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Undercard bout

#R1##CL2#
Slugs clinches up with Drop and pushes him back against the cage.
Slugs content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Drop is trying to break free.
Slugs comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush. #CUT2#
It looks like Jas Drop has been cut.
Slugs lands a nice elbow.
Drop tries to break the clinch but Slugs is controlling the position.
Slugs lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty! #CUT2#
Jas Drop's cut is getting worse.
Nice elbow from Slugs. #CUT2#
Jas Drop's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
A fake to the body and Slugs gets the Thai clinch. He wastes no time and tries to connect with knees to the head. This is dangerous for Drop! He should get out! Another devastating knee and Drop falls head first to the ground. It's all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Knee). Doug Slugs!
After winning the bout, Doug Slugs thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a bantamweight MMA rules bout between Devin Dilbrandt (ranked 6153 p4p, 236 weight class) and Ray Reaper (ranked 6978 p4p, 254 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

156 cm
17
146 lbs
0 - 1 - 0
225 cm
26
130 lbs
2 - 3 - 0
Good takedowns
Brawler
KO power
BJJ Blue Belt
Decent boxing
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the bantamweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Devin Dilbrandt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Ray Reaper!
The judges for this bout are David Hoff, Michael Johnstone and Santiago Holmes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dilbrandt shoots for a double leg takedown but Reaper sprawls well. He's pushed Dilbrandt's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Dilbrandt dives in and grabs Reaper's left leg, looking for a takedown. Reaper pushes down on Dilbrandt's head and hops out.
A punch combination from Reaper misses.
Reaper displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Dilbrandt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Devin Dilbrandt. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Dilbrandt shoots in looking for a takedown. Reaper tries to sprawl out of it but Dilbrandt keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Reaper manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
A punch combination from Reaper misses.
Reaper looks to land a combination. Dilbrandt sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Reaper misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Reaper throws a series of punches but Dilbrandt avoids them all with ease.
Dilbrandt definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Reaper swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Reaper throws a right hand that Dilbrandt ducks under and follows up with a left that Dilbrandt also avoids with ease.
Dilbrandt throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Reaper's waist but Reaper gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Dilbrandt off to one side.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Reaper leaves Dilbrandt with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Dilbrandt shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Reaper but Reaper pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Ray Reaper seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
No luck for Dilbrandt with that takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dilbrandt dodges the punch combination from Reaper.
Dilbrandt tries to score a power double leg takedown but Reaper sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Dilbrandt somewhat.
Dilbrandt goes for a double leg but Reaper avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Reaper continues to drive forward.
Reaper lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Dilbrandt circles away quickly and effectively.
Dilbrandt misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Reaper throws a one two combo.
Reaper misses with a wild combination.
Reaper throws a series of punches but Dilbrandt avoids them all with ease.
Dilbrandt fails with the takedown.
Reaper lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Dilbrandt circles away quickly and effectively.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dilbrandt dives in for a single leg takedown but Reaper sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Reaper misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Dilbrandt shoots in for a takedown but Reaper shows good takedown defense.
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!
Dilbrandt changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Reaper tries to avoid it but Dilbrandt manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Reaper to the ground. Reaper escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Nice sprawl there from Reaper as Dilbrandt shoots in.
Dilbrandt is breathing heavily.
Reaper throws a series of punches but Dilbrandt avoids them all with ease.
Reaper misses with a series of wild punches.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Reaper!
Reaper throws a right and a left that Dilbrandt avoids nicely.
Dilbrandt showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Reaper.
Dilbrandt dives in and grabs Reaper's left leg, looking for a takedown. Reaper pushes down on Dilbrandt's head and hops out.
No joy there for Reaper, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

Dilbrandt scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Dilbrandt tries to score with some ground and pound. Reaper controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ray Reaper dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


No joy there for Reaper, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Reaper has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Sloppy strikes from Reaper. Those never looked like landing.
Dilbrandt was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Reaper is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Reaper will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Ray Reaper seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Dilbrandt slips a jab and a cross from Reaper.
Ray Reaper is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Dilbrandt shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Reaper as he jumps to the side.
Reaper lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Dilbrandt circles away quickly and effectively.
Dilbrandt has a takedown stuffed.
Dilbrandt is trying hard to land a takedown here. Reaper sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Despite the aggression on Reaper's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Devin Dilbrandt. That's going to take a lot out of him.

