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SFL 05 | Taneyev vs Kowalski PBP Commentary

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gaolathe throws a looping overhand right but Bacca ducks down to avoid it.
Gaolathe misses with an uppercut.
Gaolathe connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Gaolathe lands a body shot.
Bacca uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gaolathe.
Gaolathe misses with an uppercut.
Bacca with the counter takedown but Gaolathe avoids it easily.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Gaolathe lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Bacca has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Bacca and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Bacca has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gaolathe. Bacca does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gaolathe misses with a straight right.
We've been hearing reports that Gaolathe has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gaolathe tests Bacca's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Gaolathe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bacca.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gaolathe. Bacca does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bacca slips a jab from Gaolathe.
Gaolathe looks to land a combination but Bacca avoids it well.
And Bacca tries to counter it with a takedown but Gaolathe pushes his down on his head and steps out.#T1#
Gaolathe throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bacca on the side of the head.
Gaolathe throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bacca drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gaolathe defends it well.
Gaolathe throws out a loose jab but Bacca uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bacca feints the counter takedown.
Gaolathe throws a body punch but Bacca moves out of range.
Bacca avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Gaolathe just misses with a punch to the body.
Bacca with the counter takedown but Gaolathe avoids it easily.
Gaolathe connects with a jab.
Bacca with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Gaolathe to score with a decent uppercut.
Bacca uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gaolathe.
Gaolathe looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Gaolathe just misses with a punch to the body.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Gaolathe waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bacca.
Bacca feints the counter takedown.
Gaolathe throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bacca on the side of the head. #T2#
Gaolathe misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Bacca tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Oganeditse Gaolathe seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bacca takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Bacca checks a low kick from Gaolathe.
Gaolathe misses with a hook to the body #TD2#
and Bacca counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Bacca. #ES#
Gaolathe scrambles and gets back to his feet.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bacca takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Gaolathe swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Bacca.
Bacca showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Gaolathe.
Bacca drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gaolathe defends it well.
Gaolathe cracks Bacca with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.#T3#
Gaolathe thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bacca keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Gaolathe misses with an uppercut.
Bacca feints the counter takedown.
Gaolathe throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gaolathe turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Gaolathe, as that shot connected.
Gaolathe throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice uppercut lands for Gaolathe. That snapped Bacca's head back.
Gaolathe jabs at Bacca's body.
Bacca checks a leg kick.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Gaolathe loads up on a big right hand but Bacca slips the punch.
Gaolathe swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bacca drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gaolathe defends it well.
Bacca avoids a lazy jab quite easily.#T4#
Gaolathe just misses with a punch to the body.
Bacca is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Gaolathe does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Gaolathe throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bacca with the counter takedown but Gaolathe avoids it easily.
Gaolathe scores with a jab.
Gaolathe throws a lazy right hand but Bacca sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gaolathe is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Gaolathe misses with a body shot.
Gaolathe misses with a looping right.
Bacca drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gaolathe defends it well.
Bacca keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gaolathe throws a body punch but Bacca moves out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A jab from Gaolathe misses.
Bacca with the counter takedown but Gaolathe avoids it easily.
Gaolathe is looking to chop away at Bacca's legs.
Gaolathe throws a hook but Bacca avoids it easily.
Bacca drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gaolathe defends it well.
Gaolathe motions for Bacca to come forward. Gaolathe throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Bacca is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Oganeditse Gaolathe dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Gaolathe swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bacca drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gaolathe defends it well.
Gaolathe throws a leg kick #TD2#
and Bacca counters with a takedown into side control.
Gaolathe is looking for a sweep.
Gaolathe is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Bacca's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Gaolathe is looking to control Bacca's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Gaolathe avoid being mounted?
It looks like Bacca is going to stand back up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gaolathe is trying to maintain the position but Bacca is very close to passing his half guard.
Gaolathe is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Bacca can do to turn this around?#T1#
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Bacca prevents Gaolathe from standing back up. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Gaolathe lands a right hook to the body.
Gaolathe misses with a wild body shot.
Bacca takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Bacca avoids the body shot from Gaolathe.
Bacca keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And Bacca tries to counter it with a takedown but Gaolathe pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Gaolathe throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bacca feints the counter takedown.#T2#
Gaolathe clobbers Bacca with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gaolathe. Bacca does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bacca feints the counter takedown.
Gaolathe throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Bacca drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gaolathe defends it well.
Gaolathe throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bacca is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Chuy Bacca is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Gaolathe throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gaolathe is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Gaolathe swings for the body but Bacca moves out of range.
Bacca steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gaolathe.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Bacca uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gaolathe.
Gaolathe throws a jab but it's blocked by Bacca.
And Bacca tries to counter it with a takedown but Gaolathe pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Gaolathe swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Gaolathe walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Bacca checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Bacca with the counter takedown but Gaolathe avoids it easily.
Bacca steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gaolathe.
Bacca drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gaolathe defends it well.#T3#
Gaolathe tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bacca was well out of range. Poor timing from Gaolathe.
Bacca is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Gaolathe lands a nice hook to Bacca's body. Bacca takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Gaolathe misses the jab.
Jab by Gaolathe.
Gaolathe throws the left hand but Bacca avoids the punch easily.
A lazy left from Gaolathe finds it's target.
Gaolathe misses with a wild body shot.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
A leg kick checked by Bacca.
Gaolathe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bacca.
Gaolathe throws a chopping leg kick but Bacca manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A jab from Gaolathe finds it's way through Bacca's defenses.
A swing and a miss from Gaolathe.#T4#
Gaolathe throws out a leg kick but Bacca moves out of range and Gaolathe only half commits.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
A nice leg kick from Gaolathe, right into the meat of the thigh.
Gaolathe looks to score with a jab to the body but Bacca is just out of range.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Gaolathe throws out a powerful jab.
Gaolathe throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bacca tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Bacca slips a jab from Gaolathe.
Bacca tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Gaolathe throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Gaolathe with a body punch. A glancing blow.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bacca moves out of range of the strikes.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Gaolathe with a nice cross.
Gaolathe connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Gaolathe misses with a hook.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Gaolathe throws a body punch but Bacca moves out of range.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Oganeditse Gaolathe dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!#R3#
Bacca uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gaolathe.
And Bacca tries to counter it with a takedown but Gaolathe pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Some bone on bone action there as Bacca checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Gaolathe swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Bacca shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Bacca ducks under a wild hook from Gaolathe.
And Bacca tries to counter it with a takedown but Gaolathe pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Gaolathe connects with a jab.
Bacca tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A punch combination from Gaolathe misses.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Gaolathe just misses with a punch to the body.
Bacca drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gaolathe defends it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gaolathe swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Bacca is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
A lazy left from Gaolathe finds it's target.
Gaolathe throws a low kick but Bacca avoids it.
Bacca feints the counter takedown.
Gaolathe tests Bacca's chin there with a solid looking shot.#T1#
Good work by Bacca as he checks the leg kick.
Gaolathe changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Gaolathe lands a nice looking body shot.
Bacca bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gaolathe lands with a hook. Bacca tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Bacca displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gaolathe throws out the jab.
Bacca keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gaolathe feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Baccas jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Gaolathe throws a looping overhand right but Bacca ducks down to avoid it.
Bacca steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gaolathe.
Gaolathe thuds his right hand into Bacca's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Gaolathe darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Oganeditse Gaolathe is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#T2#
Gaolathe works the jab nicely.
Bacca takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Bacca has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gaolathe. Bacca does a little dance to reset his feet.
Oganeditse Gaolathe is winning the standup battle so far.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gaolathe jabs Bacca to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Bacca bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gaolathe throws a series of punches but Bacca moves out of range.
Bacca keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Gaolathe.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Gaolathe misses with a wild body shot.
Gaolathe cracks a nice hook into Bacca's ribs.
Bacca moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Gaolathe lands a right hook to the body.
Gaolathe misses with a wild body shot.
Bacca tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Gaolathe throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bacca sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bacca is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.#T3#
Bacca ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Bacca is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Gaolathe throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bacca keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bacca is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Gaolathe changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Gaolathe throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gaolathe misses with a looping right.
Gaolathe throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Gaolathe throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Bacca.
Gaolathe takes a swing at Bacca's ribcage but misses.
Bacca drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gaolathe defends it well.
Gaolathe throws the left hand but Bacca avoids the punch easily.
Bacca feints the counter takedown.
Gaolathe throws a body punch but Bacca moves out of range.
Bacca tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Oganeditse Gaolathe is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gaolathe fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bacca manages to avoid it.
Bacca changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.#T4#
Bacca keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Bacca ducks under a wild hook from Gaolathe.
And Bacca tries to counter it with a takedown but Gaolathe pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Bacca is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Gaolathe fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bacca manages to avoid it.
And Bacca tries to counter it with a takedown but Gaolathe pushes his down on his head and steps out.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gaolathe. Bacca does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bacca drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gaolathe defends it well.
Gaolathe throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bacca with the counter takedown but Gaolathe avoids it easily.
Bacca slips under a jab from Gaolathe.
And Bacca tries to counter it with a takedown but Gaolathe pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Bacca slips a jab from Gaolathe.
Bacca is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Gaolathe misses the shot to the body.
Gaolathe tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bacca was well out of range. Poor timing from Gaolathe.
Gaolathe just misses with a punch to the body.
Chuy Bacca has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Gaolathe is looking to slow Bacca down with leg kicks.

