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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   May 22, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jason Craig (ranked 24540 p4p, 0 weight class) and Lonzo Ball (ranked 4636 p4p, 0 weight class). Ball has chosen Mars, the Bringer of War as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Lonzo Ball has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Jason Craig's chin.

180 cm
19
177 lbs
3 - 6 - 0
185 cm
20
180 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Experienced
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Intelligent

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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 3 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Jason Craig!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Lonzo Ball!
The judges for this bout are Josh West, Paul Gruel and Jeff Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Ball shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Ball showed some decent athleticism there.

Ball is trying for a kimura here. Craig looks like he's in a lot of pain... and he's tapping out! Ball wins by kimura!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Lonzo Ball!
After winning the bout, Lonzo Ball thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   May 19, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jason Craig (ranked 24560 p4p, 0 weight class) and Nick Lucas Ii (ranked 4909 p4p, 0 weight class). Nick Lucas Ii acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

180 cm
19
177 lbs
3 - 5 - 0
185 cm
25
180 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Experienced
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Very confident

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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 3 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Jason Craig!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Nick Lucas Ii!
The judges for this bout are Chris Saunders, Ryoma Takatsuka and Micheangelo Fripello.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lucas Ii tries a head kick but it misses.
Nick Lucas Ii seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Lucas Ii fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Lucas Ii is looking to slow Craig down with leg kicks.

Lucas Ii fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Craig, pushing him back against the cage.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Craig.

Lucas Ii's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Lucas Ii throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Lucas Ii tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Craig manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Craig misses with a wild combination.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Lucas Ii moves into range and clinches up with Craig.
Lucas Ii is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Craig is defending well.
Lucas Ii is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Craig working aggressively here.
Lucas Ii has Craig pressed against the cage.
Lucas Ii looking for a takedown.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Lucas Ii.

It looks like Jason Craig has been cut.
Lucas Ii has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Craig avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Jason Craig has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Nick Lucas Ii.

Lucas Ii pulls guard.
Craig throwing strikes from guard but Lucas Ii blocks nicely.
Lucas Ii utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Lucas Ii working for submissions but it's allowed Craig to get to half guard.
Craig sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Lucas Ii defending well though.
Craig is thwarting Lucas Ii's attempts to control the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lucas Ii pushes Craig off looking to stand but Craig dives back in and keeps control.
Lucas Ii has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Craig is working away from the top position though.
Lucas Ii wants to improve his position but Craig is controlling well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Craig throwing shots but Lucas Ii is blocking nicely.
Lucas Ii is trying to get back to full guard.
Lucas Ii is trying to maintain the position but Craig is very close to passing his half guard.
Craig throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Lucas Ii is trying to control but can't.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
No luck for Lucas Ii with that takedown attempt.
Craig wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.

Craig fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Lucas Ii, pushing him back against the cage.

Lucas Ii escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Lucas Ii wants to clinch up but Craig keeps it at a distance.
Lucas Ii throws a head kick that Craig semi-blocks.

Lucas Ii closes the distance and pushes Craig back into the cage.
Craig leaning his opponent against the cage.
Lucas Ii tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Craig gets underhooks to prevent Lucas Ii's takedown attempt.
Lucas Ii tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Craig just stands there and leans against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nick Lucas Ii dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jason Craig's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!



Craig clinches with his opponent.
Lucas Ii fails to pull guard.

Lucas Ii pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Craig goes for a double leg but Lucas Ii avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Lucas Ii continues to drive forward.
Lucas Ii scores with a head kick.
Craig takes a head kick and shrugs it off.

Craig is rocked!
Craig wants to stay close but Lucas Ii steps back to make room for something. Craig seems frozen to the spot and bam! huge swing of the leg from Lucas Ii and Craig drops like he has been shot! A huge head kick and it's all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:33 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Nick Lucas Ii!
S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
32%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   May 15, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jason Craig (ranked 24614 p4p, 0 weight class) and Gonali Raastupe (ranked 3892 p4p, 0 weight class). Gonali Raastupe will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

180 cm
19
177 lbs
3 - 4 - 0
191 cm
25
180 lbs
1 - 3 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Experienced
BJJ Blue Belt
Good kicks
Solid 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 3 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Jason Craig!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Gonali Raastupe!
The judges for this bout are Micheangelo Fripello, Jeff Smith and Roger Salmon.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raastupe lands with a kick to the temple. Craig shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"

Raastupe throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Craig was covering up waiting for the punch and Raastupe finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Raastupe wants to control from the top but Craig keeps moving.
Raastupe sitting in guard here, content to control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Craig trying to keep a closed guard but Raastupe is proving a slippery customer.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raastupe wants to pass the guard but Craig is keeping the position.