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

Reaper explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dilbrandt fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Dilbrandt shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Reaper pinned against the cage. Reaper gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Reaper throws a series of punches but Dilbrandt moves out of range.
No joy there for Reaper, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Dilbrandt is looking to counter punch.
Reaper throws a right hand that Dilbrandt ducks under and follows up with a left that Dilbrandt also avoids with ease.
Dilbrandt shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Reaper as he avoids it easily.
Some wild striking there from Reaper.
Dilbrandt avoids a punch combination nicely.
Dilbrandt fails with a takedown attempt.
Dilbrandt tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Reaper throws a series of punches but Dilbrandt avoids them all with ease.
Reaper rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Dilbrandt moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Dilbrandt shoots in looking for a takedown. Reaper tries to sprawl out of it but Dilbrandt keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Reaper manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Reaper stuffs the takedown attempt from Dilbrandt. Dilbrandt gets slowly back to his feet.
Reaper tries to bum rush Dilbrandt with a series of wild strikes but Dilbrandt uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Reaper looks to land a combination but Dilbrandt avoids it well.
Dilbrandt misses with a takedown attempt - Reaper sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Dilbrandt tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Reaper defends well and Dilbrandt ends up having to push Reaper into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Reaper throws a right and a left that Dilbrandt avoids nicely.
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!
Dilbrandt fails to land the takedown.
Reaper fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
It looked like Dilbrandt wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Reaper misses with the combination.
Reaper looks to land a combination but Dilbrandt avoids it well.
Dilbrandt shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Reaper but Reaper pushes him off and we're back to square one.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ray Reaper showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Dilbrandt fails with a takedown attempt.
Reaper lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Dilbrandt circles away quickly and effectively.
Dilbrandt takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
A punch combination from Reaper misses.
Dilbrandt tries to score a power double leg takedown but Reaper sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Dilbrandt somewhat.
Dilbrandt fails with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Devin Dilbrandt. That's going to take a lot out of him.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Reaper!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice takedown defense from Reaper. No joy for Dilbrandt on that attempt.
Dilbrandt shoots in looking for a takedown. Reaper tries to sprawl out of it but Dilbrandt keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Reaper manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice takedown defense from Reaper. No joy for Dilbrandt on that attempt.
Ray Reaper is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Danga de danga de dang - Reaper scores with a four punch combination!
Reaper throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Dilbrandt swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Dilbrandt closes the distance and clinches up with Reaper, looking for a takedown. Dilbrandt pushes Reaper against the cage but Reaper circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.

Dilbrandt pushes Reaper up against the cage in a clinch.
Dilbrandt is trying to drag Reaper to the mat but Reaper just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.

Reaper manages to break the clinch.
Reaper misses with a two punch combination.
Reaper goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Reaper throws a series of punches but Dilbrandt avoids them all with ease.
Dilbrandt dodges the punch combination from Reaper.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dilbrandt showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Reaper.
Reaper tries to bum rush Dilbrandt with a series of wild strikes but Dilbrandt uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Dilbrandt shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Reaper as he avoids it easily.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Dilbrandt.
Reaper misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Reaper throws a series of punches but Dilbrandt moves out of range.
Reaper throws a series of punches but Dilbrandt avoids them all with ease.
Dilbrandt shoots in looking for a takedown but Reaper manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Dilbrandt's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Devin Dilbrandt has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Reaper throws a nice looking combination but Dilbrandt bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
A jab from Dilbrandt misses.
Nice defenses there by Reaper.
Reaper throws a right and a left that both miss.
A big left from Dilbrandt misses.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ray Reaper comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Reaper 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 David Hoff scores the fight for Ray Reaper!
Judge Michael Johnstone scores the fight for Ray Reaper!
Judge Santiago Holmes scores the fight for Ray Reaper!

Ray Reaper wins by unanimous decision!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
72%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jayden Millhouse (ranked 6791 p4p, 445 weight class) and Efren Velasco (ranked 7048 p4p, 452 weight class). Velasco has chosen Christmas In Our Hearts - Jose Mari Chan as his entrance music. Jayden Millhouse looks tired to me. Hopefully he has got enough gas left in the tank to put in a good performance.

162 cm
25
145 lbs
0 - 2 - 0
180 cm
19
145 lbs
0 - 2 - 0
BJJ Blue Belt
Solid boxing
Big heart
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Jayden Millhouse!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Efren Velasco!
The judges for this bout are Sandra Marshall, Bart Greer and Santiago Holmes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Velasco lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Millhouse looks exhausted already! Oh dear, he should have come in in better shape than this!
Millhouse throws a sloppy head kick
enabling Velasco to counter with a crisp jab.
Velasco lands with a shot to the body.
Velasco connects with a jab.

