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Event: HZN 6 Tenryu v Farah     
Date:   Feb 09, 2024
#R1#
Tacarante smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Slow misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Slow keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tacarante drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Slow jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Tacarante swats away the attempt to clinch by Slow.
Tacarante uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Slow.
Nice shot lands for Tacarante.
Slow misses with a jab, cross combination.
Tacarante thows a left - swing and a miss!
Tacarante keeps the fight on the outside.
Tacarante misses with an uppercut
and Slow cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Slow darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Slow with a nice cross.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Slow missing with a left hand there. Tacarante was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Tacarante throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Slow has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.#T1##TD#
Tacarante gets a double leg takedown into Slow's guard.
Tacarante prevents Slow from getting back to his feet.
Tacarante's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Slow wants to stand up but Tacarante is controlling him.
Tacarante content to stall in guard here.
Slow wants to get back to his feet but Tacarante is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.#T2##REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.
Slow lunges at Tacarante with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Tacarante's hand.
Slow tries to clinch up
and Tacarante counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Slow thinking. #CL2#
Tacarante gets tackled into the cage by Slow. Slow maintains the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Tacarante scores with a nice short uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Tacarante.
Slow is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
A short uppercut from Tacarante.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A short left from Slow. #TD#
Tacarante manages to pull guard. #SUB#
Tacarante looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Tacarante pulls Slow in close to prevent any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T3#
Tacarante is trying to control the position but Slow postures up.
Tacarante pulls Slow in close to his closed guard and prevents Slow from doing any damage or advancing position.
Tacarante might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.#SUB#
Tacarante working for a triangle but Slow defends it easily.
Slow wants to stand but Tacarante is controlling his posture from full guard. #SU2#
Slow decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Slow scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Tacarante throws a lazy right hand but Slow sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Slow throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Tacarante. #T4#
Tacarante waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Slow.
Donk. Slow catches Tacarante right on the button with a cross.
Slow lands a jab to Tacarante's midsection.
Tacarante misses with a wild body shot.
Tacarante looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A jab from Slow misses.
Tacarante swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Tacarante connects with a body shot that sends Slow's belly button to the back.
Slow with a hook.
Slow misses with a wild combination.
Slow darts in trying to clinch
and Tacarante counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Slow thinking.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Slow tries to clinch there but Tacarante circles away.
Slow is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Slim Slow will probably get the nod.
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#
Tacarante throws a series of punches but Slow avoids them all with ease.
Slow tries to clinch up.
Tacarante takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Slim Slow seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Slow throws a series of punches but Tacarante avoids them all with ease.
Slow rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Tacarante moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Slow waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tacarante.
A combination from Slow does no damage.
Tacarante fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Slow drops his hands momentarily and Tacarante takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Slow darts in trying to clinch
and Tacarante cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.#CL2#
Slow instigates a clinch.
Tacarante tries to work over Slow's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Slow doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A shot in the inside from Tacarante. #ROC#Slow is rocked!#T1##TD#
Tacarante manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Slow is still in real trouble! Can Tacarante finish him?#SUB#
Tacarante is looking for a triangle but Slow pushes his legs off easily.
Slow wants to stand and escape but instead Tacarante has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard. #REVR#
Tacarante is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Tacarante'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.
Further stalling from Tacarante.
Tacarante has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Slow seems to have recovered his senses.
Tacarante stops Slow from standing up.
Tacarante slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Slow is looking to stand back up but Tacarante counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by Slow. #T2#
Tacarante controlling the action here.
Slow wants to get back to his feet. #SUB#
Tacarante seems to be looking for submissions.
Tacarante moves nicely into side control.
Saul Tacarante overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Tacarante prevents Slow from escaping the position.
Slow is using up a lot of energy trying to get back to his feet. Perhaps he should improve his position first.#SUB#
Tacarante wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Slow, who protects the arm well. #T3#
Tacarante content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though. #SUB#
Tacarante looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Slow is trying to get back to his feet.#ES2#
Slow throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!#TD#
Tacarante scores with a takedown into Slow's guard.

Slow is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched. #T4#
Tacarante blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Come on Tacarante - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Slow misses with a body punch.
Slow working aggressively here.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Slow misses with a punch on the inside.
Tacarante blocking some punches.
Slow tries to work over Tacarante's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Slow fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Slow tries to throw a body punch but Tacarante avoids it by throwing Slow back against the cage. #TD#
Tacarante jumps guard. #SUB#
Tacarante escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Slow gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Tacarante holds on and takes a little breather. #SU2#
Slow decides he's had enough of playing guard and decides to stand. Come on Tacarante, up you get!
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 Saul Tacarante will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Tacarante throws an off balance right hand
and Slow cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Slow feints a jab promting Tacarante to slip. Slow then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Tacarante slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Tacarante lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
A combination from Slow does no damage.
Slow fails to land with a series of punches.
Tacarante punishes Slow's body with a nice straight punch.
Slow bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Slow rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Tacarante moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Slow with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Tacarante to score with a decent uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A left and a right from Tacarante both land. Nice combination.
Tacarante takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Slow lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.#CL2#
Slow clinches with his opponent. #T1#
Tacarante taking a breather. #BC#
Tacarante pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Tacarante uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Slow.
Tacarante swings for the body but Slow moves out of range.
Slow jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Slow has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Slow misses with a double jab
enabling Tacarante to counter with a crisp jab.
Slow connects with a body shot.
Slow looks to clinch
and Tacarante counters with a crisp right that sends Slow to the canvas! Tacarante follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:39 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Saul Tacarante!
A relieved looking Saul Tacarante thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: HZN 1 Machine vs Norton     
Date:   Dec 30, 2023
#R1#
Tacarante swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rocket half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rocket. Tacarante does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rocket takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Rocket fails with the takedown
and Tacarante connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rocket uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Tacarante.
Rocket changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Tacarante misses the shot to the body.
Rocket takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Rocket scores with a hook to the body. Tacarante takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Rocket connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tacarante lands a nice hook to Rocket's body. Rocket takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Rocket uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Tacarante.
Tacarante looks to land a combination but Rocket avoids it well.
Rocket fails miserably with a takedown attempt.#T1#
Tacarante scores with a crisp jab that stopped Rocket in his tracks.
Rocket stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rocket tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Tacarante paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A jab from Tacarante finds it's way through Rocket's defenses.
Rocket slips under a jab from Tacarante.
Rocket misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tacarante.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Tacarante! But no joy.
A jab from Tacarante misses.
Rocket tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tacarante was well out of range. Poor timing from Rocket.
Tacarante uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocket.
Rocket uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Tacarante.
Tacarante scores with a jab to the head. #T2#
Tacarante stuffs the takedown attempt from Rocket. Rocket gets slowly back to his feet.
A countering left hand to the body from Tacarante misses.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Pocket Rocket. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Tacarante has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rocket finds it's way round the side to connect with Tacarante's head.
Tacarante defending well as Rocket loads up on a big left hand.
Tacarante slips under a jab.
Rocket swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Tacarante.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Tacarante scores with a nice right hand.
Tacarante throws a nice looking combination but Rocket bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Rocket misses with a body shot.
A big left from Tacarante misses.
Rocket misses with a looping right.
Tacarante connects with a single shot there.
A punch combination from Rocket misses.
Rocket seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.#T3#
A big right from Rocket misses.
Rocket lands with an uppercut that bounces Tacarante off the cage and back into range.
Tacarante swings for the body but Rocket moves out of range.
Tacarante scores with a punch to the head.
Rocket misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too. #TD2#
Tacarante shoots in and gets a takedown into Rocket's guard.
Rocket working a defensive guard here.
Tacarante trying to control the position from guard on top but Rocket is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB#
Rocket throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Tacarante escapes and throws Rocket's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Rocket is looking for a sweep.#T4##SUB2#
Tacarante is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Rocket knows the correct defense though, so he's OK. #SUB2#
Tacarante working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Rocket is looking for a sweep.
Tacarante working away.#SUB2#
Tacarante tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Tacarante has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rocket tries to get back to half guard but can't.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Saul Tacarante dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!#R2#
Tacarante connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Rocket's hands.
Rocket shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Tacarante as he avoids it easily.
Tacarante misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Rocket counters with a left to the body. #CL#
Rocket clinches up with Tacarante and pushes him back against the cage.
Tacarante lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Tacarante.
Tacarante blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tacarante is trying to break free.#BC2#
Tacarante breaks the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tacarante misses the jab.
Rocket ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rocket misses with a few strikes there. #CL#
Rocket has taken the fight to the clinch. #TD2#
Tacarante manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back. #T1#
Rocket showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Rocket slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Tacarante has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rocket moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Rocket wants to lay and pray for a moment but Tacarante keeps working.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
You can see the frustration on Tacarante's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.#T2#
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.#SUB#
Rocket looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything. #SUB#
Rocket tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Tacarante struggling a bit here.
Tacarante tries to improve position but can't. #T3#
Rocket trying to control the action but Tacarante is working from the bottom. #SUB#
Rocket goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Tacarante rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Rocket's guard! Nice work there by Tacarante!
Saul Tacarante has got the better of the ground game so far.
Tacarante stopping the sweep attempt from Rocket.
Tacarante trying to control the position from guard on top but Rocket is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Tacarante might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Rocket haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.#SUB#
Rocket has his foot on Tacarante's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Tacarante works his way back into a safe position though.
Rocket bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Tacarante's guard. #REVR#
Tacarante is trying to control the position but Rocket postures up. #T4#
Tacarante pulls Rocket in close to prevent any damage.
Tacarante looking to hit a scissor sweep but Rocket is one step ahead there.
Rocket trying to control but Tacarante is working from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#SUB2#
Tacarante throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Rocket trying to control the position from guard on top but Tacarante is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
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 Pocket Rocket will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!#R3#
The crowd cheers as Rocket lands an impressive looking overhand right. Tacarante doesn't seem phased though.
Nice body punch from Tacarante.
Rocket drops his hands momentarily and Tacarante takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Rocket takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Tacarante waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rocket.
Rocket's corner calls for a 1-2. Rocket obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Tacarante shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it. #CL#
Rocket rushes Tacarante and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Rocket misses with a body punch.
Rocket tries to work over Tacarante's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rocket.
Rocket struggles to land a body shot inside as Tacarante controls his hands. #BC2#
Tacarante breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance. #T1#
Rocket looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Tacarante misses.
Tacarante scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Tacarante cracks a nice hook into Rocket's ribs.
Rocket throws a big shot that misses.
Nice shot by Tacarante.
Tacarante has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Rocket throws a poor cross that misses
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand. #CL#
Rocket has closed the distance and engaged Tacarante in a clinch.
Rocket misses with a shot to the kidneys. #BC2#
Tacarante breaks from the clinch.
Tacarante stuffs the takedown.
Tacarante misses with an uppercut #CL#
and Rocket holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch. #T2##TD2#
Tacarante manages to pull guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tacarante keeping moving, preventing Rocket from controlling successfully.
Tacarante keeping full guard, as Rocket tries to pass.
Rocket wants to control from the top but Tacarante keeps moving.
Tacarante being controlled here, momentarily.
Tacarante lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB##T3##SUB#
Rocket looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Tacarante has picked Rocket up and slammed him! Rocket can't keep hold of the triangle and Tacarante manages to pass to side control!
Tacarante is looking to take a break and control but Rocket is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Rocket tries to buck Tacarante off but Tacarante is having none of it.
Tacarante trying to control the position but Rocket is working away.
A lull in the action here as Tacarante stalls from top position.
Tacarante trying to control the action but Rocket is working from the bottom.
Rocket manages to work his way to half guard, despite Tacarante's best efforts.#T4#
Rocket is concentrating on defense, preventing Tacarante from advancing position.
Rocket wants to control but Tacarante is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Tacarante controlling the action here.
Rocket makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Rocket.
Tacarante trying to control the position from guard on top but Rocket is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Tacarante slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

And that's the end of the fight!
Saul Tacarante comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Tacarante 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 Bruno Lombardi scores the fight 28:29
Judge Columbo Gatti scores the fight 28:29
Judge Joseph Jones scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Saul Tacarante!