And that's the end of the fight!
Oganeditse Gaolathe showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Gaolathe 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 Francis DeMontford scores the fight 30:25
Judge Summer Carpenter scores the fight 30:25
Judge Hugh Johnson scores the fight 30:25

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Oganeditse Gaolathe!

A victorious Oganeditse Gaolathe thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ferguson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Smith.
Smith throws an overhand right that lands on Ferguson's shoulder, as Ferguson tries to avoid the shot.
Ferguson will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Ferguson misses with a lunging right hand
and Smith counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Smith pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Smith throws a sloppy head kick and Ferguson moves out of range easily.
Ferguson appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Ferguson slips a straight right by Smith.
Smith gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Smith throws a poor cross that misses
and Ferguson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A jab from Smith does it's job there.
Smith ducks under a wild hook from Ferguson.
Smith looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Smith takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
A jab from Smith misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Smith tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ferguson was well out of range. Poor timing from Smith.
Smith throws a head kick that misses.
Smith misses with a head kick. #T1#
A telegraphed right hand from Ferguson misses the target.
Smith scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Smith takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Ferguson avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ferguson lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Smith lands with a slapping head kick.
Nice shot by Ferguson.
Smith throws an overhand right that lands on Ferguson's shoulder, as Ferguson tries to avoid the shot.
Ferguson throws a big shot that misses.
Ferguson works Smith's body with a nice hook.
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!
Ferguson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Smith.
Ferguson looks to land a combination but Smith avoids it well.
Smith throws an off balance right hand
and Ferguson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Ferguson 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.
Smith walks into a stiff left hand from Ferguson.
Ferguson misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Smith counters with a nice uppercut. #T2#
Ferguson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Smith.
Smith displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Ferguson throws out the jab.
Ferguson moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromSmith.
Ferguson staying out of range there.
Smith on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Ferguson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Smith only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Smith uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Ferguson, as that shot connected.
Ferguson 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.
Smith misses the shot to the body.
Ferguson misses with an uppercut. Smith saw that one coming.
Riley Ferguson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Smith throws a lazy right hand but Ferguson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Smith misses with a body shot.
Smith displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Ferguson throws out the jab.
Smith defending well as Ferguson loads up on a big left hand.
Ferguson throws out a loose jab but Smith uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ferguson scores with a hook to the body. Smith takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Smith gets cracked there but stands up to it. #T3#
Smith misses with a lunging right hand
and Ferguson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Ferguson is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Ferguson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Smith on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Ferguson avoids the body shot from Smith.
Smith looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Smith throws a one two combo.
Smith throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Smith misses with a wild combination.
The fighters circling - Smith throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nice body punch from Ferguson.
Ferguson lands a jab to Smith's midsection.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Smith looking to land some kicks to the body here.
It looked like Ferguson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Ferguson blocks a head kick by Smith.
Ferguson swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Ferguson takes a jab right on the kisser.
Ferguson blocks a head kick by Smith. #T4#
Smith steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Ferguson.
Ferguson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Smith lands with a good body shot.
A left and a right from Ferguson both land. Nice combination.
Left hook, right uppercut from Smith.
Smith explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Ferguson moves out of range as Smith strikes.
Smith tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
An attempted straight right counter from Ferguson misses the target.
Smith has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Smith there as he acknowledges the shot.
Smith tries a head kick but it misses.
A cross from Ferguson lands.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ferguson connects with a good right hand that stumbles Smith. Smith circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Ferguson throws a body shot but no joy.
Smith throws a hook to the side of Ferguson's head but Ferguson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Smith displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Ferguson throws out the jab.
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 Riley Ferguson will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Smith throws a head kick that misses
letting Ferguson counter with a right hand.
Smith lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Ferguson circles away quickly and effectively.
Smith misses with a jab, cross combination.
Smith throws a shot from downtown. Ferguson moves away and avoids it.
Smith misses with a head kick.
Smith takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Ferguson takes a swing at Smith's ribcage but misses.
Ferguson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ferguson lands with a straight right. Smith didn't see that one coming.
Ferguson has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Ferguson there as he acknowledges the shot.
Smith lands a head kick. Ferguson smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Smith dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Smith throws a hook but Ferguson avoids it easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Ferguson misses the target.
Ferguson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Ferguson misses with a lunging right hand
letting Smith counter with a right hand.
Ferguson fails in his attempt to clinch. #T1#
A slow jab from Ferguson misses its intended target.
Ferguson with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Smith to score with a decent uppercut.
Ferguson throws a jab when Smith was well out of range.
As Ferguson backs off Smith throws a huge counter combo but Ferguson manages to avoid it all.
Ferguson paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Ferguson misses with a hook.
Smith throws out a counter right but Ferguson avoids it with no problem.
Ferguson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Smith.
Smith circles away from the clinch attempt.
A left and a right from Ferguson both land. Nice combination.
Smith has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Ferguson slips under a jab from Smith.
Ferguson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Smith moves away.
Smith throws a head kick but Ferguson moves out of range.
It looked like Ferguson was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Smith.
Smith misses with an attempted mid kick.
Ferguson connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Ferguson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ferguson throws a right and a left that both miss.#T2#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ferguson blocks a head kick by Smith.
Ferguson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Smith moves away.
Smith tries a head kick but it misses.
Smith lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook. #ROC2#Ferguson is rocked!#CUT2#It looks like Riley Ferguson has been cut.
Smith takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure. #ROC#Smith is rocked!
Ferguson throws a monster overhand right that drops Smith! Ferguson follows up with more strikes from mount and the fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:28 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Riley Ferguson!

