Adelhard is not content to let Imbula control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
The fighters are battling for position here. Adelhard manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Adelhard wants to sweep but no luck.
Imbula slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Imbula passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Adelhard is looking to regain half guard here but Imbula keeps moving and retains side control.
Imbula sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Adelhard is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Imbula misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Imbula throws a body kick that misses
and Adelhard counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A shot to the liver by Adelhard. Beautiful body shot.

Imbula has Adelhard up against the cage in a clinch.
Adelhard's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Adelhard is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Imbula is defending well.
Imbula blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Imbula tries a body shot but Adelhard blocks it.
Imbula leaning against his opponent.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Adelhard.
Imbula lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Adelhard or not.
Adelhard lands with a short shot to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Adelhard takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Imbula scores with a shot to the side of Adelhard's head.
Imbula scores with a shoulder strike.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A frustrated look appears on Adelhard's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Imbula misses with a body punch.
Imbula lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Adelhard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Imbula has hold of one of Adelhard's legs. Adelhard is fighting the takedown attempt but Imbula gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Imbula trying to control the position from guard on top but Adelhard is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Imbula showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

Imbula drops back looking for a submission - "I'm sorry sir, but I'm gunna break your leg" says Imbula as he cranks on the unfortunate limb! Adelhard screams and taps out before any major damage is done! Don't mess with Imbula! Nice submission victory there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:40 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kneebar). Cheik Imbula!
Cheik Imbula decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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RATING
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Event: OFC 337: Ribber vs Tonon     
Date:   Jan 31, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 263 p4p, 36 weight class) and Gunnar Johnsson (ranked 370 p4p, 56 weight class). Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by ~Apache~. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
26
180 lbs
12 - 7 - 1
180 cm
30
178 lbs
18 - 6 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Gunnar Johnsson!
The judges for this bout are Dillan Fox, Yves DeLean and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula lets loose with a powerful body kick. Johnsson will feel that in the morning.

Johnsson fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Imbula, pushing him back against the cage.

Imbula manages to pull guard.

Imbula looking for a guillotine here but Johnsson defends easily.
Imbula 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.

Imbula working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Johnsson doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Johnsson manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Johnsson looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnsson won't allow Imbula to sweep him here.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Imbula throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Imbula wants to sweep here but Johnsson controlling him for the moment.
Imbula has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Johnsson passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Johnsson wants to control but Imbula is keeping him busy.
Imbula tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Johnsson wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

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

Johnsson stands up and we're back to a striking position.
Johnsson cracks Imbula with a right hand to the side of the head.
Johnsson lands a high kick!
Imbula fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Johnsson manages to avoid it.
Johnsson lands with a straight right. Imbula didn't see that one coming.
Imbula avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Johnsson defending well as Imbula loads up on a big left hand.
Imbula defending well as Johnsson loads up on a big left hand.
Gunnar Johnsson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A bone on bone clash there as Imbula blocks the leg kick.
It looked like Imbula wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Johnsson connects with a good right hand that stumbles Imbula. Imbula circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnsson swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
Johnsson throws a leg kick but Imbula sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Imbula thows a body kick. Johnsson tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Imbula tries a head kick but it misses.
A big right from Imbula misses.
Johnsson misses with a hook.
Johnsson throws a jab but it's blocked by Imbula.
It looked like Imbula wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Imbula looks for the body kick but Johnsson saw that one coming.
Imbula sizes up Johnsson with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Johnsson is looking to land body kicks.
Imbula tries to counter by clinching up but Johnsson breaks away and moves out of range.
Johnsson misses with a head kick.
Imbula swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Johnsson throws a leg kick
and Imbula counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Johnsson connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Imbula pulls out of a head kick attempt.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Imbula blocks a head kick by Johnsson.
Johnsson slips a jab from Imbula.
Johnsson scores with a sloppy right hand. Imbula should have avoided that one.
Johnsson uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Imbula.
Johnsson takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

It looks like Gunnar Johnsson has been cut.
Imbula fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Johnsson manages to avoid it.
Johnsson on the wrong end of a nice hook.

Imbula clinches up against the cage.
Imbula prevents a body shot from Johnsson.
Imbula lands a nice uppercut.
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 Cheik Imbula will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Gunnar Johnsson's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Johnsson shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Imbula jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Johnsson avoids a kick to the body.
Johnsson throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Imbula.
Johnsson throws out a loose jab but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Imbula was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Imbula takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Johnsson defending well as Imbula loads up on a big left hand.
Johnsson ducks under a wild hook from Imbula.
Johnsson staying out of range there.
Johnsson looks like he wants to counter punch here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnsson misses with a body shot.
Imbula is looking to counter punch.
Imbula just misses with a punch to the body.
Johnsson raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Johnsson connects with a nice looking jab.
Imbula misses with a kick to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Johnsson! But no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula tries to clinch but Johnsson moves out of range.
Johnsson misses with a hook. Imbula ducked under it nicely.
Johnsson misses the shot to the body.
Imbula misses with an uppercut.
Johnsson flicks out a counter leg kick but Imbula steps away.
Johnsson lands a nice looking kick to the body. Imbula takes a step back to recover.
Imbula moves out of range as Johnsson throws a body kick.
Imbula moves out of range as Johnsson throws a body kick.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Johnsson throws out the jab.
Johnsson tests Imbula's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Johnsson is looking to land body kicks.
Johnsson throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Johnsson throws a series of punches but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula is looking to counter punch.
Johnsson lets loose with a powerful body kick. Imbula will feel that in the morning.
Nice jab there from Johnsson.
A looping hook to the body misses from Imbula. Johnsson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Imbula misses with a hook
enabling Johnsson to counter with a crisp jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Johnsson is looking to clinch.
Johnsson misses with a low kick.
Imbula scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Johnsson tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Imbula lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Johnsson fails in his attempt to clinch.
Imbula quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Imbula steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Johnsson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnsson on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Imbula. Imbula obviously looking to wear him down.
No joy there for Johnsson, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Johnsson slips under a jab.
Nice defenses there by Johnsson.
Johnsson flicks out a counter leg kick but Imbula steps away.
Johnsson scores with a nice right hand.
Johnsson takes a swing at Imbula's ribcage but misses.
Imbula slips under a jab from Johnsson.
Johnsson tries to land a front kick but Imbula steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Imbula cracks Johnsson with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Imbula throws a body shot but no joy.
Imbula throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Johnsson loads up on a big right hand but Imbula slips the punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Johnsson throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
enabling Imbula to counter with a crisp jab.
Imbula throws a hook but Johnsson blocks it.
Johnsson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Imbula.
Imbula moves into range and lands a nice leg 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!
Johnsson misses with the body kick
and Imbula counters with a straight right hand.
Imbula just misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula tried to score with a low kick but Johnsson checks it.
Johnsson fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Imbula has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gunnar Johnsson seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Johnsson tries a head kick but it misses.
Imbula seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Johnsson pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Imbula is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Johnsson stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Gunnar Johnsson showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Gunnar Johnsson's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Johnsson looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
Imbula throws a looping overhand right but Johnsson ducks down to avoid it.
Imbula avoids a kick to the body.
Imbula throws a quick counter kick to the body but Johnsson avoids it.
Imbula throws a shot from downtown. Johnsson moves away and avoids it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Imbula.
Johnsson is looking to score with low kicks.
Imbula connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Johnsson 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 Imbula has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Imbula and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Johnsson chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A lazy left from Johnsson finds it's target.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Johnsson.
Johnsson bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Imbula's head backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Johnsson connects with a body shot.
Johnsson looks to land a body kick but Imbula moved away.

Johnsson takes the fight into the clinch.

Johnsson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Johnsson lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Johnsson lands an overhand right.
Imbula chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Johnsson can pounce on him.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Johnsson.
Imbula takes a swing at Johnsson's ribcage but misses.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Johnsson throws a poor cross that misses
and Imbula counters with a slapping leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula thows a left - swing and a miss!
Johnsson throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula lands a high kick!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Imbula cracks Johnsson with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Imbula has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Johnsson to stand back up!

