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Event: PFC 276 Petrov vs Sitsongrit     
Date:   Jul 03, 2021
#R1#
Petrov misses with a double jab.
Sitsongrit will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Sitsongrit connects with a right hand. Petrov shakes it off.
Sitsongrit bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sitsongrit tries to move into range but Petrov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
A punch lands to the side of Petrov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Sitsongrit blocks a jab.
Sitsongrit misses with a body punch
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Sitsongrit ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Petrov checks a leg kick nicely.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range nicely.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Sitsongrit throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nice body kick from Sitsongrit.
Nice cross by Petrov.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sitsongrit manages to avoid it.
We've been told by Petrov's head coaches at Desert Fitness & Training (14 Elite Coaches) that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Sitsongrit closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Sitsongrit missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.#T1#
Petrov chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Petrov throws a nice looking combination but Sitsongrit bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Sitsongrit blocks a head kick by Petrov.
It seemed like Sitsongrit was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sitsongrit is looking to chop away at Petrov's legs.
A punch combination from Petrov misses.
Petrov tries to bum rush Sitsongrit with a series of wild strikes but Sitsongrit uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Sitsongrit has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Petrov has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Sitsongrit.
A slapping leg kick lands for Sitsongrit.
Nice body kick from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Petrov with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Sitsongrit to score with a decent uppercut.
The fighters circling - Sitsongrit throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Sitsongrit throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid 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!
Sitsongrit takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Petrov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
The fighters circle momentarily. Petrov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Sitsongrit keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Petrov moves into range and connects with a jab. #T2#
A big left from Petrov misses.
Sergei Petrov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook.
A good leg kick by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Sitsongrit scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A solid leg kick lands there for Sitsongrit.
Petrov fails in his attempt to clinch.
Petrov thows a body kick. Sitsongrit tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Petrov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Petrov scores with a jab.
Petrov throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Sitsongrit misses with a body punch
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Sitsongrit throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sitsongrit slips a straight right by Petrov.
Sitsongrit misses with a wild body shot.
Sitsongrit avoids the head kick by Petrov. #T3#
Petrov lands a body shot.
Sitsongrit digs a good hook to Petrov's body.
A left lands for Petrov.
Petrov catches Sitsongrit with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Petrov is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Sitsongrit lands a nice looking kick to the body. Petrov takes a step back to recover.
Petrov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Sitsongrit. Sitsongrit obviously looking to wear him down.
Sitsongrit throws a low kick, looking for Petrov's leg but Petrov calmly moves out of range.
Sitsongrit lands a jab to Petrov's midsection.
Petrov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Sitsongrit on the side of the head.
Sitsongrit bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Petrov's head backwards.
Petrov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov misses the jab.
Sitsongrit scoring well with a low kick there.
Nice jab there from Petrov.
Petrov lands the left hand.
A jab from Sitsongrit does it's job there.
Sitsongrit showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Petrov.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Sitsongrit! But no joy.#T4#
Petrov takes one on the button.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Sitsongrit lands a right hook to the body.
Petrov lands a jab.
Petrov throws a push kick but Sitsongrit slaps the foot to one side.
Petrov digs a good hook to Sitsongrit's body.
Sitsongrit throws a low kick but it's checked well by Petrov.
Sitsongrit misses the shot to the body.
Sitsongrit keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Sitsongrit is out of range.
Petrov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sitsongrit throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov misses with a head kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sitsongrit clobbers Petrov with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Petrov misses with a head kick.
Sitsongrit fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Petrov keeps the fight on the outside.
Petrov tries to clinch but Sitsongrit is having none of it.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
It seemed like Sitsongrit was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov staying out of range there.
Petrov swinging wildly here.
Petrov throws out a leg kick but Sitsongrit moves out of range and Petrov only half commits.
Sitsongrit throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
A lazy left from Petrov finds it's target.
Sitsongrit lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Sitsongrit chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Petrov can pounce on him.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Petrov checks a leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
It seemed like Sitsongrit was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Sitsongrit is looking to chop away at Petrov's legs.
Sergei Petrov is winning the standup battle so far.
Petrov throws a leg kick that misses.
Sitsongrit slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Sitsongrit lands a jab to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sitsongrit listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Sitsongrit throws a hard body shot but it just misses. #T1#
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sitsongrit sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sitsongrit lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Petrov at a distance.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov looks to land a body kick but Sitsongrit moved away.
Sitsongrit throws out a counter right but Petrov avoids it with no problem.
Sitsongrit cracks Petrov with an open hand slap.
Sitsongrit attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Petrov throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Sitsongrit's head.
Sitsongrit misses with a body kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov swings for the body but Sitsongrit moves out of range.
Sitsongrit throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Sitsongrit throws a low kick but Petrov moves out of range easily.
Sitsongrit fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Petrov.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Sitsongrit's shoulder, as Sitsongrit tries to avoid the shot.
Sitsongrit fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.#T2#
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Petrov throws a right and a left that Sitsongrit avoids nicely.
A nice leg kick lands there from Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit blocks it.
Sitsongrit now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Petrov moves into range and connects with a jab.
Petrov throws a leg kick but Sitsongrit sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Petrov tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Sitsongrit paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sitsongrit moves away.
Petrov throws the left hand but Sitsongrit avoids the punch easily.
Sitsongrit lands a really nice looking cross but Petrov seems unphased.
Sitsongrit connects with a right hand. Petrov shakes it off.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Petrov checks a leg kick.
Petrov wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Sitsongrit scores with a kick to the midsection.
A nice leg kick from Sitsongrit, right into the meat of the thigh.
Sitsongrit throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sitsongrit throws a half hearted mid kick.
Sitsongrit throws a big shot that misses.
Sitsongrit with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Sitsongrit scores with a sloppy right hand. Petrov should have avoided that one.
Sitsongrit connects with a solid leg kick. #T3#
Petrov jabs at Sitsongrit's body.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sitsongrit feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Petrovs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Petrov tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Sitsongrit paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sitsongrit.
A head kick by Petrov misses
and Sitsongrit counters with a left to the body.
A big right from Sitsongrit misses.
As Sitsongrit tries to get set, Petrov tries to push him back and clinch up but Sitsongrit manages to avoid the attempt.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov tries to close the distance and clinch but Sitsongrit swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Sitsongrit misses with a looping right.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Sitsongrit's jab looks to have found its range, popping Petrov under the eye.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A big left from Petrov misses. #T4#
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Sitsongrit tries to land a leg kick but Petrov saw it coming and moves away.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the body kick from Petrov.
A countering left hand to the body from Sitsongrit misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Sitsongrit lands a nice leg kick that just misses Petrov's sensitive parts.
Sitsongrit swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sitsongrit. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov misses with a low kick as Sitsongrit jumps back.
Petrov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Sitsongrit throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Sitsongrit only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Petrov lands with a thumping leg kick.
Petrov tests Sitsongrit's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sitsongrit takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Petrov on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Petrov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Sitsongrits jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
A looping hook to the body misses from Sitsongrit. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov feinted there with a counter leg kick.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit 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.#R3#
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov moves out of range as Sitsongrit strikes.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Sitsongrit looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Petrov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sitsongrit stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Sitsongrit bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A good leg kick by Petrov.
Petrov tries to clinch up but Sitsongrit circles away and keeps his distance.
Petrov throws a right hand that Sitsongrit ducks under and follows up with a left that Sitsongrit also avoids with ease.
Sitsongrit cracks Petrov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Sitsongrit scores with a kick to the midsection.
Petrov connects with a leg kick.
Sitsongrit avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range.
A lazy left from Petrov finds it's target.
Sitsongrit misses with a straight left.
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!
Nice body kick there by Sitsongrit.#T1#
Petrov pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Sitsongrit checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Sitsongrit gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Sitsongrit works Petrov's body with a nice hook.
Sitsongrit has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Good work by Petrov as he checks the leg kick.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Sitsongrit's head but Sitsongrit sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov scores with a head kick. Sitsongrit tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Petrov slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Petrov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws a head kick but Sitsongrit moves out of range.
Sitsongrit tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Sitsongrit.
Petrov looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Sitsongrit throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Sitsongrit. Sitsongrit circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sitsongrit throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Sitsongrit moves into range and connects with a jab. #T2#
Sitsongrit tried to score with a low kick but Petrov checks it.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
A jab from Sitsongrit misses.
Petrov throws a wild body kick that Sitsongrit sees coming a mile off.
Petrov misses with a head kick.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Sitsongrit.
Petrov walks into a left hand. #CL#
Petrov closes the distance and clinches. #BC#
Petrov escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Sitsongrit throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Petrov throws a sloppy head kick and Sitsongrit moves out of range easily.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick which misses Petrov's front leg but catches the back leg as Petrov tries to avoid it.
Sitsongrit throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sitsongrit throws out the jab.
Sitsongrit pushes Petrov away with a front kick.
Petrov fails in his attempt to clinch.
Petrov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.#T3#
A looping hook to the body misses from Sitsongrit. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick as Petrov jumps back.
Petrov goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Sitsongrit scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Sitsongrit fails in his attempt to clinch.
Petrov wants to clinch up but Sitsongrit keeps it at a distance.
A swing and a miss from Sitsongrit.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov defending well as Sitsongrit loads up on a big left hand.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Sitsongrit lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Sitsongrit buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Petrov cracks Sitsongrit with a good jab.
Sitsongrit throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Petrov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Sitsongrit's head.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sitsongrit.#T4#
Petrov attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Sitsongrit throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Sitsongrit is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov checks a leg kick.
Petrov throws a head kick that Sitsongrit semi-blocks.
Sitsongrit blocks a leg kick.
Petrov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range nicely.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Sitsongrit connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Petrov momentarily.
Sitsongrit takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Sitsongrit staying out of range there.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sitsongrit slips a jab and a cross from Petrov.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Sitsongrit is just out of range.
Sitsongrit throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Sitsongrit slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit just about did enough to take it.
That's time! Petrov's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R4#
Sitsongrit goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Sitsongrit! But no joy.
Petrov will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Sitsongrit is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Petrov is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Sitsongrit swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sitsongrit avoids the head kick by Petrov.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Petrov misses with a hook
and Sitsongrit counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Petrov lands with a nice body punch.
Sitsongrit misses with a looping right.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov slips a straight right by Sitsongrit.
Petrov wants to clinch.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Sitsongrit.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Petrov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot. #T1#
Sitsongrit looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Sitsongrit throws a nice inside leg kick.
Sitsongrit misses with a straight left.
Sitsongrit connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Petrov lands a really nice looking cross but Sitsongrit seems unphased.
Petrov lands with a hook. Sitsongrit tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Sitsongrit lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Petrov throws a head kick but Sitsongrit moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sitsongrit tried to score with a low kick but Petrov checks it.
Sitsongrit on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Sitsongrit with a hook.
Petrov takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Petrov lands a leg kick that knocks Sitsongrit off balance momentarily.
Sitsongrit scores with a jab to the jaw.#T2#
Petrov darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
An inside leg kick lands from Sitsongrit.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Sitsongrit bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Sitsongrit counters with a nice leg kick.
Petrov jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Petrov jabs Sitsongrit to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Sitsongrit lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Sitsongrit slips a straight right by Petrov.
Sitsongrit flicks out a counter leg kick but Petrov steps away.
Petrov misses with a low kick.
Sitsongrit scoring well with a low kick there.
Sitsongrit throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sitsongrit comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Sitsongrit fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Sitsongrit fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Petrov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Sitsongrit feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Petrovs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov tries to work over Sitsongrit's front leg with a kick but Sitsongrit checks it. #T3#
A slapping leg kick lands for Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Petrov pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sitsongrit 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.
Petrov blocks the body kick.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sitsongrit throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sitsongrit scores with a nice strike.
Sitsongrit missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Sitsongrit. Sitsongrit obviously looking to wear him down.
Sitsongrit blocks a head kick by Petrov.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit avoids it easily.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Sitsongrit saw that one coming.#T4#
Petrov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Sitsongrit counters with a good, hard body kick but Petrov shrugs it off.
Sitsongrit throws a solid leg kick but Petrov takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Sitsongrit.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov lands a really nice looking cross but Sitsongrit seems unphased. #CL#
Petrov moves into the clinch successfully.
Petrov can't find room to land a body shot as Sitsongrit controls the action.
Petrov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Sitsongrit prevents a body shot from Petrov.
Sitsongrit lands a left hand that snaps the head of Petrov backwards.
Petrov blocks an uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Petrov scores with a nice short uppercut.
Petrov lands a hook that snaps the head of Sitsongrit backwards.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit dominated that fourth round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare each other down, ready to get back to the action. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!#R5##CL#
Petrov pushes Sitsongrit up against the cage in a clinch.
Sitsongrit prevents a body shot from Petrov.
Sitsongrit tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A body shot lands from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sitsongrit blocks a body shot from Petrov.
Petrov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Petrov can't find room to land a body shot as Sitsongrit controls the action.
Petrov misses with the head strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A left hand lands to the body for Petrov.
Petrov cracks Sitsongrit with a nice body shot.
Petrov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sitsongrit's elbow.
Petrov misses with a body punch. #BC#
Petrov breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance. #T1#
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Sitsongrit swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Sitsongrit ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Sitsongrit avoids the head kick by Petrov.
Petrov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Sitsongrit counters with a right hand to the body.
Petrov misses with a two punch combination.
Sitsongrit lands a nice leg kick that just misses Petrov's sensitive parts.
A telegraphed right hand from Sitsongrit misses the target.
Sitsongrit looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Petrov takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Sitsongrit lands the left hand.
Sitsongrit keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Sitsongrit lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Petrov at a distance.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
A slapping leg kick lands for Petrov.
Sergei Petrov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Sitsongrit paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Sitsongrit keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A combination from Petrov does no damage.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Sitsongrit does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov checks a low kick from Sitsongrit.
Petrov slips under a jab from Sitsongrit.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sitsongrit. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
A jab from Sitsongrit misses.
Sitsongrit attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Petrov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Petrov scores with a hook to the body. Sitsongrit takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Sitsongrit checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit misses the jab.
Sitsongrit moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Petrov scores with a hook to the body. Sitsongrit takes a step back and tries to catch his breath. #T3#
Sitsongrit moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Sitsongrit with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Petrov to score with a decent uppercut.
Petrov scores with a head kick.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Sitsongrit - that will leave a mark!
Sitsongrit looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Sitsongrit stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Petrov.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sitsongrit moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
Petrov backing away here, and Sitsongrit unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
A decent looking cross lands there for Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Sitsongrit loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Petrov tries a head kick but it misses.
A lazy left from Petrov finds it's target.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A head kick by Petrov misses
and Sitsongrit counters with a low kick, right behind Petrov 's knee.
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit blocks it.#T4#
Sitsongrit avoids the head kick by Petrov.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Sitsongrit looks for the body kick but Petrov saw that one coming.
Petrov takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Sitsongrit is looking to clinch but Petrov is avoiding it.
Sitsongrit jabs Petrov right on the nose. Petrov blinks but takes it well.
Petrov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sitsongrit doesn't seem bothered though.
Sitsongrit lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Sitsongrit was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sitsongrit slips under a jab from Petrov.
Petrov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick which misses Petrov's front leg but catches the back leg as Petrov tries to avoid it.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit checks a leg kick nicely.
Petrov misses with a lunging right hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Sergei Petrov.
I think Sitsongrit has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Taro Takaoka scores the fight 47:49
Judge Yasuomi Hirokawa scores the fight 48:47
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit!

Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit is the new bantamweight champion!
A very excited looking Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.

 

Event: PFC 270 Petrov vs Williams     
Date:   Jun 06, 2021
#R1#
Williams steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Williams has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Williams throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Williams throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Williams lands a nice shot that snaps Petrov's head back.
Petrov lands a nice leg kick that just misses Williams's sensitive parts.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Williams takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Nice shot lands for Williams.
Williams ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Williams blocks a jab.
We've been told by Petrov's head coaches at Desert Fitness & Training (14 Elite Coaches) that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Williams now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Williams misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a hook. Williams ducked under it nicely.
Williams cracks Petrov with a good jab.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Williams throws out the jab.
Williams misses the jab.
Williams slips a straight right by Petrov.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Williams thows a left - swing and a miss!
Williams slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Petrov throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle. #CL#
Petrov takes the fight into the clinch. #T1#
Williams wants to break the clinch but can't.
Petrov misses with a short punch on the inside.
Petrov struggles to land a body shot inside as Williams controls his hands.
Petrov lands with a short shot to the head. #BC2#
Williams's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Petrov tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Petrov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Williams! But no joy.
Petrov fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Williams is out of range.
Williams throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot. #CL#
Petrov clinches up with Williams and pushes him back against the cage.
Petrov lands with a light punch inside. #TD2#
Williams jumps into guard, dragging Petrov to the mat.
Williams is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Petrov is controlling him. #SU#
Petrov gets to his feet. Williams looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son! #T2#
A decent looking cross lands there for Williams.
Petrov throws a series of punches but Williams avoids them all with ease.
Petrov lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Williams lands a head shot.
Williams misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Petrov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Williams misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Petrov throws a lazy body kick
and Williams counters with a nice uppercut.
Williams misses with a hook.
Williams bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Petrov's head.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Williams moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Williams.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Williams scores with a jab to the head.
Williams pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov throws a solid leg kick but Williams takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Petrov.
Petrov is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Williams's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Williams slips under a jab.
Williams swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Williams slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.#T3#
Petrov misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Williams.
Williams on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Williams is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Williams misses the shot to the body.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Williams misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
A swing and a miss from Williams.
A clash of legs there as Williams blocks the low kick.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body. #CL#
Petrov rushes Williams and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Petrov makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Williams can't get the takedown.
Petrov lands a body shot in the clinch. #BC#
Petrov's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Petrov lands a right hook to the body.
Williams throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Williams.
Williams throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Williams takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.#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!
Williams pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Williams might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Williams uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Williams thuds a left hand into Petrov's body.
Williams fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Williams bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Williams fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Petrov misses with a low kick.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Williams staying out of range there.
Petrov throws a leg kick that misses.
Williams misses with a straight left.
Williams avoids the body shot from Petrov.
Petrov lands with an uppercut that bounces Williams off the cage and back into range.
Petrov tries a head kick but it misses.
Petrov throws a head kick that misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Williams throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A swing and a miss from Williams.
Petrov cracks Williams with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Williams throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.#R2#
Williams misses with an uppercut.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Williams ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
Petrov dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Williams. That did some damage!
Decent striking displayed by Petrov there.
A head kick misses from Petrov.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Williams.
It appears Petrov was looking to counter with a kick there.
Williams lands a head shot.
Petrov slips under a jab from Williams.
And Petrov counters with a quick kick to the body but Williams blocks it.
Petrov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Petrov slips a straight right by Williams.
Williams loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Williams.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Williams.
Petrov went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Petrov misses the jab.
Williams slips a jab from Petrov.
Williams uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Williams is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Petrov with a body shot.
Petrov throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Williams throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Williams slips a straight right by Petrov.#T1#
Williams throws a jab when Petrov was well out of range.
Petrov tests Williams's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Williams.
Petrov staying out of range there.
Petrov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Williams swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Petrov connects with a single shot there.
Williams misses with a looping right.
Williams connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Williams stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Wayne Williams seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov thinks about countering with a body kick.
A big left from Williams misses.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Petrov takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Williams jabs Petrov right on the nose. Petrov blinks but takes it well.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov throws the kick towards the body but Williams avoids it.
Williams looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Williams moved out of range.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Williams.#T2#
Petrov connects with a solid leg kick.
Williams lands with a shot to the body.
Petrov misses with a head kick.
Williams steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Petrov defending well as Williams loads up on a big left hand.
Williams looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov staying out of range there.
Williams is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Petrov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Williams.
Petrov is looking to counter the offense by Williams and move into the clinch.
Williams moves out of range of the leg kick from Petrov.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Williams.#CL#
Petrov moves into the clinch.
Petrov goes for a body shot but it's blocked. #BC2#
Williams's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Williams lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Williams scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Petrov doesn't seem bothered though.
Petrov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.#T3#
Petrov tries a head kick but it misses.
Petrov throws a body punch but Williams moves out of range.
Williams misses with a looping left.
Williams connects with a crisp jab.
Williams ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Williams throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Petrov throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Williams thows a left - swing and a miss!
Williams jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Williams manages to avoid it.
Williams throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Petrov throws a head kick but Williams moves out of range.
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by Williams.
Williams swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Petrov.
A swing and a miss from Williams.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Williams throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Williams takes a jab right on the kisser.
Williams swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Williams at a distance.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Williams doesn't seem bothered though.
Petrov moves out of range as Williams strikes.
Williams just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromPetrov.#T4#
Williams swings and misses with a hook to the body.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Petrov.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Williams ducks down to avoid it.
Williams throws out a counter right but Petrov avoids it with no problem.
Williams missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov moves out of range as Williams strikes.
Petrov takes a swing at Williams's ribcage but misses.
Williams throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Williams misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Williams.
Williams appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Williams fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Williams on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Williams takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Williams has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Williams there as he acknowledges the shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov tries to clinch up but Williams circles away and keeps his distance.
Petrov looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Williams.
Williams misses with a body shot.
Williams swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Williams takes one to the side of the head.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Wayne Williams showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R3#
Petrov tries to clinch but Williams moves out of range.
Decent striking displayed by Williams there.
Williams misses with a looping left.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Williams.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Williams swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Williams pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Williams throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Williams.
Petrov with a jab.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
A slow jab from Williams misses its intended target.
Petrov looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Williams swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Williams defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Williams looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Williams lands a nice hook to Petrov's body. Petrov takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov slips under a jab from Williams.
Petrov jabs Williams to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Williams blocks a head kick by Petrov.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Williams uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
The fight stays on the outside here - Petrov looks like he's thinking about clinching though.#T1#
Williams misses with a hook
and Petrov counters with a nice body shot.
Petrov throws a head kick but Williams moves out of range.
Williams misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Williams loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Petrov has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Williams finds it's way round the side to connect with Petrov's head.
Petrov takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Williams uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Williams's shoulder, as Williams tries to avoid the shot.
Petrov thuds a left hand into Williams's body.
Williams missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Petrov moves out of range as Williams strikes.
As Williams tries to get set, Petrov tries to push him back and clinch up but Williams manages to avoid the attempt.
Williams swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
A jab from Williams misses.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Williams.
Petrov 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.
Williams slips under a jab from Petrov.
Petrov thuds his shin into the meat of Williams's side.#T2#
Nice straight punches there by Williams. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Williams.
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!
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Williams.
Petrov connects with a high kick.
Williams lands a nice looking body shot.
Williams lands a jab to the nose.
Petrov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov throws a wild body kick that Williams sees coming a mile off.
Williams throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov. #CL#
Petrov clinches up with Williams and pushes him back against the cage.
Petrov works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Petrov tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Petrov misses with a short punch on the inside. #BC#
Petrov breaks from the clinch.
Petrov slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Williams looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
Williams misses with a looping left.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Petrov delivers a nice body kick.#T3#
A head kick misses from Petrov.
Williams takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Williams lands a nice shot to the body.
Williams lands with a straight right. Petrov didn't see that one coming.
Petrov throws a head kick that misses. #CL#
Petrov has managed to clinch.
Petrov misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Williams can't break the clinch.
Williams prevents a body shot from Petrov.
Petrov tries to throw a body punch but Williams avoids it by throwing Petrov back against the cage.
Petrov tries to work over Williams's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Petrov.
A right hook to the body lands for Petrov.
Petrov swings wildly with an uppercut but Williams uses good head movement to avoid it. #T4#
Williams blocks a body shot from Petrov.
Petrov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Petrov struggles to land a body shot inside as Williams controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Petrov fails to land.
Petrov lands a nice uppercut.
Williams wants a takedown.
Petrov struggles to land a body shot inside as Williams controls his hands.
Petrov tries to work over Williams's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Williams prevents a body shot from Petrov.
Petrov tries to work over Williams's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Petrov tries a body shot but Williams blocks it.
Petrov tries to throw a body punch but Williams avoids it by throwing Petrov back against the cage.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Sergei Petrov did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R4#
Williams connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Petrov's hands.
A looping hook to the body misses from Williams. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
A quick step to the side and Petrov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Williams misses with a hook
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
Petrov misses with a head kick.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
Williams bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Williams now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Williams fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Petrov moves out of range as Williams strikes.
Williams lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Petrov at a distance.
Williams throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Williams throws out the jab.
Williams misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov counters with a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Williams fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
As Williams looks to move away, Petrov throws a big counter combo but Williams just gets out of the way.
The fighters circling - Williams throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Williams paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Williams displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Williams throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Petrov has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Williams finds it's way round the side to connect with Petrov's head. #T1#
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov lands a right hook to the body.
Petrov scores with a nice strike.
Petrov dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Williams. That did some damage!
Williams pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Williams manages to avoid it.
Williams lands a body shot.
Williams ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
A big right from Williams misses.
Williams lands with a straight right. Petrov didn't see that one coming.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov tries to clinch up but Williams circles away and keeps his distance.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Williams loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Williams scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Williams lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Williams connects with a crisp jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A swing and a miss from Williams.#T2#
Williams misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Williams.
Williams just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Williams misses with a hook.
Petrov seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Williams.
Williams takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Williams throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Williams ducks down to avoid it.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Williams crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Petrov - the referee stops the clock and Williams gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Petrov. Williams manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Petrov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Williams lands with a nice body punch.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Williams.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Williams uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Petrov has time to react.
Williams swats away the attempt to clinch by Petrov.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot. #T3#
Petrov connects with a nice looking jab.
Williams throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov connects with a jab.
Petrov tries a head kick but it misses.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Williams slips the punch.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Williams is out of range.
It seemed like Williams was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Williams sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Williams throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov is looking to clinch but Williams is avoiding it.
Williams blocks a jab.
Williams throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Petrov fails to land with a series of punches.
Williams looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Williams. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
A swing and a miss from Williams.
Petrov jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Williams swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.#T4#
Williams throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Williams just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov moves out of range as Williams strikes.
Petrov takes one to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A cross from Williams lands.
Petrov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Williams stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Nice cross by Williams.
Petrov slips under a jab from Williams.
Williams misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Williams blocks a jab.
Petrov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Petrov misses with a series of wild punches.
Williams tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Williams.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Williams.
Williams looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Williams on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Petrov. Petrov obviously looking to wear him down.
Williams throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Petrov there as he acknowledges the shot.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Wayne Williams will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!#R5#
Petrov lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Petrov.
Williams connects with a crisp jab.
Williams misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Nice cross by Williams.
A jab from Williams finds it's way through Petrov's defenses.
Petrov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Petrov misses with a body shot
and Williams connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Williams swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Williams.
Williams jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Williams just misses with a punch 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!
Petrov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Williams counters with a stiff right hand.
Petrov turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Petrov takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Petrov lands a slapping body shot.
Williams slips a jab from Petrov.
Petrov tries to clinch but Williams is having none of it.
Good shot there by Petrov.
The fighters circling - Williams throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Williams's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.#T1#
Williams tests Petrov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Petrov lunges at Williams with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Williams's hand.
Petrov slips under a jab from Williams.
Williams keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land. #CL#
Petrov closes the distance and clinches.
Petrov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Williams fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Petrov gets through Williams's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Petrov tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Petrov lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Williams backwards.
Williams prevents a body shot from Petrov. #BC2#
Williams pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Petrov cracks a nice hook into Williams's ribs.#T2#
Petrov jabs at Williams's body.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Williams moved out of range nicely.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Williams.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!#CL#
Petrov moves into the clinch.#BC#
Petrov breaks from the clinch.
Petrov slips a straight right by Williams.
Petrov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Petrov slips under a jab from Williams.
Petrov takes one to the side of the head.
Petrov is looking to land body kicks.
Williams throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Williams throws a big shot that misses.
Williams throws a jab when Petrov was well out of range.
Petrov throws a body kick that misses.
A big left from Williams misses.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Williams moved out of range nicely.
A big left from Williams misses.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.#T3#
Williams misses with a straight right.
Petrov buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Williams throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov tried to counter with a leg kick but Williams avoided it.
Nice uppercut there from Williams.
Williams throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Petrov moves out of range as Williams strikes.
Petrov tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A big left from Williams misses.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Petrov misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Williams blocks a leg kick.
Petrov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Williams.
Petrov throws a body punch but Williams moves out of range.
A big right from Williams misses.
Williams pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Williams waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.#T4#
Williams blocks a head kick by Petrov.
Williams swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov misses with a hook. Williams ducked under it nicely.
Williams walks into a left hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Williams avoids a kick to the body.
Petrov lands with an overhand left.
Williams fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Petrov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Williams's head but Williams sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Williams throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov slips under a jab from Williams.
Petrov lands with a shot to the body.
Petrov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Petrov moves out of range as Williams strikes.
Petrov moves in looking to clinch but Williams pushes him off.
Petrov connects with a single shot there.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Williams moves away.
Petrov throws a right and a left that Williams avoids nicely.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Sergei Petrov.
I think Petrov 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 48:47
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 48:47
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!

