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GAMMA#843 Horse v Kodjia PBP Commentary

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Durden tries to land a leg kick but Boma saw it coming and moves away.
Durden thows a leg kick but Boma checks it
and Boma counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Boma lands a slapping body shot.
Boma misses with a low kick.
Boma misses with an uppercut.
Boma throws a big shot that misses.
It looked like Durden wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Boma misses with a looping right.
Abraham Durden seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Boma keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Boma steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Durden.
Boma ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Durden looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
An inside leg kick lands from Boma.
Boma looks to throw the jab but Durden is out of range.
Boma lands a nice looking body shot.
Boma takes a swing at Durden's ribcage but misses.
Boma keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Boma throws a front kick aimed at Durden's knee but Durden avoids it well.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Durden misses with a hook.
Boma lands the left hand.
Boma misses the jab.#T1#
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Durden, as that shot connected.
Durden connects with a single shot there.
Boma takes a swing at Durden's ribcage but misses.
Durden wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Boma throws a quick inside leg kick.
Good leg kick by Durden.
Boma blocks the body kick.
Boma just misses with a punch to the body.
Durden is looking to counter with a body kick.
Durden looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Durden tries to work over Boma's front leg with a kick but Boma checks it.
Durden throws a leg kick
letting Boma counter with a right hand.
Durden misses with a straight left.
Durden throws a right hand that misses
and Boma counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Boma fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Durden manages to avoid it.
Durden throws a wild body kick that Boma sees coming a mile off.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Boma throws a poor cross that misses
and Durden counters with a leg kick.
Durden chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Durden blocks a jab.
Durden misses with a wild body shot.
It seemed like Boma was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.#T2#
Boma loads up on a big right hand but Durden slips the punch.
As Boma backs away, Durden returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Boma blocks a low kick nicely.
Boma takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Boma motions for Durden to come forward. Boma throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Durden wants to slow Boma down by chopping away at his legs.
Durden connects with a solid leg kick.
Boma connects with a leg kick.
Durden throws the left hand but Boma avoids the punch easily.
Boma looks to land a right hand but Durden moved out of range.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Boma crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Durden - the referee stops the clock and Boma gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Durden. Boma manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Durden lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Boma throws a shot from downtown. Durden moves away and avoids it.
Durden tried to counter with a leg kick but Boma avoided it.
Durden is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Boma is looking to chop away at Durden's legs.
Durden misses with a looping left.
Boma fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Durden has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Durden misses with a shot to the body
and Boma counters with a left and a right that stings Durden.
Boma throws the left hand but Durden avoids the punch easily.
Durden throws a half hearted mid kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Boma. Durden does a little dance to reset his feet.#T3#
Boma misses with a jab to the body
and Durden makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Durden misses with a body kick.
Nice body punch from Durden.
Boma misses the jab.
Boma throws out a loose jab but Durden uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Boma throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Durden tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Boma was well out of range. Poor timing from Durden.
Nice defenses there by Durden.
Boma throws a head kick that misses.
Boma scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Durden finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Durden blocks a leg kick.
Boma throws a nice inside leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Boma blocks the leg kick.
Durden throws a low kick but Boma moves out of range easily.
Boma moves out of range of the body kick.
A low kick from Durden misses
and Boma counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Boma misses with a low kick.
Boma takes a shot to the body in his stride. #T4#
Boma is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Durden.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Boma lands with a shot to the body.
Boma on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Boma throws a body shot but no joy.
Boma takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Boma throws a big shot that misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Durden. That's going to slow Boma down.
Boma misses with a low kick.
Durden moves out of range of the strikes.
Durden was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Durden throws a body punch but Boma moves out of range.
Boma pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Durden swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Durden throws out a leg kick but Boma moves out of range and Durden only half commits.
Boma doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A slapping leg kick lands for Boma.
Boma connects with a crisp jab.
Boma misses with a lunging right hand
and Durden counters with a good low kick that Boma was not able to check.
Durden swings and misses with a hook to the body.
It seemed like Boma was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Boma ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mark Boma dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2#
A big left from Durden misses.
Durden wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Mark Boma seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Durden throws a body shot but no joy.
Boma tests Durden's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Boma displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Durden throws out the jab.
Boma misses with a wild body shot.
Boma bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Boma throws a leg kick which misses Durden's front leg but catches the back leg as Durden tries to avoid it.
Durden takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Boma throws a poor cross that misses
and Durden counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Boma moves out of range as Durden strikes.
Durden misses the jab.
Boma missing with a left hand there. Durden was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Boma throws a shot from downtown. Durden moves away and avoids it.
Durden walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Boma checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Boma throws a nice outside leg kick.
Boma attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Boma slips a jab from Durden.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Durden moves out of range of the strikes.#T1#
Boma attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Boma feints and then cracks Durden's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Durden down.
Boma checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A lazy body kick from Durden
and Boma connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Durden scores with a nice right hand.
Durden tries to score with a low kick but Boma moves his leg out of the way.
Durden misses with an uppercut. Boma saw that one coming.
A slow jab from Boma misses its intended target.
Durden lands the left hand.
Durden ducks under a wild hook from Boma.
Boma's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Nice straight punches there by Durden. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Durden.
Durden swings widly with a right hand
and Boma counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Boma lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A slow jab from Boma misses its intended target.
Durden looks to throw the jab but Boma is out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Durden misses with a kick to the body.
Boma lands a jab to the head.
A clash of legs there as Boma blocks the low kick.#T2#
Durden takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Durden throws a leg kick which misses Boma's front leg but catches the back leg as Boma tries to avoid it.
Durden throws out a loose jab but Boma uses good head movement to avoid it.
Durden throws a jab when Boma was well out of range.
Durden does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Boma uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Durden.
Boma lunges at Durden with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Durden's hand.
Durden thuds his shin into the meat of Boma's side.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Durden lands a leg kick that knocks Boma off balance momentarily.
Boma throws a body shot but no joy.
Boma checks the leg kick.
Durden swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Boma.
Durden misses with a low kick.
Boma connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Durden lands a jab to the nose.
Boma thows a left - swing and a miss!
Boma tests Durden's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Boma with a nice calf kick.#T3#
Durden lands with a nice body punch.
Durden works the jab nicely.
Boma goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Boma lands a lovely overhand right.
Boma has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Durden.
Boma dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Durden. That did some damage!
Nice body punch from Boma.
Durden rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Boma counters with an inside leg kick.
Boma misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Boma on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Durden scoring well with a low kick there.
Durden walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Boma checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Durden moves out of range as Boma strikes.
It looked like Durden wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Boma throws a right and a left that Durden avoids nicely.
Durden misses with a low kick as Boma jumps back.
Boma swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Durden just misses with a punch to the body. #T4#
Durden tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Boma looks like he wants to counter punch here.
The crowd cheers as Durden lands an impressive looking overhand right. Boma doesn't seem phased though.
Durden lands a nice looking kick to the body. Boma takes a step back to recover.
Nice shot by Boma.
Boma throws a lazy right hand but Durden sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Durden uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Boma.
Boma takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Boma takes a swing at Durden's ribcage but misses.
Boma swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A slow jab from Boma misses its intended target.
Durden is looking to chop away at Boma's legs.
Durden slips a jab from Boma.
Boma uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Durden.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Boma throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Boma moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Durden is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Boma.
Boma tries a quick counter leg kick but Durden is wise to it.
Durden drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Mark Boma will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!#R3#
Boma throws a leg kick but Durden checks it.
Durden misses with a looping left.
Durden tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Durden misses with a right hand
enabling Boma to counter with a crisp jab.
Durden ducks under a wild hook from Boma.
A counter left hand to the body from Durden misses its target.
Durden thows a leg kick but Boma checks it
and Boma connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Durden uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Boma.
Good exchange - Durden coming out on top.
Durden throws a leg kick
letting Boma counter with a right hand.
Durden swings widly with a right hand
and Boma counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Boma lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Boma with the inside leg kick.
Durden throws a leg kick but Boma checks it.
Durden throws an overhand right that lands on Boma's shoulder, as Boma tries to avoid the shot.
Durden throws a leg kick that misses.
Durden tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
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!
Boma throws an overhand right that lands on Durden's shoulder, as Durden tries to avoid the shot.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Durden might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Boma misses with a looping right.#T1#
A big right from Durden misses.
Boma throws a hook but Durden avoids it easily.
Durden's corner calls for a 1-2. Durden obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Boma displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Durden throws out the jab.
A slow jab from Durden misses its intended target.
A big left from Boma misses.
Boma lands with a thumping leg kick.
Boma blocks a jab.
Durden ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Boma misses with a low kick.
Durden keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Boma throws a jab but it's blocked by Durden.
Durden looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Boma lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Durden scoring well with a low kick there.
Durden thows a left - swing and a miss!
Boma misses the jab.
Durden fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Boma checks it well. #T2#
Durden is looking to chop away at Boma's legs.
Boma is looking for the big counter here.
Boma throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
An inside leg kick lands from Durden.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Durden throws out a loose jab but Boma uses good head movement to avoid it.
An inside leg kick from Durden misses.
Durden looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Boma moves out of range of the strikes.
Boma scores with a jab to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Durden.
Durden misses with a low kick.
Durden scores with a punch to the head.
Boma throws the left hand but Durden avoids the punch easily.
Durden throws an overhand right that lands on Boma's shoulder, as Boma tries to avoid the shot.
Durden jabs Boma right on the nose. Boma blinks but takes it well.
Boma wants to slow Durden down by chopping away at his legs.
Durden takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Boma. Durden shrugs it off though.
Durden avoids a lazy jab quite easily.#T3#
Boma motions for Durden to come forward. Boma throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Durden is looking to chop away at Boma's legs.
Durden tries to work over Boma's front leg with a kick but Boma checks it.
Boma needs to keep his hands up - Durden had a free shot at his head there.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Durden lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Boma has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Boma and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A big right from Durden misses.
Durden misses with a straight left.
Good leg kick by Durden.
Durden throws an off balance right hand
and Boma counters with a good low kick that Durden was not able to check.
Boma is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Durden.
Boma throws a right and a left that both miss.
Durden cracks Boma with a right hand to the side of the head.