Millhouse is rocked!
Velasco cracks Millhouse with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Oh Millhouse is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Millhouse has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Cozad The Island in the buildup to the fight.
OH! Millhouse has been rocked by a huge right hand and is in deep trouble! Velasco smells blood and charges in for the finish! Velasco unloads a vicious overhand right and connects to the jaw of Millhouse sending him face first to the canvas! Unbelievable!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:19 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Efren Velasco!
Efren Velasco decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Samoa Joe Schilling (ranked 2714 p4p, 297 weight class) and Sheamus McShae (ranked 1671 p4p, 197 weight class). Man, I cannot wait for this one!

191 cm
26
190 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
187 cm
26
200 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
Decent wrestler
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Samoa Joe Schilling!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Sheamus McShae!
The judges for this bout are Dirk Anderson, Peter Branson and Winston Alpacca.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
McShae swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
McShae throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Schilling scores with a jab to the jaw.

It looks like Sheamus McShae has been cut.
Schilling takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Schilling takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Schilling tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but McShae was well out of range. Poor timing from Schilling.
McShae unleashes a big counter combination but Schilling bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Schilling definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Schilling throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent McShae stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Schilling throws an overhand right that lands on McShae's shoulder, as McShae tries to avoid the shot.
Schilling throws a series of punches but McShae avoids them all with ease.
Despite the aggression on McShae's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
McShae keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Schilling.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
McShae closes the distance and lands a one-two.
McShae throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Schilling.
McShae throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
McShae throws a combination that misses
and McShae takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Schilling dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
McShae takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
McShae looks to land a combination but Schilling avoids it well.
McShae looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Schilling lands a body shot.
Schilling swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Schilling ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Schilling lands with a straight right. McShae didn't see that one coming.
McShae throws a left and a right that both miss
and Schilling counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
McShae displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Schilling scores with a hook to the body. McShae takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A telegraphed right hand from McShae misses the target.
Schilling lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
McShae scores with a one two! Schilling had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
McShae bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
McShae is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Schilling avoids a punch combination nicely.
Schilling's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Schilling duly obliges.
Schilling throws a combination but it was largely blocked by McShae.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
McShae swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Schilling lands a nice hook to McShae's body. McShae takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
McShae moves away from the strike by Schilling.
McShae fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Schilling slips a jab and a cross from McShae.
McShae swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Schilling throws a hook but McShae blocks it.
McShae swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Schilling throws a body punch but McShae moves out of range.
McShae misses with a wild combination.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
McShae walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
McShae takes one on the button.
Schilling throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Samoa Joe Schilling will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Sheamus McShae's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Schilling misses with a hook to the body
and McShae counters with a one-two to the body.
McShae fails to land with a series of punches.
Schilling fakes high and swings low for a body shot but McShae manages to avoid it.
McShae throws a right and a left that Schilling avoids nicely.
Schilling throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Despite the aggression on McShae's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Schilling misses with a jab, cross combination.
Schilling looks to land a right hand but McShae moved out of range.
McShae swinging wildly here.
McShae uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Schilling.
McShae misses with a jab, cross combination.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McShae scores with a one two! Schilling had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Schilling moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Schilling throws a big shot that misses.
Schilling showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from McShae.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McShae with a nice cross.
Schilling comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Schilling tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but McShae was well out of range. Poor timing from Schilling.
McShae throws a right and a left that Schilling avoids nicely.
McShae stalks Schilling and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Schilling's face. Schilling staggers backwards, shaken.
Schilling waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract McShae.
Schilling has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Nice cross by Schilling.
Schilling misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from McShae.
McShae tries to counter by closing the distance.
McShae swinging wildly here.
McShae takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
McShae looks to land a combination but Schilling avoids it well.
Schilling throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Schilling avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab lands there for Schilling.
McShae throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Schilling.
Schilling showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from McShae.
Schilling misses the shot to the body.
A jab from Schilling misses.
Sheamus McShae seems to be getting the better of the standup.
McShae stalks Schilling and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Schilling's face. Schilling staggers backwards, shaken.
McShae closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Schilling is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by McShae.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Schilling lands a lovely overhand right.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Schilling!
Schilling throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
McShae throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Schilling on the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sheamus McShae showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Sheamus McShae's cut.
That's time! Schilling's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Schilling misses with a hook.
Schilling avoids a punch combination nicely.
Schilling seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
McShae takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Schilling throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sheamus McShae is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Jab, jab by Schilling - just one landing.
Schilling uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Sloppy strikes from McShae. Those never looked like landing.
McShae will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McShae misses with a two punch combination.
No joy there for McShae, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Schilling smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
A right-left combo lands from McShae.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Schilling swings and misses with a hook to the body.
McShae throws a counter combo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
McShae looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
McShae misses with the combination.
Good exchange - Schilling coming out on top.
McShae keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
As Schilling backs off McShae throws a huge counter combo but Schilling manages to avoid it all.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Schilling, as that shot connected.
Schilling misses with a series of wild punches.
McShae unleashes a big counter combination but Schilling bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Schilling lands with a shot to the body.
Schilling fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. McShae looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
McShae misses with a double jab.
McShae throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A little feinted left hand from Schilling on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
McShae takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Schilling lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