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Miller scores with a decent looking hook.
Sisu throws a good cross that connects.
Miller throws a shot from downtown. Sisu moves away and avoids it.
Sisu attempts a counter takedown but Miller avoids it well and moves away.
Miller has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Sisu takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Sisu swings and misses with a hook to the body. #CL2#
Miller moves into the clinch.
Miller misses with a punch on the inside.
Miller looking for a takedown.
Sisu is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Sisu's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Miller has Sisu pressed against the cage, preventing Sisu from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Miller taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Miller keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Sisu's efforts to push away.
Miller swings wildly with an uppercut but Sisu uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sisu is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Sisu lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Miller backwards. #T1#
Miller misses with a shot to the kidneys. #BC#
Sisu escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Miller, as that shot connected.
Sisu moves away from the strike by Miller.
Sisu appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Miller tries to clinch up.
Sisu throws a good cross that connects. #CL2#
Sisu tries to keep at a distance but Miller has taken the fight into the clinch.
Sisu working aggressively here.
Miller is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Sisu pulls him back up using the underhooks. #TD#
Sisu has picked Miller up - he's going for a ride! Sisu dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Sisu wants to take a breather but Miller is having none of it.
Still in half guard, Sisu seems content to control.
Miller is trying is best to control the position here.
Miller is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #T2#
Sisu is figuring out what he wants to do next.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Miller trying to control from the bottom.
Miller wants to get back to full guard.
Miller trying to control from the bottom. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Miller connects with a right hand. Sisu shakes it off.
Sisu digs a good body shot into Miller's ribs.
Miller misses with a wild combination.
Sisu drops down looking for a counter takedown but Miller sprawls and moves away.
Miller looks to score with a jab to the body but Sisu is just out of range.#T3#
Nice defenses there by Sisu.
Sisu blocks a jab.
Sloppy strikes from Miller. Those never looked like landing.
Sisu has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Miller finds it's way round the side to connect with Sisu's head.
Miller bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Miller looks to land a right hand but Sisu moved out of range.
Sisu displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Miller.
Sisu Sisu has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lynton Miller.
Miller loads up on a big right hand but Sisu slips the punch.
Miller looks to land a right hand but Sisu moved out of range.
Sisu half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Miller throws a lazy right hand but Sisu sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sisu drops down looking for a counter takedown but Miller sprawls and moves away.
Sisu fails with the takedown.
Miller throws a nice looking combination but Sisu bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Sisu changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Miller fails in his attempt to clinch. #T4#
Sisu fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Miller misses with a lunging right hand #TD#
and Sisu counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sisu stopping the sweep attempt from Miller.
Miller has Sisu pulled in close to control his posture.
Sisu stopping the sweep attempt from Miller.
Sisu wants to control from the top but Miller keeps moving.
Miller trying to control the position here.
Miller looking for a sweep. Not yet Miller, not yet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Lynton Miller will probably get the nod.
That's time! Sisu's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2##CL2#
Miller clinches up with Sisu and pushes him back against the cage.
Miller makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Sisu prevents a body shot from Miller.
Sisu misses with the head strike.
A head punch on the inside from Sisu fails to land.
Miller swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Miller lands a left hand. #BC#
Sisu pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Miller missing with a left hand there. Sisu was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Lynton Miller seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Miller connects with a single shot there.
Miller throws a body shot but no joy.
Miller misses with a straight left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sisu misses with a double jab.
Sisu moves out of range of the strikes.
Sisu looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.#TD#
Sisu looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sisu throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Miller works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T1#
Miller is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Miller is looking to sweep but instead, Sisu has passed into half guard.
Miller is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Sisu sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Sisu'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.#T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Miller trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Miller is squirming around, avoiding Sisu's attempts to control the action.
Miller is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Miller is trying desperately to improve position.
Miller is still trying to improve position.
Sisu trying to control but Miller is having none of it.
Sisu unloads with some shots from mount but Miller bucks and avoids them well.
Sisu Sisu overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#T3#
Miller tries to hold on but Sisu pushes him away.
Miller can't escape the position.
Sisu trying to control but Miller is having none of it.
Sisu content just to control the position here.
Sisu tries to control but Miller wriggling away. #T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Sisu controlling his opponent.
Sisu trying to control but Miller is having none of it.
Miller tries to lock up and control but Sisu gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Sisu scoring with strikes but Miller is staying in there.
Miller manages to regain half guard. Good work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Sisu prevents Miller from improving his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sisu Sisu dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!#R3##CL2#
Miller clinches.
Miller misses with a short punch on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Miller.
Miller can't find room to land a body shot as Sisu controls the action.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Sisu is trying to stall.
Miller is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Sisu is trying to drag Miller to the mat but Miller just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Sisu blocks an elbow strike from Miller.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Sisu.
Sisu is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Miller is defending well.
Sisu wants a takedown but no success here.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Sisu Sisu. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Miller blocking some punches.
Sisu wants a takedown. #T1#
Miller has a couple of punches blocked by Sisu.
Miller scores with a nice hook to the head.
Miller stops a takedown attempt from Sisu.
Sisu can't find room to land a body shot as Miller controls the action.
Miller effectively controlling the action here.
Sisu wants a takedown.
Lynton Miller seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A short right from Miller.
Sisu letting Miller take a breather here.
Miller lands a hook that snaps the head of Sisu backwards.
Still in the clinch, Miller scores with a nice short uppercut.
Miller keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Sisu's efforts to push away.
Miller lands with a right to the head.
Miller pushes Sisu back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Miller has Sisu pressed against the cage. #T2#
Sisu's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Sisu drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Miller gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Miller lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sisu backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A short uppercut from Miller. #BC#
Sisu breaks from the clinch. #TD2#
Sisu tries to sprawl but Miller drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Miller is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Miller sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Sisu is trying is best to control the position here.
Miller not landing any meaningful shots this time. #T3#
Sisu is looking to improve his position.
Miller working over Sisu with some ground and pound. Sisu looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Sisu is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Sisu avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Miller.
Miller working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Miller throwing shots but Sisu is blocking nicely. #T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Miller scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Sisu is trying to get back to full guard.
Miller missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Miller prevents Sisu from improving his position.
Sisu is positioning himself well to prevent Miller advancing to mount.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Miller throwing shots but Sisu is blocking nicely. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Sisu swats away the attempt to clinch by Miller.
Sisu tries to counter with a takedown but Miller is quick to defend against it.
Sisu is trying hard to land a takedown here. Miller sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.