Durden moves out of range as Boma strikes.
Boma throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Durden sees it coming and avoids it easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Durden misses the target.
Durden misses with a low kick.
The crowd cheers as Durden lands an impressive looking overhand right. Boma doesn't seem phased though.
Boma's jab looks to have found its range, popping Durden under the eye.
Nice body punch from Boma. #T4#
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Boma dips to his left and cracks Durden with an uppercut!
Boma connects with a solid leg kick.
Boma lands a head kick!
Durden displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Boma throws out the jab.
Boma moves forwards but Durden connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Durden uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Boma.
Durden looks to land a left hand but Boma moved out of range nicely.
Durden throws a body shot but no joy.
Boma misses the shot to the body.
Durden scores with a sloppy right hand. Boma should have avoided that one.
Boma throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Durden displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Boma throws out the jab.
Boma scores with a one two! Durden had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
A head kick misses from Boma.
Boma avoids the body shot from Durden.
Abraham Durden has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Mark Boma is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Boma moves out of range of the leg kick from Durden.
Durden throws a poor cross that misses
and Boma counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mark Boma comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Boma 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 James Atkins scores the fight 27:30
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 27:30
Judge William Gold scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mark Boma!

During a confident post fight interview, Mark Boma thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Impaler staying out of range there.
Impaler swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Chocolate lands a jab to the head.
Chocolate is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight. #CUT#It looks like Chip Chocolate has been cut.
Impaler moves out of range as Chocolate strikes.
Impaler misses with a hook. Chocolate ducked under it nicely.
Impaler looks to score with a jab to the body but Chocolate is just out of range.
Impaler uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Chocolate.
Impaler throws a chopping leg kick but Chocolate manages to avoid taking any serious damage.#TD2#
Chocolate looking for a takedown here - he's got it.#ES#
Impaler has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Chocolate is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Chocolate is trying to stall.
Impaler throws a head punch that misses. #T1##TD2#
Chocolate has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Impaler is trying to keep an underhook but Chocolate manages to get the takedown into half guard.#ES#
Impaler kicks off Chocolate and gets to his feet.
Impaler missing with a left hand there. Chocolate was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Impaler throws out a powerful jab.
Impaler takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Impaler lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Impaler.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Impaler ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Chocolate moves away.
Chocolate tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Chocolate defending well as Impaler loads up on a big left hand.
Chocolate let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Impaler bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.#KD#
Impaler cracks Chocolate with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Chocolate looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Impaler finish him? #ROC#Chocolate is rocked!#CUT#That has opened up Chip Chocolate's cut even more.
Chocolate on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Chocolate is still on wobbly legs! Can Impaler finish him?
Chocolate misses with a looping right.
Chocolate seems to have recovered his senses.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Chocolate is defended easily by Impaler.
It looked like Impaler was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Chocolate.#T2#
Impaler with a jab.
Impaler is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Impaler throws a pinpoint strike between Chocolate's hands that connects right on the jaw and sends Chocolate crashing to the floor! He's out before he even hits the mat and Impaler scores a great knockout victory!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Vladimir Impaler!
Vladimir Impaler 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.
Chip Chocolate spoke after the fight, saying 'I'm gonna take this loss with a grain of salt, or a grain of sugar, and put it in a cookie, and eat it.'.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cole displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Smith Jr throws out the jab.
Cole shoots in looking for a takedown. Smith Jr tries to sprawl out of it but Cole keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Smith Jr manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
A nice side step and Smith Jr releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Smith Jr misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cole.
Smith Jr throws an off balance right hand
letting Cole counter with a right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Smith Jr throws a body shot but no joy.
Cole checks a leg kick.
Cole is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Smith Jr.
Smith Jr scores with a spinning back kick!
Corey Smith Jr seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#T1#
A nice leg kick lands there from Smith Jr.
Smith Jr misses with a double jab #TD#
and Cole counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Cole scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Cole working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Smith Jr's head.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Cole accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Cole with a nice head shot there.
Cole loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Smith Jr trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.
Cole postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Cole with a nice head shot there.
Smith Jr has momentary wrist control but Cole slips an elbow through the middle.#T2#
Cole stops Smith Jr from standing up.
Cole is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Cole connects with a couple of short punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Cole connects with a couple of short punches.
Smith Jr looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Smith Jr looking to control.
Cole postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Smith Jr is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Smith Jr looking to control.
Smith Jr trying to strike off his back.
Cole stands up over Smith Jr, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head. #T3#
Cole keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Smith Jr's head.
Cole is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Cole 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.
Smith Jr wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Smith Jr preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Smith Jr preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Cole is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Cole landing with the ground and pound.
Cole stops Smith Jr from standing up.
Cole lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Cole working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Cole trying to control the position from guard on top but Smith Jr is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T4#
Cole distracts Smith Jr with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Cole with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Cole wants to control from the top but Smith Jr keeps moving.
Cole working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Smith Jr's head.
Smith Jr wants to hit a sweep here but Cole passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Smith Jr there!
Cole is in the full mount, landing strikes.
A nice elbow there by Cole.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Cole with shots to the head and body - Smith Jr looks very uncomfortable down there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Cole dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R2#
Cole avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
It looked like Cole was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Smith Jr.
Cole throws a low kick but Smith Jr moves out of range easily.
Cole looks for a takedown but Smith Jr sprawls well.
Smith Jr looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Cole is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Smith Jr can do to turn this around?
Smith Jr throws a lazy uppercut #TD#
and Cole decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Smith Jr's guard.
Cole working some strikes from top position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cole showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Cole throws a big elbow that misses.
Cole lands a couple of decent looking shots.#T1#
Cole looking to sit in guard and control but Smith Jr gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVB##SU2#
Smith Jr stands up from guard. Let's bang!
Smith Jr misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Cole.
Smith Jr tries a low kick but Cole avoids it.#KD2#
Smith Jr lands a big head kick that sends Cole tumbling to the mat! Smith Jr takes a step backwards and waves Cole back to his feet - he wants the finish!#CUT2#It looks like Michael Cole has been cut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Smith Jr. Cole does a little dance to reset his feet.
Cole goes for a double leg but Smith Jr avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Smith Jr continues to drive forward.
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!
Cole scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Smith Jr doesn't seem bothered though. #T2##KD2#
Smith Jr cracks Cole with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Smith Jr has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Cole to stand back up!#ROC2#Cole is rocked!
Smith Jr misses the shot to the body.
Oh Cole is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Cole moves out of range of the strikes.
Cole seems to have got his legs back now.
Cole pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Smith Jr is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Cole with a body shot.
A jab from Smith Jr finds it's way through Cole's defenses. #KD2#
Smith Jr cracks Cole with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Smith Jr has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Cole to stand back up!
Cole fails to land the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Michael Cole. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T3#
Smith Jr takes a swing at Cole's ribcage but misses.
Smith Jr throws a nice inside leg kick.
Cole slips a straight right by Smith Jr.
Cole slips a jab from Smith Jr.
It looked like Cole was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Smith Jr goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Smith Jr lands a nice hook to Cole's body. Cole takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Smith Jr ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Cole moves away.
Cole is looking to counter punch.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Cole uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Smith Jr.#T4#
Smith Jr throws the left hand but Cole avoids the punch easily.
Cole misses with a takedown attempt
and Smith Jr counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Cole displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Smith Jr throws out the jab.
Smith Jr throws a front kick aimed at Cole's knee but Cole avoids it well.
Cole looks for a takedown but Smith Jr sprawls well.
Smith Jr replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Cole blocks it well.
Smith Jr changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Corey Smith Jr showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Michael Cole'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#
Smith Jr throws a big shot that misses.
Cole appears to be looking for a big counter.
Cole tries to clinch but Smith Jr moves away
enabling Smith Jr to counter with a crisp jab.
Smith Jr throws a hook but Cole avoids it easily.
Smith Jr blocks a low kick nicely.
Cole tries to clinch up but Smith Jr circles away and keeps his distance.
Smith Jr looks to score with a jab to the body but Cole is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Smith Jr thows a leg kick but Cole checks it #CL#
and Cole counters by clinching up.
Cole tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Smith Jr scores with a hook to the body.
Cole lands a right hand. #T1##BC2#
Smith Jr escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Good leg kick by Smith Jr.
Cole lands a body shot.
Corey Smith Jr is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Smith Jr throws a leg kick that is checked#CL#
and Cole counters by moving into the clinch.
Cole lands a body shot in the clinch.
Cole digs a right hand underneath Smith Jr's ribcage. Smith Jr let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Smith Jr prevents a body shot from Cole.
Smith Jr tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Cole misses with a hook to the ribs.
Cole misses with some punches.
Smith Jr is trying to force a seperation but Cole has the dominant position.
Smith Jr lands a nice uppercut.
Cole is looking for a takedown.#T2#
Smith Jr prevents a body shot from Cole.
Cole fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Cole is looking to take this one to the mat.
Cole wants a takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Michael Cole. That's going to take a lot out of him.#TD#
Cole has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Smith Jr is trying to keep an underhook but Cole manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Smith Jr has hold of Cole's hands but Cole slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Cole missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Cole working the head and body with strikes.
Cole landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Cole stops Smith Jr from getting back to his feet.
Cole winds up and cracks Smith Jr with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Smith Jr on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Smith Jr is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Smith Jr taking some punishment here, with Cole in his half guard. #T3#
Smith Jr is positioning himself well to prevent Cole advancing to mount.
Smith Jr slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Smith Jr keeping moving, preventing Cole from controlling successfully.
Smith Jr managing to control the position.
Cole lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Cole trying to control the position from guard on top but Smith Jr is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Cole preventing the sweep. #T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Cole missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Cole won't allow Smith Jr to sweep him here.
Cole postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Cole cracks Smith Jr with a solid left hand.
Cole is working Smith Jr over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Smith Jr looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Cole landing with the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cole postures up in Smith Jr's guard and throws a big left but Smith Jr blocks it.
Michael Cole overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Smith Jr is looking to stand up but Cole isn't so interested in that idea.
Cole wants to control from the top but Smith Jr keeps moving.

And that's the end of the fight!
Michael Cole showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Cole 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 Phil Schofield scores the fight 29:28
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 29:28
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Michael Cole!

