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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Danny Blake (ranked 5003 p4p, 24604 weight class) and Kimo Apolo (ranked 489 p4p, 554 weight class). Blake's entrance music is Si Cranstoun - Dynamo. A fine choice. 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?

184 cm
21
201
4 - 4 - 0
186 cm
20
189
0 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Great elbows
Granite chin
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

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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 4 - 4 - 0, fighting out of London, Danny Blake!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kimo Apolo!
The judges for this bout are Vladimir Khabensky, Konstantin Menshow and Valeri Chadov.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
That kick from Blake tenderised Apolo's leg. Apolo is trying to keep his angry face on.
Apolo lands with a good body shot.
Jab by Apolo.
A head kick misses from Blake.
A head kick misses from Blake.
Blake throws a head kick but Apolo moves out of range.
Blake wants to clinch up but Apolo keeps it at a distance.
Blake tries to clinch there but Apolo circles away.
Apolo throws out a counter right but Blake avoids it with no problem.
Blake throws a leg kick
and Apolo counters with a stiff right hand.
Apolo dodges the punch combination from Blake.
Blake looks to land a right hand but Apolo moved out of range.
Blake tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Apolo counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Blake is breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Apolo with a hook.
Blake throws a sloppy head kick

and Apolo counters with a crisp right hand that drops Blake! Apolo lets Blake back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
Blake is rocked!
It looks like Danny Blake has been cut.
Apolo catches Blake with a right, a left, a right. It's raining punches and Blake forgot an umbrella! Another punch and he's down. This one is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:15 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Kimo Apolo!
The defeated Danny Blake had this to say: 'This stinks.'.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Max Termassus (ranked 4168 p4p, 24749 weight class) and Jake Watson (ranked 515 p4p, 637 weight class). Jake Watson will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

184 cm
19
218
2 - 2 - 0
205 cm
20
205
0 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
Basic striking
Very quick
Good wrestler
Brawler
Good gas tank

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Fantasy Threads (Laundry 15%)


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 2 - 2 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Max Termassus!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jake Watson!
The judges for this bout are Viktor Lagutenko, Fedor Mirinova and Ivan Kurochkin.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Watson lands a jab to the head.
A slow jab from Watson misses its intended target.
Termassus throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Termassus takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Termassus uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Watson.
Watson lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
It looks like Max Termassus has been cut.
Termassus's jab looks to have found its range, popping Watson under the eye.
Termassus throws a poor cross that misses
letting Watson counter with a right hand.
Termassus fails to land with a series of punches.
Watson now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Termassus walks into a straight right hand from Watson.
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!
Termassus moves out of range as Watson strikes.
Watson slips under a jab.
Watson throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Termassus to counter with a crisp jab.
Termassus seems to be squinting his left eye. Perhaps he got a poke in that previous exchange. Watson shows no mercy and swarms him with a barage of strikes! Termassus is backing up but Watson catches him with a final right hook that drops him! Termassus covers up and the referee steps in to end the fight! Watson Jumps to his feet and flashes his guns to the crowd. Oh yeah, baby! How'd you like them apples?!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:53 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jake Watson!
Jake Watson seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Panchito Rivera (ranked 2601 p4p, 4012 weight class) and Ville Valo (ranked 124 p4p, 181 weight class). Rivera kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Hold my fin. Ville Valo has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Panchito Rivera's chin.

225 cm
26
300
4 - 0 - 0
225 cm
26
300
2 - 3 - 0
Good takedowns
Brawler
Cuts easily
BJJ Blue Belt
Brawler
Tends to cut

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 - 0 - 0, fighting out of Amsterdam, Panchito Rivera!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 - 3 - 0, fighting out of St Petersburg, Ville Valo!
The judges for this bout are Valeri Chadov, Dmitry Maklakov and Ivan Kurochkin.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A chopping leg kick lands by Valo.

Rivera bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Rivera lands a decent elbow from side control.
Rivera lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Rivera creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Rivera lands a few punches from side control.
Valo really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Rivera. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Rivera lands an elbow.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Valo tries to improve position but can't.
Rivera cracks Valo with a big right hand but Valo just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Rivera working away.
Rivera scores with a big shot from side control... and another... and another! Oh Valo is done here - save him referee! More strikes land and eventually the ref does step in and Rivera can finally stop beating on his defenseless opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Panchito Rivera!
Post fight, Panchito Rivera stared into the camera and said 'YOU FIGHT GOOD! YOU WANT SOME JUICE?'.
Ville Valo spoke after the fight, saying 'Sleep with both your eyes open. '.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kumshot Chimaev (ranked 3031 p4p, 2974 weight class) and VC Barre (ranked 366 p4p, 359 weight class). VC Barre will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

185 cm
25
185
0 - 0 - 0
180 cm
27
195
3 - 1 - 0
Decent wrestler
Brawler
KO power
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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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 0 - 0 - 0, fighting out of St Petersburg, Kumshot Chimaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 - 1 - 0, fighting out of London, VC Barre!
The judges for this bout are Vladimir Khabensky, Igor Prikhodko and Konstantin Menshow.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Chimaev fails with the takedown
and Barre counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Barre feints and then cracks Chimaev's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Chimaev down.
Barre swats away the attempt to clinch by Chimaev.

Chimaev rushes Barre and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Barre looking to stall.
Chimaev wants to take the fight to the mat but Barre manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Stalling in the clinch from Barre.
Barre is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Chimaev is keeping busy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Barre trying to stall but Chimaev improves his position.
Barre is pressed up against the cage. Chimaev has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Barre down to the mat. Barre avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Kumshot Chimaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Barre throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
It looks like Kumshot Chimaev has been cut.
Barre scores with a hook.
Chimaev takes a head kick and keeps coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Chimaev tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Barre swivels and escapes.
Barre appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Nice uppercut there from Barre.
Barre lands a nice leg kick that just misses Chimaev's sensitive parts.
Chimaev gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Barre lands a head kick!
Chimaev takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Barre tries a low kick but Chimaev avoids it.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Chimaev.
Barre only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Barre throws a leg kick which misses Chimaev's front leg but catches the back leg as Chimaev tries to avoid it.
A slapping leg kick lands for Barre.
Chimaev tries to close the distance and clinch but Barre swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Chimaev shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Barre defends it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Barre connects with a good right hand that stumbles Chimaev. Chimaev circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Barre fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Chimaev needs to keep his hands up - Barre had a free shot at his head there.

Barre tries to keep at a distance but Chimaev has taken the fight into the clinch.
Barre keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Chimaev's efforts to push away.
Barre is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Barre looking to slow down the pace here.

Barre breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A good leg kick by Barre.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Chimaev takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Barre throws a head kick that Chimaev semi-blocks.
Barre has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Barre bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Chimaev's head backwards.
Chimaev shoots for a double leg takedown but Barre sprawls well. He's pushed Chimaev's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Chimaev moves in looking to clinch but Barre pushes him off.

