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Event: WCF WNF 20:El Shabazz vs Leahy     
Date:   Sep 23, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!#TD#
A momentary lapse in concentration from Li enables Chaos to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Li manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.#ES2#
The fighters are working up against the cage. Li manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.
Li tries to work over Chaos 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A nice left hand lands by Li.
Li is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Chaos can't get the takedown.
Li lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Li lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Chaos 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.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Li throws a knee to the head but misses.
Li lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A knee to the head by Li.
Chaos is trying to pull guard but Li has him pressed against the cage.
Chaos on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Li working aggressively here.
Li has a couple of punches blocked by Chaos .
Chaos is looking for a takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Robert Chaos . That's going to take a lot out of him.
Chaos tries to pull guard but Li holds him up against the cage and eventually Chaos drops back down to his feet. #T1#
Li with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Li lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Chaos or not.
Chaos blocks an uppercut.
Li lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Chaos backwards.
Li misses with the head strike.
Li utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Chaos is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Li pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Chaos prevents a body shot from Li.
Li working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Li lands a left hand that snaps the head of Chaos backwards.
Li landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Li lands a hook that snaps the head of Chaos backwards. #T2#
Chaos tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Li putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Chaos in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Chaos on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Nice elbow from Li.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Li lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Li trying to land knees to the body.
Chaos avoiding damage as Li throws knees to the body.
Chaos prevents a body shot from Li.
Chaos managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
Knees in the clinch landing for Li.
Li lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but Chaos avoids the damage to the body.
Li cracks Chaos with a nice body shot.
A short right from Li. #T3#
Li lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Chaos or not.
Li tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Li tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Chaos 's elbow.
Chaos blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Li cracks Chaos with a nice body shot.
Chaos managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
A knee to the head by Li.
Li missing with knees to the body.
Li unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Chaos tries to pull guard but Li won't allow it.
Chaos blocks a body shot from Li.
Li lands a shoulder strike.
Li digs a right hand underneath Chaos 's ribcage. Chaos let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A short uppercut from Li. #T4#
Li prevents the takedown attempt.
Li digs a right hand into Chaos 's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Chaos 's gas tank.
Li gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Li lands with a left to the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Li tries to land a knee to the head but Chaos blocks with his arms.
Li presses Chaos against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Li is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Li lands a right hand.
Li tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Li lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Li struggles to land a body shot inside as Chaos controls his hands.
Chaos wants to take the fight to the mat but Li manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Li tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Chaos 's elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Xi Li dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Chaos shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Li sprawls well. Li wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Chaos gets slowly back to his feet.
Xi Li is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Chaos shoots in looking for a takedown. Li tries to sprawl out of it but Chaos keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Li manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing. #TD#
Chaos shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Chaos was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!#ES2#
Li throws Chaos to one side and escapes!
Li lands with a hook. Chaos tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Li tries to clinch but Chaos is having none of it.
Chaos shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Robert Chaos . That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Chaos circles away from the clinch attempt.
Li is looking to clinch.
Li tries to clinch but Chaos is having none of it. #TD#
Chaos closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard. #SUB2#
Li looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Li tries to roll over but Chaos keeps him under control.#T1#
Li trying to control from the bottom. #ES2#
Li has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Chaos is on him like a limpet, forcing Li back against the cage.
Chaos takes a shot to the head.
Chaos jumps guard but Li stands there with Chaos around his waist. Chaos gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Li tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Li tries to work over Chaos 's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Chaos .
Li tries to throw a body punch but Chaos avoids it by throwing Li back against the cage.
Li lands a body punch in the clinch.
A body shot lands from Li.
A short uppercut from Li. #T2#
Li lands an elbow inside.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Li. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Li tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Chaos 's elbow.
Li lands a nice elbow.
Chaos tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Li just stands there and leans against the cage.
Li lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Chaos blocks a body shot from Li.
A short right from Li on the inside.
Li has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Li digs a right hand underneath Chaos 's ribcage. Chaos let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Li misses with a hook to the ribs.
Li lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Li trying to land knees to the body.
Li struggles to land a body shot inside as Chaos controls his hands.
Li using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Chaos has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike. #T3#
Chaos avoiding damage as Li throws knees to the body.
Li lands an elbow inside that Chaos shrugs off.
Chaos tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Li stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Li tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Li can't find room to land a body shot as Chaos controls the action.
Li gets through Chaos 's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Chaos tries to pull guard but Li won't allow it.
Li tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Chaos avoids it.
Li goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Li misses with a body punch.
Li misses with a punch to the body. #T4#
Chaos blocks an uppercut.
Li misses with a body punch.
Li softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Li throws a head punch that misses.
Chaos tries to pull guard but Li forces him back to his feet, against the cage.#TD#
Chaos jumps guard.
Li wanted to stand there but Chaos had control of the position. #SUB#
Chaos has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Li can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself. #SUB#
Chaos is looking for a triangle but Li pushes his legs off easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Xi Li 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! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.#R3#
Li tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Chaos manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Chaos keeps the fight on the outside.
Chaos closes the distance and clinches up with Li, looking for a takedown. Chaos pushes Li against the cage but Li circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Chaos tries for a takedown but Li sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.#TD#
Chaos decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Li manages to get to full guard. #SUB2#
Li is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Chaos looking to pass the guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB#
Chaos drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Chaos jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position. #SUB2#
Chaos avoids a guillotine attempt easily. #T1#
Chaos stops Li from standing up. #SUB2#
Li is looking for a triangle but Chaos pushes his legs off easily.
Chaos is pushing down on Li's leg trying to pass to half guard. Li is fighting to maintain full guard but Chaos has managed to sneak the leg through.
Li tries to get to full guard but Chaos has control of the leg.
Li is not content to let Chaos control the position.
Chaos controlling the pace. #SUB#
Li is defending against the submission attempts here by Chaos .
Chaos sitting and controlling from the half guard. #T2#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Li is trying to maintain the position but Chaos is very close to passing his half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SUB#
Chaos is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Li is just riding it out for now. Chaos eventually gives up the hold. #SUB#
Chaos is working for submissions here but there's nothing on. #T3##SUB#
Chaos seems to be working for a kimura but Li defends the submission attempt.#SUB2#
Li looking for submissions from an awkward position here.#SUB#
Chaos is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game. #SUB#
Chaos is trying to work for a kimura but Li is defending well. #ES2#
Li pushes Chaos off and gets back to his feet.#T4#
Li wants to clinch.#TD#
Chaos dives in and scores a takedown into Li's guard.
Chaos wants to pass the guard but Li is keeping the position.#SUB#
Chaos thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position. #SUB2#
Li had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Chaos defends it easily.
Xi Li has got the better of the ground game so far.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#SUB2#
Li had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Chaos defends it easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
Robert Chaos showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Li 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 Jeff Smith scores the fight 27:29
Judge Paul Gruel scores the fight 27:29
Judge Chris Saunders scores the fight 27:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Xi Li!

Xi Li made sure to mention his sponsor, The Thrift Shop - Cheap Clothes and Laundry in his post fight interview.

 

Event: WCF 36: Gracie vs Komakech     
Date:   Aug 29, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!#CL#
Li darts in and clinches Ciro up against the cage.
Li has Ciro pressed against the cage, preventing Ciro from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Li misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Li.
Li tries to throw a body punch but Ciro avoids it by throwing Li back against the cage.
Li is working Ciro over against the cage.
Ciro blocks a body shot from Li.
Li tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Ciro is looking to break free of the clinch but Li has double underhooks.
Ciro tries to break free but Li pushes him back against the cage.
Li cracks Ciro with a nice body shot.
Li gets through Ciro's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Li trying to land knees to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ciro blocking some punches.
Li is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Li doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Ciro is trying to break free.
Li putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Ciro in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Ciro looks winded!#T1#
Li unloads a knee to the mid-section. Ciro lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Ciro misses with a short punch on the inside.
A knee to the head by Li.
A short uppercut from Li.
Li digs a right hand into Ciro's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Ciro's gas tank.
A short uppercut from Li.
Ciro's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Li with a knee to the head.
Li lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Li landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Li lands a hook that snaps the head of Ciro backwards.
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!
Li lands a nice shot to the body.
Ciro takes a shot to the head.
Li scores a nice knee to the body.
Ciro takes a knee to the side of the body.
Li working some nice short punches in the clinch.#T2#
Li scores with a knee to the head. #CUT#It looks like Jay Ciro has been cut.
Li working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Li really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Li digs a right hand into Ciro's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Ciro's gas tank.
Li scores a nice knee to the body.
Li lands a right hand that snaps the head of Ciro backwards.
Li pushes Ciro back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Li lands a nice shot to the body.
Li lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Ciro.
Li scores with a shot to the side of Ciro's head.
Li tries to throw a body punch but Ciro avoids it by throwing Li back against the cage.
Li gets through Ciro's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Li.
Li landing knees to the body.
A right hand to the body from Li.
Li lands a right hand that snaps the head of Ciro backwards. #T3#
Li lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Li lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Li putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Ciro in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
A short uppercut from Li.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Li.
Li digs a right hand into Ciro's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Ciro's gas tank.
Li creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Ciro's defenses.
Li cracks Ciro with a nice body shot.
Li is working Ciro over against the cage.
Li lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Li lands a body punch in the clinch.
Li lands with a light punch inside.
Li lands with a short shot to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A body shot lands from Li.
Li lands with a short head shot on the inside. #T4#
Li with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
A left hand lands to the body for Li.
A short right from Li.
Li lands a knee to the body.
Li lands with a left to the head.
Li scores with a shot to the side of Ciro's head.
Li lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Li doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Li using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Li using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Li tries a body shot but Ciro blocks it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Knees to the body from Li.
Li is leaning against Ciro and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Li working Ciro over with knees to the body.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Li pushes Ciro back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Xi Li dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jay Ciro's cut.
That's time! Li's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2##CL#
Li gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Ciro working aggressively here.
Li makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.#KD#
Li drops Ciro with a big knee straight up the middle! Ciro is covering up against the cage but manages to escape and gets back to his feet! #ROC#Ciro is rocked!#CL#
Li has taken the fight to the clinch.
Ciro is still on wobbly legs! Can Li finish him?
Li digs a right hand underneath Ciro's ribcage. Ciro let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Li lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Ciro is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Li softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A shot in the inside from Li.
Li goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ciro is breathing heavily.
Ciro misses with an elbow strike.
Ciro tries to break the clinch but Li is controlling the position. #T1#
Li lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Li lands with a left to the head.
Li lands a right hand.
Li working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Ciro on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Li.
Li misses with a hook to the ribs.
Li putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Ciro in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Ciro wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Li has him pressed against the cage.
Li working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Ciro.
Ciro seems to have recovered his senses.
Li landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Li throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Ciros head.
Li working Ciro over with knees to the body.#T2#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Li creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Li here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
Li makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Li lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Li lands an elbow that stopped Ciro in his tracks for a moment.
Li creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Ciro's defenses.
Li unloads a knee to the mid-section. Ciro lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Li.
Li can't find room to land a body shot as Ciro controls the action.
Li lands a big knee! That's hurt Ciro! Oh, he's all over the place! Li lands another knee that sends Ciro to the floor and the referee steps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:45 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Xi Li!
An out of breath and clearly excited Xi Li thanked The Thrift Shop - Cheap Clothes and Laundry for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).

