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Event: XF 25     
Date:   Aug 24, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Anthony Castillo (ranked 3572 p4p, 396 weight class) and Damien Dawson (ranked 4119 p4p, 437 weight class). Castillo comes to the cage accompanied by Mafia Rap!. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

188 cm
33
210 lbs
11 - 6 - 0
186 cm
26
195 lbs
7 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Sully's Bar & Grill

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Anthony Castillo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Damien Dawson!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, James Ackerman and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A head kick misses from Castillo.
Castillo tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Dawson makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Dawson clobbers Castillo with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Anthony Castillo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Castillo tries to clinch up
and Dawson counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Castillo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A nice side step and Dawson releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Castillo will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Dawson circles away from the clinch attempt
and Dawson makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Castillo really felt that one!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dawson circles away from the clinch attempt
and Dawson counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Donk. Dawson catches Castillo right on the button with a cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Castillo gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Castillo can't break the clinch.
Dawson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Dawson lands with a right to the head.
Castillo looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Dawson tries to throw a body punch but Castillo avoids it by throwing Dawson back against the cage.
Castillo tries to break free but Dawson pushes him back against the cage.
Dawson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Dawson takes a shot to the head.
Castillo lands an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Dawson.
A short left from Dawson.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Dawson creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Dawson softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Castillo prevents a body shot from Dawson.
Dawson prevents Castillo from breaking the clinch.

Castillo's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Castillo takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken 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!
Castillo tries to clinch but Dawson moves out of range.
Castillo rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Dawson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Castillo.
Dawson looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Castillo tries to clinch but Dawson moves away
and Dawson counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Castillo clinches up with Dawson and pushes him back against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Dawson.
Dawson misses with a body punch.
Dawson struggles to land a body shot inside as Castillo controls his hands.
A short uppercut from Castillo.
Castillo blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Dawson lands a right hand.
Castillo blocking some punches.
Dawson misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short uppercut from Dawson.
Dawson swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Dawson gets through Castillo's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Castillo wants to break free but Dawson has control.
Dawson tries a body shot but Castillo blocks it.
Dawson misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Dawson.
Castillo looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Castillo softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Castillo manages to break the clinch.
A head kick by Castillo misses
and Dawson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

Castillo rushes Dawson and presses him up against the cage.
Dawson struggles to land a body shot inside as Castillo controls his hands.
Castillo swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Dawson scores with a shoulder strike.
Dawson throws a punch but it's blocked by Castillo.
Castillo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Castillo is trying to break the clinch but Dawson has him pressed against the cage.
Dawson swings wildly with an uppercut but Castillo uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch on the inside from Dawson fails to land.
A frustrated look appears on Castillo's face as he tries to break the clinch.

Castillo breaks from the clinch.
A head kick by Castillo misses
enabling Dawson to counter with a crisp jab.
Jab, jab by Dawson - just one landing.
Castillo moves to clinch but Dawson breaks away
and Dawson counters with a stiff right hand.

Castillo is rocked!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Castillo gets caught by a big overhand right and goes down! Dawson gets on top of him and starts throwing some serious punches until the ref intervenes and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:06 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Damien Dawson!
A relieved looking Damien Dawson thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: Madness 9: LW CC Rd 2     
Date:   Aug 17, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Marcelinho Lima (ranked 4190 p4p, 370 weight class) and Steve Roach (ranked 3686 p4p, 346 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

202 cm
26
270 lbs
9 - 13 - 0
195 cm
26
212 lbs
9 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Solid boxing
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelinho Lima!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steve Roach!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, William Peck and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lima tries to clinch
and Roach makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Lima looks to clinch
and Roach connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Lima shoots and misses
and Roach counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Lima thinking.
Lima with a lazy takedown attempt
and Roach counters with a stiff right hand.
Roach bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Lima looks to clinch
and Roach counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Lima gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Lima takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marcelinho Lima. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Lima misses with an uppercut.
Roach thinks about the counter body kick.
Roach chopping away at his opponent's legs.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Lima closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Roach did well to prevent Lima getting side control.
Lima lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Roach wants to control but Lima is keeping busy.
Nice strikes from Lima there.
Roach is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Lima scores with a couple of nice shots.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lima thows a huge punch but Roach dodges it nicely.

Lima is looking for a kimura but Roach is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Lima to get the leverage.
Roach is trying to stand.
Lima not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Lima throwing shots but Roach is blocking nicely.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lima is looking to take a break and control but Roach is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Lima is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Roach is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Roach pushes Lima off but Lima dives into side control.
Roach is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Lima's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Roach wants to get back to full guard.

Lima is looking for a kimura but Roach is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Lima to get the leverage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lima working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.

Lima is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Roach tries to kick Lima off but Lima keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Lima is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Lima content to control rather than advance.

Lima is working for a submission of some sort.
Lima trying to pass the guard but Roach defending well.

Lima decides he's had enough of the ground and stands up.
Marcelinho Lima seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Roach is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Lima.
Lima throws a sloppy head kick
letting Roach counter with a right hand.
Lima tries for a takedown but Roach circles away easily
and Roach counters with a nice uppercut.
Lima gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Roach counters with a stiff right hand.
Lima with a lazy takedown attempt
and Roach counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Lima has his takedown stuffed
and Roach counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Roach misses with an attempted mid kick.
Roach dodges the punch combination from Lima.
Despite the aggression on Roach's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Roach. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.

Lima scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Lima controlling from side mount.
Lima prevents Roach from escaping the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lima trying to control the position but Roach is working away.
Lima working away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lima postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Roach is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Lima trying to control the action but Roach is working from the bottom.

Lima is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Roach knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Marcelinho Lima overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Lima is looking to take a break and control but Roach is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Lima looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Roach is avoiding damage well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Lima throws a strike aimed at the side of Roach's head but Roach avoids it well.
Roach really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Lima. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Roach pushes Lima away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Lima gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.
Lima wants to control but Roach is keeping him busy.

Lima decides to stand back up. Lima steps back and let's Roach get back to his feet.
Lima with a lazy takedown attempt
and Roach counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Roach leaves Lima with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Lima crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Roach - the referee stops the clock and Lima gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Roach. Lima manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Lima tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lima misses with a takedown
and Roach counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marcelinho Lima. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Lima shoots and misses
and Roach cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Lima darts in looking for a takedown but Roach gets double underhooks and turns Lima into the cage.
Roach flicks out a counter leg kick but Lima steps away.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Lima misses with a takedown
and Roach counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Lima takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Roach lands a body shot.
Lima tries to clinch but Roach is having none of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lima wants to clinch but Roach slips to the side
and Lima takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Marcelinho Lima is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Lima throws a head kick that misses
and Roach counters with a right hand to the body.
Lima looks to clinch
and Roach counters with a thumping low kick.
Lima has his takedown stuffed
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Roach jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Lima with a poor takedown
and Roach counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nice body kick there by Roach.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steve Roach showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Lima's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Roach throws a nice outside leg kick.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Lima.
Lima working the ground and pound but Roach is defending the strikes.
Lima looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Roach is avoiding damage well.
Lima throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Roach manages to work his way to half guard, despite Lima's best efforts.
Roach is not content to let Lima control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Roach pushes Lima off and gets back to his feet.
Lima looks to clinch
and Roach counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lima doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Roach counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Lima has his takedown stuffed
and Roach counters with a stiff right hand.
Roach throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Lima on the side of the head.
Roach scores with a jab to the head.
Lima with a poor takedown
and Roach counters with an outside leg kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marcelinho Lima. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Roach cracks the inside of Lima's front leg.
Lima doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Roach cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Marcelinho Lima has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lima misses with a shot to the body
and Roach makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Lima really felt that one!
Lima tries to score a power double leg takedown but Roach sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Lima somewhat.
A countering left hand to the body from Roach misses.
Lima misses with a body shot.
Roach let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Roach lands a nice shot that snaps Lima's head back.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lima shoots and misses
enabling Roach to counter with a crisp jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lima takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Lima swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
enabling Roach to counter with a crisp jab.

Lima is rocked!
Lima gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Roach counters with a huge right that knocks Lima out cold! Roach is running around with a crazed look on his face - you can see how much that meant to him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:22 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Steve Roach!
Our winner, Steve Roach, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: XF 12     
Date:   Jun 22, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Damien Dawson (ranked 2871 p4p, 321 weight class) and Alejandro Scott (ranked 3291 p4p, 371 weight class). Scott is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Alejandro - Lady Gaga. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

186 cm
26
195 lbs
7 - 9 - 0
191 cm
31
212 lbs
13 - 9 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Damien Dawson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Alejandro Scott!
The judges for this bout are David Schapiro, Alyssa Summers and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Scott closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Dawson did well to prevent Scott getting side control.
Dawson blocking the ground and pound attempt from Scott.
Scott wants to take a breather but Dawson is having none of it.
Dawson tries to get to full guard but Scott has control of the leg.

Scott looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Dawson trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Scott manages to pass to mount!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Scott is thinking about an arm triangle here, looking to tighten it up before moving to side control. Dawson can see it coming though and defends well with a couple of strikes to the head and some good arm positioning.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Scott has hold of Dawson's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Dawson manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.

Scott is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Dawson to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Dawson shrugs it off.
Scott trying to control but Dawson is having none of it.
Dawson knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Scott on the ground.
Dawson keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Dawson tries to hold on but Scott pushes him away.
You get the feeling that Dawson really doesn't like being in this position too much.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dawson is squirming around, avoiding Scott's attempts to control the action.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Scott sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Scott scoring with strikes but Dawson is staying in there.
Dawson avoids a series of strikes thrown by Scott.
Dawson is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

Scott looking for a guillotine from mount but Dawson is having none of it.

Scott has control of Dawson's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Dawson regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Scott fails to move to back control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dawson working to try and regain half guard.

Scott working for a guillotine from mount but Dawson is in no mood to give up.
Scott wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.

Scott has control of Dawson's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Dawson regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Scott looking to control and managing it successfully.
Scott looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dawson is wriggling around trying to escape.
Dawson has given up his back.

Scott working for the choke.

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

Scott looking for the choke from the back.
Dawson is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.

Scott goes for a risky armbar from back mount and it's not paid off. Dawson escapes and is now in half guard on top.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dawson looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Alejandro Scott dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!



Dawson tries to sprawl but Scott drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Scott prevents Dawson from improving his position.
Scott passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Dawson!

Scott looking for a guillotine from mount but Dawson is having none of it.
Alejandro Scott has got the better of the ground game so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Scott working to secure an arm triangle but it's not happening for him just yet.
Scott controlling the pace for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Scott has control of Dawson's right arm, working for a kimura. It's a bit of a token attempt though and Dawson regains control of the situation pretty easily.
Scott moves to back control.
Dawson wants to get back to his feet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Scott trying to control momentarily.

Scott looking for the rear naked choke. And he's got it! Dawson taps!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Alejandro Scott!
Alejandro Scott made sure to mention his sponsor, Groove Gear in his post fight interview.
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Event: Skrap Fights 57     
Date:   Jun 21, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Malaki Fiso (ranked 1842 p4p, 191 weight class) and Hoddy McNeal (ranked 1544 p4p, 163 weight class). Fiso comes into the arena with The Lord's Prayer (In Samoan) blaring out of the sound system. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

172 cm
23
143 lbs
7 - 5 - 0
169 cm
23
150 lbs
15 - 4 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Brown Belt
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Malaki Fiso!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hoddy McNeal!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, Alan Glass and Frank Dennis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fiso connects with a looping right hand.
McNeal pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Fiso swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A jab lands there for Fiso.
Fiso fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
The fighters circling - Fiso throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Fiso just misses with a punch to the body.
Fiso scores with a shot to the body.
Fiso misses with a hook to the body
and McNeal counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Fiso tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but McNeal was well out of range. Poor timing from Fiso.
A little jabbing left from McNeal on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A decent looking cross lands there for Fiso.
McNeal scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
McNeal throws a lazy uppercut
letting Fiso counter with a right hand.
Fiso scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fiso misses with a jab, cross combination.

Fiso gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Fiso blocking some punches.

Fiso manages to pull guard.
Fiso looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
McNeal tries to free his leg and advance position but Fiso is retaining full guard.
Fiso looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Fiso looking for a sweep. Not yet Fiso, not yet.
McNeal wants to stand but Fiso has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Fiso is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Fiso lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fiso looking to pass the guard.
Fiso prevents McNeal from getting back to his feet.
Fiso trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
McNeal wants to sweep here but Fiso controlling him for the moment.
McNeal is still trying to improve position.
Fiso stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. McNeal swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
McNeal is trying to control the position but Fiso postures up.
Fiso trying to control but McNeal is working from the bottom.
Fiso stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. McNeal swivels though and keeps the full guard.
McNeal wants to get back to his feet but Fiso is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Fiso tries to free his leg and advance position but McNeal is retaining full guard.
McNeal wants to get back to his feet but Fiso is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Fiso's jab looks to have found its range, popping McNeal under the eye.
McNeal with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Fiso ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Fiso slips under a jab from McNeal.
Fiso's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Fiso duly obliges.
Fiso lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
McNeal gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Fiso.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fiso misses with a hook to the body
enabling McNeal to counter with a crisp jab.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
McNeal connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Fiso ducks down and throws a hook to the body but McNeal moves away.
McNeal scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
McNeal on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
McNeal thuds a left hand into Fiso's body.
Fiso throws a nice looking combination but McNeal bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Fiso getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Fiso doesn't manage to clinch there - McNeal circles away.
Fiso swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
McNeal ducks under a wild hook from Fiso.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Fiso wants to clinch.
McNeal throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Fiso.
Malaki Fiso is winning the standup battle so far.
Fiso throws a series of punches but McNeal moves out of range.
Fiso is looking to clinch.
Fiso ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
McNeal moves out of range of the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Fiso darts in and clinches McNeal up against the ropes.
McNeal misses with the head strike.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Fiso misses with some punches.
McNeal misses with a short punch on the inside.
McNeal misses with a short punch on the inside.
Fiso lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down McNeal.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fiso scores with a shoulder strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fiso.

Fiso pulls guard effortlessly.

Fiso has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but McNeal can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
McNeal not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Fiso bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in McNeal's guard.

