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WCF WNF 26:Anderson vs Leopold PBP Commentary

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Boaler fails with a takedown attempt.
Funke thows a body kick. Boaler tries to catch it but that hurt him. #TD#
Excellent takedown into side control there by Boaler.
Funke is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Funke is not content to let Boaler control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Funke tries to buck Boaler off but Boaler is having none of it.#T1#
Funke is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.#SUB#
Boaler is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Funke has escaped the position, nice work there. #SUB#
Boaler is trying to get an arm triangle but Funke is defending well.
Funke can't do much from the bottom here.
Funke is looking to reverse the position.
Funke manages to work his way to half guard, despite Boaler's best efforts.
Funke trying to control here.
Funke tries to get to full guard but Boaler has control of the leg. #SUB#
Funke is defending against the submission attempts here by Boaler. #T2#
Boaler frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Boaler can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Funke is looking to escape.
Funke tries to get back to half guard but can't. #SUB#
Boaler working for a submission but Funke is keeping him at bay.
Funke bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Boaler is on top in guard. #REVR##T3#
Boaler stopping the sweep attempt from Funke.
Funke is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Boaler pushes down on Funke's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Boaler wants to pass to mount but Funke is defending the position.
Funke trying to control here.
The fighters are battling for position here. Funke manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Boaler looking to pass the guard.
Boaler sitting in guard, not really doing much. #T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Boaler trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Funke wants to sweep here but Boaler controlling him for the moment.
Boaler slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Funke manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Boaler moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Boaler might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Funke stands up over Boaler, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Funke slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Boaler is looking to regain half guard here but Funke keeps moving and retains side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tom Boaler dominated that round.
That's time! Boaler's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
A combination from Funke does no damage.
Boaler changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Nice jab there from Funke.
Boaler is trying hard to land a takedown here. Funke sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Boaler doesn't succeed with the takedown#KD2#
and Funke counters with a right hand that sends Boaler tumbling to the canvas! Can Funke finish him? He dives into Boaler's guard looking to do just that!#CUT2#It looks like Tom Boaler has been cut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.#SUB#
Boaler looking for a guillotine here but Funke defends easily.
Boaler wants to sweep but no luck. #SUB#
Boaler working for a triangle but Funke defends it easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Funke's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T1#
Funke is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Funke with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Funke wants to control from the top but Boaler keeps moving. #SUB#
Boaler is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Funke is aware though and is defending well.
Funke trying to control but Boaler is working from the bottom.
Funke won't allow Boaler to sweep him here.
Funke landing with the ground and pound.
Funke trying to control but Boaler is working from the bottom.
Funke working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound. #SUB#
Boaler throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Funke escapes and throws Boaler's legs to the side, diving into side control! #T2#
Boaler tries to bench press Funke off him but Funke keeps the position.
Funke lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Funke is looking to take a break and control but Boaler is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Boaler taking a bit of punishment here - Funke scoring with strikes.
Funke is looking to take a break and control but Boaler is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #T3#
Boaler tries to bench press Funke off him but Funke keeps the position.
Funke is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Boaler sneaks back into half guard.
Funke has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Funke prevents Boaler from improving his position.
Funke is nestled in close to Boaler, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Funke is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Boaler tries to get to full guard but Funke has control of the leg. #T4#
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Funke lands a nice short elbow.
Boaler taking some punishment here, with Funke in his half guard.
Funke is looking to take a break and control but Boaler is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Funke drops an elbow to the side of Boaler's head.
Funke working Boaler over with strikes.
Boaler tries to get to full guard but Funke has control of the leg.
Funke working the head and body with strikes.
Boaler moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Funke trying to control the position from guard on top but Boaler is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Funke postures up and lands a big shot to Boaler's brow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tobias Funke showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Tom Boaler's cut.
That's time! Boaler's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!#R3##KD2#
Funke steps into range and cracks Boaler with a monster punch that buckles his knees! Boaler flops backwards and Funke dives into his guard looking to finish!
Funke postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.#ROC2#Boaler is rocked!
Funke postures up from his opponent's guard, before exploding into some vicious ground and pound! Boaler covers up, he's hurt! Funke keeps throwing the strikes, glancing at the referee... Will he stop it?? One more big shot from Funke and the ref steps in to end the fight! Funke can't hide his delight as he celebrates with his corner.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:32 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Tobias Funke!
Our winner, Tobias Funke, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pudzianowski with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Some wild striking there from Pudzianowski.
Pudzianowski throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped #KD#
and Jameison counters with a crisp one two that drops Pudzianowski! Jameison thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Pudzianowski to his feet! Pudzianowski is in big trouble!
Jameison tries for a takedown but Pudzianowski sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Sloppy strikes from Pudzianowski. Those never looked like landing.
Pudzianowski throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Jameison.
Jameison throws a big counter combination but Pudzianowski scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Pudzianowski throws a right and a left that both miss.
Pudzianowski throws a series of punches but Jameison avoids them all with ease.
A counter left hand to the body from Jameison misses its target.
Jameison scores with a nice body kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A punch combination from Pudzianowski misses.
Pudzianowski looks winded!
Jameison tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Pudzianowski defends well and Jameison ends up having to push Pudzianowski into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.#KD#
Jameison feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Pudzianowski sprawling to the canvas! Pudzianowski rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Jameison finish him?! #ROC#Pudzianowski is rocked!#CUT#It looks like Mariusz Pudzianowski has been cut.#CL#
Jameison closes the distance and pushes Pudzianowski back into the cage.
Pudzianowski is still on wobbly legs! Can Jameison finish him?#BC2#
Pudzianowski's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Pudzianowski seems to have recovered his senses.
Pudzianowski rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Jameison moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Mariusz Pudzianowski seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL#
Jameison clinches up with Pudzianowski and pushes him back against the cage.#TD#
Jameison has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Pudzianowski uses from the top position.
Jameison is pulling down on Pudzianowski's head to control his posture. #T1#
Jameison not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #SUB#
Pudzianowski avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Pudzianowski postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Pudzianowski would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Jameison trying to strike from the bottom but really, it's not the best position to be doing that from!
Pudzianowski is working Jameison over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes. #SUB#
Jameison is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Pudzianowski is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Jameison trying to keep a closed guard but Pudzianowski is proving a slippery customer.
Pudzianowski wants to control from the top but Jameison keeps moving.
Jameison on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Jameison tries to get out of the position.#T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Pudzianowski wants to get up but he can't break Jameison's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Jameison tries to strike from the bottom.
Jameison has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Jameison knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Pudzianowski on the ground.
Jameison looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Pudzianowski working some strikes from top position.
Jameison working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pudzianowski.
Jameison wants to stand up but Pudzianowski is controlling him. #SUB#
Pudzianowski avoids a guillotine attempt easily. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Pudzianowski rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Jameison moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A combination from Pudzianowski does no damage.
Pudzianowski throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped #CL#
and Jameison moves into the clinch.
Pudzianowski working hard to break the clinch.#T3#
Jameison goes for a takedown attempt but Pudzianowski pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jennson Jameison. That's going to take a lot out of him.#CL#
Jameison closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Jameison effectively controlling the action here.#TD#
Jameison ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Jameison no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Pudzianowski postures up.
Pudzianowski has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Pudzianowski scoring with some ground and pound. #SU2#
Pudzianowski stands up from Jameison's guard - Pudzianowski perhaps looking for a knockout.
Pudzianowski swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A combination from Pudzianowski does no damage.
Nice takedown defense from Pudzianowski. No joy for Jameison on that attempt.
A shot to the liver by Pudzianowski. Beautiful body shot.#CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Pudzianowski has had enough of the clinch but Jameison keeps him there for the moment.#T4#
Pudzianowski wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Jameison has him pressed against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Jameison.
Pudzianowski wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Jameison has him pressed against the cage.#BC#
Jameison's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.#KD#
Oooooh!!! Jameison has knocked Pudzianowski down with a huge combo! Jameison steps away and waves a wobbly Pudzianowski back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jameison uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pudzianowski.