Raastupe gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raastupe shoots for a double leg takedown but Craig sprawls well. He's pushed Raastupe's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.

Raastupe gets a takedown into half guard.
Raastupe controlling the pace.
Raastupe's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Craig pushes Raastupe off and gets back to his feet.
Raastupe shoots in for a takedown but Craig shows good takedown defense.
Craig shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Raastupe counters with a leg kick.
Craig looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Raastupe is fending him off so far but Craig persists. Nope, Raastupe circles away and we're back to standing.
Despite the aggression on Raastupe's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Craig tries to close the distance and clinch up but Raastupe swats him away and circles back towards the center.

Craig has taken the fight to the clinch.

Raastupe's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Craig shoots in for a takedown but Raastupe shows good takedown defense.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jason Craig. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Raastupe closes this distance looking for a takedown but Craig circles away.
Craig fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Raastupe appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Craig gets caught flat footed, as Raastupe shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Craig is trying to control the position but Raastupe postures up.
Raastupe looking to sit in guard and control but Craig gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Raastupe really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Craig. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

Raastupe throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Craig escapes and throws Raastupe's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Raastupe is looking for a sweep.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raastupe is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Craig off and has taken his back!
Raastupe misses with punches from the back.

Raastupe is remaining active here, looking for the choke. The more discerning members of the crowd will appreciate his efforts.
Craig trying to control the hands but Raastupe won't let him.
Craig might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Raastupe biding his time, looking for the opening.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Gonali Raastupe 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.


Raastupe with a lazy takedown attempt

and Craig counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Raastupe is wriggling around but Craig manages to pass to half guard.

Craig throwing shots but Raastupe is blocking nicely.
Raastupe tries to get to full guard but Craig has control of the leg.
Craig throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raastupe works his way to full guard. Good work.
Craig is looking to work some ground and pound but Raastupe has wrist control.
Craig stopping the sweep attempt from Raastupe.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raastupe has momentary wrist control but Craig slips an elbow through the middle.
Craig stops Raastupe from standing up.

Raastupe has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Craig off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Craig shoots for a double leg takedown but Raastupe sprawls well. He's pushed Craig's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Raastupe tries to clinch there but Craig circles away.
Craig is looking to counter the offense by Raastupe and move into the clinch.
Raastupe tries to close the distance and clinch up but Craig swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Raastupe scores with a head kick. Craig tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.

It looks like Jason Craig has been cut.

Craig feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.

Raastupe uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Raastupe tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Craig defends well and Raastupe ends up having to push Craig into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raastupe looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Craig is fending him off so far but Raastupe persists. Nope, Craig circles away and we're back to standing.
Jason Craig has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Gonali Raastupe.

Raastupe closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.

Raastupe gets control of Craig's arms and successfully pulls guard. Raastupe will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Raastupe has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Raastupe looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Craig puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Raastupe has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Raastupe wants to control but Craig is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Craig missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Craig sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Raastupe defending well though.
Raastupe wants to control but Craig is keeping busy.
Craig not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Raastupe wants to improve his position but Craig is controlling well.
Raastupe wants to control but Craig passes into side.
Craig cracks Raastupe with a big elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raastupe is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Craig is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Raastupe is trying to escape the mount.
Craig avoids the attempt from Raastupe to control.
Craig lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Craig lands a big elbow.
Raastupe throwing hammer fists to the chest of Craig. What's that going to do exactly?
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 Jason Craig will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Jason Craig's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Raastupe looks for the body kick but Craig saw that one coming.
Raastupe throws a sloppy head kick and Craig moves out of range easily.
Raastupe shoots in for a takedown but Craig shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Raastupe shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Craig eats them both and turns towards Raastupe to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Raastupe is defended easily by Craig.
Raastupe stuffs the takedown.
Raastupe feints the counter takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raastupe fails with a takedown attempt.
Jason Craig has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Gonali Raastupe.
Raastupe takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Raastupe stuffs the takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raastupe scores with a three punch combo!
Jason Craig is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Raastupe lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Raastupe.