That has opened up Sheamus McShae's cut even more.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Schilling throws a body shot but no joy.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Schilling misses with a hook. McShae ducked under it nicely.
McShae looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Schilling misses the jab.
McShae slips under a jab.
Schilling scores with a one two! McShae had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Schilling scores with a jab to the head.
McShae walks into a jab.
Schilling connects with a single shot there.
McShae throws a series of punches but Schilling moves out of range.
McShae fails to land with a series of punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Schilling misses with a body shot.
McShae drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Schilling defends it well.
Schilling uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Schilling connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Sheamus McShae has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
McShae misses with the combination.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight for Samoa Joe Schilling!
Judge Peter Branson scores the fight for Samoa Joe Schilling!
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight for Samoa Joe Schilling!

Samoa Joe Schilling wins by unanimous decision!

In defeat, Sheamus McShae stepped up to the mic, saying 'I fought with a broken back, didn't want to pull out and upset the fans.. ill ko him in a rematch'.
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
92%

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
Monotowa throws a head kick but Life moves out of range.
Life blocks a head kick by Monotowa.
Good shot there by Life.
Life blocks a head kick by Monotowa.
Life lands with an overhand left.
Monotowa on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Monotowa throws a sloppy head kick
and Life counters with a stiff right hand.
Monotowa pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Monotowa throws a chopping leg kick but Life manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Life looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Monotowa moves forwards but Life connects with a nice, crisp jab.
A head kick misses from Monotowa.
Miliki Monotowa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Life works Monotowa's body with a nice hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Life lunges at Monotowa with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Monotowa's hand. #CUT2#
It looks like Miliki Monotowa has been cut.
Life getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Monotowa throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
It seemed like Life was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Life with a hook.#ROC2#
Monotowa is rocked!
Monotowa throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Monotowa throws a head kick but Life moves out of range.
Monotowa tries a head kick but it misses. #T1#
Life throws a good cross that connects.
Monotowa pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Monotowa throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Life ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Monotowa is breathing heavily.#KD2#
Life cracks Monotowa with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Life has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Monotowa to stand back up!
Oh Monotowa is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Life is stalking Monotowa. Monotowa circles to his left. Keeps circling left. Bam! Straight right from Life, and it's lights out! Monotowa really payed the price for that rookie mistake.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). GP Life!
A relieved looking GP Life thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ursher Baby (ranked 2173 p4p, 238 weight class) and Ekkei Satori (ranked 2554 p4p, 264 weight class). Ekkei Satori has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
25
159 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
180 cm
26
155 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
Decent wrestler
Solid boxing
Big right hand
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Ursher Baby!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Ekkei Satori!
The judges for this bout are Peter Branson, Santiago Holmes and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Satori lands a nice shot to the body.
Satori cracks Baby with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Satori has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Satori scores with a hook to the body. Baby takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Satori is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Baby.
Baby swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Satori lands a jab to the nose.
Baby definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Baby moves out of range as Satori strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Baby on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Satori throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baby slips a straight right by Satori.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Baby takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Satori fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Satori scores with a nice strike.
Satori waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Baby.
Satori throws out a loose jab but Baby uses good head movement to avoid it.
Satori ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Satori connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Satori scores with a nice strike.