Our winner, Saul Tacarante, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: HFC Fight Night 14     
Date:   Nov 21, 2023
#R1#
Tacarante lands with a right hand.
Tacarante stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Tacarante wants it to stay on the feet.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Tacarante! But no joy.
Tacarante lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Tacarante looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Magomedov with a poor takedown
and Magomedov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Magomedov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Tacarante counters with a nice uppercut.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hasbulla Magomedov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Magomedov doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Tacarante cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Magomedov shoots and misses
and Tacarante counters with a right hand to the body.
Nice uppercut lands for Tacarante. That snapped Magomedov's head back.
Tacarante connects with a body shot that sends Magomedov's belly button to the back.
Magomedov dives in for a single leg takedown but Tacarante sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Magomedov blocks a body shot from Tacarante. #BC2#
Tacarante breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Tacarante bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Magomedov's head backwards.
Magomedov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Tacarante throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Magomedov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Tacarante ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Tacarante lands with an uppercut that bounces Magomedov off the cage and back into range.#T1#
Tacarante jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Tacarante works Magomedov's body with a nice hook.
Tacarante throws a good cross that connects.
Tacarante has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Magomedov doesn't succeed with the takedown
letting Tacarante counter with a right hand.
Tacarante throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Magomedov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Magomedov doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Tacarante counters with a straight right hand.
Tacarante works Magomedov's body with a nice hook.
Magomedov tries to move into range but Tacarante moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Left hook, right uppercut from Tacarante.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Tacarante lands a really nice looking cross but Magomedov seems unphased.
Tacarante stuffs the takedown attempt from Magomedov. Magomedov gets slowly back to his feet.
Tacarante works Magomedov's body with a nice hook.
Magomedov shoots in looking for a takedown. Tacarante tries to sprawl out of it but Magomedov keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Tacarante manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing. #T2#
Tacarante lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Tacarante scores with a nice strike.
Hasbulla Magomedov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Magomedov gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
enabling Tacarante to counter with a crisp jab.
Magomedov misses with a takedown attempt
and Tacarante counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Tacarante leaves Magomedov with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Tacarante lands a right hook to the body.
Magomedov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Tacarante smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Magomedov with a lazy takedown attempt
and Tacarante counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Tacarante scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Magomedov has been working on his balance at ubergym, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Tacarante.#T3#
Magomedov looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Tacarante is fending him off so far but Magomedov persists. Nope, Tacarante circles away and we're back to standing.
Magomedov is breathing heavily.
Magomedov has his takedown stuffed
and Tacarante counters with a series of strikes. Magomedov will be more careful next time no doubt.
Tacarante tests Magomedov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Magomedov takes a jab right on the kisser.
Magomedov fails with a takedown attempt.
Tacarante is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Magomedov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Tacarante connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#TD2#
Magomedov tries to sprawl but Tacarante drives through with a takedown into half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Tacarante in particular looking to stall.
Let's hope that Tacarante 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.#SUB2#
Tacarante is working for a submission of some sort. #T4#
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Tacarante in particular looking to stall.#SUB#
Magomedov is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Tacarante pulls his head out easily. #SUB#
Magomedov has guillotine here! It looks pretty tight! Could this be all over! No, Tacarante escapes and passes into side control at the same time. Nice work there by Tacarante!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.#SUB2#
Tacarante tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Tacarante has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Tacarante wants to lay and pray for a moment but Magomedov keeps working.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Saul Tacarante dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2#
Tacarante lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Magomedov at a distance.
Tacarante moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Magomedov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Tacarante as he jumps to the side.
Magomedov doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Tacarante counters with a right hand to the body.
Tacarante scores with a one two! Magomedov had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Tacarante lands a head shot.
Tacarante with a nice cross.
Tacarante with a hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jab from Tacarante.
Tacarante lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Nice cross by Tacarante.
Tacarante scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Magomedov doesn't seem bothered though.
Magomedov looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Tacarante lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Magomedov dives in and grabs Tacarante's left leg, looking for a takedown. Tacarante pushes down on Magomedov's head and hops out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hasbulla Magomedov. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T1#
Magomedov doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Tacarante counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Magomedov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Magomedov fails with the takedown
and Tacarante counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Tacarante lands a lovely overhand right.
Magomedov has his takedown stuffed
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
Tacarante jabs Magomedov to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Magomedov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Tacarante counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A left lands for Tacarante.
Tacarante has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Tacarante connects with a body shot.
Tacarante scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Magomedov doesn't seem bothered though.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Donk. Tacarante catches Magomedov right on the button with a cross.
Magomedov takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.#T2#
Magomedov with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Tacarante to score with a decent uppercut.
Magomedov doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Tacarante counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Tacarante smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Tacarante scores with a jab to the head.
Magomedov has his takedown stuffed
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
Tacarante defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Magomedov.
Tacarante lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Magomedov misses with a takedown
and Tacarante counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Magomedov with a poor takedown
letting Tacarante counter with a right hand.
Tacarante scores with a nice strike.
Magomedov gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
Magomedov gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
letting Tacarante counter with a right hand. #ROC2#Magomedov is rocked!#T3#
Tacarante scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Oh Magomedov is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Tacarante throws out a powerful jab.
Magomedov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Tacarante counters with a crisp right that sends Magomedov to the canvas! Tacarante follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:15 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Saul Tacarante!
A relieved looking Saul Tacarante thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: HFC 69     
Date:   Oct 14, 2023
#R1#
Rurik takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Tacarante fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rurik manages to avoid it.
Rurik is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Tacarante scores with a decent looking hook.
Tacarante definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.#CL2#
Rurik moves into the clinch.
Rurik fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tacarante tries to pull guard but Rurik holds him up against the cage and eventually Tacarante drops back down to his feet.
Rurik throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Tacarante scores with a hook to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rurik.
Tacarante can't break the clinch.
Tacarante working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rurik throws a punch but it's blocked by Tacarante.
A right handed body shot lands from Rurik.
Tacarante's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rurik scores with a shoulder strike.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A quick uppercut on the inside from Tacarante.
Rurik working aggressively here.
Rurik misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rurik swings wildly with an uppercut but Tacarante uses good head movement to avoid it. #T1#
Tacarante is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Tacarante is looking to break free of the clinch but Rurik has double underhooks.
Rurik lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Tacarante tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Rurik just stands there and leans against the cage.
Rurik misses with the head strike. #BC#
Tacarante's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Rurik throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Tacarante circles away from the clinch attempt.
Nice uppercut there from Rurik.
Rurik wants to clinch.
Tacarante throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Tacarante misses with a straight left.
Tacarante misses with a lunging right hand
and Rurik counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#T2#
Tacarante looks to land a right hand but Rurik moved out of range.
Tacarante throws a lazy right hand but Rurik sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nice uppercut lands for Tacarante. That snapped Rurik's head back.
Tacarante slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Tacarante swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rurik connects with a single shot there.
Rurik slips a straight right by Tacarante.
Rurik defending well as Tacarante loads up on a big left hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Tacarante misses the target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rurik. Tacarante does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tacarante wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A left and a right from Tacarante both land. Nice combination.
Tacarante throws a lazy right hand but Rurik sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Yaroslav Rurik is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#T3##CL2#
Rurik moves into the clinch.
Tacarante wants to get back to striking at distance but Rurik won't allow it.
A shot in the inside from Tacarante.
Good body shot from Rurik.
Tacarante fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rurik misses with a punch on the inside.
Tacarante blocks an uppercut.
Tacarante takes a shot to the head.
Rurik tries to throw a body punch but Tacarante avoids it by throwing Rurik back against the cage.
Rurik lands a nice uppercut.
Rurik misses with the head strike.
Tacarante blocking some punches.
Rurik doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tacarante tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Rurik just stands there and leans against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Saul Tacarante. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Rurik tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tacarante's elbow.
Rurik swings wildly with an uppercut but Tacarante uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rurik.
Nice body punch from Rurik. #T4#
Rurik swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tacarante.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rurik tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rurik.
Rurik lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Tacarante.
Rurik can't find room to land a body shot as Tacarante controls the action.
Rurik tries to work over Tacarante's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target. #BC#
Tacarante pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Tacarante connects with a body shot.
Rurik feints and then cracks Tacarante's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Tacarante down.
Tacarante misses with a wild body shot.
A nice side step and Rurik releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Tacarante throws an overhand right that lands on Rurik's shoulder, as Rurik tries to avoid the shot.
A big right from Tacarante misses.
Rurik only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Tacarante checks a leg kick.
Rurik misses with a wild body shot.
Tacarante takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Yaroslav Rurik dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Tacarante misses with a left hand
and Rurik counters with a nice leg kick.
Saul Tacarante seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rurik tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Tacarante counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rurik throws a wild body kick that Tacarante sees coming a mile off.
Rurik throws the kick towards the body but Tacarante avoids it.#CL2#
Rurik darts in and clinches Tacarante up against the cage.
Rurik misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rurik misses with a short punch on the inside.
Tacarante blocks an uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rurik swings wildly with an uppercut but Tacarante uses good head movement to avoid it. #TD#
Tacarante has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Rurik uses from the top position.
Rurik content to stall in guard here.
Tacarante is looking to sweep but instead, Rurik has passed into half guard. #T1#
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Rurik in particular looking to stall.
Tacarante is looking for a sweep. Rurik is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Rurik sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Rurik's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.#T2#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Tacarante trying to control from the bottom.
Rurik controlling the action here.
Tacarante is trying to maintain the position but Rurik is very close to passing his half guard.#REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.
Rurik has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rurik with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row. #T3#
Rurik tries to clinch but Tacarante is having none of it. #CL2#
Rurik rushes Tacarante and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Rurik tries to throw a body punch but Tacarante avoids it by throwing Rurik back against the cage.
Rurik misses with a short punch on the inside.
A frustrated look appears on Tacarante's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Rurik struggles to land a body shot inside as Tacarante controls his hands.
Rurik lands a body punch.
Rurik lands a hook that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards. #BC#
Tacarante breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Tacarante moves out of range of the body kick.
Tacarante looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Tacarante throws a hook but Rurik blocks it.
Tacarante misses with a body shot.
Rurik throws a body kick that misses. #T4#
Rurik takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Rurik 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.
Saul Tacarante is winning the standup battle so far.
Tacarante looks to land a combination. Rurik sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#CL2#
Rurik clinches up against the cage.
Rurik tries to work over Tacarante's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rurik tries to work over Tacarante's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rurik working aggressively here. #BC#
Tacarante pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.#CL2#
Rurik pushes Tacarante up against the cage in a clinch.
Tacarante wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Rurik has him pressed against the cage.
Tacarante blocking some punches.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Tacarante misses with a hook to the ribs.
A hook to the body from Tacarante.
Rurik throws a punch but it's blocked by Tacarante.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tacarante.
Tacarante jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Rurik walks away with a smile on his face. Tacarante gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Yaroslav Rurik showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Rurik throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Tacarante waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rurik.
A good leg kick by Rurik.
Rurik misses with a jab, cross combination.
Tacarante stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Tacarante throws the left hand but Rurik avoids the punch easily.
Rurik steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Rurik connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rurik misses with a head kick.
Tacarante with a body punch. A glancing blow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rurik. That's going to slow Tacarante down.
Tacarante throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Rurik in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Tacarante missing with a left hand there. Rurik was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A slow jab from Tacarante misses its intended target. #T1#
Tacarante will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Tacarante swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A big right from Tacarante misses.
Rurik blocks a jab.
Rurik throws a shot from downtown. Tacarante moves away and avoids it.
Saul Tacarante has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Tacarante pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rurik with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Tacarante to score with a decent uppercut.
Rurik fakes the leg kick and cracks Tacarante in the body.
Tacarante swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rurik blocks a jab.
Tacarante ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Tacarante misses with an uppercut. Rurik saw that one coming.#T2#
Rurik throws a lazy head kick
and Tacarante counters with a one-two to the body.
A slow jab from Tacarante misses its intended target.
Rurik lands a glancing blow to the side of Tacarante's head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rurik uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Tacarante.
Rurik appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Tacarante moves away from the strike by Rurik.
Tacarante misses with a hook
and Rurik counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rurik keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tacarante.
Rurik slips a straight right by Tacarante.
Rurik is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Tacarante swings away with a body shot that misses #CL2#
and Rurik counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Tacarante has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Rurik blocks an uppercut. #BC#
Tacarante breaks from the clinch.
Rurik misses with an attempted mid kick. #T3#
Tacarante misses with a left hand
and Rurik counters with a lovely shot to the body.#CL2#
Rurik instigates a clinch.
Tacarante blocks an uppercut. #TD#
Tacarante drags the fight down to the ground.
Yaroslav Rurik is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Tacarante trying to keep a closed guard but Rurik is proving a slippery customer.
Rurik passes Tacarante's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Rurik is controlling the pace.
Tacarante is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #T4#
Tacarante is controlling Rurik's trapped leg to prevent Rurik from advancing to side control.
Tacarante is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Rurik scores with a couple of good hammerfists.#SUB#
Tacarante looking for submissions off his back.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rurik looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Yaroslav Rurik.
I've got Rurik winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 27:30
Judge Igor Prikhodko scores the fight 28:30
Judge Ivan Kurochkin scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Yaroslav Rurik!

