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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jorlan Vieira (ranked 615 p4p, 765 weight class) and Bill Smif (ranked 36 p4p, 41 weight class). Smif has chosen Playtime as his entrance music. Bill Smif has the eye of the tiger tonight.

188 cm
34
275
22 - 16 - 0
190 cm
32
215
15 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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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 22 - 16 - 0, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Jorlan Vieira!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 - 7 - 0, fighting out of Sydney, Bill Smif!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Andrew Berry and James Atkins.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Smif bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Vieira throws a lazy uppercut
and Smif makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Vieira looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Smif is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Vieira with a body shot.
Vieira with a nice calf kick.
Smif moves out of range as Vieira strikes.
Vieira loads up on a big right hand but Smif slips the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vieira swings widly with a right hand
and Smif counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Smif lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Vieira thows a left - swing and a miss!
Smif looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Smif misses with a left hand
and Smif takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Vieira throws a right hand that Smif ducks under and follows up with a left that Smif also avoids with ease.
Vieira misses with an uppercut.
Vieira misses with a right hand
and Smif counters with a stiff right hand.
Vieira looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
The fighters circling - Vieira throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Smif! But no joy.
Vieira on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Vieira throws a looping overhand right but Smif ducks down to avoid it.
A big left from Vieira misses.
A little jabbing left from Smif on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Vieira misses with a hook
letting Smif counter with a right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot lands for Vieira.
Smif dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Smif ducks under a wild hook from Vieira.
A little jabbing left from Smif on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A telegraphed right hand from Smif misses the target.
Smif throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Vieira counters with a stiff right hand.
It looks like Bill Smif has been cut.
Smif misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vieira.
An attempted straight right counter from Vieira misses the target.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Vieira.
Vieira rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Smif counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Smif takes a swing at Vieira's ribcage but misses.
Vieira went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Nice straight punches there by Vieira. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Vieira.
Vieira fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Smif moves away from the strike by Vieira.
Smif drops his hands momentarily and Vieira takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Nice body punch from Smif.
Vieira is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Smif takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Nice defenses there by Smif.
Smif appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Vieira finds it's way through Smif's defenses.
A shot to the body from Smif misses
enabling Vieira to counter with a crisp jab.
Vieira just misses with a punch to the body.
Smif throws out a counter right but Vieira avoids it with no problem.
Vieira swings away with a body shot that misses
and Smif counters with a stiff right hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Vieira slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
A shot to the liver by Vieira. Beautiful body shot.
Smif avoids the body shot from Vieira.
Vieira slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Vieira misses with a straight left.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Jorlan Vieira dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Bill Smif's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!

Vieira throws a poor cross that misses
and Smif counters with a stiff right hand.
Vieira throws a looping overhand right but Smif ducks down to avoid it.
A nice side step and Smif releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Donk. Vieira catches Smif right on the button with a cross.
Vieira misses with a body punch
enabling Smif to counter with a crisp jab.
Jorlan Vieira is winning the standup battle so far.
Smif throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vieira sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Vieira stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Smif bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Smif! But no joy.
Vieira is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Smif.
Smif doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Vieira swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Vieira takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vieira misses with a hook
and Smif counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Vieira ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Vieira falls off balance throwing a combination
and Smif counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Smif throws out a powerful jab.
Vieira misses with an uppercut
and Smif counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Vieira misses with a jab to the body

and Smif counters with a nice right hand that sends Vieira toppling to the canvas! Vieira scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Smif finish him?!
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!
Vieira misses with a right hand

and Smif counters with a crisp right hand that drops Vieira! Smif lets Vieira back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
Vieira is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vieira misses with a left hand
and Smif rattles Vieira with a well-timed uppercut counter. - Vieira tries to back away and recover but his hands are down low and he gets tagged again, sending him stumbling down to the canvas. Smif dives in after him and quickly finishes the job with a trio of brutal punches, leaving Vieira stiff and motionless on the mat!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:10 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Bill Smif!
During a confident post fight interview, Bill Smif thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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RATING
58%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ed Green (ranked 929 p4p, 870 weight class) and Maro Pjetlic (ranked 50 p4p, 48 weight class). Pjetlic has chosen Legend as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

175 cm
34
168
27 - 14 - 0
196 cm
34
265
23 - 14 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent MT
Very strong
Decent wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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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 27 - 14 - 0, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Ed Green!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 - 14 - 1, fighting out of Amsterdam, Maro Pjetlic!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, William Gold and James Ackerman.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Green tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Pjetlic swivels and escapes.

Green looking to score a takedown here. Pjetlic is defending well but Green drives through and ends up in Pjetlic's guard.
Green stays in close to Pjetlic's body and controls the position.
Green wants to control from the top but Pjetlic keeps moving.
Green forces his way into half guard.
Pjetlic trying to control here.
Green is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pjetlic is wriggling around here but as he tries to escape, Green has taken his back.
Green seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.

Green patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?

That's one minute gone in the round.

Green is working for the choke. It looks like he might have got it... has he...? Yes! Pjetlic is tapping out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Ed Green!
Ed Green made sure to mention his sponsor, HELLBENT in his post fight interview.
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RATING
61%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Billy Crawley (ranked 532 p4p, 618 weight class) and Aiko San (ranked 26 p4p, 33 weight class). Crawley comes to the cage accompanied by Jewelry - One More Time. Billy Crawley has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

191 cm
34
205
18 - 12 - 2
178 cm
32
158
18 - 8 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
World class MT
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