Chimaev closes the distance and clinches.
Barre is struggling to control the position.
Chimaev is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Barre to keep the fight standing.
Come on Barre - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
A frustrated look appears on Chimaev's face as he tries to break the clinch.

Barre breaks from the clinch.
Barre stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Barre wants it to stay on the feet.
Barre scores with a nice right hand.
Chimaev fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Barre scores with a hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Barre scores with a sloppy right hand. Chimaev should have avoided that one.
Kumshot Chimaev's cut is getting worse.
Barre lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Chimaev fails with a takedown attempt.
A solid leg kick lands there for Barre.
Barre dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Barre explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Barre tries a head kick but it misses.
Barre is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Chimaev had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into mush.
Barre lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Barre connects with a high kick.
Chimaev pulls out of a head kick attempt.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

VC Barre dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Kumshot Chimaev's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!

Barre throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Chimaev.

Chimaev closes the distance and clinches.
Barre keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Chimaev's efforts to push away.
Barre is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Chimaev is trying to push Barre away but Barre has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Barre is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Chimaev tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Chimaev has Barre pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Barre manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.

Barre breaks the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Chimaev fails with an attempt to clinch.
Barre with a nice cross.
Chimaev takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Chimaev is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Barre misses with a head kick.
Good shot there by Barre.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Chimaev.
VC Barre seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Barre lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Barre defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Chimaev.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Kumshot Chimaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A nice leg kick from Barre, right into the meat of the thigh.
Chimaev looks to clinch
and Barre counters with a thumping low kick.
Kumshot Chimaev is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Barre fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Barre lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Barre throws a nice outside leg kick.
Barre scores with a decent looking hook.
Chimaev is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Barre connects with a solid leg kick.
Chimaev blocks a head kick by Barre.
Chimaev takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Barre turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Chimaev checks a low kick from Barre.
A nice inside leg kick there by Barre. That's going to slow Chimaev down.
Barre stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Barre wants it to stay on the feet.
Barre lands with a thumping leg kick.
VC Barre seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Barre misses with a low kick as Chimaev jumps back.
Barre has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Chimaev.
Chimaev misses with an attempted mid kick.
Barre slaps away a takedown attempt from Chimaev, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Chimaev pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Barre scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Barre throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Chimaev takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Kumshot Chimaev's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Barre fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A low kick lands for Barre.
Barre throws a head kick that Chimaev semi-blocks.
Barre lands with a straight right. Chimaev didn't see that one coming.
Barre circles away from the clinch attempt
and Barre counters with a low kick, right behind Chimaev 's knee.
Chimaev shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Barre counters with a head kick. That will keep Chimaev thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
VC Barre is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Barre fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Barre throws a shot to the body.
Chimaev takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Chimaev tries for a takedown but Barre sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Chimaev takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Barre throws a quick inside leg kick.
Chimaev takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Jeez, Kumshot Chimaev's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
Barre scoring well with a low kick there.
Nice cross by Barre.
Chimaev misses with a hook. Barre ducked under it nicely.
Chimaev misses with a takedown
and Barre counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Barre lands a nice leg kick that just misses Chimaev's sensitive parts.
A head kick misses from Chimaev.
Barre lands with a nice body punch.
Chimaev doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Barre counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Chimaev is lucky that one didn't land flush.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). VC Barre!
In his post fight interview, VC Barre started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Omari Morales (ranked 3021 p4p, 2521 weight class) and Jo Monkee (ranked 364 p4p, 315 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

201 cm
26
200
2 - 1 - 0
150 cm
20
183
6 - 1 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid Muay Thai
Heavy handed

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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 2 - 1 - 0, fighting out of St Petersburg, Omari Morales!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jo Monkee!
The judges for this bout are Fedor Mirinova, Ivan Kurochkin and Aleksei Zolotukhin.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Morales will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Monkee steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Morales.
Monkee misses with a hook.
Morales was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Monkee connects with a right hand. Morales shakes it off.
A big right from Morales misses.
Monkee throws a hook but Morales blocks it.
Monkee misses with an uppercut
and Monkee takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Monkee defending well as Morales loads up on a big left hand.
Morales seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Morales keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Monkee.
Morales appears to be looking for a big counter.
Monkee ducks under a wild hook from Morales.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Morales slips under a jab.
Morales was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Morales scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Monkee doesn't seem bothered though.
Monkee displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Morales throws out the jab.
Morales thuds a left hand into Monkee's body.
Monkee dodges the punch combination from Morales.
Monkee jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Morales will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Monkee tries to counter with a clinch but Morales shakes him off and moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Monkee misses with an uppercut. Morales saw that one coming.
Morales throws a hook to the side of Monkee's head but Monkee sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Monkee throws out a loose jab but Morales uses good head movement to avoid it.
Monkee walks into a left hand.
Monkee gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Morales.
Morales staying out of range there.
Monkee throws a shot from downtown. Morales moves away and avoids it.
Morales is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Morales throws a right hand that misses

and Monkee counters by clinching up.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head punch on the inside from Morales fails to land.
A short right from Monkee.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Monkee blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Morales misses with a short punch on the inside.
Morales misses with a hook to the ribs.
Morales lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Monkee backwards.
Monkee misses with a hook from the clinch.
Morales misses with some punches.
Monkee working some nice short punches in the clinch.
We've been informed that Monkee has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Morales.
Morales has a couple of punches blocked by Monkee.
Morales taking a breather.
Monkee lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Morales backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Monkee.
Morales misses with a punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Morales misses with a punch on the inside.
Morales's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Morales.
Morales has a couple of punches blocked by Monkee.
Monkee misses with a hook from the clinch.
Morales lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Monkee or not.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Morales is trying to push Monkee away but Monkee has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Monkee misses with a short punch on the inside.
Morales misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Monkee blocking some punches.
Monkee misses with the head strike.
Monkee misses with some punches.
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 Omari Morales will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.