Baby is rocked!
Ekkei Satori seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Baby walks into a left hand.
Oh Baby is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A looping hook to the body misses from Satori. Baby does a little dance to reset his feet.
Baby swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Baby seems to have got his legs back now.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Satori dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A big left from Satori misses.
Satori is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Baby had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Baby keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Satori.
Satori fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Baby looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ekkei Satori dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Satori misses with a wild body shot.
It looked like Baby was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Baby steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Satori.
Baby is looking for a counter combo.
Satori misses with a hook to the body
and Baby counters with a series of strikes. Satori will be more careful next time no doubt.
Satori misses with a right hand
and Baby counters with a one-two to the body.
Satori rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Baby counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Satori swings widly with a right hand
and Baby counters with a series of strikes. Satori will be more careful next time no doubt.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Satori feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Babys jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Baby keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Satori jabs Baby right on the nose. Baby blinks but takes it well.
Satori has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nice jab there from Satori.
Satori lands a jab to Baby's midsection.
Satori misses with an uppercut
and Baby counters with a series of strikes. Satori will be more careful next time no doubt.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Baby might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Baby tries to move into range but Satori moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Satori works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Satori misses with a hook
and Baby counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A jab from Satori misses.
Satori lands a jab to the head.
Satori throws a shot to the body.
Ursher Baby is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Nice straight punches there by Satori. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Satori.
Satori scores with a hook to the body. Baby takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Satori digs a good hook to Baby's body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Ekkei Satori will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Satori digs a good body shot into Baby's ribs.
Satori punishes Baby's body with a nice straight punch.
Satori jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A jab from Satori misses.
Ekkei Satori seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nice shot lands for Satori.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Satori throws out a loose jab but Baby uses good head movement to avoid it.
Baby throws a big counter combination but Satori scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Satori rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Baby counters with a one-two to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Satori closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Satori lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Good body shot from Satori.
Baby's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Baby has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Satori struggles to land a body shot inside as Baby controls his hands.
A frustrated look appears on Baby's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Baby wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Baby looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.

Baby pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Baby ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Baby uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Satori.
It looked like Baby was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Satori thows a left - swing and a miss!
Baby is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Satori fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Baby manages to avoid it.
Satori lands a jab to the head.
Satori fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Baby looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Satori uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Baby has time to react.
Satori misses with a wild body shot.
Ursher Baby has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Ekkei Satori is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Satori misses the jab.
Baby went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ekkei Satori comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Satori 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 Peter Branson scores the fight for Ekkei Satori!
Judge Santiago Holmes scores the fight for Ekkei Satori!
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight for Ekkei Satori!

Ekkei Satori wins by unanimous decision!

A less than humble Ekkei Satori misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
58%

 

Undercard bout

#R1##TD#
Mcdonald closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Shurk to the mat! Shurk manages to get full guard. #ES2#
Shurk manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Mcdonald tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Shurk's elbow.
Mcdonald changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Shurk fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Shurk leaves Mcdonald with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Shurk is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Mcdonald misses with a takedown attempt - Shurk sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Shurk raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ronald Mcdonald. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mcdonald has his takedown stuffed
and Shurk counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Horrible takedown attempt by Mcdonald or perhaps it was just good defense by Shurk, which made it look bad.
Shurk lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Shurk is looking to clinch.
Mcdonald has his takedown stuffed
and Shurk counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Mcdonald definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Ronald Mcdonald seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T1##TD#
Mcdonald shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Shurk is trying to defend but Mcdonald finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Shurk really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Mcdonald. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.#ES2#
Shurk kicks off Mcdonald and gets to his feet. #CL2#
Shurk gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Shurk lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Shurk gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Mcdonald.
Shurk gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Shurk comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mcdonald avoids a wild elbow strike from Shurk.#TD#
Shurk is fighting off a takedown attempt but Mcdonald is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Shurk to the mat. Shurk regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Shurk wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Mcdonald manages to pass to side control.
Shurk pushes Mcdonald off but Mcdonald dives into side control. #T2##SUB#
Mcdonald has worked his way into a potential kimura here. Shurk is trying to get out of the position but his squirming has just got him deeper into trouble. Mcdonald yanks on the arm and Shurk is forced to tap due to a very painful looking submission! Nice work by Mcdonald.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Ronald Mcdonald!
The defeated Sean Shurk had this to say: 'What can I say he's got my number. Back to the drawing board.'.

 

Undercard bout


Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Satoru Yoshioka (ranked 835 p4p, 94 weight class) and Mike Peterson (ranked 4233 p4p, 350 weight class). Satoru Yoshioka has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
26
155 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
166 cm
25
149 lbs
6 - 2 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
BJJ Purple Belt
Brawler
Determined

Woodhouse's

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Satoru Yoshioka!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Mike Peterson!
The judges for this bout are Sandra Marshall, Dirk Anderson and Santiago Holmes.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Peterson connects with the punch.

Yoshioka drives through and clinches with Peterson against the cage.
Peterson letting Yoshioka take a breather here.
Yoshioka effectively controlling the action here.
The crowd are getting pretty annoyed with Yoshioka for his constant stalling in the clinch and are voicing their displeasure.
Yoshioka trying to land knees to the body.

Yoshioka manages to pull guard.

Yoshioka has his foot on Peterson's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Peterson works his way back into a safe position though.

Yoshioka has his foot on Peterson's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Peterson works his way back into a safe position though.
Yoshioka trying to keep a closed guard but Peterson is proving a slippery customer.
Yoshioka has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Peterson trying to control the position from guard on top but Yoshioka is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yoshioka avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yoshioka controls Peterson momentarily but Peterson frees himself.