Craig is rocked!
Raastupe lands a big right hand and follows it up with an uppercut. Oh and another big punch and a knee - Craig can't take much more of this! Another big shot to the jaw from Raastupe and Craig drops to the floor. Beaten and bloodied - he had enough there. A vicious beatdown by Raastupe.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:20 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Gonali Raastupe!
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
48%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   May 12, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jason Craig (ranked 24670 p4p, 0 weight class) and David Kozma (ranked 5185 p4p, 0 weight class). The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

180 cm
18
177 lbs
3 - 3 - 0
182 cm
18
181 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Determined

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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 3 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Jason Craig!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, David Kozma!
The judges for this bout are Josh West, Chris Saunders and Ryoma Takatsuka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kozma wants to clinch.
Kozma looks to clinch

and Craig counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Kozma bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Craig's guard.

Kozma lands a couple of elbows.

Craig is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Kozma defends well.
Kozma trying to control but Craig is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craig avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Craig keeping moving, preventing Kozma from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kozma throws a big right hand that misses.
Craig knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Kozma on the ground.
Craig has Kozma pulled in close to control his posture.
Kozma looking to sit in guard and control but Craig gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Kozma is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Kozma is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Kozma has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kozma throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Kozma is trying to control the position but Craig postures up.
Craig loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Kozma holds on and takes a little breather.
Kozma tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Kozma is pulling down on Craig's head to control his posture.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kozma wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Craig is now in half guard.
Kozma gets back to full guard.

Kozma looking for a guillotine here but Craig defends easily.
Kozma is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

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

Kozma trying to control but Craig is working from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

David Kozma dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Kozma fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Craig manages to avoid it.
Kozma stuffs the takedown attempt from Craig. Craig gets slowly back to his feet.
Craig takes one on the button.
Kozma tries to close the distance and clinch but Craig swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Jab by Kozma.
Kozma misses the jab.
Kozma lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Craig circles away quickly and effectively.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craig keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kozma.
Kozma doesn't manage to clinch there - Craig circles away.
Kozma connects with a right hand. Craig shakes it off.

Craig is rocked!
Kozma ducks down and throws a big overhand right - it lands flush on the jaw, knocking Craig out cold! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). David Kozma!
After the fight, David Kozma was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
29%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   May 01, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jason Craig (ranked 24743 p4p, 0 weight class) and Tao Pai (ranked 4425 p4p, 0 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
18
177 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
185 cm
25
180 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Determined

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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 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Jason Craig!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Tao Pai!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fray, Jeff Smith and Josh West.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pai throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
The fighters circle momentarily. Pai darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Pai misses with a lunging right hand

and Craig counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Pai blocks a body shot from Craig.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Craig has Pai pressed against the cage, preventing Pai from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Pai jumps guard but Craig turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Pai drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Craig gets the underhooks and prevents it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Pai escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Pai swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Craig defending well as Pai loads up on a big left hand.
Craig is trying hard to land a takedown here. Pai sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Craig ducks under a wild hook from Pai.
Craig fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Pai avoids it really well and circles away.
Pai swings for the body but Craig moves out of range.
Craig takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.

Craig is rocked!
Craig leaves his chin hanging out and Pai seizes the opportunity with an uppercut! Craig crumbles to the floor in a heap, and the referee steps in and tends to the downed fighter! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Tao Pai!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
44%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Apr 27, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jason Craig (ranked 24781 p4p, 0 weight class) and Devin Rawlings (ranked 5079 p4p, 0 weight class). Jason Craig has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

180 cm
18
177 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
197 cm
18
170 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Very confident

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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 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Jason Craig!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Devin Rawlings!
The judges for this bout are Ryoma Takatsuka, Chris Saunders and Colin Fray.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Craig tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Rawlings paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Craig lands a right hook to the body.

Craig feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Rawlings not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Craig won't allow Rawlings to get back to his feet.
Rawlings is pulling down on Craig's head. It's preventing any offense from Craig, at least for the moment.
Craig postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craig throws a big right hand that misses.

Rawlings pushes Craig off and gets back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rawlings takes the fight into the clinch.

Rawlings escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Craig shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Rawlings defends it nicely.
Rawlings unleashes a big counter combination but Craig bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Horrible takedown attempt by Rawlings or perhaps it was just good defense by Craig, which made it look bad.
Craig wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Rawlings fails with a takedown attempt.
Craig swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Craig closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Rawlings's guard.