McNeal pulls Fiso in to control the position.
Fiso preventing the sweep.
Fiso is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that McNeal can do to turn this around?
Fiso trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Fiso stands and throws McNeal's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Fiso trying to control the position but McNeal is working away.
McNeal tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

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

Fiso wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by McNeal, who protects the arm well.
McNeal is looking to regain half guard here but Fiso keeps moving and retains side control.
Fiso trying to control the position but McNeal is working away.
McNeal is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the ropes but Fiso has just dragged him back down to the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

Fiso is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but McNeal is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
McNeal is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

Fiso is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but McNeal is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
McNeal is looking to reverse the position.
Fiso trying to control the position but McNeal is working away.

Fiso tries for a kimura but McNeal is defending well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
McNeal wants to get back to his feet but Fiso drags him back down.

Fiso thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
We've been hearing good reports from Fiso's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Fiso wants to lay and pray for a moment but McNeal keeps working.
McNeal pushes Fiso away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Fiso gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Fiso is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, McNeal has escaped the position, nice work there.
Fiso trying to control the position but McNeal is working away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Malaki Fiso dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. And we move into the final round!


Fiso cracks McNeal with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the ropes.
Hoddy McNeal has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Nice body punch from Fiso.
Fiso scores with a nice head shot.
Fiso misses with a two punch combination.
Fiso lunges at McNeal with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by McNeal's hand.

Fiso has McNeal up against the ropes in a clinch.
Fiso tries a body shot but McNeal blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McNeal swings wildly with an uppercut but Fiso uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fiso blocking some punches.
Fiso lands with a light punch inside.
Fiso blocks a punch to the side of the head.
McNeal blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short left from McNeal.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fiso throws a punch but it's blocked by McNeal.
A short left from McNeal.
Fiso tries to throw a body punch but McNeal avoids it by throwing Fiso back against the ropes.
Fiso blocking some punches.
McNeal lands with a short head shot on the inside.
McNeal misses with the head strike.
Fiso blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Fiso working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Fiso lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of McNeal backwards.
Fiso lands a shoulder strike.
McNeal throws a head punch that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for McNeal.
McNeal fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fiso.
McNeal throws a head punch that misses.
Fiso lands a nice shot to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Fiso.
McNeal throws a punch but it's blocked by Fiso.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
McNeal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Fiso breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Fiso lands a nice looking body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McNeal takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
McNeal moves away from the strike by Fiso.
McNeal is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Fiso with a body shot.
Fiso misses the shot to the body.
A lazy left from Fiso finds it's target.
Fiso misses the shot to the body.
Fiso tries to clinch but fails miserably
and McNeal counters with a nice uppercut.
McNeal looks to land a right hand but Fiso moved out of range.
Fiso throws a series of punches but McNeal moves out of range.
McNeal looks like he wants to counter punch here.
McNeal defending well as Fiso loads up on a big left hand.
McNeal is the more experienced fighter here and he's going to need to draw on some of that experience if he's going to pull this one out the bag.
McNeal throws a lazy uppercut
and McNeal takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fiso connects with the punch.
Fiso ducks under a wild hook from McNeal.
Fiso lands with a cross.
Fiso scores with a body shot.
McNeal lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Fiso at a distance.
Fiso scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Fiso lunges at McNeal with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by McNeal's hand.
Fiso scores with a punch to the head.
A big left from McNeal misses.
McNeal takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Nice uppercut lands for Fiso. That snapped McNeal's head back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
McNeal takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A combination from McNeal does no damage.
Fiso digs a good hook to McNeal's body.
McNeal takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
McNeal has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Fiso throws a series of punches but McNeal moves out of range.
McNeal looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Malaki Fiso is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Fiso cracks McNeal with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the ropes.
Fiso throws a body punch but McNeal moves out of range.
Fiso catches McNeal with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Fiso lands the left hand.
McNeal on the wrong end of a nice jab.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight for Malaki Fiso!
Judge Alan Glass scores the fight for Malaki Fiso!
Judge Frank Dennis scores the fight for Malaki Fiso!

Malaki Fiso wins by unanimous decision!

Malaki Fiso seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: XF 10     
Date:   Jun 08, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Cobb Banes (ranked 5749 p4p, 378 weight class) and Blunt Force (ranked 24422 p4p, 433 weight class). Cobb Banes had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

193 cm
25
252 lbs
8 - 8 - 1
200 cm
19
245 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cobb Banes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Blunt Force!
The judges for this bout are John Kavanagh, Chad Campbell and John Roberts.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Banes scores with a jab. Force acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Force with a poor takedown
enabling Banes to counter with a crisp jab.
Force shoots and misses
and Banes cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Banes dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Force doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Banes counters with a nice uppercut.
Cobb Banes has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Blunt Force.
Force gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Banes connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Force throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Banes counters with a nice uppercut.
Banes lands with a nice body kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Banes drops Force with a huge uppercut! Force drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes. Banes is raining down punches and the ref stops the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:06 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Cobb Banes!
A very excited looking Cobb Banes made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: Skrap Fights 52     
Date:   Jun 01, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ivan Volkov (ranked 615 p4p, 70 weight class) and Hoddy McNeal (ranked 1147 p4p, 135 weight class). Ivan Volkov had a look across the ring there at his opponent. He definitely means business

175 cm
23
154 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
169 cm
23
150 lbs
15 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Brown Belt
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Ivan Volkov!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hoddy McNeal!
The judges for this bout are George Francis, Alan Glass and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Volkov closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.

Volkov is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
McNeal is trying to control but can't.
McNeal manages to get to full guard.
McNeal is looking to stand up but Volkov isn't so interested in that idea.
Volkov advances to half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Volkov is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, McNeal has managed to free his arm - good work.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.

Volkov is sneakily working for an arm triangle but McNeal sees it coming and defends easily.
McNeal is trying to stand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Volkov tries to pass the half guard into mount. McNeal knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Volkov perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
McNeal wants to get back to his feet.

Volkov is looking for a kimura but McNeal is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Volkov to get the leverage.
McNeal wants to control but Volkov is keeping busy.
McNeal tries to roll over but Volkov keeps him under control.
McNeal is trying to stand back up but Volkov is controlling him

Volkov is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
McNeal wants to get back to his feet.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.

Volkov closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. McNeal did well to prevent Volkov getting side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Volkov trying to control from half guard but McNeal is working away.
Volkov prevents McNeal from standing back up.
Volkov wants to pass to mount but McNeal is defending the position.

Volkov is looking for a kimura here.
McNeal is trying to escape back to his feet but Volkov uses the scramble to pass into side control.
McNeal wants to get back to his feet but Volkov drags him back down.
McNeal tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Volkov wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McNeal is pushing Volkov's head away, looking to escape. Volkov manages to hold on to the position though.
You can see the frustration on McNeal's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
McNeal is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Volkov is looking to take a break and control but McNeal is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Volkov works to advance to full mount. McNeal defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Volkov moves to the back.
McNeal is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Volkov off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
McNeal is trying to stand back up.
Volkov controlling well, preventing McNeal from escaping the position.
McNeal trying to get back to his feet but Volkov is in full control for now.

Volkov is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. McNeal defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

McNeal showing good submission defense here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ivan Volkov 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.


Volkov shoots in and drives through. McNeal sprawls well.
Volkov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Volkov lands a jab to the nose.

Volkov throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. McNeal tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Volkov is in McNeal's guard.
McNeal wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Volkov manages to pass to side control.
McNeal is trying to stand back up but Volkov is controlling him
Volkov wants to pass to mount but McNeal is defending the position.
McNeal wants to improve his position but Volkov is controlling well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Volkov stops McNeal from getting back to his feet.
Volkov is looking to take a break and control but McNeal is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McNeal wants to control but Volkov is keeping busy.

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

Volkov looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Volkov works his foot free and advances to mount.
McNeal tries to reverse the position but Volkov maintains control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
McNeal's corner are shouting for him to stand up but that's bad cornering - how is he meant to stand up when he's mounted? He should be looking to improve his position on the ground before trying to stand back up.
McNeal reaches up to try and control the position but Volkov seems to have an arm triangle now! Uh oh! McNeal rolls and tries to escape and now Volkov has his back!
Ivan Volkov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
McNeal is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.
Volkov wants to control but McNeal is keeping busy.

Volkov looking to break McNeal's wrist control so he can sink in the choke. McNeal remaining controlled and patient though - he really has to keep calm otherwise Volkov will wrap this one up with the rear naked choke!

McNeal defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Volkov's arms.
McNeal trying to get back to his feet but Volkov is in full control for now.

Volkov is looking for the choke from the back position but McNeal is controlling his hands well.

Volkov has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, McNeal has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!

Volkov looking for the choke but no joy.
Volkov seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McNeal looking very determined here, making life difficult for Volkov.

Volkov has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
McNeal is defending well here and trying to improve his position.

Volkov is looking for the choke from the back position but McNeal is controlling his hands well.
McNeal rolls, trying to escape but Volkov keeps control of the position.

Volkov looking for the RNC.
McNeal trying to get back to his feet but Volkov is in full control for now.

McNeal preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Volkov.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Volkov looking for the RNC.
McNeal is trying to get back to his feet but Volkov has full control of the position and if anything, McNeal has just worked his way into a worse spot.
McNeal manages to reverse the position and now he's in Volkov's guard. Nice work there by McNeal.
McNeal is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Volkov working a defensive guard here.
McNeal trying to stand up but can't free himself from Volkov's guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Volkov is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


McNeal keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Volkov.
McNeal looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Volkov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but McNeal moves away.
Volkov tests McNeal's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Volkov throws a body shot but no joy.
Volkov shoots in for a takedown but McNeal shows good takedown defense.
The fighters circling - McNeal throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Volkov throws out a powerful jab.
Volkov tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but McNeal swivels and escapes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Volkov just misses with a punch to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from McNeal! But no joy.
Volkov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract McNeal.
Volkov swings away with a body shot that misses
and McNeal counters with a one-two to the body.
McNeal connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Volkov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
McNeal throws a combination that misses

and Volkov counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
McNeal wants to stand and escape but Volkov is having none of it.
Volkov wants to pass the guard but McNeal is keeping the position.
McNeal wants to get back to his feet but Volkov is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
McNeal keeping full guard, as Volkov tries to pass.
Volkov won't allow McNeal to get back to his feet.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
McNeal is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Volkov dips to his left and cracks McNeal with an uppercut!
Volkov swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling McNeal to counter with a crisp jab.
A punch combination from McNeal misses.

Volkov fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. McNeal sprawls well initially but Volkov persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
McNeal is looking to improve his position.
Volkov controlling the pace.
McNeal is looking to escape.
McNeal is trying to maintain the position but Volkov is very close to passing his half guard.
McNeal wants to get back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McNeal is not content to let Volkov control the position.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Ivan Volkov is winning the standup battle so far.
McNeal looks to land a right hand but Volkov moved out of range.
A big right from McNeal misses.
Volkov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Volkov throws a hook but McNeal avoids it easily.
McNeal is looking for the big counter here.
Volkov jabs at McNeal's body.
Volkov misses with an uppercut.
Volkov lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Volkov.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Volkov connects with a single shot there.
Volkov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that McNeal can do to turn this around?
McNeal needs to keep his hands up - Volkov had a free shot at his head there.
Volkov with a poor takedown
enabling McNeal to counter with a crisp jab.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ivan Volkov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Volkov works the jab nicely.
Volkov scores with a shot to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
McNeal throws the left hand but Volkov avoids the punch easily.
McNeal misses with a left hand
and Volkov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Volkov swings widly with a right hand
and McNeal counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Volkov thinking.
Volkov misses with a hook
and McNeal connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A swing and a miss from McNeal.
McNeal throws a shot from downtown. Volkov moves away and avoids it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ivan Volkov clearly takes that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Volkov throws a jab when McNeal was well out of range.
Nice sprawl there from McNeal as Volkov shoots in.
McNeal looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nice takedown defense from McNeal. No joy for Volkov on that attempt.
McNeal throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
McNeal uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Volkov.
McNeal looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Volkov.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ivan Volkov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Volkov lands a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Volkov darts in looking for a takedown but McNeal gets double underhooks and turns Volkov into the ropes.
Volkov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but McNeal was well out of range. Poor timing from Volkov.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McNeal throws a lazy right hand but Volkov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Volkov is looking to counter punch.
Ivan Volkov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Volkov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but McNeal was well out of range. Poor timing from Volkov.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from McNeal! But no joy.
Volkov misses with a right hand
and McNeal counters with a lovely straight right hand!
McNeal connects with a looping right hand.
Volkov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from McNeal.
Volkov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Volkov slips under a jab from McNeal.
A looping hook to the body misses from Volkov. McNeal does a little dance to reset his feet.
Volkov catches McNeal with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Volkov misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Volkov moves away from the strike by McNeal.
Volkov just misses with a punch to the body.
McNeal now looks to counter with a shot at the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Volkov throws an off balance right hand
and Volkov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
McNeal with a hook.
McNeal lands a glancing blow to the side of Volkov's head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Volkov has his takedown stuffed
and McNeal cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Nice defenses there by Volkov.

McNeal tries to sprawl but Volkov drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Volkov tries to pass the half guard into mount. McNeal knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
McNeal moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
McNeal wants to get back to his feet but Volkov is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Volkov slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
McNeal prevents Volkov from moving into mount.
McNeal struggling a bit here.
McNeal is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the ropes but Volkov has just dragged him back down to the mat.

Volkov is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but McNeal is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
McNeal is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Volkov is controlling him well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
McNeal tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Volkov wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Volkov staying calm.
McNeal is trying to buck Volkov off.
Volkov tries to move into full mount but can't pass McNeal's legs.

Volkov is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, McNeal has escaped the position, nice work there.
McNeal is looking for a sweep.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
McNeal wants to get back to his feet but Volkov drags him back down.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Hoddy McNeal will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Volkov's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. And we move into the final round!


Volkov misses with a looping left.
Hoddy McNeal has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
McNeal misses with a looping left.

Volkov fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. McNeal sprawls well initially but Volkov persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
McNeal is looking to escape.

Volkov seems to be looking for submissions.
McNeal wants to get back to his feet.

Volkov is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so McNeal is just riding it out for now. Volkov eventually gives up the hold.
McNeal is trying to stand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McNeal is using up a lot of energy trying to get back to his feet. Perhaps he should improve his position first.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Volkov wants to control but McNeal is keeping him busy.

Volkov is working for a kimura but McNeal is defending it quite comfortably.

