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Event: Syn 696 Point vs Puno     
Date:   Jul 04, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bell blocks the body kick.
Bell misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pulkkinen.
Bell dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Pulkkinen has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Psycho’s Elites in the buildup to the fight.#TD2#
Excellent takedown into side control there by Bell.
Pulkkinen is in a bad spot here and he knows it... just holding on for now.
Bell misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Bell misses with the ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell tries to score with some ground and pound. Pulkkinen controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Bell misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Pulkkinen avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Bell.
Pulkkinen defending against the ground and pound. #T1#
Pulkkinen is not content to let Bell control the position.
Pulkkinen is looking for a sweep.
Bell taking a breather here.
Bell working the ground and pound but Pulkkinen is defending the strikes.
Bell working the ground and pound but Pulkkinen is defending the strikes.
The strikes coming from Bell are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Bell working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter. #T2#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Bell trying to control the position but Pulkkinen is working away. #SUB2#
Bell is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Pulkkinen is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Bell has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Bell fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Bell misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Bell misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Bell trying to control the position but Pulkkinen is working away. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Bell throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Pulkkinen slips under a jab from Bell.
Pulkkinen ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pulkkinen connects with the punch.
Pulkkinen slips a straight right by Bell.#T3#
Pulkkinen connects with an inside leg kick.
Bell misses with an uppercut
and Pulkkinen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Pulkkinen slips under a jab.
A swing and a miss from Pulkkinen.
Bell keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pulkkinen.
Bell will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Bell is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Pulkkinen throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bell on the side of the head.
Bell shoots in looking for a takedown but Pulkkinen manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Bell's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Pulkkinen appears to be looking for a big counter.
Bell tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Pulkkinen waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bell.
Bell moves away from the strike by Pulkkinen.
Bell thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pulkkinen showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bell. #TD2#
Bell shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Bell showed some decent athleticism there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Bell wants to control but Pulkkinen is keeping him busy. #T4#
Bell thows a huge punch but Pulkkinen dodges it nicely.
Bell lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Pulkkinen has hold of Bell's hands but Bell slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Bell throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Pulkkinen to regain full guard.
Pulkkinen utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Bell trying to control but Pulkkinen is working from the bottom.
Bell postures up in Pulkkinen's guard and throws a big left but Pulkkinen blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Bell fakes the leg kick and cracks Pulkkinen in the body.
Bell loads up on a big right hand but Pulkkinen slips the punch.
Pulkkinen connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.#TD2#
Bell shoots in and bounces Pulkkinen off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Bell sitting in guard here, content to control.
Bell throws a big right hand that misses.
Bell throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Pulkkinen works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell trying to control the position from guard on top but Pulkkinen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Doug Bell has got the better of the ground game so far.
Pulkkinen will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.#T1##SU2#
Bell stands and steps away. Pulkkinen gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
Bell misses the jab.
Pulkkinen looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Bell throws a sloppy head kick and Pulkkinen moves out of range easily.
Pulkkinen throws a quick counter kick to the body but Bell avoids it.
Pulkkinen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pulkkinen is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Bell staying out of range there.
Albert Pulkkinen is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Pulkkinen avoids a kick to the body.
Bell misses with the combination.
Bell throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nice defenses there by Pulkkinen.
Pulkkinen looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Bell is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Pulkkinen.
Good work by Bell as he checks the leg kick.
Pulkkinen walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Bell checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Bell shoots in but no luck this time.
Bell has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pulkkinen.
Pulkkinen moves away from the strike by Bell. #T2#
Bell takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Bell misses with a head kick.
The fighters circling - Pulkkinen throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Bell moves out of range of the body kick from Pulkkinen.
Pulkkinen is looking to chop away at Bell's legs.
Bell moves out of range as Pulkkinen throws a body kick.
Pulkkinen misses with a straight left.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Bell, as that shot connected.
Bell looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Pulkkinen is fending him off so far but Bell persists. Nope, Pulkkinen circles away and we're back to standing.
Pulkkinen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bell manages to avoid it.
Pulkkinen looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Bell scores with a jab. Pulkkinen acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Bell on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Pulkkinen takes one on the button.
Pulkkinen stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Pulkkinen wants it to stay on the feet.
A little feinted left hand from Pulkkinen on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Albert Pulkkinen has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Doug Bell.
Bell changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Pulkkinen tries to avoid it but Bell manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Pulkkinen to the ground. Pulkkinen escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Bell keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #T3#
Pulkkinen connects with an inside leg kick.
Pulkkinen misses with a looping left.
Pulkkinen looks to score with a jab to the body but Bell is just out of range.
Pulkkinen ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Bell misses the jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Pulkkinen misses the target.
Pulkkinen throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Pulkkinen stuns Bell with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Bell gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Pulkkinen.
Pulkkinen dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Bell. That did some damage!
Bell throws a right hand that misses
and Pulkkinen counters with a slapping leg kick.
Bell throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Bell takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Pulkkinen tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Pulkkinen motions for Bell to come forward. Pulkkinen throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Pulkkinen bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Bell's head backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pulkkinen throws a shot from downtown. Bell moves away and avoids it.
Albert Pulkkinen is winning the standup battle so far.#T4#
Bell throws a big shot that misses.
Bell connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Pulkkinen's hands.
Bell bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A slow jab from Bell misses its intended target.
A telegraphed right hand from Bell misses the target.
Pulkkinen throwing a counter right hand but Bell manages to avoid it.
Bell looks to throw the jab but Pulkkinen is out of range.
Pulkkinen misses with an attempted mid kick.
Bell lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Pulkkinen takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Pulkkinen misses with a wild combination.
Bell appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Bell tries for a takedown but Pulkkinen sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Bell just misses with a punch to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Pulkkinen on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Bell checks a leg kick.
Bell misses the jab.
Bell dives in for a single leg takedown but Pulkkinen sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Bell throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bell lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Albert Pulkkinen will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.#R3#
Bell tries a head kick but it misses.
Pulkkinen throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bell sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bell shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Pulkkinen appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Pulkkinen lands a slapping body shot.
Bell throws a right hand that misses
enabling Pulkkinen to counter with a crisp jab.
Pulkkinen connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Bell's hands.
Bell throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pulkkinen sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Pulkkinen fires out a quick counter leg kick but Bell just manages to avoid it.
Bell misses with a looping right.
Pulkkinen lands with a thumping leg kick.
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Pulkkinen paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.#TD2#
Pulkkinen gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell trying to control but Pulkkinen is working from the bottom.
Bell throws a big elbow that misses. #T1#
Bell trying to control but Pulkkinen is working from the bottom.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bell accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Pulkkinen avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bell throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Pulkkinen works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Bell loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Pulkkinen controlling the position.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Bell lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pulkkinen circles away quickly and effectively.
Bell misses with a lunging right hand
and Pulkkinen counters with a stiff right hand.
Bell shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Pulkkinen defends it nicely.#T2#
The fighters circling - Bell throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Pulkkinen slips a jab from Bell.
A big left from Pulkkinen misses.
Bell throws out a loose jab but Pulkkinen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pulkkinen takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Bell misses with a straight right.
Pulkkinen misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Pulkkinen wants to land a leg kick but Bell is out of range.
Bell takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Pulkkinen gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Nice takedown defense from Pulkkinen. No joy for Bell on that attempt.
Albert Pulkkinen has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Doug Bell.
A big left from Pulkkinen misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bell throws a hook but Pulkkinen blocks it.
Pulkkinen throws the left hand but Bell avoids the punch easily.
Bell throws a hook to the side of Pulkkinen's head but Pulkkinen sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#T3#
Pulkkinen takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing. #TD2#
Bell closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Pulkkinen's guard.
Bell content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Bell throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Bell trying to control the position from guard on top but Pulkkinen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bell accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Bell throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Pulkkinen works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Bell postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Bell is looking to work some ground and pound but Pulkkinen has wrist control.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Bell loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.#T4#
Pulkkinen throws a quick inside leg kick.
Pulkkinen defending well as Bell loads up on a big left hand.
The fighters circling - Pulkkinen throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Pulkkinen throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Bell dives in for a single leg takedown but Pulkkinen sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Bell comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Pulkkinen looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
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!
Pulkkinen connects with a solid leg kick.
Bell throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Pulkkinen lands a head shot.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Bell, as that shot connected.
Pulkkinen scores with a nice strike.
A jab from Bell does it's job there.
Pulkkinen looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bell shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Pulkkinen pinned against the cage. Pulkkinen gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Pulkkinen was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Doug Bell.
I think Bell has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Albert Pulkkinen!

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

 

Event: Syn 689 Gravas vs Partio     
Date:   May 23, 2020
#R1#
Leagatius misses with a wild body shot.
Leagatius throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
It looked like Bell was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Leagatius.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Leagatius tries a head kick but it misses.
Bell steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Leagatius.
Bell half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Bell shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Leagatius connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Leagatius is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bell.
A counter left hand to the body from Bell misses its target.
Leagatius works the jab nicely.#T1#
Bell swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Leagatius! But no joy.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Leagatius has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Bell throws a head kick that misses.
Leagatius throws a leg kick but Bell moved away.
A head kick by Bell misses
and Leagatius counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Bell shoots in for a takedown but Leagatius shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Bell misses the body punch
and Leagatius counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bell looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Bell ducks right into an uppercut from Leagatius.
Leagatius is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Leagatius misses with the combination. #T2#
Leagatius throws a right and a left that both miss.
Leagatius tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bell was well out of range. Poor timing from Leagatius.
Leagatius cracks Bell with a right hand to the side of the head.
Bell misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bell walks into a straight right hand from Leagatius.
Leagatius lands with a thumping leg kick.
Leagatius rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Bell moves out of range and avoids them all easily.#T3#
Leagatius tests Bell's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bell misses with a left hand
enabling Leagatius to counter with a crisp jab.
Bell darts in looking for a takedown but Leagatius gets double underhooks and turns Bell into the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Doug Bell. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Leagatius listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Bell fails with the takedown
and Leagatius counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bell fails with a takedown attempt.#T4#
Leagatius circles to his right before unloading a perfect head kick! Bell drops to the canvas, hurt badly! Leagatius follows Bell to the ground and unloads with a series of strikes that force the referee to step in and end the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Brutus Leagatius!
Brutus Leagatius bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: Syn Supernova X     
Date:   Apr 25, 2020
#R1#
Meat Boy misses with a combination
and Bell counters with a body kick that stops Meat Boy in his tracks momentarily.
Meat Boy on the wrong end of a nice hook.#CUT#
It looks like Super Meat Boy has been cut.
Meat Boy waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bell.
Bell takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Meat Boy swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Meat Boy throws a low kick but Bell avoids it.
Bell walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.#KD#
Bell lands a big head kick that sends Meat Boy tumbling to the mat! Bell takes a step backwards and waves Meat Boy back to his feet - he wants the finish!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bell needs to keep his hands up - Meat Boy had a free shot at his head there.
Meat Boy bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Bell's head backwards.
Meat Boy swings for the body but Bell moves out of range.
Bell changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Bell misses with an attempted mid kick. #T1#
Meat Boy feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Bells jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Meat Boy throws a front kick aimed at Bell's knee but Bell avoids it well.
Bell was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Good shot there by Meat Boy.
Meat Boy throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Bell counters with a huge left! Meat Boy is in big trouble! He's backing up but Bell isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Meat Boy from any more damage. A dominating finish by Bell!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Doug Bell!

 

Event: Syn 678 Toivonen vs Martynov     
Date:   Mar 28, 2020
#R1#
The crowd cheers as Kerr lands an impressive looking overhand right. Bell doesn't seem phased though.
A big right from Bell misses.
Kerr misses with a looping right.
Kerr jabs at Bell's body.
Bell dives in and grabs Kerr's left leg, looking for a takedown. Kerr pushes down on Bell's head and hops out.
Kerr tries to clinch but Bell is having none of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kerr throws a right and a left that Bell avoids nicely.
Kerr blocks a jab.
Kerr looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Kerr throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #T1#
Bell misses with a hook. Kerr ducked under it nicely.
Bell misses with a lunging right hand
and Kerr counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bell throws a jab when Kerr was well out of range.
Kerr is looking to counter punch.
Kerr throws a hook but Bell avoids it easily.
Mark Kerr seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kerr with a jab.
Kerr lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.#TD2#
Bell shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T2##SUB2#
Bell is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Kerr defends it well.
Kerr trying to control from the bottom.
Kerr is pressing down on Bell's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Kerr controls Bell momentarily but Bell frees himself.
Bell postures up in Kerr's guard and throws a big left but Kerr blocks it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bell postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell is in close to Kerr's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Bell lands a couple of decent looking shots.#T3#
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bell accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Bell throws a big elbow that misses.
Kerr will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Bell trying to control the position from guard on top but Kerr is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Bell distracts Kerr with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Bell pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kerr is keeping the position for now.
Kerr working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bell.
Bell wants to control from the top but Kerr keeps moving.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Bell being controlled here momentarily. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Mark Kerr is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bell waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kerr.
Kerr is looking for a counter combo.
Bell fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Kerr checks it well.
Kerr is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.#T4#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Bell uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kerr.
Bell swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Nice sprawl there from Kerr as Bell shoots in.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Bell rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kerr counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bell on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A big left from Bell misses.
It looked like Kerr was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#KD#
Kerr throws a big overhand right that connects, sending Bell tumbling to the canvas!#CUT#
It looks like Doug Bell has been cut.
Bell working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Kerr.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mark Kerr dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Doug Bell'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#
Kerr grits his teeth and throws a big right-left combo! Bell takes both shots clean on the chin and is out cold! Kerr cracks him once more on his way down, as the crowd goes wild! They enjoyed that one!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Mark Kerr!
Mark Kerr decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.

 

Event: EMP Toivonen vs Bolleke     
Date:   Feb 09, 2020
#R1#
Bell misses with a left hand
enabling Impaler to counter with a crisp jab.
Bell throws a head kick but Impaler moves out of range.
It looked like Impaler wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bell lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.#TD2#
Bell looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Impaler!
Impaler is not content to let Bell control the position.
Bell misses with the ground and pound.
Bell misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Impaler is trying to escape and get back to his feet.
Bell trying to control the action but Impaler is working from the bottom.
Bell working the ground and pound but Impaler is defending the strikes. #T1#
Bell is looking to take a break and control but Impaler is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Impaler is pushing Bell's head away, looking to escape. Bell manages to hold on to the position though.
My spies in Big Bear Fight Factory inform me that Bell has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Impaler is trying to improve his position.
Impaler wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
Bell is looking to take a break and control but Impaler is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Bell throwing shots but missing, from side control. #T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Impaler dodges the ground and pound from Bell.
Bell working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Bell cracks Impaler with a big right hand but Impaler just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Impaler defending against the ground and pound.
Impaler is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Bell off and has taken his back!
Bell is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Impaler. #T3#
Bell is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Impaler controls the position.
Bell just trying to survive but Impaler is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Bell can't escape the position. #T4#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Impaler biding his time, controlling Bell.
Bell is trying to stand back up.
What can Bell do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Vladimir Impaler will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Impaler waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bell.
Bell steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Impaler.
Bell throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Impaler swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A telegraphed right hand from Bell misses the target.
Impaler defending well as Bell loads up on a big left hand.
It looked like Impaler wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bell lands with a good body shot.
Impaler slips a jab and a cross from Bell.
Impaler uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bell.
Bell is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Bell throws a right hand that misses
and Impaler counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bell misses the jab.
A little feinted left hand from Impaler on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A punch combination from Bell misses.
A slow jab from Bell misses its intended target.
Impaler went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Bell is looking to land body kicks.
Bell looks to throw the jab but Impaler is out of range.
Bell connects with a good right hand that stumbles Impaler. Impaler circles away out of range and recomposes himself.#T1#
Bell shoots in looking for a takedown but Impaler manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Bell's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
A head kick misses from Bell.
Impaler is looking to counter punch.
Bell throws a hook but Impaler avoids it easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Impaler misses the target.
Bell throws an off balance right hand
and Impaler counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bell tries a head kick but it misses.
Bell 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.
Bell punishes Impaler's body with a nice straight punch.
Bell scores with a jab to the head.
Bell throws a big shot that misses.
Impaler quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Impaler lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Impaler bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Bell's head backwards.
Bell dives in for a single leg takedown but Impaler sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Bell shoots and misses
and Impaler counters with a straight right hand.
Vladimir Impaler has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Doug Bell.
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!
Bell throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle. #T2#
Bell pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Doug Bell seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bell swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Impaler counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bell connects with a crisp jab.
Bell works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Bell thows a left - swing and a miss!
An attempted straight right counter from Impaler misses the target.
Bell swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Bell throws a right and a left that both miss.
Impaler appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Bell tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Impaler digs a good body shot into Bell's ribs.
Impaler staying out of range there.
Bell works Impaler's body with a nice hook.
Impaler lands with an overhand left.
Impaler blocks a jab.
Bell misses with an uppercut.
It looked like Impaler wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.#T3#
Impaler tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bell was well out of range. Poor timing from Impaler.
Bell pushes Impaler away with a front kick.
Impaler takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Impaler displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bell throws out the jab.
Impaler takes a jab right on the kisser.
Bell throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bell moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Bell misses with a looping left.
Bell misses with an uppercut. Impaler saw that one coming.
Impaler swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Bell throws a combination. Impaler tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Bell. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Bell throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Impaler swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Impaler is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Impaler throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Impaler avoids the body shot from Bell. #T4#
Bell swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Impaler takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
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!
Impaler 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.
Bell looks to land a left hand but Impaler moved out of range nicely.
Bell rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Impaler moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Bell rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Impaler moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Impaler misses the target.
Bell throws an overhand right that lands on Impaler's shoulder, as Impaler tries to avoid the shot.
Bell throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Impaler.
Bell throws a looping overhand right but Impaler ducks down to avoid it.
A jab from Bell misses.
Bell throws a left and a right that both miss
and Impaler counters with a right hand to the body.
Bell is breathing heavily.
Bell pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Bell throws the left hand but Impaler avoids the punch easily.
Bell tries a head kick but it misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!
#R3#
Bell bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Impaler takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Impaler moves out of range as Bell strikes.
Bell throws a poor cross that misses
and Impaler counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A swing and a miss from Bell.
Impaler ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Impaler is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Impaler looks to score with a jab to the body but Bell is just out of range.
Bell bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Impaler's head backwards.
Bell lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Bell misses with a straight right.
A counter left hand to the body from Impaler misses its target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell fails with a takedown attempt.
Impaler misses with an uppercut. Bell saw that one coming.#T1#
Impaler slips a jab from Bell.
Impaler is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Bell steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Impaler.
Bell goes for a double leg but Impaler avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Impaler continues to drive forward.
Bell tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
It looked like Impaler wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bell throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Impaler sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Impaler is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Bell looks to land a right hand but Impaler moved out of range.
Impaler was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Impaler avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
It looked like Impaler wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A swing and a miss from Bell.
Impaler is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Bell misses with a hook
enabling Impaler to counter with a crisp jab.
Bell misses with a few strikes there.
Impaler swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Bell.
Impaler moves out of range of the strikes.
Bell misses with a lunging right hand
and Bell takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles. #T2#
Impaler showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bell.
Donk. Bell catches Impaler right on the button with a cross.
Bell blocks a jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Impaler loads up on a big right hand but Bell slips the punch.
Impaler throws a jab but it's blocked by Bell.
Vladimir Impaler is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bell looks to throw the jab but Impaler is out of range.
Bell misses with a two punch combination.
Impaler avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bell fails with a takedown attempt.
Vladimir Impaler has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Doug Bell.
Impaler avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bell uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Impaler.#T3#
Impaler throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Impaler showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bell.
It looked like Impaler wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bell lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Impaler ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Impaler was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Bell throws a head kick that misses.
Impaler defending well as Bell loads up on a big left hand.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Bell.
Impaler uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bell.
Bell swings for the body but Impaler moves out of range.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fighters circling - Bell throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Impaler throwing a counter right hand but Bell manages to avoid it.#T4#
Bell thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sloppy strikes from Bell. Those never looked like landing.
It looked like Impaler was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Bell.
Impaler swings for the body but Bell moves out of range.
The fighters circling - Bell throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Bell, as that shot connected.
A big right from Bell misses.
Bell misses with a lunging right hand
and Impaler counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bell has a takedown stuffed.
Impaler appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Impaler misses with a straight right.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Impaler waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bell.
Bell pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Bell throws a jab when Impaler was well out of range.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Doug Bell!

 

Event: EMP Toivonen vs Asham     
Date:   Jan 19, 2020
#R1#
Allu avoids the head kick by Bell.
Bell throws a jab but it's blocked by Allu.
Allu with the counter takedown but Bell avoids it easily.
Bell avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Allu tries to score a power double leg takedown but Bell sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Allu somewhat.
Bell throws a hook to the side of Allu's head but Allu sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Allu shoots for a double leg takedown but Bell sprawls well. He's pushed Allu's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily. #TD#
Bell shoots in and gets a takedown into Allu's guard.
Allu wants to sweep but no luck.
Allu controls Bell momentarily but Bell frees himself.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Allu is controlling Bell's posture.
Bell connects with a couple of short punches.
Bell loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Allu 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.#T1#
Bell with a flurry of punches that miss.
Allu avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bell stopping the sweep attempt from Allu.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bell scoring with punches to the head and body.
Bell is looking to work some ground and pound but Allu has wrist control.
Bell postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Allu 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.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Allu is on top in guard. #REVB#
Allu trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
We've been hearing good reports from Bell's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Allu is fighting to break Bell's control of his arms but Bell is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Allu loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry. #T2#
Allu trying to control but Bell is working from the bottom.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Allu accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Bell is trying to keep Allu in close.
Bell looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Allu trying to control the position from guard on top but Bell is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Bell seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now. #T3#
Allu sitting in guard, not really doing much.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Allu accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Bell misses with a straight right.
It seemed like Allu was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Bell keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Bell cracks a nice hook into Allu's ribs.
A jab from Bell misses.
Bell misses with a double jab.
Bell shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Allu as he avoids it easily. #TD#
Allu gets caught flat footed, as Bell shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Bell trying to control the position from guard on top but Allu is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T4#
Bell throwing strikes but missing.
Allu wants to sweep here but Bell controlling him for the moment.
Allu avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bell cracks Allu with a solid left hand.
Allu working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bell.
Allu working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bell.
Allu is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Allu is trying to keep Bell in close.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bell trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Bell preventing the sweep.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell 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#
Allu connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Bell's hands.
Bell is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Allu can do to turn this around?
Allu steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bell.
Bell throws the left hand but Allu avoids the punch easily.
Allu wants to counter with a clinch but Bell pushes him away.
Allu throws a shot to the body.
Allu uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bell.
Allu takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell shoots for a takedown but Allu saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Bell throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Allu finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Nice defenses there by Bell.
Bell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And Allu tries to counter it with a takedown but Bell pushes his down on his head and steps out.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Allu misses with a wild body shot.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Bell!
Bell lands with a cross.
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!
Allu steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bell.
Bell is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Allu throws a sloppy head kick
and Bell counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Allu thinking. #T1#
Bell misses the shot to the body.
Bell bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Allu's head.
Allu moves out of range of the strikes.
Allu is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Allu takes a kick to the side of the head.
Allu shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Doug Bell is winning the standup battle so far.
Allu jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
No joy there for Bell, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Allu uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bell.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bell throws a sloppy head kick and Allu moves out of range easily.
Allu feints the counter takedown.#TD#
Bell decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Allu wants to get back to full guard.
Bell throwing shots but Allu is blocking nicely.
Bell not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Allu wants to get back to full guard.#T2#
Bell sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Allu defending well though.
Allu is refusing to be controlled, as Bell sits in half guard.
Allu makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Allu.
Allu pulls Bell in to control the position.
Bell postures up in Allu's guard and throws a big left but Allu blocks it.
Bell throws a big elbow that misses.
Allu tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Bell working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Bell throwing strikes from guard but Allu blocks nicely.
Allu preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Allu trying to keep a closed guard but Bell is proving a slippery customer.
Allu wants to sweep but no luck.
Doug Bell overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#T3#
Bell throwing strikes from guard but Allu blocks nicely.
Allu looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Allu has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Bell lands with an uppercut that bounces Allu off the cage and back into range.
Nice uppercut lands for Bell. That snapped Allu's head back.
The fighters circling - Bell throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Bell throws a looping overhand right but Allu ducks down to avoid it.
Allu fails to land the takedown.
Bell closes this distance looking for a takedown but Allu circles away.
Allu scores with a nice head shot.#T4#
Bell throws a looping overhand right but Allu ducks down to avoid it.
Bell throws an overhand right that lands on Allu's shoulder, as Allu tries to avoid the shot.
Allu connects with a looping right hand.
Bell throws a left and a right that both miss
and Allu counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Bell thuds his right hand into Allu's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Bell misses with a takedown
and Allu counters with a lovely shot to the body.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Doug Bell. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Allu avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bell feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Allus jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Bell lands a jab-cross combination.
Bell throws a hook to the side of Allu's head but Allu sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Allu takes one to the side of the head. #TD#
Bell closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell 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##TD#
Bell shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Bell showed some decent athleticism there.
Bell is thwarting Allu's attempts to control the position.
Bell is nestled in close to Allu, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Allu is trying to control but can't.
Bell is trying to control the action in half guard but Allu is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Allu regains full guard. Nicely done.
Bell trying to control the position from guard on top but Allu is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Allu looking for a sweep. Not yet Allu, not yet.
Allu not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #T1#
Bell working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Bell wants to control from the top but Allu keeps moving.
Bell cracks Allu with a solid left hand.
Allu is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Allu seems keen to control Bell's posture.
Bell forces his way into half guard.
Allu is trying to maintain the position but Bell is very close to passing his half guard.
Bell missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Allu taking some punishment here, with Bell in his half guard. #T2#
Allu avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Bell.
Bell throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Bell not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Bell is trying to control the action in half guard but Allu is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Bell not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Bell thows a huge punch but Allu dodges it nicely.
Allu gets back to full guard.
Allu has Bell pulled in close to control his posture.
Bell is working Allu over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Bell postures up in Allu's guard and throws a big left but Allu blocks it.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bell accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #T3#
Bell preventing the sweep.
Allu controlling the position.
Bell postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Bell preventing the sweep.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Allu avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Allu preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Allu has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bell slaps away a takedown attempt from Allu, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Doug Bell is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A swing and a miss from Bell.
Bell misses with a body punch
and Allu counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bell's corner calls for a 1-2. Bell obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Allu avoids the body shot from Bell.
Bell will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air. #T4#
Bell throws a hook to the side of Allu's head but Allu sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bell throws a sloppy body shot
and Allu cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Bell misses with an uppercut
and Allu counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Bell is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Allu throws a low kick but it's checked well by Bell.
Allu waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bell.
Bell swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Bell is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Allu ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Allu is looking for the big counter here.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A chopping leg kick lands by Bell.
A jab from Bell misses.
Bell backing away here, and Allu unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Allu looks to land a combination but Bell avoids it well.
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Allu moves away.
Allu now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Bell throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Allu counters with a low kick, right behind Bell 's knee.
Mika Allu has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Bell throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.