Jameison lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Pudzianowski throws a nice looking combination but Jameison bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
It looked like Jameison wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Pudzianowski throws a left and a right that both miss
and Jameison counters with a monster head kick that knocks Pudzianowski out cold! He topples like fallen a tree, crashing to the mat! Timbeeeeeerrr!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:40 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Jennson Jameison!

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vorotinski tries a head kick but it misses.
Hamad staying out of range there.
Hamad takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Vorotinski throws a leg kick but Hamad checks it.
Vorotinski uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hamad.
Vorotinski fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Hamad swings for the body but Vorotinski moves out of range.
Hamad has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Vorotinski misses with a low kick as Hamad jumps back.
Hamad is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Vorotinski.
Vorotinski throws an overhand right that lands on Hamad's shoulder, as Hamad tries to avoid the shot.
Hamad moves into range and connects with a jab.
Hamad avoids the body shot from Vorotinski.
Vorotinski throws a half hearted mid kick.
Hamad throws a hook but Vorotinski blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sloppy strikes from Vorotinski. Those never looked like landing.
Vorotinski on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Vorotinski throws a series of punches but Hamad moves out of range.
Nice defenses there by Vorotinski.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hamad throws a hook but Vorotinski blocks it.
Vorotinski throws a nice outside leg kick.
Vorotinski throws a solid leg kick but Hamad takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Vorotinski.#T1#
Hamad waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vorotinski.#CL#
Vorotinski gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Vorotinski unloads a knee to the mid-section. Hamad lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Hamad misses with some punches.
Vorotinski tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Hamad avoids it.
Hamad lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Hamad tries to work over Vorotinski's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vorotinski trying to land knees to the body.
Hamad on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Vorotinski tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Hamad misses with a body punch.
Vorotinski looking to throw knees to the head but Hamad is blocking nicely.
Hamad can't find room to land a body shot as Vorotinski controls the action.
Hamad tries a body shot but Vorotinski blocks it.
Hamad has a couple of punches blocked by Vorotinski.
Hamad tries to throw a body punch but Vorotinski avoids it by throwing Hamad back against the cage.
Vorotinski blocks a punch to the side of the head. #T2#
Vorotinski is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Vorotinski misses with a punch on the inside.
Hamad misses with a body punch.
Hamad has a couple of punches blocked by Vorotinski.
A short uppercut from Hamad.
Vorotinski definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A short right from Hamad on the inside.
Hamad lands a right hand.
Hamad goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vorotinski blocks the elbow strike.
Hamad stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Hamad lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Vorotinski backwards.
Hamad blocks a body shot from Vorotinski.
Hamad misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hamad throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Vorotinskis head.
Hamad misses with some punches.
Hamad goes for a body shot but it's blocked. #T3#
Vorotinski tries to throw a body punch but Hamad avoids it by throwing Vorotinski back against the cage.
Vorotinski struggles to land a body shot inside as Hamad controls his hands.
Hamad misses with a hook to the ribs.
Hamad tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A hook to the body from Hamad.
Hamad has a couple of punches blocked by Vorotinski.
A left hand lands to the body for Hamad.
Vorotinski missing with knees to the body.
Hamad presses Vorotinski against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Hamad lands with a light punch inside.
Vorotinski blocks a body shot from Hamad. #BC2#
Hamad breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance. #CL2#
Hamad clinches.
Hamad's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Hamad lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Vorotinski.#T4#
Hamad tries to throw a body punch but Vorotinski avoids it by throwing Hamad back against the cage.
A shot in the inside from Hamad.
A body shot lands from Hamad.
A short body shot lands from Hamad as the two fighters clinch.
Vorotinski is breathing heavily.
Hamad misses with a body punch.
Hamad lands with a left to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hamad goes for a body shot but it's blocked. #BC2#
Hamad manages to break the clinch.
Vorotinski uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hamad.
Hamad swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Vorotinski tries to land a body kick
and Hamad counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Vorotinski blocks a jab.
Hamad moves out of range of the strikes.
Vorotinski throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Hamad keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Vorotinski slips a straight right by Hamad.
Vorotinski uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hamad.
Vorotinski scores with a kick to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hassan Hamad dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
Hamad tries to close the distance and clinch but Vorotinski swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Hamad ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vorotinski moves away.
Hamad might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Vorotinski slips a straight right by Hamad.
Vorotinski tries to close the distance and clinch but Hamad swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away. #CL2#
Hamad instigates a clinch.
Vorotinski prevents a body shot from Hamad.
Vorotinski tries a body shot but Hamad blocks it.
Hamad misses with a punch to the body.
Vorotinski misses with a hook from the clinch.
Vorotinski tries to work over Hamad's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Hamad tries a body shot but Vorotinski blocks it.
Hamad tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vorotinski working Hamad over with knees to the body.
Vorotinski digs a right hand underneath Hamad's ribcage. Hamad let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Hamad tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short uppercut from Hamad.
Vorotinski tries to land a knee to the head but Hamad blocks with his arms.
Hamad working aggressively here. #T1#
Hamad lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Hamad softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.#BC2#
Hamad breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Vorotinski misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Vorotinski is looking to land body kicks.
Hamad throws a chopping leg kick but Vorotinski manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Hamad throws the left hand but Vorotinski avoids the punch easily.
Vorotinski with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Hamad thumps Vorotinski with a low kick.
Vorotinski misses with a hook.
Vorotinski ducks under a wild hook from Hamad.
Hamad scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.#ROC2#Vorotinski is rocked!
Hamad circles away before darting back in with a big straight right hand. It connects beautifully and sends Vorotinski tumbling to the canvas! He's out cold! Hamad wins by KO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:49 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Hassan Hamad!

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shutes throws a head kick that Bowen semi-blocks.
Shutes has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Shut Up & Train! {$1000} in the buildup to the fight.
Shutes with the inside leg kick.
Shutes thuds his shin into the meat of Bowen's side.
Bowen throws a shot from downtown. Shutes moves away and avoids it.
Shutes moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Bowen misses with a hook. Shutes ducked under it nicely.
Shutes feinted there with a counter leg kick.#CL2#
Bowen closes the distance and clinches.#TD2#
Bowen jumps guard and drags Shutes to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Shutes slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Shutes continues to stall.
Shutes has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Shutes passes into half guard. #T1#
Bowen wants to get back to his feet.
Bowen wants to improve his position but Shutes is controlling well. #SUB2#
Bowen looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Shutes content to sit in half guard and control for a moment. #T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
More hug and hope from Shutes.
Bowen is looking to escape.#REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Bowen throws a body shot but no joy.
Shutes fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Bowen fails with an attempt to clinch.
Shutes avoids the body shot from Bowen.
Bowen just misses with a punch to the body.
Bowen darts in trying to clinch
and Shutes counters with a two punch combo. #T3#
Bowen misses with a hook
and Shutes counters with a good low kick that Bowen was not able to check.
Bowen tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Shutes feints and then cracks Bowen's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bowen down.
Bowen misses with a straight right.
Bowen misses with a wild body shot.
Shutes is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Bowen.
Bowen throws a head kick but Shutes moves out of range.
Bowen chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Shutes can pounce on him.
Bowen looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Bowen misses with a right hand
and Shutes counters with a straight right hand.
Shutes with the inside leg kick.
Bowen throws a hook to the side of Shutes's head but Shutes sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Chester Bowen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bowen throws a body shot but no joy.
Bowen chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Shutes can pounce on him.
Bowen jabs Shutes right on the nose. Shutes blinks but takes it well.
Bowen swings and misses with a hook to the body. #T4#
Bowen throws a front kick aimed at Shutes's knee but Shutes avoids it well.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Shutes with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Bowen throws a right hand that Shutes ducks under and follows up with a left that Shutes also avoids with ease.
Shutes wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Shutes turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Shutes connects with a leg kick. #CL2#
Bowen closes the distance and clinches.
Shutes on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Bowen tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Shutes avoids it.
Bowen blocks the elbow strike.
Shutes stalling.
Bowen prevents a body shot from Shutes.
Shutes connects with a nasty looking knee right to Bowen's face.
Shutes with a knee to the head. #CUT#It looks like Chester Bowen has been cut.
