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Event: LAFC 42     
Date:   May 14, 2022
#R1##TD#
Goldberg drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Kivi is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Goldberg 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.
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.
Goldberg misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Goldberg working the ground and pound but Kivi is defending the strikes.
Kivi takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Kivi pushes Goldberg away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Goldberg gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Goldberg cracks Kivi with a big right hand but Kivi just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Goldberg fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Kivi defending against the ground and pound.
Goldberg scoring with punches and elbows. #T1#
Goldberg wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kivi keeps working.
Goldberg lands a decent elbow from side control.
Kivi taking a bit of punishment here - Goldberg scoring with strikes.
Goldberg trying to control the position but Kivi is working away.
Goldberg throws an elbow but Kivi slips to the side and avoids it well.
Kivi regains half guard there - taking advantage of Goldberg's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
Goldberg thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Kivi is trying to stand.
Goldberg 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.#T2#
Goldberg lands with a punch from half guard.
Goldberg working the head and body with strikes.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Kivi can do anything to dispel that myth.
Goldberg thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Kivi's head.
Goldberg slips a nice elbow through Kivi's hands, connecting with Kivi's forehead.
Goldberg 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.
Goldberg is nestled in close to Kivi, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Kivi looks like he's trying to stand up.
Goldberg sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Kivi defending well though.
Goldberg 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.
Goldberg tries to pass the half guard into mount. Kivi knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt. #T3#
Kivi is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Goldberg scores with a couple of nice shots.
Kivi pushes Goldberg off looking to stand but Goldberg dives back in and keeps control.
Goldberg wants to control but Kivi is keeping him busy.
Goldberg missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Kivi is not content to let Goldberg control the position.
Goldberg working Kivi over with strikes.
Goldberg prevents Kivi from standing back up.
Kivi blocking the ground and pound attempt from Goldberg.
Nice strikes from Goldberg there. #T4#
Goldberg wants to pass to mount but Kivi is defending the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Goldberg thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Kivi's head.
Goldberg tries to pass the half guard into mount. Kivi knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Goldberg throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Goldberg scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Kivi is staying active underneath Goldberg, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Goldberg missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Goldberg working over Kivi with some ground and pound. Kivi looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Kivi is trying to stand up here but Goldberg is controlling him well.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Bill Goldberg dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.#R2#
Goldberg fails with the takedown.
Kivi stalks Goldberg and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Goldberg's face. Goldberg staggers backwards, shaken.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Kivi pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Goldberg feinted with a counter takedown.
Kivi moves away from the strike by Goldberg.
Kivi looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Goldberg is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kivi can do to turn this around?
Goldberg steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kivi.
Kivi defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Goldberg.
Goldberg has a takedown stuffed.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bill Goldberg. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Kivi looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Kivi scoring well with a low kick there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Goldberg closes the distance and clinches up with Kivi, looking for a takedown. Goldberg pushes Kivi against the cage but Kivi circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Kivi throws a nice looking combination but Goldberg bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Kivi lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Kivi.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Goldberg shoots in for a takedown but Kivi shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Kivi leaves Goldberg with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.#T1#
Kivi lands with a shot to the body.
Kivi moves away from the strike by Goldberg.
Kivi throws a right hand that Goldberg ducks under and follows up with a left that Goldberg also avoids with ease.
Kivi defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Goldberg.
Goldberg shoots in looking for a takedown. Kivi tries to sprawl out of it but Goldberg keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Kivi manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Goldberg throws a body shot but no joy.
Kivi looks to land a combination but Goldberg avoids it well.
Kivi fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Kivi fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Goldberg drops down looking for a counter takedown but Kivi sprawls and moves away.
Goldberg takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Goldberg.
Kivi staying out of range there.
Kivi looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Kivi throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Keke Kivi is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.#TD#
Goldberg fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Kivi sprawls well initially but Goldberg persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Goldberg trying to control from half guard but Kivi is working away. #T2#
Goldberg prevents Kivi from standing back up.
Kivi is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Goldberg scores with a couple of nice shots.
Goldberg throwing shots but Kivi is blocking nicely.
Kivi is refusing to be controlled, as Goldberg sits in half guard.
Kivi wants to get back to his feet.
Goldberg missing with the ground and pound from half guard. #T3#
Kivi looks like he's trying to stand up.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.#REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Kivi misses with a combination #TD#
and Goldberg counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Goldberg.
Kivi is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Kivi keeping moving, preventing Goldberg from controlling successfully.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kivi preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Goldberg postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Kivi keeping moving, preventing Goldberg from controlling successfully. #T4#
Goldberg seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Goldberg trying to control the position from guard on top but Kivi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Goldberg accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Kivi wants to get back to his feet but Goldberg is in a dominant position and won't allow it. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Goldberg misses with a hook. Kivi ducked under it nicely.
Kivi looks to land a combination. Goldberg sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Kivi explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Kivi swinging wildly here.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Keke Kivi showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Goldberg's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!#R3#
Goldberg takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.#TD#
Goldberg fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Kivi to the ground. Goldberg is now in Kivi's guard.
Bill Goldberg overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Goldberg showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Goldberg is looking to work some ground and pound but Kivi has wrist control.
Goldberg trying to control but Kivi is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Goldberg throws a strike but Kivi rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB#
Goldberg keeping moving, preventing Kivi from controlling successfully. #T1#
Kivi pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Goldberg is keeping the position for now.
Kivi wants to control from the top but Goldberg keeps moving.
Kivi with a flurry of punches that miss.
Goldberg controlling the position.
Goldberg has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Goldberg keeping full guard, as Kivi tries to pass.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Goldberg wants to sweep here but Kivi controlling him for the moment. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.#T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Nice body kick from Kivi.#TD#
Goldberg gets a takedown into half guard.
Goldberg thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Kivi's head.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Goldberg performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Kivi really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Goldberg. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Goldberg with the ground and pound but Kivi uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Goldberg stops Kivi from standing up.
Goldberg missing there with some ground and pound from the guard. #T3#
Kivi preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Goldberg controls from within his opponent's guard.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Goldberg trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Kivi can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Goldberg controls the pace.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Goldberg dodges the punch combination from Kivi.
Kivi keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Goldberg doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Kivi counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Goldberg thinking.
Kivi scores with a one two! Goldberg had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Kivi throws a jab when Goldberg was well out of range.
Kivi lands a two punch combo.
Kivi is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Goldberg rather than just go for the knockout.#T4#
Kivi misses with a body kick.
Kivi misses with a hook. Goldberg ducked under it nicely.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Goldberg is defended easily by Kivi.
Kivi misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Kivi scores with a one two! Goldberg had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kivi leaves Goldberg with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bill Goldberg. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Kivi's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Kivi duly obliges.
Kivi lands a two punch combo.
Goldberg fails with the takedown
and Kivi counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kivi misses with the combination.
Goldberg shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Kivi defends it nicely.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Keke Kivi!