Michael Cole managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Urban Fighter, into his post fight interview.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Savic connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Savic lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Andreev slips a jab from Savic.
Savic misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Andreev.
Andreev swings widly with a right hand
and Savic counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Savic lands a glancing blow to the side of Andreev's head.
The fighters circling - Andreev throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A little jabbing left from Savic on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Andreev looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Savic fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Andreev looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Savic scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Savic lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Andreev has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Andreev and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Andreev goes for a double leg but Savic avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Savic continues to drive forward.
Andreev avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Andreev lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Andreev gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Andreev looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Savic is fending him off so far but Andreev persists. Nope, Savic circles away and we're back to standing.
Andreev fails in his attempt to clinch.
Savic digs a good hook to Andreev's body.
Savic is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
A slapping body kick lands there for Savic.#T1#
Andreev's jab looks to have found its range, popping Savic under the eye.
Andreev throws a jab when Savic was well out of range.
Savic misses with an uppercut.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Savic.
Savic lands with a cross.
Savic fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Andreev manages to avoid it.
Andreev swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Andreev on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Savic. Savic obviously looking to wear him down.
Savic looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Andreev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Savic lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Andreev looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Savic is fending him off so far but Andreev persists. Nope, Savic circles away and we're back to standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Alexey Andreev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Savic lands a nice shot to the body.
Savic's jab looks to have found its range, popping Andreev under the eye.
Savic misses with a straight right.
A quick step to the side and Andreev tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Andreev connects with the punch.#T2#
Savic cracks Andreev with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
The crowd cheers as Savic lands an impressive looking overhand right. Andreev doesn't seem phased though.
Andreev loads up on a big right hand but Savic slips the punch.
A solid leg kick lands there for Savic.
Andreev fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Savic swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.#CL#
Andreev moves into the clinch.
A short right from Savic on the inside. #BC2#
Savic escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Savic throws an overhand right that lands on Andreev's shoulder, as Andreev tries to avoid the shot.
Andreev half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Savic throws a body punch but Andreev moves out of range.
Andreev throws out a loose jab but Savic uses good head movement to avoid it.
Savic looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Savic finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Andreev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Andreev misses with an uppercut. #T3#
Savic misses with an attempted mid kick.
Savic pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Andreev will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Andreev checks a leg kick.
Andreev feinted with a counter takedown.
Andreev swings for the body but Savic moves out of range. #CL2#
Savic drives through and clinches with Andreev against the cage.
Andreev wants a takedown.
Andreev tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Andreev stalling against the cage.
Savic throws a punch but it's blocked by Andreev.
Savic swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Andreev takes a shot to the head.
Savic prevents a body shot from Andreev.
Savic lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards. #BC2#
Savic breaks from the clinch.
Andreev misses with an uppercut
enabling Savic to counter with a crisp jab.
Savic fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Andreev looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Savic has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.#T4#
Andreev shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Savic pinned against the cage. Savic gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
A little jabbing left from Savic on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Andreev getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Savic cracks Andreev with an open hand slap.
Savic keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Savic is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Andreev had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Savic lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.#CL2#
Savic closes the distance and pushes Andreev back into the cage.
Savic lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Savic taking a breather.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Andreev with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Andreev misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Savic.
Andreev can't get the takedown.
Savic goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dragomir Savic 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#
Savic misses with a low kick.
A slow jab from Andreev misses its intended target.
Savic has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Andreev tries to move into range but Savic moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Andreev walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Savic buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Andreev takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Savic throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Andreev misses with a hook.
Savic was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Andreev shoots in for a double leg but Savic sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Savic throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Savic lands a nice shot that snaps Andreev's head back.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Andreev avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Savic looks to land a body kick but Andreev moved away.
Savic misses with a low kick as Andreev jumps back.
Nice sprawl there from Savic as Andreev shoots in.
Savic uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Andreev.#T1#
Andreev fails with the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Alexey Andreev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Savic swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Andreev.
Savic tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Andreev was well out of range. Poor timing from Savic.
Savic misses with a straight right.
Savic misses with the body kick
and Andreev counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Savic drops his hands momentarily and Andreev takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Dragomir Savic is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Savic lands a nice shot to the body.
Andreev punishes Savic's body with a nice straight punch.
Andreev lands an overhand right.
Andreev misses with a few strikes there.
Andreev scores with a nice right hand.
Savic pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Savic looks to throw the jab but Andreev is out of range.
Andreev throws an off balance right hand
and Savic counters with a nice kick to the body. #T2#
Savic throws a big shot that misses.
Andreev misses with a double jab.
Savic turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Andreev moves out of range of the leg kick from Savic.
Andreev swinging wildly here.
Savic misses the shot to the body.
Andreev clobbers Savic with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Savic throws a shot from downtown. Andreev moves away and avoids it.
Andreev misses with a hook. Savic ducked under it nicely.
Savic scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Nice straight punches there by Savic. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Savic.
No luck for Andreev with that takedown attempt.
Dragomir Savic seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Andreev closes this distance looking for a takedown but Savic circles away.#T3#
Savic lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Andreev scores with a nice strike.
Andreev is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
A low kick lands for Savic.
Andreev tests Savic's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Savic scores with a decent looking hook.
Andreev thows a left - swing and a miss!
Savic throws a body shot but no joy.
Andreev connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Savic's hands.
Savic looks to score with a jab to the body but Andreev is just out of range.
Andreev appears to be looking for a big counter.
Savic lands a nice hook to Andreev's body. Andreev takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Andreev throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Savic lands an overhand right.
Savic ducks under a wild hook from Andreev.
Savic feints a counter leg kick.
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!
Andreev misses with an uppercut. Savic saw that one coming.
Savic thinks about the counter body kick.#TD#
Andreev closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Andreev lands in his opponent's guard.#ES2#
Savic scrambles and gets back to his feet. #T4##TD#
Andreev drives through with a takedown into Savic's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Andreev trying to control but Savic is working from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Andreev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Andreev in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Andreev distracts Savic with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Andreev stopping the sweep attempt from Savic.
Savic has control of Andreev's left arm, preventing Andreev from doing any damage.
Andreev postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dragomir Savic showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!#R3#
Andreev scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.#CL#
Andreev gets a clinch.
Andreev just leaning against Savic, taking a breather.
A short uppercut from Andreev.
A short right from Savic on the inside.
Savic working aggressively here.
Nice body punch from Savic - that landed with a thud.
With the fighters up against the cage, Andreev throws an elbow but misses.
A short right from Savic on the inside.
Savic can't find room to land a body shot as Andreev controls the action.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Andreev.
Andreev tries for a takedown. No joy.
Savic softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Good body shot from Savic. #BC2#
Savic breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Andreev tries to move into range but Savic moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.#CL2#
Savic gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Andreev has a couple of punches blocked by Savic.
Andreev drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Savic gets the underhooks and prevents it. #T1#
Savic tries to throw a body punch but Andreev avoids it by throwing Savic back against the cage.
Savic throws a punch but it's blocked by Andreev.
Savic misses with some punches.
Savic lands a right hand.
Andreev drops down looking for an ankle pick but Savic pulls his leg out and moves away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Alexey Andreev. That's going to take a lot out of him.#CL2#
Savic takes the fight into the clinch.
Savic swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Savic prevents a takedown attempt there.
Savic lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Andreev is looking to take this one to the mat.
Andreev is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Savic lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Savic lands a left hand that snaps the head of Andreev backwards. #T2#
A hook to the body from Savic.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Savic tries to throw a body punch but Andreev avoids it by throwing Savic back against the cage.
Savic presses Andreev against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Savic blocking some punches.
Still in the clinch, Savic scores with a nice short uppercut.
Savic stops a takedown attempt from Andreev.
Andreev blocks a body shot from Savic.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Savic lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A head punch on the inside from Andreev fails to land.
Savic misses with a punch to the body.
A body shot lands from Savic.
Savic lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Savic lands with a left to the head.
Savic lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Andreev.
Savic is working Andreev over against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Savic.
Savic lands with a short head shot on the inside. #ROC2#Andreev is rocked!
A nice left hand lands by Savic.
Oh Andreev is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A body shot lands from Savic.
Savic digs a right hand underneath Andreev's ribcage. Andreev let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Savic unloads with a big right hand that wobbles Andreev! He's leaning against the cage trying to keep his feet but Savic is unloading with more strikes now! Andreev drops to his knees and the referee stops the fight for a TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Dragomir Savic!
Dragomir Savic decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dambullah looks to score with a jab to the body but Parker is just out of range.
Parker fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Parker throws a low kick but it's checked well by Dambullah.
Dambullah ducks under a wild hook from Parker.
A little feinted left hand from Dambullah on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Alex Parker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Parker looks to score with a jab to the body but Dambullah is just out of range.
Dambullah throwing a counter right hand but Parker manages to avoid it.
Dambullah swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Parker was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Parker has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Dambullah is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Dambullah wants to land a leg kick but Parker is out of range.
Parker throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Dambullah counters with a lovely straight right hand!#CL2#
Parker moves into the clinch.
A right hand to the body from Dambullah.
Parker misses with a punch to the body.
Dambullah working aggressively here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dambullah misses with a punch to the body.
Parker misses with a hook to the ribs.
Parker blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Dambullah misses with a punch to the body.
Parker working aggressively here.
Parker looking to stall.
Parker tries to work over Dambullah's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target. #T1#
Dambullah has a couple of punches blocked by Parker.
Parker tries to throw a body punch but Dambullah avoids it by throwing Parker back against the cage.
Parker goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short uppercut from Dambullah.
Dambullah lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short uppercut from Dambullah.
Dambullah tries to throw a body punch but Parker avoids it by throwing Dambullah back against the cage.
Dambullah lands a body shot.
Still in the clinch, Parker scores with a nice short uppercut.
Dambullah effectively controlling the action here.
Dambullah has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Dambullah misses with a punch to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Dambullah.
Dambullah lands a hook to the side of the head.
Dambullah swings wildly with an uppercut but Parker uses good head movement to avoid it.
Dambullah throws a head punch that misses.
Dambullah misses with a punch on the inside.
