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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Leonid Martinyuk (ranked 1953 p4p, 1539 weight class) and Young Lad (ranked 254 p4p, 202 weight class). Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

200 cm
31
216
19 - 13 - 0
175 cm
31
220
23 - 10 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 - 13 - 0, fighting out of St Petersburg, Leonid Martinyuk!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 - 10 - 0, fighting out of New York, Young Lad!
The judges for this bout are Kenichi Hosakawa, Ren Mimura and Yasuomi Hirokawa.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Martinyuk has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
A big right from Lad misses.
A big right from Lad misses.
Martinyuk avoids a punch combination nicely.
Lad bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Martinyuk tries to land a front kick but Lad steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Martinyuk connects with a looping right hand.
Lad misses with a right hand
enabling Martinyuk to counter with a crisp jab.
Martinyuk lands with a kick to the ribs.
Lad 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.
Lad misses with a looping left.
Lad throws a body punch but Martinyuk moves out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lad steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Martinyuk.
Lad throws a hook to the side of Martinyuk's head but Martinyuk sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Martinyuk swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Martinyuk loads up on a big right hand but Lad slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Martinyuk checks a low kick from Lad.
Lad keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Martinyuk.
Lad ducks under a wild hook from Martinyuk.
A countering left hand to the body from Lad misses.
Lad avoids the body shot from Martinyuk.
Lad blocks a jab.
Martinyuk scores with a spinning back kick!
Martinyuk has been working on his boxing with his coaches at No Limit in the buildup to the fight.
Lad pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Lad throws a lazy uppercut
and Martinyuk counters with a nice kick to the body.
Lad throws a series of punches but Martinyuk avoids them all with ease.
Lad looks to score with a jab to the body but Martinyuk is just out of range.
Martinyuk jabs Lad right on the nose. Lad blinks but takes it well.
Martinyuk throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Lad is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.

Lad has closed the distance and engaged Martinyuk in a clinch.
Lad throws an elbow that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Martinyuk escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Lad gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Martinyuk.
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!
Lad throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Lad just misses with a punch to the body.
Martinyuk misses with a jab to the body
and Lad cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Lad misses with a looping left.
Lad tries to close the distance and clinch up but Martinyuk swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A slow jab from Lad misses its intended target.
Martinyuk looks to score with a jab to the body but Lad is just out of range.
Martinyuk moves out of range of the strikes.
Martinyuk swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Martinyuk tests Lad's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Martinyuk misses with a body kick.
Lad misses with a hook.
A little feinted left hand from Martinyuk on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Lad looks to score with a jab to the body but Martinyuk is just out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Martinyuk misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lad misses with a hook. Martinyuk ducked under it nicely.
Martinyuk quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Martinyuk lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Lad ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Martinyuk moves away.
Martinyuk lands with an overhand left.
Lad takes one to the side of the head.
Martinyuk will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
It seemed like Lad was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Martinyuk sizes up Lad with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Martinyuk slips a straight right by Lad.
Martinyuk is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Lad misses with an uppercut
and Martinyuk counters with a nice body shot.
Martinyuk ducks under a wild hook from Lad.
Lad has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Martinyuk finds it's way round the side to connect with Lad's head.
Leonid Martinyuk seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Martinyuk cracks Lad with a right hand to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Martinyuk darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Lad steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Martinyuk.
Lad throws a leg kick
letting Martinyuk counter with a right hand.
Martinyuk moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Lad pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Martinyuk throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Lad is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Martinyuk.
Martinyuk circles away from the clinch attempt.
Martinyuk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Lad uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Martinyuk.
Martinyuk looks to land a left hand but Lad moved out of range nicely.
Lad misses with a hook. Martinyuk ducked under it nicely.
Martinyuk throws a right and a left that both miss.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Leonid Martinyuk dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.

Martinyuk lands a jab-cross combination.
Lad uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Martinyuk.
Lad throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Lad paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Good standup being displayed there by Martinyuk as he connects with a hook.
Lad tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Martinyuk was well out of range. Poor timing from Lad.
A looping hook to the body misses from Martinyuk. Lad does a little dance to reset his feet.
Martinyuk is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Lad misses with an uppercut. Martinyuk saw that one coming.
Lad rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Martinyuk counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Martinyuk throws a half hearted mid kick.
Lad takes one to the chin there.
Lad scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
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!
Martinyuk ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
An attempted straight right counter from Martinyuk misses the target.
Lad moves out of range of the body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Martinyuk sizes up Lad with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Lad pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Martinyuk back to the cage. Lad follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Lad connects with a body shot that sends Martinyuk's belly button to the back.
Leonid Martinyuk is winning the standup battle so far.
Lad throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Martinyuk throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Martinyuk thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Lad if he has to take too many more of those.
Martinyuk scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

Lad has Martinyuk up against the cage in a clinch.
Lad lands a body shot.
Martinyuk is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Lad can do to turn this around?
Lad misses with a punch to the body.
Martinyuk wants to break free but Lad has control.
Lad looks to throw an elbow but misses.
A right handed body shot lands from Lad.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Martinyuk blocks the elbow strike.
Lad throws an elbow that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Martinyuk escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Martinyuk lands a slapping body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Lad misses the target.
Martinyuk was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Lad looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Martinyuk throws a hook but Lad avoids it easily.
Martinyuk scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Lad slips a jab and a cross from Martinyuk.
Martinyuk takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Lad throws a body punch but Martinyuk moves out of range.
Martinyuk looks for the body kick but Lad saw that one coming.
Lad looks to land a right hand but Martinyuk moved out of range.
A slow jab from Lad misses its intended target.
Lad misses with an uppercut.
Lad with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Martinyuk to score with a decent uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Martinyuk moves away from the strike by Lad.
Martinyuk throwing a counter right hand but Lad manages to avoid it.
Lad swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Lad avoids the head kick by Martinyuk.
Lad jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Lad throws a jab but it's blocked by Martinyuk.
Good shot there by Martinyuk.
A punch lands to the side of Lad 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Lad misses the jab.
Lad throws a jab but it's blocked by Martinyuk.
Lad on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Lad thows a left - swing and a miss!
Martinyuk throws a hook but Lad blocks it.
Martinyuk looks to land a body kick but Lad moved away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Martinyuk throws a right hand that misses
and Martinyuk takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Lad steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Martinyuk. That one must have hurt.
Martinyuk with a body punch. A glancing blow.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A slow jab from Martinyuk misses its intended target.
A big right from Martinyuk misses.
Martinyuk keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Lad.
Martinyuk fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Martinyuk loads up on a big right hand but Lad slips the punch.
Martinyuk connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Martinyuk looks to land a left hand but Lad moved out of range nicely.
A nice side step and Lad releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Lad has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Martinyuk misses with a body kick.
Lad ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Martinyuk moves away.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Martinyuk bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Martinyuk is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Martinyuk slips under a jab from Lad.
Nice defenses there by Lad.
Martinyuk ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
An attempted straight right counter from Martinyuk misses the target.
A leg kick checked by Martinyuk.
Lad is looking to chop away at Martinyuk's legs.
The crowd cheers as Martinyuk lands an impressive looking overhand right. Lad doesn't seem phased though.
Lad throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
enabling Martinyuk to counter with a crisp jab.
Martinyuk misses with a hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Martinyuk. Lad does a little dance to reset his feet.
Martinyuk catches Lad with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Martinyuk bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Lad's head backwards.
Martinyuk throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Lad to counter with a crisp jab.
Martinyuk lands a jab to Lad's midsection.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Martinyuk throws a jab when Lad was well out of range.
Lad jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Lad with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Martinyuk to score with a decent uppercut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Lad. Martinyuk does a little dance to reset his feet.
Lad scores with a hook.
Martinyuk lands the left hand.
Lad misses with a straight right.
Lad tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Martinyuk manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Martinyuk swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Lad moves out of range as Martinyuk throws a body kick.
Lad takes one to the chin there.
Lad throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Good exchange - Martinyuk coming out on top.
Young Lad has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lad looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Martinyuk lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Lad steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Martinyuk.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lad takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Lad misses the shot to the body.
Lad throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Martinyuk counters with a nice uppercut.
A telegraphed right hand from Martinyuk misses the target.
Martinyuk paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
The fighters circling - Lad throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Martinyuk swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Nice cross by Martinyuk.
Martinyuk has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Martinyuk there as he acknowledges the shot.
Lad throws a monster overhand right that drops Martinyuk! Lad follows up with more strikes from mount and the fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Young Lad!
Our winner, Young Lad, 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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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Ife Edwards (ranked 747 p4p, 651 weight class) and Odchigin Khadan (ranked 101 p4p, 83 weight class). Edwards comes to the cage accompanied by Damian Marley - Road to Zion. Khadan has chosen Altai Kai (Turkic Throat Singing) as his entrance music. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

189 cm
27
193
15 - 7 - 0
179 cm
31
185
17 - 12 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Conviction

Core Combat


Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 - 7 - 0, fighting out of New York, Ife Edwards!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 - 12 - 1, fighting out of Los Angeles, Odchigin Khadan!
The judges for this bout are Shirou Masuda, Yuuki Gou and Kenichi Hosakawa.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A jab from Khadan misses.
Edwards is looking to counter punch.
Khadan 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.
Edwards looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Edwards cracks a nice hook into Khadan's ribs.
Khadan lands the left hand.

Khadan closes the distance and pushes Edwards back into the cage.
Edwards tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Edwards tries to work over Khadan's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A right hook to the body lands for Edwards.
Edwards softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Edwards can't find room to land a body shot as Khadan controls the action.
Khadan works on Edwards's body with a couple of short punches.
Edwards throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Khadans head.
Khadan lands with a left to the head.
Khadan working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Khadan working aggressively here.

Edwards escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Edwards throws a hook but Khadan blocks it.
Edwards displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Khadan throws out the jab.
Khadan ducks under a wild hook from Edwards.
An inside leg kick from Edwards misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Khadan.
Edwards throws a series of punches but Khadan avoids them all with ease.
Edwards lands a nice shot to the body.
We've been told by Edwards's head coaches at Crassus that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Khadan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Edwards moves away.
Edwards stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Khadan misses with a straight right.
Edwards looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Khadan's jab looks to have found its range, popping Edwards under the eye.
Edwards throws a shot from downtown. Khadan moves away and avoids it.
Ife Edwards is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Edwards gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Khadan blocks a body shot from Edwards.
Edwards content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Khadan misses with a hook to the ribs.
Khadan presses Edwards against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Edwards blocks a body shot from Khadan.
Khadan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Edwards scores with a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Edwards.
Khadan misses with a punch to the body.
Khadan softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Edwards tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Khadan stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Khadan misses with a punch on the inside.
Edwards can't find room to land a body shot as Khadan controls the action.
Edwards is trying to stall.
Edwards tries a body shot but Khadan blocks it.
A hook to the body from Edwards.
Edwards can't find room to land a body shot as Khadan controls the action.
Edwards pushes Khadan back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Edwards working aggressively here.
Khadan scores with a hook to the body.

Edwards breaks the clinch.
Edwards bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Edwards takes a swing at Khadan's ribcage but misses.
Khadan loads up on a big right hand but Edwards slips the punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Edwards.
Khadan checks a leg kick nicely.
Khadan swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Edwards.