After winning the bout, Keke Kivi thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
Bill Goldberg was interviewed post fight and said 'Rrrrrrrttttrttr'.

 

Event: LAFC 37     
Date:   Apr 16, 2022
#R1#
Goldberg throws a shot from downtown. Killstrike moves away and avoids it.
Killstrike is looking to land body kicks.
Goldberg tries to counter with a takedown but Killstrike is quick to defend against it.
Killstrike feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Goldbergs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!#TD#
Goldberg gets the takedown into side control.
Killstrike is trying to get back to his feet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Goldberg working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Goldberg definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Killstrike taking a bit of punishment here - Goldberg scoring with strikes.
Sloppy strikes there by Goldberg.
Killstrike avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Goldberg.
Goldberg lands an elbow.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Goldberg working the head with strikes.
Goldberg is putting a hurting on Killstrike here, landing some big shots from side control.
Goldberg working the head and body with strikes.
Killstrike is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Goldberg is controlling him well.
Goldberg in side control lands a decent elbow. #T1#
Killstrike wants to get back to his feet.
Killstrike really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Goldberg. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Goldberg sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Killstrike is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
The strikes coming from Goldberg are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Killstrike is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Goldberg is controlling him well.
Goldberg controlling the position from side mount.
Goldberg seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Killstrike for as long as he can get away with.
Killstrike tries to escape but Goldberg is in control. #T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Goldberg lands a nice forearm strike.
Goldberg looks up at the clock and then as Killstrike takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Goldberg smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Goldberg scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Killstrike to see if he's OK.
Killstrike wants to get back to his feet but Goldberg drags him back down.
Goldberg cracks Killstrike with a big elbow.
Goldberg working the ground and pound.
Goldberg landing strikes.
Goldberg working the body and head with strikes.
Killstrike on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Check out the look on Goldberg's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter! #ROC#Killstrike is rocked!
Goldberg lands a strong strike to the head of Killstrike. That's dazed him! Goldberg looking to finish here. Killstrike is waving his arms around trying to block but he's hurt badly - Goldberg lands more strikes and the referee steps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bill Goldberg!
Post fight, Bill Goldberg took to the microphone: 'WHOSE NEXT?????!!!!'.