And that's the end of the fight!
Doug Bell showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Bell 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Doug Bell!

 

Event: EMP Asham vs Marley     
Date:   Dec 22, 2019
#R1##CL2#
Biscuit has managed to clinch.
Biscuit is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Biscuit throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Bells head. #BC#
Bell breaks the clinch.
Biscuit gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.#CUT#
It looks like Schmorgen Biscuit has been cut.
Biscuit has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Bell bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Biscuit throws a good cross that connects.
Biscuit scores with a nice head shot.
Biscuit listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Bell blocks a jab.
A decent looking cross lands there for Biscuit.
Biscuit is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.#TD2#
Biscuit manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Bell on his heels. He'll look to pass Bell's guard now, I'm sure.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Biscuit throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Biscuit trying to control but Bell is working from the bottom. #T1#
Biscuit throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Bell works some decent striking defense from the bottom. #ES#
Bell kicks Biscuit off and gets to his feet.
A jab from Biscuit does it's job there.
Bell swats away the attempt to clinch by Biscuit.#TD2#
Biscuit shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Biscuit was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!#ES#
Bell throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Biscuit is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.#T2#
No joy there for Bell, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Bell swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Biscuit jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Biscuit moves away from the strike by Bell.
We've been told by Bell's head coaches at Big Bear Fight Factory that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Biscuit throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A lazy left from Biscuit finds it's target.
Doug Bell is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Biscuit works the jab nicely.
Bell swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Biscuit scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Biscuit tries to bum rush Bell with a series of wild strikes but Bell uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
It looked like Bell wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.#T3#
Nice uppercut there from Biscuit.
Biscuit is looking to clinch but Bell is avoiding it.
Biscuit rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Bell counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Biscuit throws a body punch but Bell moves out of range.
Biscuit darts in trying to clinch
enabling Bell to counter with a crisp jab.
Biscuit is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Bell had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Biscuit scores with a jab to the jaw.
Bell slips a straight right by Biscuit.
Bell is looking to counter punch.
Biscuit lands a nice shot that snaps Bell's head back.
Bell misses with an uppercut #TD2#
and Biscuit counters with a nice double leg into side control. Bell won't be happy with that. #ES#
Bell throws Biscuit to one side and escapes!#T4#
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Biscuit, as that shot connected.
Biscuit swinging wildly here.
A jab lands there for Bell.#CUT#
That has opened up Schmorgen Biscuit's cut even more.#CL2#
Biscuit has Bell up against the cage in a clinch.
Biscuit goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Bell as Biscuit tries to tie him up.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Biscuit.
A nice left hand lands by Bell.
Biscuit is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Bell gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Schmorgen Biscuit will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Schmorgen Biscuit'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#
Biscuit falls off balance throwing a combination
and Bell counters with a straight right hand.
Biscuit swings widly with a right hand
and Bell counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bell staying out of range there.
As Biscuit looks to move away, Bell throws a big counter combo but Biscuit just gets out of the way.
Biscuit lands a body shot.
A punch combination from Biscuit misses.
Biscuit thuds his right hand into Bell's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Schmorgen Biscuit seems to be getting the better of the standup.#KD#
Bell cracks Biscuit with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Biscuit looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Bell finish him? #ROC#
Biscuit is rocked!#CUT#
The cut above Schmorgen Biscuit's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Biscuit lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Biscuit lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Biscuit cracks Bell with an open hand slap.#T1#
Bell bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Biscuit pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bell throws an overhand right that drops Biscuit like a sack of potatoes! Bell dives in to finish the fight with more strikes and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:20 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Doug Bell!

 

Event: EMP Toivonen vs Ipsa     
Date:   Nov 17, 2019
#R1#
Giant throws a hook but Bell avoids it easily.
Bell tries to counter with a takedown but Giant is quick to defend against it.
Giant misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A little feinted left hand from Bell on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Giant throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bell sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Giant misses with a straight right.
Giant lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
A slapping leg kick lands for Giant.
Giant motions for Bell to come forward. Giant throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Bell ducks under a wild hook from Giant.
It looked like Bell wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Yhorm Giant seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Giant.
Giant throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Giant lands a nice leg kick that just misses Bell's sensitive parts.
A looping hook to the body misses from Giant. Bell does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nice jab there from Giant. #T1#
Giant misses with a low kick.
Jab, jab by Giant - just one landing.
Bell takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Bell 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 swing and a miss from Bell.
Giant only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Giant connects with a leg kick. Bell looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Bell sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Giant fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Bell is out of range.
Giant goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
It looked like Bell wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Giant connects with a leg kick. Bell looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Giant misses with a low kick.
Giant scores with a spinning back kick!
A lazy body kick from Giant
and Bell counters with a nice uppercut. #CUT#
It looks like Yhorm Giant has been cut.#T2#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Giant throws a shot to the body.
Giant throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Giant uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bell.
Giant throws out a counter right but Bell avoids it with no problem.
Giant swings for the body but Bell moves out of range.
Giant throws an off balance right hand
and Bell connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Giant moves into range and connects with a jab.
Giant throws a leg kick but Bell moved away.
An attempted straight right counter from Bell misses the target.
Giant throws a leg kick that misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Bell misses the target.
Giant wants to land a leg kick but Bell is out of range.
Bell is looking to counter punch.
Bell tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Giant swings for the body but Bell moves out of range.
Giant lands a nice shot to the body.
Giant is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
A big right from Bell misses. #T3#
Giant misses with a body kick.
Bell moves out of range of the body kick.
Bell quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Giant throws a leg kick
and Bell counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bell looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Bell blocks a low kick nicely.
Bell throws a quick counter head kick but Giant was just out of range.
Giant moves out of range as Bell strikes.
Giant slips a jab and a cross from Bell.
Giant only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Giant explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Giant attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Giant connects with a solid leg kick.
Crunch! Giant slams his shin into Bell's torso.
Bell is breathing heavily.
Bell uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Giant.
Bell drops down looking for a counter takedown but Giant sprawls and moves away.
A cross from Giant lands.#T4#
Bell misses with a straight left.
Bell has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Giant finds it's way round the side to connect with Bell's head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Giant misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Giant pivots, looking for a leg kick but Bell is out of range and Giant settles back down.
Giant cracks the inside of Bell's front leg.
Bell's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.
Giant throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Giant moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Giant scores with a nice head shot.
Giant throws a quick inside leg kick.
Yhorm Giant is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bell slips a straight right by Giant.
Bell tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Giant connects with a body shot that sends Bell's belly button to the back.
Giant thows a body kick. Bell tries to catch it but that hurt him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Yhorm Giant dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Yhorm Giant's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Jab from Giant.
Giant scoring well with a low kick there.
Bell moves out of range of the body kick.
Giant cracks Bell with a right hand to the side of the head.
Giant scores with a leg kick.
Bell slips under a jab from Giant.
Giant has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Giant lands a leg kick that knocks Bell off balance momentarily.#KD2#
Giant drops Bell with a big left hand and mounts him. Bell is in big trouble! #ROC2#
Bell is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Giant controlling his opponent.
Giant thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Giant has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Giant tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position. #T1#
Bell is in all sorts of trouble here.
Bell wants to hold on but Giant pushes him away.
Giant controlling the position easily from mount.
Giant's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.#T2#
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Giant sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Bell holding onto his opponent's waist for dear life, as Giant tries to land some strikes to get him to release his grip.
Giant wants to control the pace but Bell is squirming around nicely.
Giant controlling the position easily from mount. #T3#
Bell is in all sorts of trouble here.
Giant throws some wild stikes that Bell manages to avoid easily.
Giant trying to control but Bell is having none of it.
Bell tries to hold on but Giant postures up.
Giant landing strikes from the mount.
Bell working to try and regain half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Giant content just to control the position here. #T4#
Giant wants to control the pace but Bell is squirming around nicely.
Giant wants to control the action but instead Bell gets a body lock and reverses into Giant's guard! Nice work!
Giant bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Bell's guard. #REVB#
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Giant wants to control from the top but Bell keeps moving. #SU2#
Giant stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Giant connects with the punch.
Giant connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Bell momentarily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bell rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Giant moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Yhorm Giant showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Yhorm Giant'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. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!
#R3#
Giant throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
It looked like Bell wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bell takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Giant scores with a kick to the body.
Giant has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Bell has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Giant.
Giant scores with a nice head shot.
Giant thows a body kick. Bell tries to catch it but that hurt him. #KD2#
Giant bobbing and weaving well here. And he's unloaded with a massive right hand that drops Bell! He dives into his guard looking to finish!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Giant advances to half guard.
Giant stalling. #SU2#
Giant stands up from half guard... He's had enough of that ground malarky for the time being.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.#T1#
Giant lands a nice looking body kick.
Giant connects with a left and a right that sees a clearly hurt Bell covering up! Giant comes in with a big uppercut and Bell goes doooown! He's slumped up against the cage, eyes staring blankly into space.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:21 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Yhorm Giant!
Yhorm Giant bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: EMP Gagnon vs Toivonen 4     
Date:   Oct 18, 2019
#R1#
Bell shoots in for a double leg but McNasty sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Bell misses with a kick to the body.
Bell takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Bell sizes up McNasty with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
A lazy body kick from Bell
and McNasty counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#CL2#
Bell moves into the clinch.
Bell misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bell looking for a takedown.
McNasty throws an elbow but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bell.
Good body shot from McNasty.
McNasty lands with a right to the head.
McNasty lands a shoulder strike.
Bell tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
McNasty tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
McNasty prevents the takedown attempt.
Mister McNasty has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Doug Bell.
Bell wants a takedown.
A right hook to the body lands for Bell. #T1#
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Bell creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
McNasty works on Bell's body with a couple of short punches.
A head punch on the inside from Bell fails to land.
McNasty lands with a left to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bell.
McNasty blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bell wants to take the fight to the mat but McNasty manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Bell tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #BC#
McNasty breaks the clinch.
A big left from Bell misses.
McNasty stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bell lands a right hook to the body.
McNasty feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Bell's calf.
McNasty takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
A jab from McNasty finds it's way through Bell's defenses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
McNasty scores with a kick to the midsection.
Bell throws a jab but it's blocked by McNasty. #T2#
McNasty waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bell.
Bell takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
The fight stays on the outside here - Bell looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
McNasty is looking to counter punch.
McNasty listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
McNasty goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A big right from Bell misses.
Bell throws a sloppy head kick and McNasty moves out of range easily.
McNasty wants to land a leg kick but Bell is out of range.
Bell catches McNasty with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
McNasty lands a jab-cross combination.
Bell connects with a single shot there.
We've been told by McNasty's head coaches at London BALLS OF STEEL that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Bell throws a head kick that misses. #T3#
McNasty ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
McNasty uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bell.
Bell shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has McNasty pinned against the cage. McNasty gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Bell cracks McNasty with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A big left from Bell misses.
Bell takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Bell jabbing away but nothing is landing.
McNasty gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
McNasty is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Bell with a jab.
Bell throws a lazy right hand but McNasty sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.#T4#
Bell misses with a looping right.
Bell scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Mister McNasty is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bell tries to clinch up but McNasty circles away and keeps his distance.
Bell rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but McNasty moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Bell looks to throw the jab but McNasty is out of range.
McNasty takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
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!
McNasty throws a front kick aimed at Bell's knee but Bell avoids it well.
Bell shapes to counter with a head kick.
Bell throws an ugly left hook that misses
and McNasty counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Bell tries to clinch but fails miserably
and McNasty counters with a stiff right hand.
McNasty misses with a looping right.
Bell tries to close the distance and clinch up but McNasty swats him away and circles back towards the center.
McNasty was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
McNasty is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Bell misses with a lunging right hand
and McNasty counters with a nice low kick that buckles Bell's knee momentarily.
A combination from Bell does no damage.
A slow jab from Bell misses its intended target.
Bell keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from McNasty.
McNasty moves out of range of the strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Mister McNasty will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
Bell misses with a double jab.
Bell misses with a head kick.
Bell moves out of range as McNasty strikes.
Bell throws an overhand right that lands on McNasty's shoulder, as McNasty tries to avoid the shot.
Bell needs to keep his hands up - McNasty had a free shot at his head there.
Bell misses with a hook.
McNasty swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A jab from McNasty does it's job there.
The fighters circle momentarily. McNasty darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Bell looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? McNasty is fending him off so far but Bell persists. Nope, McNasty circles away and we're back to standing.
Bell misses with a two punch combination.
McNasty just misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McNasty gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Bell.
Bell throws a body punch but McNasty moves out of range.
McNasty fires out a quick counter leg kick but Bell just manages to avoid it.
Bell lands a glancing blow to the side of McNasty's head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bell throws an ugly left hook that misses
and McNasty connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bell bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Mister McNasty is winning the standup battle so far.#T1#
McNasty avoids the head kick by Bell.
Bell swings widly with a right hand
and McNasty counters with a slapping leg kick.
Bell misses with a lunging right hand
and McNasty counters with a good low kick that Bell was not able to check.
Bell shoots in for a takedown but McNasty shows good takedown defense.
It looked like McNasty wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
McNasty lands a head shot.
McNasty stuffs the takedown.
Mister McNasty has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Doug Bell.
Bell is breathing heavily.
Bell tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
McNasty slips a jab from Bell.
McNasty throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bell throws a lazy uppercut
and McNasty counters with an inside leg kick.
McNasty scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Bell uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by McNasty.
Good exchange - McNasty coming out on top.
Bell closes the distance looking to clinch
and Bell takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles. #T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
McNasty leaves Bell with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Bell shoots in but McNasty avoids the takedown attempt easily.
McNasty misses with a leg kick.
Bell throws the left hand but McNasty avoids the punch easily.
Bell misses the shot to the body.
Bell bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of McNasty's head.
McNasty is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bell.
Nice takedown defense from McNasty. No joy for Bell on that attempt.
Bell avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Bell lands a nice looking body kick.
Bell misses with an uppercut. McNasty saw that one coming.
Bell pulls out of a head kick attempt. #T3#
McNasty buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Bell throws a right hand that misses
enabling McNasty to counter with a crisp jab.
Left hook, right uppercut from McNasty.
McNasty throws out a loose jab but Bell uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bell takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A big left from McNasty misses.
Bell is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Bell pulls out of a head kick attempt.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Bell shoots in but no luck this time.
McNasty throws a quick counter kick to the body but Bell avoids it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by McNasty.
McNasty fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bell manages to avoid it.
McNasty defending well as Bell loads up on a big left hand.
McNasty is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
McNasty lands a right hook to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bell throws a right hand that misses
and McNasty counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Bell tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
McNasty swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
McNasty fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Bell has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.#T4#
McNasty connects with a right hand. Bell shakes it off.
Bell misses with a hook.
McNasty circles away from the clinch attempt.
Bell throws a head kick but McNasty moves out of range.
Bell pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Bell throws the left hand but McNasty avoids the punch easily.
Bell's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Bell jabbing away but nothing is landing.
McNasty quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Bell tries to close the distance and clinch up but McNasty swats him away and circles back towards the center.
McNasty throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bell on the side of the head.
McNasty misses with a straight left.
McNasty lands a body shot.
Bell on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Bell rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and McNasty counters with a straight right hand.
McNasty ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mister McNasty dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!
#R3#
Bell jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bell throws a right hand that misses
and Bell takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
McNasty lands with a right hand.
Bell throws a hook but McNasty blocks it.
McNasty half committed to a counter leg kick.
McNasty pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
McNasty steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bell.
McNasty blocks a jab.
McNasty tries to work over Bell's front leg with a kick but Bell checks it.
Bell misses the body punch
and McNasty cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
McNasty bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by McNasty.
McNasty keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bell.
Bell takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from McNasty.
McNasty connects with a looping right hand.
Bell misses the jab.#T1#
McNasty throws a body kick that misses.
Bell throws a poor cross that misses
and McNasty counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bell avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bell shoots in and drives through. McNasty sprawls well.
Bell misses with a looping left.
McNasty quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
A head kick misses from Bell.
Bell stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from McNasty.
McNasty is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Bell can do to turn this around?
Bell misses with a hook
and McNasty finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
McNasty takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
McNasty throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
McNasty connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Bell's hands.
McNasty is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
McNasty connects with an inside leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bell on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Bell throws a looping overhand right but McNasty ducks down to avoid it. #T2#
Bell throws a hook to the side of McNasty's head but McNasty sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#TD2#
McNasty gets caught flat footed, as Bell shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
McNasty wants to sweep but no luck.
Bell throwing strikes from guard but McNasty blocks nicely.
Bell postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Bell throwing strikes but missing.
McNasty working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bell.
Bell throws an elbow that misses. McNasty uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Bell's guard. Nice move by McNasty!#REVR#
Bell has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Bell pulls McNasty in to control the position. #T3#
Bell not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
McNasty has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
McNasty controls from within his opponent's guard.
McNasty trying to control the position from guard on top but Bell is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Doug Bell has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
McNasty engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.#SUB2#
McNasty got a little sloppy there for a moment and Bell has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, McNasty has managed to get both his arms back between Bell's legs - danger averted.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Bell scores with a nice strike.
Bell misses with a head kick. #CL2#
Bell darts in and clinches McNasty up against the cage.
Bell doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mister McNasty showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for McNasty, 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mister McNasty!

Mister McNasty really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200) logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.

 

Event: EMP Cobb vs Scrotum     
Date:   Sep 13, 2019
#R1#
Bell is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Zulu.
Bell takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK. #TD#
Zulu gets caught flat footed, as Bell shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Zulu is controlling Bell's posture.
Bell trying to control but Zulu is working from the bottom.
Zulu avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Zulu managing to control the position.
Bell working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Zulu looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bell is one step ahead there.
Bell won't allow Zulu to get back to his feet. #T1#
Bell wants to control from the top but Zulu keeps moving.
Bell postures up.
Zulu wants to sweep here but Bell controlling him for the moment.
Bell throws an elbow that misses. Zulu uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Bell's guard. Nice move by Zulu!#REVB#
Zulu stopping the sweep attempt from Bell.
Zulu controls from within his opponent's guard.
Bell 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.
Zulu won't allow Bell to get back to his feet. #T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.#SU2#
Bell is working an open guard so Zulu takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Bell throws a sloppy head kick and Zulu moves out of range easily.
Zulu throws a front kick that sends Bell stumbling back into the cage.
A lazy left from Zulu finds it's target.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Zulu blocks a jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Zulu! But no joy.
We've been hearing reports that Bell has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.#TD#
Bell looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Zulu is controlling Bell's trapped leg to prevent Bell from advancing to side control.
Bell throws a strike but Zulu avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Zulu manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Bell manages to get himself to full guard. #REVB#
Bell trying to control the position here. #T3#
Zulu sitting in guard here, content to control.
Bell trying to keep a closed guard but Zulu is proving a slippery customer.
Zulu stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Bell swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Zulu controlling from the top position. #T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Zulu wants to pass the guard but Bell is keeping the position.#SU2#
Zulu stands up from Bell's guard - Zulu perhaps looking for a knockout.
Zulu throws a hook but Bell blocks it.
Bell swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bell throws a lazy right hand but Zulu sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Zulu connects with a leg kick. Bell looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bell misses with an uppercut. Zulu saw that one coming.
Kvame Zulu is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bell throws a half hearted mid kick.
Zulu works Bell's body with a nice hook.
Bell misses with a hook
and Zulu counters with a lovely straight right hand!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kvame Zulu 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#
Bell misses with a hook to the body
enabling Zulu to counter with a crisp jab.
Bell throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bell checks the leg kick nicely there.
Bell misses with a left hand
and Zulu counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Zulu has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Zulu uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bell.
A clash of legs there as Bell blocks the low kick.
Zulu throws a shot to the body.
Zulu takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Bell takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Bell misses with a hook.
Zulu has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A cross from Bell lands.
Kvame Zulu seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bell has a takedown stuffed.
Bell moves out of range of the strikes.
Zulu throws a push kick but Bell slaps the foot to one side.
Bell catches Zulu with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Zulu is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.#T1#
Zulu looks to throw the jab but Bell is out of range.
Bell misses with a left hand
and Zulu connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bell is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Bell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Zulu defending well as Bell loads up on a big left hand.
Bell is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Zulu's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Zulu throws a body shot but no joy.
Zulu ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Zulu displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Bell.
A nice side step and Zulu releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Zulu cracks Bell with a right hand to the side of the head.
Zulu misses with a low kick.#TD#
Bell closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Zulu to the mat! Zulu manages to get full guard. #ES2#
Zulu is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bell.
Bell is trying to break the clinch but Zulu has him pressed against the cage. #T2#
Zulu struggles to land a body shot inside as Bell controls his hands. #BC#
Bell breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A swing and a miss from Bell.
Zulu feints a counter leg kick.
Bell throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Zulu makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Bell really felt that one!
Bell walks into a straight right hand from Zulu.
Zulu throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bell lands with a shot to the body.
Zulu steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bell.
Bell misses with a wild body shot.
Zulu doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Bell misses with a body shot
and Zulu counters with a stiff right hand. #TD#
Bell manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Zulu on his heels. He'll look to pass Zulu's guard now, I'm sure.
Zulu is wriggling around but Bell manages to pass to half guard. #REVB#
Zulu is looking to escape.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Ground and pound from Bell.
Bell seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime. #T3#
Bell lands strikes from half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bell missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Zulu keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Zulu is trying is best to control the position here.
Bell drops an elbow to the side of Zulu's head. #ES2#
Zulu pushes Bell off and gets back to his feet.
Bell fails to land with a series of punches.
A little jabbing left from Zulu on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Bell with a poor takedown
and Zulu connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Doug Bell. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Zulu scoring well with a low kick there.
Zulu fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bell manages to avoid it.
Bell doesn't succeed with the takedown#KD2#
and Zulu counters with a crisp right hand that drops Bell! Zulu lets Bell back up to his feet, looking for a finish!#CUT2#
It looks like Doug Bell has been cut.
This has been an exciting period of action!#KD2#
Zulu lands a big uppercut and Bell crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Bell looks OK. Zulu waves Bell back to his feet!#ROC2#
Bell is rocked!
Bell cracks Zulu with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.#KD2#
Zulu sends Bell crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Zulu is motioning to the referee to let Bell up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!
Oh Bell is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!#T4#
Zulu lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Zulu ducks down and throws a big overhand right - it lands flush on the jaw, knocking Bell out cold! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:11 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kvame Zulu!
A victorious Kvame Zulu thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: EMP Escobar vs Madog 5     
Date:   Aug 09, 2019
#R1#
The fighters circling - Bell throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Bell takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.#TD2#
Bell changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Piano looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Bell tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Bell sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Piano is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Bell lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Piano down.
Piano takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Bell has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Piano taking a bit of punishment here - Bell scoring with strikes.
Bell misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Bell throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Bell controls the position from side control.
Piano on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Bell working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter. #T1##SUB2#
Bell is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Piano knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Bell misses with the ground and pound.
Piano is looking to regain half guard here but Bell keeps moving and retains side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bell is working Piano over with some ground and pound from side control.
Bell creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Piano sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike. #SUB2#
Bell is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Piano knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Bell working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter. #T2#
Bell throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
The strikes coming from Bell are missing the target in this wave of attacks. #SUB2#
Bell is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Piano has escaped the position, nice work there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Piano parries the strikes from Bell easily there. Bell is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Piano to escape.
Bell is chipping away with strikes.
Bell scores with a couple of short elbows.
Bell connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Piano some visible discomfort.
Bell tries to score with some ground and pound. Piano controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Bell in side control, throwing shots but Piano defends. #T3#
Piano dodges the ground and pound from Bell.
Bell lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Piano down.
Bell lands a few punches from side control.
Piano is trying to improve his position.#SUB2#
Bell looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Bell working the ground and pound but Piano is defending the strikes.
Piano manages to work his way to half guard, despite Bell's best efforts.
Bell thows a huge punch but Piano dodges it nicely.
Bell not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Bell is keen to just control but Piano is a slippery customer.
Bell looks to score some points with some ground and pound.#T4#
Bell trying to control the action but Piano is working from the bottom.
Bell thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Bell thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Piano 's head.
Piano blocking the ground and pound attempt from Bell.
Bell wants to control but Piano is keeping him busy.
Piano keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Piano gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Piano takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Bell tests Piano 's chin there with a solid looking shot.
We've been told by Piano 's head coaches at Power Shark Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bell lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!#TD2#
Bell is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Piano 's half guard.
Piano keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Piano takes a swing at Bell's ribcage but misses.
Bell looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bell throws a hook but Piano blocks it.#TD2#
Bell shoots in and gets a takedown into Piano 's guard.
Doug Bell has got the better of the ground game so far.
Piano preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Bell throws a big right hand that misses.
Piano keeping moving, preventing Bell from controlling successfully.
Bell content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Bell stands up over Piano , holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head. #SUB#
Piano looking for a guillotine here but Bell defends easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Piano keeping moving, preventing Bell from controlling successfully. #T1#
Bell throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Bell throws a big elbow that misses.
Bell makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Bell lands a couple of elbows.
Bell throws a big right hand that misses.
Bell postures up in Piano 's guard and throws a big left but Piano blocks it.
Bell is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Bell. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Sloppy strikes from Bell. Those never looked like landing.
Bell has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Piano throws a hook to the side of Bell's head but Bell sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Piano keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell slips under a jab from Piano .
Piano misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Bell misses with a straight right. #T2#
Bell throws a right and a left that Piano avoids nicely.
Bell moves into range and connects with a jab.
A punch lands to the side of Piano 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Piano throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Piano moves away from the strike by Bell.
Bell misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Bell lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Piano scores with a punch to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bell steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Piano .
Rick Piano is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bell misses with a lunging right hand
and Piano counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bell takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
It seemed like Bell was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A big right from Bell misses.
Piano shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Bell avoids the head kick by Piano .
Bell wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Bell lands an overhand right.#T3#
Bell swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bell jabs Piano right on the nose. Piano blinks but takes it well.
Piano moves out of range of the strikes.
Bell misses with a takedown
and Piano counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Piano lands with a slapping head kick.
Bell misses the shot to the body.
Piano misses with a body kick.
Piano avoids the head kick by Bell.
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Bell fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Bell bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Piano lands a front kick.
Bell slips under a jab.
Piano throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Bell's head.#T4#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Piano on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Good shot there by Piano .
Piano throws out a powerful jab.
Bell connects with a body shot.
Bell misses with a few strikes there.
And Piano counters with a quick kick to the body but Bell blocks it.
Bell scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Bell lands with a good body shot.
Piano keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bell.
Bell throws a right hand that misses
and Piano counters with a nice body kick.
Bell is breathing heavily.
Piano slips under a jab.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Bell is defended easily by Piano .
A jab lands there for Bell.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!
#R3#
Bell misses with an uppercut. Piano saw that one coming.
Bell punishes Piano 's body with a nice straight punch.
Piano takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Piano slips under a jab.
Piano avoids a kick to the body.
Bell ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Bell scores with a punch to the head.
Bell has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Bell there as he acknowledges the shot.
Piano takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Bell throws a head kick that misses.
Piano uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bell.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Piano misses the shot to the body.
Bell throws a shot from downtown. Piano moves away and avoids it.
Bell throws a series of punches but Piano moves out of range.
Piano wants to clinch up but Bell keeps it at a distance.
Bell lands a right hook to the body. #T1#
Bell takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Bell will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Bell cracks a nice hook into Piano 's ribs.
Piano throws a half hearted mid kick.
Piano pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Piano loads up on a big right hand but Bell slips the punch.
Bell connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Bell has a takedown stuffed.
Bell lands with a right hand. #CL#
Piano closes the distance and clinches.
Bell throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Piano s head.
Bell presses Piano against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Piano 's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rick Piano has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Bell misses with some punches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#BC2#
Bell escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Piano is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Piano tries to clinch but Bell is having none of it.
Doug Bell seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Piano on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Piano is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Bell throws a body kick that misses.
Piano appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Piano avoids the head kick by Bell.
Piano gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Bell.
Bell lands a lovely overhand right.
Bell clobbers Piano with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Bell swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bell throws a left and a right that both miss #CL#
and Piano counters by moving into the clinch.
Bell struggles to land a body shot inside as Piano controls his hands.
Bell has a couple of punches blocked by Piano .
Piano throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Piano throws an elbow that misses.
Bell stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.#T3#
Bell is trying to break the clinch but Piano is controlling him.
Bell lands with a short shot to the head.
Nice elbow from Piano . #CUT#
It looks like Doug Bell has been cut.
Bell gets through Piano 's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Bell tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bell lands a hook to the side of the head.
Piano throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Piano lands a damaging elbow. #BC2#
Bell breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Piano looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Bell's corner calls for a 1-2. Bell obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Doug Bell is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Bell connects with a crisp jab. #TD2#
Bell scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Piano is looking for a sweep.
Bell moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now. #T4#
Bell's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Bell grinds an elbow into Piano 's temple.
Bell working the ground and pound.
Bell looking to control but instead Piano has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.
Bell takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Bell passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Piano !
Piano is working to get back to half guard.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 26:30
Judge William Gold scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Doug Bell!