And that's the end of the fight!
Lynton Miller comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Miller 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 Ben Hemmingworth scores the fight 28:29
Judge Winston Howard scores the fight 29:28
Judge Donatello Bradman scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Lynton Miller!

Lynton Miller seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Brown misses with a hook.
Orion fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Brown throws an off balance right hand
and Orion counters with a straight right hand.#CUT2#It looks like Bill Brown has been cut.
Orion lands with a cross.
No joy there for Brown, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Brown walks into a stiff left hand from Orion.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Orion connects with a crisp jab.
Orion misses the body punch
and Brown counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#CUT#It looks like Cole Orion has been cut.#T1#
Orion throws a lazy body kick
and Brown cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Brown ducks under a wild hook from Orion.
It looked like Brown wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Brown throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Orion is looking for the big counter here.
Orion misses with a hook
and Brown counters with a straight right hand.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Orion lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Brown has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Brown and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Orion misses with a kick to the body
and Brown cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A lazy body kick from Orion
and Brown counters with a crisp right that sends Orion to the canvas! Brown follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bill Brown!
An out of breath Bill Brown thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Titor steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pugacheva.
Titor has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Titor takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Pugacheva takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Titor scores with a leg kick.
Titor lunges at Pugacheva with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Pugacheva's hand.
A big right from Pugacheva misses.
Pugacheva throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Pugacheva misses with an uppercut.
A nice inside leg kick there by Pugacheva. That's going to slow Titor down.
Titor slips under a jab.
Pugacheva misses with a straight right.
Pugacheva throws a solid leg kick but Titor takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Pugacheva.
Titor ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Titor tries a head kick but it misses.
It looked like Pugacheva wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Pugacheva throws a hook to the side of Titor's head but Titor sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Pugacheva lands a nice hook to Titor's body. Titor takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Titor throws an overhand right that lands on Pugacheva's shoulder, as Pugacheva tries to avoid the shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Titor keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Titor slips under a jab from Pugacheva.#TD2#
Titor closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Pugacheva to the mat! Pugacheva manages to get full guard.
Titor must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.#T1##SUB#
Pugacheva working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Titor doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Titor manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Titor working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage. #SUB#
Titor got a little sloppy there for a moment and Pugacheva has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Titor has managed to get both his arms back between Pugacheva's legs - danger averted.
Titor looking to sit in guard and control but Pugacheva gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVR#
Pugacheva slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Pugacheva preventing the sweep. #T2#
Pugacheva trying to control but Titor is working from the bottom. #SUB#
Pugacheva drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Titor dives on top into guard.#REVB##SUB#
Pugacheva is looking for a triangle but Titor pushes his legs off easily. #SUB#
Pugacheva is looking for a triangle here but Titor uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Titor is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt Pugacheva will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.#T3#
Pugacheva is trying to control Titor's posture but Titor avoids it.
Titor trying to control the action but Pugacheva is working from the bottom.
Pugacheva regains half guard, as Titor was trying to land strikes.
Titor is just content to waste time from the top position. Pugacheva takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard. #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.#SUB#
Pugacheva looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Titor passes into half guard.
Well, if Titor is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Pugacheva has his hands clasped together around Titor's back. He's all about the action.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pugacheva avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Titor.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

John Titor dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Titor has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pugacheva.
Alla Pugacheva has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Pugacheva misses with a body kick.
Pugacheva moves out of range as Titor throws a body kick.
Titor throws a chopping leg kick but Pugacheva manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Titor scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Some bone on bone action there as Pugacheva checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Pugacheva throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Titor! But no joy.
Titor looks to land a combination but Pugacheva avoids it well.
Pugacheva drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.#TD2#
Titor closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Titor has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Titor trying to control the action but Pugacheva is working from the bottom.
Pugacheva tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Titor wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Titor is looking to take a break and control but Pugacheva is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Pugacheva is trying to control Titor's posture but Titor avoids it. #T1#
Titor moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Pugacheva tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Titor wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Titor in side control, just content to control the action for now.
Titor wants to lay and pray for a moment but Pugacheva keeps working. #T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Titor working away.
Titor trying to control the position but Pugacheva is working away.
Titor grinds an elbow into Pugacheva's temple.
Titor landing strikes.
Pugacheva dodges the ground and pound from Titor.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Titor lands a nice forearm strike.
Titor lands a few punches from side control.
Pugacheva tries to control but end up mounted... ooooh, that's bad.#T3#
Pugacheva is looking to improve his position but Titor isn't that keen on the idea.
Titor can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Pugacheva is looking to escape.
Pugacheva wants to hold on but Titor pushes him away.
Titor working the ground and pound effectively.
The referee warns Pugacheva that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Titor unloading with bombs!
Pugacheva wants to control but Titor is having none of it.#T4#
Pugacheva is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Titor is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Titor lands a heavy elbow.
Titor can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Pugacheva is looking to escape.
Pugacheva wants to hold on but Titor pushes him away.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
A nice elbow there by Titor.
Titor trying to control but Pugacheva is having none of it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

