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Event: TWGC 30 (265+lbs, D2): Tokyo Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Jul 09, 2020





188 cm
32 yrs
223 lbs



196 cm
22 yrs
255 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the super heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Phil Coleman! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 10 wins and 6 losses; Johnny Bolivar!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Shigeki Sano and Taro Takaoka.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.#CL#
Coleman drives through and clinches with Bolivar against the cage. #TD#
Coleman successfully pulls guard.
Bolivar is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Coleman seems keen to control Bolivar's posture.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Bolivar from controlling successfully. #SUB2#
Bolivar has gone for a leg lock! Coleman slips out almost immediately though and dives into Bolivar's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Coleman (2) vs (0) Bolivar
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Bolivar is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB2#
Bolivar working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Coleman has passed into half guard!
Coleman is taking a breather. Bolivar 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.#T1#
Bolivar trying to control but Coleman postures up.
Coleman prevents Bolivar from improving his position.#SUB#
Coleman is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Bolivar has managed to free his arm - good work.
Coleman controlling the action here.#T2#
Coleman wants to control but Bolivar is keeping him busy.
Bolivar gets back to full guard.
Coleman sitting in guard here, content to control.
Bolivar controls Coleman momentarily but Coleman frees himself.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T3#
Bolivar keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Bolivar pulls Coleman in close to his closed guard and prevents Coleman from doing any damage or advancing position.
Coleman preventing the sweep.
Bolivar keeps trying to improve his position.
Coleman content to stall in guard here. #T4#
Coleman wants to pass the guard but Bolivar is keeping the position.
Bolivar trying to keep a closed guard but Coleman is proving a slippery customer.
Coleman wants to control from the top but Bolivar keeps moving.
Bolivar working a defensive guard but Coleman passes into half guard.
Coleman prevents Bolivar from improving his position.
Coleman stalling away here and it's allowed Bolivar to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard. #T5#
Bolivar pulls Coleman in close to prevent any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Bolivar is trying to control the position but Coleman postures up.
Coleman tries to free his leg and advance position but Bolivar is retaining full guard. #SUB2#
Coleman avoids a guillotine attempt easily. #T6#
Bolivar 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.
Coleman looking to pass the guard.
Bolivar has his hands on Coleman's head, controlling the position.
Coleman trying to control but Bolivar is working from the bottom.
Coleman looking to sit in guard and control but Bolivar gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Coleman (2) vs (2) Bolivar#T7#
Coleman is pulling down on Bolivar's head. It's preventing any offense from Bolivar, at least for the moment.
Bolivar trying to control but Coleman is working from the bottom.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Coleman is on top in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Coleman (4) vs (2) Bolivar
Bolivar can't keep his opponent in guard - Coleman advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount. #SUB#
Coleman is working for a kimura but Bolivar is defending it quite comfortably.
The referee calls for the fighters to work. #T8##SUB#
Coleman is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Bolivar is looking to improve his position.
Coleman is looking to take a break and control but Bolivar is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Coleman is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Bolivar is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.#T9#
Coleman is thwarting Bolivar's attempts to control the position.
Bolivar is staying active underneath Coleman, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Bolivar tries to roll over but Coleman keeps him under control.
Bolivar is refusing to be controlled, as Coleman sits in half guard.
Bolivar makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Bolivar.
Bolivar looking to control. #T10#
Coleman advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Coleman (7) vs (2) Bolivar
Bolivar tries to control the position but he's not in luck - Coleman easily slips into full mount!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Coleman (9) vs (2) Bolivar
Bolivar sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Bolivar is controlling Coleman's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Bolivar tries to roll over but Coleman keeps him under control.
Bolivar is doing well to control the position and prevent Coleman from advancing to side control.#SUB#
Coleman seems to be working for a kimura but Bolivar defends the submission attempt.#T11#
Bolivar controlling the position for now.
Coleman content to sit in half guard and control for a moment. #SUB#
Coleman wants to work for an arm triangle but Bolivar is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Bolivar is trying to maintain the position but Coleman is very close to passing his half guard.#T12##SUB#
Coleman is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg. #SUB#
Coleman is looking for a kimura here. #SUB#
Coleman is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Bolivar doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Coleman. #SUB#
Coleman is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game. #T13#
Bolivar is trying to get back to full guard.
Coleman wants to control but Bolivar is keeping him busy.
Coleman performing his best blanket impression for a moment. #SUB#
Coleman is working for a kimura but Bolivar is defending it quite comfortably. #T14#
Bolivar wants to improve his position but Coleman is controlling well.
Coleman is looking to take a break and control but Bolivar is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
The fighters are battling for position here. Bolivar manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Bolivar is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

And that's the end of the fight!
Coleman takes the fight on points by 9 to 2.
Phil Coleman decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: UnderGround FC 138     
Date:   Jul 04, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!#CL2#
Coleman closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Mihailov is trying to break the clinch but Coleman is controlling him.
Coleman taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Coleman taking a breather.
Mihailov wants to break free but Coleman has control.
Mihailov looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Coleman is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Mihailov wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Mihailov misses with a body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mihailov tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Coleman avoids it.
Coleman taking a breather.
Mihailov tries to pull guard but Coleman won't allow it.
Coleman displaying some good clinch control by pressing Mihailov up against the cage.#T1#
Coleman keeps control of Mihailov as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Coleman manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
A knee to the head by Mihailov. #CUT#It looks like Phil Coleman has been cut.
Mihailov fails to pull guard.
Coleman holding his opponent close, against the cage.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Phil Coleman.
Coleman lands a right hook to the body.
Mihailov swinging wildly here. #T2#
Mihailov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Coleman.#CL2#
Coleman has taken the fight to the clinch.
Coleman keeps control of Mihailov as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Mihailov tries to break free but Coleman pushes him back against the cage.
Coleman is pushing Mihailov up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Mihailov has had enough of the clinch but Coleman keeps him there for the moment.
Mihailov wants to get back to striking at distance but Coleman won't allow it.
Mihailov is leaning against Coleman and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Mihailov is looking for a takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hristo Mihailov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Coleman slowing the pace effectively.
Coleman keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Mihailov's efforts to push away.#T3#
Mihailov is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Mihailov tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Coleman smiles and moves away.
We've been told by Mihailov's head coaches at The Coffee Shop that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Coleman cracks Mihailov with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Mihailov misses with a body kick.
Coleman looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Mihailov lands with a nice body punch.
Coleman thows a left - swing and a miss!
Mihailov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mihailov manages to avoid it.
Mihailov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Coleman has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Mihailov misses with a two punch combination. #CL2#
Coleman has taken the fight to the clinch.
Mihailov wants to get back to striking at distance but Coleman won't allow it.
Stalling in the clinch from Coleman.
Coleman is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Coleman receives a warning from the referee for stalling.#T4#
Coleman taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Coleman stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Mihailov being controlled against the cage.
Coleman continues to stall. The referee tells him to work or he's going to break them up.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Phil Coleman.
Coleman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mihailov tries to counter with a takedown but Coleman is quick to defend against it.
Mihailov moves out of range of the strikes.
Coleman lunges at Mihailov with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Mihailov's hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coleman lunges at Mihailov with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Mihailov's hand.
Mihailov misses with a body kick. #CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mihailov fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Mihailov has Coleman pressed against the cage.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Phil Coleman's cut.
That's time! Mihailov's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
Coleman checks a leg kick.
Coleman lands with an overhand left.
Mihailov tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Coleman manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Coleman punishes Mihailov's body with a nice straight punch.
Some wild striking there from Mihailov.
Coleman lands a nice hook to Mihailov's body. Mihailov takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Coleman cracks Mihailov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Coleman in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Mihailov swinging wildly here.
Coleman throws a jab but it's blocked by Mihailov.
Mihailov throws the kick towards the body but Coleman avoids it.
Mihailov pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Coleman fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Coleman avoids the body shot from Mihailov.
Coleman misses with a hook.
Mihailov half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Mihailov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#CL2#
Coleman has Mihailov up against the cage in a clinch. #BC#
Mihailov's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.#T1#
Mihailov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Coleman.
Coleman scores with the left hand. Mihailov knows he should have avoided that one.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Mihailov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Coleman misses with a hook. Mihailov ducked under it nicely.
Some wild striking there from Mihailov.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body. Mihailov takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Hristo Mihailov is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
A slow jab from Mihailov misses its intended target.
Mihailov connects with a nice looking jab.
Coleman throws the left hand but Mihailov avoids the punch easily.
Coleman lands a jab to the nose.
Coleman cracks Mihailov with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
A clash of legs there as Coleman blocks the low kick.
Mihailov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Coleman swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Mihailov takes a body punch but keeps moving. #CL2#
Coleman clinches up against the cage.
Phil Coleman seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.#T2#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mihailov is trying to break the clinch but Coleman has him pressed against the cage.
Mihailov tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Coleman just stands there and leans against the cage.
Coleman stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Mihailov is trying to break the clinch but Coleman has him pressed against the cage. #BC#
Mihailov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Mihailov falls off balance throwing a combination
and Coleman counters with a nice body shot.
Coleman sizes up Mihailov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle. #KD#
Mihailov drops Coleman with a left right combo! Mihailov follows him down to the ground into side control. #ROC#Coleman is rocked!
Mihailov laying and praying for a moment but Coleman takes advantage and regains half guard.
Coleman is still in real trouble! Can Mihailov finish him?
Mihailov is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Coleman!
Coleman tries to lock up and control but Mihailov gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Coleman seems to have recovered his senses.#T3#
Coleman regains half guard.
Mihailov misses with a head shot. Coleman uses the momentum to regain guard.
Coleman utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Coleman bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Mihailov's guard. #REVB#
Coleman engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T4#
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Mihailov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Coleman landing with the ground and pound.
Mihailov working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Coleman.
Coleman slips nicely into half guard.
Coleman controlling the action here.
Mihailov knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Coleman on the ground.
Coleman thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Mihailov's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Phil Coleman's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Coleman jabs at Mihailov's body.
Coleman scores with a jab. Mihailov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Coleman throws a body punch but Mihailov moves out of range.
Phil Coleman seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Mihailov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mihailov throws a series of punches but Coleman avoids them all with ease.
Coleman changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Coleman misses the target.
Nice uppercut lands for Coleman. That snapped Mihailov's head back.
Mihailov tries to clinch but Coleman is having none of it.
Coleman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mihailov was well out of range. Poor timing from Coleman.
Mihailov takes one to the chin there.
Mihailov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Sloppy strikes from Mihailov. Those never looked like landing.
Coleman lands an overhand right.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coleman thuds a left hand into Mihailov's body.
Mihailov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Mihailov tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Coleman manages to circle out of the way.
Coleman moves out of range of the body kick.
Coleman looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Mihailov tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Coleman manages to circle out of the way.
Mihailov doesn't manage to clinch there - Coleman circles away. #T1#
Coleman throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Coleman fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Coleman throws an overhand right that lands on Mihailov's shoulder, as Mihailov tries to avoid the shot.
Coleman defending well as Mihailov loads up on a big left hand.
Mihailov throws an overhand right that lands on Coleman's shoulder, as Coleman tries to avoid the shot.
Mihailov fails to land with a series of punches.
Coleman cracks Mihailov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Mihailov moves forwards but Coleman connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Mihailov throws a right and a left that Coleman avoids nicely.
Mihailov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Coleman.
Mihailov attempts a counter takedown but Coleman avoids it well and moves away.
Coleman has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Coleman throws a good cross that connects.
Coleman throws out a loose jab but Mihailov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mihailov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Mihailov takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mihailov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Sloppy strikes from Mihailov. Those never looked like landing.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mihailov manages to avoid it.
Mihailov misses with a series of wild punches. #T2#
Coleman throws a body punch but Mihailov moves out of range.
Mihailov goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Mihailov takes one on the button.
Mihailov throws a series of punches but Coleman moves out of range.
Mihailov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Mihailov takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Mihailov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Mihailov throws a series of punches but Coleman avoids them all with ease.
Mihailov takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Sloppy strikes from Mihailov. Those never looked like landing.
Coleman fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Mihailov avoids the body shot from Coleman.
Coleman scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Coleman connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Mihailov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A lazy left from Coleman finds it's target.
Coleman connects with a nice looking jab. #T3#
A jab from Coleman does it's job there.#CL2#
Coleman has Mihailov up against the cage in a clinch.
Mihailov taking a breather.
Coleman is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Mihailov tries to break free but Coleman pushes him back against the cage.
Mihailov fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Coleman is stalling here.
Coleman has Mihailov pushed against the cage.
Coleman just leaning against Mihailov, taking a breather. #T4#
Coleman has Mihailov pressed against the cage, preventing Mihailov from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Coleman lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Coleman just leaning against Mihailov, taking a breather.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Phil Coleman.
Mihailov looks to land a combination but Coleman avoids it well.
Coleman ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Coleman avoids a punch combination nicely.
Hristo Mihailov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Coleman digs a good hook to Mihailov's body.
Coleman looks to score with a jab to the body but Mihailov is just out of range.
A big left from Coleman misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Mihailov misses with the combination.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phil Coleman comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Coleman 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 Radbod Blank scores the fight 27:30
Judge Aafke Stam scores the fight 27:30
Judge Daniel Blasius scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phil Coleman!

Phil Coleman really struggled to get his t-shirt on before his hand was raised. Making sure that Urban Fighter logo gets some air time is pretty tricky when you're all sweaty.

 

Event: UnderGround FC 120     
Date:   May 09, 2020
#R1#
Coleman ducks under a wild hook from Karelin.
Coleman lands a nice hook to Karelin's body. Karelin takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Coleman lands with a cross.
Karelin takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Coleman throws a big shot that misses.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Karelin manages to avoid it.
Karelin lands with a shot to the body.
Karelin throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Coleman stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Karelin slips under a jab from Coleman.
Karelin misses with a looping left.
Coleman swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Coleman throws a right and a left that both miss.
Karelin attempts a counter takedown but Coleman avoids it well and moves away.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Karelin.
Karelin shoots in looking for a takedown. Coleman tries to sprawl out of it but Karelin keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Coleman manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Coleman misses with a wild body shot.
Coleman displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Karelin throws out the jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Coleman is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Karelin half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.#CL2#
Coleman clinches up with Karelin and pushes him back against the cage.#T1#
Coleman stalling in the clinch.
Karelin has a couple of punches blocked by Coleman.
Karelin misses with the head strike.
Karelin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Coleman will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Karelin up against the cage.
Coleman looking to stall.
Karelin misses with some punches. #TD#
Karelin lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Karelin not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Karelin thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Coleman's head.
Karelin throwing shots but Coleman is blocking nicely.
Karelin missing with some ground and pound from the half guard. #T2#
Karelin missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Karelin controlling the pace.
Karelin scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Karelin is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Coleman trying to control here.
Karelin sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Coleman defending well though.
Karelin with the ground and pound but Coleman uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Coleman is trying to control the position but Karelin postures up.
Karelin throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Coleman works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Karelin throwing strikes from guard but Coleman blocks nicely.
Karelin being controlled here momentarily.
Karelin slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard. #T3#
Coleman working a defensive guard here.
Karelin is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Karelin postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Karelin 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.
Karelin throws an elbow that misses. Coleman uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Karelin's guard. Nice move by Coleman!#REVB#
Coleman is fighting to break Karelin's control of his arms but Karelin is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Karelin looking for a sweep. Not yet Karelin, not yet.
Karelin has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall. #T4#
Karelin working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Coleman.
Karelin is looking to stand up but Coleman isn't so interested in that idea.
Coleman is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Karelin looking to hit a scissor sweep but Coleman is one step ahead there.
Coleman wants to control from the top but Karelin keeps moving.
Karelin wants to sweep here but Coleman controlling him for the moment.
Karelin keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman is working Karelin over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Karelin has control of Coleman's left arm, preventing Coleman from doing any damage.
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 Ruslan Karelin will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2##CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
A short right from Karelin on the inside.
Karelin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coleman's elbow.
Coleman working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Coleman displaying some good clinch control by pressing Karelin up against the cage.
Coleman is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Coleman trying to control the position but instead, Karelin has worked for underhooks and has pushed Coleman into the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Karelin tries to throw a body punch but Coleman avoids it by throwing Karelin back against the cage.
Karelin fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #T1#
Coleman has Karelin pushed against the cage.
Karelin misses with a punch on the inside.
Karelin has a couple of punches blocked by Coleman.
Karelin lands a body shot.
Karelin tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Coleman tries to stall but Karelin uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Karelin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Coleman's coach down at Xtramarital Floating Shingles was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Coleman's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Karelin lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Karelin tries for a takedown but Coleman manages to get underhooks.
Coleman blocks a body shot from Karelin.
Karelin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coleman is looking to control Karelin's arms but Karelin gets an underhook and turns him. Now Coleman has his back to the cage.
Karelin works on Coleman's body with a couple of short punches.
Karelin tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coleman's elbow.
Karelin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Karelin throws a head punch that misses. #T2#
Karelin throws a punch but it's blocked by Coleman.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Coleman.
Karelin lands a right hand.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Coleman is trying to maintain a safe position but Karelin gets an underhook and turns Coleman into the cage.
Karelin swings wildly with an uppercut but Coleman uses good head movement to avoid it.
Karelin lands a hook to the side of the head.
Coleman blocks a body shot from Karelin.
Coleman takes a shot to the head.
Karelin tries a body shot but Coleman blocks it.
Karelin swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A nice right hand lands inside from Karelin.
Our sources have told us that Karelin has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Ruslan Karelin has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Karelin lands with a good tight uppercut to the head. #T3#
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Karelin.
The referee is keeping an eye on Coleman - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Coleman stalling in the clinch but Karelin improves position.
Coleman prevents a body shot from Karelin.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Karelin.
Karelin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coleman holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Karelin misses with a short punch on the inside.
Karelin lands a hook to the side of the head.
Coleman blocking some punches.
Karelin lands a hook to the side of the head.
Coleman is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Karelin lands a left hand that snaps the head of Coleman backwards. #T4#
A head punch blocked on the inside by Coleman.
Karelin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Karelin lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Coleman looking to stall.
Karelin is working Coleman over against the cage.
Coleman is breathing heavily.
Karelin lands with a right to the head.
Coleman is pressed up against the cage. Karelin has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Coleman down to the mat. Coleman avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Coleman stuffs the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ruslan Karelin. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Karelin needs to keep his hands up - Coleman had a free shot at his head there.
Coleman avoids the body shot from Karelin.
Karelin is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Coleman can do to turn this around?
Karelin misses with a wild body shot.
Coleman swings for the body but Karelin moves out of range.
Karelin connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Coleman's hands.#ROC#
Coleman is rocked!
Karelin throws a jab but it's blocked by Coleman.
Coleman misses the jab.
Coleman scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ruslan Karelin dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!
#R3#
Coleman misses with a straight right.
Karelin ducks under a wild hook from Coleman.
Karelin connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Coleman is still on wobbly legs! Can Karelin finish him?
Karelin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Coleman throws a body punch but Karelin moves out of range.
Karelin lunges in with a left hook that violently twists Coleman head around and knocks him out cold! Karelin hops onto the cage and yells out at the top of his lungs - Yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaah! They're showing the replay on the big screens now; that was nasty! I hope one of the photographers got a good shot of it.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:19 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Ruslan Karelin!
A less than humble Ruslan Karelin misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.

 

Event: UnderGround FC 111     
Date:   Apr 11, 2020
#R1#
Coleman misses with a right hand
and Babinski counters with a nice uppercut. #CUT#
It looks like Phil Coleman has been cut.
Coleman throws a wild hook but Babinski just manages to duck under it and - ooooh! Coleman gets nailed by a brutal uppercut which crumples him back against the cage! The referee jumps in - Babinski raises his hands in celebration and walks away!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:12 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Alexei Babinski!
Alexei Babinski tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.

 

Event: UnderGround FC 105     
Date:   Mar 21, 2020
#R1#
Coleman uses good head movement to avoid the hook from McMaster.
Coleman showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from McMaster.
And Coleman tries to counter it with a takedown but McMaster pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Coleman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but McMaster moves away.
No joy there for McMaster, who threw a few shots but didn't land. #CL2#
Coleman rushes McMaster and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
McMaster misses with a hook from the clinch.
McMaster tries to circle away but Coleman has him pinned against the cage.
McMaster lands with a good tight uppercut to the head. #TD2#
Coleman manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McMaster wanted to stand there but Coleman had control of the position.
Coleman looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Coleman looking to sweep here. No luck so far. #T1#
McMaster trying to stand up but can't free himself from Coleman's guard.
Coleman wants to sweep but no luck.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.#REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.#CL2#
Coleman moves into the clinch.
A right handed body shot lands from Coleman. #T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.#BC#
McMaster breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
McMaster takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Coleman keeps the fight on the outside.
McMaster takes a swing at Coleman's ribcage but misses.
Coleman is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
McMaster misses with a hook.
Coleman feints the counter takedown.
Coleman lands a slapping body shot.
McMaster tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Coleman cracks a nice hook into McMaster's ribs.
A big right from Coleman misses.
Coleman fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
McMaster was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Coleman slips under a jab from McMaster.#T3#
A big left from McMaster misses.
Coleman misses with a hook.
Coleman steps to the side to avoid the strikes from McMaster.
McMaster swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Coleman.#CUT#
It looks like Phil Coleman has been cut.
Coleman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by McMaster.
We've been told by McMaster's head coaches at Wookies Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Coleman fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
McMaster swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
McMaster cracks Coleman with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
McMaster ducks right into an uppercut from Coleman. #CUT2#
It looks like Anthony McMaster has been cut.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Coleman is defended easily by McMaster.
Anthony McMaster has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Phil Coleman.
Nice body punch from Coleman. #T4#
A shot to the body from McMaster misses #TD2#
and Coleman counters with a nice double leg into guard. #ES#
McMaster has his feet on Coleman's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Coleman connects with a body shot.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Coleman, as that shot connected.
Coleman tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Coleman wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Coleman's coach down at Xtramarital Floating Shingles was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Coleman's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Coleman moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Coleman misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from McMaster.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Phil Coleman will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! McMaster's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Coleman moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Coleman is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down McMaster rather than just go for the knockout.
Coleman slips a jab and a cross from McMaster.
Coleman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but McMaster was well out of range. Poor timing from Coleman.
McMaster cracks Coleman with a good jab.
Coleman thuds his right hand into McMaster's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
McMaster misses the jab.
Coleman changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
McMaster takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
McMaster pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman lands a jab to McMaster's midsection.
Coleman uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from McMaster.
McMaster throws a right hand that misses #TD2#
and Coleman counters with a shoot takedown. McMaster fights it but they end up in guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry. #T1#
Coleman is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Coleman chips away with some ground and pound.
Coleman with a nice head shot there.
Coleman lands a couple of digs.
Coleman trying to control but McMaster is working from the bottom.
Phil Coleman has got the better of the ground game so far.
Coleman postures up in McMaster's guard and throws a big left but McMaster blocks it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of McMaster's head.
Coleman postures up and lands a big shot to McMaster's brow.
Coleman content to stall in guard here.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Coleman accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #T2#
Coleman stops McMaster from standing up.
Coleman lands a couple of digs.
Coleman postures up and lands a big shot to McMaster's brow.
Coleman advances to half guard.
McMaster is looking to escape.
McMaster on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through McMaster's hands, connecting with McMaster's forehead.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through McMaster's hands, connecting with McMaster's forehead.
Coleman trying to control the action but McMaster is working from the bottom.
Coleman lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Coleman lands strikes from half guard.#T3#
McMaster is trying to stand up here but Coleman is controlling him well.
McMaster has hold of Coleman's hands but Coleman slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.#ROC2#
McMaster is rocked!
Coleman passes to side control.
Coleman grinds an elbow into McMaster's temple.
Oh McMaster is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Coleman has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A big shot lands for Coleman! That's hurt McMaster! Will he recover? Coleman fires away with more strikes and the referee has to step in to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:43 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
A less than humble Phil Coleman misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.