Bowen's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Bowen missing with knees to the body.
Bowen fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Bowen jumps guard but Shutes turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Bowen takes an elbow to the temple.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wesley Shutes dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Chester Bowen'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#
A decent looking cross lands there for Shutes.
Bowen looks for the body kick but Shutes saw that one coming.
Bowen misses the shot to the body.
Shutes uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bowen.
Wesley Shutes is winning the standup battle so far.
Shutes lands with an overhand left.
Bowen throws a sloppy head kick and Shutes moves out of range easily.
Shutes jabs Bowen to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Bowen is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bowen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Shutes moves away.
Bowen misses with a hook to the body
and Shutes counters with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shutes scores with a body shot.
Shutes lands with a shot to the body.
Shutes feints a jab promting Bowen to slip. Shutes then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Bowen slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Shutes connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Shutes goes for a high kick. It partially lands.#T1#
Bowen tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Shutes scores with a punch to the head.
Shutes avoids the head kick by Bowen.
Bowen takes one to the chin there.
A shot to the body from Bowen misses
enabling Shutes to counter with a crisp jab.
Nice body kick from Shutes.
Shutes lands a nice shot to the body.
Shutes staying out of range there.
Bowen is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Shutes rather than just go for the knockout.
Shutes lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Bowen closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Shutes scores with a body shot.
Shutes keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bowen takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Shutes thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Bowen if he has to take too many more of those.
Bowen throws a sloppy head kick and Shutes moves out of range easily. #T2#
Bowen throws a body punch but Shutes moves out of range.
Bowen swings for the body but Shutes moves out of range.
Shutes throws a nice outside leg kick.
Shutes moves out of range of the body kick from Bowen.
Bowen takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Shutes dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Bowen. That did some damage!
Bowen throws the left hand but Shutes avoids the punch easily.
Bowen throws a body punch but Shutes moves out of range.
Shutes looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Shutes is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Bowen can do to turn this around?#CL2#
Bowen moves into the clinch successfully.
Shutes is pressed up against the cage. Bowen has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Shutes down to the mat. Shutes avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Bowen looks to score with a jab to the body but Shutes is just out of range.
Shutes scores with a push kick.
Shutes scores with a kick to the body.
Nice body punch from Shutes.
Shutes tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Shutes pulls out of a head kick attempt. #T3#
Bowen tries to close the distance and clinch but Shutes swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Shutes steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bowen.
It looked like Shutes was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Bowen.
A nice leg kick lands there from Shutes.
Bowen moves in looking to clinch but Shutes pushes him off.
Bowen connects with a single shot there.
Shutes moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Bowen tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Shutes throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Shutes goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Bowen looks to score with a jab to the body but Shutes is just out of range.
Bowen throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Shutes sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A counter left hand to the body from Shutes misses its target.
Bowen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bowen takes one to the chin there.
Bowen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Shutes fires out a quick counter leg kick but Bowen just manages to avoid it.
A jab from Shutes does it's job there.#T4#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Shutes scores with a jab.
Shutes lands a nice looking body kick.
Bowen has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Shutes.
Bowen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bowen tries to clinch but Shutes is having none of it.
Bowen tries to close the distance and clinch up but Shutes swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Bowen thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bowen throws a jab but it's blocked by Shutes.
Sloppy strikes from Shutes. Those never looked like landing.
Shutes misses with a kick to the body.
Bowen misses with a wild body shot.
Shutes appears to be looking for a big counter.
Shutes lands with a thumping leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Shutes keeps Bowen at a distance using the push kick.
Nice jab there from Shutes.
Shutes lands a slapping body shot.
Shutes fakes the leg kick and cracks Bowen in the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wesley Shutes dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Chester Bowen's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Shutes is looking to clinch but Bowen is avoiding it.
Shutes lands a jab to Bowen's midsection.
Bowen misses with a body punch
and Shutes counters with a low kick, right behind Bowen 's knee.
Bowen on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Shutes. Shutes obviously looking to wear him down.
Bowen moves to clinch but Shutes breaks away
and Shutes counters with a low kick, right behind Bowen 's knee.
Bowen takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie. #CL2#
Bowen closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Shutes.
Bowen tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it. #BC#
Shutes manages to break the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bowen takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.#CL2#
Bowen has closed the distance and engaged Shutes in a clinch.
Bowen looking to throw knees to the head but Shutes is blocking nicely.
Shutes comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
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!
Shutes misses with a shot to the kidneys. #T1#
Bowen dodges an elbow strike from Shutes.
Shutes lands a damaging elbow.
Shutes throws a knee to the head but misses.
Shutes lands a body punch.
Bowen tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Shutes creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Bowen fails to pull guard.
Wesley Shutes has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Chester Bowen.
Shutes lands a knee to the head.
Shutes lands an elbow inside that Bowen shrugs off.
Bowen avoiding damage as Shutes throws knees to the body.
Bowen missing with knees to the body.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Shutes obliges.
Wesley Shutes has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Shutes misses with a knee strike.
Bowen prevents a body shot from Shutes.
Bowen looking for a takedown. #T2#
Bowen is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Shutes to keep the fight standing.
Shutes is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Bowen tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Shutes just stands there and leans against the cage.
Bowen takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Bowen wants to stall.
Shutes pushes Bowen back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Chester Bowen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Shutes throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Bowen blocks it with crossed arms.
Shutes softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Shutes lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Shutes blocks an elbow strike.
Bowen pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.#BC#
Shutes pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Shutes avoids the head kick by Bowen.
A little feinted left hand from Shutes on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Bowen throws a body shot but no joy.
As Bowen backs away, Shutes returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Bowen fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Shutes is out of range.
Shutes pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Bowen back to the cage. Shutes follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.#T3#
A decent looking body kick lands there for Shutes.
Bowen takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Shutes will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Bowen throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Shutes went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Shutes is looking to slow Bowen down with leg kicks. #CL2#
Bowen pushes Shutes up against the cage in a clinch.
Bowen trying to control the position but instead, Shutes has worked for underhooks and has pushed Bowen into the cage.
A bit of stalling here from Bowen.
Knees in the clinch landing for Shutes.
Bowen tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Shutes just stands there and leans against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Shutes.
Shutes with a knee to the head. #ROC#Bowen is rocked!#T4#
Bowen is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Shutes gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Bowen is still on wobbly legs! Can Shutes finish him?
Bowen trying to land knees to the body.
Bowen seems to have recovered his senses.
Shutes unloads a knee to the mid-section. Bowen lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Shutes tries to land a knee to the head but Bowen blocks with his arms.
Shutes connects with a nasty looking knee right to Bowen's face.
Wesley Shutes is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Shutes misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Bowen.
Shutes lands a hook that snaps the head of Bowen backwards.
Shutes lands a big knee to the head and Bowen goes down! Shutes pounces and finishes the fight with strikes! He jumps to his feet and celebrates with the crowd!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:35 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Wesley Shutes!
A relieved looking Wesley Shutes thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Augustus throws a low kick but Lo Zizio avoids it.
Augustus throws a sloppy head kick and Lo Zizio moves out of range easily.
Lo Zizio has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Augustus is landing a low percentage of strikes.#CL#
Augustus clinches up against the cage.
Lo Zizio tries to score a body lock takedown but Augustus shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Lo Zizio tries to work over Augustus's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Augustus prevents the takedown attempt.
Augustus lands a left hand.
Lo Zizio changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Augustus fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Aurelius Augustus has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ciccio Lo Zizio.
Lo Zizio takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
A looping hook to the body misses from Lo Zizio. Augustus does a little dance to reset his feet.
Augustus is looking to slow Lo Zizio down with leg kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lo Zizio has his takedown stuffed
and Augustus connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#CUT#It looks like Ciccio Lo Zizio has been cut.
Lo Zizio shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Augustus defends it nicely.
Lo Zizio throws a series of punches but Augustus avoids them all with ease.
Augustus went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Lo Zizio rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Augustus moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Augustus quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.#T1#
Augustus uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Lo Zizio has time to react.#CL#
Augustus gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Lo Zizio tries a body shot but Augustus blocks it.