Volkov is working for a submission of some sort.
McNeal slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Volkov stops McNeal from standing up.
Volkov tries to free his leg and advance position but McNeal is retaining full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
McNeal wants to stand and escape but Volkov is having none of it.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.

Volkov drives through with a takedown into McNeal's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
McNeal wants to stand but Volkov is controlling the position.
McNeal working a defensive guard but Volkov passes into half guard.
Volkov works his way into side control.
Volkov wants to control but McNeal is keeping him busy.
Ivan Volkov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McNeal wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
Volkov tries to advance to mount but can't.
McNeal is trying to get back to his feet.
Volkov moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
McNeal pushes Volkov away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Volkov gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Volkov is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt McNeal will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Good standup being displayed there by Volkov as he connects with a hook.
McNeal throws an off balance right hand
enabling Volkov to counter with a crisp jab.
Volkov works McNeal's body with a nice hook.
Volkov connects with a good right hand that stumbles McNeal. McNeal circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Volkov moves out of range of the strikes.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
McNeal throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Volkov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Volkov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. McNeal looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
A shot to the liver by Volkov. Beautiful body shot.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge George Francis scores the fight for Ivan Volkov!
Judge Alan Glass scores the fight for Ivan Volkov!
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight for Ivan Volkov!

Ivan Volkov wins by unanimous decision!

Ivan Volkov retains his featherweight title!
Ivan Volkov seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: EFC Matusov vs Trudeau     
Date:   May 25, 2019

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between John Wall (ranked 1413 p4p, 162 weight class) and Magyan Murko (ranked 2167 p4p, 244 weight class). Wall comes to the cage accompanied by Metallica - Enter Sandman. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

193 cm
23
165 lbs
9 - 8 - 0
181 cm
25
158 lbs
7 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, John Wall!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Magyan Murko!
The judges for this bout are Winston Howard, Topper Green and Hugh Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Wall has closed the distance and engaged Murko in a clinch.
Wall blocks an uppercut.
Murko misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wall comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Murko swings wildly with an uppercut but Wall uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murko swings wildly with an uppercut but Wall uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murko misses with some punches.
Murko misses with a punch on the inside.
Murko lands a hook that snaps the head of Wall backwards.
Murko has a couple of punches blocked by Wall.
Murko throws a punch but it's blocked by Wall.
Wall lands with a light punch inside.
Murko lands with a light punch inside.
Wall tries to work over Murko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Murko.
Murko throws a head punch that misses.
Nice body punch from Wall.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wall.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murko makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wall lands with a left to the head.
Wall misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Murko fails to land.
Murko throws a punch but it's blocked by Wall.
Murko throws a head punch that misses.
Wall misses with a body punch.
Murko misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murko tries a body shot but Wall blocks it.
Murko lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Wall lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Murko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wall blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Murko swings wildly with an uppercut but Wall uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murko throws a punch but it's blocked by Wall.
Murko lands with a short shot to the head.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Wall just misses with a elbow thrown towards Murko's brow.
Wall crunches a lovely knee into Murko's ribcage.
Murko tries to throw a body punch but Wall avoids it by throwing Murko back against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murko.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A head punch on the inside from Murko fails to land.
Murko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Wall working Murko over with knees to the body.
Murko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wall blocking some punches.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Murko.
Murko takes a shot to the head.
Murko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Wall tries to throw a body punch but Murko avoids it by throwing Wall back against the cage.
Murko tries a body shot but Wall blocks it.
Murko lands a hook that snaps the head of Wall backwards.
Wall lands a shoulder strike.
Wall makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Murko fails to land.
Murko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Wall misses with a punch to the body.
Wall lands a body shot.
Wall blocks an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wall lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Murko.
Wall softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murko.
Murko throws a punch but it's blocked by Wall.
A right hook to the body lands for Wall.
Murko tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wall blocks an uppercut.
Wall tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murko's elbow.
Murko tries to work over Wall's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Murko working aggressively here.
Murko misses with a short punch on the inside.
Wall blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Wall prevents a body shot from Murko.
Wall tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murko's elbow.
Murko working aggressively here.
Wall landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Wall with a knee to the head.
Wall landing knees to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Murko struggles to land a body shot inside as Wall controls his hands.
Wall putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Murko in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Murko misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Murko fails to land.
Wall really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
A head punch on the inside from Murko fails to land.
A short left from Murko.
Wall tries to throw a body punch but Murko avoids it by throwing Wall back against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Wall.
Murko lands with a right to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Wall fails to land.
Nice body punch from Wall.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Murko.
Wall blocking some punches.
Murko misses with a punch on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wall putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Murko in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Wall blocks an uppercut.
Wall misses with a body punch.
Wall can't find room to land a body shot as Murko controls the action.
Wall keeps control of Murko as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Magyan Murko will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Murko throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Wall sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Wall doesn't manage to clinch there - Murko circles away.
Wall blocks a head kick by Murko.
Murko connects with the punch.
Murko throws a lazy uppercut
and Wall counters with a good low kick that Murko was not able to check.
Murko getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Murko throws a looping overhand right but Wall ducks down to avoid it.
Wall ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wall appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.

Wall moves into the clinch.
Wall scores with a shoulder strike.
Wall lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Murko throws a punch but it's blocked by Wall.
A shot in the inside from Wall.
Wall lands a knee to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murko swings wildly with an uppercut but Wall uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wall with a knee to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murko prevents a body shot from Wall.
Murko throws a head punch that misses.
Murko misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murko takes an elbow to the forehead.
Murko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Wall landing knees to the head.
Murko swings wildly with an uppercut but Wall uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murko lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Wall.

It looks like Magyan Murko has been cut.
John Wall has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Wall pushes off an throws an elbow but Murko leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Murko lands a right hand.
Wall lands an elbow inside that Murko shrugs off.
Wall throws a punch but it's blocked by Murko.
Murko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Murko tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Murko softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Murko blocks an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wall lands with a right to the head.
Wall working aggressively here.
A short left from Wall.
Wall fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Wall.

Murko is rocked!
Wall blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Wall is working Murko over against the cage.
Wall lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Murko is still on wobbly legs! Can Wall finish him?
Wall with an attempt at a knee that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murko.
Murko prevents a body shot from Wall.
Murko swings wildly with an uppercut but Wall uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wall lands a right hand.
Wall tries to work over Murko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Murko seems to have recovered his senses.
Murko throws a punch but it's blocked by Wall.
A right hook to the body lands for Murko.
Murko throws a head punch that misses.
Wall misses with a punch on the inside.
Wall blocks an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Murko fails to land.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wall.
Good body shot from Wall.
Murko has a couple of punches blocked by Wall.
A nice left hand lands by Wall.
Wall scores with a nice hook to the head.
Murko misses with a punch on the inside.
Wall misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murko struggles to land a body shot inside as Wall controls his hands.
Wall struggles to land a body shot inside as Murko controls his hands.
Nice elbow from Wall.
Wall tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A shot in the inside from Murko.
Murko misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wall with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Murko is trying to force a seperation but Wall has the dominant position.
Murko lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Murko managing to block the knees to the body from Wall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murko misses with some punches.
Murko can't find room to land a body shot as Wall controls the action.
Wall misses with a hook to the ribs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wall is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Murko is defending well for now.
Murko has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Murko takes an elbow to the forehead.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wall.
Murko throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Walls head.
Murko misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murko can't find room to land a body shot as Wall controls the action.
Wall lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Murko has a couple of punches blocked by Wall.
Murko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Wall gets through Murko's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Wall lands a left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murko misses with a punch on the inside.
Wall misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murko swings wildly with an uppercut but Wall uses good head movement to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

John Wall dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Magyan Murko's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Murko lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Murko catches Wall with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
A jab from Murko misses.
Wall cracks Murko with a good jab.
John Wall is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Murko lands the left hand.
Murko throws a poor cross that misses
and Wall makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Murko swings widly with a right hand
and Wall counters with an outside leg kick.
Murko tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

Wall closes the distance and clinches.
Wall misses with a punch on the inside.
Murko lands with a left to the head.
Wall blocks a body shot from Murko.
Murko makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wall digs a right hand into Murko's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Murko's gas tank.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murko.
Murko struggles to land a body shot inside as Wall controls his hands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wall lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Murko backwards.
Murko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murko has a couple of punches blocked by Wall.
Murko gets through Wall's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Murko scores with a shoulder strike.
Wall lands a knee to the body.
Murko working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Wall is working Murko over against the cage.
Wall scores with a knee to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Murko fails to land.
Wall tries to throw a body punch but Murko avoids it by throwing Wall back against the cage.
A short body shot lands from Wall as the two fighters clinch.
Wall scores with a shoulder strike.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wall lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Murko lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Murko throws a head punch that misses.
Murko misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wall lands a body shot in the clinch.
Murko throws a head punch that misses.
Wall connects with a knee to the head.
Wall blocking some punches.
Wall throws a knee to the head but misses.
Wall lands a body punch in the clinch.
Wall lands an elbow that stopped Murko in his tracks for a moment.
Wall tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Wall misses with a body punch.
Wall blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Wall throws a head punch that misses.
Murko scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Wall obliges.
Murko avoiding damage as Wall throws knees to the body.
Wall blocks a body shot from Murko.
Murko misses with the head strike.
Murko throws a head punch that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wall softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Wall with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Murko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murko tries to throw a body punch but Wall avoids it by throwing Murko back against the cage.
Wall throws an elbow but it misses.
Wall blocking some punches.
Murko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murko misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murko is trying to break the clinch but Wall is controlling him.
Murko misses with a hook to the ribs.
Murko lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Murko misses with some punches.
A short left from Murko.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Wall.
Murko throws a punch but it's blocked by Wall.
Wall makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murko.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murko lands a hook that snaps the head of Wall backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murko throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Wall scores with a hook to the body.
Murko throws a punch but it's blocked by Wall.
Wall with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Murko goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Wall lands a nice uppercut.
Wall blocks an uppercut.
Murko throws a head punch that misses.
Murko prevents a body shot from Wall.
Murko misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murko throws a punch but it's blocked by Wall.
Wall lands with a left to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Murko fails to land.
Wall scores with a nice hook to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wall with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Wall blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to John Wall.
I think Wall 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 Winston Howard scores the fight 29:28
Judge Topper Green scores the fight 29:28
Judge Hugh Johnson scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... John Wall!

A less than humble John Wall misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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Event: XF 5     
Date:   May 11, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Cobb Banes (ranked 4619 p4p, 363 weight class) and Wanderson Siliva (ranked 1661 p4p, 182 weight class). Siliva has chosen as his entrance music. Wanderson Siliva has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

193 cm
25
252 lbs
8 - 7 - 1
191 cm
27
279 lbs
9 - 1 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
BJJ Red Belt
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cobb Banes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Wanderson Siliva!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, John Roberts and Franklyn Lucas.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Siliva is looking to clinch but Banes is avoiding it.

Siliva gets a double leg takedown into Banes's guard.
Siliva trying to control the position from guard on top but Banes is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Siliva would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Siliva trying to control but Banes is working from the bottom.
Siliva told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Banes can't keep his opponent in guard - Siliva advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

Banes looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Banes is trying to control but can't.

Siliva is working for a kimura but Banes is defending it quite comfortably.
Siliva tries to stand but his hand is stuck under Banes.

Banes looking for submissions off his back.
Still in half guard, Siliva seems content to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Siliva is trying to control. Banes wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

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

Banes actively working from the bottom here.
Siliva throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Siliva wants to stand but Banes has hold of a leg and an arm, so he's trapped for now.
Banes is staying active underneath Siliva, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.

Siliva is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Banes has managed to free his arm - good work.
Banes trying to hold on to Siliva's head to control him but Siliva postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Siliva is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Siliva working the head and body with strikes.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Banes looking for subs from the bottom but Siliva mounts him!

Siliva has hold of Banes's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Banes manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Siliva lands a heavy elbow.
Banes sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Banes is looking for a sweep. Siliva is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Siliva wants to pass the guard but Banes is defending well.
Banes wants to control but Siliva is keeping busy.
Siliva scoring with strikes to the body and head.

Siliva is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Banes defends it well.
Banes taking some punishment here, with Siliva in his half guard.

It looks like Cobb Banes has been cut.
Banes has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Siliva is working away from the top position though.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Siliva is looking to advance position but Banes won't allow it.
Siliva is controlling the pace.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wanderson Siliva dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Cobb Banes's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Banes misses with the body kick

and Siliva counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Banes is pressing down on Siliva's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

Banes working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Siliva has passed into half guard!
Siliva is looking to take a break and control but Banes is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Banes won't allow Siliva to pass to mount.
Siliva has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Siliva is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Banes is just riding it out for now. Siliva eventually gives up the hold.

Siliva is trying to work for a kimura but Banes is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Banes is defending against the submission attempts here by Siliva.
Still in half guard, Siliva seems content to control.

Siliva seems to be working for a kimura but Banes defends the submission attempt.

Siliva is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Banes doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Siliva.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Banes trying to hold on to Siliva's head to control him but Siliva postures up.

Siliva is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Banes sees it coming and defends easily.
Siliva trying to control the action but Banes is working from the bottom.

Siliva is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Siliva is pressing down on Banes's thigh, looking to free his foot. Banes is holding on for now.

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

Siliva is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Banes is just riding it out for now. Siliva eventually gives up the hold.
Banes tries to roll over but Siliva keeps him under control.

Banes looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Siliva seems to be looking for submissions.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.

Banes looking for submissions off his back.

Siliva seems to be working for a kimura but Banes defends the submission attempt.
Siliva landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.

Siliva seems to be working for a kimura but Banes defends the submission attempt.

Siliva is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Siliva throwing shots but Banes is blocking nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wanderson Siliva showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Cobb Banes's cut.
That's time! Banes's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Siliva dives in and grabs Banes's left leg, looking for a takedown. Banes pushes down on Siliva's head and hops out.
Cobb Banes has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Banes slaps away a takedown attempt from Siliva, before circling back to the center of the mat.
It looked like Banes was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Siliva is looking to clinch but Banes is avoiding it.
Siliva looks for a takedown but Banes sprawls well.
Cobb Banes has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Wanderson Siliva.
Siliva fails with an attempt to clinch.
Siliva goes for a double leg but Banes avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Banes continues to drive forward.
Banes is looking to counter with a body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Siliva closes the distance but Banes moves to the side
and Banes counters with a solid body kick.
A cross from Banes lands.