 

Event: UnderGround FC 95     
Date:   Feb 15, 2020
#R1##CL#
Akinwande forces Coleman back against the cage and clinches.
Akinwande is stalling here.
Akinwande is pushing Coleman up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Coleman is looking to control Akinwande's arms but Akinwande gets an underhook and turns him. Now Coleman has his back to the cage.
Akinwande lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Coleman backwards.
Akinwande misses with a short punch on the inside.
Akinwande tries a body shot but Coleman blocks it.
Coleman just leaning against Akinwande, taking a breather.
Akinwande digs a right hand underneath Coleman's ribcage. Coleman let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Akinwande lands a nice shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Akinwande tries to throw a body punch but Coleman avoids it by throwing Akinwande back against the cage.
Akinwande stalling against the cage.
Akinwande lands with a light punch inside.
Coleman tries to pull guard but Akinwande won't allow it.
Coleman fails to pull guard. #T1#
Coleman looking to slow down the pace here.
Coleman's coach down at Xtramarital Floating Shingles was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Coleman's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Akinwande tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Akinwande as Coleman tries to tie him up.
Coleman trying to control the position but instead, Akinwande has worked for underhooks and has pushed Coleman into the cage.
Coleman is persisting with his attempts to control the action in the clinch, rather than do any real damage.
Akinwande swings wildly with an uppercut but Coleman uses good head movement to avoid it.
Akinwande manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Akinwande blocks a body shot from Coleman.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Akinwande takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Akinwande misses with a body punch. #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.
Akinwande scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Coleman tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Akinwande just stands there and leans against the cage.
Henry Akinwande has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Phil Coleman.
Coleman throws a head punch that misses.
Akinwande makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Akinwande tries to work over Coleman's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Come on Akinwande - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Akinwande is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Akinwande as Coleman tries to tie him up.
Coleman doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Akinwande working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Akinwande struggles to land a body shot inside as Coleman controls his hands.
Akinwande lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Akinwande lands a nice shot to the body.
Akinwande misses with a hook to the ribs. #T3#
Akinwande stalling in the clinch.
Akinwande leaning his opponent against the cage.
Akinwande tries a body shot but Coleman blocks it.
Stalling in the clinch from Coleman.
Akinwande fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Akinwande tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coleman blocks an uppercut.
Akinwande lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Coleman blocking some punches.
Akinwande tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Akinwande cracks Coleman with a nice body shot.
Akinwande is pushing Coleman up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Akinwande's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
The crowd are getting pretty annoyed with Akinwande for his constant stalling in the clinch and are voicing their displeasure.#T4#
Akinwande lands with a right to the head. #TD2#
Coleman successfully pulls guard.
Akinwande wanted to stand there but Coleman had control of the position.
Coleman working a defensive guard here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henry Akinwande 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#
Coleman takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Akinwande clobbers Coleman with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Akinwande tries to close the distance and clinch but Coleman swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Coleman drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Akinwande defends it well.
Coleman defending well as Akinwande loads up on a big left hand.
Coleman throws a body shot but no joy.
Akinwande throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Akinwande connects with a good straight punch right through the guard and follows up with a right hook and a left hook! That last one sent Coleman tumbling to the canvas! Akinwande pours on the pressure with more strikes and the referee has no hesitation diving in to stop the fight! Coleman was done - good stoppage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:29 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Henry Akinwande!
Henry Akinwande retains his heavyweight title!
A victorious Henry Akinwande thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: UnderGround FC 89     
Date:   Jan 25, 2020
#R1#
Coleman misses with a looping left.
Nice cross by Rizalia.
Rizalia has been working on his boxing with his coaches at UnderGround Specialist Academy in the buildup to the fight.
Rizalia misses with an uppercut.
Coleman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rizalia throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #CL#
Rizalia instigates a clinch.
Rizalia has had enough of the clinch but Coleman keeps him there for the moment.
Coleman misses with a body punch.
Rizalia tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rizalia lands with a light punch inside.
Rizalia misses with a punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman blocks an uppercut.
Rizalia misses with a punch to the body.
Rizalia leaning against his opponent.
Coleman content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Rizalia misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coleman lands a hook to the side of the head.#T1#
Rizalia tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coleman blocks a body shot from Rizalia.
Coleman goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rizalia swings wildly with an uppercut but Coleman uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rizalia is stalling here. #BC#
Rizalia pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rizalia misses with a body shot #TD2#
and Coleman counters with a single leg into guard. Rizalia didn't expect that. #ES#
Rizalia has his feet on Coleman's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
Coleman has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rizalia.
Rizalia tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Coleman was well out of range. Poor timing from Rizalia.
Rizalia on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there. #CUT2#
It looks like Datu Rizalia has been cut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rizalia throws a big shot that misses.
Coleman uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rizalia.#T2#
A telegraphed right hand from Rizalia misses the target.
Rizalia connects with a body shot that sends Coleman's belly button to the back.#CL2#
Coleman gets a clinch.
Rizalia takes a shot to the head.
Coleman tries to pull guard but Rizalia holds him up against the cage and eventually Coleman drops back down to his feet.
Rizalia misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rizalia.
Come on Coleman - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense. #TD2#
Coleman decides to pull guard.
Rizalia trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Coleman seems keen to control Rizalia's posture.#T3#
Rizalia is stalling in the full guard.
Coleman wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Rizalia has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.#T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Rizalia preventing the sweep. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Coleman displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rizalia throws out the jab.
Rizalia connects with a nice looking jab.
A swing and a miss from Coleman.
Coleman moves forwards but Rizalia connects with a nice, crisp jab.#TD2#
Coleman shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Coleman advances to half guard.
Coleman stops Rizalia from getting back to his feet. #ES#
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Rizalia kicks off Coleman and gets to his feet.
Rizalia is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Datu Rizalia dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Datu Rizalia's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Rizalia lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Coleman uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rizalia.
Coleman is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Rizalia lands a jab to the head.
Rizalia lands with an uppercut that bounces Coleman off the cage and back into range.
A telegraphed right hand from Coleman misses the target.
Coleman scores with a jab to the body.
Coleman scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Rizalia lands the left hand.
A jab lands there for Rizalia.
Rizalia takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Rizalia misses with a hook. Coleman ducked under it nicely.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rizalia thuds a left hand into Coleman's body.
Rizalia moves out of range of the strikes.#T1#
Coleman has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rizalia finds it's way round the side to connect with Coleman's head.
Coleman will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Rizalia throws a hook to the side of Coleman's head but Coleman sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Coleman lands with a good body shot.
Rizalia throws a leg kick but Coleman checks it.
Coleman changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Nice uppercut lands for Coleman. That snapped Rizalia's head back.
A jab lands there for Rizalia.#CL#
Rizalia closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Coleman lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rizalia avoiding damage as Coleman throws knees to the body.
Rizalia pushes Coleman back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rizalia is trying to maintain a safe position but Coleman gets an underhook and turns Rizalia into the cage.
Rizalia misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rizalia working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Both guys are working to get underhooks. #T2#
Rizalia blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Rizalia goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Coleman tries a body shot but Rizalia blocks it.
Rizalia avoids the elbow strike from Coleman, against the cage.
Datu Rizalia has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Coleman has Rizalia pushed against the cage.
Rizalia tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rizalia.
Coleman dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Coleman misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rizalia tries to throw a body punch but Coleman avoids it by throwing Rizalia back against the cage.
Rizalia misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rizalia has had enough of the clinch but Coleman keeps him there for the moment.
Coleman will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Rizalia up against the cage.#T3#
Coleman jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Rizalia walks away with a smile on his face. Coleman gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head. #CL2#
Coleman gets a clinch.
Rizalia misses with a hook from the clinch.
A right hook to the body lands for Coleman.
Rizalia throws a punch but it's blocked by Coleman. #BC#
Rizalia breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Rizalia lands with an uppercut that bounces Coleman off the cage and back into range.
Rizalia jabs at Coleman's body.
Coleman misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rizalia.
It looked like Rizalia wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rizalia tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Coleman was well out of range. Poor timing from Rizalia.
Coleman throws a jab but it's blocked by Rizalia.
Rizalia swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Rizalia lands an overhand right.
Rizalia throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Coleman with the counter takedown but Rizalia avoids it easily.#T4#
Coleman lands with a hook. Rizalia tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Coleman blocks a jab.
Coleman tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Rizalia misses with an uppercut
and Coleman counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Datu Rizalia is winning the standup battle so far.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Coleman throws a body punch but Rizalia moves out of range.
Jab, jab by Rizalia - just one landing.
Rizalia tries to close the distance and clinch up but Coleman swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A big right from Rizalia misses.
Coleman avoids the body shot from Rizalia.
Coleman on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Coleman walks into a stiff left hand from Rizalia.
Coleman shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Rizalia as he jumps to the side.
Datu Rizalia has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Phil Coleman.
Rizalia showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Coleman.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Datu Rizalia dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Datu Rizalia's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. And we move into the final round!
#R3#
Rizalia swings for the body but Coleman moves out of range.
Coleman looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Coleman lands a really nice looking cross but Rizalia seems unphased.
Coleman comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Coleman cracks Rizalia with a good jab.
Rizalia scores with a kick to the midsection.
Rizalia throws a lazy uppercut
and Coleman counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nice shot lands for Coleman.#ROC2#
Rizalia is rocked!#TD2#
Coleman shoots in for a takedown. Oh, that's a huge slam! Rizalia is on queer street and Coleman is pounding down on him with a barage of strikes. The ref is forced to step in and stop the fight. Great finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:37 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Slam). Phil Coleman!
A pretty intense looking Phil Coleman took the opportunity post-fight to ask for a shot at the title.

 

Event: UGFC79 Christmas Beatdown     
Date:   Dec 25, 2019
#R1#
Bosley rushes in with a sloppy looking punch #TD#
and Coleman decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Bosley's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Bosley seems keen to control Coleman's posture.
Coleman trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Coleman stands up over Bosley, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Coleman distracts Bosley with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Coleman keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Bosley's head.
Coleman throws a big right hand that misses.
Coleman 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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman is working Bosley over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Coleman throwing strikes from guard but Bosley blocks nicely.
Coleman chips away with some ground and pound.#T1#
Coleman postures up.
Coleman trying to control but Bosley is working from the bottom.
Bosley working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Coleman.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Bosley is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Bosley utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Bosley is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Coleman pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Bosley is keeping the position for now.
Coleman is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.#T2#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Coleman connects with a couple of short punches.
Bosley working a defensive guard here.
Coleman missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Bosley controlling the position.#REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Bosley lands a nice shot to the body.
Bosley is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Coleman.
Bosley misses with a hook #TD#
and Coleman counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Bosley working a defensive guard here.
Coleman in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time. #T3#
Coleman with a flurry of punches that miss. #SUB2#
Bosley working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Coleman doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Coleman manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Coleman lands a couple of digs.
Coleman stays in close to Bosley's body and controls the position.
Coleman trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman trying to control but Bosley is working from the bottom.
Coleman throws a big elbow that misses.
Bosley is trying to control the position but Coleman postures up. #T4#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Coleman looking to pass the guard.
Coleman in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Coleman in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Coleman trying to control but Bosley is working from the bottom.
Coleman tries to free his leg and advance position but Bosley is retaining full guard. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Bosley throws a shot from downtown. Coleman moves away and avoids it.
Coleman moves out of range of the strikes.
Coleman looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Coleman gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bosley connects with a looping right hand.
Bosley throws an off balance right hand #TD#
and Coleman counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman 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#
Bosley just misses with a punch to the body.
Coleman scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Bosley throws a body punch but Coleman moves out of range.
Bosley connects with a body shot.
Bosley throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Coleman uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bosley.
Bosley throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bosley looks to score with a jab to the body but Coleman is just out of range.
Bosley on the wrong end of a nice jab.#CUT#
It looks like Torq Bosley has been cut.
Coleman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bosley was well out of range. Poor timing from Coleman.
Torq Bosley seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Coleman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Bosley just misses with a punch to the body.
Coleman steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bosley.
Bosley misses with a left hand
and Coleman counters with a nice uppercut.
Bosley scores with a crisp jab that stopped Coleman in his tracks. #T1#
Coleman ducks under a wild hook from Bosley.
Coleman tries to counter with a takedown but Bosley is quick to defend against it.
Bosley misses with a straight left.
Bosley lands with an uppercut that bounces Coleman off the cage and back into range.
Bosley throws a body punch but Coleman moves out of range.
Bosley throws a big shot that misses.
Bosley throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bosley just misses with a punch to the body.
Bosley throws a body punch but Coleman moves out of range.
A big left from Bosley misses.
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Coleman lands a nice hook to Bosley's body. Bosley takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Bosley is breathing heavily.#CL#
Coleman clinches with his opponent.
Coleman jumps guard but Bosley turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Coleman stalling the fight.
Bosley works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process. #T2#
Bosley misses with a punch on the inside.
Bosley misses with the head strike.
Bosley tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Bosley misses with the head strike.
Coleman takes a shot to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Coleman's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Coleman's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Bosley manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Bosley can't find room to land a body shot as Coleman controls the action.
Bosley throws a punch but it's blocked by Coleman.
Bosley has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Coleman seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Bosley can turn it around.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Bosley can do to turn this around?
Bosley tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Coleman stalling.
Bosley working aggressively here. #T3#
Bosley swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Bosley misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Coleman. #TD#
Coleman pulls guard effortlessly.
Coleman pulls Bosley in close to prevent any damage.
Bosley stopping the sweep attempt from Coleman.
Bosley wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving.
Coleman keeping full guard, as Bosley tries to pass. #T4#
Coleman looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Bosley puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Coleman is trying to get back to full guard.
Bosley trying to control from half guard but Coleman is working away.
Bosley is pressing down on Coleman's thigh, looking to free his foot. Coleman is holding on for now.
Bosley is looking to stall here but Coleman recovers full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Torq Bosley showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Torq Bosley'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. This is the final round!
#R3#
Bosley pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Coleman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bosley moves away.
Bosley looks to score with a jab to the body but Coleman is just out of range.
Bosley throws out a loose jab but Coleman uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bosley throws an ugly left hook that misses #TD#
and Coleman counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Coleman.
Coleman sitting in guard here, content to control.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Bosley is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Coleman scoring with some ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Phil Coleman overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Bosley wants to control but Coleman passes easily into half guard. #T1#
Bosley is staying active underneath Coleman, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Coleman drops an elbow to the side of Bosley's head.
Coleman 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.
Coleman prevents Bosley from improving his position.
Coleman is trying to control. Bosley wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Coleman scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Coleman has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Coleman breaks from Bosley's wrist control and lands an elbow. #T2#
A nice elbow there by Coleman.
Coleman lands a heavy elbow.
Bosley takes a big shot to the dome and his eyes have rolled back in his head! Coleman's killer instinct has kicked in as he finishes the fight with more strikes. Impressive finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:37 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
In defeat, Torq Bosley stepped up to the mic, saying 'Really tough match but i will Get back on that winning train again see you soon oscar Great fight!!'.

 

Event: UnderGround FC 71     
Date:   Nov 30, 2019
#R1#
Coleman scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Akinwande throws a series of punches but Coleman avoids them all with ease.
Akinwande on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Coleman seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Coleman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Coleman keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Coleman scores with the left hand. Akinwande knows he should have avoided that one.
Coleman getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Akinwande tries a head kick but it misses.
Coleman moves out of range of the strikes.
Coleman throws a body shot but no joy.
Coleman is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A left and a right from Akinwande both land. Nice combination. #CUT2#
It looks like Phil Coleman has been cut.
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!#TD#
Coleman shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Coleman was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Coleman sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Akinwande is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position. #T1#
Akinwande is working to avoid the ground and pound but Coleman connects with a decent elbow.
The strikes coming from Coleman are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Coleman tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Coleman fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Coleman in side control, throwing shots but Akinwande defends.
Coleman postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Coleman is chipping away with strikes.
Akinwande 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.
Coleman sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Akinwande is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Coleman tries to score with some ground and pound. Akinwande controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
The strikes coming from Coleman are missing the target in this wave of attacks. #T2#
Coleman trying to control the position but Akinwande is working away.
Coleman sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Akinwande is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Coleman 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.
Coleman throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Akinwande avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Coleman.
Coleman sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Akinwande is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Coleman landing a few strikes.
Akinwande takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Akinwande managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Coleman.
Coleman working the ground and pound.
Akinwande taking punishment in the form of punches. #T3#
Coleman working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Coleman in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Akinwande wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
Akinwande parries the strikes from Coleman easily there. Coleman is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Akinwande to escape.
Coleman tries to score with some ground and pound. Akinwande controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Coleman wants to control but Akinwande is keeping him busy.
The ground and pound from Coleman seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Akinwande is being controlled here.
Coleman trying to control the action but Akinwande is working from the bottom.
Akinwande being controlled for a moment. #T4#
Coleman has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Coleman seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Akinwande for as long as he can get away with.
An elbow from Coleman crashes against the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Phil Coleman's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Akinwande fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Henry Akinwande seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Akinwande looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Coleman is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Akinwande tries a head kick but it misses.
A nice combination there by Akinwande.
Coleman lands a body shot.
Akinwande keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Coleman misses with an uppercut.
Nice defenses there by Akinwande.
Akinwande is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Akinwande throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A quick step to the side and Coleman tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Akinwande scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Coleman. Akinwande does a little dance to reset his feet.
Coleman avoids the head kick by Akinwande.
Coleman is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Coleman is looking to wear down Akinwande with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.#T1#
Coleman just misses with a punch to the body.
Akinwande lands with a straight right. Coleman didn't see that one coming.
The fight stays on the outside here - Coleman looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Coleman takes a swing at Akinwande's ribcage but misses.
Akinwande ducks under a wild hook from Coleman.
Akinwande lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Akinwande keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Akinwande now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Coleman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Akinwande moves away.
Akinwande comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Akinwande rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Coleman moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Coleman rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Akinwande counters with a lovely shot to the body.#T2#
A combination from Akinwande does no damage.
Akinwande connects with a looping right hand.
Akinwande throws a head kick but Coleman moves out of range.
Henry Akinwande is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Coleman throws a hook but Akinwande blocks it.
Akinwande looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Akinwande has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Coleman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Akinwande was well out of range. Poor timing from Coleman.
Akinwande throws a lazy uppercut
and Coleman counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Akinwande manages to avoid it.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Akinwande manages to avoid it.
Coleman misses with an uppercut.
Akinwande doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Akinwande displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Coleman throws out the jab.
Akinwande throws out a counter right but Coleman avoids it with no problem.
Coleman throws out a loose jab but Akinwande uses good head movement to avoid it. #T3#
Coleman misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Akinwande.
Coleman with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Akinwande throws a looping overhand right but Coleman ducks down to avoid it.
Coleman scores with a jab. Akinwande acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Akinwande throws out a powerful jab.
Nice takedown defense from Akinwande. No joy for Coleman on that attempt.
Coleman scores with a hook.
Akinwande with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Coleman to score with a decent uppercut.
Akinwande throws a body shot but no joy.
Coleman was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Coleman misses with a hook
and Akinwande cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Akinwande avoids the body shot from Coleman. #T4#
Coleman throws a body shot but no joy.
Akinwande throws a one two combo.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Akinwande is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Coleman.
Akinwande lands a nice shot to the body.
Coleman misses with a wild body shot.
Akinwande flicks out a counter leg kick but Coleman steps away.
Coleman takes a swing at Akinwande's ribcage but misses.
Akinwande pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Akinwande throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Coleman takes a swing at Akinwande's ribcage but misses.
Akinwande unleashes a big counter combination but Coleman bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Coleman showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Akinwande.
A counter left hand to the body from Coleman misses its target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Henry Akinwande showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Phil Coleman's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R3#
Akinwande misses with a leg kick.
Coleman appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Coleman, as that shot connected.
Coleman throws a hook but Akinwande blocks it.
Jab by Akinwande.
Akinwande fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Akinwande ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Akinwande appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
A left lands for Akinwande.
Akinwande throws a head kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Akinwande throws a right and a left that both miss.
Coleman misses with a wild body shot.
Coleman misses with a jab to the body
and Akinwande counters with a nice uppercut.
Coleman takes a shot to the body in his stride. #T1#
Akinwande throws a perfectly timed hook that sends Coleman crashing down! Coleman tries to stagger back to his feet but Akinwande just hammers him until the ref stops the fight! A confused Coleman asks the ref what just happened. Poor fella.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:10 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Henry Akinwande! Henry Akinwande retains his heavyweight title!
An out of breath Henry Akinwande thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: UnderGround FC 62     
Date:   Nov 09, 2019
#R1#
Good exchange - Coleman coming out on top.#CUT#
It looks like Fedor Mazepin has been cut.
Coleman misses with a body shot.
Coleman looks to score with a jab to the body but Mazepin is just out of range.
As Coleman backs off Mazepin throws a huge counter combo but Coleman manages to avoid it all.
Coleman pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mazepin takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Coleman missing with a left hand there. Mazepin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Despite the aggression on Mazepin's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Mazepin slips a straight right by Coleman.
Mazepin moves in looking to clinch but Coleman pushes him off.
Coleman misses the shot to the body.
Mazepin shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Coleman as he jumps to the side.
A counter left hand to the body from Coleman misses its target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mazepin avoids the body shot from Coleman.
Mazepin moves out of range as Coleman strikes.
Mazepin is looking for the big counter here.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Mazepin.#T1#
Mazepin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Coleman seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Mazepin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Coleman misses with a body punch
and Mazepin makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Mazepin shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Coleman as he jumps to the side.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Fedor Mazepin.
Left hook, right uppercut from Mazepin.
A lazy left from Coleman finds it's target.
Mazepin moves in looking to clinch but Coleman pushes him off.
It looked like Coleman wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Mazepin is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.#T2#
Coleman looks to score with a jab to the body but Mazepin is just out of range.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Coleman.
Mazepin fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Coleman avoids it really well and circles away.
As Mazepin looks to move away, Coleman throws a big counter combo but Mazepin just gets out of the way.
Mazepin tries to clinch there but Coleman circles away.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mazepin manages to avoid it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mazepin was well out of range. Poor timing from Coleman.
And Mazepin tries to counter it with a takedown but Coleman pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Coleman misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Mazepin.
Mazepin tries to clinch there but Coleman circles away.
Mazepin takes a body punch but keeps moving.
A jab from Coleman misses. #T3#
Mazepin shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Coleman as he jumps to the side.
Coleman takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Coleman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mazepin moves away.
Mazepin has his takedown stuffed
and Coleman counters with a straight right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Coleman. Mazepin does a little dance to reset his feet.#TD2#
Mazepin shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Mazepin was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!#SUB2#
Mazepin goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Coleman has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Mazepin but great work by Coleman.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mazepin is looking for a sweep.#T4#
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Mazepin striking from the bottom but nothing landed.
Mazepin taking a bit of punishment here - Coleman scoring with strikes.
Mazepin tries to buck Coleman off but Coleman is having none of it.
Mazepin is looking to slip a leg under and get half guard but Coleman is one step ahead and moves to full mount!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mazepin wants to hold on but Coleman pushes him away.
Coleman controlling from the full mount.
Coleman continues to stall.
Mazepin working to try and regain half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Fedor Mazepin's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Mazepin tries to clinch up.
Coleman throws a body punch but Mazepin moves out of range.
Coleman swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Mazepin.
Mazepin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Mazepin darts in trying to clinch
and Coleman counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Mazepin shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Coleman sprawls well. Coleman wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Mazepin gets slowly back to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mazepin wants to clinch up but Coleman keeps it at a distance.
Coleman catches Mazepin with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!#T1#
A punch combination from Coleman misses.
Mazepin is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight. #CUT#
That has opened up Fedor Mazepin's cut even more.
Mazepin wants to clinch.#CL#
Coleman moves into the clinch.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mazepin can do to turn this around?
Mazepin is working for takedown but Coleman is calmly controlling the position for now.
Coleman struggles to land a body shot inside as Mazepin controls his hands.
Mazepin managing to block the knees to the body from Coleman. #T2#
Coleman misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Coleman slows down the pace here.
Mazepin drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Fedor Mazepin.
Coleman tries to throw a body punch but Mazepin avoids it by throwing Coleman back against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Coleman.
Coleman stalls.
Coleman digs a right hand underneath Mazepin's ribcage. Mazepin let out a lung full of air as it connected.#T3#
Mazepin is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Coleman is defending well.
Mazepin has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Coleman seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Mazepin can turn it around.
Coleman lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Coleman tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coleman displaying some good clinch control by pressing Mazepin up against the cage.
Mazepin tries for a takedown. No joy.
Mazepin is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Nice body punch from Coleman.
Mazepin tries for a takedown. No joy.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows. #T4#
Coleman taking a breather.
Coleman stalling in the clinch.
Coleman taking a breather.
Coleman missing with knees to the body.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Coleman digs a right hand underneath Mazepin's ribcage. Mazepin let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Coleman tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Mazepin's elbow.
A hook to the body from Coleman.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Fedor Mazepin's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R3#
Mazepin shoots for a double leg takedown but Coleman sprawls well. He's pushed Mazepin's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Coleman is looking to counter punch.
Coleman misses the shot to the body.
Coleman scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Phil Coleman is winning the standup battle so far.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mazepin manages to avoid it.
Mazepin fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Coleman looks to score with a jab to the body but Mazepin is just out of range.
Despite the aggression on Mazepin's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
A big right from Coleman misses.
Fedor Mazepin is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.#KD#
Coleman lands a left and a right that sends Mazepin crashing to the canvas! Coleman dives into mount looking to finish!#ROC#
Mazepin is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Coleman content just to control the position here.
Coleman prevents Mazepin from getting the reversal.
Coleman takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.#T1#
Mazepin is in a horrible position here. Coleman smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Mazepin really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Mazepin is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Mazepin working to try and regain half guard.
Mazepin is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Mazepin working to try and regain half guard.
Coleman controlling from the full mount. #T2#
Coleman has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
More hug and hope from Coleman.
Mazepin tries to reverse the position but Coleman maintains control.
Coleman controlling the pace for now.
Phil Coleman overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Mazepin is desperately trying to get back to half guard. #T3#
Coleman controlling from mount.
Mazepin is looking to get to half guard.
Mazepin manages to regain half guard. Good work. #SUB2#
Mazepin actively working from the bottom here.#T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.#SUB2#
Mazepin looking for submissions off his back.
Mazepin takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Coleman controlling the pace. #SUB2#
Mazepin looking for subs from the bottom but Coleman mounts him!
Coleman sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Fedor Mazepin'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.
#R4#
Coleman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mazepin moves away.
Phil Coleman seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sloppy strikes from Mazepin. Those never looked like landing.
Mazepin shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Coleman but Coleman pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Coleman connects with a body shot that sends Mazepin's belly button to the back.
Mazepin gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Coleman counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman throws a body punch but Mazepin moves out of range.
Mazepin shoots and misses
and Coleman counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Mazepin thinking.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Fedor Mazepin.
Coleman waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mazepin.
As Coleman backs off Mazepin throws a huge counter combo but Coleman manages to avoid it all.
Mazepin is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.#T1#
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Mazepin.
Coleman lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Mazepin at a distance.
Coleman throws a hook to the side of Mazepin's head but Mazepin sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Mazepin slips a jab from Coleman.
Mazepin on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Coleman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mazepin shoots in but Coleman avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Coleman comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Coleman is looking to wear down Mazepin with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.#T2#
Coleman misses with a body shot. #CL#
Coleman takes the fight into the clinch.
Coleman content to slow the pace in the clinch.
A right hook to the body lands for Coleman.
Mazepin goes for a takedown attempt but Coleman pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Phil Coleman is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Mazepin.
Mazepin slips under a jab.#T3#
Coleman misses with a looping right.
Mazepin lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Coleman comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Mazepin tries to move into range but Coleman moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Coleman just misses with a punch to the body.
Mazepin moves to clinch but Coleman breaks away
and Coleman counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Nice body punch from Coleman.
Coleman scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Coleman listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.#CUT#
The cut above Fedor Mazepin's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect. #T4#
Coleman swats away the attempt to clinch by Mazepin.
A lazy left from Coleman finds it's target.
Coleman swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Mazepin tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Mazepin takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Coleman scores with a nice right hand.
Mazepin takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Mazepin tries to clinch up but Coleman circles away and keeps his distance.
Mazepin 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.