 

Event: WCF 30: Sausagestrong vs Li     
Date:   Jul 18, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!#CL2#
Li gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Sausagestrong lands a shot to the body.
Li lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Li lands a knee to the body.
Sausagestrong scores with a nice hook to the head.
Sausagestrong blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've been hearing reports that Sausagestrong has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Li tries a body shot but Sausagestrong blocks it.
Sausagestrong pushes Li back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Li looks winded!
Li tries to work over Sausagestrong's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Sausagestrong tries to work over Li's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target. #TD#
Sausagestrong turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Sausagestrong manages to end up in side control.
Li is looking for a sweep.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sausagestrong lands some shots froms side control.
Sausagestrong landing a few strikes.
Sausagestrong cracks Li with a big right hand but Li just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Sausagestrong cracks Li with a big elbow.
Sausagestrong is chipping away with strikes. #T1#
Li is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Sausagestrong connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Li some visible discomfort. #ROC#Li is rocked!
Sausagestrong lands a big elbow and you can see that really hurt Li! Sausagestrong senses the opportunity and scores with more strikes - he's put Li out! The ref tackles him out of the way to prevent him landing more strikes - this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Tommy Sausagestrong!
A very excited looking Tommy Sausagestrong 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.
Xi Li spoke after the fight, saying 'I'm young , I'll be back. '.

 

Event: WCF 26: Hradek vs Tyson     
Date:   Jun 20, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Li ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Judge misses the jab.
Judge scores with a jab to the jaw.#CL#
Li gets a clinch.
Li misses with some punches.
Li throws a head punch that misses.
Li is working Judge over against the cage.
Li scores with a nice hook to the head.
Li lands with a light punch inside.
Judge lands a right hand that snaps the head of Li backwards. #TD2#
Judge manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Li really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Li lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Li has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#SUB2#
Judge throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Li knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Judge on the ground.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Li wants to get up but he can't break Judge's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Judge keeping moving, preventing Li from controlling successfully. #SUB2#
Judge is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Judge can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Li controls the pace.
Our spies down at at Bang Bros Gym inform us that Judge has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?#T1##SUB2#
Judge pushes a forearm under Li's chin to create some space. He's escaped his hips and pivoted quickly for an armbar! Can he extend the arm? Yes, Li is tapping out! Damn, that was fast!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Myles Judge!
The defeated Xi Li had this to say: 'I'm young , I'll be back. '.

 

Event: WCF WNF 7: Scott vs Olsson     
Date:   May 27, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
For Money throws out a loose jab but Li uses good head movement to avoid it.
Li takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.#CL#
For Money gets tackled into the cage by Li. Li maintains the clinch.
Li keeps the fight in the clinch, despite For Money's efforts to push away.
For Money wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Li has him pressed against the cage.
For Money takes a shot to the head.
Li lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
For Money is trying to force a seperation but Li has the dominant position.
Li lands a nice shot to the body.
Li is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Li really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Li lands with a right to the head.
For Money is trying to force a seperation but Li has the dominant position.
Li lands a body shot.
Li softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
For Money tries to circle away but Li has him pinned against the cage.
A short body shot lands from Li as the two fighters clinch.
For Money looks winded!
Li lands a body punch.
Li scores a nice knee to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A left hand lands to the body for Li.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Li obliges.
Li pushes For Money back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.#T1#
Li softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Li lands a shoulder strike.
Li scores with a hook to the body.
Li lands a nice shot to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Li.
A shot in the inside from Li.
Li pushes For Money back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Li throws a blind hook that connects with the side of For Moneys head.
Nice body punch from Li.
A nice right hand lands inside from Li.
A short body shot lands from Li as the two fighters clinch.
Li is leaning against For Money and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A hook to the body from Li.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nice body punch from Li - that landed with a thud.
Knees to the body from Li.
Nice body punch from Li - that landed with a thud.
A short body shot lands from Li as the two fighters clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Li creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Li lands a nice knee to the body.
Li working For Money over with knees to the body.
Li connects with a nasty looking knee right to For Money's face. #T2#
Li lands a good knee to the midsection. For Money won't want to take too many of those.
Li lands a nice knee to the body.
A right hand to the body from Li.
For Money wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Li has him pressed against the cage.
Li throws a blind hook that connects with the side of For Moneys head.
Li lands a body shot.
A short right from Li on the inside.
Li stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Li.
Li lands a nice shot to the body.
A right hook to the body lands for Li.
Li working For Money over with knees to the body.
Li lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Li works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Li digs a right hand into For Money's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on For Money's gas tank.
Li unloads a knee to the mid-section.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Li.
Li lands with a right to the head.
Li lands a glancing elbow in the clinch. #T3#
A right handed body shot lands from Li.
Li is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for Li.
Li lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down For Money.
Li scores with a knee to the head. #CUT#It looks like Fighter For Money has been cut.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Li.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Li.
Li scores a nice knee to the body.
Li lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards. #ROC#For Money is rocked!
Li lands with a light punch inside.
For Money is still on wobbly legs! Can Li finish him?
Li lands with a right to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Li pushes For Money against the cage. Li is working some dirty boxing. Li pushes off with a quick right hook! For Money goes down! For Money tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Li moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Xi Li!
Xi Li made sure to mention his sponsor, The Thrift Shop - in his post fight interview.

 

Event: WCF 20: Scott vs Rua     
Date:   May 09, 2020
#R1#
Li throws a leg kick that is checked#CL#
and Uno counters by clinching up.
Uno landing knees to the body.
Li tries to work over Uno's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Uno lands a nice elbow.
Li missing with knees to the body.
Li is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Uno is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Li is defending well for now.
Uno tries to land a knee to the head but Li blocks with his arms.
Li doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Li blocks the elbow strike.
Uno misses with a knee strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Uno.
Uno looks to throw an elbow but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Uno is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Li is defending well for now.
Knees in the clinch landing for Li.
Li presses Uno against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Uno missing with knees to the body.
Li crunches a lovely knee into Uno's ribcage.
A nice left hand lands by Li. #T1#
Uno scores with a shoulder strike.
Uno doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Still in the clinch, Li scores with a nice short uppercut.
Uno tries to land knees in the clinch but Li avoids the damage to the body.
Li blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Li throws a head punch that misses.
Li scores with a hook to the body.
Uno presses Li against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Uno lands a damaging elbow.
Uno throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Li managing to block the knees to the body from Uno.
Good body shot from Li.
Uno trying to land knees to the body.
Li pushes Uno back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Li comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Uno is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Li is defending well for now.
Uno throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Li blocks it with crossed arms. #T2#
Uno using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Li lands a left hand that snaps the head of Uno backwards.
Uno landing knees to the head. #CUT#
It looks like Xi Li has been cut.
Uno blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Uno using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Li has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Li tries a body shot but Uno blocks it.
Uno connects with a knee to the head.
Uno tries to land knees in the clinch but Li avoids the damage to the body.
Li misses with a body punch.
Uno putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Li in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Uno scores with a shoulder strike.
Li using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Li.
Uno takes an elbow to the temple.
Uno doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Li just misses with a elbow thrown towards Uno's brow. #T3#
Li misses with a body punch.
Uno with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Uno scores a nice knee to the body.
Li looks winded!
Uno throws an elbow but it misses.
Uno with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Uno lands with a right to the head.
Uno lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Uno just misses with a elbow thrown towards Li's brow.
Uno crunches a lovely knee into Li's ribcage.
Uno definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Uno obliges.
A knee to the head by Uno.
Uno throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Uno misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Li.
Uno connects with a nasty looking knee right to Li's face.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A hook to the body from Uno.
Uno tries to land a knee to the head but Li blocks with his arms. #T4#
Li avoiding damage as Uno throws knees to the body.
Li blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Li takes an elbow to the temple.
Li managing to block the knees to the body from Uno.
Li managing to block the knees to the body from Uno.
Li misses with a body punch.
Uno takes a knee to the side of the body.
Li dodges an elbow strike from Uno.
Li struggles to land a body shot inside as Uno controls his hands.
Uno throws a knee to the head but misses.
Li blocks the elbow strike.
Li tries a knee to the head but Uno blocks it.
Li comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Uno misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Li.
Uno is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Li is defending well for now.
Li lands a body shot in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Teiji Uno dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Xi Li's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R2##CL2#
Li clinches up against the cage.
Uno is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Li can do to turn this around?
Li misses with a hook from the clinch.
Li dodges an elbow strike from Uno.
Uno is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Li is defending well for now.
Uno blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Uno misses with a knee to the head.
Li is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Uno is defending well for now.
Uno using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Li on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Uno looking to throw knees to the head but Li is blocking nicely.
Li blocks an elbow strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Uno misses with an elbow over the top.
Li takes an elbow to the temple.
Li avoids the elbow strike from Uno, against the cage.
Uno connects with a nasty looking knee right to Li's face.
Li misses with a knee to the head. #T1#
Li looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Li misses with a body punch.
Uno misses with an elbow over the top.
Uno avoids a wild elbow strike from Li.
Uno avoids a wild elbow strike from Li.
Li lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Li tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Li trying to land knees to the body.
Uno tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Li avoids it.
Uno is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Li is defending well for now.
Li blocks a body shot from Uno.
Li scores with a hook to the body.
Uno missing with knees to the body.
Uno throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Li swings wildly with an uppercut but Uno uses good head movement to avoid it.
A right hand to the body from Uno. #T2#
Uno looking to throw knees to the head but Li is blocking nicely.
Li works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Uno tries a knee to the head but Li blocks it.
Li managing to block the knees to the body from Uno.
Uno tries to land knees in the clinch but Li avoids the damage to the body.
Li is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Uno is defending well for now.
Li tries to work over Uno's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Uno.
Uno is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Li is defending well for now.
Uno using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Li has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Uno landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Li is breathing heavily.
Li doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Uno creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Uno struggles to land a body shot inside as Li controls his hands.
Uno lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty! #T3#
Li with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Teiji Uno has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Li pushes off an throws an elbow but Uno leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Uno tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Uno misses with an elbow strike.
Uno lands a nice knee to the body.
Uno with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Uno with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Uno utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Uno tries to land a knee to the head but Li blocks with his arms.
A short body shot lands from Uno as the two fighters clinch.
Uno lands an elbow inside.
Uno lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Li takes an elbow to the temple.
Li misses with a knee to the head. #T4#
Uno unloads a knee to the mid-section.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Uno is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Li is defending well for now.
Uno on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Li tries to work over Uno's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Li avoids the elbow strike from Uno, against the cage.
Uno tries to land a knee to the head but Li blocks with his arms.
Li takes an elbow to the temple.
Li on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A short uppercut from Uno.
Uno blocks a body shot from Li.
Uno looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Uno tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Li avoids it.
A body shot lands from Uno.
Uno tries to land knees in the clinch but Li avoids the damage to the body.
Uno pushes off an throws an elbow but Li leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Teiji Uno dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Xi Li's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R3#
Ohhhhh! A huge head kick from Uno! Li is out on his feet! Uno rushes in and throws more strikes. The ref is looking closely - Li is covering up but the punishment is just too much and the ref steps in to stop the fight! Li is staring into space, just thankful that the beatdown has ended. Brutal finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Teiji Uno!
Teiji Uno is the new light heavyweight champion!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Teiji Uno waved his t-shirt featuring Kore Fight Nutrition's logo in front of the cameras.
Xi Li was interviewed post fight and said 'I'm young , I'll be back. '.