It looks like Wanderson Siliva has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Siliva walks into a left hand.
Nice body kick from Banes.
Siliva wants to clinch but Banes slips to the side
letting Banes counter with a right hand.
Banes throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Siliva on the side of the head.
Siliva misses with a body shot
and Banes counters with a slapping leg kick.
Siliva closes this distance looking for a takedown but Banes circles away.
An attempted straight right counter from Banes misses the target.
Cobb Banes is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Siliva takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Siliva takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
The fight stays on the outside here - Siliva looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Banes went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Siliva shoots and misses
and Banes counters with a stiff right hand.

That has opened up Wanderson Siliva's cut even more.
Siliva has his takedown stuffed
and Banes counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Siliva thinking.
Wanderson Siliva seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut there from Banes.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Banes tries to land a front kick but Siliva steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Banes lands the left hand.

Siliva closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.

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

Siliva working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Banes wants to control but Siliva postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Siliva is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Banes is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Banes is trying to control Siliva's posture but Siliva avoids it.
Wanderson Siliva has got the better of the ground game so far.
Siliva controls the position from side control.

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

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

Siliva thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Siliva in side control, just content to control the action for now.

Siliva is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Banes knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Banes is trying to get back to half guard.
Wanderson Siliva is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Siliva has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Banes!

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Columbo Gatti scores the fight 28:29
Judge John Roberts scores the fight 28:29
Judge Franklyn Lucas scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Wanderson Siliva!

An out of breath Wanderson Siliva thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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pop
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RATING
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Event: XF 5     
Date:   May 11, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Damien Dawson (ranked 2020 p4p, 259 weight class) and Jodi Joe Fjera (ranked 1822 p4p, 236 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Fjera's choice of entrance music: Tito & Tarantula . Jodi Joe Fjera acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

186 cm
25
195 lbs
7 - 8 - 0
183 cm
27
210 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Damien Dawson!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Jodi Joe Fjera!
The judges for this bout are Dean Styles, Alyssa Summers and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dawson throws a hook but Fjera avoids it easily.
Dawson takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.

It looks like Damien Dawson has been cut.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Fjera is defended easily by Dawson.
Fjera throws a wild body kick that Dawson sees coming a mile off.
Dawson slips under a jab.
Fjera lands a nice looking body shot.
Fjera misses with a double jab
and Dawson counters with a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fjera gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Fjera takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Dawson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
It looked like Dawson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Fjera throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fjera misses with a takedown attempt
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Fjera looks to throw a body kick
and Dawson counters with a straight right hand.

Fjera clinches up with Dawson and pushes him back against the cage.
Dawson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Dawson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Dawson misses with a punch to the body.
Dawson lands a right hand that snaps the head of Fjera backwards.
Fjera tries a body shot but Dawson blocks it.

Fjera breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Fjera fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dawson manages to avoid it.
Dawson swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Nice defenses there by Dawson.
Dawson takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

Fjera shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Dawson napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fjera throws a strike aimed at the side of Dawson's head but Dawson avoids it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fjera trying to control the position but Dawson is working away.
A lull in the action here as Fjera stalls from top position.
Dawson is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Fjera has just dragged him back down to the mat.

Fjera stands up.
Fjera throws a half hearted mid kick.
Dawson thinks about countering with a head kick.
Fjera throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Fjera lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Dawson circles away quickly and effectively.
Fjera throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A counter left hand to the body from Dawson misses its target.
Fjera with a lazy takedown attempt
and Dawson counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Damien Dawson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jodi Joe Fjera.
Fjera jabs at Dawson's body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fjera throws a body punch but Dawson moves out of range.
Dawson was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Dawson fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Fjera goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Dawson cracks Fjera with an open hand slap.
Fjera missing with a left hand there. Dawson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Jodi Joe Fjera seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dawson moves out of range of the strikes.
Dawson takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Fjera rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Dawson moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Fjera has a takedown stuffed.
Nice straight punches there by Dawson. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Dawson.
Damien Dawson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fjera misses with a two punch combination.
Fjera looks for a takedown but Dawson sprawls well.
Dawson was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

Fjera closes the distance and clinches.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dawson misses with some punches.

Fjera pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Fjera throws a jab but it's blocked by Dawson.
Fjera throws an overhand right that lands on Dawson's shoulder, as Dawson tries to avoid the shot.
Fjera uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Dawson.
Fjera closes the distance looking to clinch
and Dawson counters with a nice body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Jodi Joe Fjera will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Damien Dawson's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Dawson defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Fjera.
Fjera cracks Dawson with a right hand to the side of the head.
Jodi Joe Fjera seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Jab by Dawson.
Fjera thows a left - swing and a miss!
Fjera lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Dawson circles away quickly and effectively.
Fjera throws a head kick that misses.
Fjera throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Dawson counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Dawson goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Fjera tries a quick counter leg kick but Dawson is wise to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fjera misses with a body kick.
Fjera jabs Dawson to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Dawson lands with an overhand left.
Fjera misses with an uppercut. Dawson saw that one coming.
Dawson thinks about countering with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fjera throws a push kick but Dawson slaps the foot to one side.
Fjera is looking to land body kicks.
An attempted straight right counter from Dawson misses the target.
Dawson on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Fjera throws a poor cross that misses
and Dawson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Fjera bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Fjera scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Dawson doesn't seem bothered though.
Fjera tries to clinch but Dawson is having none of it.
Dawson is looking to counter with head kicks.
Fjera scores with a one two! Dawson had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Dawson throws a head kick that misses.
Fjera swings for the body but Dawson moves out of range.
Fjera paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dawson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fjera.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Fjera shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Fjera wants to pass the guard but Dawson is defending well.
Dawson is trying to stand.

Fjera is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.

Fjera stands up from half guard.
Fjera on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Dawson. Dawson obviously looking to wear him down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Fjera moves into the clinch successfully.

Fjera breaks from the clinch.
Dawson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Fjera throws out the jab.
Fjera lands a right hook to the body.
Dawson throws out a powerful jab.
Dawson misses with the combination.
Fjera misses the shot to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Dawson misses the target.
Fjera misses with a body kick.
Jodi Joe Fjera is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Fjera throws a right hand that misses
and Dawson counters with a nice body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dawson takes a swing at Fjera's ribcage but misses.
Fjera lands with an uppercut that bounces Dawson off the cage and back into range.
Fjera jabs Dawson to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Fjera misses with a jab, cross combination.
A little feinted left hand from Dawson on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fjera looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Dawson is fending him off so far but Fjera persists. Nope, Dawson circles away and we're back to standing.
An attempted straight right counter from Dawson misses the target.
The fighters circle momentarily. Dawson darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Fjera is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Fjera is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dawson.
Dawson staying out of range there.
A big left from Dawson misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jodi Joe Fjera showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Damien Dawson's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Fjera takes a swing at Dawson's ribcage but misses.

Fjera has taken the fight to the clinch.
Nice body punch from Dawson - that landed with a thud.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fjera.
Fjera lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Still in the clinch, Dawson scores with a nice short uppercut.
Nice body punch from Fjera.
Fjera lands a body shot in the clinch.
Fjera lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Dawson or not.
Fjera lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Good body shot from Fjera.
Fjera lands with a light punch inside.
A nice left hand lands by Fjera.
Fjera is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dawson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fjera connects with a nasty looking knee right to Dawson's face.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Fjera tries to throw a body punch but Dawson avoids it by throwing Fjera back against the cage.
Dawson takes a shot to the head.
Fjera has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dawson blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Fjera blocking some punches.

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

Fjera shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Dawson napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Dawson wants to get back to his feet but Fjera is dominant here and he's now got Dawson's back!
Dawson knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Fjera on the ground.

Fjera tightening his grip on Dawson, looking for the choke.
Dawson trying to get back to his feet but Fjera is in full control for now.

Fjera looking to break Dawson's wrist control so he can sink in the choke. Dawson remaining controlled and patient though - he really has to keep calm otherwise Fjera will wrap this one up with the rear naked choke!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Fjera is looking for the choke from the back position but Dawson is controlling his hands well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Dawson is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.

Fjera patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?
Dawson trying to get back to his feet but Fjera is in full control for now.

Dawson defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Fjera's arms.
Dawson wants to escape the position.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Fjera's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Fjera controlling well, preventing Dawson from escaping the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Well, with Fjera on his back, surely it's only a matter of time before Dawson is tapping out... Can he escape the position?
Dawson is working hard here to advance position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Fjera controls the action.
Dawson is trying to get back to his feet but Fjera has full control of the position and if anything, Dawson has just worked his way into a worse spot.
Fjera biding his time, controlling Dawson.

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

Fjera has got one arm under Dawson's chin. This could be trouble... Dawson trying to control the other hand but Fjera gets it free and sqeezes tight - just a matter of time now! Yep, Dawson has tapped out! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Jodi Joe Fjera!
Jodi Joe Fjera is the new light heavyweight champion!
A relieved looking Jodi Joe Fjera thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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pop
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RATING
54%

 

Event: Skrap Fights 46     
Date:   May 10, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Hoddy McNeal (ranked 1635 p4p, 176 weight class) and French Fried (ranked 1293 p4p, 143 weight class). Hoddy McNeal has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

169 cm
23
150 lbs
14 - 3 - 0
177 cm
23
157 lbs
8 - 5 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hoddy McNeal!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, French Fried!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, George Francis and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fried feints a jab promting McNeal to slip. Fried then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. McNeal slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Fried fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
An attempted straight right counter from McNeal misses the target.
Fried avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
McNeal throws a looping overhand right but Fried ducks down to avoid it.
Fried scores with a hook.
McNeal walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Fried has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Fried bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
McNeal has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from McNeal there as he acknowledges the shot.
Fried fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Fried throws a left and a right that both miss
and Fried takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
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!

Fried rushes McNeal and presses him up against the ropes.

Fried manages to break the clinch.
French Fried seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Fried has taken the fight to the clinch.
McNeal lands an uppercut.
McNeal swings wildly with an uppercut but Fried uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fried blocking some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McNeal blocks an uppercut.
Fried throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch on the inside from McNeal fails to land.
A shot in the inside from Fried.
A short right from McNeal.
Fried is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but McNeal is keeping busy.
McNeal has a couple of punches blocked by Fried.
McNeal misses with a punch on the inside.
Fried blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
McNeal fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fried lands with a light punch inside.

Fried breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Fried tries to bum rush McNeal with a series of wild strikes but McNeal uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Fried fakes high and swings low for a body shot but McNeal manages to avoid it.
Fried misses with a hook
and McNeal counters with a straight right hand.
Nice shot by Fried.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fried tries to clinch but McNeal moves away
enabling McNeal to counter with a crisp jab.
Fried tries to clinch but McNeal is having none of it.
McNeal swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Fried swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and McNeal counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Fried throws a combination. McNeal tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
McNeal slips under a jab from Fried.
A little feinted left hand from McNeal on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

Fried darts in and clinches McNeal up against the ropes.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fried.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fried.
McNeal misses with a punch on the inside.
McNeal working aggressively here.
McNeal swings wildly with an uppercut but Fried uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fried throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but McNeal blocks it with crossed arms.
McNeal working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
McNeal misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fried misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fried blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Fried blocking some punches.
McNeal scores with a shot to the side of Fried's head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for McNeal.
Fried prevents McNeal from breaking the clinch.
McNeal fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
McNeal swings away with an uppercut that misses.
McNeal misses with a punch on the inside.
McNeal blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Fried tries a body shot but McNeal blocks it.
McNeal misses with a short punch on the inside.
Fried tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Fried lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of McNeal backwards.
McNeal blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Fried blocks a punch to the side of the head.
McNeal misses with a short punch on the inside.
McNeal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Fried has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A short right from McNeal.
Fried lands a knee to the head.
McNeal fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
McNeal misses with the head strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for McNeal.
McNeal swings wildly with an uppercut but Fried uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fried blocks an uppercut.
McNeal misses with a punch on the inside.

Fried escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Fried cracks McNeal with a right hand to the side of the head.
Fried throws a big shot that misses.
McNeal swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Fried throws a sloppy head kick
and McNeal counters with a right hand to the body.
Fried swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and McNeal counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
McNeal throws a hook but Fried avoids it easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
McNeal jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Fried takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

Fried is rocked!
Fried swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Fried is still on wobbly legs! Can McNeal finish him?
Fried displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as McNeal throws out the jab.
Fried let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Fried swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and McNeal counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


McNeal misses with a looping right.
Fried looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Fried seems to have recovered his senses.
Fried scores with a jab to the head.

Fried clinches up against the ropes.
Fried lands with a short punch from the clinch.
McNeal misses with some punches.
McNeal throws a head punch that misses.
McNeal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
McNeal lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fried blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
McNeal swings wildly with an uppercut but Fried uses good head movement to avoid it.
McNeal misses with the head strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fried tries a knee to the head but McNeal blocks it.
McNeal takes a shot to the head.
Fried tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Fried misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fried using the Thai plumb to throw knees but McNeal has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
McNeal blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
McNeal lands a right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A knee to the head by Fried.
McNeal swings wildly with an uppercut but Fried uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fried is looking to control McNeal's arms but McNeal gets an underhook and turns him. Now Fried has his back to the ropes.

Fried pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
McNeal lands with a good body shot.
French Fried is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
McNeal bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Fried's head.
McNeal moves out of range as Fried strikes.
McNeal is pinned up against the ropes taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
McNeal thows a left - swing and a miss!
McNeal jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Fried moves away from the strike by McNeal.
Fried pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Fried throws a left and a right that both miss
and Fried takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fried tries to clinch up
and McNeal counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fried tries to close the distance and clinch up against the ropes but McNeal paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Fried looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Fried tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but McNeal was well out of range. Poor timing from Fried.
McNeal is looking to counter punch.
Fried rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and McNeal connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
McNeal dips to his left and cracks Fried with an uppercut!
Fried throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and McNeal counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
McNeal avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
McNeal uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fried.
Fried misses with a straight left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Fried moves into the clinch.
Fried throws a punch but it's blocked by McNeal.
A head punch on the inside from Fried fails to land.
McNeal misses with a hook from the clinch.
McNeal has a couple of punches blocked by Fried.
McNeal misses with a punch on the inside.
McNeal swings wildly with an uppercut but Fried uses good head movement to avoid it.
McNeal swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Fried softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Fried doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
McNeal misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fried lands a body punch in the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Fried.
A head punch on the inside from McNeal fails to land.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by McNeal as Fried tries to tie him up.
Fried blocks an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fried.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fried working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
McNeal swings wildly with an uppercut but Fried uses good head movement to avoid it.
McNeal swings wildly with an uppercut but Fried uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fried lands with a short punch from the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fried with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Fried blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Fried lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short right from Fried.
Fried lands a shoulder strike.
Fried tries a knee to the head but McNeal blocks it.
Fried looking to throw knees to the head but McNeal is blocking nicely.
French Fried seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Fried blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Fried breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Fried slips a straight right by McNeal.
McNeal looks to land a left hand but Fried moved out of range nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but French Fried will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Fried has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Fried does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
McNeal swings and misses with a hook to the body.
McNeal circles away from the clinch attempt.
McNeal lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Fried throws a left and a right that both miss
and McNeal counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Fried tests McNeal's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Fried tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head kick from Fried lands but McNeal takes it in his stride.
McNeal is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Fried steps to the side to avoid the strikes from McNeal.