Phil Coleman had his way with Fedor Mazepin in that round.
The cut man is working on Fedor Mazepin's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!
#R5#
Mazepin misses with a body shot.
Mazepin tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Coleman manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Mazepin tries for a takedown but Coleman sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Coleman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mazepin moves in looking to clinch but Coleman pushes him off.
Coleman misses with a straight left.
Mazepin fails with an attempt to clinch.
A quick step to the side and Coleman tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jab, jab by Coleman - just one landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab from Coleman misses.
Nice sprawl there from Coleman as Mazepin shoots in.#CL#
Coleman gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.#T1#
Coleman goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Coleman displaying some good clinch control by pressing Mazepin up against the cage.
Coleman is leaning against Mazepin and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Coleman can't find room to land a body shot as Mazepin controls the action.
Coleman lands with a left to the head.
Mazepin blocks a body shot from Coleman.
A frustrated look appears on Mazepin's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Mazepin is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Fedor Mazepin.
Coleman tries to throw a body punch but Mazepin avoids it by throwing Coleman back against the cage. #T2#
Coleman displaying some good clinch control by pressing Mazepin up against the cage.
Mazepin jumps guard but Coleman turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Coleman prevents a takedown attempt there.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Coleman takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Coleman lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Coleman is struggling to control the position.#T3#
A hook to the body from Coleman.
Mazepin drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Coleman gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Coleman throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Phil Coleman has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Coleman leaning his opponent against the cage.
Coleman misses with a shot to the kidneys. #T4#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Mazepin jumps guard but Coleman turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Coleman presses Mazepin against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Mazepin is working for takedown but Coleman is calmly controlling the position for now.
Mazepin has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Coleman is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Mazepin is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Good body shot from Coleman.
A short body shot lands from Coleman as the two fighters clinch.
Fedor Mazepin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Coleman makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.#CUT#
Fedor Mazepin's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
Coleman displaying some good clinch control by pressing Mazepin up against the cage.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Mazepin managing to block the knees to the body from Coleman.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phil Coleman showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Coleman 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Kenichi Hosakawa scores the fight 50:42
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 50:42
Judge Shigeki Fujiwara scores the fight 50:42

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phil Coleman!

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

 

Event: BUDOKAI DENSETSU 2019!     
Date:   Oct 12, 2019
#R1#
Coleman lands with a hook. Fury tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Coleman misses with a wild body shot.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fury manages to avoid it.
Coleman sets himself, and Fury steps forward looking for the clinch! Coleman avoids it this time.
A looping hook to the body misses from Coleman. Fury does a little dance to reset his feet.
A lazy body kick from Fury
and Coleman counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #CUT#
It looks like Bob Fury has been cut.
Fury closes the distance and clinches up with Coleman, looking for a takedown. Fury pushes Coleman against the ropes but Coleman circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Coleman avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Fury ducks under a wild hook from Coleman.
Coleman seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Coleman throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Fury on the side of the head.
Coleman takes a swing at Fury's ribcage but misses.
Coleman throws a jab when Fury was well out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman lands a nice looking body shot.
Fury fails in his attempt to clinch.
Coleman tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Fury manages to circle out of the way.
The fighters circling - Coleman throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Fury lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Coleman.#T1##TD2#
Fury shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Coleman avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Fury.
Coleman gets full guard.
Fury wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving.
Coleman is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Fury loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry. #T2#
Coleman has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Coleman looking to hit a scissor sweep but Fury is one step ahead there.
Fury stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Coleman swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Fury preventing the sweep. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.#CL#
Fury tries to keep at a distance but Coleman has taken the fight into the clinch.#T3#
Fury fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body.#TD2#
Fury has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Coleman regains guard immediately.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Fury from controlling successfully.
Coleman preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Fury trying to control but Coleman is working from the bottom.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Coleman avoiding any damage from the ground and pound. #T4#
Fury content to stall in guard here.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Fury from controlling successfully. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Coleman swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Coleman avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Fury dodges the punch combination from Coleman. #CL#
Coleman closes the distance and clinches. #T5#
Coleman lands a left hand.
Fury changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Coleman fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Bob Fury.
Fury shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Coleman but Coleman pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Coleman appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.#CL#
Coleman moves into range and clinches up with Fury.
Come on Coleman - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Coleman is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Fury is trying to break the clinch but Coleman has him pressed against the ropes.
Fury fails to pull guard.
Coleman is leaning against Fury and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.#T6#
Coleman lands an uppercut.
Coleman lands a hook that snaps the head of Fury backwards.
Fury working hard to break the clinch.
Fury looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Fury letting Coleman take a breather here.
Coleman lands a nice shot to the body.
The fighters are pressed against the ropes, as the pace of the fight slows.
Coleman tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coleman pressing his opponent against the ropes.
Coleman lands a body shot in the clinch. #T7#
Fury goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fury wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Coleman has him pressed against the ropes.
Coleman stalls.
Fury tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Coleman trying to land knees to the body.
Coleman has Fury pushed against the ropes.
Coleman goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fury is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the ropes enables Coleman to keep the fight standing.
Coleman tries a body shot but Fury blocks it.
Coleman is pushing Fury up against the ropes, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Fury is trying to maintain a safe position but Coleman gets an underhook and turns Fury into the ropes.#T8#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
A short left from Coleman.
Coleman misses with a shot to the kidneys.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Coleman manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Fury tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Coleman just stands there and leans against the ropes.
Coleman pushes Fury back against the ropes and unloads with a body punch.
Coleman is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Fury is keeping busy.
Coleman lands a body punch.
Fury's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A right hook to the body lands for Coleman.
Fury looks winded!#T9#
The referee is keeping an eye on Coleman - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Fury goes for a takedown attempt but Coleman pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Coleman stuns Fury with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Phil Coleman is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Fury misses with the body kick
and Coleman counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Coleman lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Fury at a distance.
Coleman jabs at Fury's body.
Fury takes a shot to the body in his stride.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nice body punch from Coleman.
Fury closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Coleman with a nice cross.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Bob Fury's cut.
That's time! Coleman's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!
#R2#
Fury keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Coleman keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Coleman connects with a body shot.
Phil Coleman is winning the standup battle so far.
Jab, jab by Coleman - just one landing.
Fury with a lazy takedown attempt
and Fury takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Coleman is looking to wear down Fury with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Coleman loads up on a big right hand but Fury slips the punch.
Fury tries for a takedown but Coleman circles away easily
and Coleman connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Coleman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Fury was well out of range. Poor timing from Coleman.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice straight punches there by Coleman. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Coleman.#CUT#
That has opened up Bob Fury's cut even more.
Coleman lands a body shot. #KD#
Coleman steps into range and cracks Fury with a monster punch that buckles his knees! Fury flops backwards and Coleman dives into his guard looking to finish! #ROC#
Fury is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Coleman trying to control but Fury is working from the bottom.
Fury is breathing heavily.#T1#
Fury is trying to control the position but Coleman postures up.
Coleman content to stall in guard here.
Coleman has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Fury is proving hard to escape from.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Fury can do to turn this around?
Coleman 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. #T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Coleman preventing the sweep.
Fury is trying to control the position from the bottom. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Coleman scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.#CL#
Coleman has taken the fight to the clinch.
Fury tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Coleman just stands there and leans against the ropes.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Bob Fury.
A body shot lands from Coleman.
Coleman pressing his opponent against the ropes.
Coleman makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.#T3#
Fury avoids the elbow strike from Coleman, against the ropes.
Coleman throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Good body shot from Coleman.
Coleman stalling in the clinch.
Coleman gets through Fury's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Fury jumps guard but Coleman turns him against the ropes and keeps the fight standing.
Coleman misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coleman misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coleman lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Fury.
Fury is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the ropes enables Coleman to keep the fight standing.
Coleman lands a right hand. #CUT#
The cut above Bob Fury's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Coleman lands a hook that snaps the head of Fury backwards. #T4#
Come on Coleman - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Coleman cracks Fury with a nice body shot.
Fury blocks a body shot from Coleman.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Coleman dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the ropes.
Fury is trying to pull guard but Coleman turns him against the ropes and we stay in the clinch.
A hook to the body from Coleman.
Fury wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Coleman is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Fury is defending well for now.
Coleman tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fury's elbow.
Coleman tries to throw a body punch but Fury avoids it by throwing Coleman back against the ropes. #T5#
A short right hand to the side of the head by Coleman.
Come on Coleman - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Coleman is leaning against Fury and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A short right from Coleman on the inside.
Coleman lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Fury.
Coleman leaning against his opponent.
Coleman lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Fury or not.
Coleman stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Coleman is working Fury over against the ropes.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body.
Coleman lands a body shot in the clinch.
Coleman lands a body punch in the clinch.
A right hand to the body from Coleman.
Phil Coleman has scored more points in the clinch so far.#T6#
Coleman creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Coleman dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the ropes.
Coleman keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Fury's efforts to push away.
Coleman cracks Fury with a nice body shot.
Coleman pushes Fury back against the ropes and unloads with a body punch.
Coleman pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the ropes.
Coleman tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coleman throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Coleman lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Fury or not.
Coleman presses Fury against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Coleman lands with a light punch inside. #T7#
Coleman lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Fury.
Coleman just leaning against Fury, taking a breather.
Coleman lands a body punch in the clinch.
Coleman lands a body punch.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Coleman lands a body punch.
Coleman slows down the pace here.
A right hook to the body lands for Coleman.
Fury blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Fury tries to pull guard but Coleman won't allow it.
A nice right hand lands inside from Coleman. #T8#
Fury tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Coleman just stands there and leans against the ropes.
Nice body punch from Coleman - that landed with a thud.
A bit of stalling here from Coleman.
Coleman displaying some good clinch control by pressing Fury up against the ropes.
Coleman stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Coleman tries to work over Fury's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Coleman prevents the takedown attempt.
Coleman lands a nice uppercut.
Coleman struggles to land a body shot inside as Fury controls his hands.
Fury is looking for a takedown.
Coleman stalling in the clinch. #T9#
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coleman.
Coleman struggles to land a body shot inside as Fury controls his hands.
Good body shot from Coleman.
Coleman lands a body shot.
Coleman tries to work over Fury's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fury on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A right hand to the body from Coleman.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body.
Coleman landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Coleman misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fury tries to pull guard but Coleman holds him up against the ropes and eventually Fury drops back down to his feet.
Coleman lands a nice shot to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phil Coleman showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Coleman 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 2 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight for Phil Coleman!
Judge Shigeki Fujiwara scores the fight for Phil Coleman!
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight for Phil Coleman!

Phil Coleman wins by unanimous decision!

A relieved looking Phil Coleman thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: BFF 86: Grayce vs. Rey Roy III     
Date:   Oct 05, 2019
#R1#
Dabutt throws an ugly left hook that misses #TD#
and Coleman counters with a takedown into side control.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Coleman wants to control but Dabutt is keeping him busy.
Coleman throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Coleman trying to control the position but Dabutt is working away.
Coleman happy to just control the position for now.
Coleman looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Dabutt is avoiding damage well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman is looking to take a break and control but Dabutt is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #T1#
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Dabutt managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Coleman.
Coleman in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Coleman lands an elbow.
Coleman throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Coleman cracks Dabutt with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Coleman happy to just control the position for now.
Dabutt is not content to let Coleman control the position. #T2#
Coleman postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Dabutt pushes Coleman away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Coleman gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.
Coleman works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Dabutt is working to avoid the ground and pound but Coleman connects with a decent elbow. #T3#
Dabutt wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
Coleman postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Dabutt is trying to get back to his feet.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Coleman in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Dabutt is not content to let Coleman control the position.
Coleman throwing shots but missing, from side control. #T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Dabutt managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Coleman.
Coleman landing strikes.
Coleman prevents Dabutt from escaping the position.
Coleman landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Coleman working the ground and pound.
Dabutt parries the strikes from Coleman easily there. Coleman is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Dabutt to escape.
Dabutt is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Coleman is looking to take a break and control but Dabutt is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Coleman 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.#T5#
Coleman scoring with punches from side control.
Coleman scores with punches from side control.
Coleman slows the pace down.
Dabutt takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well. #ROC#
Dabutt is rocked!
Coleman is chipping away with strikes.
Dabutt is still in real trouble! Can Coleman finish him?
Coleman cracks Dabutt with a big elbow. Oh, he's hurt! Coleman immediately mounts and start dropping bombs! Dabutt is done! The referee jumps in and saves him from any more punishment - a quick and decisive finish by Coleman!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 6:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: BFF 78: Hill vs. Coleman     
Date:   Jul 20, 2019
#R1#
Coleman's corner calls for a 1-2. Coleman obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Hill takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
A cross from Coleman lands.
We've been hearing reports that Hill has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Coleman moves into range and connects with a jab.
Hill shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Coleman defends it nicely.
Coleman misses with a wild body shot. #TD#
Hill gets a takedown into half guard.
Coleman tries to get to full guard but Hill has control of the leg.
Coleman blocking the ground and pound attempt from Hill.
Hill trying to control the action but Coleman is working from the bottom.
Coleman is controlling Hill's position as best he can from this difficult position.#T1#
Hill sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Coleman defending well though.
Hill landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Coleman tries to get to full guard but Hill has control of the leg.
Hill not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Hill missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Coleman tries to roll over but Hill keeps him under control.
Coleman trying to control here.
Hill lands strikes from half guard.
Hill missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Hill wants to pass the guard but Coleman is defending well. #T2#
Coleman on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Coleman regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Hill.
Coleman controlling Hill's posture.
Hill wants to pass the guard but Coleman is keeping the position.
Coleman is trying to keep Hill in close.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Hill throws a big right hand that misses.
Hill postures up and lands a big shot to Coleman's brow.
Coleman working a defensive guard here. #T3#
Hill trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Hill throws a big right hand that misses.
Hill throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Hill controls the pace of the fight for a moment.#REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.#TD#
Hill closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Coleman's guard.#T4#
Hill throwing strikes from guard but Coleman blocks nicely.
Hill throwing strikes from guard but Coleman blocks nicely.
Coleman is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Hill stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Coleman swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Hill from controlling successfully.
Coleman working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Hill.
Coleman looking to control.
Hill working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hill throws a strike but Coleman rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB##T5#
Coleman chips away with some ground and pound.
Hill not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Coleman throwing strikes but missing.
Hill has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Coleman has passed into side control.
Coleman working the ground and pound from side control.
Coleman is looking to take a break and control but Hill is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Hill is looking to reverse the position.
Hill is working hard here to advance position.
Coleman working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards. #T6#
Hill tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Coleman wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
A lull in the action here as Coleman stalls from top position.
Coleman looks up at the clock and then as Hill takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Coleman smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Check out the look on Coleman's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Hill tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Coleman wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Hill is trying to escape and get back to his feet.
Coleman working the body and head with strikes.
Coleman working away.
Coleman lands an elbow. #T7#
Coleman trying to control the position but Hill is working away.
Coleman lands a few punches from side control.
Coleman looks up at the clock and then as Hill takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Coleman smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Coleman lands a nice forearm strike.
Hill tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Coleman wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Coleman looks up at the clock and then as Hill takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Coleman smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Coleman misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Coleman creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Hill taking punishment in the form of punches.
Hill manages to get back to half guard.
Hill tries to strike from the bottom but it doesn't land.
Coleman sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Hill defending well though.
Coleman prevents Hill from improving his position.#T8#
Hill wants to get back to full guard but Coleman has passed into side control.
Hill is looking to reverse the position.
Coleman trying to control the action but Hill is working from the bottom.
Hill is looking for a sweep.
Coleman in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Hill tries to improve position but can't.
Hill regains half guard.#T9#
Hill wants to improve his position but Coleman is controlling well.
Hill is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Coleman's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Coleman's back!
Coleman covering up well under a barage of strikes.
Hill somehow managing to miss with a strike from the back.
Hill punches the canvas rather than the man.
Coleman takes a big shot to the side of the head.
Hill connects with a series of strikes and the referee is calling for Coleman to escape the position.
Hill missing with strikes.
Coleman is in bad spot here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hill gets his hands free as Coleman looks to control.
Hill is trying to stick to Coleman's back but Coleman is turning into Hill. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Hill's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Coleman.
Hill 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.
Coleman with a nice head shot there.
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 Mark Hill will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!
#R2##CL2#
Coleman clinches up against the ropes.
Coleman drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Hill gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Coleman lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Hill backwards.
Hill is working for a takedown up against the ropes. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Coleman works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Coleman keeps control of Hill as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Hill missing with knees to the body.
Coleman lands with a short head shot on the inside.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
A short body shot lands from Coleman as the two fighters clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hill wants to take the fight to the mat but Coleman manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Coleman pushes Hill back against the ropes and unloads with a body punch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Coleman is leaning against Hill and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Coleman lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Coleman will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Hill up against the ropes.
Coleman lands with a left to the head. #T1#
Coleman digs a right hand underneath Hill's ribcage. Hill let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Coleman lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Hill backwards.
Coleman scores with a shoulder strike.
Coleman works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Coleman makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Coleman lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage. #CUT2#
It looks like Mark Hill has been cut.#TD2#
Coleman has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Hill clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Coleman scores with a nice shot to the head of his opponent. Hill is looking for a way out.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coleman connects with a big shot to the side of Hill's head.
Coleman has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Coleman punishes Hill with strikes from the back mount.
Coleman has his opponent trapped and is landing shots. Not a good position for Hill.
Hill wants to get back to his feet. #T2#
Coleman lands a couple of good shots to his opponent's body and a final shot to the head. Good little attack there by Coleman.
Coleman lands with a hammerfist to the side of Hill's head.
Coleman is hanging on to Hill's back as he tries to escape.
Coleman 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. #ROC2#
Hill is rocked!
Coleman has the hooks in. Hill is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
Coleman is punishing Hill with some ground and pound.
Oh Hill is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Coleman cracks Hill with a big right hand from the back mount! Hill immediately covers up and the referee dives in to save him under a barrage of more strikes! Coleman takes this one by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:53 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
A very excited looking Phil Coleman rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.