Sergei Petrov retains his bantamweight title!
Sergei Petrov decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: PFC 266 Poli vs Graves     
Date:   May 16, 2021
#R1#
Sitsongrit connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Petrov momentarily.
Sitsongrit takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook.
A jab from Sitsongrit misses.
Sitsongrit scores with a jab. Petrov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Sitsongrit scores with a jab to the body.
Sitsongrit misses with a right hand
and Sitsongrit takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sitsongrit on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Sitsongrit throws a quick inside leg kick.
Sitsongrit is looking to clinch.
Nice uppercut there from Sitsongrit.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Decent striking displayed by Petrov there.
Petrov moves out of range as Sitsongrit strikes.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Sitsongrit fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Petrov misses with the combination.
Sitsongrit buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Sitsongrit looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Sitsongrit misses with a looping right.#T1#
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Nice defenses there by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Nice uppercut lands for Petrov. That snapped Sitsongrit's head back.
Petrov scores with a sloppy right hand. Sitsongrit should have avoided that one.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
A little jabbing left from Petrov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Petrov takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Sitsongrit cracks Petrov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Sitsongrit misses with a looping right.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sitsongrit. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov throws a nice looking combination but Sitsongrit bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Sitsongrit wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Sitsongrit throws a good cross that connects.
Petrov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A jab from Petrov misses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sitsongrit takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Sitsongrit throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Nice body punch from Petrov.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.#T2#
Sitsongrit pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sitsongrit scores with a decent looking hook.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Sitsongrit with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A clash of legs there as Sitsongrit blocks the low kick.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Sitsongrit displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Petrov throws a right hand that Sitsongrit ducks under and follows up with a left that Sitsongrit also avoids with ease.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with an outside leg kick.
Sitsongrit moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook.
Petrov sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Sitsongrit throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov connects with a jab.
Sitsongrit with a hook.
Good work by Petrov as he checks the leg kick.#T3#
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
The fighters circle momentarily. Petrov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Sitsongrit saw that one coming.
Petrov attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sitsongrit throws a shot to the body.
Sitsongrit just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Sitsongrit on the side of the head.
Sitsongrit connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
A swing and a miss from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit slips under a jab from Petrov.
Petrov is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Petrov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov connects with a body shot that sends Sitsongrit's belly button to the back.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range.
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot.
Sitsongrit is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Sitsongrit looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
A little jabbing left from Petrov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Petrov blocks a jab.#T4#
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Sitsongrit's shoulder, as Sitsongrit tries to avoid the shot.
No joy there for Petrov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Sitsongrit uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Sitsongrit finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A good leg kick by Sitsongrit.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Sitsongrit looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Sitsongrit lands a jab to the nose.
Sitsongrit connects with a body shot that sends Petrov's belly button to the back.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sitsongrit fires out a quick counter leg kick but Petrov just manages to avoid it.
Sitsongrit fakes the leg kick and cracks Petrov in the body.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sitsongrit is looking to chop away at Petrov's legs.
Sitsongrit misses with a lunging right hand
and Sitsongrit takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sitsongrit connects with a solid leg kick.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Sitsongrit was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Sitsongrit's head but Sitsongrit sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!#R2#
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range.
Sitsongrit connects with an inside leg kick.
Petrov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Sitsongrit lands a nice looking body shot.
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit avoids it easily.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Petrov connects with a looping right hand.
Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit is winning the standup battle so far.
Sitsongrit keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Sitsongrit tries to work over Petrov's front leg with a kick but Petrov checks it.
Sitsongrit blocks a jab.
Petrov slips under a jab from Sitsongrit.
Petrov scores with a hook.
Petrov cracks Sitsongrit with an open hand slap.
Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Sitsongrit scores with a jab to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov throws a shot to the body.
Sitsongrit just misses with a punch to the body.
Sitsongrit slips under a jab.
Petrov is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight. #T1#
Petrov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick as Petrov jumps back.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Sitsongrit's shoulder, as Sitsongrit tries to avoid the shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sitsongrit. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sitsongrit tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Petrov is able to avoid easily.
Sitsongrit throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Sitsongrit. That did some damage!
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Sitsongrit swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Nice defenses there by Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws a jab when Sitsongrit was well out of range.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sitsongrit manages to avoid it.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sitsongrit sees it coming and avoids it easily.#T2#
Sitsongrit takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Petrov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Sitsongrit uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Petrov has time to react.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sitsongrit thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sitsongrit scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Petrov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Sitsongrit closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Petrov tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Petrov cracks a nice hook into Sitsongrit's ribs.
Sitsongrit fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Nice cross by Petrov.
Petrov throws a series of punches but Sitsongrit moves out of range.
Petrov is looking to chop away at Sitsongrit's legs.
A little feinted left hand from Sitsongrit on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Sitsongrit ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sitsongrit throws a low kick but it's checked well by Petrov.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A jab from Sitsongrit misses.
Sitsongrit takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.#T3#
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sitsongrit was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Petrov gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
Sitsongrit walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Petrov checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
A counter left hand to the body from Sitsongrit misses its target.
Sitsongrit takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Sitsongrit saw that one coming.
Sitsongrit thumps Petrov with a low kick.
Petrov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Sitsongrit appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Sitsongrit throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Sitsongrit uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Sitsongrit throws a half hearted mid kick.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Sitsongrit staying out of range there.
Sitsongrit takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing. #T4#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Sitsongrit bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sitsongrit throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sitsongrit.
Petrov walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Sitsongrit checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
An attempted straight right counter from Sitsongrit misses the target.#CL#
Sitsongrit closes the distance and clinches.
Sitsongrit misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Sitsongrit tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Petrov struggles to land a body shot inside as Sitsongrit controls his hands.
Petrov blocks an uppercut.
Sitsongrit throws a punch but it's blocked by Petrov. #BC2#
Petrov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Petrov takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by Sitsongrit.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit 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.
Sitsongrit throws a shot to the body.
Sitsongrit moves into range and connects with a jab.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R3#
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Sitsongrit has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Sitsongrit throws a good cross that connects.
Sitsongrit loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Petrov appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Petrov slips a straight right by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit misses with a body punch
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Sitsongrit misses with a left hand
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Sitsongrit throws a right hand that misses
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A cross from Petrov lands.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Petrov gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sitsongrit scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Petrov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sitsongrit manages to avoid it.
Sitsongrit tried to counter with a leg kick but Petrov avoided it.#T1#
Petrov misses with a jab to the body
and Sitsongrit counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Sitsongrit buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Sitsongrit misses the target.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sitsongrit.
A big right from Sitsongrit misses.
Sitsongrit thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sitsongrit keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Petrov throws a nice looking combination but Sitsongrit bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sitsongrit walks into a jab.
Sitsongrit throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Sitsongrit avoids it with no problem.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Petrov doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Sitsongrit shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down. #T2#
Petrov misses with a double jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but Petrov moved away.
Nice jab there from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit walks into a stiff left hand from Petrov.
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Petrov lands a jab.
Sitsongrit scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Sitsongrit looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
Nice straight punches there by Petrov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Petrov.
Petrov lands with a shot to the body.
A nice inside leg kick there by Sitsongrit. That's going to slow Petrov down.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick.
A low kick lands for Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit misses with a looping left.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A punch lands to the side of Sitsongrit 's head but he takes it in his stride.#T3#
Nice defenses there by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit connects with a leg kick.
Sitsongrit moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Petrov swings for the body but Sitsongrit moves out of range.
Petrov fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Sitsongrit is out of range.
Petrov checks a leg kick.
Petrov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Sitsongrit was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A jab lands there for Petrov.
Sitsongrit steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Sitsongrit scores with a jab to the jaw.
Petrov defending well as Sitsongrit loads up on a big left hand.
Sitsongrit is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Petrov misses with a right hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a straight right hand.
Sitsongrit throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.#T4#
Sitsongrit showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Petrov.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Sitsongrit at a distance. #CL#
Sitsongrit gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Sitsongrit doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Petrov is trying to break the clinch but Sitsongrit is controlling him.
Sitsongrit throws a punch but it's blocked by Petrov.
Sitsongrit misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Sitsongrit blocks a body shot from Petrov.
Petrov wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Petrov misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov prevents a body shot from Sitsongrit.
Petrov is trying to break the clinch but Sitsongrit is controlling him.
Petrov misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Petrov lands a right hand that snaps the head of Sitsongrit backwards.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit lands a shoulder strike.
Petrov has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Sitsongrit seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Petrov can turn it around.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov is trying to break free.
Petrov scores with a nice hook to the head.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Sergei Petrov just about did enough to take it.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R4#
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Petrov has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Sitsongrit misses with a leg kick
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sitsongrit works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Sitsongrit misses with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Sitsongrit thinking.
Sitsongrit connects with a looping right hand.
Sitsongrit tries a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
Sitsongrit slips a straight right by Petrov.
Petrov slips a straight right by Sitsongrit.
A solid leg kick lands there for Petrov.
Sitsongrit scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sitsongrit throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Sitsongrit looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Sitsongrit throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sitsongrit tries to clinch
letting Petrov counter with a right hand. #T1#
Petrov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Sitsongrit at a distance.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov blocks a leg kick.
Sitsongrit connects with a jab.
Sitsongrit walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Petrov checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick.
Petrov swings wildly with a couple of big hooks #CL#
and Sitsongrit counters by moving into the clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit prevents Petrov from breaking the clinch.
Petrov misses with a body punch.
Petrov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Petrov is looking to break free of the clinch but Sitsongrit has double underhooks.
A right hand to the body from Petrov.
Sitsongrit tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Petrov is trying to break free.
Petrov lands a left hand that snaps the head of Sitsongrit backwards.
Sitsongrit lands a left hand that snaps the head of Petrov backwards.
Petrov scores with a hook to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Sitsongrit fails to land. #T2##BC2#
Petrov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Petrov lands with a hook. Sitsongrit tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Petrov throws an off balance right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Petrov scores with a body shot.
Sitsongrit throws a body kick that misses.
Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Sitsongrit throws a sloppy body shot
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Sitsongrit takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Petrov jabs Sitsongrit to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Sitsongrit displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Sitsongrit avoids the body shot from Petrov.
An attempted straight right counter from Sitsongrit misses the target.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit slips under a jab from Petrov.
Sitsongrit connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Petrov momentarily. #T3#
Sitsongrit misses with a leg kick. #CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
A frustrated look appears on Petrov's face as he tries to break the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Sitsongrit.
Petrov misses with some punches.
Petrov cracks Sitsongrit with a nice body shot.
Sitsongrit lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Petrov backwards.
Petrov can't find room to land a body shot as Sitsongrit controls the action. #BC2#
Petrov breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Sitsongrit walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Petrov checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov blocks a low kick nicely.
Petrov scores with a jab. Sitsongrit acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Nice jab there from Petrov.
Sitsongrit tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut. #T4#
A clash of legs there as Petrov blocks the low kick.
Sitsongrit on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Petrov. Petrov obviously looking to wear him down.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sitsongrit scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Sitsongrit rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sitsongrit throws a nice inside leg kick.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sitsongrit sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sitsongrit is looking to counter punch.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sitsongrit throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sitsongrit lands with a nice body punch.
A telegraphed right hand from Sitsongrit misses the target.
Petrov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Petrov now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Petrov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sitsongrit stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Sitsongrit tries to clinch but Petrov is having none of it.
Sitsongrit throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!#R5#
Petrov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sitsongrit jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sitsongrit was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Petrov lands a glancing blow to the side of Sitsongrit's head.
Petrov works Sitsongrit's body with a nice hook.
Sitsongrit checks the leg kick.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Sitsongrit ducks down to avoid it.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Sitsongrit's shoulder, as Sitsongrit tries to avoid the shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Petrov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Petrov throws a shot to the body.
Sitsongrit scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Sitsongrit sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Petrov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.#T1#
Petrov throws a quick inside leg kick.
Petrov moves into range and connects with a jab.
A decent looking cross lands there for Petrov.
Sitsongrit takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sitsongrit throws out the jab.
Sitsongrit looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Petrov moves out of range of the leg kick from Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws a good cross that connects.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Sitsongrit throws a wild body kick that Petrov sees coming a mile off.
Sitsongrit throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses. #T2#
Sitsongrit dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Petrov. That did some damage!
Petrov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov jabs Sitsongrit right on the nose. Sitsongrit blinks but takes it well.
Sitsongrit defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Sitsongrit misses the target.
Sitsongrit takes one to the side of the head.
Petrov misses with a lunging right hand #CL#
and Sitsongrit counters by moving into the clinch.
Sergei Petrov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Still in the clinch, Sitsongrit scores with a nice short uppercut.
Sitsongrit misses with a body punch.
Petrov tries to work over Sitsongrit's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target. #BC#
Sitsongrit breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Sitsongrit uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Sitsongrit throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit avoids it easily.
Sitsongrit tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Petrov scores with a sloppy right hand. Sitsongrit should have avoided that one. #T3#
Sitsongrit ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Sitsongrit tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Sitsongrit fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Sitsongrit takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Sitsongrit throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nice cross by Sitsongrit.
Petrov misses with the combination.
Nice cross by Petrov.
Sitsongrit tries to score with a low kick but Petrov moves his leg out of the way.
Sitsongrit takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Petrov tests Sitsongrit's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Petrov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.#T4#
Sitsongrit throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Sitsongrit throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sitsongrit throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Sitsongrit displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Petrov cracks a nice hook into Sitsongrit's ribs.
A bone on bone clash there as Petrov blocks the leg kick.
Petrov lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Left hook, right uppercut from Petrov.
Petrov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A shot to the liver by Sitsongrit. Beautiful body shot.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Sitsongrit's head but Sitsongrit sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sitsongrit swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Petrov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Petrov digs a good body shot into Sitsongrit's ribs.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 46:49
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 46:50
Judge Kenichi Hosakawa scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!

Sergei Petrov is the new bantamweight champion!
Sergei Petrov spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.