Khadan decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Khadan is pressing down on Edwards's thigh, looking to free his foot. Edwards is holding on for now.
Edwards trying to control from the bottom.
Khadan is keen to just control but Edwards is a slippery customer.
Edwards wants to get back to his feet.
Well, if Khadan is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Edwards tries to kick Khadan off but Khadan keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Edwards tries to get to full guard but Khadan has control of the leg.

Khadan is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Khadan controlling the pace.
Edwards wants to get back to his feet.
Khadan trying to control the pace.
Edwards is trying to stand.
Khadan wants to control but Edwards is keeping him busy.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Khadan misses with a looping left.
Edwards misses with a wild body shot.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Ife Edwards will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!

Khadan shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Edwards as he jumps to the side.
Edwards is looking to counter the offense by Khadan and move into the clinch.
Khadan lands a lovely overhand right.
A nice inside leg kick there by Edwards. That's going to slow Khadan down.
Edwards throws a leg kick but Khadan sees it coming and moves out of range.

Edwards tries to sprawl but Khadan drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Khadan prevents Edwards from standing back up.

Edwards manages to create a bit of space in order to work his way back to his feet. Khadan keeps hold of his opponent and drives him back against the cage.
A short left from Khadan.
Khadan goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Edwards can't break the clinch.
Edwards doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Khadan lands a nice shot to the body.
Khadan lands a body shot.
Edwards tries to throw a body punch but Khadan avoids it by throwing Edwards back against the cage.
Khadan is working for takedown but Edwards is calmly controlling the position for now.
Khadan lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Edwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Edwards misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Edwards takes a shot to the head.
Khadan makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Edwards.
Khadan lands a hook to the side of the head.
Khadan makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Odchigin Khadan seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Khadan doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Edwards can't find room to land a body shot as Khadan controls the action.
Khadan swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Edwards stalling in the clinch but Khadan improves position.
Edwards is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Edwards can't seem to implement his control oriented gameplan at the moment. That's no bad thing of course, for those of us who want to see a good fight.
Edwards is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Khadan is keeping busy.

Edwards breaks the clinch.
Khadan looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Edwards is fending him off so far but Khadan persists. Nope, Edwards circles away and we're back to standing.
An attempted straight right counter from Edwards misses the target.
Ife Edwards has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Odchigin Khadan.
Khadan tries to close the distance and clinch up but Edwards swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Edwards swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Edwards avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Edwards misses with an uppercut
and Khadan counters with a straight right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Khadan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Edwards throws out the jab.
Khadan defending well as Edwards loads up on a big left hand.
Edwards swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Khadan doesn't manage to clinch there - Edwards circles away.
Khadan fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Edwards looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jab from Khadan.

Edwards darts in and clinches Khadan up against the cage.
Edwards prevents a body shot from Khadan.
Edwards misses with a body punch.
Nice body punch from Khadan - that landed with a thud.
Khadan misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Khadan can't find room to land a body shot as Edwards controls the action.
Khadan wants to take the fight to the mat but Edwards manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Khadan misses with some punches.
A short right from Edwards.
A short left from Khadan.
Khadan lands a hook that snaps the head of Edwards backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Edwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Khadan struggles to land a body shot inside as Edwards controls his hands.
Khadan keeps control of Edwards as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Edwards lands an uppercut.
Khadan lands a body punch in the clinch.
Khadan misses with a hook from the clinch.
Edwards lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Khadan misses with a hook to the ribs.
Edwards struggles to land a body shot inside as Khadan controls his hands.

Khadan manages to break the clinch.
Edwards throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Khadan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Khadan scores with the left hand. Edwards knows he should have avoided that one.
Edwards bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Edwards lands a jab.
Edwards goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Khadan throws out a counter right but Edwards avoids it with no problem.
Khadan scores with the left hand. Edwards knows he should have avoided that one.
Khadan throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Edwards.
Some bone on bone action there as Khadan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Khadan keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Edwards takes a swing at Khadan's ribcage but misses.
Khadan tries to land a body kick

and Edwards counters by moving into the clinch.
Edwards gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Khadan.
A right hand to the body from Khadan.
Edwards tries to throw a body punch but Khadan avoids it by throwing Edwards back against the cage.
Khadan lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Edwards.
A short right from Edwards on the inside.
Khadan lands with a short shot to the head.
Still in the clinch, Edwards scores with a nice short uppercut.
Nice body punch from Khadan - that landed with a thud.
Edwards tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Khadan's elbow.
Khadan presses Edwards against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A short uppercut from Khadan.
Khadan is working Edwards over against the cage.
Edwards blocking some punches.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Odchigin Khadan showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Edwards's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!

A telegraphed right hand from Khadan misses the target.
Edwards misses with a looping left.
Khadan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A quick step to the side and Edwards tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Edwards takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Khadan lands with an overhand left.
Edwards misses with a body shot
and Khadan counters with a nice uppercut.
Edwards steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Khadan.
Khadan slips a jab from Edwards.
Khadan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Edwards swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A countering left hand to the body from Khadan misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Khadan uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Edwards.
Edwards takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Edwards lands the left hand.
Nice body punch from Khadan.
Edwards throws a leg kick

and Khadan counters with a takedown into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Khadan advances to mount.
Odchigin Khadan has got the better of the ground game so far.
Khadan wants to control the pace but Edwards is squirming around nicely.
Khadan avoids the attempt from Edwards to control.
Khadan moves to back control.
Edwards staying busy and making it hard for Khadan to control.
Edwards is trying to get back to his feet but Khadan has full control of the position and if anything, Edwards has just worked his way into a worse spot.
Khadan tries to keep control of the position but Edwards is staying busy.
Edwards rolls, trying to escape but Khadan keeps control of the position.

Edwards preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Khadan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Khadan is trying to control but Edwards is trying to escape here - he's now mounted.
Khadan trying to control but Edwards is having none of it.
Edwards tries to control Khadan's body but Khadan pushes him off. Edwards squirms to his side and now Khadan has his back!

Khadan looking to break Edwards's wrist control so he can sink in the choke. Edwards remaining controlled and patient though - he really has to keep calm otherwise Khadan will wrap this one up with the rear naked choke!
Edwards prevents Khadan from getting a body triangle.
Edwards is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
Edwards is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Khadan is hanging on to Edwards's back as he tries to escape.
Khadan missing with punches from the back.
Edwards just trying to survive but Khadan is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Khadan is hanging on to Edwards's back as he tries to escape.
Khadan just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up.
Khadan struggling to keep hold of the position.

Khadan is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Edwards has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Khadan is looking to finish the fight by rear naked choke. Edwards knows exactly what he's got planned though, so he's defending well. Maybe a few strikes would soften Edwards for a finish.
Edwards is trying to stand back up.
Khadan has the hooks in. Edwards is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Khadan wants to control but Edwards is keeping busy.

Edwards is trying to get back to his feet. He's worked up on to his knees and now he's on his feet with his head on the canvas, trying to shake Khadan off. It looks like it's working - Khadan slides off, much to his dismay, and we're back to standing! Edwards displaying calm under pressure there.
Edwards jabs at Khadan's body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Khadan staying out of range there.

And that's the end of the fight!
Odchigin Khadan comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Khadan 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 Shirou Masuda scores the fight 28:30
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 27:30
Judge Kenichi Hosakawa scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Odchigin Khadan!

A very excited looking Odchigin Khadan 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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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Quân Lê (ranked 206 p4p, 539 weight class) and Sergey Objedkov (ranked 13 p4p, 32 weight class). Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Sergey Objedkov enters the cage!

168 cm
34
137
32 - 12 - 3
172 cm
30
142
14 - 10 - 0
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World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 - 12 - 3, fighting out of Helsinki, Quân Lê!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 - 10 - 0, fighting out of St Petersburg, Sergey Objedkov!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Shirou Masuda.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lê misses with an uppercut. Objedkov saw that one coming.
Objedkov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Lê was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Objedkov shoots for a double leg takedown but Lê sprawls well. He's pushed Objedkov's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Decent striking displayed by Lê there.
Objedkov blocks a jab.
Lê lets loose with a powerful body kick. Objedkov will feel that in the morning.
Lê uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Objedkov.
Objedkov moves out of range as Lê strikes.
Objedkov is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Lê with a body shot.
Lê lands a nice shot to the body.
Objedkov on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Lê scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Lê throws a wild body kick that Objedkov sees coming a mile off.

Objedkov scores with a takedown into Lê's guard.

Lê kicks Objedkov off and gets to his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Objedkov takes the fight into the clinch.
I was talking to Lê's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Lê lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Objedkov backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lê throws a punch but it's blocked by Objedkov.
Lê tries to work over Objedkov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Objedkov is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Objedkov tries to work over Lê's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Lê misses with a hook from the clinch.
Lê struggles to land a body shot inside as Objedkov controls his hands.
Objedkov is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Lê pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Quân Lê has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sergey Objedkov.
Objedkov is trying to drag Lê to the mat but Lê just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Lê throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Objedkovs head.
Objedkov is trying to break the clinch but Lê is controlling him.
Objedkov drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Lê gets the underhooks and prevents it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Lê.
Objedkov is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Lê is defending well.
Objedkov blocks a body shot from Lê.
Lê misses with a short punch on the inside.

Lê's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Objedkov tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Lê paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Lê thows a left - swing and a miss!
Lê ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Objedkov moves away.
Objedkov throws a jab when Lê was well out of range.
Objedkov throws a lazy right hand but Lê sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Objedkov is trying hard to land a takedown here. Lê sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Lê misses with a kick to the body.
Objedkov shoots in for a takedown but Lê shows good takedown defense.
Objedkov wants to clinch.
Lê keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Lê goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lê looks to throw a body kick

and Objedkov counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Objedkov.
Lê has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Objedkov throws an elbow that misses. Lê uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Objedkov's guard. Nice move by Lê!

Objedkov looking to control.
Objedkov has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Lê has passed into side control.
Lê 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 Objedkov's shoulder. That is not cool.
You can see the frustration on Objedkov's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
You can see the frustration on Objedkov's face as Lê controls the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Objedkov is looking to reverse the position.
Lê 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 Objedkov's shoulder. That is not cool.
Lê wants to lay and pray for a moment but Objedkov keeps working.
Objedkov is looking for a sweep.

Lê has had enough of the ground for now and decides to stand.
Lê cracks Objedkov with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Lê fakes the leg kick and cracks Objedkov in the body.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Quân Lê dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.

Lê walks into a straight right hand from Objedkov.
Objedkov moves to clinch but Lê breaks away
and Lê counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Lê fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

Lê gets tackled into the cage by Objedkov. Objedkov maintains the clinch.
Lê prevents the takedown attempt.
Lê gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Objedkov.
Lê lands an uppercut.
Objedkov scores with a shot to the side of Lê's head.
Objedkov is trying to drag Lê to the mat but Lê just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Quân Lê has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sergey Objedkov.
Lê prevents a body shot from Objedkov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short body shot lands from Objedkov as the two fighters clinch.
Lê cracks Objedkov with a nice body shot.
Lê lands with a right to the head.
Objedkov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Lê lands a body shot in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Objedkov tries to work over Lê's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Lê tries to work over Objedkov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Objedkov wants a takedown but no success here.
Lê tries to work over Objedkov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Lê lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Lê swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Lê lands a nice uppercut.
Lê lands a hook that snaps the head of Objedkov backwards.
A short uppercut from Lê.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Lê creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A short left from Lê.
Lê scores with a shoulder strike.
Objedkov is rocked!
Lê swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Objedkov is still on wobbly legs! Can Lê finish him?
Objedkov is looking to control Lê's arms but Lê gets an underhook and turns him. Now Objedkov has his back to the cage.
Lê swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Objedkov seems to have recovered his senses.
Objedkov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Lê's elbow.
Objedkov has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Lê seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Objedkov can turn it around.
Objedkov tries to work over Lê's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Lê tries a body shot but Objedkov blocks it.
Lê scores with a shot to the side of Objedkov's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Objedkov is working Lê over against the cage.
Lê misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Still in the clinch, Lê scores with a nice short uppercut.
Lê gets through Objedkov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Lê fails to land.
Lê goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Objedkov has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Lê is trying to keep an underhook but Objedkov manages to get the takedown into half guard.