John Titor showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!#R3#
Some bone on bone action there as Titor checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Titor tries a low kick but Pugacheva avoids it.
Pugacheva takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Titor connects with an inside leg kick.
Titor uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pugacheva.
Titor chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Pugacheva can pounce on him.
Pugacheva throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Titor lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Alla Pugacheva seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pugacheva connects with a leg kick.
Titor explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Titor misses with a wild combination.
Titor rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pugacheva moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Titor misses with an uppercut. Pugacheva saw that one coming.
Titor listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pugacheva lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.#TD2#
Titor scores with a takedown into Pugacheva's guard.#SUB#
Pugacheva looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #T1##SUB#
Pugacheva escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Titor gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Titor with a nice head shot there.
Titor trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Titor chips away with some ground and pound.
Titor is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions. #SUB#
Pugacheva looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.#SUB#
Pugacheva throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Titor throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Titor wants to control from the top but Pugacheva keeps moving.
Titor throws a strike but Pugacheva rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR#
Pugacheva seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Titor managing to control the position. #T3#
Pugacheva engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Pugacheva trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Pugacheva throws a strike but Titor rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB##SUB#
Pugacheva looking for a guillotine here but Titor defends easily. #T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Titor pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Pugacheva is keeping the position for now.
Pugacheva seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
John Titor has got the better of the ground game so far.#SUB#
Pugacheva looking for subs off his back but Titor has passed one foot through into half guard.
John Titor is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Pugacheva missing with punches from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Titor sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Pugacheva defending well though.

And that's the end of the fight!
John Titor comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Titor 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 Bruno Hogan scores the fight 27:30
Judge Eliza Hachem scores the fight 27:30
Judge Skip Squint scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... John Titor!