Augustus lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Augustus lands with a light punch inside.
Augustus missing with knees to the body.
Augustus pushes off an throws an elbow but Lo Zizio leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Augustus lands with a left to the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Augustus.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Augustus.
Augustus blocking some punches.
Lo Zizio has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Augustus after a bit of a struggle.
Lo Zizio drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it. #BC#
Augustus escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Augustus moves out of range of the body kick.
Lo Zizio blocks a head kick by Augustus. #T2#
Augustus throws a head kick that misses. #CL#
Augustus gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.#BC#
Augustus breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Augustus scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Augustus keeps Lo Zizio at a distance using the push kick.
A shot to the body from Lo Zizio misses
and Augustus makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Lo Zizio really felt that one!
Lo Zizio misses with a hook. Augustus ducked under it nicely.
Augustus throwing a counter right hand but Lo Zizio manages to avoid it.
Augustus throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Augustus looks to land a body kick but Lo Zizio moved away.
A clash of legs there as Lo Zizio blocks the low kick.
Lo Zizio with the counter takedown but Augustus avoids it easily.
Lo Zizio fails with an attempt to clinch.
Lo Zizio shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Augustus defends it nicely.
A head kick from Augustus lands but Lo Zizio takes it in his stride.
Augustus misses with a double jab. #T3#
Augustus lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.#CL#
Augustus pushes Lo Zizio up against the cage in a clinch.
Augustus lands with a light punch inside.
Augustus is defending well against a takedown attempt.#BC#
Augustus breaks the clinch.
Lo Zizio tries to clinch but Augustus moves out of range.
And Augustus counters with a quick kick to the body but Lo Zizio blocks it.
Augustus throws a leg kick which misses Lo Zizio's front leg but catches the back leg as Lo Zizio tries to avoid it.
Aurelius Augustus is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A head kick by Augustus misses #TD2#
and Lo Zizio counters with a nice double leg into half guard. #SUB2#
Lo Zizio is working for a submission of some sort.
Augustus manages to get to full guard.
Lo Zizio working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage. #T4#
Augustus wants to stand but Lo Zizio is controlling the position.
Augustus wants to sweep but no luck.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Lo Zizio accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Lo Zizio makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lo Zizio lands a couple of elbows.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Lo Zizio accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #ES#
The fighters are working up against the cage. Augustus manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.
Lo Zizio tries to score a body lock takedown but Augustus shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Augustus lands with a right to the head.
Augustus tries to land a knee to the head but Lo Zizio blocks with his arms.
Augustus tries to throw a body punch but Lo Zizio avoids it by throwing Augustus back against the cage.
Augustus lands a right hand.
Lo Zizio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Augustus swings wildly with an uppercut but Lo Zizio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Augustus gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Lo Zizio.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Aurelius Augustus dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Ciccio Lo Zizio's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.#R2#
Augustus misses with a hook.
Augustus scores with a kick to the body.
Aurelius Augustus is winning the standup battle so far.
Lo Zizio blocks the body kick.
Lo Zizio takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
A low kick from Augustus is predictable there
and Lo Zizio counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Lo Zizio checks the leg kick.
Augustus leaves Lo Zizio with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Augustus looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Augustus looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Augustus turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.#TD2#
Lo Zizio shoots in and gets a takedown into Augustus's guard.
Augustus wants to get back to his feet but Lo Zizio is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Augustus is controlling Lo Zizio's posture.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Augustus avoiding any damage from the ground and pound. #T1#
Lo Zizio working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Augustus's head.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Lo Zizio throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Augustus works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Augustus is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Lo Zizio can do to turn this around?
Augustus pulls Lo Zizio in close to prevent any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Augustus wants to stand but Lo Zizio is controlling the position. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Lo Zizio takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Augustus lands with a straight right. Lo Zizio didn't see that one coming.
Lo Zizio fails with an attempt to clinch.
Lo Zizio throws a low kick but Augustus avoids it.#T2#
Lo Zizio tries to clinch but Augustus moves out of range.
Lo Zizio tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Augustus swivels and escapes.
Augustus swats away the attempt to clinch by Lo Zizio.
No luck for Lo Zizio with that takedown attempt.
Aurelius Augustus has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ciccio Lo Zizio.
Augustus throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A little jabbing left from Lo Zizio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Lo Zizio on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Lo Zizio throws a body punch but Augustus moves out of range.
Lo Zizio is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
No luck for Lo Zizio with that takedown attempt.
Augustus tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Augustus swats away the attempt to clinch by Lo Zizio.
Lo Zizio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Augustus throws out the jab.
Lo Zizio follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Augustus lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.#T3#
Augustus throws a solid leg kick but Lo Zizio takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Augustus.#KD#
Augustus lands a big head kick that sends Lo Zizio tumbling to the mat! Augustus takes a step backwards and waves Lo Zizio back to his feet - he wants the finish!#CUT#That has opened up Ciccio Lo Zizio's cut even more.
Augustus lands with a kick to the temple. Lo Zizio shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?" #ROC#Lo Zizio is rocked!
Lo Zizio fails with an attempt to clinch.
Augustus lets loose with a powerful body kick. Lo Zizio will feel that in the morning.
Augustus looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Lo Zizio tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Augustus swivels and escapes.
Augustus lands with a thumping leg kick.
Lo Zizio misses with an attempted mid kick.
Lo Zizio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Lo Zizio gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.#CL#
Augustus gets a clinch. #BC#
Augustus pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Lo Zizio wants to clinch up but Augustus keeps it at a distance.
Augustus is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Lo Zizio.
Lo Zizio shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Augustus pinned against the cage. Augustus gets the underhooks and manages to circle away. #T4#
Lo Zizio takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Lo Zizio looks to land a body kick but Augustus moved away.
Lo Zizio looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Lo Zizio throws a leg kick but Augustus checks it.
Augustus bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Lo Zizio is breathing heavily.
Augustus is looking to score with low kicks.
Jab, jab by Augustus - just one landing.
Augustus thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Lo Zizio if he has to take too many more of those.
Augustus throws a sloppy head kick and Lo Zizio moves out of range easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Lo Zizio! But no joy.
Augustus moves out of range of the strikes.
Augustus connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Lo Zizio's hands.#CUT#The cut above Ciccio Lo Zizio's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Augustus misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Lo Zizio takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Lo Zizio has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Augustus.
Augustus scores with a head kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Aurelius Augustus dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Ciccio Lo Zizio's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!#R3#
Augustus thows a body kick. Lo Zizio tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Lo Zizio tries to close the distance and clinch up but Augustus swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Lo Zizio fails in his attempt to clinch.
Lo Zizio takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there. #CL#
Augustus pushes Lo Zizio up against the cage in a clinch.
Augustus prevents a takedown attempt there.
Augustus avoiding damage.
Lo Zizio digs a right hand into Augustus's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Augustus's gas tank. #BC#
Augustus breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Augustus misses with a kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lo Zizio fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Augustus throws a body punch but Lo Zizio moves out of range.
Lo Zizio tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Augustus connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Lo Zizio gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Augustus.#T1#
A nice leg kick lands there from Augustus.
Augustus misses with a kick to the body.
Ciccio Lo Zizio is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Augustus keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Aurelius Augustus has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ciccio Lo Zizio.#CL#
Augustus closes the distance and clinches.
Augustus makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Augustus scores with a nice short uppercut.
Lo Zizio has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Augustus after a bit of a struggle.
Lo Zizio takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Augustus misses with a punch on the inside.
Augustus lands a right hand. #BC#
Augustus breaks the clinch.
Augustus lands a big head kick that sends Lo Zizio to the canvas! Augustus follows up with strikes from the mount that forces the ref to step in and stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:50 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Aurelius Augustus!
Aurelius Augustus decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Horatius fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Petrov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Petrov misses with a takedown attempt - Horatius sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Horatius throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Petrov.
Horatius scores with a hook.
Petrov shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Horatius pinned against the cage. Horatius gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Horatius lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Horatius.#CUT2#It looks like Peter Petrov has been cut.