Lê has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Objedkov is on him like a limpet, forcing Lê back against the cage.

Objedkov breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Objedkov is looking to clinch.
Lê dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Objedkov shoots in for a takedown but Lê shows good takedown defense.
Objedkov moves out of range as Lê throws a body kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Objedkov! But no joy.
Objedkov throws a jab but it's blocked by Lê.
Lê slaps away a takedown attempt from Objedkov, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Objedkov misses with a looping right.
Lê was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lê works Objedkov's body with a nice hook.
Lê throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Lê missing with a left hand there. Objedkov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Quân Lê is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Lê is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Objedkov.
Lê avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Lê jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Lê takes a jab right on the kisser.
Lê circles away from the clinch attempt.
Lê was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Lê misses the shot to the body.
Objedkov tries to clinch but Lê moves away
enabling Lê to counter with a crisp jab.
Lê scores with a jab to the body.
Quân Lê seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Objedkov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Lê fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Lê is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Objedkov can do to turn this around?
Objedkov moves out of range as Lê throws a body kick.
Lê is looking to chop away at Objedkov's legs.

Lê tries to sprawl but Objedkov drives through with a takedown into half guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lê gets full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Objedkov preventing the sweep.
Objedkov wants to pass the guard but Lê is keeping the position.
Objedkov postures up in Lê's guard and throws a big left but Lê blocks it.
Objedkov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Objedkov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

Lê has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Objedkov is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.
A hook to the body from Lê.
Objedkov can't get the takedown.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Objedkov is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Lê is defending well.
Lê struggles to land a body shot inside as Objedkov controls his hands.
Lê doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Lê works on Objedkov's body with a couple of short punches.
A right handed body shot lands from Lê.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Quân Lê dominated that second round.
That's time! Lê's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!

Objedkov gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Lê counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Lê throws a body kick that misses.
Objedkov fails to land the takedown.
A solid leg kick lands there for Lê.
Objedkov closes the distance and clinches up with Lê, looking for a takedown. Objedkov pushes Lê against the cage but Lê circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Quân Lê has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sergey Objedkov.
Objedkov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
The fighters circling - Objedkov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Objedkov misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Lê jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Lê rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Objedkov counters with a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Objedkov darts in trying to clinch
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Objedkov dives in and grabs Lê's left leg, looking for a takedown. Lê pushes down on Objedkov's head and hops out.
Jab by Objedkov.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Objedkov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Objedkov swings for the body but Lê moves out of range.
Objedkov misses with a looping left.
Lê throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Lê pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Lê throws out a powerful jab.
Lê misses the shot to the body.
Lê lands a really nice looking cross but Objedkov seems unphased.
Lê misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Objedkov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Lê misses with an uppercut. Objedkov saw that one coming.
Objedkov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lê.

Objedkov gets a clinch.

Objedkov's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Lê misses with a hook. Objedkov ducked under it nicely.
Objedkov avoids the body shot from Lê.
Lê scores with the left hand. Objedkov knows he should have avoided that one.
Lê with a hook.
Quân Lê is winning the standup battle so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Lê tries to clinch but Objedkov moves out of range.
Lê throws a quick inside leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Objedkov misses the target.

Lê gets caught napping as Objedkov dives in and scores a takedown. Lê manages to retain guard.
Lê is wriggling around but Objedkov manages to pass to half guard.

The fighters are battling for position here. Lê manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Objedkov throws an elbow that misses. Lê uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Objedkov's guard. Nice move by Lê!

Lê postures up.
Objedkov looking for a sweep. Not yet Objedkov, not yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lê pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Objedkov is keeping the position for now.
Lê looking to sit in guard and control but Objedkov gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Lê is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Objedkov is controlling him.
Sergey Objedkov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Lê utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

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.
Lê is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Objedkov wants to control from the top but Lê keeps moving.
Objedkov throws an elbow that misses. Lê uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Objedkov's guard. Nice move by Lê!

Lê wants to control from the top but Objedkov keeps moving.
Objedkov doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.

Objedkov looking for a guillotine here but Lê defends easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
Quân Lê showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Lê 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 Yasuomi Hirokawa scores the fight 30:27
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 30:27
Judge Shirou Masuda scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Quân Lê!
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Michael Bennet (ranked 344 p4p, 512 weight class) and George Peterson (ranked 51 p4p, 76 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
37
209
31 - 14 - 0
191 cm
30
216
22 - 13 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 - 14 - 0, fighting out of Helsinki, Michael Bennet!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 - 13 - 1, fighting out of Las Vegas, George Peterson!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Yasuomi Hirokawa and Shigeki Fujiwara.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bennet circles away from the clinch attempt.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
A nice right hand lands inside from Bennet.
Bennet can't find room to land a body shot as Peterson controls the action.
Peterson swings wildly with an uppercut but Bennet uses good head movement to avoid it.
Peterson lands with a light punch inside.
Bennet can't find room to land a body shot as Peterson controls the action.
A nice left hand lands by Bennet.
Bennet misses with a punch to the body.
Peterson misses with a short punch on the inside.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Peterson takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Peterson working Bennet over with knees to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Peterson misses with some punches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Bennet.
Bennet working aggressively here.
Bennet doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
We've been informed that Peterson has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Bennet working some nice short punches in the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Peterson obliges.
Bennet is breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Peterson lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
It looks like Michael Bennet has been cut.
Peterson lands an elbow that stopped Bennet in his tracks for a moment.
Bennet misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bennet blocks a body shot from Peterson.
Peterson lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Bennet tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Peterson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Peterson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Peterson drops down looking for an ankle pick but Bennet pulls his leg out and moves away.
Peterson tries to clinch but Bennet moves away
and Bennet counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Bennet looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Nice shot lands for Peterson.
Bennet swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Peterson.
A low kick lands for Bennet.
Bennet lands a nice looking body shot.
Bennet fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Peterson manages to avoid it.
Peterson connects with a looping right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Bennet tries to keep at a distance but Peterson has taken the fight into the clinch.
Peterson blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bennet can't find room to land a body shot as Peterson controls the action.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Peterson blocks an uppercut.
Bennet tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Peterson tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Bennet avoids it.
Bennet is trying to push Peterson away but Peterson has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Peterson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Peterson swings wildly with an uppercut but Bennet uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bennet tries to throw a body punch but Peterson avoids it by throwing Bennet back against the cage.
Peterson lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Bennet lands a left hand that snaps the head of Peterson backwards.
Peterson misses with the head strike.
Peterson tries a body shot but Bennet blocks it.
Bennet tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bennet can't find room to land a body shot as Peterson controls the action.
Peterson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Peterson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bennet tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Peterson tries a body shot but Bennet blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Bennet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Peterson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Bennet misses with a punch to the body.
Peterson lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Peterson scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Peterson content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Peterson is pushing Bennet up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Bennet lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Peterson backwards.
Bennet lands a hook that snaps the head of Peterson backwards.
Peterson cracks Bennet with a nice body shot.
A shot in the inside from Peterson.
Michael Bennet's cut is getting worse.
Bennet can't find room to land a body shot as Peterson controls the action.
Peterson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Peterson.
Peterson pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Peterson.
Bennet misses with a short punch on the inside.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head punch on the inside from Peterson fails to land.
Peterson misses with a punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bennet tries to throw a body punch but Peterson avoids it by throwing Bennet back against the cage.
Bennet tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A body shot lands from Bennet.
Peterson prevents a body shot from Bennet.
Peterson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Peterson misses with some punches.
Peterson lands a good knee to the midsection. Bennet won't want to take too many of those.
Peterson jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Bennet walks away with a smile on his face. Peterson gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Nice defenses there by Bennet.
Bennet fires out a quick counter leg kick but Peterson just manages to avoid it.
Peterson looks to score with a jab to the body but Bennet is just out of range.
Bennet scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

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

Peterson breaks the clinch.
Bennet misses with an attempted mid kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Bennet.
No joy there for Peterson, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Bennet stuns Peterson with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Peterson takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Peterson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bennet manages to avoid it.
Bennet feints and then cracks Peterson's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Peterson down.
Peterson moves in looking to clinch but Bennet pushes him off.
Michael Bennet seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Peterson darts in and clinches Bennet up against the cage.
Bennet is trying to break free.
Bennet struggles to land a body shot inside as Peterson controls his hands.
Peterson lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Peterson is stalling here.
Peterson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bennet lands with a right to the head.
George Peterson seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Bennet working aggressively here.
Peterson scores with a knee to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bennet misses with the head strike.
Peterson lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Bennet backwards.

Bennet's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Peterson wants to clinch up but Bennet keeps it at a distance.
The fight stays on the outside here - Peterson looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Bennet was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bennet cracks a nice hook into Peterson's ribs.
Bennet defending well as Peterson loads up on a big left hand.
Bennet swats away the attempt to clinch by Peterson.
Peterson rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Bennet moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

Peterson clinches up with Bennet and pushes him back against the cage.
Bennet goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Peterson landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Good body shot from Peterson.
Bennet blocks a body shot from Peterson.
Peterson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A nice right hand lands inside from Peterson.
Peterson presses Bennet against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Peterson misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short left from Peterson.
Peterson pushes Bennet back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Bennet wants to break the clinch but can't.
Nice body punch from Peterson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bennet tries to work over Peterson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Peterson lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Bennet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bennet takes an elbow to the temple.
Michael Bennet's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
A short right from Peterson.
Peterson lands a nice elbow.
Peterson lands a knee to the body.
Peterson lands a body shot.
Peterson lands a shoulder strike.
Peterson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Bennet prevents a body shot from Peterson.
Peterson tries to work over Bennet's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A hook to the body from Peterson.
Peterson prevents a body shot from Bennet.
Peterson blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bennet swings wildly with an uppercut but Peterson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bennet swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Bennet has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Bennet blocks an elbow strike from Peterson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Peterson breaks from the clinch.
Bennet avoids the body shot from Peterson.