Rick Piano was interviewed post fight and said 'I need more roids!'.

 

Event: EMP Allen vs Marceau     
Date:   Jul 19, 2019
#R1#
Bell moves out of range of the body kick from Pearson.
Bell misses with a hook.
Bell bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.#KD#
Pearson lands a big head kick that sends Bell tumbling to the mat! Pearson takes a step backwards and waves Bell back to his feet - he wants the finish!#CUT#
It looks like Doug Bell has been cut.#TD2#
Bell closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The strikes coming from Bell are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Bell wants to control but Pearson is keeping him busy.
Bell has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Pearson manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Bell looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Pearson's coaches at Tosen's Home for Lost Boys have been working on his defensive grappling in preparation for this fight so let's see if he can get out of this tricky position.
Pearson tries to roll over but Bell keeps him under control.
Pearson keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Bell missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bell seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Pearson does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back. #T1#
Bell thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Pearson trying to control but Bell postures up.
Bell scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Bell trying to mount his opponent but Pearson defends it.
Bell missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Pearson blocking the ground and pound attempt from Bell.
Bell thows a huge punch but Pearson dodges it nicely.
Bell scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Bell is looking to take a break and control but Pearson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Bell thows a huge punch but Pearson dodges it nicely.
Bell sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Pearson defending well though.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.#T2#
Bell thows a huge punch but Pearson dodges it nicely. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bell works the jab nicely.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pearson throws a solid leg kick but Bell takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Pearson.
Bell keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pearson.
Bell throws a hook but Pearson avoids it easily.
Pearson cracks Bell with a right hand to the side of the head.
Pearson checks a low kick from Bell.
Bell shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Pearson defends it nicely.#TD2#
Bell looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Bell is keen to just control but Pearson is a slippery customer.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bell not throwing his punches with enough precision this time. #T3#
Bell throwing shots but Pearson is blocking nicely.
Bell wants to take a breather but Pearson is having none of it. #SUB2#
Bell is trying to work for a kimura but Pearson is defending well.
Pearson is refusing to be controlled, as Bell sits in half guard.
Bell missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Pearson blocking the ground and pound attempt from Bell.
Pearson is staying active underneath Bell, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Bell thows a huge punch but Pearson dodges it nicely.
Bell missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Bell looks to land a strike but Pearson avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Pearson pulls Bell in close to prevent any damage. #T4#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Pearson keeping full guard, as Bell tries to pass.
Pearson is trying to control the position from the bottom. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Bell fails with the takedown.
Bell moves into range and connects with a jab.
Bell moves away from the strike by Pearson.
Bell avoids a kick to the body.
Bell slips a straight right by Pearson.
Pearson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pearson with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Bell to score with a decent uppercut.
Bell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pearson manages to avoid it.
Pearson is looking to land body kicks.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Doug Bell will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Doug Bell's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Pearson cracks Bell with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Bell scores with a decent looking hook.
Pearson staying out of range there.
Pearson looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Pearson throws a jab but it's blocked by Bell.
Bell lands with a straight right. Pearson didn't see that one coming.
Bell is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bell has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Bell fails in his attempt to clinch.
Bell digs a good body shot into Pearson's ribs.
Bell keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Bell gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Pearson ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Pearson feinted there with a counter leg kick.#CL2#
Bell darts in and clinches Pearson up against the cage.
Bell tries a body shot but Pearson blocks it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell throws a punch but it's blocked by Pearson.
Pearson working aggressively here. #BC2#
Bell's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Bell avoids the body shot from Pearson.
Pearson thuds a left hand into Bell's body.#T1#
Pearson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
The fighters circling - Pearson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Pearson throws a push kick but Bell slaps the foot to one side.
Pearson slips a jab from Bell.
Pearson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pearson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bell.
Bell follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Pearson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bell.
A quick step to the side and Pearson tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pearson throws a wild body kick that Bell sees coming a mile off.
Pearson throws a nice inside leg kick.
Bell throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pearson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice defenses there by Bell.
Bell scores with the left hand. Pearson knows he should have avoided that one.
Bell checks a leg kick nicely.
Bell connects with a body shot.#CL2#
Bell moves into the clinch.
Pearson blocking some punches.
Bell lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Pearson blocks an uppercut. #T2##BC2#
Bell breaks from the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pearson tries to clinch up but Bell circles away and keeps his distance.
Pearson throws a head kick but Bell moves out of range.
Bell loads up on a big right hand but Pearson slips the punch.
Bell slips a straight right by Pearson.
Bell connects with a body shot.
Pearson throws the kick towards the body but Bell avoids it.#TD2#
Bell looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Pearson is holding on to half guard well.
Bell stalling.
Let's hope that Bell has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.#T3#
Bell takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Bell throwing shots but Pearson is blocking nicely.
Bell throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage. #SUB2#
Bell is working for a kimura but Pearson is defending it quite comfortably.
Bell thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Bell not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Pearson is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Bell scores with a couple of nice shots.
Pearson avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Bell.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Bell trying to control the action but Pearson is working from the bottom.
Bell tries to pass to full mount but Pearson defends it.
Bell working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Pearson blocking the ground and pound attempt from Bell.
Pearson is not content to let Bell control the position.
Bell trying to control the pace. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bell is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Pearson.
Nice shot by Bell.
A slapping body kick lands there for Pearson.
Pearson attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Bell looks like he wants to counter punch here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Doug Bell's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!
#R3#
Bell misses with a hook.
Bell stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pearson.
Pearson walks into a jab.
Pearson looks to land a combination but Bell avoids it well.
Pearson fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Bell checks it well.
Bell throws out a counter right but Pearson avoids it with no problem.
James Pearson is winning the standup battle so far.
Bell scores with a hook to the body. Pearson takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Bell moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Pearson throws a body punch but Bell moves out of range.
Pearson feints and then cracks Bell's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bell down.
Bell scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Bell cracks Pearson with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Bell scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A shot to the body from Pearson misses
and Bell counters with a right hand to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pearson connects with a leg kick. Bell looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Bell checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A little jabbing left from Bell on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Pearson fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Bell checks it well.
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pearson moves away.
Pearson dodges the punch combination from Bell. #T1#
Bell lands a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Pearson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Pearson scores with a push kick.
A slow jab from Bell misses its intended target.
James Pearson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bell's corner calls for a 1-2. Bell obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Bell tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pearson, right into the meat.
Pearson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bell.
Pearson fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Bell on the side of the head.
Nice jab there from Bell.
Bell misses with a hook. Pearson ducked under it nicely.
Bell's corner calls for a 1-2. Bell obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Pearson takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
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!
Pearson missing with a left hand there. Bell was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice defenses there by Bell.
James Pearson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Bell catches Pearson with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Bell uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Pearson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bell.
Bell takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Pearson throws a low kick but Bell avoids it.
A head kick misses from Bell.
Pearson throws a hook but Bell blocks it.
Bell looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bell lands an overhand right.
Bell checks a low kick from Pearson.
Pearson takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Pearson throws a low kick but Bell moves out of range easily.
Bell listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Bell cracks Pearson with a good jab.
The crowd cheers as Bell lands an impressive looking overhand right. Pearson doesn't seem phased though.#CL2#
Bell closes the distance and clinches.
A short uppercut from Bell.
Bell gets through Pearson's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.#CUT2#
It looks like James Pearson has been cut.#T3##BC#
Pearson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Pearson keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Bell throws a left and a right that both miss
and Pearson counters with a thumping low kick.
Pearson showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bell.
Bell fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Bell feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Pearsons jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Doug Bell is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Bell moves into range and connects with a jab.
Pearson moves away from the strike by Bell.
Pearson feinted there with a counter leg kick.
A left lands for Bell.
Bell walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Pearson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bell.
Bell lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Pearson tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Bell is able to avoid easily.
Pearson walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.#T4#
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pearson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bell misses with a kick to the body.
Bell is looking to chop away at Pearson's legs.
Pearson slips a jab from Bell.
Pearson misses with a looping left.
Bell scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Bell checks a leg kick.
Pearson wants to land a leg kick but Bell is out of range.
Bell displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Pearson throws out the jab.
Pearson throws a jab when Bell was well out of range.
Pearson lands a nice leg kick that just misses Bell's sensitive parts.
Bell misses with a jab, cross combination.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bell misses with an uppercut.
Pearson walks into a stiff left hand from Bell.
Bell pivots, looking for a leg kick but Pearson is out of range and Bell settles back down.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Pearson does a little dance to reset his feet.
A thudding body kick lands there by Pearson!

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Doug Bell!

 

Event: EMP Gagnon Vs Toivonen     
Date:   Jun 21, 2019
#R1#
Bell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Menshikov manages to avoid it.
Menshikov misses with a looping right.
Bell connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Menshikov throws a body punch but Bell moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Bell misses the target.
Menshikov ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Menshikov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bell misses with an uppercut. Menshikov saw that one coming.
Menshikov just misses with a punch to the body.
Menshikov cracks Bell with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Bell is looking to clinch but Menshikov is avoiding it.
Bell takes one to the side of the head.
Bell slips under a jab.
Menshikov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Menshikov misses with a straight right.
Menshikov misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Bell counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Menshikov throws a series of punches but Bell avoids them all with ease.
No luck for Bell with that takedown attempt.
Bell avoids the clinch attempt nicely. #T1#
Bell jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Menshikov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bell looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Menshikov throws a hook but Bell avoids it easily.
It looked like Bell wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Menshikov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bell fails to land the takedown.#CL#
Bell gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Menshikov swings wildly with an uppercut but Bell uses good head movement to avoid it. #BC#
Bell escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Bell looks to land a right hand but Menshikov moved out of range.
A jab from Menshikov misses.
A jab from Menshikov misses.
Menshikov scores with a nice strike.
Bell avoids the body shot from Menshikov.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Bell is defended easily by Menshikov.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Doug Bell. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Menshikov slips under a jab from Bell.#T2#
Menshikov slips a jab from Bell.
Menshikov takes a swing at Bell's ribcage but misses.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Bell.
Bell misses with a looping right.
Bell fails to land the takedown.
Bell lands with an uppercut that bounces Menshikov off the cage and back into range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Menshikov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Menshikov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bell manages to avoid it.
Bell misses with a hook
and Bell takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Menshikov misses with a right hand
and Bell counters with a nice uppercut.
Bell wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Bell lands a head shot.#TD#
Bell drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Menshikov dodges the ground and pound from Bell.
Bell working the ground and pound. #T3#
Bell works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Menshikov is looking to reverse the position.
Bell looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Menshikov is avoiding damage well.
Menshikov wants to get back to his feet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bell working the body and head with strikes.
Menshikov is looking to regain half guard here but Bell keeps moving and retains side control.
Bell creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Menshikov sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Bell lands a few punches from side control.
Menshikov tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Bell wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
You can see the frustration on Menshikov's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Bell wants to control but Menshikov is keeping him busy.
Menshikov is looking to regain half guard here but Bell keeps moving and retains side control. #T4#
Menshikov is trying to get back to his feet.
Menshikov is looking for a sweep.
Bell working the ground and pound from side control.
Menshikov takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Bell landing strikes.
Menshikov wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
I wouldn't like to be where Menshikov is right now.
Menshikov is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Bell asserts his dominance and retains side control.
Menshikov sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Doug Bell will probably get the nod.
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#
Bell tries to clinch but Menshikov is having none of it.
Menshikov is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Bell with a body shot.
Bell slips under a jab.
Bell is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Menshikov defending well as Bell loads up on a big left hand. #CL#
Bell has Menshikov up against the cage in a clinch.
Bell jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Menshikov walks away with a smile on his face. Bell gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Bell moves forwards but Menshikov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Bell takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Menshikov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bell bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Bell tests Menshikov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Menshikov throws a shot from downtown. Bell moves away and avoids it.
A punch lands to the side of Menshikov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Menshikov thuds a left hand into Bell's body.
Menshikov looks to throw the jab but Bell is out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bell staying out of range there.
Menshikov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bell was well out of range. Poor timing from Menshikov.
Menshikov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bell was well out of range. Poor timing from Menshikov.
Bell is looking to counter punch.
Bell fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Menshikov avoids it really well and circles away.
Menshikov appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.#T1#
Menshikov blocks a head kick by Bell.
Nice uppercut there from Menshikov.
Bell throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Maxim Menshikov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Menshikov misses with a series of wild punches.
Menshikov ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Bell moves out of range of the strikes.
Bell misses with a double jab.
Bell lands with a shot to the body.
Menshikov connects with a right hand. Bell shakes it off.
Bell throws a body punch but Menshikov moves out of range.
Menshikov lunges at Bell with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Bell's hand.
Menshikov takes a swing at Bell's ribcage but misses.
Bell displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Menshikov throws out the jab.
Bell uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Menshikov.
A big left from Menshikov misses. #T2#
The fighters circling - Menshikov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Menshikov moves into range and connects with a jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bell moves out of range as Menshikov strikes.
Jab from Menshikov.
Menshikov lands a right hook to the body.
Menshikov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Bell on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Menshikov cracks Bell with a good jab.
Decent striking displayed by Bell there.
Menshikov misses with a body shot.
Menshikov misses the shot to the body.
The fight stays on the outside here - Bell looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Menshikov is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Bell fails to land the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Doug Bell. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A jab from Bell misses.
Bell blocks a jab.
Menshikov avoids the head kick by Bell. #T3#
Menshikov lands with a nice body punch.
Bell on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice uppercut lands for Bell. That snapped Menshikov's head back.
Bell scores with a hook to the body. Menshikov takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Bell tries to clinch up.
Menshikov pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Bell back to the cage. Menshikov follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Menshikov misses the shot to the body.
A jab from Menshikov misses.
Bell scores with a sloppy right hand. Menshikov should have avoided that one.
Nice cross by Menshikov.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bell blocks a jab.
No joy there for Menshikov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Bell lands a jab to Menshikov's midsection.
Bell misses with a shot to the body
letting Menshikov counter with a right hand.
Menshikov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Menshikov has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Menshikov there as he acknowledges the shot.#T4#
Sloppy strikes from Menshikov. Those never looked like landing.
Bell connects with a right hand. Menshikov shakes it off.
Menshikov throws the left hand but Bell avoids the punch easily.#TD#
Bell feints and as Menshikov raises his hands in defense, Bell changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Bell lands a couple of digs.
Doug Bell overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Bell prevents Menshikov from getting back to his feet.
Bell looking to pass the guard.
Bell makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Bell trying to control the position from guard on top but Menshikov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Menshikov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Bell won't allow Menshikov to get back to his feet.
Bell scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Maxim Menshikov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!
#R3#
Bell scores with a jab to the body.
The fight stays on the outside here - Bell looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Menshikov appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Menshikov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Menshikov throws a hook to the side of Bell's head but Bell sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#CL#
Bell clinches.
A nice left hand lands by Menshikov. #BC#
Bell breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Jab by Menshikov.
Menshikov misses the jab.
Menshikov lands a head shot.
Bell misses with a straight left.
Menshikov unleashes a big counter combination but Bell bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Menshikov misses with a hook.
Menshikov thuds a left hand into Bell's body.
Bell misses with a takedown attempt
and Menshikov counters with a stiff right hand.
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!
Menshikov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Bell misses the jab.#CL#
Bell instigates a clinch. #T1#
Menshikov is trying to break the clinch but Bell is controlling him.
Menshikov can't find room to land a body shot as Bell controls the action.
Bell blocks a punch to the side of the head. #BC2#
Menshikov's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Bell staying out of range there.
Bell misses the body punch
and Menshikov counters with a straight right hand.
Bell keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Menshikov looks to land a right hand but Bell moved out of range.
Bell thumps Menshikov with a low kick.
Menshikov throws a series of punches but Bell avoids them all with ease.
Bell keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Menshikov.
Bell on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Menshikov misses with a hook.
Bell misses with a hook to the body
and Bell takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bell misses with a double jab
and Menshikov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bell lands a body shot. #T2#
Menshikov takes a swing at Bell's ribcage but misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jab by Menshikov.
Menshikov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bell connects with a good right hand that stumbles Menshikov. Menshikov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Bell avoids the body shot from Menshikov.
Bell throws a looping overhand right but Menshikov ducks down to avoid it.
Bell connects with a looping right hand.
Menshikov lands a body shot.
Bell takes one on the button.
Bell throws a hook but Menshikov blocks it.
Bell throws a shot from downtown. Menshikov moves away and avoids it.
An inside leg kick from Bell misses.
Menshikov throws a right and a left that Bell avoids nicely.
Bell swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Menshikov scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Bell misses with an uppercut.
A slow jab from Menshikov misses its intended target.
Menshikov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bell throws out the jab.
Menshikov throws out a counter right but Bell avoids it with no problem.#T3#
Bell avoids the body shot from Menshikov.
A telegraphed right hand from Menshikov misses the target.
Menshikov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Menshikov throws a jab when Bell was well out of range.
Bell looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Menshikov is fending him off so far but Bell persists. Nope, Menshikov circles away and we're back to standing.
Bell throws a hook but Menshikov avoids it easily.#TD#
Bell fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Menshikov to the ground. Bell is now in Menshikov's guard.
Menshikov wants to stand but Bell is controlling the position.
Bell sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Menshikov's guard.
Bell wants to free his trapped foot but Menshikov is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Menshikov is refusing to be controlled, as Bell sits in half guard.
Bell looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Menshikov with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Menshikov regains full guard. Nicely done. #T4#
Bell scoring with punches to the head and body.
Bell wants to control from the top but Menshikov keeps moving.
Bell postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Bell is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Bell throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bell is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Bell with a nice head shot there.
Bell postures up.
Bell preventing the sweep.
Menshikov controls Bell momentarily but Bell frees himself.
Bell throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Menshikov works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Bell with a flurry of punches that miss.
Bell controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Maxim Menshikov!

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

 

Event: EMP Toivonen Vs Allen     
Date:   May 31, 2019
#R1#
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Zulu - that will leave a mark!
Bell takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Bell moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Zulu throws the left hand but Bell avoids the punch easily.
Bell was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bell slips under a jab.
Bell slips a straight right by Zulu.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell walks into a straight right hand from Zulu.
Bell misses with a left hand
and Zulu counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.#T1#
Bell takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Zulu with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Zulu's corner calls for a 1-2. Zulu obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Zulu lunges at Bell with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Bell's hand.
Zulu misses with a wild body shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Bell misses the target.
A low kick from Zulu is predictable there
and Bell counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Bell has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Zulu.#T2#
Zulu throws a nice outside leg kick.
Zulu lands an overhand right.
Bell looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Zulu throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
A nice inside leg kick there by Zulu. That's going to slow Bell down.
Zulu throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bell on the side of the head.
Zulu turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Zulu delivers a nice body kick.#T3#
Zulu lands with a kick to the ribs.
Bell is breathing heavily.
Zulu throws a quick inside leg kick.
Zulu swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Bell on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Zulu misses with the combination.
An attempted straight right counter from Bell misses the target.
Zulu is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Bell had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
A solid leg kick lands there for Zulu. #T4#
Zulu scores with a nice right hand.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Zulu!
Bell takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Zulu goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Bell was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Zulu slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
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!
Bell throws a lazy right hand but Zulu sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Zulu! But no joy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kvame Zulu dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Zulu cracks Bell with a good jab.
Zulu moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Kvame Zulu seems to be getting the better of the standup.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Bell crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Zulu - the referee stops the clock and Bell gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Zulu. Bell manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Bell drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Nice straight punches there by Zulu. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Zulu.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell ducks under a wild hook from Zulu.
Bell throwing a counter right hand but Zulu manages to avoid it.
Zulu throws a quick inside leg kick.
Bell's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.#T1#
Zulu throws the left hand but Bell avoids the punch easily.
It looked like Bell wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.#KD2#
Zulu cracks Bell with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Zulu has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Bell to stand back up!
Bell checks a low kick from Zulu.
A big right from Zulu misses.
Bell appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Zulu, as that shot connected.
Zulu drops Bell with a straight right hand, right on the button! Zulu follows him down to the mat and pounds him out with hammerfists until the referee jumps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kvame Zulu!
A less than humble Kvame Zulu misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.