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 28, 2023
#R1#
A looping hook to the body misses from Tacarante. Valero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tacarante misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Valero.
Tacarante misses the jab.
Valero fires out a quick counter leg kick but Tacarante just manages to avoid it.
Valero tries for a takedown but Tacarante sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Valero needs to keep his hands up - Tacarante had a free shot at his head there.
Tacarante shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Valero sprawls well. Valero wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Tacarante gets slowly back to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tacarante connects with a right hand. Valero shakes it off.
Tacarante fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Valero looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.#T1#
Tacarante scores with a jab to the jaw.
Tacarante connects with a good right hand that stumbles Valero. Valero circles away out of range and recomposes himself.#ROC2#Valero is rocked!
Tacarante has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Valero is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Valero doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Valero takes one to the chin there.
Oh Valero is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Valero on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Tacarante lands a jab to Valero's midsection.
Valero seems to have got his legs back now.
Tacarante lands a jab.
Valero looks up at the clock. Bad move! Tacarante lands a right hand from hell, dropping Valero. Tacarante pounces and finishes the fight with a flurry of punches and elbows.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Saul Tacarante!
A very excited looking Saul Tacarante 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.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 20, 2023
#R1#
Tacarante fails to land with a series of punches.
Bebok tries to counter with a clinch but Tacarante shakes him off and moves away.
A cross from Tacarante lands.#TD2#
Bebok shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Bebok showed some decent athleticism there.
Bebok throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Tacarante to regain full guard. #SUB#
Tacarante working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Bebok doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Oh but Tacarante is tightening it up a little... Bebok has to be careful here... He's got his foot tucked under now, this looks tight! Bebok reacted too slowly and this one could be over in a matter of seconds! YES! Bebok taps out! Nice BJJ there by Tacarante!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Saul Tacarante!
Saul Tacarante decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: MMAHKI 63     
Date:   Jul 05, 2023
#R1#
Tacarante chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Sitsongrit can pounce on him.
Sitsongrit looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Tacarante needs to keep his hands up - Sitsongrit had a free shot at his head there.
A left and a right from Tacarante both land. Nice combination. #CUT2#It looks like Pornthonglek Sitsongrit has been cut.
Pornthonglek Sitsongrit seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tacarante shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Sitsongrit eats them both and turns towards Tacarante to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Sitsongrit lands with a good body shot.
Sitsongrit misses with a looping left.
Tacarante unleashes a big counter combination but Sitsongrit bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Tacarante keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sitsongrit misses with a wild body shot.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Tacarante's ribcage but misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sitsongrit throws an overhand right that lands on Tacarante's shoulder, as Tacarante tries to avoid the shot.
Tacarante on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Sitsongrit just misses with a punch to the body.
Tacarante uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit moves away from the strike by Tacarante.
Sitsongrit scoring well with a low kick there.
Tacarante throws a hook to the side of Sitsongrit's head but Sitsongrit sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sitsongrit lands with a nice body punch.
Tacarante fails to land with a series of punches.
A low kick from Sitsongrit misses
and Tacarante counters with a lovely shot to the body.#T1#
Sitsongrit looks to score with a jab to the body but Tacarante is just out of range.
It seemed like Tacarante was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sitsongrit throws a sloppy head kick
and Tacarante counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Sitsongrit uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Tacarante has time to react.
Tacarante ducks under a wild hook from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Sitsongrit lands with a hook. Tacarante tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Tacarante takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Tacarante looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Nice sprawl there from Sitsongrit as Tacarante shoots in.
Sitsongrit stuns Tacarante with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Tacarante.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut
and Sitsongrit takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Tacarante misses with a looping left.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick #TD2#
and Tacarante decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Sitsongrit's guard.
Sitsongrit on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Sitsongrit tries to get out of the position.
Tacarante trying to control but Sitsongrit is working from the bottom. #T2#
Sitsongrit wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Tacarante controlling from the top position.
Sitsongrit pulls Tacarante in close to his closed guard and prevents Tacarante from doing any damage or advancing position.
Tacarante controls from within his opponent's guard. #T3#
Sitsongrit looking to hit a scissor sweep but Tacarante is one step ahead there. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Tacarante throws a lazy uppercut
and Sitsongrit counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Sitsongrit scores with a sloppy right hand. Tacarante should have avoided that one.
Sitsongrit scores with a decent looking hook.
Tacarante avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Sitsongrit swings away with a body shot that misses
and Tacarante counters with a nice uppercut.
Sitsongrit throws out a powerful jab.
Tacarante gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Sitsongrit tries to close the distance and clinch but Tacarante swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick. #T4#
Sitsongrit jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sitsongrit is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Tacarante fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Nice sprawl there from Sitsongrit as Tacarante shoots in.
Pornthonglek Sitsongrit has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Saul Tacarante.
Tacarante throws a poor cross that misses
and Tacarante takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
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!
Tacarante with a hook.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Sitsongrit, as that shot connected.
Sitsongrit throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Tacarante lands a nice looking body shot.
A jab from Sitsongrit finds it's way through Tacarante's defenses.
Sitsongrit throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Tacarante counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Sitsongrit connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Sitsongrit feints and then cracks Tacarante's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Tacarante down.
Nice defenses there by Tacarante.
Tacarante appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook. Tacarante ducked under it nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tacarante takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Sitsongrit lands with a thumping leg kick.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Pornthonglek Sitsongrit dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Pornthonglek Sitsongrit's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.
Sitsongrit chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Tacarante lands a right hook to the body.
Tacarante throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sitsongrit tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A nice side step and Tacarante releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Sitsongrit shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Tacarante fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Sitsongrit lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Tacarante fails with the takedown.
Sitsongrit uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Tacarante.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sitsongrit dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Sitsongrit throws a sloppy body shot
and Tacarante counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but Tacarante sees it coming and moves out of range.
Sitsongrit feints and then cracks Tacarante's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Tacarante down.
Tacarante is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Pornthonglek Sitsongrit is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#T1#
Tacarante connects with a good right hand that stumbles Sitsongrit. Sitsongrit circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Tacarante misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sitsongrit.
Tacarante scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Tacarante takes a swing at Sitsongrit's ribcage but misses.
Tacarante misses the jab.
Sitsongrit throws a jab but it's blocked by Tacarante.
Sitsongrit dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Pornthonglek Sitsongrit is winning the standup battle so far.
Tacarante walks into a left hand.
Sitsongrit just misses with a punch to the body.
Tacarante takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Tacarante on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Sitsongrit. Sitsongrit obviously looking to wear him down.
Sitsongrit throws a big shot that misses.
Sitsongrit misses the shot to the body.
The fighters circling - Sitsongrit throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sitsongrit keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tacarante.
Sitsongrit looks to land a left hand but Tacarante moved out of range nicely.#T2#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sitsongrit throws a jab but it's blocked by Tacarante.
Tacarante unleashes a big counter combination but Sitsongrit bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Tacarante just misses with a punch to the body.
Sitsongrit throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sitsongrit lands the left hand.
A shot to the liver by Sitsongrit. Beautiful body shot.
Tacarante throws a hook but Sitsongrit avoids it easily.
It looked like Sitsongrit wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Sitsongrit lands a body shot.
Sitsongrit avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Tacarante darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Tacarante's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Sitsongrit connects with a good right hand that stumbles Tacarante. Tacarante circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Sitsongrit connects with a leg kick.
Jab by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tacarante.
Tacarante rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Sitsongrit moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Sitsongrit has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Tacarante finds it's way round the side to connect with Sitsongrit's head.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Tacarante's ribcage but misses. #T3#
Sitsongrit misses with a lunging right hand
and Tacarante counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Sitsongrit ducks right into an uppercut from Tacarante.
Tacarante throws an overhand right that lands on Sitsongrit's shoulder, as Sitsongrit tries to avoid the shot.
Sitsongrit misses with a lunging right hand
and Tacarante counters with a nice uppercut.
Sitsongrit bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Tacarante's head.
Sitsongrit lands a slapping body shot.
Nice defenses there by Sitsongrit.
Tacarante slips under a jab from Sitsongrit.
Nice uppercut there from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Tacarante throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sitsongrit sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Tacarante lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tacarante scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sitsongrit doesn't seem bothered though.
A low kick from Sitsongrit misses
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Tacarante. Sitsongrit does a little dance to reset his feet.#T4#
A swing and a miss from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit thuds his shin into the meat of Tacarante's side.
Sitsongrit lands a nice hook to Tacarante's body. Tacarante takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Sitsongrit lands a right hook to the body.
Tacarante swings for the body but Sitsongrit moves out of range.
Sitsongrit delivers a nice body kick.
Tacarante takes one to the chin there.
Tacarante throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Tacarante works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Sitsongrit throws a low kick but it's checked well by Tacarante.
Tacarante bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sitsongrit connects with a jab.
Tacarante walks into a left hand.
A nice leg kick lands there from Sitsongrit.
A decent looking cross lands there for Sitsongrit.
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 Pornthonglek Sitsongrit will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Pornthonglek Sitsongrit's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!#R3#
Sitsongrit looks to land a left hand but Tacarante moved out of range nicely.
Sitsongrit avoids the body shot from Tacarante.
Sitsongrit misses with a right hand
and Tacarante makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Nice shot by Sitsongrit.
A shot to the body from Sitsongrit misses
and Tacarante counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sitsongrit with the inside leg kick.
Sitsongrit ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tacarante moves away.
Tacarante has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Tacarante misses with a left hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a stiff right hand.
Tacarante avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Sitsongrit tries to land a body kick
and Tacarante counters with a straight right hand.
Tacarante misses with a wild body shot. #CL#
Sitsongrit clinches with his opponent.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sitsongrit scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Good body shot from Tacarante.
Sitsongrit tries to throw a body punch but Tacarante avoids it by throwing Sitsongrit back against the cage. #T1#
Tacarante makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Sitsongrit tries a body shot but Tacarante blocks it.
Tacarante lands a shoulder strike.
Tacarante working aggressively here.
Tacarante blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sitsongrit.
A head punch on the inside from Tacarante fails to land.
Sitsongrit lands a nice shot to the body.
Tacarante gets through Sitsongrit's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Sitsongrit takes a shot to the head.
Sitsongrit tries to work over Tacarante's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Sitsongrit working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Sitsongrit misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tacarante.
Tacarante blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tacarante.
Tacarante misses with some punches.
Tacarante blocking some punches.
Sitsongrit works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Sitsongrit lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards. #T2#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sitsongrit working aggressively here.
Sitsongrit blocking some punches.
Tacarante blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sitsongrit misses with a punch to the body.
A shot in the inside from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Sitsongrit swings wildly with an uppercut but Tacarante uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tacarante misses with a punch on the inside.
Tacarante throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Sitsongrits head.
Sitsongrit tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tacarante is working Sitsongrit over against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sitsongrit.
Tacarante blocks a body shot from Sitsongrit.
Tacarante softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Tacarante blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Sitsongrit struggles to land a body shot inside as Tacarante controls his hands.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook to the ribs.
Sitsongrit tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #T3#
Still in the clinch, Tacarante scores with a nice short uppercut.
Sitsongrit lands with a left to the head.
Pornthonglek Sitsongrit has scored more points in the clinch so far.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tacarante.
Sitsongrit takes a shot to the head. #BC2#
Tacarante pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Tacarante throws a body punch but Sitsongrit moves out of range.
A jab lands there for Sitsongrit.
Tacarante moves away from the strike by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit looks to throw the jab but Tacarante is out of range.
Sitsongrit lands a body shot.
Sitsongrit thuds his right hand into Tacarante's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Nice body punch from Tacarante.
Tacarante pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sitsongrit blocks a jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tacarante takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook to the body
and Sitsongrit takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles. #T4#
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Tacarante's ribcage but misses.
Sitsongrit throws a chopping leg kick but Tacarante manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Sitsongrit lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
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.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick.
Tacarante ducks under a wild hook from Sitsongrit.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Tacarante! But no joy.
Tacarante just misses with a punch to the body.
Sitsongrit misses with a looping right.
Jab, jab by Sitsongrit - just one landing.
The fighters circling - Tacarante throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit jabs at Tacarante's body.
Sitsongrit uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Tacarante has time to react.
Sitsongrit is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Tacarante can do to turn this around?
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sitsongrit throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Saul Tacarante has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Pornthonglek Sitsongrit is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Sitsongrit jabs at Tacarante's body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 30:27
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 30:27
Judge Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 30:27

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

Pornthonglek Sitsongrit tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.