Peterson moves into the clinch successfully.
Peterson pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Bennet fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Bennet struggles to land a body shot inside as Peterson controls his hands.
Peterson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bennet swings wildly with an uppercut but Peterson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nice elbow from Peterson.
Jeez, Michael Bennet's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:41 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). George Peterson!
George Peterson very nearly forgot to thank Aspire Clothing amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Sarfraz Ali (ranked 104 p4p, 96 weight class) and Dick Caunt (ranked 12 p4p, 10 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
35
155
30 - 13 - 1
175 cm
34
147
27 - 14 - 2
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Good wrestler
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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 30 - 13 - 1, fighting out of New York, Sarfraz Ali!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 - 14 - 2, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Dick Caunt!
The judges for this bout are Hirohito Nitta, Yukihiro Shimada and Tatsuya Matsuyama.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ali feints and then cracks Caunt's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Caunt down.
Caunt misses with a low kick.
Caunt has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Caunt keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Caunt misses with a straight right.
Ali feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Caunt slips a straight right by Ali.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ali. Caunt does a little dance to reset his feet.
Caunt's corner calls for a 1-2. Caunt obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Caunt.
Ali gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Caunt with a hook.
Ali staying out of range there.
Crunch! Caunt slams his shin into Ali's torso.
Caunt fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Ali is out of range.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Ali looks to land a right hand but Caunt moved out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ali. Caunt does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ali ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Caunt moves away.
Ali connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ali takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Caunt ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Ali throws a body punch but Caunt moves out of range.
Caunt slips under a jab.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Caunt.
Caunt avoids the body shot from Ali.
Ali avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
It appears Ali was looking to counter with a kick there.
Ali avoids the body shot from Caunt.
Ali throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Caunt thinks about the counter body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Caunt throws a quick inside leg kick.
Ali is looking to wear down Caunt with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Ali moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Caunt throws out a loose jab but Ali uses good head movement to avoid it.
Caunt with the inside leg kick.
Caunt smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Ali throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Caunt throws a jab when Ali was well out of range.
Caunt has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Ali.
Ali takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Ali attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Ali misses with a low kick.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Caunt.
Ali throws a hook to the side of Caunt's head but Caunt sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Caunt throws an overhand right that lands on Ali's shoulder, as Ali tries to avoid the shot.
Ali throws the left hand but Caunt avoids the punch easily.
Ali throws a low kick but Caunt avoids it.
Caunt missing with a left hand there. Ali was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Ali takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A swing and a miss from Caunt.
Ali works Caunt's body with a nice hook.
Ali throws a big shot that misses.
Caunt on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Ali. Ali obviously looking to wear him down.
Some wild striking there from Caunt.
Ali fires out a quick counter leg kick but Caunt just manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ali moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Ali steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Caunt.
Ali connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Good shot there by Ali.
Caunt misses with an uppercut.
Caunt scores with a crisp jab that stopped Ali in his tracks.
Ali defending well as Caunt loads up on a big left hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ali. Caunt does a little dance to reset his feet.
Caunt takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Good leg kick by Caunt.
Some bone on bone action there as Caunt checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Ali on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Caunt. Caunt obviously looking to wear him down.
Ali chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Caunt can pounce on him.
Ali throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ali ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
The fighters circling - Ali throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Ali throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Caunt uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ali.
Ali walks into a left hand.
Caunt throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Ali throws the kick towards the body but Caunt avoids it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ali misses the jab.
Ali throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Caunt throws out a loose jab but Ali uses good head movement to avoid it.
A punch combination from Caunt misses.
Caunt closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Ali scores with a kick to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Ali.
Caunt swings for the body but Ali moves out of range.
Ali misses with a looping right.
A good leg kick by Ali.
Ali throws a jab but it's blocked by Caunt.
Caunt throws a leg kick but Ali sees it coming and moves out of range.
A jab from Ali misses.
Caunt misses with a body kick.
Caunt tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ali was well out of range. Poor timing from Caunt.
Caunt throws a quick inside leg kick.
Ali misses with a kick to the body.
Caunt clobbers Ali with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Nice uppercut lands for Ali. That snapped Caunt's head back.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ali moves out of range of the body kick from Caunt.
Ali throws a body punch but Caunt moves out of range.
Ali throws a body shot but no joy.
Ali throws a front kick aimed at Caunt's knee but Caunt avoids it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ali moves out of range as Caunt strikes.
Caunt looks to score with a jab to the body but Ali is just out of range.
Caunt scoring well with a low kick there.
Ali chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Caunt can pounce on him.
Ali throws a body punch but Caunt moves out of range.
Ali just misses with a punch to the body.
Ali throws a jab when Caunt was well out of range.
Caunt keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Caunt slips under a jab from Ali.
Caunt avoids a kick to the body.
Caunt walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Ali checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Ali scores with a nice body kick.
Caunt comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Caunt displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Ali throws out the jab.
Caunt swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Caunt pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Caunt throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Caunt is looking to slow Ali down with leg kicks.
Ali lands with a shot to the body.
Caunt uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ali.
Ali slips under a jab.
Caunt throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Caunt's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Ali throws a leg kick but Caunt sees it coming and checks it nicely.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Caunt avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ali feints and then cracks Caunt's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Caunt down.
Ali misses the shot to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Caunt there.
Ali throws the kick towards the body but Caunt avoids it.
Ali changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A bone on bone clash there as Ali blocks the leg kick.
As Caunt backs away, Ali returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Ali on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Caunt. Caunt obviously looking to wear him down.
Ali throws a quick inside leg kick.
Caunt misses with a kick to the body.
Caunt throws a hook but Ali blocks it.
Caunt takes a swing at Ali's ribcage but misses.
Ali buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Caunt drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Ali swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ali tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Caunt is able to avoid easily.
Ali cracks Caunt with a right hand to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A slapping leg kick lands for Ali.
Ali on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Caunt. Caunt obviously looking to wear him down.
Caunt connects with a single shot there.
Caunt throws a big shot that misses.
Caunt misses with a straight right.
Caunt buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ali looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Caunt counters with a body kick.
Caunt moves forwards but Ali connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Caunt bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Ali throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Caunt only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Ali uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Caunt.
Ali feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Ali throws a body shot but no joy.
Caunt replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Ali blocks it well.
Ali throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ali pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Ali - that will leave a mark!
Sarfraz Ali is winning the standup battle so far.
Ali lands with a right hand.
Caunt looks to throw the jab but Ali is out of range.
Ali lands with a shot to the body.
A punch lands to the side of Ali 's head but he takes it in his stride.
A swing and a miss from Ali.
Caunt looks to land a right hand but Ali moved out of range.
Caunt chopping away at his opponent's legs.
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!
Caunt swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Ali swings for the body but Caunt moves out of range.
Ali misses the shot to the body.
Caunt misses with an uppercut.
A jab from Caunt misses.
Caunt keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Caunt misses with a jab, cross combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ali keeps Caunt at a distance using the push kick.
Ali throws a solid leg kick but Caunt takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Ali.
Caunt slips a straight right by Ali.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Caunt! But no joy.
Caunt waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Ali.
Ali thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ali avoids a kick to the body.
Caunt throws a leg kick but Ali moved away.
A little feinted left hand from Ali on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Ali looks to score with a jab to the body but Caunt is just out of range.
Caunt with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Ali misses with a wild body shot.
Ali jabs Caunt to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Caunt moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Nice jab there from Caunt.
Ali slips a straight right by Caunt.
Ali connects with a right hand. Caunt shakes it off.
Ali throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Caunt misses with a straight left.
Caunt missing with a left hand there. Ali was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Ali misses the shot to the body.
Caunt moves out of range as Ali strikes.
Ali tries a low kick but Caunt avoids it.
A nice side step and Caunt releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Ali throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ali looks to throw the jab but Caunt is out of range.
Caunt misses with a wild body shot.
It looked like Ali wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Caunt swings for the body but Ali moves out of range.
Ali misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Caunt.
Caunt on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
A thudding body kick lands there by Caunt!
A clash of legs there as Caunt blocks the low kick.
Caunt throws a quick inside leg kick.
Caunt checks a low kick from Ali.
Ali thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ali takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Ali keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Ali pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Caunt avoids the body shot from Ali.
Ali is looking to land body kicks.
Caunt checks a low kick from Ali.
Caunt only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Ali lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Ali throws a hook to the side of Caunt's head but Caunt sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Ali checks the leg kick nicely there.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Caunt.
Ali has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Caunt.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A thudding body kick lands there by Ali!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Caunt takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Ali throws a hook but Caunt avoids it easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Caunt. Ali does a little dance to reset his feet.
Caunt throws a big shot that misses.
Caunt lands a jab to the nose.
Ali wants to land a leg kick but Caunt is out of range.
Ali checks a leg kick.
Caunt throws a half hearted mid kick.
Ali throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
An inside leg kick from Caunt misses.
Caunt throws a wild body kick that Ali sees coming a mile off.
Ali waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Caunt.
Caunt tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Ali was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Caunt throws a quick inside leg kick.
Ali throws a jab but it's blocked by Caunt.
Ali looks to score with a jab to the body but Caunt is just out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ali lands a body shot.
Caunt throws a hook but Ali avoids it easily.
Ali throws out a loose jab but Caunt uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ali walks into a stiff left hand from Caunt.
Caunt scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Ali lands a nice shot that snaps Caunt's head back.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Sarfraz Ali will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!

Caunt scores with the left hand. Ali knows he should have avoided that one.
A looping hook to the body misses from Caunt. Ali does a little dance to reset his feet.
Caunt looks for the body kick but Ali saw that one coming.
Ali misses with a straight left.
Ali misses with a body shot.
Caunt looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Caunt lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Ali has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Ali and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A nice leg kick from Ali, right into the meat of the thigh.
A big right from Caunt misses.
Ali looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Ali misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Caunt.
Caunt looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Ali lands the left hand.
Caunt throws a looping overhand right but Ali ducks down to avoid it.
Caunt connects with a leg kick.
Nice uppercut there from Caunt.
A solid body kick from Caunt.
Caunt takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
A solid leg kick lands there for Caunt.
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!
Caunt scores with a kick to the body.
Caunt throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Ali on the side of the head.
Ali with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Ali misses with a body shot.
Caunt throws a wild body kick that Ali sees coming a mile off.
It appears Ali was looking to counter with a kick there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ali throws a looping overhand right but Caunt ducks down to avoid it.
Caunt fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Ali is out of range.
Ali throws a hook to the side of Caunt's head but Caunt sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Ali checks a low kick from Caunt.
Caunt bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Ali's head backwards.
Ali 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.
Caunt throws a front kick aimed at Ali's knee but Ali avoids it well.
Caunt lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Ali does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
A decent looking cross lands there for Ali.
Ali defending well as Caunt loads up on a big left hand.
Caunt lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Ali checks the leg kick nicely there.
Caunt is looking to slow Ali down with leg kicks.
Ali scores with a leg kick.
A nice leg kick from Caunt, right into the meat of the thigh.
A jab from Ali misses.
Caunt throws out a counter right but Ali avoids it with no problem.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ali. Caunt does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ali with a nice calf kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Good shot there by Caunt.
Caunt checks a leg kick nicely.
Caunt looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Caunt looks to land a body kick but Ali moved away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ali throws a hook but Caunt blocks it.
Ali misses with a body shot.
Ali moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Ali scores with the left hand. Caunt knows he should have avoided that one.
Ali on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Caunt. Caunt obviously looking to wear him down.
Ali scores with a leg kick.
Caunt slips under a jab from Ali.
Caunt throws out a leg kick but Ali moves out of range and Caunt only half commits.
Ali will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Caunt darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Ali has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Caunt.
Ali getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Caunt misses with a body kick.
Ali buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Caunt misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ali.
Caunt scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Ali defending well as Caunt loads up on a big left hand.
Caunt scores with a kick to the body.
Ali misses the jab.
Caunt lands a leg kick that knocks Ali off balance momentarily.
Ali checks the leg kick.
Ali throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ali throws a front kick aimed at Caunt's knee but Caunt avoids it well.
Caunt tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ali was well out of range. Poor timing from Caunt.
Ali darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Caunt lands a lovely overhand right.
Ali lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Ali takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
An inside leg kick from Caunt misses.
A bone on bone clash there as Caunt blocks the leg kick.
Ali misses with a body kick.
Ali swings for the body but Caunt moves out of range.
Ali swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Caunt looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A bone on bone clash there as Caunt blocks the leg kick.
Caunt tests Ali's chin there with a solid looking shot.
That kick from Caunt tenderised Ali's leg. Ali is trying to keep his angry face on.
Caunt tries to work over Ali's front leg with a kick but Ali checks it.
Caunt takes a swing at Ali's ribcage but misses.
Ali fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Caunt manages to avoid it.
Ali scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Ali has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Caunt.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ali misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Caunt.
Caunt feints a counter leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Caunt keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Caunt thuds a left hand into Ali's body.
Ali chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Caunt can pounce on him.
Caunt avoids the body shot from Ali.
Caunt looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A big right from Caunt misses.
Ali lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Caunt lands a nice hook to Ali's body. Ali takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Ali thows a body kick. Caunt tries to catch it but that hurt him.
A cross from Ali lands.
Caunt keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ali swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Caunt misses with a low kick as Ali jumps back.
A slow jab from Caunt misses its intended target.
Caunt has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Ali.
Ali comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Ali with a jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Caunt scoring well with a low kick there.
Ali walks into a left hand.
Caunt takes a swing at Ali's ribcage but misses.
A nice leg kick lands there from Caunt.
Caunt checks a leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Dick Caunt.
Well Caunt 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 Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 28:29
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 27:30
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dick Caunt!