 

Event: EMP Escobar vs Kansalainen     
Date:   May 17, 2019
#R1##CL2#
Piano gets a clinch.
Bell dodges an elbow strike from Piano .
A shot in the inside from Bell. #BC#
Bell breaks from the clinch.
Bell misses with a body shot.
Nice uppercut lands for Bell. That snapped Piano 's head back.
Rick Piano seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell throws a low kick, looking for Piano 's leg but Piano calmly moves out of range.
Piano bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Bell's head.#CL2#
Piano instigates a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#BC#
Bell breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Piano cracks Bell with a good jab.
Piano scores with a hook to the body. Bell takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Piano throws an off balance right hand
and Bell counters with a left to the body. #T1#
Piano throws a head kick that misses.
Piano throws a wild body kick that Bell sees coming a mile off.
Bell uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Piano .
A looping hook to the body misses from Piano . Bell does a little dance to reset his feet.
Piano misses with a kick to the body
and Bell connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Piano throws a lazy right hand but Bell sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Piano has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Bell ducks under a wild hook from Piano .
A counter left hand to the body from Bell misses its target.
Piano pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.#T2#
A big right from Piano misses.
It looked like Bell wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Piano looks to throw a body kick#KD#
and Bell counters with a left hand that sends Piano to the canvas! #CUT#
It looks like Rick Piano has been cut.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Piano tries to strike from the bottom.
Bell slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
The strikes coming from Bell are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Piano taking punishment in the form of punches.
Bell is chipping away with strikes.
Bell sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Piano is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Bell trying to control the action but Piano is working from the bottom. #SUB#
Bell is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Piano is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now. #T3#
Piano is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Bell lands some shots froms side control.
An elbow from Bell crashes against the mat.
Piano is being controlled here.
Bell trying to control the position but Piano is working away. #SUB#
Bell looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Piano trying to remain calm as Bell controls from the top position.#T4#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Piano managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Bell.
Bell throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Bell works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Bell working the ground and pound.
Bell creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
The strikes coming from Bell are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Bell in side control lands a decent elbow.
Bell creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Piano sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Bell working the ground and pound but Piano is defending the strikes.
Bell is chipping away with strikes.
Bell working the head with strikes.
Bell is chipping away with strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Rick Piano 's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Piano wants to clinch.
Piano misses the shot to the body.
Bell was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Piano bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bell circles away from the clinch attempt
and Bell counters with a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Piano just misses with a punch to the body.
Bell looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.#T1#
Piano misses with an attempted mid kick.
A jab from Piano does it's job there.
Piano throws a body kick that misses
letting Bell counter with a right hand.
Piano misses with an uppercut
and Bell counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Piano lands a nice looking body shot.
Piano misses with a hook to the body #KD#
and Bell counters with a left hand that sends Piano to the canvas! #ROC#
Piano is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Piano working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bell.
Bell scoring with punches to the head and body.
Piano is still in real trouble! Can Bell finish him?
Bell scoring with some ground and pound.
Piano working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bell. #T2#
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bell accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Bell throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Piano seems to have recovered his senses.
Doug Bell overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Bell is in close to Piano 's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Bell might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Bell's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Bell trying to control but Piano is working from the bottom.
Bell has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Bell stays in close to Piano 's body and controls the position.
Piano working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bell.
Bell is looking to work some ground and pound but Piano has wrist control.
Bell wants to get up but he can't break Piano 's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
Piano keeping moving, preventing Bell from controlling successfully.
Bell stays in close to Piano 's body and controls the position. #T3#
Bell postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Bell working some strikes from top position.#SUB2#
Bell avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Bell stays in close to Piano 's body and controls the position.
Bell working some strikes from top position.
Bell controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bell accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Piano avoiding any damage from the ground and pound. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.#T4#
Piano throws a head kick but Bell moves out of range.
Piano throws a lazy right hand but Bell sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Donk. Piano catches Bell right on the button with a cross.
Piano throws a wild body kick that Bell sees coming a mile off.
Piano delivers a nice body kick.
Piano scores with a jab to the body.
Piano listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Piano throws a predictable looking body shot
and Bell connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Rick Piano 's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!
#R3#
Piano pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Piano lands with a shot to the body.
Piano looks to land a body kick but Bell moved away.
Bell is looking to counter punch.
Piano misses with a body shot
and Bell counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Bell avoids the head kick by Piano .
Piano misses the jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Piano cracks Bell with an open hand slap.
Bell loads up on a big right hand but Piano slips the punch.
Piano steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Bell here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.#T1##CL2#
Piano pushes Bell up against the cage in a clinch.
Piano misses with a body punch.
Piano pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.#BC#
Bell breaks from the clinch.
Piano throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Piano lands a lovely overhand right.
Piano scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Bell is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Piano can do to turn this around?
Piano lands with a hook. Bell tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Piano misses with a hook
and Bell connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Piano scores with a kick to the midsection.
Rick Piano has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Piano misses with a head kick.
Piano lets loose with a powerful body kick. Bell will feel that in the morning.
Piano scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bell doesn't seem bothered though.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Piano smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.#CL2#
Piano has closed the distance and engaged Bell in a clinch.
Piano slowing the pace effectively.
Bell lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Piano .
Bell lands a shoulder strike.
Piano misses with some punches.
Bell wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch. #BC#
Bell breaks from the clinch. #T3#
Piano throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Rick Piano seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Piano takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Bell throws a shot from downtown. Piano moves away and avoids it.
Bell has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Piano .#KD2#
Piano lands a big head kick that sends Bell tumbling to the mat! Piano takes a step backwards and waves Bell back to his feet - he wants the finish!
Doug Bell is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Piano misses with the body kick
and Bell counters with a straight right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Piano misses with an uppercut
enabling Bell to counter with a crisp jab.
A lazy body kick from Piano
enabling Bell to counter with a crisp jab.
Piano wants to clinch but Bell slips to the side
and Bell counters with a nice uppercut. #T4#
Piano throws a lazy head kick
and Bell counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bell scores with a hook to the body. Piano takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Piano tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
It looked like Bell wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Piano tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Bell manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Piano rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Bell to counter with a crisp jab.
Piano cracks Bell with a good jab.
Piano looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

And that's the end of the fight!
Rick Piano comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Bell has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 29:28
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 29:28
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Doug Bell!

Rick Piano spoke after the fight, saying 'I need more roids!'.

 

Event: EMP Heavyweight vs IsMore     
Date:   Mar 31, 2019
#R1#
Bell takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Biscuit moves away.
We've been informed that Biscuit 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.
A telegraphed right hand from Biscuit misses the target.
Biscuit throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Bell's waist but Bell gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Biscuit off to one side.
Bell throws a shot from downtown. Biscuit moves away and avoids it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Biscuit does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bell swings for the body but Biscuit moves out of range.
Biscuit ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Bell on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Biscuit bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Bell's head.
Bell looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Biscuit throws a looping overhand right but Bell ducks down to avoid it.
A shot to the body from Biscuit misses
and Bell counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bell pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bell lands with a right hand.
Bell throws a hook to the side of Biscuit's head but Biscuit sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Biscuit misses with an uppercut
and Bell counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bell walks into a left hand. #T1#
Biscuit throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bell on the side of the head.
Bell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Biscuit manages to avoid it.
Bell lands a jab to the nose.
Bell misses with an uppercut.
Biscuit lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Biscuit tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
The fighters circling - Bell throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Biscuit with the counter takedown but Bell avoids it easily.
Doug Bell is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A punch lands to the side of Bell 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Bell wants to clinch.
Bell misses with a straight right.
Biscuit bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.#TD2#
Biscuit shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Biscuit was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.#T2#
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bell is trying to control Biscuit's posture but Biscuit avoids it.
Bell is looking to regain half guard here but Biscuit keeps moving and retains side control.
Bell might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Biscuit lands a few punches from side control.
Both fighters take a look at the clock.
You can see the frustration on Bell's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Bell tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Biscuit scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Bell to see if he's OK.
You can see the frustration on Bell's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Bell is looking to regain half guard here but Biscuit keeps moving and retains side control. #T3#
Bell keeps Biscuit under control for a moment.
Biscuit working away.
Bell is looking to regain half guard here but Biscuit keeps moving and retains side control.
Biscuit working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Bell is trying to control Biscuit's posture but Biscuit avoids it.
Bell tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Biscuit fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Bell is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Bell struggling a bit here.
Biscuit controls the position. #T4#
Bell is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Biscuit working away.
Biscuit wants to control but Bell is keeping him busy.
Bell can't do much from the bottom here.
Bell prevents Biscuit from improving position.
Bell is looking to reverse the position.
Biscuit grinds an elbow into Bell's temple.
Bell is looking for a sweep.
Biscuit has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Biscuit sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Bell is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
You can see the frustration on Bell's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Bell takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
The strikes coming from Biscuit are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Bell tries to control but Biscuit manages to take his back.
Biscuit punches Bell on the ear.
Biscuit softening up his opponent with strikes here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Schmorgen Biscuit dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Biscuit throws a jab when Bell was well out of range.
Biscuit scores with a jab.
Bell throws a shot from downtown. Biscuit moves away and avoids it.
Biscuit misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.#CL#
Bell has taken the fight to the clinch.
Bell misses with a hook from the clinch.
Biscuit wants to take the fight to the mat but Bell manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Bell misses with a punch on the inside.
Biscuit controlling the action here for a moment.
Biscuit tries for a takedown. No joy.
Doug Bell has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Schmorgen Biscuit.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell tries a body shot but Biscuit blocks it.
Biscuit is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Bell pulls him back up using the underhooks.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Bell misses with some punches.
Biscuit has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.#T1#
A short uppercut from Bell.
Bell tries a body shot but Biscuit blocks it.
Biscuit working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Bell is working Biscuit over against the cage.
Bell lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Biscuit backwards. #CUT#
It looks like Schmorgen Biscuit has been cut.
Bell throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Biscuits head.
Bell lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Biscuit backwards.
A body shot lands from Bell.
Biscuit is breathing heavily.
Bell misses with a body punch.
Bell stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A short right from Bell on the inside.
Bell lands a shoulder strike.
Biscuit prevents a body shot from Bell.
Biscuit takes a shot to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bell prevents the takedown attempt.
Bell is pressed up against the cage. Biscuit has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Bell down to the mat. Bell avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Biscuit ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Bell lands a jab to Biscuit's midsection.
The fighters circling - Bell throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nice defenses there by Biscuit.#T2#
Bell misses with an uppercut. Biscuit saw that one coming.
Biscuit misses with an uppercut. Bell saw that one coming.
Bell jabs Biscuit to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Biscuit is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Biscuit keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Biscuit changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Bell throws a body punch but Biscuit moves out of range.
Biscuit shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Bell as he jumps to the side.
Biscuit tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Bell tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Biscuit was well out of range. Poor timing from Bell.
Bell lands with a cross.
Biscuit uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bell. #CL#
Bell drives through and clinches with Biscuit against the cage. #TD2#
Biscuit gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Bell regains guard.
Biscuit working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Bell's head.
Biscuit loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry. #T3#
Bell not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Bell avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Schmorgen Biscuit has got the better of the ground game so far.
Bell is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Bell utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Biscuit working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Bell's head.
Bell keeping moving, preventing Biscuit from controlling successfully.
Bell has control of Biscuit's left arm, preventing Biscuit from doing any damage.
Bell controls Biscuit momentarily but Biscuit frees himself.
Bell looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Biscuit in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Bell pulls Biscuit in close to his closed guard and prevents Biscuit from doing any damage or advancing position.
Bell continues to stall.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.#T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Biscuit is in close to Bell's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Bell 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.
Biscuit throwing strikes from guard but Bell blocks nicely. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bell misses with a double jab.
Biscuit scores with a jab. Bell acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Bell misses the shot to the body.
Biscuit takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Biscuit shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Bell pinned against the cage. Bell gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Bell takes one on the button.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Schmorgen Biscuit's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Bell throws a hook but Biscuit blocks it.
Biscuit throws a hook but Bell avoids it easily.
Bell takes a swing at Biscuit's ribcage but misses.
Biscuit moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Bell swings for the body but Biscuit moves out of range.
Biscuit wants to clinch.
Bell takes a swing at Biscuit's ribcage but misses.
Biscuit changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Biscuit feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Bells jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Biscuit avoids the body shot from Bell.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Biscuit does a little dance to reset his feet.
Biscuit lands a head shot.
Biscuit gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Bell counters with a lovely straight right hand!#T1#
Bell tries to bum rush Biscuit with a series of wild strikes but Biscuit uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Bell jabs at Biscuit's body.
Bell cracks Biscuit with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Bell avoids the body shot from Biscuit.
Bell is looking to counter punch.
Bell misses with a hook.
Bell misses with a body shot.
Bell takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Good standup being displayed there by Bell as he connects with a hook.
Biscuit takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Bell takes a swing at Biscuit's ribcage but misses.
Biscuit shoots for a double leg takedown but Bell sprawls well. He's pushed Biscuit's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Biscuit connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Bell momentarily.
Biscuit rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Bell moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Bell was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.#T2#
Bell changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bell pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bell lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Biscuit at a distance.
Bell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Biscuit manages to avoid it.
Sloppy strikes from Bell. Those never looked like landing.
Bell has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Biscuit finds it's way round the side to connect with Bell's head.
A swing and a miss from Biscuit.
Bell tries to close the distance and clinch but Biscuit swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Nice jab there from Biscuit.
Biscuit shoots in for a takedown but Bell shows good takedown defense.
Doug Bell has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Schmorgen Biscuit.
Bell looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Bell with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Biscuit to score with a decent uppercut.
A punch lands to the side of Biscuit 's head but he takes it in his stride.#T3#
Bell missing with a left hand there. Biscuit was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Biscuit throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bell connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Bell ducks under a wild hook from Biscuit.
Bell is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Biscuit connects with a good right hand that stumbles Bell. Bell circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Bell tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Biscuit was well out of range. Poor timing from Bell.
Biscuit throws an off balance right hand
and Bell counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bell goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Bell bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bell defending well as Biscuit loads up on a big left hand.
A quick step to the side and Bell tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Biscuit moves away.
Biscuit looks for a takedown but Bell sprawls well.
Bell half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.#T4##CL2#
Biscuit clinches up with Bell and pushes him back against the cage.
Bell lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Biscuit.
Biscuit takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Bell lands a hook that snaps the head of Biscuit backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell digs a right hand into Biscuit's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Biscuit's gas tank.
Doug Bell has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Biscuit wants to stall.
Bell goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A nice right hand lands inside from Bell.
Bell throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Biscuits head.
Biscuit is trying to drag Bell to the mat but Bell just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.#BC#
Bell pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Bell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Biscuit manages to avoid it.
Biscuit drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Bell defends it well.
Bell misses with a body shot.
Doug Bell is winning the standup battle so far.
Bell throws out a powerful jab.
Bell jabbing away but nothing is landing.

And that's the end of the fight!
Doug Bell showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Bell has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 29:28
Judge Franklyn Lucas scores the fight 29:28
Judge Chad Campbell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Doug Bell!

 

Event: EMP Jodson vs Verygood     
Date:   Mar 15, 2019
#R1#
Menshikov scores with a one two! Bell had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Menshikov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Menshikov moves to clinch but Bell breaks away
and Bell counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Bell throws a jab but it's blocked by Menshikov.
A countering left hand to the body from Menshikov misses.
Menshikov loads up on a big right hand but Bell slips the punch.
Bell drops down looking for a counter takedown but Menshikov sprawls and moves away.
Menshikov circles away from the clinch attempt.
Menshikov tries to close the distance and clinch but Bell swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A swing and a miss from Bell.
Menshikov slips under a jab.
Bell drops his hands momentarily and Menshikov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Menshikov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Menshikov falls off balance throwing a combination
and Bell counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Menshikov misses with a looping left.
Bell tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Menshikov defends well and Bell ends up having to push Menshikov into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Menshikov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Menshikov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #T1#
Menshikov throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Bell counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Bell keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Menshikov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bell.
Bell has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Menshikov finds it's way round the side to connect with Bell's head. #CL#
Bell has closed the distance and engaged Menshikov in a clinch.
Menshikov working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Bell doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Bell.
Menshikov stalling in the clinch but Bell improves position.
Bell works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Bell misses with a punch on the inside.
Menshikov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Bell's elbow.
Bell lands a shot to the body.
Bell has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Menshikov lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Bell tries to work over Menshikov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A shot in the inside from Bell.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A short right hand to the side of the head by Bell.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Bell. #T2#
Bell misses with a punch on the inside.
Menshikov scores with a shot to the side of Bell's head.
Good body shot from Bell.
Menshikov looks winded!
Bell lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Bell lands a shot to the body.
Bell works on Menshikov's body with a couple of short punches.
Bell scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Bell lands an uppercut.
Menshikov has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Bell seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Menshikov can turn it around.
Nice body punch from Bell - that landed with a thud.
Bell scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Bell lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Bell lands a hook that snaps the head of Menshikov backwards.
Bell working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Bell lands a right hand that snaps the head of Menshikov backwards.
Bell tries for a takedown but Menshikov manages to get underhooks.
Bell misses with a punch to the body.
Bell changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Menshikov fights it off and pushes away nicely.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Doug Bell. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bell connects with a single shot there.#T3#
Bell misses with a body shot.
A swing and a miss from Bell.
Bell throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Bell misses with a straight right.
Menshikov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Bell counters with a straight right hand.
Menshikov misses with a straight left.
Menshikov slips under a jab from Bell.
Menshikov takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Menshikov throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Bell counters with a nice uppercut.
Bell keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Menshikov throws an off balance right hand
and Bell counters with a nice uppercut.
Menshikov swings away with a body shot that misses
and Bell counters with a straight right hand.
Bell moves out of range as Menshikov strikes.
Menshikov lands a really nice looking cross but Bell seems unphased. #TD#
Bell gets the takedown into side control. #T4#
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!
Bell taking a break here but Menshikov is having none of it and regains half guard.
Bell perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Bell working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Bell tries to pass to full mount but Menshikov defends it.
Bell seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Menshikov does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Menshikov is trying to get back to full guard.
Menshikov wants to get back to his feet.
Bell working Menshikov over with strikes.
Menshikov is not content to let Bell control the position.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bell working the head and body with strikes.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Menshikov is looking to improve his position.
Bell controlling the pace.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Menshikov throws an off balance right hand
and Bell counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Doug Bell is winning the standup battle so far.
Menshikov misses the shot to the body.
Bell is looking to counter punch.
Bell blocks a jab.
Menshikov throws a lazy right hand but Bell sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Menshikov throws a hook but Bell blocks it.
Bell was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A shot to the body from Menshikov misses #TD#
and Bell counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Menshikov pushes Bell off looking to stand but Bell dives back in and keeps control.
Menshikov wants to get back to full guard.
Bell trying to pass the guard but Menshikov defending well.
Bell passes the guard and advances to mount!
Bell breaks from Menshikov's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Menshikov in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell landing strikes from the mount and Menshikov is in trouble!
Bell looking to finish Menshikov with some ground and pound. This is bad for Menshikov!
Bell working the ground and pound effectively. #T1#
Bell controlling the position easily from mount.
Menshikov keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Doug Bell overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Bell looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Bell tries to control but Menshikov wriggling away.
Bell avoids the attempt from Menshikov to control.
Bell lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Bell in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Bell controlling from mount.
Menshikov wants to control but Bell is having none of it.
Menshikov is in all sorts of trouble here. #T2#
Bell landing strikes, looking to finish!
Menshikov wants to use the cage to get back to his feet here.
Menshikov is looking to get to half guard.
The referee warns Menshikov that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Bell trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell landing strikes from the mount.
Bell landing shots from mount.
Bell controlling the pace for now.
Bell wants to control the pace but Menshikov is squirming around nicely.
Bell connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Bell trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Bell is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Menshikov can do to turn this around?#T3#
Bell is landing with some decent strikes but Menshikov is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Bell controlling the position easily from mount.
Menshikov wants to try and get back to his feet.
Bell looking to control and managing it successfully.
A nice elbow there by Bell.
Bell looking to control but Menshikov is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Bell lands a couple of good shots and Menshikov has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Menshikov is covering up but some of the strikes from Bell are getting through and doing damage.
Bell lands with a couple of good shots - one to the side of the head and one questionable shot that could be viewed as to the back of the head but the referee lets it go.
Bell lands shots from the back.
Bell connects with a big shot to the side of Menshikov's head.
Bell wants to control but Menshikov is keeping busy.#T4#
Menshikov is trying to stand back up.
Menshikov is taking damage to the body and head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bell is working the ground and pound. Can Menshikov escape?
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Menshikov is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.
Bell biding his time, controlling Menshikov.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Bell here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
Menshikov staying busy and making it hard for Bell to control.
Menshikov is trying to get back to his feet but Bell has full control of the position and if anything, Menshikov has just worked his way into a worse spot.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bell lands a shot to the head.
Bell is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
Bell lands an elbow to the side of the head.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell 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. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!
#R3#
Bell lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Menshikov at a distance.
Bell jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nice defenses there by Bell.#CL#
Bell clinches up against the cage.
Bell blocks a body shot from Menshikov.
Menshikov misses with the head strike.
Menshikov stalling.
Bell is leaning against Menshikov and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Menshikov pushes Bell back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Bell presses Menshikov against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bell scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Menshikov takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Bell.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Menshikov creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Bell stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Bell lands on the inside with an uppercut. #T1#
Bell lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Bell lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Menshikov backwards.
Bell has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Menshikov after a bit of a struggle.
Bell pushes Menshikov back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Bell lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Bell works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Bell changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Menshikov fights it off and pushes away nicely.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Bell.
Bell stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bell avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Menshikov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Menshikov takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Maxim Menshikov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bell scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Bell throws a predictable looking body shot
and Menshikov counters with a straight right hand.#T2#
Menshikov tries to clinch up.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bell moves out of range of the strikes.
It looked like Bell wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bell uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Menshikov wants to clinch
and Bell counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Menshikov thinking.
Bell misses with a right hand
and Menshikov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Menshikov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Menshikov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bell moves away from the strike by Menshikov.
Bell fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Menshikov misses the shot to the body.
A punch combination from Bell misses.
Menshikov throws a poor cross that misses
and Bell counters with a stiff right hand.
Bell swinging wildly here. #T3#
Menshikov throws a lazy uppercut
letting Bell counter with a right hand.
Maxim Menshikov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
No joy there for Bell, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Menshikov misses the shot to the body.
Menshikov throws a predictable looking body shot #TD#
and Bell counters with a nice double leg into side control. Menshikov won't be happy with that. #ES2#
Menshikov throws Bell to one side and escapes!
Bell throws a jab when Menshikov was well out of range.
Menshikov misses with an uppercut. Bell saw that one coming.
Maxim Menshikov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
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!
Bell stuns Menshikov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Menshikov cracks Bell with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Bell throws a lazy right hand but Menshikov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Menshikov throws a jab but it's blocked by Bell.
Bell scores with a jab.
Menshikov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A swing and a miss from Menshikov.#T4#
A slow jab from Menshikov misses its intended target.
A little feinted left hand from Bell on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Bell wants to clinch up but Menshikov keeps it at a distance.
Bell misses the shot to the body.
Bell is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Bell lands with a shot to the body.
A big right from Bell misses.
A decent looking cross lands there for Menshikov.
Doug Bell is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Bell drops his hands momentarily and Menshikov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Bell lands with a nice body punch.
Menshikov scores with a decent looking hook.
Bell swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Menshikov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bell ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Jab, jab by Bell - just one landing.

And that's the end of the fight!
Doug Bell showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Bell 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 Chad Campbell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 30:26
Judge Franklyn Lucas scores the fight 30:26

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Doug Bell!