Parker misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Dambullah makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Parker tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked. #T2##BC#
Dambullah pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Parker motions for Dambullah to come forward. Parker throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Dambullah swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.#CL2#
Parker clinches.
Nice body punch from Dambullah.
Dambullah tries to throw a body punch but Parker avoids it by throwing Dambullah back against the cage.
A right handed body shot lands from Parker.
Dambullah doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right from Dambullah.
Dambullah tries to work over Parker's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Stalling in the clinch from Parker.
Parker lands a shot to the body.
Parker tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Dambullah's elbow.
Parker tries a body shot but Dambullah blocks it.
Parker lands a body punch in the clinch.
Parker tries to work over Dambullah's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Dambullah is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Parker is keeping busy.
Parker tries a body shot but Dambullah blocks it.
Parker struggles to land a body shot inside as Dambullah controls his hands.
Dambullah lands a left hand that snaps the head of Parker backwards.
Parker blocks an uppercut. #T3#
Dambullah scores with a shot to the side of Parker's head.
Dambullah tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Parker's elbow.
Dambullah swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Dambullah misses with a body punch.
Parker prevents a body shot from Dambullah.
Dambullah gets through Parker's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Parker.
Parker blocks a body shot from Dambullah.
Parker lands a shot to the body.
Dambullah tries to work over Parker's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Dambullah tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Dambullah struggles to land a body shot inside as Parker controls his hands.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Dambullah.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Dambullah.
Parker trying to control the position but instead, Dambullah has worked for underhooks and has pushed Parker into the cage.
Parker goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Parker scores with a hook to the body.
Parker misses with a body punch.
Parker tries a body shot but Dambullah blocks it. #T4#
Dambullah doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Dambullah tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Good body shot from Dambullah.
Parker blocking some punches.
Dambullah fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Parker lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Parker misses with a hook to the ribs.
Parker blocking some punches.
Dambullah blocks a body shot from Parker.
Parker misses with a hook to the ribs.
Dambullah lands a body punch in the clinch.
Parker tries to work over Dambullah's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Dambullah wants to stall.
Parker lands with a short shot to the head.
Parker blocks a couple of punches on the inside. #BC#
Dambullah breaks the clinch.
Nice defenses there by Dambullah.
Parker lands a nice leg kick that just misses Dambullah's sensitive parts.
Parker throws a leg kick which misses Dambullah's front leg but catches the back leg as Dambullah tries to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Papa Moosh Dambullah dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2#
Parker circles away from the clinch attempt.
An inside leg kick lands from Parker.
Dambullah misses with a low kick.
Despite the aggression on Parker's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Parker scores with a nice body kick.
Parker feints and then cracks Dambullah's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Dambullah down.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Parker 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.
Parker takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
That kick from Parker tenderised Dambullah's leg. Dambullah is trying to keep his angry face on.
Parker throws a quick inside leg kick.
Parker moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Parker lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Parker throws a sloppy head kick
and Dambullah counters with a nice uppercut.
Dambullah throws a body shot but no joy.
An inside leg kick from Parker misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Parker lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Parker misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick. #T1#
A slow jab from Dambullah misses its intended target.
Dambullah dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Parker. That did some damage!
Parker throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Parker throws a leg kick that misses.
Parker bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Dambullah's head.
A nice leg kick from Parker, right into the meat of the thigh.
Parker scores with a push kick.
A shot to the body from Parker misses
letting Dambullah counter with a right hand. #CUT#It looks like Alex Parker has been cut.
Parker lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Parker throws a lazy right hand but Dambullah sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Dambullah fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Parker throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Dambullah counters with a nice low kick that buckles Parker's knee momentarily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Parker scores with a leg kick.
Parker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dambullah moves away.
Dambullah swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.#T2#
Dambullah takes a swing at Parker's ribcage but misses.
Dambullah takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Parker connects with a leg kick.
Parker takes a swing at Dambullah's ribcage but misses.
Parker throws a leg kick
and Dambullah counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Parker throws a sloppy head kick
and Dambullah makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Dambullah keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Parker throws a sloppy head kick and Dambullah moves out of range easily.
Dambullah tried to counter with a leg kick but Parker avoided it.
Parker connects with an inside leg kick.
Dambullah throws a body shot but no joy.
Parker throws a wild body kick that Dambullah sees coming a mile off.
Dambullah avoids the body shot from Parker.
Parker throws a low kick, looking for Dambullah's leg but Dambullah calmly moves out of range.
Parker swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Dambullah on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.#T3#
Dambullah with a jab.
Parker throws a sloppy head kick and Dambullah moves out of range easily.
Dambullah is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Parker is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Parker is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Dambullah rather than just go for the knockout.
Parker misses with a wild body shot.
Dambullah takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A looping hook to the body misses from Dambullah. Parker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Parker lands a high kick!
Parker thows a leg kick but Dambullah checks it
and Dambullah makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Parker really felt that one!
Parker moves out of range of the leg kick from Dambullah.
Dambullah backing away here, and Parker unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Parker throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Dambullah counters with a solid body kick.
Parker is breathing heavily.
Dambullah fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Parker looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Parker fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Dambullah has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.#T4#
Dambullah goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Dambullah throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Parker takes a swing at Dambullah's ribcage but misses.
Dambullah jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Parker jabs Dambullah to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Parker misses with a leg kick
and Dambullah counters with a nice leg kick.
A slapping body kick lands there for Parker.
A low kick from Parker misses
and Dambullah counters with a nice kick to the body.
Parker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dambullah moves away.
Alex Parker seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Parker misses with a hook. Dambullah ducked under it nicely.
Dambullah was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
A nice leg kick from Parker, right into the meat of the thigh.
Dambullah throws a low kick, looking for Parker's leg but Parker calmly moves out of range.
Parker fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Dambullah with a hook.
Dambullah lands a right hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Alex Parker showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Alex Parker's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! 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#
A slapping leg kick lands for Parker.
Good leg kick by Parker.
A shot to the liver by Parker. Beautiful body shot.
Dambullah closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Dambullah throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Dambullah lands with an uppercut that bounces Parker off the cage and back into range.
Dambullah lands with a shot to the body.
Parker looks to score with a jab to the body but Dambullah is just out of range.
Dambullah throws a quick counter kick to the body but Parker avoids it.
Parker tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Dambullah paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Dambullah throws a shot from downtown. Parker moves away and avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Parker throws out a loose jab but Dambullah uses good head movement to avoid it.
Dambullah throws a jab when Parker was well out of range.
Dambullah on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Parker. Parker obviously looking to wear him down.
Parker thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Dambullah if he has to take too many more of those. #T1#
Dambullah looks to land a body kick but Parker moved away.
A low kick lands for Parker.
Parker tries to clinch but Dambullah moves out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Dambullah misses the target.
Parker tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Dambullah paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A telegraphed right hand from Dambullah misses the target.
Parker tries to close the distance and clinch up but Dambullah swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Dambullah throws a jab but it's blocked by Parker.
Parker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dambullah was well out of range. Poor timing from Parker.
Parker throws a low kick but Dambullah avoids it.
Parker throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Dambullah counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Parker fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Dambullah throws a half hearted mid kick.
Parker looks to score with a jab to the body but Dambullah is just out of range.
Dambullah throwing a counter right hand but Parker manages to avoid it.
A head kick misses from Parker. #T2#
Parker misses with a leg kick
and Dambullah counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Parker swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Parker misses with a wild body shot.
Dambullah is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Dambullah moves out of range of the body kick.
Parker misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Dambullah counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Parker thinking.
Parker takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Dambullah looks to land a left hand but Parker moved out of range nicely.
Parker swings and misses with a hook to the body.
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!
Dambullah throws a jab but it's blocked by Parker.
Dambullah avoids a kick to the body.
Parker dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Parker looks to score with a jab to the body but Dambullah is just out of range.
Parker throws a lazy head kick
and Dambullah counters with a body kick.
Parker throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.#T3#
Parker tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dambullah was well out of range. Poor timing from Parker.
Dambullah half committed to a counter leg kick.
Parker stuns Dambullah with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Dambullah blocks a jab.
Dambullah avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Dambullah checks a leg kick.
Parker bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Dambullah dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Parker. That did some damage!
A decent looking body kick lands there for Parker.
Crunch! Dambullah slams his shin into Parker's torso.
Dambullah lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Dambullah throws a leg kick which misses Parker's front leg but catches the back leg as Parker tries to avoid it.
Parker throws a chopping leg kick but Dambullah manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Parker wants to clinch up but Dambullah keeps it at a distance.
Dambullah feinted there with a counter leg kick.#T4#
Parker takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Dambullah looks to land a right hand but Parker moved out of range.
Dambullah uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Parker.
It looked like Dambullah was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Parker.
Parker misses with a low kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Parker looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
As Parker backs away, Dambullah returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Parker lands a right hook to the body.
Dambullah checks a low kick from Parker.
Dambullah fires out a quick counter leg kick but Parker just manages to avoid it.
Dambullah takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Parker ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dambullah moves away.
It looked like Dambullah was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Parker.
Dambullah stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Parker.
Dambullah on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Dambullah checks a leg kick.
Dambullah will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Dambullah checks the leg kick.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 28:29
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 28:29
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Alex Parker!

A very excited looking Alex Parker 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.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kuznetsov turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kuznetsov throws a series of punches but Paa avoids them all with ease.
Kuznetsov takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Paa changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Kuznetsov staying out of range there.
Kuznetsov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Paa.
Paa has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gymi in the buildup to the fight.
Kuznetsov wants to slow Paa down by chopping away at his legs.
Paa is looking to counter the offense by Kuznetsov and move into the clinch.
Nice defenses there by Kuznetsov.
Paa scores with a jab.
Paa looks to land a left hand but Kuznetsov moved out of range nicely.
Paa connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Paa throws a chopping leg kick but Kuznetsov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Kuznetsov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Paa.
Paa is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kuznetsov.
Kuznetsov misses with a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#CL#
Paa has managed to clinch.
Kuznetsov working hard to break the clinch.
Paa keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Kuznetsov's efforts to push away.
Nice elbow from Paa.
Kuznetsov avoids a wild elbow strike from Paa.#T1#
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Paa just misses with a elbow thrown towards Kuznetsov's brow.