After the fight, Dick Caunt was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
94%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Joost Van Buren (ranked 253 p4p, 177 weight class) and Rob Kardashian (ranked 42 p4p, 32 weight class). Kardashian has chosen Wu Tang Clan - Gravel Pit as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Rob Kardashian enters the cage!

188 cm
36
206
31 - 17 - 1
179 cm
33
209
30 - 15 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Gatoroids
Conviction

Money Inc. (160Q with Proof ) 165$
Altitude Clothing


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 31 - 17 - 1, fighting out of New York, Joost Van Buren!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 - 15 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rob Kardashian!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Yamamoto, Shigeki Fujiwara and Yukihiro Shimada.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kardashian misses the shot to the body.
Van Buren lands a jab to the nose.
Kardashian moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Van Buren on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Kardashian swings for the body but Van Buren moves out of range.
Kardashian moves into range and connects with a jab.
Rob Kardashian seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Van Buren moves away from the strike by Kardashian.
Van Buren throws a hook but Kardashian blocks it.
Kardashian throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Van Buren lands with an overhand left.
It looks like Rob Kardashian has been cut.
Van Buren throws an overhand right that lands on Kardashian's shoulder, as Kardashian tries to avoid the shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Van Buren.
Kardashian turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Van Buren throws a hook but Kardashian blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Van Buren stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Kardashian swings widly with a right hand
and Van Buren counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Kardashian lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Kardashian misses with a left hand
and Van Buren counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kardashian misses with a wild body shot.
That kick from Van Buren tenderised Kardashian's leg. Kardashian is trying to keep his angry face on.
Kardashian misses with a hook to the body
and Van Buren counters with a stiff right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kardashian. Van Buren does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kardashian throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Van Buren counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Van Buren throws an off balance right hand
and Kardashian counters with a stiff right hand.
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!
Van Buren cracks Kardashian with a good jab.
Kardashian throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kardashian looks to score with a jab to the body but Van Buren is just out of range.
It looked like Van Buren was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kardashian.
Kardashian dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kardashian misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Van Buren.
A little feinted left hand from Van Buren on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Kardashian is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Van Buren rather than just go for the knockout.
Kardashian throws a lazy uppercut
and Kardashian takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kardashian's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Kardashian duly obliges.
Kardashian lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Van Buren takes a body punch but keeps moving.
No joy there for Van Buren, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Kardashian just misses with a punch to the body.
It looks like Van Buren has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Van Buren slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Kardashian throws a lazy right hand but Van Buren sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Van Buren throws a body kick that misses
and Kardashian counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick lands from Van Buren.
Kardashian looks to score with a jab to the body but Van Buren is just out of range.
Van Buren is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Kardashian just misses with a punch to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Van Buren on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Van Buren tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kardashian was well out of range. Poor timing from Van Buren.
Van Buren is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Kardashian fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Van Buren looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Kardashian defending well as Van Buren loads up on a big left hand.
Kardashian throws a leg kick
and Van Buren counters with an outside leg kick.
Van Buren walks into a stiff left hand from Kardashian.
Van Buren works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
That has opened up Rob Kardashian's cut even more.
Kardashian rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Kardashian throws a lazy uppercut
and Van Buren makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Kardashian really felt that one!
Kardashian throws a predictable looking body shot
and Van Buren counters with a nice uppercut.

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!
Van Buren avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kardashian throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kardashian ducks under a wild hook from Van Buren.
Kardashian rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Van Buren counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Van Buren keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kardashian.
A slapping leg kick lands for Van Buren.
Van Buren scores with a hook.
Kardashian throws a poor cross that misses
and Kardashian takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
The cut above Rob Kardashian's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Van Buren moves out of range of the body kick.
As Kardashian backs away, Van Buren returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kardashian swings for the body but Van Buren moves out of range.
Kardashian misses with a left hand
letting Van Buren counter with a right hand.
Van Buren lands a nice looking body shot.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Joost Van Buren dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Rob Kardashian's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.

Van Buren wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Van Buren is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kardashian can do to turn this around?
Van Buren wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Van Buren misses with a body kick.
A nice leg kick from Kardashian, right into the meat of the thigh.
Van Buren uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kardashian.
Van Buren misses with a left hand
and Kardashian counters with a left and a right that stings Van Buren.
Van Buren avoids the body shot from Kardashian.
Van Buren lands a jab to Kardashian's midsection.
A slow jab from Van Buren misses its intended target.
A countering left hand to the body from Kardashian misses.
Van Buren takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kardashian swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Van Buren ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kardashian moves away.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Van Buren slips a straight right by Kardashian.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kardashian throws a body kick that misses.
It looked like Van Buren wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A nice leg kick lands there from Van Buren.
Van Buren looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Van Buren needs to keep his hands up - Kardashian had a free shot at his head there.
A big left from Kardashian misses.
Kardashian's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Kardashian swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Van Buren swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Kardashian looks to score with a jab to the body but Van Buren is just out of range.
Van Buren was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Kardashian misses with a straight right.
Kardashian takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Van Buren takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Kardashian misses with a straight left.
Kardashian throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Van Buren throws a front kick that sends Kardashian stumbling back into the cage.
Kardashian looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Van Buren fires out a quick counter leg kick but Kardashian just manages to avoid it.
Van Buren misses the shot to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kardashian thows a leg kick but Van Buren checks it
and Van Buren counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Van Buren lands a jab to the head.
Kardashian dodges the punch combination from Van Buren.
Kardashian looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kardashian throws an overhand right that lands on Van Buren's shoulder, as Van Buren tries to avoid the shot.
Van Buren lands a nice shot to the body.
Kardashian throws a leg kick that is checked
and Van Buren counters with a nice uppercut.
Rob Kardashian's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kardashian throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Van Buren stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Kardashian swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Van Buren counters with a lovely straight right hand!
That kick from Van Buren tenderised Kardashian's leg. Kardashian is trying to keep his angry face on.
Van Buren uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kardashian.
Van Buren defending well as Kardashian loads up on a big left hand.
Van Buren looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Kardashian motions for Van Buren to come forward. Kardashian throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Van Buren avoids the body shot from Kardashian.
Kardashian tries to bum rush Van Buren with a series of wild strikes but Van Buren uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
A head kick misses from Van Buren.
Kardashian misses with a hook
and Van Buren counters with a thumping low kick.
Van Buren moves into range and connects with a jab.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Joost Van Buren!
A very excited looking Joost Van Buren rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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FIGHT
RATING
53%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Bill Beukeboom (ranked 286 p4p, 121 weight class) and Patty O Reilly (ranked 41 p4p, 17 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

185 cm
31
194
23 - 14 - 0
181 cm
30
186
13 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Voodoo Nutrition
Core Combat

PWNAGE
Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing


Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 - 14 - 0, fighting out of Sydney, Bill Beukeboom!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 - 3 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Patty O Reilly!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Yuuki Gou and Taro Takaoka.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Beukeboom takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
O Reilly ducks under a wild hook from Beukeboom.
O Reilly with a nice calf kick.
Beukeboom misses with an uppercut.
A little jabbing left from O Reilly on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Beukeboom swings for the body but O Reilly moves out of range.
Beukeboom tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but O Reilly was well out of range. Poor timing from Beukeboom.
O Reilly wants to land a leg kick but Beukeboom is out of range.
O Reilly walks into a left hand.
O Reilly stuns Beukeboom with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Beukeboom throws a body shot but no joy.
Nice defenses there by Beukeboom.
Beukeboom appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Beukeboom thows a left - swing and a miss!
Beukeboom blocks a jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Beukeboom misses the target.
Beukeboom moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromO Reilly.
Beukeboom throws an overhand right that lands on O Reilly's shoulder, as O Reilly tries to avoid the shot.
Beukeboom fakes high and swings low for a body shot but O Reilly manages to avoid it.
Beukeboom ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Beukeboom uses good head movement to avoid the hook from O Reilly.
Beukeboom lands a straight punch to the body, keeping O Reilly at a distance.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from O Reilly.
A telegraphed right hand from O Reilly misses the target.
Beukeboom throws a looping overhand right but O Reilly ducks down to avoid it.
O Reilly moves away from the strike by Beukeboom.
O Reilly lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
O Reilly connects with the punch.
Beukeboom misses the shot to the body.
O Reilly connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Beukeboom fakes high and swings low for a body shot but O Reilly manages to avoid it.
O Reilly comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
O Reilly looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Beukeboom ducks under a wild hook from O Reilly.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Beukeboom misses with a wild body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
O Reilly showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Beukeboom.
Beukeboom pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Jab, jab by O Reilly - just one landing.

O Reilly gets a clinch.
O Reilly lands with a short head shot on the inside.
O Reilly works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
O Reilly throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Beukebooms head.
O Reilly tries to throw a body punch but Beukeboom avoids it by throwing O Reilly back against the cage.
O Reilly lands a hook that snaps the head of Beukeboom backwards.
Beukeboom misses with a hook from the clinch.
O Reilly lands a nice uppercut.
O Reilly throws a head punch that misses.
Beukeboom tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch on the inside from O Reilly fails to land.
Beukeboom working some nice short punches in the clinch.

O Reilly pulls guard effortlessly.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

O Reilly had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Beukeboom defends it easily.

