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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Emilio Ortega (ranked 3189 p4p, 3902 weight class) and Lefty Lopez (ranked 377 p4p, 434 weight class). There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

188 cm
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180 cm
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4 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Dangerous GnP
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 - 4 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Emilio Ortega!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 - 5 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Lefty Lopez!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Arvi Lind and Johanna Lukiainen.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Ortega drives through with a takedown into Lopez's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lopez wants to stand but Ortega is controlling the position.
Ortega wants to control from the top but Lopez keeps moving.
Ortega preventing the sweep.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ortega works over Lopez with some ground and pound from guard.
Ortega has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Ortega throwing strikes but missing.
Lopez being controlled here, momentarily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lopez wants to stand up but Ortega is controlling him.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Lopez is on top in guard.


That's one minute gone in the round.
Ortega keeping moving, preventing Lopez from controlling successfully.
Ortega looking for a sweep. Not yet Ortega, not yet.
Ortega is working hard here to advance position.
Lopez must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Ortega has his hands on Lopez's head, controlling the position.
Ortega is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Lopez wants to pass the guard but Ortega is keeping the position.
Ortega looking to control.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Lopez preventing the sweep.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Lopez thuds his right hand into Ortega's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Ortega takes one to the side of the head.
Donk. Lopez catches Ortega right on the button with a cross.
Lopez throws a jab but it's blocked by Ortega.
Lopez throws a head kick but Ortega moves out of range.
Ortega shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Lopez as he jumps to the side.
Ortega throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice sprawl there from Lopez as Ortega shoots in.
Ortega shoots in and drives through. Lopez sprawls well.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Emilio Ortega. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lopez fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Ortega.
Nice defenses there by Ortega.
Lopez ducks under a wild hook from Ortega.
Lopez rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Ortega counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Ortega.
Lopez utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Ortega prevents Lopez from getting back to his feet.
Ortega with a nice head shot there.
Ortega 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.
Lopez working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Ortega.
Lopez told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.
Ortega throws a big elbow that misses.
Lopez preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Ortega cracks Lopez with a solid left hand.
Lopez is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Ortega forces his way into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ortega not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Lopez blocking the ground and pound attempt from Ortega.
Ortega wants to lay and pray for a moment but Lopez keeps working.
Ortega thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Ortega seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Lopez does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Ortega not landing any meaningful shots this time.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Ortega missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

Lopez kicks Ortega off and gets back to his feet.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Lefty Lopez will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!

Ortega closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Lopez walks into a jab.
Lopez throws a half hearted mid kick.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Ortega.
Lopez uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Ortega.
Ortega uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Lopez.
Lopez uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ortega.
Ortega throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Lopez's waist but Lopez gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Ortega off to one side.
A looping hook to the body misses from Lopez. Ortega does a little dance to reset his feet.
Lopez works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Lopez tries a low kick but Ortega avoids it.
Ortega avoids the head kick by Lopez.
Lopez ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ortega moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Ortega throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Lopez was covering up waiting for the punch and Ortega finishes the takedown easily into guard.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Lopez wants to stand and escape but Ortega is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ortega wants to control from the top but Lopez keeps moving.
Ortega is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Ortega's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Ortega has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Lopez working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Ortega.
Emilio Ortega overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Ortega won't allow Lopez to get back to his feet.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Lopez paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Lopez works the jab nicely.
Ortega getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Lopez buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Lefty Lopez seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Ortega takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Lopez lands with a hook. Ortega tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Ortega throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Ortega misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Emilio Ortega. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A big right from Ortega misses.
Ortega keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Sloppy strikes from Lopez. Those never looked like landing.
Lefty Lopez seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ortega is trying hard to land a takedown here. Lopez sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
A combination from Lopez does no damage.
Lopez ducks under a wild hook from Ortega.
Lopez takes one to the chin there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lopez lands a glancing blow to the side of Ortega's head.
Ortega misses with an uppercut. Lopez saw that one coming.
Ortega missing with a left hand there. Lopez was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Lopez throws a shot to the body.
Lopez works the jab nicely.
Ortega scores with a body shot.
Lopez getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Lopez.
An inside leg kick lands from Lopez.
Lopez jabs Ortega right on the nose. Ortega blinks but takes it well.
Ortega throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Lopez tries a quick counter leg kick but Ortega is wise to it.
Ortega throws a hook to the side of Lopez's head but Lopez sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Ortega with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Lopez to score with a decent uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ortega looks to throw the jab but Lopez is out of range.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Ortega checks a leg kick.
Lopez ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Lopez scores with a jab to the body.
Ortega connects with a right hand. Lopez shakes it off.
Lopez swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ortega is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ortega. Lopez does a little dance to reset his feet.
Lopez lands with an overhand left.
Lopez lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Lopez has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Lopez is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Lopez misses with a kick to the body.
Ortega feinted with a counter takedown.

Ortega closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Ortega lands in his opponent's guard.
Ortega stands and throws Lopez's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Ortega landing strikes.
Ortega working the ground and pound but Lopez is defending the strikes.
Ortega trying to control the position but Lopez is working away.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Lefty Lopez 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. This is the final round!

Ortega ducks under a wild hook from Lopez.
Lopez fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Lopez throws a jab but it's blocked by Ortega.
Nice shot lands for Lopez.
Lopez dips to his left and cracks Ortega with an uppercut!
Lopez motions for Ortega to come forward. Lopez throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Ortega takes a swing at Lopez's ribcage but misses.
Lopez scores with a punch to the head.
Ortega thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ortega dips to his left and cracks Lopez with an uppercut!
Ortega uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Lopez.
Ortega fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Lopez avoids it really well and circles away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lopez dips to his left and cracks Ortega with an uppercut!
Nice defenses there by Ortega.
Ortega looks to throw the jab but Lopez is out of range.
Lopez attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ortega takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Lopez connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Lopez lands with a shot to the body.
Nice takedown defense from Lopez. No joy for Ortega on that attempt.
Ortega looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Lopez bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Ortega's head.
Ortega throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Ortega walks into a jab.
Ortega looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Lopez swings wildly with a couple of big hooks

and Ortega counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Lopez!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ortega fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Lopez tries to get back to his feet but has found himself mounted instead. Damn, that's gotta suck.
Ortega lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Ortega lands with some strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ortega looking to control and managing it successfully.
Lopez sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Ortega thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Lopez's head.
Ortega working over Lopez with some ground and pound. Lopez looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Lopez keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Lopez avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Ortega.
Ortega throwing shots but Lopez is blocking nicely.
Ortega looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Ortega 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 three minutes gone in the round.
Ortega slows the pace down in half guard.
Lopez blocking the ground and pound attempt from Ortega.
Ortega thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Lopez wants to improve his position but Ortega is controlling well.
Ortega tries to pass to full mount but Lopez defends it.
Lopez looks like he's trying to stand up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Lopez avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Ortega.
Lopez on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Ortega missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Ortega takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Ortega thows a huge punch but Lopez dodges it nicely.
Ortega looks to land a strike but Lopez avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Ortega throwing strikes from guard but Lopez blocks nicely.
Ortega content to stall in guard here.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Lefty Lopez.
I've got Lopez 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 Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 29:28
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 29:30
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Lefty Lopez!