 

Event: TWIN CROWN ROUND 1     
Date:   Jul 06, 2019
#R1#
Coleman swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Coleman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Lesnar moves away.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Lesnar manages to avoid it.
Lesnar keeps the fight on the outside.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Lesnar manages to avoid it.
Coleman thuds his right hand into Lesnar's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Coleman looks to score with a jab to the body but Lesnar is just out of range.
Coleman tries to score a power double leg takedown but Lesnar sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Coleman somewhat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lesnar swats away the attempt to clinch by Coleman.#TD2#
Lesnar shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat. #T1#
Coleman preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Coleman looking to control.
Coleman working a defensive guard but Lesnar passes into half guard.
Lesnar sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Coleman defending well though.
Lesnar missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Coleman is refusing to be controlled, as Lesnar sits in half guard.
Lesnar working over Coleman with some ground and pound. Coleman looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.#T2#
Coleman is looking for a sweep. Lesnar is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Lesnar seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Coleman does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Coleman keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Lesnar is pressing down on Coleman's thigh, looking to free his foot. Coleman is holding on for now.
Coleman avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Lesnar.
Lesnar is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Coleman!
Lesnar throwing sloppy strikes here. Perhaps if he tightened up his striking from such a dominant position, he'd be able to finish easier.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Lesnar cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Coleman tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Lesnar avoids the attempt from Coleman to control.
Lesnar looking to finish with strikes here! #T3#
Lesnar misses with a head shot.
The referee warns Coleman that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Lesnar trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Coleman is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Coleman is working to get back to half guard.
Lesnar lands with some strikes.#T4#
Lesnar lands a heavy elbow.
Lesnar lands a couple of good shots and Coleman has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Lesnar doesn't have the hooks in and Coleman manages to turn into his guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lesnar 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 Lesnar is on top in guard. #REVB#
Coleman has Lesnar pulled in close to control his posture.
Coleman wants to improve his position but instead Lesnar has moved into half guard.
Lesnar lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears. #T5#
Coleman is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Lesnar connects with a nice short shot to Coleman's temple.
Lesnar not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Coleman desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Lesnar 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.
Coleman regains full guard. Nicely done.
Coleman tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Lesnar lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Coleman not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #T6#
Lesnar trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Coleman preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Lesnar throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Lesnar looking to pass the guard.
Coleman working a defensive guard here.
Lesnar trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Coleman trying to control the position. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
A looping hook to the body misses from Lesnar. Coleman does a little dance to reset his feet.#T7#
Lesnar uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Coleman.
Lesnar drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Coleman defends it well.
Coleman swings for the body but Lesnar moves out of range.
Coleman moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Coleman throws a body punch but Lesnar moves out of range.
Lesnar drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Coleman defends it well.
Coleman fails with the takedown.#TD2#
Lesnar closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Coleman's guard.
Lesnar trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Lesnar throws an elbow that misses. Coleman uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Lesnar's guard. Nice move by Coleman!#REVR#
Coleman throws an elbow that misses. Lesnar uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Coleman's guard. Nice move by Lesnar!#REVB##T8#
Lesnar with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Lesnar trying to move into half guard but instead Coleman has managed to sweep!#REVR#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lesnar preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Lesnar tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Coleman wants to control from the top but Lesnar keeps moving.
Lesnar wants to sweep but no luck.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.#T9#
Coleman won't allow Lesnar to sweep him here.
We've been hearing that Coleman has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Lesnar keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Lesnar is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Lesnar keeping full guard, as Coleman tries to pass.
Coleman postures up and lands a big shot to Lesnar's brow.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Lesnar utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Lesnar striking off his back but it's not causing Coleman any problems. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mark Lesnar 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. This is the final round!
#R2#
Coleman throws a hook to the side of Lesnar's head but Lesnar sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Coleman fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Phil Coleman seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Lesnar scores with a punch to the head.
Coleman darts in looking for a takedown but Lesnar gets double underhooks and turns Coleman into the ropes.
Lesnar drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Coleman defends it well.
Lesnar throws a shot from downtown. Coleman moves away and avoids it.
Coleman jabs Lesnar right on the nose. Lesnar blinks but takes it well.
A big right from Coleman misses.
Coleman misses with a shot to the body #TD2#
and Lesnar counters with a takedown into side control.
Coleman sneaks back into half guard.
Lesnar seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Coleman does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Lesnar is just content to waste time from the top position. Coleman takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coleman utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound. #T1#
Lesnar throws a big elbow that misses.
Lesnar throws a big elbow that misses.
Mark Lesnar has got the better of the ground game so far.
Lesnar is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Lesnar from controlling successfully.
Lesnar throws a strike but Coleman rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVR#
Lesnar keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Lesnar is trying to control the position from the bottom. #T2#
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Lesnar wants to sweep but no luck.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Lesnar is on top in guard. #REVB#
Lesnar wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving.
Lesnar has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Coleman working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Lesnar.
Coleman looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Lesnar puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Lesnar sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Coleman defending well though.
Coleman wants to control but Lesnar is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Coleman keeping hold of Lesnar's head, controlling as best he can. #T3#
Lesnar looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Lesnar missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Coleman is pressing down on Lesnar's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Lesnar from controlling successfully.
Coleman controlling the position.
Lesnar working some strikes from top position.
Lesnar with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Coleman is looking to sweep but instead, Lesnar has passed into half guard.
Lesnar seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Coleman does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back. #T4#
Coleman trying to control from the bottom.
Coleman blocking the ground and pound attempt from Lesnar.
Lesnar is keen to just control but Coleman is a slippery customer.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Lesnar connects with a nice short shot to Coleman's temple.
Coleman is not content to let Lesnar control the position.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Lesnar lands a nice short elbow.
Lesnar missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Coleman on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Coleman is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #T5#
Coleman is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Lesnar's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Lesnar's back!
Coleman lands with a hammerfist to the side of Lesnar's head.
Lesnar is trying to break free.
Lesnar breaks Coleman's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Lesnar throws a big right hand that misses.
Coleman utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Lesnar missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Coleman can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Lesnar controls the pace.
Coleman throwing strikes off his back to little effect. #T6#
Lesnar lands a couple of digs.
Lesnar chips away with some ground and pound.
Lesnar is working Coleman over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes. #ROC2#
Coleman is rocked!
Coleman is controlling Lesnar's posture.
Coleman preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Lesnar scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Oh Coleman is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Lesnar looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Lesnar accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Lesnar trying to control but Coleman is working from the bottom.
Coleman looking to hit a scissor sweep but Lesnar is one step ahead there.
Phil Coleman has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Coleman seems to have got his legs back now.#T7#
Lesnar pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Coleman is keeping the position for now.
Lesnar content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Lesnar postures up.
Lesnar throwing strikes from guard but Coleman blocks nicely.
Lesnar lands a couple of digs.
Lesnar postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Lesnar trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T8#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Lesnar postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Lesnar is in close to Coleman's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Lesnar lands a couple of digs.
Lesnar loads up on a big left hand. Coleman felt that one! He's just covering up now, not defending himself intelligently - Lesnar looks towards the ref and unloads with 3 more big shots and the ref has no choice but to stop the fight! Coleman can't hide his disappointment, as Lesnar celebrates the victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 8:40 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mark Lesnar!
Mark Lesnar tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.

 

Event: BFF 76: Nti vs. Lesnar     
Date:   Jun 22, 2019
#R1#
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Inuzuka is defended easily by Coleman.
Inuzuka shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Coleman pinned against the ropes. Coleman gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Coleman seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Inuzuka fails with a takedown attempt.
Coleman tries to counter by clinching up but Inuzuka breaks away and moves out of range.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kaito Inuzuka.
Inuzuka fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Coleman avoids it really well and circles away.#TD#
Inuzuka gets caught flat footed, as Coleman shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.#SUB2#
Inuzuka is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Coleman defends well.
Coleman lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Coleman 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.#T1#
Coleman lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Inuzuka has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Coleman has passed into side control.
Coleman scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Inuzuka to see if he's OK.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Inuzuka tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Inuzuka looks to move to half guard but instead Coleman has passed into mount! Damn!
Inuzuka is working to get back to half guard. #T2#
Coleman looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Inuzuka is desperately trying to improve his position but Coleman has a good base and remains in mount.
A nice elbow there by Coleman.
Coleman trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Coleman lands a big shot there that rocks Inuzuka but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coleman with shots to the head and body - Inuzuka looks very uncomfortable down there.
Coleman prevents Inuzuka from getting the reversal.
Coleman lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Coleman lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Inuzuka is in all sorts of trouble here. #T3#
Coleman punishing his opponent with strikes. #ROC#
Inuzuka is rocked!
Coleman is in full mount looking to finish with strikes. He lands a big shot, followed by another and Inuzuka goes limp! The ref jumps in to end the fight - a big win for Coleman!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:25 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: BFF 74: Nti vs. Coleman     
Date:   Jun 08, 2019
#R1#
Coleman throws a body punch but Nti moves out of range.
Samuel Nti seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#TD2#
Coleman closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Nti's guard.
Coleman makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Nti has Coleman pulled in close to control his posture.
Nti trying to control the position.
Nti on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Nti tries to get out of the position.
Nti working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Coleman.
Coleman with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Coleman landing with the ground and pound.
Nti looking for a sweep. Not yet Nti, not yet.
Nti trying to keep a closed guard but Coleman is proving a slippery customer.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nti pulls Coleman in to control the position.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Coleman accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Nti is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Nti'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.
Coleman lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.#T1#
Nti looking to control.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Coleman throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Nti works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Coleman has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Coleman is fighting to break Nti's control of his arms but Nti is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Nti has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.
Nti might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Nti pulls Coleman in close to prevent any damage.
Coleman with a nice head shot there.
Nti knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Coleman on the ground.
Nti controls Coleman momentarily but Coleman frees himself.
Coleman loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nti preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.
Coleman stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Nti swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Nti is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage. #T2#
Coleman distracts Nti with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Coleman preventing the sweep.
Nti looking to control.
Coleman is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Nti working a defensive guard here.
Coleman loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nti is trying to control the position but Coleman postures up.
Coleman content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Coleman missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Nti has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.
Nti trying to control the position here.
Nti wants to sweep but no luck.
Nti trying to control the position.
Coleman with a nice head shot there.#T3#
Coleman is looking to work some ground and pound but Nti has wrist control.
Coleman trying to control but Nti is working from the bottom.
Nti looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Coleman throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Nti pulls Coleman in close to prevent any damage.
Coleman landing some decent shots from guard.
Nti is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Nti has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Coleman is looking to work some ground and pound but Nti has wrist control.
Coleman scoring with some ground and pound.
Coleman postures up in Nti's guard and throws a big left but Nti blocks it.
Coleman stands up over Nti, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Nti looking to sweep here. No luck so far. #T4#
Coleman throwing strikes but missing.
Nti is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Coleman throwing strikes from guard but Nti blocks nicely.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Nti wants to sweep but no luck.
Nti preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.
Coleman working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Nti's head.
Nti looking to control.
Nti looking to hit a scissor sweep but Coleman is one step ahead there.
Nti is trying to control the position from the bottom.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Coleman accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #T5#
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Coleman's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Coleman accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Coleman accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Nti looking to hit a scissor sweep but Coleman is one step ahead there.
Coleman throws a big elbow that misses.
Nti is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Coleman postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Nti pulls Coleman in close to his closed guard and prevents Coleman from doing any damage or advancing position.
Coleman throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Coleman throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Nti works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Nti tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Nti trying to keep a closed guard but Coleman is proving a slippery customer.
Nti working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Coleman. #T6#
Coleman is in close to Nti's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Coleman postures up.
Coleman working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Nti looking for a sweep. Not yet Nti, not yet.
Nti keeping full guard, as Coleman tries to pass.
Coleman is looking to work some ground and pound but Nti has wrist control.
Coleman throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Nti works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Coleman wants to control from the top but Nti keeps moving.
Nti is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Nti seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Nti manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Coleman manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR#
Nti looking to pass the guard. #T7#
Coleman is trying to control the position but Nti postures up.
Coleman looking for a sweep. Not yet Coleman, not yet.
Nti controls from within his opponent's guard.
Nti stopping the sweep attempt from Coleman.
Nti trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nti won't allow Coleman to sweep him here.
Nti trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nti trying to move into half guard but instead Coleman has managed to sweep!#REVB#
Coleman with a flurry of punches that miss.
Coleman postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Nti keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman postures up and lands some nice ground and pound. #T8#
Coleman with a nice head shot there.
Coleman missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Coleman throwing strikes but missing.
Nti looking for a sweep. Not yet Nti, not yet.
Nti is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #REVR#
Coleman wants to improve his position but Nti is controlling well.
Nti stalling.
Coleman wants to get back to full guard.
Well, if Nti is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait. #T9#
Coleman punching from the bottom.
Coleman is controlling Nti's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Nti is trying to control the action in half guard but Coleman is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Coleman makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Coleman.
Nti wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Coleman is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Nti wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman 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#
Nti looks to land a right hand but Coleman moved out of range.
Coleman uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Nti.
Nti seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
A big right from Coleman misses.
Nti wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
A cross from Nti lands.
Nti throws a jab when Coleman was well out of range.
Coleman has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nti ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Coleman moves away.
Nti scores with a sloppy right hand. Coleman should have avoided that one.
Coleman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nti tries to close the distance and clinch up against the ropes but Coleman paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Coleman feints the counter takedown.#TD2#
Coleman drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nti working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Coleman.
Nti looking to control.
Nti looking to hit a scissor sweep but Coleman is one step ahead there.
Coleman cracks Nti with a solid left hand.#T1#
Coleman throwing strikes but missing.
Coleman loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nti controls Coleman momentarily but Coleman frees himself.
Nti looking for a sweep. Not yet Nti, not yet.
Nti is trying to control the position but Coleman postures up.
Coleman throwing strikes from guard but Nti blocks nicely.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.
Coleman cracks Nti with a solid left hand.
Coleman with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Phil Coleman has got the better of the ground game so far.
Nti pulls Coleman in close to his closed guard and prevents Coleman from doing any damage or advancing position.
Coleman stopping the sweep attempt from Nti.#T2#
Nti avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Nti is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Coleman being controlled here momentarily.
Nti has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Nti holds on and takes a little breather.
Coleman cracks Nti with a solid left hand.
Coleman with a nice head shot there.
Nti wants to stand and escape but Coleman is having none of it.
Coleman lands a couple of digs.
Nti pulls Coleman in close to his closed guard and prevents Coleman from doing any damage or advancing position.
Coleman throwing strikes from guard but Nti blocks nicely. #T3#
Coleman landing with the ground and pound.
Nti has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.
Nti lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVR#
Coleman looking to hit a scissor sweep but Nti is one step ahead there.
Coleman is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Coleman lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB#
Coleman wants to control from the top but Nti keeps moving.
Coleman postures up in Nti's guard and throws a big left but Nti blocks it.
Nti is trying to keep Coleman in close.
Coleman trying to control but Nti is working from the bottom. #T4#
Coleman missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Nti has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.
Nti trying to control the position.
Nti is pulling down on Coleman's head to control his posture.
Nti working a defensive guard here.
Coleman is looking to work some ground and pound but Nti has wrist control.
Coleman missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Nti keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman throwing strikes but missing.
Coleman in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time. #T5#
Coleman won't allow Nti to get back to his feet.
Nti pulls Coleman in to control the position. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Nti uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Coleman.
Nti looks to score with a jab to the body but Coleman is just out of range.
Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nti misses with a straight right.
Coleman displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nti throws out the jab.
Coleman feints the counter takedown.
Nti ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Coleman moves away.
Coleman slips a jab from Nti.
Nti fails with an attempt to clinch.
Nti wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Nti tries to clinch up.
Nti takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Coleman throws a hook to the side of Nti's head but Nti sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
As Coleman tries to get set, Nti tries to push him back and clinch up but Coleman manages to avoid the attempt.#T6#
Nti throws the left hand but Coleman avoids the punch easily.
Nti is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Coleman lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Nti at a distance. #TD2#
Coleman drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nti dodges the ground and pound from Coleman.
Coleman landing strikes.
Coleman wants to control but Nti is keeping him busy.
Coleman scores with a couple of short elbows.
Nti is working to avoid the ground and pound but Coleman connects with a decent elbow.
Coleman works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Coleman working away.#T7#
Coleman lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Nti taking punishment in the form of punches.
Nti sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Coleman is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Coleman not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Coleman drops an elbow to the side of Nti's head.
Nti trying to hold on to Coleman's head to control him but Coleman postures up.
Coleman throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Nti is not content to let Coleman control the position.
Coleman is thwarting Nti's attempts to control the position.
Coleman thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Nti's head.
Coleman throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man. #T8#
Coleman working over Nti with some ground and pound. Nti looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Coleman thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Nti's head.
Coleman sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Nti defending well though.
Coleman trying to control the action but Nti is working from the bottom.
Nti is trying to control but can't.
Coleman is trying to control the action in half guard but Nti is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Nti is looking to control Coleman's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Nti avoid being mounted?
Ground and pound from Coleman.
Coleman throwing shots but Nti is blocking nicely.
Coleman thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Coleman trying to control the action but Nti is working from the bottom.
Nti is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Coleman scores with a couple of nice shots.#T9#
Nti trying to control but Coleman postures up.
Nti controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Nti's hands, connecting with Nti's forehead.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Nti's hands, connecting with Nti's forehead.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Nti's hands, connecting with Nti's forehead.
Still in half guard, Coleman seems content to control.
Coleman lands with a punch from half guard.
Coleman looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Coleman seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Nti does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nti is trying to control but can't.
Nti is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Coleman 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.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!
#R3#
Coleman takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Nti misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Coleman.
Coleman tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Nti scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Nti takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Coleman shoots in but no luck this time.
Coleman is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Nti rather than just go for the knockout.
Coleman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nti was well out of range. Poor timing from Coleman.
Nti throws a lazy uppercut #TD2#
and Coleman counters with a shoot takedown. Nti fights it but they end up in guard.
Nti is adopting a defensive guard.
Coleman throwing strikes from guard but Nti blocks nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman stopping the sweep attempt from Nti.
Coleman keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Nti's head.
Coleman working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Nti's head.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.#T1#
Nti is trying to keep Coleman in close.
Nti keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Nti working a defensive guard here.
Coleman in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Nti is trying to control the position but Coleman postures up.
Coleman throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Coleman throwing strikes from guard but Nti blocks nicely.
Nti wants to sweep but no luck.
Coleman postures up. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Coleman darts in and out, connecting with a jab. #T2#
Coleman swings for the body but Nti moves out of range.
Nti throws a hook but Coleman avoids it easily.
Coleman walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Coleman throws an overhand right that lands on Nti's shoulder, as Nti tries to avoid the shot.
Nti wants to clinch up but Coleman keeps it at a distance.
Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Coleman blocks a jab.
Coleman changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Nti lands a jab to the head.
Coleman displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nti throws out the jab.
Nti throws a good cross that connects.
Coleman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nti tries to close the distance and clinch up but Coleman swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Nti misses with a looping right.
Coleman drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Nti defends it well.#T3#
Nti throws a right and a left that both miss.
Coleman avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Coleman with the counter takedown but Nti avoids it easily.
Nti throws a lazy right hand but Coleman sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Coleman is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Nti throws out a powerful jab.#CL#
Nti clinches up with Coleman and pushes him back against the ropes.
Coleman drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Coleman doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Coleman doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nti lands an uppercut.
Coleman tries a body shot but Nti blocks it.
Coleman lands a body punch.
Coleman wants to get back to striking at distance but Nti won't allow it.
Nti makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Nti misses with a punch to the body.
Coleman misses with a punch on the inside. #T4#
Nti presses Coleman against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Coleman looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Nti struggles to land a body shot inside as Coleman controls his hands.
A right hand to the body from Nti.
Coleman takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Nti scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Coleman prevents a body shot from Nti.
Coleman misses with a punch on the inside.
Good body shot from Nti.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nti lands with a short shot to the head.
Nti lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Coleman or not.
Nti works on Coleman's body with a couple of short punches.
Nti lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Nti working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Nti.
Nti lands a hook that snaps the head of Coleman backwards.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Nti.
Nti lands a hook that snaps the head of Coleman backwards. #ROC#
Coleman is rocked!
Nti gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Coleman.
Samuel Nti has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Phil Coleman.
Nti lands a hook that snaps the head of Coleman backwards.
Coleman is still on wobbly legs! Can Nti finish him?#T5#
Nti lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Coleman or not.
Nti presses Coleman against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Coleman seems to have recovered his senses.
Nti lands a right hand.
Nti lands a nice shot to the body.
Nti presses Coleman against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Nti lands a hook that snaps the head of Coleman backwards.
A short left from Nti.
Coleman is trying to break free.
Nti lands a big right hand that drops Coleman! The killer instinct kicks in and Nti finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Nti!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:36 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Samuel Nti!
Samuel Nti retains his super heavyweight title!

 

Event: The Island Season 9, 205 lbs, Round 6     
Date:   May 09, 2019
#R1#
Mabini misses with a looping left.
Coleman avoids the body shot from Mabini.
Mabini misses the jab.
Coleman misses with an uppercut.
Mabini swings away with a body shot that misses #TD#
and Coleman counters with a shoot takedown. Mabini fights it but they end up in guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Coleman postures up in Mabini's guard and throws a big left but Mabini blocks it.
Mabini keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Mabini is adopting a defensive guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#T1#
Mabini working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Coleman.
Coleman throws a big right hand that misses.
Mabini utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Mabini is trying to keep Coleman in close.
Coleman lands a couple of elbows.
Mabini trying to keep a closed guard but Coleman is proving a slippery customer.
Mabini really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Coleman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.#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.
Coleman sitting in guard here, content to control.
Coleman has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.#REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Mabini ducks right into an uppercut from Coleman.
Coleman staying out of range there.
Mabini looks to score with a jab to the body but Coleman is just out of range.
Apolinario Mabini is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Mabini scores with a crisp jab that stopped Coleman in his tracks. #CUT2#
It looks like Phil Coleman has been cut.
Apolinario Mabini seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Coleman lands a slapping body shot. #T3##CL2#
Mabini instigates a clinch.
Mabini throws a punch but it's blocked by Coleman.
Mabini misses with some punches. #BC#
Coleman manages to break the clinch.
Coleman wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Coleman circles away from the clinch attempt#TD#
and Coleman counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Coleman.
Coleman postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Coleman accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Mabini has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.
Coleman landing with the ground and pound.
Coleman throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Mabini works some decent striking defense from the bottom. #T4#
Coleman wants to control from the top but Mabini keeps moving.
Mabini is pulling down on Coleman's head. It's preventing any offense from Coleman, at least for the moment.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Mabini is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mabini is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coleman postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Phil Coleman's cut.
That's time! Coleman's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Mabini closes the distance looking to clinch #TD#
and Coleman counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Coleman is trying to control. Mabini wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Mabini wants to control but Coleman is keeping busy.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Coleman thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Mabini trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Coleman manages to pass to mount!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman tries to control but Mabini wriggling away.
Mabini tries to hold on but Coleman postures up.#T1#
Coleman lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Mabini hang on?
The referee warns Mabini that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head. #ROC#
Mabini is rocked!
Mabini takes a big shot to the dome and his eyes have rolled back in his head! Coleman's killer instinct has kicked in as he finishes the fight with more strikes. Impressive finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:35 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
In his post fight interview, Phil Coleman started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
In defeat, Apolinario Mabini stepped up to the mic, saying 'A man can be destroyed but not defeated... I will pickup the pieces that I learned today and will grow from it.'.