Beukeboom is sitting in close to O Reilly's body. O Reilly has gone for a guillotine from the bottom. Oh damn, that looks pretty tight! Beukeboom is panicking - it looks like this one could be all over! Yes, Beukeboom is tapping! That was a very nice submission by O Reilly.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:23 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Patty O Reilly!
Patty O Reilly was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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FIGHT
RATING
59%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nick Graves (ranked 42 p4p, 210 weight class) and Jay Steve (ranked 5 p4p, 30 weight class). Graves kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on Parade. Jay Steve has the eye of the tiger tonight.

183 cm
33
178
40 - 10 - 0
185 cm
35
177
26 - 18 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Brooklyn Apothecary
Core Combat

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing


Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 40 - 10 - 0, fighting out of New York, Nick Graves!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 - 18 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Jay Steve!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Yuuki Gou and Kenichi Hosakawa.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice defenses there by Graves.
Steve thuds a left hand into Graves's body.
Graves moves out of range of the strikes.
It looked like Graves wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Graves takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.

Graves takes the fight into the clinch.
Graves is leaning against Steve and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Graves tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Steve avoids it.
Graves is stalling here.
A short right from Steve.
Graves blocking some punches.
Graves can't find room to land a body shot as Steve controls the action.
Graves is leaning against Steve and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Graves goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Steve lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Graves.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Steve creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Steve swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nice body punch from Graves.
Graves misses with some punches.
I was talking to Graves's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
A head punch on the inside from Steve fails to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Graves.
Graves has a couple of punches blocked by Steve.
Graves goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Graves fails to land.
Steve blocking some punches.
Steve has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Graves seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Steve can turn it around.
A hook to the body from Graves.
Graves lands a left hand that snaps the head of Steve backwards.
Graves can't find room to land a body shot as Steve controls the action.
Steve misses with some punches.
Steve has a couple of punches blocked by Graves.
Graves prevents a body shot from Steve.
Graves tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Steve's elbow.
Steve blocks a body shot from Graves.
Graves misses with a knee strike.
Graves struggles to land a body shot inside as Steve controls his hands.
Steve can't find room to land a body shot as Graves controls the action.
Steve misses with a punch to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Graves.
Graves lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Steve backwards.
Graves tries a body shot but Steve blocks it.
A right hand to the body from Graves.
Still in the clinch, Graves scores with a nice short uppercut.
Graves struggles to land a body shot inside as Steve controls his hands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Graves can't find room to land a body shot as Steve controls the action.
Graves blocking some punches.
Graves struggles to land a body shot inside as Steve controls his hands.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Steve misses with some punches.
Graves blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Steve goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Graves lands a left hand.
Graves landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Steve looks winded!
Graves blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Steve misses with a hook to the ribs.
Graves struggles to land a body shot inside as Steve controls his hands.
Steve misses with a hook to the ribs.
Steve throws a punch but it's blocked by Graves.
Steve goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Graves scores with a hook to the body.
Graves blocks an uppercut.
Steve working aggressively here.
Graves gets through Steve's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Graves lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Graves.
Graves lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Steve's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Steve softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Graves lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Graves tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Graves with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Graves scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short left from Steve.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Graves.
Graves lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Steve.
A right hand to the body from Graves.
A head punch on the inside from Graves fails to land.
A right hook to the body lands for Graves.
Graves blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Graves blocks an uppercut.
Graves lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Steve backwards.
Steve struggles to land a body shot inside as Graves controls his hands.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Steve.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A right hook to the body lands for Graves.
Graves scores with a nice hook to the head.
Graves misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Steve fails to land.
Graves blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Steve misses with a body punch.
Steve swings wildly with an uppercut but Graves uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Steve swings wildly with an uppercut but Graves uses good head movement to avoid it.
Steve swings away with an uppercut that misses.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Graves.
Graves tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Graves scores with a shot to the side of Steve's head.
Steve blocks a body shot from Graves.
Graves lands a right hand.
Steve lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Graves backwards.
Still in the clinch, Graves scores with a nice short uppercut.
Graves blocks an uppercut.
Graves misses with a short punch on the inside.
Steve tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Graves misses with a hook to the ribs.
Graves lands a right hand.
A right hook to the body lands for Graves.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Steve fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Graves lands a body punch in the clinch.
Graves working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Graves lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Graves.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Nick Graves 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.

Graves avoids the body shot from Steve.
Graves is looking to counter punch.
Graves throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

Graves gets a clinch.
A short body shot lands from Steve as the two fighters clinch.
Nice body punch from Graves - that landed with a thud.
Graves blocks an uppercut.
Graves swings wildly with an uppercut but Steve uses good head movement to avoid it.
Steve fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Graves lands a body shot.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Graves.
Graves scores with a shot to the side of Steve's head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Graves.
Graves makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Graves is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Steve can do to turn this around?
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Steve goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Graves utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Graves landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Still in the clinch, Graves scores with a nice short uppercut.
Steve is breathing heavily.
Graves softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Graves lands a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Steve's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Graves pushes Steve back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Graves lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Steve on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Steve in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Graves trying to control the position but instead, Steve has worked for underhooks and has pushed Graves into the cage.
Graves is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Steve is defending well for now.
Graves lands a good knee to the midsection. Steve won't want to take too many of those.
Graves taking a breather.
A short right from Graves.
A right handed body shot lands from Graves.
Graves can't find room to land a body shot as Steve controls the action.
Graves digs a right hand underneath Steve's ribcage. Steve let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Graves landing knees to the body.
Graves misses with a shot to the kidneys.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Graves creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Graves pushes Steve back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A shot in the inside from Graves.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nice body punch from Graves.
A short right from Graves.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Graves.
Graves scores with a shoulder strike.
Graves lands a nice shot to the body.
Still in the clinch, Graves scores with a nice short uppercut.
A right handed body shot lands from Graves.
A shot in the inside from Graves.
Graves lands a hook that snaps the head of Steve backwards.
A short right from Graves.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Steve as Graves tries to tie him up.
Still in the clinch, Graves scores with a nice short uppercut.
Graves lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Steve backwards.
Steve is rocked!
Steve prevents a body shot from Graves.
Graves lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Graves lands a nice uppercut.
Steve takes a shot to the head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Steve.
Graves lands a body punch.
Graves lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Graves lands an uppercut.
Steve is still on wobbly legs! Can Graves finish him?
Graves lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Steve backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Graves tries a knee to the head but Steve blocks it.
Still in the clinch, Graves scores with a nice short uppercut.
Graves makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Steve doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Steve just misses with a elbow thrown towards Graves's brow.
Steve tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Steve swings wildly with an uppercut but Graves uses good head movement to avoid it.
Steve prevents a body shot from Graves.
Steve seems to have recovered his senses.
Graves lands a body shot in the clinch.
Steve blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Graves lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Steve or not.
A short right from Graves on the inside.
Graves goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Graves tries to land a knee to the head but Steve blocks with his arms.
Graves tries to throw a body punch but Steve avoids it by throwing Graves back against the cage.
Steve swings wildly with an uppercut but Graves uses good head movement to avoid it.
Steve fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Good body shot from Graves.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Graves scores with a nice hook to the head.
Graves using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Steve has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Nick Graves has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Steve tries to throw a body punch but Graves avoids it by throwing Steve back against the cage.
Graves lands with a light punch inside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Graves has Steve pressed against the cage.
Steve takes a shot to the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Graves.
Graves doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Graves crunches a lovely knee into Steve's ribcage.
Graves slowing the pace effectively.
Graves is struggling to control the position.
Steve being controlled against the cage.
Graves gets through Steve's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Graves lands a hook that snaps the head of Steve backwards.
Steve lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Graves working some nice short punches in the clinch.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Nick Graves dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.

Steve misses with a hook
and Graves counters with a huge left! Steve is in big trouble! He's backing up but Graves isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Steve from any more damage. A dominating finish by Graves!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Nick Graves!
During a confident post fight interview, Nick Graves thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Co-main event

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Archibald Knox (ranked 32 p4p, 47 weight class) and Matteo Boretti (ranked 6 p4p, 12 weight class). Boretti comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

185 cm
37
190
33 - 19 - 0
188 cm
32
203
27 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 - 19 - 0, fighting out of New York, Archibald Knox!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 - 11 - 0, fighting out of London, Matteo Boretti!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Yukihiro Yamamoto and Yasuomi Hirokawa.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Knox pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Boretti! But no joy.
Boretti lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Knox takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Knox looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Boretti throws a shot from downtown. Knox moves away and avoids it.
Knox throwing a counter right hand but Boretti manages to avoid it.
Boretti throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Boretti wants to clinch.
Knox throwing a counter right hand but Boretti manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boretti throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big right from Knox misses.
Knox fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Boretti manages to avoid it.
Knox avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Boretti throws a head kick but Knox moves out of range.
Boretti throws a leg kick
and Knox connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Knox works the jab nicely.
Knox swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A left lands for Boretti.
Boretti throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Boretti tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Knox is able to avoid easily.
Knox swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A slow jab from Boretti misses its intended target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Boretti throws a jab but it's blocked by Knox.
Knox thinks about countering with a body kick.
Boretti throws a hook but Knox avoids it easily.

Boretti gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Knox blocks a body shot from Boretti.
Knox controlling the action here for a moment.
Boretti throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Knoxs head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Boretti scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Knox looking to slow down the pace here.
Knox blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The referee calls for Knox to work.
Knox tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Boretti's elbow.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Boretti.
Boretti working aggressively here.
Boretti lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Knox working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Boretti swings wildly with an uppercut but Knox uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice right hand lands inside from Boretti.
A nice right hand lands inside from Boretti.
Boretti misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Boretti swings wildly with an uppercut but Knox uses good head movement to avoid it.
Knox lands a body shot.
Boretti lands with a right to the head.
Knox tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Boretti cracks Knox with a nice body shot.
Knox struggles to land a body shot inside as Boretti controls his hands.
Boretti lands a body shot in the clinch.
Boretti blocks an uppercut.
Boretti tries to throw a body punch but Knox avoids it by throwing Boretti back against the cage.
Boretti is leaning against Knox and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Boretti misses with a hook from the clinch.
Boretti stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Knox is breathing heavily.
Boretti lands a body punch in the clinch.
Boretti working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Boretti makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Knox tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Boretti's elbow.
Boretti scores with a shoulder strike.
Boretti tries to work over Knox's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Boretti working aggressively here.
Knox blocks a body shot from Boretti.
Boretti misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Boretti lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Knox or not.
Boretti misses with a hook from the clinch.
Boretti throws a punch but it's blocked by Knox.
Knox fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Knox controlling the action here for a moment.
Boretti lands a shot to the body.
Boretti lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Boretti scores with a shot to the side of Knox's head.
Knox lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Knox swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Boretti misses with a hook from the clinch.
Boretti can't find room to land a body shot as Knox controls the action.
Knox working aggressively here.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Matteo Boretti dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!