Johnsson is rocked!
Imbula steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Johnsson.
Johnsson is still on wobbly legs! Can Imbula finish him?
Imbula with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Johnsson to score with a decent uppercut.
A head kick misses from Imbula.
Johnsson seems to have recovered his senses.
Imbula bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Johnsson tries a low kick but Imbula avoids it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Johnsson.
Johnsson throws a big shot that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Johnsson throws a body shot but no joy.
Johnsson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Johnsson changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnsson connects with a high kick.
Imbula pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Johnsson throws a lazy uppercut
and Imbula counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Imbula scores with a jab.

That has opened up Gunnar Johnsson's cut even more.
Imbula connects with a body shot.
Johnsson takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Imbula walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Imbula scores with a nice strike.
Imbula slips a jab from Johnsson.
Imbula pushes Johnsson away with a front kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Imbula tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Johnsson was well out of range. Poor timing from Imbula.
A combination from Johnsson does no damage.
Imbula tries to clinch there but Johnsson circles away.
Imbula moves away from the strike by Johnsson.
Imbula staying out of range there.
Imbula checks a leg kick.
Johnsson fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Imbula misses with a head kick.
Imbula dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Johnsson steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Imbula. That one must have hurt.
Johnsson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Gunnar Johnsson.
I think Johnsson 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 Dillan Fox scores the fight 28:29
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 28:29
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Gunnar Johnsson!
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FIGHT
RATING
57%

 

Event: OFC 331: Black Christmas VI     
Date:   Dec 25, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 268 p4p, 38 weight class) and Dante Flux (ranked 966 p4p, 141 weight class). Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by ~Apache~. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
26
180 lbs
11 - 7 - 1
185 cm
31
181 lbs
14 - 6 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
Aspire Clothing

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Dante Flux!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Trevor Gratis and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Flux ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
A looping hook to the body misses from Imbula. Flux does a little dance to reset his feet.
Flux chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Imbula can pounce on him.
Imbula throws the left hand but Flux avoids the punch easily.
No luck for Imbula with that takedown attempt.
Flux will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Imbula throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Flux leaves Imbula with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Flux tries to work over Imbula's front leg with a kick but Imbula checks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Flux slips under a jab from Imbula.
Flux misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Imbula lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Flux misses with a hook
and Imbula cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Flux slips under a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Flux misses with a head kick.
Imbula looks to score with a jab to the body but Flux is just out of range.
Flux takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Imbula swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Imbula sets himself, and Flux steps forward looking for the clinch! Imbula avoids it this time.
Imbula misses with a combination

and Flux counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Flux blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Imbula tries to work over Flux's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Flux lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Imbula scores with a hook to the body.
Flux struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Imbula misses with some punches.
Imbula goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Imbula.
Flux fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Imbula breaks the clinch.
Imbula has been working on his boxing with his coaches at The Wild Beasts Zoo in the buildup to the fight.
Flux connects with an inside leg kick.
Imbula scores with a kick to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Imbula thows a left - swing and a miss!
Flux misses with a wild combination.
Flux avoids the body shot from Imbula.
Flux is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Imbula getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Flux misses with a looping left.
A solid leg kick lands there for Imbula.
A looping hook to the body misses from Flux. Imbula does a little dance to reset his feet.
Flux throws a shot from downtown. Imbula moves away and avoids it.
Flux cracks Imbula with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Imbula misses the shot to the body.
Flux throws out a counter right but Imbula avoids it with no problem.
A nice inside leg kick there by Imbula. That's going to slow Flux down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Flux misses with the combination.
Imbula was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nice body kick from Imbula.
Imbula keeps Flux at a distance using the push kick.
Flux fails with an attempt to clinch.
Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Flux.
Cheik Imbula seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Good work by Flux as he checks the leg kick.
It seemed like Flux was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Flux pivots, looking for a leg kick but Imbula is out of range and Flux settles back down.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Flux throws out the jab.
Flux uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
Imbula wants to land a leg kick but Flux is out of range.
Flux swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Imbula counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Flux blocks a head kick by Imbula.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Flux throws a right hand that misses
and Imbula counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The fighters circling - Imbula throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Imbula looks to throw the jab but Flux is out of range.
Flux misses with a low kick.
Imbula bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Imbula moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Flux ducks right into an uppercut from Imbula.
A left lands for Imbula.
Imbula misses with a looping left.
Flux flicks out a counter leg kick but Imbula steps away.
Imbula throws a lazy right hand but Flux sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Flux tries to counter by closing the distance.
Flux on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
The fight stays on the outside here - Flux looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Imbula is looking to counter punch.
Flux tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Imbula manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Imbula slips a straight right by Flux.
Imbula is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Flux can do to turn this around?
Imbula throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Imbula throws a leg kick
and Flux makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Flux misses with the combination.
A lazy body kick from Imbula
and Flux counters with a head kick.
Imbula scores with a leg kick.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Imbula.
Imbula avoids a kick to the body.
Imbula slips under a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Flux misses with a hook.
Imbula lands with a nice body punch.
Flux takes one to the chin there.
Imbula works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula throws a low kick, looking for Flux's leg but Flux calmly moves out of range.
Flux throws a low kick but it's checked well by Imbula.
Flux looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Imbula bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Flux's head backwards.
A telegraphed right hand from Imbula misses the target.
Flux takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Imbula throws a hook but Flux blocks it.
Flux will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Flux slips under a jab.
Flux blocks a leg kick.
Imbula throws a low kick, looking for Flux's leg but Flux calmly moves out of range.
Flux looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Imbula bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Imbula swats away the attempt to clinch by Flux.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Flux ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Flux dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Imbula. That did some damage!
Imbula throws an off balance right hand
letting Flux counter with a right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Imbula throws a leg kick that is checked
and Flux counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A good leg kick by Imbula.
Flux scores with a jab to the body.
Flux defending well as Imbula loads up on a big left hand.
Flux has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Imbula.
Flux misses the jab.
Imbula ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Flux moves away.
Imbula swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Imbula misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Flux to counter with a crisp jab.
Flux on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Imbula is looking to land body kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Flux is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Imbula with a body shot.
Imbula delivers a nice body kick.
Imbula tries to work over Flux's front leg with a kick but Flux checks it.
Imbula tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Flux was well out of range. Poor timing from Imbula.
And Flux tries to counter it with a takedown but Imbula pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Imbula connects with a solid leg kick.
Imbula throws a sloppy head kick and Flux moves out of range easily.
Flux checks a low kick from Imbula.
Flux swings away with a body shot that misses
and Imbula counters with a straight right hand.
Imbula swings widly with a right hand
and Flux counters with a nice uppercut.
Flux lands with a nice body punch.
Imbula ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Flux moves away.
Flux appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Flux misses with a right hand
and Imbula counters with a straight right hand.
Flux tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Imbula is able to avoid easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula throws a leg kick
and Flux cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Imbula lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Flux scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Imbula jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Flux blocks a head kick by Imbula.
Imbula connects with a right hand. Flux shakes it off.
Flux misses with a straight left.
Imbula explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Flux lands a front kick.
Flux throws a leg kick
and Imbula counters with a nice leg kick.
Imbula looks to score with a jab to the body but Flux is just out of range.
Imbula displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Flux throws out the jab.
Imbula looks for the body kick but Flux saw that one coming.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Imbula tries to bum rush Flux with a series of wild strikes but Flux uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Flux appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Imbula blocks a jab.
Flux avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Flux moves out of range of the body kick from Imbula.
A nice side step and Flux releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Imbula fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Flux.
Flux misses the shot to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Imbula on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
That kick from Imbula tenderised Flux's leg. Flux is trying to keep his angry face on.
Imbula throws a nice inside leg kick.
Flux steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula takes a jab right on the kisser.
Imbula misses with a hook to the body
letting Flux counter with a right hand.
Flux gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Flux is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Flux lands with a straight right. Imbula didn't see that one coming.
Flux slips under a jab.
Flux raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Flux throws a head kick that misses.
Flux swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Imbula digs a good body shot into Flux's ribs.
Flux lands a jab.
Imbula shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

Imbula is rocked!
Flux tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Imbula manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Nice shot by Imbula.
Imbula lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Dante Flux has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Flux ducks under a wild hook from Imbula.
Imbula moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Imbula throws a head kick but Flux moves out of range.
Imbula throws a hook to the side of Flux's head but Flux sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A jab lands there for Imbula.
Good standup being displayed there by Imbula as he connects with a hook.
Flux takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Imbula fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Flux gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Imbula.
Imbula throws a poor cross that misses
and Flux counters with a straight right hand.
Imbula on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Imbula scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Flux tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Imbula was well out of range. Poor timing from Flux.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula lands a jab to Flux's midsection.
Imbula lands an overhand right.
Imbula checks a low kick from Flux.
Flux pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Flux connects with a solid leg kick.
Nice body punch from Imbula.
Imbula lands a really nice looking cross but Flux seems unphased.
Flux misses with a low kick.
Imbula lands a jab to the head.
Flux throws a sloppy head kick
and Imbula counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Imbula swings for the body but Flux moves out of range.
Flux lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Flux's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Imbula clobbers Flux with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheers as Imbula lands an impressive looking overhand right. Flux doesn't seem phased though.
Flux tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Imbula was well out of range. Poor timing from Flux.
And Imbula counters with a quick kick to the body but Flux blocks it.
Flux throws out a leg kick but Imbula moves out of range and Flux only half commits.
It appears Imbula was looking to counter with a kick there.
Imbula with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Imbula uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Imbula just misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

Flux closes the distance and clinches.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Flux doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Cheik Imbula is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Imbula.
A head punch on the inside from Flux fails to land.