Petrov fails with the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Peter Petrov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Petrov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Horatius swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Petrov takes one on the button.
Petrov tries for a takedown but Horatius circles away easily
and Horatius counters with a left and a right... And another left! Petrov is down! He's done! The ref dives in to save him and that's the end of the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joey Horatius!
Joey Horatius made sure to mention his sponsor, Conviction in his post fight interview.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yoshioka throws a head kick but Silva moves out of range. #TD#
Silva tries to sprawl but Yoshioka drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Silva wants to control but Yoshioka is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Silva wants to improve his position but Yoshioka is controlling well. #SUB#
Yoshioka is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Yoshioka wants to lay and pray for a moment but Silva keeps working.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SUB#
Silva is defending against the submission attempts here by Yoshioka.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Silva is looking to improve his position.
Yoshioka definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.#T1#
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Yoshioka in particular looking to stall.
Silva trying to control here.
Yoshioka trying to control the pace.
Silva trying to hold on to Yoshioka's head to control him but Yoshioka postures up.
Silva keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Silva is looking to improve his position.
Yoshioka seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Silva does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back. #T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Silva trying to control but Yoshioka postures up.
Silva tries to get to full guard but Yoshioka has control of the leg.
Silva trying to hold on to Yoshioka's head to control him but Yoshioka postures up.
Yoshioka sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Yoshioka is trying to control the action in half guard but Silva is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Yoshioka tries a head kick but it misses.
Yoshioka has a takedown stuffed.
Silva wants to counter with a clinch but Yoshioka pushes him away.
Yoshioka has his takedown stuffed
and Silva counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#T3##CL#
Yoshioka closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage. #TD#
Yoshioka is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Silva can't fight it off and eventually Yoshioka manages to take the fight to the floor. Silva looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Yoshioka is fighting to break Silva's control of his arms but Silva is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Silva not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Silva looking to sweep here. No luck so far. #SUB#
Yoshioka drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Yoshioka jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Silva lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB#
Yoshioka has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Yoshioka 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.#T4##SUB#
Yoshioka had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Silva defends it easily.
Silva controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Yoshioka looking to hit a scissor sweep but Silva is one step ahead there.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Silva is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Satoru Yoshioka dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Yoshioka wants to clinch.
Silva swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Yoshioka shoots in but Silva avoids the takedown attempt easily.
And Silva tries to counter it with a takedown but Yoshioka pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Yoshioka swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Silva feints the counter takedown.
Yoshioka shoots in for a double leg but Silva sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Silva tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yoshioka throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Yoshioka wants to clinch up but Silva keeps it at a distance.
Silva drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Yoshioka defends it well.
Silva misses with a straight right. #T1##CL#
Yoshioka closes the distance and clinches.
Silva can't find room to land a body shot as Yoshioka controls the action.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Silva.
Yoshioka wants a takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Satoru Yoshioka. That's going to take a lot out of him.#TD2#
Silva pulls guard successfully.
Yoshioka trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Silva is trying to control the position but Yoshioka postures up.
Yoshioka trying to control the position from guard on top but Silva is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Silva controlling Yoshioka's posture.
Silva is continuing to stall.#T2#
Silva looking to control.
Yoshioka wants to pass the guard but Silva is keeping the position.
Yoshioka postures up.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Yoshioka stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Silva swivels though and keeps the full guard. #SUB#
Yoshioka is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Yoshioka tries to free his leg and advance position but Silva is retaining full guard.
Silva pulls Yoshioka in close to his closed guard and prevents Yoshioka from doing any damage or advancing position.#REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up.#CL#
Yoshioka has managed to clinch. #T3##BC2#
Silva's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Silva throws an off balance right hand #TD#
and Yoshioka counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Silva!
Yoshioka is looking to take a break and control but Silva is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Silva tries to control the position but he's not in luck - Yoshioka easily slips into full mount!
Silva tries to lock up and control but Yoshioka gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Silva is looking to improve his position but Yoshioka isn't that keen on the idea.
Silva tries to lock up and control but Yoshioka gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Yoshioka wants to control the pace but Silva is squirming around nicely.
Silva gets back to half guard.#T4#
Silva wants to control but Yoshioka is keeping busy.
Yoshioka is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Silva can do to turn this around?#SUB#
Yoshioka seems to be working for a kimura but Silva defends the submission attempt.
Silva is trying to control but can't.
Silva slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Yoshioka tries to free his leg and advance position but Silva is retaining full guard.
Silva is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Let's hope that Silva has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Yoshioka stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Silva swivels though and keeps the full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Satoru Yoshioka dominated that second round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!#R3#
Silva walks into a jab.
Silva just misses with a punch to the body.
Silva avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Silva with the counter takedown but Yoshioka avoids it easily.#TD#
Yoshioka drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Yoshioka stands and throws Silva's legs to the side, diving into side control. #SUB#
Yoshioka thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Silva holds on tight, trying to prevent any damage.
Silva gets back to half guard.
Silva is holding on to half guard well.#T1#
Silva is trying to get back to full guard.
Silva slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Yoshioka trying to control but Silva is working from the bottom.
Yoshioka is really struggling to control Silva but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Silva is adopting a defensive guard.
Satoru Yoshioka overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Yoshioka trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Silva wants to sweep here but Yoshioka controlling him for the moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Silva controls Yoshioka momentarily but Yoshioka frees himself.
Silva is pulling down on Yoshioka's head to control his posture.
Silva 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.
Silva manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Yoshioka manages to get himself to full guard. #REVB#
Silva wants to control from the top but Yoshioka keeps moving.
Silva controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Yoshioka is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Silva passes into half guard. #T3#
Yoshioka is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Silva's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Silva's back!
Silva rolls, trying to escape but Yoshioka keeps control of the position.
Silva trying to control the hands but Yoshioka breaks the grip.
Silva is keeping busy.
Silva trying to control the hands but Yoshioka won't let him. #SUB#
Yoshioka is working hard for the rear naked choke here. #SUB#
Yoshioka patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?#SUB#
Yoshioka is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Silva is defending well though. Yoshioka let's go of the attempt for now.#SUB#
Yoshioka patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?#T4#
Silva is trying to break free.
Silva just trying to survive but Yoshioka is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Silva rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Satoru Yoshioka is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Yoshioka prevents Silva from improving his position.
Silva is looking to control Yoshioka's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Silva avoid being mounted?
Silva tries to get to full guard but Yoshioka has control of the leg.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Silva is trying to maintain the position but Yoshioka is very close to passing his half guard.
Eder Silva has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#SUB2#
Silva is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Yoshioka pulls his head out easily.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Patrick Alders scores the fight 30:27
Judge Aafke Stam scores the fight 30:27
Judge Paul Aken scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Satoru Yoshioka!

Satoru Yoshioka really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Brooklyn Apothecary logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!#TD#
Leahy closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard. #SUB#
Leahy is working for a submission of some sort.
Leahy is looking to stall here but Putins recovers full guard.
Putins keeping full guard, as Leahy tries to pass.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Leahy is pushing down on Putins's leg trying to pass to half guard. Putins is fighting to maintain full guard but Leahy has managed to sneak the leg through.
Putins has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Leahy is working away from the top position though.#T1#
Leahy trying to pass the guard but Putins defending well.
Putins wants to control but Leahy is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Leahy passes to full mount!
Leahy pushing the pace here, looking to move to his opponents back and work for a finish.
Leahy wants to control but Putins has made it back to half guard. Nice work.
Leahy tries to pass the half guard into mount. Putins knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Leahy seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Putins does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Putins is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T2#
Leahy is looking to take a break and control but Putins is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Leahy is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Putins is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Leahy is looking to advance position but Putins won't allow it. #SUB#
Leahy is working for a submission of some sort.
Leahy wants to control but Putins is keeping him busy.
Putins tries to get to full guard but Leahy has control of the leg.
Leahy tries to pass the half guard into mount. Putins knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt. #T3##SUB#
Leahy seems to be working for a kimura but Putins defends the submission attempt.
Leahy trying to mount his opponent but Putins defends it.
Leahy is thwarting Putins's attempts to control the position.