 

Event: EMP Toivonen vs Ispa     
Date:   Feb 17, 2019
#R1#
Reign fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Bell throws a big shot that misses.#TD2#
Bell shoots in for a takedown and gets it.#SUB#
Reign actively working from the bottom here.
Reign moves into full guard.
Reign keeping moving, preventing Bell from controlling successfully.
Bell throws a big right hand that misses.
Bell throws a big elbow that misses.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell wants to control from the top but Reign keeps moving.
Bell missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Bell wants to control from the top but Reign keeps moving.
Reign is trying to control the position from the bottom. #T1#
Bell throwing strikes but missing.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bell accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Reign will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Reign looking to control. #SUB#
Reign throwing his legs up looking for a triangle. #SUB#
Reign is looking for a triangle but Bell pushes his legs off easily.
Bell trying to control the position from guard on top but Reign is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB#
Reign has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Bell can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Reign keeping moving, preventing Bell from controlling successfully.
Bell lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Bell trying to control the position from guard on top but Reign is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T2##SUB#
Reign is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Bell is aware though and is defending well.#SUB#
Reign is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Reign controls Bell momentarily but Bell frees himself.
Reign has momentary wrist control but Bell slips an elbow through the middle.
Bell trying to control the position from guard on top but Reign is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Reign trying to keep a closed guard but Bell is proving a slippery customer.
Reign seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Reign preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Bell trying to control but Reign is working from the bottom.
Reign working a defensive guard here. #SUB#
Reign looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar. #T3#
Bell wants to control from the top but Reign keeps moving. #SUB#
Reign working for a triangle but Bell defends it easily.
Bell trying to control the position from guard on top but Reign is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #SUB#
Reign is looking for a triangle but Bell pushes his legs off easily.
Bell trying to control but Reign is working from the bottom. #SUB#
Reign is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Bell defends well.
Bell lands a couple of digs.
Bell trying to control but Reign is working from the bottom.
Bell engaging in some classic timewasting tactics. #T4##SUB#
Reign is looking for a triangle but Bell pushes his legs off easily.
Bell advances position into side control!
You can see the frustration on Reign's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Bell landing strikes.
Reign sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.#SUB#
Reign looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Bell seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Reign is looking to control Bell's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Reign avoid being mounted?
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bell is trying to control. Reign wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Bell passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Reign!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R2#
Bell throws a shot to the body.
Reign misses with an uppercut.
Bell throws a looping overhand right but Reign ducks down to avoid it.
Bell cracks a nice hook into Reign's ribs.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell ducks under a wild hook from Reign.
The crowd cheers as Reign lands an impressive looking overhand right. Bell doesn't seem phased though.
Bell takes a swing at Reign's ribcage but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Bell throws a left and a right that both miss
enabling Reign to counter with a crisp jab.
Reign takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Bell waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Reign.#T1#
The fighters circle momentarily. Bell darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Bell misses with a lunging right hand
and Reign connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bell lands a nice looking body shot.
Bell throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Reign ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Reign scores with a crisp jab that stopped Bell in his tracks.
Bell has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bell takes one on the button.
Titan Reign is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Reign misses with a hook.
Bell closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Bell looks to throw the jab but Reign is out of range.
Reign lands with an overhand left.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Reign throws a hook but Bell avoids it easily.
Bell swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.#T2#
Bell uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Reign.
A jab from Bell misses.
Reign avoids the body shot from Bell.
Reign is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Reign keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bell.
Bell throws a nice looking combination but Reign bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bell loads up on a big right hand but Reign slips the punch.
Reign smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Reign throwing a counter right hand but Bell manages to avoid it.#CL#
Reign forces Bell back against the cage and clinches.
Reign has a couple of punches blocked by Bell.
Reign softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Reign lands a body punch in the clinch. #BC#
Reign breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Reign blocks a jab.#T3##CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Reign lands a right hand.
Bell swings wildly with an uppercut but Reign uses good head movement to avoid it.
Reign is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Bell is keeping busy.
Bell throws a head punch that misses.
Still in the clinch, Reign scores with a nice short uppercut.
Bell blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Reign misses with a hook from the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Bell.
Bell tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bell lands with a light punch inside.
Bell scores with a shoulder strike.
Bell struggles to land a body shot inside as Reign controls his hands.
Bell tries to throw a body punch but Reign avoids it by throwing Bell back against the cage.
Bell tries to work over Reign's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Bell misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bell can't find room to land a body shot as Reign controls the action. #TD2#
Bell has picked Reign up - he's going for a ride! Bell dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.#T4#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bell drops an elbow to the side of Reign's head.
Bell scoring with strikes to the body and head. #SUB#
Reign looking for submissions off his back.
Doug Bell has got the better of the ground game so far.
Reign is looking to improve his position.
Bell is keen to just control but Reign is a slippery customer.
My spies in Crapollas Gym inform me that Bell has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Bell slows the pace down in half guard.
Reign is not content to let Bell control the position.
Bell throwing shots but Reign is blocking nicely. #SUB#
Reign actively working from the bottom here.
Reign regains full guard. Nicely done.
Bell throwing strikes from guard but Reign blocks nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!
#R3#
Bell scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Bell throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Reign shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Bell throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Reign connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Bell's hands.
Reign is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Bell misses with a body shot.
Bell is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Reign.
Bell misses with a wild body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Reign avoids the body shot from Bell.
The crowd cheers as Bell lands an impressive looking overhand right. Reign doesn't seem phased though.
Doug Bell seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Reign takes one on the chin but seems OK. #T1#
Bell slips under a jab.
Bell doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
A big right from Bell misses.
Jab by Bell.
Reign displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bell throws out the jab.
Bell takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Bell misses with an uppercut.
Reign feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Bells jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Bell throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Reign to counter with a crisp jab.
Bell tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Reign was well out of range. Poor timing from Bell.
Reign was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bell slips a jab and a cross from Reign.
Bell misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Reign.
Bell displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Reign throws out the jab. #T2#
Reign throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Reign moves out of range of the strikes.
Reign avoids a punch combination nicely.
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Reign moves away.
Reign swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Bell lands the left hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bell misses with the combination.
Reign keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bell.
Reign is looking to counter punch.
Bell takes a swing at Reign's ribcage but misses.
Reign tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Bell is able to avoid easily.#T3#
A telegraphed right hand from Bell misses the target.
Bell looks to score with a jab to the body but Reign is just out of range.
A nice combination there by Reign.
Bell gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Bell scores with a jab to the head.
Bell misses with a looping right.
Bell throws a shot from downtown. Reign moves away and avoids it.
Reign scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Reign scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Bell misses with a combination
and Reign counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #T4#
Reign looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A jab from Reign misses.
Reign scores with a jab.
A shot to the body from Bell misses
and Reign connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bell lands with a good body shot.
Bell ducks under a wild hook from Reign.
Doug Bell is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Bell fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.#TD2#
Bell closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Bell trying to control the position but Reign is working away.
Reign is looking to regain half guard here but Bell keeps moving and retains side control.
Bell is looking to take a break and control but Reign is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Doug Bell.
Well Bell has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 28:29
Judge John Kavanagh scores the fight 27:30
Judge Columbo Gatti scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Doug Bell!

 

Event: EMP Mumu vs Thomas 3     
Date:   Jan 06, 2019
#R1#
Pearson tries a head kick but it misses.
Bell connects with a nice looking jab.
Bell throws a two punch combo that lands nicely. #CUT#
It looks like Norman Pearson has been cut.
Pearson moves out of range of the strikes.
Bell scores with a punch to the head.
Bell lands a body shot.
Bell works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A combination from Pearson does no damage.
Pearson thuds his right hand into Bell's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bell throws a hook but Pearson blocks it.
Bell throws a jab but it's blocked by Pearson. #CL#
Bell closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Pearson swings wildly with an uppercut but Bell uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pearson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bell tries to work over Pearson's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Pearson prevents a body shot from Bell.
Bell misses with the head strike. #T1#
Bell tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pearson lands a body shot in the clinch.
Pearson blocks a body shot from Bell.
Bell swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A right hand to the body from Bell.
Bell lands with a short shot to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bell.
Pearson blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bell misses with a punch to the body.
Bell lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Pearson lands a left hand that snaps the head of Bell backwards.
Bell scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Pearson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pearson scores with a shoulder strike.
Bell tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bell's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A short uppercut from Bell.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pearson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Pearson swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short right from Pearson.
Bell misses with a body punch.
Bell misses with some punches. #T2#
Pearson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Bell presses Pearson against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A body shot lands from Pearson.
A short left from Pearson.
Pearson working aggressively here.
Bell struggles to land a body shot inside as Pearson controls his hands.
Pearson has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Bell seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Pearson can turn it around.
Pearson taking a breather.
Pearson swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Pearson gets through Bell's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Pearson throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Bell is breathing heavily.
Bell doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pearson blocks an uppercut.
Bell tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pearson's elbow.
Bell misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Pearson fails to land.
Pearson prevents a body shot from Bell.
Pearson lands with a right to the head.
Pearson working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Pearson is working Bell over against the cage.
Pearson scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Pearson scores with a hook to the body.#T3#
Pearson lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A body shot lands from Pearson.
Pearson lands an uppercut.
Pearson lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Pearson lands a right hand that snaps the head of Bell backwards.
A short right from Pearson.
Pearson stalling.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Pearson creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Pearson lands a nice shot to the body.
Pearson lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Pearson lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Bell backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pearson struggles to land a body shot inside as Bell controls his hands.
Pearson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Bell lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Pearson leaning against his opponent.
Bell scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Pearson scores with a shoulder strike.
A head punch on the inside from Bell fails to land.
A right handed body shot lands from Pearson.
Pearson pushes Bell back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Pearson lands a left hand. #T4#
Pearson lands a body shot.
Pearson tries a body shot but Bell blocks it.
Pearson stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Pearson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Bell's elbow.
Pearson can't find room to land a body shot as Bell controls the action.
Bell misses with a hook from the clinch.
Pearson presses Bell against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Pearson lands a body shot.
Pearson lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Bell backwards.
Pearson working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A nice left hand lands by Pearson.
Pearson presses Bell against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Pearson lands a left hand that snaps the head of Bell backwards.
Pearson lands a hook to the side of the head.#ROC2#
Bell is rocked!
Good body shot from Pearson.
Oh Bell is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Bell seems to have got his legs back now.
Pearson lands a shot to the body.
Bell blocks a body shot from Pearson.
Pearson lands a body shot in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Norman Pearson dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Norman Pearson's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Bell walks into a stiff left hand from Pearson.
The fighters circle momentarily. Pearson darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Pearson takes a swing at Bell's ribcage but misses.
Bell seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Bell keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pearson lands an uppercut out of nowhere! Bell falls backwards - clearly groggy! Pearson dives in and finishes the fight with more strikes for a TKO finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:22 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Norman Pearson!
Norman Pearson thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: IFC84: Bell v Paulin     
Date:   Dec 12, 2018
#R1#
Paulin's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Bell connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Paulin scrambles back to his feet.
A head kick misses from Paulin.
Paulin fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Bell is out of range.
Bell misses with a hook.
Bell swinging wildly here.
Paulin is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Bell wants to clinch but Paulin slips to the side
and Paulin counters with a stiff right hand.
Bell lands a jab.#CUT#
It looks like Thierry Paulin has been cut.
Bell looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Bell drops his hands momentarily and Paulin takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head. #CL#
Bell rushes Paulin and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Paulin working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Bell throws a head punch that misses.
Bell tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Paulin's elbow.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!#BC2#
Paulin's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Bell uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Paulin.
Bell throws a series of punches but Paulin moves out of range. #T1#
Bell misses with a straight right.
Paulin throws a jab but it's blocked by Bell.
Paulin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Paulin chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Paulin avoids the body shot from Bell.
Bell walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Paulin takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Paulin rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Bell counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Paulin throws a body punch but Bell moves out of range.
Bell swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Paulin misses with the body kick
and Bell counters with a left to the body.
Paulin slips a straight right by Bell.
Paulin misses with a hook.
Paulin throws a head kick that misses. #T2#
An inside leg kick from Paulin misses.
Bell feints a jab promting Paulin to slip. Bell then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Paulin slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paulin misses with a body kick.
Paulin lands with an uppercut that bounces Bell off the cage and back into range.
Paulin tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
It looked like Bell wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bell misses the jab.
A head kick by Paulin misses
and Bell counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Paulin takes one to the chin there.
Paulin throws a sloppy head kick and Bell moves out of range easily.
Paulin misses with a hook. Bell ducked under it nicely.
Bell throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Paulin stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Paulin cracks Bell with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.#T3#
Paulin thows a leg kick but Bell checks it
and Bell counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work. #CL#
Bell clinches up against the cage.
Bell blocking some punches. #BC2#
Paulin pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Paulin tests Bell's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bell wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Bell scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Bell scores with a punch to the head.#CUT#
That has opened up Thierry Paulin's cut even more.
Bell looks to throw the jab but Paulin is out of range.
Bell ducks under a wild hook from Paulin.
An attempted straight right counter from Bell misses the target.
Bell lands with an uppercut that bounces Paulin off the cage and back into range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bell scores with a crisp jab that stopped Paulin in his tracks.
A telegraphed right hand from Bell misses the target. #T4#
Paulin misses with a lunging right hand
and Bell counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Bell fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Bell ducks under a wild hook from Paulin.
Bell connects with a looping right hand.
Paulin throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Bell counters with a crisp right that sends Paulin to the canvas! Bell follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Doug Bell!

 

Event: IFC 76: S.Heavyweight vs Bell     
Date:   Nov 10, 2018
#R1#
Nice straight punches there by Heavyweight. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Heavyweight.
Bell feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Heavyweights jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Super Heavyweight seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A big right from Bell misses.
Heavyweight appears to be looking for a big counter.
Nice cross by Heavyweight.
Heavyweight misses with a wild body shot.
Bell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Heavyweight takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Heavyweight seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Heavyweight lands a nice hook to Bell's body. Bell takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Bell throws a shot from downtown. Heavyweight moves away and avoids it.
Heavyweight is looking to counter the offense by Bell and move into the clinch.
Bell throws a body punch but Heavyweight moves out of range.
Heavyweight uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bell.
Heavyweight tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Bell manages to circle out of the way.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #T1#
Bell looks to score with a jab to the body but Heavyweight is just out of range.#CL#
Heavyweight moves into the clinch successfully.
Bell throws a punch but it's blocked by Heavyweight.
Bell blocks a body shot from Heavyweight.
Bell looking for a takedown. #BC2#
Bell manages to break the clinch.
Bell misses with a series of wild punches.
Bell throws a nice looking combination but Heavyweight bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bell swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bell avoids the body shot from Heavyweight.
Bell circles away from the clinch attempt.
Heavyweight misses with a wild body shot.
Heavyweight misses with a body shot. #T2#
Bell misses with a jab to the body
and Heavyweight counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bell swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Bell.
Heavyweight with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Heavyweight takes a swing at Bell's ribcage but misses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Heavyweight throws a body shot but no joy.
Heavyweight uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bell.
Heavyweight just misses with a punch to the body.
Heavyweight lands with a cross. #T3#
Heavyweight ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bell moves away.
Heavyweight looks to land a combination but Bell avoids it well.
Heavyweight misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bell.
Bell doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Bell just misses with a punch to the body.
Heavyweight is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Heavyweight!
Heavyweight scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Heavyweight works Bell's body with a nice hook.
A shot to the body from Bell misses
letting Heavyweight counter with a right hand.
Heavyweight fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bell manages to avoid it.
Heavyweight displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bell throws out the jab. #CL2#
Bell fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Heavyweight, pushing him back against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Heavyweight fails to land.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.#BC2#
Bell's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.#T4#
Heavyweight connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Heavyweight is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Heavyweight misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bell.
Bell throws out a counter right but Heavyweight avoids it with no problem.
Heavyweight tries to close the distance and clinch up but Bell swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Heavyweight is looking to wear down Bell with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Heavyweight takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Bell misses with a hook.
Heavyweight fails with an attempt to clinch.
Super Heavyweight is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Heavyweight throws a right hand that misses
and Bell counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Heavyweight is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Bell misses with a hook.
Heavyweight keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bell.
Bell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Heavyweight appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Heavyweight throws a body punch but Bell moves out of range.
Bell scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Super Heavyweight dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2##CL2#
Bell has Heavyweight up against the cage in a clinch.
Heavyweight working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Nice body punch from Bell.
Heavyweight tries a body shot but Bell blocks it.
Bell swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Heavyweight can't find room to land a body shot as Bell controls the action.
A right handed body shot lands from Bell.
Bell throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Bell doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A body shot lands from Bell.
Heavyweight misses with a punch to the body. #BC2#
Bell breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Heavyweight misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bell.
Bell displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination. #CUT2#
It looks like Super Heavyweight has been cut.
Bell swats away the attempt to clinch by Heavyweight.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.#T1#
Heavyweight throws a body shot but no joy.
No joy there for Heavyweight, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Heavyweight closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Bell shoots in for a takedown but Heavyweight shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Heavyweight keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Super Heavyweight is winning the standup battle so far.
Nice body punch from Bell.
Bell shoots in for a takedown but Heavyweight shows good takedown defense.
Heavyweight connects with a good right hand that stumbles Bell. Bell circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Heavyweight takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Heavyweight wants to clinch up but Bell keeps it at a distance.
A countering left hand to the body from Bell misses.#T2#
Heavyweight swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Heavyweight tries to clinch but Bell is having none of it.
Bell lands a lovely overhand right.
Bell lands with a nice body punch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Heavyweight digs a good hook to Bell's body.
Bell misses the jab.
Heavyweight misses with a few strikes there. #CL2#
Bell drives through and clinches with Heavyweight against the cage.
Bell tries to throw a body punch but Heavyweight avoids it by throwing Bell back against the cage.
Heavyweight blocks an uppercut.
Bell prevents a body shot from Heavyweight.
Heavyweight working aggressively here.
Bell has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Heavyweight seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Bell can turn it around.
Bell lands a shot to the body.#T3#
Bell digs a right hand into Heavyweight's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Heavyweight's gas tank.
Heavyweight lands with a left to the head.
Bell lands a shoulder strike. #BC2#
Bell manages to break the clinch.
Bell keeps the fight on the outside.
Heavyweight throws an overhand right that lands on Bell's shoulder, as Bell tries to avoid the shot. #CL2#
Heavyweight tries to keep at a distance but Bell has taken the fight into the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Heavyweight. #BC2#
Bell pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Heavyweight ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Heavyweight swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A nice side step and Bell releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Bell digs a good body shot into Heavyweight's ribs.
A combination from Heavyweight does no damage. #T4#
Heavyweight looks to score with a jab to the body but Bell is just out of range.
Bell moves forwards but Heavyweight connects with a nice, crisp jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Heavyweight lands with a straight right. Bell didn't see that one coming.
Bell throws a body shot but no joy.
Bell swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Heavyweight tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Bell paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Heavyweight keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bell looks to score with a jab to the body but Heavyweight is just out of range.
Bell ducks right into an uppercut from Heavyweight. #CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Heavyweight prevents a body shot from Bell.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Super Heavyweight'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.
#R3#
Bell fails with an attempt to clinch.
Heavyweight misses with the combination.
Heavyweight slips a straight right by Bell.
A shot to the body from Heavyweight misses
and Bell counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Heavyweight tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bell was well out of range. Poor timing from Heavyweight.
Bell on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Heavyweight misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bell.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice body punch from Heavyweight.
Bell takes a swing at Heavyweight's ribcage but misses.
Bell takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Bell takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.#T1#
Bell tries for a takedown but Heavyweight sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Heavyweight with a nice cross.
Heavyweight swings for the body but Bell moves out of range. #CL#
Heavyweight pushes Bell up against the cage in a clinch.
Bell fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Heavyweight.
Doug Bell seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A right hand to the body from Heavyweight.
A short right from Heavyweight.
Heavyweight lands a right hand that snaps the head of Bell backwards.
Heavyweight lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short left from Heavyweight.
Heavyweight gets through Bell's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Still in the clinch, Heavyweight scores with a nice short uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A right hook to the body lands for Heavyweight.
Bell prevents a body shot from Heavyweight.
Heavyweight tries a body shot but Bell blocks it. #T2#
Heavyweight blocks an uppercut.
Bell tries to break free but Heavyweight pushes him back against the cage.
Heavyweight misses with a punch to the body.
Bell tries to throw a body punch but Heavyweight avoids it by throwing Bell back against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Heavyweight scores with a nice short uppercut.
Bell swings wildly with an uppercut but Heavyweight uses good head movement to avoid it.
Heavyweight lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Bell or not.
Bell tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Heavyweight's elbow.
Bell fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Bell misses with a body punch.
Bell tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Heavyweight lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Heavyweight blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bell prevents a body shot from Heavyweight.
Bell doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Heavyweight tries to work over Bell's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Heavyweight blocking some punches.
Heavyweight scores with a hook to the body.#T3#
Heavyweight pushes Bell back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Heavyweight lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Bell backwards.
Heavyweight lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Bell backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Heavyweight.
Heavyweight stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Heavyweight tries a body shot but Bell blocks it.
Heavyweight misses with a punch to the body.
Nice body punch from Heavyweight - that landed with a thud.
Heavyweight cracks Bell with a nice body shot.
Heavyweight goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Bell tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bell's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Heavyweight lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Heavyweight.
Heavyweight pushes Bell back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Heavyweight scores with a shot to the side of Bell's head. #ROC#
Bell is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Heavyweight blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Bell is still on wobbly legs! Can Heavyweight finish him?
Heavyweight makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Heavyweight misses with a shot to the kidneys. #T4#
Nice body punch from Heavyweight.
Heavyweight can't find room to land a body shot as Bell controls the action.
Bell seems to have recovered his senses.
Heavyweight can't find room to land a body shot as Bell controls the action.
Bell goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short right from Bell.
Heavyweight tries a body shot but Bell blocks it.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Heavyweight.#BC2#
Bell's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Heavyweight thuds a left hand into Bell's body.
Heavyweight steps in with a hook that catches Bell right on the chin and knocks him to the floor! Heavyweight follows him down with more strikes and that's all she wrote! Bell looks absolutely devastated.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:38 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Super Heavyweight!
Super Heavyweight retains his super heavyweight title!
Super Heavyweight thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: IFC 73: Mayer vs Chugman     
Date:   Oct 20, 2018
#R1#
Koniu fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Koniu lands with a thumping leg kick.
Bell avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Koniu misses with a double jab.
Bell was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Koniu misses with a shot to the body
and Koniu takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
An inside leg kick lands from Koniu.
Koniu uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Bell has time to react.
Bell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Koniu manages to avoid it.
Koniu connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Bell takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
The fighters circling - Bell throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Koniu buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Koniu shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Koniu throws out a loose jab but Bell uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bell swings for the body but Koniu moves out of range. #T1#
Bell throws a series of punches but Koniu avoids them all with ease.
It seemed like Koniu was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Koniu misses with a wild combination.
An attempted straight right counter from Bell misses the target.
Koniu misses with a double jab
and Bell counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A telegraphed right hand from Bell misses the target.
Koniu looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bell fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.#CUT#
It looks like Japa Koniu has been cut.
Koniu fails to land with a series of punches.
Koniu pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
An attempted straight right counter from Bell misses the target.
Koniu misses with the combination.
Bell lands a really nice looking cross but Koniu seems unphased. #T2#
Koniu misses with the body kick
and Bell counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Koniu does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Bell tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A slow jab from Bell misses its intended target.
Koniu scores with a jab.
Japa Koniu seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
As Bell backs off Koniu throws a huge counter combo but Bell manages to avoid it all.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bell checks a low kick from Koniu.
Koniu looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bell misses the shot to the body. #TD#
Bell looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Koniu wants to stand and escape but Bell is having none of it.
Bell seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Koniu can do anything to dispel that myth.#T3#
Bell lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Bell scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Koniu wants to stand but Bell is controlling the position.
Bell passes Koniu's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Bell slips a nice elbow through Koniu's hands, connecting with Koniu's forehead.
Koniu really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Bell. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Bell moves into full mount! Koniu won't be happy about that!
Bell tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bell wants to control the pace but Koniu is squirming around nicely.
Koniu really wants to buck Bell off and get back to his feet.
Koniu in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Bell cracks Koniu with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena. #T4#
Koniu wants to use the cage to get back to his feet here.
Bell lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Koniu is squirming around, avoiding Bell's attempts to control the action.
Bell is landing with some decent strikes but Koniu is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Koniu taking shots to the head. #CUT#
That has opened up Japa Koniu's cut even more.
Koniu in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Bell lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent. #CUT#
The cut above Japa Koniu's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Bell tries to control but Koniu wriggling away.
You get the feeling that Koniu really doesn't like being in this position too much.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Bell looking to finish Koniu with some ground and pound. This is bad for Koniu!
Bell won't let Koniu get back to his feet... He wants to keep the fight where it is for now.
Bell working away from the top, dropping strikes.#CUT#
Japa Koniu's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Japa Koniu's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Doug Bell!