Lefty Lopez spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Scott Thompson (ranked 3149 p4p, 3291 weight class) and Rodrigo Duterte (ranked 378 p4p, 392 weight class). Thompson comes to the cage accompanied by Redneck Summer - Ben Hudson. 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?

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270
4 - 3 - 0
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Granite chin
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 - 3 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Scott Thompson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 - 3 - 0, fighting out of Sydney, Rodrigo Duterte!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Anni Minnemäki and Matti Vanhoillinen.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Thompson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Duterte tries to bum rush Thompson with a series of wild strikes but Thompson uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Thompson appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Duterte misses with an uppercut. Thompson saw that one coming.
Duterte tries to clinch but Thompson is having none of it.

Thompson drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Thompson working away.
Thompson wants to control but Duterte is keeping him busy.
Duterte is looking to regain half guard here but Thompson keeps moving and retains side control.
Thompson trying to control the action but Duterte is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Duterte takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
You can see the frustration on Duterte's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Thompson landing strikes.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thompson working the ground and pound from side control.
Thompson working the head with strikes.
Thompson works to advance to full mount. Duterte defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Thompson looking to finish Duterte with some ground and pound. This is bad for Duterte!
Thompson can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Duterte is looking to escape.
Thompson has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Thompson landing punches.
Thompson scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Duterte?
Thompson landing strikes from the mount.
Thompson looking to finish Duterte with some ground and pound. This is bad for Duterte!
Duterte is in all sorts of trouble here.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Thompson cracks Duterte with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Thompson landing punches.
Thompson is landing with some decent strikes but Duterte is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Thompson with good strikes from the mount here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Duterte tries to hold on but Thompson postures up.
Thompson lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Thompson dominating with strikes here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Duterte is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
A nice elbow there by Thompson.
Duterte is in a horrible position here. Thompson smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
It looks like Rodrigo Duterte has been cut.
Thompson in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Duterte is rocked!
Thompson breaks from Duterte's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Duterte is wriggling around trying to escape.
Thompson lands a heavy elbow.
Duterte is still in real trouble! Can Thompson finish him?
Duterte felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Thompson lands a heavy shot. That's hurt Duterte! Thompson sees the opportunity and turns up the heat - strike after strike land to the defenseless Duterte and the ref dives in to save him! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Scott Thompson!
An out of breath Scott Thompson thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
Rodrigo Duterte spoke after the fight, saying 'Don't worry I will be back!!'.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mark Clarke (ranked 2561 p4p, 2466 weight class) and Jerome Kyrylo (ranked 313 p4p, 299 weight class). Mark Clarke could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Jerome Kyrylo's chin.

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Good wrestler
Excellent MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 - 5 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Mark Clarke!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jerome Kyrylo!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Johanna Lukiainen and Arvi Lind.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kyrylo cracks Clarke with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Kyrylo shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Clarke eats them both and turns towards Kyrylo to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
It looks like Mark Clarke has been cut.
Kyrylo scores with a nice right hand.
Kyrylo comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Clarke misses with the combination.
Clarke misses with a combination

and Kyrylo counters with a crisp right hand that drops Clarke! Kyrylo lets Clarke back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
Kyrylo has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Clarke is landing a low percentage of strikes.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Clarke is aggressively charging in as Kyrylo backs up avoiding any damage. Kyrylo tosses out a jab and Clarke runs right into it face first! Clarke is out cold! Kyrylo dropped down on all fours and is barking in Clarke's face like a pit bull in celebration until the ref was finally able to pull him away!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:40 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Jerome Kyrylo!
Jerome Kyrylo decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
The defeated Mark Clarke had this to say: 'You beat me again... Well played. I wish you the best of luck in the future... However this is my final fight, thank you to everyone who supported me.. I want to pass the torch to Handerson. Good work brother.'.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jake Shields (ranked 1437 p4p, 2082 weight class) and Itziar Belmond (ranked 193 p4p, 276 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Shields might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Seven Nation Army. Itziar Belmond acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

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7 - 6 - 0
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Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 - 5 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jake Shields!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 - 6 - 0, fighting out of Los Angeles, Itziar Belmond!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Roosa Järviläinen and Anni Minnemäki.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Belmond throws a nice outside leg kick.
Shields misses with a hook
and Belmond counters with a nice uppercut.
Shields has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Shields shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Belmond as he avoids it easily.
Shields shoots in for a takedown but Belmond shows good takedown defense.
Belmond goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Shields shoots in for a takedown but Belmond shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jake Shields. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Belmond cracks Shields with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Shields throws a hook to the side of Belmond's head but Belmond sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Shields tries to clinch but Belmond moves out of range.
Shields shoots in for a takedown but Belmond shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shields has his takedown stuffed
and Belmond counters with a straight right hand.
It looks like Jake Shields has been cut.
Belmond thumps Shields with a low kick.
Shields scores with a sloppy right hand. Belmond should have avoided that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shields shoots and misses
and Belmond counters with a low kick, right behind Shields 's knee.
Belmond misses with a body kick.
Shields shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Belmond counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Shields shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Belmond sprawls well. Belmond wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Shields gets slowly back to his feet.
Belmond scores with a kick to the midsection.
Shields fails with a takedown attempt.
Belmond flicks out a counter leg kick but Shields steps away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Belmond connects with a looping right hand.
Shields tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Belmond throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Nice sprawl there from Belmond as Shields shoots in.
Belmond lands with a thumping leg kick.
Belmond lands with a nice body kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

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

Belmond explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
Jake Shields seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Shields is trying hard to land a takedown here. Belmond sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Shields is breathing heavily.
Belmond scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Shields doesn't seem bothered though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shields misses the jab.
Belmond fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Shields takes a swing at Belmond's ribcage but misses.
Belmond fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Belmond tests Shields's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Belmond lands a head kick!
Belmond connects with a body shot that sends Shields's belly button to the back.
Itziar Belmond is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Belmond defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Shields.
Shields has his takedown stuffed
and Belmond counters with a nice uppercut.
Shields is rocked!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shields fails with the takedown
and Belmond cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Oh Shields is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Belmond with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Shields seems to have got his legs back now.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Belmond throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Shields fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Shields fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Belmond avoids it really well and circles away.
Belmond throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Itziar Belmond dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jake Shields's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.

Belmond connects with a solid leg kick.
Belmond lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Shields will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Belmond throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Shields moves in looking to clinch but Belmond pushes him off.
Belmond thinks about the counter body kick.
Shields goes for a double leg but Belmond avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Belmond continues to drive forward.