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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 18 - 12 - 2, fighting out of Amsterdam, Billy Crawley!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 - 8 - 0, fighting out of London, Aiko San!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Paul Tew and William Gold.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crawley throws an ugly left hook that misses
and San counters with a stiff right hand.
Crawley lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Crawley with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Crawley bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A low kick from Crawley is predictable there
and San counters with a nice uppercut.
Crawley throws a low kick but San moves out of range easily.
A lazy left from Crawley finds it's target.
Nice cross by Crawley.
Crawley throws a quick head kick that skims the top of San's head.
Billy Crawley seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A big right from San misses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Crawley lands a nice leg kick that just misses San's sensitive parts.
Crawley lands a nice leg kick that just misses San's sensitive parts.
Crawley throws a quick head kick that skims the top of San's head.
It looks like Aiko San has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crawley slips under a jab.
A jab from San does it's job there.
San misses the jab.
Crawley throws a quick inside leg kick.
A head kick by Crawley misses
and San counters with a nice uppercut.
Crawley tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
San swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Crawley darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
San uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crawley.
Crawley throws a head kick that misses
and San cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
San blocks a head kick by Crawley.
Crawley swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting San counter with a right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crawley sizes up San with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
San fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Crawley ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Crawley moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Crawley misses with a lunging right hand
and San counters with a stiff right hand.
Nice jab there from Crawley.
Crawley throws a nice outside leg kick.
San blocks a head kick by Crawley.
San swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Crawley throws a jab when San was well out of range.
San swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Crawley.
Crawley throws a nice outside leg kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Crawley darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crawley takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Crawley pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crawley throws an overhand right that lands on San's shoulder, as San tries to avoid the shot.
San avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
San's corner calls for a 1-2. San obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
San drops his hands momentarily and Crawley takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Good work by San as he checks the leg kick.
San has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
San scores with a hook to the body. Crawley takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Crawley fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
San is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Crawley.
San 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.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Crawley looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Crawley uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from San.
San is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Crawley had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into mush.
San drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Crawley throws an ugly left hook that misses
and San counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Crawley thinking.
Crawley throws a front kick aimed at San's knee but San avoids it well.
Crawley throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
San takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
San swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
San's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Crawley connects with a leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
San on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Crawley. Crawley obviously looking to wear him down.
A head kick by Crawley misses
and Crawley takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
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 Billy Crawley will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Aiko San's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!

San blocks a low kick nicely.
Crawley throws a low kick, looking for San's leg but San calmly moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from San on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Crawley thows a leg kick but San checks it
and San counters with a straight right hand.
Crawley swings away with a body shot that misses
letting San counter with a right hand.
San misses with a looping right.
San checks a low kick from Crawley.
San jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Crawley is rocked!
San cracks Crawley with a brutal left hook that knocks him out cold! This one is over in a flash! Game over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:42 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Aiko San!
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68%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Adam Shalashaska (ranked 328 p4p, 372 weight class) and Nikolay Leonov (ranked 22 p4p, 24 weight class). Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

182 cm
34
186
28 - 9 - 0
180 cm
34
195
21 - 14 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent MT
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Fast

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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 28 - 9 - 0, fighting out of London, Adam Shalashaska!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 - 14 - 0, fighting out of St Petersburg, Nikolay Leonov!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, James Ackerman and Chris Edwards.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Donk. Leonov catches Shalashaska right on the button with a cross.
Leonov throws a head kick but Shalashaska moves out of range.
Shalashaska tries a head kick but it misses.
As Shalashaska backs off Leonov throws a huge counter combo but Shalashaska manages to avoid it all.
Shalashaska takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Shalashaska scores with a punch to the head.
Nikolay Leonov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Leonov takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Shalashaska uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Leonov.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Leonov.
Shalashaska tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Leonov was well out of range. Poor timing from Shalashaska.
Leonov jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Shalashaska takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Leonov turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

Shalashaska decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Leonov moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Shalashaska missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shalashaska throwing strikes but missing.
Leonov is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Shalashaska is controlling him.
Shalashaska trying to control the position from guard on top but Leonov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Leonov is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Shalashaska has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Shalashaska trying to control but Leonov is working from the bottom.
Shalashaska pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Leonov is keeping the position for now.
Leonov is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Shalashaska walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Shalashaska shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Shalashaska uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Leonov.
Leonov misses with a right hand
and Shalashaska counters with a thumping low kick.
Nikolay Leonov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Leonov jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Shalashaska on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Leonov moves out of range of the body kick from Shalashaska.
Leonov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Nice cross by Leonov.
Leonov lands a right hook to the body.
Leonov misses with a kick to the body
and Shalashaska connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Shalashaska lands a head kick!

Shalashaska rushes Leonov and presses him up against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shalashaska tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Shalashaska misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Leonov working hard to break the clinch.
Leonov gets underhooks to prevent Shalashaska's takedown attempt.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Leonov creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Leonov is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Shalashaska has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Leonov after a bit of a struggle.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Adam Shalashaska. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Shalashaska looking to throw knees to the head but Leonov is blocking nicely.
Shalashaska has a couple of punches blocked by Leonov.
Shalashaska connects with a knee to the head.
Leonov wants to break free but Shalashaska has control.
Shalashaska has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Leonov after a bit of a struggle.
Leonov scores with an uppercut up the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Shalashaska pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Leonov looks to land a left hand but Shalashaska moved out of range nicely.
Shalashaska appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Shalashaska lands with a slapping head kick.
Leonov throws a body punch but Shalashaska moves out of range.
Shalashaska tries a head kick but it misses.
Shalashaska throws a head kick that misses
and Leonov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Shalashaska swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Leonov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Shalashaska lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Leonov steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Shalashaska. That one must have hurt.
A jab from Leonov misses.
Leonov jabs Shalashaska to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Leonov smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Leonov scores with a nice body kick.
Shalashaska looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A left and a right from Leonov both land. Nice combination.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Shalashaska changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Leonov tries to avoid it but Shalashaska manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Leonov to the ground. Leonov escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Leonov lands with a right hand.
Leonov misses the jab.
Nice straight punches there by Leonov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Leonov.
Shalashaska with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Shalashaska misses with a takedown
and Leonov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Leonov misses with a low kick as Shalashaska jumps back.
Shalashaska misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Leonov.
Leonov throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shalashaska throws a lazy head kick
and Leonov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Shalashaska throws a poor cross that misses
and Leonov counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
A good leg kick by Leonov.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Shalashaska tries to move into range but Leonov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Leonov dips to his left and cracks Shalashaska with an uppercut!