 

Event: IFC MW 38: Bell vs Nekele     
Date:   Sep 12, 2018
#R1#
Bell tries to clinch there but Nekele circles away.
Bell swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bell throws an overhand right that lands on Nekele's shoulder, as Nekele tries to avoid the shot.
Nekele slips a jab and a cross from Bell.
Nekele scores with a crisp jab that stopped Bell in his tracks.
Nekele has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Bell blocks a leg kick.
Bell throws a series of punches but Nekele avoids them all with ease.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell misses with a body shot.
Nekele connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Bell throws a lazy uppercut
and Nekele counters with a low kick, right behind Bell 's knee. #T1#
Bell throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Bell.
Nekele swats away the attempt to clinch by Bell.
Nekele moves forwards but Bell connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Bell lands a slapping body shot.
Bell just misses with a punch to the body.
Nekele swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.#T2##CL#
Bell rushes Nekele and presses him up against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bell.
Nekele is trying to force a seperation but Bell has the dominant position.#BC2#
Nekele breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Nekele uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bell.
Bell throws a nice looking combination but Nekele bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Nekele connects with a looping right hand.
Bell misses with a right hand
and Nekele counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bell misses with a body shot.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Nekele! But no joy.
Nekele misses with a looping right.
Nice uppercut lands for Nekele. That snapped Bell's head back. #T3#
Nekele lands a jab to the head.
Bell is looking to wear down Nekele with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Bell scores with a body shot.
Bell doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Nekele makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Bell misses with an uppercut
enabling Nekele to counter with a crisp jab.
Bell throws a body shot but no joy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Nekele does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nekele ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Nekele! But no joy.
Nekele connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe. #T4##TD#
Nekele gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Bell to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Nekele avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Nekele really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Bell. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bell trying to control but Nekele is working from the bottom.
Nekele utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Bell stays in close to Nekele's body and controls the position.
Bell trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Bell throwing strikes from guard but Nekele blocks nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Doug Bell will probably get the nod.
That's time! Bell's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Bell throws a hook but Nekele avoids it easily.
Nekele scores with a decent looking hook.
Nekele avoids the body shot from Bell.
Bell listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Bell takes a swing at Nekele's ribcage but misses.
Nekele stuffs the takedown attempt from Bell. Bell gets slowly back to his feet.
It seemed like Nekele was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nekele scores with a nice head shot.
Bell 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. #T1#
A jab from Bell finds it's way through Nekele's defenses.
Naiki Nekele seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nekele slips a straight right by Bell.
It seemed like Nekele was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Nekele slips under a jab from Bell.
Bell swings widly with a right hand
and Nekele connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nekele throws a quick inside leg kick.
Bell steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Nekele. That one must have hurt.
Nekele takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Nekele misses with a left hand
and Nekele takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bell scores with a sloppy right hand. Nekele should have avoided that one. #T2#
Bell throws a body shot but no joy.
Nekele tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Bell misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nekele.
It seemed like Nekele was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Nekele misses the shot to the body.
Bell looks to land a combination. Nekele sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The fight stays on the outside here - Bell looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Bell needs to keep his hands up - Nekele had a free shot at his head there.#T3#
Jab by Nekele.
Bell misses with a looping right.
Bell misses with a lunging right hand
and Nekele counters with a nice uppercut.
Bell throws a jab when Nekele was well out of range.
Nekele throws a leg kick but Bell sees it coming and moves out of range.
Bell swings widly with a right hand
and Nekele counters with a leg kick.
Nekele takes a swing at Bell's ribcage but misses.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nekele explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.#T4#
Bell tries to clinch up.
Bell misses with a body shot.
Nekele tries a quick counter leg kick but Bell is wise to it.
Nekele slips under a jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Nekele! But no joy.
Bell moves in looking to clinch but Nekele pushes him off.
Bell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Nekele manages to avoid it.
Nekele throws a leg kick that misses.
Bell with a nice cross.#CL#
Bell instigates a clinch.
Bell blocks an uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Bell.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Doug Bell will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R3#
Bell tries to clinch there but Nekele circles away.
Bell lands with a nice body punch.
Bell thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bell throws a body shot but no joy.
A little jabbing left from Nekele on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Bell shoots and misses
and Nekele counters with a nice uppercut.
Bell shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Nekele sprawls well. Nekele wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Bell gets slowly back to his feet.
Nekele looks like he wants to counter punch here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nekele walks into a jab.#T1#
A cross from Nekele lands.
Nekele is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Bell throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nice defenses there by Bell.
Bell throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
enabling Nekele to counter with a crisp jab.
Nekele misses with a body shot.
Jab by Bell.
Bell on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Nekele has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.#T2#
Bell misses with an uppercut
and Nekele counters with a nice uppercut.
Bell tries to clinch up.
Bell on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Bell takes one to the side of the head.
Bell tries to clinch
and Nekele counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nekele avoids the body shot from Bell.
Nekele looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bell lands a lovely overhand right.
Bell tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nekele was well out of range. Poor timing from Bell.
Bell backing away here, and Nekele unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Nekele scores with a jab to the head. #T3#
Nekele takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
No joy there for Bell, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Bell misses with a hook
and Bell takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bell wants to clinch
and Nekele cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Bell shoots in for a takedown but Nekele shows good takedown defense.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Doug Bell. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nekele cracks Bell with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Bell swings away with a body shot that misses
and Nekele counters with a nice low kick that buckles Bell's knee momentarily.#T4#
Nekele stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Nekele bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Bell's head backwards.
Bell just misses with a punch to the body.
Nekele flicks out a counter leg kick but Bell steps away.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Doug Bell is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Nekele swats away the attempt to clinch by Bell.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bell ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Naiki Nekele has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Nekele's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Bell connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Nekele scrambles back to his feet.

And that's the end of the fight!
Naiki Nekele comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Bell has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Doug Bell!

 

Event: IFC MW 36: Mayer vs Lomachenko     
Date:   Aug 22, 2018
#R1#
Bell closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
A head kick misses from Bandichoo.
Bell pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bell misses with a hook. Bandichoo ducked under it nicely.
Bandichoo misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Bell avoids the head kick by Bandichoo.
Some bone on bone action there as Bell checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Bell fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Bandichoo connects with a nice looking jab.
Bell wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Bandichoo slips under a jab from Bell.
Bell swings for the body but Bandichoo moves out of range.
Bell lands a nice shot to the body.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Bell.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bandichoo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bandichoo keeps the fight on the outside.
Nice shot lands for Bell.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bandichoo. Bell does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bandichoo lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.#T1#
Bandichoo looks to throw the jab but Bell is out of range.
Bell has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
A slow jab from Bandichoo misses its intended target.
Bell uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bandichoo.
A nice leg kick lands there from Bandichoo.
Bandichoo lands with a good body shot.#TD#
Bell shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Bell is taking a breather. Bandichoo says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Bell is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Bandichoo flails away from the bottom but he's not doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bell content to sit in half guard and control for a moment. #T2#
Bandichoo trying to hold on to Bell's head to control him but Bell postures up.
Bell is figuring out what he wants to do next.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bell continues to stall.
Bell looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Bandichoo is trying to stand back up but Bell is controlling him
Bandichoo is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Bell's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Bell's back!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bell tries to escape but Bandichoo has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Bell trying to control but not successfully.
Bandichoo missing with punches from the back.
Bandichoo misses with an elbow to the head. #T3#
Bandichoo is hanging on to Bell's back as he tries to escape.
Bell wants to control his opponent's hands but Bandichoo gets his hands free.
Bandichoo is trying to stick to Bell's back but Bell is turning into Bandichoo. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Bandichoo's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Bell.
Bell tries to free his leg and advance position but Bandichoo is retaining full guard.
Bell stops Bandichoo from standing up.
Bell distracts Bandichoo with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Bell looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Bell prevents Bandichoo from getting back to his feet.
Bandichoo looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bell is one step ahead there.
Bandichoo wants to stand and escape but Bell is having none of it.
Bell engaging in some classic timewasting tactics. #T4#
Bandichoo striking off his back but it's not causing Bell any problems.
Bandichoo wants to stand and escape but Bell is having none of it.
Bell working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Bell scoring with some ground and pound.
Bell is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Bell is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Bell lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Bandichoo keeping full guard, as Bell tries to pass.
Bell won't allow Bandichoo to get back to his feet.
Bell with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Doug Bell will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Bandichoo swings widly with a right hand
and Bell counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Bandichoo connects with a high kick.
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bandichoo moves away.
Bell throws a looping overhand right but Bandichoo ducks down to avoid it.
Bell tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bandichoo was well out of range. Poor timing from Bell.
A low kick from Bandichoo is predictable there
enabling Bell to counter with a crisp jab.
Bell blocks a head kick by Bandichoo.
Bell throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bandichoo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bandichoo scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Bell clobbers Bandichoo with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Bandichoo lands with an uppercut that bounces Bell off the cage and back into range.
Taz Bandichoo seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bell blocks a head kick by Bandichoo.
Bell throws a body punch but Bandichoo moves out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell slips under a jab from Bandichoo.
Bell swings for the body but Bandichoo moves out of range.
Bandichoo's corner calls for a 1-2. Bandichoo obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Bell blocks a jab.#T1#
Bandichoo looks to land a right hand but Bell moved out of range.
Bell ducks under a wild hook from Bandichoo.
Bandichoo misses with a few strikes there.
Bandichoo scores with a nice right hand.
Bell looks to throw the jab but Bandichoo is out of range.
A low kick from Bandichoo misses
and Bandichoo takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bandichoo swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Bandichoo throws a poor cross that misses
and Bell counters with a straight right hand.
Bandichoo throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Bell.
Bell's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Bandichoo connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Bell scrambles back to his feet.
Taz Bandichoo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bandichoo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bell.
Bandichoo thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bell gets cracked there but stands up to it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bandichoo misses with a two punch combination.
Bell is looking to counter punch.
Bandichoo throws a head kick but Bell moves out of range.
A counter left hand to the body from Bell misses its target.
Bell jabs Bandichoo right on the nose. Bandichoo blinks but takes it well.
Bandichoo takes a shot right to the bread basket.#T2#
Bell throws a body punch but Bandichoo moves out of range.
Bandichoo drops his hands momentarily and Bell takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Bell avoids the head kick by Bandichoo.
Bell avoids the head kick by Bandichoo.
Bandichoo slips under a jab from Bell.
Bandichoo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Bandichoo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Bandichoo swings widly with a right hand
and Bell counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Bandichoo missing with a left hand there. Bell was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bandichoo lands a body shot.
Bell takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Bandichoo uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bell.#CL#
Bell darts in and clinches Bandichoo up against the cage.
Bandichoo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bandichoo.
Bandichoo working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Bandichoo is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Bell struggles to land a body shot inside as Bandichoo controls his hands. #T3#
Bandichoo scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Bell misses with a hook to the ribs.
Still in the clinch, Bell scores with a nice short uppercut.
Bell lands a shoulder strike.
Bandichoo misses with a short punch on the inside. #BC2#
Bandichoo breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Bandichoo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bell.
Bandichoo looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bell ducks right into an uppercut from Bandichoo.
A jab from Bell does it's job there.
A head kick misses from Bandichoo.
A head kick misses from Bandichoo.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bandichoo throws a hook but Bell avoids it easily.
Bell moves out of range as Bandichoo strikes.
Bell swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Danga de danga de dang - Bell scores with a four punch combination!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bandichoo throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A telegraphed right hand from Bell misses the target.
Bandichoo throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle. #T4#
Bell connects with a nice looking jab.
Good standup being displayed there by Bell as he connects with a hook.
Bandichoo throws a head kick that misses.
Bell scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Bandichoo tries a head kick but it misses.
Bandichoo throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Bell connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bandichoo takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Bandichoo misses with a body kick.
Bandichoo throws a sloppy head kick
and Bell counters with a straight right hand.
Bandichoo throws a lazy uppercut
and Bell counters with a left to the body.
Bandichoo is breathing heavily.
Bell throws a shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A telegraphed right hand from Bandichoo misses the target.
Bell cracks a nice hook into Bandichoo's ribs.
Bandichoo tries to land a body kick
and Bell makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Bandichoo misses with a straight left.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Doug Bell will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!
#R3#
A shot to the liver by Bell. Beautiful body shot.
Bell lands with a good body shot.
Bell misses with an uppercut.
Bell throws a big shot that misses.
Bell moves away from the strike by Bandichoo.
Bell is looking to counter punch.
Bandichoo keeps Bell at a distance using the push kick.
Bell throws a jab when Bandichoo was well out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Bandichoo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bandichoo throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Nice shot by Bell.
Bell jabbing away but nothing is landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell blocks a jab.
Bell was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Bell blocks a head kick by Bandichoo.
Bell swings for the body but Bandichoo moves out of range.
A jab from Bandichoo misses.
Bell swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Bell scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bandichoo doesn't seem bothered though.
Bell on the wrong end of a nice jab.#T1#
Bell blocks a head kick by Bandichoo.
Bandichoo falls off balance throwing a combination
and Bell counters with a nice uppercut.
Bandichoo throws a poor cross that misses
and Bell counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bell throws a hook but Bandichoo avoids it easily.
Bandichoo throws a hook to the side of Bell's head but Bell sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bandichoo slips under a jab.
Bell tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bandichoo was well out of range. Poor timing from Bell.
Bandichoo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bell.
Bandichoo throws a quick inside leg kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Bell as he connects with a hook.#CL#
Bell moves into the clinch successfully.
Bell digs a right hand into Bandichoo's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Bandichoo's gas tank.
Bandichoo takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
A right handed body shot lands from Bell.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Bell creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Bell.
Taz Bandichoo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell cracks Bandichoo with a nice body shot.
Bell lands a hook that snaps the head of Bandichoo backwards.
Bell digs a right hand underneath Bandichoo's ribcage. Bandichoo let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Bell lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Bandichoo backwards. #TD#
Bell has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Bandichoo regains guard immediately.
Bell forces his way into half guard.
Bell keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Bell is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Bandichoo!
Bandichoo is desperately trying to improve his position but Bell has a good base and remains in mount.
Bell looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Bell takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Bell with shots to the head and body - Bandichoo looks very uncomfortable down there. #T3#
Bandichoo keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Bell sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Bell cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Bell controlling from mount.
Bell lands a big elbow.
BOOM! Bell connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Bandichoo bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Bandichoo postures up in Bell's guard and throws a big left but Bell blocks it.
Bandichoo with a flurry of punches that miss.
Bell is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Bell bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Bandichoo's guard. #REVR##T4#
Bell is in close to Bandichoo's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Bell is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Bell slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Bell has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Bell connects with a couple of short punches.
Doug Bell is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Bandichoo will have to put a bit more behind his punches if he's going to do any damage from this position.
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!
Bell is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Bandichoo doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.
Bell sitting in guard here, content to control.

And that's the end of the fight!
Doug Bell showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Bell 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Doug Bell!

 

Event: IFC 61 Heavyweight vs Bell     
Date:   Jul 28, 2018
#R1#
Bell misses with the combination.
Bell has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Bell lands with a shot to the body.
Heavyweight seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Bell avoids the body shot from Heavyweight.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bell! But no joy.
Bell lands a body shot.
Heavyweight ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Bell dodges the punch combination from Heavyweight.
Bell let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Heavyweight slips a jab and a cross from Bell.
Heavyweight throws an off balance right hand
and Bell counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Heavyweight lands a nice shot to the body. #CL#
Heavyweight clinches up with Bell and pushes him back against the cage.
Heavyweight can't break the clinch. #T1#
Heavyweight digs a right hand underneath Bell's ribcage. Bell let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Heavyweight tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Bell's elbow.
Bell wants to break the clinch but can't. #BC2#
Bell breaks from the clinch.
Bell connects with a body shot that sends Heavyweight's belly button to the back.
Heavyweight is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bell stuns Heavyweight with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A jab from Bell does it's job there.
A big left from Heavyweight misses.
Heavyweight tries to clinch but Bell is having none of it.
Heavyweight misses the jab.
Heavyweight cracks Bell with a right hand to the side of the head.#T2#
Bell pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Heavyweight misses with a straight left.
Bell misses the shot to the body.
It looked like Heavyweight wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A big left from Bell misses.
Bell circles away from the clinch attempt.
Heavyweight lands a nice hook to Bell's body. Bell takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Heavyweight takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Heavyweight is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bell ducks under a wild hook from Heavyweight.#TD2#
Bell drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bell advances position into side control!#T3#
Bell trying to control the position but Heavyweight is working away.
Sloppy strikes there by Bell.
Bell wants to lay and pray for a moment but Heavyweight keeps working.
Bell working away.
Bell wants to lay and pray for a moment but Heavyweight keeps working.
Bell working away.
Bell misses with the ground and pound.
Bell trying to control the position but Heavyweight is working away.
A lull in the action here.
Bell wants to control but Heavyweight is keeping him busy.
Heavyweight is trying to control Bell's posture but Bell avoids it. #T4#
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Bell is looking to take a break and control but Heavyweight is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Bell sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Heavyweight is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Bell in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Bell working the ground and pound but Heavyweight is defending the strikes.
Bell staying calm.
Bell wants to lay and pray for a moment but Heavyweight keeps working.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Heavyweight throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Heavyweight keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Super Heavyweight seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell misses the shot to the body. #CL#
Heavyweight rushes Bell and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.#BC2#
Bell breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Bell misses with a hook. Heavyweight ducked under it nicely.
Heavyweight is looking to clinch but Bell is avoiding it.
Bell slips a straight right by Heavyweight.
A nice side step and Bell releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
A combination from Heavyweight does no damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Heavyweight bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Bell's head.
A telegraphed right hand from Bell misses the target.
Heavyweight just misses with a punch to the body.
Heavyweight throws a hook to the side of Bell's head but Bell sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#T1#
Bell tries to bum rush Heavyweight with a series of wild strikes but Heavyweight uses good footwork to avoid the assault.#CL#
Bell tries to keep at a distance but Heavyweight has taken the fight into the clinch.
Bell drops down looking for an ankle pick but Heavyweight pulls his leg out and moves away.
Bell throws an overhand right that lands on Heavyweight's shoulder, as Heavyweight tries to avoid the shot.
Heavyweight slips a straight right by Bell.
Heavyweight throws a right hand that Bell ducks under and follows up with a left that Bell also avoids with ease.
Bell lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Heavyweight at a distance.
Bell swings for the body but Heavyweight moves out of range.
Heavyweight throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Bell cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Heavyweight is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bell.
Heavyweight throws a body punch but Bell moves out of range.
Bell keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #T2#
Bell moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Bell with a jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Heavyweight is looking to clinch but Bell is avoiding it.
Donk. Heavyweight catches Bell right on the button with a cross.
Heavyweight ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bell moves away.#CL#
Heavyweight has taken the fight to the clinch.
Bell misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bell tries to circle away but Heavyweight has him pinned against the cage.
Bell is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Heavyweight keeps control of Bell as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Bell is trying to force a seperation but Heavyweight has the dominant position.
Bell tries to work over Heavyweight's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Bell fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A body shot lands from Heavyweight. #T3#
A left hand lands to the body for Heavyweight.
Bell is breathing heavily.
Heavyweight lands a right hand that snaps the head of Bell backwards.
Bell has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.#BC#
Heavyweight pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Bell connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Heavyweight connects with a single shot there.
Heavyweight wants to clinch.
Heavyweight jabs Bell to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A swing and a miss from Heavyweight.
Some wild striking there from Heavyweight.
Doug Bell seems to be getting the better of the standup.#T4#
Bell throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Heavyweight tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Bell manages to circle out of the way.
Heavyweight tries to clinch up but Bell circles away and keeps his distance.
Bell is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Heavyweight with a body shot.#CL#
Bell gets tackled into the cage by Heavyweight. Heavyweight maintains the clinch.
Heavyweight can't find room to land a body shot as Bell controls the action.
Bell goes for a takedown in the clinch but Heavyweight prevents it.
Super Heavyweight has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Doug Bell.
Heavyweight lands a nice uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bell is trying to break the clinch but Heavyweight has him pressed against the cage.
Bell tries to work over Heavyweight's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Heavyweight has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Heavyweight has Bell pressed against the cage, preventing Bell from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Bell is trying to break free.
Bell is looking to break free of the clinch but Heavyweight has double underhooks.
Heavyweight lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Bell backwards.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Super Heavyweight dominated that second round.
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#
Bell throws a series of punches but Heavyweight moves out of range.
Heavyweight is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Heavyweight throws a jab when Bell was well out of range.#CL#
Heavyweight clinches up against the cage.
Heavyweight lands a right hand.
Heavyweight makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Bell struggles to land a body shot inside as Heavyweight controls his hands. #BC2#
Bell breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
No joy there for Bell, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Heavyweight takes one on the button.
Bell throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Heavyweight tries to clinch but Bell is having none of it.
Bell doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Heavyweight doesn't manage to clinch there - Bell circles away.
Bell looks like he wants to counter punch here.#T1#
Bell misses with a straight right.
Bell scores with a one two! Heavyweight had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Heavyweight throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A countering left hand to the body from Bell misses.
Bell slips a jab and a cross from Heavyweight.
Heavyweight fails in his attempt to clinch.
Heavyweight lands a jab to Bell's midsection.
Heavyweight moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Heavyweight uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bell.
Bell ducks under a wild hook from Heavyweight.
Bell scores with a hook to the body. Heavyweight takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Bell on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Bell takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.#T2#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.#CL#
Heavyweight pushes Bell up against the cage in a clinch.
Heavyweight can't find room to land a body shot as Bell controls the action.
Heavyweight keeps control of Bell as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Heavyweight can't break the clinch.
Bell is looking to break free of the clinch but Heavyweight has double underhooks.
Super Heavyweight has scored more points in the clinch so far.#BC#
Heavyweight breaks from the clinch.
Nice defenses there by Heavyweight.
Heavyweight tries to close the distance and clinch up but Bell swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Bell misses with a wild body shot. #CL#
Heavyweight moves into range and clinches up with Bell.#BC#
Heavyweight's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Heavyweight tries to close the distance and clinch but Bell swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Heavyweight swings for the body but Bell moves out of range.
It seemed like Bell was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.#T3#
Heavyweight misses with a looping right.
Heavyweight tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Bell counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Heavyweight scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Heavyweight tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Bell manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Bell doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Heavyweight misses with an uppercut. Bell saw that one coming.
Heavyweight tries to clinch but Bell moves out of range.
Heavyweight lands with an uppercut that bounces Bell off the cage and back into range.
A jab from Bell misses.
Bell tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Heavyweight was well out of range. Poor timing from Bell.
Bell fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.#T4#
Bell jabs at Heavyweight's body.
Heavyweight fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bell manages to avoid it.
Heavyweight moves in looking to clinch but Bell pushes him off.
Heavyweight misses with a hook. Bell ducked under it nicely.
Heavyweight rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Bell moves out of range and avoids them all easily.#CL#
Heavyweight moves into the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bell can't break the clinch.
Bell tries to break the clinch but Heavyweight is controlling the position.
Bell blocks a body shot from Heavyweight. #BC2#
Bell breaks from the clinch.
Heavyweight tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Bell paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Heavyweight tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Heavyweight tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Super Heavyweight.
I think Heavyweight has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Super Heavyweight!

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

 

Event: TGC Crucible 25     
Date:   Jul 11, 2018
#R1#
Tskhadaia shoots in for a double leg but Bell sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Tskhadaia fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.#TD#
Tskhadaia drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Bell is looking to reverse the position.
Tskhadaia working away.
Bell tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Tskhadaia wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tskhadaia throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Tskhadaia lands a nice forearm strike.
Tskhadaia has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Bell tries to improve position but can't.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Tskhadaia scoring with punches from side control.
Bell taking punishment in the form of punches.
Bell manages to work his way to half guard, despite Tskhadaia's best efforts.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bell trying to hold on to Tskhadaia's head to control him but Tskhadaia postures up. #T1#
Bell is looking to improve his position.
Tskhadaia is nestled in close to Bell, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Bell is not content to let Tskhadaia control the position.
We've been hearing that Tskhadaia has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Bell controlling the position well.
Bell trying to control but Tskhadaia postures up.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Tskhadaia lands a nice short elbow.
Tskhadaia seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Tskhadaia sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Bell defending well though.
Tskhadaia trying to control from half guard but Bell is working away. #T2#
Tskhadaia thows a huge punch but Bell dodges it nicely.
Tskhadaia throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Bell tries to get to full guard but Tskhadaia has control of the leg.
Bell keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Tskhadaia throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Bell is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Tskhadaia scores with a couple of nice shots.
Tskhadaia throwing shots but Bell is blocking nicely.
Bell tries to roll over but Tskhadaia keeps him under control.
Tskhadaia is trying to control the action in half guard but Bell is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Bell controlling the position for now.
Bell felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Tskhadaia thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Bell's head.
Bell is looking for a sweep. Tskhadaia is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Bell is pressing down on Tskhadaia's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Bell working a defensive guard here. #T3#
Bell seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Bell is continuing to stall.
Tskhadaia stopping the sweep attempt from Bell.
Bell keeping moving, preventing Tskhadaia from controlling successfully.
Tskhadaia throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Tskhadaia postures up in Bell's guard and throws a big left but Bell blocks it.
Bell pulls Tskhadaia in close to prevent any damage.
Bell is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #REVB#
Bell slows the pace down in half guard.
Tskhadaia controlling the leg, holding on to half guard. #T4#
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Bell in particular looking to stall.
Tskhadaia won't allow Bell to pass to mount.
Tskhadaia is looking for a sweep. Bell is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Tskhadaia keeping hold of Bell's head, controlling as best he can.
Bell trying to control the pace.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Tskhadaia controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
Tskhadaia is trying to stand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eldar Tskhadaia dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Tskhadaia uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bell.
Tskhadaia with a poor takedown
and Bell counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Tskhadaia is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Bell can do to turn this around?
Tskhadaia shoots for a takedown but Bell saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Bell swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tskhadaia gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
letting Bell counter with a right hand.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Eldar Tskhadaia. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Tskhadaia has a takedown stuffed.
Bell now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Bell connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell lands with a cross.
Tskhadaia moves out of range as Bell strikes.
An attempted straight right counter from Tskhadaia misses the target.
Tskhadaia goes for a double leg but Bell avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Bell continues to drive forward.
Bell swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.#T1#
Bell swings for the body but Tskhadaia moves out of range.
Tskhadaia on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Tskhadaia takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Tskhadaia goes for a double leg but Bell avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Bell continues to drive forward.
Doug Bell is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Tskhadaia.
Bell darts in and out, connecting with a jab. #KD2#
Bell drops Tskhadaia with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Tskhadaia looks back up at him and smiles so Bell waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed. #ROC2#
Tskhadaia is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!#KD2#
Bell feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Tskhadaia sprawling to the canvas! Tskhadaia rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Bell finish him?!
Oh Tskhadaia is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Bell dips down and scores with a jab to the body.#T2#
Bell circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Tskhadaia to the canvas! Tskhadaia doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - Bell keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:06 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Doug Bell!