Monkee misses with a right hand
and Morales counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Monkee might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Morales displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Monkee throws out the jab.
A big left from Monkee misses.
Monkee moves out of range as Morales strikes.
Morales connects with a body shot.
Morales comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Monkee has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Morales finds it's way round the side to connect with Monkee's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Morales lands a head shot.
Morales with a nice cross.
Monkee throws a lazy uppercut
letting Morales counter with a right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Morales slips a jab from Monkee.
Morales steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Monkee.
Morales fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Monkee manages to avoid it.
Monkee wants to counter with a clinch but Morales pushes him away.
Morales swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Monkee throws an off balance right hand
and Morales counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Omari Morales is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Monkee displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Morales throws out the jab.
Monkee wants to counter the offense by Morales and move into the clinch position.
Morales throws the left hand but Monkee avoids the punch easily.
Morales really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Monkee throws a jab but it's blocked by Morales.
Morales went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Omari Morales is winning the standup battle so far.
Morales rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Monkee moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Morales will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Monkee misses with a left hand
and Morales counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Morales fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Monkee manages to avoid it.
Monkee is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
The fighters circle momentarily. Morales darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Monkee lands a glancing blow to the side of Morales's head.
It looks like Omari Morales has been cut.
A big left from Monkee misses.
Morales swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Morales lands a slapping body shot.
A big left from Monkee misses.
A little feinted left hand from Morales on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Morales moves out of range of the strikes.
Morales staying out of range there.
Morales loads up on a big right hand but Monkee slips the punch.
Monkee is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Morales.
Morales uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Monkee.
Monkee is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Monkee swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Morales throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Morales ducks under a wild hook from Monkee.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monkee throws a jab but it's blocked by Morales.
Some wild striking there from Morales.
Monkee tries to counter with a clinch but Morales shakes him off and moves away.
Monkee throws a body shot but no joy.
Monkee loads up on a big right hand but Morales slips the punch.
Monkee darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Monkee throws a lazy right hand but Morales sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Morales is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Monkee misses with an uppercut.
It looked like Morales wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A looping hook to the body misses from Morales. Monkee does a little dance to reset his feet.
Monkee tries to counter by closing the distance.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Omari Morales dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Omari Morales's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!

Monkee throws the left hand but Morales avoids the punch easily.
Morales misses with a wild combination.
Monkee wants to counter the offense by Morales and move into the clinch position.
Monkee loads up on a big right hand but Morales slips the punch.
Monkee misses with a lunging right hand
and Morales counters with a lovely straight right hand!
No joy there for Morales, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Morales connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Monkee's hands.
Monkee ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Monkee tries to counter by closing the distance.
Monkee misses with a hook. Morales ducked under it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Morales bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Morales displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Monkee throws out the jab.
Morales was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Monkee throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Morales connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Monkee's hands.
Monkee waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Morales.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Morales!
It looks like Jo Monkee has been cut.
Morales takes a swing at Monkee's ribcage but misses.
Monkee swings widly with a right hand
and Morales counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Morales cracks Monkee with a good jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Monkee misses with a looping left.
Monkee throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Morales lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Monkee looks to land a right hand but Morales moved out of range.
Morales was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Monkee walks into a straight right hand from Morales.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Monkee is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Morales.
A big left from Morales misses.
Morales connects with a right hand. Monkee shakes it off.
Monkee misses with a hook
and Morales connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Monkee slips under a jab.
Morales ducks under a wild hook from Monkee.
Morales misses with a wild combination.
Morales tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Monkee was well out of range. Poor timing from Morales.
Monkee tries to counter with a clinch but Morales shakes him off and moves away.
Morales blocks a jab.
Monkee pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
It looked like Morales wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Monkee has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Morales works Monkee's body with a nice hook.
Morales staying out of range there.
It looked like Morales wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monkee missing with a left hand there. Morales was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A quick step to the side and Morales tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Monkee keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Morales.
The crowd cheers as Morales lands an impressive looking overhand right. Monkee doesn't seem phased though.
Monkee throws a hook but Morales blocks it.
Morales seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Morales is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Monkee can do to turn this around?
Nice defenses there by Morales.
Morales swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Monkee avoids the body shot from Morales.
Morales throws a shot to the body.
Jo Monkee has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Omari Morales is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Morales staying out of range there.

And that's the end of the fight!
Omari Morales showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Morales, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Fedor Mirinova scores the fight 30:27
Judge Ivan Kurochkin scores the fight 30:27
Judge Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Omari Morales!

Omari Morales bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kegomoditswe Vermeulen (ranked 4089 p4p, 3520 weight class) and Vincenzo Oliveira (ranked 512 p4p, 468 weight class). This should be a great matchup!

201 cm
28
210
8 - 6 - 0
192 cm
23
201
3 - 2 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Great elbows
KO power
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Determined

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 - 6 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kegomoditswe Vermeulen!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 - 2 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Vincenzo Oliveira!
The judges for this bout are Aleksei Zolotukhin, Igor Prikhodko and Valeri Chadov.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Vermeulen moves into the clinch successfully.
Vermeulen definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Vermeulen pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Vermeulen keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Oliveira's efforts to push away.
Vermeulen pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.

Oliveira escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Vermeulen tries to clinch but Oliveira moves out of range.
Oliveira fails to land with a series of punches.
Oliveira fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Oliveira motions for Vermeulen to come forward. Oliveira throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Vermeulen tries to close the distance and clinch but Oliveira swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Oliveira unleashes a big counter combination but Vermeulen bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Vermeulen fails in his attempt to clinch.

Vermeulen moves into range and clinches up with Oliveira.
With the fighters up against the cage, Vermeulen throws an elbow but misses.
Oliveira avoids a wild elbow strike from Vermeulen.
Oliveira avoids a wild elbow strike from Vermeulen.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Oliveira wants to get back to striking at distance but Vermeulen won't allow it.
Oliveira is trying to break the clinch but Vermeulen is controlling him.
Vermeulen throws an elbow that misses.
Oliveira is trying to force a seperation but Vermeulen has the dominant position.
Vermeulen creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.

Oliveira manages to break the clinch.
Vermeulen tries to close the distance and clinch up but Oliveira swats him away and circles back towards the center.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jab from Oliveira.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Oliveira is looking to break free of the clinch but Vermeulen has double underhooks.
Oliveira wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Vermeulen has him pressed against the cage.
Vermeulen misses with an elbow over the top.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Vermeulen just misses with a elbow thrown towards Oliveira's brow.
Vermeulen throws an elbow but it's blocked.
With the fighters up against the cage, Vermeulen throws an elbow but misses.
Oliveira blocks the elbow strike.
Oliveira wants to get back to striking at distance but Vermeulen won't allow it.
Vermeulen throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Oliveira blocks an elbow strike.
Vermeulen lands a nice elbow.
It looks like Vincenzo Oliveira has been cut.
Oliveira wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Vermeulen has him pressed against the cage.
Come on Oliveira - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Oliveira is trying to break the clinch but Vermeulen has him pressed against the cage.
Oliveira has had enough of the clinch but Vermeulen keeps him there for the moment.
Oliveira wants to break free but Vermeulen has control.
A frustrated look appears on Oliveira's face as he tries to break the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Oliveira is looking to control Vermeulen's arms but Vermeulen gets an underhook and turns him. Now Oliveira has his back to the cage.
Oliveira has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Vermeulen seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Oliveira can turn it around.
Vermeulen pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Oliveira avoids the elbow strike from Vermeulen, against the cage.
Vermeulen misses with an elbow over the top.
Oliveira dodges an elbow strike from Vermeulen.
Vermeulen throws an elbow that misses.
Oliveira avoids a wild elbow strike from Vermeulen.