John Titor decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vigo ducks under a wild hook from Womba.
Womba fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Womba blocks a head kick by Vigo.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Vigo has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Womba thuds his right hand into Vigo's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Vigo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Womba sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Womba fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Vigo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Womba.
Womba scores with a nice right hand.
Vigo doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Womba ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vigo moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vigo closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Vigo throws a half hearted mid kick.
Vigo moves out of range as Womba strikes.
Womba keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Womba pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Womba uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vigo. #T1#
Vigo walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Don Vigo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Womba swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vigo moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Vigo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Womba. #CL#
Womba fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Vigo, pushing him back against the cage.
Womba lands a right hand.
We've been hearing reports that Womba has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Vigo misses with a body punch.
Womba blocks a body shot from Vigo.
Vigo tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Womba drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Vigo gets the underhooks and prevents it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dubaku Womba. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Vigo wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Womba can't get the takedown.
Vigo is looking to break free of the clinch but Womba has double underhooks.
Womba misses with a punch to the body.
Vigo stalling against the cage.
Vigo tries to work over Womba's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target. #T2#
Vigo misses with a body punch.
Womba lands a hook that snaps the head of Vigo backwards.
Womba misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Vigo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Vigo is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Vigo blocks an uppercut.
Womba is trying to stall. #BC2#
Vigo breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Womba throws a jab when Vigo was well out of range.
Vigo thows a left - swing and a miss!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vigo misses with a body shot.
Womba half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Womba swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Womba takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Womba throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vigo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Vigo scores with a jab to the head. #CUT2#It looks like Dubaku Womba has been cut.
Nice shot lands for Vigo.#T3#
Womba takes one on the button.#TD#
Womba looking to score a takedown here. Vigo is defending well but Womba drives through and ends up in Vigo's guard.
Womba tries to free his leg and advance position but Vigo is retaining full guard.
Vigo is trying to control the position but Womba postures up.
Womba trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Womba stands and throws Vigo's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Vigo tries to buck Womba off but Womba is having none of it.#SUB#
Womba is trying to get an arm triangle but Vigo is defending well.
Vigo tries to improve position but can't. #SUB#
Womba is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Vigo has escaped the position, nice work there.
Vigo tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Womba wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Vigo struggling a bit here.#T4#
Vigo gets back to half guard.
Womba is looking to advance position but Vigo won't allow it.
Womba is working hard here to advance position.
Vigo wants to control but Womba is keeping busy.
Vigo wants to improve his position but Womba is controlling well.
Womba working over Vigo with some ground and pound. Vigo looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Womba seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Vigo has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Womba is working away from the top position though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dubaku Womba dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Dubaku Womba's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Vigo slips a straight right by Womba.
Womba avoids the body shot from Vigo.
Vigo scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Vigo looks to score with a jab to the body but Womba is just out of range.
Womba shoots in looking for a takedown. Vigo tries to sprawl out of it but Womba keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Vigo manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Vigo misses the shot to the body.
Womba feinted with a counter takedown.
Vigo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Womba.
Vigo is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Womba with a body shot.#TD#
Womba drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB2#
Vigo escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Womba gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance. #SUB2#
Vigo is looking for a triangle but Womba pushes his legs off easily.
Vigo keeping moving, preventing Womba from controlling successfully. #T1##SUB2#
Vigo escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Womba gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance. #SUB#
Womba drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Womba jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Womba pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Vigo is keeping the position for now.
Womba controlling from the top position.
Vigo working a defensive guard here.
Vigo being controlled here, momentarily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB2#
Vigo looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #T2#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Womba trying to control the position from guard on top but Vigo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Vigo working a defensive guard but Womba passes into half guard.
Womba seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Vigo does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Womba stalling away here and it's allowed Vigo to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Womba landing some decent shots from guard.
Womba trying to control the position from guard on top but Vigo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Womba sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Vigo's guard.
Dubaku Womba overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Vigo is trying to get back to full guard.
Womba is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vigo can do to turn this around?
Womba is trying to control the action in half guard but Vigo is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Vigo is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Womba's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Womba's back!#T3#
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Vigo's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Vigo is not going to allow Womba to sit and survive in this position.
Vigo lands with a big left hand that may well have hurt his opponent. Can Womba hold on?!
Vigo punches the canvas rather than the man.
Womba is really stuck here. #SUB2#
Vigo looking for the rear naked choke. And he's got it! Womba taps!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:45 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Don Vigo!
After winning the bout, Don Vigo thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Coleman throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Derrick stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Derrick tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Coleman misses with a wild body shot.
Coleman tests Derrick's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Derrick tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Coleman was well out of range. Poor timing from Derrick.
Derrick's coach down at Blanc Fitness Academy was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Derrick's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Coleman misses with a wild body shot.
Derrick uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Coleman.
A little jabbing left from Derrick on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A punch lands to the side of Derrick 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Derrick catches Coleman with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Coleman jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Derrick throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Coleman misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Derrick counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Coleman scores with a jab. Derrick acknowledges it with a nod 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!
Coleman keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Derrick.
Coleman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Derrick.
A telegraphed right hand from Coleman misses the target. #CL2#
Derrick moves into range and clinches up with Coleman.
Derrick lands a nice knee to the body.
Coleman prevents a body shot from Derrick.
Coleman takes a knee to the side of the body. #T1#
Coleman will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Derrick up against the cage.
Derrick pushes off an throws an elbow but Coleman leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Derrick comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Coleman definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Coleman trying to stall but Derrick improves his position.
Derrick misses with a knee to the head.
A short right from Derrick.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Derrick. #CUT2#It looks like Phil Coleman has been cut.
Derrick scores a nice knee to the body.
Derrick has a couple of punches blocked by Coleman.
Coleman has Derrick pressed against the cage.
Come on Coleman - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Knees to the body from Derrick.
Coleman is breathing heavily.#T2#
Derrick unloads a knee to the mid-section. Coleman lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Derrick trying to land knees to the body.
Derrick works on Coleman's body with a couple of short punches.
Derrick misses with a body punch.
Derrick softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Knees in the clinch landing for Derrick.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Derrick.
Derrick trying to land knees to the body.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Derrick as Coleman tries to tie him up.
Derrick crunches a lovely knee into Coleman's ribcage.
A short right from Derrick on the inside.
Derrick lands a knee to the body.
Derrick scores with a nice hook to the head.
Derrick tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Coleman avoids it.#T3#
Derrick missing with knees to the body.
Derrick lands an elbow that stopped Coleman in his tracks for a moment.
Derrick fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Derrick pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Derrick pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Derrick trying to land knees to the body.
Derrick makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Coleman is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Derrick looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Coleman blocks the elbow strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Derrick.
Coleman slowing the pace effectively.
Derrick missing with knees to the body. #T4#
Derrick misses with a hook from the clinch.
Derrick tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Coleman on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Coleman avoiding damage as Derrick throws knees to the body.
Derrick trying to land knees to the body.
A bit of stalling here from Coleman.
Coleman looking to slow down the pace here.
Derrick scores with a hook to the body.
Coleman managing to block the knees to the body from Derrick.
Derrick unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Derrick throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Colemans head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Derrick comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Derrick lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Coleman or not.
Derrick blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Coleman avoiding damage as Derrick throws knees to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joe Derrick dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Phil Coleman's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.#R2##CL2#
Derrick drives through and clinches with Coleman against the cage.
Derrick has a couple of punches blocked by Coleman.
Coleman looking to slow down the pace here.
Coleman is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Derrick is keeping busy.
Coleman stalling in the clinch but Derrick improves position.
Coleman trying to stall but Derrick improves his position.
Derrick tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Coleman avoids it.
Derrick lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Derrick obliges.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Derrick misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Derrick misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Coleman.
A short right from Derrick.
Derrick trying to land knees to the body.
Derrick misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Coleman. #T1#
Derrick is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Coleman is defending well for now.
Derrick has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Derrick with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Derrick doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Derrick is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Coleman is defending well for now.
Coleman takes an elbow to the forehead.
Coleman blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Coleman.
Derrick is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Coleman is defending well for now.
Nice body punch from Derrick.
A nice right hand lands inside from Derrick.
Coleman managing to block the knees to the body from Derrick.
Derrick lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Derrick looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Coleman stalling the fight.
Coleman avoiding damage. #T2#
Coleman is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Derrick is keeping busy.
Coleman is looking to control Derrick's arms but Derrick gets an underhook and turns him. Now Coleman has his back to the cage.
Coleman seems a little flustered. He's come in with the intention of controlling the clinch but Derrick is preventing him from doing so, at least for the moment.
The referee is keeping an eye on Coleman - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Joe Derrick seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Phil Coleman.#CL2#
Derrick darts in and clinches Coleman up against the cage.
Derrick throws a punch but it's blocked by Coleman.
Coleman blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Coleman controlling the action here for a moment.
Derrick throws a head punch that misses.
Coleman slows down the pace here.
Coleman blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #T3#
Derrick misses with a hook from the clinch.
Derrick doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Derrick is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Coleman is defending well for now.
Coleman prevents a body shot from Derrick.
Derrick throws a knee to the head but misses.
Coleman tries to stall but Derrick uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Derrick struggles to land a body shot inside as Coleman controls his hands.
Coleman blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A bit of stalling here from Coleman.
Coleman avoids the elbow strike from Derrick, against the cage.
Coleman blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Derrick landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Derrick trying to land knees to the body. #T4#
Coleman managing to block the knees to the body from Derrick.
Coleman takes an elbow to the temple.
Derrick misses with the head strike.
Derrick scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Coleman goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Coleman takes an elbow to the forehead.
Derrick lands a body punch in the clinch.
Derrick trying to land knees to the body.
Derrick scores a nice knee to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Derrick lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Coleman backwards.
Derrick misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Coleman.
Derrick misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Coleman.
Coleman on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Derrick lands a left hand.
A right hand to the body from Derrick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joe Derrick showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Phil Coleman's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!#R3#
Coleman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Derrick.
Derrick lands a lovely overhand right.
Phil Coleman is winning the standup battle so far.
Derrick takes one to the chin there.
Derrick ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Derrick now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Coleman connects with a jab.
Derrick throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A looping hook to the body misses from Coleman. Derrick does a little dance to reset his feet.
Derrick swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.#CL2#
Derrick fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Coleman, pushing him back against the cage.
The referee is keeping an eye on Coleman - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Derrick can't find room to land a body shot as Coleman controls the action.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Derrick misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Coleman.
Coleman stalling against the cage.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Derrick.
Derrick misses with a body punch. #T1#
Derrick is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Coleman is defending well for now.
Derrick lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Coleman is stalling here.
Derrick scores with a hook to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Coleman prevents a body shot from Derrick.
Derrick pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Derrick throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Derrick lands a right hand that snaps the head of Coleman backwards.
Derrick creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Coleman stalling the fight.
Derrick misses with a body punch.
Derrick misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Coleman.
Coleman misses with a hook to the ribs.
Derrick lands an elbow inside that Coleman shrugs off.
Phil Coleman has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Coleman is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.#T2#
Derrick tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Coleman avoids it.
Derrick working Coleman over with knees to the body.
Derrick pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Coleman is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Derrick misses with the head strike.
Coleman struggles to land a body shot inside as Derrick controls his hands.
Derrick stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Coleman avoiding damage as Derrick throws knees to the body.
Derrick tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coleman's elbow.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Derrick as Coleman tries to tie him up.
Derrick misses with a body punch.
Coleman prevents a body shot from Derrick. #T3#
Derrick working aggressively here.
Coleman blocks a body shot from Derrick.
Derrick scores with a nice hook to the head.
Derrick is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Derrick lands a body punch in the clinch.
Derrick throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Derrick lands an elbow just above Coleman 's eye.
Derrick lands a left hand.
Derrick creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Coleman's defenses.
Derrick lands a body shot in the clinch.
Derrick lands a good knee to the midsection. Coleman won't want to take too many of those.
Coleman on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Coleman takes an elbow to the temple.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Derrick.
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!
Coleman blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.#T4#
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Derrick lands an elbow inside. #CUT2#Phil Coleman's cut is getting worse.
Coleman managing to block the knees to the body from Derrick.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Coleman lands a hook that snaps the head of Derrick backwards.
Coleman is looking to control Derrick's arms but Derrick gets an underhook and turns him. Now Coleman has his back to the cage.
Coleman avoiding damage as Derrick throws knees to the body.
Joe Derrick is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Coleman slowing the pace effectively.
Coleman misses with the head strike.
A head punch on the inside from Coleman fails to land.
Coleman takes a knee to the side of the body.
Coleman lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Coleman tries to work over Derrick's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