 

Event: PFC 259 Petrov vs Sitsongrit     
Date:   Apr 11, 2021
#R1#
Sitsongrit throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Sitsongrit has time to react.
Sitsongrit misses with a wild body shot.
Sitsongrit misses the body punch
and Petrov counters with a left and a right that stings Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Petrov lands a jab to Sitsongrit's midsection.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sitsongrit. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov misses with a hook. Sitsongrit ducked under it nicely.
Sitsongrit feints and then cracks Petrov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Petrov down.
Petrov takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Sitsongrit throws a jab when Petrov was well out of range.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Sitsongrit scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov scores with a jab.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Petrov takes a swing at Sitsongrit's ribcage but misses.
Sitsongrit tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws a leg kick but Sitsongrit sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Petrov takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Sitsongrit scores with a nice head shot.
Petrov walks into a stiff left hand from Sitsongrit.#T1#
Sitsongrit finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Sitsongrit tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Petrov manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Sitsongrit's corner calls for a 1-2. Sitsongrit obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sitsongrit connects with a good right hand that stumbles Petrov. Petrov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.#CL2#
Sitsongrit rushes Petrov and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Sitsongrit misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Sitsongrit backwards.
Sitsongrit working some nice short punches in the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Petrov.
Sitsongrit digs a right hand underneath Petrov's ribcage. Petrov let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Petrov lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Sitsongrit backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sitsongrit prevents a body shot from Petrov. #BC#
Petrov breaks the clinch.
Petrov pivots, looking for a leg kick but Sitsongrit is out of range and Petrov settles back down.
Sitsongrit goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Sitsongrit catches Petrov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!#T2#
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sitsongrit.
Petrov is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sitsongrit.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Sitsongrit manages to avoid it.
Sitsongrit tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Petrov cracks a nice hook into Sitsongrit's ribs.
Petrov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sitsongrit doesn't seem bothered though.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick.
Petrov moves out of range as Sitsongrit strikes.
Sitsongrit looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sitsongrit.
Petrov seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Sitsongrit wants to clinch.
Sitsongrit just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Sitsongrit uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
That kick from Sitsongrit tenderised Petrov's leg. Petrov is trying to keep his angry face on.#T3#
Sitsongrit misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov misses with an uppercut
and Sitsongrit counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sitsongrit connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Petrov's hands.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Sitsongrit throws a body shot but no joy.
A big right from Sitsongrit misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Sitsongrit ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Petrov moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Petrov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Sitsongrit has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Sitsongrit checks a low kick from Petrov.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Sitsongrit looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Sitsongrit is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Petrov had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into mush.
Petrov with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Sitsongrit looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
A leg kick checked by Petrov.#T4#
Sitsongrit takes a shot right to the bread basket.
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!
Petrov cracks Sitsongrit with a right hand to the side of the head.
Petrov dips to his left and cracks Sitsongrit with an uppercut!
A lazy body kick from Sitsongrit
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Petrov throws a series of punches but Sitsongrit avoids them all with ease.
Sitsongrit misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Sitsongrit misses the target.
It looked like Petrov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Sitsongrit.
Petrov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Sitsongrit uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Petrov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Petrov connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Petrov scores with a jab to the head.
Sitsongrit throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A big right from Petrov misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nice jab there from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit blocks a jab.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Sitsongrit throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sitsongrit throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Sitsongrit is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Petrov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Nice cross by Sitsongrit.
Petrov scores with a body shot.
Petrov jabs at Sitsongrit's body.
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but Petrov sees it coming and moves out of range.
Petrov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Sitsongrit throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sitsongrit fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sitsongrit moves in looking to clinch but Petrov pushes him off.
Petrov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Sitsongrit scores with a decent looking hook.
Sitsongrit throws a big shot that misses.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Petrov looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Petrov will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Sergei Petrov is winning the standup battle so far.
Petrov misses with an uppercut
and Sitsongrit counters with a lovely shot 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!
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Sitsongrit does a little dance to reset his feet.#T1#
Petrov gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Sitsongrit gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Sitsongrit lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Sitsongrit tries to work over Petrov's front leg with a kick but Petrov checks it.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sitsongrit misses with a looping left.
Sitsongrit takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Sitsongrit saw that one coming.
A leg kick checked by Petrov.
Sitsongrit lands with an overhand left.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sitsongrit moves away.
Sitsongrit looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
Sitsongrit throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Sitsongrit 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.
Petrov throws a good cross that connects.
Sitsongrit on the wrong end of a nice jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sitsongrit jabs at Petrov's body.#T2#
Petrov throws a predictable looking body shot
enabling Sitsongrit to counter with a crisp jab.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick that misses.
Sitsongrit thuds a left hand into Petrov's body.
Sitsongrit looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Sitsongrit.
Petrov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Sitsongrit throws a body kick that misses.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but Petrov sees it coming and moves out of range.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Petrov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Sitsongrit fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Sitsongrit checks a low kick from Petrov.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Sitsongrit.#T3#
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit avoids it easily.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit lands a right hook to the body.
Sitsongrit misses the shot to the body.
Petrov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The fighters circle momentarily. Sitsongrit darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Petrov defending well as Sitsongrit loads up on a big left hand.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Sitsongrit misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Sitsongrit throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Petrov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Sitsongrits jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sitsongrit.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit connects with a crisp jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov lands with a right hand. #T4#
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sitsongrit shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Sitsongrit tries to clinch but Petrov moves away
and Sitsongrit takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit blocks it.
Sitsongrit misses with a looping right.
Sitsongrit uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Sitsongrit swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Petrov with a hook.#CL2#
Sitsongrit clinches with his opponent.
Petrov lands a body shot.
Sitsongrit lands an uppercut.
Petrov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Sitsongrit's elbow.
Petrov digs a right hand underneath Sitsongrit's ribcage. Sitsongrit let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Sitsongrit has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Sitsongrit prevents a body shot from Petrov.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.#BC2#
Sitsongrit manages to break the clinch.
Sitsongrit walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Petrov checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Petrov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Sitsongrit momentarily.
Sitsongrit just misses with a punch to the body.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.#R3#
A leg kick checked by Petrov.
Sitsongrit ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sitsongrit let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Petrov buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Sitsongrit is out of range.
Sitsongrit feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Petrovs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Petrov scores with a punch to the head.
Nice cross by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Petrov defending well as Sitsongrit loads up on a big left hand.
Good work by Sitsongrit as he checks the leg kick.
Sitsongrit throws a body shot but no joy.
Sitsongrit uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
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!
Petrov lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Petrov slips under a jab.#T1#
Petrov blocks the body kick.
Petrov misses the jab.
Sitsongrit needs to keep his hands up - Petrov had a free shot at his head there.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A little jabbing left from Sitsongrit on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Petrov misses with a two punch combination.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sitsongrit.
Petrov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Sitsongrit's head but Sitsongrit sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Sitsongrit saw that one coming.
Sitsongrit uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Sitsongrit defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Sitsongrit looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Sitsongrit ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit is looking to land body kicks.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sitsongrit with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Petrov to score with a decent uppercut.
Sitsongrit pushing out the jab but it's not landing. #T2#
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Petrov checks a leg kick.
Petrov has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Sitsongrit finds it's way round the side to connect with Petrov's head.
Petrov throws a body punch but Sitsongrit moves out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov lunges at Sitsongrit with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Sitsongrit's hand.
Sitsongrit with a jab.
Sitsongrit throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Petrov dips to his left and cracks Sitsongrit with an uppercut!
Sitsongrit throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
It looked like Petrov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws a body punch but Sitsongrit moves out of range.
Petrov checks a low kick from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Sitsongrit has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Sitsongrit there as he acknowledges the shot.
Sitsongrit slips under a jab from Petrov.
Sitsongrit throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sitsongrit misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit lands an overhand right.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.#T3#
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sitsongrit swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sitsongrit thuds his shin into the meat of Petrov's side.
Petrov takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Sitsongrit ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A good leg kick by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab. #CL2#
Sitsongrit has managed to clinch.
Petrov has a couple of punches blocked by Sitsongrit.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sitsongrit.
I was talking to Petrov's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Sitsongrit works on Petrov's body with a couple of short punches.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Petrov blocks a body shot from Sitsongrit. #BC#
Petrov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Petrov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Sitsongrit. Sitsongrit circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sitsongrit.#T4#
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Sitsongrit is just out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sitsongrit throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Petrov cracks Sitsongrit with a good jab.
Petrov works the jab nicely.
Petrov sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Sitsongrit loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Sitsongrit wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Sitsongrit throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Sitsongrit swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nice body punch from Petrov.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sitsongrit. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sitsongrit pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sitsongrit wants to slow Petrov down by chopping away at his legs.
Petrov checks a low kick from Sitsongrit.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Petrov connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.#R4#
Sitsongrit misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sitsongrit.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot.
Sitsongrit throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Petrov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sitsongrit.
Petrov lands a lovely overhand right.
Petrov with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Sitsongrit to score with a decent uppercut.
Sitsongrit lands a nice leg kick that just misses Petrov's sensitive parts.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sitsongrit uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Sitsongrit paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Petrov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov takes a swing at Sitsongrit's ribcage but misses.
Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.#T1#
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Sitsongrit does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sitsongrit throws a right hand that misses
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Petrov takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Sitsongrit avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Petrov moves out of range as Sitsongrit strikes.
Sitsongrit looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick as Petrov jumps back.
Sitsongrit is looking to slow Petrov down with leg kicks.
Sitsongrit swings away with a body shot that misses
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
A jab from Sitsongrit misses.
Sitsongrit on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Sitsongrit connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Sitsongrit tries to clinch up.
Sitsongrit wants to land a leg kick but Petrov is out of range.
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.#T2#
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Sitsongrit does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov misses the jab.
A jab from Sitsongrit finds it's way through Petrov's defenses.
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!
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov lands with a nice body punch.
Sitsongrit displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Sitsongrit swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Sitsongrit waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
Sitsongrit throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sitsongrit lands a right hook to the body.
Petrov checks a low kick from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit misses the shot to the body.
Sitsongrit misses the shot to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Sitsongrit is looking to slow Petrov down with leg kicks.
Nice defenses there by Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Sitsongrit's shoulder, as Sitsongrit tries to avoid the shot.
Sitsongrit lands a jab to Petrov's midsection.
Petrov jabs at Sitsongrit's body.#T3#
Nice defenses there by Sitsongrit.
Petrov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Sitsongrit. Sitsongrit circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Sitsongrit gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Petrov.
A left lands for Sitsongrit.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov dips to his left and cracks Sitsongrit with an uppercut!
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
A jab from Sitsongrit misses.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Sitsongrit throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
A low kick lands for Petrov.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
An inside leg kick lands from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nice uppercut lands for Petrov. That snapped Sitsongrit's head back. #T4#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov throws a leg kick but Sitsongrit checks it.
Sitsongrit was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Petrov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Sitsongrit misses with a leg kick.
Petrov chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Sitsongrit can pounce on him.
Petrov cracks Sitsongrit with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Sitsongrit connects with a solid leg kick.
Sitsongrit ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Sitsongrit clobbers Petrov with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Sitsongrit.
Petrov dips to his left and cracks Sitsongrit with an uppercut!
Petrov lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Sitsongrit slips under a jab from Petrov.
Sitsongrit takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!#R5#
Sitsongrit throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot.
Petrov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Sitsongrit takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Petrov throws a chopping leg kick but Sitsongrit manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Sitsongrit thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range.
Sitsongrit lands a nice leg kick that just misses Petrov's sensitive parts.
Sitsongrit throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Sitsongrit throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Sitsongrit.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sitsongrit manages to avoid it.
A jab from Sitsongrit misses.
Sitsongrit throws a big shot that misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Sitsongrit misses the target. #T1#
Sitsongrit will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Sitsongrit is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Sitsongrit slips the punch.
Sitsongrit takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Sitsongrit fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Sitsongrit buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Sitsongrit swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov drops his hands momentarily and Sitsongrit takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Sitsongrit's corner calls for a 1-2. Sitsongrit obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Sitsongrit digs a good body shot into Petrov's ribs.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range.
Sitsongrit is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Petrov with a body shot.
Petrov throws out a powerful jab.
Sitsongrit throws a quick inside leg kick.
Sitsongrit jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov misses with a body shot. #T2#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sitsongrit connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Sitsongrit scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Petrov walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range nicely.
Sitsongrit was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Petrov on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Petrov throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Sitsongrit.
The fighters circling - Sitsongrit throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sitsongrit misses the shot to the body.
Sitsongrit throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Sitsongrit missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Sitsongrit manages to avoid it.
Petrov takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Petrov has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Sitsongrit finds it's way round the side to connect with Petrov's head.
Petrov takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Petrov connects with a looping right hand.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot. #T3#
Sitsongrit throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Petrov takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Sitsongrit sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sitsongrit tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit staying out of range there.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sitsongrit fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Sitsongrit slips a jab and a cross from Petrov.
Petrov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Sitsongrit moves away and avoids it.
Sitsongrit swings away with a body shot that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice body shot.
Sitsongrit throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Sitsongrit saw that one coming.#T4#
Sitsongrit throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sitsongrit's corner calls for a 1-2. Sitsongrit obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Sitsongrit swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range.
Sitsongrit keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range nicely.
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.
Sitsongrit throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook to the body
and Petrov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Sitsongrit fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Petrov.
Sitsongrit tries a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Sitsongrit manages to avoid it.
Sitsongrit throws a predictable looking body shot
and Sitsongrit takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Sitsongrit manages to avoid it.
Sitsongrit slips under a jab.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 48:48
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 48:48
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 49:47

The fight is ruled a majority draw!

 

Event: PFC 254 Williams vs Sitsongrit     
Date:   Mar 21, 2021
#R1#
Petrov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Traveller in his tracks.
Petrov throws a hook but Traveller blocks it.
Traveller tests Petrov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A shot to the liver by Petrov. Beautiful body shot.
Petrov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov lands the left hand.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Traveller sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Petrov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Traveller stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Traveller connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Petrov's hands.
Petrov staying out of range there.
A solid leg kick lands there for Petrov.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov blocks a jab.
Traveller takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Petrov catches Traveller with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Petrov moves out of range as Traveller strikes.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Traveller manages to avoid it.
Traveller throwing a counter right hand but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Traveller misses with a straight left.
Traveller wants to slow Petrov down by chopping away at his legs. #T1#
Petrov moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
We've been informed that Petrov 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.
Traveller lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Traveller avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Traveller throws a big counter combination but Petrov scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Traveller throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Traveller misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Traveller.
Traveller avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Traveller misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Traveller just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Traveller avoids it with no problem.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Traveller is just out of range.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Petrov works Traveller's body with a nice hook.
A low kick from Traveller misses
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Petrov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Traveller throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Traveller thinking.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Traveller misses with a straight left.
Traveller throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#T2#
The fighters circling - Traveller throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Traveller scores with a sloppy right hand. Petrov should have avoided that one.
Traveller throws a leg kick
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov lands a nice shot that snaps Traveller's head back.
Traveller lands a really nice looking cross but Petrov seems unphased.
Petrov lands a jab to the nose.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Traveller is looking to counter punch.
Traveller looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Traveller just misses with a punch to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Traveller there.
Petrov blocks a leg kick.
Traveller is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Traveller is out of range.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
No joy there for Petrov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Traveller finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Petrov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Traveller was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Donk. Traveller catches Petrov right on the button with a cross.
Good shot there by Petrov.#T3#
Traveller takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Traveller throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Traveller walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Petrov checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Traveller connects with a looping right hand.
Traveller is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Petrov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Travellers jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Traveller tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Petrov manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Traveller misses with a wild body shot.
Traveller avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Decent striking displayed by Petrov there.
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
A little feinted left hand from Traveller on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Traveller misses with a jab to the body
and Petrov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Traveller connects with an inside leg kick.
Traveller throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Traveller tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Traveller.
Traveller has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Traveller there as he acknowledges the shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov cracks Traveller with a right hand to the side of the head.#T4#
Petrov lands an overhand right.
Traveller misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Petrov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Petrov tests Traveller's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Traveller throws a shot from downtown. Petrov moves away and avoids it.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Traveller keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Petrov misses the jab.
Traveller throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Jab by Petrov.
Traveller takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Traveller.
Petrov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Traveller counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jab by Petrov.
Traveller takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Traveller misses with a left hand
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Traveller moves away and avoids it.
A little feinted left hand from Traveller on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2#
Petrov rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Traveller moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Sergei Petrov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Traveller.
Traveller takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Traveller thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Petrov scores with a decent looking hook.
Petrov wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Traveller throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Petrov scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Traveller.
Traveller looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Traveller throws a nice inside leg kick.
Traveller slips under a jab from Petrov.
Traveller throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses. #T1#
Traveller scores with a jab to the jaw.
Petrov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Traveller's head.
Petrov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Traveller misses with a looping right.
Petrov digs a good hook to Traveller's body.
Petrov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Traveller looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Petrov has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Traveller swinging wildly here.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Traveller on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Traveller takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Traveller throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Petrov.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Traveller lands a head kick. Petrov smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Traveller.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Petrov scores with a nice right hand.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Traveller might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Traveller tries to clinch there but Petrov circles away. #T2#
Petrov moves out of range as Traveller strikes.
Petrov throws a shot to the body.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Traveller.
Petrov connects with a body shot that sends Traveller's belly button to the back.
Petrov lands a really nice looking cross but Traveller seems unphased.
Petrov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Traveller getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Traveller takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Traveller takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Traveller jabbing away but nothing is landing.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Traveller bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Traveller's shoulder, as Traveller tries to avoid the shot.
Traveller takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.#T3#
Traveller lands with a slapping head kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Traveller.
Traveller ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Traveller walks into a stiff left hand from Petrov.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Traveller was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Traveller misses the jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Petrov uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Traveller has time to react.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Petrov.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Traveller.
Traveller throws a series of punches but Petrov moves out of range.
Traveller throws a low kick but Petrov moves out of range easily.
A big right from Traveller misses.
Traveller throws a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
Good work by Petrov as he checks the leg kick.
Traveller on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot. #T4#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov cracks a nice hook into Traveller's ribs.
Petrov moves out of range of the leg kick from Traveller.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov connects with a body shot.
Traveller rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Petrov throws a hook but Traveller blocks it.
Traveller ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A counter left hand to the body from Traveller misses its target.
Traveller throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Traveller thinking.
Traveller jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Traveller slips a jab from Petrov.
Petrov dips to his left and cracks Traveller with an uppercut!
Traveller on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Traveller ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Traveller lands a body shot.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Traveller.
Petrov throws a leg kick but Traveller sees it coming and moves out of range.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!#R3#
Traveller throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Nice jab there from Petrov.
Traveller throws a solid leg kick but Petrov takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Traveller.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Traveller manages to avoid it.
Traveller pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov throws a shot to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Traveller checks a leg kick.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Traveller.
Traveller tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Petrov paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Petrov cracks Traveller with an open hand slap.
Traveller tries to clinch up but Petrov circles away and keeps his distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov swings for the body but Traveller moves out of range.
Traveller misses with a low kick.
A jab from Petrov finds it's way through Traveller's defenses.
Traveller avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Petrov throws a body punch but Traveller moves out of range.
Petrov throws the left hand but Traveller avoids the punch easily.#T1#
Traveller swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Traveller tries to clinch but Petrov moves out of range.
Traveller throws a leg kick
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Petrov takes a swing at Traveller's ribcage but misses.
Petrov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Traveller lands a glancing blow to the side of Petrov's head.
Traveller takes one on the button.
Traveller connects with a solid leg kick.
Petrov cracks a nice hook into Traveller's ribs.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Petrov.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Traveller misses with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Traveller.
Traveller swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A counter left hand to the body from Traveller misses its target.
Astro Traveller has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Good leg kick by Traveller.
Traveller fails in his attempt to clinch.
Traveller pivots, looking for a leg kick but Petrov is out of range and Traveller settles back down.
Petrov feints a counter leg kick.
Traveller shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Traveller moved out of range.
Traveller is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Traveller wants to slow Petrov down by chopping away at his legs.
Sergei Petrov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Traveller looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Petrov slips a straight right by Traveller.
Traveller looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
An attempted straight right counter from Traveller misses the target.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Traveller misses with a leg kick
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Petrov throws a good cross that connects.
A slow jab from Traveller misses its intended target.
Traveller on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Traveller attempts a low kick but it misses it's target. #T3#
Traveller gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Petrov staying out of range there.
Traveller moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Traveller misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Traveller missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Traveller throws a solid leg kick but Petrov takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Traveller.
Petrov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Petrov connects with a crisp jab.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Traveller sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Traveller throws a counter high kick but Petrov was just alert enough to avoid it.
Traveller misses with a looping right.
Traveller throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A slow jab from Traveller misses its intended target.
Traveller tries a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
Petrov throws a body punch but Traveller moves out of range.
Petrov scores with a nice strike.#T4#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov's jab looks to have found its range, popping Traveller under the eye.
Petrov uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Traveller has time to react.
Petrov connects with a right hand. Traveller shakes it off.
Traveller throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Traveller swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
A nice side step and Petrov releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot.
Traveller lands a leg kick that knocks Petrov off balance momentarily.
Traveller throws a front kick aimed at Petrov's knee but Petrov avoids it well.
Petrov uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Traveller has time to react.
Petrov lands with a shot to the body.
Traveller needs to keep his hands up - Petrov had a free shot at his head there.
Traveller on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Petrov scores with a hook.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Traveller throws a leg kick but Petrov checks it.
Traveller moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Petrov takes a shot right to the bread basket.

And that's the end of the fight!
Sergei Petrov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Petrov 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 Taro Takaoka scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!

A less than humble Sergei Petrov misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.

 

Event: PFC 250 Kenobi vs Sitsongrit 2     
Date:   Feb 28, 2021
#R1#
A big left from Petrov misses.
Tattoo Guy darts in looking for a takedown but Petrov gets double underhooks and turns Tattoo Guy into the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tattoo Guy.
Petrov swings wildly with an uppercut but Tattoo Guy uses good head movement to avoid it. #BC#
Tattoo Guy manages to break the clinch.
Petrov has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Petrov moves out of range as Tattoo Guy strikes.
Tattoo Guy takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Petrov darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Jab by Petrov.
Petrov connects with a solid leg kick.
Petrov darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
The fighters circling - Tattoo Guy throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Tattoo Guy with a body shot.
Tattoo Guy connects with a body shot that sends Petrov's belly button to the back.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Tattoo Guy.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
The fighters circling - Tattoo Guy throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov flicks out a counter leg kick but Tattoo Guy steps away.
Tattoo Guy will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away. #T1#
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Tattoo Guy scores with a head kick.
Petrov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Tattoo Guy has been working on his boxing with his coaches at FF Forever in the buildup to the fight.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Tattoo Guy's shoulder, as Tattoo Guy tries to avoid the shot.
Tattoo Guy appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Petrov lands a body shot.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.#TD#
Tattoo Guy looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Tattoo Guy working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Petrov's head.
Petrov wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Tattoo Guy working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Tattoo Guy accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Tattoo Guy wants to control from the top but Petrov keeps moving.
Petrov utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound. #T2#
Petrov trying to control the position here.
Petrov utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Tattoo Guy is looking to advance position but Petrov has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!#REVB#
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Tattoo Guy is trying desperately to improve position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Tattoo Guy is working hard here to advance position.
Tattoo Guy is squirming around, avoiding Petrov's attempts to control the action. #T3#
Tattoo Guy tries to reverse the position but Petrov maintains control.
Petrov controlling from mount.
Tattoo Guy is trying desperately to improve position.#T4#
Tattoo Guy tries to hold on but Petrov pushes him away.
Tattoo Guy keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Petrov trying to control but Tattoo Guy is having none of it.
Tattoo Guy tries to reverse the position but Petrov maintains control.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Petrov shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Tattoo Guy eats them both and turns towards Petrov to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Stupid Tattoo Guy seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tattoo Guy connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tattoo Guy jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov misses with a low kick.
Petrov wants to slow Tattoo Guy down by chopping away at his legs.
Petrov throws a series of punches but Tattoo Guy avoids them all with ease.
Petrov thuds a left hand into Tattoo Guy's body.
Petrov throws a body punch but Tattoo Guy moves out of range.
Tattoo Guy pivots, looking for a leg kick but Petrov is out of range and Tattoo Guy settles back down.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Tattoo Guy.
Petrov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Tattoo Guy throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sergei Petrov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Tattoo Guy takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Tattoo Guy thows a left - swing and a miss!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Tattoo Guy takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Tattoo Guy listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.#T1#
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Tattoo Guy.
Petrov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Petrov lands with an overhand left.
Tattoo Guy throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Tattoo Guy.
Some bone on bone action there as Petrov checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Tattoo Guy lands with a thumping leg kick.
Tattoo Guy keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Tattoo Guy keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Tattoo Guy.
Petrov throws a hook but Tattoo Guy avoids it easily.
Petrov tries a low kick but Tattoo Guy avoids it.
Tattoo Guy seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Petrov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Sergei Petrov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A swing and a miss from Tattoo Guy.
Tattoo Guy loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Petrov wants to counter with a clinch but Tattoo Guy pushes him away.
That kick from Petrov tenderised Tattoo Guy's leg. Tattoo Guy is trying to keep his angry face on.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Tattoo Guy, as that shot connected.
Tattoo Guy misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.#T2#
Tattoo Guy throws a series of punches but Petrov moves out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Tattoo Guy swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Tattoo Guy will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Tattoo Guy loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Petrov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Tattoo Guy ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Petrov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Tattoo Guys jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Petrov's corner calls for a 1-2. Petrov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Petrov lands a jab to the head.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Petrov checks a leg kick.
Tattoo Guy takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Tattoo Guy swings and misses with a hook to the body. #TD#
Tattoo Guy changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Petrov looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.