 

Event: SAFO 47 IsMore v Emelianegro     
Date:   Mar 21, 2020
#R1#
Li misses with a two punch combination.
Tyson misses with a low kick.
Tyson misses with a straight right.
Nice cross by Li.
Max Tyson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Li tries to clinch but Tyson is having none of it. #CL#
Tyson gets tackled into the cage by Li. Li maintains the clinch.
Tyson working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Tyson lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Tyson blocks the elbow strike.
Li tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Tyson lands an uppercut.
Tyson is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Tyson avoids the elbow strike from Li, against the cage. #BC2#
Tyson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Li checks a leg kick.
Li seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
A head kick from Tyson lands but Li takes it in his stride. #T1#
Li fails in his attempt to clinch. #CL#
Li closes the distance and clinches.
Tyson managing to block the knees to the body from Li. #BC2#
Tyson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Li displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Tyson throws out the jab.
Tyson circles away from the clinch attempt.
Li steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Tyson. That one must have hurt.
Li throws a head kick but Tyson moves out of range.
Tyson changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Tyson lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Tyson.
Li throws a body kick that misses.
Li misses with a low kick.
Li misses with a series of wild punches. #T2#
Tyson throws a combination that misses
and Li counters with a two punch combo.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Tyson misses with a body kick.
Li looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Tyson connects with a right hand. Li shakes it off.
Tyson misses with the combination. #CL#
Li rushes Tyson and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Tyson.
Tyson lands with a left to the head.
Li throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Tyson avoiding damage. #BC2#
Tyson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Li fails to land with a series of punches.
Tyson tries to counter with a clinch but Li shakes him off and moves away.#CL2#
Tyson gets a clinch. #T3#
Li lands a right hand that snaps the head of Tyson backwards.
Tyson tries to circle away but Li has him pinned against the cage.
Tyson lands an uppercut.
Tyson wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Tyson lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Tyson trying to control the position but instead, Li has worked for underhooks and has pushed Tyson into the cage.
Tyson wants to break the clinch but can't.
Tyson blocks a body shot from Li.
Tyson managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
Tyson taking a breather.
Tyson tries to work over Li's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Li swings wildly with an uppercut but Tyson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but Tyson avoids the damage to the body. #T4#
Tyson blocking some punches.
Li creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Tyson's defenses.
Li comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Tyson wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Li fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Li has a couple of punches blocked by Tyson.
Tyson on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Li can't find room to land a body shot as Tyson controls the action.
Li creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Li tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Tyson lands a right hand that snaps the head of Li backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tyson lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A bit of stalling here from Tyson. #BC2#
Tyson manages to break the clinch.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Tyson!
Li moves into range and connects with a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Max Tyson will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Li fails in his attempt to clinch.
Tyson avoids the clinch attempt nicely. #CL#
Li pushes Tyson up against the cage in a clinch.#BC2#
Tyson manages to break the clinch.
Li tests Tyson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Li tries to close the distance and clinch up but Tyson swats him away and circles back towards the center. #CL2#
Tyson clinches up with Li and pushes him back against the cage.
Li tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The referee calls for Tyson to work. #BC2#
Tyson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fight stays on the outside here - Li looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Li wants to clinch.#T1#
Tyson throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Li misses with a two punch combination. #CL2#
Tyson moves into the clinch.
Tyson swings wildly with an uppercut but Li uses good head movement to avoid it.
Li landing knees to the head.
Tyson is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Tyson tries to break the clinch but Li is controlling the position.
Tyson tries to break the clinch but Li is controlling the position.
A head punch on the inside from Li fails to land.
Tyson swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Tyson wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch. #BC2#
Tyson breaks the clinch.
Tyson swats away the attempt to clinch by Li.#T2#
Li wants to clinch.
Li blocks the body kick.
Max Tyson seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A combination from Tyson does no damage.
Li really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Li looks to land a combination but Tyson avoids it well.
Li stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Tyson.
Tyson throws a head kick that Li semi-blocks.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Li tries to clinch
and Tyson counters with a series of strikes. Li will be more careful next time no doubt.
Tyson blocks the body kick.
Despite the aggression on Tyson's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Tyson throws a head kick but Li moves out of range.
Tyson misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A head kick from Tyson lands but Li takes it in his stride.
A punch combination from Tyson misses. #T3#
Tyson slips a jab and a cross from Li. #CL#
Li instigates a clinch.
Li using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Tyson has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Tyson looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Li blocks a punch to the side of the head.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Li blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tyson has a couple of punches blocked by Li.
Li lands a left hand that snaps the head of Tyson backwards.
Li misses with a punch on the inside.
Tyson scores with a shoulder strike.
Li tries to work over Tyson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Li throws a knee to the head but misses. #T4#
Li misses with a body punch.
Tyson stalling in the clinch.
Tyson lands a nice uppercut.#BC2#
Tyson manages to break the clinch.
Li tries a head kick but it misses.
Tyson is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Tyson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Li tries to close the distance and clinch up but Tyson swats him away and circles back towards the center.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Li throws out a loose jab but Tyson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tyson is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Li doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Tyson lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt! #CL#
Li darts in and clinches Tyson up against the cage.
Come on Tyson - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Tyson looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Max Tyson 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. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R3##CL#
Li pushes Tyson up against the cage in a clinch.
Tyson blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Tyson is trying to force a seperation but Li has the dominant position.
Li lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Xi Li has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Li unloads a knee to the mid-section. Tyson lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Tyson is trying to maintain a safe position but Li gets an underhook and turns Tyson into the cage.
Tyson throws a head punch that misses.
Tyson is trying to force a seperation but Li has the dominant position.
Li throws an elbow but it misses.
A short uppercut from Li.
Tyson on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tyson is struggling to control the position.
Tyson lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Tyson lands a body shot in the clinch.
Li throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Tyson blocks it with crossed arms. #T1#
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but Tyson avoids the damage to the body.
Tyson is struggling to control the position.
Tyson blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A short left from Li.
Li lands a body punch in the clinch.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Tyson avoids it.#BC2#
Tyson breaks from the clinch. #CL2#
Tyson clinches.
Tyson can't break the clinch.
Li is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Tyson is defending well for now.
Li goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Tyson is trying to break the clinch but Li is controlling him.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Li. #BC2#
Tyson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Tyson fails to land with a series of punches.
Xi Li has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Tyson throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Li jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent. #CL#
Li moves into the clinch successfully.
A head punch on the inside from Tyson fails to land.
Tyson wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Tyson blocking some punches.
Tyson blocks an elbow strike.
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!#BC2#
Tyson manages to break the clinch.
Li has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Li - that will leave a mark!
Tyson takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Li plants his feet and throws a 3 punch combo. Miss, miss, boom! The third punch, a big right hook, connects right on the temple and drops Tyson to the mat, unconscious! This fight is all over! Tyson just couldn't keep out of the way of the whole flurry of punches!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:46 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Xi Li!
Xi Li took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'I wasn't supposed to win, thankful for my fans and my team at So Cal gym. The Li era continues. '.