And that's the end of the fight!
Cheik Imbula showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Imbula, 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 Ian Loll scores the fight 30:27
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 30:27
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Cheik Imbula!

An out of breath Cheik Imbula thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: OFC 324: Imbula vs Maneno     
Date:   Nov 15, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 111 p4p, 17 weight class) and Chiku Maneno (ranked 224 p4p, 33 weight class). Imbula's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, ~Apache~. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

185 cm
25
180 lbs
11 - 6 - 1
178 cm
33
177 lbs
29 - 15 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 15 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Chiku Maneno!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Alec Ball and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Maneno fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Imbula manages to avoid it.
Imbula was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Maneno fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Imbula manages to avoid it.
Imbula is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Maneno cracks a nice hook into Imbula's ribs.
Maneno lands a body shot.
Imbula is looking to chop away at Maneno's legs.
Imbula scores with a body shot.
Imbula throws a head kick that misses.
Maneno scores with a punch to the head.
Maneno steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
Imbula 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.
Imbula lands with an overhand left.
Chiku Maneno seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A jab from Imbula does it's job 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!
Imbula throws a body punch but Maneno moves out of range.
Maneno tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Imbula was well out of range. Poor timing from Maneno.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Maneno wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula throws a body kick that misses
and Maneno counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Imbula fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Imbula misses the target.
Maneno getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Maneno is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Imbula rather than just go for the knockout.
Imbula moves forwards but Maneno connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Maneno misses with a wild body shot.
Imbula thows a left - swing and a miss!
Maneno throws the left hand but Imbula avoids the punch easily.
Maneno looks to throw the jab but Imbula is out of range.
Nice jab there from Imbula.
Imbula throws a sloppy body shot
and Maneno counters with a straight right hand.
A big left from Maneno misses.
Maneno throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Imbula takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Maneno fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Imbula manages to avoid it.
Maneno throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Maneno blocks a leg kick.
Maneno misses with a body shot.
Maneno blocks a low kick nicely.
Imbula shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

Imbula rushes Maneno and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Imbula lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Imbula fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula misses with a punch on the inside.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Imbula tries a body shot but Maneno blocks it.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Maneno avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Imbula fails to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula lands an uppercut.
Imbula jumps guard but Maneno turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.

Maneno pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Both fighters circling a little - Imbula finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Imbula chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Maneno misses with an uppercut

and Imbula counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Imbula tries to work over Maneno's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.
Imbula fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

Maneno manages to break the clinch.
Maneno swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Maneno moves out of range of the body kick from Imbula.
Maneno just misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Maneno takes a swing at Imbula's ribcage but misses.
A little feinted left hand from Imbula on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Maneno misses the body punch
and Imbula counters with a straight right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Imbula tries to move into range but Maneno moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Maneno takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Maneno avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Imbula throws a half hearted mid kick.
Imbula swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Maneno is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Imbula with a body shot.
Maneno slips a straight right by Imbula.
Imbula slips a straight right by Maneno.
Maneno connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Imbula slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Maneno pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Maneno lands an overhand right.
Maneno is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Imbula had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Maneno throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
An attempted straight right counter from Imbula misses the target.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
A little jabbing left from Maneno on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Chiku Maneno will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Maneno ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Maneno fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Imbula on the side of the head.
Maneno lunges at Imbula with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Imbula's hand.

Imbula is rocked!
Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Maneno.
Oh Imbula is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Imbula lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Maneno backs up against the cage.

It looks like Chiku Maneno has been cut.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Maneno crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Imbula - the referee stops the clock and Maneno gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Imbula. Maneno manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Imbula seems to have got his legs back now.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Imbula has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Imbula there as he acknowledges the shot.
Nice shot lands for Maneno.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Maneno thuds a left hand into Imbula's body.
Maneno has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Maneno throws out a powerful jab.
Imbula uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Maneno.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Chiku Maneno seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Maneno throws a jab when Imbula was well out of range.
Maneno lands with a straight right. Imbula didn't see that one coming.
Imbula takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Maneno misses with a body shot.
Maneno scores with a jab.
Maneno looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
Imbula appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Maneno has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Maneno shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Maneno. Imbula does a little dance to reset his feet.
A slow jab from Imbula misses its intended target.
Maneno throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Imbula sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Maneno takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Maneno lands a nice shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Maneno just misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
A decent looking cross lands there for Maneno.
Maneno misses with an uppercut
and Imbula counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Maneno rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Imbula counters with a nice uppercut.
Imbula misses the jab.
Maneno looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Imbula lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Imbula lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Imbula thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Maneno if he has to take too many more of those.
A jab from Maneno misses.
Donk. Imbula catches Maneno right on the button with a cross.
Imbula uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Maneno.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula dips to his left and cracks Maneno with an uppercut!
Maneno misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Imbula.
Maneno stuns Imbula with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Imbula takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Maneno staying out of range there.
A little jabbing left from Maneno on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Maneno throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A big right from Imbula misses.
A jab from Imbula misses.
Maneno connects with a single shot there.
Imbula walks into a left hand.
Imbula misses with a lunging right hand
and Maneno counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Imbula tries a low kick but Maneno avoids it.
Maneno let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Imbula throws the left hand but Maneno avoids the punch easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula slips a straight right by Maneno.
Maneno cracks Imbula with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Maneno takes a swing at Imbula's ribcage but misses.
Imbula moves out of range of the strikes.
Imbula swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Maneno swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
Maneno misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Imbula counters with a nice uppercut.
Maneno connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Maneno looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Maneno just misses with a punch to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Imbula misses the target.
Maneno throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Maneno takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Imbula takes the fight into the clinch.
Maneno wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Chiku Maneno will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Chiku Maneno'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.


Maneno throws a predictable looking body shot
and Imbula counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Maneno thinking.
Maneno fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Nice straight punches there by Imbula. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Imbula.
Maneno looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Imbula staying out of range there.
Imbula tests Maneno's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Imbula is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Maneno.
A countering left hand to the body from Maneno misses.
Imbula lands with a right hand.