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Leonov. That's going to slow Shalashaska down.
Shalashaska scores with a nice body kick.
A nice combination there by Leonov.
Shalashaska has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Leonov.
Leonov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Shalashaska steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Leonov. That one must have hurt.
A big left from Leonov misses.
Leonov misses with a straight left.
A head kick from Leonov lands but Shalashaska takes it in his stride.
Shalashaska tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Shalashaska shoots and misses
and Leonov counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Adam Shalashaska. That's going to take a lot out of him.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Leonov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Leonov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Shalashaska has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Shalashaska there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shalashaska ducks under a wild hook from Leonov.
Shalashaska seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Leonov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Leonov with a nice calf kick.
Shalashaska misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Leonov throws a sloppy head kick
and Shalashaska counters with a straight right hand.
Leonov lands with an overhand left.
Shalashaska throws a body punch but Leonov moves out of range.
Shalashaska misses with the body kick
and Leonov counters with a straight right hand.
Leonov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Shalashaska chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Leonov can pounce on him.
Nice jab there from Leonov.
Shalashaska dodges the punch combination from Leonov.
Shalashaska on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shalashaska pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Shalashaska takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Shalashaska tries to score a power double leg takedown but Leonov sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Shalashaska somewhat.
A big right from Leonov misses.
Leonov slips a jab from Shalashaska.
Leonov lands with an overhand left.
Shalashaska is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Shalashaska looks for the body kick but Leonov saw that one coming.
Shalashaska swings for the body but Leonov moves out of range.
A slow jab from Leonov misses its intended target.
Shalashaska is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Leonov misses with a looping right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shalashaska thows a leg kick but Leonov checks it
and Leonov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Shalashaska looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Shalashaska misses with a hook. Leonov ducked under it nicely.
Shalashaska takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Leonov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Shalashaska takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Leonov pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Shalashaska avoids the head kick by Leonov.
Shalashaska moves away from the strike by Leonov.
Shalashaska looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Leonov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Shalashaska looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.

Shalashaska closes the distance and clinches.
Shalashaska misses with an elbow strike.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Shalashaska content to slow the pace in the clinch.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolay Leonov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!

That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Leonov crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Shalashaska - the referee stops the clock and Leonov gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Shalashaska. Leonov manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Leonov lands a jab.
Shalashaska looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Leonov is fending him off so far but Shalashaska persists. Nope, Leonov circles away and we're back to standing.
Shalashaska showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Leonov.
Shalashaska walks into a left hand.
Leonov lands with a kick to the ribs.
Leonov moves out of range of the body kick from Shalashaska.
Leonov goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shalashaska wants to clinch but Leonov slips to the side
and Leonov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Leonov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Leonov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Leonov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shalashaska takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Shalashaska throws a lazy body kick
and Leonov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.

Shalashaska clinches up with Leonov and pushes him back against the cage.

Leonov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Shalashaska takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Shalashaska walks into a stiff left hand from Leonov.
Leonov digs a good body shot into Shalashaska's ribs.
Shalashaska has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Leonov finds it's way round the side to connect with Shalashaska's head.

Shalashaska has Leonov up against the cage in a clinch.
Shalashaska stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Adam Shalashaska has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Leonov is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Shalashaska tries a knee to the head but Leonov blocks it.

Leonov escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Leonov fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Shalashaska.
Leonov scores with a nice body kick.
Leonov throws a nice looking combination but Shalashaska bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Leonov with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Leonov throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Leonov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Leonov scores with a head kick.
Nikolay Leonov seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shalashaska showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Leonov.
Nikolay Leonov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Shalashaska tries to clinch up.
A nice leg kick from Leonov, right into the meat of the thigh.
Shalashaska tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Leonov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Shalashaska ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Leonov moves away.
Shalashaska takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

Leonov gets tackled into the cage by Shalashaska. Shalashaska maintains the clinch.

Leonov breaks from the clinch.
Leonov misses with an uppercut.
Leonov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Shalashaska.
Shalashaska drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shalashaska throws a right hand that misses
letting Leonov counter with a right hand.
Leonov wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A low kick from Shalashaska is predictable there
and Leonov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Leonov misses with the combination.
Leonov scores with a punch to the head.
Leonov throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Shalashaska shoots for a double leg takedown but Leonov sprawls well. He's pushed Shalashaska's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Leonov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A jab lands there for Leonov.
Shalashaska gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Leonov counters with a stiff right hand.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Adam Shalashaska. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Shalashaska misses with the body kick
and Leonov counters with a straight right hand.
Shalashaska throws a leg kick that is checked
and Leonov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

And that's the end of the fight!
Nikolay Leonov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Leonov 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 William Gold scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 27:30
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nikolay Leonov!

During a confident post fight interview, Nikolay Leonov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
Adam Shalashaska spoke after the fight, saying 'You're pretty good.'.
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RATING
71%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ryder Young (ranked 239 p4p, 304 weight class) and Odd Job (ranked 13 p4p, 20 weight class). Young comes to the cage accompanied by Of Monsters and Men - Destroyer. Ryder Young could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Odd Job's chin.