Kuznetsov wants to break the clinch but can't.
A left hand lands to the body for Paa. #BC2#
Kuznetsov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Paa misses with a straight left.
Kuznetsov feints a counter leg kick.
Paa connects with a nice looking jab.
Paa misses the jab.
Paa blocks a low kick nicely.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Paa.
Kuznetsov throws a leg kick but Paa sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Paa lands a front kick.
Paa dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A lazy left from Kuznetsov finds it's target.
Kuznetsov throws a lazy right hand but Paa sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kuznetsov throws a front kick aimed at Paa's knee but Paa avoids it well.
It looked like Paa wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kuznetsov walks into a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Paa misses with a looping left.
Kuznetsov lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Paa backs up against the cage. #T2#
Kuznetsov tries to move into range but Paa moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Paa thuds a left hand into Kuznetsov's body.
Paa feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Kuznetsovs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!#ROC#Kuznetsov is rocked!
Paa throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kuznetsov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Paa lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Kuznetsov is still on wobbly legs! Can Paa finish him?
Paa lands a jab to the head.
Kuznetsov has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Paa.
Kuznetsov throws a head kick but Paa moves out of range.
Kuznetsov tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Paa with a nice calf kick.
Iso Paa seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice shot lands for Paa.
Paa lands with a straight right. Kuznetsov didn't see that one coming.
Kuznetsov throws a head kick that misses.
Paa turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kuznetsov throws a big shot that misses.
Kuznetsov takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Kuznetsov throws a low kick but it's checked well by Paa.
Kuznetsov misses with a wild body shot.
A nice leg kick from Paa, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kuznetsov seems to have recovered his senses.
Paa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kuznetsov.#T3#
Kuznetsov throws a half hearted mid kick.
Paa lands a nice shot that snaps Kuznetsov's head back.
Paa sizes up Kuznetsov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Paa misses with a hook.
Kuznetsov throws a jab when Paa was well out of range.
Kuznetsov misses with a body shot.
Kuznetsov lands with a nice combination. Paa backs away looking to recover.
Kuznetsov takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
A slapping body kick lands there for Paa.
Kuznetsov tries to bum rush Paa with a series of wild strikes but Paa uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Paa lands with a hook. Kuznetsov tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
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!
Paa looks to land a body kick but Kuznetsov moved away.
Good shot there by Paa.
Kuznetsov misses with an uppercut.
Paa ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Paa is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Kuznetsov.
Paa swings for the body but Kuznetsov moves out of range.
Kuznetsov feints a counter leg kick.
Paa blocks a leg kick.
Paa throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kuznetsov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kuznetsov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.#T4#
Kuznetsov connects with a right hand. Paa shakes it off.
Kuznetsov rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Paa moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Kuznetsov takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Paa avoids the body shot from Kuznetsov.
Paa throws a push kick but Kuznetsov slaps the foot to one side.
Kuznetsov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Paa lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
We've been informed that Kuznetsov has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Paa loads up on a big right hand but Kuznetsov slips the punch.
Paa jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kuznetsov is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Paa throws a shot from downtown. Kuznetsov moves away and avoids it.
Kuznetsov throws out a counter right but Paa avoids it with no problem.
Kuznetsov throws the left hand but Paa avoids the punch easily.
Paa wants to slow Kuznetsov down by chopping away at his legs.
Kuznetsov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Paa ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
That kick from Paa tenderised Kuznetsov's leg. Kuznetsov is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paa is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Paa steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kuznetsov.
Paa connects with a nice looking jab.
A jab from Paa does it's job there.
A nice inside leg kick there by Paa. That's going to slow Kuznetsov down.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Iso Paa dominated that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Paa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kuznetsov manages to avoid it.
Paa has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Paa ducks under a wild hook from Kuznetsov.
Kuznetsov swinging wildly here.
Decent striking displayed by Paa there.
Nikolai Kuznetsov is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Kuznetsov takes one to the side of the head.
Kuznetsov throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Paa fires out a quick counter leg kick but Kuznetsov just manages to avoid it.
Paa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kuznetsov.
Kuznetsov looks to throw the jab but Paa is out of range.
Paa lets loose with a powerful body kick. Kuznetsov will feel that in the morning.
Paa ducks under a wild hook from Kuznetsov.
Paa misses with a looping right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paa throws a body kick that misses.
That kick from Paa tenderised Kuznetsov's leg. Kuznetsov is trying to keep his angry face on.
Paa wants to clinch up but Kuznetsov keeps it at a distance.
Kuznetsov throws a jab but it's blocked by Paa.
Paa is looking to counter punch.
Kuznetsov gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Kuznetsov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Paa throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kuznetsov sees it coming and avoids it easily.#T1#
Kuznetsov throws a body punch but Paa moves out of range.
Paa slips under a jab.
The fighters circling - Kuznetsov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Paa staying out of range there.#CL#
Paa moves into the clinch successfully.
Paa throws a head punch that misses. #BC2#
Kuznetsov manages to break the clinch.
Paa is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kuznetsov can do to turn this around?
Paa jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Paa swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Paa throws out a powerful jab.
Kuznetsov tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Paa throws a hook to the side of Kuznetsov's head but Kuznetsov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kuznetsov throws a head kick that misses.
Paa scores with a jab to the jaw.
Paa throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kuznetsov on the side of the head.
Kuznetsov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kuznetsov takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Paa thows a leg kick but Kuznetsov checks it
enabling Kuznetsov to counter with a crisp jab. #T2#
Kuznetsov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kuznetsov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kuznetsov is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Paa misses with a straight right.
Paa throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kuznetsov lands a nice shot to the body.
Kuznetsov looks to land a left hand but Paa moved out of range nicely.
Kuznetsov plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Paa is looking to clinch but Kuznetsov is avoiding it.
Kuznetsov with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A chopping leg kick lands by Kuznetsov.
Kuznetsov swings for the body but Paa moves out of range.
Kuznetsov looks to score with a jab to the body but Paa is just out of range.
Kuznetsov has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Paa.
Kuznetsov throws a head kick that misses.
Kuznetsov on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Kuznetsov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Paa misses with a body punch
and Kuznetsov counters with a left and a right that stings Paa.
Kuznetsov is breathing heavily.
Kuznetsov scores with a head kick. Paa tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Paa lands with a thumping leg kick. #T3#
Paa cracks Kuznetsov with a good jab.
Paa lands a glancing blow to the side of Kuznetsov's head.
Paa misses with a body shot.
Kuznetsov throws a fast counter high kick but Paa manages to duck under it in time.
Paa lands with a kick to the temple. Kuznetsov shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Nice defenses there by Paa.
The fight stays on the outside here - Paa looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Paa throws a jab when Kuznetsov was well out of range.
Kuznetsov tries to score with a low kick but Paa moves his leg out of the way.
Paa throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kuznetsov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Kuznetsov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Paa.
Paa throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kuznetsov digs a good hook to Paa's body.
Kuznetsov throws a sloppy head kick and Paa moves out of range easily.
It looked like Paa wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kuznetsov has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Paa lands a jab to the head.
Paa swings and misses with a hook to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kuznetsov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Paa.
Kuznetsov throws a fast counter high kick but Paa manages to duck under it in time.#T4#
A swing and a miss from Paa.
Paa tries to clinch up.
Paa throws out a loose jab but Kuznetsov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Paa misses the jab.
Kuznetsov lands a head shot.
Kuznetsov lands a jab.
Kuznetsov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Paa.
Paa steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kuznetsov.
Paa clobbers Kuznetsov with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Kuznetsov moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Kuznetsov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Paa throws out the jab.
Kuznetsov drops his hands momentarily and Paa takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Kuznetsov swings away with a leg kick that misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Paa scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kuznetsov doesn't seem bothered though.
Kuznetsov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paa.
Nice body punch from Paa.
Kuznetsov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paa.
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 Iso Paa will probably get the nod.
That's time! Paa's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!#R3#
Kuznetsov misses with a double jab.
Paa fails with an attempt to clinch. #CL#
Paa closes the distance and pushes Kuznetsov back into the cage.
Paa throws a head punch that misses.
Kuznetsov blocking some punches.
A right handed body shot lands from Paa.
Paa lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kuznetsov has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.#BC2#
Kuznetsov's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Kuznetsov throws a right and a left that Paa avoids nicely.
Kuznetsov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Paa.
As Kuznetsov tries to get set, Paa tries to push him back and clinch up but Kuznetsov manages to avoid the attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuznetsov walks into a straight right hand from Paa.
Paa connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Paa feints and then cracks Kuznetsov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Kuznetsov down.
Nice jab there from Kuznetsov.
Paa throws a good cross that connects.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A solid leg kick lands there for Paa. #T1#
Kuznetsov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
An inside leg kick from Kuznetsov misses.
Paa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kuznetsov.
Kuznetsov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Paa throws out the jab.
Paa throws an off balance right hand
enabling Kuznetsov to counter with a crisp jab.
Paa lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A big left from Paa misses.
Kuznetsov's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Paa connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Kuznetsov scrambles back to his feet.
Kuznetsov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Paa pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Paa throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kuznetsov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Good standup being displayed there by Paa as he connects with a hook.
Paa misses the body punch
and Kuznetsov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Paa thinking.
Kuznetsov slips a jab and a cross from Paa.
Paa fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
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!
Kuznetsov throws a right hand that misses
and Paa counters with a nice low kick that buckles Kuznetsov's knee momentarily.
A jab from Kuznetsov finds it's way through Paa's defenses. #T2#
A leg kick checked by Paa.#KD#
Paa lands a big head kick that sends Kuznetsov tumbling to the mat! Paa takes a step backwards and waves Kuznetsov back to his feet - he wants the finish!
Kuznetsov bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Paa tries to land a front kick but Kuznetsov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kuznetsov lands a body shot.
Paa closes the distance and lands a vicious right hand that drops Kuznetsov! Paa dives in looking to finish! Kuznetsov is still trying to defend himself but he's taking too many shots and the referee has no choice but to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:25 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Iso Paa!
Iso Paa opened up his post fight interview with a scream to camera that he wants a title shot! Whether he deserves the shot will be up to the management of the organization, so I guess he'll have to wait and see.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!#CL2#
Pankratios closes the distance and clinches.