Maneno is rocked!
Imbula steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Maneno.
Imbula throws a quick inside leg kick.
Maneno lands a really nice looking cross but Imbula seems unphased.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Maneno ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nice shot lands for Maneno.
Imbula looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Maneno moves out of range of the strikes.
Maneno waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Imbula.
Maneno misses with a wild body shot.
Imbula throws a leg kick but Maneno sees it coming and moves out of range.
Imbula moves out of range of the strikes.
Imbula pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Maneno 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 good leg kick by Imbula.
Imbula moves away from the strike by Maneno.
Imbula takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Maneno lands a right hook to the body.
Imbula throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Maneno does it's job there.
Maneno throws an off balance right hand
and Imbula counters with a left to the body.
Maneno moves out of range as Imbula throws a body kick.
Maneno throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Maneno connects with a body shot that sends Imbula's belly button to the back.
Imbula moves forwards but Maneno connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Maneno throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Maneno lands a head shot.
Maneno lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Maneno moves out of range as Imbula strikes.
Imbula ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
It looked like Imbula was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Maneno.
Jab, jab by Imbula - just one landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Maneno misses with a hook.
A looping hook to the body misses from Maneno. Imbula does a little dance to reset his feet.
Imbula throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Imbula on the wrong end of a nice jab.
BOOM! Maneno lands a beautiful left hook that drops Imbula. Imbula tries to recover but Maneno is having none of it, landing more punishing shots from mount. One final crushing shot and Imbula lies motionless on the canvas. The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:31 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Chiku Maneno!
Chiku Maneno is the new welterweight champion!
Chiku Maneno seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: OFC 317: Hilo     
Date:   Oct 14, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Yancy Makaki Iii (ranked 58 p4p, 9 weight class) and Cheik Imbula (ranked 484 p4p, 80 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Imbula's choice of entrance music: ~Apache~. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
26
177 lbs
14 - 4 - 0
185 cm
25
180 lbs
10 - 6 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Hell's Balls Recovery (160)
KAISER Nutrition - Q160

Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Yancy Makaki Iii!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
The judges for this bout are Josh West, Ryoma Takatsuka and Jeff Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A jab from Makaki Iii finds it's way through Imbula's defenses.
Makaki Iii misses with a hook
and Imbula makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Makaki Iii looks to land a combination but Imbula avoids it well.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Imbula connects with a right hand. Makaki Iii shakes it off.
Makaki Iii misses with a wild body shot.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Makaki Iii.
Imbula moves away from the strike by Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii is looking to score with low kicks.
Imbula pulls out of a head kick attempt.
The fighters circle momentarily. Makaki Iii darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Makaki Iii takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
A low kick from Makaki Iii misses
and Imbula counters with a stiff right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula avoids a kick to the body.
Makaki Iii definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Imbula goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula misses with an uppercut
and Imbula takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Makaki Iii takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Makaki Iii throws a head kick that misses.
Crunch! Imbula slams his shin into Makaki Iii's torso.
Makaki Iii with a jab.
Makaki Iii uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Imbula.
Imbula takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Makaki Iii looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
Yancy Makaki Iii seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Imbula keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Makaki Iii.
Imbula lands a nice leg kick that just misses Makaki Iii's sensitive parts.
We've been informed that Imbula 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.
Imbula lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.

It looks like Yancy Makaki Iii has been cut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Makaki Iii connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Makaki Iii throws a leg kick
and Imbula counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Imbula scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Makaki Iii doesn't seem bothered though.
A big right from Makaki Iii misses.
Imbula cracks Makaki Iii with a right hand to the side of the head.
A big right from Imbula misses.
Imbula misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii is looking to counter punch.
Makaki Iii misses with a body shot.
Imbula looks to throw the jab but Makaki Iii is out of range.
Makaki Iii throws an off balance right hand
and Imbula counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Makaki Iii darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Makaki Iii misses with a right hand
and Imbula makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Imbula just misses with a punch to the body.
Makaki Iii slips under a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A lazy body kick from Imbula
letting Makaki Iii counter with a right hand.
Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Makaki Iii.
Some bone on bone action there as Imbula checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Imbula moves into range and connects with a jab.
Makaki Iii misses with a lunging right hand
and Imbula counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Imbula misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Makaki Iii to counter with a crisp jab.
Imbula misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Makaki Iii.
Imbula lunges at Makaki Iii with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Makaki Iii's hand.
The fighters circling - Imbula throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Makaki Iii turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Imbula showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Makaki Iii.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii scores with a jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Makaki Iii pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Makaki Iii looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
Imbula thows a leg kick but Makaki Iii checks it
and Makaki Iii counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Imbula throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Imbula lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Imbula throws a big shot that misses.
A little feinted left hand from Makaki Iii on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Makaki Iii looks to land a combination but Imbula avoids it well.
Makaki Iii moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Makaki Iii drops Imbula with a beautiful combination! Imbula stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Makaki Iii is looking for the KO!

Imbula is rocked!
Makaki Iii scores with a shot to the body.
Imbula is still on wobbly legs! Can Makaki Iii finish him?
Imbula looks to score with a jab to the body but Makaki Iii is just out of range.
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 Yancy Makaki Iii will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Yancy Makaki Iii's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Makaki Iii cracks Imbula with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Imbula seems to have recovered his senses.
Makaki Iii avoids a kick to the body.
Makaki Iii sizes up Imbula with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Makaki Iii uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Imbula.
Makaki Iii works the jab nicely.
Imbula throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Makaki Iii tried to counter with a leg kick but Imbula avoided it.
Makaki Iii shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
It seemed like Imbula was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Imbula throws a lazy uppercut
and Imbula takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Imbula scores with a decent looking hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula scores with a shot to the body.
Imbula walks into a straight right hand from Makaki Iii.
Imbula misses with a straight right.
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!
Imbula just misses with a punch to the body.
It looked like Makaki Iii wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii misses with a looping right.
Makaki Iii scores with a nice head shot.
Makaki Iii looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
Makaki Iii scores with the left hand. Imbula knows he should have avoided that one.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula misses with a looping right.
Imbula fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Makaki Iii blocks the body kick.
Yancy Makaki Iii is winning the standup battle so far.
Imbula tries to land a body kick
and Makaki Iii counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
That kick from Makaki Iii tenderised Imbula's leg. Imbula is trying to keep his angry face on.
Makaki Iii avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Imbula tries to land a front kick but Makaki Iii steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula moves out of range of the body kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Imbula.
Makaki Iii takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Imbula ducks under a wild hook from Makaki Iii.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Imbula throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Imbula misses with the body kick
and Makaki Iii counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Makaki Iii throws a poor cross that misses
and Imbula counters with a nice uppercut.
Imbula misses with a body shot.
Makaki Iii connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Imbula's hands.
Makaki Iii swings away with a body shot that misses
and Imbula counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Makaki Iii misses with an uppercut.
Makaki Iii slips under a jab from Imbula.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Makaki Iii looks to land a body kick but Imbula moved away.
Imbula connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Imbula has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Imbula throws a lazy right hand but Makaki Iii sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Imbula misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Makaki Iii counters with a nice uppercut.
Imbula cracks the inside of Makaki Iii's front leg.
Makaki Iii throws a jab when Imbula was well out of range.
Makaki Iii looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
A solid leg kick lands there for Imbula.
Makaki Iii misses with a straight right.
Makaki Iii misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Imbula.
Makaki Iii thows a left - swing and a miss!
Imbula tries to counter with a clinch but Makaki Iii shakes him off and moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Makaki Iii. Imbula does a little dance to reset his feet.
Makaki Iii with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Imbula moves into range and connects with a jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Makaki Iii throws a lazy uppercut
and Imbula cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Makaki Iii misses with a body shot.
Imbula avoids the body shot from Makaki Iii.
Imbula feints the counter takedown.
Makaki Iii throws a nice inside leg kick.
Makaki Iii misses with a body shot.
Makaki Iii misses with an attempted mid kick.
Makaki Iii throws a head kick that misses.
Imbula 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.
A head kick misses from Imbula.
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 Yancy Makaki Iii will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Yancy Makaki Iii's cut.
That's time! Makaki Iii's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Imbula throws a sloppy head kick and Makaki Iii moves out of range easily.
Makaki Iii throws a nice inside leg kick.
Makaki Iii misses with a lunging right hand
letting Imbula counter with a right hand.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Makaki Iii.
Imbula throws out a counter right but Makaki Iii avoids it with no problem.
Makaki Iii ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
Imbula takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Imbula throws a body kick that misses.
Imbula swings away with a leg kick that misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Makaki Iii. That's going to slow Imbula down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Makaki Iii keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Imbula scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Makaki Iii doesn't seem bothered though.
Makaki Iii throws a nice looking combination but Imbula bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
A big right from Imbula misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Makaki Iii swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Imbula rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Makaki Iii counters with a one-two to the body.
Makaki Iii swings widly with a right hand
and Makaki Iii takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A chopping leg kick lands by Makaki Iii.
Imbula ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Makaki Iii backing away here, and Imbula unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Imbula scores with a crisp jab that stopped Makaki Iii in his tracks.
Imbula throws a right hand that misses
and Makaki Iii counters with a straight right hand.
Nice cross by Makaki Iii.
Imbula takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Imbula's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Imbula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Imbula.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Makaki Iii misses with a hook. Imbula ducked under it nicely.
Imbula was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Makaki Iii.
Imbula jabs at Makaki Iii's body.
Makaki Iii lands a head shot.
Makaki Iii misses the shot to the body.
Makaki Iii throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
Imbula scores with a leg kick.
Imbula ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Imbula misses with an uppercut. Makaki Iii saw that one coming.
Makaki Iii throwing a counter right hand but Imbula manages to avoid it.
Imbula slips a jab and a cross from Makaki Iii.
Imbula replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Makaki Iii blocks it well.
Nice shot lands for Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii walks into a stiff left hand from Imbula.
Makaki Iii misses the body punch
and Imbula counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Makaki Iii is rocked!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Makaki Iii is predictable there
and Imbula counters with a huge left! Makaki Iii is in big trouble! He's backing up but Imbula isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Makaki Iii from any more damage. A dominating finish by Imbula!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:10 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Cheik Imbula!
Cheik Imbula is the new welterweight champion!
Cheik Imbula 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.
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Event: OFC 313: Shankoli vs Denis     
Date:   Sep 23, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jack Patton (ranked 567 p4p, 94 weight class) and Cheik Imbula (ranked 885 p4p, 143 weight class). Patton comes to the cage accompanied by Oathbreaker - Where I Live. Imbula comes into a darkened arena with his song building. ~Apache~ kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