Shields has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Belmond uses from the top position.
Shields looking to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shields wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Belmond is now in half guard.
Belmond wants to pass to mount but Shields is defending the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Belmond controlling the action here.
Shields is trying to get back to full guard.
Shields is working hard here to advance position.
Belmond is figuring out what he wants to do next.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Shields works his way to full guard. Good work.
Shields being controlled here, momentarily.
Belmond pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Shields is keeping the position for now.
Belmond is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shields walks into a left hand.
Shields throws a hook but Belmond blocks it.
Shields shoots in for a double leg but Belmond sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
A little jabbing left from Belmond on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

Shields looking to score a takedown here. Belmond is defending well but Shields drives through and ends up in Belmond's guard.
Shields trying to control the position from guard on top but Belmond is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Shields stopping the sweep attempt from Belmond.
Belmond pulls Shields in close to prevent any damage.
Belmond bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Shields's guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Belmond looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Shields wants to sweep but no luck.
Shields trying to control the position.

Shields working for submissions but it's allowed Belmond to get to half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Shields is looking for a sweep. Belmond is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Itziar Belmond showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Jake Shields's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!

A slapping body kick lands there for Belmond.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Shields.
Shields shoots in for a takedown but Belmond shows good takedown defense.
Belmond throws a front kick that sends Shields stumbling back into the cage.
Shields takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Shields will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Belmond feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Shieldss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Itziar Belmond seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Belmond scores with a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Belmond avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Belmond looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Belmond connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Belmond with a hook.
Shields misses with a takedown
and Belmond counters with a body kick that stops Shields in his tracks momentarily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jake Shields. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shields fails with the takedown
and Belmond counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Belmond scores with a nice right hand.
Belmond stuffs the takedown.
Shields on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Belmond. Belmond obviously looking to wear him down.
Belmond clobbers Shields with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Belmond feints a jab and as Shields dips his head, Belmond unleashes a brutal head kick that catches Shields right on the jaw! Timbeeer! Shields falls backwards in slow motion, only propped up by the cage! Belmond smiles a psychotic smile as he stares down his unconscious opponent. That is a scary man.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:43 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Itziar Belmond!
Itziar Belmond thanked the fans post fight for their support.
The defeated Jake Shields had this to say: 'As long as you're open-minded you can learn stuff from anyone.'.
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RATING
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Grigori Golov (ranked 879 p4p, 1970 weight class) and Nakula Sadewa (ranked 119 p4p, 259 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

178 cm
30
160
9 - 4 - 0
170 cm
23
157
7 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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BRAZEN - Fight Gear


Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 - 4 - 0, fighting out of Helsinki, Grigori Golov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 - 6 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Nakula Sadewa!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Tarja Halkonen and Roosa Järviläinen.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Golov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Golov cracks Sadewa with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Golov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Sadewa on the side of the head.

Golov closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Golov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Sadewa's head.
Sadewa flails away from the bottom but he's not doing any damage.
Golov lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Golov lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Golov keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Golov connects with a nice short shot to Sadewa's temple.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Golov blocks the strikes from Sadewa.
Golov slips a nice elbow through Sadewa's hands, connecting with Sadewa's forehead.
Golov wants to pass to mount but Sadewa is defending the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sadewa missing with punches from the bottom.
Golov takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Sadewa gets back to full guard.
Golov lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Golov is in close to Sadewa's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Golov distracts Sadewa with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Golov postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Golov scoring with some ground and pound.
Golov is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Golov won't allow Sadewa to get back to his feet.
Golov trying to control the position from guard on top but Sadewa is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Golov stays in close to Sadewa's body and controls the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Golov works over Sadewa with some ground and pound from guard.
Sadewa throwing strikes off his back to little effect.
Golov slips nicely into half guard, despite the strikes coming from Sadewa.
Sadewa is trying to get back to full guard.
Sadewa is staying active underneath Golov, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Golov scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Golov working Sadewa over with strikes.
Golov lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Golov in particular looking to stall.
Sadewa taking some punishment here, with Golov in his half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Golov with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sadewa tries to roll over but Golov keeps him under control.
Golov slows the pace down in half guard.
Golov is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Golov stops Sadewa from getting back to his feet.
Sadewa on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Sadewa is looking to escape.
Golov winds up and cracks Sadewa with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Sadewa on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Golov working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Sadewa flails away from the bottom but he's not doing any damage.
Sadewa is refusing to be controlled, as Golov sits in half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sadewa pushes Golov off looking to stand but Golov dives back in and keeps control.
Sadewa punching from the bottom.
Sadewa misses with some strikes from the bottom.
Golov content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Sadewa punching from the bottom.
Golov is looking to take a break and control but Sadewa is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Golov lands a nice short elbow.
Sadewa throws a strike from the bottom that misses.
Golov is keen to just control but Sadewa is a slippery customer.
Golov blocks the strikes from Sadewa.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Golov lands a nice short elbow.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Grigori Golov 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.

Golov shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Sadewa as he avoids it easily.
It seemed like Sadewa was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Golov takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Sadewa misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Golov takes a jab right on the kisser.
Golov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sadewa.
Jab, jab by Golov - just one landing.
Golov lands a lovely overhand right.
Golov blocks a jab.
Sadewa throws a poor cross that misses
and Golov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Golov connects with a crisp jab.
Golov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sadewa.
Golov tries to counter with a takedown but Sadewa is quick to defend against it.
Golov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sadewa can do to turn this around?
Golov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sadewa lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Golov misses with a shot to the body
letting Sadewa counter with a right hand.
Sadewa with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Golov to score with a decent uppercut.
Grigori Golov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sadewa misses with a double jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A shot to the liver by Sadewa. Beautiful body shot.
Nakula Sadewa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Sadewa just misses with a punch to the body.
Sadewa walks into a left hand.
It looks like Golov has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Golov looks to land a right hand but Sadewa moved out of range.
Sadewa is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Golov lands a glancing blow to the side of Sadewa's head.
Sadewa closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Nakula Sadewa seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Golov throws a jab but it's blocked by Sadewa.
Golov is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Nice defenses there by Sadewa.
A countering left hand to the body from Sadewa misses.
Golov's corner calls for a 1-2. Golov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Golov ducks under a wild hook from Sadewa.
Golov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sadewa.
Some wild striking there from Sadewa.
Golov is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Sadewa slips a jab and a cross from Golov.
Sadewa misses with a double jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sadewa just misses with a punch to the body.
Golov is looking to counter punch.
Golov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Golov throws an off balance right hand
and Sadewa counters with a two punch combo.
It looks like Grigori Golov has been cut.
Sadewa slips a jab from Golov.
Sadewa throws a series of punches but Golov moves out of range.
Sadewa looks to land a right hand but Golov moved out of range.
Sadewa is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Golov rather than just go for the knockout.
Sadewa takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Golov misses with a right hand
and Sadewa cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sadewa avoids the body shot from Golov.
Sadewa rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Golov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Golov cracks Sadewa with a right hand to the side of the head.
Golov shoots in for a double leg but Sadewa sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Golov lands a lovely overhand right.
Golov with a nice cross.
Sadewa throws a jab when Golov was well out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Golov lands a jab to Sadewa's midsection.
Golov cracks Sadewa with an open hand slap.
Sadewa lands a two punch combo.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sadewa. Golov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Golov appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Sadewa lands a nice shot to the body.
Golov has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Sadewa finds it's way round the side to connect with Golov's head.
Sadewa takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Golov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sadewa.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sadewa. Golov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sadewa fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A little feinted left hand from Golov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Golov throws a body shot but no joy.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Golov scores with a nice head shot.
Golov changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Sadewa tries to avoid it but Golov manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Sadewa to the ground. Sadewa escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Grigori Golov. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Golov fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Sadewa to the ground. Golov is now in Sadewa's guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sadewa throwing strikes off his back to little effect.
Sadewa trying to strike off his back.
Sadewa throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Golov lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Golov wants to pass the guard but Sadewa is keeping the position.
Golov landing some decent shots from guard.
Sadewa doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.
Golov is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Sadewa throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Golov trying to control the position from guard on top but Sadewa is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Golov is in close to Sadewa's body, working some short punches and elbows.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Nakula Sadewa will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Grigori Golov's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!