 

Event: The Island Season 9, 205 lbs, Round 5     
Date:   May 08, 2019
#R1#
De Bois shoots in for a takedown but Coleman shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
De Bois shoots in but Coleman avoids the takedown attempt easily.#TD2#
De Bois looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Coleman!
Coleman is trying to improve his position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman can't do much from the bottom here.
De Bois throws a strike aimed at the side of Coleman's head but Coleman avoids it well.
Coleman wants to control but De Bois postures up.
De Bois throws an elbow but Coleman slips to the side and avoids it well.#T1#
Coleman regains half guard, as De Bois was trying to land strikes.
De Bois with the ground and pound but Coleman uses the opportunity to regain guard.
De Bois postures up and lands a big shot to Coleman's brow.
Coleman preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Coleman is trying to keep De Bois in close.
De Bois controlling from the top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman controlling the position.#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.
Coleman bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in De Bois's guard. #REVR#
De Bois tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Coleman makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Coleman working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of De Bois's head.
Coleman scoring with some ground and pound.
De Bois keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman is in close to De Bois's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.
Coleman is in close to De Bois's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Coleman content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots. #T3#
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Coleman wants to control from the top but De Bois keeps moving.
De Bois has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Coleman has passed into side control.
De Bois tries to bench press Coleman off him but Coleman keeps the position.
Coleman landing a few strikes.
Coleman grinds an elbow into De Bois's temple.
A lull in the action here.
De Bois tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Coleman presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount! #T4#
De Bois sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Coleman seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman working over De Bois with some ground and pound. De Bois looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
De Bois works his way to full guard. Good work.
Coleman slips nicely into half guard, despite the strikes coming from De Bois.
De Bois moves into full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
De Bois missing with a left hand there. Coleman was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
De Bois has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Coleman looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? De Bois is fending him off so far but Coleman persists. Nope, De Bois circles away and we're back to standing.
Coleman is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Coleman's jab looks to have found its range, popping De Bois under the eye.
The fighters circling - Coleman throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
De Bois let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Coleman slaps away a takedown attempt from De Bois, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Coleman appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
De Bois stuffs the takedown.
Coleman takes a swing at De Bois's ribcage but misses.
Coleman throws a body punch but De Bois moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#TD2#
De Bois fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Coleman to the ground. De Bois is now in Coleman's guard.
De Bois with a nice head shot there.
De Bois trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Coleman is trying to keep De Bois in close.
Coleman 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.#T1#
Coleman is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #REVR#
De Bois is staying active underneath Coleman, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Coleman sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. De Bois defending well though.
De Bois is trying to control but can't.
De Bois is staying active underneath Coleman, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Coleman is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Phil Coleman overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
De Bois is looking to improve his position.
De Bois slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if De Bois can do anything to dispel that myth.#T2#
Coleman wants to control from the top but De Bois keeps moving.
De Bois trying to keep a closed guard but Coleman is proving a slippery customer.
Coleman is working De Bois over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
De Bois wants to sweep but no luck.
Coleman landing some decent shots from guard.
Coleman lands a couple of decent looking shots.#T3#
Coleman is in close to De Bois's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Coleman landing some decent shots from guard.
Coleman stands up over De Bois, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
De Bois tries to land a sweep but no joy.
De Bois really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Coleman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Coleman lands a couple of elbows.
De Bois 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.
Coleman lands a couple of digs.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but De Bois is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
De Bois tries to land a sweep but no joy. #T4#
De Bois is still trying to improve position.
Coleman throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Coleman is in close to De Bois's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Coleman won't allow De Bois to sweep him here.
De Bois is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Coleman keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of De Bois's head.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that De Bois can do to turn this around?
Coleman slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Coleman's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Coleman connects with a couple of short punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that second round.
That's time! Coleman's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!
#R3#
Coleman throws a hook but De Bois blocks it.
De Bois throws out a counter right but Coleman avoids it with no problem.
Coleman connects with a jab.
De Bois shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Coleman as he jumps to the side.
De Bois shoots in for a double leg but Coleman sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
De Bois walks into a stiff left hand from Coleman.
Coleman misses with a straight left.
De Bois tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Coleman keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
De Bois shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Coleman but Coleman pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jambe De Bois.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but De Bois manages to avoid it.
A little jabbing left from De Bois on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Coleman fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.#T1#
De Bois takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Coleman works the jab nicely.
De Bois cracks Coleman with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Coleman wants to clinch.
De Bois doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
De Bois stuffs the takedown.#TD#
A momentary lapse in concentration from De Bois enables Coleman to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. De Bois manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Coleman scoring with punches to the head and body.
Jambe De Bois has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Coleman trying to control but De Bois is working from the bottom.
De Bois looking to hit a scissor sweep but Coleman is one step ahead there.
Coleman stands and throws De Bois's legs to the side, diving into side control.
De Bois regains half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman scoring with strikes to the body and head.
De Bois keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound. #T3#
Coleman perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
De Bois punching from the bottom.
De Bois is looking to get back to full guard here but Coleman has managed to pass to side control instead.
Coleman is chipping away with strikes.
Coleman cracks De Bois with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Coleman lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
De Bois is trying to get back to half guard.
Coleman grinds an elbow into De Bois's temple. #T4#
Coleman controls the position.
Coleman gets to mount! De Bois was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
De Bois is in a horrible position here. Coleman smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position. #ROC#
De Bois is rocked!
Coleman connects with a bit shot that sees De Bois covering up! More strikes from Coleman and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Coleman is our winner by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:46 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.

 

Event: The Island Season 9, 205 lbs, Round 4     
Date:   May 07, 2019
#R1#
Romeo connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Coleman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romeo.
Coleman changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Coleman scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Coleman throws a hook but Romeo blocks it.
Coleman takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Romeo walks into a left hand.
Romeo throws a looping overhand right but Coleman ducks down to avoid it.
Coleman attempts a counter takedown but Romeo avoids it well and moves away.
Romeo throws a body punch but Coleman moves out of range.
Coleman with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Coleman changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Romeo tries to avoid it but Coleman manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Romeo to the ground. Romeo escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Coleman keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Romeo.
Coleman throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Romeo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Romeo wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
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!
Romeo catches Coleman with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Coleman has been working on his balance at , so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Romeo.
Coleman throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Romeo stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.#T1#
Romeo ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Romeo's jab looks to have found its range, popping Coleman under the eye.
Romeo misses the shot to the body.
Coleman staying out of range there.
Coleman appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Romeo misses with a looping right.
Anthony Romeo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Coleman changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Romeo just misses with a punch to the body.
Coleman attempts a counter takedown but Romeo avoids it well and moves away.
Romeo works Coleman's body with a nice hook.
Coleman takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Romeo misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Coleman.
Romeo throws a lazy uppercut #TD#
and Coleman counters with a nice double leg into side control. Romeo won't be happy with that.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Romeo on the wrong end of some ground and pound. #T2#
Romeo is looking to regain half guard here but Coleman keeps moving and retains side control.
Coleman scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Romeo to see if he's OK.
You can see the frustration on Romeo's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Coleman 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.
Coleman is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Romeo's shoulder. That is not cool.
Romeo wants to control but Coleman postures up.
Coleman trying to control the action but Romeo is working from the bottom.
Coleman prevents Romeo from escaping the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T3#
Coleman working the ground and pound from side control.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Romeo takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Coleman lands a nice forearm strike.
Romeo taking a bit of punishment here - Coleman scoring with strikes.
Coleman cracks Romeo with a big elbow.
Romeo defending against the ground and pound.
Coleman in the domination position with Romeo hanging on.
Coleman tries to score with some ground and pound. Romeo controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Coleman lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Coleman cracks Romeo with a big elbow.
Romeo can't do much from the bottom here.
Romeo told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.#T4#
Coleman cracks Romeo with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Romeo is pushing Coleman's head away, looking to escape. Coleman manages to hold on to the position though.
Romeo really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Coleman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Romeo parries the strikes from Coleman easily there. Coleman is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Romeo to escape.
Coleman throws a strike aimed at the side of Romeo's head but Romeo avoids it well.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romeo is trying to control Coleman's posture but Coleman avoids it.
Romeo taking a bit of punishment here - Coleman scoring with strikes.
Coleman controlling the position.
Romeo tries to buck Coleman off but Coleman is having none of it.
Coleman lands some shots froms side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
A jab lands there for Coleman.
Romeo ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Anthony Romeo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Coleman uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Romeo.
Coleman drops down looking for a counter takedown but Romeo sprawls and moves away.
Romeo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Coleman sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Coleman defending well as Romeo loads up on a big left hand.
Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Coleman moves out of range of the strikes.
Romeo jabs Coleman to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Romeo swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #TD#
and Coleman counters with a single leg into guard. Romeo didn't expect that. #ES2#
The fighters are working up against the cage. Romeo manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Romeo. #BC#
Coleman escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Coleman uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Romeo.
Coleman feinted with a counter takedown.#T1#
Romeo looks to score with a jab to the body but Coleman is just out of range.
A punch combination from Romeo misses.
Anthony Romeo seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Romeo thows a left - swing and a miss!
Coleman appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
A looping hook to the body misses from Coleman. Romeo does a little dance to reset his feet.
Coleman walks into a jab.#CUT2#
It looks like Phil Coleman has been cut.
Romeo bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A jab from Romeo misses.
Romeo lands a jab to the head. #ROC2#
Coleman is rocked!
Romeo misses with a two punch combination.
Oh Coleman is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Coleman pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Coleman seems to have got his legs back now.
Romeo misses with an uppercut. Coleman saw that one coming.
Coleman attempts a counter takedown but Romeo avoids it well and moves away.
Romeo gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Coleman slips under a jab.#T2#
Coleman misses with a lunging right hand
and Romeo counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
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!
Romeo misses with a left hand #TD#
and Coleman counters with a single leg into guard. Romeo didn't expect that.
Coleman slips nicely into half guard.
Coleman not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Romeo holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Romeo's hands, connecting with Romeo's forehead.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Romeo can do anything to dispel that myth.
Romeo has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Coleman is working away from the top position though.
Coleman takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Coleman takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Romeo trying to control from the bottom. #T3#
Coleman missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Nice strikes from Coleman there.
Coleman drops an elbow to the side of Romeo's head.
Romeo is looking to improve his position.
Coleman working over Romeo with some ground and pound. Romeo looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Romeo has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Coleman is working away from the top position though.
Coleman is looking to take a break and control but Romeo is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom. #T4#
Coleman is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Romeo trying to hold on to Coleman's head to control him but Coleman postures up.
Romeo avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Coleman.
Coleman wants to control but Romeo is keeping him busy.
Coleman missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Coleman connects with a nice short shot to Romeo's temple.
Coleman controlling the action here.
Coleman wants to pass the guard but Romeo is defending well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Anthony Romeo will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Phil Coleman's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3##TD#
Coleman looking to score a takedown here. Romeo is defending well but Coleman drives through and ends up in Romeo's guard.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Romeo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Coleman is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Coleman chips away with some ground and pound.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Coleman in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Romeo looking to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman throws an elbow that misses. Romeo uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Coleman's guard. Nice move by Romeo!#REVB#
Coleman looking for a sweep. Not yet Coleman, not yet.
Phil Coleman overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Romeo from controlling successfully. #T1#
Coleman is adopting a defensive guard.
Romeo controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Coleman bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Romeo's guard. #REVR#
Coleman is working Romeo over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Romeo wants to stand but Coleman is controlling the position.
Romeo has momentary wrist control but Coleman slips an elbow through the middle.#T2#
Coleman postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Romeo is trying to keep Coleman in close.
Coleman landing with the ground and pound.
Coleman working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Coleman is working Romeo over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Coleman lands a couple of digs.
Coleman is stalling in the full guard.
Romeo pulls Coleman in to control the position. #T3#
Romeo keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman throws a big right hand that misses.
Coleman throws a strike but Romeo rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB#
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Romeo from controlling successfully.
Coleman pulls Romeo in close to prevent any damage.
Coleman looking to hit a scissor sweep but Romeo is one step ahead there. #T4#
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Romeo not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Coleman not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Coleman looking to hit a scissor sweep but Romeo is one step ahead there. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Coleman lands an overhand right.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Romeo throws a body shot but no joy.
Anthony Romeo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Romeo throws a body shot but no joy.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phil Coleman showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Coleman 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 Winston Alpacca scores the fight for Phil Coleman!
Judge David Hoff scores the fight for Phil Coleman!
Judge Santiago Holmes scores the fight for Phil Coleman!

Phil Coleman wins by unanimous decision!

Phil Coleman decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.

 

Event: The Island Season 9, 205 lbs, Round 3     
Date:   May 06, 2019
#R1##TD#
Coleman shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Coleman was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Jahr is trying to get back to half guard.
Jahr is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Coleman off and has taken his back!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Jahr is punishing Coleman with some ground and pound.
Jahr looking to soften up his opponent with punches.
Coleman tries to escape but Jahr has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Coleman is working hard here to advance position.
Coleman looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Coleman avoids the strikes from Jahr. #T1##SUB2#
Coleman defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
Oooh a big shot gets through from Jahr. Many more shots like that and the referee will have to think about stepping in!
Jahr struggling to keep hold of the position.
Coleman is trying to break free.
Coleman's coaches at 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.#SUB2#
Coleman fending off the submission attempt from Jahr.
Jahr is landing with strikes. Coleman can't take much more of this.
Jahr has the hooks in. Coleman is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.
I've been told that Jahr has been drilling his wrestling of late, which has already helped him take this fight to the mat. Let's see how much of an impact it has on the outcome of the ground game.
Jahr missing with strikes. #T2#
Jahr doesn't have the hooks in and Coleman manages to turn into his guard.
Jahr has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.#SUB2#
Jahr throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Coleman escapes and throws Jahr's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Jahr tries to improve position but can't.
Jahr gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Coleman seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Jahr regains full guard. Nicely done.
Coleman postures up.
Coleman connects with a couple of short punches.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Coleman is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Jahr wants to sweep but no luck.
Jahr manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Coleman manages to get himself to full guard. #REVB##T3#
Jahr in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Jahr from controlling successfully.
Jahr throws an elbow that misses. Coleman uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Jahr's guard. Nice move by Coleman!#REVR#
Jahr wants to sweep here but Coleman controlling him for the moment. #SUB2#
Jahr is looking for a triangle but Coleman pushes his legs off easily. #SUB2#
Coleman got a little sloppy there for a moment and Jahr has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Coleman has managed to get both his arms back between Jahr's legs - danger averted.
Coleman cracks Jahr with a solid left hand.#T4#
Coleman preventing the sweep. #SUB2#
Jahr looking for a guillotine here but Coleman defends easily. #SUB2#
Jahr working for a triangle but Coleman defends it easily.
Jahr keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman controlling from the top position.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Stig Jahr will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Coleman shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Jahr tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Coleman defends well and Jahr ends up having to push Coleman into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Jahr just misses with a punch to the body.
Coleman lands a jab.
Nice uppercut lands for Coleman. That snapped Jahr's head back.
Jahr swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jahr shoots in looking for a takedown but Coleman manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Jahr's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Coleman connects with a jab.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Jahr.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Stig Jahr.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman lands with a good body shot.#TD#
Coleman shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Jahr manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jahr working a defensive guard here. #T1#
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Jahr is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Coleman scoring with some ground and pound.
Jahr seems keen to control Coleman's posture.
Coleman postures up and lands a big shot to Jahr's brow.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Jahr is on top in guard. #REVB#
Coleman preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Jahr wants to pass the guard but Coleman is keeping the position.
Jahr wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving. #T2#
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman pulls Jahr in close to his closed guard and prevents Jahr from doing any damage or advancing position.
Jahr with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Jahr won't allow Coleman to sweep him here.
Jahr wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving.
Phil Coleman overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Jahr scoring with some ground and pound.
Jahr with a flurry of punches that miss. #T3#
Jahr postures up in Coleman's guard and throws a big left but Coleman blocks it.
Jahr loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Jahr throws a big elbow that misses.
Coleman controlling the position.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Jahr is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Coleman wants to sweep but no luck.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Jahr from controlling successfully. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Coleman listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Coleman connects with a looping right hand.
Coleman steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jahr.
Coleman is looking to counter the offense by Jahr and move into the clinch.#T4#
Horrible takedown attempt by Coleman or perhaps it was just good defense by Jahr, which made it look bad.
Coleman scores with a jab to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jahr. Coleman does a little dance to reset his feet.
Coleman is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Jahr.
Coleman lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.#CL#
Coleman forces Jahr back against the cage and clinches.
Coleman lands a body shot.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jahr can do to turn this around?
Jahr is trying to pull guard but Coleman has him pressed against the cage.
Jahr drops down looking for an ankle pick but Coleman pulls his leg out and moves away.
Jahr takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jahr misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Jahr takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back 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#
Coleman lands the left hand.
Jahr tries to score a power double leg takedown but Coleman sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Jahr somewhat.
As Jahr tries to get set, Coleman tries to push him back and clinch up but Jahr manages to avoid the attempt.
Phil Coleman is winning the standup battle so far.
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Jahr throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Coleman's waist but Coleman gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Jahr off to one side.
Coleman looks for a takedown but Jahr sprawls well.
Coleman is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Jahr takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jahr looks to land a left hand but Coleman moved out of range nicely.#TD#
Jahr gets caught napping as Coleman dives in and scores a takedown. Jahr manages to retain guard.
Jahr wants to sweep but no luck.
Jahr is trying to keep Coleman in close. #T1#
Coleman postures up and lands a big shot to Jahr's brow. #SUB2#
Jahr looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Coleman passes into side control.
Jahr tries to buck Coleman off but Coleman is having none of it.
Jahr manages to get back to half guard.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Jahr's hands, connecting with Jahr's forehead.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Jahr moves into full guard.
Jahr 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##T2#
Coleman is looking to control Jahr's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Coleman avoid being mounted?
Jahr not landing any meaningful shots this time.
The fighters are battling for position here. Coleman manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Jahr preventing the sweep.
Jahr tries to free his leg and advance position but Coleman is retaining full guard.
Coleman looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Coleman keeping full guard, as Jahr tries to pass.
Coleman 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.#T3#
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Coleman holds on and takes a little breather.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Coleman is on top in guard. #REVR##SUB2#
Jahr is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Coleman is aware though and is defending well.
Coleman stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Jahr swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Jahr is looking to sweep but instead, Coleman has passed into half guard.
Jahr is looking to improve his position. #T4#
Jahr is still trying to improve position.
Coleman trying to control the action but Jahr is working from the bottom.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coleman with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Coleman lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phil Coleman showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Coleman 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 Daniel Franklin scores the fight for Phil Coleman!
Judge Peter Branson scores the fight for Phil Coleman!
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight for Phil Coleman!

Phil Coleman wins by unanimous decision!

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

 

Event: The Island Season 9, 205 lbs, Round 2     
Date:   May 05, 2019
#R1##CL#
Coleman instigates a clinch.
Coleman is working Li over against the cage.
Coleman is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Li drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Coleman gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Li's coach down at Black Flag Fight Club was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Li's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Coleman stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coleman.
Coleman lands a shoulder strike. #TD#
Coleman has picked Li up - he's going for a ride! Coleman dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Coleman lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Coleman stalling.
Coleman lands with a punch from half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Coleman seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Li really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Coleman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Coleman looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Coleman slows the pace down in half guard. #T1#
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Coleman connects with a nice short shot to Li's temple.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Coleman lands a nice short elbow.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Coleman connects with a nice short shot to Li's temple.
Li taking some punishment here, with Coleman in his half guard.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Coleman connects with a nice short shot to Li's temple.
Coleman 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.
Coleman working over Li with some ground and pound. Li looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Li is trying to get back to full guard.
Coleman is nestled in close to Li, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Coleman connects with a nice short shot to Li's temple.
Coleman lands with a punch from half guard.
Coleman working Li over with strikes. #T2#
Coleman lands strikes from half guard.
Coleman 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.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Li on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Coleman lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Li trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Coleman landing strikes from the mount and Li is in trouble!
Coleman landing strikes from the mount.#ROC#
Li is rocked!
Coleman can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Li is looking to escape.
Coleman dominating with strikes here.
Li is still in real trouble! Can Coleman finish him?#T3#
Coleman lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Li seems to have recovered his senses.
Coleman scores with a couple of good head shots there.
A big strike lands for Coleman! That's really hurt Li and he's turned his back - Coleman keeps firing away and the ref dives in to stop the fight! Coleman jumps to his feet to celebrate the victory!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
In his post fight interview, Phil Coleman started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.

 

Event: The Island Season 9, 205 lbs, Round 1     
Date:   May 04, 2019
#R1#
Magra misses with a takedown attempt #CL#
and Coleman counters by clinching up.
Coleman cracks Magra with a nice body shot.
Magra is looking to take this one to the mat.#TD#
Coleman has clasped his hands together around Magra's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Magra is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Coleman takes a little break here. Magra wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Coleman gets to mount! Magra was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Coleman working Magra over with strikes here.
Coleman connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Coleman working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Coleman with the ground and pound from mount. #T1#
Coleman punishing his opponent with strikes.
Magra wants to hold on but Coleman pushes him away.
Coleman postures up and lands a whopping elbow - oh that's hurt Magra bigstyle! Two more strikes land for Coleman and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.