187 cm
32
188 lbs
22 - 10 - 1
185 cm
25
180 lbs
9 - 6 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Jack Patton!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Gregory Folan and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Patton moves into the clinch.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
Imbula fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Patton lands a left hand that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Imbula misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula lands a left hand that snaps the head of Patton backwards.
Patton struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Patton tries to throw a body punch but Imbula avoids it by throwing Patton back against the cage.
Imbula lands a left hand.
Imbula working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Imbula lands a nice shot to the body.
Our sources have told us that Patton has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Imbula creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Patton.

Patton breaks from the clinch.
Imbula pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Cheik Imbula seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
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!
Patton throws a hook to the side of Imbula's head but Imbula sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Patton throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Imbula sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Patton misses with a hook
and Imbula counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A low kick from Patton is predictable there
and Imbula counters with a nice low kick that buckles Patton's knee momentarily.
Decent striking displayed by Patton there.
Imbula throws a right and a left that both miss.
As Imbula backs away, Patton returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Imbula swings for the body but Patton moves out of range.
Imbula misses the jab.
Patton throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula 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.
Patton throws a leg kick but Imbula moved away.
Nice shot by Patton.
Imbula throws a head kick but Patton moves out of range.
Patton closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Patton throws a body shot but no joy.
Patton keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula just misses with a punch to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Patton on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Imbula throws a low kick but Patton avoids it.
Patton walks into a straight right hand from Imbula.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Patton.
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!
Patton throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
It seemed like Imbula was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Patton scores with a one two! Imbula had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Decent striking displayed by Imbula there.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Imbula crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Patton - the referee stops the clock and Imbula gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Patton. Imbula manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Patton moves out of range of the strikes.
Patton falls off balance throwing a combination
and Imbula counters with a left to the body.
Imbula will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Patton swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Patton fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Imbula has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Imbula takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Patton needs to keep his hands up - Imbula had a free shot at his head there.
Imbula scores with a shot to the body.
Patton is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick lands from Imbula.
Patton takes one on the button.
Jab from Imbula.
Patton connects with a single shot there.
The fighters circle momentarily. Patton darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Patton avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Imbula throws a low kick, looking for Patton's leg but Patton calmly moves out of range.
Imbula misses with a straight right.
Imbula connects with a leg kick. Patton looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Patton dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Patton connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Imbula goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Patton swings widly with a right hand
and Imbula counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Imbula connects with the punch.
Imbula misses with an uppercut
letting Patton counter with a right hand.
A slow jab from Imbula misses its intended target.
Patton tries to close the distance and clinch but Imbula swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A telegraphed right hand from Imbula misses the target.
Imbula misses with a hook. Patton ducked under it nicely.
Patton takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Patton misses with a body shot.
Patton throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Imbula throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Imbula keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Patton.
A nice side step and Imbula releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Imbula scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula connects with a solid leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Imbula throws a leg kick but Patton checks it.
Patton appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Both fighters circling a little - Imbula finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Patton throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Patton takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Patton lands a jab.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Patton.
Patton throws an overhand right that lands on Imbula's shoulder, as Imbula tries to avoid the shot.
Imbula slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Imbula tries to land a leg kick but Patton saw it coming and moves away.
It looked like Patton wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Patton checks a leg kick nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Patton with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Patton on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Imbula. Imbula obviously looking to wear him down.
Patton takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Patton ducks under a wild hook from Imbula.
Patton throws a quick counter kick to the body but Imbula avoids it.
Imbula has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Patton scores with a jab. Imbula acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula connects with a solid leg kick.
Patton dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Imbula. That did some damage!
Patton uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Imbula.
Imbula looks for the body kick but Patton saw that one coming.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Patton checks a leg kick.
Patton moves out of range of the body kick.
Patton throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

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

Imbula is rocked!
Imbula throws an off balance right hand
and Patton counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Imbula is still on wobbly legs! Can Patton finish him?
This has been an exciting period of action!
Imbula thows a left - swing and a miss!
Patton appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Imbula chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Patton can pounce on him.
Patton closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Imbula missing with a left hand there. Patton was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Imbula throws a leg kick which misses Patton's front leg but catches the back leg as Patton tries to avoid it.
Imbula seems to have recovered his senses.
Patton scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula throws out a loose jab but Patton uses good head movement to avoid it.
Patton takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Patton punishes Imbula's body with a nice straight punch.
Patton keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula lands a body shot.
Patton misses with an uppercut.
Nice shot lands for Imbula.
Patton jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Imbula just misses with a punch to the body.
Patton takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Patton throws a shot from downtown. Imbula moves away and avoids it.
Nice body kick from Imbula.
A clash of legs there as Imbula blocks the low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Patton checks a leg kick.
Patton misses with a head kick.
Cheik Imbula seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Imbula misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Patton.
Imbula throws a shot from downtown. Patton moves away and avoids it.
Patton appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Imbula pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Patton moves out of range of the body kick from Imbula.
An attempted straight right counter from Patton misses the target.
Patton ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
Imbula fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Patton is out of range.
Imbula fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Patton.
Patton throws out a loose jab but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Patton dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Imbula. That did some damage!
Imbula throws an overhand right that lands on Patton's shoulder, as Patton tries to avoid the shot.
A jab lands there for Imbula.
Imbula scores with a jab to the jaw.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Patton throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Imbula's head.
Imbula throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Patton lands a jab to Imbula's midsection.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Patton tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Imbula was well out of range. Poor timing from Patton.
Imbula digs a good hook to Patton's body.
Imbula's jab looks to have found its range, popping Patton under the eye.
Imbula misses with a looping left.
Patton 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.
Imbula lands a nice leg kick that just misses Patton's sensitive parts.
Imbula fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Patton throws a right and a left that Imbula avoids nicely.
The fighters circling - Imbula throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Patton keeps the fight on the outside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Cheik Imbula will probably get the nod - 10:9.
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!


Imbula moves away from the strike by Patton.
Patton is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Imbula scores with a body shot.
Patton misses with a body shot
and Imbula counters with a stiff right hand.
Patton takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Imbula is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Patton.
Patton is looking for a counter combo.
Patton tries to score with a low kick but Imbula moves his leg out of the way.
Imbula uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Patton.
Patton pushes Imbula away with a front kick.
Patton connects with a leg kick. Imbula looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Imbula misses the jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Patton slips a jab and a cross from Imbula.
An inside leg kick lands from Patton.
Patton avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Patton tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Imbula manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Patton misses with a straight right.
Imbula throws out a counter right but Patton avoids it with no problem.
A decent looking cross lands there for Imbula.
Patton lands a right hook to the body.
Imbula connects with a nice looking jab.
A jab from Imbula does it's job there.
Imbula throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Patton lands a jab to the nose.
Patton keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Imbula.
Imbula stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Patton swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula feints a counter leg kick.
Patton stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Imbula takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Imbula takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Patton throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A low kick from Patton is predictable there
and Imbula counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Imbula is looking to score with low kicks.
An inside leg kick lands from Patton.
Patton swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula throws a low kick, looking for Patton's leg but Patton calmly moves out of range.
Imbula swings for the body but Patton moves out of range.
Patton throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Patton moves out of range of the body kick.
Patton ducks right into an uppercut from Imbula.
Patton takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Patton has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Patton there as he acknowledges the shot.