Oliveira breaks from the clinch.
Vermeulen tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Oliveira counters with a stiff right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vermeulen is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Oliveira throws a lazy right hand but Vermeulen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Oliveira wants to land a leg kick but Vermeulen is out of range.
Vermeulen tries to clinch but Oliveira moves out of range.
Oliveira 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.
Oliveira looks to throw the jab but Vermeulen is out of range.
A jab from Oliveira finds it's way through Vermeulen's defenses.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Vermeulen moves in looking to clinch but Oliveira pushes him off.
The fight stays on the outside here - Vermeulen looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Oliveira keeps the fight on the outside.
Vermeulen fails with an attempt to clinch.
Oliveira throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Oliveira connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Vermeulen momentarily.
Vermeulen wants to clinch up but Oliveira keeps it at a distance.
Vermeulen tries to close the distance and clinch but Oliveira swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Oliveira thows a body kick. Vermeulen tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Vermeulen tries to clinch there but Oliveira circles away.
Oliveira throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Vermeulen on the side of the head.
Oliveira lands the left hand.
Vermeulen tries to clinch
and Oliveira counters with a straight right hand.
Oliveira lands the left hand.

Vermeulen closes the distance and pushes Oliveira back into the cage.
Vermeulen lands a damaging elbow.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Oliveira blocks an elbow strike from Vermeulen.
Vermeulen keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Oliveira's efforts to push away.

Oliveira breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Oliveira keeps the fight on the outside.
Vermeulen moves in looking to clinch but Oliveira pushes him off.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vermeulen tries to close the distance and clinch up but Oliveira swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Oliveira throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vermeulen sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Oliveira throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Vermeulen closes the distance but Oliveira moves to the side
and Oliveira counters with a low kick, right behind Vermeulen 's knee.
Donk. Oliveira catches Vermeulen right on the button with a cross.
Oliveira is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Vermeulen had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into mush.
Vermeulen is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Vermeulen tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Oliveira paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A nice side step and Oliveira releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.

Vermeulen takes the fight into the clinch.
Oliveira dodges an elbow strike from Vermeulen.
Oliveira is trying to break free.
Vermeulen prevents Oliveira from breaking the clinch.
Vermeulen throws an elbow but it misses.
Vermeulen pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Oliveira avoids a wild elbow strike from Vermeulen.
Oliveira dodges an elbow strike from Vermeulen.
Oliveira is trying to push Vermeulen away but Vermeulen has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Oliveira wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Vincenzo Oliveira dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Vincenzo Oliveira's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.

Vermeulen defending well as Oliveira loads up on a big left hand.
Vermeulen is looking to counter the offense by Oliveira and move into the clinch.
Vincenzo Oliveira seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Vermeulen clinches up against the cage.
Vermeulen pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Vermeulen looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Vermeulen looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Vermeulen lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Nice elbow from Vermeulen.
Oliveira blocks the elbow strike.
Vermeulen throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Oliveira avoids a wild elbow strike from Vermeulen.
Oliveira takes an elbow to the forehead.
Oliveira is trying to break the clinch but Vermeulen is controlling him.
Oliveira blocks the elbow strike.
Oliveira wants to break the clinch but can't.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vermeulen comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Vermeulen prevents Oliveira from breaking the clinch.
Vermeulen throws an elbow but it misses.
Oliveira is trying to break the clinch but Vermeulen has him pressed against the cage.
Vermeulen pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Vermeulen throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Vermeulen pushes off an throws an elbow but Oliveira leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Oliveira wants to break the clinch but can't.
Vermeulen creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Oliveira has had enough of the clinch but Vermeulen keeps him there for the moment.

Oliveira breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Oliveira scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Vermeulen tries to grapple but his opponent circles
letting Oliveira counter with a right hand.
Vermeulen wants to clinch up but Oliveira keeps it at a distance.

Vermeulen moves into the clinch successfully.
Oliveira blocks the elbow strike.
Oliveira wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Vermeulen lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
That has opened up Vincenzo Oliveira's cut even more.
Oliveira blocks an elbow strike.
Oliveira lands with a light punch inside.

Oliveira breaks the clinch.
Kegomoditswe Vermeulen is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Oliveira connects with an inside leg kick.
Oliveira circles away from the clinch attempt.
Oliveira looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A lazy left from Oliveira finds it's target.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Oliveira scores with a hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vermeulen wants to clinch.
Vermeulen looks to clinch
and Oliveira counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Oliveira looks to land a combination. Vermeulen sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Vermeulen moves in looking to clinch but Oliveira pushes him off.
Vermeulen walks into a left hand.
Vermeulen gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Vermeulen doesn't manage to clinch there - Oliveira circles away.
Vermeulen tries to clinch but Oliveira is having none of it.
Oliveira avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Nice shot by Oliveira.
Vermeulen tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Oliveira paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Vermeulen wants to clinch
and Oliveira cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Oliveira tests Vermeulen's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Vermeulen tries to clinch there but Oliveira circles away.
Vermeulen uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Oliveira.
Oliveira pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Vermeulen wants to clinch up but Oliveira keeps it at a distance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Oliveira bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Vermeulen's head.
Vermeulen doesn't manage to clinch there - Oliveira circles away.
Vermeulen is looking to clinch.
Oliveira waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vermeulen.
Vermeulen wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Vermeulen tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Oliveira scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Vermeulen fails with an attempt to clinch.
Vermeulen doesn't manage to clinch there - Oliveira circles away.
Oliveira connects with a good right hand that stumbles Vermeulen. Vermeulen circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Oliveira keeps the fight on the outside.
Sloppy strikes from Oliveira. Those never looked like landing.
Vermeulen is looking to clinch.
Vermeulen moves in looking to clinch but Oliveira pushes him off.
Oliveira is looking to score with low kicks.
Vermeulen tries to move into range but Oliveira moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Vermeulen tries to clinch
and Oliveira connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Oliveira avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Vermeulen tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Oliveira manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Oliveira avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Jab from Oliveira.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Oliveira lands a head shot.
Oliveira scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
The fight stays on the outside here - Vermeulen looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Oliveira has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Vermeulen wants to clinch but Oliveira slips to the side
and Oliveira counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Oliveira keeps the fight on the outside.
Oliveira circles away from the clinch attempt
and Oliveira counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Oliveira looks to land a right hand but Vermeulen moved out of range.
Vermeulen tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Oliveira manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Vermeulen doesn't manage to clinch there - Oliveira circles away.
Oliveira works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Oliveira avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Vermeulen is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Oliveira.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Oliveira tests Vermeulen's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Oliveira circles away from the clinch attempt
enabling Oliveira to counter with a crisp jab.
Vermeulen looks to clinch
and Oliveira counters with a lovely straight right hand!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Vincenzo Oliveira showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Vincenzo Oliveira's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!