Petrov throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Tattoo Guy looks to land a combination but Petrov avoids it well. #T3#
Tattoo Guy clobbers Petrov with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Tattoo Guy shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Petrov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Petrov connects with a body shot.
Tattoo Guy misses with a body shot.
Petrov jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Tattoo Guy throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Tattoo Guy lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.#TD#
Tattoo Guy throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Petrov was covering up waiting for the punch and Tattoo Guy finishes the takedown easily into guard.

Petrov has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Tattoo Guy is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov misses with a punch to the body.
A right hand to the body from Petrov.
Petrov tries a body shot but Tattoo Guy blocks it.
Petrov working aggressively here. #T4#
Petrov throws a punch but it's blocked by Tattoo Guy. #TD#
Tattoo Guy manages to pull guard.
Tattoo Guy wants to sweep here but Petrov controlling him for the moment. #SUB#
Tattoo Guy looking for subs off his back but Petrov has passed one foot through into half guard.
Tattoo Guy wants to improve his position but Petrov is controlling well.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tattoo Guy wants to control but Petrov is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Still in half guard, Petrov seems content to control.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Tattoo Guy's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. And we move into the final round!#R3#
Tattoo Guy throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Tattoo Guy fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Tattoo Guy misses with a head kick.
Tattoo Guy uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Tattoo Guy manages to avoid it.
Petrov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot.
Petrov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Petrov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Petrov slips a straight right by Tattoo Guy.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Petrov is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Tattoo Guy rather than just go for the knockout.
Petrov checks the leg kick.
Petrov avoids the head kick by Tattoo Guy.
Petrov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov is looking to clinch.
Tattoo Guy throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Tattoo Guy wants to land a leg kick but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Tattoo Guy manages to avoid it.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Petrov takes one to the side of the head. #T1#
Tattoo Guy shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Petrov as he jumps to the side.
Tattoo Guy keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tattoo Guy lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
A swing and a miss from Tattoo Guy.
Tattoo Guy throws a head kick that misses.
Petrov connects with a looping right hand. #CL2#
Petrov forces Tattoo Guy back against the cage and clinches.
Petrov scores with a nice hook to the head.
Petrov lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Petrov has a couple of punches blocked by Tattoo Guy. #BC#
Tattoo Guy pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Petrov connects with a nice looking jab.
Tattoo Guy connects with a looping right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Petrov wants it to stay on the feet.
Tattoo Guy dodges the punch combination from Petrov.
Stupid Tattoo Guy has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Tattoo Guy shoots for a double leg takedown but Petrov sprawls well. He's pushed Tattoo Guy's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Stupid Tattoo Guy. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Petrov tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Tattoo Guy manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Petrov lands with a good body shot.
Petrov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Petrov staying out of range there.
Tattoo Guy takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Tattoo Guy fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Sergei Petrov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Tattoo Guy thows a leg kick but Petrov checks it
and Petrov counters with a series of strikes. Tattoo Guy will be more careful next time no doubt.
Petrov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Tattoo Guys jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Tattoo Guy looks to land a combination but Petrov avoids it well. #CL2#
Petrov closes the distance and pushes Tattoo Guy back into the cage.
Petrov prevents a takedown attempt there.
Petrov blocks a punch to the side of the head. #BC#
Tattoo Guy pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A swing and a miss from Tattoo Guy.
Petrov doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.#T3#
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Tattoo Guy.
Petrov tries to clinch there but Tattoo Guy circles away.
Petrov thuds a left hand into Tattoo Guy's body.
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by Tattoo Guy.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Petrov lands a jab to the head.
Tattoo Guy misses with a leg kick
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Tattoo Guy throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Tattoo Guy throws a body shot but no joy. #CL2#
Petrov has taken the fight to the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Petrov.
Petrov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tattoo Guy blocks a body shot from Petrov.
Petrov stops a takedown attempt from Tattoo Guy.
Tattoo Guy misses with the head strike.
Petrov lands a hook to the side of the head.#T4##BC#
Tattoo Guy breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Petrov digs a good hook to Tattoo Guy's body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Tattoo Guy shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Petrov as he jumps to the side.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Tattoo Guy moves forwards but Petrov connects with a nice, crisp jab.#CL2#
Petrov moves into the clinch successfully.
Petrov blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Tattoo Guy.
Tattoo Guy blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Petrov fails to land.
Petrov has a couple of punches blocked by Tattoo Guy.
Tattoo Guy fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Petrov lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Petrov blocks an uppercut.
Petrov throws a punch but it's blocked by Tattoo Guy.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 27:30
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 27:30
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!

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

 

Event: PFC 233 Po vs Taus     
Date:   Dec 27, 2020
#R1#
Aiken throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Petrov slips a straight right by Aiken.
Aiken is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Petrov throws a body punch but Aiken moves out of range.
Aiken connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Aiken uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Aiken does a little dance to reset his feet.
Aiken takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Aiken tries to move into range but Petrov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Aiken tries a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
Aiken swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A slow jab from Aiken misses its intended target.
Aiken misses with a straight right.
Aiken fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Petrov checks it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aiken throws a half hearted mid kick.
Petrov throws a body punch but Aiken moves out of range.
Petrov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Petrov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Aiken misses with a looping right.
Aiken lands a nice leg kick that just misses Petrov's sensitive parts.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Aiken scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.#T1#
Petrov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Aiken throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov is looking to wear down Aiken with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Petrov digs a good body shot into Aiken's ribs.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Aiken delivers a nice body kick.
Aiken keeps Petrov at a distance using the push kick.
Aiken uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Aiken is just out of range.
Aiken only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Aiken works Petrov's body with a nice hook.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Aiken checks a low kick from Petrov.
Aiken looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Aiken walks into a left hand.
Petrov takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Petrov lands a two punch combo.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Aiken moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
Aiken has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Aiken connects with a good right hand that stumbles Petrov. Petrov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Aiken ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Aiken avoids a punch combination nicely. #T2#
Aiken throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Aiken scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Petrov doesn't seem bothered though.
Aiken wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Aiken swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a right hand to the body.
Aiken misses with a straight right.
Aiken finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Aiken uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Petrov attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Aiken scores with a jab to the jaw.
Petrov with the inside leg kick.
Petrov stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Aiken.
Aiken walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Aiken misses the jab.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Aiken.
A right-left combo lands from Aiken.
Petrov moves out of range as Aiken strikes.
A bone on bone clash there as Petrov blocks the leg kick.
Petrov tried to counter with a leg kick but Aiken avoided it.
Aiken throws out a leg kick but Petrov moves out of range and Aiken only half commits.
Aiken turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Aiken moves away.#T3#
Petrov blocks a jab.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Petrov moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Aiken attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Aiken looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Aiken staying out of range there.
Despite the aggression on Aiken's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Aiken throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Aiken connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Aiken chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Aiken throws a chopping leg kick but Petrov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Aiken misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Aiken lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Aiken with a nice cross.
Aiken throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Aiken just misses with a punch to the body.
Aiken throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Petrov lands with a hook. Aiken tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.#T4#
Aiken lands with a nice body punch.
Petrov stuns Aiken with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Aiken attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Petrov crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Aiken - the referee stops the clock and Petrov gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Aiken. Petrov manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Aiken throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Aiken misses with a low kick.
Petrov blocks a leg kick.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Aiken misses with a straight left.
Aiken walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Aiken tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Aiken.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Aiken.
Petrov closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Aiken looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Good exchange - Aiken coming out on top.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Aikens jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Aiken throws a body shot but no joy.
Aiken misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Aiken.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Midick Aiken dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R2#
Aiken lands with a straight right. Petrov didn't see that one coming.
Aiken is looking to score with low kicks.
Petrov is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Good shot there by Aiken.
Midick Aiken seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Aiken moves away.
A good leg kick by Aiken.
Aiken lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Aiken keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aiken chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Aiken staying out of range there.
Aiken misses with a looping right.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Aiken slips the punch.
Aiken with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aiken was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
The fighters circling - Aiken throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aiken.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Aiken throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Aiken avoids a lazy jab quite easily.#T1#
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Aiken.
Aiken throws a low kick but it's checked well by Petrov.
A lazy left from Aiken finds it's target.
Petrov defending well as Aiken loads up on a big left hand.
Nice defenses there by Aiken.
Jab from Aiken.
Aiken has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Aiken. Petrov shrugs it off though.
Petrov lands a glancing blow to the side of Aiken's head.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Aiken swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Aiken throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Aiken 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.
It looked like Petrov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Aiken.
Aiken uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Aiken throws a half hearted mid kick.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Aiken on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Petrov takes a jab right on the kisser.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Petrov might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Aiken connects with a single shot there.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov scores with a punch to the head.#T2#
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Aiken throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aiken uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Aiken keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aiken missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Aiken lands a slapping body shot.
Aiken ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Aiken pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov defending well as Aiken loads up on a big left hand.
Aiken misses with a looping left.
Petrov lands with an uppercut that bounces Aiken off the cage and back into range.
Petrov takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Aiken throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Aiken throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a thumping low kick.
Aiken misses with a body shot
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Midick Aiken seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Aiken ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Aiken throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Aiken misses the shot to the body. #T3#
Petrov scores with a body shot.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Aiken swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Aiken throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Aiken.
Petrov thuds a left hand into Aiken's body.
Aiken on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Aiken misses with an uppercut.
Aiken stuns Petrov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Aiken takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Petrov lands with a good body shot.
Petrov throws out a powerful jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Aiken throws a right hand that misses
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Sloppy strikes from Aiken. Those never looked like landing.
A telegraphed right hand from Aiken misses the target.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aiken appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.#T4#
Aiken connects with a leg kick.
Aiken misses with a body shot.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Petrov connects with a looping right hand.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Aiken is just out of range.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Aiken.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Aiken.
Aiken connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Aiken throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Aiken misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with a nice leg kick.
Aiken drops his hands momentarily and Petrov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Petrov with a jab.
Petrov wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A slow jab from Aiken misses its intended target.
Aiken lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Petrov at a distance.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aiken lands with a right hand.
Aiken avoids the body shot from Petrov.
Aiken rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!#R3#
Aiken scores with a jab to the body.
Aiken misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Aiken misses with a straight left.
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Aiken.
Petrov is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Aiken.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Aiken.
Aiken connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Petrov takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Aiken lands with a nice body punch.
Aiken fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Aiken connects with an inside leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Aiken.
Petrov takes a swing at Aiken's ribcage but misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Petrov.
Aiken throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Aiken staying out of range there.#T1#
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aiken.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Petrov scores with a nice right hand.
Aiken misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Aiken misses with a looping right.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Petrov.
Aiken throws a leg kick which misses Petrov's front leg but catches the back leg as Petrov tries to avoid it.
Aiken takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aiken was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Aiken! But no joy.
Petrov lands with a shot to the body.
Petrov connects with a body shot.
Aiken just misses with a punch to the body.
Aiken rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Petrov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Aiken looks to land a body kick but Petrov moved away.
Petrov misses with a hook. Aiken ducked under it nicely.
Petrov throws a body punch but Aiken moves out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from Aiken.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Aiken does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aiken slips under a jab from Petrov.
Petrov takes one on the chin but seems OK. #T2#
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Aiken moved out of range nicely.
Petrov misses with a few strikes there.
Aiken tests Petrov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Aiken throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Petrov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A nice leg kick from Aiken, right into the meat of the thigh.
Aiken throws a shot from downtown. Petrov moves away and avoids it.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov jabs at Aiken's body.
Aiken looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Aiken uses good head movement to avoid it.
Aiken scores with a punch to the head.
The fighters circling - Aiken throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Petrov's corner calls for a 1-2. Petrov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Aiken fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
Aiken missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov scores with a jab to the head. #T3#
Aiken ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Aiken slips under a jab from Petrov.
Aiken throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A telegraphed right hand from Aiken misses the target.
Petrov lands a slapping body shot.
Aiken looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Aiken thows a leg kick but Petrov checks it
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
A head kick from Aiken lands but Petrov takes it in his stride.
Petrov connects with a jab.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov moves out of range of the leg kick from Aiken.
Aiken misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Aiken throws a leg kick which misses Petrov's front leg but catches the back leg as Petrov tries to avoid it.
A swing and a miss from Aiken.
Petrov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Petrov lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Aiken throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot. #T4#
Aiken lands with a right hand.
Aiken throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Aiken looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Aiken.
Aiken looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Aiken avoids the body shot from Petrov.
A shot to the liver by Petrov. Beautiful body shot.
Aiken takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov moves out of range as Aiken strikes.
Aiken lands with a thumping leg kick.
Petrov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Aiken.
Aiken throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Aiken swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Petrov.
Aiken with a nice calf kick.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Midick Aiken just about did enough to take it.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.#R4#
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Aiken fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Petrov scores with a body shot.
Petrov misses the jab.
Aiken keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Petrov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Aiken moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov is looking to score with low kicks.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Aiken with the inside leg kick.
Aiken bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Aiken throws out the jab.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Aiken sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Aiken.
Aiken misses with a looping left.#T1#
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
A slow jab from Aiken misses its intended target.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Aiken throws a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
A left lands for Aiken.
Petrov fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Aiken has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Aiken has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Aiken misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Petrov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Aiken momentarily.
Petrov connects with a leg kick.
Aiken swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Aiken bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Aiken's jab looks to have found its range, popping Petrov under the eye.
Aiken looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Aiken scores with a jab to the head.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Aiken moves away.
Petrov is looking to score with low kicks.
Aiken lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Aiken throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.#T2#
Nice uppercut there from Aiken.
Petrov defending well as Aiken loads up on a big left hand.
Aiken is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Petrov appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Petrov gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Aiken.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Aiken.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Aiken sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Aiken connects with a body shot.
Aiken throws a leg kick which misses Petrov's front leg but catches the back leg as Petrov tries to avoid it.
Aiken tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aiken.
Petrov lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Petrov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Petrov takes a swing at Aiken's ribcage but misses.
Aiken swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.#T3#
Petrov stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Aiken.
Petrov scores with a jab. Aiken acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Aiken sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Petrov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Aikens jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Aiken throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Aiken lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Aiken 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.
Aiken tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Aiken.
A low kick from Aiken is predictable there
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aiken throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
A clash of legs there as Aiken blocks the low kick.
Aiken throws a push kick but Petrov slaps the foot to one side.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Aiken.
Aiken throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Aiken staying out of range there.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Aiken uses good head movement to avoid it.
It seemed like Aiken was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.#T4#
Petrov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Petrov throws a body punch but Aiken moves out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Aiken ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Petrov takes a swing at Aiken's ribcage but misses.
Aiken throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Aiken feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Petrovs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Aiken lands a head shot.
Nice body punch from Aiken.
An inside leg kick from Aiken misses.
Aiken misses with a jab to the body
and Petrov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Petrov lands with a right hand.
Petrov connects with a single shot there.
A head kick from Aiken lands but Petrov takes it in his stride.
Petrov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Aiken misses with a telegraphed body shot
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aiken looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Aiken lands a slapping body shot.
Aiken fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!#R5#
Petrov throws a leg kick that misses.
Aiken looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Aiken scores with a nice head shot.
Petrov keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
The fighters circling - Aiken throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov lands a right hook to the body.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Aiken saw that one coming.
Aiken cracks Petrov with a good jab.
Aiken uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
A swing and a miss from Aiken.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Petrov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Aiken throws a nice inside leg kick.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aiken steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Petrov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Aiken misses with a hook.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Aiken looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Aiken will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away. #T1#
A big right from Aiken misses.
Aiken feints and then cracks Petrov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Petrov down.
Aiken throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Aiken cracks Petrov with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Petrov throws a body punch but Aiken moves out of range.
Aiken waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Petrov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Aiken moves away.
Aiken dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Aiken throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A swing and a miss from Aiken.
Aiken avoids the body shot from Petrov.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Nice shot lands for Aiken.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Aiken does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Aiken is able to avoid easily.#T2#
Aiken turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Aiken scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Aiken throws a push kick but Petrov slaps the foot to one side.
A solid leg kick lands there for Aiken.
Aiken misses with a hook.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A jab from Aiken misses.
Petrov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
A nice leg kick lands there from Petrov.
Petrov throws a body punch but Aiken moves out of range.
Petrov takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Good shot there by Petrov.
Aiken scores with a nice body kick.
Aiken tests Petrov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Aiken throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Petrov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Aiken is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Aiken on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there. #T3#
Aiken just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov misses with a few strikes there.
Aiken changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Aiken connects with the punch.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Aiken keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Aiken, as that shot connected.
Petrov stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Aiken.
A slow jab from Aiken misses its intended target.
Aiken avoids the body shot from Petrov.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Aiken sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Aiken takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Aiken dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Petrov. That did some damage!
Aiken ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Aiken on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Petrov digs a good body shot into Aiken'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!
Aiken ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Aiken is looking to score with low kicks.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.#T4#
Aiken scores with a nice right hand.
Nice cross by Aiken.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Aiken.
Petrov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Aiken defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Aiken misses with a wild body shot.
Aiken ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Nice body punch from Aiken.
Aiken swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Petrov.
Aiken ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Aiken throws a jab when Petrov was well out of range.
Nice uppercut there from Petrov.
Aiken rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aiken looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Aiken uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Aiken ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Midick Aiken.
Well Aiken 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 46:49
Judge Shirou Masuda scores the fight 47:48
Judge Shigeki Fujiwara scores the fight 47:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Midick Aiken!