Yoshioka looking for a guillotine here but Peterson defends easily.
Peterson wants to control from the top but Yoshioka keeps moving.

Yoshioka is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Peterson accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

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

Peterson avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Peterson controlling from the top position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Yoshioka keeping moving, preventing Peterson from controlling successfully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Peterson closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Yoshioka is trying to get back to full guard.
Yoshioka wants to control but Peterson is keeping busy and won't allow it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Peterson trying to mount his opponent but Yoshioka defends it.
Peterson trying to control from half guard but Yoshioka is working away.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yoshioka is trying to get back to full guard.
Yoshioka trying to hold on to Peterson's head to control him but Peterson postures up.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.

Yoshioka shoots in and gets a takedown into Peterson's guard.
Yoshioka trying to control but Peterson is working from the bottom.
Yoshioka looking to pass the guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Peterson wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Yoshioka manages to pass to side control.
Peterson slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Yoshioka stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Peterson swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Peterson tries to strike from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Yoshioka is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Mike Peterson will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Yoshioka tests Peterson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Yoshioka looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Peterson is fending him off so far but Yoshioka persists. Nope, Peterson circles away and we're back to standing.

Peterson gets tackled into the cage by Yoshioka. Yoshioka maintains the clinch.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Yoshioka taking a breather.
Yoshioka gets a warning from the ref for wasting time.

Peterson has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Yoshioka uses from the top position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yoshioka trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Peterson is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Yoshioka wants to pass the guard but Peterson is keeping the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yoshioka wants to control from the top but Peterson keeps moving.
Yoshioka looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Yoshioka trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Peterson keeping moving, preventing Yoshioka from controlling successfully.
Peterson lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Peterson throwing strikes from guard but Yoshioka blocks nicely.

Yoshioka had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Peterson defends it easily.
Peterson wants to stand but Yoshioka has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Peterson is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.

Yoshioka is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Peterson is aware though and is defending well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Satoru Yoshioka did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!



Yoshioka decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Yoshioka prevents Peterson from improving his position.
Yoshioka wants to advance to full mount but Peterson doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.
Yoshioka trying to control the position from guard on top but Peterson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yoshioka looking to pass the guard.
Peterson is trying to hold Yoshioka in close to prevent damage but Yoshioka has managed to pass into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yoshioka wants to pass to mount but Peterson is defending the position.

Yoshioka is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Peterson sees it coming and defends easily.
Yoshioka prevents Peterson from improving his position.
Yoshioka is pressing down on Peterson's thigh, looking to free his foot. Peterson is holding on for now.
Yoshioka seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Peterson does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Peterson trying to control but Yoshioka postures up.

Yoshioka is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Peterson trying to control here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Yoshioka is trying to control. Peterson wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Satoru Yoshioka had his way with Mike Peterson in that round.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!



Yoshioka shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Peterson manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Peterson wants to get back to his feet but Yoshioka passes into half guard.

Peterson is concentrating on defense, preventing Yoshioka from advancing position.
Peterson trying to control from the bottom.
Yoshioka is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Peterson can do to turn this around?
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Yoshioka seems to be working for a kimura but Peterson defends the submission attempt.
Yoshioka uses his free foot to push down on Peterson's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Peterson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Yoshioka wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Yoshioka looking to control but Peterson is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

Peterson reaches up and pulls Yoshioka towards him, trying to control the position. Yoshioka manages to get a guillotine from the mount though! This could be big trouble for Peterson! Peterson tries to roll over - now Yoshioka is on the bottom but the guillotine is really deep and Peterson has to tap out! Great work there by Yoshioka!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:48 of round 5, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Satoru Yoshioka!
Satoru Yoshioka retains his featherweight title!
Satoru Yoshioka was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
32%

 

Co-main event


Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Evgeni Kozlov (ranked 1749 p4p, 198 weight class) and Island Fighter (ranked 1373 p4p, 168 weight class). The key to victory for Evgeni Kozlov has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

189 cm
26
190 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
200 cm
25
200 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Big right hand
Good wrestler
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Evgeni Kozlov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of The Island, Island Fighter!
The judges for this bout are Peter Branson, David Hoff and Dirk Anderson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fighter misses with a looping left.
Kozlov lands a jab.
Fighter has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kozlov finds it's way round the side to connect with Fighter's head.
Kozlov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Fighter counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kozlov connects with the punch.
Kozlov throws a hook to the side of Fighter's head but Fighter sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kozlov misses with an uppercut.
Fighter is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Kozlov misses with a straight right.
Kozlov scores with a hook.