 

Event: MMAHKI 56     
Date:   Jun 07, 2023
#R1#
Mesquita looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Tacarante is fending him off so far but Mesquita persists. Nope, Tacarante circles away and we're back to standing.
Nice shot lands for Tacarante.
Mesquita shoots in looking for a takedown but Tacarante manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Mesquita's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Mesquita shoots and misses
and Tacarante counters with a lovely straight right hand!
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hugo Mesquita. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mesquita looks for a takedown but Tacarante sprawls well.
Tacarante scores with a hook to the body. Mesquita takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Tacarante throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mesquita seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Mesquita shoots in looking for a takedown but Tacarante manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Mesquita's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Tacarante now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mesquita takes one on the button.
Mesquita misses with a takedown attempt
and Tacarante connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Mesquita has a takedown stuffed.
Tacarante misses with a wild body shot. #T1#
Mesquita shoots and misses
and Tacarante counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#CL#
Mesquita closes the distance and clinches.
Tacarante gets underhooks to prevent Mesquita's takedown attempt.
Mesquita is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Tacarante pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Tacarante is pressed up against the cage. Mesquita has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Tacarante down to the mat. Tacarante avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Mesquita with a lazy takedown attempt
letting Tacarante counter with a right hand.
Mesquita showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Tacarante. #CL#
Mesquita closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Tacarante swings wildly with an uppercut but Mesquita uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mesquita is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Tacarante gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Mesquita jumps guard but Tacarante stands there with Mesquita around his waist. Mesquita gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
I was talking to Mesquita's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Tacarante misses with the head strike. #T2#
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Tacarante creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut. #TD#
Mesquita jumps into guard, dragging Tacarante to the mat.
Tacarante trying to control but Mesquita is working from the bottom. #SUB#
Mesquita escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Tacarante gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Tacarante must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
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!
Tacarante tries to free his leg and advance position but Mesquita is retaining full guard. #SUB#
Mesquita is looking for a triangle here but Tacarante uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Mesquita manages to get back to half guard.
Mesquita tries to roll over but Tacarante keeps him under control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mesquita is on the bottom, trying to hold on to half guard. He's throwing a few small shots here, to keep his opponent honest.
Tacarante wants to take a breather but Mesquita is having none of it. #T3#
Mesquita missing with punches from the bottom.
Mesquita striking from half guard on the bottom.
Tacarante with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Tacarante looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Tacarante moves into full mount! Mesquita won't be happy about that!
Mesquita is trying to escape the mount.
Tacarante wants to control the pace but Mesquita is squirming around nicely.
Mesquita is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Tacarante controlling his opponent. #T4##SUB2#
Tacarante looking to secure an arm triangle but Mesquita defends it well.
Mesquita sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Mesquita is trying to control but can't.
Mesquita wants to get back to full guard.
Mesquita is staying active underneath Tacarante, who seems content to just control the action from this position. #SUB2#
Tacarante is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Mesquita makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Mesquita.
Tacarante is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Saul Tacarante dominated that round.
That's time! Mesquita's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
Mesquita closes the distance looking to clinch #TD2#
and Tacarante counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Mesquita!
Tacarante wants to control but Mesquita is keeping him busy.
Mesquita sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Mesquita trying to control here. #SUB#
Mesquita looking for submissions from an awkward position here.#SUB#
Mesquita looking for submissions off his back.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB#
Mesquita with the active half guard here but Tacarante passes nicely into side control.#T1##SUB2#
Tacarante goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Mesquita rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Tacarante's guard! Nice work there by Mesquita!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Tacarante trying to keep a closed guard but Mesquita is proving a slippery customer.
Saul Tacarante has got the better of the ground game so far.
Mesquita postures up in Tacarante's guard and throws a big left but Tacarante blocks it.
Mesquita with a nice head shot there.
Mesquita lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.#SUB2#
Tacarante looking for a guillotine here but Mesquita defends easily.
Mesquita is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Tacarante really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Mesquita. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.#T2#
Mesquita lands a couple of digs.
Tacarante has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Tacarante keeping moving, preventing Mesquita from controlling successfully.
Mesquita chips away with some ground and pound.
Mesquita is in close to Tacarante's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Mesquita won't allow Tacarante to sweep him here.
Mesquita is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Mesquita wants to pass the guard but Tacarante is keeping the position.
Mesquita in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Mesquita trying to control but Tacarante is working from the bottom.
Mesquita makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.#T3#
Mesquita tries to free his leg and advance position but Tacarante is retaining full guard.
Tacarante preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Tacarante has momentary wrist control but Mesquita slips an elbow through the middle.
Mesquita landing some decent shots from guard.
Mesquita postures up and lands a big shot to Tacarante's brow.
Mesquita with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Mesquita works over Tacarante with some ground and pound from guard.
Mesquita wants to pass the guard but Tacarante is keeping the position.
Mesquita wants to control from the top but Tacarante keeps moving. #T4##SUB2#
Tacarante is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Mesquita landing with the ground and pound.
Mesquita working some strikes from top position.
Mesquita trying to control but Tacarante is working from the bottom. #SUB2#
Tacarante looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mesquita looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Hugo Mesquita dominated that second 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. This is the final round!#R3#
Tacarante defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Mesquita.
Mesquita takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Mesquita gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Tacarante counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Mesquita misses with a takedown
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hugo Mesquita. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mesquita tries for a takedown but Tacarante circles away easily
enabling Tacarante to counter with a crisp jab.
Mesquita misses with a takedown attempt
and Mesquita takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tacarante throws a shot from downtown. Mesquita moves away and avoids it.
Mesquita with a poor takedown
and Tacarante counters with a nice uppercut.
Mesquita tries for a takedown but Tacarante circles away easily
and Tacarante counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.#T1##TD#
Mesquita closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Tacarante to the mat! Tacarante manages to get full guard.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Tacarante can do anything to dispel that myth.
Tacarante working a defensive guard here.
Mesquita with a flurry of punches that miss.
Mesquita trying to control the position from guard on top but Tacarante is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mesquita missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Mesquita scores with a decent looking elbow strike.#SUB2#
Tacarante is looking for a triangle but Mesquita pushes his legs off easily. #SUB2#
Tacarante has an active guard here but Mesquita has managed to pass into half guard.
Mesquita 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.
Tacarante trying to control from the bottom. #T2#
Mesquita seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Mesquita lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Tacarante wants to improve his position but Mesquita is controlling well.
Mesquita scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Ground and pound from Mesquita.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Nice strikes from Mesquita there. #T3#
Mesquita landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Mesquita lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Mesquita trying to control from half guard but Tacarante is working away.
Tacarante has hold of Mesquita's hands but Mesquita slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.#SUB#
Mesquita is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Ground and pound from Mesquita.
Mesquita is nestled in close to Tacarante, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
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. Mesquita connects with a nice short shot to Tacarante's temple.
Tacarante moves into full guard. #T4#
Tacarante keeping moving, preventing Mesquita from controlling successfully.
Tacarante is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Mesquita is controlling him.
Tacarante working a defensive guard here. #SUB2#
Tacarante is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Mesquita is aware though and is defending well.
Mesquita landing with the ground and pound.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB2#
Mesquita avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Mesquita makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hugo Mesquita showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Mesquita 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 Tarja Halkonen scores the fight 29:28
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 29:28
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hugo Mesquita!

 

Event: MMAHKI 49     
Date:   May 19, 2023
#R1#
Rurik misses with a straight right.
Tacarante fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Tacarante looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.#CL2#
Rurik gets a clinch.
Rurik swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Still in the clinch, Rurik scores with a nice short uppercut.
Tacarante blocks a body shot from Rurik.
Rurik lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Rurik misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tacarante swings wildly with an uppercut but Rurik uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tacarante blocking some punches.
Tacarante blocks a body shot from Rurik.
Tacarante lands a nice shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A right handed body shot lands from Rurik.
Tacarante's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rurik has a couple of punches blocked by Tacarante.
Rurik lands an uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tacarante.
Rurik working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rurik doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #T1#
Tacarante working aggressively here.
Tacarante misses with some punches.
Rurik has a couple of punches blocked by Tacarante.
Rurik misses with a body punch.
Rurik working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Tacarante fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tacarante misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rurik lands a body shot in the clinch. #TD#
Tacarante gets control of Rurik's arms and successfully pulls guard. Tacarante will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Rurik is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long. #SUB#
Tacarante throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Rurik not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up. #T2#
Rurik passes Tacarante's left leg - he's now in half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rurik trying to control the pace.
Let's hope that Rurik 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.#T3#
Tacarante trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Rurik manages to pass to mount!
Tacarante is writhing around trying to get back to his feet. #T4#
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.
Tacarante on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Tacarante tries to get out of the position.
Rurik takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Tacarante wants to try and get back to his feet.
Rurik sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Rurik's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Yaroslav Rurik dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Rurik throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rurik uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Tacarante.
Rurik avoids the body shot from Tacarante.
Tacarante cracks Rurik with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rurik tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Tacarante staying out of range there.
Tacarante with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rurik to score with a decent uppercut.
Tacarante scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rurik tries to clinch but Tacarante moves out of range.
Tacarante digs a good body shot into Rurik's ribs.
Rurik bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Tacarante throws a shot from downtown. Rurik moves away and avoids it.
Rurik raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.#T1#
Rurik pushes Tacarante away with a front kick.
Rurik throws a big shot that misses.
Tacarante was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Rurik keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tacarante.
Rurik replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Tacarante blocks it well.
Nice defenses there by Tacarante.
Tacarante changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Rurik moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Tacarante throws a shot to the body. #CL2#
Tacarante tries to keep at a distance but Rurik has taken the fight into the clinch.
Rurik digs a right hand underneath Tacarante's ribcage. Tacarante let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Tacarante swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Tacarante blocks an uppercut.
Tacarante is trying to break the clinch but Rurik is controlling him.
Rurik misses with a punch on the inside. #T2#
A short right from Rurik on the inside.
Tacarante misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rurik goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tacarante.
Still in the clinch, Rurik scores with a nice short uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rurik lands with a light punch inside.
Tacarante throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Ruriks head.
Rurik lands a body shot.
Rurik misses with a punch to the body.
A short uppercut from Tacarante.
Rurik has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Tacarante seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Rurik can turn it around.
Still in the clinch, Rurik scores with a nice short uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tacarante.
Tacarante prevents a body shot from Rurik.
Rurik lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rurik lands with a right to the head.
Rurik misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rurik tries a body shot but Tacarante blocks it.
Tacarante jumps guard but Rurik turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Tacarante can't find room to land a body shot as Rurik controls the action.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tacarante. #T3#
Rurik misses with a body punch.
Rurik misses with a body punch.
Tacarante lands a shoulder strike.
A nice right hand lands inside from Tacarante.
Tacarante wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Rurik has him pressed against the cage.
Tacarante blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Rurik fails to land.
Rurik tries a body shot but Tacarante blocks it.
Rurik throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Tacarantes head.
Tacarante trying to control the position but instead, Rurik has worked for underhooks and has pushed Tacarante into the cage.
A short right from Rurik on the inside.
Tacarante lands a hook that snaps the head of Rurik backwards.
Tacarante misses with a punch to the body.
Rurik working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rurik tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short body shot lands from Tacarante as the two fighters clinch.
Tacarante lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Tacarante throws a punch but it's blocked by Rurik. #T4#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rurik blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rurik tries to work over Tacarante's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short left from Rurik.
Rurik lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Rurik lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rurik blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rurik lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rurik tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rurik struggles to land a body shot inside as Tacarante controls his hands.
Tacarante misses with a punch on the inside.
Tacarante tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Rurik just stands there and leans against the cage.
Rurik lands a nice shot to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tacarante.
Tacarante wants to break the clinch but can't.
Rurik stops a takedown attempt from Tacarante.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Saul Tacarante. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Rurik lands a hook that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Rurik throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Tacarantes head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rurik.
Rurik tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tacarante's elbow.
Tacarante misses with some punches.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Yaroslav Rurik showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Rurik throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
A swing and a miss from Rurik.
Tacarante is looking for a counter combo.
Rurik has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rurik uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Tacarante.#CL2#
Rurik darts in and clinches Tacarante up against the cage.
Rurik is leaning against Tacarante and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Rurik swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rurik lands a left hand.
Tacarante works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Rurik doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rurik can't find room to land a body shot as Tacarante controls the action.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tacarante lands with a short shot to the head.
Rurik keeps control of Tacarante as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Tacarante misses with the head strike.
Rurik can't find room to land a body shot as Tacarante controls the action.
Rurik tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rurik swings wildly with an uppercut but Tacarante uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rurik working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.#T1#
Rurik has Tacarante pressed against the cage, preventing Tacarante from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Rurik tries to throw a body punch but Tacarante avoids it by throwing Rurik back against the cage.
Rurik fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rurik works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Tacarante working aggressively here.
Rurik tries to throw a body punch but Tacarante avoids it by throwing Rurik back against the cage.
Rurik is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Rurik misses with the head strike.
Rurik scores with a nice hook to the head.#BC#
Tacarante pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rurik throws a hook to the side of Tacarante's head but Tacarante sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Saul Tacarante is winning the standup battle so far.
Tacarante circles away from the clinch attempt. #CL2#
Rurik fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Tacarante, pushing him back against the cage.
Rurik tries to work over Tacarante's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rurik misses with the head strike.
A head punch on the inside from Rurik fails to land.
Rurik prevents a body shot from Tacarante. #T2#
Tacarante lands a nice uppercut.
Rurik fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tacarante working aggressively here.
Rurik lands a shot to the body.
Tacarante takes a shot to the head.
Rurik misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rurik tries to work over Tacarante's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A shot in the inside from Rurik.
Rurik lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rurik tries to throw a body punch but Tacarante avoids it by throwing Rurik back against the cage.
A body shot lands from Rurik.
A short right from Tacarante.
Tacarante digs a right hand into Rurik's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Rurik's gas tank.
Tacarante blocking some punches.
Rurik has a couple of punches blocked by Tacarante.
Tacarante throws a punch but it's blocked by Rurik.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rurik.
A right hand to the body from Rurik.
Rurik misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tacarante blocks a punch to the side of the head. #T3#
A short uppercut from Rurik.
Rurik tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rurik misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rurik struggles to land a body shot inside as Tacarante controls his hands.
Tacarante throws a punch but it's blocked by Rurik.
Tacarante has a couple of punches blocked by Rurik.
Yaroslav Rurik is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Tacarante is trying to break the clinch but Rurik has him pressed against the cage.
Tacarante tries to break free but Rurik pushes him back against the cage.
Tacarante fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rurik misses with a body punch.
Rurik blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tacarante misses with a punch to the body.
Rurik blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rurik pushes Tacarante back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Tacarante misses with a punch on the inside.
Rurik misses with a shot to the kidneys. #T4#
Tacarante blocks a body shot from Rurik.
Rurik can't find room to land a body shot as Tacarante controls the action.
Rurik lands with a right to the head.
Tacarante has had enough of the clinch but Rurik keeps him there for the moment.
A short left from Rurik.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tacarante.
Rurik blocking some punches.
Rurik softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Tacarante lands with a light punch inside.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Tacarante wants a takedown.
Tacarante working aggressively here.
Tacarante works on Rurik's body with a couple of short punches.
Tacarante tries a body shot but Rurik blocks it.
Saul Tacarante has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#BC#
Tacarante breaks from the clinch.