Pankratios is looking to control Pony's arms but Pony gets an underhook and turns him. Now Pankratios has his back to the cage.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Pankratios.
Pony misses with a knee strike.
I was talking to Pony's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
A short left from Pony.
Pankratios will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Pony up against the cage.
Pankratios fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Pony throws a knee to the head but misses.
Pankratios scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Pony working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Pony trying to land knees to the body. #TD2#
Pankratios ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Pankratios no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Pony slips nicely into half guard, despite the strikes coming from Pankratios.
Pony prevents Pankratios from improving his position.
Pony will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Pankratios is pressing down on Pony's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.#T1#
Pankratios looking for a sweep. Not yet Pankratios, not yet.
Pankratios doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.
Pankratios is controlling Pony's posture.
Pony would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pankratios looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pony is one step ahead there.
Pony would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.#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.
Pankratios looking to control. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Hellas Pankratios seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL2#
Pankratios pushes Pony up against the cage in a clinch.
Pankratios on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Pony obliges.
Pony is pressed up against the cage. Pankratios has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Pony down to the mat. Pony avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Pankratios shoots for a double leg takedown but Pony sprawls well. He's pushed Pankratios's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Pankratios throws a leg kick
and Pony counters with a nice uppercut. #TD2#
Pankratios closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pankratios working the ground and pound.
Pankratios wants to lay and pray for a moment but Pony keeps working. #T3#
Pankratios has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Pony is trying to get back to half guard.
Pony knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Pankratios on the ground.
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet. #SUB2#
Pankratios swings around for an armbar but Pony sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Pankratios's guard.
Pankratios trying to strike from the bottom but really, it's not the best position to be doing that from!
Pankratios wants to sweep here but Pony controlling him for the moment.
Pankratios looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Pony puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Pankratios is looking to improve his position. #T4#
Pankratios makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Pankratios.
Pankratios manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pony manages to get himself to full guard. #REVB#
Pony looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Pankratios with a flurry of punches that miss.
Pankratios throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Pony works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pony utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Pankratios working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pankratios stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Pony swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Pankratios lands a couple of elbows.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Hellas Pankratios will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Pankratios is looking to clinch but Pony is avoiding it.
Pony is looking for a counter combo.#CL2#
Pankratios moves into the clinch.
Pony missing with knees to the body.
Pankratios looking for a takedown.
Pankratios on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Pony misses with a knee strike.
Pony stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Pankratios fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Pankratios on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Pankratios has Pony pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Pony manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pony unloads a knee to the mid-section. Pankratios lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Pony utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Pony misses with a body punch.
Pankratios tries a body shot but Pony blocks it.
Good body shot from Pony.
Pankratios is breathing heavily.#T1#
Pony misses with a knee strike.
A short right from Pony on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Pony creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Pony tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Pony trying to land knees to the body.
Pony unloads a knee to the mid-section. Pankratios lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Pony lands a body punch in the clinch.
Pony lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Pony lands with a left to the head.
Pony is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pankratios can do to turn this around?
Pony lands a shoulder strike.
Pankratios trying to control the position but instead, Pony has worked for underhooks and has pushed Pankratios into the cage.
Pony misses with a knee to the head.
Pony landing knees to the body.
Pony tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pony lands a right hand that snaps the head of Pankratios backwards.
Pony utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.#T2#
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Pony obliges.
Pony throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Pony works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Pony digs a right hand underneath Pankratios's ribcage. Pankratios let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Pony pushes Pankratios back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Pony working Pankratios over with knees to the body.
Pony with a knee to the head.
Pony scores a nice knee to the body.
Pony lands a shot to the body.
Pony Pony has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Pony with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A hook to the body from Pony.
Pankratios on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Pankratios blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Pony with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Pankratios has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Pony avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Pony Pony has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hellas Pankratios.#T3#
A body shot lands from Pony.
Pony misses with a hook to the ribs. #BC#
Pony manages to break the clinch.
Pony circles away from the clinch attempt
and Pony counters with a leg kick.
Pankratios shoots in for a takedown but Pony shows good takedown defense.
Pankratios misses with a takedown
and Pony counters with a nice uppercut.
Pankratios darts in looking for a takedown but Pony gets double underhooks and turns Pankratios into the cage.
Pony went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.#T4#
Pankratios darts in trying to clinch
and Pony connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Pankratios tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Pony scores with a counter punch that sends Pankratios to the canvas! Pony smells blood - he's punishing Pankratios with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Pankratios has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:32 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Pony Pony!
A relieved looking Pony Pony thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Undercard bout

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Baba connects with a good right hand that stumbles Wrexham . Wrexham circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Wrexham ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Baba moves away.
Baba dodges the punch combination from Wrexham .
Baba misses with a two punch combination.
Baba explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Wrexham throws a looping overhand right but Baba ducks down to avoid it.
Wrexham is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.#CUT2#It looks like Afeef Isa Baba has been cut.
Baba looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Wrexham misses with a right hand
and Baba counters with an inside leg kick.
Wrexham throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Wrexham scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Baba with a hook.
Wrexham throws a looping overhand right but Baba ducks down to avoid it.
An attempted straight right counter from Baba misses the target.
Tyler Wrexham seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Baba misses with a body kick.
Wrexham looks to land a right hand but Baba moved out of range.
Baba tried to score with a low kick but Wrexham checks it.
Wrexham throws out a counter right but Baba avoids it with no problem.
Wrexham moves out of range of the body kick.
Wrexham fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Wrexham closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Baba looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Baba takes a shot right to the bread basket.#T1#
Wrexham throws a body shot but no joy.
Baba keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Baba on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Wrexham misses the jab.
Baba tried to counter with a leg kick but Wrexham avoided it.
Wrexham loads up on a big right hand but Baba slips the punch.
Wrexham takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Wrexham misses with a kick to the body.
Wrexham looks to land a left hand but Baba moved out of range nicely.
Baba throws a big counter combination but Wrexham scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Wrexham thumps Baba with a low kick.
Baba swings for the body but Wrexham moves out of range.
Wrexham getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A jab from Baba does it's job there.
Baba uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Wrexham .
Wrexham moves to clinch but Baba breaks away
and Baba counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Baba ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wrexham moves away.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Wrexham ! But no joy.
Baba moves out of range as Wrexham strikes.
Wrexham swinging wildly here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Baba slips under a jab.#T2#
Wrexham pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Baba misses with a body shot.
Wrexham checks a low kick from Baba.
Wrexham misses with a looping right.
We've been informed that Wrexham has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
The fighters circle momentarily. Wrexham darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Wrexham misses the body punch
and Baba counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Baba scores with a shot to the body.
Wrexham swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Baba counters with a nice uppercut.
Baba walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Wrexham checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Wrexham takes a swing at Baba's ribcage but misses.
Wrexham defending well as Baba loads up on a big left hand.
Wrexham is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Baba.
An inside leg kick lands from Wrexham .
Baba lands with a nice body kick.
Wrexham swings widly with a right hand
and Baba counters with a nice uppercut.
Baba lands a jab to Wrexham 's midsection.
That kick from Baba tenderised Wrexham 's leg. Wrexham is trying to keep his angry face on.
Wrexham swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Baba slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.#T3#
Wrexham has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Baba finds it's way round the side to connect with Wrexham 's head.
Baba throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Baba plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Baba throws a right and a left that both miss.
Baba on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Baba throws a series of punches but Wrexham avoids them all with ease.
Wrexham misses with a straight left.
Wrexham moves out of range of the body kick from Baba.
Baba is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Wrexham delivers a nice body kick.
Baba slips under a jab.
The fighters circling - Baba throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Baba avoids the body shot from Wrexham .
Wrexham moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Baba has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wrexham .
Baba bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Baba digs a good body shot into Wrexham 's ribs.
Baba fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wrexham manages to avoid it.#T4#
Wrexham is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Wrexham looks to land a right hand but Baba moved out of range.
Baba with a nice calf kick.
Baba lands with an uppercut that bounces Wrexham off the cage and back into range.
Baba throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Baba throws the kick towards the body but Wrexham avoids it.
Wrexham looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Baba scores with a head kick. Wrexham tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Wrexham avoids the body shot from Baba.
Baba tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wrexham was well out of range. Poor timing from Baba.
Wrexham tries to move into range but Baba moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Wrexham keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A big left from Wrexham misses.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Wrexham throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baba on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Wrexham lands with a shot to the body.
Baba takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
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 Afeef Isa Baba will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Afeef Isa Baba's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!#R2#
Wrexham looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A good leg kick by Wrexham .
The fighters circling - Wrexham throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wrexham misses with a body punch
letting Baba counter with a right hand.
Wrexham misses with an uppercut.
Wrexham throws a combination that misses
and Baba connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wrexham misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Baba.
Wrexham looks to score with a jab to the body but Baba is just out of range.
Baba takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Baba moves out of range as Wrexham throws a body kick.
Baba with a nice calf kick.
Wrexham takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Wrexham follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Wrexham is looking to score with low kicks.
Wrexham misses with a kick to the body.
It looked like Baba was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Wrexham throws a wild body kick that Baba sees coming a mile off.
Baba swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Wrexham lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Wrexham misses the shot to the body.
Wrexham lands a nice looking kick to the body. Baba takes a step back to recover.
Wrexham has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Baba.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wrexham scores with a push kick.#T1#
Wrexham misses the shot to the body.
Baba appears to be looking for a big counter.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Baba - that will leave a mark!
Baba throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wrexham looks to land a left hand but Baba moved out of range nicely.
Baba looks for the body kick but Wrexham saw that one coming.
Wrexham misses with a body kick.
Wrexham swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
It looked like Baba wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Baba throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Baba fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Wrexham has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Baba connects with a solid leg kick.
Baba avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Wrexham throws the kick towards the body but Baba avoids it.
Baba darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Nice uppercut lands for Baba. That snapped Wrexham 's head back.
Nice straight punches there by Wrexham . You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Wrexham .
Baba avoids a kick to the body. #T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Baba avoids a punch combination nicely.
Wrexham throws an off balance right hand
and Baba counters with a nice body kick.
Wrexham is breathing heavily.
Wrexham misses with a body shot.