 

Event: LAFC 31     
Date:   Mar 12, 2022
#R1##TD2#
Goldberg darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Azevedo on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Goldberg trying to control the action but Azevedo is working from the bottom. #SUB#
Azevedo looking for submissions off his back.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Goldberg lands a nice short elbow.#SUB#
Azevedo looking for submissions off his back.
Goldberg slips a nice elbow through Azevedo's hands, connecting with Azevedo's forehead.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB#
Azevedo looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Goldberg 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. #T1##SUB#
Azevedo looking for submissions off his back.
Azevedo is pressing down on Goldberg's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Goldberg is in close to Azevedo's body, working some short punches and elbows.#SUB#
Azevedo looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #SUB#
Azevedo looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Azevedo seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.#SUB#
Azevedo working for a triangle but Goldberg defends it easily.
Goldberg chips away with some ground and pound.
Goldberg must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.#T2##SUB#
Goldberg got a little sloppy there for a moment and Azevedo has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Goldberg has managed to get both his arms back between Azevedo's legs - danger averted.
Goldberg wants to control from the top but Azevedo keeps moving.
Goldberg slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Azevedo is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Azevedo sneaks back into half guard.#SUB#
Azevedo looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Goldberg working his ground and pound in the gym. So far it seems to be working well.
Goldberg looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Azevedo with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position. #T3##SUB#
Azevedo looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Goldberg is looking to take a break and control but Azevedo is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Goldberg lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
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. Goldberg connects with a nice short shot to Azevedo's temple.
Goldberg looks to score some points with some ground and pound.#SUB#
Azevedo looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Goldberg seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Azevedo does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Goldberg is nestled in close to Azevedo, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.#T4#
Goldberg winds up and cracks Azevedo with a swinging punch to the side of the head. #SUB#
Azevedo is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Goldberg pulls his head out easily.
Goldberg working over Azevedo with some ground and pound. Azevedo looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.#SUB#
Azevedo is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Goldberg pulls his head out easily.
Goldberg lands strikes from half guard.#SUB#
Azevedo looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Goldberg content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB#
Azevedo looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Bill Goldberg dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.#R2#
Goldberg throws the left hand but Azevedo avoids the punch easily.
Azevedo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Goldberg.
Azevedo feinted with a counter takedown.#TD2#
Goldberg is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Azevedo's half guard.#SUB#
Azevedo looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Goldberg scores with a couple of good hammerfists.#SUB#
Azevedo is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Goldberg pulls his head out easily.
Ground and pound from Goldberg.
Goldberg really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Azevedo. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Goldberg is nestled in close to Azevedo, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Goldberg scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Goldberg scores with a couple of good hammerfists.#SUB#
Azevedo looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.#T1##SUB#
Azevedo looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Goldberg looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Goldberg wants to pass the guard but Azevedo is defending well.
Azevedo is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Goldberg scores with a couple of nice shots.#SUB#
Azevedo actively working from the bottom here.#SUB#
Azevedo is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Goldberg pulls his head out easily.
Azevedo is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Goldberg's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Goldberg's back!#SUB#
Azevedo is remaining active here, looking for the choke. The more discerning members of the crowd will appreciate his efforts. #T2#
Goldberg trying to control the hands but Azevedo won't let him.
Goldberg tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell! #SUB#
Azevedo is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Goldberg to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Goldberg shrugs it off.
Goldberg has decided that throwing punches whilst being mounted is the best he can manage just now.
Goldberg tries to reverse the position but Azevedo maintains control.
Goldberg tries to hold on but Azevedo postures up.#SUB#
Azevedo is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Goldberg is surviving well by controlling Azevedo's body position as best he can. #T3#
Azevedo avoids the attempt from Goldberg to control.
Bill Goldberg has got the better of the ground game so far.
Goldberg is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Azevedo is staying active.
Goldberg manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Goldberg works his way to full guard. Good work.#SUB#
Azevedo drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Azevedo jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position. #SUB#
Azevedo thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Azevedo pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Goldberg is keeping the position for now. #T4#
Goldberg not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SUB#
Azevedo drops back, looking for a kneebar! Goldberg looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Goldberg looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Goldberg! #REVB#
Azevedo manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Goldberg 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. #SUB#
Azevedo is working on a guillotine. He's managed to get to full guard and he's really squeezing tight! Goldberg is tapping! Great win for Azevedo!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:40 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Inacio Azevedo!
Inacio Azevedo retains his middleweight title!
In his post fight interview, Inacio Azevedo gave a big smile as he said 'Outra defesa vamos embora! Obrigado ao meu ginásio, gerente, família e fãs. Thanks to LAFC for opportunity again and fans.Vamos embora!'.
The defeated Bill Goldberg had this to say: 'Rrrrrrrttttrttr'.