Golov on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Sadewa throws a predictable looking body shot

so Golov counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Golov is working Sadewa over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Sadewa throws some sloppy strikes off his back.
Golov lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Golov looking to sit in guard and control but Sadewa gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Golov working a defensive guard here.
Sadewa throws an elbow that misses. Golov uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Sadewa's guard. Nice move by Golov!

Sadewa throwing strikes off his back to little effect.
Golov chips away with some ground and pound.
Sadewa tries to strike from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sadewa doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.
Golov stays in close to Sadewa's body and controls the position.
Golov prevents Sadewa from getting back to his feet.
Golov scoring with punches to the head and body.
Sadewa throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Golov works over Sadewa with some ground and pound from guard.
Sadewa throws a couple of shots from the bottom but they don't land.
Sadewa thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
Golov postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Golov working some strikes from top position.
Golov keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Sadewa's head.
Sadewa wants to stand but Golov is controlling the position.
Golov scoring with some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sadewa keeping moving, preventing Golov from controlling successfully.
Golov working some strikes from top position.
Sadewa is wriggling around but Golov manages to pass to half guard.
Sadewa landing a few short strikes.
Sadewa is striking from the bottom but he's now found himself mounted! Oh dear - not enough focus on defense there.
A nice elbow there by Golov.
Golov lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Sadewa is looking to get to half guard.
Golov blocks Sadewa's feeble attempts to strike from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sadewa swinging wildly from the bottom but he's not landing.
Golov lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Sadewa manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Golov is nestled in close to Sadewa, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Golov is nestled in close to Sadewa, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Golov working Sadewa over with strikes.
Ground and pound from Golov.
Golov is keen to just control but Sadewa is a slippery customer.
Sadewa flails away from the bottom but he's not doing any damage.
Golov landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Golov trying to control the action but Sadewa is working from the bottom.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Golov lands a nice short elbow.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Sadewa can do anything to dispel that myth.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sadewa is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Golov scores with a couple of nice shots.
Golov stops Sadewa from getting back to his feet.
Sadewa taking some punishment here, with Golov in his half guard.
Golov working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Golov 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.
Golov lands with a punch from half guard.
Golov is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Golov trying to mount his opponent but Sadewa defends it.
Golov drops an elbow to the side of Sadewa's head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Golov seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Sadewa is not content to let Golov control the position.
Golov working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.

And that's the end of the fight!
Grigori Golov showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Golov has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 30:28
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 30:27
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Grigori Golov!
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FIGHT
RATING
58%

 

Undercard bout

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Somporn Metharom (ranked 892 p4p, 1561 weight class) and Kongthoranee Sitsongrit (ranked 117 p4p, 209 weight class). Metharom's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Porcelain - Moby. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

186 cm
22
175
6 - 2 - 0
178 cm
23
171
5 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Knockaround Guys Fight Gear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 - 2 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Somporn Metharom!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 - 1 - 0, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Kongthoranee Sitsongrit!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Roosa Järviläinen and Arvi Lind.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Metharom shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Metharom keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Metharom scores with a jab to the head.
We've been told by Metharom's head coaches at Ludus Magnus that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Metharom tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sitsongrit was well out of range. Poor timing from Metharom.
Sitsongrit uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Metharom.
Sitsongrit fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Metharom.
Metharom throws a lazy right hand but Sitsongrit sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sitsongrit throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Somporn Metharom seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sitsongrit works the jab nicely.
Sitsongrit misses with a lunging right hand
and Metharom counters with a nice uppercut.
It looks like Kongthoranee Sitsongrit has been cut.
Sitsongrit uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Metharom.
Metharom loads up on a big right hand but Sitsongrit slips the punch.
Sitsongrit jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sitsongrit misses the shot to the body.
Metharom swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Sitsongrit counters with an outside leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Metharom misses with a shot to the body
and Sitsongrit counters with a good low kick that Metharom was not able to check.
Metharom throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Metharom throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Sitsongrit scores with a jab.
Sitsongrit looks to throw the jab but Metharom is out of range.
Sitsongrit buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Metharom uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sitsongrit.
Metharom lands with a shot to the body.
Good work by Metharom as he checks the leg kick.
Metharom swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit avoids the body shot from Metharom.
Sitsongrit takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Metharom throws a body punch but Sitsongrit moves out of range.
Sitsongrit does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Sitsongrit attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Metharom lands a slapping body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Metharom misses with a shot to the body
and Metharom takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Metharom on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Metharom moves out of range of the body kick from Sitsongrit.
Metharom ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Metharom.
Metharom scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Sitsongrit misses with the body kick
and Metharom counters with a straight right hand.
Sitsongrit takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Metharom throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sitsongrit scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Metharom takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Sitsongrit has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Metharom takes a swing at Sitsongrit's ribcage but misses.
Metharom misses with a body punch
and Sitsongrit counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sitsongrit on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Metharom misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A low kick from Metharom is predictable there
and Sitsongrit counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Metharom throws an off balance right hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a good low kick that Metharom was not able to check.
Metharom misses the body punch
and Sitsongrit counters with a left to the body.
Metharom misses with a right hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a thumping low kick.
Sitsongrit keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Metharom.
Metharom takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Metharom waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sitsongrit.
Metharom misses with a body shot
and Sitsongrit counters with a nice body shot.
Sitsongrit ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Metharom swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Metharom defending well as Sitsongrit loads up on a big left hand.
Metharom lands a jab to Sitsongrit's midsection.
Metharom drops his hands momentarily and Sitsongrit takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Metharom with a nice calf kick.
Metharom swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Sitsongrit counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Metharom throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sitsongrit sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Metharom ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Metharom is looking to wear down Sitsongrit with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Metharom swings away with a body shot that misses
and Sitsongrit counters with a nice uppercut.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Metharom.
Sitsongrit lands with a hook. Metharom tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Sitsongrit moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Sitsongrit changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Sitsongrit thuds his right hand into Metharom's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Metharom ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sitsongrit moves away.
Metharom throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sitsongrit sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sitsongrit blocks a jab.
Metharom throws a right hand that misses
enabling Sitsongrit to counter with a crisp jab.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Kongthoranee Sitsongrit dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Kongthoranee Sitsongrit's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!