 

Event: TGC Crucible 24     
Date:   Jul 04, 2018
#R1#
Jourgensen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bell moves away.
Sloppy strikes from Jourgensen. Those never looked like landing.
Jourgensen looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bell walks into a jab.
Jourgensen misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Bell with a hook.#CUT#
It looks like Al Jourgensen has been cut.
Bell scores with a crisp jab that stopped Jourgensen in his tracks.
Jourgensen misses with a jab, cross combination.
A left and a right from Jourgensen both land. Nice combination.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jourgensen takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Jourgensen tries to bum rush Bell with a series of wild strikes but Bell uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Al Jourgensen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell lands a head shot.
Nice body punch from Bell.
Bell swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bell lands a nice hook to Jourgensen's body. Jourgensen takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Bell just misses with a punch to the body.
Jourgensen throws a body punch but Bell moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jourgensen. Bell does a little dance to reset his feet.#T1#
Jourgensen throws a series of punches but Bell avoids them all with ease.
Bell throws a shot to the body.
Jourgensen swinging wildly here.
Jourgensen misses with a shot to the body #TD#
and Bell counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Bell seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Bell missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Still in half guard, Bell seems content to control.
Bell stalling away here and it's allowed Jourgensen to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Bell's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Bell working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage. #T2#
Bell looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Bell postures up in Jourgensen's guard and throws a big left but Jourgensen blocks it.
Jourgensen avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bell throwing strikes from guard but Jourgensen blocks nicely.
Bell throws a big elbow that misses.
Bell is stalling in the full guard.
Bell wants to control from the top but Jourgensen keeps moving. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.#T3#
Jourgensen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice cross by Bell.
Jourgensen darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Sloppy strikes from Jourgensen. Those never looked like landing.
Jourgensen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bell.
Jourgensen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bell.
Jourgensen misses with the combination.
Bell is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Bell lands with a nice body punch.
Bell misses with a wild combination.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bell cracks a nice hook into Jourgensen's ribs.
Jourgensen throws a series of punches but Bell avoids them all with ease. #T4#
Bell throws a body punch but Jourgensen moves out of range.
Jourgensen let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Jourgensen throws a series of punches but Bell avoids them all with ease.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell throws a body shot but no joy.
Bell swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bell jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Jourgensen throws a jab but it's blocked by Bell.
Bell takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Jourgensen misses with an uppercut.
A swing and a miss from Bell.
Bell punishes Jourgensen's body with a nice straight punch.
Bell scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Bell misses with a body shot.
Jourgensen swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Bell connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bell listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Bell looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Doug Bell will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Al Jourgensen's cut.
That's time! Bell's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Bell scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Jourgensen avoids the body shot from Bell.
Bell throws the left hand but Jourgensen avoids the punch easily.
A little jabbing left from Jourgensen on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Jourgensen on the wrong end of a nice hook.#CUT#
That has opened up Al Jourgensen's cut even more.
Bell lands a glancing blow to the side of Jourgensen's head.
Jourgensen throws a right hand that Bell ducks under and follows up with a left that Bell also avoids with ease.
Bell misses with a straight right.
Bell lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Jourgensen misses with the combination.
Bell misses with an uppercut
and Jourgensen cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Jourgensen throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bell on the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bell swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jourgensen has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jourgensen moves away.
Jourgensen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bell. #T1#
Bell swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Some wild striking there from Jourgensen.
Bell lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Bell ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Jourgensen avoids the body shot from Bell.
A telegraphed right hand from Jourgensen misses the target.
Bell throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jourgensen smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Jourgensen has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Nice body punch from Bell.
Nice body punch from Bell.
Bell misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Jourgensen.
Jourgensen tries to bum rush Bell with a series of wild strikes but Bell uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Bell darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bell misses with a wild body shot. #T2#
Jourgensen misses with a lunging right hand
and Bell counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#CUT#
The cut above Al Jourgensen's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Bell slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Jourgensen throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Bell counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Jourgensen thinking.
Jourgensen is breathing heavily.
Bell cracks Jourgensen with a hook to the temple - Jourgensen is on wobbly legs here! Bell swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Jourgensen falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Bell wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:18 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Doug Bell!
Al Jourgensen spoke after the fight, saying 'He cheated! Check his gloves, they've got chloroform on them!'.

 

Event: TGC Crucible 21     
Date:   Jun 13, 2018
#R1#
Bell pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Wolff lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Wolff works Bell's body with a nice hook.
Wolff tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Bell paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Bell ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Bell scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Wolff looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Wolff misses with a wild body shot.
Bell looks to land a right hand but Wolff moved out of range.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Bell's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Wolff connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Bell scrambles back to his feet.
Wolff doesn't manage to clinch there - Bell circles away.
Wolff misses with a hook. Bell ducked under it nicely.
Bell displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Wolff throws out the jab.
Wolff showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bell.
Wolff seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Wolff needs to keep his hands up - Bell had a free shot at his head there.#T1#
Bell swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bell throws a hook but Wolff avoids it easily.
Bell misses with a looping right.
Wolff looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Wolff avoids a punch combination nicely.
Bell comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Bell misses with a body shot
and Wolff counters with a low kick, right behind Bell 's knee.
Bell misses with a body shot.
Bell moves out of range of the body kick from Wolff.
Bell misses with a hook
and Wolff counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Wolff does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wolff throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Bell's head.#CUT#
It looks like Doug Bell has been cut.#T2##TD2#
Bell shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Wolff manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bell throwing strikes but missing.
Bell is stalling in the full guard.
Bell trying to control but Wolff is working from the bottom.
Bell throws a big elbow that misses.
Bell throws a big right hand that misses.
Bell wants to control from the top but Wolff keeps moving. #T3#
Wolff utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Bell pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Wolff is keeping the position for now.
Wolff preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Bell trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bell accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bell with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Wolff wants to sweep but no luck.
Bell not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Bell stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Wolff swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Wolff 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#
Bell throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Wolff wants to sweep here but Bell controlling him for the moment.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Bell stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Wolff swivels though and keeps the full guard. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Bell throws a looping overhand right but Wolff ducks down to avoid it.
Wolff connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Bell bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Bell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wolff manages to avoid it.
Bell lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Wolff circles away quickly and effectively.
Bell fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Wolff walks into a stiff left hand from Bell.
No joy there for Bell, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Doug Bell's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Bell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wolff manages to avoid it.
Wolff lands with a nice body kick.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Wolff does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wolff smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
A slapping body kick lands there for Wolff.
Doug Bell seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wolff is looking to clinch.
Bell keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice defenses there by Bell.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wolff.
Wolff fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bell manages to avoid it.
Wolff keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Bell throws a body shot but no joy.
Wolff misses with a wild body shot. #T1#
A swing and a miss from Wolff.
Wolff with a nice cross.
Bell takes a swing at Wolff's ribcage but misses.
Wolff cracks Bell with an open hand slap.
Bell takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Bell misses with a few strikes there.
A telegraphed right hand from Wolff misses the target.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bell! But no joy.
Bell avoids the body shot from Wolff.
Bell looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bell swings away with a body shot that misses
and Wolff counters with a low kick, right behind Bell 's knee.
Wolff scores with a hook.
Bell throws an overhand right that lands on Wolff's shoulder, as Wolff tries to avoid the shot.
Bell avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Bell misses with a wild body shot. #T2#
Bell misses with the combination.
Wolff jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Bell has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
An inside leg kick lands from Wolff.
Bell keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wolff slips a straight right by Bell.
Wolff appears to be looking for a big counter.
Wolff avoids the body shot from Bell.
Bell swings for the body but Wolff moves out of range.
Wolff looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
An inside leg kick lands from Wolff.
Wolff paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Bell takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Bell throws a body punch but Wolff moves out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Wolff misses the target.
Bell displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Wolff throws out the jab.
Bell throws a counter combo.#T3#
Wolff avoids the body shot from Bell.
Wolff went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Bell misses with a body shot.
Bell connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Wolff is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Bell throws a body punch but Wolff moves out of range.
Wolff misses with a body kick.
Bell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bell swinging wildly here.
A counter left hand to the body from Wolff misses its target.
Wolff fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Wolff ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Wolff bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wolff uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bell.#T4#
Wolff throws a body punch but Bell moves out of range.
Wolff misses with a hook.
Wolff is looking to land body kicks.
Nice shot by Bell.
Wolff scores with a jab. Bell acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Bell digs a good hook to Wolff's body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bell throws out a loose jab but Wolff uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wolff quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Wolff uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bell.
Bell swings for the body but Wolff moves out of range.
A swing and a miss from Wolff.
Wolff is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Wolff pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Bell lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
A solid leg kick lands there for Wolff.
Bell is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Wolff rather than just go for the knockout.
Bell misses with a jab, cross combination.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bartholomäus Wolff dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Doug Bell'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. And we move into the final round!
#R3#
Bell drops his hands momentarily and Wolff takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Bell walks forward, straight into a front kick from Wolff.
Bell fails to land with a series of punches.
Wolff lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Wolff does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bell scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Wolff doesn't seem bothered though.
A good leg kick by Wolff.
Bell misses with a jab to the body
and Wolff counters with a two punch combo.
Bell looks to score with a jab to the body but Wolff is just out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Wolff misses the target.
Nice body kick from Wolff.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bell misses with a straight right.
Bell scores with a shot to the body.
Bell takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Bell gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.#T1#
Bell lands with an uppercut that bounces Wolff off the cage and back into range.
Wolff showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bell.
Wolff swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Wolff cracks the inside of Bell's front leg.
Wolff keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wolff throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bell misses with a hook. Wolff ducked under it nicely.
Wolff swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Bell looks to throw the jab but Wolff is out of range.
Wolff jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Wolff connects with a single shot there.
Bell bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wolff avoids the body shot from Bell.
Wolff feinted there with a counter leg kick.#T2#
Wolff throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Bell missing with a left hand there. Wolff was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bell scores with a sloppy right hand. Wolff should have avoided that one.
Wolff comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Bell steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Wolff. That one must have hurt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Wolff - that will leave a mark!
Bell misses with an uppercut
and Wolff counters with a nice low kick that buckles Bell's knee momentarily.
Bell's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Wolff keeps Bell at a distance using the push kick.
Jab, jab by Wolff - just one landing.
Bell on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
A cross from Wolff lands.
Wolff fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.#T3##CL#
Wolff forces Bell back against the cage and clinches.#BC2#
Bell pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Bell misses with a body shot
and Wolff counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bell throws a big shot that misses.
It looked like Wolff was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Bell takes one to the side of the head.
A swing and a miss from Bell.
Wolff appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Wolff with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Bell misses with a looping left.
Wolff lands with a nice body kick.
Wolff fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Bell looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Wolff scores with a kick to the body.
Bell takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A slapping body kick lands there for Wolff.#T4#
Nice straight punches there by Wolff. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Wolff.
Wolff jabs at Bell's body.
Bell ducks into an uppercut from Wolff and that's knocked him out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:19 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Bartholomäus Wolff!
Bartholomäus Wolff decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.

 

Event: TGC Crucible 18     
Date:   May 23, 2018
#R1#
Bell throws a poor cross that misses
and Lang counters with a series of strikes. Bell will be more careful next time no doubt.
Lang is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Bell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Lang tried to counter with a leg kick but Bell avoided it.
James Lang seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Bell misses with a straight right.
Lang uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bell.
Bell throws a body punch but Lang moves out of range.
Bell takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
The fighters circle momentarily. Bell darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Lang looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Lang keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bell.
Lang ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Lang moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell slips a jab from Lang.
Bell scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Lang moves out of range of the strikes.
Bell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Lang keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Lang tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bell was well out of range. Poor timing from Lang.
Bell uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lang. #T1#
Lang throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Bell stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Bell swings for the body but Lang moves out of range.
Bell swings for the body but Lang moves out of range.
Bell slips under a jab.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Lang.
Bell scores with a hook to the body. Lang takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Bell misses with a wild body shot.
Bell connects with a nice looking jab.
Lang slips a straight right by Bell.
Lang uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bell.
Bell misses with an uppercut.
Lang throwing a counter right hand but Bell manages to avoid it.
Bell jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Lang tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bell was well out of range. Poor timing from Lang.
A jab from Bell misses.
Lang swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Some bone on bone action there as Bell checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Bell throws a lazy right hand but Lang sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.#T2#
Lang slips under a jab from Bell.
Bell bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bell looks to land a right hand but Lang moved out of range.
Lang connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
A big left from Lang misses.
A countering left hand to the body from Bell misses.
Bell has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Bell scores with a jab to the body.
Bell misses with an uppercut.
Bell throws a body shot but no joy.
Bell paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Lang lands an overhand right.
Lang missing with a left hand there. Bell was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
An inside leg kick from Lang misses.
Bell bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A little jabbing left from Bell on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Lang misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Lang slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Lang lands a body shot. #T3#
Lang uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bell.
Lang tried to counter with a leg kick but Bell avoided it.
Lang walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Bell tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Lang was well out of range. Poor timing from Bell.
Bell avoids a punch combination nicely.
Bell will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Lang finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Lang staying out of range there.
Lang misses with an uppercut.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Lang uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bell.
Bell ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Decent striking displayed by Bell there.
Lang does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy. #TD2#
Bell shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Bell was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bell wants to lay and pray for a moment but Lang keeps working. #T4#
Lang is trying to buck Bell off.
Bell landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Bell creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Lang sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Bell wants to control but Lang is keeping him busy.
Lang is trying to escape the position but Bell is controlling the position.
Lang is trying to control Bell's posture but Bell avoids it.
Lang is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
The strikes coming from Bell are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Lang is looking for a sweep.
Bell trying to control the position but Lang is working away.
Bell controls the position.
Lang is pushing Bell's head away, looking to escape. Bell manages to hold on to the position though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Doug Bell will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
Lang misses with a straight left.
Bell pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A telegraphed right hand from Bell misses the target.
Lang connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Bell's hands.
Lang scores with the left hand. Bell knows he should have avoided that one.
Nice cross by Bell.
Lang swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Lang pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Bell back to the cage. Lang follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Lang misses with an uppercut. Bell saw that one coming.
Bell scores with a jab to the jaw.
Lang connects with a right hand. Bell shakes it off.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lang throws a series of strikes that have Bell backpedaling.
Lang uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bell.
Lang connects with a crisp jab.
Bell fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Lang looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Lang misses with a straight left.
Lang keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab. #T1#
Lang takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A telegraphed right hand from Bell misses the target.
Bell lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Lang circles away quickly and effectively.
Lang connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
No joy there for Lang, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Bell takes one to the side of the head.
No joy there for Lang, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Bell lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Lang circles away quickly and effectively.
Lang went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Lang connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Bell checks a leg kick.
Bell lands with a shot to the body.
Lang missing with a left hand there. Bell was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bell avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Lang with a hook.
Bell takes one to the chin there.
Lang fails with a takedown attempt. #T2#
Bell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bell misses with a hook.
Lang connects with the punch.
Bell ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Lang on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Bell digs a good hook to Lang's body.
Bell throws a lazy right hand but Lang sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bell throws a body punch but Lang moves out of range.
It looked like Lang wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Lang is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Lang lands with an overhand left.
Lang lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Bell at a distance.
Bell lands a body shot.
Lang throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Lang throws a shot from downtown. Bell moves away and avoids it.
Lang throws a right and a left that both miss.
Bell looks to land a right hand but Lang moved out of range.#T3#
Lang takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Lang missing with a left hand there. Bell was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bell checks the leg kick nicely there.
Lang throws a hook to the side of Bell's head but Bell sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Lang throws a right and a left that Bell avoids nicely.
Lang will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Lang on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Bell slips under a jab from Lang.
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Lang moves away.
A punch combination from Bell misses.
Bell just misses with a punch to the body.
Bell has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Bell with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Lang to score with a decent uppercut.
Bell looks to land a combination but Lang avoids it well. #T4#
Bell just misses with a punch to the body.
Lang scores with a jab. Bell acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Lang throws a body punch but Bell moves out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bell lands with a shot to the body.
Lang throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Lang takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Lang lands a nice shot that snaps Bell's head back.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Bell checks a leg kick.
Bell throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Lang pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Lang throws a poor cross that misses
and Bell counters with a left to the body.
Bell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Lang moves away.
Bell misses the shot to the body.
Lang misses with a hook.
Lang slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

James Lang dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!
#R3#
Bell takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Lang rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Bell counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Lang bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bell misses with an uppercut.
Bell drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Lang scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Bell slips a jab from Lang.
Bell is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Lang with a body shot.
Lang looks to throw the jab but Bell is out of range.
Lang ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Bell ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Lang!
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Lang does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Lang misses with a low kick.
Bell looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Lang throws a hook to the side of Bell's head but Bell sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bell fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.#T1#
Bell misses with a jab to the body
and Lang counters with a two punch combo.
Lang bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bell throws a series of punches but Lang avoids them all with ease.
Bell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Lang manages to avoid it.
Lang blocks a jab.
Bell looks to land a right hand but Lang moved out of range.
Bell checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Lang scores with a sloppy right hand. Bell should have avoided that one.
Lang throws a big shot that misses.
Lang bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bell scores with a body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Lang misses the target.
Bell looks like he wants to counter punch here.
James Lang is winning the standup battle so far.
Bell scores with a decent looking hook.
Lang jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bell throws out a counter right but Lang avoids it with no problem.
Bell scores with a body shot. #T2#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell works Lang's body with a nice hook.
Lang throws a solid leg kick but Bell takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Lang.
Left hook, right uppercut from Lang.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Lang misses with a jab, cross combination.
Bell keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Nice defenses there by Lang.
Lang appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Lang is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Bell.
Bell connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Lang momentarily.
Bell on the wrong end of a nice jab.
The fighters circling - Bell throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Lang will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Lang walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Bell checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Bell misses with a hook.
Lang was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bell swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.#T3#
Lang lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Lang keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bell.
A slow jab from Lang misses its intended target.
Lang throws a hook to the side of Bell's head but Bell sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Lang throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Lang misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bell.
Bell connects with a good right hand that stumbles Lang. Lang circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Lang jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bell jabs Lang right on the nose. Lang blinks but takes it well.
Lang throws a hook to the side of Bell's head but Bell sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bell goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.#ROC2#
Lang is rocked!
Bell steps in with a hook that catches Lang right on the chin and knocks him to the floor! Bell follows him down with more strikes and that's all she wrote! Lang looks absolutely devastated.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:51 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Doug Bell!
James Lang spoke after the fight, saying 'Ill be back Fool!!'.

 

Event: TGC Crucible 14     
Date:   Apr 25, 2018
#R1#
Bell scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Svantovit avoids the body shot from Bell.
Bell throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Svantovit counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Bell misses the shot to the body.
Svantovit throws a counter combo.
Svantovit lands with an overhand left.
Bell avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Bell misses the shot to the body.
Bell blocks a head kick by Svantovit. #CL2#
Svantovit has managed to clinch.
Bell has had enough of the clinch but Svantovit keeps him there for the moment.
Bell has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Svantovit lands a nice elbow from the clinch. #CUT2#
It looks like Doug Bell has been cut.
A right hook to the body lands for Bell.
Bell blocks an elbow strike.#BC#
Bell breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Bell misses with a jab to the body
and Svantovit counters with a one-two to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Svantovit tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Svantovit takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Bell just misses with a punch to the body. #T1#
Bell scores with a jab to the jaw.
Svantovit throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bell on the side of the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Svantovit does a little dance to reset his feet.
Svantovit is looking for the big counter here.
Bell throws a poor cross that misses
and Bell takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Svantovit darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Bell takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Svantovit misses with a body kick.
Svantovit scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Bell wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Bell connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Svantovit tries to clinch but Bell moves away
and Bell counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Svantovit connects with a single shot there.
Bell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Svantovit manages to avoid it.
Svantovit shapes to counter with a head kick.
Svantovit misses with a wild combination. #T2#
A slow jab from Bell misses its intended target.
Svantovit looks to clinch
and Bell makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Bell jabs at Svantovit's body.
Bell misses the shot to the body.
Svantovit throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Svantovit tries to close the distance and clinch up but Bell swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Bell throws a hook but Svantovit avoids it easily.
Nice jab there from Bell.
Bell tries to move into range but Svantovit moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Svantovit displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bell throws out the jab.
Bell misses with a hook. Svantovit ducked under it nicely.
Svantovit appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Bell misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Bell throws a big shot that misses.
Svantovit plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Svantovit takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.#T3##TD#
Bell dives in and scores a takedown into Svantovit's guard.#ES2#
Svantovit kicks Bell off and gets to his feet.
A head kick from Svantovit lands but Bell takes it in his stride.
Svantovit tries to clinch up but Bell circles away and keeps his distance.
Bell throws a nice looking combination but Svantovit bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Svantovit tries to close the distance and clinch up but Bell swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Bell tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Svantovit was well out of range. Poor timing from Bell.#CL2#
Svantovit clinches with his opponent.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bell goes for a body shot but it's blocked. #BC#
Bell's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Bell connects with a looping right hand.
Svantovit tries to clinch but Bell moves out of range.
Bell is looking to counter punch.#CL2#
Svantovit clinches with his opponent.
Bell misses with a body punch.
Bell has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.#T4##BC#
Bell pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.#CL2#
Svantovit gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Svantovit tries a knee to the head but Bell blocks it.
Bell wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Svantovit has him pressed against the cage.#BC#
Bell breaks the clinch.
Bell throws a big shot that misses.
Bell stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bell on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Svantovit tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
An attempted straight right counter from Bell misses the target.
Bell blocks a head kick by Svantovit.
It looked like Bell was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Svantovit.
The fight stays on the outside here - Svantovit looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Bell is looking to counter punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.#CL2#
Bell tries to keep at a distance but Svantovit has taken the fight into the clinch.#BC#
Bell breaks from the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Lothar Svantovit will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Doug Bell's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Svantovit throws a head kick that half lands.
Svantovit wants to clinch
and Bell counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Bell scores with a jab to the body.
Svantovit blocks a jab.
Svantovit has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Bell circles away from the clinch attempt.
Svantovit takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure. #ROC#
Svantovit is rocked!
Bell connects with a picture perfect right hand that knocks Svantovit out cold! This one is over in a flash!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:33 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Doug Bell!

 

Event: TGC Crucible 11     
Date:   Apr 04, 2018
#R1#
Brady misses with a jab, cross combination.
Bell throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Brady shoots in looking for a takedown. Bell tries to sprawl out of it but Brady keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Bell manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Bell throws a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell lunges at Brady with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Brady's hand.
Brady looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.#CL2#
Bell rushes Brady and presses him up against the cage.#BC2#
Bell breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance. #T1#
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Brady lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Bell has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Bell and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Bell let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Donk. Bell catches Brady right on the button with a cross.
Bell misses with a body shot.
Brady definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Baron Brady seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell slips a jab from Brady.
Bell with a body punch. A glancing blow.
The fighters circle momentarily. Bell darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Bell avoids the body shot from Brady.
Bell lands with a cross.
Doug Bell is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Brady throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Brady tries for a takedown but Bell sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Bell bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.#T2#
Bell steps in with a hook that catches Brady right on the chin and knocks him to the floor! Bell follows him down with more strikes and that's all she wrote! Brady looks absolutely devastated.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:10 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Doug Bell!

 

Event: TGC Crucible 9     
Date:   Feb 28, 2018
#R1#
Bell throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pripyat sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Pripyat changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Nice uppercut there from Bell.#CUT2#
It looks like Karelin Pripyat has been cut.#TD#
Pripyat drives through with a takedown into Bell's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Pripyat throwing strikes from guard but Bell blocks nicely.
Bell really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Pripyat. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Bell seems keen to control Pripyat's posture.
Bell looking to control.
Pripyat working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Pripyat accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pripyat with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Bell not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Pripyat has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Bell working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pripyat.
Bell preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Pripyat working some strikes from top position.
Pripyat throws a big elbow that misses. #T1#
Pripyat postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.#SUB#
Pripyat drops back looking for a leg! Bell is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Bell manages to kick Pripyat off! Pripyat jumps back into Bell's guard. #SUB#
Pripyat 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.
Pripyat makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Bell trying to keep a closed guard but Pripyat is proving a slippery customer.
Bell 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.
Pripyat has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Bell trying to control the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SUB#
Pripyat drops back looking for a leg! Bell is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Bell manages to kick Pripyat off! Pripyat jumps back into Bell's guard.
Pripyat will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Bell is trying to keep Pripyat in close. #T2#
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Pripyat with a nice head shot there.#SUB#
Pripyat thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Pripyat throws a big elbow that misses.
Pripyat scoring with some ground and pound.
Pripyat trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat. #SUB#
Pripyat drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Pripyat jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Pripyat lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Pripyat throws a big right hand that misses.
Bell is trying to control the position but Pripyat postures up. #T3#
Bell trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.
Pripyat working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Bell working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pripyat. #SUB#
Pripyat drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Pripyat jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Bell is on top in guard. #REVB#
Bell must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.#SUB#
Pripyat has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Bell can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#SUB#
Bell has a momentary lapse of concentration, allowing Pripyat to throw up a leg and lock on what appears to be a pretty tight triangle! Bell is fighting it off but it's all too little too late - Pripyat pulls down on the head and he's put Bell to sleep! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Karelin Pripyat!
Karelin Pripyat managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Fanatic Inc., into his post fight interview.