Leahy looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding. #SUB#
Leahy wants to work for an arm triangle but Putins is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Putins is not content to let Leahy control the position.#SUB#
Putins is defending against the submission attempts here by Leahy. #T4#
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Leahy trying to pass the guard but Putins defending well.
Leahy wants to take a breather but Putins is having none of it.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.#SUB#
Leahy is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Putins sees it coming and defends easily.
Putins tries to get to full guard but Leahy has control of the leg.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Leahy tries to pass to full mount but Putins defends it. #SUB#
Leahy is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Putins doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Leahy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Robert Leahy dominated that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.#R2##TD#
Leahy fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Putins to the ground. Leahy is now in Putins's guard.
Leahy wants to pass the guard but Putins is keeping the position.
Putins looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Leahy might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Putins looking to control.
Leahy wants to pass the guard but Putins is keeping the position.
Leahy is working hard here to advance position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB2#
Leahy avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Leahy pushes down on Putins's leg and manages to get into half guard.#T1#
Leahy slows the pace down in half guard. #SUB#
Leahy is looking for a kimura but Putins is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Leahy to get the leverage. #SUB#
Putins is defending against the submission attempts here by Leahy. #SUB#
Leahy is looking for a kimura but Putins is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Leahy to get the leverage. #SUB2#
Putins is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Leahy pulls his head out easily.
Leahy is stalling here. Putins is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Leahy seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Putins has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work. #T2#
You can see the frustration on Leahy's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Leahy regains half guard.
Leahy gets back to full guard. #SUB#
Leahy has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Putins can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself. #SUB#
Leahy is active off his back here, looking for submissions. #SUB#
Leahy working for a triangle but Putins defends it easily. #SUB#
Leahy looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Putins passes into half guard. #T3#
Putins is just content to waste time from the top position. Leahy takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Putins trying to control the position from guard on top but Leahy is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB#
Leahy is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Putins defends well.
Putins sitting in guard, not really doing much. #T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Putins wants to control from the top but Leahy keeps moving.
Putins looking to pass the guard. #SUB#
Leahy isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Putins stacks Leahy on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Putins!
Leahy sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!#SUB#
Leahy looking for submissions from an awkward position here.#SUB#
Leahy actively working from the bottom here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Robert Leahy dominated that second round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!#R3##TD2#
Putins looking to score a takedown here. Leahy is defending well but Putins drives through and ends up in Leahy's guard.#SUB#
Leahy had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Putins defends it easily.
Putins trying to control but Leahy is working from the bottom. #SUB#
Leahy is looking for a triangle but Putins pushes his legs off easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Leahy working a defensive guard but Putins manages to pass into side control anyway.
Leahy is trying to improve his position.#T1#
Leahy gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard. #SUB#
Leahy looking for submissions off his back.
Leahy works his way to full guard. Good work.
Putins wants to control from the top but Leahy keeps moving.
Leahy tries to land a sweep but no joy. #SUB#
Leahy is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Putins is aware though and is defending well.
Leahy controls Putins momentarily but Putins frees himself. #T2#
Putins postures up and lands a big shot to Leahy's brow.
Robert Leahy overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#SUB#
Leahy throws his legs up looking for a submission but Putins uses it to pass to side control.
Leahy is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Putins is looking to take a break and control but Leahy is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Leahy struggling a bit here.
Leahy is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Putins can do to turn this around?
Putins in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time. #T3#
Putins wants to lay and pray for a moment but Leahy keeps working.
Leahy gets back to half guard.#SUB#
Leahy looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Leahy slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Leahy is trying to control the position but Putins postures up.
Leahy keeping full guard, as Putins tries to pass. #SUB#
Leahy working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Putins has passed into half guard! #T4#
Putins thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Leahy's head. #SUB#
Leahy looking for submissions off his back.#SUB#
Leahy actively working from the bottom here.
Putins wants to take a breather but Leahy is having none of it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Putins might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Leahy haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Leahy tries to get to full guard but Putins has control of the leg.

And that's the end of the fight!
Habib Putins comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Leahy 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 Patrick Alders scores the fight 29:28
Judge Albert Achterberg scores the fight 29:28
Judge Aafke Stam scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Robert Leahy!

 

Co-main event

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ronaldo misses the body punch
enabling Behar to counter with a crisp jab.
Ronaldo staying out of range there.
Behar misses with an uppercut.
Jose Ronaldo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Behar throws a head kick that misses.
Ronaldo works over Behar's head and body with a nice combination.
Ronaldo looks to land a right hand but Behar moved out of range.
Ronaldo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Behar now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Ronaldo swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Behar gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Ronaldo lands a jab to Behar's midsection.
Ronaldo just misses with a punch to the body.
Behar looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Ronaldo jabs at Behar's body.#T1#
Ronaldo takes a swing at Behar's ribcage but misses.
Ronaldo swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Behar.
Ronaldo lands with a good body shot.
Behar throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ronaldo is looking to wear down Behar with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Behar throws a body shot but no joy.
Ronaldo swings for the body but Behar moves out of range.
Ronaldo scores with a one two! Behar had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Behar lands a nice looking body shot.
Ronaldo lands with a right hand.
Ronaldo lunges at Behar with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Behar's hand.
Ronaldo swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Behar.#T2#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Behar walks into a stiff left hand from Ronaldo.
Ronaldo ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Ronaldo misses the shot to the body.
Behar is looking for the big counter here.
We've been informed that Behar has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Ronaldo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ronaldo just misses with a punch to the body.
Behar has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Ronaldo finds it's way round the side to connect with Behar's head.
Ronaldo throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ronaldo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Behar was well out of range. Poor timing from Ronaldo.
Ronaldo misses with a shot to the body
and Behar counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Behar on the wrong end of a nice jab.
It looks like Ronaldo has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Ronaldo swings for the body but Behar moves out of range.
Behar goes for a spinning back kick but it misses. #T3#
The fighters circling - Behar throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A swing and a miss from Ronaldo.
Behar looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Ronaldo throws a body punch but Behar moves out of range.
Ronaldo throws a jab when Behar was well out of range.
Behar scores with a hook to the body. Ronaldo takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Ronaldo throws a poor cross that misses
and Behar counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work. #CL2#
Behar has taken the fight to the clinch.
Behar lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Ronaldo has a couple of punches blocked by Behar.
Ronaldo has a couple of punches blocked by Behar.
Ronaldo lands a shoulder strike.
Ronaldo has a couple of punches blocked by Behar.
Behar tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Ronaldo's elbow.
Behar taking a break, stalling in the clinch. #T4#
Ronaldo tries to work over Behar's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ronaldo has a couple of punches blocked by Behar.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Behar blocking some punches.
Ronaldo cracks Behar with a nice body shot.
Ronaldo tries to work over Behar's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ronaldo misses with the head strike.
Ronaldo lands a nice uppercut.
Behar misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short left from Behar.
Ronaldo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Behar tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Ronaldo's elbow.
Ronaldo swings wildly with an uppercut but Behar uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ronaldo pushes Behar back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Behar lands a body punch.
Behar digs a right hand underneath Ronaldo's ribcage. Ronaldo let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Ronaldo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Behar has a couple of punches blocked by Ronaldo.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jose Ronaldo dominated that round.
That's time! Ronaldo's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
Ronaldo avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Ronaldo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Ronaldo swings for the body but Behar moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ronaldo. Behar does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ronaldo connects with a nice looking jab.
Ronaldo slips a jab from Behar.
Ronaldo swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Ronaldo feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Behars jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Ronaldo goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Behar throws a body punch but Ronaldo moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ronaldo tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Behar was well out of range. Poor timing from Ronaldo.
Ronaldo connects with a single shot there.
Ronaldo is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Behar can do to turn this around?
Ronaldo digs a good body shot into Behar's ribs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ronaldo. Behar does a little dance to reset his feet.#T1#
Ronaldo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Ronaldo stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Behar.
Ronaldo scores with a shot to the body.
Ronaldo lands a slapping body shot.
Ronaldo throws a body punch but Behar moves out of range.
Ronaldo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Behar.