Rawlings has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Craig has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.
Rawlings tries to pull guard but Craig won't allow it.
Jason Craig has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Devin Rawlings.
Craig jumps guard but Rawlings stands there with Craig around his waist. Craig gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

Rawlings escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Craig shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Rawlings is trying to escape back to his feet but Craig uses the scramble to pass into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An elbow from Craig crashes against the mat.
Rawlings tries to buck Craig off but Craig is having none of it.
Craig landing a few strikes.
Rawlings gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Rawlings is positioning himself well to prevent Craig advancing to mount.
Rawlings tries to get to full guard but Craig has control of the leg.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Craig looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Rawlings with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Rawlings wants to control but Craig is keeping busy.
Craig scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Rawlings really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Craig. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Rawlings is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Craig scores with a couple of nice shots.
Rawlings trying to get back to full guard but Craig takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rawlings looks winded!
Rawlings taking shots to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Jason Craig will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Rawlings misses with a takedown attempt - Craig sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Rawlings closes the distance and clinches up with Craig, looking for a takedown. Rawlings pushes Craig against the cage but Craig circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Rawlings is looking to clinch.
Rawlings shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Craig pinned against the cage. Craig gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
As Rawlings tries to get set, Craig tries to push him back and clinch up but Rawlings manages to avoid the attempt.
Jason Craig has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Devin Rawlings.
Craig fails with a takedown attempt.
Rawlings tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Rawlings gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Craig to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Craig prevents Rawlings from getting back to his feet.
Rawlings is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rawlings throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Rawlings is breathing heavily.
Rawlings is trying to hold Craig in close to prevent damage but Craig has managed to pass into half guard.
Nice strikes from Craig there.
Craig lands with a punch from half guard.
Craig lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rawlings pushes Craig off looking to stand but Craig dives back in and keeps control.
Rawlings wants to stand back up but Craig manages to pass into side control.
Rawlings is trying to control Craig's posture but Craig avoids it.
Rawlings tries to wriggle free to get back to his feet but he's given up his back! Oops.
Craig is trying to stick to Rawlings's back but Rawlings is turning into Craig. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Craig's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Rawlings.
Rawlings must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Craig has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Rawlings can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Craig has control of Rawlings's left arm, preventing Rawlings from doing any damage.

Rawlings got a little sloppy there for a moment and Craig has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Rawlings has managed to get both his arms back between Craig's legs - danger averted.

Rawlings stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Jason Craig is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Rawlings tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rawlings throws a body punch but Craig moves out of range.
Craig is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Rawlings.
Rawlings fails to land with a series of punches.
A bone on bone clash there as Rawlings blocks the leg kick.
Rawlings slaps away a takedown attempt from Craig, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Rawlings is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Craig closes the distance and clinches up with Rawlings, looking for a takedown. Craig pushes Rawlings against the cage but Rawlings circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Rawlings tries to clinch but Craig moves out of range.
Craig stuffs the takedown attempt from Rawlings. Rawlings gets slowly back to his feet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Rawlings shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Craig as he avoids it easily.

Craig looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jason Craig dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Craig misses with an uppercut. Rawlings saw that one coming.
Rawlings fails to land with a series of punches.

Craig throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Rawlings was covering up waiting for the punch and Craig finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Craig won't allow Rawlings to sweep him here.
Craig throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Rawlings works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rawlings tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Rawlings looking to control but Craig passes into half guard.
Rawlings takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Rawlings is trying to control but Craig manages to pass to mount!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rawlings wants to control but Craig is having none of it.
Jason Craig overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Rawlings is in all sorts of trouble here.
Craig raining down shots from the mount!
Rawlings is working to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Craig landing strikes from the mount.
Craig 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.
Craig punishing his opponent with strikes.

Rawlings is rocked!
Craig pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Rawlings is still in real trouble! Can Craig finish him?
Craig scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Rawlings?
Craig looking to finish here with some ground and pound. He lands one big shot that has Rawlings covering up... and two more big strikes land, forcing the referee to step in and put and end to proceedings! This fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jason Craig!
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RATING
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Apr 19, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jason Craig (ranked 24796 p4p, 0 weight class) and Ryan Buttigeig (ranked 5104 p4p, 0 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
18
177 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
189 cm
21
174 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
BJJ White Belt
Brawler
Tends to cut

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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 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Jason Craig!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Ryan Buttigeig!
The judges for this bout are Roger Salmon, Ryoma Takatsuka and Chris Saunders.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Buttigeig tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Buttigeig throws a sloppy head kick and Craig moves out of range easily.
Craig tries to counter with a takedown but Buttigeig is quick to defend against it.

Buttigeig has managed to clinch.