A jab from Metharom does it's job there.
Metharom lands with an overhand left.
Metharom throws a poor cross that misses
and Sitsongrit counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Metharom swings widly with a right hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a left to the body.
Sitsongrit comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Sitsongrit connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Metharom misses with a body shot
enabling Sitsongrit to counter with a crisp jab.
A shot to the body from Sitsongrit misses
and Metharom counters with a nice uppercut.
Metharom misses with a wild body shot.
Metharom keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Metharom throws a lazy right hand but Sitsongrit sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sitsongrit blocks a jab.
Metharom swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit connects with a body shot that sends Metharom's belly button to the back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big right from Sitsongrit misses.
Metharom swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Metharom with a hook.
Sitsongrit uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Metharom.
Metharom blocks a low kick nicely.
Sitsongrit throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Metharom sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sitsongrit connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Metharom's hands.
Metharom throws a poor cross that misses
and Sitsongrit counters with a left to the body.
Metharom throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sitsongrit waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Metharom.
A big right from Metharom misses.
Sitsongrit doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Sitsongrit tries to close the distance and clinch but Metharom swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Sitsongrit scores with a jab. Metharom acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Sitsongrit lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Metharom has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Metharom and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Metharom throws a body shot but no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut.
Metharom misses the jab.
Metharom sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sitsongrit blocks a jab.
Sitsongrit looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Sitsongrit waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Metharom.
Sitsongrit ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Metharom throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Sitsongrit counters with a lovely shot to the body.
A big right from Sitsongrit misses.
Nice shot by Metharom.
Good shot there by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Metharom moves out of range as Sitsongrit strikes.
Sitsongrit throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Metharom sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sitsongrit looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sitsongrit misses with a left hand
and Metharom counters with a nice uppercut.
Sitsongrit loads up on a big right hand but Metharom slips the punch.
Sitsongrit throws a shot to the body.
Metharom stuns Sitsongrit with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Metharom looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
A big left from Metharom misses.
Sitsongrit scores with a sloppy right hand. Metharom should have avoided that one.
A big right from Sitsongrit misses.
Sitsongrit keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Metharom.
Sitsongrit fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Metharom uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit throws a front kick aimed at Metharom's knee but Metharom avoids it well.
Sitsongrit blocks a leg kick.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Metharom.
Metharom is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sitsongrit displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Metharom throws out the jab.
Metharom looks to land a left hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range nicely.
Sitsongrit only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Sitsongrit swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sitsongrit. Metharom does a little dance to reset his feet.
Metharom swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Donk. Sitsongrit catches Metharom right on the button with a cross.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Metharom defending well as Sitsongrit loads up on a big left hand.
Sitsongrit has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Sitsongrit looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Metharom staying out of range there.
Metharom is looking to counter punch.
Donk. Sitsongrit catches Metharom right on the button with a cross.
Sitsongrit throws an off balance right hand
and Metharom counters with a straight right hand.
Metharom keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Metharom wants to slow Sitsongrit down by chopping away at his legs.
Sitsongrit throws a hook but Metharom blocks it.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Sitsongrit lands with a cross.
Metharom lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Sitsongrit changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Sitsongrit lands a right hook to the body.
Metharom throws a body punch but Sitsongrit moves out of range.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Metharom.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Sitsongrit! But no joy.
Metharom throws a lazy uppercut
and Sitsongrit counters with a straight right hand.
Metharom ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sitsongrit moves away.
Kongthoranee Sitsongrit seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Metharom keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sitsongrit steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Metharom.
A jab from Metharom finds it's way through Sitsongrit's defenses.
Metharom's corner calls for a 1-2. Metharom obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Sitsongrit moves out of range as Metharom strikes.
It seemed like Sitsongrit was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Metharom tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sitsongrit was well out of range. Poor timing from Metharom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Metharom fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sitsongrit manages to avoid it.
Metharom lands with a shot to the body.
Metharom throws a lazy uppercut
and Sitsongrit counters with a stiff right hand.
A jab from Metharom misses.
A leg kick checked by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Metharom might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Sitsongrit checks a leg kick.
A little jabbing left from Sitsongrit on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Metharom misses with a lunging right hand
letting Sitsongrit counter with a right hand.
Sitsongrit stuns Metharom with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Metharom misses the target.
Sitsongrit only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Sitsongrit lands a lovely overhand right.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut.
A big right from Sitsongrit misses.
It looked like Metharom was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Sitsongrit.
Metharom throws the left hand but Sitsongrit avoids the punch easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Metharom. Sitsongrit does a little dance to reset his feet.
Metharom looks to land a left hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range nicely.
Metharom slips a jab from Sitsongrit.
Metharom throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Sitsongrit to counter with a crisp jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sitsongrit throws a quick inside leg kick.
Metharom misses the body punch
and Sitsongrit counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sitsongrit slips a straight right by Metharom.
Sitsongrit looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Metharom on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Metharom throws a body shot but no joy.
Metharom blocks a low kick nicely.
Metharom throws a right hand that misses
and Sitsongrit cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Metharom moves away from the strike by Sitsongrit.
Metharom ducks under a wild hook from Sitsongrit.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Metharom rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Sitsongrit counters with a straight right hand.
Metharom throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sitsongrit takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Metharom on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook to the body
and Metharom counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Metharom moves out of range as Sitsongrit strikes.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook.
Metharom scores with a sloppy right hand. Sitsongrit should have avoided that one.
Metharom throws out a loose jab but Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head kick misses from Metharom.
Sitsongrit lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Metharom throws the left hand but Sitsongrit avoids the punch easily.
Sitsongrit connects with a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Metharom defending well as Sitsongrit loads up on a big left hand.
Metharom lands with a good body shot.
A jab from Metharom finds it's way through Sitsongrit's defenses.
Sitsongrit dips to his left and cracks Metharom with an uppercut!
Metharom misses with a lunging right hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jab from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Metharom at a distance.
Sitsongrit pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sitsongrit lands with a straight right. Metharom didn't see that one coming.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook. Metharom ducked under it nicely.
Metharom closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Metharom lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Sitsongrit scores with a nice strike.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Kongthoranee Sitsongrit really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Kongthoranee Sitsongrit's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!