Behar throws out a counter right but Ronaldo avoids it with no problem.
Ronaldo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Ronaldo appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Behar tries a head kick but it misses.
Behar avoids the body shot from Ronaldo.
It seemed like Behar was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Behar throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Behar waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Ronaldo.#T2#
Ronaldo misses with a left hand
and Behar counters with a straight right hand.
Behar misses with a left hand
and Ronaldo counters with a right hand to the body.
Behar throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Ronaldo counters with a two punch combo.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.#CL2#
Behar clinches.
Still in the clinch, Behar scores with a nice short uppercut.
Ronaldo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Behar blocks a body shot from Ronaldo.
Behar misses with some punches.
Ronaldo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Ronaldo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ronaldo has a couple of punches blocked by Behar.
Behar trying to control the position but instead, Ronaldo has worked for underhooks and has pushed Behar into the cage.
Behar has a couple of punches blocked by Ronaldo. #T3#
Behar misses with a body punch.
Ronaldo lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Behar backwards.
Behar misses with the head strike.
Behar lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Ronaldo.
Ronaldo is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Ronaldo prevents a body shot from Behar.
Jason Behar seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A head punch on the inside from Ronaldo fails to land.
Ronaldo lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Ronaldo scores with a shot to the side of Behar's head.
Behar scores with a shoulder strike.
Ronaldo blocks a body shot from Behar.
Ronaldo misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Ronaldo lands a nice uppercut.
Behar digs a right hand into Ronaldo's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Ronaldo's gas tank.
Ronaldo prevents a body shot from Behar.
Ronaldo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ronaldo misses with some punches. #T4#
Ronaldo struggles to land a body shot inside as Behar controls his hands.
Behar tries to work over Ronaldo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A nice left hand lands by Behar.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ronaldo is stalling here.
Behar tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Ronaldo's elbow.
Ronaldo controlling the action here for a moment.
Behar struggles to land a body shot inside as Ronaldo controls his hands.
Behar misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ronaldo misses with a punch to the body.
Behar lands a hook to the side of the head.
Behar softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Ronaldo misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ronaldo has Behar pushed against the cage.
Come on Behar - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jose Ronaldo dominated that second round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!#R3#
Ronaldo scores with a nice right hand.
Ronaldo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Behar! But no joy.
Behar misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Ronaldo counters with a left to the body.
Ronaldo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Behar moves away.
A little jabbing left from Behar on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Ronaldo lands a body shot.
Ronaldo misses with a lunging right hand
and Behar makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Ronaldo lands a nice looking body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Behar throws a jab when Ronaldo was well out of range.
Ronaldo looks to throw the jab but Behar is out of range.
Behar appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Ronaldo misses with a body punch
and Behar makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Ronaldo just misses with a punch to the body. #T1#
A decent looking cross lands there for Ronaldo.
Behar misses the body punch
and Ronaldo counters with a nice body shot.
Behar fails to land with a series of punches.
Ronaldo was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Behar ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Behar swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Ronaldo with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Ronaldo looks to score with a jab to the body but Behar is just out of range.
Ronaldo fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Behar manages to avoid it.
Ronaldo smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Nice body punch from Ronaldo.
Ronaldo misses with a body shot. #T2#
Behar swings widly with a right hand
and Ronaldo counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
A shot to the body from Behar misses
letting Ronaldo counter with a right hand.
Good standup being displayed there by Ronaldo as he connects with a hook.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Behar throws the left hand but Ronaldo avoids the punch easily.
Ronaldo misses with a hook
and Behar counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Behar displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Behar on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Ronaldo avoids the head kick by Behar. #CL#
Ronaldo drives through and clinches with Behar against the cage.
Ronaldo stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Behar can't find room to land a body shot as Ronaldo controls the action.
Ronaldo lands a left hand that snaps the head of Behar backwards. #T3#
A head punch on the inside from Behar fails to land.
Ronaldo lands a right hand that snaps the head of Behar backwards.
Behar fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Behar prevents a body shot from Ronaldo.
Ronaldo just leaning against Behar, taking a breather.
Ronaldo lands a body punch in the clinch.
Behar is working Ronaldo over against the cage.
Behar lands a left hand.
Jose Ronaldo is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Ronaldo being controlled against the cage.
Behar can't find room to land a body shot as Ronaldo controls the action.
Behar lands a shot to the body.
Behar goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ronaldo blocking some punches. #T4#
Behar letting Ronaldo take a breather here.
Behar stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Behar lands a right hand.
Behar blocks a body shot from Ronaldo.
Behar scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Behar lands an uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Ronaldo scores with a nice short uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Behar blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Ronaldo blocks an uppercut.
Behar can't find room to land a body shot as Ronaldo controls the action.
Behar lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Ronaldo backwards.
Jason Behar has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Ronaldo lands a body punch in the clinch.
Behar misses with some punches.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paulsen Ambrosius scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Blasius scores the fight 30:27
Judge Saam Ante scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jose Ronaldo!

 

Main event

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Leopold throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Anderson.
Ryan Anderson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Leopold stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Anderson.
Anderson looks to land a right hand but Leopold moved out of range.
Leopold moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Leopold on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Anderson. Anderson obviously looking to wear him down.
Leopold tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Anderson lands with an overhand left.
Leopold drops his hands momentarily and Anderson takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Anderson dodges the punch combination from Leopold.
Anderson has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Qube MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Leopold throws a right and a left that Anderson avoids nicely.
Anderson bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Leopold's head.
Leopold just misses with a punch to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice defenses there by Leopold.
Anderson avoids the body shot from Leopold.
Anderson slips a jab and a cross from Leopold.
Anderson misses with an uppercut. Leopold saw that one coming.
Leopold looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Anderson keeps the fight on the outside.
Anderson fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Leopold has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.#T1#
Anderson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Leopold sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice uppercut lands for Anderson. That snapped Leopold's head back.
A punch combination from Leopold misses.
Anderson misses with a head kick.
Anderson catches Leopold with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
The fighters circling - Leopold throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Anderson misses with an uppercut.
Leopold defending well as Anderson loads up on a big left hand.
Anderson swats away the attempt to clinch by Leopold.
Anderson circles away from the clinch attempt.
Anderson is looking to counter punch.
Leopold throws a left and a right that both miss
and Anderson counters with a straight right hand.
Leopold on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Leopold uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Anderson.
Leopold uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Anderson.
A looping hook to the body misses from Leopold. Anderson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Anderson dodges the punch combination from Leopold.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Anderson throws a lazy right hand but Leopold sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.#T2#
Leopold swings for the body but Anderson moves out of range.
Anderson looks to land a right hand but Leopold moved out of range.
Leopold lands with a good body shot.
No joy there for Leopold, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Leopold connects with the punch.
Leopold is looking to clinch but Anderson is avoiding it.
A slow jab from Leopold misses its intended target.
Anderson lands a nice hook to Leopold's body. Leopold takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Anderson throws a big shot that misses.#CL2#
Leopold closes the distance and clinches.#BC2#
Leopold manages to break the clinch.
Anderson slips a straight right by Leopold.
A jab from Anderson finds it's way through Leopold's defenses.
Anderson swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Leopold.
Leopold lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Leopold throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Anderson.
Anderson lands with a right hand.
Leopold takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK. #T3#
Leopold throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Anderson.
Anderson connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Leopold momentarily.
Leopold scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Leopold avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Leopold unleashes a big counter combination but Anderson bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Leopold closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Anderson scores with a jab to the head.
Leopold misses with a straight left.
Anderson throws a quick counter kick to the body but Leopold avoids it.
Anderson missing with a left hand there. Leopold was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Leopold throws a looping overhand right but Anderson ducks down to avoid it.
Anderson cracks a nice hook into Leopold's ribs.
Anderson tests Leopold's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Anderson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Leopold.
Anderson catches Leopold with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Anderson connects with a solid leg kick.
Anderson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Leopold takes one on the button.
A decent looking cross lands there for Anderson.#ROC#Leopold is rocked!#T4#
Anderson misses with a hook. Leopold ducked under it nicely.