Baba scoring well with a low kick there.
A slapping leg kick lands for Baba.
Wrexham throws a poor cross that misses
and Baba counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Baba moves away from the strike by Wrexham .
A telegraphed right hand from Baba misses the target.
A leg kick checked by Baba.
Wrexham scores with a jab to the jaw.
Wrexham tries to move into range but Baba moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Baba walks into a left hand.
Wrexham looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Baba appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Wrexham scores with a one two! Baba had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Wrexham 's jab looks to have found its range, popping Baba under the eye.
Wrexham throws an off balance right hand
and Baba counters with a good, hard body kick but Wrexham shrugs it off.
Baba moves out of range as Wrexham strikes.
Afeef Isa Baba is winning the standup battle so far.#T3#
Baba throws a quick inside leg kick.
Baba moves out of range as Wrexham throws a body kick.
Baba bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Wrexham 's head backwards.
Wrexham blocks a jab.
Baba swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Baba moves forwards but Wrexham connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Baba showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Wrexham .
Baba misses with a hook.
Baba takes a swing at Wrexham 's ribcage but misses.
Wrexham tries to land a front kick but Baba steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
It appears Baba was looking to counter with a kick there.
Baba lands with a kick to the temple. Wrexham shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Nice shot by Wrexham .
Baba throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Wrexham sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Baba digs a good body shot into Wrexham 's ribs.
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!
Baba connects with a solid leg kick. #CL2#
Wrexham takes the fight into the clinch. #T4#
Baba misses with the head strike.
Wrexham struggles to land a body shot inside as Baba controls his hands.
Baba tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Baba tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Wrexham 's elbow.
Wrexham misses with a punch on the inside.
Baba softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Baba lands a hook that snaps the head of Wrexham backwards. #BC2#
Wrexham 's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
A lazy body kick from Wrexham
enabling Baba to counter with a crisp jab.
Baba takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Nice shot by Baba.
Wrexham lands the left hand.
Wrexham misses with a hook.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Baba blocks a leg kick.
Wrexham 's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Wrexham throws an off balance right hand
and Baba counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Baba explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Wrexham jabbing away but nothing is landing.
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 Afeef Isa Baba will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Afeef Isa Baba's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!#R3#
A decent looking body kick lands there for Baba.
Wrexham blocks the body kick.
Wrexham throws a lazy body kick
and Baba counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Baba misses with an uppercut. Wrexham saw that one coming.
Wrexham on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Baba keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Baba is looking to counter with a body kick.
Baba lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Some wild striking there from Wrexham .
Baba fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wrexham manages to avoid it.
Wrexham jabs at Baba's body.
Wrexham turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
That kick from Baba tenderised Wrexham 's leg. Wrexham is trying to keep his angry face on.
Baba changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Baba slips under a jab.
Baba fires out a quick counter leg kick but Wrexham just manages to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Baba uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Wrexham .
Baba blocks the body kick.
Wrexham takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Wrexham throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Baba connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#T1#
Wrexham swings away with a body shot that misses
and Baba cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Wrexham looks to score with a jab to the body but Baba is just out of range.
Baba pushes Wrexham away with a front kick.
Baba throws a body punch but Wrexham moves out of range.
Wrexham moves forwards but Baba connects with a nice, crisp jab.#ROC#Wrexham is rocked!
Baba thuds a left hand into Wrexham 's body.
Wrexham is still on wobbly legs! Can Baba finish him?
Wrexham takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Today's fight clock is brought to you by... OOOH that's a huge shot by Baba! Wrexham is in big trouble here - the ref steps in to save him and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:29 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Afeef Isa Baba!
A relieved looking Afeef Isa Baba thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Co-main event

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bobblehead gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Priester throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Priester looks to score with a jab to the body but Bobblehead is just out of range.
Bobblehead has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Heavy Metal in the buildup to the fight.
Bobblehead stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Priester.
Priester misses with an uppercut
and Bobblehead counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.#CUT#It looks like Landon Priester has been cut.
Bobblehead gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Priester moves to clinch but Bobblehead breaks away
enabling Bobblehead to counter with a crisp jab.
A nice leg kick from Priester, right into the meat of the thigh.
Priester misses with an uppercut.
Priester slips a jab from Bobblehead.
Priester looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Bobblehead tries to counter with a takedown but Priester is quick to defend against it.
Priester throws a leg kick which misses Bobblehead's front leg but catches the back leg as Bobblehead tries to avoid it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Priester fails in his attempt to clinch.
Bobblehead pivots, looking for a leg kick but Priester is out of range and Bobblehead settles back down. #T1#
Priester lands a jab-cross combination.
Bobblehead avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bobblehead appears to be looking for a big counter.
Bobblehead checks a leg kick.
It looked like Bobblehead was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Bobblehead takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Priester fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Bobblehead has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Bobblehead throws a jab when Priester was well out of range.
A low kick lands for Priester.
Landon Priester seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Priester's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Priester duly obliges.
Bobblehead circles away from the clinch attempt.
The fighters circling - Bobblehead throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Bobblehead crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Priester - the referee stops the clock and Bobblehead gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Priester. Bobblehead manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Priester lands with an uppercut that bounces Bobblehead off the cage and back into range.
Priester lands a nice looking body kick.
Priester thumps Bobblehead with a low kick.#T2#
Bobblehead ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Priester moves away.
Priester defending well as Bobblehead loads up on a big left hand.
Bobblehead on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Landon Priester is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bobblehead throws a right and a left that both miss.
Bobblehead works the jab nicely.
Bobblehead misses the jab.#CL2#
Priester rushes Bobblehead and presses him up against the cage.
Priester makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Priester lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Bobblehead fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Priester is pressed up against the cage. Bobblehead has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Priester down to the mat. Priester avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Priester lands a leg kick that knocks Bobblehead off balance momentarily.
Priester lands a slapping body shot.
Priester lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.#T3#
Priester uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bobblehead.
Bobblehead rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Priester counters with a right hand to the body.
A jab from Bobblehead misses.
Bobblehead stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Priester.
Priester avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Priester looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bobblehead takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Bobblehead throws a right hand that Priester ducks under and follows up with a left that Priester also avoids with ease.
Priester throws a jab when Bobblehead was well out of range.
Bobblehead is looking for a counter combo.
Priester misses with a body shot.
Bobblehead takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Priester misses with a looping left.
A low kick from Priester misses
and Bobblehead connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bobblehead is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Bobblehead doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Priester counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena. #T4#
Bobblehead misses with a straight right. #TD#
Bobblehead closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Priester's guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bobblehead postures up in Priester's guard and throws a big left but Priester blocks it.
Priester keeping moving, preventing Bobblehead from controlling successfully.
Bobblehead throws a big elbow that misses.
Bobblehead throws a strike but Priester rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top. #REVB#
Priester is stalling in the full guard. #SUB#
Bobblehead is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Landon Priester dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Landon Priester's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Bobblehead tries a low kick but Priester avoids it.
Priester throws a body shot but no joy.
Priester fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bobblehead manages to avoid it.
Bobblehead is looking for a counter combo.
Priester swings widly with a right hand
and Bobblehead makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Bobblehead takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Priester misses with a jab to the body
and Bobblehead counters with a straight right hand.
Priester has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Priester lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Priester scores with a shot to the body.
Bobblehead throws a lazy uppercut
letting Priester counter with a right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bobblehead looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Priester throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Priester throws a quick inside leg kick.
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!
Priester scores with a kick to the body. #T1#
A solid leg kick lands there for Priester.
Priester throws a leg kick which misses Bobblehead's front leg but catches the back leg as Bobblehead tries to avoid it.
Bobblehead misses with a looping right.
Landon Priester seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bobblehead tries for a takedown but Priester circles away easily
and Priester connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bobblehead shoots in but no luck this time.
Priester steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Priester swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Priester tests Bobblehead's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bobblehead moves out of range of the leg kick from Priester.
Bobblehead fires out a quick counter leg kick but Priester just manages to avoid it.
Priester connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Bobblehead momentarily.
Bobblehead walks forward, straight into a front kick from Priester.
Priester works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Priester jabs Bobblehead to the body, keeping him at a distance.#T2#
Priester cracks Bobblehead with a good jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bobblehead uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Priester.
Priester cracks Bobblehead with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Priester lands a head shot.
Bobblehead tries to score a power double leg takedown but Priester sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Bobblehead somewhat.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bobby Bobblehead. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bobblehead throws an ugly left hook that misses
letting Priester counter with a right hand.
A shot to the body from Bobblehead misses
and Priester counters with a straight right hand.
Priester cracks a nice hook into Bobblehead's ribs.
Priester swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Priester avoids the body shot from Bobblehead.
Priester moves into range and lands a nice leg kick. #T3#
Bobblehead misses with a wild body shot.
Priester lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Bobblehead misses with a hook. Priester ducked under it nicely.
Priester throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Priester is looking to slow Bobblehead down with leg kicks.
Bobblehead takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Priester misses the shot to the body.
Bobblehead takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Bobblehead looks to land a left hand but Priester moved out of range nicely.
Priester lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Priester scores with a nice right hand.
Nice body kick there by Priester.
Priester connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there. #T4#
Bobblehead on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Priester digs a good hook to Bobblehead's body.
Priester misses with a wild body shot.
Bobblehead misses with a combination
and Priester cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Bobblehead has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Bobblehead throws a sloppy body shot
and Priester counters with a nice body shot.
Bobblehead is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Priester.
Bobblehead looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Priester scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Priester tries to clinch but Bobblehead is having none of it.
Bobblehead moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Nice shot lands for Priester.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Landon Priester showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Landon Priester's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R3#
Bobblehead bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Priester.
Bobblehead buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Bobblehead throws a head kick that misses.
A jab from Bobblehead finds it's way through Priester's defenses.
Bobblehead uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Priester.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Priester, as that shot connected.
Bobblehead throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Priester jabs Bobblehead to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Priester connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
A lazy left from Priester finds it's target.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bobblehead takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Bobblehead walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.#T1#
Priester scores with a nice body kick.
Priester slips under a jab.
Priester throws a leg kick which misses Bobblehead's front leg but catches the back leg as Bobblehead tries to avoid it.