Buttigeig manages to break the clinch.
Craig closes this distance looking for a takedown but Buttigeig circles away.
Craig avoids a kick to the body.
As Buttigeig tries to get set, Craig tries to push him back and clinch up but Buttigeig manages to avoid the attempt.
Buttigeig scores with a sloppy right hand. Craig should have avoided that one.
Buttigeig tries to clinch there but Craig circles away.
Ryan Buttigeig seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Buttigeig misses with a takedown attempt - Craig sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craig closes this distance looking for a takedown but Buttigeig circles away.
Craig fails with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jason Craig. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Buttigeig shoots in for a takedown but Craig shows good takedown defense.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Buttigeig shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Craig as he avoids it easily.
Craig avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Craig dives in for a single leg takedown but Buttigeig sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.

Buttigeig darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Buttigeig is nestled in close to Craig, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Craig is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Craig is trying to stand back up but Buttigeig is controlling him

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Craig pushes Buttigeig off and gets back to his feet.
Craig shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Buttigeig as he jumps to the side.
Craig is looking to clinch.
Buttigeig shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Craig pinned against the cage. Craig gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Craig uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Buttigeig.
Buttigeig tries for a takedown but Craig circles away easily

and Craig counters by clinching up.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Craig breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Buttigeig feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Craig's calf.
Craig gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Buttigeig counters with a one-two to the body.
Buttigeig tries to score a power double leg takedown but Craig sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Buttigeig somewhat.
Buttigeig shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Craig pinned against the cage. Craig gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.

Buttigeig has closed the distance and engaged Craig in a clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Craig is trying to push Buttigeig away but Buttigeig has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

Buttigeig escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.

Buttigeig shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.

Craig pushes Buttigeig off and gets back to his feet.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Buttigeig is defended easily by Craig.
Buttigeig shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Craig pinned against the cage. Craig gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Craig half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Ryan Buttigeig will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Buttigeig.
Buttigeig fails with the takedown

and Craig counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Craig.
Buttigeig struggles to land a body shot inside as Craig controls his hands.
Buttigeig tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Craig just stands there and leans against the cage.
Jason Craig has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ryan Buttigeig.

Craig gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Craig trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Buttigeig utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Buttigeig can do anything to dispel that myth.
Buttigeig wants to sweep here but Craig controlling him for the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Buttigeig takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Buttigeig is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Buttigeig is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Craig is controlling him well.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Buttigeig wants to control but Craig postures up.
Craig tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Craig working the body and head with strikes.
Buttigeig really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Craig. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Buttigeig tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Craig presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Craig is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Buttigeig can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Buttigeig is working to get back to half guard.
A nice elbow there by Craig.
Buttigeig blocking the ground and pound.
Craig is landing with some decent strikes but Buttigeig is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Buttigeig keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Buttigeig slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Buttigeig wants to sweep but Craig has passed to side control!
Buttigeig is looking to reverse the position.
Craig 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.
Craig working the head with strikes.
Buttigeig is holding Craig down, trying to stall.
Craig working away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Buttigeig is looking to regain half guard here but Craig keeps moving and retains side control.
Craig is trying to ground and pound but Buttigeig uses the momentary lack of control by Craig to regain half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Buttigeig manages to get to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jason Craig dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Craig has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Buttigeig is looking to land body kicks.
Craig takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Craig throws a head kick but Buttigeig moves out of range.
Craig darts in looking for a takedown but Buttigeig gets double underhooks and turns Craig into the cage.
Buttigeig is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Buttigeig tries to score a power double leg takedown but Craig sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Buttigeig somewhat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Buttigeig takes one to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Buttigeig displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Craig.

Craig shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Buttigeig manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.

Buttigeig uses the cage to get back to his feet.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Buttigeig.
Craig shoots in for a takedown but Buttigeig shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jason Craig. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Buttigeig changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Buttigeig looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.

Buttigeig feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.

Craig pushes Buttigeig off and scrambles back to his feet.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Buttigeig shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Craig napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Buttigeig wants to lay and pray for a moment but Craig keeps working.
Buttigeig content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Buttigeig laying and praying for a moment but Craig takes advantage and regains half guard.
Craig trying to control from the bottom.
Craig wants to get back to his feet.
Craig moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Buttigeig lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Buttigeig controlling from the top position.
Buttigeig throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Craig works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Ryan Buttigeig.
I think Buttigeig 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 Roger Salmon scores the fight 28:29
Judge Ryoma Takatsuka scores the fight 28:29
Judge Chris Saunders scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ryan Buttigeig!