197 cm
30
276
13 - 5 - 0
179 cm
34
170
21 - 14 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Basic striking
Powerful

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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 13 - 5 - 0, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ryder Young!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 - 14 - 0, fighting out of New York, Odd Job!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Sam Margolis and James Atkins.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Job will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Young throws a hook to the side of Job's head but Job sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Young just misses with a punch to the body.
Odd Job seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Job dives in for a single leg takedown but Young sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Job shoots and misses
and Young connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Ryder Young has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Odd Job.
Young throws a hook but Job blocks it.
Job walks into a straight right, dropping him to the canvas! Young swarms him and finishes the fight with a hail of punches! What a brutal finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Ryder Young!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Ryder Young waved his t-shirt featuring Action Apparel's logo in front of the cameras.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jonny Bar (ranked 466 p4p, 685 weight class) and Lucas Barbosa (ranked 25 p4p, 36 weight class). Lucas Barbosa has the eye of the tiger tonight.

200 cm
30
212
15 - 7 - 0
178 cm
34
205
22 - 8 - 0
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Good chin
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
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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 15 - 7 - 0, fighting out of London, Jonny Bar!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 - 8 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Lucas Barbosa!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Andrew Berry and James Ackerman.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Barbosa tries to sprawl but Bar drives through with a takedown into half guard.

Bar is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Bar will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Bar is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Barbosa slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

Barbosa throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Bar throws a big right hand that misses.
Bar is working Barbosa over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Bar pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Barbosa is keeping the position for now.

Barbosa looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Barbosa looking to control.
Barbosa manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Bar manages to get himself to full guard.

Bar wants to sweep but no luck.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bar keeping moving, preventing Barbosa from controlling successfully.

Barbosa is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Barbosa wants to control from the top but Bar keeps moving.

Barbosa has a momentary lapse of concentration, allowing Bar to throw up a leg and lock on what appears to be a pretty tight triangle! Barbosa is fighting it off but it's all too little too late - Bar pulls down on the head and he's put Barbosa to sleep! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Jonny Bar!
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kodiyak Redd (ranked 293 p4p, 323 weight class) and Jerry Short (ranked 19 p4p, 21 weight class). Short comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
30
141
16 - 5 - 0
151 cm
31
135
15 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Very quick
Excellent grappler
Brawler
Good gas tank

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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 16 - 5 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kodiyak Redd!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 - 8 - 0, fighting out of Tokyo, Jerry Short!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Paul Tew and James Atkins.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Short fails with a takedown attempt.
Redd tries to bum rush Short with a series of wild strikes but Short uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

Redd tries to sprawl but Short drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Redd gets back to full guard.
Redd tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Short drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Redd manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Short has Redd in his guard.

Short trying to control the position here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Redd pushing down on Short's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Still in half guard, Redd seems content to control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Short moves into full guard.
Our spies down at at Gold Samurai's Gym inform us that Short has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Redd trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Short looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Redd passes into half guard.
Redd passes the guard and advances to mount!
Short is in all sorts of trouble here.
Short tries to lock up and control but Redd gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Short is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Short taking shots to the head.
Short sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Short tries to roll over but Redd keeps him under control.
Redd not doing much here.

Short looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Short is trying to stand.

Short makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Short with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Redd to score with a decent uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The crowd cheers as Redd lands an impressive looking overhand right. Short doesn't seem phased though.
Redd looks to score with a jab to the body but Short is just out of range.
Short shoots in for a takedown but Redd shows good takedown defense.
Nice takedown defense from Redd. No joy for Short on that attempt.
Kodiyak Redd has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jerry Short.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Short scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Redd is looking to reverse the position.
Redd gets back to half guard.
Redd works his way to full guard. Good work.
Short looking to sit in guard and control but Redd gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Redd avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Short manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Redd manages to get himself to full guard.

Short trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Short pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Redd is keeping the position for now.

Redd throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Short thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

Short postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Redd is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Short, into his guard.

Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Short can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Redd controls the pace.

Redd avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Short is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
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 Kodiyak Redd will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!

Donk. Redd catches Short right on the button with a cross.
Redd misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Short looks for a takedown but Redd sprawls well.
Redd bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Short shoots for a double leg takedown but Redd sprawls well. He's pushed Short's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Redd connects with a looping right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Short takes a jab right on the kisser.

Redd has taken the fight to the clinch.
Redd lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Short backwards.
Short drops down looking for an ankle pick but Redd pulls his leg out and moves away.
Kodiyak Redd has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jerry Short.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Short has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Redd.
A left lands for Redd.

Short changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Redd looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Redd is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Short off and has taken his back!
Redd has good solid back control here.
Redd tries to get the hooks in deep but Short pushed the leg off.
Short wants to control his opponent's hands but Redd gets his hands free.
Short is keeping busy.
Short can't escape the position.
This has been an exciting period of action!
What can Short do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Short turns into Redd and is now in his guard.
Redd is trying to control the position but Short postures up.
Short throws a big elbow that misses.
Short throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Redd works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Redd will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Redd looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Redd holds on and takes a little breather.

Short postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Redd is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Short, into his guard.

Short tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Short looking for a guillotine here but Redd defends easily.

Short had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Redd defends it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Short looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Redd is stalling in the full guard.
Jerry Short has got the better of the ground game so far.
Redd sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Short's guard.
Short is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Redd passes to full mount!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Redd looking to control but Short is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Redd is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Short is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Short regains half guard.
Redd wants to pass to mount but Short is defending the position.
Short is refusing to be controlled, as Redd sits in half guard.

Short looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Redd trying to control from half guard but Short is working away.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Kodiyak Redd dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!

Short shoots in for a double leg but Redd sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Redd shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Short as he jumps to the side.
Short takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Redd scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A nice leg kick from Redd, right into the meat of the thigh.
Short moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
It looks like Redd has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Short walks into a jab.
Redd moves in looking to clinch but Short pushes him off.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Short darts in looking for a takedown but Redd gets double underhooks and turns Short into the cage.