Oliveira misses with a looping right.
Oliveira cracks Vermeulen with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Vermeulen darts in trying to clinch
and Oliveira connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Vermeulen ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kegomoditswe Vermeulen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vermeulen tries to close the distance and clinch but Oliveira swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Vermeulen with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Oliveira to score with a decent uppercut.
Vermeulen darts in trying to clinch
and Vermeulen takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Oliveira avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Vermeulen tries to clinch but Oliveira is having none of it.
Oliveira looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Oliveira scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Oliveira digs a good body shot into Vermeulen's ribs.
Vermeulen tries to clinch but Oliveira is having none of it.
Oliveira keeps the fight on the outside.
Oliveira throws a shot to the body.
Oliveira avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Vermeulen closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Oliveira works the jab nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Oliveira cracks a nice hook into Vermeulen's ribs.
Vermeulen tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Oliveira paws at him with a jab and circles away.
The fighters circling - Oliveira throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Oliveira 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.
Vermeulen moves in looking to clinch but Oliveira pushes him off.
Oliveira scores with a body shot.
Vermeulen is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Vermeulen closes the distance looking to clinch
and Oliveira counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Vermeulen has managed to clinch.
Vermeulen pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Oliveira blocks an elbow strike from Vermeulen.
Oliveira tries to break free but Vermeulen pushes him back against the cage.

Oliveira pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Vermeulen tries to close the distance and clinch but Oliveira swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Oliveira let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
A big right from Oliveira misses.
Oliveira throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Oliveira swats away the attempt to clinch by Vermeulen.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vermeulen takes one on the button.
Vermeulen tries to clinch up
letting Oliveira counter with a right hand.
Oliveira fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Vermeulen looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Vermeulen tries to clinch there but Oliveira circles away.
Vermeulen tries to clinch there but Oliveira circles away.
Oliveira looks to throw the jab but Vermeulen is out of range.
Oliveira lands with a good body shot.

Vermeulen gets a clinch.
Vermeulen lands a nice elbow.
Vermeulen throws an elbow that misses.
Vermeulen misses with an elbow strike.
Oliveira dodges an elbow strike from Vermeulen.
Vermeulen looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Vermeulen prevents Oliveira from breaking the clinch.
Oliveira blocks an elbow strike from Vermeulen.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Vermeulen just misses with a elbow thrown towards Oliveira's brow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Oliveira is trying to break the clinch but Vermeulen is controlling him.
Vermeulen creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Oliveira's defenses.

Oliveira manages to break the clinch.
Vermeulen takes one to the side of the head.
Vermeulen tries to clinch there but Oliveira circles away.
Oliveira moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Vermeulen tries to close the distance and clinch but Oliveira swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Oliveira looks to land a combination. Vermeulen sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Vermeulen tries to close the distance and clinch up but Oliveira swats him away and circles back towards the center.
It seemed like Oliveira was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Oliveira stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Vermeulen moves out of range of the strikes.
Vermeulen tries to clinch but Oliveira moves out of range.
Oliveira steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Vermeulen tries to close the distance and clinch up but Oliveira swats him away and circles back towards the center.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Oliveira.
Vermeulen staying out of range there.

Oliveira tries to keep at a distance but Vermeulen has taken the fight into the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Oliveira blocks the elbow strike.
Oliveira takes an elbow to the forehead.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Vermeulen just misses with a elbow thrown towards Oliveira's brow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
With the fighters up against the cage, Vermeulen throws an elbow but misses.
Vermeulen keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Oliveira's efforts to push away.
Oliveira manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.

Oliveira breaks from the clinch.
Vermeulen slips a straight right by Oliveira.
Oliveira scores with a jab to the body.
Oliveira circles away from the clinch attempt.
A big right from Oliveira misses.
Vermeulen tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Oliveira manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

Vermeulen fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Oliveira, pushing him back against the cage.
Vermeulen creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Oliveira tries to circle away but Vermeulen has him pinned against the cage.
Vermeulen lands an elbow inside.

Oliveira escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Kegomoditswe Vermeulen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Vermeulen on the wrong end of a nice jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A head kick misses from Vermeulen.

And that's the end of the fight!
Vincenzo Oliveira comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Oliveira winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 27:30
Judge Igor Prikhodko scores the fight 27:30
Judge Valeri Chadov scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vincenzo Oliveira!

Vincenzo Oliveira took his opportunity to call for a title shot in his post fight interview.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Gianluca Alampi (ranked 1466 p4p, 2172 weight class) and Dario Navarro (ranked 132 p4p, 193 weight class). Alampi's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Requiem. This should be a great matchup!

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BJJ Purple Belt
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Cardio machine
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Decent boxing
Powerful

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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 4 - 0 - 0, fighting out of London, Gianluca Alampi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 - 0 - 0, fighting out of St Petersburg, Dario Navarro!
The judges for this bout are Konstantin Menshow, Illya Tyunina and Ivan Kurochkin.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Navarro working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Alampi struggles to land a body shot inside as Navarro controls his hands.
A short right from Alampi.
Navarro can't find room to land a body shot as Alampi controls the action.
Alampi blocking some punches.

Alampi pulls guard successfully.
Alampi is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Alampi wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Navarro is now in half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Alampi is pressing down on Navarro's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Gianluca Alampi!
A very excited looking Gianluca Alampi 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 light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Methodios McIntyre (ranked 1370 p4p, 1740 weight class) and Ivan Petrov (ranked 210 p4p, 256 weight class). McIntyre comes to the cage accompanied by Gallantry. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

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Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 - 3 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Methodios McIntyre!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 - 0 - 1, fighting out of St Petersburg, Ivan Petrov!
The judges for this bout are Illya Tyunina, Konstantin Menshow and Vladimir Khabensky.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
McIntyre connects with the punch.
McIntyre slips a jab from Petrov.
McIntyre thinks about countering with a body kick.
McIntyre lands a nice leg kick that just misses Petrov's sensitive parts.
McIntyre throws an off balance right hand
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but McIntyre ducks down to avoid it.
McIntyre avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Petrov misses the jab.
McIntyre connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Petrov's hands.
McIntyre throws a lazy body kick
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Petrov takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
McIntyre steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
McIntyre jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
McIntyre moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but McIntyre ducks down to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
McIntyre jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
A nice leg kick from McIntyre, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McIntyre takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A shot to the body from Petrov misses
and McIntyre connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
McIntyre moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
McIntyre throws a big counter combination but Petrov scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Petrov blocks a head kick by McIntyre.
A countering left hand to the body from Petrov misses.
McIntyre uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
McIntyre throws a sloppy head kick
and Petrov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Good leg kick by McIntyre.
The fighters circle momentarily. Petrov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
It looks like Methodios McIntyre has been cut.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from McIntyre.
Petrov misses with a body shot
and McIntyre counters with a nice low kick that buckles Petrov's knee momentarily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
McIntyre throws a lazy head kick
and Petrov counters with a one-two to the body.
McIntyre takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Sloppy strikes from Petrov. Those never looked like landing.
McIntyre throws a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Petrov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
McIntyre steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Ivan Petrov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
McIntyre throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov jabs at McIntyre's body.
McIntyre tries to clinch there but Petrov circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Petrov looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
An attempted straight right counter from McIntyre misses the target.
McIntyre ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
McIntyre connects with a nice looking jab.
A clash of legs there as Petrov blocks the low kick.
McIntyre throws a head kick that misses
and Petrov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Petrov cracks McIntyre with a right hand to the side of the head.
McIntyre lands with a kick to the ribs.
Petrov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
McIntyre throws a low kick but it's checked well by Petrov.
Petrov is clearly trying to counter these attacks from McIntyre with a body shot.
McIntyre misses with a left hand
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
McIntyre throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
McIntyre steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fight stays on the outside here - McIntyre looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Petrov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Petrov will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
McIntyre explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
McIntyre throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
McIntyre chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. McIntyre was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
McIntyre scores with a punch to the head.
A bone on bone clash there as Petrov blocks the leg kick.
Petrov scores with a one two! McIntyre had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ivan Petrov dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Methodios McIntyre's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!