 

Event: IFA 27-04     
Date:   Apr 27, 2019
#R1#
Shibaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Coleman sees it coming and avoids it easily.#CL#
Coleman pushes Shibaev up against the cage in a clinch.
Shibaev has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Coleman is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Coleman lands a body shot in the clinch.
Coleman tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coleman lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Coleman scores with a shoulder strike. #BC#
Coleman pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Shibaev jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Shibaev throws an overhand right that lands on Coleman's shoulder, as Coleman tries to avoid the shot. #CL#
Coleman clinches with his opponent.
Coleman lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman lands a nice shot to the body.
Coleman tries a body shot but Shibaev blocks it.
Shibaev's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Coleman cracks Shibaev with a nice body shot.
Shibaev looks winded!
Coleman lands a body shot.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coleman gets through Shibaev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.#T1#
A body shot lands from Coleman. #BC#
Coleman's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Coleman throws a shot to the body.
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Shibaev walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.#CL#
Coleman gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Coleman lands with a light punch inside. #TD2#
Shibaev has hold of one of Coleman's legs. Coleman is fighting the takedown attempt but Shibaev gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Coleman wants to sweep here but Shibaev controlling him for the moment.
Shibaev trying to control but Coleman is working from the bottom.
Coleman lands a couple of shots from the bottom.
Shibaev postures up in Coleman's guard and throws a big left but Coleman blocks it. #T2#
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Shibaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Shibaev preventing the sweep.
Coleman is working hard here to advance position.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Shibaev postures up in Coleman's guard and throws a big left but Coleman blocks it.
Coleman avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Coleman preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.#CL#
Coleman closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage. #T3#
Coleman blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Shibaev tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Coleman just stands there and leans against the cage.
Coleman tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coleman stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Coleman prevents the takedown attempt.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Shibaev.#BC#
Coleman manages to break the clinch.
Coleman lands a slapping body shot. #CL#
Coleman closes the distance and pushes Shibaev back into the cage.
Coleman lands a hook that snaps the head of Shibaev backwards.
Shibaev is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.#BC#
Coleman breaks from the clinch.
Shibaev avoids the body shot from Coleman.
Shibaev gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Coleman swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Coleman lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.#T4#
Coleman swings for the body but Shibaev moves out of range.
Coleman with a hook.
Phil Coleman seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Coleman tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Shibaev paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Coleman is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Shibaev.
A slow jab from Coleman misses its intended target.
Coleman punishes Shibaev's body with a nice straight punch.
Shibaev has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Coleman slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Shibaev is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Coleman is looking to clinch but Shibaev is avoiding it.
Coleman throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Shibaev stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.#CL#
Coleman darts in and clinches Shibaev up against the cage.
Shibaev has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Coleman after a bit of a struggle. #BC#
Coleman escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman 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#
Shibaev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Coleman scores with a nice right hand.
A jab from Shibaev misses.
Coleman misses the shot to the body.
Shibaev throws a jab but it's blocked by Coleman.
Nice defenses there by Coleman.
Coleman wants to clinch#TD2#
and Shibaev counters with a shoot takedown. Coleman fights it but they end up in guard.
Coleman lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVR#
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB2#
Shibaev has his foot on Coleman's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Coleman works his way back into a safe position though.
Coleman content to stall in guard here. #T1#
Coleman working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound. #SUB2#
Shibaev has an active guard here but Coleman has managed to pass into half guard.
Shibaev wants to get back to full guard.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Shibaev can do to turn this around?
Coleman looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding. #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.
Shibaev trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Coleman controlling from mount.
Shibaev tries to hold on but Coleman postures up.
Shibaev is trying desperately to improve position.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Coleman cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Coleman with the ground and pound from mount.
Coleman prevents Shibaev from getting the reversal.
Coleman is in the full mount, landing strikes. #T3#
Coleman controlling the pace for now.
Shibaev takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Shibaev regains half guard.
Coleman wants to control but Shibaev is keeping him busy. #SUB2#
Shibaev is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Coleman pulls his head out easily.
Shibaev trying to hold on to Coleman's head to control him but Coleman postures up.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.#T4#
Shibaev is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Coleman scores with a couple of nice shots.
Shibaev wants to improve his position but Coleman is controlling well.
Coleman lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Nice strikes from Coleman there.
Nice strikes from Coleman there.
Shibaev is pressing down on Coleman's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Coleman working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Shibaev's head.
Coleman lands a couple of digs.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.#SUB2#
Shibaev working for a triangle but Coleman defends it easily. #SUB2#
Shibaev working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Coleman doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Coleman manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that second round.
That's time! Coleman's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R3#
Shibaev throws a right hand that misses
and Coleman counters with a right hand to the body. #CL#
Coleman darts in and clinches Shibaev up against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coleman.
Coleman lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body.
Phil Coleman has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Shibaev can't find room to land a body shot as Coleman controls the action.
Coleman lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Coleman lands an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Coleman. #BC#
Coleman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Coleman changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.#CL#
Coleman closes the distance and clinches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice body punch from Coleman.
Shibaev takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Coleman lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Shibaev.
Shibaev takes a shot to the head.
Coleman lands a body punch in the clinch.
Coleman lands a hook to the side of the head.#T1#
A short uppercut from Coleman.
Coleman lands an uppercut.
A short left from Coleman. #BC#
Coleman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Coleman is looking to wear down Shibaev with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.#CL#
Coleman drives through and clinches with Shibaev against the cage.
Coleman lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Shibaev backwards.
Coleman pushes Shibaev back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Coleman works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A right hook to the body lands for Coleman.
Coleman gets through Shibaev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Coleman - that landed with a thud. #BC#
Coleman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Shibaev takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.#CL#
Coleman clinches up against the cage.#BC#
Coleman breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Coleman throws a body shot but no joy.
Shibaev throws out a counter right but Coleman avoids it with no problem.
Coleman ducks down and throws a hook to the body.#T2##CL#
Coleman closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Coleman lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Coleman scores with an uppercut up the middle.#BC#
Coleman breaks the clinch.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body. Shibaev takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Coleman listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.#CL#
Coleman pushes Shibaev up against the cage in a clinch.
Coleman lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Shibaev changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Coleman fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Coleman fails in his attempt to clinch.
Coleman looks to score with a jab to the body but Shibaev is just out of range.
Coleman stuns Shibaev with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Coleman lands a head shot.#T3#
Coleman fails in his attempt to clinch.
Coleman swings for the body but Shibaev moves out of range.
Coleman is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.#CL#
Coleman pushes Shibaev up against the cage in a clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Coleman.
Coleman lands a body punch in the clinch.
Shibaev's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A nice left hand lands by Coleman.
Coleman lands a nice uppercut.
Coleman pushes Shibaev back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Coleman lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Shibaev.
Coleman works on Shibaev's body with a couple of short punches.
Coleman lands a nice uppercut.
Coleman throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Coleman throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Coleman lands a body punch in the clinch.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body.#T4#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coleman lands with a short shot to the head.
Coleman lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Coleman lands a shoulder strike.
Coleman lands a body punch in the clinch.
Coleman lands a shot to the body.
Coleman digs a right hand underneath Shibaev's ribcage. Shibaev let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Coleman lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage. #BC#
Coleman manages to break the clinch.
Coleman scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.#CL#
Coleman has closed the distance and engaged Shibaev in a clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Coleman.
A right hand to the body from Coleman.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Coleman lands with a light punch inside.
Coleman gets through Shibaev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Coleman works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A nice left hand lands by Coleman.
Coleman lands a shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman clearly takes 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.
#R4#
Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A big left from Shibaev misses.
Coleman is looking to clinch but Shibaev is avoiding it.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Shibaev manages to avoid it.
Shibaev is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Coleman uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Coleman listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Coleman tries to clinch up but Shibaev circles away and keeps his distance.
Coleman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Shibaev manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Shibaev manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Coleman throws a body punch but Shibaev moves out of range.
Shibaev tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Shibaev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Shibaev avoids the clinch attempt nicely. #T1#
Shibaev gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Coleman lands with a cross.
Coleman uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Coleman lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Coleman uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Coleman throws a body shot but no joy.
Shibaev tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Coleman throws a good cross that connects.
Shibaev takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Shibaev throws a right hand that misses
and Shibaev takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Shibaev moves forwards but Coleman connects with a nice, crisp jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Coleman staying out of range there.#T2#
Coleman jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Coleman throws a looping overhand right but Shibaev ducks down to avoid it.
Shibaev with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Coleman to score with a decent uppercut.
Shibaev takes one to the chin there.
Coleman with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Coleman throws a shot from downtown. Shibaev moves away and avoids it.
A left lands for Coleman.
Shibaev throws a hook but Coleman blocks it.
Shibaev's jab looks to have found its range, popping Coleman under the eye.
Coleman takes a swing at Shibaev's ribcage but misses.
Coleman lands a jab to the head. #T3#
Coleman tries to clinch up.
Coleman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Shibaev looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Coleman misses the shot to the body.
The fighters circling - Coleman throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Coleman just misses with a punch to the body.
Coleman throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Shibaev slips a straight right by Coleman.
Coleman steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Shibaev.
Coleman tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Shibaev manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Phil Coleman is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Shibaev avoids the clinch attempt nicely. #T4#
Coleman tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Shibaev paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Shibaev throws out a counter right but Coleman avoids it with no problem.
Shibaev 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.
Coleman takes a swing at Shibaev's ribcage but misses.
Coleman bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Coleman swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Shibaev changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Shibaev misses with a lunging right hand
and Coleman counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Shibaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Coleman sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Shibaev avoids the body shot from Coleman.
Shibaev looks to throw the jab but Coleman is out of range.
Coleman looks to score with a jab to the body but Shibaev is just out of range.
Coleman jabs at Shibaev's body.
Coleman misses with a left hand #TD2#
and Shibaev decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Coleman's guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman had his way with Anton Shibaev in that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! And we move into the final round!
#R5#
Shibaev takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Coleman lands a lovely overhand right.
Shibaev has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Coleman jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Shibaev takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Coleman moves away from the strike by Shibaev.
Coleman scores with a nice right hand. #CL#
Coleman rushes Shibaev and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Coleman working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman tries a body shot but Shibaev blocks it.
Coleman misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coleman stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.#BC#
Coleman breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Coleman scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Shibaev doesn't seem bothered though.
Shibaev thows a left - swing and a miss! #T1##CL#
Coleman fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Shibaev, pushing him back against the cage.
Shibaev goes for a takedown in the clinch but Coleman prevents it.
A short right from Coleman on the inside.
Shibaev tries to pull guard but Coleman won't allow it. #BC#
Coleman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance. #CL#
Coleman rushes Shibaev and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Coleman gets through Shibaev's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Coleman digs a right hand underneath Shibaev's ribcage. Shibaev let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Coleman is pressed up against the cage. Shibaev has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Coleman down to the mat. Coleman avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Phil Coleman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anton Shibaev.
Shibaev is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Coleman connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Shibaev's hands.#CL#
Coleman drives through and clinches with Shibaev against the cage.
Coleman scores with a nice hook to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coleman. #T2#
Shibaev jumps guard but Coleman stands there with Shibaev around his waist. Shibaev gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman digs a right hand into Shibaev's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Shibaev's gas tank.
Shibaev tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Shibaev throws an elbow that misses.
Shibaev looking for a takedown.
Coleman lands a hook that snaps the head of Shibaev backwards.
Coleman lands a shoulder strike.
Coleman lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Shibaev or not.
A short right from Coleman on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Coleman.
Coleman lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Shibaev or not. #BC#
Coleman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance. #CL#
Coleman clinches up with Shibaev and pushes him back against the cage.#BC#
Coleman escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Coleman misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Shibaev.
Anton Shibaev has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T3#
Coleman misses with a straight right.
Shibaev uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Coleman.
Shibaev feints the counter takedown.#CL#
Shibaev gets tackled into the cage by Coleman. Coleman maintains the clinch. #BC#
Coleman pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Coleman tries to close the distance and clinch but Shibaev swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Nice jab there from Coleman.
Coleman lands with a right hand.
Coleman misses with an uppercut. Shibaev saw that one coming.
A jab from Shibaev misses.
Coleman connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Shibaev momentarily.
Shibaev takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Shibaev misses with a hook
and Coleman makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.#T4#
Coleman lands with a shot to the body.
Shibaev has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Coleman finds it's way round the side to connect with Shibaev's head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.#CL#
Coleman rushes Shibaev and presses him up against the cage.
Coleman doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #BC#
Coleman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Shibaev throws a big shot that misses.
A big right from Shibaev misses.
Coleman lands a body shot.
Coleman scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Shibaev doesn't seem bothered though.
Coleman scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Shibaev doesn't seem bothered though.
Phil Coleman is winning the standup battle so far.
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phil Coleman showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Coleman 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Michael Johnstone scores the fight 50:43
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight 50:43
Judge David Hoff scores the fight 50:43

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phil Coleman!

Phil Coleman is the new light heavyweight champion!
In his post fight interview, Phil Coleman started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.

 

Event: IFA 18-04     
Date:   Apr 18, 2019
#R1#
Coleman lands a nice hook to De Bois's body. De Bois takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
De Bois misses with a hook. Coleman ducked under it nicely.
De Bois darts in looking for a takedown but Coleman gets double underhooks and turns De Bois into the cage.
De Bois throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Coleman getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
De Bois rushes in with a sloppy looking punch #TD#
and Coleman counters with a takedown into side control.
De Bois tries to bench press Coleman off him but Coleman keeps the position.
Coleman is working De Bois over with some ground and pound from side control.
Coleman fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Coleman has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Coleman wants to control but De Bois is keeping him busy.
Coleman lands a decent elbow from side control.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coleman is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt De Bois will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.
Coleman wants to lay and pray for a moment but De Bois keeps working. #T1#
De Bois struggling a bit here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
De Bois manages to get back to half guard.
Coleman thows a huge punch but De Bois dodges it nicely.
De Bois is concentrating on defense, preventing Coleman from advancing position.
De Bois is trying to control but can't.
Coleman is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
De Bois blocking the ground and pound attempt from Coleman.
De Bois tries to get to full guard but Coleman has control of the leg.
Coleman lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears. #T2#
De Bois is looking to control Coleman's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can De Bois avoid being mounted?
Coleman slips a nice elbow through De Bois's hands, connecting with De Bois's forehead.
Coleman is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
De Bois is trying to get back to full guard.
Coleman is keen to just control but De Bois is a slippery customer.
Coleman looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt. #T3#
Coleman is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Coleman content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Coleman trying to mount his opponent but De Bois defends it.
De Bois looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Coleman is nestled in close to De Bois, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
De Bois is trying to maintain the position but Coleman is very close to passing his half guard.
Coleman prevents De Bois from improving his position.#T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Coleman not doing much here.
De Bois trying to hold on to Coleman's head to control him but Coleman postures up.
De Bois is refusing to be controlled, as Coleman sits in half guard.
De Bois is looking to improve his position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
De Bois is refusing to be controlled, as Coleman sits in half guard.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
De Bois wants to get back to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
That's time! Coleman's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Coleman shoots in but no luck this time.
Coleman ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Coleman walks into a left hand.
Coleman looks to land a right hand but De Bois moved out of range.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Coleman.#TD2#
De Bois shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Coleman keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of De Bois's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take De Bois's back!
Watch the back of the head! Comes the shout from the referee towards Coleman.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman is landing with strikes. De Bois can't take much more of this.
De Bois tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell! #T1#
De Bois is trying desperately to improve position.
BOOM! Coleman connects with a massive shot to the dome!
De Bois doing his best to control the position. Can he escape?
Coleman lands a big elbow.
Coleman avoids the attempt from De Bois to control.
Coleman dominating with strikes here.
De Bois can't escape the position.
Coleman sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment. #T2#
De Bois tries to hold on but Coleman pushes him away.
De Bois really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Coleman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
BOOM! Coleman connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Coleman lands a big elbow.
De Bois is desperately trying to improve his position but Coleman has a good base and remains in mount.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Coleman can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as De Bois is looking to escape.
Coleman lands a couple of good shots and De Bois has given up his back, trying to escape the position!#T3#
Coleman is not going to allow De Bois to sit and survive in this position.
De Bois staying busy and making it hard for Coleman to control.
De Bois trying to control the hands but Coleman won't let him.
Coleman doesn't have the hooks in and De Bois manages to turn into his guard.
De Bois distracts Coleman with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
De Bois stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Coleman swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Coleman wants to sweep but no luck.
De Bois wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving. #T4#
De Bois with a flurry of punches that miss.
De Bois won't allow Coleman to sweep him here.
Phil Coleman overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
De Bois trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Coleman has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but De Bois has passed into side control.
De Bois is trying to ground and pound but Coleman uses the momentary lack of control by De Bois to regain half guard.
Coleman wants to improve his position but De Bois is controlling well.
De Bois is just content to waste time from the top position. Coleman takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman 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#
De Bois ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Coleman moves away.
Coleman uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from De Bois.
De Bois connects with a jab.
Coleman throws a body punch but De Bois moves out of range.
De Bois throws a right hand that Coleman ducks under and follows up with a left that Coleman also avoids with ease.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from De Bois is defended easily by Coleman.
Coleman wants to clinch up but De Bois keeps it at a distance.
De Bois takes one on the chin but seems OK. #TD#
Coleman drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
De Bois looking to hit a scissor sweep but Coleman is one step ahead there.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.#T1#
Coleman working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that De Bois can do to turn this around?
De Bois is trying to keep Coleman in close.
Coleman wants to control from the top but De Bois keeps moving.
Coleman stands up over De Bois, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Coleman working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
De Bois has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Coleman has passed into side control.
Coleman is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down De Bois's shoulder. That is not cool.
De Bois tries to bench press Coleman off him but Coleman keeps the position.
De Bois tries to control the position but he's not in luck - Coleman easily slips into full mount!
Jambe De Bois has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Coleman cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Coleman landing strikes from the mount and De Bois is in trouble!
Coleman landing shots from mount.
Coleman has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of De Bois's face. #ROC#
De Bois is rocked!
Coleman loads up on a couple of big shots to the head that have De Bois scrambling to escape. He can't get free though and several more unanswered shots from Coleman land to the head. The referee has no choice but to stop the fight. Coleman stands and salutes the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:48 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.

 

Event: IFA : 06:04     
Date:   Apr 06, 2019
#R1#
Coleman fails with a takedown attempt.
Mister Tea seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
No luck for Coleman with that takedown attempt. #TD#
Coleman drives through with a takedown into guard.
Tea 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.
Tea has his hands on Coleman's head, controlling the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tea can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Coleman controls the pace.
Tea has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Coleman chips away with some ground and pound.#T1#
Tea looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Coleman puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Coleman lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Tea is looking for a sweep. Coleman is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Coleman is controlling the pace.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Coleman connects with a nice short shot to Tea's temple.
Coleman missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Coleman seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman 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.
Tea wants to improve his position but Coleman is controlling well.
Coleman wants to lay and pray for a moment but Tea keeps working.
Tea 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.#T2#
Tea taking some punishment here, with Coleman in his half guard.
Tea tries to roll over but Coleman keeps him under control.
Coleman seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Tea is trying to control but can't.
Tea might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Coleman haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Tea is trying to get back to full guard.
Coleman looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Coleman wants to lay and pray for a moment but Tea keeps working.
Coleman winds up and cracks Tea with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Coleman is looking to take a break and control but Tea is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Coleman is thwarting Tea's attempts to control the position.
Tea really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Coleman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.#T3#
Coleman is stalling here. Tea is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Coleman seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Tea has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Coleman is trying to improve his position.
Coleman sneaks back into half guard.
Coleman makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Coleman.
Coleman controlling the position.
Tea tries to free his leg and advance position but Coleman is retaining full guard.
Coleman throwing strikes off his back to little effect.
Tea is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions. #T4#
Coleman wants to sweep here but Tea controlling him for the moment.
Tea is looking to advance position but Coleman has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!#REVR#
Tea tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Coleman scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Coleman dominating with strikes here.
Tea is bucking up trying to escape but Coleman cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman scoring with strikes but Tea is staying in there.
Tea can't escape the position.
A nice elbow there by Coleman.
Tea taking shots to the head.
Coleman with the ground and pound from mount.
Tea is bucking up trying to escape but Coleman cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Coleman avoids the attempt from Tea to control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Coleman has a takedown stuffed.
Coleman misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tea.
Tea looks to land a right hand but Coleman moved out of range.
Coleman half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Coleman misses with an uppercut. Tea saw that one coming.
Tea tries to clinch up but Coleman circles away and keeps his distance.
Coleman half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Coleman has been working on his balance at ELITE Island Gym - 19 Elite Coaches, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Tea.#CL#
Coleman closes the distance and clinches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short body shot lands from Coleman as the two fighters clinch.
Coleman has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Tea after a bit of a struggle.
Coleman working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Coleman has had enough of the clinch but Tea keeps him there for the moment.
With the fighters up against the cage, Tea throws an elbow but misses.
Tea creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Tea missing with knees to the body. #T1#
Tea with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Coleman creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Tea misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Coleman.
Tea with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Coleman wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Coleman throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Teas head.
Coleman takes an elbow to the temple.
Coleman goes for a takedown attempt but Tea pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Phil Coleman. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A swing and a miss from Tea.
Coleman moves out of range as Tea strikes.#CL#
Coleman rushes Tea and presses him up against the cage.
Tea creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Coleman's defenses.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Tea can do to turn this around?
Coleman is trying to break the clinch but Tea is controlling him.#TD#
Coleman has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Tea regains guard immediately.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Coleman scoring with punches to the head and body.
Tea wants to sweep but no luck. #T2#
Coleman connects with a couple of short punches.
Coleman engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Coleman's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Coleman landing with the ground and pound.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.
Coleman 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.
Tea is trying to control the position but Coleman postures up.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Coleman postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Coleman scoring with punches to the head and body.
Coleman trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Tea is adopting a defensive guard.
Tea 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.
Coleman controlling from the top position. #T3#
Tea trying to control the position.
Coleman lands a couple of elbows.
Coleman sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Tea's guard.
Coleman seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Tea wants to get back to full guard.
Tea wants to control but Coleman is keeping busy.
Tea is trying is best to control the position here. #T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Coleman works his foot free and advances to mount.
Coleman controlling the position easily from mount.
Coleman tries to control but Tea wriggling away.
Coleman raining down hammerfists from mount.
Coleman raining down hammerfists from mount.
Coleman working the ground and pound effectively.
Tea is bucking up trying to escape but Coleman cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Coleman avoids the attempt from Tea to control.
Coleman has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Tea's face.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that second round.
That's time! Coleman's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R3#
Tea pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Coleman cracks Tea with a good jab.
A swing and a miss from Tea.#CL2#
Tea gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Tea prevents a takedown attempt there.
Coleman blocks an elbow strike from Tea.
Knees in the clinch landing for Tea.
Coleman takes an elbow to the forehead. #CUT2#
It looks like Phil Coleman has been cut.
Tea looking to throw knees to the head but Coleman is blocking nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A knee to the head by Tea.
Tea misses with an elbow over the top.
Tea lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Tea misses with an elbow strike.
Tea scores with a knee to the head. #ROC2#
Coleman is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tea comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Oh Coleman is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Tea misses with an elbow strike. #T1#
Coleman avoids a wild elbow strike from Tea.
Tea lands a big knee to the head and Coleman goes down! Tea pounces and finishes the fight with strikes! He jumps to his feet and celebrates with the crowd!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:10 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mister Tea!
Mister Tea is the new light heavyweight champion!
Our winner, Mister Tea, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: IFA 23:03     
Date:   Mar 23, 2019
#R1#
Guedes wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Guedes looks to score with a jab to the body but Coleman is just out of range.
Coleman drops down looking for a counter takedown but Guedes sprawls and moves away.
Coleman moves out of range as Guedes strikes.
Guedes scores with a jab to the jaw.
Guedes waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Coleman.
Coleman drops down looking for a counter takedown but Guedes sprawls and moves away.
Guedes slips under a jab.
Guedes appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Coleman bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Coleman fails with an attempt to clinch.
Coleman fails with an attempt to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A slow jab from Coleman misses its intended target.
Coleman moves away from the strike by Guedes. #TD#
Guedes gets caught flat footed, as Coleman shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Guedes wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Coleman manages to pass to side control. #T1##REVB#
Coleman lands with a punch from half guard.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Guedes can do anything to dispel that myth.
Coleman scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Coleman with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Coleman is nestled in close to Guedes, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Coleman takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Coleman scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Guedes wants to get back to his feet.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Coleman lands a nice short elbow.
Coleman working Guedes over with strikes.
Coleman 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.
Coleman working Guedes over with strikes. #ROC#
Guedes is rocked!#T2#
Coleman scores with a big shot! Guedes's head bounced off the canvas with a huge thud! More strikes land and the referee has jumped in to save Guedes! He was hurt real bad - good stoppage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:19 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman retains his light heavyweight title!
After the fight, Phil Coleman was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.