Patton is rocked!
Look low, kick high! Imbula uses the oldest trick in the book to send Patton tumbling to the canvas, in a truly brutal knockout! Imbula is absolutely delighted - when Patton wakes up, I doubt he'll be quite so happy!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Cheik Imbula!
Cheik Imbula thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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RATING
88%

 

Event: OFC 309: Shankoli vs Dall     
Date:   Sep 02, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula (ranked 1287 p4p, 199 weight class) and Nino Niederreiter (ranked 1443 p4p, 230 weight class). Imbula's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, ~Apache~. Nino Niederreiter acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

185 cm
25
180 lbs
8 - 6 - 1
180 cm
32
175 lbs
14 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
Aspire Clothing

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Nino Niederreiter!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Gregory Folan and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula circles away from the clinch attempt
and Imbula counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Imbula bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Niederreiter's head backwards.

Niederreiter gets a clinch.
Imbula presses Niederreiter against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Imbula softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Imbula tries to work over Niederreiter's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Niederreiter swings wildly with an uppercut but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
Imbula tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Niederreiter's elbow.
We've been informed that Niederreiter 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.
Imbula blocks an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Niederreiter blocks an uppercut.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Niederreiter controls his hands.
Niederreiter on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Imbula swings wildly with an uppercut but Niederreiter uses good head movement to avoid it.
Imbula managing to block the knees to the body from Niederreiter.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Niederreiter struggles to land a body shot inside as Imbula controls his hands.
Imbula can't find room to land a body shot as Niederreiter controls the action.
Niederreiter misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Imbula misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula lands a nice shot to the body.
Niederreiter's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Imbula throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Niederreiter gets through Imbula's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Imbula.
Imbula is struggling to control the position.
Niederreiter throws a punch but it's blocked by Imbula.
Niederreiter has a couple of punches blocked by Imbula.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Niederreiter scores with a nice hook to the head.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A left hand lands to the body for Imbula.
Niederreiter's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula lands a body shot in the clinch.
Imbula lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Niederreiter obliges.
Imbula swings wildly with an uppercut but Niederreiter uses good head movement to avoid it.
Niederreiter misses with some punches.
Imbula lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Imbula lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Niederreiter backwards.
Imbula scores with a nice hook to the head.
Imbula tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Niederreiter's elbow.
Imbula gets through Niederreiter's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Niederreiter fails to land.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Niederreiter avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula misses with a punch on the inside.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Niederreiter controls his hands.
Imbula lands a right hand.
Niederreiter lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Niederreiter softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Imbula lands a nice uppercut.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Imbula breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

Niederreiter moves into range and clinches up with Imbula.
Niederreiter lands with a left to the head.
Niederreiter blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Niederreiter lands a hook to the side of the head.
Niederreiter tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Imbula avoids it.
Imbula works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Niederreiter swings away with an uppercut that misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Imbula misses with a body punch.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Niederreiter scores with a shoulder strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Imbula.
Niederreiter lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Imbula pushes Niederreiter back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Imbula lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Imbula.
Imbula blocking some punches.
Niederreiter lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Niederreiter blocks an uppercut.
Imbula blocks an uppercut.
I was talking to Imbula's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Imbula misses with a body punch.
A shot in the inside from Imbula.
Imbula misses with a body punch.
Imbula is trying to maintain a safe position but Niederreiter gets an underhook and turns Imbula into the cage.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Niederreiter avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.
Imbula managing to block the knees to the body from Niederreiter.
Imbula blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Niederreiter's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Niederreiter controls his hands.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Imbula lands with a kick to the temple. Niederreiter shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"

Niederreiter is still looking wobbly from the end of the last round!
Imbula ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Niederreiter moves away.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Niederreiter! But no joy.
Niederreiter is still on wobbly legs! Can Imbula finish him?
Imbula lands with a shot to the body.
Imbula throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Niederreiter is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Imbula with a body shot.
Niederreiter seems to have recovered his senses.
Imbula throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Niederreiter has managed to clinch.
Niederreiter misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Niederreiter controls his hands.
Imbula tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Niederreiter's elbow.
Imbula is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Niederreiter blocking some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Niederreiter is defending well for now.
Nice body punch from Imbula - that landed with a thud.
Imbula tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Niederreiter's elbow.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Imbula fails to land.
Niederreiter misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Niederreiter missing with knees to the body.
Imbula has a couple of punches blocked by Niederreiter.
A shot in the inside from Imbula.
Imbula is trying to maintain a safe position but Niederreiter gets an underhook and turns Imbula into the cage.
Niederreiter lands a right hand.
Imbula can't find room to land a body shot as Niederreiter controls the action.
Niederreiter swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Imbula lands a hook to the side of the head.
Niederreiter misses with some punches.
Imbula throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Niederreiters head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Niederreiter.
Imbula tries a body shot but Niederreiter blocks it.
Cheik Imbula has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Imbula misses with some punches.
Imbula lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Niederreiter swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Imbula swings wildly with an uppercut but Niederreiter uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A hook to the body from Imbula.
A body shot lands from Imbula.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The referee calls for Imbula to work.
Imbula lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Imbula tries a body shot but Niederreiter blocks it.
Imbula tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Niederreiter's elbow.
Niederreiter fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula tries to throw a body punch but Niederreiter avoids it by throwing Imbula back against the cage.
Niederreiter blocks a body shot from Imbula.
A short right from Niederreiter.
A right handed body shot lands from Imbula.
Niederreiter blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Imbula misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Niederreiter misses with the head strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Imbula tries a body shot but Niederreiter blocks it.
Imbula softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Imbula misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Niederreiter lands a left hand.
Niederreiter tries to work over Imbula's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Niederreiter lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Imbula lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Niederreiter swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Imbula lands with a short shot to the head.
Niederreiter lands a nice uppercut.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Niederreiter fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula stalling the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula looking to throw knees to the head but Niederreiter is blocking nicely.
Imbula blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Niederreiter is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Imbula is defending well for now.
Imbula tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Niederreiter avoids it.
Niederreiter misses with a punch on the inside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Imbula misses with a hook to the ribs.
Niederreiter blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A hook to the body from Imbula.
Imbula throws a punch but it's blocked by Niederreiter.
Niederreiter's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Imbula throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Imbula managing to block the knees to the body from Niederreiter.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Imbula creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Imbula lands a nice uppercut.
Niederreiter working aggressively here.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.
Imbula misses with a knee strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cheik Imbula dominated that second round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Niederreiter throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Imbula changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Niederreiter gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Imbula lands with a short shot to the head.
Niederreiter prevents a body shot from Imbula.
Niederreiter scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Niederreiter.
Niederreiter misses with some punches.
Nice body punch from Imbula - that landed with a thud.
Niederreiter blocks an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Niederreiter lands with a light punch inside.
Imbula tries to work over Niederreiter's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Imbula is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Niederreiter can do to turn this around?
Niederreiter lands a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Niederreiter lands with a right to the head.
Imbula lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula throws a head punch that misses.
Imbula stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Niederreiter fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Imbula misses with some punches.
Niederreiter throws a head punch that misses.
Imbula misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Niederreiter.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Imbula.
A shot in the inside from Niederreiter.
Imbula gets through Niederreiter's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Imbula pushes Niederreiter back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Imbula lands a body shot in the clinch.
Imbula tries a body shot but Niederreiter blocks it.
A head punch on the inside from Niederreiter fails to land.
Niederreiter has a couple of punches blocked by Imbula.
Nino Niederreiter has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Niederreiter is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Imbula is defending well for now.
Imbula misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Niederreiter.
Niederreiter scores with a nice hook to the head.
Niederreiter lands a shoulder strike.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Niederreiter tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Niederreiter blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Good body shot from Imbula.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Imbula.
Imbula lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Imbula scores with a nice hook to the head.
Niederreiter misses with some punches.
Imbula lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Imbula struggles to land a body shot inside as Niederreiter controls his hands.
Imbula dips a shoulder and cracks Niederreiter with a mighty uppercut! Niederreiter falls back against the cage and Imbula unloads with a barrage of strikes! Niederreiter is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Imbula screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:55 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Cheik Imbula!
Cheik Imbula decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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FIGHT
RATING
76%