Fried rushes McNeal and pushes him back against the ropes in a clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fried struggles to land a body shot inside as McNeal controls his hands.
Nice body punch from Fried - that landed with a thud.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fried working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
McNeal swings away with an uppercut that misses.
McNeal swings away with an uppercut that misses.
McNeal misses with a punch on the inside.
Fried with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.

It looks like Hoddy McNeal has been cut.
McNeal throws a punch but it's blocked by Fried.
Fried fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Fried pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
McNeal throws a jab when Fried was well out of range.
Fried throws a good cross that connects.
Fried fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

Fried forces McNeal back against the ropes and clinches.
A short left from McNeal.
McNeal working aggressively here.
Fried softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fried misses with a body punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fried blocks an uppercut.
Fried holding his opponent close, against the ropes.
Fried misses with a body punch.
McNeal softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
A head punch on the inside from McNeal fails to land.
McNeal fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fried blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
McNeal swings wildly with an uppercut but Fried uses good head movement to avoid it.
McNeal makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
McNeal misses with the head strike.
Fried using the Thai plumb to throw knees but McNeal has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fried.
McNeal lands a left hand.
Fried lands with a right to the head.
Fried blocks a punch to the side of the head.
McNeal fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Fried pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Fried lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Fried swings widly with a right hand
and McNeal counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Fried wants to clinch but McNeal slips to the side
and McNeal connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Fried scores with a nice head shot.
Fried tries to clinch up.
McNeal takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Fried throws an ugly left hook that misses
and McNeal counters with a huge left! Fried is in big trouble! He's backing up but McNeal isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Fried from any more damage. A dominating finish by McNeal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:43 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hoddy McNeal!
During a confident post fight interview, Hoddy McNeal thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
88%

 

Event: TAFC: Biffs & Brawls 15     
Date:   May 03, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Bann Harrow (ranked 3247 p4p, 365 weight class) and Hotaru Doji (ranked 2715 p4p, 325 weight class). Doji has chosen Crane ft. Beauregard & The Down Right - Meet Me In The Garden as his entrance music. Bann Harrow has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.

191 cm
25
213 lbs
10 - 7 - 0
198 cm
23
212 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bann Harrow!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Hotaru Doji!
The judges for this bout are Ron Honeybunn, Skip Squint and Ben Watson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Harrow steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Doji.
Harrow takes a swing at Doji's ribcage but misses.
Harrow misses with a lunging right hand
and Doji counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Harrow misses with a jab, cross combination.
Doji lands a nice shot to the body.
Doji lunges at Harrow with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Harrow's hand.
Harrow tries a head kick but it misses.
A swing and a miss from Doji.
Harrow throws a quick counter head kick but Doji was just out of range.
Doji getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Doji takes a head kick and keeps coming.

It looks like Hotaru Doji has been cut.
A head kick from Harrow lands but Doji takes it in his stride.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Harrow lands a leg kick that knocks Doji off balance momentarily.
Bann Harrow seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Doji misses with a straight right.
Doji throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Doji slips a jab and a cross from Harrow.
Harrow throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Doji misses the target.
Doji takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Harrow scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
A big right from Doji misses.
Harrow misses with a lunging right hand
and Harrow takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Doji dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Doji is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Harrow.
Harrow connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Doji 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.
Doji avoids the head kick by Harrow.
Harrow looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Harrow throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Doji to counter with a crisp jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Doji scores with a jab.

It looks like Bann Harrow has been cut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harrow connects with a single shot there.
Harrow throws a lazy head kick
and Doji counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Harrow connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Harrow pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Harrow moves into range and connects with a jab.
Harrow scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Harrow fails with an attempt to clinch.
Doji swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Doji just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromHarrow.
Doji might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Nice defenses there by Harrow.
Harrow just misses with a punch to the body.
Doji takes a kick to the side of the head.
Doji takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Harrow throws a looping overhand right but Doji ducks down to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doji lunges at Harrow with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Harrow's hand.
Harrow throws a sloppy head kick and Doji moves out of range easily.
A telegraphed right hand from Doji misses the target.
Doji avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Doji now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Doji uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Harrow.
Doji looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Harrow throws a hook but Doji avoids it easily.
Harrow throws an overhand right that lands on Doji's shoulder, as Doji tries to avoid the shot.
Doji keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Doji is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Harrow had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Harrow throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Doji counters with a right hand to the body.
Harrow wants to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head kick by Harrow misses
and Doji cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Harrow rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Doji moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Doji! But no joy.
That kick from Harrow tenderised Doji's leg. Doji is trying to keep his angry face on.
Nice defenses there by Harrow.
Harrow moves out of range as Doji throws a body kick.
Doji scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Harrow ducks under a wild hook from Doji.
Harrow was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Doji swings widly with a right hand
and Harrow counters with a three punch combo that has Doji backing up. Doji nods at Harrow to acknowledge the strikes.
Harrow slips under a jab from Doji.
Doji throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Harrow looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Harrow throws a hook but Doji blocks it.
Harrow scores with a nice head shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Harrow just misses with a punch to the body.
Doji throws a counter combo.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Bann Harrow will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Doji avoids the head kick by Harrow.
Harrow waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Doji.
Doji looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Doji misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Harrow.
Doji scores with a jab. Harrow acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Harrow slips under a jab.
A head kick misses from Harrow.
Doji connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Harrow moves out of range as Doji strikes.
Doji checks the leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harrow throws a right hand that misses
enabling Doji to counter with a crisp jab.
Doji slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Harrow looks to land a right hand but Doji moved out of range.
Harrow jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Doji throws a big shot that misses.
Harrow staying out of range there.
Harrow waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Doji.
Harrow keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Doji.
Doji throws a body shot but no joy.
Harrow smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Some bone on bone action there as Doji checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Harrow connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Doji's hands.
Doji blocks a head kick by Harrow.
Doji misses with a series of wild punches.
Harrow throws an off balance right hand
and Doji counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Doji on the wrong end of a nice jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harrow cracks Doji with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Doji missing with a left hand there. Harrow was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Doji tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Harrow was well out of range. Poor timing from Doji.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Harrow walks into a left hand.
Doji throws a body shot but no joy.
Harrow keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Doji has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Doji there as he acknowledges the shot.
Doji looks to score with a jab to the body but Harrow is just out of range.
Harrow wants to clinch up but Doji keeps it at a distance.
Harrow throws a sloppy head kick
and Doji cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Harrow throws a head kick but Doji moves out of range.
Harrow throws a poor cross that misses
and Doji cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harrow moves out of range of the strikes.
A jab from Doji misses.
Doji blocks a head kick by Harrow.
Doji throws a lazy right hand but Harrow sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Doji takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Harrow throws a front kick that sends Doji stumbling back into the cage.
Harrow throws a shot from downtown. Doji moves away and avoids it.
Doji tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Harrow was well out of range. Poor timing from Doji.
Harrow was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Doji misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Harrow cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Harrow tries to clinch but Doji moves out of range.
Harrow looks to land a left hand but Doji moved out of range nicely.
Harrow pivots, looking for a leg kick but Doji is out of range and Harrow settles back down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Doji walks into a stiff left hand from Harrow.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Doji, as that shot connected.
Doji takes a swing at Harrow's ribcage but misses.
Doji throws the left hand but Harrow avoids the punch easily.
Doji blocks a head kick by Harrow.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Doji tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Harrow was well out of range. Poor timing from Doji.
Harrow plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!

Doji is rocked!
Doji throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Doji is still on wobbly legs! Can Harrow finish him?
Doji lands with a hook. Harrow tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Doji seems to have recovered his senses.
Harrow misses with a head kick.
Harrow connects with a high kick.

That has opened up Hotaru Doji's cut even more.
Harrow slips a jab from Doji.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Hotaru Doji will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Doji throws a body shot but no joy.
Harrow throws a jab but it's blocked by Doji.
Harrow misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Doji throws out a counter right but Harrow avoids it with no problem.
Doji throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Harrow feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Harrow misses with a body shot
and Harrow takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Doji throws a shot from downtown. Harrow moves away and avoids it.
Doji misses with a low kick.
Doji uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Harrow.
Doji misses with a hook. Harrow ducked under it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Doji throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Harrow on the side of the head.
Hotaru Doji seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Harrow ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Doji moves away.
Harrow cracks Doji with an open hand slap.
Harrow tries to clinch
and Doji counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harrow tries to clinch up.
Doji throws a poor cross that misses
and Harrow counters with a nice uppercut.
Harrow keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Doji.
Doji misses with a kick to the body.
Harrow throws a counter high kick but Doji was just alert enough to avoid it.
Harrow throws a sloppy head kick and Doji moves out of range easily.
Harrow tries to clinch up but Doji circles away and keeps his distance.
Doji throws out a counter right but Harrow avoids it with no problem.
Doji tries to work over Harrow's front leg with a kick but Harrow checks it.
Harrow pulls out of a head kick attempt.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Doji! But no joy.
Harrow looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Harrow tries to clinch up.
Decent striking displayed by Harrow there.
Harrow lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Doji circles away quickly and effectively.
It seemed like Doji was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harrow misses with a lunging right hand
letting Doji counter with a right hand.
Doji swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Harrow throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Harrow throws a right hand that Doji ducks under and follows up with a left that Doji also avoids with ease.
Harrow jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Doji misses with a straight left.
Doji throws a hook but Harrow avoids it easily.
Doji misses with a wild body shot.
Harrow moves into range and connects with a jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Harrow works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Nice defenses there by Doji.
It seemed like Doji was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Harrow moves away from the strike by Doji.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Doji displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Harrow throws out the jab.
Doji missing with a left hand there. Harrow was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Harrow throws a sloppy head kick and Doji moves out of range easily.
Doji lunges at Harrow with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Harrow's hand.
Harrow misses the jab.
Harrow pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Doji tests Harrow's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Harrow lands a jab.
Doji fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Harrow on the side of the head.
Harrow misses with a right hand
and Doji counters with a stiff right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harrow lands a head kick!
Harrow misses with a head kick.
Harrow tries a head kick but it misses.
Doji doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A nice leg kick lands there from Harrow.
Doji works Harrow's body with a nice hook.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A jab from Harrow misses.
Doji jabbing away but nothing is landing.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Doji.

Harrow gets in close and instigates a clinch.

Doji manages to break the clinch.
Harrow is looking to land body kicks.
Doji tries a quick counter leg kick but Harrow is wise to it.
Doji misses with a looping right.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ron Honeybunn scores the fight 27:30
Judge Skip Squint scores the fight 29:29
Judge Ben Watson scores the fight 30:27

The fight is ruled a draw!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
64%

 

Event: PSE 38     
Date:   Apr 27, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Marco Bailley (ranked 2036 p4p, 261 weight class) and Ivashin Dmitrievich (ranked 3739 p4p, 426 weight class). There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

186 cm
25
208 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
195 cm
25
225 lbs
9 - 11 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Marco Bailley!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ivashin Dmitrievich!
The judges for this bout are Paul Gruel, Roger Salmon and Colin Fray.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sloppy strikes from Dmitrievich. Those never looked like landing.
Bailley seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Dmitrievich misses with a hook to the body
and Bailley counters with a stiff right hand.
Bailley misses with an uppercut. Dmitrievich saw that one coming.
Dmitrievich jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Dmitrievich lands a nice looking body shot.
Nice uppercut lands for Dmitrievich. That snapped Bailley's head back.
Dmitrievich connects with a nice looking jab.
Bailley uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Dmitrievich.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A lazy left from Dmitrievich finds it's target.
Bailley takes one to the chin there.
Bailley steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Dmitrievich.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bailley scores with a decent looking hook.
Bailley ducks under a wild hook from Dmitrievich.
Dmitrievich fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bailley manages to avoid it.
Bailley takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Bailley takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
A combination from Dmitrievich does no damage.
Dmitrievich throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bailley seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Dmitrievich lands a nice leg kick that just misses Bailley's sensitive parts.
Dmitrievich misses with an uppercut
and Bailley counters with an inside leg kick.
Dmitrievich lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dmitrievich falls off balance throwing a combination
and Bailley counters with a straight right hand.
Dmitrievich falls off balance throwing a combination
and Bailley counters with a straight right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dmitrievich throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
An attempted straight right counter from Bailley misses the target.
A solid leg kick lands there for Dmitrievich.
Dmitrievich misses with an uppercut
and Bailley counters with a good low kick that Dmitrievich was not able to check.
Dmitrievich misses with a hook.
Bailley pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Bailley waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Dmitrievich.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dmitrievich thows a left - swing and a miss!
A big left from Dmitrievich misses.
Bailley throws a big counter combination but Dmitrievich scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Dmitrievich misses with a double jab.
Bailley throws a quick counter kick to the body but Dmitrievich avoids it.
Dmitrievich's jab looks to have found its range, popping Bailley under the eye.
Dmitrievich lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Bailley pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Dmitrievich is looking for the big counter here.
Bailley connects with a single shot there.