 

Event: IFA : 07:03     
Date:   Mar 07, 2019
#R1#
Coleman keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #TD#
Coleman gets caught flat footed, as Whitaker shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Whitaker is looking to work some ground and pound but Coleman has wrist control.
Whitaker stopping the sweep attempt from Coleman.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Whitaker with a flurry of punches that miss.
Whitaker looking to pass the guard.
Coleman looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Whitaker wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman looking for a sweep. Not yet Coleman, not yet.
Whitaker scoring with punches to the head and body.
Whitaker definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Whitaker wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving. #T1#
Coleman 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.
Whitaker pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Coleman is keeping the position for now.
Coleman has his hands on Whitaker's head, controlling the position.
Whitaker forces his way into half guard.
Coleman is trying to maintain the position but Whitaker is very close to passing his half guard.#T2#
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Coleman is trying to get back to full guard.
Coleman makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Coleman.
Coleman avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Coleman 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#
Whitaker trying to control from the bottom.
Whitaker is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though. #T3#
Coleman takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Whitaker taking some punishment here, with Coleman in his half guard.
Coleman prevents Whitaker from improving his position.
Coleman lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Coleman landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Whitaker is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Coleman's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Coleman's back!
Whitaker trying to control momentarily.
Coleman just trying to survive but Whitaker is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish. #T4#
Coleman rolls, trying to escape but Whitaker keeps control of the position.
Whitaker lands a punch to the side of the head from the back.
Whitaker scores with strikes from the back.
Whitaker is not going to allow Coleman to sit and survive in this position.
Whitaker misses with an elbow to the head.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coleman has his hands over his head blocking the strikes from Whitaker.
Whitaker missing with strikes.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman turns into Whitaker and is now in his guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eric Whitaker dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Nice sprawl there from Coleman as Whitaker shoots in.
Nice shot by Coleman.#TD#
Coleman gets caught napping as Whitaker dives in and scores a takedown. Coleman manages to retain guard.
Whitaker is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Coleman can do to turn this around?
Whitaker is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Whitaker looking to pass the guard.
Coleman avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Whitaker cracks Coleman with a solid left hand.
Whitaker won't allow Coleman to sweep him here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Whitaker wants to pass the guard but Coleman is keeping the position.
Whitaker throws a big right hand that misses. #T1#
Coleman looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Whitaker postures up in Coleman's guard and throws a big left but Coleman blocks it.
Whitaker wants to control from the top but Coleman keeps moving.
Whitaker postures up in Coleman's guard and throws a big left but Coleman blocks it.
Coleman being controlled here, momentarily.
Coleman looking to hit a scissor sweep but Whitaker is one step ahead there. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Coleman tries to clinch up but Whitaker circles away and keeps his distance.
Coleman has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.#CL2#
Coleman has Whitaker up against the cage in a clinch.
Coleman wants a takedown. #T2#
Whitaker throws a punch but it's blocked by Coleman.
Coleman swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A nice left hand lands by Coleman.
Coleman tries for a takedown but Whitaker manages to get underhooks. #TD#
Whitaker is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Coleman can't fight it off and eventually Whitaker manages to take the fight to the floor. Coleman looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Whitaker postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Whitaker throws a big right hand that misses.
Coleman throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.
Whitaker with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Whitaker in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Whitaker wants to pass the guard but Coleman is keeping the position.#T3#
Whitaker works over Coleman with some ground and pound from guard.
Whitaker postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Whitaker has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Whitaker trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Whitaker postures up.
Whitaker won't allow Coleman to sweep him here.
Whitaker throws a big elbow that misses.
Coleman is trying to keep Whitaker in close. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.#CL2#
Coleman clinches with his opponent.
Coleman prevents a takedown attempt there.
A nice right hand lands inside from Whitaker. #T4#
Whitaker misses with some punches.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Coleman.
Nice body punch from Coleman.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.#TD#
Whitaker gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Coleman regains guard.
Whitaker preventing the sweep.
Whitaker trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Whitaker postures up.
Whitaker being controlled here momentarily.
Coleman looking for a sweep. Not yet Coleman, not yet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Whitaker scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eric Whitaker dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R3#
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.#CL#
Whitaker clinches up with Coleman and pushes him back against the cage.
A body shot lands from Coleman.
Stalling in the clinch from Coleman.
Coleman lands a right hand.
Coleman lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Coleman misses with a hook to the ribs. #TD2#
Coleman lands a takedown into guard.
Eric Whitaker overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Coleman cracks Whitaker with a solid left hand.
Coleman slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Let's hope that Coleman 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.
Coleman makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Whitaker keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully. #T1#
Whitaker is trying to keep Coleman in close.
Whitaker tries to land a sweep but no joy.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Whitaker is on top in guard. #REVR#
Whitaker preventing the sweep.
Whitaker is in close to Coleman's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Whitaker sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Whitaker throws a big elbow that misses. #T2#
Coleman trying to control the position.
Coleman lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVB#
Whitaker looking to hit a scissor sweep but Coleman is one step ahead there.
Whitaker is working hard here to advance position.
Coleman content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots. #T3#
Whitaker preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Coleman tries to free his leg and advance position but Whitaker is retaining full guard.
Whitaker can't keep his opponent in guard - Coleman advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Whitaker is trying to get back to full guard.
Coleman lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Whitaker taking some punishment here, with Coleman in his half guard.
Whitaker wants to improve his position but Coleman is controlling well. #T4#
Whitaker is refusing to be controlled, as Coleman sits in half guard.
Coleman slows the pace down in half guard.
Whitaker makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Whitaker.
Whitaker 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.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Whitaker lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVR#
Whitaker trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman really dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R4#
Coleman swats away the attempt to clinch by Whitaker.
A left lands for Coleman.#TD#
Whitaker gets a double leg takedown into Coleman's guard.
Whitaker tries to free his leg and advance position but Coleman is retaining full guard.
Coleman preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Coleman tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Whitaker throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman is trying to control the position but Whitaker postures up.
Whitaker stopping the sweep attempt from Coleman.
Whitaker is looking to work some ground and pound but Coleman has wrist control.
Whitaker loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry. #T1#
Whitaker postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Coleman trying to control the position.
Whitaker preventing the sweep. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
A swing and a miss from Coleman.
Whitaker tries to counter with a takedown but Coleman is quick to defend against it.#CL2#
Coleman fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Whitaker, pushing him back against the cage.
Coleman can't find room to land a body shot as Whitaker controls the action.
Whitaker looking for a takedown.
Coleman misses with the head strike.
A nice right hand lands inside from Whitaker.
Whitaker throws a head punch that misses.
Whitaker is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Whitaker tries to score a body lock takedown but Coleman shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Coleman scores with a hook to the body.#T2#
Coleman lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Coleman misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coleman throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Whitakers head. #TD2#
Coleman lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Coleman lands strikes from half guard.
Coleman 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.
Coleman landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Whitaker has hold of Coleman's hands but Coleman slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Whitaker tries to get to full guard but Coleman has control of the leg.
Coleman working over Whitaker with some ground and pound. Whitaker looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.#T3#
Coleman working over Whitaker with some ground and pound. Whitaker looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Whitaker is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Coleman jumps into side control!
Whitaker is looking for a sweep.
Coleman cracks Whitaker with a big elbow.
Coleman working the ground and pound from side control.
Whitaker gets back to half guard.
Coleman is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Coleman wants to take a breather but Whitaker is having none of it. #T4#
Coleman seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Coleman is keen to just control but Whitaker is a slippery customer.
Coleman winds up and cracks Whitaker with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Whitaker is staying active underneath Coleman, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Whitaker is looking to improve his position.
Coleman performing his best blanket impression for a moment. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Whitaker wants to clinch#TD2#
and Coleman counters with a nice double leg into guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Whitaker's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!
#R5#
Whitaker wants to clinch.
Coleman goes for a double leg but Whitaker avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Whitaker continues to drive forward.
Coleman scores with a nice head shot.
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A shot to the liver by Coleman. Beautiful body shot.
Whitaker takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Coleman stuffs the takedown attempt from Whitaker. Whitaker gets slowly back to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#TD#
Whitaker closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Whitaker is trying to ground and pound but Coleman uses the momentary lack of control by Whitaker to regain half guard.
Whitaker wants to pass to mount but Coleman is defending the position. #T1#
Coleman moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Whitaker tries to free his leg and advance position but Coleman is retaining full guard.
Coleman is adopting a defensive guard.
Whitaker controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Coleman pulls Whitaker in to control the position. #T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Whitaker trying to control but Coleman is working from the bottom.
Whitaker missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Coleman looking to hit a scissor sweep but Whitaker is one step ahead there. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Coleman stuffs the takedown.#CL2#
Coleman clinches with his opponent.
Coleman cracks Whitaker with a nice body shot.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
A right hook to the body lands for Coleman.
Coleman lands an uppercut.
Whitaker gets underhooks to prevent Coleman's takedown attempt.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Coleman.
Coleman blocks a body shot from Whitaker.
Whitaker misses with a short punch on the inside.
Coleman working some nice short punches in the clinch.#T3#
A short left from Coleman.
Whitaker's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Coleman lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Whitaker backwards.
Whitaker misses with some punches.
Whitaker has a couple of punches blocked by Coleman.
Coleman lands with a right to the head.
Whitaker blocks a body shot from Coleman.
Coleman lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Whitaker or not.
Coleman lands a body punch.
Coleman tries to score a body lock takedown but Whitaker shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Eric Whitaker has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Phil Coleman.
Coleman lands with a short shot to the head.
Whitaker changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Coleman fights it off and pushes away nicely. #CL2#
Coleman rushes Whitaker and presses him up against the cage.
Coleman blocking some punches.
Coleman dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.#T4#
Coleman just leaning against Whitaker, taking a breather.
Coleman lands a nice uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Whitaker throws a head punch that misses.
Whitaker lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Coleman will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Whitaker up against the cage.
Whitaker is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Coleman gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Coleman lands a nice uppercut.
Whitaker is looking to take this one to the mat.
Coleman blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Coleman can't get the takedown.
Whitaker is looking for a takedown.
Coleman looking to stall.
Coleman goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Coleman misses with a body punch.
Coleman lands a hook that snaps the head of Whitaker backwards.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phil Coleman comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Coleman 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight 47:48
Judge David Hoff scores the fight 47:48
Judge Michael Johnstone scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman retains his light heavyweight title!
Phil Coleman 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: IFA : 22/02     
Date:   Feb 22, 2019
#R1#
Coleman jabs Turturro right on the nose. Turturro blinks but takes it well.#CL#
Coleman gets tackled into the cage by Turturro. Turturro maintains the clinch.
Coleman throws a head punch that misses.
Turturro keeps control of Coleman as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Turturro tries to pull guard but Coleman won't allow it.
Turturro jumps guard but Coleman stands there with Turturro around his waist. Turturro gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Coleman lands a shot to the body.
Turturro blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #BC2#
Coleman manages to break the clinch.
Turturro seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Coleman lands with a good body shot.#CL#
Turturro clinches up with Coleman and pushes him back against the cage.
Coleman tries a body shot but Turturro blocks it.
Coleman lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Turturro jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Coleman walks away with a smile on his face. Turturro gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Giampaolo Turturro. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Turturro moves in looking to clinch but Coleman pushes him off.
Turturro tries to clinch there but Coleman circles away.
Turturro tries to clinch but Coleman is having none of it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Turturro tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Coleman paws at him with a jab and circles away.#T1#
Coleman scores with a jab to the body.
Coleman scores with a hook.#CL#
Turturro clinches with his opponent.
Turturro tries to pull guard but Coleman won't allow it.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coleman.
Coleman misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Turturro blocks a punch to the side of the head. #BC2#
Coleman manages to break the clinch.
Turturro takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Coleman lands an overhand right.#CL#
Turturro pushes Coleman up against the cage in a clinch.
Coleman pushes Turturro back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.#BC2#
Coleman pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Coleman wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Turturro is looking to clinch.
Turturro tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Coleman manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.#T2#
The fight stays on the outside here - Turturro looks like he's thinking about clinching though.#CL#
Turturro forces Coleman back against the cage and clinches.#BC2#
Coleman manages to break the clinch.
Turturro tries to clinch but Coleman is having none of it.
Jab by Coleman.
Coleman connects with a looping right hand.
Coleman comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Coleman with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Coleman's coach down at ELITE Island Gym - 19 Elite Coaches was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Coleman's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Turturro tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Coleman manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Turturro tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Coleman with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Turturro tries to close the distance and clinch but Coleman swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away. #CL#
Coleman tries to keep at a distance but Turturro has taken the fight into the clinch.#T3#
Turturro tries to pull guard but Coleman forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Turturro tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Coleman smiles and moves away.
Coleman is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Turturro rather than just go for the knockout.
Coleman fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Turturro on the side of the head.
Coleman circles away from the clinch attempt.
Coleman changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Coleman connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Turturro momentarily. #CL#
Turturro has Coleman up against the cage in a clinch.
Turturro takes a shot to the head.
Turturro tries to pull guard but Coleman forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Turturro tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Coleman just stands there and leans against the cage.
Turturro jumps guard but Coleman stands there with Turturro around his waist. Turturro gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch. #BC2#
Coleman's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.#T4#
Turturro wants to clinch.
Coleman feints the counter takedown.
Turturro has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Turturro there as he acknowledges the shot.
Turturro takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Giampaolo Turturro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Coleman lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Turturro at a distance.
Turturro takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Turturro gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Turturro wants to clinch up but Coleman keeps it at a distance.
Coleman changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Coleman scores with a punch to the head.
Coleman lands a jab to Turturro's midsection.
Coleman connects with a crisp jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
That's time! Turturro's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Turturro takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Turturro doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Turturro wants to clinch up but Coleman keeps it at a distance.
Turturro moves in looking to clinch but Coleman pushes him off.
Turturro tries to clinch but Coleman is having none of it.
And Coleman tries to counter it with a takedown but Turturro pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Turturro moves to clinch but Coleman breaks away #TD2#
and Coleman counters with a nice double leg into side control. Turturro won't be happy with that.
Turturro sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Turturro slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Coleman postures up. #SUB#
Turturro throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Coleman escapes and throws Turturro's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Turturro sneaks back into half guard.
Coleman perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there. #T1#
Turturro is trying to maintain the position but Coleman is very close to passing his half guard.
Turturro is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Turturro tries to roll over but Coleman keeps him under control.
Coleman looks to score some points with some ground and pound.#SUB#
Turturro actively working from the bottom here.
Coleman controlling the action here.
Coleman prevents Turturro from improving his position.
Coleman working Turturro over with strikes.
Coleman has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#T2##SUB#
Turturro looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Coleman pushes past his half guard into mount!
Turturro really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Coleman dominating with strikes here.
Coleman with good strikes from the mount here!
Turturro is trying to escape the mount.
Coleman takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Coleman landing shots from mount.
Coleman avoids the attempt from Turturro to control.
Coleman prevents Turturro from getting the reversal.
Coleman tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position. #T3#
Turturro tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Coleman has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Turturro is working hard here to advance position.
Turturro regains half guard.
Turturro is doing well to control the position and prevent Coleman from advancing to side control.
Phil Coleman has got the better of the ground game so far.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.#SUB#
Turturro looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Turturro wants to control but Coleman is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Nice strikes from Coleman there.
Coleman trying to control the pace. #T4#
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Turturro gets full guard.
Turturro is trying to control the position from the bottom. #SUB#
Coleman got a little sloppy there for a moment and Turturro has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Coleman has managed to get both his arms back between Turturro's legs - danger averted.
Coleman preventing the sweep. #SUB#
Turturro escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Coleman gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Coleman cracks Turturro with a solid left hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R3#
Coleman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Coleman throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd. #CL#
Turturro gets a clinch. #BC2#
Coleman breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Turturro tries to clinch #TD2#
and Coleman counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Turturro is trying to keep Coleman in close.
Coleman not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Coleman preventing the sweep. #SUB#
Turturro is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman tries to free his leg and advance position but Turturro is retaining full guard. #SUB#
Turturro throws his legs up looking for a submission but Coleman uses it to pass to side control.
Turturro looking for a sweep but Coleman has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Both fighters are breathing heavily.#T1#
Coleman lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Turturro is trying desperately to improve position.
Coleman takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Turturro is bucking up trying to escape but Coleman cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Coleman controlling from the full mount.
Turturro is desperately trying to improve his position but Coleman has a good base and remains in mount.
Coleman content just to control the position here.
Coleman punishing his opponent with strikes.
Turturro is squirming around, avoiding Coleman's attempts to control the action.
Coleman with the ground and pound from mount. #T2#
Coleman lands a big elbow.
Turturro is looking to get to half guard.
Turturro manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Coleman is taking a breather. Turturro 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.
Coleman lands strikes from half guard.
Turturro is looking for a sweep. Coleman is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.#SUB#
Turturro looking for submissions off his back.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Turturro tries to roll over but Coleman keeps him under control.#T3#
Coleman with a momentary lay and pray from half guard. #SUB#
Turturro looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Ground and pound from Coleman.
Turturro has his hands clasped together around Coleman's back. He's all about the action.
Coleman winds up and cracks Turturro with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Turturro wants to control the action here but instead Coleman manages to pass to full mount!
Coleman prevents Turturro from getting the reversal.
Coleman cracks Turturro with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena. #ROC2#
Turturro is rocked!
Turturro is looking to get to half guard.
Coleman unloading with bombs!
Oh Turturro is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!#T4#
Coleman lands a nice shot to the head.
Turturro wants to control but Coleman is having none of it.
Coleman controlling from mount.
Coleman lands a big elbow.
Turturro tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Coleman controlling from the full mount.
Turturro seems to have got his legs back now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Coleman landing shots from mount.
Coleman working the ground and pound effectively.
Coleman tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Turturro is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman really dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R4#
Coleman lands a jab to Turturro's midsection.
Turturro tries to close the distance and clinch but Coleman swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Coleman thuds a left hand into Turturro's body.
Coleman paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Turturro tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Coleman scores with a shot to the body.
Coleman scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Coleman cracks Turturro with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Coleman circles away from the clinch attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Coleman lands a body shot.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Coleman avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Coleman feints the counter takedown.
Turturro tries to clinch #TD2#
and Coleman counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Coleman.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.#T1#
Coleman stays in close to Turturro's body and controls the position.
Coleman slips nicely into half guard.
Coleman content to control rather than advance.
Coleman is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Coleman working over Turturro with some ground and pound. Turturro looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Ground and pound from Coleman. #SUB#
Turturro actively working from the bottom here.#T2#
Turturro is looking to control Coleman's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Turturro avoid being mounted?
Coleman is controlling the pace.
Turturro is looking to improve his position. #SUB#
Turturro is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Coleman pulls his head out easily.
Coleman is taking a breather. Turturro 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.#T3#
Coleman is keen to just control but Turturro is a slippery customer.#SUB#
Turturro is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Coleman pulls his head out easily.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Coleman lands a nice short elbow.
Coleman trying to control the pace.
Turturro is trying to control but can't.
Coleman stalling.
Coleman working over Turturro with some ground and pound. Turturro looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Turturro wants to get back to full guard but Coleman has mounted him!
Coleman controlling the position easily from mount. #T4#
Turturro is looking to improve his position but Coleman isn't that keen on the idea.
Turturro wants to control but Coleman is having none of it.
Coleman lands a heavy elbow.
BOOM! Coleman connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Coleman punishing his opponent with strikes.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coleman trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Turturro tries to get back to half guard but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Turturro's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!
#R5#
Coleman thuds a left hand into Turturro's body.
Turturro tries to clinch but Coleman is having none of it.
A punch lands to the side of Turturro 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Coleman misses with a body shot.
Coleman scores with a jab to the head.
Turturro tries to clinch up#TD2#
and Coleman counters with a single leg into guard. Turturro didn't expect that.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#SUB#
Turturro is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Turturro working a defensive guard but Coleman manages to pass into side control anyway.
Coleman scores with punches from side control. #T1#
Turturro tries to improve position but can't.
Coleman slows the pace down.
Turturro is looking for a sweep.
Turturro is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Coleman's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Turturro wants to improve his position but Coleman is controlling well.
Coleman controlling the action here.
Turturro trying to control but Coleman postures up.
Giampaolo Turturro has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#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.
Coleman trying to control the pace.
Turturro wants to improve his position but Coleman is controlling well.
Turturro trying to hold on to Coleman's head to control him but Coleman postures up.
Turturro is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Coleman's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Coleman's back!#SUB#
Coleman is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Coleman is keeping busy. #T3##SUB#
Turturro working for the choke.
Turturro gets his hands free as Coleman looks to control.
Coleman tries to escape the position. #SUB#
Turturro looking for the choke from the back. #SUB#
Turturro is working hard for the rear naked choke here.
Coleman is defending well here and trying to improve his position. #T4##SUB#
Turturro is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Coleman defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.
Coleman trying to control the action but Turturro just sinks the hooks in. #SUB#
Turturro is looking for a choke. Coleman gets to his feet with his opponent on his back and slams him to the mat. Coleman manages to squirm out of the attempted choke and turns into his opponent's guard.
Turturro is trying to keep Coleman in close.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coleman is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.#SUB#
Turturro working for submissions but it's allowed Coleman to get to half guard.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phil Coleman comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Coleman winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight 44:50
Judge David Hoff scores the fight 44:50
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight 44:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phil Coleman!

Phil Coleman is the new light heavyweight champion!
A less than humble Phil Coleman misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.