Midick Aiken is the new bantamweight champion!
An out of breath Midick Aiken thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: PFC 228 Petrov vs Aiken     
Date:   Dec 05, 2020
#R1#
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov throws a body punch but Aiken moves out of range.
A low kick from Aiken misses
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
The fighters circle momentarily. Petrov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Petrov lands with a cross.
A bone on bone clash there as Petrov blocks the leg kick.
Petrov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Aiken looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Aiken 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.
Aiken uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Aiken pivots, looking for a leg kick but Petrov is out of range and Aiken settles back down.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Petrov checks a low kick from Aiken.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Aiken scores with the left hand. Petrov knows he should have avoided that one.
Petrov takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Aiken.
Aiken connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Petrov momentarily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Petrov swings for the body but Aiken moves out of range.
Aiken looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
Aiken takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Aiken throws a leg kick but Petrov moved away.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Aiken.
Aiken ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.#T1#
Aiken misses the shot to the body.
Aiken bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Petrov's head backwards.
Aiken throws a right and a left that Petrov avoids nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aiken. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Petrov there as he acknowledges the shot.
Jab by Petrov.
Petrov throws the left hand but Aiken avoids the punch easily.
Aiken has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Aiken waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
A big left from Aiken misses.
Aiken scores with a hook to the body. Petrov takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Aiken throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Aiken throws a good cross that connects.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Aiken.
Aiken bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Petrov's head backwards.
Aiken throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Aiken moves away and avoids it.
Aiken misses with a jab to the body
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Aiken throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. #T2#
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Midick Aiken seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Petrov misses the jab.
Petrov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Good leg kick by Petrov.
Aiken keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Aiken gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Petrov.
Aiken throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Aiken throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Aiken lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Petrov scores with a jab to the jaw.
Aiken misses with an uppercut.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Petrov has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Aiken.
Aiken throws a predictable looking body shot
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Aiken ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Petrov with a jab.
Petrov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Petrov will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Aiken lands a body shot. #T3#
Aiken just misses with a punch to the body.
Aiken pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Aiken scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Aiken misses with a body shot.
Aiken misses with a looping right.
Aiken missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov thuds a left hand into Aiken's body.
Petrov misses the jab.
Aiken missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov with the inside leg kick.
Petrov scores with a jab to the head.
Aiken takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Aiken blocks a jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Aiken! But no joy.
Petrov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Aiken.
Aiken connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Aiken.
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!
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses. #T4#
A big right from Petrov misses.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Petrov takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Aiken fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Petrov.
Petrov lands a really nice looking cross but Aiken seems unphased.
Aiken misses with a low kick.
Aiken misses with a low kick.
Petrov is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Aiken misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Aiken misses the shot to the body.
Aiken takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Petrov slips a jab from Aiken.
A jab from Aiken misses.
Petrov connects with a crisp jab.
Aiken throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Aiken thumps Petrov with a low kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Jab, jab by Petrov - just one landing.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Aiken misses with a looping left.
Aiken throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Midick Aiken will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.#R2#
Aiken throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Aiken ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Aiken.
Aiken defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Aiken ducks down to avoid it.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Aiken throws a shot from downtown. Petrov moves away and avoids it.
Aiken throws a leg kick but Petrov sees it coming and moves out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov takes one on the button.
Aiken throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Aiken throws out the jab.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Aiken.
Petrov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Aiken throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Petrov throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Aiken on the side of the head.
Aiken throws a shot from downtown. Petrov moves away and avoids it.
Petrov takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Aiken throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Aiken tries to move into range but Petrov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Petrov wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.#T1#
Petrov misses with a hook. Aiken ducked under it nicely.
Aiken is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
A jab from Aiken misses.
Aiken looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Aiken scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Aiken throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Aiken ducks down to avoid it.
A bone on bone clash there as Aiken blocks the leg kick.
Petrov moves out of range as Aiken strikes.
Petrov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Aiken throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov throws a jab when Aiken was well out of range.
Aiken misses with a body shot.
Aiken moves away from the strike by Petrov.
A lazy left from Aiken finds it's target.
Petrov blocks a leg kick.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nice uppercut there from Petrov.
Aiken misses with a body shot.
Petrov moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.#T2#
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Aiken slips a jab from Petrov.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aiken was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Aiken throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Aiken moved out of range nicely.
Aiken changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Aiken was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Aiken.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Petrov takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Aiken is out of range.
Petrov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
The fighters circling - Aiken throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Aiken jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Good exchange - Aiken coming out on top.
Aiken misses with a low kick.
Petrov takes a swing at Aiken's ribcage but misses.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Aiken.
Midick Aiken seems to be getting the better of the standup.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Petrov crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Aiken - the referee stops the clock and Petrov gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Aiken. Petrov manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Aiken loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Aiken sizes up Petrov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle. #T3#
Aiken rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Petrov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Aiken shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Aiken looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Petrov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Aiken's hands.
Aiken feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Petrovs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Aiken staying out of range there.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Aiken uses good head movement to avoid it.
Aiken looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Petrov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Petrov throws a jab when Aiken was well out of range.
Aiken blocks a jab.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Aiken.
Aiken cracks Petrov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Aiken scores with a jab.
Aiken takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Aiken swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Aiken gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Aiken comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Nice straight punches there by Aiken. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Aiken.#T4#
Petrov takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Petrov slips under a jab from Aiken.
Aiken fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Petrov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Aiken comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Aiken ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Nice defenses there by Aiken.
Decent striking displayed by Aiken there.
Aiken throws a quick inside leg kick.
Aiken misses with a hook.
Petrov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Aiken looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Aiken misses with a straight left.
Petrov throws a quick inside leg kick.
Aiken looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Aiken.
Petrov fails to land with a series of punches.
Aiken has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Aiken swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Aiken.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Midick Aiken will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action!#R3#
Aiken uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Petrov takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Aiken takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Aiken smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Aiken ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Petrov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Aiken looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Aiken.
Petrov lands with an overhand left.
Petrov scores with a decent looking hook.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Aiken moves away and avoids it.
Petrov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Aiken stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Aiken moved out of range.
Donk. Petrov catches Aiken right on the button with a cross.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Aiken tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Aiken throws the kick towards the body but Petrov avoids it.
Nice jab there from Petrov.
Petrov lands with a nice body punch.
Petrov blocks a low kick nicely.#T1#
Aiken with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Aiken.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Aiken does a little dance to reset his feet.
Aiken throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Petrov scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aiken missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Aiken looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Petrov lands a glancing blow to the side of Aiken's head.
Petrov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Aiken in his tracks.
Aiken misses with a low kick.
Aiken swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Petrov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Aiken at a distance.
Petrov lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Aiken backs up against the cage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aiken slips under a jab from Petrov.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Aiken.
Aiken throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Good standup being displayed there by Petrov as he connects with a hook.#T2#
Aiken fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Aiken moves into range and connects with a jab.
Aiken throws out a powerful jab.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Aiken throws a leg kick but Petrov moved away.
Petrov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Aiken at a distance.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Aiken sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Petrov motions for Aiken to come forward. Petrov throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Aiken moves away and avoids it.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Petrov takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Aiken swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Aiken misses with a looping left.
Petrov lands a glancing blow to the side of Aiken's head.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Aiken sees it coming and avoids it easily.
It seemed like Aiken was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Aiken throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.#T3#
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Aiken is out of range.
Aiken looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Aiken throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Aiken moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Aiken throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov defending well as Aiken loads up on a big left hand.
Aiken needs to keep his hands up - Petrov had a free shot at his head there.
Aiken throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Aiken cracks Petrov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Petrov scores with a hook.
Petrov scores with a body shot.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Aiken - that will leave a mark!
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Petrov dodges the punch combination from Aiken.
Aiken 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.
Jab by Aiken.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aiken throws a leg kick which misses Petrov's front leg but catches the back leg as Petrov tries to avoid it. #T4#
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Aiken was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov's corner calls for a 1-2. Petrov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Petrov takes one on the button.
Petrov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Aiken slips the punch.
Petrov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Aiken looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Petrov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Aiken's head.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Aiken looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Aiken jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Petrov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Petrov connects with a right hand. Aiken shakes it off.
Petrov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Petrov moves out of range as Aiken strikes.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aiken steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Aiken slips a straight right by Petrov.
A leg kick checked by Petrov.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Petrov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Aiken on the side of the head.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.#R4#
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aiken.
Aiken misses the jab.
Aiken lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Aiken looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Aiken misses with a looping left.
Aiken waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
Aiken swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Aiken with a jab.
A jab from Aiken misses.
Petrov slips under a jab from Aiken.
Aiken scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Aiken scores with a hook to the body. Petrov takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Petrov moves out of range of the body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Aiken slips under a jab.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Aiken.
Aiken avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Aiken moved out of range.#T1#
Aiken needs to keep his hands up - Petrov had a free shot at his head there.
A chopping leg kick lands by Aiken.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Aiken's head but Aiken sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov lands with a thumping leg kick.
Aiken connects with an inside leg kick.
Aiken throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Good standup being displayed there by Aiken as he connects with a hook.
Aiken misses with a body shot.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Aiken scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Aiken.
Petrov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Aiken looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Aiken lands with a cross.
Aiken throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Petrov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Aiken looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot. #T2#
Aiken's jab looks to have found its range, popping Petrov under the eye.
Aiken displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
A nice leg kick from Petrov, right into the meat of the thigh.
Aiken works Petrov's body with a nice hook.
Aiken missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov defending well as Aiken loads up on a big left hand.
Aiken throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aiken lands a jab to the nose.
Aiken misses with a hook.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Aiken.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Aiken fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Petrov.
Petrov slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Aiken's head but Aiken sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov defending well as Aiken loads up on a big left hand.
Petrov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Aiken misses the body punch
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Aiken blocks a jab.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing. #T3#
Aiken scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov misses with a hook. Aiken ducked under it nicely.
Aiken takes one to the chin there.
Aiken misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Jab by Petrov.
Aiken throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Aiken displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Aiken! But no joy.
Aiken misses with an uppercut.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Aiken ducks down to avoid it.
Aiken takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Jab, jab by Petrov - just one landing.
Aiken's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Petrov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Aiken scrambles back to his feet.
Aiken turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Aiken.
Petrov blocks a leg kick.
Petrov throws a hook but Aiken avoids it easily.
Aiken looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Aiken throws a chopping leg kick but Petrov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A bone on bone clash there as Petrov blocks the leg kick. #T4#
Petrov misses with a hook. Aiken ducked under it nicely.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A left lands for Aiken.
Petrov scores with a hook to the body. Aiken takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Aiken with a nice calf kick.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Aiken.
Aiken moves forwards but Petrov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Aiken misses with a looping left.
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Aiken uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov blocks a low kick nicely.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Petrov avoids the head kick by Aiken.
Aiken slips a jab from Petrov.
Aiken defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Good standup being displayed there by Aiken as he connects with a hook.
Petrov scores with a hook.
Aiken takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aiken throws a quick inside leg kick.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Midick Aiken will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! And we move into the final round!#R5#
Petrov takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Jab by Petrov.
Aiken thows a left - swing and a miss!
Aiken avoids the body shot from Petrov.
Aiken pivots, looking for a leg kick but Petrov is out of range and Aiken settles back down.
Aiken looks to land a combination but Petrov avoids it well.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov connects with a body shot.
Petrov connects with a body shot that sends Aiken's belly button to the back.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Aiken misses with a body kick.
Aiken connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Aiken lands with an uppercut that bounces Petrov off the cage and back into range.
Aiken scores with a leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Aiken.
Petrov misses with a hook. Aiken ducked under it nicely.
Aiken looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov lands a jab to Aiken's midsection.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. #T1#
Aiken takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
A big right from Aiken misses.
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by Aiken.
Petrov looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Aiken throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Petrov checks a leg kick nicely.
Petrov with a jab.
Aiken slips a jab from Petrov.
Aiken looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Aiken throws a push kick but Petrov slaps the foot to one side.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Aiken defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Aiken lands a jab to Petrov's midsection.
Aiken on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Petrov tries to move into range but Aiken moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Aiken.
Aiken takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Aiken sees it coming and avoids it easily.#T2#
Aiken tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Aiken.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Aiken tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Aiken.
Aiken looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
Petrov scores with a jab to the body.
Aiken cracks Petrov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Aiken thows a leg kick but Petrov checks it
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Aiken throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Aiken ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Aiken manages to avoid it.
Petrov lands a glancing blow to the side of Aiken's head.
Aiken rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Petrov lands a head shot.
Aiken bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aiken.
Petrov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Petrov misses with a hook. Aiken ducked under it nicely.
Aiken comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Petrov misses with a hook. Aiken ducked under it nicely.
Midick Aiken is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.#T3#
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Aiken moves away.
A bone on bone clash there as Petrov blocks the leg kick.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Aiken connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Petrov momentarily.
The crowd cheers as Aiken lands an impressive looking overhand right. Petrov doesn't seem phased though.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Aiken moved out of range nicely.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Aiken.
Aiken with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Aiken throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Petrov connects with a crisp jab.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A clash of legs there as Petrov blocks the low kick.
Aiken misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Petrov fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Aiken.
Aiken avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Aiken cracks Petrov with an open hand slap.#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!
Aiken misses with an uppercut.
Sergei Petrov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Aiken throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov throws the left hand but Aiken avoids the punch easily.
Aiken throws a nice outside leg kick.
Petrov gets cracked there but stands up to it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Aiken.
Aiken misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Aiken keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aiken misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
A chopping leg kick lands by Aiken.
Aiken scores with a sloppy right hand. Petrov should have avoided that one.
Aiken misses the jab.
Petrov misses with the combination.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Aiken misses with an uppercut
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Sergei Petrov.
Well Aiken 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 48:47
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 47:48
Judge Shirou Masuda scores the fight 48:48

The fight is ruled a draw!

Sergei Petrov retains his title. It's always disappointing when a championship fight ends as a draw but that's what happens when you leave the fight in the judges hands!

 

Event: PFC 218 Graves vs Monkey     
Date:   Oct 30, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Petrov throws a hook but Williams avoids it easily.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Williams moves away.
Petrov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Petrov cracks Williams with a good jab.
Petrov gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Williams.
Nice straight punches there by Williams. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Williams.
Williams throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Williams moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Williams throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov takes one to the chin there.
Williams keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Wayne Williams seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Williams loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Williams misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Williams's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Petrov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Williams scrambles back to his feet.
Williams rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov counters with a three punch combo that has Williams backing up. Williams nods at Petrov to acknowledge the strikes.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Williams lands a body shot.
Petrov defending well as Williams loads up on a big left hand.
Williams takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A quick step to the side and Petrov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Williams throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Williams uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Williams throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.#T1#
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Williams.
Williams misses with an uppercut.
Williams connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Williams moves away.
Williams fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Williams might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Petrov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Williams misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Williams has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Williams digs a good hook to Petrov's body.
Williams jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Williams throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Williams misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Williams misses with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Petrov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Williams's head backwards.
Williams throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
It looked like Petrov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Williams.
Williams throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Petrov appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Williams's head but Williams sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
It seemed like Williams was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Williams keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Williams closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so. #T2#
Petrov scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Williams's shoulder, as Williams tries to avoid the shot.
A punch combination from Petrov misses.
Petrov with a hook.
Williams throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Williams.
Williams misses the shot to the body.
Williams misses with a straight right.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Williams steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Williams ducks down to avoid it.
Williams walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Petrov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Williams moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Petrov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Williams misses with a hook.
A big left from Williams misses.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Williams uses good head movement to avoid it. #T3#
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Williams tests Petrov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Petrov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Petrov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Williams connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Williams misses with a looping left.
Williams misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Williams misses with a wild body shot.
Williams misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Williams getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Williams defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Williams misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Williams misses with a straight left.
Williams throws a shot from downtown. Petrov moves away and avoids it.
Williams takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Petrov shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov lands an overhand right.
Williams throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd. #T4#
Williams throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Williams counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Petrov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Petrov rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Williams moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Williams.
Williams swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Williams wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Williams.
Williams throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Petrov throws out a powerful jab.
Petrov throws a poor cross that misses
and Williams cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Williams counters with a straight right hand.
Williams bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Williams moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Williams ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Williams keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Williams throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Williams throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Williams uses good head movement to avoid it.
Williams uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Petrov slips a straight right by Williams.
Nice shot lands for Williams.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Williams! But no joy.
Williams throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Williams takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Williams works the jab nicely.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Williams pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Williams throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Williams is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Williams swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A slow jab from Williams misses its intended target.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Williams manages to avoid it.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Williams.
Williams throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov lands a slapping body shot.
Williams misses with a wild body shot.
It looked like Petrov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Williams.
Williams misses with a straight right. #T1#
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Williams.
Petrov scores with a jab to the head.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Williams avoids the body shot from Petrov.
Williams looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Williams connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Petrov momentarily.
Williams lands with an overhand left.
Williams connects with a single shot there.
Williams looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Petrov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Williams avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Williams throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Williams misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Williams throws a jab when Petrov was well out of range.
Williams jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
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!
Williams loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Wayne Williams seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Williams displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Williams bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target. #T2#
A jab from Williams misses.
Williams thows a left - swing and a miss!
Williams missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Williams moves away and avoids it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Williams. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov lands with a thumping leg kick.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Williams moved out of range nicely.
Williams swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Williams throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov slips under a jab from Williams.
Petrov takes one on the button.
Williams missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Williams uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Nice shot by Petrov.
Petrov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Jab from Williams.
Petrov gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Williams takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Williams moves away.
Williams throws out a counter right but Petrov avoids it with no problem.
Williams loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.#T3#
Williams misses the jab.
Williams misses with a hook.
Williams connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Williams with a hook.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov lands a head shot.
The fighters circling - Williams throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Williams avoids the body shot from Petrov.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Williams takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Petrov takes a swing at Williams's ribcage but misses.
Williams throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Williams throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Williams dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Petrov looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.#T4#
Williams connects with a good right hand that stumbles Petrov. Petrov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Williams on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Williams throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Williams misses with a straight left.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Williams moves away.
Petrov takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Williams was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Petrov connects with a crisp jab.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Williams misses with a wild body shot.
Williams takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Williams was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Petrov defending well as Williams loads up on a big left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Petrov moves out of range as Williams strikes.
Williams throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov jabs at Williams's body.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Williams manages to avoid it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Wayne Williams will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.#R3#
A big right from Williams misses.
Nice defenses there by Williams.
Williams takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Williams paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Williams bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Petrov tests Williams's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Williams tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Williams.
Williams moves into range and connects with a jab.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Williams with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Petrov to score with a decent uppercut.
A shot to the body from Williams misses
and Williams takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Williams throws a big shot that misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Williams misses the target.
Williams waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Williams sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Williams misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Williams misses with an uppercut. #T1#
Williams scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Petrov doesn't seem bothered though.
A decent looking cross lands there for Petrov.
Petrov defending well as Williams loads up on a big left hand.
Williams misses with an uppercut.
Williams misses with a looping left.
Williams loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Williams throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
It looked like Petrov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Williams.
Williams misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov counters with a right hand to the body.
Petrov slips a straight right by Williams.
Petrov appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Williams. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov throws a body punch but Williams moves out of range.
Petrov moves out of range as Williams strikes.
A looping hook to the body misses from Williams. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Williams throws a big shot that misses.
Williams uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Petrov lunges at Williams with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Williams's hand.
Petrov moves out of range as Williams strikes.
Petrov connects with a looping right hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Williams misses the target. #T2#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Williams throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Williams on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Williams displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Williams lands a slapping body shot.
Petrov takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Petrov swings for the body but Williams moves out of range.
Williams lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Williams looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
A shot to the liver by Petrov. Beautiful body shot.
Williams checks a low kick from Petrov.
Williams looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Williams lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Petrov tries to bum rush Williams with a series of wild strikes but Williams uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Williams misses with a body shot.
Williams bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Petrov's head backwards.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Williams saw that one coming.
Williams works Petrov's body with a nice hook.
Williams slips under a jab from Petrov.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Williams.#T3#
A big left from Williams misses.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Williams throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Williams rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Williams lands with an overhand left.
Williams misses with a body shot
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Williams.
Williams punishes Petrov's body with a nice straight punch.
A punch lands to the side of Williams 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Williams throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Williams moves away.
It seemed like Williams was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Williams takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Williams.
Williams avoids the body shot from Petrov.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Williams scores with a hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Good exchange - Williams coming out on top.#T4#
Williams looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Williams dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Williams throws a shot from downtown. Petrov moves away and avoids it.
Petrov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Williams misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Williams darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Williams changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Williams.
Petrov slips under a jab from Williams.
Williams connects with a right hand. Petrov shakes it off.
Williams misses with a left hand
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Williams misses with a straight right.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Williams is out of range.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Williams sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Williams looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Williams.
Williams misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Wayne Williams just about did enough to take it.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R4#
Petrov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Williamss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Williams throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Williams manages to avoid it.
Williams takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Petrov slips a jab from Williams.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Williams.
A quick step to the side and Petrov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov connects with the punch.
Williams loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Williams slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Williams.
Williams misses with a straight right.
Williams uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Williams pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Williams ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Williams moves away and avoids it.
Williams looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov misses the jab.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Williams throws out the jab.
The crowd cheers as Williams lands an impressive looking overhand right. Petrov doesn't seem phased though.
Nice uppercut there from Williams.#T1#
Williams connects with a single shot there.
Petrov lands with a shot to the body.
Williams drops his hands momentarily and Petrov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Williams lands with an uppercut that bounces Petrov off the cage and back into range.
Williams misses with a looping right.
Williams fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Petrov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Williams manages to avoid it.
Petrov misses with a hook. Williams ducked under it nicely.
Williams connects with a crisp jab.
Williams uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Williams staying out of range there.
Williams looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Williams throws out the jab.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Williams manages to avoid it.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Williams.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Williams saw that one coming.
Petrov scores with a sloppy right hand. Williams should have avoided that one. #T2#
Williams connects with a body shot that sends Petrov's belly button to the back.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Williams.
Williams rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Williams scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Petrov doesn't seem bothered though.
Williams throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Williams swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Williams pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Williams moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Wayne Williams is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
A jab from Williams misses.
Petrov's corner calls for a 1-2. Petrov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Williams pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov connects with a crisp jab.
Williams misses the shot to the body.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Williams swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.#T3#
Williams misses with a looping right.
Petrov throws a big counter combination but Williams scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Petrov walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Petrov shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Williams eats them both and turns towards Petrov to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
The fighters circling - Williams throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Williams staying out of range there.
Williams waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
Williams misses the shot to the body.
Nice defenses there by Williams.
Petrov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Williamss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Williams punishes Petrov's body with a nice straight punch.
Williams getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Nice straight punches there by Petrov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Petrov.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Williams was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A swing and a miss from Williams.
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!
Williams uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Petrov jabs Williams right on the nose. Williams blinks but takes it well.#T4#
Petrov misses with a right hand
and Williams cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Williams.
Williams lands with a nice body punch.
Williams slips under a jab.
Williams misses with a looping right.
A counter left hand to the body from Petrov misses its target.
Petrov cracks Williams with a right hand to the side of the head.
Williams throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Williams throws a good cross that connects.
Danga de danga de dang - Petrov scores with a four punch combination!
Petrov scores with a jab to the body.
Williams misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Williams uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Williams takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!#R5#
Williams scores with a shot to the body.
Williams misses with a looping right.
Williams misses with an uppercut
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Williams staying out of range there.
Petrov digs a good body shot into Williams's ribs.
Williams walks into a stiff left hand from Petrov.
Williams tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Williams.
Williams connects with a right hand. Petrov shakes it off.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov sizes up Williams with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Petrov slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Williams.
Williams thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov throws a jab when Williams was well out of range.
Petrov misses with a left hand
and Williams connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
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!
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Williams misses with a straight right.
Williams throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#T1#
Williams throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A telegraphed right hand from Williams misses the target.
Petrov slips a straight right by Williams.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Williams moved out of range.
Williams throws a right hand that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Williams thinking.
Williams avoids the body shot from Petrov.
Petrov defending well as Williams loads up on a big left hand.
Williams loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Williams.
Williams slips a jab from Petrov.
It seemed like Williams was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Williams throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Williams is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Petrov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov digs a good body shot into Williams's ribs.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Williams.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Williams connects with a looping right hand.
A slow jab from Williams misses its intended target.
A quick step to the side and Petrov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.#T2#
Williams looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Williams uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Williams looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Williams fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Williams throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Petrov is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Williams misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Williams throws out the jab.
Williams just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov walks into a stiff left hand from Williams.
A combination from Petrov does no damage.
Williams throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A big right from Williams misses.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Williams.
A slow jab from Williams misses its intended target.
Williams is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Petrov.
Jab, jab by Williams - just one landing.
Petrov takes one to the chin there.#T3#
Petrov cracks Williams with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Petrov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Williams misses with a left hand
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Williams scores with a shot to the body.
Williams lands with a hook. Petrov tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Williams swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov slips a jab from Williams.
Petrov slips a straight right by Williams.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Williams.
Williams just misses with a punch to the body.
Williams drops his hands momentarily and Petrov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Petrov throws a body punch but Williams moves out of range.
Petrov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Williams.
Williams throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Williams misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.#T4#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Williams manages to avoid it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Petrov, as that shot connected.
Petrov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Williams was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
The fighters circling - Williams throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Williams manages to avoid it.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Williams moves away.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Williams does a little dance to reset his feet.
Williams throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Petrov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Williamss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Williams thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Williams's head but Williams sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Williams connects with a single shot there.
Williams misses with a straight right.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Williams moves away.
Williams throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Sergei Petrov.
I think Petrov 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 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 48:47
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:46
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!