It looks like Ivashin Dmitrievich has been cut.
Dmitrievich swings away with a body shot that misses
and Bailley counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Dmitrievich lands a lovely overhand right.
Dmitrievich bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Bailley's head.
Ivashin Dmitrievich seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dmitrievich swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Bailley counters with a nice uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dmitrievich throws the left hand but Bailley avoids the punch easily.
Bailley throws a big counter combination but Dmitrievich scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Bailley takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Bailley dodges the punch combination from Dmitrievich.
Bailley seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Dmitrievich throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bailley quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Bailley moves out of range as Dmitrievich strikes.
Dmitrievich with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Dmitrievich fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Bailley swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Bailley displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dmitrievich throws out the jab.
Bailley throwing a counter right hand but Dmitrievich manages to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Dmitrievich misses with a hook
and Bailley counters with a straight right hand.
Dmitrievich throws a shot from downtown. Bailley moves away and avoids it.
Bailley lands a lovely overhand right.
Dmitrievich lands with a hook. Bailley tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Dmitrievich fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Dmitrievich connects with a solid leg kick.
Dmitrievich throws a shot from downtown. Bailley moves away and avoids it.
A little feinted left hand from Bailley on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dmitrievich throws a shot from downtown. Bailley moves away and avoids it.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Bailley might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Dmitrievich stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Dmitrievich throws a series of punches but Bailley moves out of range.
Dmitrievich has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Dmitrievich with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Ivashin Dmitrievich seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dmitrievich feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Bailley's calf.
Dmitrievich throws a right and a left that both miss.
Bailley is looking to counter with head kicks.
Dmitrievich misses with a body shot.
Dmitrievich throws a shot from downtown. Bailley moves away and avoids it.
Bailley misses with a hook.
Bailley scores with a hook.
Bailley looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Dmitrievich misses with a lunging right hand
and Bailley counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Dmitrievich has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Bailley finds it's way round the side to connect with Dmitrievich's head.
Dmitrievich looks to land a left hand but Bailley moved out of range nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bailley throws a lazy uppercut
letting Dmitrievich counter with a right hand.
Dmitrievich slips under a jab from Bailley.
Dmitrievich throws a leg kick but Bailley sees it coming and moves out of range.
Dmitrievich throws the left hand but Bailley avoids the punch easily.
An inside leg kick lands from Dmitrievich.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bailley throws an overhand right that lands on Dmitrievich's shoulder, as Dmitrievich tries to avoid the shot.
Dmitrievich looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Dmitrievich throws an off balance right hand
enabling Bailley to counter with a crisp jab.
Bailley takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A clash of legs there as Bailley blocks the low kick.
Bailley half committed to a counter leg kick.
Bailley lands with a right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bailley lands a brutal head kick. Dmitrievich looks out on his feet and Bailley throws more strikes until the ref is forced to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:07 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Kick and Punches). Marco Bailley!
Marco Bailley decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: EFC Williams vs Gold     
Date:   Apr 27, 2019

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Morrison Lee (ranked 478 p4p, 55 weight class) and Magyan Murko (ranked 1628 p4p, 195 weight class). Lee comes into the arena with The Pretender blaring out of the sound system. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

181 cm
34
158 lbs
25 - 10 - 0
181 cm
25
158 lbs
7 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Brown Belt
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Morrison Lee!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Magyan Murko!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, John Kavanagh and Jorge Garcia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lee avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Murko throws the left hand but Lee avoids the punch easily.
Lee tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Lee takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Lee takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Lee ducks under a wild hook from Murko.
Murko misses with a looping right.
Lee misses with a lunging right hand
and Murko counters with a stiff right hand.
Lee throws a big shot that misses.
Lee sizes up Murko with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Murko misses with a hook.
The fighters circling - Murko throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Lee walks into a stiff left hand from Murko.
Lee walks into a stiff left hand from Murko.
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!
Murko throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Magyan Murko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Lee steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Murko.
Murko might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Murko slips under a jab from Lee.
Lee feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Murkos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

Lee has closed the distance and engaged Murko in a clinch.
Murko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short uppercut from Lee.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Lee.
Murko prevents a body shot from Lee.
Lee blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Lee presses Murko against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Lee tries to work over Murko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Murko pushes Lee back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Lee tries to throw a body punch but Murko avoids it by throwing Lee back against the cage.
Lee takes a shot to the head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Lee.
Lee tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murko's elbow.
A short right from Lee on the inside.
Nice body punch from Lee - that landed with a thud.
Lee's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Lee lands with a left to the head.
Murko misses with a short punch on the inside.
Murko cracks Lee with a nice body shot.

Lee is trying to trip Murko. He has hold of a leg but Murko is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Lee persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Murko trying to control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lee pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Murko is keeping the position for now.
Murko can't keep his opponent in guard - Lee advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Murko trying to control but Lee postures up.
Lee wants to take a breather but Murko is having none of it.
Murko has a hand on Lee's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Lee takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
Murko is working to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lee looking to control but Murko is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Murko is looking to improve his position but Lee isn't that keen on the idea.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Lee looking to control but Murko is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

Lee is thinking about an arm triangle here, looking to tighten it up before moving to side control. Murko can see it coming though and defends well with a couple of strikes to the head and some good arm positioning.
Murko tries to lock up and control but Lee gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Murko is looking to get to half guard.
Murko bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!

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

Lee wants to control from the top but Murko keeps moving.
Lee is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

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

That was a close round but I would say that Morrison Lee will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Murko is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Murko throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Murko lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Lee.
Lee throws a push kick but Murko slaps the foot to one side.
Lee on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Murko keeps the fight on the outside.
Lee misses with a hook. Murko ducked under it nicely.
Lee lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Murko circles away quickly and effectively.
Lee misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Murko.
Murko bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Murko swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murko throws a series of punches but Lee moves out of range.
Murko looks to land a combination but Lee avoids it well.
An attempted straight right counter from Lee misses the target.
Murko tests Lee's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Murko lands with a hook. Lee tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lee looks to land a body kick but Murko moved away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lee steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Murko.
Murko takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Murko dips to his left and cracks Lee with an uppercut!
Lee fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murko manages to avoid it.
Murko connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
A big left from Murko misses.
Murko moves into range and connects with a jab.
Murko connects with an inside leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Lee.
Murko cracks the inside of Lee's front leg.
Lee throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Lee uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Murko.
Murko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Lee manages to avoid it.
Donk. Murko catches Lee right on the button with a cross.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Lee lands a jab to the head.
A jab lands there for Lee.
Murko takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Murko misses with a head kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murko throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Murko's jab looks to have found its range, popping Lee under the eye.
Murko moves out of range of the body kick from Lee.
Lee throws a jab when Murko was well out of range.
Murko cracks the inside of Lee's front leg.
Lee thows a left - swing and a miss!
Lee lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Lee wants to land a leg kick but Murko is out of range.
Lee connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Lee scores with a jab to the head.
Lee goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A big left from Murko misses.
A big right from Murko misses.
Lee displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Murko throws out the jab.
A combination from Murko does no damage.
Murko misses with an uppercut. Lee saw that one coming.
Murko cracks Lee with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Donk. Murko catches Lee right on the button with a cross.
Murko throws a hook but Lee blocks it.
It looked like Lee wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murko throws a looping overhand right but Lee ducks down to avoid it.
A punch combination from Murko misses.
Lee walks into a straight right hand from Murko.
Lee lands a front kick.
Nice jab there from Murko.
Murko takes a shot to the body in his stride.

Lee bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.

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

Lee wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Murko, who protects the arm well.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murko can't do much from the bottom here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Lee is trying to get an arm triangle but Murko is defending well.
Murko gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.

Lee is trying to work for a kimura but Murko is defending well.
Murko tries to roll over but Lee keeps him under control.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Magyan Murko will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Murko throws a big shot that misses.
Murko throws a body kick that misses
and Lee counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A bone on bone clash there as Lee blocks the leg kick.
Lee appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Murko wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Magyan Murko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Lee throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Lee loads up on a big right hand but Murko slips the punch.
Murko ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Murko takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Sloppy strikes from Lee. Those never looked like landing.
A swing and a miss from Murko.
Murko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Murko scores with the left hand. Lee knows he should have avoided that one.
Murko slips a jab from Lee.
Lee closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Lee takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murko throws an overhand right that lands on Lee's shoulder, as Lee tries to avoid the shot.
Murko lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Murko waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Lee.
Lee throws a hook but Murko blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lee throws out a loose jab but Murko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murko scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Murko swings for the body but Lee moves out of range.
Murko scoring well with a low kick there.
Murko misses with a straight left.
Murko is looking to land body kicks.

Lee moves into the clinch successfully.
I was talking to Lee's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.

Murko escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Lee misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Murko.
Murko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lee.
As Murko looks to move away, Lee throws a big counter combo but Murko just gets out of the way.
Murko fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Murko misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Murko misses with a two punch combination.
Lee lands with a hook. Murko tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Murko misses with an uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head kick misses from Lee.
Murko throws out a counter right but Lee avoids it with no problem.

Lee darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Lee is looking to advance position but Murko won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murko has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Lee is working away from the top position though.
Murko is pressing down on Lee's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Murko looking to control.
Lee wants to control from the top but Murko keeps moving.

Murko is looking for a triangle here but Lee uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Lee is trying to get an arm triangle but Murko is defending well.
Lee is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Murko's shoulder. That is not cool.
Murko is not content to let Lee control the position.
Lee has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Lee trying to control but he's not successful this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Murko wants to hold on but Lee pushes him away.
Murko working to try and regain half guard.

Murko reaches up and pulls Lee towards him, trying to control the position. Lee manages to get a guillotine from the mount though! This could be big trouble for Murko! Murko tries to roll over - now Lee is on the bottom but the guillotine is really deep and Murko has to tap out! Great work there by Lee!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:37 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Morrison Lee!
Morrison Lee retains his lightweight title!
A very excited looking Morrison Lee made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: Skrap Fights 40     
Date:   Apr 20, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Liang Hanying (ranked 1937 p4p, 211 weight class) and Hoddy McNeal (ranked 1038 p4p, 120 weight class). Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

170 cm
21
158 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
169 cm
22
150 lbs
14 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Decent boxing
Fast

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Liang Hanying!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hoddy McNeal!
The judges for this bout are Emerson Jorge, Mauricio Rocha and Thiago Cunha.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
We've got one fighter who appears to only be looking to counter and the other not looking particularly aggressive either, so we could be in for a dull fight.
McNeal swings and misses with a hook to the body.
McNeal looks to land a left hand but Hanying moved out of range nicely.
Hanying went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
McNeal lands a right hook to the body.
Hanying ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Hanying appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McNeal misses with a hook.
McNeal thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hanying thinks about countering with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McNeal misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Hanying seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
McNeal swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hanying fires out a quick counter leg kick but McNeal just manages to avoid it.
McNeal scores with a nice strike.
McNeal misses with a wild body shot.
McNeal wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
No joy there for McNeal, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McNeal throws an off balance right hand
and Hanying counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
McNeal misses with a straight left.
Hanying quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Hanying staying out of range there.
McNeal jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Hanying is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
McNeal throws a lazy uppercut
and Hanying counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps McNeal thinking.
McNeal moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Hanying looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McNeal swings widly with a right hand
and Hanying counters with a slapping leg kick.
Hanying on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
McNeal misses with a hook. Hanying ducked under it nicely.
McNeal ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hanying moves away.
Hanying is looking to counter punch.
McNeal looks to land a right hand but Hanying moved out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McNeal scores with a jab.
McNeal throws a series of punches but Hanying avoids them all with ease.
McNeal misses the jab.
McNeal throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
And Hanying counters with a quick kick to the body but McNeal blocks it.
McNeal misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
An attempted straight right counter from Hanying misses the target.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
A slow jab from McNeal misses its intended target.
Hanying is looking for a counter combo.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hanying takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
McNeal misses with a left hand
and Hanying counters with a two punch combo.
McNeal ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
McNeal throws a lazy uppercut
and Hanying counters with a three punch combo that has McNeal backing up. McNeal nods at Hanying to acknowledge the strikes.
McNeal has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hanying moves away from the strike by McNeal.
Hanying throwing a counter right hand but McNeal manages to avoid it.
McNeal looks to land a right hand but Hanying moved out of range.
Hanying is looking for a counter combo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hanying slips a jab from McNeal.
McNeal throws a poor cross that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
A jab from McNeal misses.
McNeal just misses with a punch to the body.
McNeal throws an off balance right hand
and Hanying counters with a lovely straight right hand!
McNeal throws a lazy right hand but Hanying sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hoddy McNeal seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hanying defending well as McNeal loads up on a big left hand.
McNeal displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Hanying uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by McNeal.
Hanying looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
McNeal throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Hanying.
Hanying was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
McNeal throws a series of punches but Hanying moves out of range.
Hanying feinted there with a counter leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hanying takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
McNeal swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Hanying gets cracked with a nice right hand there by McNeal.
McNeal scores with a jab to the head.
McNeal throws the left hand but Hanying avoids the punch easily.
A little feinted left hand from Hanying on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hanying takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McNeal throws a big shot that misses.
McNeal throws a right hand that misses
and Hanying counters with a two punch combo.
McNeal looks to land a left hand but Hanying moved out of range nicely.
It looked like Hanying was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
McNeal lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Hanying backs up against the ropes.
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!
Hanying bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Hanying throws a big counter combination but McNeal scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hoddy McNeal showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


McNeal throws a left and a right that both miss
and Hanying counters with a three punch combo that has McNeal backing up. McNeal nods at Hanying to acknowledge the strikes.
McNeal waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hanying.
It looked like Hanying was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Hanying takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
McNeal throws an off balance right hand
and Hanying counters with a two punch combo.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McNeal tries to bum rush Hanying with a series of wild strikes but Hanying uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Hanying appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
McNeal throws a hook but Hanying avoids it easily.
Hanying throws a quick counter kick to the body but McNeal avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McNeal throws a lazy uppercut
and Hanying counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
McNeal thows a left - swing and a miss!
Hanying fires out a quick counter leg kick but McNeal just manages to avoid it.
McNeal cracks Hanying with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Hanying moves out of range of the strikes.
Hanying quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
McNeal throws a jab when Hanying was well out of range.
It appears Hanying was looking to counter with a kick there.
Hanying steps to the side to avoid the strikes from McNeal.
Liang Hanying has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McNeal lands a jab to Hanying's midsection.
McNeal misses with a right hand
and Hanying cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
McNeal looks to throw the jab but Hanying is out of range.
It looked like Hanying was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from McNeal.
McNeal lands a nice looking body shot.
A nice combination there by McNeal.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McNeal swings and misses with a hook to the body.
McNeal uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
McNeal throws a poor cross that misses
and Hanying counters with a stiff right hand.