Bobblehead misses with a lunging right hand
and Priester counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A slapping body kick lands there for Priester.
Bobblehead is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Bobblehead throws an overhand right that lands on Priester's shoulder, as Priester tries to avoid the shot.
Priester now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
A low kick from Bobblehead is predictable there
and Priester counters with a stiff right hand.
Bobblehead keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Priester.
A little feinted left hand from Bobblehead on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Priester checks a low kick from Bobblehead.
Bobblehead misses with a lunging right hand
and Priester connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Good shot there by Priester.
Priester connects with an inside leg kick.
A low kick from Priester is predictable there
and Bobblehead counters with an inside leg kick. #T2#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bobblehead misses with a hook. Priester ducked under it nicely.
Bobblehead will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Priester misses with a shot to the body
and Bobblehead counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Priester takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Bobblehead takes a swing at Priester's ribcage but misses.
Bobblehead motions for Priester to come forward. Bobblehead throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Priester connects with a jab.
Priester lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though. #CL2#
Priester gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Bobblehead lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Bobblehead scores with a shot to the side of Priester's head.
Bobblehead has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Bobblehead.
Priester lands with a short punch from the clinch. #T3#
Priester lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Priester tries to throw a body punch but Bobblehead avoids it by throwing Priester back against the cage.
Good body shot from Priester.
A left hand lands to the body for Priester.
Bobblehead doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Bobblehead blocking some punches.
Priester is working Bobblehead over against the cage.
Priester lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Bobblehead fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Bobblehead changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Priester fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Bobblehead looks to land a right hand but Priester moved out of range.
Priester lands a two punch combo.
Priester throws a wild body kick that Bobblehead sees coming a mile off.
Bobblehead fires out a quick counter leg kick but Priester just manages to avoid it.
Priester fakes the leg kick and cracks Bobblehead in the body.
Bobblehead on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Priester ducks down and throws a hook to the body.#T4#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bobblehead takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Good standup being displayed there by Priester as he connects with a hook.
Bobblehead chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Priester can pounce on him.
Priester lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
A big right from Bobblehead misses.
Bobblehead doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Bobblehead misses with a leg kick
and Priester connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nice straight punches there by Priester. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Priester.
Priester connects with a looping right hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Priester keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab. #ROC2#Bobblehead is rocked!
Priester lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Landon Priester really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Landon Priester'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#
Priester lands a body shot.
Bobblehead keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Priester is looking to slow Bobblehead down with leg kicks.
Priester just misses with a punch to the body.
Bobblehead tries to counter with a takedown but Priester is quick to defend against it.
Priester lands a lovely overhand right.
Priester scores with the left hand. Bobblehead knows he should have avoided that one.
Bobblehead steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Priester. That one must have hurt.
Priester ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Bobblehead misses with a low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Priester throws a shot to the body.
Priester throws a series of punches but Bobblehead avoids them all with ease.
Jab by Priester.
Priester lands an overhand right.#T1#
Bobblehead misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Bobblehead moves out of range as Priester strikes.
Priester cracks a nice hook into Bobblehead's ribs.
Priester lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Bobblehead at a distance.
Bobblehead takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Priester doesn't manage to clinch there - Bobblehead circles away.
Priester jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bobblehead is looking to counter punch.
Priester connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Priester wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Bobblehead slips under a jab from Priester.#T2#
Bobblehead on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Priester fails in his attempt to clinch.
Priester connects with a solid leg kick.
Bobblehead throws the left hand but Priester avoids the punch easily.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Priester.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bobblehead misses with an uppercut.
Priester pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Bobblehead misses with an uppercut.
Bobblehead fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Priester takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Priester throws a solid leg kick but Bobblehead takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Priester.
Priester scores with a shot to the body. #T3#
Bobblehead throws a hook but Priester avoids it easily.
Bobblehead misses with a leg kick
and Priester counters with a nice leg kick.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Bobblehead crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Priester - the referee stops the clock and Bobblehead gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Priester. Bobblehead manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Priester lands with an uppercut that bounces Bobblehead off the cage and back into range.
Bobblehead fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Priester throws a body kick that misses.
Priester darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Priester dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Bobblehead. That did some damage!
Priester lands a head kick. Bobblehead smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Good standup being displayed there by Priester as he connects with a hook.
Bobblehead scores with a crisp jab that stopped Priester in his tracks.
Priester lands with a straight right. Bobblehead didn't see that one coming.#T4#
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bobblehead staying out of range there.
Priester scores with a nice body kick.
Priester swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Bobblehead connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bobblehead uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Priester.
Bobblehead loads up on a big right hand but Priester slips the punch.
Bobblehead moves out of range of the strikes.
Bobblehead thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bobblehead on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Priester scores with a decent looking hook.
Priester throws a leg kick but Bobblehead sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Bobblehead takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Priester scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Landon Priester dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Landon Priester's cut.
That's time! Bobblehead's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!#R5#
Priester misses with a right hand
and Bobblehead counters with a straight right hand.
Bobblehead avoids a punch combination nicely.
Priester stuns Bobblehead with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Priester lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Priester listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Bobblehead throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A telegraphed right hand from Priester misses the target.
Bobblehead lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Priester fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Bobblehead checks it well.
A slapping body kick lands there for Bobblehead.#T1#
Bobblehead loads up on a big right hand but Priester slips the punch.
Priester scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bobblehead doesn't seem bothered though.
Priester throws out a loose jab but Bobblehead uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nice shot lands for Priester.
Priester is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
A quick step to the side and Bobblehead tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bobblehead moves out of range of the body kick from Priester.
Priester scores with a nice right hand.
Bobblehead fails with a takedown attempt.
Bobblehead tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Bobblehead will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Bobby Bobblehead has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Bobblehead uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Priester.
Bobblehead uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Priester.
Bobblehead tries for a takedown but Priester sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Bobblehead misses with a double jab.
Priester looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bobblehead misses the shot to the body.
Priester lands a nice shot to the body.
Bobblehead tries to move into range but Priester moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Bobblehead keeps the fight on the outside.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Priester's jab looks to have found its range, popping Bobblehead under the eye.
Bobblehead rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Priester moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Bobblehead throws a lazy right hand but Priester sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.#T3#
Priester blocks a head kick by Bobblehead.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Priester! But no joy.
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.
Priester thumps Bobblehead with a low kick.
Priester connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Priester avoids the head kick by Bobblehead.
Priester lands a nice looking kick to the body. Bobblehead takes a step back to recover.
Priester cracks Bobblehead with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Priester darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Bobblehead throws a poor cross that misses
and Priester counters with a left to the body.
Priester scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.#CL2#
Priester moves into the clinch successfully.
Priester misses with a body punch. #T4#
Bobblehead's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Priester struggles to land a body shot inside as Bobblehead controls his hands.
Priester scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Priester lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Bobblehead works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Bobblehead lands with a left to the head. #BC#
Bobblehead breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Priester lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Bobblehead circles away quickly and effectively.
Bobblehead was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bobblehead keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Priester.
Priester moves forwards but Bobblehead connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Priester throws a nice outside leg kick.
Priester lands with a thumping leg kick.
Priester with the inside leg kick.
Bobblehead lands a two punch combo.

And that's the end of the fight!
Landon Priester comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Priester 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 Richard Clark scores the fight 45:50
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 45:50
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Landon Priester!

Landon Priester is the new lightweight champion!
After winning the bout, Landon Priester thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Main event

#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kodjia throws a head kick but Horse moves out of range.
Kodjia tries to land a front kick but Horse steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kodjia misses with a right hand #CL#
and Horse counters by clinching up.
Horse misses with a hook from the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Horse.
Kodjia managing to block the knees to the body from Horse.
Kodjia lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Horse tries to throw a body punch but Kodjia avoids it by throwing Horse back against the cage.
Kodjia tries to throw a body punch but Horse avoids it by throwing Kodjia back against the cage.
Horse tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Horse - that landed with a thud.
Horse digs a right hand underneath Kodjia's ribcage. Kodjia let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Horse blocks a body shot from Kodjia.
Horse tries to work over Kodjia's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Horse can't find room to land a body shot as Kodjia controls the action.
Kodjia swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Horse misses with a body punch.
Kodjia blocks a body shot from Horse.
Horse blocking some punches.
Kodjia works on Horse's body with a couple of short punches.
Horse is breathing heavily.
Kodjia gets through Horse's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.#T1#
Kodjia misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kodjia tries to land knees in the clinch but Horse avoids the damage to the body.
Kodjia digs a right hand into Horse's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Horse's gas tank.
Kodjia crunches a lovely knee into Horse's ribcage.
Kodjia misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Horse.
Kodjia pushes Horse back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kodjia lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Horse avoiding damage as Kodjia throws knees to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Horse fails to land.
Kodjia lands with a left to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kodjia.
Horse's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Kodjia has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Horse seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Kodjia can turn it around.
A short left from Kodjia.
Kodjia lands a hook that snaps the head of Horse backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kodjia lands with a light punch inside.
Kodjia lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Kodjia blocks an uppercut.
Kodjia is working Horse over against the cage.
Kodjia lands a right hand.
Kodjia lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Kodjia lands a body shot. #T2#
Horse managing to block the knees to the body from Kodjia.
Kodjia struggles to land a body shot inside as Horse controls his hands.
Horse tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kodjia works on Horse's body with a couple of short punches.
Kodjia lands a hook that snaps the head of Horse backwards.
Kodjia is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Horse is defending well for now.
Kodjia lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Kodjia tries a knee to the head but Horse blocks it.
Kodjia blocks a body shot from Horse.
Good body shot from Kodjia.
Kodjia can't find room to land a body shot as Horse controls the action.
Kodjia lands a body punch in the clinch.
A right hook to the body lands for Kodjia.
Kodjia lands a shoulder strike.
Kodjia struggles to land a body shot inside as Horse controls his hands.
A short left from Kodjia.
Kodjia lands a nice uppercut.#ROC2#Horse is rocked!
Kodjia lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Horse to his knees! Kodjia keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Franck Kodjia!
As Franck Kodjia got his breath back, he grabbed the microphone and managed to blurt out the following: Ride or Die ...outlaw stand up'.

 

 
 
 
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