And that's the end of the fight!
Joe Derrick comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Derrick 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 Winston Howard scores the fight 26:30
Judge Damien Edna scores the fight 26:30
Judge Ben Watson scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joe Derrick!

After winning the bout, Joe Derrick thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Goldberg closes this distance looking for a takedown but Severini circles away.
Goldberg misses with a takedown attempt - Severini sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Goldberg walks into a left hand. #CUT#It looks like John Goldberg has been cut.
Goldberg shoots in for a takedown but Severini shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Dom Severini has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of John Goldberg.
No luck for Goldberg with that takedown attempt.
Severini was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Goldberg takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Goldberg motions for Severini to come forward. Goldberg throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Goldberg shoots in but no luck this time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Goldberg looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Goldberg shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Goldberg has a takedown stuffed.#T1#
Decent striking displayed by Severini there.#TD2#
Goldberg drives through with a takedown into guard.
Goldberg throws a big right hand that misses.
Goldberg missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Goldberg throws an elbow that misses. Severini uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Goldberg's guard. Nice move by Severini!#REVR#
Goldberg is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Severini trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Goldberg working a defensive guard here.
Severini 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.
Severini postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Severini seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Severini loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry. #T2#
Severini preventing the sweep.
Severini showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Severini 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.
Severini stopping the sweep attempt from Goldberg.
Severini throws a big right hand that misses.
Goldberg bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Severini's guard. #REVB#
Severini is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Goldberg throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Goldberg landing some decent shots from guard.
Severini wants to sweep but no luck.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Severini holds on and takes a little breather.
Severini working a defensive guard here. #T3#
Goldberg throws a big right hand that misses.
Goldberg missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Goldberg accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Severini manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Goldberg manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR#
Severini pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Goldberg is keeping the position for now.
Goldberg looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Severini throwing strikes from guard but Goldberg blocks nicely.
Goldberg managing to control the position. #T4#
Severini landing with the ground and pound.
Severini is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Severini trying to control the position from guard on top but Goldberg is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Goldberg manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Severini manages to get himself to full guard. #REVB#
Severini trying to control the position here.
Goldberg passes Severini's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB2#
Goldberg is working for a kimura but Severini is defending it quite comfortably.
Goldberg takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dom Severini dominated that round.
The cut man is working on John Goldberg's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Goldberg looks to score with a jab to the body but Severini is just out of range.
Goldberg shoots for a double leg takedown but Severini sprawls well. He's pushed Goldberg's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Goldberg pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Severini scores with a nice right hand.
Goldberg changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Severini tries to avoid it but Goldberg manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Severini to the ground. Severini escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Severini is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Goldberg can do to turn this around?
Goldberg ducks under a wild hook from Severini.
Goldberg drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Severini defends it well.
Goldberg with a lazy takedown attempt
and Severini counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Dom Severini has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of John Goldberg.
Goldberg avoids the body shot from Severini. #KD#
Severini sends Goldberg crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Severini is motioning to the referee to let Goldberg up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!#ROC#Goldberg is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Goldberg misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Goldberg is still on wobbly legs! Can Severini finish him?
Goldberg tries to score a power double leg takedown but Severini sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Goldberg somewhat.#TD2#
Goldberg closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Severini quickly recovers to half guard.
Goldberg seems to have recovered his senses.#T1#
Severini is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Goldberg's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Goldberg's back!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Severini has his opponent trapped and is landing shots. Not a good position for Goldberg.
Goldberg prevents Severini from getting a body triangle.
Goldberg manages to reverse the position and now he's in Severini's guard. Nice work there by Goldberg.
Goldberg throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Goldberg accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Goldberg trying to control but Severini is working from the bottom.
Goldberg is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Goldberg cracks Severini with a solid left hand.
Goldberg lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Severini working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Goldberg. #T2#
Goldberg missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Goldberg postures up in Severini's guard and throws a big left but Severini blocks it.
Severini tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Goldberg trying to control but Severini is working from the bottom.
Goldberg missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Severini avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
John Goldberg has got the better of the ground game so far.
Goldberg throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Severini works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Goldberg with a flurry of punches that miss.
Goldberg trying to move into half guard but instead Severini has managed to sweep!#REVR#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Goldberg keeping moving, preventing Severini from controlling successfully.
Severini pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Goldberg is keeping the position for now.
Goldberg tries to land a sweep but no joy. #T3#
Goldberg is trying to keep Severini in close.
Severini looking to sit in guard and control but Goldberg gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVB#
Severini avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Severini working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Goldberg.
Goldberg looking to pass the guard.
Goldberg keeps trying to improve his position.
Goldberg landing some decent shots from guard.
Severini looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it. #T4#
Goldberg wants to pass the guard but Severini is keeping the position.
Goldberg with a nice head shot there.
Goldberg trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Goldberg throws a strike but Severini rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR#
Severini trying to control the position from guard on top but Goldberg is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Severini loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry. #SUB2#
Goldberg has his foot on Severini's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Severini works his way back into a safe position though.
Goldberg being controlled here, momentarily.
Severini postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dom Severini dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on John Goldberg's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!#R3#
Severini scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Severini uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Goldberg has time to react.
Goldberg misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick. #TD2#
Goldberg closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Severini to the mat! Severini manages to get full guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Severini holds on and takes a little breather.
Severini wants to sweep here but Goldberg controlling him for the moment.
Goldberg throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Severini works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Goldberg is looking to work some ground and pound but Severini has wrist control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Goldberg working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Goldberg cracks Severini with a solid left hand.
Goldberg is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Goldberg throwing strikes from guard but Severini blocks nicely. #T1#
Severini seems keen to control Goldberg's posture.
Goldberg with a nice head shot there.
Goldberg in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Goldberg with a nice head shot there.
Goldberg postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Goldberg missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Goldberg postures up and lands a big shot to Severini's brow.
Goldberg throwing strikes but missing.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Goldberg accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Goldberg trying to control but Severini is working from the bottom. #T2#
Goldberg postures up in Severini's guard and throws a big left but Severini blocks it. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.
Severini misses with a body shot.
Severini throws the left hand but Goldberg avoids the punch easily.#TD2#
Goldberg fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Severini sprawls well initially but Goldberg persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Goldberg throwing shots but Severini is blocking nicely.
Dom Severini is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Severini wants to get back to full guard.
Goldberg lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Ground and pound from Goldberg.
Goldberg wants to lay and pray for a moment but Severini keeps working.
Goldberg missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.#T3#
Goldberg working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Goldberg slips a nice elbow through Severini's hands, connecting with Severini's forehead.#SUB2#
Goldberg looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Goldberg not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Goldberg lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Goldberg throwing shots but Severini is blocking nicely.
Goldberg throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Goldberg looks to land a strike but Severini avoids it nicely and regains full guard.#T4#
Goldberg throwing strikes from guard but Severini blocks nicely.
Goldberg throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Severini works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Goldberg postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Severini controls Goldberg momentarily but Goldberg frees himself.
Goldberg throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Severini trying to keep a closed guard but Goldberg is proving a slippery customer.
Goldberg trying to control but Severini is working from the bottom. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Dom Severini is winning the standup battle so far.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Goldberg fails with a takedown attempt.