An out of breath Ryan Buttigeig 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
39%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Apr 03, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jason Craig (ranked 6650 p4p, 0 weight class) and Lucas Luzano (ranked 5108 p4p, 0 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
18
177 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
190 cm
25
180 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
Decent wrestler
Brawler
Determined

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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 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Jason Craig!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Lucas Luzano!
The judges for this bout are Jeff Smith, Colin Fray and Josh West.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Craig with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Craig shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Luzano pinned against the cage. Luzano gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Craig tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Luzano defends well and Craig ends up having to push Luzano into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Luzano misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Luzano with a body punch. A glancing blow.

Luzano closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Craig to the mat! Craig manages to get full guard.
Craig is looking to stand back up... there's a bit of a scramble and Luzano dives into side control.

The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Luzano wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Craig, who protects the arm well.
Luzano grinds an elbow into Craig's temple.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzano tries to advance to mount but Craig denies him.
Luzano tries to get to his feet but he's trapped momentarily.
Craig prevents Luzano from improving position.
Luzano lands a nice forearm strike.
Luzano slows the pace down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Luzano wants to stand but Craig has his arm trapped.
You can see the frustration on Craig's face as Luzano controls the position.
Craig is trying to control Luzano's posture but Luzano avoids it.

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

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Luzano tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

Luzano rushes Craig and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Luzano just leaning against Craig, taking a breather.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Craig is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Luzano will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Craig up against the cage.
Luzano effectively controlling the action here.
Luzano is looking for a takedown.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Craig tries a body shot but Luzano blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lucas Luzano 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.


No luck with that takedown attempt from Craig.
Craig takes one to the side of the head.
Craig shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Luzano as he avoids it easily.

Luzano drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Luzano scoring with punches from side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craig wants to get back to his feet but Luzano drags him back down.
Luzano connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Craig some visible discomfort.
Luzano lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Craig down.

Craig is rocked!
Luzano has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big shot lands for Luzano! That's hurt Craig! Will he recover? Luzano fires away with more strikes and the referee has to step in to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:19 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Lucas Luzano!
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pop
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RATING
31%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Mar 07, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jason Craig (ranked 5974 p4p, 0 weight class) and Ares Chosen (ranked 5064 p4p, 0 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
18
177 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
175 cm
25
170 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

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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 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Jason Craig!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Ares Chosen!
The judges for this bout are Roger Salmon, Josh West and Paul Gruel.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Chosen forces Craig back against the cage and clinches.
Craig manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Craig is trying to pull guard but Chosen turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Chosen being controlled against the cage.
A right handed body shot lands from Chosen.
Craig tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Chosen's elbow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Chosen tries to break free but Craig pushes him back against the cage.

Chosen pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Craig fails with the takedown
and Chosen counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Craig swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Chosen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Chosen moves into the clinch.

Chosen's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Craig shoots in but no luck this time.
Chosen counters with a body kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jason Craig. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Chosen has closed the distance and engaged Craig in a clinch.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Chosen is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Craig to keep the fight standing.
Chosen wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Craig has him pressed against the cage.

Chosen breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Craig wants to clinch.
As Craig backs off Chosen throws a huge counter combo but Craig manages to avoid it all.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Chosen throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Craig drops down looking for a counter takedown but Chosen sprawls and moves away.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Chosen is defended easily by Craig.

Craig gets caught flat footed, as Chosen shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Chosen looking to sit in guard and control but Craig gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Chosen really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Craig. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Craig makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Chosen wants to get back to his feet but Craig passes into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Chosen tries to roll over but Craig keeps him under control.
Chosen is trying to control but can't.
Chosen is looking to get back to full guard here but Craig has managed to pass to side control instead.
Craig tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Chosen looks to move to half guard but instead Craig has passed into mount! Damn!
Craig lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The referee warns Chosen that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Chosen is in all sorts of trouble here.
Chosen is trying to get back to his feet but can't.
Craig cracks Chosen with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Craig with a couple of short strikes.
Chosen is looking to get to half guard.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Craig with a couple of short strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Chosen digs a good body shot into Craig's ribs.

It looks like Ares Chosen has been cut.
Craig looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Chosen is fending him off so far but Craig persists. Nope, Chosen circles away and we're back to standing.
Chosen unleashes a big counter combination but Craig bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Jason Craig is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Craig goes for a double leg but Chosen avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Chosen continues to drive forward.
Chosen throws a counter combo.