Petrov jabs McIntyre right on the nose. McIntyre blinks but takes it well.
McIntyre connects with a solid leg kick.
Petrov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

McIntyre gets in close and instigates a clinch.

Petrov breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but McIntyre sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
McIntyre looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
McIntyre moves in looking to clinch but Petrov pushes him off.
Petrov lands a nice hook to McIntyre's body. McIntyre takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov clobbers McIntyre with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
McIntyre is looking to counter punch.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Petrov scores with a body shot.
McIntyre throws a right hand that misses
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McIntyre throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov lands a body shot.
Petrov throws a hook but McIntyre avoids it easily.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from McIntyre.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov throws a leg kick but McIntyre sees it coming and moves out of range.
McIntyre misses with a leg kick
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Petrov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
McIntyre misses with a hook
and McIntyre takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
McIntyre pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Petrov scores with a jab to the body.
McIntyre throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
McIntyre slips under a jab from Petrov.
Petrov connects with an inside leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but McIntyre moved out of range nicely.
As Petrov backs away, McIntyre returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
A head kick misses from McIntyre.

McIntyre rushes Petrov and presses him up against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from McIntyre.
McIntyre tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Petrov just leaning against McIntyre, taking a breather.
McIntyre tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
McIntyre lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Petrov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Petrov looking to stall.
Still in the clinch, Petrov scores with a nice short uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Petrov lands with a short punch from the clinch.
McIntyre tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A right handed body shot lands from Petrov.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Petrov lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down McIntyre.

Petrov breaks from the clinch.
McIntyre moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
McIntyre is looking to counter punch.
Nice defenses there by McIntyre.
McIntyre misses with a leg kick
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
McIntyre throws a leg kick which misses Petrov's front leg but catches the back leg as Petrov tries to avoid it.
Nice body punch from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a hook. McIntyre ducked under it nicely.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by McIntyre.
A big left from Petrov misses.
McIntyre ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McIntyre slips under a jab from Petrov.
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot.
Petrov lands a jab to McIntyre's midsection.
This has been an exciting period of action!
McIntyre throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
McIntyre gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Petrov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent McIntyre stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
McIntyre displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
A jab from Petrov finds it's way through McIntyre's defenses.
McIntyre moves in looking to clinch but Petrov pushes him off.
Petrov tests McIntyre's chin there with a solid looking shot.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ivan Petrov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Methodios McIntyre's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!

Petrov cracks McIntyre with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Petrov lands with a shot to the body.
Petrov lands with a right hand.
Petrov's corner calls for a 1-2. Petrov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Petrov throws out a powerful jab.
McIntyre misses with a two punch combination.
Petrov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A head kick misses from McIntyre.
McIntyre looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Petrov connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. McIntyre saw that one coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McIntyre takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Petrov checks a low kick from McIntyre.
A head kick by McIntyre misses
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
McIntyre takes a body punch but keeps moving.
McIntyre takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
McIntyre tries to clinch up
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
McIntyre is rocked!
Petrov's corner calls for a 1-2. Petrov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Oh McIntyre is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Petrov slips under a jab.
McIntyre seems to have got his legs back now.
Petrov connects with a body shot.
Petrov throws a body punch but McIntyre moves out of range.
McIntyre looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Petrov throws a right and a left that McIntyre avoids nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent McIntyre stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Petrov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by McIntyre.
A shot to the body from Petrov misses
and McIntyre counters with an outside leg kick.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
A good leg kick by McIntyre.
Petrov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Petrov throws a hook but McIntyre avoids it easily.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but McIntyre was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
McIntyre is looking to counter punch.
A lazy left from McIntyre finds it's target.
McIntyre throws a left and a right that both miss
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good exchange - Petrov coming out on top.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
It looked like McIntyre wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
McIntyre wants to clinch
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
McIntyre ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
McIntyre doesn't manage to clinch there - Petrov circles away.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by McIntyre.
A kick lands to the mid section there for McIntyre.
Petrov throws a combination that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
McIntyre moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
McIntyre throws a low kick, looking for Petrov's leg but Petrov calmly moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McIntyre misses with a head kick.
Petrov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

McIntyre pushes Petrov up against the cage in a clinch.
Petrov lands a hook that snaps the head of McIntyre backwards.
McIntyre lands a left hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov tries to circle away but McIntyre has him pinned against the cage.
McIntyre tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Petrov avoids it.
Petrov blocking some punches.
Petrov has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. McIntyre seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Petrov can turn it around.
McIntyre swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
Still in the clinch, Petrov scores with a nice short uppercut.
Petrov lands a hook that snaps the head of McIntyre backwards.
Petrov lands a shoulder strike.

Petrov breaks the clinch.
McIntyre takes a shot to the body in his stride.
McIntyre 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.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ivan Petrov really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Methodios McIntyre's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.

A jab from Petrov does it's job there.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Petrov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Petrov swings widly with a right hand
enabling McIntyre to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
McIntyre throwing a counter right hand but Petrov manages to avoid it.
McIntyre takes a jab right on the kisser.
McIntyre lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Petrov lands a nice hook to McIntyre's body. McIntyre takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov lands a nice hook to McIntyre's body. McIntyre takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Petrov avoids the head kick by McIntyre.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
McIntyre lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Ivan Petrov seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McIntyre fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Petrov pivots, looking for a leg kick but McIntyre is out of range and Petrov settles back down.
McIntyre dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Petrov. That did some damage!
McIntyre takes one on the chin but seems OK.
McIntyre tries to clinch but fails miserably
and McIntyre takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
McIntyre takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Petrov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
McIntyre takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
McIntyre scoring well with a low kick there.
Petrov buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
McIntyre misses with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McIntyre connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov throws an off balance right hand
and McIntyre counters with a good low kick that Petrov was not able to check.
Petrov throws a hook but McIntyre blocks it.
Petrov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed McIntyre momentarily.
McIntyre rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and McIntyre takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
Petrov misses the jab.
Petrov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent McIntyre stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
McIntyre avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A big right from Petrov misses.
McIntyre is looking to counter punch.
McIntyre keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McIntyre cracks Petrov with an open hand slap.
McIntyre slips under a jab from Petrov.
Petrov has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from McIntyre finds it's way round the side to connect with Petrov's head.
McIntyre avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
McIntyre takes one on the button.
Petrov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Petrov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and McIntyre counters with an outside leg kick.
Petrov misses with a shot to the body
and McIntyre cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov throws a leg kick but McIntyre sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov misses with a hook. McIntyre ducked under it nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Petrov throws a leg kick that misses.
Petrov scores with a jab. McIntyre acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
McIntyre lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov throws a right hand that misses
and McIntyre counters with a nice leg kick.
McIntyre will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. McIntyre moves away and avoids it.
McIntyre throwing a counter right hand but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but McIntyre uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fight stays on the outside here - McIntyre looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but McIntyre moves away.
McIntyre moves away from the strike by Petrov.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Ivan Petrov dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Methodios McIntyre's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!

Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
McIntyre buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Petrov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Petrov swinging wildly here.
Petrov misses with a left hand
and McIntyre counters with a straight right hand.
McIntyre moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McIntyre on the wrong end of a nice jab.
McIntyre throws out a leg kick but Petrov moves out of range and McIntyre only half commits.
Petrov throws out a counter right but McIntyre avoids it with no problem.
Petrov connects with the punch.
McIntyre throws a head kick that misses
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Methodios McIntyre has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from McIntyre.
Petrov is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Petrov lands with a good body shot.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
McIntyre takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
McIntyre is looking to clinch.
McIntyre with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from McIntyre.
Petrov lands a nice leg kick that just misses McIntyre's sensitive parts.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but McIntyre slips the punch.
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by McIntyre.
McIntyre pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A countering left hand to the body from Petrov misses.
McIntyre misses with a left hand
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McIntyre misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
McIntyre tries a head kick but it misses.
A thudding body kick lands there by Petrov!
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from McIntyre.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
McIntyre throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice body kick.
Petrov connects with a body shot that sends McIntyre's belly button to the back.
McIntyre thows a leg kick but Petrov checks it
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Petrov stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from McIntyre.
Petrov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
McIntyre avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Petrov avoids a kick to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McIntyre waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but McIntyre ducks down to avoid it.

McIntyre moves into the clinch.
Petrov blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
McIntyre swings wildly with an uppercut but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
McIntyre misses with a short punch on the inside.
Petrov misses with a punch on the inside.
McIntyre fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
McIntyre working aggressively here.

Petrov breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.

McIntyre instigates a clinch.
Ivan Petrov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Petrov wants to break the clinch but can't.
Petrov goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Petrov blocking some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McIntyre swings away with an uppercut that misses.
McIntyre softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

Petrov breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
McIntyre throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Petrov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
McIntyre lands a head shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
McIntyre thows a leg kick but Petrov checks it
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Petrov throws a leg kick
and McIntyre counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Jab by Petrov.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but McIntyre sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Petrov lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ivan Petrov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Petrov winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Illya Tyunina scores the fight 45:50
Judge Konstantin Menshow scores the fight 45:50
Judge Vladimir Khabensky scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ivan Petrov!

Ivan Petrov is the new light heavyweight champion!
Ivan Petrov decided to call for a title shot in his post fight interview, which was very strange given the fact this fight was for a title and he's already the champion. I guess that's what getting punched in the head does for you.
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Co-main event

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Marlon Raynard (ranked 486 p4p, 1559 weight class) and Chimzat Khamaev (ranked 60 p4p, 209 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
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180
12 - 3 - 0
188 cm
27
170
5 - 2 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
Solid boxing
Granite chin
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Knockout power

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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 12 - 3 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Marlon Raynard!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 - 2 - 0, fighting out of Helsinki, Chimzat Khamaev!
The judges for this bout are Valeri Chadov, Aleksei Zolotukhin and Fedor Mirinova.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Raynard moves into range and clinches up with Khamaev.

Raynard pulls Khamaev into guard.
Khamaev throws a strike but Raynard rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Khamaev is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Khamaev is using up a lot of energy trying to get back to his feet. Perhaps he should improve his position first.
Khamaev wants to get back to his feet but Raynard passes into half guard.
Khamaev is trying to stand back up but Raynard is controlling him

Khamaev kicks Raynard off and gets back to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Raynard moves into the clinch successfully.

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

Raynard has closed the distance and engaged Khamaev in a clinch.
Raynard lands with a short shot to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Raynard blocks the elbow strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Raynard decides to pull guard.
Khamaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Khamaev with a flurry of punches that miss.
Raynard looking for a sweep. Not yet Raynard, not yet.
Khamaev must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Khamaev wanted to stand there but Raynard had control of the position.
Khamaev pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Raynard is keeping the position for now.
Khamaev lands a couple of decent looking shots.
My spies in 3Band MMA inform me that Khamaev has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Khamaev is fighting to break Raynard's control of his arms but Raynard is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Khamaev throws a big elbow that misses.
Khamaev scoring with punches to the head and body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Khamaev wanted to stand there but Raynard had control of the position.

Khamaev avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Raynard utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Khamaev keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Raynard's head.
Raynard bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Khamaev's guard.

Khamaev is looking to stand up but Raynard isn't so interested in that idea.
Raynard not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

Khamaev pushes Raynard off and gets back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Khamaev closes the distance and clinches.
Raynard tries to pull guard but Khamaev won't allow it.
Raynard tries to pull guard but Khamaev holds him up against the cage and eventually Raynard drops back down to his feet.
Raynard jumps guard but Khamaev stands there with Raynard around his waist. Raynard gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marlon Raynard. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Khamaev looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Raynard is trying to pull guard but Khamaev has him pressed against the cage.
With the fighters up against the cage, Khamaev throws an elbow but misses.
Khamaev is trying to break the clinch but Raynard has him pressed against the cage.
Raynard tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Khamaev smiles and moves away.
Raynard fails in his attempt to clinch.
Khamaev misses with a hook to the body
enabling Raynard to counter with a crisp jab.

Khamaev drives through and clinches with Raynard against the cage.
Raynard avoids the elbow strike from Khamaev, against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raynard tries to pull guard but Khamaev won't allow it.

Khamaev breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Khamaev connects with a body shot that sends Raynard's belly button to the back.

Khamaev takes the fight into the clinch.
Raynard keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Khamaev's efforts to push away.
Khamaev taking a breather.

Raynard manages to pull guard.
Khamaev postures up and lands a big shot to Raynard's brow.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Khamaev scoring with punches to the head and body.
Khamaev chips away with some ground and pound.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Khamaev accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Khamaev postures up in Raynard's guard and throws a big left but Raynard blocks it.
Raynard pulls Khamaev in close to prevent any damage.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Khamaev scores with a hook to the body. Raynard takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

Khamaev gets a clinch.
Raynard tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Khamaev just stands there and leans against the cage.
Raynard tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Khamaev just stands there and leans against the cage.
Raynard dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Khamaev is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Raynard is keeping busy.
Raynard is trying to pull guard but Khamaev turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marlon Raynard. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Khamaev throws an elbow that misses.