Redd scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Redd in side control, just content to control the action for now.
Short tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Redd is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Short is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Redd is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
Redd scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Short is in all sorts of trouble here.
Redd trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Kodiyak Redd is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Short tries to hold on but Redd pushes him away.
Redd putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Redd prevents Short from getting the reversal.
Redd fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Redd controlling the position easily from mount.
Redd can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Short is looking to escape.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Short tries to reverse the position but Redd maintains control.
Redd lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Short wants to hold on but Redd pushes him away.
Redd content just to control the position here.
Short tries to hold on but Redd postures up.
Short gets back to half guard.
Redd keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.

Short is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Redd pulls his head out easily.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Redd seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Redd trying to control the pace.
Short is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Redd scores with a couple of nice shots.
Redd tries to pass to full mount but Short defends it.

Short looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Redd in particular looking to stall.
Redd seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Short for as long as he can get away with.

Short looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Redd content to control rather than advance.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 30:27
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 30:27
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kodiyak Redd!

Kodiyak Redd thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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RATING
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Sergey Vinogradov (ranked 109 p4p, 174 weight class) and Khalil Burnett (ranked 7 p4p, 13 weight class). 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?

195 cm
34
220
24 - 11 - 0
194 cm
31
215
12 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 - 11 - 0, fighting out of St Petersburg, Sergey Vinogradov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 - 3 - 0, fighting out of Sydney, Khalil Burnett!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Richard Clark and Donald Grub.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vinogradov will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Khalil Burnett seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Burnett misses with a straight left.
Sloppy strikes from Vinogradov. Those never looked like landing.
Burnett takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Burnett tries to move into range but Vinogradov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Vinogradov moves out of range as Burnett strikes.
Burnett throws a shot from downtown. Vinogradov moves away and avoids it.
Burnett throws out a loose jab but Vinogradov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vinogradov throwing a counter right hand but Burnett manages to avoid it.
Vinogradov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Burnett.
Nice defenses there by Burnett.
It seemed like Burnett was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Vinogradov moves out of range of the strikes.
Vinogradov is looking to counter punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vinogradov misses with a looping left.
Vinogradov slips a straight right by Burnett.
Burnett throws a looping overhand right but Vinogradov ducks down to avoid it.
Vinogradov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vinogradov lands a nice hook to Burnett's body. Burnett takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Burnett throws a lazy right hand but Vinogradov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Burnett moves away from the strike by Vinogradov.
A punch combination from Vinogradov misses.
Burnett now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Vinogradov throws a jab but it's blocked by Burnett.
Burnett takes one on the button.
Vinogradov throws a hook but Burnett avoids it easily.
Vinogradov scores with a shot to the body.
Vinogradov just misses with a punch to the body.
Burnett looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Burnett works Vinogradov's body with a nice hook.
Burnett tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vinogradov was well out of range. Poor timing from Burnett.
Vinogradov throwing a counter right hand but Burnett manages to avoid it.
Vinogradov throws a looping overhand right but Burnett ducks down to avoid it.
Burnett throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vinogradov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Burnett uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vinogradov.
Burnett throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vinogradov throws an off balance right hand
enabling Burnett to counter with a crisp jab.
Burnett misses with a hook. Vinogradov ducked under it nicely.
Vinogradov slips under a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Burnett throws a predictable looking body shot
and Vinogradov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Burnett looks to land a right hand but Vinogradov moved out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Vinogradov misses the target.
A big left from Burnett misses.
Burnett throws a lazy uppercut
and Vinogradov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vinogradov looks to score with a jab to the body but Burnett is just out of range.
Vinogradov wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Burnett throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Jab by Vinogradov.
Burnett 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.
Vinogradov connects with a crisp jab.
Vinogradov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Burnett stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Vinogradov lands a glancing blow to the side of Burnett's head.
Burnett ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Vinogradov misses with a hook. Burnett ducked under it nicely.
Burnett cracks Vinogradov with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Burnett throws a shot from downtown. Vinogradov moves away and avoids it.
Burnett thuds a left hand into Vinogradov's body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Burnett misses with a body punch
and Vinogradov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Burnett uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Vinogradov.
A jab from Burnett misses.
Vinogradov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Burnett lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Vinogradov lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Burnett connects with a body shot.
Burnett connects with the punch.
Vinogradov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Burnett looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Vinogradov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Burnett misses the jab.
Vinogradov avoids the body shot from Burnett.
Vinogradov throws a combination. Burnett tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Burnett slips under a jab.
Burnett missing with a left hand there. Vinogradov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot by Vinogradov.
Burnett connects with a nice looking jab.
Vinogradov blocks a jab.
Vinogradov defending well as Burnett loads up on a big left hand.
Vinogradov with a jab.
Burnett is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vinogradov.
Burnett looks to land a left hand but Vinogradov moved out of range nicely.
Vinogradov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Burnett throws out the jab.
A quick step to the side and Vinogradov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vinogradov misses with a straight right.
The fighters circling - Burnett throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A big right from Burnett misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Vinogradov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A slow jab from Burnett misses its intended target.
Vinogradov takes one to the side of the head.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Vinogradov.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Burnett bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Vinogradov misses the jab.
Burnett throws a right hand that misses
and Vinogradov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Burnett takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Burnett throws the left hand but Vinogradov avoids the punch easily.
Burnett lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Vinogradov at a distance.
Vinogradov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Burnett drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Burnett throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Vinogradov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Burnett rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Vinogradov counters with a series of strikes. Burnett will be more careful next time no doubt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Burnett walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Vinogradov connects with a crisp jab.
Burnett avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Burnett throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vinogradov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sergey Vinogradov is winning the standup battle so far.
Burnett misses with a straight left.
Vinogradov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vinogradov just misses with a punch to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Burnett! But no joy.
Vinogradov swings widly with a right hand
and Burnett cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Vinogradov misses with a straight right.
Burnett looks to score with a jab to the body but Vinogradov is just out of range.
Vinogradov lands with an uppercut that bounces Burnett off the cage and back into range.
Vinogradov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Burnett manages to avoid it.
Burnett slips a jab from Vinogradov.
Vinogradov has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Burnett fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vinogradov manages to avoid it.
Vinogradov connects with a body shot that sends Burnett's belly button to the back.
Sloppy strikes from Vinogradov. Those never looked like landing.
Burnett lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
It looks like Sergey Vinogradov has been cut.
Vinogradov will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Burnett throws the left hand but Vinogradov avoids the punch easily.
Vinogradov missing with a left hand there. Burnett was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Vinogradov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Burnett can do to turn this around?