It looks like Hoddy McNeal has been cut.
McNeal scores with a jab to the body.
A lazy left from McNeal finds it's target.
McNeal might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from McNeal misses its intended target.
A lazy left from McNeal finds it's target.
McNeal misses with a right hand

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

McNeal is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
McNeal misses with a hook
and Hanying counters with a right hand from hell and McNeal is out cold! A vicious knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:40 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Liang Hanying!
As Liang Hanying got his breath back, he grabbed the microphone and managed to blurt out the following: Keep setting up studs and I'll keep knocking them down. '.
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RATING
51%

 

Event: RFLFN-23 Bartoli Vs. Snowdon     
Date:   Apr 17, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Gargan Morus (ranked 2943 p4p, 358 weight class) and Liam James (ranked 3256 p4p, 390 weight class). James comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Come To Daddy by Aphex Twin kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

186 cm
22
221 lbs
8 - 6 - 0
190 cm
22
215 lbs
7 - 5 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Gargan Morus!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Liam James!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Morus darts in and clinches James up against the cage.

James breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
James cracks Morus with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Morus looking to land some kicks to the body here.
James dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
James lands an overhand right.
James looks to throw the jab but Morus is out of range.
Morus moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Morus looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Morus defending well as James loads up on a big left hand.

Morus clinches with his opponent.
James 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.
Morus is looking to take this one to the mat.

James breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Morus slips a straight right by James.
Morus misses with a takedown
and Morus takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Morus doesn't manage to clinch there - James circles away.

Morus has managed to clinch.

James breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
James throws a shot from downtown. Morus moves away and avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Morus misses with a low kick as James jumps back.
James misses the shot to the body.
James misses with a looping left.
Morus tries to clinch but James is having none of it.

Morus gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from James.

James breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
James circles away from the clinch attempt
and James counters with a lovely straight right hand!
James sizes up Morus with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
James will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Morus fails in his attempt to clinch.
Morus steps to the side to avoid the strikes from James.
Morus bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

Morus has closed the distance and engaged James in a clinch.

Morus breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Gargan Morus seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
James fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Morus tries to clinch there but James circles away.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
James jabs at Morus's body.
James connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Nice takedown defense from James. No joy for Morus on that attempt.
James throws out a counter right but Morus avoids it with no problem.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Gargan Morus. That's going to take a lot out of him.
James scores with the left hand. Morus knows he should have avoided that one.
Morus is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
James circles away from the clinch attempt.
James might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
James circles away from the clinch attempt.
Morus tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but James paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Morus is sent reeling backwards by a solid uppercut. He barely regains his balance and James moves in for the kill throwing a continuous barrage of punches that force the ref to step in.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Liam James!
Liam James decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
In defeat, Gargan Morus stepped up to the mic, saying 'I lose...I learn....I'll be back!'.
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RATING
56%

 

Event: RFLFN-21 -Morris Vs Tud 3     
Date:   Apr 03, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Cornelius Burns (ranked 2946 p4p, 367 weight class) and Desmond Okafor (ranked 2627 p4p, 339 weight class). Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

189 cm
22
209 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
202 cm
22
215 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Counter fighter
Insanely flexible
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cornelius Burns!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Desmond Okafor!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Okafor getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Okafor misses with a low kick.
Okafor sizes up Burns with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Okafor lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Okafor throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Okafor has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Burns is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Okafor misses with a body punch
and Okafor takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Okafor looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Okafor throws a body kick that misses
and Burns counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Okafor stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Okafor just misses with a punch to the body.
Okafor throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Okafor feints and then cracks Burns's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Burns down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A bone on bone clash there as Burns blocks the leg kick.
Okafor misses with a low kick.
It looked like Burns wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A clash of legs there as Burns blocks the low kick.
A head kick by Okafor misses
and Burns counters with a nice uppercut.
Okafor slips a jab and a cross from Burns.
Burns ducks right into an uppercut from Okafor.
Nice body kick there by Okafor.
Jab, jab by Okafor - just one landing.
Desmond Okafor seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Okafor throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Burns swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Okafor counters with a straight right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Okafor connects with a solid leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Burns avoids a kick to the body.
Okafor misses with a body kick.
A good leg kick by Okafor.
Okafor lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Okafor throws a leg kick but Burns checks it.
Burns takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Okafor looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A nice inside leg kick there by Okafor. That's going to slow Burns down.
Okafor lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Okafor sizes up Burns with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Okafor works Burns's body with a nice hook.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Okafor, as that shot connected.
Burns moves forwards but Okafor connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Okafor is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Okafor cracks the inside of Burns's front leg.
Okafor has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Okafor scores with a kick to the midsection.
Okafor misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Burns.
Burns is looking for a counter combo.
Okafor is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Burns had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Okafor ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Okafor throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Okafor moves out of range of the strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Okafor looks for the body kick but Burns saw that one coming.
It looked like Burns wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Burns looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Okafor with a hook.
Okafor misses with a body shot.
A counter left hand to the body from Burns misses its target.
Okafor misses with an uppercut.
Burns swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A nice inside leg kick there by Okafor. That's going to slow Burns down.
Burns sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Burns takes a kick to the side of the head.
Burns slips a straight right by Okafor.
Good work by Burns as he checks the leg kick.
Okafor lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Desmond Okafor dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Okafor chopping away at his opponent's legs.
That kick from Okafor tenderised Burns's leg. Burns is trying to keep his angry face on.
Burns checks the leg kick nicely there.
Burns swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Okafor's corner calls for a 1-2. Okafor obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Burns misses with a straight left.
Okafor throws a nice outside leg kick.
Okafor cracks Burns with a right hand to the side of the head.

Burns is rocked!
and Okafor counters with a massive uppercut that badly hurts Burns! He's just covering up as Okafor starts to tee off till the referee steps in and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:48 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Desmond Okafor!
Desmond Okafor tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
54%

 

Event: XF 1     
Date:   Mar 31, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Cobb Banes (ranked 3736 p4p, 357 weight class) and Ron Deadly (ranked 3012 p4p, 309 weight class). Deadly comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Bayou kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Ron Deadly is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

193 cm
24
252 lbs
8 - 6 - 1
192 cm
29
254 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cobb Banes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ron Deadly!
The judges for this bout are John Kavanagh, Columbo Gatti and Franklyn Lucas.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Banes waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Deadly.
Deadly walks into a stiff left hand from Banes.
Deadly fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Banes looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nice defenses there by Deadly.
A little jabbing left from Deadly on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Banes throws a looping overhand right but Deadly ducks down to avoid it.
Deadly throws an off balance right hand
and Banes counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

It looks like Ron Deadly has been cut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Deadly slips a straight right by Banes.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Deadly throws a poor cross that misses
and Banes counters with a nice uppercut.
Deadly tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Banes was well out of range. Poor timing from Deadly.
Banes throwing a counter right hand but Deadly manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Deadly looks to score with a jab to the body but Banes is just out of range.
Deadly swings for the body but Banes moves out of range.
Deadly throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A slow jab from Banes misses its intended target.
Deadly fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
The fighters circling - Deadly throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Deadly lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Banes at a distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Deadly throws a jab when Banes was well out of range.
Deadly looks to score with a jab to the body but Banes is just out of range.
Banes throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Deadly sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A jab from Banes misses.
Deadly fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Banes manages to avoid it.
Banes half committed to a counter leg kick.
Banes waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Deadly.
Deadly tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Banes was well out of range. Poor timing from Deadly.
Deadly dips to his left and cracks Banes with an uppercut!

It looks like Cobb Banes has been cut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Banes looks to throw the jab but Deadly is out of range.
A solid body kick from Banes.
Deadly is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Banes rather than just go for the knockout.
Deadly takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Banes keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Deadly.
It looked like Banes wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Deadly waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Banes.
Deadly throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Banes swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Deadly lands a nice looking body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Banes chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Banes scores with a shot to the body.
Banes throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
It seemed like Deadly was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A telegraphed right hand from Banes misses the target.
Deadly doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Banes is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Deadly.
Deadly throws a body shot but no joy.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Deadly drops his hands momentarily and Banes takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Deadly throws a jab but it's blocked by Banes.
Banes throwing a counter right hand but Deadly manages to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Cobb Banes will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Donk. Banes catches Deadly right on the button with a cross.
A big left from Deadly misses.
Deadly throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Deadly takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Banes tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Deadly was well out of range. Poor timing from Banes.
Deadly throws a body shot but no joy.
Banes scores with a nice body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Deadly misses with a body shot.
Deadly ducks under a wild hook from Banes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Deadly fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Banes looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nice uppercut lands for Deadly. That snapped Banes's head back.
Banes chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Deadly misses the body punch
and Banes cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Deadly misses with a left hand
and Banes counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Banes pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Banes throws a good cross that connects.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Banes uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Deadly.
A little feinted left hand from Banes on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Deadly lands with a cross.
Deadly avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Deadly! But no joy.
Banes ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
It looked like Banes wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Deadly swings away with a body shot that misses
and Banes counters with a stiff right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Banes throws a looping overhand right but Deadly ducks down to avoid it.
Banes misses with a body kick.
Deadly uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Banes.
Deadly swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Banes takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Deadly throws an off balance right hand
and Banes counters with a nice leg kick.
Banes keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Deadly throws a hook but Banes avoids it easily.
Banes scores with a jab. Deadly acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Banes thows a left - swing and a miss!
Banes tries to close the distance and clinch but Deadly swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Cobb Banes is winning the standup battle so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Banes moves away from the strike by Deadly.
Deadly rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Banes cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Banes avoids the body shot from Deadly.
Deadly takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
A jab lands there for Banes.
The fighters circling - Deadly throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
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!
Banes throws a hook but Deadly blocks it.
A nice side step and Deadly releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cobb Banes dominated that second round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Deadly catches Banes with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

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

Banes is rocked!
Deadly misses with a wild combination.
Oh Banes is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Deadly misses with a hook
and Banes counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Banes circles to his right, straight into a beautiful hook by Deadly. Banes falls face first into the canvas - great knockout victory for Deadly!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:33 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Ron Deadly!
Ron Deadly bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
47%

 

Event: XF 1     
Date:   Mar 31, 2019

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Frank Dux (ranked 1868 p4p, 260 weight class) and Damien Dawson (ranked 3615 p4p, 440 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

188 cm
33
214 lbs
25 - 31 - 0
186 cm
25
195 lbs
6 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Sin City Allstars

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 25 wins, 31 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Frank Dux!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 6 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Damien Dawson!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Jorge Garcia and Eddie Farnsworth.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dux gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Dux takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Dawson blocks a head kick by Dux.
Dawson appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Dux throws a right hand that Dawson ducks under and follows up with a left that Dawson also avoids with ease.
Dux throws a leg kick but Dawson sees it coming and moves out of range.
Dawson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Dux misses with a leg kick
and Dawson counters with a nice body kick.
Dawson connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Dux throws a sloppy head kick and Dawson moves out of range easily.
Dux is looking to land body kicks.
Dawson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Dawson blocks a leg kick.
Dux throws a head kick that misses.
Good shot there by Dux.
A big left from Dawson misses.
Dux misses with a low kick.
Dux throws a sloppy head kick and Dawson moves out of range easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Dawson misses.
A head kick by Dux misses
and Dawson counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dux is looking to slow Dawson down with leg kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dawson keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

Dawson closes the distance and clinches.
Dawson lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Dawson misses with the head strike.
Dux dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Dawson tries to work over Dux's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Dux.

Dux breaks the clinch.
Dux scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Dux misses the jab.
Dux throws a body punch but Dawson moves out of range.
Dawson looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Dux throws a low kick but Dawson avoids it.
A low kick from Dux misses
and Dawson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A head kick by Dux misses
and Dawson counters with a straight right hand.
Dux throws a sloppy head kick and Dawson moves out of range easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dawson avoids the head kick by Dux.
Dawson lands with a cross.
Dawson has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Dux falls off balance throwing a combination
and Dawson finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Dux throws a lazy head kick
and Dawson counters with a thumping low kick.
Dawson checks the leg kick nicely there.
Dawson uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Dux.
Dux lands a high kick!
Dux throws a head kick that misses.
Dawson checks a leg kick.
Dawson lands with a thumping leg kick.
A low kick from Dux is predictable there
and Dawson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Dawson is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Dux had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
A jab from Dawson misses.
Dux throws a head kick that misses
enabling Dawson to counter with a crisp jab.
Dawson takes one on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dux fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Dawson on the side of the head.
Dux attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Dux pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Dawson looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Dux pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Dux. Dawson shrugs it off though.
Dux tries a head kick but it misses.
Dux moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromDawson.
Dux throws a head kick but Dawson moves out of range.
Dawson gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Dux.
Dux throws a left and a right that both miss
and Dawson counters with a leg kick.
A jab from Dux misses.
Frank Dux seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dux throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Dawson is trying to counter with his kicks.
Dux throws a leg kick but Dawson sees it coming and moves out of range.
Dawson appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Dux misses with a low kick.
It seemed like Dawson was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Dux throws a sloppy head kick
and Dawson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Dux throws a sloppy body shot
and Dawson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dawson scores with a punch to the head.
Dux throws a sloppy head kick and Dawson moves out of range easily.
Dux tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Dawson let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Dux swings widly with a right hand
and Dawson counters with a stiff right hand.
Dawson avoids the head kick by Dux.
Dux is breathing heavily.
Dawson avoids the head kick by Dux.
Dawson throws a head kick that Dux semi-blocks.
Dux throws the kick towards the body but Dawson avoids it.
Dawson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A big left from Dux misses.
Dawson takes a jab right on the kisser.
Dux motions for Dawson to come forward. Dux throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Dawson avoids the head kick by Dux.
Dawson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Dux backing away here, and Dawson unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Good work by Dawson as he checks the leg kick.
A clash of legs there as Dawson blocks the low kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Dawson lands a nice looking kick to the body. Dux takes a step back to recover.
Dawson lands a glancing blow to the side of Dux's head.
Dawson avoids the head kick by Dux.
Dawson avoids the head kick by Dux.
Dux tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Dux misses with the body kick
enabling Dawson to counter with a crisp jab.
Dux throws a head kick that misses.
A nice leg kick lands there from Dux.
Dux throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dux throws a head kick that misses.
A bone on bone clash there as Dawson blocks the leg kick.
Dux connects with a high kick.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Dux throws a lazy head kick
and Dawson counters with a nice body kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Dux gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Dawson counters with a good low kick that Dux was not able to check.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dux swings wildly with a couple of big hooks

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

Dux is rocked!
Dawson throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Oh Dux is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Dux backs away from a small jab... but Dawson lunges forward with a huge superman punch! Dux crumples to the ground as his mouth piece is sent flying! Dawson with a spectacular finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:12 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Superman Punch). Damien Dawson!
Damien Dawson is the new light heavyweight champion!
A very excited looking Damien Dawson made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: TAFC: Biffs & Brawls 11     
Date:   Mar 17, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Finn Gallow (ranked 21537 p4p, 477 weight class) and Silvio Dante (ranked 3963 p4p, 329 weight class). Man, I cannot wait for this one!