 

Event: OFC 305: Wyatt vs Jah     
Date:   Aug 12, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Yancy Makaki Iii and Cheik Imbula. Imbula has chosen ~Apache~ as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

182 cm
25
177 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
185 cm
24
186 lbs
8 - 5 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

House of Valor
KAISER Nutrition - Q160

Aspire Clothing
Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Yancy Makaki Iii!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Saam Ante and Aafke Stam.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Makaki Iii lands a glancing blow to the side of Imbula's head.
Imbula moves away from the strike by Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii throws a hook to the side of Imbula's head but Imbula sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Imbula missing with a left hand there. Makaki Iii was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Imbula throws a shot from downtown. Makaki Iii moves away and avoids it.
Makaki Iii looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Imbula scores with a decent looking hook.
Imbula walks into a straight right hand from Makaki Iii.
Imbula uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Makaki Iii.
Imbula thinks about the counter body kick.
Imbula throws a leg kick that misses.
Imbula fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Makaki Iii looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Imbula throws a lazy uppercut
letting Makaki Iii counter with a right hand.
Makaki Iii lands with a nice body punch.
Makaki Iii uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Imbula.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice jab there from Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii lands a nice shot to the body.
Imbula loads up on a big right hand but Makaki Iii slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula lands a nice hook to Makaki Iii's body. Makaki Iii takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Makaki Iii checks a low kick from Imbula.
Imbula throws a nice outside leg kick.
Makaki Iii moves away from the strike by Imbula.
Imbula takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Imbula walks into a stiff left hand from Makaki Iii.
Imbula swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Makaki Iii tries to counter by clinching up but Imbula breaks away and moves out of range.
Imbula lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Makaki Iii takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Makaki Iii slips a jab from Imbula.
Makaki Iii is looking to counter punch.
Makaki Iii throws a looping overhand right but Imbula ducks down to avoid it.
Imbula slips under a jab.
Imbula lands with a cross.
Imbula avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Makaki Iii shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Makaki Iii throws a big shot that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Makaki Iii moves into range and clinches up with Imbula.
Imbula tries a body shot but Makaki Iii blocks it.
Imbula fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Makaki Iii lands a shoulder strike.
Makaki Iii misses with a body punch.
Imbula blocks a body shot from Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii digs a right hand into Imbula's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Imbula's gas tank.
Makaki Iii avoiding damage.
Imbula scores with a nice hook to the head.
Makaki Iii scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Imbula lands a hook to the side of the head.
Makaki Iii misses with the head strike.
Makaki Iii lands a left hand that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Imbula lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Makaki Iii fails to land.
Imbula scores with a shoulder strike.
Imbula taking a breather.
Makaki Iii makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

Imbula breaks from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula swings for the body but Makaki Iii moves out of range.
Makaki Iii swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Makaki Iii thows a left - swing and a miss!
Imbula defending well as Makaki Iii loads up on a big left hand.
Makaki Iii throws a looping overhand right but Imbula ducks down to avoid it.
Imbula swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Makaki Iii swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
A shot to the liver by Makaki Iii. Beautiful body shot.
Makaki Iii blocks a low kick nicely.
Imbula misses with a hook to the body
and Makaki Iii cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Imbula throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Makaki Iii appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Imbula rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Makaki Iii makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Makaki Iii smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Makaki Iii throws a hook but Imbula blocks it.
Imbula doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Imbula misses with a wild body shot.
Makaki Iii wants to clinch
and Imbula counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Makaki Iii.
Imbula punishes Makaki Iii's body with a nice straight punch.
Nice jab there from Makaki Iii.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Makaki Iii throws a looping overhand right but Imbula ducks down to avoid it.
Imbula throws a body kick despite being completely out of range

and Makaki Iii counters by moving into the clinch.
Imbula lands a hook that snaps the head of Makaki Iii backwards.
Imbula goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Makaki Iii.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Makaki Iii swings wildly with an uppercut but Imbula uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short right from Imbula on the inside.
A short uppercut from Imbula.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Imbula doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Makaki Iii blocks a body shot from Imbula.
A body shot lands from Makaki Iii.
Imbula lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Makaki Iii backwards.
Makaki Iii tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
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 Yancy Makaki Iii 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.


Makaki Iii throws a series of punches but Imbula avoids them all with ease.
Makaki Iii defending well as Imbula loads up on a big left hand.
Cheik Imbula seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Imbula misses with a hook.
A looping hook to the body misses from Makaki Iii. Imbula does a little dance to reset his feet.
Makaki Iii throws a half hearted mid kick.
Imbula tries a quick counter leg kick but Makaki Iii is wise to it.
Makaki Iii scores with a shot to the body.
Makaki Iii dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Imbula uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii throws an overhand right that lands on Imbula's shoulder, as Imbula tries to avoid the shot.
Imbula slips a straight right by Makaki Iii.
Imbula only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Makaki Iii lands with an uppercut that bounces Imbula off the cage and back into range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Makaki Iii throws a right and a left that Imbula avoids nicely.
A slow jab from Makaki Iii misses its intended target.
Makaki Iii throws a lazy right hand but Imbula sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Good leg kick by Imbula there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Makaki Iii misses with a looping right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Makaki Iii throws a good cross that connects.
Imbula takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Makaki Iii is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Imbula defending well as Makaki Iii loads up on a big left hand.
Imbula pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Imbula misses with a looping left.
Makaki Iii throws a body shot but no joy.
Makaki Iii missing with a left hand there. Imbula was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Imbula lands a leg kick that knocks Makaki Iii off balance momentarily.
Imbula takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Imbula dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Makaki Iii. That did some damage!
Makaki Iii misses with a lunging right hand
and Imbula counters with a straight right hand.
Makaki Iii shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Makaki Iii scores with a crisp jab that stopped Imbula in his tracks.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Makaki Iii gets a clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii lands a left hand that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Imbula working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A right hand to the body from Makaki Iii.
Imbula's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Imbula misses with a body punch.
Makaki Iii tries to work over Imbula's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Imbula throws a punch but it's blocked by Makaki Iii.
Makaki Iii misses with a punch to the body.
Makaki Iii controlling the action here for a moment.
A short right from Makaki Iii on the inside.
Imbula misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Makaki Iii swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short right from Imbula on the inside.
Makaki Iii lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Imbula backwards.
Makaki Iii misses with a hook from the clinch.
Imbula lands a body punch in the clinch.
Imbula misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Imbula lands with a left to the head.

Imbula pulls guard successfully.
Makaki Iii trying to control the position from guard on top but Imbula is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Makaki Iii 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.
Imbula wants to sweep here but Makaki Iii controlling him for the moment.

Imbula is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Makaki Iii defends well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Imbula is trying to keep Makaki Iii in close.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Imbula wants to sweep but no luck.

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

Imbula is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Makaki Iii defends well.

Makaki Iii got a little sloppy there for a moment and Imbula has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Makaki Iii has managed to get both his arms back between Imbula's legs - danger averted.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Yancy Makaki Iii dominated that second round.
That's time! Makaki Iii's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Makaki Iii connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Makaki Iii attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Imbula! But no joy.
Imbula on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Makaki Iii moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Imbula swinging wildly here.
Makaki Iii keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Imbula, right into the meat.
Imbula throws a sloppy head kick and Makaki Iii moves out of range easily.
Yancy Makaki Iii is winning the standup battle so far.
A swing and a miss from Makaki Iii.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Makaki Iii misses with a wild body shot.
Imbula tries to land a front kick but Makaki Iii steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Imbula misses with a low kick.
Imbula takes one to the side of the head.
Imbula takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula's jab looks to have found its range, popping Makaki Iii under the eye.
Imbula throws a body punch but Makaki Iii moves out of range.
Makaki Iii fires out a quick counter leg kick but Imbula just manages to avoid it.
Makaki Iii moves out of range of the body kick from Imbula.
It looked like Makaki Iii wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Imbula works Makaki Iii's body with a nice hook.
Imbula swings for the body but Makaki Iii moves out of range.
It looked like Makaki Iii wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Good leg kick by Makaki Iii there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Makaki Iii's corner calls for a 1-2. Makaki Iii obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Makaki Iii throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.