Chosen moves into the clinch successfully.

Chosen escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.

Chosen has closed the distance and engaged Craig in a clinch.

Chosen manages to break the clinch.
Chosen shoots in for a double leg but Craig sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Chosen clinches with his opponent.
Chosen wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Chosen tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Chosen tries to break free but Craig pushes him back against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Craig misses with a body punch.

Craig breaks from the clinch.
Chosen throws a series of punches but Craig moves out of range.

Chosen clinches up against the cage.
Craig taking a breather.
Chosen throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Craig is trying to maintain a safe position but Chosen gets an underhook and turns Craig into the cage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Chosen.
Craig tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Chosen avoids it.
Chosen has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Craig tries to stall but Chosen uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Chosen wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Craig has him pressed against the cage.
Chosen tries to circle away but Craig has him pinned against the cage.
Craig doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Chosen tries to pull guard but Craig forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Jason Craig has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ares Chosen.

Chosen breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Chosen slips a jab from Craig.
Craig changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Chosen tries to avoid it but Craig manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Chosen to the ground. Chosen escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.

Craig shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Chosen wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Craig manages to pass to side control.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Chosen can do anything to dispel that myth.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Chosen trying to control from the bottom.
Chosen wants to control the action here but instead Craig manages to pass to full mount!
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Craig cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Chosen is trying to stand.
Chosen tries to hold on but Craig pushes him away.
A nice elbow there by Craig.
Craig prevents Chosen from getting the reversal.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Chosen in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Craig looking to finish Chosen with some ground and pound. This is bad for Chosen!
Chosen tries to lock up and control but Craig gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Craig throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.
Craig prevents Chosen from getting the reversal.
Craig 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.
Chosen is breathing heavily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Chosen wants to hold on but Craig pushes him away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jason Craig dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Ares Chosen'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!


Craig will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Chosen works over Craig's head and body with a nice combination.
Ares Chosen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Craig fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

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

Craig has his foot on Chosen's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Chosen works his way back into a safe position though.
Craig looking for a sweep. Not yet Craig, not yet.
Chosen not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Craig is trying to keep Chosen in close.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Chosen controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Chosen throwing strikes from guard but Craig blocks nicely.
Chosen trying to control the position from guard on top but Craig is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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

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.
Chosen throws a one two combo.

Chosen clinches up against the cage.
Chosen stalling the fight.

Chosen escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Chosen thuds a left hand into Craig's body.

Chosen closes the distance and clinches.
Chosen is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Craig to keep the fight standing.
Craig content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Craig misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Craig doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Chosen manages to break the clinch.
Chosen shoots in looking for a takedown but Craig manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Chosen's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.

Chosen fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Craig, pushing him back against the cage.
Chosen has Craig pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Craig manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Jason Craig has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ares Chosen.
Craig misses with a knee to the head.

Chosen breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Chosen throws a series of strikes that have Craig backpedaling.
Craig fails with the takedown
and Chosen counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Craig with a poor takedown
and Chosen counters with a nice uppercut.
Chosen misses with a head kick.

Chosen has taken the fight to the clinch.
Chosen tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Craig just stands there and leans against the cage.
Craig tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Chosen avoids it.
Chosen looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.

Chosen manages to break the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Chosen scores with a jab to the body.
Chosen lands a jab-cross combination.
Ares Chosen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Jason Craig is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Chosen misses with a body kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ares Chosen comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Craig 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 Roger Salmon scores the fight 29:28
Judge Josh West scores the fight 29:28
Judge Paul Gruel scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jason Craig!
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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
41%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Feb 19, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jason Craig (ranked 5171 p4p, 0 weight class) and Gilbert Gottfried (ranked 24520 p4p, 0 weight class). Jason Craig has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

180 cm
18
177 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
165 cm
19
172 lbs
0 - 5 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Cuts easily
BJJ White Belt
Brawler
Tends to cut

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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 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Jason Craig!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Gilbert Gottfried!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fray, Ryoma Takatsuka and Paul Gruel.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Craig gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily

and Gottfried counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Gottfried.
Craig just leaning against Gottfried, taking a breather.
Gottfried missing with knees to the body.