And that's the end of the fight!
Yaroslav Rurik comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Rurik 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 Arvi Lind scores the fight 27:30
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 27:30
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Yaroslav Rurik!

 

Event: MMAHKI 44     
Date:   Apr 23, 2023
#R1#
Fana throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
Tacarante slips under a jab.
Fana slips under a jab.
Tacarante misses with an uppercut
and Fana counters with a stiff right hand.
Tacarante throws a lazy uppercut
and Fana counters with a nice body shot.
Tacarante throws a big shot that misses.
A quick step to the side and Fana tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Tacarante looks to land a left hand but Fana moved out of range nicely.
Fana takes one to the side of the head.
Fana takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Fana throws a body punch but Tacarante moves out of range.
Fana getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Fana misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
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!
Fana takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Tacarante shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Fana defends it nicely.#T1#
Fana digs a good hook to Tacarante's body.
Tacarante swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Tacarante blocks a jab.
Tacarante throws a body punch but Fana moves out of range.
Tacarante on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Tacarante swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Fana counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Fana listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Tacarante slips under a jab.
Nice defenses there by Tacarante.
Tacarante lunges at Fana with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Fana's hand.
Tacarante misses the shot to the body.
Fana throwing a counter right hand but Tacarante manages to avoid it.
Fana connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.#T2#
Tacarante ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice body punch from Tacarante.
Tacarante takes one to the side of the head.
A big right from Tacarante misses.
A little feinted left hand from Fana on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Tacarante steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Fana.
Fana throws out a loose jab but Tacarante uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tacarante throws out a counter right but Fana avoids it with no problem.
Fana misses with a lunging right hand
and Tacarante cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A cross from Tacarante lands.
Fana misses with a straight left.
Tacarante throws a poor cross that misses
and Fana counters with a nice uppercut.
Tacarante defending well as Fana loads up on a big left hand.
Fana moves forwards but Tacarante connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Tacarante keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Fana.
Fana looks to land a left hand but Tacarante moved out of range nicely.
Fana definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Fana moves out of range as Tacarante strikes.#T3#
Fana misses with a hook
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
Fana shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Fana moves out of range of the strikes.
Tacarante thows a left - swing and a miss!
Tacarante ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A big left from Tacarante misses.
Fana misses with an uppercut
and Tacarante counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Fana misses with a hook
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
Fana is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
A telegraphed right hand from Fana misses the target.
Fana slips a jab from Tacarante.
Fana on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Tacarante is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Tacarante uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fana.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tacarante looks to land a right hand but Fana moved out of range.#T4#
Tacarante throws a body punch but Fana moves out of range. #CL2#
Tacarante has managed to clinch.
Tacarante misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tacarante softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Tacarante.#BC#
Fana breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Fana throws a series of punches but Tacarante moves out of range.
Tacarante pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Fana was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Tacarante throws a right and a left that Fana avoids nicely.
Tacarante changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Fana jabs at Tacarante's body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tacarante blocks a jab.
Fana throws a poor cross that misses
and Tacarante counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Fana throws out a loose jab but Tacarante uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fana looks to score with a jab to the body but Tacarante is just out of range.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Saul Tacarante will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2#
Tacarante takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Tacarante scores with a jab. Fana acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Fana misses with a body shot.
Tacarante tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Fana was well out of range. Poor timing from Tacarante.
Tacarante works Fana's body with a nice hook.
Fana moves forwards but Tacarante connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Fana scores with a hook to the body. Tacarante takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Tacarante gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Fana ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tacarante moves away.
Fana bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Tacarante's head.
Tacarante throws a hook but Fana blocks it.
An attempted straight right counter from Fana misses the target.
Tacarante scores with a hook.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fana keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tacarante fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A cross from Tacarante lands.#T1#
Tacarante takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Fana moves away from the strike by Tacarante.
Tacarante ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Tacarante throws a predictable looking body shot
and Fana counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Saul Tacarante seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fana misses the jab.
Tacarante appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Tacarante misses with a left hand
and Fana counters with a straight right hand.
Fana misses with a left hand
and Tacarante counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Tacarante fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fana manages to avoid it.
Tacarante ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Fana throws a jab when Tacarante was well out of range.
Fana doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Tacarante looks to score with a jab to the body but Fana is just out of range.
Fana just misses with a punch to the body.
Saul Tacarante seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Tacarante fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Fana on the side of the head.#T2#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Tacarante takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Fana waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tacarante.
Tacarante let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Fana swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A shot to the liver by Tacarante. Beautiful body shot.
Tacarante missing with a left hand there. Fana was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Fana scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Nice defenses there by Tacarante.
Fana on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Fana takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Fana misses with a straight right.
Tacarante throws the left hand but Fana avoids the punch easily.
Fana takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Tacarante wants to clinch up but Fana keeps it at a distance.#T3#
Tacarante throws a shot from downtown. Fana moves away and avoids it.
Fana 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 swing and a miss from Tacarante.#CL2#
Tacarante gets a clinch. #BC#
Fana breaks from the clinch.
Tacarante looks to score with a jab to the body but Fana is just out of range.
Tacarante throws a right hand that misses
and Fana counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Tacarante throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Fana counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Fana has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Tacarante finds it's way round the side to connect with Fana's head.
Fana takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Tacarante slips under a jab.
Tacarante connects with a good right hand that stumbles Fana. Fana circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Fana throws a hook but Tacarante avoids it easily.
Tacarante digs a good body shot into Fana's ribs.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tacarante bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Fana's head.#T4#
Tacarante connects with a single shot there.
Fana slips under a jab.
Tacarante ducks under a wild hook from Fana.
Fana getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Fana throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Fana thuds his right hand into Tacarante's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Fana throws a jab but it's blocked by Tacarante.
Fana throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tacarante sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Tacarante lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Fana loads up on a big right hand but Tacarante slips the punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Fana looks to score with a jab to the body but Tacarante is just out of range.
Fana missing with a left hand there. Tacarante was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Tacarante misses with a body shot.
Fana uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Tacarante.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Saul Tacarante will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! And we move into the final round!#R3#
Fana cracks Tacarante with a right hand to the side of the head.
Tacarante needs to keep his hands up - Fana had a free shot at his head there.
Tacarante doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Tacarante looks to land a left hand but Fana moved out of range nicely.
Fana misses with an uppercut.
Tacarante thows a left - swing and a miss!
Tacarante moves out of range of the strikes.
Tacarante steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Fana.
Fana is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Fana defending well as Tacarante loads up on a big left hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fana throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Fana throws a predictable looking body shot
enabling Tacarante to counter with a crisp jab.
Tacarante misses with a combination
and Fana counters with a left and a right that stings Tacarante. #T1#
Tacarante throws a body punch but Fana moves out of range.
Fana was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Tacarante jabs Fana to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Left hook, right uppercut from Fana. #ROC#Tacarante is rocked!
Fana uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Tacarante.
Tacarante is still on wobbly legs! Can Fana finish him?
Nice defenses there by Tacarante.
Tacarante seems to have recovered his senses.
Tacarante uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Fana.
Tacarante has a takedown stuffed.
Fana looks to score with a jab to the body but Tacarante is just out of range.
Tacarante throws out a loose jab but Fana uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tacarante drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Tacarante uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Fana.
Fana pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Tacarante scores with the left hand. Fana knows he should have avoided that one. #T2#
Tacarante uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Fana.
Fana displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Tacarante throws out the jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Fana misses with a combination
and Fana takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Tacarante ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Fana throws a jab but it's blocked by Tacarante.
Tacarante tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Fana paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Fana throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Fana throws an off balance right hand
letting Tacarante counter with a right hand.
Tacarante fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Fana misses with a hook. Tacarante ducked under it nicely.
The crowd cheers as Tacarante lands an impressive looking overhand right. Fana doesn't seem phased though.
Fana staying out of range there.#T3#
Tacarante keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Fana.
Tacarante uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Fana.
Fana throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Tacarante fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fana manages to avoid it.
Fana was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Fana keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tacarante.
Fana uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Tacarante.
Fana just misses with a punch to the body.
Tacarante connects with a crisp jab.
Decent striking displayed by Tacarante there.
Fana throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tacarante throws out a counter right but Fana avoids it with no problem.
Fana scores with a punch to the head.
Fana misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Tacarante counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Tacarante jabs Fana to the body, keeping him at a distance.#T4#
Fana with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Tacarante to score with a decent uppercut.
Tacarante with a body punch. A glancing blow.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Fana, as that shot connected.
Tacarante misses with a looping left.
Fana was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Fana throws a right hand that misses
enabling Tacarante to counter with a crisp jab.
Fana moves out of range as Tacarante strikes.
Fana moves out of range as Tacarante strikes.
Fana throwing a counter right hand but Tacarante manages to avoid it.
Fana throws an overhand right that lands on Tacarante's shoulder, as Tacarante tries to avoid the shot.
Tacarante let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Tacarante slips a straight right by Fana.
A telegraphed right hand from Tacarante misses the target.
Tacarante steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Fana.
Fana looks to land a combination. Tacarante sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Elidio Fana has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Fana takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Elidio Fana.
Well Tacarante has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ben Zyskovitsi scores the fight 28:29
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 27:30
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Saul Tacarante!