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vinogradov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Burnett throws out the jab.
Burnett is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vinogradov.
Vinogradov went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A telegraphed right hand from Burnett misses the target.
Vinogradov moves away from the strike by Burnett.
Vinogradov is looking to counter punch.
Vinogradov misses with a body shot.
Vinogradov gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Burnett.
Vinogradov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Burnett. Burnett circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Burnett throws out a loose jab but Vinogradov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Burnett staying out of range there.
Burnett looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Vinogradov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Burnett looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Burnett looks to throw the jab but Vinogradov is out of range.
Vinogradov loads up on a big right hand but Burnett slips the punch.
Vinogradov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Burnett throws a jab when Vinogradov was well out of range.
Burnett takes a swing at Vinogradov's ribcage but misses.
A big right from Burnett misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Burnett misses.
Burnett misses with a straight right.
Good shot there by Vinogradov.
Vinogradov misses with an uppercut
and Burnett connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Burnett throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
An attempted straight right counter from Vinogradov misses the target.
Vinogradov throws a shot to the body.
Vinogradov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Burnett's head backwards.
Burnett swings for the body but Vinogradov moves out of range.
Vinogradov staying out of range there.
Vinogradov just misses with a punch to the body.
A big right from Burnett misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Vinogradov misses the target.
Vinogradov connects with a right hand. Burnett shakes it off.
Burnett gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Burnett ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Vinogradov moves forwards but Burnett connects with a nice, crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Burnett uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Vinogradov.
Vinogradov takes a swing at Burnett's ribcage but misses.
Burnett punishes Vinogradov's body with a nice straight punch.
Burnett misses with a looping right.
Vinogradov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Burnett moves away.
Vinogradov throws a right hand that misses
and Burnett counters with a nice uppercut.
Vinogradov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
The fighters circling - Burnett throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Burnett steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vinogradov.

Burnett lands a big right hand that sends Vinogradov crashing to the mat! Burnett stays standing though and waves Vinogradov back to his feet!
Vinogradov is rocked!
Burnett scores with a shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Burnett jabs at Vinogradov's body.
Burnett takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Vinogradov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Burnett.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Khalil Burnett will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Sergey Vinogradov's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!

A telegraphed right hand from Burnett misses the target.
Vinogradov misses with a straight right.
Burnett swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Vinogradov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Burnett looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Burnett bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Burnett misses with a left hand
and Burnett takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Burnett swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Burnett misses with a hook. Vinogradov ducked under it nicely.
Nice cross by Vinogradov.
Burnett uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Vinogradov has time to react.
Burnett has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Vinogradov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vinogradov will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Burnett throws a big shot that misses.
Vinogradov throws a poor cross that misses
and Burnett counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Burnett throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Vinogradov counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Burnett throws a lazy right hand but Vinogradov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Burnett misses with a straight left.
Vinogradov misses with a right hand
letting Burnett counter with a right hand.
Oh Vinogradov is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Burnett ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Vinogradov seems to have got his legs back now.
Burnett throws a jab but it's blocked by Vinogradov.
Vinogradov throws out a loose jab but Burnett uses good head movement to avoid it.
Burnett throws a right hand that misses
and Vinogradov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Burnett throws a hook but Vinogradov avoids it easily.
A little feinted left hand from Vinogradov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Burnett looks to land a left hand but Vinogradov moved out of range nicely.
Vinogradov slips a straight right by Burnett.
Burnett misses with a straight right.
It looked like Vinogradov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Burnett misses with a body shot
and Vinogradov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vinogradov loads up on a big right hand but Burnett slips the punch.
Vinogradov digs a good hook to Burnett's body.
A slow jab from Burnett misses its intended target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Burnett moves into range and connects with a jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vinogradov misses with a body punch
and Burnett counters with a straight right hand.
Vinogradov scores with a sloppy right hand. Burnett should have avoided that one.
Burnett on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Vinogradov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Vinogradov slips a jab from Burnett.
A counter left hand to the body from Vinogradov misses its target.
Burnett throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
An attempted straight right counter from Vinogradov misses the target.
Burnett misses with an uppercut
and Vinogradov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Burnett scores with a decent looking hook.
Burnett throws a shot from downtown. Vinogradov moves away and avoids it.
Burnett misses with a hook
and Vinogradov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vinogradov punishes Burnett's body with a nice straight punch.
Burnett takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Burnett feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Vinogradovs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Burnett throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Vinogradov appears to be looking for a big counter.
Nice uppercut lands for Burnett. That snapped Vinogradov's head back.
Vinogradov tries to bum rush Burnett with a series of wild strikes but Burnett uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Burnett displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Vinogradov throws out the jab.
Nice cross by Burnett.
Burnett takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Vinogradov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Vinogradov goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Vinogradov staying out of range there.
Burnett throws a hook to the side of Vinogradov's head but Vinogradov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Vinogradov looks to land a right hand but Burnett moved out of range.
Burnett throws a hook but Vinogradov avoids it easily.
Burnett misses with a telegraphed body shot
enabling Vinogradov to counter with a crisp jab.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Vinogradov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Burnett was well out of range. Poor timing from Vinogradov.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vinogradov scores with a body shot.