 

Event: LAFC - Fight For Love     
Date:   Feb 13, 2022
#R1#
Goldberg shoots in for a takedown but Ragnarson shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Horrible takedown attempt by Goldberg or perhaps it was just good defense by Ragnarson, which made it look bad.
Ragnarson throws a nice outside leg kick.
Goldberg is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Ragnarson.
Goldberg shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Goldberg shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Ragnarson pinned against the cage. Ragnarson gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Ragnarson swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Ragnar Ragnarson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Bill Goldberg.
Ragnarson slips a straight right by Goldberg.
Some wild striking there from Ragnarson.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ragnarson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Goldberg.
Ragnarson staying out of range there.
A quick step to the side and Ragnarson tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ragnarson throws a hook to the side of Goldberg's head but Goldberg sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Ragnarson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Ragnarson slips under a jab.
Goldberg waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Ragnarson.
It looked like Ragnarson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.#T1#
Goldberg fails with the takedown.
Ragnarson throws a one two combo.
Ragnarson lands a nice shot to the body.
A shot to the liver by Ragnarson. Beautiful body shot.#TD2#
Goldberg is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Ragnarson's half guard.
Ragnarson tries to kick Goldberg off but Goldberg keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Goldberg takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Ragnarson looks like he's trying to stand up.
Ragnarson trying to control but Goldberg postures up.
Ragnarson flails away from the bottom but he's not doing any damage.
Goldberg 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. #T2#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Goldberg working the head and body with strikes.
Goldberg with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Ragnarson wants to control but Goldberg passes into side.
Goldberg working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Goldberg scores with punches from side control.
Goldberg lands some shots froms side control.
Goldberg connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Ragnarson some visible discomfort.
Goldberg wants to control but Ragnarson is keeping him busy.
Goldberg passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Ragnarson!
Goldberg lands a heavy elbow. #T3#
Goldberg looking to finish Ragnarson with some ground and pound. This is bad for Ragnarson!
Goldberg landing punches.
Goldberg lands a couple of good shots and Ragnarson has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Goldberg scores with punches and elbows.
Goldberg is landing with strikes from the back. #ROC2#Ragnarson is rocked!
Watch the back of the head! Comes the shout from the referee towards Goldberg.
Oh Ragnarson is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Ragnarson knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Goldberg on the ground.
Goldberg lands a series of strikes from the back and Ragnarson goes limp! The ref jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bill Goldberg!
Post fight, Bill Goldberg stared into the camera and said 'WHOSE NEXT?????!!!!'.

 

Event: LAFC 24     
Date:   Jan 22, 2022
#R1#
Straka slips a straight right by Goldberg.
Straka swinging wildly here.
Straka looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Lubor Straka seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Goldberg darts in looking for a takedown but Straka gets double underhooks and turns Goldberg into the cage. #TD2#
Goldberg is fighting off a takedown attempt but Straka is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Goldberg to the mat. Goldberg regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Goldberg wants to sweep but no luck.
Goldberg on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Goldberg tries to get out of the position.
Goldberg has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Straka preventing the sweep.
Straka trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet. #SUB2#
Straka postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Goldberg is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Straka, into his guard. #REVR##SUB2#
Straka is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Goldberg is aware though and is defending well.#SUB2#
Goldberg got a little sloppy there for a moment and Straka has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Goldberg has managed to get both his arms back between Straka's legs - danger averted.
Goldberg lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.#T1##SUB2#
Straka looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Straka looking to hit a scissor sweep but Goldberg is one step ahead there.
Goldberg trying to control but Straka is working from the bottom.
Goldberg chips away with some ground and pound.#SUB2#
Straka had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Goldberg defends it easily.
Straka keeping moving, preventing Goldberg from controlling successfully.
Goldberg keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Straka's head.
Goldberg is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Goldberg lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Goldberg has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.#T2#
Goldberg landing with the ground and pound. #ROC#Straka is rocked!
Goldberg gets to his feet and stands over Straka, holding his ankles. He dives in with a big left hand that connects! Straka felt that one! Goldberg unloads more punches and elbows and this one is over! The ref has dived in to save Straka from any more punishment!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bill Goldberg!
Post fight, Bill Goldberg stared into the camera and said 'WHOSE NEXT?????!!!!'.