 

Event: SAFO 42 Frost vs Chaelsson II     
Date:   Feb 29, 2020
#R1#
Li fails with an attempt to clinch.
Bailey circles away from the clinch attempt.
A jab lands there for Bailey.
Bailey throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Bailey feints a jab promting Li to slip. Bailey then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Li slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
We've been told by Bailey's head coaches at Evolution Fitness Center that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Li is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bailey was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Li tries to clinch
and Bailey connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Li wants to clinch#KD#
and Bailey counters with a nice right hand that sends Li toppling to the canvas! Li scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Bailey finish him?!#ROC#
Li is rocked!
Li is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.#T1#
Bailey avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Bailey is looking to counter the offense by Li and move into the clinch.
Li moves to clinch but Bailey breaks away
and Bailey cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Li tries to clinch but Bailey is having none of it.
Bailey lands a nice shot to the body.
Li avoids the body shot from Bailey.
Despite the aggression on Li's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Li tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Bailey appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.#CL2#
Li moves into the clinch.
Li told us before the fight that he's been working on his elbows. An under utilised technique these days - let's see if it can sway the outcome of the fight.
Bailey blocks an uppercut. #T2#
Li fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Bailey blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bailey managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Bailey avoids it.
Bailey digs a right hand underneath Li's ribcage. Li let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but Bailey avoids the damage to the body.
Bailey managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
Bailey scores with a nice hook to the head.
Still in the clinch, Bailey scores with a nice short uppercut.
Good body shot from Bailey.
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!
Bailey lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Li looking to throw knees to the head but Bailey is blocking nicely.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Bailey.
Bailey is working Li over against the cage.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Bailey avoids it.
Li swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Li missing with knees to the body. #T3#
Bailey lands a body shot in the clinch.
Li looks winded!
Bailey managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
A right hook to the body lands for Bailey.
Li scores with a shot to the side of Bailey's head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Bailey.
Li missing with knees to the body.
Bailey lands a body shot in the clinch.
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but Bailey avoids the damage to the body.
Li trying to land knees to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Bailey.
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but Bailey avoids the damage to the body.
A short body shot lands from Bailey as the two fighters clinch.
Bailey gets through Li's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Bailey is working Li over against the cage.
Bailey stalling.
Li has a couple of punches blocked by Bailey.
Bailey lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Bailey lands a shoulder strike.
Li is still on wobbly legs! Can Bailey finish him?#T4#
This has been an exciting period of action!
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Come on Bailey - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
The crowd are getting pretty annoyed with Bailey for his constant stalling in the clinch and are voicing their displeasure.
Li seems to have recovered his senses.
Bailey lands with a left to the head.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Bailey.
A shot in the inside from Bailey.
Bailey is leaning against Li and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Li fails to land.
Bailey lands a right hand.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Bailey avoids it.
Li letting Bailey take a breather here.
Nice body punch from Bailey - that landed with a thud.
Li trying to land knees to the body.
Bailey lands a body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

James Bailey dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2##KD#
Oooooh!!! Bailey has knocked Li down with a huge combo! Bailey steps away and waves a wobbly Li back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!#CL2#
Li clinches.
Li throws a punch but it's blocked by Bailey.
Li has a couple of punches blocked by Bailey.
Bailey lands a hook that snaps the head of Li backwards.
Bailey lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Li.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Bailey.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bailey blocking some punches.
Bailey blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Bailey blocks an uppercut. #BC#
Bailey pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Bailey misses with a wild body shot. #CL#
Bailey forces Li back against the cage and clinches.
Li is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Bailey is defending well for now.#T1#
Bailey lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Bailey blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Bailey cracks Li with a nice body shot.
The referee is keeping an eye on Bailey - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
A short right from Bailey.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Bailey.
Bailey digs a right hand into Li's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Li's gas tank.
Bailey is leaning against Li and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Li is breathing heavily.
Stalling in the clinch from Bailey.
Li trying to land knees to the body. #BC#
Bailey manages to break the clinch.
Li moves to clinch but Bailey breaks away
and Bailey counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Bailey uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Li has time to react.#T2#
Bailey avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
As Li tries to get set, Bailey tries to push him back and clinch up but Li manages to avoid the attempt.
Bailey misses with a two punch combination.
Li is looking to clinch.
Li is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!#CL2#
Li pushes Bailey up against the cage in a clinch.
Still in the clinch, Bailey scores with a nice short uppercut.
Li misses with some punches. #T3#
Li trying to land knees to the body.
Li missing with knees to the body.
Li with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Li misses with the head strike. #KD#
Bailey drops Li onto one knee with a big uppercut from the clinch! Li is propped up by the cage and works his way back to his feet!
Bailey throws a big uppercut that drops Li! More strikes from Bailey and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Li lies dazed against the cage as Bailey celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:28 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). James Bailey!
Xi Li was interviewed post fight and said 'I'm young , I'll be back. '.

 

Event: SAFO 36 Gracie v Vilheimshauge     
Date:   Jan 25, 2020
#R1##CL#
Crane tries to keep at a distance but Li has taken the fight into the clinch.
Crane throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Crane takes a knee to the side of the body.
Crane avoiding damage as Li throws knees to the body.
Crane takes a knee right on the jaw!
Crane on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Crane.
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but Crane avoids the damage to the body.
Li misses with a knee to the head.
Li swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nice elbow from Crane. #CUT2#
It looks like Xi Li has been cut.
Li avoids the elbow strike from Crane, against the cage.
Crane misses with an elbow over the top.
Crane lands a nice elbow.
I was talking to Li's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
With the fighters up against the cage, Crane throws an elbow but misses.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Crane.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crane blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Crane.
Li takes an elbow to the forehead.
Li throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Crane blocks it with crossed arms.
Crane avoiding damage as Li throws knees to the body.
Crane managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
With the fighters up against the cage, Crane throws an elbow but misses. #T1#
Crane lands an elbow inside that Li shrugs off.
Li blocks the elbow strike.
Li tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Li really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Li takes an elbow to the forehead. #CUT2#
Xi Li's cut is getting worse.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Crane avoids it.
Crane throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Crane comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Crane gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Crane throws an elbow but it misses.
Li blocks an elbow strike from Crane.
Li takes an elbow to the forehead.
Li blocks an elbow strike.
Crane lands an elbow inside that Li shrugs off. #CUT2#
Xi Li's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
With the fighters up against the cage, Crane throws an elbow but misses.
Li trying to land knees 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!
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Crane just misses with a elbow thrown towards Li's brow.
Crane lands an elbow inside.
Li is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Crane is defending well for now.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Crane just misses with a elbow thrown towards Li's brow.
Crane lands a nice elbow.
Crane lands an elbow inside. #CUT2#
Jeez, Xi Li's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Crane. #T2#
With the fighters up against the cage, Crane throws an elbow but misses.
Li missing with knees to the body.
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but Crane avoids the damage to the body.
Crane gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Crane just misses with a elbow thrown towards Li's brow.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Crane avoids it.
Li avoids the elbow strike from Crane, against the cage.
Crane misses with an elbow strike.
Crane lands an elbow that stopped Li in his tracks for a moment.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Xi Li's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Steve Crane!
In defeat, Xi Li stepped up to the mic, saying 'I'm young , I'll be back. '.

 