Saul Tacarante decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: MMAHKI 37     
Date:   Mar 27, 2023
#R1#
Rurik dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Tacarante throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #CL2#
Rurik moves into the clinch successfully.
Rurik lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Tacarante swings wildly with an uppercut but Rurik uses good head movement to avoid it.
Tacarante has a couple of punches blocked by Rurik.
Rurik is working Tacarante over against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rurik.
Tacarante blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rurik lands a body punch.
Rurik lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Rurik's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A right hook to the body lands for Rurik.
Tacarante tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #BC#
Tacarante breaks the clinch.
Tacarante looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Good leg kick by Rurik.
Yaroslav Rurik seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL2#
Rurik darts in and clinches Tacarante up against the cage.
Rurik lands a body shot.
Tacarante is breathing heavily.
Rurik pushes Tacarante back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Rurik lands a body punch in the clinch. #T1#
Rurik tries to work over Tacarante's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rurik lands a right hand that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Rurik lands a hook to the side of the head.
Tacarante tries to work over Rurik's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rurik lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rurik lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rurik goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Tacarante struggles to land a body shot inside as Rurik controls his hands.
Rurik lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rurik struggles to land a body shot inside as Tacarante controls his hands.
Rurik lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Rurik can't find room to land a body shot as Tacarante controls the action.
Tacarante tries a body shot but Rurik blocks it.
Rurik stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Rurik tries a body shot but Tacarante blocks it.
Rurik scores with a hook to the body.
Rurik misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rurik misses with the head strike.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rurik lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rurik has a couple of punches blocked by Tacarante.
Rurik misses with a body punch. #T2#
Tacarante is trying to maintain a safe position but Rurik gets an underhook and turns Tacarante into the cage.
Tacarante misses with some punches.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rurik.
Rurik throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Tacarantes head.
Rurik is working Tacarante over against the cage.
Tacarante prevents a body shot from Rurik.
Rurik misses with a hook from the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Rurik.
Tacarante working aggressively here.
Tacarante prevents a body shot from Rurik.
Rurik misses with a punch on the inside.
Rurik has a couple of punches blocked by Tacarante.
Rurik scores with a shoulder strike.
Tacarante softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Rurik.
A head punch on the inside from Rurik fails to land.
Tacarante lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rurik backwards.
Rurik pushes Tacarante back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rurik throws a head punch that misses.
Rurik misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tacarante blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rurik tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tacarante's elbow. #T3#
Rurik has a couple of punches blocked by Tacarante.
Rurik takes a shot to the head.
Rurik tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rurik tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tacarante's elbow.
Rurik lands a shoulder strike.
Rurik can't find room to land a body shot as Tacarante controls the action.
Tacarante tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rurik blocks an uppercut.
Tacarante's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Tacarante lands with a light punch inside.
Rurik tries to throw a body punch but Tacarante avoids it by throwing Rurik back against the cage.
Rurik lands a left hand.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tacarante.
Tacarante misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rurik lands a hook that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Tacarante tries to throw a body punch but Rurik avoids it by throwing Tacarante back against the cage.
Tacarante lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Tacarante misses with some punches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rurik lands a left hand that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Tacarante swings wildly with an uppercut but Rurik uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rurik blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #T4#
Rurik struggles to land a body shot inside as Tacarante controls his hands.
Rurik can't find room to land a body shot as Tacarante controls the action.
Rurik misses with a punch on the inside.
Rurik has a couple of punches blocked by Tacarante.
Rurik misses with a punch on the inside.
Rurik swings wildly with an uppercut but Tacarante uses good head movement to avoid it. #BC#
Tacarante breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rurik throws a body kick that misses. #CL2#
Tacarante tries to keep at a distance but Rurik has taken the fight into the clinch.
Tacarante misses with a short punch on the inside. #BC#
Tacarante breaks the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tacarante moves away from the strike by Rurik.
Tacarante misses with a combination
and Rurik counters with a solid body kick.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Yaroslav Rurik dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2##CL2#
Rurik closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Tacarante misses with some punches.
Rurik lands with a right to the head.
Tacarante blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rurik throws a head punch that misses.
Rurik lands a right hand that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Tacarante misses with a punch on the inside.
Rurik lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Rurik lands a nice shot to the body.
Tacarante pushes Rurik back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rurik throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Rurik blocks an uppercut.
Tacarante looking to slow down the pace here.
Rurik lands a body punch in the clinch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Rurik working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Tacarante misses with some punches.
Rurik scores with a shot to the side of Tacarante's head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A hook to the body from Rurik.
Rurik lands a nice uppercut.
Rurik lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage. #T1#
Rurik scores with a shot to the side of Tacarante's head.
A right hand to the body from Rurik.
Rurik lands a hook that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Rurik throws a punch but it's blocked by Tacarante.
Rurik tries a body shot but Tacarante blocks it.
Tacarante takes a shot to the head.
Rurik is working Tacarante over against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Rurik scores with a nice short uppercut.#ROC2#Tacarante is rocked!
Rurik presses Tacarante against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A right handed body shot lands from Rurik.
Rurik misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A nice left hand lands by Rurik.
Oh Tacarante is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A right hand to the body from Rurik.
Tacarante seems to have got his legs back now.
Rurik lands with a short shot to the head.
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!
Rurik lands a right hand.
Rurik lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Tacarante misses with some punches.
Rurik lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Tacarante or not.
Rurik throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Tacarantes head.
Rurik creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Tacarante's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Tacarante drops to his knees and Rurik pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Yaroslav Rurik!

 

Event: MMAHKI 32     
Date:   Mar 05, 2023
#R1#
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot
and Tacarante cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Tacarante looks to land a right hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range.
A low kick from Sitsongrit is predictable there
and Sitsongrit takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut
and Tacarante cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sitsongrit with the inside leg kick.
Tacarante digs a good body shot into Sitsongrit's ribs.
Sitsongrit tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Tacarante counters with a nice uppercut.
Pornthonglek Sitsongrit seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice defenses there by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit misses with a left hand
and Tacarante counters with a right hand to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Tacarante. Sitsongrit does a little dance to reset his feet.
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!
Sitsongrit takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Sitsongrit tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Tacarante lands a nice hook to Sitsongrit's body. Sitsongrit takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes. #T1#
Sitsongrit avoids the body shot from Tacarante.
Sitsongrit throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Tacarante counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Tacarante looks to land a left hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range nicely.
Sitsongrit lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Tacarante swings widly with a right hand
and Sitsongrit makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Tacarante on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Tacarante throws a big shot that misses.
Tacarante lands a jab to Sitsongrit's midsection.
Sitsongrit scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Sitsongrit thows a leg kick but Tacarante checks it
and Tacarante counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Sitsongrit looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Tacarante jabbing away but nothing is landing.
As Tacarante backs away, Sitsongrit returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Sitsongrit lands a leg kick that knocks Tacarante off balance momentarily.
Sitsongrit lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.#T2#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sitsongrit moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Sitsongrit gets cracked there but stands up to it.
A solid leg kick lands there for Sitsongrit.
Tacarante throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sitsongrit stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Sitsongrit lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Tacarante uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Good work by Tacarante as he checks the leg kick.
Tacarante has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Tacarante takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Sitsongrit slips under a jab from Tacarante.
Sitsongrit fires out a quick counter leg kick but Tacarante just manages to avoid it.
Sitsongrit throws a half hearted mid kick.
Tacarante looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sitsongrit throws a sloppy head kick
and Tacarante counters with a nice uppercut.
Sitsongrit misses with a shot to the body
and Tacarante counters with a nice uppercut. #T3#
Sitsongrit bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Tacarante's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Sitsongrit steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Tacarante.
It looked like Sitsongrit wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Tacarante jabs Sitsongrit right on the nose. Sitsongrit blinks but takes it well.
Sitsongrit misses with a left hand
and Tacarante counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sitsongrit wants to slow Tacarante down by chopping away at his legs.
Tacarante is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Sitsongrit had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into mush.
Sitsongrit just misses with a punch to the body.
Sitsongrit rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Tacarante counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Sitsongrit throws the kick towards the body but Tacarante avoids it.
Sitsongrit connects with a single shot there.
Tacarante paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Sitsongrit takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Jab, jab by Tacarante - just one landing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sitsongrit tries to clinch up
and Sitsongrit takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles. #T4#
Tacarante moves out of range of the leg kick from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit throws a low kick but Tacarante avoids it.
Sitsongrit just misses with a punch to the body.
Sitsongrit dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Tacarante. That did some damage!
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick that is checked
letting Tacarante counter with a right hand.
Tacarante throws a poor cross that misses
and Sitsongrit counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Tacarante looks to score with a jab to the body but Sitsongrit is just out of range.
Tacarante lands a head shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tacarante on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Sitsongrit. Sitsongrit obviously looking to wear him down.
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.
Tacarante stuns Sitsongrit with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Saul Tacarante dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
Sitsongrit throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice jab there from Tacarante.
Sitsongrit defending well as Tacarante loads up on a big left hand.
Tacarante uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sitsongrit.
A nice side step and Tacarante releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
A low kick from Sitsongrit is predictable there
and Tacarante cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sitsongrit defending well as Tacarante loads up on a big left hand.
Sitsongrit with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Sitsongrit tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Sitsongrit throws a poor cross that misses
and Tacarante counters with a left to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Sitsongrit swings widly with a right hand
and Tacarante counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Tacarante bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Sitsongrit throws a right hand that misses
and Tacarante counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#T1#
Sitsongrit tries to clinch up.
Sitsongrit wants to clinch up but Tacarante keeps it at a distance.
Tacarante stuns Sitsongrit with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Tacarante cracks Sitsongrit with an open hand slap.
Sitsongrit tried to score with a low kick but Tacarante checks it.
Sitsongrit misses with a kick to the body.
Tacarante looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Tacarante ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Tacarante scores with a shot to the body.
Tacarante cracks a nice hook into Sitsongrit's ribs.
Tacarante scores with a shot to the body.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but Tacarante checks it.
Tacarante let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Tacarante avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Tacarante's head backwards.#T2#
A nice leg kick lands there from Sitsongrit.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Tacarante misses with an uppercut.
Sitsongrit cracks a nice hook into Tacarante's ribs.
Sitsongrit thows a leg kick but Tacarante checks it
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
Tacarante keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A low kick from Sitsongrit misses
and Tacarante counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Sitsongrit thinking.
Tacarante uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit throws a low kick but Tacarante moves out of range easily.
Tacarante fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A shot to the body from Sitsongrit misses
and Tacarante cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sitsongrit connects with a single shot there.
Sitsongrit wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.#T3#
Tacarante scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sitsongrit doesn't seem bothered though.
Sitsongrit connects with a crisp jab.
Sitsongrit slips under a jab from Tacarante.
Sitsongrit moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Sitsongrit tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tacarante was well out of range. Poor timing from Sitsongrit.
Tacarante throws out a counter right but Sitsongrit avoids it with no problem.
Sitsongrit throws a head kick but Tacarante moves out of range.
Tacarante connects with a body shot that sends Sitsongrit's belly button to the back.
Sitsongrit throws a front kick aimed at Tacarante's knee but Tacarante avoids it well.
Tacarante swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Sitsongrit.
Tacarante checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A little jabbing left from Tacarante on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Tacarante getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Sitsongrit throws an off balance right hand
and Tacarante counters with a lovely straight right hand!#T4#
Sitsongrit gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Tacarante counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sitsongrit throws a head kick that misses
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
Tacarante missing with a left hand there. Sitsongrit was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sitsongrit lands with a nice body kick.
Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Tacarante.
Sitsongrit feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Sitsongrit throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tacarante sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Tacarante takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Sitsongrit looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Sitsongrit throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tacarante sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sitsongrit throws a quick inside leg kick.
Sitsongrit fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Tacarante checks it well.
Tacarante throws out a counter right but Sitsongrit avoids it with no problem.
Tacarante moves into range and connects with a jab.
Tacarante connects with the punch.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Saul Tacarante showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Tacarante takes a swing at Sitsongrit's ribcage but misses.
Sitsongrit is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Sitsongrit with the inside leg kick.
Sitsongrit throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tacarante sees it coming and avoids it easily.
It seemed like Tacarante was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sitsongrit missing with a left hand there. Tacarante was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but Tacarante sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Tacarante fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Tacarante moves out of range of the leg kick from Sitsongrit.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Tacarante! But no joy.
Tacarante throws a hook but Sitsongrit avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tacarante throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Tacarante lands a glancing blow to the side of Sitsongrit's head.
Tacarante avoids the head kick by Sitsongrit.
Tacarante swings and misses with a hook to the body. #T1#
Tacarante ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Tacarante ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sitsongrit moves away.
Sitsongrit fires out a quick counter leg kick but Tacarante just manages to avoid it.
Sitsongrit throws a nice outside leg kick.
Tacarante just misses with a punch to the body.
Saul Tacarante seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot
and Tacarante connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Tacarante throws a poor cross that misses
and Sitsongrit counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Sitsongrit misses with a right hand
and Tacarante counters with a straight right hand.
Tacarante's corner calls for a 1-2. Tacarante obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Tacarante takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick that is checked
and Tacarante cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sitsongrit keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tacarante.#T2#
Sitsongrit doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tacarante misses the shot to the body.
Sitsongrit misses with the body kick
letting Tacarante counter with a right hand.
Sitsongrit misses with a body punch
and Tacarante counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.
Sitsongrit misses with a leg kick
and Tacarante counters with a straight right hand.
Tacarante throws out a loose jab but Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sitsongrit with the inside leg kick.
Sitsongrit moves out of range as Tacarante strikes.
A low kick from Sitsongrit is predictable there
and Tacarante cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sitsongrit throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Tacarante's ribcage but misses. #T3#
Tacarante throws an overhand right that lands on Sitsongrit's shoulder, as Sitsongrit tries to avoid the shot.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick.
Tacarante appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
A left lands for Tacarante.
Tacarante moves out of range of the leg kick from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sitsongrit tried to counter with a leg kick but Tacarante avoided it.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook.
A head kick from Sitsongrit lands but Tacarante takes it in his stride.
Sitsongrit moves out of range as Tacarante strikes.
Sitsongrit half committed to a counter leg kick.
Sitsongrit tries to land a body kick
and Tacarante counters with a nice uppercut.
Tacarante lands a nice shot to the body.
Sitsongrit connects with a jab.
Sitsongrit clobbers Tacarante with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise. #T4#
Sitsongrit misses with a kick to the body.
Tacarante doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Tacarante has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Sitsongrit swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick that is checked
and Tacarante counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sitsongrit pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sitsongrit misses with a leg kick
and Tacarante counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Sitsongrit throws out a leg kick but Tacarante moves out of range and Sitsongrit only half commits.
Tacarante swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Sitsongrit looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Sitsongrit is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Tacarante.
It seemed like Tacarante was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sitsongrit avoids the body shot from Tacarante.
A jab from Tacarante does it's job there.
Pornthonglek Sitsongrit has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Sitsongrit misses with a lunging right hand
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 27:30
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 27:30
Judge Arvi Lind scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Saul Tacarante!