 

Event: LAFC 20     
Date:   Dec 25, 2021
#R1##TD#
Goldberg drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Goldberg connects with a couple of short punches.
Goldberg with a nice head shot there.#SUB2#
Sabatory is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Goldberg is aware though and is defending well.
Goldberg landing with the ground and pound.
Goldberg wants to control from the top but Sabatory keeps moving.
Goldberg cracks Sabatory with a solid left hand.
Goldberg keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Sabatory's head.
Goldberg scoring with punches to the head and body. #CUT#It looks like Lou Sabatory has been cut.
Goldberg scoring with punches to the head and body. #ROC#Sabatory is rocked!
Goldberg postures up from his opponent's guard, before exploding into some vicious ground and pound! Sabatory covers up, he's hurt! Goldberg keeps throwing the strikes, glancing at the referee... Will he stop it?? One more big shot from Goldberg and the ref steps in to end the fight! Goldberg can't hide his delight as he celebrates with his corner.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bill Goldberg!
Bill Goldberg made sure to give a little speech post fight, saying 'WHOSE NEXT?????!!!!'.

 

Event: LAFC 15     
Date:   Nov 20, 2021
#R1##TD#
Dallman shoots in and bounces Goldberg off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Goldberg pulls Dallman in close to prevent any damage.
We've been hearing that Dallman has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Goldberg wants to sweep here but Dallman controlling him for the moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Goldberg is still trying to improve position.
Goldberg is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #REVB##SUB#
Dallman looking for submissions off his back.#T1#
Goldberg scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Goldberg thows a huge punch but Dallman dodges it nicely.
Goldberg lands with a punch from half guard.
Goldberg is keen to just control but Dallman is a slippery customer.
Goldberg missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Dallman blocking the ground and pound attempt from Goldberg.
Goldberg working over Dallman with some ground and pound. Dallman looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Dallman is breathing heavily.
Goldberg landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Goldberg lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Dallman is trying to control but can't. #T2#
Goldberg is nestled in close to Dallman, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.#ROC2#Dallman is rocked!
Goldberg scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Oh Dallman is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
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. Goldberg connects with a nice short shot to Dallman's temple.
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. Goldberg connects with a nice short shot to Dallman's temple.
Goldberg is sitting in half guard. He's postured up and lands a nice elbow. Oh, Dallman is hurt! He's hurt bad - Goldberg fires away with more strikes and the referee jumps in to save Dallman from any more punishment! Congratulations to Goldberg! Great finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:44 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bill Goldberg!
In his post fight interview, Bill Goldberg gave a big smile as he said 'WHOSE NEXT?????!!!!'.
In defeat, Billy Dallman stepped up to the mic, saying 'That was bullshit mane! He knows I was winnin' tha fight! That fight was mine! Listen 'ere buddy, this ain't over! If I gotta take this one outside I will!'.

 

Event: LAFC 11     
Date:   Oct 23, 2021
#R1#
Goldberg misses with a takedown attempt - Briggs sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Goldberg with a lazy takedown attempt
and Briggs connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Briggs looks to throw the jab but Goldberg is out of range.
Briggs throws out a loose jab but Goldberg uses good head movement to avoid it.
Goldberg throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Briggs counters with a nice uppercut.
Briggs throws out a loose jab but Goldberg uses good head movement to avoid it. #TD#
Goldberg looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Briggs!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Goldberg misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Briggs 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.
Briggs is looking to regain half guard here but Goldberg keeps moving and retains side control.
Goldberg has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Goldberg throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Goldberg throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Briggs works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Goldberg controlling the pace. #T1#
Goldberg is keen to just control but Briggs is a slippery customer.
Goldberg throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Goldberg throws a strike but Briggs avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Goldberg won't allow Briggs to get back to his feet.
Goldberg throwing strikes but missing.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Goldberg accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Goldberg throws a strike but Briggs rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB#
Briggs stopping the sweep attempt from Goldberg.
Goldberg 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.#T2#
Briggs wants to control from the top but Goldberg keeps moving.
Goldberg trying to keep a closed guard but Briggs is proving a slippery customer.
Briggs stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Goldberg swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Briggs is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Goldberg looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Briggs passes Goldberg's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Goldberg is looking to improve his position.
Briggs not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Goldberg wants to improve his position but Briggs is controlling well.
Briggs wants to stand but his hand is trapped. Goldberg uses the opportunity to regain full guard. #T3#
Briggs trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet. #SU2#
Briggs decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Goldberg tries for a takedown but Briggs circles away easily
and Briggs cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bill Goldberg. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Goldberg is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Briggs.
Goldberg misses with a left hand
and Briggs connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Briggs lands a jab to the nose.
Briggs lands a nice shot to the body.
Goldberg is breathing heavily.
Good standup being displayed there by Briggs as he connects with a hook.#ROC2#Goldberg is rocked!
Goldberg will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Briggs punishes Goldberg's body with a nice straight punch.#T4#
Crack! Briggs connects with the perfect overhand right and Goldberg falls face first to the canvas. Timbeeeeeeeer! Beautiful knockout for Briggs!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:07 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Macka Briggs!
A very excited looking Macka Briggs rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
Bill Goldberg spoke after the fight, saying 'Rrrrrrrttttrttr'.