Burnett lands a big right hand that sends Vinogradov crashing to the mat! Burnett stays standing though and waves Vinogradov back to his feet!
Vinogradov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Burnett throws out the jab.
Burnett is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vinogradov.
Vinogradov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Vinogradov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Vinogradov throws an overhand right that lands on Burnett's shoulder, as Burnett tries to avoid the shot.
Vinogradov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Burnett counters with a crisp right that sends Vinogradov to the canvas! Burnett follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:37 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Khalil Burnett!
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Co-main event

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Antonio Tarver (ranked 119 p4p, 124 weight class) and Dan Dinklage (ranked 8 p4p, 9 weight class). Antonio Tarver is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

169 cm
31
163
19 - 4 - 0
160 cm
30
210
17 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Basic striking
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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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 19 - 4 - 0, fighting out of Helsinki, Antonio Tarver!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 - 7 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dan Dinklage!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Steven Brown and James Glass.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Tarver clinches.
Tarver can't find room to land a body shot as Dinklage controls the action.
Tarver throws a head punch that misses.
Dinklage misses with a punch to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Dinklage.
Dinklage struggles to land a body shot inside as Tarver controls his hands.

Dinklage turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
Dinklage has control of an arm but Tarver manages to advance to Dinklage's back!
Tarver seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Tarver patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Dinklage defends a prolonged rear naked choke attempt and turns nicely into his opponent's guard.
Dinklage postures up in Tarver's guard and throws a big left but Tarver blocks it.

Tarver throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Dinklage forces his way into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dinklage missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Tarver is staying active underneath Dinklage, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Tarver is trying to maintain the position but Dinklage is very close to passing his half guard.
Dinklage winds up and cracks Tarver with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

Tarver actively working from the bottom here.
Tarver is trying is best to control the position here.
Dinklage seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Dinklage is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Tarver!
Dinklage landing punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dinklage is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Dinklage lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Tarver is rocked!
Tarver tries to reverse the position but Dinklage maintains control.
Oh Tarver is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Dinklage looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Dinklage lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Oooh a big shot lands for Dinklage! Tarver is out! The ref dives in to save him from more punishment!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Dan Dinklage!
Dan Dinklage made sure to mention his sponsor, Northern Zombie in his post fight interview.
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Main event

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Balin Trollslayer (ranked 14 p4p, 54 weight class) and Torhte Finlayson (ranked 1 p4p, 3 weight class). Finlayson has chosen Scotland the Brave, Black Bear as his entrance music. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

150 cm
34
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190 cm
34
210
40 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 - 7 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Balin Trollslayer!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 40 - 4 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Torhte Finlayson!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Richard Clark and Colin Fotheringham.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
We've got one fighter who appears to only be looking to counter and the other not looking particularly aggressive either, so we could be in for a dull fight.
Finlayson thuds his right hand into Trollslayer's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Finlayson throws an off balance right hand

and Trollslayer counters with a takedown into side control.
Finlayson is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Trollslayer's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Finlayson is positioning himself well to prevent Trollslayer advancing to mount.
Trollslayer lands strikes from half guard.
Trollslayer sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Finlayson defending well though.
Trollslayer throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Trollslayer working Finlayson over with strikes.
Trollslayer throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Trollslayer thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Trollslayer not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Trollslayer throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Trollslayer throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
We've been hearing that Trollslayer has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Trollslayer thows a huge punch but Finlayson dodges it nicely.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Trollslayer throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Finlayson to regain full guard.
Finlayson looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Finlayson preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Trollslayer postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Trollslayer might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Finlayson seems keen to control Trollslayer's posture.
Trollslayer throws a big elbow that misses.
Trollslayer postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Trollslayer throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Trollslayer accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Trollslayer throws a strike but Finlayson rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Trollslayer trying to strike from the bottom but really, it's not the best position to be doing that from!
Finlayson is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Let's hope that Finlayson has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
Trollslayer tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Trollslayer trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.
Trollslayer trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Finlayson slips nicely into half guard, despite the strikes coming from Trollslayer.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Finlayson prevents Trollslayer from improving his position.
Trollslayer missing with punches from the bottom.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Finlayson throws a poor cross that misses

and Trollslayer counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Trollslayer.
Trollslayer postures up in Finlayson's guard and throws a big left but Finlayson blocks it.
Finlayson is pulling down on Trollslayer's head. It's preventing any offense from Trollslayer, at least for the moment.
Trollslayer throwing strikes but missing.
Finlayson looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Finlayson is controlling Trollslayer's posture.
Trollslayer missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Trollslayer throwing strikes from guard but Finlayson blocks nicely.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Finlayson connects with a good right hand that stumbles Trollslayer. Trollslayer circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
A big right from Finlayson misses.
Nice uppercut there from Finlayson.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Finlayson takes a swing at Trollslayer's ribcage but misses.
The fighters circling - Finlayson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Trollslayer feinted with a counter takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Finlayson misses the target.
Trollslayer appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Trollslayer keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Finlayson.
Trollslayer tries to counter with a takedown but Finlayson is quick to defend against it.
Finlayson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Finlayson throws a body punch but Trollslayer moves out of range.
Trollslayer tries to counter with a takedown but Finlayson is quick to defend against it.
Finlayson scores with a punch to the head.
Finlayson throws a hook but Trollslayer blocks it.
Trollslayer attempts a counter takedown but Finlayson avoids it well and moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Finlayson lands a head shot.
Trollslayer closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Finlayson 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.
Finlayson fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Trollslayer looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Finlayson misses with an uppercut. Trollslayer saw that one coming.
Trollslayer attempts a counter takedown but Finlayson avoids it well and moves away.
Finlayson punishes Trollslayer's body with a nice straight punch.
Finlayson misses with a straight left.
Trollslayer appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Trollslayer.
Torhte Finlayson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Finlayson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Trollslayer manages to avoid it.
Finlayson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Trollslayer feinted with a counter takedown.
Torhte Finlayson seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Finlayson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Trollslayer moves away.
Trollslayer gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Finlayson.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Finlayson swings widly with a right hand

and Trollslayer counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Finlayson tries to roll over but Trollslayer keeps him under control.
Trollslayer throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Trollslayer with the ground and pound but Finlayson uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Trollslayer postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Finlayson utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Trollslayer throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Trollslayer lands a couple of elbows.
Finlayson utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Trollslayer throws a strike but Finlayson rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Trollslayer looking to hit a scissor sweep but Finlayson is one step ahead there.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Torhte Finlayson showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!