 

Event: TGC 40: Cobb vs Bell     
Date:   Jan 27, 2018
#R1#
Cobb uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bell.
Sloppy strikes from Bell. Those never looked like landing. #KD#
Cobb lands a left and a right that send Bell crashing to the mat, dazed. Cobb thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up to his feet!#ROC#
Bell is rocked!#CUT#
It looks like Doug Bell has been cut.
Cobb thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bell fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Cobb looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Cobb misses with a double jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell walks straight into a right hand from Cobb - that's dropped him! Cobb jumps into mount and starts pounding away - can he finish?! More strikes go undefended and the referee has to dive in to save Bell from any more punishment! Bell complains about the stoppage but falls over as he tries to stand back up, so it was clearly a good stoppage.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Tyson Cobb!
Tyson Cobb retains his heavyweight title!
Tyson Cobb managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Real Men Supplements, into his post fight interview.

 

Event: TGC 36 Kleinschmidt v Barnes 2     
Date:   Dec 30, 2017
#R1#
Sabin lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Sabin takes a swing at Bell's ribcage but misses.
Sabin misses with a double jab.
Bell appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Good standup being displayed there by Sabin as he connects with a hook.
Bell lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Sabin swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bell just misses with a punch to the body.
Bell has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sabin. Bell does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bell seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Sabin swings away with a body shot that misses
and Bell cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A punch lands to the side of Sabin 's head but he takes it in his stride.#T1#
Donk. Bell catches Sabin right on the button with a cross.
Bell throws a body punch but Sabin moves out of range.
A punch lands to the side of Bell 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Sage Sabin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sabin throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bell is looking for a counter combo.
Sabin throws a looping overhand right but Bell ducks down to avoid it.
Bell was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bell uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sabin.
As Sabin looks to move away, Bell throws a big counter combo but Sabin just gets out of the way.
Sabin lunges at Bell with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Bell's hand.
Bell fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sabin manages to avoid it.
Sabin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bell throws out the jab.
A jab lands there for Bell.#T2#
Sabin misses with a jab to the body
and Bell counters with a straight right hand.
Sabin misses with a jab, cross combination.
Bell throwing a counter right hand but Sabin manages to avoid it.
Sabin thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sabin misses with a straight left.
Bell missing with a left hand there. Sabin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sabin swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Bell counters with a stiff right hand.
Sabin misses with a body shot.
A counter left hand to the body from Bell misses its target.
Left hook, right uppercut from Sabin.
Bell throws a right and a left that Sabin avoids nicely.
Bell digs a good hook to Sabin's body.
Bell getting the better of the striking in that exchange.#T3#
Bell has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Bell there as he acknowledges the shot.
Sabin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bell.
Bell swings for the body but Sabin moves out of range.
Sabin with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Bell misses the shot to the body.
Bell misses the shot to the body.
Bell misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Sabin lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Bell circles away quickly and effectively.
Bell swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Bell throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Bell throws a jab when Sabin was well out of range.#T4#
Sabin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bell.
Sabin misses with a wild combination.
Bell appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Sabin throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Bell connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sabin throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Bell, as that shot connected.
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!
Bell throws a right hand that Sabin ducks under and follows up with a left that Sabin also avoids with ease.
Bell is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Bell displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sabin throws out the jab.
Sabin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bell moves away.
Sabin throws a predictable looking body shot
enabling Bell to counter with a crisp jab.
Sabin looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Doug Bell will probably get the nod.
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#
Sabin throws a right hand that Bell ducks under and follows up with a left that Bell also avoids with ease.
Bell swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Bell swinging wildly here.
Sabin misses with a body punch
letting Bell counter with a right hand.
Sabin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sabin swings for the body but Bell moves out of range.
Sabin swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A quick step to the side and Bell tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sloppy strikes from Sabin. Those never looked like landing.
Bell seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nice body punch from Bell.
Sabin rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Bell counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Sabin is breathing heavily.#T1#
Sabin throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Bell counters with a nice uppercut.
Bell connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Bell is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sabin can do to turn this around?
Sabin misses with a looping right.
Bell appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Bell looks to score with a jab to the body but Sabin is just out of range.
Bell cracks Sabin with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Bell lands with a nice body punch.
Sabin throws a combination that misses
and Bell counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Bell fails to land with a series of punches.
Sabin appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.#KD#
Oooooh!!! Bell has knocked Sabin down with a huge combo! Bell steps away and waves a wobbly Sabin back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bell scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sabin doesn't seem bothered though. #T2#
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sabin moves away.
Sabin tries to bum rush Bell with a series of wild strikes but Bell uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Bell appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Sabin misses with a right hand
and Bell counters with a nice uppercut.
Doug Bell is winning the standup battle so far.
Bell drops Sabin with a naaaaasty hook - Sabin is in real trouble here! Bell dives in to side control and pounds out his opponent for a TKO victory! The crowd goes nuts!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:25 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Doug Bell!

 

Event: TGC 32: Wangler vs Steve     
Date:   Dec 02, 2017
#R1#
Brady shoots for a takedown but Bell saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Brady shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Bell counters with a stiff right hand.
Bell throws a series of punches but Brady avoids them all with ease.
Bell sets himself, and Brady steps forward looking for the clinch! Bell avoids it this time.
Brady throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Bell counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Bell avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
It looked like Bell was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Brady swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #KD#
and Bell counters with a crisp one two that drops Brady! Bell thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Brady to his feet! Brady is in big trouble!
We've been informed that Brady 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.#KD#
Bell cracks Brady with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Brady looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Bell finish him? #ROC#
Brady is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Brady has his takedown stuffed
and Bell counters with a right hand from hell and Brady is out cold! A vicious knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:39 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Doug Bell!

 

Event: TGC 28: Wangler vs Rollins 2     
Date:   Nov 04, 2017
#R1#
Mao swinging wildly here.
Mao throws a head kick that misses
and Bell counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Mao throws a body punch but Bell moves out of range.
Bell takes a swing at Mao's ribcage but misses.
Cai Mao seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bell uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Mao.
It looked like Bell was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Mao throws a series of strikes that have Bell backpedaling.
Bell misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Bell moves out of range as Mao throws a body kick.
Mao ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bell moves away.
It looked like Bell was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Mao.
Mao gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Bell.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mao throws a nice looking combination but Bell bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.#T1#
Mao throws a head kick that misses
and Bell counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bell slips a jab and a cross from Mao.
Bell lands with a straight right. Mao didn't see that one coming.
Bell lands a jab to the head.
Bell lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Mao at a distance.
Mao looks winded!
Mao throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Bell cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.#ROC#
Mao is rocked!
Mao throws a nice looking combination but Bell bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
It looked like Bell was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Mao.
Bell scores with a hook to the body. Mao takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Bell tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mao was well out of range. Poor timing from Bell.
Mao throws a sloppy body shot
and Bell cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Mao is still on wobbly legs! Can Bell finish him?
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!
Mao swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Bell counters with a nice body shot.
Bell closes the distance and lands a brutal uppercut that knocks Mao out! We're looking at the replay now - he was out before he hit the floor!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:54 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Doug Bell!

 

Event: TGC 23: Nobrainer vs Lang 2     
Date:   Sep 30, 2017
#R1#
Nice uppercut there from Bell.
Evans misses with a takedown attempt
and Bell counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #CUT2#
It looks like John Evans has been cut.
Bell displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Evans.
Evans fails with the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for John Evans. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bell connects with a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Evans takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Bell is looking to slow Evans down with leg kicks. #T1#
Evans tries for a takedown but Bell circles away easily
and Evans takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bell goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Bell connects with the punch.
Bell fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Bell has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Evans is landing a low percentage of strikes.#TD#
Evans closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Bell to the mat! Bell manages to get full guard.
Evans will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Evans postures up.
Bell keeping full guard, as Evans tries to pass. #SUB#
Evans thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Evans trying to control the position from guard on top but Bell is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T2#
Bell has control of Evans's left arm, preventing Evans from doing any damage.
Bell tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Bell is pulling down on Evans's head to control his posture.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bell throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back. #SUB#
Evans drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Evans jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bell seems keen to control Evans's posture.
Bell's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Bell throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.
Evans wants to control from the top but Bell keeps moving.
Bell controlling the position.
Bell keeping full guard, as Evans tries to pass. #T3#
Bell is pulling down on Evans's head. It's preventing any offense from Evans, at least for the moment.#REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Evans takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Evans takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Bell moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.#CUT2#
John Evans's cut is getting worse.
Evans tries to score a power double leg takedown but Bell sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Evans somewhat.
Bell doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.#T4#
Bell stalks Evans and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Evans's face. Evans staggers backwards, shaken.
Bell lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Evans backs up against the cage. #CUT2#
John Evans's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Evans shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Bell counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Evans shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Bell counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that round.
The cut man is working on John Evans's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Bell changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Evans gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Bell.
Bell connects with the punch.
Bell throws a combination. Evans tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Evans misses with a takedown attempt
and Bell counters with a left to the body.
Bell lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Evans at a distance.
Bell has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Good exchange - Bell coming out on top.#CUT2#
Jeez, John Evans's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
Evans tries for a takedown but Bell circles away easily
and Bell counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.#T1##KD2#
Bell lands a left and a right that send Evans crashing to the mat, dazed. Bell thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up to his feet!

The referee calls the doctor in to look at John Evans's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:21 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Doug Bell!

 

Event: TGC Crucible 2     
Date:   Aug 15, 2017
#R1#
Mugger throws a wild body kick that Bell sees coming a mile off.
Mugger lands a high kick!
Bell looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Mugger looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple. #CUT#
It looks like Dean Mugger has been cut.
Mugger ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Mugger scores with a nice head shot.
Bell throws a body punch but Mugger moves out of range.
Mugger throws a big counter head kick but Bell avoids it with no problem.
Bell takes a kick to the side of the head.#CUT2#
It looks like Doug Bell has been cut.
A slapping body kick lands there for Mugger.
Mugger misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Mugger misses with a head kick.
Bell fails with a takedown attempt.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bell misses with a hook. Mugger ducked under it nicely.
Mugger has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Mugger gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Mugger misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Bell tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Mugger manages to circle out of the way.
The fighters circling - Bell throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Mugger swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Mugger lands a head kick! #TD#
Bell closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Mugger to the mat! Mugger manages to get full guard. #T1#
Bell with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Mugger looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Bell puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Mugger really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Bell. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Bell keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Mugger trying to control here.
Mugger is trying to get back to full guard.
Mugger trying to control but Bell postures up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Bell lands a nice short elbow.
Mugger tries to roll over but Bell keeps him under control.
Bell content to control rather than advance.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T2#
Bell seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Mugger for as long as he can get away with.
Mugger is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Bell moves nicely into side control. #SUB#
Bell looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Mugger seems a little lost for a moment, as Bell dominates the positioning.
Mugger is looking for a sweep.
Bell content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though. #T3#
Mugger wants to control but Bell postures up.
Mugger being controlled for a moment.
Mugger looks to move to half guard but instead Bell has passed into mount! Damn!
Mugger can't escape the position.
Bell lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Mugger tries to hold on but Bell postures up.
Mugger tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Mugger wants to control but Bell is having none of it.
Bell pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.#T4#
Mugger is looking to get to half guard.
Bell controlling the position easily from mount.
Bell in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas. #SUB#
Bell is working on an americana here. Ooh, that looks pretty nasty! Nope, Mugger has managed to escape the submission attempt. #SUB#
Bell jumps to side control looking for an arm triangle but Mugger manages to avoid the submission attempt.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Mugger throws a head kick that misses.
Bell tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Mugger manages to circle out of the way.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Bell here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
Mugger tries a low kick but Bell avoids it.
A big right from Bell misses.
Bell is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mugger can do to turn this around?
Mugger uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bell.
Bell takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Mugger does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bell lands with a nice combination. Mugger backs away looking to recover.
Mugger delivers a nice body kick.
Mugger takes one on the button.#TD#
Excellent takedown into side control there by Bell.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mugger is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Bell controlling from side mount.
Mugger is looking for a sweep.#T1#
Bell happy to just control the position for now.
Mugger is looking to reverse the position.
Bell working away.
Bell controls the position from side control.
Mugger tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Bell wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Bell is putting a hurting on Mugger here, landing some big shots from side control.
Bell in side control lands a decent elbow.
Bell lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Mugger down.
Bell has knee on belly and moves into mount.
Bell controlling from the full mount. #T2#
Mugger is trying desperately to improve position.
Doug Bell overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Mugger is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Bell content just to control the position here.
Bell landing strikes from the mount.
Mugger tries to reverse the position but Bell maintains control.
Bell controlling his opponent.
Mugger is trying to escape the mount.
Bell has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.#T3#
Bell with shots to the head and body - Mugger looks very uncomfortable down there.
Bell working the ground and pound effectively. #ROC#
Mugger is rocked!
Bell lands a big shot to the head and Mugger winces in pain. He's tapped out due to strikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:32 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Doug Bell!

 

Event: SFC 14: Hanley x Palaktingpuet     
Date:   Jul 05, 2017
#R1#
Bell sizes up Strowman with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle. #CUT2#
It looks like Braun Strowman has been cut.
Strowman fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Strowman.
Bell with the counter takedown but Strowman avoids it easily.
Nice defenses there by Strowman.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Strowman shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Bell with the counter takedown but Strowman avoids it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Braun Strowman. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bell tries to close the distance and clinch up but Strowman swats him away and circles back towards the center.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Strowman throws a body punch but Bell moves out of range.
Bell misses the jab.#T1#
Bell tries to close the distance and clinch up but Strowman swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Nice uppercut there from Bell.
Strowman closes this distance looking for a takedown but Bell circles away.
A jab from Bell does it's job there.
Strowman looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Bell changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Bell looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bell looks to land a combination but Strowman avoids it well.
Strowman has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.#T2#
Strowman misses with a takedown attempt - Bell sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Strowman blocks a jab.
The fighters circle momentarily. Bell darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Strowman shoots in but Bell avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Strowman will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Bell drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Strowman defends it well.
Bell looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.#T3#
Strowman shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Bell as he avoids it easily.
Bell stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Bell wants it to stay on the feet.
Bell drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Strowman defends it well.
Bell takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Strowman shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Bell but Bell pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Bell tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.#TD#
Strowman shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Bell's guard.#ES2#
Bell manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.#T4#
Bell avoiding damage.
Strowman tries for a takedown. No joy.
Bell throws a punch but it's blocked by Strowman.
Bell stalling in the clinch but Strowman improves position.
Bell scores with a hook to the body.
Strowman is breathing heavily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bell lands a body punch.
Bell lands with a light punch inside.
Bell tries to throw a body punch but Strowman avoids it by throwing Bell back against the cage.
Bell lands with a right to the head.
Bell lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Bell tries a body shot but Strowman blocks it.
Bell tries to throw a body punch but Strowman avoids it by throwing Bell back against the cage.
Strowman has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Bell after a bit of a struggle.
Bell stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A hook to the body from Bell.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Braun Strowman's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Bell wants to clinch.
Bell closes the distance and lands a vicious right hand that drops Strowman! Bell dives in looking to finish! Strowman is still trying to defend himself but he's taking too many shots and the referee has no choice but to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:31 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Doug Bell!

 

Event: IFC I     
Date:   Jun 03, 2017
#R1#
Krotchlikmiov ducks under a wild hook from Bell.
Krotchlikmiov takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Krotchlikmiov fails with a takedown attempt.
Krotchlikmiov shoots for a takedown but Bell saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Bell walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Krotchlikmiov checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Bell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bell takes one on the button.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Krotchlikmiov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bell throws an ugly left hook that misses
letting Krotchlikmiov counter with a right hand.
A big right from Bell misses.
Bell misses with a wild body shot.
Bell throws the left hand but Krotchlikmiov avoids the punch easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
No joy there for Bell, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Bell throws a body punch but Krotchlikmiov moves out of range.
Krotchlikmiov shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Doug Bell has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ivan Krotchlikmiov.
Krotchlikmiov misses the shot to the body.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Bell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Krotchlikmiov moves away.
Despite the aggression on Krotchlikmiov's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Bell misses with a double jab. #T1#
Krotchlikmiov moves away from the strike by Bell.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Bell!
Krotchlikmiov misses the shot to the body.
Krotchlikmiov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Sloppy strikes from Bell. Those never looked like landing.
Krotchlikmiov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bell was well out of range. Poor timing from Krotchlikmiov.
Krotchlikmiov shoots for a double leg takedown but Bell sprawls well. He's pushed Krotchlikmiov's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Bell throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bell swings for the body but Krotchlikmiov moves out of range.
Krotchlikmiov closes the distance and clinches up with Bell, looking for a takedown. Krotchlikmiov pushes Bell against the cage but Bell circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Krotchlikmiov looks winded!
Krotchlikmiov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
enabling Bell to counter with a crisp jab.
Bell feints a jab promting Krotchlikmiov to slip. Bell then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Krotchlikmiov slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bell lands with a nice body punch.
Krotchlikmiov takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Nice cross by Bell.
Bell takes a swing at Krotchlikmiov's ribcage but misses. #T2##CL#
Bell instigates a clinch.
Bell stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Bell prevents a takedown attempt there.
Bell throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Bell digs a right hand into Krotchlikmiov's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Krotchlikmiov's gas tank.
Bell lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Bell lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Bell.
Krotchlikmiov letting Bell take a breather here.
Bell scores with a hook to the body.#BC#
Bell manages to break the clinch.
Bell misses with a series of wild punches.
Krotchlikmiov is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Bell with a body shot.
Bell jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bell displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination. #T3#
Bell digs a good hook to Krotchlikmiov's body.
Bell throws out a loose jab but Krotchlikmiov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bell misses with a body shot.
Krotchlikmiov is looking for the big counter here.
Bell misses with a hook. Krotchlikmiov ducked under it nicely.
Bell throws a body punch but Krotchlikmiov moves out of range.
Krotchlikmiov moves away from the strike by Bell.
Bell ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Bell connects with a jab.
Bell throws a hook but Krotchlikmiov blocks it.
Bell jabs at Krotchlikmiov's body.
Doug Bell seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Krotchlikmiov moves out of range as Bell strikes.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Krotchlikmiov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bell misses with a straight left.
Krotchlikmiov is looking to chop away at Bell's legs.
A clash of legs there as Krotchlikmiov blocks the low kick.
Krotchlikmiov misses with the combination. #T4##TD#
Bell decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bell is looking to advance position but Krotchlikmiov won't allow it.
Bell sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Bell's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Krotchlikmiov is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Bell keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Bell cracks Krotchlikmiov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Bell misses with an uppercut. Krotchlikmiov saw that one coming.
Krotchlikmiov throws a nice looking combination but Bell bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Doug Bell is winning the standup battle so far.
Bell throws a right hand that Krotchlikmiov ducks under and follows up with a left that Krotchlikmiov also avoids with ease.
Krotchlikmiov will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Bell swings for the body but Krotchlikmiov moves out of range.
Krotchlikmiov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Bell swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Krotchlikmiov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bell.
Krotchlikmiov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bell changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Krotchlikmiov throws a shot from downtown. Bell moves away and avoids it.
We've been informed that Krotchlikmiov has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Bell misses with a looping right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Krotchlikmiov closes this distance looking for a takedown but Bell circles away.
Bell throws a shot from downtown. Krotchlikmiov moves away and avoids it.
Bell comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Nice body punch from Bell.
Bell throws a combination. Krotchlikmiov tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Krotchlikmiov is breathing heavily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bell misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Krotchlikmiov. #T1#
Bell misses with a wild body shot.
Bell connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Bell lands with an uppercut that bounces Krotchlikmiov off the cage and back into range.
Bell swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Krotchlikmiov is looking for the big counter here.
Bell swings for the body but Krotchlikmiov moves out of range.
Bell misses the shot to the body.
Bell misses with a body shot.
Krotchlikmiov lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Bell is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Krotchlikmiov can do to turn this around?#CL#
Krotchlikmiov tries to keep at a distance but Bell has taken the fight into the clinch.
Nice body punch from Bell.
Krotchlikmiov's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Bell leaning against his opponent.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Krotchlikmiov. #BC#
Bell escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Krotchlikmiov moves away from the strike by Bell.
Krotchlikmiov throws a shot from downtown. Bell moves away and avoids it.#TD#
Bell gets a takedown into half guard.#T2#
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bell not doing much here.
Krotchlikmiov is looking to escape.
Bell with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T3#
Bell continues to stall.
Bell thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Krotchlikmiov's head.
Krotchlikmiov is looking to improve his position.
Krotchlikmiov avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Bell.
Bell controlling the action here.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Krotchlikmiov slips under a jab.
Krotchlikmiov moves out of range as Bell strikes.
Krotchlikmiov avoids the body shot from Bell.
Krotchlikmiov throws out a counter right but Bell avoids it with no problem.
Bell throws out a loose jab but Krotchlikmiov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Krotchlikmiov avoids the body shot from Bell.
Bell is looking to wear down Krotchlikmiov with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Krotchlikmiov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK. #T4#
Krotchlikmiov shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Bell pinned against the cage. Bell gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Bell throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bell loads up on a big right hand but Krotchlikmiov slips the punch.#CL#
Bell has Krotchlikmiov up against the cage in a clinch.
Bell lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Krotchlikmiov has had enough of the clinch but Bell keeps him there for the moment.
Bell misses with a body punch.
Bell misses with a punch to the body.
Bell on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Bell lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.#BC#
Bell breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Bell throws the left hand but Krotchlikmiov avoids the punch easily.
Bell throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Bell will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Doug Bell dominated that second round.
That's time! Bell's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.
#R3#
Bell tries to bum rush Krotchlikmiov with a series of wild strikes but Krotchlikmiov uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Bell tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Krotchlikmiov was well out of range. Poor timing from Bell.
Krotchlikmiov blocks a jab.
Bell walks into a stiff left hand from Krotchlikmiov.
Doug Bell is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Krotchlikmiov misses with a series of wild punches.
Krotchlikmiov misses with a double jab.
Bell takes a swing at Krotchlikmiov's ribcage but misses.
Bell showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Krotchlikmiov.
Bell lands a two punch combo.
Krotchlikmiov takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bell looks to land a combination. Krotchlikmiov sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Bell misses with a wild body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Krotchlikmiov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bell.
Krotchlikmiov throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
enabling Bell to counter with a crisp jab. #T1#
Krotchlikmiov staying out of range there.
Krotchlikmiov lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Krotchlikmiov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Krotchlikmiov rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Bell moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Bell throws out a loose jab but Krotchlikmiov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bell misses with a looping right.
Bell misses with a double jab.
Krotchlikmiov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bell.
Krotchlikmiov looks to land a combination but Bell avoids it well.
Krotchlikmiov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Bell looks to land a combination but Krotchlikmiov avoids it well.
A nice side step and Krotchlikmiov releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Bell throws a body punch but Krotchlikmiov moves out of range.
Krotchlikmiov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.#CL#
Bell has taken the fight to the clinch.
Bell digs a right hand underneath Krotchlikmiov's ribcage. Krotchlikmiov let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Come on Bell - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Bell just leaning against Krotchlikmiov, taking a breather. #T2#
A shot in the inside from Bell.
Bell tries a body shot but Krotchlikmiov blocks it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Krotchlikmiov has a couple of punches blocked by Bell.
Krotchlikmiov tries a body shot but Bell blocks it.
Bell digs a right hand underneath Krotchlikmiov's ribcage. Krotchlikmiov let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Krotchlikmiov takes a shot to the head.
Bell softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Bell is leaning against Krotchlikmiov and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Bell misses with a hook to the ribs.
The referee calls for Bell to work.
Bell lands a body punch in the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Bell creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Bell stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Bell cracks Krotchlikmiov with a nice body shot.#T3##BC#
Bell escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Bell with a jab.
Krotchlikmiov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bell.
It seemed like Krotchlikmiov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bell. Krotchlikmiov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Krotchlikmiov is looking to clinch but Bell is avoiding it. #CL#
Bell clinches with his opponent.
Bell displaying some good clinch control by pressing Krotchlikmiov up against the cage.
Krotchlikmiov misses with a punch on the inside.
Krotchlikmiov is trying desperately to land a takedown but Bell is having absolutely none of it. This is turning into a bit of a nightmare for Krotchlikmiov.
A right handed body shot lands from Bell.
Bell cracks Krotchlikmiov with a nice body shot.
Bell pressing his opponent against the cage.
Bell lands a right hand.
Bell is stalling here. #T4##BC#
Bell pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Bell just misses with a punch to the body.
Krotchlikmiov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bell manages to avoid it.#CL#
Bell has Krotchlikmiov up against the cage in a clinch.
A shot in the inside from Bell.
Bell blocking some punches.
Doug Bell is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bell lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Krotchlikmiov has a couple of punches blocked by Bell.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Krotchlikmiov.
Krotchlikmiov misses with a punch to the body.
Ivan Krotchlikmiov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Krotchlikmiov working aggressively here.
Krotchlikmiov misses with some punches.

And that's the end of the fight!
Doug Bell showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Bell 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Doug Bell!

 

 
 
 
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