Our winner, Saul Tacarante, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: MMAHKI 25     
Date:   Feb 04, 2023
#R1#
Ghiotto misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Tacarante to counter with a crisp jab.
Ghiotto misses with a looping left.
Ghiotto uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Tacarante.
Ghiotto is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Tacarante.
Gabriele Ghiotto seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ghiotto scores with a body shot.
Tacarante misses with a wild body shot.
Ghiotto tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion. #CL#
Ghiotto forces Tacarante back against the cage and clinches.
Ghiotto working aggressively here.
Ghiotto goes for a body shot but it's blocked. #TD2#
Tacarante manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Ghiotto trying to control but Tacarante is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ghiotto pushes down on Tacarante's leg and manages to get into half guard.#T1#
Ghiotto tries to pass to full mount but Tacarante defends it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB#
Ghiotto is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Tacarante really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Ghiotto. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.#SUB2#
Tacarante is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Ghiotto pulls his head out easily.
Ghiotto stalling. #SUB#
Ghiotto is trying for a kimura here. Tacarante looks like he's in a lot of pain... and he's tapping out! Ghiotto wins by kimura!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Gabriele Ghiotto!
A very excited looking Gabriele Ghiotto 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.

 

Event: MMAHKI 17     
Date:   Dec 24, 2022
#R1#
Tacarante connects with a right hand. Zilla shakes it off.
Tacarante lands a head shot.#TD2#
Tacarante scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Zilla struggling a bit here.
Tacarante is looking to take a break and control but Zilla is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #SUB2#
Tacarante swings around for an armbar but Zilla sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Tacarante's guard.#SUB2#
Tacarante escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Zilla gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Zilla wants to stand but Tacarante is controlling his posture from full guard. #T1#
Zilla trying to control the position from guard on top but Tacarante is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Zilla throwing strikes but missing. #SUB2#
Tacarante is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle. #SUB2#
Tacarante working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Zilla has passed into half guard!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Zilla with a momentary lay and pray from half guard. #SUB2#
Tacarante looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.#T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.#SUB2#
Tacarante looking for submissions from an awkward position here.#SUB2#
Tacarante is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Zilla pulls his head out easily. #SUB#
Zilla is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Tacarante is trying to control but Zilla passes into side control!
Tacarante tries to bench press Zilla off him but Zilla keeps the position.
Zilla in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Tacarante can't do much from the bottom here.
A lull in the action here as Zilla stalls from top position.#T3#
Zilla 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.
Zilla working away.#SUB#
Zilla is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Tacarante is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Zilla controls the position from side control.
Zilla tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
You can see the frustration on Tacarante's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
The referee asks Zilla politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Zilla prefers to stall for the moment though.#T4#
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Tacarante manages to work his way to half guard, despite Zilla's best efforts.
Tacarante blocking the ground and pound attempt from Zilla. #SUB2#
Tacarante actively working from the bottom here.
Zilla controlling the action here.
Tacarante won't allow Zilla to pass to mount.
Zilla not doing much here. #SUB#
Zilla is looking for a kimura here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Tacarante trying to control here. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

DeMarco Zilla dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2#
Tacarante's jab looks to have found its range, popping Zilla under the eye.
Saul Tacarante seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tacarante lands with a shot to the body.
Tacarante getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Tacarante lands a head shot.
Tacarante shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Zilla but Zilla pushes him off and we're back to square one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Zilla keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Decent striking displayed by Tacarante there.#T1#
Tacarante bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Zilla's head backwards.
A big left from Tacarante misses.
Tacarante swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nice jab there from Tacarante.
Tacarante walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Tacarante misses with a straight left.
A little feinted left hand from Zilla on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Tacarante feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Zillas jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
A looping hook to the body misses from Tacarante. Zilla does a little dance to reset his feet.
Zilla takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
We've been informed that Tacarante has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Tacarante sizes up Zilla with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle. #T2#
Zilla misses with a kick to the body.
Tacarante scores with a decent looking hook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A jab from Tacarante finds it's way through Zilla's defenses.
Zilla ducks under a wild hook from Tacarante.
A little feinted left hand from Zilla on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Zilla avoids the body shot from Tacarante.
Tacarante throws an off balance right hand
and Zilla counters with an inside leg kick.
Tacarante scores with a body shot.
Zilla walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Tacarante throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Zilla sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A quick step to the side and Zilla tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Zilla has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Tacarante finds it's way round the side to connect with Zilla's head.
Tacarante wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.#T3#
Zilla takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Tacarante lands with a right hand. #ROC2#Zilla is rocked!
Zilla takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Oh Zilla is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Tacarante cracks Zilla on the jaw with a powerful right hand and Zilla falls backwards against the cage. Tacarante follows up with more strikes that drop Zilla to his knees. Tacarante keeps the pressure on and the referee jumps in to save Zilla! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:24 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Saul Tacarante!
Saul Tacarante thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: MMAHKI 13     
Date:   Dec 02, 2022
#R1##CL#
Yumashev moves into the clinch.
Yumashev misses with a body punch.
Yumashev misses with a punch to the body.
Tacarante goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Yumashev misses with the head strike.
A nice left hand lands by Yumashev.
Tacarante changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Yumashev fights it off and pushes away nicely. #CL#
Yumashev pushes Tacarante up against the cage in a clinch.
A short left from Yumashev.
I was talking to Yumashev's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Tacarante tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A frustrated look appears on Tacarante's face as he tries to break the clinch.
A short right from Yumashev on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yumashev swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Yumashev presses Tacarante against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Tacarante blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Yumashev can't find room to land a body shot as Tacarante controls the action.
Yumashev works on Tacarante's body with a couple of short punches.
Tacarante's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!#T1#
Tacarante blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Yumashev fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Yumashev throws a punch but it's blocked by Tacarante.
Tacarante scores with a shot to the side of Yumashev's head.
Tacarante tries for a takedown but Yumashev manages to get underhooks.
Yumashev lands with a right to the head.
Tacarante blocks a body shot from Yumashev.
Yumashev lands a left hand.
Yumashev stops a takedown attempt from Tacarante.
Filip Yumashev has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Saul Tacarante.
Yumashev lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Yumashev lands a right hand.
Yumashev lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Tacarante tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Yumashev lands on the inside with an uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tacarante. #BC2#
Tacarante breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Tacarante catches Yumashev with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Tacarante.#T2#
Yumashev swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
Tacarante connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Yumashev works Tacarante's body with a nice hook.
Tacarante bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Yumashev keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Tacarante.
Tacarante closes the distance and clinches up with Yumashev, looking for a takedown. Tacarante pushes Yumashev against the cage but Yumashev circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Yumashev takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Yumashev uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Yumashev throws a looping overhand right but Tacarante ducks down to avoid it.
Tacarante will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Yumashev was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Tacarante swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Yumashev drops his hands momentarily and Tacarante takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Yumashev bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
As Tacarante tries to get set, Yumashev tries to push him back and clinch up but Tacarante manages to avoid the attempt.
Tacarante rushes in with a sloppy looking punch #CL#
and Yumashev counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Tacarante misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Yumashev lands with a light punch inside. #T3#
Tacarante jumps guard but Yumashev stands there with Tacarante around his waist. Tacarante gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Tacarante wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Yumashev lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Tacarante misses with some punches.
Yumashev lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Yumashev misses with a short punch on the inside.
Tacarante scores with a shot to the side of Yumashev's head.
Yumashev lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Yumashev throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Tacarantes head.
Yumashev misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Yumashev misses with a shot to the kidneys.
We've been informed that Tacarante has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Tacarante takes a shot to the head.
Tacarante lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tacarante.
Good body shot from Yumashev.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Yumashev misses with a short punch on the inside.
Yumashev fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tacarante tries to pull guard but Yumashev holds him up against the cage and eventually Tacarante drops back down to his feet. #T4#
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Yumashev. #TD2#
Tacarante manages to pull guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB2#
Tacarante is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Yumashev defends well.
Yumashev stays in close to Tacarante's body and controls the position.
Tacarante is trying to keep Yumashev in close.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Yumashev is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Yumashev working some strikes from top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Yumashev not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Filip Yumashev dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R2#
Tacarante throws a looping overhand right but Yumashev ducks down to avoid it.
Yumashev takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Tacarante bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Yumashev's head.
Tacarante avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Tacarante dodges the punch combination from Yumashev.
Tacarante throws an overhand right that lands on Yumashev's shoulder, as Yumashev tries to avoid the shot.
Tacarante ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Tacarante's corner calls for a 1-2. Tacarante obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Filip Yumashev seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tacarante connects with a good right hand that stumbles Yumashev. Yumashev circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Decent striking displayed by Tacarante there.
Yumashev throws a good cross that connects.
Tacarante throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Yumashev sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A swing and a miss from Tacarante.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Yumashev slips under a jab from Tacarante.
Tacarante misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yumashev.
Yumashev throws a hard body shot but it just misses. #T1#
Tacarante swings widly with a right hand
and Yumashev counters with a straight right hand.
Tacarante might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
The fighters circling - Yumashev throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Yumashev on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Tacarante throws a hard body shot but it just misses. #CL#
Yumashev closes the distance and pushes Tacarante back into the cage.
Yumashev doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tacarante blocks a body shot from Yumashev.
Tacarante trying to control the position but instead, Yumashev has worked for underhooks and has pushed Tacarante into the cage.
Yumashev misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tacarante.
Yumashev is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Tacarante can do to turn this around?
Yumashev working aggressively here.
Tacarante blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Filip Yumashev has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Yumashev swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Yumashev working aggressively here. #T2#
Tacarante tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Tacarante scores with a shot to the side of Yumashev's head.
Yumashev lands with a left to the head.
Yumashev misses with a punch to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Yumashev.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Yumashev goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Yumashev working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Tacarante misses with the head strike.
Yumashev lands a shot to the body.
Tacarante tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Yumashev misses with a punch to the body.
Yumashev tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tacarante's elbow.
Tacarante is trying to drag Yumashev to the mat but Yumashev just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Yumashev tries to throw a body punch but Tacarante avoids it by throwing Yumashev back against the cage.
Yumashev lands a left hand that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Yumashev lands a right hand. #T3#
Tacarante blocking some punches.
Yumashev can't find room to land a body shot as Tacarante controls the action.
Tacarante tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Filip Yumashev has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Saul Tacarante.
Tacarante throws a punch but it's blocked by Yumashev.
Tacarante struggles to land a body shot inside as Yumashev controls his hands.
Yumashev tries a body shot but Tacarante blocks it.
Yumashev blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Good body shot from Yumashev.
Yumashev lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Yumashev tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Tacarante tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tacarante misses with the head strike.
Tacarante tries for a takedown but Yumashev manages to get underhooks.
Yumashev struggles to land a body shot inside as Tacarante controls his hands.
Tacarante is trying to break the clinch but Yumashev has him pressed against the cage.
Yumashev misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tacarante pushes Yumashev back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Tacarante swings wildly with an uppercut but Yumashev uses good head movement to avoid it. #T4#
Tacarante can't find room to land a body shot as Yumashev controls the action.
Yumashev lands a body punch.
Tacarante fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Yumashev lands an uppercut.
Yumashev lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Tacarante or not.
Yumashev lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Tacarante.
Yumashev misses with a punch on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Yumashev gets through Tacarante's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Tacarante misses with a punch on the inside.
Tacarante gets through Yumashev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Yumashev.
Yumashev misses with some punches.
A nice left hand lands by Yumashev.
Yumashev tries to work over Tacarante's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Yumashev blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A shot in the inside from Yumashev.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Filip Yumashev dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!#R3##CL#
Yumashev rushes Tacarante and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Yumashev lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Tacarante is trying to pull guard but Yumashev has him pressed against the cage.
A short left from Yumashev.
Tacarante throws a punch but it's blocked by Yumashev.
Yumashev presses Tacarante against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Tacarante misses with some punches.
Yumashev throws a punch but it's blocked by Tacarante.
Yumashev doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Yumashev misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tacarante blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Yumashev lands a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A right hook to the body lands for Yumashev.
Tacarante throws a head punch that misses.
Yumashev lands with a short shot to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Yumashev fails to land.
Tacarante scores with a nice hook to the head.
Yumashev tries to throw a body punch but Tacarante avoids it by throwing Yumashev back against the cage. #T1#
A short body shot lands from Yumashev as the two fighters clinch.
Tacarante blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tacarante working aggressively here.
Yumashev throws a punch but it's blocked by Tacarante.
Yumashev lands a shoulder strike.
Yumashev throws a head punch that misses.
Yumashev misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Yumashev.
Yumashev has a couple of punches blocked by Tacarante.
Tacarante goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Tacarante misses with a hook to the ribs.
Yumashev struggles to land a body shot inside as Tacarante controls his hands.
Yumashev is pressed up against the cage. Tacarante has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Yumashev down to the mat. Yumashev avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Filip Yumashev is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Yumashev throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd. #CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
A short right from Tacarante.
Filip Yumashev is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#T2#
Tacarante misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tacarante can't find room to land a body shot as Yumashev controls the action.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Tacarante.
Tacarante misses with a short punch on the inside.
Yumashev working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Yumashev doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Yumashev blocking some punches.
Tacarante misses with a hook from the clinch.
Yumashev prevents a body shot from Tacarante.
Yumashev can't find room to land a body shot as Tacarante controls the action.
Yumashev prevents Tacarante from breaking the clinch.#T3#
A quick uppercut on the inside from Tacarante.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tacarante.
Yumashev lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Yumashev lands a left hand.
Tacarante gets through Yumashev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A nice left hand lands by Tacarante.
Tacarante tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Tacarante has a couple of punches blocked by Yumashev.
Tacarante jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Yumashev walks away with a smile on his face. Tacarante gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Filip Yumashev has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Saul Tacarante.
Tacarante swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Yumashev throws the left hand but Tacarante avoids the punch easily.
Yumashev throws a shot from downtown. Tacarante moves away and avoids it.
Yumashev scores with a jab to the body.#T4#
Yumashev bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Yumashev loads up on a big right hand but Tacarante slips the punch.
Yumashev fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Tacarante checks it well.
Tacarante looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Yumashev jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Saul Tacarante seems to be getting the better of the standup.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tacarante throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Yumashev misses with a body punch
and Tacarante connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Tacarante scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Yumashev tries to clinch but Tacarante moves out of range. #CL#
Yumashev moves into the clinch.
Yumashev lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Tacarante.
Yumashev goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Yumashev lands a hook that snaps the head of Tacarante backwards.
Yumashev misses with a punch to the body.
Saul Tacarante has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Tacarante jumps guard but Yumashev stands there with Tacarante around his waist. Tacarante gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 30:27
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 30:27
Judge Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Filip Yumashev!