Event: SAFO KickBoxing II     
Date:   Dec 16, 2019
#R1#
Jab from De Ruyter.#CL2#
Li pushes De Ruyter up against the ropes in a clinch.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Li obliges.#BC#
De Ruyter breaks the clinch.
Li 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.
De Ruyter tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
De Ruyter tries to bum rush Li with a series of wild strikes but Li uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Li avoids the head kick by De Ruyter.
De Ruyter swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.#CL2#
Li clinches up against the ropes.
Li working De Ruyter over with knees to the body.
De Ruyter is breathing heavily.
Li landing knees to the body.
De Ruyter takes a shot to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Li lands a good knee to the midsection. De Ruyter won't want to take too many of those.
De Ruyter managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
De Ruyter is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the ropes.
De Ruyter is trying to break free.
Li is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. De Ruyter is defending well for now.
Li lands a hook to the side of the head.
Li using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Li using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body. #T1#
Li scores with a nice hook to the head.
Li gets through De Ruyter's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Knees to the body from Li.
Li working De Ruyter over with knees to the body.
Li lands a right hand.
Li lands a knee to the head.
Li unloads a knee to the mid-section. De Ruyter lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Li lands a nice knee to the body.
De Ruyter managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
Li lands with a short shot to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Li lands a nice uppercut.
Li lands a knee to the body.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Li obliges.
De Ruyter is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the ropes.
De Ruyter is trying to break free.
Li is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Li trying to land knees to the body.
Li lands with a short shot to the head.
Li tries a knee to the head but he's missed. #T2#
Li is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. De Ruyter is defending well for now.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from De Ruyter.
Li gets through De Ruyter's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Li lands with a left to the head.
Li keeps control of De Ruyter as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from De Ruyter.
De Ruyter avoiding damage as Li throws knees to the body.
A frustrated look appears on De Ruyter's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from De Ruyter. #BC#
De Ruyter's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
De Ruyter jabs Li right on the nose. Li blinks but takes it well.#CL2#
Li instigates a clinch.
De Ruyter avoiding damage as Li throws knees to the body.
Li keeps the fight in the clinch, despite De Ruyter's efforts to push away.
Li unloads a knee to the mid-section. De Ruyter lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh. #T3#
De Ruyter tries to break the clinch but Li is controlling the position.
De Ruyter managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
De Ruyter looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from De Ruyter.
Li lands a left hand.
De Ruyter wants to break free but Li has control.
Li is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
De Ruyter avoiding damage as Li throws knees to the body.
Li throws a head punch that misses.
De Ruyter can't break the clinch.
Li has De Ruyter pressed against the ropes, preventing De Ruyter from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Li working De Ruyter over with knees to the body.
Li working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
De Ruyter tries to circle away but Li has him pinned against the ropes.
Li prevents De Ruyter from breaking the clinch.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and De Ruyter avoids it.
De Ruyter managing to block the knees to the body from Li. #BC#
De Ruyter pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A slow jab from De Ruyter misses its intended target. #T4##CL2#
Li has closed the distance and engaged De Ruyter in a clinch.
De Ruyter wants to break the clinch but can't.
Li with a knee to the head.
Li missing with knees to the body.
Li lands a hook to the side of the head.
A short left from Li.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
De Ruyter is trying to force a seperation but Li has the dominant position.
De Ruyter is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the ropes.
De Ruyter wants to break free but Li has control.
Li tries a knee to the head but De Ruyter blocks it.
De Ruyter has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
De Ruyter can't break the clinch.
De Ruyter wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Li has him pressed against the ropes.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but De Ruyter avoids the damage to the body.
A frustrated look appears on De Ruyter's face as he tries to break the clinch.
De Ruyter blocking some punches.
Li throws a blind hook that connects with the side of De Ruyters head.
Li lands with a light punch inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Xi Li dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
De Ruyter misses with a hook. Li ducked under it nicely. #CL2#
Li moves into range and clinches up with De Ruyter.
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but De Ruyter avoids the damage to the body.
De Ruyter is trying to force a seperation but Li has the dominant position.
Li using the Thai plumb to throw knees but De Ruyter has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
De Ruyter wants to break the clinch but can't.
De Ruyter tries to break the clinch but Li is controlling the position.
Li missing with knees to the body.
De Ruyter has had enough of the clinch but Li keeps him there for the moment.
De Ruyter managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
De Ruyter has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Li trying to land knees to the body.
Xi Li seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
De Ruyter blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
De Ruyter blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.#BC#
De Ruyter breaks from the clinch. #CL2#
Li moves into the clinch.
Li has De Ruyter pressed against the ropes, preventing De Ruyter from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
De Ruyter wants to get back to striking at distance but Li won't allow it. #T1#
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but De Ruyter avoids the damage to the body.
De Ruyter is looking to break free of the clinch but Li has double underhooks.
De Ruyter can't break the clinch.
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but De Ruyter avoids the damage to the body.
Li lands a right hand that snaps the head of De Ruyter backwards.
Li missing with knees to the body.
Li trying to land knees to the body.
De Ruyter on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
De Ruyter wants to get back to striking at distance but Li won't allow it.
Li throws a blind hook that connects with the side of De Ruyters head.
De Ruyter working hard to break the clinch.
De Ruyter is looking to break free of the clinch but Li has double underhooks.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and De Ruyter avoids it.
Li working De Ruyter over with knees to the body.
De Ruyter wants to break free but Li has control.
Li keeps the fight in the clinch, despite De Ruyter's efforts to push away.
De Ruyter wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.#T2#
Li softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.#BC#
De Ruyter pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Li slips a jab from De Ruyter.
De Ruyter looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
De Ruyter misses with a double jab.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.#CL2#
Li closes the distance and clinches.
Li is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. De Ruyter is defending well for now.
Li makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
De Ruyter on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
De Ruyter wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Li landing knees to the head.
De Ruyter has had enough of the clinch but Li keeps him there for the moment.
Li unloads a knee to the mid-section. De Ruyter lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from De Ruyter.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and De Ruyter avoids it.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and De Ruyter avoids it.#T3#
De Ruyter wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Li has him pressed against the ropes.
Li lands with a light punch inside.
Li missing with knees to the body.
De Ruyter wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Li has him pressed against the ropes.
De Ruyter is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the ropes.
A short right from Li on the inside.
Li has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
De Ruyter blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Li lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Li tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Li trying to land knees to the body.
De Ruyter on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Li trying to land knees to the body.
De Ruyter wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Li has him pressed against the ropes.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and De Ruyter avoids it.
De Ruyter on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
De Ruyter looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
De Ruyter can't break the clinch.
De Ruyter avoiding damage as Li throws knees to the body. #T4#
De Ruyter looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Li throws a knee to the head but misses.
De Ruyter is trying to break free.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from De Ruyter.
Li is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. De Ruyter is defending well for now.
De Ruyter wants to get back to striking at distance but Li won't allow it.
Li misses with a hook from the clinch.
Li missing with knees to the body.
Li lands a left hand that snaps the head of De Ruyter backwards.
De Ruyter wants to get back to striking at distance but Li won't allow it. #BC#
De Ruyter breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Li shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does 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!
A head kick by De Ruyter misses
and Li cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
De Ruyter with a hook.
De Ruyter lands a head kick!
De Ruyter scores with a jab. Li acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Xi Li 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!
#R3#
De Ruyter bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.#CL2#
Li gets a clinch.
De Ruyter on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Li.
Li utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
De Ruyter wants to get back to striking at distance but Li won't allow it.
De Ruyter wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
De Ruyter looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Knees to the body from Li.
Li prevents De Ruyter from breaking the clinch.
Li landing knees to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Li landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Knees in the clinch landing for Li.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Li crunches a lovely knee into De Ruyter's ribcage.
De Ruyter managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
De Ruyter takes a shot to the head. #T1#
Li gets through De Ruyter's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Li keeps control of De Ruyter as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Li lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Li lands a nice uppercut.
Li missing with knees to the body.
De Ruyter wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and De Ruyter avoids it.
Li is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. De Ruyter is defending well for now.
Li lands with a right to the head.
De Ruyter working hard to break the clinch.
A frustrated look appears on De Ruyter's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Li working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Li is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. De Ruyter is defending well for now.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Li obliges.
A short right from Li.
De Ruyter avoiding damage as Li throws knees to the body.
Li keeps control of De Ruyter as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
De Ruyter working hard to break the clinch.#T2#
Li missing with knees to the body.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from De Ruyter.
De Ruyter wants to get back to striking at distance but Li won't allow it.
De Ruyter is trying to force a seperation but Li has the dominant position.
De Ruyter has had enough of the clinch but Li keeps him there for the moment.
De Ruyter wants to break the clinch but can't.
De Ruyter is looking to break free of the clinch but Li has double underhooks.
Li is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. De Ruyter is defending well for now.#BC#
De Ruyter pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
This has been an exciting period of action!
De Ruyter jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Li ducks under a wild hook from De Ruyter.#CL2#
De Ruyter tries to keep at a distance but Li has taken the fight into the clinch.
Li lands a good knee to the midsection. De Ruyter won't want to take too many of those.
De Ruyter is trying to break the clinch but Li has him pressed against the ropes. #T3#
Li keeps control of De Ruyter as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
De Ruyter blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Li misses with a hook from the clinch.
De Ruyter blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Li.
De Ruyter wants to break the clinch but can't.
De Ruyter tries to break free but Li pushes him back against the ropes.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Li.
Li missing with knees to the body.
Li throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but De Ruyter blocks it with crossed arms.
De Ruyter is trying to push Li away but Li has him pressed against the ropes, so he's going nowhere.
De Ruyter is looking to break free of the clinch but Li has double underhooks.
De Ruyter working hard to break the clinch.
Li tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and De Ruyter avoids it.
De Ruyter is trying to push Li away but Li has him pressed against the ropes, so he's going nowhere.
De Ruyter wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Li has him pressed against the ropes.
De Ruyter blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Li keeps control of De Ruyter as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks. #T4#
Li missing with knees to the body.
De Ruyter wants to get back to striking at distance but Li won't allow it.
Li misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from De Ruyter.
De Ruyter wants to get back to striking at distance but Li won't allow it.
De Ruyter managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
A frustrated look appears on De Ruyter's face as he tries to break the clinch.
De Ruyter managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
Li working aggressively here.
Li working aggressively here. #BC#
De Ruyter breaks the clinch.
De Ruyter throws a sloppy head kick and Li moves out of range easily. #CL2#
Li darts in and clinches De Ruyter up against the ropes.
De Ruyter blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.#BC#
De Ruyter's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
De Ruyter tries a head kick but it misses.
Michael De Ruyter has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Michael De Ruyter seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
De Ruyter pulls out of a head kick attempt.

And that's the end of the fight!
Xi Li comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Li 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 Patrick Alders scores the fight for Xi Li!
Judge Paulsen Ambrosius scores the fight for Xi Li!
Judge Aafke Stam scores the fight for Xi Li!

Xi Li wins by unanimous decision!

Xi Li took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'I wasn't supposed to win, thankful for my fans and my team at So Cal gym. The Li era continues. '.

 

Event: S.A.F.O BMF #1     
Date:   Nov 30, 2019
#R1#
Sin shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Li but Li pushes him off and we're back to square one.#CL2#
Li gets tackled into the cage by Sin. Sin maintains the clinch.
I was talking to Li's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Li gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Sin fails to pull the fight into his guard. #BC#
Li breaks from the clinch.
Li fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.#CL#
Li takes the fight into the clinch.
Li comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush. #CUT#
It looks like Abey Sin has been cut.
Li really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Li lands a nice elbow from the clinch. #BC#
Li breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat. #CL#
Li drives through and clinches with Sin against the cage.
Sin goes for a takedown in the clinch but Li prevents it.
Xi Li has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Abey Sin.
Li lands a right hand that snaps the head of Sin backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Li lands an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Li fails to land.
Li scores with a nice hook to the head.#T1##BC#
Li's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.#CL2#
Sin moves into the clinch successfully.
Li tries to circle away but Sin has him pinned against the cage.
Li lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards. #BC#
Li breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Li connects with a body shot that sends Sin's belly button to the back.#TD2#
Sin looking to score a takedown here. Li is defending well but Sin drives through and ends up in Li's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Li wants to stand up but Sin is controlling him.
Sin is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Li wants to stand but Sin is controlling the position.
Sin stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Li swivels though and keeps the full guard. #T2#
Sin trying to control the position from guard on top but Li is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Sin sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Sin in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Sin wants to control from the top but Li keeps moving. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.#TD2#
Sin gets the takedown into side control.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sin trying to control the action but Li is working from the bottom.
Sin in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows. #T3#
Sin trying to control the position but Li is working away.
Li is working to avoid the ground and pound but Sin connects with a decent elbow.
Sin working the head and body with strikes.
Sin throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Li defending against the ground and pound.
Li is trying to get back to his feet.
Sloppy strikes there by Sin.#T4#
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Sin takes a little break here. Li wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Sin fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Sin controlling the position.
Li knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Sin on the ground.
Sin working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Sin in side control, throwing shots but Li defends.
Sin throwing strikes but Li manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Sin looks to move to half guard but instead Li has passed into mount! Damn!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Xi Li dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Abey Sin's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2##TD2#
Sin closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Sin wants to take a breather but Li is having none of it.
Sin is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Li tries to kick Sin off but Sin keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Sin controlling the action here.#SUB2#
Li is defending against the submission attempts here by Sin.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB2#
Sin is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game. #T1#
Li is trying to stand up here but Sin is controlling him well.
Sin throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage. #SUB2#
Sin is looking for a kimura but Li is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Sin to get the leverage. #SUB2#
Sin is working for a kimura here but Li manages to reverse the position and he's now in Sin's guard. #SUB2#
Sin is looking for a triangle here but Li uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Abey Sin has got the better of the ground game so far.#T2#
Sin is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Sin wants to control but Li postures up.
Sin is looking to reverse the position.#T3#
Sin keeps trying to improve his position.
Sin is trying to work for a sweep but Li has mounted him!
Li is trying to stand up but he's being controlled by his opponent.
Sin is working to get back to half guard.
Sin controls the position.#T4#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Sin really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Li is trying to stand up but he's being controlled by his opponent.
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.