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

 

Event: PFC 212 Arendse vs Urani     
Date:   Oct 04, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nagasaki rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Nagasaki ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a body shot
and Nagasaki counters with a leg kick.
Nagasaki shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Nagasaki throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov throws the left hand but Nagasaki avoids the punch easily.
Nagasaki fails with a takedown attempt.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Nice straight punches there by Petrov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Petrov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nagasaki misses with a double jab
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Nice uppercut there from Petrov.
Petrov feints and then cracks Nagasaki's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Nagasaki down.
Petrov misses with a double jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nagasaki misses with a body shot. #T1#
Nagasaki looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Santosh Nagasaki. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nagasaki throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nagasaki scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Nagasaki throws a right hand that misses
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
A shot to the liver by Petrov. Beautiful body shot.
Nagasaki tries to clinch up but Petrov circles away and keeps his distance.
A big left from Nagasaki misses.
Nagasaki throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Nagasaki fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A left lands for Petrov.
Nagasaki keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Nagasaki moves in looking to clinch but Petrov pushes him off.
Nagasaki scores with the left hand. Petrov knows he should have avoided that one.
Petrov has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Petrov is looking to slow Nagasaki down with leg kicks.
Sergei Petrov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Petrov takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken 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!
Petrov slips under a jab.
Nagasaki ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Nagasaki throwing a counter right hand but Petrov manages to avoid it.#T2#
A clash of legs there as Nagasaki blocks the low kick.
Petrov slaps away a takedown attempt from Nagasaki, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Nagasaki.
Nagasaki is looking to clinch but Petrov is avoiding it.
Nagasaki throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Donk. Nagasaki catches Petrov right on the button with a cross.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Nagasaki takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Nagasaki swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Nagasaki ducks down to avoid it.
An inside leg kick from Nagasaki misses.
A low kick from Petrov misses
and Nagasaki counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Nagasaki throws a big shot that misses.
Nagasaki walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Nagasaki throws a series of punches but Petrov avoids them all with ease.
Nagasaki misses with a takedown attempt - Petrov sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.#T3#
Petrov throws a right hand that Nagasaki ducks under and follows up with a left that Nagasaki also avoids with ease.
Petrov throws a poor cross that misses
and Nagasaki counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Petrov thinking.
Nagasaki avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Nagasaki is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Nagasaki missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nagasaki connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Nagasaki looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Nagasaki.
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot.
Nagasaki takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Nagasaki on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Nagasaki closes the distance and clinches up with Petrov, looking for a takedown. Nagasaki pushes Petrov against the cage but Petrov circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Nagasaki throws a jab when Petrov was well out of range.
Nagasaki throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov scores with a sloppy right hand. Nagasaki should have avoided that one.
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!
Nagasaki throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Nagasaki gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab. #T4#
Nagasaki misses with a looping right.
Nagasaki cracks Petrov with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Nagasaki lands a nice leg kick that just misses Petrov's sensitive parts.
Nagasaki has a takedown stuffed.
Nagasaki connects with a crisp jab.
Petrov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Nagasaki at a distance.
Nagasaki swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nagasaki keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nagasaki scores with a punch to the head.
Nagasaki misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Petrov appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Petrov swings for the body but Nagasaki moves out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Nagasaki attempts a counter takedown but Petrov avoids it well and moves away.
Petrov catches Nagasaki with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Nagasaki is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Petrov swings for the body but Nagasaki moves out of range.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.#R2#
Petrov throws a body punch but Nagasaki moves out of range.
Nagasaki shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Petrov sprawls well. Petrov wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Nagasaki gets slowly back to his feet.
A nice side step and Petrov releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Nagasaki punishes Petrov's body with a nice straight punch.
Nagasaki cracks Petrov with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Nagasaki throws a shot from downtown. Petrov moves away and avoids it.
Nagasaki shoots in but no luck this time.
Petrov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nagasaki slips a jab and a cross from Petrov.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Nagasaki saw that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nagasaki digs a good body shot into Petrov's ribs.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Nagasaki.
Nagasaki pivots, looking for a leg kick but Petrov is out of range and Nagasaki settles back down.
Nagasaki ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.#T1#
Nagasaki steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Nagasaki avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Nagasaki.
Petrov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Nagasaki. Nagasaki obviously looking to wear him down.
Petrov cracks Nagasaki with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Nice uppercut there from Petrov.
Petrov keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Santosh Nagasaki. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nagasaki walks into a straight right hand from Petrov.
Nagasaki misses with a takedown
and Nagasaki takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A jab from Petrov does it's job there.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Nagasaki saw that one coming.
Nagasaki swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Petrov leaves Nagasaki with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot. #T2#
Nagasaki throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Nagasaki scores with a decent looking hook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nagasaki tries to clinch but Petrov is having none of it.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nagasaki.
Nagasaki defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Petrov misses with a lunging right hand #TD#
so Nagasaki counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Nagasaki stands and throws Petrov's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Petrov is looking for a sweep.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nagasaki scores with a couple of short elbows.
Petrov takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Nagasaki 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.
Nagasaki trying to control the action but Petrov is working from the bottom. #T3#
Nagasaki throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Nagasaki throws an elbow but Petrov slips to the side and avoids it well.
Petrov is trying to escape the position but Nagasaki is controlling the position.
Nagasaki misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Nagasaki misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Nagasaki tries to score with some ground and pound. Petrov controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Nagasaki wants to lay and pray for a moment but Petrov keeps working.
Petrov is looking to reverse the position.#T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Petrov parries the strikes from Nagasaki easily there. Nagasaki is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Petrov to escape.
Nagasaki lands a decent elbow from side control.
Petrov on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Nagasaki works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Petrov managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Nagasaki.
Nagasaki working away.
Petrov regains half guard, as Nagasaki was trying to land strikes.
Still in half guard, Nagasaki seems content to control.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Santosh Nagasaki will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R3#
Nagasaki's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Petrov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Nagasaki scrambles back to his feet.
Petrov lands with a nice body punch.
Petrov moves forwards but Nagasaki connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Petrov throws a lazy uppercut
and Nagasaki counters with a straight right hand.
Nagasaki looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
Nagasaki misses with a hook
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Sergei Petrov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nagasaki connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Petrov misses with a hook. Nagasaki ducked under it nicely.
Nagasaki tries to counter with a takedown but Petrov is quick to defend against it.
Petrov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Nagasaki takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nagasaki works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Nagasaki dives in and grabs Petrov's left leg, looking for a takedown. Petrov pushes down on Nagasaki's head and hops out.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Nagasaki.
Nagasaki appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Nagasaki scores with a kick to the body.
Nagasaki is trying hard to land a takedown here. Petrov sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet. #T1#
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nagasaki was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Nagasaki slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Petrov lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Nagasaki slips a jab from Petrov.
Nagasaki will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Santosh Nagasaki. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nagasaki throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Petrov gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Petrov throws a hook but Nagasaki blocks it.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Nagasaki moves away.
Nagasaki just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov throws a combination. Nagasaki tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Nagasaki misses with a wild body shot.
Nagasaki misses with a wild body shot.
Nagasaki misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov staying out of range there.#T2#
Nagasaki fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Nagasaki walks into a stiff left hand from Petrov.
Nagasaki throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
It seemed like Petrov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Nagasaki.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Nagasaki is just out of range.
Petrov doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Petrov throws out a powerful jab.
Nagasaki slips a straight right by Petrov.
Petrov leaves Nagasaki with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Nagasaki throws a low kick but Petrov moves out of range easily.
Petrov throws a hook but Nagasaki avoids it easily.
Nagasaki throws a shot from downtown. Petrov moves away and avoids it.
Petrov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Nagasaki loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Petrov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Nagasaki looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Nagasaki just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov dodges the punch combination from Nagasaki. #T3#
Petrov scores with a one two! Nagasaki had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Nagasaki keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Nagasaki misses with a wild combination.
Nagasaki tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Nagasaki.
Petrov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Petrov stuffs the takedown attempt from Nagasaki. Nagasaki gets slowly back to his feet.
Nagasaki throws a body shot but no joy.
Nagasaki on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Nagasaki throws a body shot but no joy.
Nagasaki doesn't manage to clinch there - Petrov circles away.
Nagasaki takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Petrov throws the left hand but Nagasaki avoids the punch easily.
Nagasaki tries to counter with a takedown but Petrov is quick to defend against it.
Petrov cracks Nagasaki with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.#T4#
Nagasaki lands a lovely overhand right.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A big left from Petrov misses.
Nagasaki throws a leg kick but Petrov moved away.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Nagasaki avoids it with no problem.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Nagasaki does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov jabs at Nagasaki's body.
Nagasaki takes one to the side of the head.
Nagasaki moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
As Petrov backs away, Nagasaki returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
The fighters circling - Nagasaki throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov throws the left hand but Nagasaki avoids the punch easily.
Petrov misses with a straight left. #TD#
Nagasaki bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Petrov controls the position for a moment.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov really dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R4#
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Nagasaki moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Nagasaki takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Nagasaki dives in for a single leg takedown but Petrov sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
A little jabbing left from Petrov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Petrov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Nagasaki staying out of range there.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Nagasaki saw that one coming.
Nagasaki throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Nagasaki throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by Nagasaki.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov slaps away a takedown attempt from Nagasaki, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Petrov misses with a hook. Nagasaki ducked under it nicely.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nagasaki misses with a looping right.
Petrov scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction. #T1#
Petrov cracks a nice hook into Nagasaki's ribs.
Nagasaki staying out of range there.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Petrov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Petrov, as that shot connected.
Nice cross by Petrov.
Nagasaki with a hook.
Nagasaki shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Petrov but Petrov pushes him off and we're back to square one.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Santosh Nagasaki. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nagasaki moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Petrov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Good exchange - Petrov coming out on top.
Petrov misses with a hook. Nagasaki ducked under it nicely.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Petrov throws a hook but Nagasaki blocks it.
Petrov lands a leg kick that knocks Nagasaki off balance momentarily.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Nagasaki.#T2#
Nagasaki throws a poor cross that misses
and Nagasaki takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nagasaki loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Nagasaki saw that one coming.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Nagasaki is out of range.
Petrov smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Nagasaki takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Petrov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Nagasaki.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Nagasaki's shoulder, as Nagasaki tries to avoid the shot.
Nagasaki appears to be looking for a big counter.
Nagasaki throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Petrov appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Petrov lands a head shot.
Nagasaki connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Nagasaki misses with a looping left.
A slow jab from Nagasaki misses its intended target. #T3#
Nagasaki shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Petrov as he jumps to the side.
Petrov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Petrov blocks a low kick nicely.
Petrov misses with an uppercut
and Nagasaki cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Nagasaki misses with a body shot.
Nagasaki slips a jab from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Nagasaki thinks about countering with a body kick.
Nagasaki fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Petrov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Nagasaki takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Nagasaki pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A punch combination from Nagasaki misses. #T4#
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Nagasaki scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Petrov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Nagasaki tried to score with a low kick but Petrov checks it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nagasaki swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Nagasaki shoots in looking for a takedown. Petrov tries to sprawl out of it but Nagasaki keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Petrov manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Nagasaki walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Petrov misses with a few strikes there.
Petrov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Nagasaki's head backwards.
Petrov scores with a jab. Nagasaki acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Nagasaki throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov takes a swing at Nagasaki's ribcage but misses.
Nagasaki feinted with a counter takedown.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that fourth round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!#R5#
Petrov scores with a nice right hand.
Nagasaki throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nagasaki throws out a powerful jab.#TD#
Nagasaki shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Petrov manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.#ES2#
Petrov has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Nagasaki is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Petrov.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Nagasaki.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov tries to work over Nagasaki's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A nice right hand lands inside from Petrov.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Petrov.
Nagasaki misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nagasaki blocking some punches.
Nagasaki blocks the elbow strike.
Nagasaki blocks an elbow strike from Petrov.
Petrov throws a punch but it's blocked by Nagasaki.
Nagasaki lands with a light punch inside. #T1#
Petrov tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Nagasaki lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Nagasaki misses with a short punch on the inside.
Nagasaki throws a punch but it's blocked by Petrov.
Petrov fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Nagasaki lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Nagasaki gets through Petrov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Nagasaki scores with a shot to the side of Petrov's head.
Nagasaki lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Nagasaki lands a body shot.
Nagasaki misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short right from Nagasaki.
Nagasaki swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nagasaki misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov misses with a punch on the inside.
Petrov pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Petrov lands an elbow just above Nagasaki 's eye.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov stalling in the clinch. #T2#
Nagasaki lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Nagasaki lands a left hand that snaps the head of Petrov backwards.
Nagasaki tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Petrov's elbow.
Petrov lands a nice uppercut.
Petrov throws an elbow but it misses.
Nagasaki working aggressively here.
Nagasaki blocks the elbow strike.
Sergei Petrov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Nagasaki tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nagasaki drops down looking for an ankle pick but Petrov pulls his leg out and moves away.
Petrov swats away the attempt to clinch by Nagasaki.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Nagasaki moved out of range nicely.
Nagasaki drops down looking for a counter takedown but Petrov sprawls and moves away.
A jab from Nagasaki misses.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nagasaki throws out the jab.
A countering left hand to the body from Petrov misses.#T3#
Nagasaki misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Petrov lunges at Nagasaki with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Nagasaki's hand.
Petrov takes one to the chin there.
Nagasaki on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Nagasaki avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Nagasaki misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Nagasaki digs a good body shot into Petrov's ribs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Nagasaki does a little dance to reset his feet.#TD#
Nagasaki scores with a takedown into Petrov's guard.#ES2#
The fighters are working up against the cage. Petrov manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Petrov lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Nagasaki backwards.
Santosh Nagasaki has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T4#
Nagasaki lands a shoulder strike.
Nagasaki throws a head punch that misses.
Nagasaki scores with a shoulder strike.
Nagasaki tries to break the clinch but Petrov is controlling the position.
Nagasaki is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Nagasaki tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Petrov digs a right hand underneath Nagasaki's ribcage. Nagasaki let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A short uppercut from Petrov.
Nagasaki working aggressively here.
Nagasaki avoids the elbow strike from Petrov, against the cage.
Nagasaki fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nagasaki lands a shoulder strike.
Nagasaki tries to work over Petrov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Nagasaki misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov lands a shot to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 47:49
Judge Kenichi Hosakawa scores the fight 47:48
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!
Sergei Petrov retains his bantamweight title!
Sergei Petrov decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.

 

Event: PFC 204 Verygood vs Petrov     
Date:   Sep 06, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Verygood ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Verygood needs to keep his hands up - Petrov had a free shot at his head there.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A shot to the liver by Petrov. Beautiful body shot.
Petrov misses with an uppercut
and Verygood counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Petrov seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Verygood pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Verygood uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Petrov backing away here, and Verygood unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
A lazy left from Petrov finds it's target.
A big right from Verygood misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sergei Petrov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Verygood looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Verygood has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Verygood slips under a jab from Petrov.
Petrov dips to his left and cracks Verygood with an uppercut!#T1#
Petrov misses the jab.
Verygood takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Verygood looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Petrov is fending him off so far but Verygood persists. Nope, Petrov circles away and we're back to standing.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Petrov throws the left hand but Verygood avoids the punch easily.
Verygood avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Verygood only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Verygood displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Petrov tests Verygood's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Verygood's shoulder, as Verygood tries to avoid the shot.
A little jabbing left from Verygood on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Verygood avoids the body shot from Petrov.
Verygood swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Verygood flicks out a counter leg kick but Petrov steps away.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Petrov throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Verygood. #T2#
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Petrov checks a low kick from Verygood.
Verygood takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Verygood swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Verygood moves forwards but Petrov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Verygood moved out of range.
Verygood has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Petrov finds it's way round the side to connect with Verygood's head.
Verygood with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Petrov to score with a decent uppercut.
Petrov throws a shot to the body.
Verygood looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Verygood slips a straight right by Petrov.
Verygood is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.#T3#
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Verygood sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Verygood moves away and avoids it.
Verygood ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Verygood slips a straight right by Petrov.
Petrov misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Verygood counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Verygood bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Verygood counters with a straight right hand.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Verygood looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
The fighters circling - Verygood throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A chopping leg kick lands by Verygood.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy. #T4#
Petrov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Verygood on the side of the head.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Verygood.
Petrov checks a leg kick.
Verygood fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Verygood ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Verygood was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Verygood let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Verygood avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Verygood drops his hands momentarily and Petrov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Verygood takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.#R2#
Petrov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Verygood counters with a straight right hand.
Petrov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Verygood wants to land a leg kick but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov misses with a hook
and Verygood counters with a nice body shot.
Petrov misses with a low kick as Verygood jumps back.
Verygood was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Sergei Petrov is winning the standup battle so far.
Verygood takes a jab right on the kisser.
Verygood tries to score with a low kick but Petrov moves his leg out of the way.
Petrov misses the body punch
and Verygood counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Verygood is just out of range.
A nice side step and Verygood releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov throws the left hand but Verygood avoids the punch easily.
A little jabbing left from Verygood on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Petrov throws a poor cross that misses
and Verygood counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Petrov throws the left hand but Verygood avoids the punch easily.
Verygood feints a counter leg kick.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Verygood moves away and avoids it.
Petrov backing away here, and Verygood unleashes a leg kick that just misses.#T1#
Verygood is looking to clinch.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
The fighters circle momentarily. Petrov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Petrov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Petrov cracks Verygood with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Petrov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Verygood can do to turn this around?
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by Verygood.
Verygood swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Verygood tries to clinch there but Petrov circles away.
Petrov cracks Verygood with a good jab.
Petrov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Verygood takes one to the chin there.
Verygood slips a jab from Petrov.#T2#
Verygood throws a chopping leg kick but Petrov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Verygood throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Petrov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov lands a jab to the head.
Verygood uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Verygood misses with a hook
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Verygood lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Verygood might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Petrov has got the better of the exchanges.
Petrov lands a nice hook to Verygood's body. Verygood takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Verygood's head.
Nice defenses there by Verygood.
Verygood tries to counter with a clinch but Petrov shakes him off and moves away.#T3#
Verygood walks into a stiff left hand from Petrov.
Petrov jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Petrov swings widly with a right hand
letting Verygood counter with a right hand.
Verygood closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
A jab lands there for Petrov.
Verygood keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Petrov catches Verygood with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
A jab from Petrov misses.
Verygood drops his hands momentarily and Petrov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Petrov takes a swing at Verygood's ribcage but misses.
Petrov throws an off balance right hand
and Verygood makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.#T4#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Verygood momentarily.
Petrov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Verygood moved out of range.
A shot to the liver by Petrov. Beautiful body shot.
Petrov cracks Verygood with an open hand slap.
Petrov keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Verygood misses with a looping right.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Verygood misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R3#
Petrov throws a body punch but Verygood moves out of range.
Kurt Verygood has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Verygood lands with a straight right. Petrov didn't see that one coming.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Petrov swings for the body but Verygood moves out of range.
Petrov jabs Verygood to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Verygood ducks down to avoid it.
Verygood looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Petrov throws a poor cross that misses
and Verygood counters with a good low kick that Petrov was not able to check.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov connects with a body shot.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
A swing and a miss from Petrov.#T1#
Petrov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Verygood misses with a looping left.
A quick step to the side and Petrov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Verygood throws out a counter right but Petrov avoids it with no problem.
Petrov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Verygood throws a leg kick that misses.
Petrov misses with a low kick.
Verygood slips a jab from Petrov.
Verygood blocks a jab.
Petrov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Verygood throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Verygood manages to avoid it.#T2#
Petrov misses the jab.
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Verygood moves away and avoids it.
Verygood looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Verygood throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Verygood saw that one coming.
A telegraphed right hand from Verygood misses the target.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Petrov swings for the body but Verygood moves out of range.
Verygood appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Verygood slips the punch.
Verygood now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
A big left from Petrov misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov digs a good hook to Verygood's body.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Verygood.
Verygood thinks about the counter body kick.#T3#
Petrov cracks a nice hook into Verygood's ribs.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Verygood ducks down to avoid it.
Petrov misses with a body shot #CL2#
and Verygood counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Verygood misses with some punches.
Verygood lands a body shot.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Petrov creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Petrov can't find room to land a body shot as Verygood controls the action.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Petrov.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Verygood.
Petrov avoids the elbow strike from Verygood, against the cage.
Verygood misses with a hook to the ribs.
Verygood working aggressively here.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Verygood creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Petrov.
A short right from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a punch on the inside.
Petrov blocks a body shot from Verygood.
Petrov tries to throw a body punch but Verygood avoids it by throwing Petrov back against the cage.
Petrov swings away with an uppercut that misses. #T4#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Verygood throws an elbow that misses.
Verygood's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Petrov tries to work over Verygood's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Petrov scores with a nice hook to the head.
Verygood tries a body shot but Petrov blocks it.
Verygood has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A nice right hand lands inside from Verygood.
A nice left hand lands by Verygood.
Petrov lands an uppercut.
Verygood goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Verygood lands with a short shot to the head.
Petrov blocks a body shot from Verygood.
Verygood misses with some punches.
A nice right hand lands inside from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Verygood lands with a right to the head.
Verygood lands an uppercut.
Petrov scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kurt Verygood seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A nice right hand lands inside from Petrov.
Verygood blocking some punches.
Still in the clinch, Verygood scores with a nice short uppercut.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov clearly takes that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!#R4#
Petrov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Petrov throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Verygood to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov throws an off balance right hand
and Verygood counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A punch combination from Petrov misses.
Petrov takes a swing at Verygood's ribcage but misses.
Petrov backing away here, and Verygood unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Petrov lands with a right hand.
Petrov works over Verygood's head and body with a nice combination.
Verygood misses with a straight left.
Verygood throws a poor cross that misses
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Petrov smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.#T1#
Verygood ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Petrov lands a lovely overhand right.
Petrov throws a jab when Verygood was well out of range.
Petrov lands a nice leg kick that just misses Verygood's sensitive parts.
Good exchange - Verygood coming out on top.
Verygood uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Verygood sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A little jabbing left from Verygood on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Petrov throws a poor cross that misses
and Verygood counters with a stiff right hand.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
The crowd cheers as Petrov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Verygood doesn't seem phased though.
Nice defenses there by Verygood.
Verygood let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.#T2#
Verygood takes one to the side of the head.
Petrov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Verygood is just out of range.
Nice defenses there by Verygood.
Verygood feints the counter takedown.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Petrov throws a lazy uppercut
and Verygood cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Verygood is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Petrov lands the left hand.
Verygood takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Verygood is just out of range.
Petrov defending well as Verygood loads up on a big left hand. #T3#
Verygood moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Verygood on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Petrov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Verygood gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Petrov.
Verygood bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Verygood was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Verygood was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Verygood misses with a looping left.
Petrov misses with a lunging right hand
and Verygood counters with a stiff right hand.
Petrov with a jab.#T4#
Petrov wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Verygood slips the punch.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Verygood was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Verygood is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov misses with a body punch
and Verygood counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Verygood on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Verygood looks to clinch
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Verygood defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Verygood looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Petrov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Verygood drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov had his way with Kurt Verygood in that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!#R5#
Petrov scores with a one two! Verygood had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Verygood looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Verygood takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Petrov, as that shot connected.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Verygood tries to counter with a clinch but Petrov shakes him off and moves away.
Verygood defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov scores with a punch to the head.
A telegraphed right hand from Verygood misses the target.
Petrov misses with a hook
and Verygood counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Verygood looks like he wants to counter punch here.#T1#
Petrov 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.
A left lands for Petrov.
Petrov connects with a right hand. Verygood shakes it off.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Verygood 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.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Verygood staying out of range there.
Verygood swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Petrov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Verygood stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Petrov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Verygood momentarily.
Petrov throws a body punch but Verygood moves out of range.
Verygood was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Petrov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Verygood cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.#T2#
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Verygood is just out of range.
Verygood slips a straight right by Petrov.
Verygood avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Verygood looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Verygood flicks out a counter leg kick but Petrov steps away.
Sergei Petrov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Petrov lands with an overhand left.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Verygood.
Verygood looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nice defenses there by Verygood.
Petrov scores with a nice strike.
Petrov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Petrov swings away with a body shot that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.#T3#
Petrov works Verygood's body with a nice hook.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Verygood.
Verygood looks to clinch
and Petrov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Nice cross by Verygood.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
A nice side step and Verygood releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Verygood takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Verygood avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Verygood now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Verygood takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Petrov cracks Verygood with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.#T4#
Petrov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Verygood counters with a leg kick.
Verygood misses with a shot to the body
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Verygood keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Verygood! But no joy.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
It seemed like Verygood was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Verygood was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Verygood slips a straight right by Petrov.
Verygood changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Verygood turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Verygood defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Verygood manages to avoid it.
Verygood slips under a jab.
Petrov takes a swing at Verygood's ribcage but misses.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 50:45
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 50:45
Judge Shirou Masuda scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!