Leopold throws a hook but Anderson avoids it easily.
Leopold listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Leopold slips a straight right by Anderson.
A punch combination from Leopold misses.
Leopold will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Nice cross by Anderson.
Leopold blocks a jab.#CL2#
Leopold clinches.
Leopold tries to work over Anderson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Anderson.
Leopold tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Anderson's elbow.
Anderson lands a body punch.
Anderson misses with some punches.
Anderson blocks a body shot from Leopold.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ryan Anderson dominated that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.#R2#
Leopold uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Anderson.
A left lands for Leopold.
Anderson misses with an uppercut.
Leopold misses with an uppercut. Anderson saw that one coming.
Anderson misses with a looping left.
Leopold throws a nice looking combination but Anderson bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Anderson looks to land a left hand but Leopold moved out of range nicely.
Anderson's jab looks to have found its range, popping Leopold under the eye.
Anderson scores with a head kick.
Some wild striking there from Leopold.
The fighters circle momentarily. Anderson darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Leopold ducks under a wild hook from Anderson.
Leopold ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sloppy strikes from Leopold. Those never looked like landing.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Leopold in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Leopold tries to clinch there but Anderson circles away.
Anderson scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.#T1#
Leopold throws a right hand that Anderson ducks under and follows up with a left that Anderson also avoids with ease.
Anderson throws out a loose jab but Leopold uses good head movement to avoid it.
Leopold misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Leopold moves forwards but Anderson connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Leopold has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Anderson misses with a right hand
and Leopold counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Leopold keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Anderson.
Leopold takes one to the chin there.
Leopold throws a hook but Anderson avoids it easily.
Anderson swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Corbin Leopold is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Leopold on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Leopold is still on wobbly legs! Can Anderson finish him?
Anderson throws the left hand but Leopold avoids the punch easily.
A combination from Leopold does no damage.
Leopold seems to have recovered his senses.
Leopold uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Anderson.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Anderson scores with a jab.#CL2#
Leopold fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Anderson, pushing him back against the cage.
Anderson lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Anderson.
Leopold tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Anderson's elbow. #T2#
Anderson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Anderson.
Anderson lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Leopold working aggressively here.
Anderson gets through Leopold's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Leopold letting Anderson take a breather here.
Anderson tries to throw a body punch but Leopold avoids it by throwing Anderson back against the cage.
Anderson's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Anderson tries to throw a body punch but Leopold avoids it by throwing Anderson back against the cage.
A hook to the body from Leopold.
Good body shot from Anderson.
Leopold is struggling to control the position.
Leopold stalls.
Leopold receives a warning from the referee for stalling.
Leopold has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Anderson seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Leopold can turn it around.#BC#
Anderson breaks from the clinch.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Anderson.#T3#
Leopold ducks under a wild hook from Anderson.
Anderson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Leopold sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Leopold is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Anderson throws an overhand right that lands on Leopold's shoulder, as Leopold tries to avoid the shot.
Anderson loads up on a big right hand but Leopold slips the punch.
Leopold unleashes a big counter combination but Anderson bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
A decent looking cross lands there for Anderson.
Leopold tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Anderson was well out of range. Poor timing from Leopold.
Anderson throws a hook but Leopold blocks it.
Anderson cracks Leopold with an open hand slap.
Leopold takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Anderson lands with a good body shot.
Anderson misses with a body kick.
Anderson slips under a jab from Leopold.
Anderson comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Anderson scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Anderson throws a lazy right hand but Leopold sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nice defenses there by Leopold.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Anderson lands a nice shot that snaps Leopold's head back. #T4#
Anderson plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Leopold swings for the body but Anderson moves out of range.
Leopold jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Leopold throws a right hand that Anderson ducks under and follows up with a left that Anderson also avoids with ease.
Leopold tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Leopold will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Leopold.
Leopold needs to keep his hands up - Anderson had a free shot at his head there.
No joy there for Leopold, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Leopold cracks Anderson with an open hand slap.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Leopold on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Anderson defending well as Leopold loads up on a big left hand.
Nice cross by Anderson.
Leopold misses with a hook.
Anderson throwing a counter right hand but Leopold manages to avoid it.
Leopold tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ryan Anderson dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R3#
Nice uppercut lands for Anderson. That snapped Leopold's head back.
Anderson throws a hook to the side of Leopold's head but Leopold sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Leopold throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Anderson takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Leopold misses with the combination.
Leopold uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Anderson.
A big right from Leopold misses.
Good shot there by Anderson.
Anderson 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.
Leopold tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Anderson manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Anderson connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Leopold tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Anderson paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Leopold lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Anderson throws a lazy uppercut
and Leopold counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Anderson throws the left hand but Leopold avoids the punch easily.
Anderson throws a body shot but no joy.
A right-left combo lands from Leopold. #T1#
Leopold uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Anderson.
Anderson cracks Leopold with an open hand slap.
The fight stays on the outside here - Leopold looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Anderson cracks Leopold with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Leopold swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Leopold is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Anderson.
Leopold thows a left - swing and a miss!
Anderson connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Anderson lands with an overhand left.
Leopold closes the distance looking to clinch
and Anderson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Anderson lands a really nice looking cross but Leopold seems unphased.
Leopold takes one to the side of the head. #T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Leopold swinging wildly here.
Anderson fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Leopold.
Leopold fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Leopold throws a nice looking combination but Anderson bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Anderson throws a hook but Leopold avoids it easily.
Anderson uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Leopold.
Anderson throws a nice outside leg kick.
Leopold fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Anderson manages to avoid it.
Leopold avoids the head kick by Anderson.
Leopold swings widly with a right hand
and Anderson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Leopold keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Leopold tries to bum rush Anderson with a series of wild strikes but Anderson uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
An attempted straight right counter from Anderson misses the target.
Ryan Anderson is winning the standup battle so far.
Anderson misses with a looping left.
Leopold on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Anderson. Anderson obviously looking to wear him down.
Leopold keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #T3#
Anderson wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A solid leg kick lands there for Anderson.
Leopold throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Anderson tries to counter by clinching up but Leopold breaks away and moves out of range.
Jab from Anderson.
Leopold takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Anderson throws an overhand right that lands on Leopold's shoulder, as Leopold tries to avoid the shot.
Anderson tests Leopold's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Leopold steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Anderson.
Anderson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Leopold can do to turn this around?
Anderson throws a shot from downtown. Leopold moves away and avoids it.
Leopold takes one to the side of the head. #CL2#
Leopold closes the distance and pushes Anderson back into the cage.
The referee calls for Anderson to work. #BC2#
Leopold pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Anderson misses with a straight left. #CL2#
Leopold has taken the fight to the clinch. #T4#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Anderson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Leopold's elbow.
The referee is keeping an eye on Leopold - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Leopold letting Anderson take a breather here.
Leopold misses with a hook to the ribs.
Leopold tries to throw a body punch but Anderson avoids it by throwing Leopold back against the cage.
Leopold dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Leopold digs a right hand underneath Anderson's ribcage. Anderson let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Anderson stalling in the clinch but Leopold improves position. #BC2#
Leopold pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Anderson throws an overhand right that lands on Leopold's shoulder, as Leopold tries to avoid the shot.
Leopold now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Anderson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Anderson blocks a jab.
Anderson misses with a straight left.
Anderson scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Leopold doesn't seem bothered though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ryan Anderson clearly takes that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R4#
Leopold walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Anderson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Leopold sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Leopold looks to land a right hand but Anderson moved out of range.
Leopold ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Anderson moves away.
Leopold chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Anderson can pounce on him.
Good leg kick by Anderson.
Anderson tests Leopold's chin there with a solid looking shot.#KD#
Anderson lands a big head kick that sends Leopold tumbling to the mat! Anderson takes a step backwards and waves Leopold back to his feet - he wants the finish!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Anderson throws a monster overhand right that drops Leopold! Anderson follows up with more strikes from mount and the fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:38 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ryan Anderson!
Ryan Anderson retains his featherweight title!
Ryan Anderson made sure to give a little speech post fight, saying 'I'm not surprised motherfuckers!!!'.

 

 
 
 
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