Fighter is rocked!
Fighter fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Kozlov on the side of the head.
Fighter thows a left - swing and a miss!
Fighter's coach down at Island Sparring was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Fighter's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fighter slips a jab from Kozlov.
Kozlov throws a hook but Fighter avoids it easily.
Evgeni Kozlov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kozlov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A little jabbing left from Fighter on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kozlov misses with a left hand
enabling Fighter to counter with a crisp jab.

Kozlov moves into the clinch successfully.
Kozlov misses with the head strike.
Fighter lands with a left to the head.
Fighter goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fighter blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Fighter lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kozlov backwards.

Kozlov is rocked!
Fighter blocks an uppercut.
Oh Kozlov is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Fighter misses with a punch on the inside.
Kozlov seems to have got his legs back now.
Fighter working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kozlov throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Fighters head.
Fighter lands a shoulder strike.
Fighter throws a big uppercut that drops Kozlov! More strikes from Fighter and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Kozlov lies dazed against the cage as Fighter celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:49 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Island Fighter!
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G S C
B
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Main event

#R1#
Sonni uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Maltsev.
Sonni looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Maltsev has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Maltsev throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Sonni counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sonni swings for the body but Maltsev moves out of range.
Maltsev moves forwards but Sonni connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Maltsev lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Sonni circles away quickly and effectively.
Maltsev takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Sonni jabs Maltsev to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Maltsev misses with the combination.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Maltsev looks to score with a jab to the body but Sonni is just out of range.
Maltsev bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sonni is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
A slow jab from Sonni misses its intended target.
Maltsev uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sonni.
Jab from Sonni.#T1#
Maltsev avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Maltsev takes a swing at Sonni's ribcage but misses.
Sonni ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Some wild striking there from Maltsev.
Sonni looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Jab by Sonni.
Sonni connects with a good right hand that stumbles Maltsev. Maltsev circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Sonni lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Sonni has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Maltsev swings for the body but Sonni moves out of range.
Sonni throws a poor cross that misses
and Maltsev counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Maltsev doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Sonni moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Sonni has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.#T2#
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!
Maltsev swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sonni lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Sonni misses with a wild body shot.
Maltsev swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Maltsev uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sonni.
Sonni fails to land with a series of punches.
Maltsev looks to throw the jab but Sonni is out of range.
Sonni scores with a decent looking hook.
Sonni connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Maltsev momentarily.
A jab from Maltsev does it's job there.
Maltsev misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sonni.
Maltsev uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sonni.
Sonni misses with a looping left.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Keke Sonni dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Sonni misses with a lunging right hand
and Maltsev makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Sonni lands with an overhand left.
Maltsev swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Maltsev misses the jab.
Maltsev looks to score with a jab to the body but Sonni is just out of range.
Maltsev swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Maltsev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sonni.
Sonni lands a slapping body shot.
Maltsev walks into a stiff left hand from Sonni.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Maltsev ducks under a wild hook from Sonni.
Sonni misses with a jab, cross combination.
Sonni takes a swing at Maltsev's ribcage but misses.
Sonni has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Sonni cracks Maltsev with a right hand to the side of the head.#T1#
Sonni swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Maltsev appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Maltsev throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Maltsev takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Maltsev swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Maltsev scores with a hook to the body. Sonni takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Keke Sonni seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sonni throws a body shot but no joy.
Sonni steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Maltsev.
Sonni keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A decent looking cross lands there for Sonni.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Maltsev might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Maltsev walks into a left hand.
Sonni tests Maltsev's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Maltsev lunges at Sonni with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Sonni's hand. #T2#
Sonni with a hook.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Good exchange - Sonni coming out on top.
Maltsev throws out a loose jab but Sonni uses good head movement to avoid it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Sonni! But no joy.
Maltsev misses the jab.
Sonni misses with an uppercut. Maltsev saw that one coming.
Maltsev ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sonni moves away.
Maltsev is looking to wear down Sonni with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Maltsev takes one to the side of the head.
Sonni lands with a hook. Maltsev tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Sonni looks to throw the jab but Maltsev is out of range.
Maltsev is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Keke Sonni seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sonni bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Maltsev uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sonni.
Maltsev uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sonni.
Sonni connects with a right hand. Maltsev shakes it off.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Keke Sonni showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R3#
Maltsev takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Sonni takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Sonni.