Finlayson lands a really nice looking cross but Trollslayer seems unphased.
A big right from Finlayson misses.
Trollslayer half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab lands there for Finlayson.
Trollslayer steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Finlayson.
Trollslayer attempts a counter takedown but Finlayson avoids it well and moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Trollslayer defending well as Finlayson loads up on a big left hand.
Finlayson dips to his left and cracks Trollslayer with an uppercut!
Finlayson misses with an uppercut. Trollslayer saw that one coming.
Trollslayer uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Finlayson.
Trollslayer feinted with a counter takedown.
Trollslayer moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Finlayson throws the left hand but Trollslayer avoids the punch easily.
Trollslayer attempts a counter takedown but Finlayson avoids it well and moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Trollslayer takes one to the chin there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Finlayson. Trollslayer does a little dance to reset his feet.
Finlayson has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Trollslayer blocks a jab.
Trollslayer moves away from the strike by Finlayson.
Trollslayer feinted with a counter takedown.
Finlayson looks to land a left hand but Trollslayer moved out of range nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Finlayson looks to score with a jab to the body but Trollslayer is just out of range.
Finlayson lands with a nice body punch.
Finlayson misses with an uppercut

and Trollslayer counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Trollslayer.
Trollslayer with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Trollslayer working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Finlayson preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Trollslayer throws a big elbow that misses.
Finlayson is trying to keep Trollslayer in close.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Trollslayer accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Trollslayer throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Finlayson works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Trollslayer postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Trollslayer postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Trollslayer loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Finlayson preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Trollslayer missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Trollslayer works over Finlayson with some ground and pound from guard.
Finlayson is controlling Trollslayer's posture.
Trollslayer throws a strike but Finlayson rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

This has been an exciting period of action!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Finlayson controlling from the top position.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Trollslayer blocks a jab.
Finlayson misses the shot to the body.
Trollslayer tries to counter with a takedown but Finlayson is quick to defend against it.
Finlayson throws a big shot that misses.
Finlayson throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Finlayson connects with a single shot there.
Trollslayer slips under a jab from Finlayson.
Trollslayer half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Finlayson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Trollslayer.
Finlayson misses with a jab to the body

and Trollslayer counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Finlayson utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Trollslayer throwing strikes but missing.
Trollslayer is pushing down on Finlayson's leg trying to pass to half guard. Finlayson is fighting to maintain full guard but Trollslayer has managed to sneak the leg through.
Trollslayer sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Finlayson defending well though.
Finlayson regains full guard. Nicely done.
Trollslayer in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Finlayson controls Trollslayer momentarily but Trollslayer frees himself.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Trollslayer throws a strike but Finlayson rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Finlayson tries to free his leg and advance position but Trollslayer is retaining full guard.
Trollslayer trying to strike off his back.
Trollslayer has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Finlayson has passed into side control.
Trollslayer misses with a strike from the bottom.
Finlayson is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Trollslayer struggling a bit here.
Trollslayer tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Finlayson wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Finlayson wants to control for a moment but Trollslayer uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.
Trollslayer is looking for a sweep. Finlayson is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Trollslayer lands with a few short shots to the body.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Finlayson is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Trollslayer avoids the body shot from Finlayson.
Trollslayer appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
A big left from Finlayson misses.
Trollslayer attempts a counter takedown but Finlayson avoids it well and moves away.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Torhte Finlayson dominated that fourth round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!

Finlayson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Finlayson throws an overhand right that lands on Trollslayer's shoulder, as Trollslayer tries to avoid the shot.
Finlayson throws a body shot but no joy.
Finlayson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Trollslayer feinted with a counter takedown.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Finlayson jabs Trollslayer right on the nose. Trollslayer blinks but takes it well.
A jab from Finlayson misses.
Trollslayer changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slow jab from Finlayson misses its intended target.
Trollslayer changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Finlayson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Trollslayer was well out of range. Poor timing from Finlayson.
Trollslayer drops down looking for a counter takedown but Finlayson sprawls and moves away.
Finlayson missing with a left hand there. Trollslayer was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Trollslayer feinted with a counter takedown.
Trollslayer uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Finlayson.
Balin Trollslayer has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Finlayson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Trollslayer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Finlayson lands with a good body shot.
Finlayson misses with a wild body shot.
Trollslayer drops down looking for a counter takedown but Finlayson sprawls and moves away.
Jab from Finlayson.
Finlayson missing with a left hand there. Trollslayer was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Torhte Finlayson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Finlayson misses with a jab to the body

and Trollslayer counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Trollslayer throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Finlayson works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Trollslayer working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Trollslayer throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Trollslayer loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Trollslayer postures up in Finlayson's guard and throws a big left but Finlayson blocks it.
Trollslayer scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Trollslayer throwing strikes from guard but Finlayson blocks nicely.
Finlayson is adopting a defensive guard.
Trollslayer postures up in Finlayson's guard and throws a big left but Finlayson blocks it.
Trollslayer trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Trollslayer throws an elbow that misses. Finlayson uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Trollslayer's guard. Nice move by Finlayson!


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Trollslayer throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Trollslayer can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Finlayson controls the pace.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Trollslayer throws some sloppy strikes off his back.

And that's the end of the fight!
Torhte Finlayson comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Finlayson has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 46:49
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 46:49
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Torhte Finlayson!

Torhte Finlayson is the new super heavyweight champion!
After winning the bout, Torhte Finlayson thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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