 

Event: LAFC 8     
Date:   Oct 06, 2021
#R1##TD2#
Excellent takedown into side control there by Goldberg.
Limbtwister takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Limbtwister tries to control but Goldberg manages to take his back.
Goldberg lands with a big left hand that may well have hurt his opponent. Can Limbtwister hold on?!
Goldberg is loading up with his shots from the back and Limbtwister is in big trouble! Limbtwister taps out to strikes and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Bill Goldberg!
Bill Goldberg made sure to give a little speech post fight, saying 'WHOSE NEXT?????!!!!'.
Lazerus Limbtwister was interviewed post fight and said 'Pretty sure he jammed his finger in my butthole, what a cheater!!!'.

 

Event: LAFC 5 Pulver vs Kilmeister     
Date:   Sep 15, 2021
#R1#
Hammer scores with a leg kick.
Hammer slips under a jab from Goldberg.
Hammer tries a quick counter leg kick but Goldberg is wise to it.
A bone on bone clash there as Goldberg blocks the leg kick. #TD#
Goldberg is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Hammer's half guard.
Goldberg not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Goldberg thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Hammer's head.
Goldberg will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Hammer is looking to control Goldberg's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Hammer avoid being mounted?
Goldberg throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Hammer tries to get to full guard but Goldberg has control of the leg.
Goldberg thows a huge punch but Hammer dodges it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Goldberg throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Goldberg seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
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. Goldberg connects with a nice short shot to Hammer's temple.
Goldberg has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.#T1#
Goldberg sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Hammer defending well though.
Goldberg drops an elbow to the side of Hammer's head.
Hammer won't allow Goldberg to pass to mount.
Goldberg throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Hammer to regain full guard.
Goldberg content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Goldberg works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Goldberg not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Goldberg sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Hammer defending well though.
Goldberg seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Hammer keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Hammer blocking the ground and pound attempt from Goldberg.
Goldberg trying to control the action but Hammer is working from the bottom.
Goldberg working Hammer over with strikes. #T2#
Hammer avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Goldberg.
Goldberg throwing shots but Hammer is blocking nicely.
Goldberg is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Hammer keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Goldberg throwing shots but Hammer is blocking nicely.
Hammer looks winded!
Goldberg lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Goldberg not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
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. Goldberg connects with a nice short shot to Hammer's temple.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hammer avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Goldberg.
Goldberg lands strikes from half guard.
Goldberg not landing any meaningful shots this time. #T3#
Goldberg winds up and cracks Hammer with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Goldberg thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Goldberg thows a huge punch but Hammer dodges it nicely.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Goldberg lands a nice short elbow.
Hammer blocking the ground and pound attempt from Goldberg.
Goldberg 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.
Goldberg throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Goldberg throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Goldberg scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Goldberg not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Ground and pound from Goldberg.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Goldberg lands a nice short elbow.
Goldberg wants to take a breather but Hammer is having none of it. #T4#
Goldberg looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Hammer with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Goldberg is nestled in close to Hammer, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Goldberg looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Hammer with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Still in half guard, Goldberg seems content to control.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Goldberg lands a nice short elbow.
Hammer avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Goldberg.
Hammer has hold of Goldberg's hands but Goldberg slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Goldberg not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Goldberg working the head and body with strikes.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Goldberg working Hammer over with strikes. #ROC#Hammer is rocked!
Goldberg lands with a punch from half guard.
Hammer is still in real trouble! Can Goldberg finish him?
Goldberg scores with a big shot! Hammer's head bounced off the canvas with a huge thud! More strikes land and the referee has jumped in to save Hammer! He was hurt real bad - good stoppage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bill Goldberg!
Bill Goldberg took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'WHOSE NEXT?????!!!!'.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 27, 2021
#R1#
Goldberg ducks under a wild hook from Jankens.
Goldberg on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Goldberg has his takedown stuffed
and Jankens counters with a nice body shot.
Goldberg with a lazy takedown attempt
and Jankens cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Jankens tests Goldberg's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Jankens's corner calls for a 1-2. Jankens obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Goldberg throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Jankens counters with a nice body shot.
Goldberg avoids the body shot from Jankens.
Goldberg slips a jab and a cross from Jankens.
Jankens throws out a loose jab but Goldberg uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jankens looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Goldberg with a poor takedown
and Jankens counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Goldberg thinking.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bill Goldberg. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Goldberg rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Jankens makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Goldberg misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Jankens lands with a shot to the body. #T1#
Jankens misses the jab.
Goldberg feinted with a counter takedown.
Goldberg tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Jankens swivels and escapes.
Goldberg shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Jankens counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jankens lands a head shot.
Jankens clobbers Goldberg with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Jankens throws a right hand that Goldberg ducks under and follows up with a left that Goldberg also avoids with ease.
Goldberg gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Jankens makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Jankens cracks Goldberg with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Goldberg misses with an uppercut