That was a close second round but I would say that Xi Li will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Abey Sin's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Li darts in trying to clinch#TD2#
and Sin decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Li's guard.
Sin distracts Li with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Sin throws a strike but Li rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR#
Sin 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.
Sin is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #REVB#
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sin missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Sin not landing any meaningful shots this time. #T1#
Sin performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Sin with the ground and pound but Li uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Sin is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Sin wants to control from the top but Li keeps moving.
Sin is looking to work some ground and pound but Li has wrist control.
Sin postures up in Li's guard and throws a big left but Li blocks it.
Sin with a flurry of punches that miss. #T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Li working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Sin.
Li avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Sin landing with the ground and pound. #SUB2#
Sin is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Li is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Li has escaped and now he's on top! #REVR#
Sin lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB##T3#
Sin keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Li's head.
Sin lands a couple of digs.
Sin throwing strikes but missing. #SUB2#
Sin drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Li manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Sin has Li in his guard.#REVR#
Li has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Sin is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage. #T4#
Sin has a closed guard, preventing Li from standing up. #SUB2#
Sin working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Li doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Li manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem. #SU#
Li decides he's had enough of playing guard and decides to stand. Come on Sin, up you get!

And that's the end of the fight!
Abey Sin comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Li 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 Arvi Lind scores the fight 29:28
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 29:28
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Xi Li!

Xi Li took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'I feel I can move through this division. This isn't even my natural weight class. I'm coming out to end guys careers. Thanks to the fans and to my camp at So Cal Fight Club. We here now!!!'.

 

Event: S.A.F.O NEW ERA #4     
Date:   Nov 07, 2019
#R1##CL#
Li has closed the distance and engaged Henri in a clinch.
I was talking to Li's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Li tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Li working aggressively here.
Henri on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body. #BC2#
Henri breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Li tries to close the distance and clinch up but Henri swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Henri wants to counter with a clinch but Li pushes him away.
Henri shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Li pinned against the cage. Li gets the underhooks and manages to circle away. #TD2#
Henri looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Henri is stalling in the full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#T1#
Li is looking to stand up but Henri isn't so interested in that idea. #SU2#
Henri decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow. #CL#
Li rushes Henri and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Li has a couple of punches blocked by Henri. #TD2#
Henri drags the fight down to the ground.
Henri is looking to stand up but Li isn't so interested in that idea.
Henri has his hands on Li's head, controlling the position.
Li has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#T2#
Li wants to stand and escape but instead Henri has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard. #REVB#
Li being controlled here, momentarily. #T3#
Henri wants to pass the guard but Li is keeping the position.
Li really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Henri stops Li from standing up.
Henri showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Henri with a flurry of punches that miss.
Henri slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.#T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Henri tries to free his leg and advance position but Li is retaining full guard. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Henri swats away the attempt to clinch by Li.
Li tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Henri counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Li tries to clinch there but Henri circles away.
A countering left hand to the body from Henri misses.
Li tries to clinch
and Henri counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
The fight stays on the outside here - Li looks like he's thinking about clinching though.#CL#
Li fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Henri, pushing him back against the cage.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#TD2#
Henri pulls Li into guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Henri trying to control the position here.
Henri is continuing to stall.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Julma Henri dominated that round.
That's time! Li's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Li tries to clinch but Henri moves out of range.
Henri throws a counter combo.
Li tries to close the distance and clinch but Henri swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Li tries to clinch but Henri is having none of it.
Li tries to close the distance and clinch up but Henri swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Li tries to clinch but Henri is having none of it.
Julma Henri is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Li moves in looking to clinch but Henri pushes him off.
Li tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Henri counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Li fails with an attempt to clinch.
Henri circles away from the clinch attempt#TD2#
and Henri counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Henri content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Henri wants to free his trapped foot but Li is holding on for dear life with his legs. #T1#
Henri looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Henri stops Li from getting back to his feet.
Henri tries to pass the half guard into mount. Li knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Li is trying to stand up here but Henri is controlling him well.
Ground and pound from Henri.
Henri prevents Li from standing back up.
Julma Henri has got the better of the ground game so far.
Henri passes to side control. #T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Henri is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt Li will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.#SU2#
Henri decides to stand back up. Henri steps back and let's Li get back to his feet.
Henri fails with the takedown.
Henri throws a head kick that misses.
Li leaves Henri with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Li fails with an attempt to clinch.
Li tries to clinch up#TD2#
and Henri counters with a single leg into guard. Li didn't expect that. #T3##SU2#
Henri gets to his feet. Li looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
Li wants to clinch up but Henri keeps it at a distance.#TD2#
Henri gets the takedown into side control. #ES#
Li throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Li tries to clinch but Henri moves out of range.
Li tries to clinch there but Henri circles away.
Li tries to close the distance and clinch up but Henri swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Li is looking to clinch.
Li closes the distance looking to clinch
and Henri counters with a nice uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!#CL2#
Li tries to keep at a distance but Henri has taken the fight into the clinch.
A knee to the head by Li. #T4#
Henri misses with a body punch.
Li with a knee to the head.
A frustrated look appears on Li's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Li tries a knee to the head but he's missed. #BC2#
Henri manages to break the clinch.
Li fails with an attempt to clinch.
Henri appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.#CL2#
Henri moves into the clinch successfully. #BC2#
Henri pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Xi Li is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#TD2#
Henri manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Li on his heels. He'll look to pass Li's guard now, I'm sure.#SU2#
Henri decides he's had enough of playing guard and decides to stand. Come on Li, up you get!
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Henri will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Xi Li has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Julma Henri.
The fight stays on the outside here - Li looks like he's thinking about clinching though.#TD2#
Henri shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Li's guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Julma Henri showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.
#R3#
Li tries to clinch up but Henri circles away and keeps his distance.
Li moves to clinch but Henri breaks away #TD2#
and Henri counters with a takedown into side control. #SU2#
Henri stands up and we're back to a striking position. #CL#
Li moves into range and clinches up with Henri.#BC2#
Henri breaks from the clinch.
Henri swats away the attempt to clinch by Li.
Henri swats away the attempt to clinch by Li.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Li moves to clinch but Henri breaks away
and Henri counters with a right hand to the body. #TD2#
Henri dives in and scores a takedown into Li's guard.#ES#
The fighters are working up against the cage. Li manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.#T1##TD2#
Henri pulls guard successfully. #SUB2#
Henri working for a triangle but Li defends it easily.
Li wants to stand but Henri has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Henri tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Li has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Henri is proving hard to escape from.
Xi Li has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Henri is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #REVB#
Henri sitting and controlling from the half guard. #T3#
Henri not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Well, if Henri 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.
Henri is keen to just control but Li is a slippery customer.#T4#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Li tries to kick Henri off but Henri keeps his base steady and stays in half guard. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
The fight stays on the outside here - Li looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Li closes the distance but Henri moves to the side
and Henri counters with a straight right hand.
Henri throws a low kick but Li avoids it.#TD2#
Henri shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Henri controlling the pace.

And that's the end of the fight!
Julma Henri comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Henri 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 Wesley Smith scores the fight 27:30
Judge Robert Twigg scores the fight 27:30
Judge Alan Glass scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Julma Henri!

Julma Henri thanked the fans post fight for their support.
In defeat, Xi Li stepped up to the mic, saying 'I need to go home and think about what I want to do. I shouldn't have lost to this guy and I'm upset with myself. Props to Kramer. Keep pushing.'.

 