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

 

Event: PFC 198 Pearson vs Nao     
Date:   Aug 09, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Kenobi connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Kenobi moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
Kenobi connects with a crisp jab.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kenobi.
We've been informed that Petrov 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.
Kenobi waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
Petrov lands an overhand right.
Petrov blocks the body kick.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kenobi throws out the jab.
Kenobi throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Kenobi appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Petrov misses the jab.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Kenobi saw that one coming.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Kenobi moves away and avoids it.
Petrov lands with a nice combination. Kenobi backs away looking to recover.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kenobi slips a straight right by Petrov.
Petrov misses with a series of wild punches.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kenobi. Kenobi obviously looking to wear him down. #T1#
Kenobi misses with a hook
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Kenobi throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kenobi moves into range and connects with a jab.
Nice defenses there by Kenobi.
Petrov misses with a hook. Kenobi ducked under it nicely.
Petrov slips a straight right by Kenobi.
Kenobi tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Petrov is able to avoid easily.
Petrov misses the jab.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
The crowd cheers as Kenobi lands an impressive looking overhand right. Petrov doesn't seem phased though.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kenobi.
Kenobi blocks a jab.
Kenobi blocks a jab.
Kenobi pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Petrov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A bone on bone clash there as Petrov blocks the leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kenobi dips to his left and cracks Petrov with an uppercut!
Petrov takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Petrov is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.#T2#
A chopping leg kick lands by Kenobi.
Petrov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Kenobi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kenobi moves into range and connects with a jab.
Petrov might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Kenobi misses with a low kick.
Kenobi staying out of range there.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kenobi.
Kenobi misses with a straight right.
Kenobi throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Kenobi fails in his attempt to clinch.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Kenobi moved out of range nicely.
Kenobi throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Petrov throws a jab when Kenobi was well out of range.
Petrov stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Kenobi.#T3#
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kenobi ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Kenobi just misses with a punch to the body.
A jab from Petrov does it's job there.
Petrov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Petrov, as that shot connected.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kenobi sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kenobi misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov lands with a good body shot.
Kenobi thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Petrov if he has to take too many more of those.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Kenobi swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kenobi lands a nice shot to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kenobi takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it. #T4#
Petrov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Petrov avoids a kick to the body.
Kenobi throws a leg kick which misses Petrov's front leg but catches the back leg as Petrov tries to avoid it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Kenobi.
Kenobi defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Kenobi is looking to counter the offense by Petrov and move into the clinch.
Kenobi is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Kenobi with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Petrov to score with a decent uppercut.
Kenobi connects with the punch.
Petrov lands with a cross.
Kenobi throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Kenobi.
Petrov jabs at Kenobi's body.
Kenobi throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Obi Wan Kenobi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kenobi slips a jab from Petrov.
Kenobi looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kenobi slips a jab from Petrov.
Kenobi bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kenobi throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kenobi misses with a straight left.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.#R2#
Kenobi throws a leg kick that misses.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Kenobi.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Kenobi looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kenobi throws a leg kick but Petrov checks it.
Petrov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Kenobi missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kenobi misses with a low kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Kenobi on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Kenobi slips under a jab from Petrov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kenobi lunges at Petrov with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Petrov's hand.
Kenobi misses with a low kick as Petrov jumps back.
Kenobi on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Petrov with a hook.
Petrov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.#T1#
Petrov scores with a hook to the body. Kenobi takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Kenobi takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kenobi uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Petrov walks into a left hand.
Kenobi comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Petrov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kenobi tries to close the distance and clinch but Petrov swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Kenobi thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kenobi throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Kenobi takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Kenobi throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kenobi throws a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
Kenobi throws a chopping leg kick but Petrov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A slow jab from Kenobi misses its intended target.
Kenobi gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov lands a glancing blow to the side of Kenobi's head.#T2#
Kenobi thows a left - swing and a miss!
A big right from Petrov misses.
Petrov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Kenobi moves away and avoids it.
Kenobi steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Kenobi seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Petrov misses the body punch
and Kenobi counters with a low kick, right behind Petrov 's knee.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Kenobi's shoulder, as Kenobi tries to avoid the shot.
Petrov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kenobi throws a sloppy head kick
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Kenobi moves in looking to clinch but Petrov pushes him off.
Petrov lands a nice shot that snaps Kenobi's head back.
Kenobi attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Petrov scores with a hook to the body. Kenobi takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Kenobi swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov lands a glancing blow to the side of Kenobi's head.
Kenobi pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A decent looking cross lands there for Kenobi.#T3#
Kenobi misses with a hook.
Kenobi staying out of range there.
A shot to the liver by Kenobi. Beautiful body shot.
Kenobi throws a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Kenobi might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Petrov throws a good cross that connects.
Petrov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Kenobi throws a leg kick but Petrov sees it coming and moves out of range.
Some bone on bone action there as Petrov checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Petrov connects with a single shot there.
Petrov scores with a jab.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Kenobi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kenobi chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Petrov can pounce on him.
Kenobi misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Petrov with a nice calf kick.
Kenobi misses with a body shot.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kenobi scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.#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!
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kenobi.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kenobi sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kenobi ducks right into an uppercut from Petrov.
Petrov lands a jab to Kenobi's midsection.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Kenobi tries to land a leg kick but Petrov saw it coming and moves away.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Kenobi's shoulder, as Kenobi tries to avoid the shot.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Kenobi's head but Kenobi sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kenobi misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Kenobi.
Petrov lands a really nice looking cross but Kenobi seems unphased.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Kenobi connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Petrov momentarily.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Kenobi is out of range.
Kenobi lands the left hand.
Kenobi misses with a body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!#R3#
Kenobi lands a nice looking body kick.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kenobi moves away.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Petrov looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Kenobi misses the jab.
Kenobi throws a big shot that misses.
Kenobi scores with a nice strike.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Kenobi swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sergei Petrov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Petrov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Petrov throws a shot to the body.
Kenobi tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kenobi dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Petrov. That did some damage!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kenobi pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kenobi fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Petrov throws a jab when Kenobi was well out of range.
Kenobi looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
A jab from Kenobi misses.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Kenobi fires out a quick counter leg kick but Petrov just manages to avoid it.#T1#
A slow jab from Kenobi misses its intended target.
Kenobi throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kenobi. That's going to slow Petrov down.
Kenobi tries to move into range but Petrov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Kenobi misses with a low kick.
Kenobi looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Kenobi takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Kenobi uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Kenobi connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Petrov takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Petrov takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Kenobi doesn't manage to clinch there - Petrov circles away.
Petrov defending well as Kenobi loads up on a big left hand.
Kenobi bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Petrov's head backwards.
Kenobi lands a head shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Kenobi is just out of range.
Kenobi throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #T2#
Kenobi moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
Kenobi throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
A low kick from Kenobi misses
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Kenobi takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Kenobi walks into a straight right hand from Petrov.
Kenobi slips a jab from Petrov.
Petrov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Sergei Petrov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Kenobi throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
The fighters circling - Kenobi throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov throws the left hand but Kenobi avoids the punch easily.
Some bone on bone action there as Petrov checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Petrov misses with a few strikes there.
Petrov staying out of range there.
Kenobi rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Kenobi throws a leg kick that is checked
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kenobi misses with a low kick.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Kenobi avoids it with no problem.
Kenobi has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Petrov finds it's way round the side to connect with Kenobi's head. #T3#
Petrov staying out of range there.
The fighters circling - Kenobi throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kenobi looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kenobi.
A jab from Kenobi misses.
Kenobi takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kenobi misses with a straight right.
Kenobi misses with a straight left.
Kenobi takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kenobi misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Petrov lands the left hand.
Petrov with a hook.
Kenobi misses with a looping left.
It seemed like Petrov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kenobi ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Kenobi is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Kenobi throws a head kick but Petrov moves out of range.
A low kick from Kenobi is predictable there
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand. #T4#
Kenobi tries to work over Petrov's front leg with a kick but Petrov checks it.
Kenobi ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov takes a jab right on the kisser.
Kenobi takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kenobi.
Kenobi loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Obi Wan Kenobi has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kenobi misses the shot to the body.
Petrov avoids a kick to the body.
Petrov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Kenobi fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Petrov is out of range.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Petrov.
Petrov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov lands with a shot to the body.
Petrov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Petrov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Obi Wan Kenobi.
Well Petrov has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!

After the fight, Sergei Petrov was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.

 

Event: PFC 193 Aiken vs Dong     
Date:   Jul 19, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Yoshida scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Yoshida misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Yoshida slips a jab from Petrov.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Yoshida uses good head movement to avoid it.
Yoshida looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Yoshida bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Petrov's head.
Yoshida swings away with a body shot that misses
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Petrov blocks a head kick by Yoshida.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Yoshida.
A looping hook to the body misses from Yoshida. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Yoshida with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Yoshida shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Yoshida was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Yoshida.
Takashi Yoshida seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Yoshida gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Petrov counters with a three punch combo that has Yoshida backing up. Yoshida nods at Petrov to acknowledge the strikes.
Yoshida jabs at Petrov's body.#T1#
Yoshida with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Yoshida ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Yoshida avoids the body shot from Petrov.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Yoshida uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Yoshida uses good head movement to avoid it.
Yoshida misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Yoshida tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Yoshida is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Petrov rather than just go for the knockout.
Yoshida slips under a jab.
Petrov has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Champion Factory in the buildup to the fight.
Yoshida moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Nice shot lands for Yoshida.
Petrov takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Yoshida tried to score with a low kick but Petrov checks it.
Petrov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Yoshida in his tracks.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Yoshida. #T2#
Yoshida throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Yoshida swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Yoshida misses the shot to the body.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Petrov misses with an uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Yoshida swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
Yoshida explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Yoshida misses with a shot to the body
and Petrov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Yoshida thinking.
A shot to the body from Yoshida misses
and Petrov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Petrov lands with an overhand left.
Petrov on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Petrov swings widly with a right hand
and Yoshida counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A slow jab from Yoshida misses its intended target.
Petrov misses with a right hand
enabling Yoshida to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Yoshida.#T3#
Yoshida connects with a body shot.
Petrov checks a leg kick nicely.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Yoshida ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
A counter left hand to the body from Petrov misses its target.
Yoshida fakes the leg kick and cracks Petrov in the body.
Yoshida misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Yoshida fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Yoshida pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Petrov throws a hook but Yoshida avoids it easily.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yoshida.
Yoshida misses the shot to the body.
Yoshida tests Petrov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Petrov stuns Yoshida with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Yoshida uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Yoshida.
Petrov lands with a cross. #T4#
Nice cross by Yoshida.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Petrov throws a lazy uppercut
and Yoshida counters with a nice uppercut.
Yoshida tests Petrov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Yoshida moved out of range.
Yoshida looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Yoshida avoids a punch combination nicely.
Petrov walks into a jab.
Petrov slips under a jab from Yoshida.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Petrov works the jab nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Yoshida throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Petrov scores with a nice right hand.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Takashi Yoshida will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Yoshida on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Yoshida has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Yoshida displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Yoshida misses with an uppercut.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Petrov misses with a hook. Yoshida ducked under it nicely.
Yoshida closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Yoshida misses with a kick to the body
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Yoshida can pounce on him.
Yoshida keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Yoshida moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Yoshida staying out of range there.
Petrov throws a hook but Yoshida blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
A telegraphed right hand from Yoshida misses the target.
Yoshida misses with an attempted mid kick.
Petrov shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Yoshida looks to land a body kick but Petrov moved away.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.#T1#
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Yoshida.
Yoshida misses with a right hand
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Petrov blocks a head kick by Yoshida.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Yoshida misses with an uppercut
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Yoshida looks for the body kick but Petrov saw that one coming.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Yoshida scoring well with a low kick there.
Yoshida misses with a body shot.
Takashi Yoshida seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Petrov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Yoshida on the side of the head.
Yoshida fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Yoshida throws a front kick aimed at Petrov's knee but Petrov avoids it well.
Yoshida throws a leg kick but Petrov moved away.
Yoshida throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Yoshida with a jab.
Yoshida ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Yoshida flicks out a counter leg kick but Petrov steps away.#T2#
Yoshida moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Yoshida just misses with a punch to the body.
Yoshida stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Yoshida slips the punch.
Yoshida throws a predictable looking body shot
and Petrov counters with a nice body shot.
Yoshida pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Petrov misses the jab.
Yoshida throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Yoshida lands a high kick!
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Yoshida looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Yoshida pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Yoshida tries a head kick but it misses.
Yoshida uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Yoshida fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Petrov misses with a hook.#T3#
Yoshida uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Petrov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Petrov looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Petrov throws the left hand but Yoshida avoids the punch easily.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Good leg kick by Yoshida.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Yoshida was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Yoshida.
Yoshida buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Yoshida misses with a left hand
and Petrov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Yoshida misses with a leg kick
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Yoshida scores with a punch to the head.#T4#
Petrov takes a swing at Yoshida's ribcage but misses.
Yoshida throws out a counter right but Petrov avoids it with no problem.
Petrov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Yoshida throws a nice head kick!
Yoshida takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Yoshida throws a leg kick but Petrov checks it.
Petrov is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Yoshida moves forwards but Petrov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Yoshida slips a straight right by Petrov.
Yoshida doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Petrov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
Yoshida throws a nice inside leg kick.
Yoshida just misses with a punch to the body.
Yoshida throws a leg kick
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Petrov misses with a lunging right hand
and Yoshida counters with a nice body shot.
Petrov slips under a jab from Yoshida.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Takashi Yoshida will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Petrov scores with a decent looking hook.
Yoshida cracks Petrov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Yoshida displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Yoshida let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Some wild striking there from Petrov.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Yoshida moved out of range nicely.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Yoshida.
Donk. Petrov catches Yoshida right on the button with a cross.
Yoshida throws a front kick that sends Petrov stumbling back into the cage.
Yoshida throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Yoshida scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Yoshida steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Yoshida looks for the body kick but Petrov saw that one coming.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Yoshida throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
A big left from Petrov misses. #T1#
Yoshida connects with a single shot there.
Yoshida avoids the body shot from Petrov.
Yoshida throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Petrov walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Yoshida takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Some bone on bone action there as Petrov checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Yoshida throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Yoshida jabs at Petrov's body.
Yoshida throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Petrov checks a low kick from Yoshida.
Yoshida slips a straight right by Petrov.
Petrov slips under a jab.
A counter left hand to the body from Petrov misses its target.
Yoshida fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Petrov swings for the body but Yoshida moves out of range. #T2#
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Yoshida is out of range.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Yoshida throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Yoshida throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Yoshida catches Petrov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov avoids the head kick by Yoshida.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Yoshida connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Yoshida swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Yoshida lands a nice looking kick to the body. Petrov takes a step back to recover.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Petrov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Yoshida on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Petrov throws a jab when Yoshida was well out of range.
Yoshida throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov avoids a kick to the body. #T3#
Petrov misses with a hook. Yoshida ducked under it nicely.
Petrov takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Yoshida is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
That kick from Yoshida tenderised Petrov's leg. Petrov is trying to keep his angry face on.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Yoshida uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Yoshida pivots, looking for a leg kick but Petrov is out of range and Yoshida settles back down.
Yoshida throws a big shot that misses.
Yoshida on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Petrov throws a poor cross that misses
and Yoshida counters with a low kick, right behind Petrov 's knee.
A nice leg kick lands there from Yoshida.
Yoshida throws a front kick aimed at Petrov's knee but Petrov avoids it well.
A leg kick checked by Petrov.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Takashi Yoshida is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.#T4#
Petrov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Sergei Petrov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Petrov takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Yoshida blocks a jab.
Petrov staying out of range there.
Yoshida throws a wild body kick that Petrov sees coming a mile off.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Yoshida displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Yoshida looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov backing away here, and Yoshida unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Yoshida scores with a spinning back kick!
Yoshida swings away with a body shot that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Petrov swings for the body but Yoshida moves out of range.
Yoshida on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Petrov throws a hook but Yoshida blocks it.
Yoshida looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Yoshida takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Yoshida moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
Yoshida blocks a jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Takashi Yoshida.
Well Yoshida 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 Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 27:30
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 29:29
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 29:28

The fight is ruled a draw!

 

Event: PFC 184 McGuire vs Semenko II     
Date:   Jun 07, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Petrov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
We've been told by Petrov's head coaches at Champion Factory that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Payakarakatong swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Payakarakatong looks to land a body kick but Petrov moved away.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Payakarakatong is just out of range.
Payakarakatong throws a jab when Petrov was well out of range.
Petrov went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Payakarakatong staying out of range there.
Petrov slips a straight right by Payakarakatong.
It looked like Petrov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Payakarakatong.
Petrov blocks a low kick nicely.
Payakarakatong throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Payakarakatong appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Petrov connects with a right hand. Payakarakatong shakes it off.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Payakarakatong moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
Payakarakatong has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Payakarakatong cracks Petrov with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Payakarakatong throws a body kick that misses.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Payakarakatong jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Payakarakatong connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Petrov's hands.
Payakarakatong tries to close the distance and clinch but Petrov swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away. #T1#
Petrov throws a hook but Payakarakatong blocks it.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Payakarakatong misses with an uppercut.
Payakarakatong misses with an uppercut.
Payakarakatong misses with a body shot.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Payakarakatong's shoulder, as Payakarakatong tries to avoid the shot.
Payakarakatong tries to clinch but Petrov moves out of range.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Payakarakatong misses with an uppercut.
Payakarakatong throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Petrov.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Petrov takes one to the chin there.
Payakarakatong connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Payakarakatong misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Palaktingpuet Payakarakatong seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Payakarakatong throws a lazy uppercut
and Payakarakatong takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A big right from Payakarakatong misses.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Payakarakatong throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Petrov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.#T2#
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Payakarakatong jabs at Petrov's body.
Payakarakatong defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Petrov lands with a right hand.
Payakarakatong swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Payakarakatong jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A quick step to the side and Petrov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
A head kick misses from Payakarakatong.
Petrov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Payakarakatong pivots, looking for a leg kick but Petrov is out of range and Payakarakatong settles back down.
Petrov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Payakarakatong's head backwards.
Petrov dodges the punch combination from Payakarakatong.
Payakarakatong throws a sloppy head kick and Petrov moves out of range easily.
Petrov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Petrov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.#T3#
The fighters circling - Payakarakatong throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Payakarakatong slips under a jab from Petrov.
Payakarakatong throws a series of punches but Petrov avoids them all with ease.
Payakarakatong finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Jab, jab by Payakarakatong - just one landing.
Payakarakatong throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Payakarakatong uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Payakarakatong lands a jab to the nose.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Payakarakatong was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Payakarakatong looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Decent striking displayed by Petrov there.
Payakarakatong looks to land a combination but Petrov avoids it well.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Payakarakatong.
Petrov takes a swing at Payakarakatong's ribcage but misses.
Payakarakatong misses with a straight left.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Payakarakatong manages to avoid it.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Payakarakatong.
Payakarakatong moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Petrov slips under a jab.#T4#
Payakarakatong takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Payakarakatong does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Payakarakatong slips under a jab from Petrov.
Petrov lands a nice shot that snaps Payakarakatong's head back.
Payakarakatong throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
An inside leg kick lands from Payakarakatong.
Left hook, right uppercut from Petrov.
Petrov with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Payakarakatong to score with a decent uppercut.
Payakarakatong misses with a lunging right hand
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Payakarakatong wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Payakarakatong connects with a high kick.
Payakarakatong takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov throws a jab when Payakarakatong was well out of range.
Payakarakatong lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Petrov checks a leg kick.
Petrov appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Payakarakatong throws a lazy head kick
and Petrov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Palaktingpuet Payakarakatong will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!#R2#
Payakarakatong ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Payakarakatong throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Palaktingpuet Payakarakatong seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Payakarakatong throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Payakarakatong throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Payakarakatong misses with an uppercut
and Payakarakatong takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Payakarakatong takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
A counter left hand to the body from Petrov misses its target.
Payakarakatong misses with a straight left.
A counter left hand to the body from Petrov misses its target.
Payakarakatong steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Payakarakatong throws a sloppy head kick and Petrov moves out of range easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Payakarakatong slips a straight right by Petrov.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Payakarakatong tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Payakarakatong misses the shot to the body.
Payakarakatong throws a left and a right that both miss
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Payakarakatong bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.#T1#
Payakarakatong throws a series of punches but Petrov moves out of range.
Payakarakatong throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Petrov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Payakarakatong throws a sloppy body shot
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.#CL2#
Payakarakatong darts in and clinches Petrov up against the cage.
Petrov pushes Payakarakatong back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Payakarakatong goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Petrov lands a body punch in the clinch. #BC2#
Payakarakatong breaks the clinch.
A telegraphed right hand from Payakarakatong misses the target.
Payakarakatong scoring well with a low kick there.
Petrov displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Payakarakatong loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Payakarakatong slips a straight right by Petrov.
A big right from Petrov misses.
A little jabbing left from Payakarakatong on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Payakarakatong misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick. #T2#
Payakarakatong swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Payakarakatong tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Payakarakatong.
Payakarakatong scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Payakarakatong ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Payakarakatong scores with a decent looking hook.
The fighters circle momentarily. Payakarakatong darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Payakarakatong rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov counters with a right hand to the body.
Payakarakatong takes one to the side of the head.
Petrov takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Payakarakatong throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Payakarakatong throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
It looked like Petrov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Payakarakatong.#T3#
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Payakarakatong slips a straight right by Petrov.
Payakarakatong tries a quick counter leg kick but Petrov is wise to it.
Payakarakatong jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A cross from Petrov lands.
Payakarakatong rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Petrov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Payakarakatong looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Payakarakatong.
A quick step to the side and Petrov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Payakarakatong stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Payakarakatong connects with a looping right hand.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Petrov moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A big left from Payakarakatong misses.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Payakarakatong.
Petrov is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Payakarakatong takes one to the chin there.#T4#
Petrov jabs at Payakarakatong's body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A jab from Payakarakatong misses.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Payakarakatong is out of range.
Petrov has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Payakarakatong.
Payakarakatong misses with a body kick.
Payakarakatong has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Petrov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Payakarakatong tries a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Petrov throws a series of punches but Payakarakatong moves out of range.
Payakarakatong pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Payakarakatong.
Payakarakatong connects with a body shot that sends Petrov's belly button to the back.
Payakarakatong throws a head kick that Petrov semi-blocks.
Payakarakatong ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Petrov appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Palaktingpuet Payakarakatong will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. And we move into the final round!#R3#
Petrov staying out of range there.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Payakarakatong stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Payakarakatong.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Payakarakatong saw that one coming.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Payakarakatong is just out of range.
Payakarakatong throws out a counter right but Petrov avoids it with no problem.
Payakarakatong looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Payakarakatong connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Petrov momentarily.
Petrov throws the left hand but Payakarakatong avoids the punch easily.
Payakarakatong throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Payakarakatong with a nice calf kick.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Payakarakatong.
Petrov's corner calls for a 1-2. Petrov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Payakarakatong uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Payakarakatong misses with a low kick.
Payakarakatong swings and misses with a hook to the body. #T1#
Payakarakatong tries to clinch up
and Petrov counters with a right hand to the body.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
The fighters circling - Payakarakatong throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov with a nice cross.
Petrov scores with a jab.
Payakarakatong misses with a low kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Payakarakatong swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov throws a jab when Payakarakatong was well out of range.
A big left from Payakarakatong misses.
Petrov connects with the punch.
Payakarakatong tries a head kick but it misses.
A counter left hand to the body from Petrov misses its target.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Payakarakatong was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Payakarakatong throws out the jab.
Payakarakatong slips under a jab.
Sergei Petrov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Petrov staying out of range there.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Payakarakatong has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Payakarakatong there as he acknowledges the shot.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov takes a jab right on the kisser.
Payakarakatong misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Petrov connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Palaktingpuet Payakarakatong is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Petrov swings for the body but Payakarakatong moves out of range.
Payakarakatong lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Petrov misses the jab.
Payakarakatong misses with a left hand
and Petrov counters with a left to the body.
Payakarakatong throws a nice head kick!
Payakarakatong rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Payakarakatong throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Petrov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target. #T3#
Payakarakatong throws a jab when Petrov was well out of range.
Payakarakatong throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Payakarakatong moves away.
Payakarakatong now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Payakarakatong looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Payakarakatong loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Payakarakatong fails in his attempt to clinch.
Payakarakatong takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Payakarakatong slips the punch.
Payakarakatong stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
A jab lands there for Petrov.
Payakarakatong misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Payakarakatong tries to work over Petrov's front leg with a kick but Petrov checks it.
Payakarakatong misses the jab.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot. #T4#
Payakarakatong plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Payakarakatong misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Payakarakatong misses with a straight left.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov with a nice cross.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Payakarakatong throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov misses with a telegraphed body shot
enabling Payakarakatong to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Petrov scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov connects with a body shot.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Payakarakatong takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Petrov connects with a crisp jab. #ROC#Payakarakatong is rocked!
Payakarakatong leaves his chin hanging out and Petrov seizes the opportunity with an uppercut! Payakarakatong crumbles to the floor in a heap, and the referee steps in and tends to the downed fighter! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Sergei Petrov!
An out of breath Sergei Petrov thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: Demolition 7 - Petrov vs King     
Date:   Jan 27, 2020
#R1#
Nice uppercut there from Petrov.
A jab from Petrov does it's job there.
Petrov throws a body punch but King moves out of range.
Petrov shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. King eats them both and turns towards Petrov to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that King has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
King throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
King scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
King misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
King tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from King.
King scores with a jab. Petrov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
King throws a jab when Petrov was well out of range.
King ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
King blocks a jab.
Petrov cracks King with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.#TD2#
A momentary lapse in concentration from Petrov enables King to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Petrov manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.#ES#
Petrov has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes King off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Petrov connects with a jab.
King dips down and scores with a jab to the body.#T1#
Petrov showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from King.
Petrov lands with a cross.
King misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov cracks King with a right hand to the side of the head.
King throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
King swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov works King's body with a nice hook.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
King fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Petrov with a nice cross.
Petrov has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Blake Phoenix's Champion Factory in the buildup to the fight.
King just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from King.
Petrov doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
King misses with a looping right.
King doesn't manage to clinch there - Petrov circles away.
King misses with a body shot. #T2#
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov lands with a shot to the body.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Petrov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Petrov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Jab, jab by King - just one landing.
King fails with the takedown.
Sergei Petrov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
King throws a shot from downtown. Petrov moves away and avoids it.
King missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
King misses with a wild body shot.
Nice straight punches there by Petrov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Petrov.#CL2#
King has Petrov up against the cage in a clinch.
King misses with a short punch on the inside.
Petrov softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.#TD2#
King pulls guard.
Petrov controls from within his opponent's guard. #T3#
Petrov being controlled here momentarily.
Let's hope that King has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
King is trying to keep Petrov in close.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#SUB2#
King looking for subs off his back but Petrov has passed one foot through into half guard.
King throws a sloppy strike from the bottom. He's now off balance and Petrov manages to pass to side control. #T4#
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
You can see the frustration on King's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Petrov gets to mount! King was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
King is looking to improve his position but Petrov isn't that keen on the idea.
King tries to hold on but Petrov pushes him away.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Petrov scores with a jab.
King just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Petrov scores with a punch to the head.
Petrov cracks King with an open hand slap.
Good standup being displayed there by King as he connects with a hook.
Petrov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that King can do to turn this around?
Petrov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
King's corner calls for a 1-2. King obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
King tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Petrov paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Sergei Petrov is winning the standup battle so far.
King throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
King thows a left - swing and a miss!
King looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
King misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
King looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
King throws a shot to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov slips under a jab.
Petrov avoids the body shot from King.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from King.
Petrov thuds his right hand into King's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.#T1#
King swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Petrov jabs King to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Jab by Petrov.
King looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Petrov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but King manages to avoid it.
King looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Petrov tests King's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Twea King seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
King fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
King misses with a jab to the body
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
King thuds his right hand into Petrov's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
King misses with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
King missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov lands with an overhand left.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Petrov misses the jab.
King swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut. #T2#
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A big left from Petrov misses.
King swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
King throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
King throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
King tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from King.
King throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
King on the wrong end of a nice hook.
King misses the body punch
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
King dips to his left and cracks Petrov with an uppercut!
Petrov takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
King uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Petrov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
King swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from King. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov slips under a jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
King is looking to clinch but Petrov is avoiding it.
A quick step to the side and Petrov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.#T3#
King tries to close the distance and clinch up but Petrov swats him away and circles back towards the center.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
King keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
King throws a body shot but no joy.
King walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Petrov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from King.
Petrov blocks a jab.
King slips under a jab.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
A big right from Petrov misses.
King misses with an uppercut
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from King.
King just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov walks into a stiff left hand from King.
A right-left combo lands from Petrov.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
King throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from King.#T4#
Petrov works over King's head and body with a nice combination.
King throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Petrov lands with an uppercut that bounces King off the cage and back into range.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov drops his hands momentarily and King takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
King takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from King finds it's way round the side to connect with Petrov's head.
King rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
A jab from King misses.
King bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
King keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov fails to land with a series of punches.
Petrov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and King connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
King tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R3#
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by King.
King fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Petrov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.#TD2#
King closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard. #ES#
Petrov manages to escape and get back to his feet!
Petrov defending well as King loads up on a big left hand.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but King manages to avoid it.
Petrov scores with a decent looking hook.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from King.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
King misses with a looping right.
King misses the body punch
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
King throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Petrov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
King rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Petrov scores with a jab to the head.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
King displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Jab from Petrov.#T1#
King misses with an uppercut.
King misses with a wild body shot.
King wants to clinch.
King on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
King throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
King misses with a looping left.
King misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
King ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
King swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
King misses with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
The fighters circling - King throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from King.#TD2#
Petrov tries to sprawl but King drives through with a takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.#T2#
King wants to lay and pray for a moment but Petrov keeps working.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
King throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Petrov to regain full guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
King content to stall in guard here.
Petrov working a defensive guard here.
King is stalling in the full guard.
Sergei Petrov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.#T3#
Petrov looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
King tries to free his leg and advance position but Petrov is retaining full guard. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
King misses with a hook
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but King moved out of range.
King swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Petrov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
A looping hook to the body misses from King. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.#TD2#
King closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth. #ES#
Petrov bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!#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!
A looping hook to the body misses from King. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
King misses with a body shot
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
King lands a nice hook to Petrov's body. Petrov takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Petrov takes a swing at King's ribcage but misses.
The crowd cheers as King lands an impressive looking overhand right. Petrov doesn't seem phased though.
King throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
King misses with a wild body shot. #CL2#
King takes the fight into the clinch.
Petrov fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Petrov lands a shoulder strike.
King tries a body shot but Petrov blocks it.
King fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
King lands a body shot.
Petrov scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Petrov scores with a shoulder strike.
Good body shot from Petrov. #BC2#
King breaks from the clinch.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov clearly takes that round.
That's time! Petrov's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R4#
Petrov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Twea King has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Petrov scores with a jab to the jaw.
Petrov scores with a jab.
Petrov takes a shot to the body in his stride. #CL2#
King closes the distance and clinches.
King lands with a left to the head.
Petrov fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
King misses with the head strike.
King jumps guard but Petrov stands there with King around his waist. King gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
King lands a body shot in the clinch.
Petrov lands a hook to the side of the head.
Petrov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Petrov gets through King's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the 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!
King is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
King blocks a body shot from Petrov.
Still in the clinch, Petrov scores with a nice short uppercut.#TD2#
King ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. King no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard. #SUB2#
King looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening. #T1#
King not looking particularly offensive just at the moment. #SUB2#
King looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Petrov has picked King up and slammed him! King can't keep hold of the triangle and Petrov manages to pass to side control!
Petrov has control of an arm but King manages to advance to Petrov's back!#SUB2#
Petrov is trying to defend against the choke here but King has an arm under his chin. This one might not last much longer. King Tightens the hold and Petrov taps out furiously! King displays superior BJJ to win the fight.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:49 of round 4, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Twea King!
Twea King is the new bantamweight champion!