Gottfried breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Craig throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gottfried misses with a takedown attempt - Craig sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Gottfried should think about turning a few of those tyres round his middle into muscle if he wants people to take him seriously as an athlete.
Craig scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Craig shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Gottfried napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Gottfried wants to get back to his feet but Craig is dominant here and he's now got Gottfried's back!
Gottfried just trying to survive but Craig is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gottfried is trying to break free.
Craig misses with an elbow to the head.
Craig loading up with punches from the back mount - how long can Gottfried hold on?
Craig misses with an elbow to the head.
Gottfried is trapped and Craig is scoring with shots to the head and body.
Gottfried trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Gottfried is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Craig is staying active.
Gottfried really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Craig. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Craig throwing lazy shots from the back mount that aren't doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gottfried tries to escape the position.
Craig 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.
Gottfried covering up well under a barage of strikes.
Craig somehow managing to miss with a strike from the back.
Craig lands a couple of good shots to his opponent's body and a final shot to the head. Good little attack there by Craig.
Craig misses with an elbow to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gottfried can't escape the position.
Gottfried is still trying to improve position.
Gottfried looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Gottfried can't escape the position.
Craig is not going to allow Gottfried to sit and survive in this position.
Gottfried is trying to stand back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Gottfried rolls, trying to escape but Craig keeps control of the position.
Gottfried is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Can Gottfried hold on?! Craig is landing more strikes to his hapless foe.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Gottfried trying to control the hands but Craig breaks the grip.
Gottfried tries to break free.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jason Craig dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Gottfried shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Craig as he avoids it easily.
Craig shoots in for a takedown but Gottfried shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
A nice side step and Gottfried releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Gottfried misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Gottfried tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

Gottfried drives through and clinches with Craig against the cage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Craig has Gottfried pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Gottfried manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Craig is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Gottfried can do to turn this around?
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Craig trying to stall but Gottfried improves his position.
Gottfried is trying to pull guard but Craig turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Gottfried tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Craig just stands there and leans against the cage.
Jason Craig has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Gilbert Gottfried.
Gottfried tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Craig is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Gottfried is defending well for now.
Gottfried taking a breather.
Gottfried jumps guard but Craig turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Gottfried tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Craig avoids it.
Gottfried jumps guard but Craig stands there with Gottfried around his waist. Gottfried gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

Gottfried's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Craig is defended easily by Gottfried.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Craig shoots for a double leg takedown but Gottfried sprawls well. He's pushed Craig's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Gottfried shoots in and drives through. Craig sprawls well.
Craig fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gottfried manages to avoid it.

Gottfried closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Craig prevents a body shot from Gottfried.
Gottfried tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Craig smiles and moves away.
Gottfried with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Gottfried shoots in for a takedown but Craig shows good takedown defense.
Craig tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Gottfried manages to circle out of the way.

Craig shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Gottfried is trying to defend but Craig finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gottfried looks like he's trying to stand up.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Gottfried can do anything to dispel that myth.
Gottfried trying to control here.
Craig thows a huge punch but Gottfried dodges it nicely.
Craig passes into side control, despite Gottfried's attempt to control the position.
Craig working away.

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.
Gottfried is looking for a sweep.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Craig missing with a left hand there. Gottfried was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gottfried fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Craig avoids it really well and circles away.
Craig tries to counter by clinching up but Gottfried breaks away and moves out of range.
Gilbert Gottfried seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Craig fails with the takedown

and Gottfried holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Gottfried throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Gottfried tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The referee is keeping an eye on Craig - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.

Gottfried is trying to trip Craig. He has hold of a leg but Craig is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Gottfried persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Craig tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gottfried's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Gottfried is looking to stand up but Craig won't let him.
Gottfried showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Jason Craig overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Gottfried looking to sit in guard and control but Craig gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Craig postures up and lands a big shot to Gottfried's brow.
Gottfried looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Craig puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Craig throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Craig thows a huge punch but Gottfried dodges it nicely.
Gottfried is looking to improve his position.
Gottfried pushes Craig off but Craig dives into side control.
Gottfried manages to work his way to half guard, despite Craig's best efforts.
Craig thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gottfried keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Gottfried is looking to get back to is feet but Craig passes into side control.
Gottfried tries to wriggle free to get back to his feet but he's given up his back! Oops.
Gottfried tries to escape the position.
Gottfried trying to control the hands but Craig won't let him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Gottfried's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Gottfried trying to get back to his feet but Craig is in full control for now.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Gottfried tries to escape the position.
Gottfried keeps trying to improve his position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jason Craig showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Craig 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 Colin Fray scores the fight 30:28
Judge Ryoma Takatsuka scores the fight 30:27
Judge Paul Gruel scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jason Craig!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
29%

 

 
 
 
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