Metharom looks to land a combination but Sitsongrit avoids it well.
A good leg kick by Sitsongrit.
Metharom misses with a looping left.
Sitsongrit is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Metharom with a body shot.
Metharom throws a hook but Sitsongrit blocks it.
A countering left hand to the body from Sitsongrit misses.
Sitsongrit slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Metharom throws a lazy right hand but Sitsongrit sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sitsongrit swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The fighters circling - Sitsongrit throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sitsongrit drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Metharom looks to score with a jab to the body but Sitsongrit is just out of range.
Metharom scores with a jab to the head.
Metharom lands a nice looking body shot.
Nice uppercut lands for Sitsongrit. That snapped Metharom's head back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Sitsongrit.
Metharom ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sitsongrit throws out a powerful jab.
Metharom avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit throws a shot from downtown. Metharom moves away and avoids it.
Sitsongrit lands with a good body shot.
Sitsongrit lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Sitsongrit listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Metharom jabbing away but nothing is landing.
The fighters circle momentarily. Sitsongrit darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Metharom throws the left hand but Sitsongrit avoids the punch easily.
Metharom digs a good body shot into Sitsongrit's ribs.
Metharom stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Sitsongrit.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Metharom looks to score with a jab to the body but Sitsongrit is just out of range.
Sitsongrit scores with a nice right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A jab from Sitsongrit misses.
A slow jab from Metharom misses its intended target.
Sitsongrit feints a counter leg kick.
Sitsongrit swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Metharom counters with a straight right hand.
Nice shot lands for Metharom.
Sitsongrit gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Metharom.
Sitsongrit lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Metharom fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Sitsongrit looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Metharom throws a predictable looking body shot
letting Sitsongrit counter with a right hand.
Metharom avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Metharom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Sitsongrit.
Metharom throws a lazy uppercut
and Sitsongrit counters with a nice uppercut.
Metharom uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sitsongrit.
Metharom misses with a lunging right hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a leg kick.
Sitsongrit attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Sitsongrit takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Sitsongrit throws an overhand right that lands on Metharom's shoulder, as Metharom tries to avoid the shot.
Metharom is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Metharom keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.
Metharom throws a body punch but Sitsongrit moves out of range.
Metharom throws an off balance right hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Metharom lands a jab to the nose.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick that is checked
enabling Metharom to counter with a crisp jab.
Metharom wants to land a leg kick but Sitsongrit is out of range.
Metharom uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sitsongrit.
A big left from Metharom misses.
Kongthoranee Sitsongrit is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Metharom throws a predictable looking body shot
and Sitsongrit counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Metharom thinking.
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!
Metharom throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sitsongrit staying out of range there.
Metharom on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Sitsongrit. Sitsongrit obviously looking to wear him down.
Metharom waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sitsongrit.
A punch lands to the side of Sitsongrit 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Metharom swings widly with a right hand
and Sitsongrit connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Metharom scores with a jab. Sitsongrit acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Kongthoranee Sitsongrit will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Kongthoranee Sitsongrit's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!

Metharom takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Sitsongrit darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Sitsongrit misses with a looping right.
A solid leg kick lands there for Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Metharom.
Sitsongrit swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Sitsongrit lands with a cross.
Metharom misses with a body punch
and Sitsongrit connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sitsongrit lands with a cross.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sitsongrit throws a low kick but it's checked well by Metharom.
Metharom throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Sitsongrit counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A solid body kick from Sitsongrit.
Metharom misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sitsongrit pivots, looking for a leg kick but Metharom is out of range and Sitsongrit settles back down.
Sitsongrit avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sitsongrit throws out a counter right but Metharom avoids it with no problem.
Sitsongrit moves out of range as Metharom strikes.
Sitsongrit lands with a right hand.
Metharom looks to score with a jab to the body but Sitsongrit is just out of range.
Sitsongrit avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sitsongrit swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Sitsongrit digs a good hook to Metharom's body.
Metharom lands with a straight right. Sitsongrit didn't see that one coming.
Sitsongrit uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Metharom.
Metharom takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Metharom looks to land a right hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range.
A little jabbing left from Sitsongrit on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Sitsongrit jabs at Metharom's body.
Metharom misses with a hook
and Sitsongrit counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Metharom lands a jab to the nose.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Metharom.
Sitsongrit throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Metharom throws an off balance right hand
and Metharom takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Metharom dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Metharom throws a hook but Sitsongrit blocks it.
Metharom with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Sitsongrit is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Metharom.
Sitsongrit throws a lazy right hand but Metharom sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Metharom's ribcage but misses.
Metharom throws a front kick aimed at Sitsongrit's knee but Sitsongrit avoids it well.
Metharom misses with a looping left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Metharom staying out of range there.
Metharom misses with a hook
and Sitsongrit connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sitsongrit lands with a nice body punch.
Sitsongrit scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Metharom misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Sitsongrit cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sitsongrit bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Metharom's head.
Sitsongrit moves away from the strike by Metharom.
A telegraphed right hand from Sitsongrit misses the target.
Sitsongrit uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Metharom.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Sitsongrit! But no joy.
Sitsongrit bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Metharom's head.
Metharom misses with a hook.
Sitsongrit has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Sitsongrit there as he acknowledges the shot.
Sitsongrit cracks Metharom with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sitsongrit cracks Metharom with a right hand to the side of the head.
Metharom walks into a left hand.
Metharom misses with a low kick.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut. Metharom saw that one coming.
Metharom thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sitsongrit now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Sitsongrit moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Metharom misses with a hook.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Sitsongrit! But no joy.
Metharom misses with a body shot.
Sitsongrit waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Metharom.
Donk. Sitsongrit catches Metharom right on the button with a cross.
Metharom works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Somporn Metharom has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Metharom misses with a body punch
and Sitsongrit counters with a left to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kongthoranee Sitsongrit comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Sitsongrit has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 45:50
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 45:50
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kongthoranee Sitsongrit!

Kongthoranee Sitsongrit is the new welterweight champion!
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Musa Vitalik (ranked 1486 p4p, 1272 weight class) and Pyay Thuta (ranked 245 p4p, 212 weight class). Vitalik comes to the cage accompanied by Planet Purge - Midnight Tyrannosaurus & Ehide. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

190 cm
23
209
5 - 3 - 0
195 cm
23
214
8 - 3 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 - 3 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Musa Vitalik!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 - 3 - 1, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pyay Thuta!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Anni Minnemäki and Ben Zyskovitsi.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vitalik throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A shot to the liver by Thuta. Beautiful body shot.
Sloppy strikes from Vitalik. Those never looked like landing.
Thuta scores with a kick to the midsection.
Thuta showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Vitalik.
Thuta steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vitalik.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Thuta! But no joy.
Vitalik shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Thuta pinned against the cage. Thuta gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Thuta lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Thuta avoids the body shot from Vitalik.
Vitalik misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Thuta - that will leave a mark!
Vitalik is breathing heavily.
Thuta scoring well with a low kick there.
Thuta throws a sloppy head kick and Vitalik moves out of range easily.
A big left from Vitalik misses.
The fighters circling - Vitalik throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Thuta tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Vitalik lands a nice shot that snaps Thuta's head back.
Vitalik takes one on the button.
Vitalik throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vitalik uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Vitalik has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Vitalik throws a body shot but no joy.
Vitalik scores with a jab to the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vitalik scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vitalik scores with a shot to the body.
Vitalik comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Thuta lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Musa Vitalik seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Thuta slips a jab from Vitalik.