180 cm
24
158 lbs
1 - 3 - 0
175 cm
31
156 lbs
7 - 10 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Knockout power

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Finn Gallow!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Silvio Dante!
The judges for this bout are Winston Howard, John Mangel and Donatello Bradman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gallow throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Gallow lands with a nice body punch.
Finn Gallow seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gallow lands with a hook. Dante tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Dante moves out of range of the body kick.
Dante looks to throw the jab but Gallow is out of range.
Gallow gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Dante throws a big shot that misses.
Gallow works the jab nicely.

Dante is rocked!
Dante tests Gallow's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Dante is still on wobbly legs! Can Gallow finish him?
Gallow lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Dante pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Dante seems to have recovered his senses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Dante misses with an uppercut. Gallow saw that one coming.
Dante slips under a jab.
Dante fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Gallow on the side of the head.
Gallow throws a big shot that misses.
Dante will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A jab from Gallow finds it's way through Dante's defenses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dante throws a series of punches but Gallow avoids them all with ease.
Gallow quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Today's fight clock is brought to you by... OOOH that's a huge shot by Gallow! Dante is in big trouble here - the ref steps in to save him and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:12 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Finn Gallow!
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Event: Skrap Fights 30     
Date:   Mar 16, 2019

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Duane Whittman (ranked 3008 p4p, 277 weight class) and Hoddy McNeal (ranked 1130 p4p, 119 weight class). Whittman comes to the ring accompanied by Best Day Ever-Mac Miller. Hoddy McNeal has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Duane Whittman's chin.

172 cm
23
156 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
169 cm
22
150 lbs
13 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Duane Whittman!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Hoddy McNeal!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Arvi Lind and Ben Zyskovitsi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A head kick by Whittman misses
and McNeal counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Whittman misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Whittman misses with a double jab
and McNeal counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Whittman looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Whittman scores with a head kick. McNeal tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Whittman throws a head kick but McNeal moves out of range.

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

Whittman is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Whittman throws a head kick that half lands.
Oh Whittman is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Whittman misses with a takedown
and McNeal rattles Whittman with a well-timed uppercut counter. - Whittman tries to back away and recover but his hands are down low and he gets tagged again, sending him stumbling down to the canvas. McNeal dives in after him and quickly finishes the job with a trio of brutal punches, leaving Whittman stiff and motionless on the mat!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Hoddy McNeal!
An out of breath Hoddy McNeal thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
The defeated Duane Whittman had this to say: 'I lost, are you sure. I don't remember fighting...'.
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Event: EFC Feltre vs Tanaka     
Date:   Mar 16, 2019

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between John MaGee (ranked 1877 p4p, 222 weight class) and Magyan Murko (ranked 1845 p4p, 219 weight class). MaGee's entrance music is Cunnilingus. A fine choice. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

150 cm
31
162 lbs
10 - 7 - 0
181 cm
24
158 lbs
6 - 8 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin
BJJ Brown Belt
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, John MaGee!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Magyan Murko!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, George Francis and Robert Twigg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
MaGee wants to clinch up but Murko keeps it at a distance.
The fight stays on the outside here - MaGee looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Murko lands a jab to the nose.
Magyan Murko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Murko looks to throw the jab but MaGee is out of range.
MaGee was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
MaGee avoids a punch combination nicely.
MaGee is looking to clinch but Murko is avoiding it.
Murko throws a series of punches but MaGee avoids them all with ease.
Murko lunges at MaGee with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by MaGee's hand.
MaGee will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Murko connects with a body shot that sends MaGee's belly button to the back.
MaGee on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Murko is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Murko scores with a three punch combo!
Murko lands a lovely overhand right.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murko throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
MaGee tries to close the distance and clinch up but Murko swats him away and circles back towards the center.

MaGee gets in close and instigates a clinch.
MaGee swings wildly with an uppercut but Murko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murko blocking some punches.
MaGee lands a shot to the body.
Murko working aggressively here.
MaGee swings wildly with an uppercut but Murko uses good head movement to avoid it.

Murko's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Murko digs a good body shot into MaGee's ribs.
Murko will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
MaGee fails with an attempt to clinch.
MaGee scores with a sloppy right hand. Murko should have avoided that one.
MaGee is trying hard to land a takedown here. Murko sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Murko throws a right hand that MaGee ducks under and follows up with a left that MaGee also avoids with ease.
MaGee walks into a left hand.
Nice shot by Murko.
Murko moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from MaGee is defended easily by Murko.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John MaGee. That's going to take a lot out of him.
MaGee uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Murko.
MaGee seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
MaGee tries to close the distance and clinch but Murko swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
MaGee gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
MaGee is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Murko scores with a decent looking hook.
MaGee doesn't manage to clinch there - Murko circles away.
MaGee moves to clinch but Murko breaks away
and Murko counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Murko connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Murko circles away from the clinch attempt.
MaGee fails in his attempt to clinch.
Murko cracks a nice hook into MaGee's ribs.
MaGee uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Murko.
Murko ducks under a wild hook from MaGee.
MaGee tries to close the distance and clinch up but Murko swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Murko getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
MaGee tries to close the distance and clinch up but Murko swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Magyan Murko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Murko lands a jab.
MaGee wants to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murko tries to work over MaGee's front leg with a kick but MaGee checks it.

MaGee rushes Murko and presses him up against the cage.
MaGee throws a punch but it's blocked by Murko.
Murko lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Murko lands a shot to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Murko fails to land.
Murko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Murko lands a left hand.

Murko breaks from the clinch.
MaGee takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
MaGee moves in looking to clinch but Murko pushes him off.
Murko with a hook.
A punch lands to the side of MaGee 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Nice uppercut there from Murko.
Both fighters circling a little - Murko finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
MaGee tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Murko will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Murko scores with the left hand. MaGee knows he should have avoided that one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
MaGee takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Murko misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Murko throws a hook to the side of MaGee's head but MaGee sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Murko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
MaGee takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Murko has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
MaGee drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
MaGee gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Murko.
MaGee is looking to clinch but Murko is avoiding it.
Murko lands a nice shot that snaps MaGee's head back.

MaGee clinches.
MaGee misses with a hook from the clinch.
MaGee has a couple of punches blocked by Murko.
Murko misses with a hook from the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Murko lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
MaGee tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Murko's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Murko fails to land.
MaGee lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A short right from Murko on the inside.
Murko struggles to land a body shot inside as MaGee controls his hands.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Magyan Murko dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


A right-left combo lands from Murko.
MaGee fails in his attempt to clinch.
MaGee moves out of range as Murko strikes.
MaGee misses with a looping left.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Murko, as that shot connected.
Murko cracks MaGee with a right hand to the side of the head.
Murko cracks MaGee with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Murko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A leg kick checked by MaGee.
Magyan Murko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Murko lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Murko sizes up MaGee with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murko is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by MaGee.
As Murko tries to get set, MaGee tries to push him back and clinch up but Murko manages to avoid the attempt.
Murko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from MaGee.
Murko connects with a right hand. MaGee shakes it off.
MaGee slips under a jab.
Nice defenses there by MaGee.
MaGee tries to clinch up but Murko circles away and keeps his distance.
MaGee really is built like a bowling ball. I wonder if he'd roll if you pushed him down a hill...
The fight stays on the outside here - MaGee looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Murko throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murko throws a big shot that misses.
Murko with a nice cross.
MaGee takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
MaGee is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Murko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
As Murko tries to get set, MaGee tries to push him back and clinch up but Murko manages to avoid the attempt.
Murko lands with a cross.
MaGee looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Murko throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent MaGee stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A solid leg kick lands there for Murko.
MaGee is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
MaGee fails with an attempt to clinch.
Murko bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of MaGee's head.
Murko throws a jab when MaGee was well out of range.
MaGee tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Murko manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Murko throws a quick inside leg kick.
Murko fakes a jab and throws a low kick but MaGee checks it well.
Murko misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
MaGee fails with an attempt to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murko buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
MaGee tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Murko paws at him with a jab and circles away.
MaGee tries to close the distance and clinch up but Murko swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Murko scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
MaGee is looking to clinch but Murko is avoiding it.
MaGee uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Murko.
Murko throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck MaGee on the side of the head.
A lazy left from Murko finds it's target.
MaGee takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
MaGee bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
MaGee is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Murko.
Murko tries to bum rush MaGee with a series of wild strikes but MaGee uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
A big right from Murko misses.
MaGee slips a jab and a cross from Murko.
MaGee tries to clinch there but Murko circles away.
Nice uppercut lands for Murko. That snapped MaGee's head back.
Murko stuffs the takedown.
Murko lands with a right hand.
Murko lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murko goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
MaGee on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Murko has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nice shot by Murko.
Murko lands a glancing blow to the side of MaGee's head.
The fight stays on the outside here - MaGee looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
It seemed like Murko was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
MaGee wants to clinch but Murko slips to the side
and Murko counters with a stiff right hand.
MaGee tries to clinch up but Murko circles away and keeps his distance.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
MaGee throws a right hand that Murko ducks under and follows up with a left that Murko also avoids with ease.
Murko lands a jab to the nose.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murko. MaGee does a little dance to reset his feet.
MaGee shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Murko lands with a hook. MaGee tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
MaGee moves out of range of the body kick from Murko.
Murko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Murko punishes MaGee's body with a nice straight punch.
MaGee doesn't manage to clinch there - Murko circles away.
MaGee blocks a jab.
MaGee takes a jab right on the kisser.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
MaGee fails with a takedown attempt.
MaGee wants to clinch up but Murko keeps it at a distance.
MaGee tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Murko paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Murko scores with a jab.
Murko lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Murko scores with a nice strike.
Murko takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Murko getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Nice body punch from Murko.
Murko uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before MaGee has time to react.
MaGee moves in looking to clinch but Murko pushes him off.
Despite the aggression on Murko's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
MaGee walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
MaGee ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
MaGee needs to keep his hands up - Murko had a free shot at his head there.
The fighters circle momentarily. Murko darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Murko thuds his right hand into MaGee's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Murko throws an uppercut from half a mile away. MaGee sees it coming and avoids it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Magyan Murko 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! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Murko throws a nice looking combination but MaGee bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Murko looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
MaGee is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Murko.
Murko throws a lazy right hand but MaGee sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Murko keeps the fight on the outside.
Murko displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Murko goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Murko lands with a nice body punch.
MaGee is looking to clinch but Murko is avoiding it.
MaGee takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Murko lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Murko throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck MaGee on the side of the head.
Murko throws a right and a left that both miss.
Murko stuffs the takedown attempt from MaGee. MaGee gets slowly back to his feet.
Murko misses with a leg kick.
MaGee dodges the punch combination from Murko.
MaGee fails in his attempt to clinch.
MaGee tries to clinch but Murko moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murko looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
MaGee fails with an attempt to clinch.
Murko looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
MaGee takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
MaGee uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Murko.

MaGee closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Murko misses with some punches.
MaGee blocks an uppercut.
Murko misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short uppercut from Murko.
A shot in the inside from Murko.
MaGee misses with a hook from the clinch.
MaGee is working Murko over against the cage.
Murko lands with a short shot to the head.
MaGee misses with a hook from the clinch.
Murko lands with a short head shot on the inside.
MaGee tries a body shot but Murko blocks it.
MaGee swings wildly with an uppercut but Murko uses good head movement to avoid it.
MaGee pushes Murko back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Still in the clinch, Murko scores with a nice short uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
MaGee blocking some punches.
A nice right hand lands inside from MaGee.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Murko.
MaGee misses with the head strike.
MaGee lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by MaGee.
MaGee can't find room to land a body shot as Murko controls the action.
Murko lands a left hand that snaps the head of MaGee backwards.
MaGee working aggressively here.
MaGee tries to throw a body punch but Murko avoids it by throwing MaGee back against the cage.
MaGee swings wildly with an uppercut but Murko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Murko lands a right hand that snaps the head of MaGee backwards.
MaGee swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Murko tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
MaGee misses with some punches.
MaGee fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Murko on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for MaGee.
Magyan Murko seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murko connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed MaGee momentarily.
Murko bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
MaGee checks a low kick from Murko.
Murko connects with a single shot there.
MaGee takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
MaGee looks to throw the jab but Murko is out of range.
Murko throws a right and a left that both miss.
Murko misses with a two punch combination.
MaGee wants to clinch up but Murko keeps it at a distance.
MaGee takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Nice uppercut lands for Murko. That snapped MaGee's head back.
MaGee tries to clinch up.
Murko stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Murko wants it to stay on the feet.
MaGee fails in his attempt to clinch.
Despite the aggression on Murko's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Murko moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Good standup being displayed there by Murko as he connects with a hook.
John MaGee has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Decent striking displayed by Murko there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
MaGee takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
MaGee moves in looking to clinch but Murko pushes him off.
MaGee is looking to clinch but Murko is avoiding it.
Murko circles away from the clinch attempt.
Murko tests MaGee's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Murko swats away the attempt to clinch by MaGee.
MaGee tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Murko paws at him with a jab and circles away.
MaGee's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Murko connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! MaGee scrambles back to his feet.
Murko lands a nice shot that snaps MaGee's head back.
Murko bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps MaGee's head backwards.
MaGee tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
MaGee feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Murkos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
MaGee tries to clinch but Murko is having none of it.
MaGee tries to clinch up but Murko circles away and keeps his distance.
Murko connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
MaGee doesn't manage to clinch there - Murko circles away.
Murko bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps MaGee's head backwards.

And that's the end of the fight!
Magyan Murko comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Murko 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 Wesley Smith scores the fight 26:30
Judge George Francis scores the fight 26:30
Judge Robert Twigg scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Magyan Murko!

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