and Jankens cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Goldberg with a poor takedown
and Jankens counters with a stiff right hand.
Goldberg is breathing heavily.
Jankens lands a really nice looking cross but Goldberg seems unphased.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jankens lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.#T2#
Jankens throws a jab but it's blocked by Goldberg.
Goldberg tries to move into range but Jankens moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Goldberg throws an off balance right hand
and Jankens counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nice straight punches there by Jankens. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Jankens.#TD#
Goldberg closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Goldberg wants to take a breather but Jankens is having none of it.
Jankens wants to control but Goldberg is keeping busy.
Goldberg perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there. #T3#
Jankens is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Jankens trying to control from the bottom. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Jankens ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Goldberg moves away.
Jankens defending well as Goldberg loads up on a big left hand.
A nice side step and Jankens releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Goldberg with a poor takedown
enabling Jankens to counter with a crisp jab. #T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Goldberg slips under a jab from Jankens.
Jankens misses with a body shot.
Jankens throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Goldberg.
Jankens bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Goldberg's head backwards.
Goldberg throws a poor cross that misses
and Jankens counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Goldberg tries for a takedown but Jankens sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Jankens scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Goldberg doesn't seem bothered though.
Jankens scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Jankens paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Jankens slips under a jab from Goldberg.
Jankens uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Goldberg.#TD#
Goldberg changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Jankens looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Goldberg definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Jankens tries to bench press Goldberg off him but Goldberg keeps the position.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Janky Jankens dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.#R2#
Jankens ducks under a wild hook from Goldberg.
Goldberg on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Jankens connects with the punch.
Jankens has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#TD#
Goldberg throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Jankens was covering up waiting for the punch and Goldberg finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Goldberg controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Jankens can do anything to dispel that myth.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#T1#
Jankens wants to sweep but no luck.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Goldberg slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.#TD#
Goldberg fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Jankens sprawls well initially but Goldberg persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Goldberg scoring with strikes to the body and head. #T2#
Jankens tries to roll over but Goldberg keeps him under control.
Jankens is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Goldberg scores with a couple of nice shots.
Goldberg controlling the action here.
Jankens wants to control the action here but instead Goldberg manages to pass to full mount!
Goldberg lands with some strikes.
Goldberg controlling from mount.
Goldberg working away from the top, dropping strikes.#T3#
Jankens is trying to escape the mount.
Jankens really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Goldberg. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Goldberg landing punches.
Goldberg landing strikes, looking to finish!
Jankens really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Jankens is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Jankens is looking to get back to his feet - it's going to be hard from this position.
Goldberg lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Goldberg lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
A nice elbow there by Goldberg.#T4#
Goldberg controlling the position easily from mount.
Jankens is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Goldberg controlling his opponent.
Goldberg landing strikes from the mount and Jankens is in trouble!
Goldberg controlling the position easily from mount.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Goldberg connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Bill Goldberg dominated that second round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!#R3#
Jankens is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Goldberg.
Jankens ducks under a wild hook from Goldberg.
A little jabbing left from Jankens on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Goldberg looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Goldberg moves out of range as Jankens strikes.
Goldberg shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Jankens as he avoids it easily. #TD#
Jankens gets caught flat footed, as Goldberg shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Goldberg controlling from the top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Goldberg has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#T1#
Goldberg distracts Jankens with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Jankens throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.
Jankens can't keep his opponent in guard - Goldberg advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Goldberg working the head and body with strikes.
Goldberg working over Jankens with some ground and pound. Jankens looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Goldberg in particular looking to stall.
Goldberg'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.
Jankens tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Goldberg has advanced to mount. Uh oh. #T2#
Goldberg controlling the position easily from mount.
Jankens is desperately trying to improve his position but Goldberg has a good base and remains in mount.
The referee warns Jankens that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Goldberg prevents Jankens from getting the reversal.
Jankens keeps trying to improve his position.#T3#
Jankens wants to control but Goldberg is having none of it.
Goldberg controlling the position easily from mount.
Goldberg lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Bill Goldberg overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Goldberg sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Goldberg cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Goldberg cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers! #T4#
Goldberg working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Goldberg sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Goldberg landing strikes, looking to finish!
Jankens wants to control but Goldberg is having none of it.
Jankens taking shots to the head.
Goldberg looking to control and managing it successfully.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Jankens really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Goldberg connects with a couple of good shots from mount.