Event: S.A.F.O TITLE CHALLENGER #3     
Date:   Oct 19, 2019
#R1##CL2#
Cramer fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Li, pushing him back against the cage.
Li wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Li tries a knee to the head but Cramer blocks it.
Li wants to break the clinch but can't.
Li is trying to break free.
Cramer lands a body punch. #TD2#
Cramer has hold of one of Li's legs. Li is fighting the takedown attempt but Cramer gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Cramer is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Cramer wants to pass the guard but Li is keeping the position.#SUB2#
Cramer has gone for a leg lock! Li slips out almost immediately though and dives into Cramer's guard.#REVR#
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cramer wants to sweep here but Li controlling him for the moment. #T1#
Cramer is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Cramer has his hands on Li's head, controlling the position.
Cramer trying to control the position.
Li won't allow Cramer to sweep him here.
Li is fighting to break Cramer's control of his arms but Cramer is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Cramer bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Li's guard. #REVB##T2#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Cramer looking to pass the guard.
Cramer wants to control from the top but Li keeps moving.
Cramer throws an elbow that misses. Li uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Cramer's guard. Nice move by Li!#REVR#
Li has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Li postures up. #SUB2#
Cramer looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Cramer lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB##T3#
Cramer throws an elbow that misses. Li uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Cramer's guard. Nice move by Li!#REVR#
Cramer has his hands on Li's head, controlling the position.
Cramer has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Li has passed into side control. #SU#
Li decides to take the fight back to the feet. #CL#
Li fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Cramer, pushing him back against the cage.#T4#
Li throws a punch but it's blocked by Cramer.
Li looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Li prevents the takedown attempt.
Li lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Li is trying to break the clinch but Cramer has him pressed against the cage.
Li landing knees to the head.
Cramer lands a body punch.
Li lands a nice knee to the body.
Li prevents the takedown attempt.
Li landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Li throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Cramer blocks it with crossed arms.
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!
Cramer blocks an uppercut.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#BC#
Li breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat. #CL#
Li pushes Cramer up against the cage in a clinch.#BC#
Li manages to break the clinch. #CL#
Li closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Xi Li 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.
#R2#
Cramer lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.#CL2#
Cramer has managed to clinch.
Li tries a body shot but Cramer blocks it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Li. #TD2#
Cramer is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Li can't fight it off and eventually Cramer manages to take the fight to the floor. Li looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Cramer trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Cramer is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB2#
Cramer postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Li is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Cramer, into his guard. #REVR#
Cramer controls Li momentarily but Li frees himself. #T1#
Cramer is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.#SU#
Li stands and steps away. Cramer gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game. #T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.#CL2#
Cramer fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Li, pushing him back against the cage.
Xi Li has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Li lands a nice uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Li fails to land. #BC#
Li breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat. #CL#
Li gets a clinch.
Cramer changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Li fights it off and pushes away nicely. #CL#
Li has Cramer up against the cage in a clinch.
Li wants to break free but Cramer has control.
Cramer displaying some good clinch control by pressing Li up against the cage.
Cramer wants a takedown but no success here.
Li looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Cramer blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.#T3#
Cramer prevents a body shot from Li. #BC2#
Cramer breaks from the clinch. #CL#
Li clinches.
Cramer managing to block the knees to the body from Li.
Cramer holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Li is looking to break free of the clinch but Cramer has double underhooks.
Li lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Cramer backwards.
Li misses with a knee strike. #BC2#
Cramer breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat. #CL#
Li gets a clinch.
Cramer has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Li is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Xi Li has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Nick Cramer.#BC#
Li pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Li is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Cramer can do to turn this around?
Cramer scores with a three punch combo! #CUT2#
It looks like Xi Li has been cut.#CL#
Li forces Cramer back against the cage and clinches.
Li misses with some punches. #T4#
Cramer digs a right hand underneath Li's ribcage. Li let out a lung full of air as it connected.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Li wants to get back to striking at distance but Cramer won't allow it.
Li stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Cramer has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Li avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.#BC2#
Cramer's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.#CL#
Li closes the distance and clinches.#TD2#
Cramer tightens his grip and picks Li up, before dumping him to the ground. Li manages to land in guard.
Li utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Li wants to get back to his feet but Cramer is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Cramer trying to control but Li is working from the bottom.
Li keeping full guard, as Cramer tries to pass.
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 Xi Li will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Xi Li's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!
#R3##CL#
Li rushes Cramer and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.#BC2#
Cramer's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.#CL#
Li has taken the fight to the clinch.
Cramer is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Li pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Cramer blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Cramer tries for a takedown. No joy.
Cramer takes a shot to the head.
Li gets underhooks to prevent Cramer's takedown attempt.
Xi Li has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Nick Cramer.#BC#
Li breaks from the clinch.
Cramer tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Li was well out of range. Poor timing from Cramer.#CL#
Li takes the fight into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cramer is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Li is defending well.
Cramer keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Li's efforts to push away.
Cramer blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #T1#
Cramer has Li pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Li manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Cramer takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.#BC#
Li escapes the clinch and we're back to striking. #CL#
Li moves into the clinch.
Li with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Cramer scores with a shoulder strike.
Nice elbow from Li.
Cramer lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Cramer works on Li's body with a couple of short punches.
Li tries to break the clinch but Cramer is controlling the position.
Li tries to land knees in the clinch but Cramer avoids the damage to the body.
Cramer has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Li avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
A short left from Cramer.
Cramer scores with a shoulder strike.
Cramer is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Cramer lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.#BC2#
Cramer escapes the clinch and we're back to striking. #T2##TD2#
Cramer darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cramer wants to control but Li is keeping him busy.
Li is trying to stand back up but Cramer is controlling him #SUB2#
Cramer is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Nick Cramer has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T3##CL#
Li instigates a clinch.
Li lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Cramer creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Li misses with a hook from the clinch.
Li lands a nice elbow. #BC#
Li breaks the clinch. #CL#
Li clinches. #TD2#
Cramer gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Li regains guard. #ES#
Li kicks Cramer off and gets to his feet.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!#CL2#
Cramer clinches.
Li misses with a punch to the body.
Cramer blocks an elbow strike from Li. #T4#
Li can't find room to land a body shot as Cramer controls the action.
Li fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Cramer effectively controlling the action here.
Li landing knees to the body. #BC2#
Cramer pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.#CL#
Li takes the fight into the clinch.
Cramer goes for a takedown in the clinch but Li prevents it.
Cramer blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Cramer blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Li has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Li wants to get back to striking at distance but Cramer won't allow it.
Cramer scores with a hook to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Xi Li showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Li, 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 Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 30:27
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Xi Li!

Post fight, Xi Li took to the microphone: 'I feel I can move through this division. This isn't even my natural weight class. I'm coming out to end guys careers. Thanks to the fans and to my camp at So Cal Fight Club. We here now!!!'.

 

Event: QFC Tournament 931 Round 4     
Date:   Oct 04, 2019
#R1#
Marks jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Li throws a right and a left that both miss.
Li takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Li throws a head kick that Marks semi-blocks.
Marks looks to land a right hand but Li moved out of range.
Li throws a sloppy head kick and Marks moves out of range easily.
A punch combination from Li misses.
Li scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Li misses with an uppercut
enabling Marks to counter with a crisp jab. #CUT#
It looks like Xi Li has been cut.
Li throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Marks swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Li throws a series of punches but Marks moves 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!
Marks connects with a body shot that sends Li's belly button to the back.
Li takes one to the side of the head. #ROC#
Li is rocked!
Li rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Marks moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Marks sees an opening and throws a straight punch right through Li's defenses. It connects perfectly with Li's jaw and knocks him out cold! Wow - that's a contender for knockout of the year - absolutely brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:48 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Anton Marks!

 

Event: QFC Tournament 931 Round 3     
Date:   Oct 03, 2019
#R1#
Raimo fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Raimo shoots in for a takedown but Li shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Li scores with a head kick. Raimo tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.#CUT#
It looks like Doug Raimo has been cut.
Raimo doesn't manage to clinch there - Li circles away.
Li throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Raimo tests Li's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A head kick misses from Li.
Despite the aggression on Raimo's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Li swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Li throws a head kick that half lands. #CL2#
Li tries to keep at a distance but Raimo has taken the fight into the clinch.#BC#
Li breaks the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jab from Li.
Raimo misses with a kick to the body.
A head kick misses from Li.
Li throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Li throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Xi Li seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Li keeps the fight on the outside.#T1#
Raimo fails with a takedown attempt.
Xi Li has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Doug Raimo.
Li takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Raimo takes one to the side of the head.
Li defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Raimo.
Raimo moves in looking to clinch but Li pushes him off.
No joy there for Li, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Raimo tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Li circles away from the clinch attempt.
A nice combination there by Li.
Li misses with a body kick.
Li throws a nice looking combination but Raimo bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
A good leg kick by Li.
Li throws a sloppy head kick and Raimo moves out of range easily. #T2#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Raimo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Raimo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Li.
Li swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Raimo counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Li is breathing heavily.
Raimo shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Li bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Raimo's head backwards.
Li throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Raimo misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Li lands a head kick!
Raimo takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Li lands a nice looking kick to the body. Raimo takes a step back to recover.
Raimo moves in looking to clinch but Li pushes him off.#CL2#
Raimo clinches. #BC#
Li breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance. #T3#
Li misses with the combination.
Li looks for the body kick but Raimo saw that one coming.
Raimo shoots in for a takedown but Li shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Li misses with a series of wild punches.
Raimo shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Li but Li pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Li connects with a high kick.
Raimo avoids a punch combination nicely.
Raimo tries for a takedown but Li sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Li throws a shot to the body.
A head kick by Li misses
and Raimo counters with a nice uppercut. #T4#
Raimo wants to clinch.
Li wants to land a leg kick but Raimo is out of range.
Li looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Li ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Raimo shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Li sprawls well. Li wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Raimo gets slowly back to his feet.
Xi Li is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Li tries a switch kick but it misses it's target. #CL2#
Raimo clinches.
Raimo has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Li after a bit of a struggle. #BC#
Li breaks the clinch.
Raimo rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Li moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Li throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Xi Li dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Doug Raimo's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
Li stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Li wants it to stay on the feet.
Raimo fails with a takedown attempt.
Raimo takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Li goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Li tries a head kick but it misses.
Li throws a big shot that misses.
Li throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Li will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head kick by Li misses #CL2#
and Raimo counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Raimo. #BC#
Li breaks the clinch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A head kick misses from Raimo.
A head kick by Li misses
and Raimo counters with a left and a right that stings Li.
Raimo blocks a jab.#T1#
A bone on bone clash there as Raimo blocks the leg kick.
Raimo misses with a body kick.
Raimo shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Li as he jumps to the side.
Xi Li has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Doug Raimo.
Raimo fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Li lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt. #CL2#
Raimo rushes Li and presses him up against the cage.
Raimo dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.#BC#
Li breaks from the clinch.
Li has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Raimo closes this distance looking for a takedown but Li circles away.
Li misses with a few strikes there.
Li is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Li throws a head kick that looked like it stung. #T2#
Li pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Raimo avoids the head kick by Li.
Li pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Li throws a lazy right hand but Raimo sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Li throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Xi Li is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Li avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Li throws a body shot but no joy.
Raimo steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Li.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Raimo shoots in for a takedown but Li shows good takedown defense.
Li throws a head kick that misses
and Raimo counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Li throws a sloppy body shot
and Raimo counters with a right hand to the body.
Li throws a sloppy head kick and Raimo moves out of range easily. #CL2#
Raimo closes the distance and pushes Li back into the cage.
Raimo throws an elbow that misses. #BC#
Li pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.#T3#
Li gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Raimo counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Li thinking.
Raimo lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Li at a distance.
Li pivots, looking for a leg kick but Raimo is out of range and Li settles back down.
Good work by Raimo as he checks the leg kick.
Raimo tries to counter with a clinch but Li shakes him off and moves away.#CL2#
Li gets tackled into the cage by Raimo. Raimo maintains the clinch.
Raimo lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Li or not. #BC2#
Raimo manages to break the clinch.
Li throws a sloppy head kick and Raimo moves out of range easily.
Li avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Raimo scores with a punch to the head.
Raimo shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Li as he avoids it easily.
Xi Li is winning the standup battle so far.
Li feints and then cracks Raimo's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Raimo down.
Li pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Raimo shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Raimo shoots in looking for a takedown but Li manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Raimo's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.#T4#
Li circles away from the clinch attempt.
Li fails to land with a series of punches.
Li throws a hook to the side of Raimo's head but Raimo sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Raimo appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Raimo tries to clinch but Li is having none of it.
A good leg kick by Li.
Raimo throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Li's waist but Li gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Raimo off to one side.
Raimo avoids a punch combination nicely.
Raimo shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Li defends it nicely.
A nice inside leg kick there by Li. That's going to slow Raimo down.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Xi Li dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Doug Raimo's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!
#R3#
Li throws a quick inside leg kick.
Raimo looks to land a combination. Li sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Li circles away from the clinch attempt.
A nice inside leg kick there by Li. That's going to slow Raimo down.
Li throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Li with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Li misses with a body kick.
Li lands with a slapping head kick.
Raimo is looking to clinch but Li is avoiding it.
Li tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Li throws a head kick that misses
and Raimo counters with a one-two to the body.
Li will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Raimo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Raimo misses with a series of wild punches.
Raimo's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.#T1#
Li throws a lazy head kick
and Raimo counters with a nice uppercut.
Li lands with a slapping head kick.
Raimo shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Li defends it nicely.
Li pulls out of a head kick attempt. #CL2#
Raimo fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Li, pushing him back against the cage.#BC2#
Raimo breaks the clinch.
Raimo has a takedown stuffed.
Li takes a swing at Raimo's ribcage but misses.
Li throws a body kick that misses.
Li avoids the clinch attempt nicely. #CL2#
Raimo instigates a clinch. #BC#
Li manages to break the clinch. #T2#
Li misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Raimo.
Raimo tries to clinch there but Li circles away.
Li is looking to counter punch.
Raimo scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Li doesn't seem bothered though.
Raimo fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Xi Li has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Doug Raimo.
Raimo takes a kick to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Li fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Li moves out of range as Raimo throws a body kick. #CL2#
Raimo fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Li, pushing him back against the cage.#BC#
Li breaks from the clinch.
Raimo shoots in looking for a takedown but Li manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Raimo's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Raimo has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Li throws a series of punches but Raimo moves out of range.
Raimo tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.#T3#
Raimo checks a leg kick. #CL2#
Raimo darts in and clinches Li up against the cage.
Raimo leaning against his opponent. #BC#
Li breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Li lands a high kick!
Raimo shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Li but Li pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Raimo moves in looking to clinch but Li pushes him off.
Li throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Li misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Raimo.
Li lands with a kick to the temple. Raimo shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Li misses with a kick to the body.
Raimo lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Li circles away quickly and effectively.
Some wild striking there from Li.
Raimo is trying desperately to land a takedown but Li is having absolutely none of it. This is turning into a bit of a nightmare for Raimo.#T4#
Raimo moves out of range of the body kick.
Li takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Raimo showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Li.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Raimo scores with a punch to the head.
Li throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Li will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Li blocks a head kick by Raimo.
Raimo ducks under a wild hook from Li.
Raimo tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Raimo will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Li throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Raimo.
Doug Raimo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Raimo tries a head kick but it misses.