Sonni lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Maltsev at a distance.
A big right from Sonni misses.
Maltsev on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Sonni misses with a hook. Maltsev ducked under it nicely.
Maltsev uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sonni.
Sonni misses with a double jab.
Donk. Sonni catches Maltsev right on the button with a cross.
Maltsev connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Maltsev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Maltsev looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Sonni avoids the body shot from Maltsev. #T1#
Sonni misses with a straight right.
Maltsev throws an off balance right hand
and Sonni counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Decent striking displayed by Sonni there.
Maltsev looks to score with a jab to the body but Sonni is just out of range.
Sonni fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Maltsev manages to avoid it.
A little feinted left hand from Maltsev on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Sonni swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Maltsev was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sonni scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Maltsev doesn't seem bothered though.
Maltsev listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Maltsev moves out of range as Sonni strikes.
Maltsev misses with a body shot.
Maltsev throws a body shot but no joy.
Jab by Sonni.#T2#
Sonni throws a big shot that misses.
Sonni connects with a crisp jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Maltsev looks to score with a jab to the body but Sonni is just out of range.
A swing and a miss from Maltsev.
Sonni misses with a straight right.
Maltsev avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sonni fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Maltsev looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Sonni 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.
Sonni scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Sonni connects with a crisp jab.
Maltsev throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Sonni counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nice straight punches there by Sonni. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Sonni.#ROC2#
Maltsev is rocked!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Keke Sonni really dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R4#
Sonni connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Maltsev's hands.
Maltsev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sonni is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Maltsev.
Maltsev moves out of range as Sonni strikes.
Sonni takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Maltsev misses with a body punch
enabling Sonni to counter with a crisp jab.
Sonni connects with a single shot there.
Oh Maltsev is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Maltsev takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Maltsev jabs Sonni right on the nose. Sonni blinks but takes it well.
Maltsev seems to have got his legs back now.
Sonni throws a body shot but no joy.
Sonni lands a jab to the nose.#KD2#
Sonni lands a big uppercut and Maltsev crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Maltsev looks OK. Sonni waves Maltsev back to his feet!#T1#
Sonni missing with a left hand there. Maltsev was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Maltsev slips a straight right by Sonni.
Sonni on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Sonni throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sonni lands with a good body shot.
Sonni looks to land a right hand but Maltsev moved out of range.
Nice body punch from Maltsev.
Sonni throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sonni swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Sonni keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Maltsev.
Sonni connects with a good right hand that stumbles Maltsev. Maltsev circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Maltsev uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sonni.#T2#
Sonni looks to score with a jab to the body but Maltsev is just out of range.
Maltsev was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Sonni swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Maltsev misses the jab.
Maltsev slips under a jab.
Maltsev takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Maltsev throws a hook but Sonni avoids it easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Sonni misses.
A decent looking cross lands there for Maltsev.
Sonni bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Maltsev's head.
Sonni throws out a loose jab but Maltsev uses good head movement to avoid it.
A big right from Sonni misses.
Maltsev throws a predictable looking body shot
and Sonni makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Keke Sonni dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Maltsev's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!
#R5#
Sonni misses with a body shot.
Maltsev misses with a hook to the body
letting Sonni counter with a right hand.
Maltsev swings away with a body shot that misses
and Sonni counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Maltsev takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A big left from Maltsev misses.
Maltsev ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Maltsev throws a lazy right hand but Sonni sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sonni bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sonni throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Maltsev on the side of the head.
Sonni throws a lazy uppercut
and Maltsev counters with a left to the body.
Sonni lands a nice looking body shot.
Maltsev takes a shot right to the bread basket.#T1#
Maltsev ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Maltsev takes a swing at Sonni's ribcage but misses.
Jab by Sonni.
Sonni throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Maltsev swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Decent striking displayed by Sonni there.
Maltsev slips a jab from Sonni.
Maltsev swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Maltsev misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sonni.
Sonni looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Maltsev throws a poor cross that misses
and Sonni cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Maltsev misses with a body shot.
Maltsev takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Maltsev blocks a jab.#T2#
Maltsev ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sonni moves away.
Maltsev throws an overhand right that lands on Sonni's shoulder, as Sonni tries to avoid the shot.
Sonni misses with a hook. Maltsev ducked under it nicely.
Maltsev was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Maltsev swings for the body but Sonni moves out of range.
Sonni takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Maltsev takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Sonni's jab looks to have found its range, popping Maltsev under the eye.
Maltsev misses with an uppercut. Sonni saw that one coming.
Maltsev misses with a hook
and Sonni counters with a left to the body.
Maltsev misses with a hook.
Nice shot by Sonni.
Yuri Maltsev has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Maltsev takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.

Judge Bart Greer scores the fight for Keke Sonni!
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight for Keke Sonni!
Judge David Hoff scores the fight for Keke Sonni!

Keke Sonni wins by unanimous decision!

Keke Sonni is the new light heavyweight champion!
A relieved looking Keke Sonni thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

 
 
 
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