A jab from Boretti finds it's way through Knox's defenses.
Boretti cracks Knox with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Knox lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Boretti is looking to clinch.
Knox scores with a nice body kick.
Knox throws a lazy right hand but Boretti sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Knox throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Boretti stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Boretti has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boretti throws a lazy right hand but Knox sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
It looked like Knox was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Boretti.
Boretti throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Matteo Boretti seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A jab from Knox does it's job there.
A swing and a miss from Knox.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Knox uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Boretti.
Knox is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Boretti.
Knox looks to score with a jab to the body but Boretti is just out of range.
Boretti looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Knox swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Knox misses with a low kick.
Nice jab there from Knox.
Knox swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A slapping body kick lands there for Knox.
Boretti takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Knox misses with a body kick.
Boretti lands a head kick!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Knox finds it's way through Boretti's defenses.
Boretti scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Boretti lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Knox connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Knox throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Boretti tries to clinch up.
A counter left hand to the body from Knox misses its target.
Knox gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Boretti.
Knox throws a hook to the side of Boretti's head but Boretti sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Knox throws a big shot that misses.
Boretti staying out of range there.
Boretti is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Decent striking displayed by Knox there.
A low kick from Knox misses
and Boretti counters with a stiff right hand.
Knox takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Boretti uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Knox.
Boretti is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Boretti tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Knox wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boretti tries to work over Knox's front leg with a kick but Knox checks it.
Boretti uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Boretti tried to score with a low kick but Knox checks it.
Knox throws a right hand that misses
and Boretti counters with a straight right hand.
Boretti tries to bum rush Knox with a series of wild strikes but Knox uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Boretti uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Boretti has managed to clinch.
Knox misses with a hook from the clinch.
Boretti misses with some punches.
Knox working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A body shot lands from Boretti.
Boretti blocks an uppercut.
Boretti swings wildly with an uppercut but Knox uses good head movement to avoid it.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Archibald Knox will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!

Knox throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Matteo Boretti seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Boretti forces Knox back against the cage and clinches.
Knox lands a hook that snaps the head of Boretti backwards.
Boretti goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Boretti throws a head punch that misses.
Knox pushes Boretti back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Knox throws a head punch that misses.
Boretti misses with a punch on the inside.
I was talking to Knox's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Boretti struggles to land a body shot inside as Knox controls his hands.
Boretti tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boretti misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Knox lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Knox blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Knox misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Knox fails to land.
Boretti tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Knox's elbow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boretti scores with a nice hook to the head.
Knox is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Knox lands a right hand.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Knox.
Boretti misses with a punch on the inside.
Knox tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Boretti's elbow.
Boretti lands a nice uppercut.
Boretti lands a left hand.
Knox blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Knox lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Boretti blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Knox doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Boretti has a couple of punches blocked by Knox.
Knox swings wildly with an uppercut but Boretti uses good head movement to avoid it.
A hook to the body from Knox.
Knox throws a punch but it's blocked by Boretti.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Knox.
Knox looking to slow down the pace here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Knox lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Knox's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Boretti misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Knox struggles to land a body shot inside as Boretti controls his hands.
Boretti has a couple of punches blocked by Knox.
Boretti throws a punch but it's blocked by Knox.

Knox's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Boretti lands a two punch combo.

Boretti darts in and clinches Knox up against the cage.
Boretti tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Knox's elbow.
Knox blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Knox blocks an uppercut.
Boretti blocking some punches.
A short right from Knox on the inside.
Boretti scores with an uppercut up the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Knox scores with a shot to the side of Boretti's head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Knox.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Boretti.
Knox misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch on the inside from Boretti fails to land.
Knox stalling.
Knox can't find room to land a body shot as Boretti controls the action.
Knox lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Knox creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Boretti blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Knox digs a right hand into Boretti's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Boretti's gas tank.
Boretti blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Knox blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Knox goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A right hook to the body lands for Boretti.
Knox lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Boretti creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Boretti throws a head punch that misses.
Knox lands a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A head punch on the inside from Boretti fails to land.
A head punch on the inside from Boretti fails to land.
Knox pushes Boretti back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Boretti misses with the head strike.
Knox lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A short uppercut from Boretti.
Knox lands a body punch.
Boretti misses with the head strike.
Knox blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Boretti blocks an uppercut.
Boretti misses with a short punch on the inside.
Knox misses with the head strike.
Knox looking to slow down the pace here.
Knox lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Knox lands with a left to the head.
Boretti tries to throw a body punch but Knox avoids it by throwing Boretti back against the cage.
Boretti misses with a short punch on the inside.
Knox lands a right hand that snaps the head of Boretti backwards.

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 Archibald Knox.
I think Knox 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 Shigeki Sano scores the fight 28:29
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 29:28
Judge Yasuomi Hirokawa scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Matteo Boretti!

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

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Demon Monkey (ranked 39 p4p, 2 weight class) and Roli Poli (ranked 4 p4p, 1 weight class). Monkey comes to the cage accompanied by Bransjehora. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

185 cm
36
172
27 - 17 - 1
183 cm
31
174
24 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 - 17 - 1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Demon Monkey!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 - 5 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Roli Poli!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Hirohito Nitta and Yuuki Gou.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Poli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Monkey was well out of range. Poor timing from Poli.
Poli blocks the body kick.
Monkey avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Monkey cracks Poli with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Poli slips a straight right by Monkey.
Monkey throws an overhand right that lands on Poli's shoulder, as Poli tries to avoid the shot.
Monkey lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Demon Monkey seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Poli stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Monkey.
Poli slips a straight right by Monkey.
Poli throws a hook but Monkey avoids it easily.
Monkey throws the left hand but Poli avoids the punch easily.
Poli slips under a jab.
Poli looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Monkey pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Monkey misses with an uppercut.
A combination from Monkey does no damage.
Poli throws a nice looking combination but Monkey bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Poli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Monkey was well out of range. Poor timing from Poli.
Poli looks to throw the jab but Monkey is out of range.
Monkey throws a head kick that misses
and Poli counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jab from Monkey.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monkey walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Poli checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Monkey connects with a body shot that sends Poli's belly button to the back.
Monkey moves away from the strike by Poli.
A low kick lands for Poli.
Monkey misses with a looping left.
Monkey misses with an attempted mid kick.
Poli takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Poli connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Poli lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Monkey has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Monkey and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Monkey throws a body shot but no joy.
Poli moves away from the strike by Monkey.
Monkey has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Monkey there as he acknowledges the shot.
The fighters circling - Monkey throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Poli's coach down at Phoenix Fight Team was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Poli's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Poli paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Monkey misses with a low kick.
Monkey just misses with a punch to the body.
Poli lands a right hook to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Poli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Monkey.
Monkey throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Poli steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Monkey. That one must have hurt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Poli ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Monkey throws a lazy uppercut
and Poli counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Poli fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Monkey moves out of range of the strikes.
Poli misses with a wild body shot.
Monkey misses with a two punch combination.
Poli throws out a counter right but Monkey avoids it with no problem.
Monkey connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Poli slips under a jab.
Poli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Monkey was well out of range. Poor timing from Poli.
Poli has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Poli there as he acknowledges the shot.
Monkey throws the left hand but Poli avoids the punch easily.
Poli throws a hook but Monkey blocks it.
Poli turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Poli throws an overhand right that lands on Monkey's shoulder, as Monkey tries to avoid the shot.
Monkey chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Monkey misses with a looping left.
Some bone on bone action there as Monkey checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A little feinted left hand from Monkey on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Monkey motions for Poli to come forward. Monkey throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Monkey avoids the body shot from Poli.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Poli misses the jab.
A nice leg kick lands there from Monkey.
Poli misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Monkey.
Monkey keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Poli throws a front kick aimed at Monkey's knee but Monkey avoids it well.
Monkey fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Nice defenses there by Poli.
A big right from Monkey misses.
Monkey waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Poli.
Monkey sizes up Poli with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Monkey just misses with a punch to the body.
Poli lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Monkey definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Poli takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Monkey finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Monkey scores with a body shot.
Monkey misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Poli counters with a straight right hand.
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!
Monkey scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Poli scores with a decent looking hook.
Poli lands a jab to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monkey misses with an attempted mid kick.
Monkey just misses with a punch to the body.
Poli scores with a jab to the body.
Monkey throws a hook but Poli blocks it.
Poli fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Monkey checks it well.
The fighters circling - Monkey throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Monkey lands with an uppercut that bounces Poli off the cage and back into range.
Nice defenses there by Monkey.
Poli ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Poli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Monkey sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Monkey throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Poli just misses with a punch to the body.
Monkey 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.
Monkey throws a leg kick but Poli checks it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Poli slips under a jab from Monkey.
Monkey checks a low kick from Poli.
Monkey misses with an uppercut.
Poli cracks a nice hook into Monkey's ribs.
Poli slips a jab from Monkey.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Demon Monkey will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!

Monkey pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Monkey swings for the body but Poli moves out of range.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with each other but Poli might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Monkey has got the better of the exchanges.
Poli swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Poli throws a nice inside leg kick.
Monkey is looking to chop away at Poli's legs.
Poli lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Poli swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Demon Monkey is winning the standup battle so far.
Poli dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Nice defenses there by Poli.
A jab from Poli misses.
Poli misses with a kick to the body.
A quick step to the side and Monkey tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Poli moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Monkey connects with an inside leg kick.
Monkey throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Monkey throws a leg kick that is checked
and Poli counters with a stiff right hand.
Monkey throws a nice inside leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Poli uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Monkey.
Poli lands a nice leg kick that just misses Monkey's sensitive parts.
Monkey fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Poli.
Poli throws a body shot but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Poli buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Monkey's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Poli connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Monkey scrambles back to his feet.
Poli thumps Monkey with a low kick.
Monkey throws a hook but Poli avoids it easily.
Poli misses with a body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Monkey misses the target.
Poli takes one to the chin there.
Monkey displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Poli throws out the jab.
Monkey throws a body kick that misses
and Poli counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Monkey throws a big shot that misses.
Poli slips a straight right by Monkey.
A jab from Monkey misses.
Monkey blocks a low kick nicely.
Poli keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little jabbing left from Poli on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Monkey throws a jab when Poli was well out of range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Poli lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Monkey has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Monkey and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A big left from Poli misses.
Monkey 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Monkey avoids the body shot from Poli.
Monkey moves out of range of the strikes.
Monkey connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Poli misses with a hook. Monkey ducked under it nicely.
Monkey pivots, looking for a leg kick but Poli is out of range and Monkey settles back down.
Monkey lands a nice shot that snaps Poli's head back.
A nice combination there by Monkey.
Poli uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Monkey.
Poli throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Poli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Monkey was well out of range. Poor timing from Poli.
Poli slips under a jab.
Poli scores with a jab to the jaw.
Monkey steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Poli. That one must have hurt.
Monkey takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Monkey is looking to land body kicks.
Monkey throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Poli lands a jab to Monkey's midsection.
Monkey connects with a right hand. Poli shakes it off.
Poli clobbers Monkey with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Poli throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Monkey checks the leg kick nicely there.
Monkey needs to keep his hands up - Poli had a free shot at his head there.
Poli steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Monkey. That one must have hurt.
Poli connects with a body shot.
A swing and a miss from Poli.
Poli takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Monkey is looking to land body kicks.
Monkey misses with a body kick.
Monkey missing with a left hand there. Poli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Poli misses with a hook.
Poli pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Poli throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Monkey on the side of the head.
Monkey bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Poli throws the left hand but Monkey avoids the punch easily.
Monkey misses with a left hand
and Poli counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Monkey throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Poli counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Monkey blocks a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Poli lands with a good body shot.
Poli slips under a jab.
Poli throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Monkey misses with a hook
and Poli counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Poli waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Monkey.
Monkey is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Poli uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Monkey.
Poli misses with a straight right.
Jab by Poli.
Monkey misses with an uppercut
and Poli counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Poli swings for the body but Monkey moves out of range.
Monkey throws a half hearted mid kick.
Poli walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Monkey checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
A slow jab from Monkey misses its intended target.
Poli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Monkey.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Poli gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
A decent looking cross lands there for Monkey.
Monkey throws an off balance right hand
and Poli counters with a leg kick.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Roli Poli showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action!