And that's the end of the fight!
John Goldberg comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Severini 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 Topper Green scores the fight 29:28
Judge Winston Howard scores the fight 29:28
Judge John Mangel scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dom Severini!

After the big win, Dom Severini made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Conviction and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.

 

Co-main event

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kowalski throws an off balance right hand #KD#
and Taneyev counters with a nice right hand that sends Kowalski toppling to the canvas! Kowalski scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Taneyev finish him?!#CUT#It looks like Lenny Kowalski has been cut.
A head kick misses from Taneyev.
Kowalski lands a head shot.
Taneyev cracks Kowalski with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.#ROC#Kowalski is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kowalski misses with a hook. Taneyev ducked under it nicely.
Taneyev feints with a jab and clips Kowalski right behind the ear with a massive overhand right! Kowalski is sent crashing into the canvas and Taneyev leaps in for the kill! Kowalski tries to get to his feet but Taneyev is just battering him from every conceivable angle. The ref decides that Kowalski is in need of a savior and steps in!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Valentin Taneyev!
Valentin Taneyev is the new light heavyweight champion!
Valentin Taneyev thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Main event

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A kick lands to the mid section there for Lomax.
Hopkins chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Lomax can pounce on him.
Lomax with a hook.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Hopkins throws a poor cross that misses
and Lomax counters with a left to the body.
Lomax throws a wild body kick that Hopkins sees coming a mile off.
Hopkins misses with a body shot.
Both fighters circling a little - Lomax finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hopkins moves out of range of the body kick from Lomax.
Lomax misses with a two punch combination.
Hopkins is looking to counter punch.
Lomax misses with a double jab. #T1#
Lomax throws a poor cross that misses
and Lomax takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Lomax lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Lomax throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hopkins sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hopkins misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Lomax feints a counter leg kick.
Hopkins takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Lomax avoids the body shot from Hopkins.
Lomax connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Hopkins's hands.
Lomax takes one on the button.#T2#
Hopkins connects with a good right hand that stumbles Lomax. Lomax circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Hopkins wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A low kick from Hopkins misses
and Lomax counters with a nice uppercut.
A telegraphed right hand from Hopkins misses the target.
Lomax thinks about the counter body kick.
Lomax lands with an overhand left.
Lomax connects with a single shot there.
Lomax avoids a kick to the body.
Lomax looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Lomax has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Hopkins tries a head kick but it misses. #T3#
Lomax throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Hopkins moves away from the strike by Lomax.
Hopkins throws a sloppy body shot
and Lomax counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nice uppercut there from Lomax.
Lomax scores with a jab to the body.
Hopkins misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Lomax counters with a stiff right hand.
Lomax takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Lomax lets loose with a powerful body kick. Hopkins will feel that in the morning.#T4#
Lomax lands a leg kick that knocks Hopkins off balance momentarily.
Lomax misses with an attempted mid kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lomax throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Lomax misses with a kick to the body.
Hopkins is looking to counter punch.
Lomax lands a glancing blow to the side of Hopkins's head.
Lomax swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Hopkins throws a nice looking combination but Lomax bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Lomax walks into a straight right hand from Hopkins.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Vincent Lomax dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R2#
The fighters circle momentarily. Hopkins darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Hopkins takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Lomax throws a body kick that misses.
Hopkins swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Hopkins throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Hopkins misses with a two punch combination.
Lomax has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hopkins walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A swing and a miss from Hopkins.
Hopkins scores with a punch to the head.#T1#
Hopkins tests Lomax's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Hopkins lands an overhand right.
Jab, jab by Lomax - just one landing.
Ohhhhh! A huge head kick from Lomax! Hopkins is out on his feet! Lomax rushes in and throws more strikes. The ref is looking closely - Hopkins is covering up but the punishment is just too much and the ref steps in to stop the fight! Hopkins is staring into space, just thankful that the beatdown has ended. Brutal finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:37 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Vincent Lomax!

 

 
 
 
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