And that's the end of the fight!
Bill Goldberg showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Goldberg 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 Paul Gruel scores the fight 29:28
Judge Ryoma Takatsuka scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jeff Smith scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Bill Goldberg!

Bill Goldberg made sure to give a little speech post fight, saying 'WHOSE NEXT?????!!!!'.
The defeated Janky Jankens had this to say: 'Fucking janky'.

 

Event: QFC Tournament 1059 Round 1     
Date:   Aug 19, 2021
#R1#
Blade keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Goldberg.#TD2#
Goldberg drives through with a takedown into guard.
Goldberg is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Blade could do with losing a few pounds - he looks very soft around the mid section, to put it politely.
Goldberg stops Blade from standing up.
Blade wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Goldberg manages to pass to side control.
Blade is trying to stand up here but Goldberg is controlling him well.
Goldberg is controlling the pace.
Blade is trying to stand back up but Goldberg is controlling him
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Goldberg tries to pass to full mount but Blade defends it.
Blade wants to get back to his feet. #T1#
Goldberg is looking to take a break and control but Blade is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Goldberg prevents Blade from standing back up.
Goldberg seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Goldberg looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Blade is trying to stand back up but Goldberg is controlling him
Goldberg not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Blade is looking to escape.
Goldberg has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.#REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.#TD2#
Goldberg closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Goldberg lands in his opponent's guard.
Blade wants to stand and escape but Goldberg is having none of it.
Goldberg throwing strikes from guard but Blade blocks nicely. #T2#
Goldberg prevents Blade from getting back to his feet.
Goldberg chips away with some ground and pound.
Goldberg trying to control the position from guard on top but Blade is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Goldberg is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Goldberg slips nicely into half guard.
Blade pushes Goldberg off looking to stand but Goldberg dives back in and keeps control.
Goldberg thows a huge punch but Blade dodges it nicely.
Goldberg trying to control the action but Blade is working from the bottom.
Goldberg might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Blade haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Goldberg scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Blade wants to get back to his feet.#T3#
Goldberg controlling the action here.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Blade knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Goldberg on the ground.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.#REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Goldberg on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Blade keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.#T4#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Goldberg waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Blade.
Goldberg swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Blade throws an ugly left hook that misses #TD2#
and Goldberg counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Goldberg trying to control but Blade is working from the bottom.
Goldberg with a flurry of punches that miss.
Goldberg content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Goldberg trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Goldberg controlling from the top position.
Let's hope that Goldberg has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Goldberg slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Bill Goldberg 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.#R2#
Goldberg fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Blade swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Blade blocks a jab.
Goldberg throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Blade counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A swing and a miss from Goldberg.
Goldberg shoots in looking for a takedown but Blade manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Goldberg's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
An attempted straight right counter from Blade misses the target.
Goldberg misses with an uppercut. Blade saw that one coming.
A little feinted left hand from Blade on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Goldberg has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Goldberg shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Blade sprawls well. Blade wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Goldberg gets slowly back to his feet.
Bushido Blade has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Bill Goldberg.#KD#
Blade lands a big right hand that sends Goldberg crashing to the mat! Blade stays standing though and waves Goldberg back to his feet!#CUT#It looks like Bill Goldberg has been cut.#T1#
Goldberg shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Blade but Blade pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Blade throwing a counter right hand but Goldberg manages to avoid it.
Goldberg misses with a hook.
An attempted straight right counter from Blade misses the target.
Goldberg takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Horrible takedown attempt by Goldberg or perhaps it was just good defense by Blade, which made it look bad.
Blade throwing a counter right hand but Goldberg manages to avoid it.
Goldberg tries for a takedown but Blade circles away easily
and Blade counters with a huge left! Goldberg is in big trouble! He's backing up but Blade isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Goldberg from any more damage. A dominating finish by Blade!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bushido Blade!
Bill Goldberg spoke after the fight, saying 'Rrrrrrrttttrttr'.

 

 
 
 
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