Poli waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Monkey.
Monkey looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Monkey steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Poli.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Monkey lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Poli has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Poli and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Poli now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Poli throws a leg kick but Monkey sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Monkey 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.
Poli throws a big shot that misses.
Monkey fires out a quick counter leg kick but Poli just manages to avoid it.
Poli throws a hook but Monkey blocks it.
Poli catches Monkey with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Poli slips under a jab from Monkey.
Poli misses with a leg kick.
Poli closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Monkey looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Poli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Monkey manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Monkey throws a push kick but Poli slaps the foot to one side.
Poli misses the shot to the body.
Poli punishes Monkey's body with a nice straight punch.
Monkey throws a lazy body kick
and Poli connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Poli takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Monkey jabs Poli right on the nose. Poli blinks but takes it well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monkey fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Poli.
Monkey misses with a left hand
and Poli connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Monkey throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Poli sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Monkey throws a leg kick
and Poli counters with a stiff right hand.
Monkey misses with an uppercut
and Poli counters with a nice body shot.
Poli jabs at Monkey's body.
Monkey missing with a left hand there. Poli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Monkey cracks Poli with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Poli lands with a nice combination. Monkey backs away looking to recover.
Poli lands a glancing blow to the side of Monkey's head.
Monkey cracks Poli with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Poli with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Monkey to score with a decent uppercut.
Monkey cracks Poli with an open hand slap.
Poli throws a hook but Monkey blocks it.
Monkey throws the kick towards the body but Poli avoids it.
Poli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Monkey manages to avoid it.
Poli throws a wild body kick that Monkey sees coming a mile off.
Nice shot by Poli.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Monkey throws a hook but Poli avoids it easily.
Monkey throws a lazy uppercut
and Poli counters with a right hand to the body.
A jab from Poli misses.
Poli lands a slapping body shot.
Poli throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A punch combination from Poli misses.
Monkey lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Monkey.
A looping hook to the body misses from Poli. Monkey does a little dance to reset his feet.
Poli looks for the body kick but Monkey saw that one coming.
A telegraphed right hand from Poli misses the target.
Monkey went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Poli throws a leg kick but Monkey checks it.
Poli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Monkey was well out of range. Poor timing from Poli.
Monkey 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.
Poli thuds his right hand into Monkey's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Monkey connects with a looping right hand.
Monkey throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Monkey takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Monkey misses with a right hand
and Poli counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Poli uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Monkey.
Poli slips under a jab.
Monkey displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Poli throws out the jab.
Poli fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Monkey on the side of the head.
Poli jabs Monkey to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Poli throws the left hand but Monkey avoids the punch easily.
Monkey ducks under a wild hook from Poli.
It looked like Monkey wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Poli misses with a hook.
Monkey throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Poli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Monkey dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Poli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Monkey.
Poli connects with a solid leg kick.
Monkey gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Monkey steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Poli.
A big left from Poli misses.
Monkey slips a jab from Poli.
And Monkey counters with a quick kick to the body but Poli blocks it.
Monkey moves out of range as Poli strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monkey swings for the body but Poli moves out of range.
Poli jabbing away but nothing is landing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Monkey looks to land a left hand but Poli moved out of range nicely.
Nice body punch from Monkey.
Poli takes one on the button.
A slow jab from Poli misses its intended target.
Monkey rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Poli counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Monkey misses with a two punch combination.
A little jabbing left from Poli on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A slow jab from Poli misses its intended target.
An attempted straight right counter from Monkey misses the target.
A big left from Poli misses.
Monkey throws a front kick aimed at Poli's knee but Poli avoids it well.
Poli misses with a hook. Monkey ducked under it nicely.
Monkey goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Poli lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Poli connects with a body shot.
Monkey throws a sloppy head kick and Poli moves out of range easily.
Poli moves out of range of the body kick from Monkey.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Roli Poli really dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.

Monkey lands with an uppercut that bounces Poli off the cage and back into range.
Monkey just misses with a punch to the body.
Poli misses the shot to the body.
Poli misses with a body shot.
A slow jab from Monkey misses its intended target.
Poli looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Monkey paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A big left from Monkey misses.
Poli swings for the body but Monkey moves out of range.
Poli misses with a body shot
enabling Monkey to counter with a crisp jab.
Poli ducks under a wild hook from Monkey.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Poli crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Monkey - the referee stops the clock and Poli gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Monkey. Poli manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Poli throws a quick inside leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Poli defending well as Monkey loads up on a big left hand.
Monkey gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Poli counters with a stiff right hand.
Poli misses with an attempted mid kick.
Poli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Poli slips a straight right by Monkey.
Poli throws a right and a left that Monkey avoids nicely.
It looked like Monkey was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Poli.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monkey misses with a low kick.
Poli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Monkey manages to avoid it.
Monkey misses with a low kick.
A low kick lands for Monkey.
Poli's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Monkey misses the jab.
Poli delivers a nice body kick.
Poli throws a jab when Monkey was well out of range.
Poli swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Monkey misses the target.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Poli lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Monkey has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Monkey and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Poli slips a straight right by Monkey.
Poli lands a nice hook to Monkey's body. Monkey takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Poli looks to land a combination but Monkey avoids it well.
Monkey scores with a nice head shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Poli.
Monkey misses with a looping left.
Poli lands a nice leg kick that just misses Monkey's sensitive parts.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Poli loads up on a big right hand but Monkey slips the punch.
Poli throws a leg kick that misses.
Monkey missing with a left hand there. Poli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Monkey dodges the punch combination from Poli.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Poli throws a half hearted mid kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Poli.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Monkey, as that shot connected.
Monkey moves into range and connects with a jab.
Monkey throws a hook to the side of Poli's head but Poli sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Monkey throws a hook but Poli blocks it.
A countering left hand to the body from Poli misses.
Monkey throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Poli stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Monkey throws the left hand but Poli avoids the punch easily.
Poli throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Monkey scores with a hook.
Poli steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Monkey.
Monkey scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Poli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Poli thows a left - swing and a miss!
Monkey tried to counter with a leg kick but Poli avoided it.
Monkey delivers a nice body kick.
Monkey throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Poli was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Poli takes a jab right on the kisser.
Poli works Monkey's body with a nice hook.
Poli throws a nice inside leg kick.
Poli fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Monkey on the side of the head.
Jab, jab by Poli - just one landing.
A solid leg kick lands there for Poli.
Poli looks to score with a jab to the body but Monkey is just out of range.
Monkey throws a head kick but Poli moves out of range.
Poli is looking to chop away at Monkey's legs.
Poli feints and then cracks Monkey's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Monkey down.
Monkey moves away from the strike by Poli.
Poli ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Monkey moves away.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Some bone on bone action there as Poli checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Poli is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Monkey with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Poli throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
It looked like Monkey wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Monkey connects with a body shot that sends Poli's belly button to the back.
Monkey throws a body kick that misses.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Monkey.
Monkey throws a leg kick but Poli sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Monkey jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Poli looks to land a combination. Monkey sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Monkey has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Poli finds it's way round the side to connect with Monkey's head.
Poli throws a shot from downtown. Monkey moves away and avoids it.
Poli moves out of range as Monkey strikes.
Monkey throws a body shot but no joy.
Monkey is looking to land body kicks.
Monkey keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Poli buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Poli misses with a body shot.
Monkey throws a solid leg kick but Poli takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Monkey.
Monkey moves away from the strike by Poli.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Roli Poli will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! And we move into the final round!

Poli connects with a solid leg kick.
Monkey throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Monkey misses with a body shot.
Poli misses with a low kick.
Poli misses with a kick to the body.
That kick from Monkey tenderised Poli's leg. Poli is trying to keep his angry face on.
Monkey misses with an attempted mid kick.
Monkey swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nice defenses there by Monkey.
A bone on bone clash there as Monkey blocks the leg kick.
Poli shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Poli looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Monkey lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Poli has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Poli and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A nice leg kick lands there from Poli.
Monkey throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Poli on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Poli, as that shot connected.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Monkey misses the target.
Poli is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Monkey with a body shot.
Nice defenses there by Poli.
Poli throws a big shot that misses.
Poli thumps Monkey with a low kick.
Poli looks to land a left hand but Monkey moved out of range nicely.
Monkey sizes up Poli with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Monkey throws a shot from downtown. Poli moves away and avoids it.
Poli connects with a leg kick.
Monkey blocks a jab.
Poli doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Poli ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Monkey moves away.
Monkey blocks a low kick nicely.
Monkey throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Poli counters with a nice uppercut.
Poli defending well as Monkey loads up on a big left hand.
Monkey avoids the body shot from Poli.
Monkey swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Monkey changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Monkey jabs at Poli's body.
Demon Monkey has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Monkey throws a hook but Poli blocks it.
Poli throws a shot to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Monkey misses with a body kick.
Monkey throws the left hand but Poli avoids the punch easily.
Poli changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Monkey scores with a body shot.
Poli throws a right and a left that both miss.
Poli sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Monkey throws a body shot but no joy.
Roli Poli is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Monkey throws a right hand that Poli ducks under and follows up with a left that Poli also avoids with ease.
Poli with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Monkey pivots, looking for a leg kick but Poli is out of range and Monkey settles back down.
Monkey moves out of range of the body kick from Poli.
Poli defending well as Monkey loads up on a big left hand.
Poli appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Monkey scores with a punch to the head.
A solid leg kick lands there for Poli.
Poli looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Poli sizes up Monkey with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Monkey throws a solid leg kick but Poli takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Monkey.
Poli throws out a counter right but Monkey avoids it with no problem.
Poli throws a lazy right hand but Monkey sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Poli lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Monkey swings widly with a right hand
and Poli counters with a nice uppercut.
Poli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Monkey.
Poli has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Poli there as he acknowledges the shot.
Monkey looks to score with a jab to the body but Poli is just out of range.
Poli throws a quick inside leg kick.
Poli shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A slapping leg kick lands for Monkey.
Poli misses with an uppercut. Monkey saw that one coming.
Poli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Poli throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Poli throws an off balance right hand
and Monkey cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Poli waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Monkey.
Monkey throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monkey throws out a loose jab but Poli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Poli misses with a two punch combination.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A looping hook to the body misses from Poli. Monkey does a little dance to reset his feet.
An inside leg kick from Poli misses.
Poli fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Poli tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Monkey is able to avoid easily.
Monkey waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Poli.
Poli pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Monkey throws a head kick that misses
and Poli counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A shot to the body from Monkey misses
and Poli counters with a nice uppercut.
A big right from Monkey misses.
Poli throws an overhand right that lands on Monkey's shoulder, as Monkey tries to avoid the shot.
Monkey looks to land a right hand but Poli moved out of range.
Poli lands a nice hook to Monkey's body. Monkey takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Monkey misses with a looping left.
Poli gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Monkey.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Roli Poli.
Well Poli 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 46:49
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 46:49
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Roli Poli!
Roli Poli retains his welterweight title!
A relieved looking Roli Poli thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
86%

 

 
 
 
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