Vitalik is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Thuta's half guard.
Thuta is trying to stand.
Thuta keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Vitalik not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vitalik stops Thuta from getting back to his feet.
Thuta keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Thuta felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Vitalik missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Thuta looks like he's trying to stand up.
Thuta has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Vitalik is working away from the top position though.
Vitalik landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Vitalik missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Vitalik thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Thuta's head.
Vitalik is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Vitalik is keen to just control but Thuta is a slippery customer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vitalik lands with a punch from half guard.
Vitalik not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Thuta wants to control but Vitalik is keeping busy.
Thuta is staying active underneath Vitalik, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Vitalik slips a nice elbow through Thuta's hands, connecting with Thuta's forehead.
Thuta blocking the ground and pound attempt from Vitalik.
Thuta is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Vitalik's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Vitalik's back!
Vitalik trying to control the action but Thuta just sinks the hooks in.
Vitalik is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

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

Vitalik misses with a takedown attempt
and Thuta counters with a thumping low kick.
Vitalik looks to score with a jab to the body but Thuta is just out of range.
Vitalik ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Thuta moves away.
Thuta lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Vitalik throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vitalik walks into a left hand.
A slapping leg kick lands for Thuta.

Thuta feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Vitalik sprawling to the canvas! Vitalik rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Thuta finish him?!
Vitalik is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Thuta measures up his opponent and throws a superman punch that connects to the jaw! Down goes Vitalik! The ref steps in, and that's the ball game folks!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:49 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Superman Punch). Pyay Thuta!
A very excited looking Pyay Thuta made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Undercard bout

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Sol Peters (ranked 903 p4p, 1758 weight class) and Claudio Castagnoli (ranked 113 p4p, 219 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Castagnoli's choice of entrance music: James Bond Theme. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

196 cm
23
265
8 - 2 - 0
192 cm
22
250
4 - 2 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 - 2 - 0, fighting out of Tokyo, Sol Peters!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 - 2 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Claudio Castagnoli!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Marco Blurström and Arvi Lind.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Castagnoli moves out of range of the body kick.
Castagnoli shapes to counter with a head kick.
Castagnoli misses with a hook
and Peters counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Peters swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Castagnoli is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Peters with a body shot.
Castagnoli throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Sol Peters seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice defenses there by Castagnoli.
Peters moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromCastagnoli.
Castagnoli bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Peters with a nice cross.

Peters lands a big head kick that sends Castagnoli tumbling to the mat! Peters takes a step backwards and waves Castagnoli back to his feet - he wants the finish!
Castagnoli is rocked!
It looks like Claudio Castagnoli has been cut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Peters lands an uppercut, right on the button! Castagnoli tumbles backwards into the cage, staring vacantly into space! He's got no idea where he is, who he is or what day it is... Poor guy.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Sol Peters!
Sol Peters retains his heavyweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Sol Peters thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Co-main event

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Chaikka Chai (ranked 759 p4p, 850 weight class) and Rudi Kardi (ranked 125 p4p, 137 weight class). Chai comes to the cage accompanied by Dead Man Walking. Rudi Kardi is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

187 cm
23
205
9 - 4 - 1
200 cm
23
213
6 - 1 - 2
Good wrestling
World class MT
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 - 4 - 1, fighting out of London, Chaikka Chai!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 - 1 - 2, fighting out of London, Rudi Kardi!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Matti Vanhoillinen and Ben Zyskovitsi.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Chai pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kardi ducks under a wild hook from Chai.
Kardi changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Kardi looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Chai is fending him off so far but Kardi persists. Nope, Chai circles away and we're back to standing.
Chai comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Kardi tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Chai manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
It looked like Chai wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kardi doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Chai misses with a jab, cross combination.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Kardi is defended easily by Chai.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kardi looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Chai is fending him off so far but Kardi persists. Nope, Chai circles away and we're back to standing.
Chaikka Chai has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rudi Kardi.
Chai throws a body shot but no joy.
Kardi tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Chai defends well and Kardi ends up having to push Chai into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
We've been told by Chai's head coaches at Master Chai's Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Jab from Chai.
It looks like Rudi Kardi has been cut.
Kardi drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Kardi with a poor takedown
and Chai counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kardi fails to land the takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kardi shoots in for a double leg but Chai sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Kardi shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Chai scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Kardi dives in for a single leg takedown but Chai sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
It looked like Chai was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kardi.
Kardi fails in his attempt to clinch.

Kardi throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Chai was covering up waiting for the punch and Kardi finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kardi with a flurry of punches that miss.

Kardi is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Chai is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Chai has escaped and now he's on top!

Chai has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kardi is looking for a triangle but Chai pushes his legs off easily.

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

Kardi is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Chai is aware though and is defending well.

Kardi is looking for a triangle but Chai pushes his legs off easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kardi wants to sweep but no luck.

Kardi looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.

Kardi looking for subs off his back but Chai has passed one foot through into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kardi is looking to get back to full guard here but Chai has managed to pass to side control instead.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kardi is trying to get back to half guard.
Kardi manages to get back to half guard.

Kardi looking for submissions off his back.

Kardi looking for submissions off his back.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Chai prevents Kardi from improving his position.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Chaikka Chai dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Rudi Kardi's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!

Chai displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Kardi.
Chai throws a head kick but Kardi moves out of range.
Kardi feints the counter takedown.
Kardi shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Chai as he jumps to the side.
Chai lands the left hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Chai will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Kardi is defended easily by Chai.
An attempted straight right counter from Chai misses the target.
Chaikka Chai has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rudi Kardi.
Chai misses with an uppercut. Kardi saw that one coming.
Chaikka Chai is winning the standup battle so far.

Kardi scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Chai is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kardi can do to turn this around?

Kardi is working for a kimura but Chai is defending it quite comfortably.
Rudi Kardi has got the better of the ground game so far.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

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

Kardi is looking for a kimura but Chai is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Kardi to get the leverage.

Kardi is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Chai has managed to free his arm - good work.

Kardi is looking for a kimura here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Chai desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Chai's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.

Kardi is looking for a kimura here.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.