Raynard manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Raynard preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raynard preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Khamaev with a nice head shot there.
Khamaev lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Khamaev with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Khamaev trying to control but Raynard is working from the bottom.
Raynard has a closed guard, preventing Khamaev from standing up.
Khamaev postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Khamaev stands up over Raynard, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.

Raynard escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Khamaev gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Raynard tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Raynard avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Khamaev is looking to work some ground and pound but Raynard has wrist control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Khamaev trying to control but Raynard is working from the bottom.
Khamaev has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Raynard has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Khamaev can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Khamaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Raynard looking for a sweep. Not yet Raynard, not yet.
Khamaev working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Khamaev postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Khamaev cracks Raynard with a solid left hand.
Khamaev wants to stand but Raynard is controlling his posture from full guard.
Khamaev looking to sit in guard and control but Raynard gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Khamaev is looking to stand back up but Raynard counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by Khamaev.
Khamaev tries to kick Raynard off in order to stand up. Raynard Avoids the leg push though and dives into side control.
Khamaev wants to get back to his feet.
Raynard is staying tight to Khamaev's torso, preventing him from escaping.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Khamaev is pushing Raynard's head away, looking to escape. Raynard manages to hold on to the position though.
Khamaev bucks up and tries to throw Raynard off but instead Raynard has got his back!
Khamaev is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Raynard off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
Khamaev is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.
Chimzat Khamaev has got the better of the ground game so far.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
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 Marlon Raynard will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Raynard tries to keep at a distance but Khamaev has taken the fight into the clinch.
Khamaev manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Khamaev has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Khamaev looks to throw an elbow but misses.

Raynard decides to pull guard.
Raynard controlling Khamaev's posture.
Khamaev lands a couple of digs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Khamaev looking to sit in guard and control but Raynard gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Raynard engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Khamaev is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Raynard slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Khamaev wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Raynard manages to pass to side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Raynard is taking a breather. Khamaev says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Khamaev is looking to get back to is feet but Raynard passes into side control.
Khamaev wants to get back to his feet.
Khamaev wants to get back to his feet but Raynard is dominant here and he's now got Khamaev's back!
Khamaev is trying to get back to his feet but Raynard has full control of the position and if anything, Khamaev has just worked his way into a worse spot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raynard just keeping the dominant position. He can't wait too long though, otherwise the referee will stand them back up.
Khamaev is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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


Khamaev instigates a clinch.
Raynard is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Khamaev to keep the fight standing.

Raynard decides to pull guard.
Khamaev would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Khamaev trying to move into half guard but instead Raynard has managed to sweep!

Khamaev wants to stand but Raynard is controlling the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Khamaev wants to get back to his feet but Raynard passes into half guard.
Khamaev is looking to get back to is feet but Raynard passes into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raynard moves into full mount!
Khamaev is looking to get back to his feet - it's going to be hard from this position.
Raynard tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Khamaev is trying to stand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Khamaev is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raynard content just to control the position here.
Khamaev tries to buck Raynard off but he can't manage it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Raynard looking to control and managing it successfully.
Raynard won't let Khamaev get back to his feet... He wants to keep the fight where it is for now.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Raynard takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Marlon Raynard had his way with Chimzat Khamaev in 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. This is the final round!


Khamaev drives through and clinches with Raynard against the cage.
Raynard digs a right hand into Khamaev's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Khamaev's gas tank.

Raynard jumps guard and drags Khamaev to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Khamaev throws an elbow that misses. Raynard uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Khamaev's guard. Nice move by Raynard!

Raynard won't allow Khamaev to get back to his feet.
Raynard slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Raynard won't allow Khamaev to get back to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Khamaev has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Raynard is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.

Raynard manages to pull guard.
Khamaev postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raynard trying to control the position.
Khamaev passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Khamaev tries to move to full mount but Raynard actually manages to regain half guard.
Khamaev not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Khamaev missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Khamaev trying to control from half guard but Raynard is working away.
Raynard avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Khamaev.
Khamaev not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raynard is pressing down on Khamaev's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Raynard wants to sweep here but Khamaev controlling him for the moment.
Khamaev trying to control but Raynard is working from the bottom.
Khamaev throwing strikes from guard but Raynard blocks nicely.
Khamaev wants to control from the top but Raynard keeps moving.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Khamaev throwing strikes from guard but Raynard blocks nicely.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raynard slips a jab from Khamaev.
Raynard moves out of range of the strikes.
Khamaev misses with a hook to the body
and Raynard counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Khamaev gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Khamaev misses with an elbow strike.
Marlon Raynard is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Khamaev wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Khamaev wants to break free but Raynard has control.

Khamaev breaks from the clinch.

Khamaev moves into the clinch.

Raynard decides to pull guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Khamaev accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Raynard not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Khamaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Raynard is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raynard utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Khamaev trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Khamaev throws a strike but Raynard rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Khamaev wants to get back to his feet but Raynard passes into half guard.
Khamaev looks like he's trying to stand up.
Chimzat Khamaev has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Khamaev is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Khamaev manages to escape and get back to his feet!

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Chimzat Khamaev.
I think Raynard has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Valeri Chadov scores the fight 48:47
Judge Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 47:48
Judge Fedor Mirinova scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Marlon Raynard!

Marlon Raynard retains his welterweight title!
Marlon Raynard very nearly forgot to thank Shadow Realm Apparel 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.
Chimzat Khamaev spoke after the fight, saying 'I trained so hard for this fight! I’ll be back! Keel everybody! '.
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Main event

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Rickson Caceres (ranked 625 p4p, 1259 weight class) and Ernesto Romero (ranked 57 p4p, 113 weight class). Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

180 cm
28
157
10 - 4 - 0
165 cm
27
150
7 - 2 - 1
Powerful takedowns
Basic striking
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Solid Muay Thai
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 - 4 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rickson Caceres!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 - 2 - 1, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ernesto Romero!
The judges for this bout are Igor Prikhodko, Valeri Chadov and Dmitry Maklakov.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero misses with a hook.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Caceres is defended easily by Romero.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Romero! But no joy.
Caceres wants to clinch up but Romero keeps it at a distance.
Caceres shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Romero defends it nicely.
Romero scores with a decent looking hook.

Caceres drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.

Caceres is in a dominant position here, looking for a kimura. Romero looks calm but he's in trouble here. Caceres gets his leg over his opponent's head and yanks on the arm. Romero is tapping like a morse code operator on the titanic! SOS! SOS! Caceres lets go of the hold and Romero can pop his arm back in it's socket.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Rickson Caceres!
Rickson Caceres retains his featherweight title!
Rickson Caceres 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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