 

Event: IFA : 14/02     
Date:   Feb 14, 2019
#R1#
Yoshi thows a body kick. Coleman tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Coleman jabs at Yoshi's body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Coleman. Yoshi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Coleman throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Yoshi looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Yoshi motions for Coleman to come forward. Yoshi throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Yoshi connects with a leg kick. Coleman looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Yoshi is looking to score with low kicks.#CL#
Coleman closes the distance and clinches.
Yoshi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coleman's elbow.
The referee is keeping an eye on Coleman - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Coleman taking a breather.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yoshi landing knees to the head. #CUT2#
It looks like Phil Coleman has been cut.#TD#
Coleman tightens his grip and picks Yoshi up, before dumping him to the ground. Yoshi manages to land in guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman throwing strikes but missing.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Yoshi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T1#
Coleman is working Yoshi over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes. #SUB2#
Yoshi working for submissions but it's allowed Coleman to get to half guard.
Coleman not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Coleman winds up and cracks Yoshi with a swinging punch to the side of the head. #SUB2#
Yoshi actively working from the bottom here.
Coleman looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Yoshi with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Yoshi taking some punishment here, with Coleman in his half guard.
Yoshi is trying to control but can't. #T2#
Yoshi desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Yoshi trying to hold on to Coleman's head to control him but Coleman postures up.
Coleman stalling away here and it's allowed Yoshi to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard. #SUB2#
Yoshi had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Coleman defends it easily.
Coleman controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Yoshi not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #T3#
Coleman is in close to Yoshi's body, working some short punches and elbows.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman tries to free his leg and advance position but Yoshi is retaining full guard.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Yoshi utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Yoshi seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Yoshi really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Coleman. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Coleman working some strikes from top position.
Coleman works over Yoshi with some ground and pound from guard.
Yoshi trying to keep a closed guard but Coleman is proving a slippery customer.
Coleman wants to control from the top but Yoshi keeps moving.
Coleman with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Yoshi wants to sweep but no luck. #T4#
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Coleman's corner. There ya go! There ya go! #SUB2#
Yoshi looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Coleman has picked Yoshi up and slammed him! Yoshi can't keep hold of the triangle and Coleman manages to pass to side control!
Coleman working away.
Coleman lands a few punches from side control.
Coleman wants to lay and pray for a moment but Yoshi keeps working.
Coleman working the ground and pound from side control.
Coleman lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Yoshi takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Yoshi is trying to work for a sweep but Coleman has mounted him!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman controlling his opponent.
Coleman with good strikes from the mount here!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Phil Coleman'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#
Coleman works Yoshi's body with a nice hook.
Coleman misses with a takedown attempt - Yoshi sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Coleman takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Coleman misses with a looping left.
Coleman is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Yoshi throws out a leg kick but Coleman moves out of range and Yoshi only half commits.
Yoshi misses with a low kick.
Yoshi throws a body kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#CL#
Coleman has taken the fight to the clinch.
Yoshi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Coleman blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Coleman slows down the pace here.
Coleman is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Yoshi can do to turn this around?
Knees to the body from Yoshi. #T1#
Coleman lands a left hand.
Yoshi throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Coleman blocks it with crossed arms. #BC2#
Yoshi escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Coleman has a takedown stuffed.
Yoshi chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Coleman misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yoshi.
Good work by Coleman as he checks the leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Yoshi.
Coleman closes the distance but Yoshi moves to the side
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.#CL#
Coleman drives through and clinches with Yoshi against the cage. #T2#
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Coleman creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Yoshi scores with a knee to the head.
Yoshi tries to land knees in the clinch but Coleman avoids the damage to the body.
Yoshi tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Coleman avoids it.
Coleman goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Yoshi tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Coleman avoids it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Coleman.
Phil Coleman has scored more points in the clinch so far.#TD#
Coleman works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
Coleman scoring with some ground and pound.
Coleman trying to control but Yoshi is working from the bottom.
Coleman postures up and lands a big shot to Yoshi's brow.
Yoshi avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Coleman distracts Yoshi with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Coleman trying to control the position from guard on top but Yoshi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T3#
Coleman chips away with some ground and pound.
Phil Coleman overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Coleman controlling from the top position.
Yoshi keeping moving, preventing Coleman from controlling successfully.
Coleman landing some decent shots from guard.
Coleman throws a strike but Yoshi rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB#
Coleman tries to land a sweep but no joy. #T4#
Coleman working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Yoshi.
Coleman seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Yoshi preventing the sweep.
Coleman bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Yoshi's guard. #REVR#
Coleman connects with a couple of short punches.#SUB2#
Yoshi working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Coleman doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Coleman manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Yoshi working a defensive guard but Coleman passes into half guard.
Coleman lands with a punch from half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Phil Coleman's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!
#R3#
Coleman looks to score with a jab to the body but Yoshi is just out of range.
Coleman checks the leg kick nicely there.
Coleman appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Coleman tries to clinch up but Yoshi circles away and keeps his distance.
Yoshi attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Coleman throws a lazy right hand but Yoshi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Coleman throws a hook but Yoshi blocks it.
A big left from Coleman misses.
Coleman tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.#TD#
Coleman shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Yoshi napping and manages to drive through into side control!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman lands an elbow.
Coleman lands a decent elbow from side control.
Coleman working away.#T1#
Yoshi trying his best to control but Coleman has mounted him.
Coleman trying to control but Yoshi is having none of it.
Coleman scoring with strikes but Yoshi is staying in there.
Coleman is landing with some decent strikes but Yoshi is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Coleman scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Yoshi?
Coleman unloading with bombs!
Coleman sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Coleman punishing his opponent with strikes.
Splinter Yoshi has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Coleman tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Yoshi is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Coleman lands a nice shot to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Coleman with a couple of short strikes.
Yoshi is bucking up trying to escape but Coleman cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Coleman landing strikes from the mount and Yoshi is in trouble!
Coleman landing strikes from the mount and Yoshi is in trouble!
Coleman is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Yoshi is in a horrible position here. Coleman smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position. #T3#
Coleman working the ground and pound effectively.
Coleman lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Coleman landing strikes from the mount and Yoshi is in trouble!
Coleman is landing with some decent strikes but Yoshi is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.#ROC#
Yoshi is rocked!
Coleman postures up and throws a couple of big shots that have Yoshi in real trouble here! The ref calls for Yoshi to improve his position which he doesn't do, so the referee has no choice but to end the fight due to the strikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:50 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.

 

Event: IFA - Smackdown     
Date:   Jan 27, 2019
#R1#
Hume throws a body punch but Coleman moves out of range.
Coleman staying out of range there.
Coleman's coach down at ELITE Island Gym - 19 Elite Coaches was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Coleman's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
A jab from Hume misses.
Desmond Hume seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
No luck for Hume with that takedown attempt.
Coleman changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Coleman fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Hume lands a nice shot to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Hume there.
Coleman throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hume shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Coleman pinned against the cage. Coleman gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Hume shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Coleman pinned against the cage. Coleman gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Desmond Hume. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T1#
Hume stuffs the takedown.
Coleman cracks Hume with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Hume has been working on his balance at Temp Spar Gym, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Coleman.
Hume fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Good exchange - Coleman coming out on top.
Hume is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Coleman.
Hume throws a lazy uppercut #TD2#
and Coleman counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Coleman wants to control from the top but Hume keeps moving.
Hume is trying to keep Coleman in close. #T2#
Hume wants to improve his position but instead Coleman has moved into half guard.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Hume's hands, connecting with Hume's forehead.
Coleman prevents Hume from improving his position.
Coleman throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Ground and pound from Coleman.
Hume wants to control the action here but instead Coleman manages to pass to full mount!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman breaks from Hume's wrist control and lands an elbow. #T3#
Hume is bucking up trying to escape but Coleman cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Hume is in all sorts of trouble here.
The referee warns Hume that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Coleman controlling the position easily from mount.
Coleman putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Coleman tries to control but Hume wriggling away. #T4#
Coleman is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Coleman prevents Hume from getting the reversal.
Coleman pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Hume slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Hume on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Hume tries to get out of the position.
Nice strikes from Coleman there.
Hume trying to control but Coleman postures up.
Hume wants to get back to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
That's time! Hume's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
No luck for Hume with that takedown attempt.
Coleman uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hume.
Coleman slips a straight right by Hume.
Coleman feints the counter takedown.
Hume darts in looking for a takedown but Coleman gets double underhooks and turns Hume into the cage. #CL2#
Coleman has Hume up against the cage in a clinch.
Coleman lands a nice uppercut.#TD2#
Coleman has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Hume clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Hume looks to control his opponent's hands but he's not mananging it at the moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish. #T1#
Hume is covering up but some of the strikes from Coleman are getting through and doing damage.
Watch the back of the head! Comes the shout from the referee towards Coleman.
Hume looking very determined here, making life difficult for Coleman.
Coleman scores with punches from the back.
Coleman tries to keep control of the position but Hume is staying busy.
Coleman is hanging on to Hume's back as he tries to escape.
Hume is working hard here to advance position.#T2#
Hume is covering up but some of the strikes from Coleman are getting through and doing damage.
Coleman trying to control momentarily.
Hume is covering up but some of the strikes from Coleman are getting through and doing damage.
Phil Coleman has got the better of the ground game so far.
You can see the frustration on Hume's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Coleman has good solid back control here.
Coleman has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hume rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done. #T3#
Coleman working over Hume with some ground and pound. Hume looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Hume taking some punishment here, with Coleman in his half guard.
Hume is looking to improve his position.
Hume is looking to control Coleman's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Hume avoid being mounted?
Coleman wants to take a breather but Hume is having none of it.
Hume is looking to improve his position.
Hume moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.#T4#
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Coleman content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hume looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Coleman trying to control but Hume is working from the bottom.
Coleman throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Coleman wants to control from the top but Hume keeps moving.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Coleman not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hume misses with a wild body shot.
A swing and a miss from Hume.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!
#R3#
Coleman slaps away a takedown attempt from Hume, before circling back to the center of the mat.#TD2#
Coleman shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Hume manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.#SUB#
Hume has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Coleman can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself. #SUB#
Hume has an active guard here but Coleman has managed to pass into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman lands with a punch from half guard. #T1#
Coleman winds up and cracks Hume with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Coleman throwing shots but Hume is blocking nicely.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Coleman lands a nice short elbow.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Coleman lands a nice short elbow.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Hume is trying to control but Coleman manages to pass to mount!
Hume is desperately trying to improve his position but Coleman has a good base and remains in mount.
Coleman controlling his opponent.
Coleman landing strikes, looking to finish! #T2#
Coleman postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Hume looks a forlorn figure.
Coleman avoids the attempt from Hume to control.
Hume taking shots to the head.
Coleman wants to control the pace but Hume is squirming around nicely.
Coleman prevents Hume from getting the reversal.#T3#
A nice elbow there by Coleman.
Coleman tries to control but Hume wriggling away.
BOOM! Coleman connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Hume is looking to get to half guard.
Coleman pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Hume is desperately trying to improve his position but Coleman has a good base and remains in mount.#T4#
Coleman lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Hume hang on?#ROC2#
Hume is rocked!
Coleman sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Oh Hume is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Hume is trying to escape the mount.
The referee warns Hume that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Hume seems to have got his legs back now.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coleman working Hume over with strikes here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Phil Coleman comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Coleman 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 Daniel Franklin scores the fight 26:30
Judge David Hoff scores the fight 26:30
Judge Bart Greer scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Phil Coleman!

Phil Coleman decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.

 

Event: IFA Proving Grounds     
Date:   Jan 13, 2019
#R1#
Peel misses with a wild body shot. #CL2#
Peel gets tackled into the cage by Coleman. Coleman maintains the clinch.
Coleman looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Coleman blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Peel stops a takedown attempt from Coleman.
Peel goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Peel has a couple of punches blocked by Coleman.
Coleman drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Coleman pushes Peel back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A short uppercut from Coleman.
Coleman has Peel pressed against the cage.
Peel tries a body shot but Coleman blocks it.
Coleman throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Peels head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman blocks an uppercut.
Peel lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Coleman prevents a body shot from Peel.
A head punch on the inside from Peel fails to land.
Coleman softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A short right from Coleman.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Coleman lands a hook that snaps the head of Peel backwards. #T1##BC2#
Coleman pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A swing and a miss from Peel.#CL2#
Coleman forces Peel back against the cage and clinches.
Peel throws a head punch that misses. #TD2#
Coleman has clasped his hands together around Peel's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Coleman landing strikes.
Coleman connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Peel some visible discomfort.
Coleman grinds an elbow into Peel's temple.
Coleman in side control, just content to control the action for now.
Coleman looks up at the clock and then as Peel takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Coleman smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Coleman controls the position.
Check out the look on Coleman's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter! #T2#
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Peel is looking for a sweep.
Coleman landing a few strikes.
Peel striking from the bottom but nothing landed.
Peel on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Peel tries to get out of the position.
Coleman looks up at the clock and then as Peel takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Coleman smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Coleman taking a breather here.
Coleman connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Peel some visible discomfort.
Coleman in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Peel is trying to get back to half guard.
Coleman lands an elbow.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T3#
Coleman scores with a big shot from side control... and another... and another! Oh Peel is done here - save him referee! More strikes land and eventually the ref does step in and Coleman can finally stop beating on his defenseless opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:23 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jan 02, 2019
#R1#
Cricky connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Coleman steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Cricky.
Sloppy strikes from Cricky. Those never looked like landing.
Coleman tries to clinch up but Cricky circles away and keeps his distance.
Coleman wants to clinch up but Cricky keeps it at a distance.
Coleman dodges the punch combination from Cricky. #CL2#
Coleman instigates a clinch.
Cricky is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Nice body punch from Coleman - that landed with a thud.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cricky has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.#BC2#
Coleman breaks from the clinch.
Cricky uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Coleman shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Cricky pinned against the cage. Cricky gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Cricky seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.#T1#
A looping hook to the body misses from Coleman. Cricky does a little dance to reset his feet.
Coleman walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Cricky scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Coleman gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Cricky.
Coleman looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Coleman tries to close the distance and clinch but Cricky swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Jimbo Cricky seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Cricky fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A big right from Coleman misses.
Cricky fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Coleman throws a body punch but Cricky moves out of range.
Coleman doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Cricky counters with a nice body shot.
Cricky misses with a double jab #TD2#
so Coleman counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Cricky wants to get back to his feet but Coleman passes into half guard. #T2#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.#REVR#
Coleman sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Cricky defending well though.
Coleman has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Ground and pound from Coleman.
Still in half guard, Coleman seems content to control.
Cricky tries to kick Coleman off but Coleman keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Nice strikes from Coleman there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Cricky knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Coleman on the ground.
Cricky tries to roll over but Coleman keeps him under control.#T3#
Coleman working over Cricky with some ground and pound. Cricky looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Coleman drops an elbow to the side of Cricky's head.
Coleman looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Cricky's hands, connecting with Cricky's forehead.
Cricky trying to control from the bottom.
Coleman is nestled in close to Cricky, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Coleman throwing shots but Cricky is blocking nicely.
The referee calls for the fighters to work. #T4#
Coleman missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Coleman passes to full mount!
Coleman landing strikes, looking to finish!
Cricky on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Cricky tries to get out of the position.
Coleman fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Cricky tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Cricky taking shots to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Coleman tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
Whack. That's a big, big shot from Coleman! Cricky is out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
Phil Coleman was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.

 

Event: ROTI-13     
Date:   Dec 15, 2018
#R1#
Whitaker circles away from the clinch attempt.
Horrible takedown attempt by Coleman or perhaps it was just good defense by Whitaker, which made it look bad.
Coleman tries to close the distance and clinch but Whitaker swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away. #TD2#
Coleman drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Whitaker sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Whitaker tries to get to full guard but Coleman has control of the leg.
Coleman is trying to control the action in half guard but Whitaker is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Whitaker works his way to full guard. Good work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coleman landing with the ground and pound.
Whitaker looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Coleman content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Coleman engaging in some classic timewasting tactics. #T1#
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Coleman lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Coleman postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Whitaker wants to sweep here but Coleman controlling him for the moment.
Coleman scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Coleman stopping the sweep attempt from Whitaker.
Coleman looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Whitaker is on top in guard. #REVR#
Whitaker working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Coleman wants to sweep here but Whitaker controlling him for the moment.
Whitaker trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet. #T2#
Whitaker stopping the sweep attempt from Coleman.
Whitaker trying to control but Coleman is working from the bottom.
Whitaker engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Coleman wants to sweep here but Whitaker controlling him for the moment.
Whitaker looking to pass the guard.
Coleman wants to sweep but no luck.
Whitaker stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Coleman swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Whitaker from controlling successfully. #T3#
Coleman wants to sweep here but Whitaker controlling him for the moment.
Whitaker throws a big elbow that misses.
Coleman trying to control the position.
Coleman wants to sweep here but Whitaker controlling him for the moment. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Coleman is looking to take this fight into the clinch.#TD2#
Coleman bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Whitaker wants to control but Coleman postures up.
Whitaker on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Coleman working the head and body with strikes.
Whitaker on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Whitaker tries to get out of the position.
Whitaker sneaks back into half guard.#T4#
Coleman passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Whitaker!
Whitaker manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Whitaker keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Coleman has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Coleman takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Whitaker moves into full guard.
Whitaker wants to sweep but no luck.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Whitaker lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.#REVR#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coleman looking for a sweep. Not yet Coleman, not yet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman 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#
Coleman ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Whitaker takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Whitaker definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Coleman lands a right hook to the body. #CL2#
Coleman gets a clinch.
Coleman lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Whitaker backwards. #TD#
Whitaker has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Coleman regains guard immediately.
Whitaker preventing the sweep.
Whitaker trying to control but Coleman is working from the bottom.
Whitaker postures up.
Coleman has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Whitaker stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Coleman swivels though and keeps the full guard. #T1#
Connects with an elbow from the bottom, proving to the judges that he's still active off his back.
Whitaker being controlled here momentarily.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Whitaker from controlling successfully. #REF3#
The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Whitaker fails with a takedown attempt. #CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Coleman pressing his opponent against the cage.
Whitaker is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Coleman pulls him back up using the underhooks. #T2#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Whitaker is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Eric Whitaker. That's going to take a lot out of him.#TD#
Whitaker wants the takedown. Coleman is fighting it off but Whitaker persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Coleman's guard against the cage.
Coleman bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Whitaker's guard. #REVB#
Coleman trying to control but Whitaker is working from the bottom.
Whitaker throws a couple of shots from the bottom but they don't land.
Coleman with a flurry of punches that miss.
Coleman is fighting to break Whitaker's control of his arms but Whitaker is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Coleman keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Whitaker's head.
Coleman chips away with some ground and pound.
Whitaker wants to sweep but no luck.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Coleman with a nice head shot there.
Whitaker manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Coleman manages to get himself to full guard. #REVR#
Coleman wants to sweep but no luck. #T3#
Whitaker working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Whitaker with a flurry of punches that miss.
Whitaker trying to control but Coleman is working from the bottom.
Whitaker throwing strikes from guard but Coleman blocks nicely.
Whitaker wants to pass the guard but Coleman is keeping the position.
Coleman utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Coleman keeping full guard, as Whitaker tries to pass.
Whitaker forces his way into half guard.
Coleman is staying active underneath Whitaker, who seems content to just control the action from this position. #T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Whitaker missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Whitaker throwing shots but Coleman is blocking nicely.
Coleman is looking to improve his position.
Whitaker throwing shots but Coleman is blocking nicely.
Whitaker 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.
Coleman is looking to improve his position.
Whitaker wants to pass to mount but Coleman is defending the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Whitaker uses his free foot to push down on Coleman's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Coleman.
Coleman wants to control but Whitaker is having none of it.
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 Eric Whitaker 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. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!
#R3#
Coleman scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Phil Coleman seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Coleman has a takedown stuffed.
Whitaker feinted with a counter takedown.#TD2#
Coleman closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Coleman lands in his opponent's guard.
Whitaker looking for a sweep. Not yet Whitaker, not yet.
Coleman distracts Whitaker with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Whitaker working a defensive guard here.
Whitaker throws a couple of shots from the bottom but they don't land.
Coleman stopping the sweep attempt from Whitaker.
Whitaker is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move. #REVR##T1#
Coleman makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Coleman.
Coleman wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Whitaker wants to pass the guard but Coleman is keeping the position.
Whitaker trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Whitaker postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Coleman is on top in guard. #REVB#
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Coleman's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Coleman wants to control from the top but Whitaker keeps moving. #T2#
Coleman stopping the sweep attempt from Whitaker.
Coleman with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Whitaker is on top in guard. #REVR#
Whitaker stopping the sweep attempt from Coleman.
Coleman keeping moving, preventing Whitaker from controlling successfully.
Whitaker landing with the ground and pound.
Whitaker trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Whitaker is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.#T3#
Coleman will have to put a bit more behind his punches if he's going to do any damage from this position.
Whitaker trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Whitaker is looking to work some ground and pound but Coleman has wrist control.
Whitaker trying to control the position from guard on top but Coleman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Coleman controlling the position.
Coleman has momentary wrist control but Whitaker slips an elbow through the middle.
Whitaker stopping the sweep attempt from Coleman.
Coleman pulls Whitaker in close to prevent any damage.
Coleman has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Whitaker has passed into side control. #T4#
The strikes coming from Whitaker are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Eric Whitaker overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
The strikes coming from Whitaker are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Coleman is trying to improve his position.
Coleman manages to get back to half guard.
Coleman avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Whitaker.
Whitaker tries to pass to full mount but Coleman defends it.
Whitaker winds up and cracks Coleman with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Whitaker seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Coleman does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Whitaker missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

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 Eric Whitaker.
I think Whitaker 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 Bart Greer scores the fight 27:30
Judge Dirk Anderson scores the fight 29:28
Judge Winston Alpacca scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Eric Whitaker!

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

 

Event: ROTI-08     
Date:   Dec 01, 2018
#R1#
A leg kick checked by Zarambo.
Zarambo tries to counter with a takedown but Coleman is quick to defend against it.
Coleman tries to clinch up but Zarambo circles away and keeps his distance.#CL2#
Coleman has managed to clinch.
Zarambo is working for takedown but Coleman is calmly controlling the position for now.
Zarambo prevents a takedown attempt there.
Zarambo wants a takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#BC2#
Coleman's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Zarambo uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Coleman.
Coleman doesn't manage to clinch there - Zarambo circles away.
Phil Coleman seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T1#
Coleman finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Coleman pivots, looking for a leg kick but Zarambo is out of range and Coleman settles back down.
Zarambo tries to counter with a takedown but Coleman is quick to defend against it.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Coleman throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Coleman misses the shot to the body.
Zarambo feinted with a counter takedown.
Coleman tries to clinch but Zarambo is having none of it.
Zarambo appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Coleman misses with a body shot.
Zarambo drops down looking for a counter takedown but Coleman sprawls and moves away.#T2#
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Coleman misses with a straight left.
Zarambo half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Coleman tries to land a leg kick but Zarambo saw it coming and moves away.
Coleman pivots, looking for a leg kick but Zarambo is out of range and Coleman settles back down.
Zarambo circles away from the clinch attempt.
Zarambo attempts a counter takedown but Coleman avoids it well and moves away.
Coleman closes the distance and clinches up with Zarambo, looking for a takedown. Coleman pushes Zarambo against the cage but Zarambo circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Zarambo appears to be looking for a counter takedown.#TD2#
Coleman darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Coleman working over Zarambo with some ground and pound. Zarambo looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.#T3#
Zarambo keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Zarambo on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Zarambo is trying to escape back to his feet but Coleman uses the scramble to pass into side control.
Coleman fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Coleman creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Zarambo sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Coleman has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Coleman controlling the position. #T4#
It looks like Coleman might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.
Zarambo looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Coleman working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Sloppy strikes there by Coleman.
Zarambo is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Coleman trying to control the action but Zarambo is working from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Coleman cracks Zarambo with a big elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Phil Coleman dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Zarambo checks a leg kick.
Zarambo appears to be looking for a counter takedown.#TD2#
Coleman closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Zarambo did well to prevent Coleman getting side control.
Zarambo is refusing to be controlled, as Coleman sits in half guard.
Coleman throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Coleman scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Zarambo keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Coleman with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Coleman looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Zarambo with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position. #T1#
Zarambo is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Coleman scores with a couple of nice shots.
Coleman 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.
Phil Coleman has got the better of the ground game so far.
Coleman slips a nice elbow through Zarambo's hands, connecting with Zarambo's forehead.
Coleman thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Zarambo's head.
Zarambo avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Coleman.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Coleman is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Zarambo knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Coleman on the ground.
Coleman working Zarambo over with strikes.
Coleman drops an elbow to the side of Zarambo's head.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Coleman connects with a nice short shot to Zarambo's temple.
Coleman looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Coleman winds up and cracks Zarambo with a swinging punch to the side of the head. #T2#
Coleman drops an elbow to the side of Zarambo's head.
Coleman lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears. #ROC2#
Zarambo is rocked!
Coleman looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Oh Zarambo is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Coleman content to control rather than advance.
Coleman lands a massive shot from half guard that has rocked Zarambo! More strikes land and this one is all over! Coleman jumps to his feet and is applauded loudly by the crowd!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:40 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Phil Coleman!
A very excited looking Phil Coleman rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.

 

 
 
 
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