 

Event: MMAHKI 4     
Date:   Oct 29, 2022
#R1#
Tacarante jabs Wehadababy right on the nose. Wehadababy blinks but takes it well.
Wehadababy takes one on the button.
Tacarante works the jab nicely.
Tacarante jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Tacarante cracks a nice hook into Wehadababy's ribs.
A jab from Tacarante finds it's way through Wehadababy's defenses.
Tacarante getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Tacarante keeps the fight on the outside.
Tacarante connects with a body shot that sends Wehadababy's belly button to the back.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tacarante jabs at Wehadababy's body.
Tacarante with a hook.
Wehadababy takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing. #ROC#Wehadababy is rocked!
Wehadababy dives in for a single leg takedown but Tacarante sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Wehadababy is still on wobbly legs! Can Tacarante finish him?#KD#
Tacarante cracks Wehadababy with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Wehadababy looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Tacarante finish him?
Tacarante walks forward and throws a big overhand right! Wehadababy drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes! Tacarante swarms on him with more punches until the referee wrestles him away from Wehadababy's unconscious body! Wow, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Saul Tacarante!

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 11, 2022
#R1#
Fana is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Tacarante throws a hook to the side of Fana's head but Fana sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Tacarante lands a jab.
Tacarante swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Fana.
Fana lands with a right hand.
Fana lands the left hand.#CL#
Fana rushes Tacarante and presses him up against the cage.
Tacarante can't get the takedown. #BC#
Fana's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Fana throws an off balance right hand
enabling Tacarante to counter with a crisp jab. #CL#
Fana closes the distance and pushes Tacarante back into the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#BC#
Fana breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat. #T1#
Fana steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Tacarante.
Fana scores with a jab.
Fana throws a hook but Tacarante blocks it.
Fana throws an off balance right hand
and Tacarante cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Fana misses the jab.
Tacarante walks into a stiff left hand from Fana.
Tacarante takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing. #KD#
Fana lands a big right hand that sends Tacarante crashing to the mat! Fana stays standing though and waves Tacarante back to his feet!#ROC#Tacarante is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.#CL#
Tacarante gets tackled into the cage by Fana. Fana maintains the clinch.
Tacarante is still on wobbly legs! Can Fana finish him?#BC#
Fana breaks the clinch.
Tacarante throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Tacarante seems to have recovered his senses.
Tacarante cracks Fana with an open hand slap.#T2#
Fana on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Tacarante slips under a jab from Fana.
Fana slips under a jab from Tacarante.
An attempted straight right counter from Fana misses the target.
Elidio Fana seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tacarante uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Fana.
Fana uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Tacarante.
Tacarante misses with an uppercut. Fana saw that one coming.
Fana throws a lazy right hand but Tacarante sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.#CL#
Fana closes the distance and clinches.
Tacarante can't get the takedown. #BC#
Fana breaks the clinch.
Elidio Fana is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#T3#
Fana misses with a looping left.
Tacarante shoots in and drives through. Fana sprawls well.
Elidio Fana has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Saul Tacarante.
Fana dips to his left and cracks Tacarante with an uppercut!
Tacarante throws a hook to the side of Fana's head but Fana sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A little feinted left hand from Fana on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Fana misses with a left hand
and Tacarante counters with a nice body shot.
Tacarante defending well as Fana loads up on a big left hand.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Tacarante! But no joy.#CL#
Fana rushes Tacarante and presses him up against the cage.
Fana goes for a body shot but it's blocked. #BC#
Fana breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
A slow jab from Fana misses its intended target.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Tacarante! But no joy.#CL#
Fana rushes Tacarante and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.#T4##BC#
Fana breaks from the clinch.
Fana throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tacarante sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Fana lands with a straight right. Tacarante didn't see that one coming.
Fana misses the body punch
and Tacarante counters with a nice uppercut.
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!
Fana is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Tacarante swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Fana uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Tacarante.
Fana looks to score with a jab to the body but Tacarante is just out of range.
Tacarante takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Fana slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Fana ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Elidio Fana dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Nice cross by Fana.
Fana throws a sloppy body shot
and Tacarante counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Elidio Fana is winning the standup battle so far.
Tacarante with a jab.
Fana moves away from the strike by Tacarante.
Fana moves out of range as Tacarante strikes.
Tacarante displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Fana throws out the jab. #CL#
Fana fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Tacarante, pushing him back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tacarante is trying to pull guard but Fana turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.#TD2#
Tacarante jumps guard and drags Fana to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back. #SUB2#
Tacarante is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Tacarante looking to hit a scissor sweep but Fana is one step ahead there. #T1##SU#
Fana stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Tacarante ducks under a wild hook from Fana.
Tacarante avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Fana cracks Tacarante with an open hand slap.
Fana throws a sloppy body shot
and Tacarante counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Tacarante takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Tacarante shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Fana as he jumps to the side. #T2#
Tacarante looks to throw the jab but Fana is out of range.
Fana swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tacarante rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Tacarante takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Fana throws a poor cross that misses
letting Tacarante counter with a right hand.
Fana throws a looping overhand right but Tacarante ducks down to avoid it.
Tacarante takes one on the button.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fana misses with a lunging right hand
and Tacarante counters with a nice uppercut.
Tacarante misses with a body shot
and Fana counters with a right hand to the body.
Fana thuds a left hand into Tacarante's body.#T3#
Fana pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Fana lands with a nice body punch.
Tacarante displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Fana throws out the jab.
Fana missing with a left hand there. Tacarante was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Tacarante avoids a lazy jab quite easily.#CL#
Fana darts in and clinches Tacarante up against the cage.#BC#
Fana breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Fana swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tacarante swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Fana slips under a jab from Tacarante.
It looked like Fana was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Tacarante.#CL#
Fana gets a clinch.
Fana is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Tacarante can do to turn this around?#T4##TD2#
Tacarante pulls guard successfully. #SUB2#
Fana is trying to tuck his arms in to keep them safe but Tacarante has managed to isolate one of them and has got a loose triangle. Fana is looking to defend but Tacarante has done well to lock his legs together - this could be big trouble for Fana! Tacarante pulls down on the head and a little smile comes across his face - he knows he's got it. Yep, Fana taps out and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:27 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Saul Tacarante!

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 08, 2022
#R1#
Tacarante scores with the left hand. Fana knows he should have avoided that one.
Tacarante lands with an overhand left.
Tacarante throws out a loose jab but Fana uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fana scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
A big left from Fana misses.
Fana works over Tacarante's head and body with a nice combination.
Tacarante bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Fana throws an off balance right hand
enabling Tacarante to counter with a crisp jab.
Fana fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Tacarante manages to avoid it.
Tacarante is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Fana.
An attempted straight right counter from Fana misses the target.#CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Tacarante fails to pull the fight into his guard. #T1#
Fana tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Fana lands an uppercut.
Fana misses with a body punch.
Fana doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fana misses with some punches.
Fana lands a nice uppercut.
Tacarante blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #BC#
Fana escapes the clinch and we're back to striking. #CL#
Fana pushes Tacarante up against the cage in a clinch.
Fana tries to work over Tacarante's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A nice left hand lands by Fana.
A short right from Fana. #T2#
Fana working aggressively here.
Fana softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Tacarante can't get the takedown.
Fana lands an uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Tacarante is looking to take this one to the mat.
Elidio Fana has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Saul Tacarante.
Tacarante tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Fana just stands there and leans against the cage.#TD2#
Tacarante gets control of Fana's arms and successfully pulls guard. Tacarante will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.#SUB2#
Tacarante is working actively from the bottom, looking for submissions. He's escaped his hips to the side and he's going for an armbar! Fana has his hands clasped together but Tacarante extends and breaks Fana's desperate grasp, forcing a tap out due to armbar! Nice BJJ displayed there by Tacarante.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:53 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Saul Tacarante!

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 06, 2022
#R1#
Tacarante lands a glancing blow to the side of Boom's head.
Tacarante connects with a nice looking jab.
Tacarante takes a swing at Boom's ribcage but misses.
Boom was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Boom slips under a jab.
Boom is looking to counter punch.
Boom ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Boom throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Tacarante counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Boom fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Tacarante manages to avoid it.
Boom throws a right hand that misses
and Tacarante counters with a stiff right hand.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Boom.
Tacarante fails with the takedown
and Boom counters with a nice uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Boom lands with a straight right. Tacarante didn't see that one coming.
Boom fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss. #T1#
Boom scores with a sloppy right hand. Tacarante should have avoided that one.
Boom pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Boom slips under a jab from Tacarante.
Boom connects with a good right hand that stumbles Tacarante. Tacarante circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Tacarante staying out of range there.
The fighters circling - Tacarante throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Tacarante throws a hook to the side of Boom's head but Boom sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Boom misses with a right hand
and Boom takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Tacarante fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Boom manages to avoid it.
An attempted straight right counter from Boom misses the target.
Tacarante avoids a lazy jab quite easily.#T2#
Tacarante misses with a lunging right hand
and Boom counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Boom throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Tacarante to counter with a crisp jab.
Tacarante slips a straight right by Boom.
Tacarante swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Boom throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Tacarante counters with a nice uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Boom takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Boom waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tacarante.
Nak Boom is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Boom looks to land a left hand but Tacarante moved out of range nicely.
Tacarante ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Boom swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Tacarante counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Tacarante fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Nak Boom seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T3#
Sloppy strikes from Boom. Those never looked like landing.
Tacarante is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Boom had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into mush.
Boom misses with a left hand
and Tacarante counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Boom throws a right hand that misses
and Tacarante counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#ROC2#Boom is rocked!
Tacarante clobbers Boom with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Oh Boom is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Boom uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Tacarante.
Boom throws a body punch but Tacarante moves out of range.
Boom throws a looping overhand right but Tacarante ducks down to avoid it.
Tacarante lands a jab to the nose.
Boom throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Tacarante counters with a big right hand! Oh Boom is in trouble here! Tacarante follows up with more strikes and that's it! The ref has stopped it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Saul Tacarante!

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 03, 2022
#R1#
Tacarante comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Tacarante looks to throw the jab but BossaNova is out of range.
Tacarante swings and misses with a hook to the body.
It looked like BossaNova wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
BossaNova throws a right hand that misses
enabling Tacarante to counter with a crisp jab.
Tacarante blocks a jab.
Tacarante clobbers BossaNova with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
BossaNova misses the shot to the body.
Hugo BossaNova seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
BossaNova lands a jab to the nose.
Tacarante swings away with a body shot that misses
and BossaNova counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Tacarante looks to score with a jab to the body but BossaNova is just out of range.
A cross from BossaNova lands.
BossaNova lands a jab to the nose.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tacarante takes a body punch but keeps moving. #T1#
Nice cross by BossaNova.
BossaNova walks into a stiff left hand from Tacarante.
Tacarante scores with a body shot.
BossaNova misses with a wild body shot.
Tacarante bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps BossaNova's head backwards.
Tacarante's jab looks to have found its range, popping BossaNova under the eye.
BossaNova cracks Tacarante with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Tacarante dodges the punch combination from BossaNova.
Tacarante looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
BossaNova misses with a hook. Tacarante ducked under it nicely. #T2#
Tacarante connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A punch lands to the side of BossaNova 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Donk. Tacarante catches BossaNova right on the button with a cross.
BossaNova moves forwards but Tacarante connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Tacarante blocks a jab.
Tacarante connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.#ROC2#BossaNova is rocked!
BossaNova gets clipped by a big right hand and goes down spinning to the canvas! Tacarante gets the back mount and begins to drop bombs on his rocked foe! BossaNova is too out of it to defend against the strikes and the referee jumps in to save him from the beatdown!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:40 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Saul Tacarante!

 

 
 
 
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