Kardi is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Chai keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

Kardi is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Chai is just riding it out for now. Kardi eventually gives up the hold.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Chai controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Chaikka Chai will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Rudi Kardi's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!

Chai swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kardi wants to counter with a clinch but Chai pushes him away.
Kardi takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
No luck for Kardi with that takedown attempt.
Chai misses the jab.

Chai gets caught flat footed, as Kardi shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kardi working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

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


Kardi had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Chai defends it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kardi wants to sweep but no luck.

Kardi working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Chai has passed into half guard!
Kardi tries to strike from the bottom but it doesn't land.
Kardi is looking to improve his position.

Kardi looking for submissions off his back.
Kardi flails away from the bottom but he's not doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Kardi works his way to full guard. Good work.
Kardi wants to sweep here but Chai controlling him for the moment.

Kardi is looking for a triangle but Chai pushes his legs off easily.
Kardi takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Kardi keeping full guard, as Chai tries to pass.

Kardi has his feet on Chai's thighs here. He's pushed Chai off and worked for a very quick armbar from the bottom! He's flipped onto his stomach and he's cranking hard on the arm! Chai screams in pain and taps out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:49 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Rudi Kardi!
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Main event

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Ivan Raikov (ranked 839 p4p, 1335 weight class) and Eric Riendeau (ranked 118 p4p, 178 weight class). Raikov comes to the cage accompanied by Back in the USSR. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

178 cm
24
195
9 - 2 - 0
163 cm
30
184
9 - 3 - 0
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Decent boxing
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 - 2 - 0, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ivan Raikov!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 - 3 - 0, fighting out of Montreal, Eric Riendeau!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Tarja Halkonen and Matti Vanhoillinen.




The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Riendeau tries to clinch there but Raikov circles away.
Riendeau misses with a wild body shot.

Riendeau rushes Raikov and presses him up against the cage.
Riendeau misses with some punches.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Riendeau digs a right hand into Raikov's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Raikov's gas tank.
Raikov taking a breather.
Riendeau prevents a takedown attempt there.
Riendeau lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Raikov or not.
Riendeau misses with a punch to the body.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Riendeau.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raikov wants to stall.
Raikov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Riendeau swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Raikov looking to slow down the pace here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Raikov.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raikov blocks a body shot from Riendeau.
The referee calls for Raikov to work.
Raikov taking a breather.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Ivan Raikov.
Riendeau fails with an attempt to clinch.
Raikov fails with the takedown
and Riendeau counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
It looks like Ivan Raikov has been cut.
Raikov takes a shot to the body in his stride.

Riendeau forces Raikov back against the cage and clinches.
Raikov just leaning against Riendeau, taking a breather.
Raikov tries for a takedown. No joy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ivan Raikov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Riendeau misses with a punch to the body.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Riendeau working aggressively here.
We've been hearing reports that Raikov has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Raikov blocking some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Raikov.
Raikov trying to control the position but instead, Riendeau has worked for underhooks and has pushed Raikov into the cage.
Raikov taking a breather.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Riendeau being controlled against the cage.
Riendeau being controlled against the cage.
Raikov seems to have come into the fight with the intention of avoiding any damage in the clinch, rather than actually showing any aggression.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Ivan Raikov.
Riendeau swings for the body but Raikov moves out of range.

Riendeau forces Raikov back against the cage and clinches.
Raikov blocks an uppercut.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Raikov is trying to maintain a safe position but Riendeau gets an underhook and turns Raikov into the cage.
A short right from Riendeau on the inside.
Riendeau can't find room to land a body shot as Raikov controls the action.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A right handed body shot lands from Riendeau.
Raikov is breathing heavily.
Riendeau stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Riendeau gets through Raikov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A short left from Riendeau.
Riendeau tries to work over Raikov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Riendeau lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Raikov backwards.
Raikov drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Riendeau misses with a short punch on the inside.
Riendeau lands a nice uppercut.
Riendeau swings wildly with an uppercut but Raikov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Raikov trying to control the position but instead, Riendeau has worked for underhooks and has pushed Raikov into the cage.
Nice body punch from Riendeau.
Riendeau misses with some punches.
We've been informed that Riendeau has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Raikov.
Raikov is looking to control Riendeau's arms but Riendeau gets an underhook and turns him. Now Raikov has his back to the cage.
Riendeau tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Raikov wants to stall.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Riendeau scores with a nice short uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Riendeau.
Riendeau misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raikov has Riendeau pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Riendeau manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Riendeau tries a body shot but Raikov blocks it.
Nice body punch from Riendeau - that landed with a thud.
Riendeau tries to work over Raikov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Nice body punch from Riendeau.
A right hook to the body lands for Riendeau.
Riendeau lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Riendeau lands with a left to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Riendeau throws a head punch that misses.
Riendeau lands a hook that snaps the head of Raikov backwards.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Raikov stalling in the clinch but Riendeau improves position.
Riendeau working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Riendeau scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Raikov tries to stall but Riendeau uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Raikov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Riendeau is pressed up against the cage. Raikov has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Riendeau down to the mat. Riendeau avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.

Riendeau drives through and clinches with Raikov against the cage.
Riendeau lands an uppercut.
Riendeau tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Raikov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Eric Riendeau dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Ivan Raikov's cut.
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.


The fight moves into the clinch position.
Eric Riendeau seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Riendeau swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Riendeau misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch on the inside from Riendeau fails to land.
Raikov is pushing Riendeau up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Raikov tries for a takedown but Riendeau manages to get underhooks.
Riendeau prevents a takedown attempt there.
Riendeau working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Riendeau lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Riendeau throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Raikovs head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Riendeau lands with a light punch inside.
Riendeau goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Riendeau - that landed with a thud.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Raikov tries for a takedown but Riendeau manages to get underhooks.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ivan Raikov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Riendeau works on Raikov's body with a couple of short punches.
Riendeau works on Raikov's body with a couple of short punches.
Riendeau scores with a shoulder strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Riendeau lands a shot to the body.
Riendeau goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Riendeau throws a punch but it's blocked by Raikov.
Riendeau lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Riendeau tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nice body punch from Riendeau - that landed with a thud.
Riendeau has a couple of punches blocked by Raikov.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Riendeau.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Riendeau creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Riendeau.
Raikov is trying to stall.
Riendeau presses Raikov against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Raikov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Riendeau lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Raikov backwards.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Riendeau as Raikov tries to tie him up.
Riendeau lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Riendeau scores with a nice short uppercut.
Riendeau scores with a shoulder strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Riendeau lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Riendeau lands a body shot.
A right hook to the body lands for Riendeau.
Riendeau lands a hook to the side of the head.
Riendeau lands a hook to the side of the head.
Raikov is rocked!
Riendeau working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Oh Raikov is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A nice left hand lands by Riendeau.
Riendeau lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Raikov to his knees! Riendeau keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:29 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Eric Riendeau!
Eric Riendeau is the new middleweight champion!
After the fight, Eric Riendeau was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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