And that's the end of the fight!
Xi Li showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Li, 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 Kenichi Hosakawa scores the fight for Xi Li!
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight for Xi Li!
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight for Xi Li!

Xi Li wins by unanimous decision!

An intense looking Xi Li took to the microphone post fight and gave a little speech: 'I'm winning this tournament. Remember my name!!'.

 

Event: QFC Tournament 931 Round 2     
Date:   Oct 02, 2019
#R1#
Li sizes up Cool with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Li takes a swing at Cool's ribcage but misses.
Cool changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Cool shoots in but Li avoids the takedown attempt easily.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Cool.
Li circles away from the clinch attempt.
Li misses with a few strikes there.
Cool tries to clinch there but Li circles away.
Cool wants to clinch.
Li swats away the attempt to clinch by Cool.
Cool moves out of range as Li throws a body kick.
Cool shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Li but Li pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Xi Li has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ryu Cool.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cool throws a body punch but Li moves out of range.
Li connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Li misses with the combination.
Cool pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Li appears to be looking for a big counter.#T1#
Li ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Cool crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Li - the referee stops the clock and Cool gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Li. Cool manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Li cracks a nice hook into Cool's ribs.
Xi Li seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Li throws a head kick but Cool moves out of range.
Li throws a head kick that looked like it stung. #CUT#
It looks like Ryu Cool has been cut.
Cool tries to close the distance and clinch up but Li swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Li scores with a head kick. #ROC#
Cool is rocked!
Li looks for a left high kick but can't connect. Li backs up to catch a breather... no he lunges forward with a huge flying knee that smacks Cool's temple! It sends Cool violently to the canvas! The crowd goes nuts as Li celebrates and the doctors try to help Cool!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:27 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Flying Knee). Xi Li!
Post fight, Xi Li took to the microphone: 'I'm winning this tournament. Remember my name!!'.

 

Event: QFC Tournament 931 Round 1     
Date:   Oct 01, 2019
#R1#
The fight stays on the outside here - Li looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Li throws a head kick that Nicholson semi-blocks. #CUT2#
It looks like George Nicholson has been cut.
Li misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too. #CL2#
Li has closed the distance and engaged Nicholson in a clinch. #BC2#
Li breaks from the clinch.
Li throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Nicholson. #TD#
Nicholson fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Li to the ground. Nicholson is now in Li's guard.#ES2#
Li is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
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!
Li lands with a short shot to the head.
Nicholson fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Nicholson tries to circle away but Li has him pinned against the cage.#TD#
Nicholson has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Li clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!#ES2#
Li manages to get to his feet, escaping the difficult position. #T1##TD#
Nicholson scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Nicholson throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Nicholson in side control, just content to control the action for now.
Nicholson wants to control for a moment but Li uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.
Nicholson not doing much here.
Nicholson throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man. #T2##ES2#
Li pushes Nicholson off and gets back to his feet.
Nicholson fails with the takedown.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The fight stays on the outside here - Li looks like he's thinking about clinching though.#TD#
Nicholson scores with a takedown into Li's guard.
Nicholson controls from within his opponent's guard.
Nicholson has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Li keeping moving, preventing Nicholson from controlling successfully. #T3#
Nicholson engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Nicholson won't allow Li to get back to his feet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nicholson engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Nicholson trying to control but Li is working from the bottom. #T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.#SU#
Nicholson stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Li moves in looking to clinch but Nicholson pushes him off.
Li displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Nicholson.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for George Nicholson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Li will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Nicholson showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Li. #TD#
Nicholson shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Li is trying to defend but Nicholson finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Nicholson looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Nicholson throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Xi Li dominated that round.
The cut man is working on George Nicholson's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Nicholson shoots in for a double leg but Li sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Nicholson.#CL2#
Li gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Nicholson is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for George Nicholson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nicholson tries to stall but Li uses the opportunity to gain a better position. #BC#
Nicholson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Li tries to clinch but Nicholson moves out of range.
Nicholson shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Li as he avoids it easily. #TD#
Nicholson throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Li tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Nicholson is in Li's guard.
Nicholson trying to control the position from guard on top but Li is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Li wants to stand but Nicholson is controlling the position.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Nicholson accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #T1#
Nicholson engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Nicholson's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Li keeping moving, preventing Nicholson from controlling successfully.
Nicholson throws an elbow that misses. Li uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Nicholson's guard. Nice move by Li!#REVB#
Nicholson on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Nicholson tries to get out of the position.#SU2#
Li stands up from Nicholson's guard - Li perhaps looking for a knockout. #T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Li throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Nicholson's head.
Nicholson darts in looking for a takedown but Li gets double underhooks and turns Nicholson into the cage. #CL2#
Li closes the distance and clinches.
Li misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Nicholson is looking to take this one to the mat.
Nicholson has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Li avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Nicholson wants a takedown but no success here. #BC2#
Li manages to break the clinch.
Li lands a nice leg kick that just misses Nicholson's sensitive parts.
Xi Li seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Li wants to clinch.
Li is looking to clinch but Nicholson is avoiding it.
Li has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nicholson shoots in for a takedown but Li shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Nicholson fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Li lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.#T3##CL2#
Li clinches up against the cage.#BC2#
Li breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Li lands a jab-cross combination.
Horrible takedown attempt by Nicholson or perhaps it was just good defense by Li, which made it look bad.
As Nicholson backs off Li throws a huge counter combo but Nicholson manages to avoid it all.
Nicholson looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Li lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Nicholson tries to score a power double leg takedown but Li sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Nicholson somewhat.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Li keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Nicholson tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Nicholson is defended easily by Li.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!#T4#
Li throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Nicholson shoots in looking for a takedown but Li manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Nicholson's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.#KD2#
Li lands a big head kick that sends Nicholson tumbling to the mat! Li takes a step backwards and waves Nicholson back to his feet - he wants the finish!#ROC2#
Nicholson is rocked!
Xi Li is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#CL2#
Li has Nicholson up against the cage in a clinch.
Oh Nicholson is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Nicholson's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A fake to the body and Li gets the Thai clinch. He wastes no time and tries to connect with knees to the head. This is dangerous for Nicholson! He should get out! Another devastating knee and Nicholson falls head first to the ground. It's all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:34 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Knee). Xi Li!

 

 
 
 
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