Imbula is rocked!
Imbula misses with a wild body shot.
Imbula is still on wobbly legs! Can Makaki Iii finish him?
Imbula scores with a shot to the body.
Makaki Iii misses with a hook.
Imbula seems to have recovered his senses.
Imbula connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Makaki Iii throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Imbula.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Imbula.
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!
Makaki Iii misses with a lunging right hand
and Imbula counters with a stiff right hand.
Cheik Imbula has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii swings for the body but Imbula moves out of range.
Makaki Iii misses with a body punch
and Imbula cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Imbula scores with a nice body kick.
Makaki Iii slips a jab from Imbula.
Makaki Iii looks to throw the jab but Imbula is out of range.
Makaki Iii throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Makaki Iii comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Makaki Iii throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Imbula on the side of the head.
Imbula scores with a leg kick.
Makaki Iii takes a swing at Imbula's ribcage but misses.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Imbula.
Imbula throws a nice inside leg kick.
Imbula throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Makaki Iii sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Imbula on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Yancy Makaki Iii is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula misses the shot to the body.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Makaki Iii.
Imbula ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Makaki Iii moves away.

Makaki Iii drives through and clinches with Imbula against the cage.
Imbula stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Makaki Iii swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Imbula tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Makaki Iii's elbow.
Imbula lands a nice shot to the body.
Makaki Iii tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Imbula tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Imbula misses with a punch on the inside.
Makaki Iii has a couple of punches blocked by Imbula.
Imbula can't find room to land a body shot as Makaki Iii controls the action.
Imbula swings wildly with an uppercut but Makaki Iii uses good head movement to avoid it.
Imbula fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Makaki Iii is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Nice body punch from Imbula - that landed with a thud.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Makaki Iii misses with a punch to the body.
Imbula lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Makaki Iii blocks a body shot from Imbula.
Imbula lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Imbula pulls guard successfully.
Imbula not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Makaki Iii is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Imbula has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Makaki Iii can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Imbula thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.

And that's the end of the fight!
Cheik Imbula comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Makaki Iii 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 Patrick Alders scores the fight 29:28
Judge Saam Ante scores the fight 29:28
Judge Aafke Stam scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Yancy Makaki Iii!

A relieved looking Yancy Makaki Iii thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: OFC 299: Survivors     
Date:   Jul 19, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Cheik Imbula and Lee Sin. Imbula comes to the cage accompanied by ~Apache~. Sin has chosen Original Nuttah as his entrance music. Lee Sin has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
24
186 lbs
8 - 4 - 1
182 cm
27
183 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cheik Imbula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Lee Sin!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Gregory Folan and Alec Ball.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Imbula misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Sin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sin scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Cheik Imbula seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sin throws a low kick but Imbula moves out of range easily.
Imbula takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Sin looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
Imbula waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sin.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Imbula.
Imbula lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sin misses with a straight left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Imbula misses with an uppercut
and Sin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sin misses with an attempted mid kick.
A shot to the liver by Imbula. Beautiful body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sin throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Imbula counters with a straight punch to the midsection.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula throws a right hand that misses
and Sin connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Imbula takes a swing at Sin's ribcage but misses.
Imbula swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Sin.
Imbula lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Sin takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Imbula throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Good exchange - Imbula coming out on top.
Sin chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Imbula can pounce on him.
Sin's jab looks to have found its range, popping Imbula under the eye.
Imbula throws a hook but Sin avoids it easily.
Sin looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sin avoids the head kick by Imbula.
Sin misses with a looping left.
Sin takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Imbula takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Sin slips under a jab from Imbula.
Imbula ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Imbula misses with an uppercut.
Imbula chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Imbula swings for the body but Sin moves out of range.
Imbula throws a sloppy head kick and Sin moves out of range easily.
Imbula thuds his shin into the meat of Sin's side.
Imbula scores with a nice head shot.
Sin avoids a kick to the body.
Imbula misses with an uppercut.
Imbula slips a straight right by Sin.
Imbula misses with a hook
and Sin counters with a low kick, right behind Imbula 's knee.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sin shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
Sin looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Sin misses with a hook. Imbula ducked under it nicely.
A leg kick checked by Sin.
Imbula pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Imbula lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Imbula's jab looks to have found its range, popping Sin under the eye.
A big left from Imbula misses.
Imbula moves out of range of the strikes.
Sin throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula throws an overhand right that lands on Sin's shoulder, as Sin tries to avoid the shot.
Imbula throws a body punch but Sin moves out of range.
Imbula throws a lazy uppercut
and Sin counters with a straight right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sin misses with an uppercut.
Imbula takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Imbula throws the kick towards the body but Sin avoids it.
Sin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Sin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Imbula moves away.
Imbula tries a head kick but it misses.
A nice side step and Sin releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Imbula throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sin throws a body punch but Imbula moves out of range.
Imbula misses with a looping right.
Sin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Imbula misses with a body shot.
Imbula thows a leg kick but Sin checks it
and Sin counters with a straight right hand.
Imbula misses with a hook
and Sin makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Imbula throws a hook but Sin blocks it.
It seemed like Sin was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Sin might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Imbula has got the better of the exchanges.
Sin throws a big shot that misses.
Sin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Imbula lands a front kick.
Sin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Imbula.
Imbula uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sin.
Nice shot by Imbula.
Sin throws a push kick but Imbula slaps the foot to one side.
Sin takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sin loads up on a big right hand but Imbula slips the punch.
Sin moves out of range of the strikes.
A little jabbing left from Sin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Imbula misses with an uppercut. Sin saw that one coming.
Sin throws a jab when Imbula was well out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Imbula throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sin sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Imbula dips to his left and cracks Sin with an uppercut!
Sin throws a wild body kick that Imbula sees coming a mile off.
Sin throws a big shot that misses.
Imbula half committed to a counter leg kick.
Sin looks to score with a jab to the body but Imbula is just out of range.
Sin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Imbula misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Sin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Imbula.
Imbula tries to score with a low kick but Sin moves his leg out of the way.
Cheik Imbula is winning the standup battle so far.
Imbula lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Sin blocks a leg kick.
Imbula misses with an attempted mid kick.
Sin lands a jab to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Imbula thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sin connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Imbula momentarily.
Imbula ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Imbula thows a leg kick but Sin checks it
and Sin counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook 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!
Sin misses with a hook. Imbula ducked under it nicely.
Imbula lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Imbula scores with a jab to the jaw.
Sin throws a body shot but no joy.
Imbula misses with a hook.
A countering left hand to the body from Sin misses.
Imbula throws a hook to the side of Sin's head but Sin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Imbula lands a leg kick that knocks Sin off balance momentarily.
Imbula fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sin manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Imbula connects with a single shot there.
Imbula misses with a body kick.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Sin.
Sin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Imbula looks to land a left hand but Sin moved out of range nicely.
Sin scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Imbula doesn't seem bothered though.
Sin throws a jab but it's blocked by Imbula.
Imbula thumps Sin with a low kick.
Imbula scores with a head kick.
Sin checks the leg kick.
Sin tries a quick counter leg kick but Imbula is wise to it.
Imbula dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Sin. That did some damage!
Imbula misses with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lazy body kick from Imbula
enabling Sin to counter with a crisp jab.
Imbula tries to work over Sin's front leg with a kick but Sin checks it.
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!
Sin checks a leg kick nicely.
A little jabbing left from Sin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Imbula ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Imbula's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Sin connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Imbula scrambles back to his feet.
Imbula throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Imbula misses with a shot to the body

and Sin counters with a nice right hand that sends Imbula toppling to the canvas! Imbula scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Sin finish him?!

Imbula is rocked!
Imbula throws a push kick but Sin slaps the foot to one side.
Oh Imbula is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Imbula misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sin.
Imbula pivots, looking for a leg kick but Sin is out of range and Imbula settles back down.
Sin's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Imbula ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sin misses with a right hand
and Imbula counters with a stiff right hand.

Sin feints and then winds