 

Event: RISE 121     
Date:   Dec 06, 2019
#R1#
Joe takes one on the button.
Joe ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Petrov has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Blake Phoenix's Champion Factory in the buildup to the fight.
Joe just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov misses the jab.
Joe looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Good standup being displayed there by Petrov as he connects with a hook.
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by Joe.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Petrov misses with a hook. Joe ducked under it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov swings widly with a right hand
letting Joe counter with a right hand.
Joe throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Joe misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Petrov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Joe doesn't seem bothered though. #T1#
Petrov swings widly with a right hand
and Joe counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Joe throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Joe with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Petrov to score with a decent uppercut.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Joe moves away and avoids it.
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot.
Joe lands a jab to the head.
A swing and a miss from Joe.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Joe throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.#T2#
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Joe swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Sergei Petrov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Petrov cracks Joe with an open hand slap.
Joe misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Joe ducks right into an uppercut from Petrov.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Joe cracks a nice hook into Petrov's ribs.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Joe manages to avoid it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Petrov, as that shot connected.
Joe just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov lands a lovely overhand right.#T3#
Joe moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Joe. Joe circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Joe avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Joe let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Joe moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Joe takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Petrov connects with a body shot.
Petrov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Joe.
Joe works Petrov's body with a nice hook.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Donk. Petrov catches Joe right on the button with a cross.#T4#
Petrov misses with a lunging right hand
and Joe connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Joe throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Joe manages to avoid it.
Petrov digs a good body shot into Joe's ribs.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Joe takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Joe throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Petrov slips a straight right by Joe.
Joe throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Joe is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Joe moves away.
Joe throws a counter combo.
Joe misses with a body shot.
Joe lands a nice looking body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Joe doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Joe slips a jab from Petrov.
Joe throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov misses with a lunging right hand
and Joe counters with a stiff right hand.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Joe lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Sergei Petrov is winning the standup battle so far.
Joe slips under a jab from Petrov.
Joe ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Petrov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Joe can do to turn this around?
Good shot there by Petrov.
Petrov connects with a looping right hand. #T1#
Joe misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Nice shot lands for Petrov.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Petrov.
Petrov throws a combination that misses
and Joe counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Joe swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Joe might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Petrov has got the better of the exchanges.
Joe slips a straight right by Petrov.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Petrov throws a body punch but Joe moves out of range.
Joe throws a counter combo.
Joe staying out of range there.
Petrov throws a predictable looking body shot
and Joe counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Petrov misses the jab.
It seemed like Joe was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.#T2#
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Joe needs to keep his hands up - Petrov had a free shot at his head there.#CL#
Joe gets tackled into the cage by Petrov. Petrov maintains the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Joe tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Petrov working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Joe fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Joe lands a body punch in the clinch.
A right handed body shot lands from Joe.
Petrov working aggressively here.
Petrov misses with a punch to the body.
Joe lands a body punch in the clinch.
Joe has a couple of punches blocked by Petrov.
Petrov working aggressively here. #T3#
Joe lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Petrov or not.
Petrov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Petrov tries to throw a body punch but Joe avoids it by throwing Petrov back against the cage.
Petrov prevents a body shot from Joe.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Petrov.
Petrov tries to work over Joe's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Joe has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Petrov seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Joe can turn it around.
Petrov works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Joe blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Petrov tries to throw a body punch but Joe avoids it by throwing Petrov back against the cage.
Petrov scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Joe is working Petrov over against the cage.#BC2#
Joe manages to break the clinch.
Petrov swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Joe ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov tests Joe's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Joe throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.#T4#
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Joe throws a sloppy body shot
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Joe misses the jab.
Joe misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Joe swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Joe throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Petrov misses with an uppercut
and Joe connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Joe connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Petrov's hands.
Joe swinging wildly here.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R3#
Joe misses with a hook.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Petrov throws a jab when Joe was well out of range.
Nice shot lands for Joe.
Petrov doesn't manage to clinch there - Joe circles away.
Petrov connects with a body shot.
Petrov misses with a hook. Joe ducked under it nicely.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Joe now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Joe fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Joe takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Joe takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
A big right from Petrov misses. #T1#
Joe slips under a jab.
Petrov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Joe swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Joe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Joe digs a good hook to Petrov's body.
Petrov connects with the punch.
Joe takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses. #CL#
Petrov clinches.
Glass Joe has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
A short right hand to the side of the head by Joe.
Petrov misses with a punch to the body.
Joe has a couple of punches blocked by Petrov.
Joe has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Petrov struggles to land a body shot inside as Joe controls his hands.
Joe lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Petrov backwards. #T2#
A head punch blocked on the inside by Petrov.
Joe misses with a punch on the inside.
Petrov is working Joe over against the cage.
Petrov struggles to land a body shot inside as Joe controls his hands.
Petrov misses with a punch on the inside.
Petrov lands a body shot.
Joe misses with a body punch.
Petrov working aggressively here.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov swings wildly with an uppercut but Joe uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov misses with a punch on the inside.
Petrov misses with the head strike.
Joe lands with a left to the head.
Petrov throws a punch but it's blocked by Joe.
Joe is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Petrov lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Joe or not.
Petrov throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.#T3#
Joe misses with a short punch on the inside.
Petrov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Petrov scores with a shoulder strike.
Joe takes a shot to the head.
Petrov throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Petrov digs a right hand underneath Joe's ribcage. Joe let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A short right from Petrov.
Joe throws a head punch that misses.
Petrov struggles to land a body shot inside as Joe controls his hands.
Petrov tries to throw a body punch but Joe avoids it by throwing Petrov back against the cage.
Petrov blocks a body shot from Joe.
Petrov tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Petrov misses with a punch on the inside. #T4#
Petrov misses with a hook to the ribs.
Petrov lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Petrov throws a punch but it's blocked by Joe.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Joe.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Joe working aggressively here.
A head punch on the inside from Petrov fails to land.
Joe blocks an uppercut.
Joe doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Petrov struggles to land a body shot inside as Joe controls his hands.
Joe swings wildly with an uppercut but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Joe misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Sergei Petrov has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Petrov has a couple of punches blocked by Joe.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Joe creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Petrov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Still in the clinch, Petrov scores with a nice short uppercut.
Petrov lands a right hand.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R4#
Joe throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Joe swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Joe cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov fails with an attempt to clinch.
Joe throws a poor cross that misses
and Joe takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Joe keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Joe misses with a looping left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sloppy strikes from Joe. Those never looked like landing.
Petrov staying out of range there.
Joe avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Joe just misses with a punch to the body. #T1#
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Petrov uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Joe has time to react.
Joe misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Joe throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Joe throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Petrov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Joe's head backwards.
Petrov stalks Joe and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Joe's face. Joe staggers backwards, shaken.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Joe sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Joe rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by Joe. #T2#
Joe with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Petrov to score with a decent uppercut.
Joe misses with a left hand
and Petrov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Joe does a little dance to reset his feet.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Jab, jab by Petrov - just one landing.
Petrov slips under a jab from Joe.
Joe avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Joe just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov connects with a crisp jab.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.#T3#
Joe shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Joe takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
A jab from Joe misses.
Petrov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Joe's shoulder, as Joe tries to avoid the shot.
Joe misses the shot to the body.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Joe slips the punch.
Joe now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Joe throws a predictable looking body shot
and Joe takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Joe saw that one coming.
A jab from Petrov misses. #T4#
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Joe moved out of range.
Petrov misses with a lunging right hand
and Joe counters with a stiff right hand.
Petrov lands a really nice looking cross but Joe seems unphased.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Joe.
Joe throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Joe misses the jab.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
A jab lands there for Petrov.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov had his way with Glass Joe in that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!
#R5##CL#
Petrov closes the distance and clinches.
Joe tries a body shot but Petrov blocks it.
Joe lands a hook that snaps the head of Petrov backwards.
Petrov has a couple of punches blocked by Joe. #BC2#
Joe breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Joe sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Joe looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Joe misses with a right hand #CL#
and Petrov moves into the clinch.
Joe trying to control the position but instead, Petrov has worked for underhooks and has pushed Joe into the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A left hand lands to the body for Petrov.
Joe pushes Petrov back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Joe prevents a body shot from Petrov.
Petrov tries to throw a body punch but Joe avoids it by throwing Petrov back against the cage. #T1#
Joe lands with a left to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Joe fails to land.
A nice right hand lands inside from Petrov.
Petrov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Petrov makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Joe misses with a short punch on the inside.
Joe scores with a hook to the body.
Petrov lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage. #BC2#
Joe breaks the clinch.
Petrov scores with a jab to the jaw.
Petrov swings for the body but Joe moves out of range.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Joe saw that one coming.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Joe's head but Joe sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#T2#
Joe gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Petrov.
Joe needs to keep his hands up - Petrov had a free shot at his head there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A swing and a miss from Joe.
Petrov throws the left hand but Joe avoids the punch easily.
Petrov throws a poor cross that misses
and Joe counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Joe uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Joe on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Petrov throws an off balance right hand
and Joe counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A jab from Petrov misses.
A little jabbing left from Joe on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.#T3#
Joe misses with a shot to the body
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Joe throws a predictable looking body shot
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Joe moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Petrov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Joe counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Petrov connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Sergei Petrov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Joe misses with a body punch
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Petrov 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.
Joe swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Joe misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.#T4#
Petrov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Joe looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Joe moves away and avoids it.
No joy there for Joe, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Petrov scores with a jab.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Joe.
Donk. Petrov catches Joe right on the button with a cross.
Petrov cracks Joe with a right hand to the side of the head.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Joe's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Petrov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Joe scrambles back to his feet.

And that's the end of the fight!
Sergei Petrov showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Petrov has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 50:45
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 49:46
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 50:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!

Sergei Petrov retains his bantamweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Sergei Petrov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: RISE 112 Stoddler v Pentele     
Date:   Nov 08, 2019
#R1#
Petrov needs to keep his hands up - Traveller had a free shot at his head there.
Traveller walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
A punch lands to the side of Traveller 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Petrov lands a right hook to the body.
Petrov misses the jab.
Traveller shapes to counter with a head kick.
Traveller throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Traveller sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Traveller now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Jab by Petrov.
Traveller looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Sergei Petrov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Traveller misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Petrov swings for the body but Traveller moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Traveller on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.#T1#
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Traveller moved out of range nicely.
Traveller throws a body shot but no joy.
It looked like Petrov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Traveller.
Traveller fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Traveller was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Traveller stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Petrov lands with a cross.
Petrov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Petrov misses with a few strikes there.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Traveller slips under a jab.
Traveller throws a push kick but Petrov slaps the foot to one side.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.#T2#
Traveller throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A low kick from Traveller misses
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Good work by Petrov as he checks the leg kick.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Traveller ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov scores with a jab. Traveller acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Traveller ducks right into an uppercut from Petrov.
Traveller avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Traveller throws a right and a left that Petrov avoids nicely.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Traveller misses with an attempted mid kick. #T3#
Petrov misses with a hook. Traveller ducked under it nicely.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Traveller with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Petrov to score with a decent uppercut.
Petrov swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Traveller counter with a right hand.
Traveller tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Traveller throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Petrov connects with a body shot that sends Traveller's belly button to the back.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Traveller.
Traveller takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Traveller dodges the punch combination from Petrov. #T4#
Traveller throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A counter left hand to the body from Petrov misses its target.
Traveller misses with a leg kick
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Traveller takes one on the chin but seems OK.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Traveller throws a leg kick but Petrov sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Traveller pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Petrov is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
A punch combination from Traveller misses.
Petrov lands a nice hook to Traveller's body. Traveller takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Good shot there by Petrov.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Traveller throws a leg kick
and Petrov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov 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#
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Traveller connects with a nice looking jab.
Traveller throws a head kick that misses.
Traveller takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Traveller.
Jab, jab by Traveller - just one landing.
Nice defenses there by Traveller.
Traveller throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Petrov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Traveller throws a sloppy body shot
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Traveller on the wrong end of a nice hook.#T1#
Petrov moves out of range as Traveller strikes.
Traveller misses with a body kick.
Traveller takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Traveller takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Both fighters circling a little - Traveller finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Traveller takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Traveller might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Petrov has got the better of the exchanges.
Petrov lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Traveller rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
Sergei Petrov is winning the standup battle so far.
Petrov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Nice shot lands for Petrov.
Traveller scores with a jab.#T2#
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Traveller misses with an uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Traveller steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Traveller throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Petrov scores with a jab to the jaw.
Petrov lands a jab to Traveller's midsection.
Petrov connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Traveller throws a push kick but Petrov slaps the foot to one side.
Petrov appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Petrov doesn't manage to clinch there - Traveller circles away.
Petrov lands with a straight right. Traveller didn't see that one coming.
Petrov throws a lazy uppercut
and Traveller counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work. #T3#
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot.
Traveller scores with a decent looking hook.#ROC2#
Petrov is rocked!
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Traveller.
Petrov throws a combination. Traveller tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Traveller rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Petrov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Traveller misses with a straight right.
Traveller ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Traveller now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Traveller throws a low kick but it's checked well by Petrov.
Traveller is looking to slow Petrov down with leg kicks.
A combination from Traveller does no damage.
Petrov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Traveller can do to turn this around?
Traveller misses with a jab, cross combination. #T4#
Nice straight punches there by Petrov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Petrov.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov throws a right hand that misses
enabling Traveller to counter with a crisp jab.
Traveller misses with the body kick
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Traveller throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Traveller walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Petrov checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Traveller has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Traveller there as he acknowledges the shot.
Traveller blocks a jab.
Petrov swings for the body but Traveller moves out of range.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A jab from Traveller misses.
Petrov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R3#
Petrov throws a right hand that Traveller ducks under and follows up with a left that Traveller also avoids with ease.
Petrov backing away here, and Traveller unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Traveller swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nice defenses there by Traveller.
Traveller scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Petrov thuds a left hand into Traveller's body.
Traveller moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Traveller throws out a counter right but Petrov avoids it with no problem.
Traveller has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Petrov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Traveller throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Traveller, as that shot connected.
Petrov throws the left hand but Traveller avoids the punch easily.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Traveller's shoulder, as Traveller tries to avoid the shot. #T1#
Petrov slips a straight right by Traveller.
Traveller moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Traveller slips the punch.
Traveller throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Traveller throws a push kick but Petrov slaps the foot to one side.
A cross from Petrov lands.
Petrov 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.
Traveller gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Traveller takes a jab right on the kisser. #T2#
Petrov's jab looks to have found its range, popping Traveller under the eye.
Petrov swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Traveller counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Petrov scores with a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Traveller.
Traveller rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Traveller ducks down to avoid it.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Traveller moves away and avoids it.
Traveller just misses with a punch to the body.
Traveller looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Traveller waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.#T3#
Traveller pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Traveller throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov counters with a nice body shot.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Traveller sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Traveller misses with a looping right.
Some wild striking there from Petrov.
Traveller throws a right hand that misses
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Traveller.
Traveller slips a jab from Petrov.
Petrov connects with a crisp jab.
Traveller bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.#T4#
Petrov swings widly with a right hand
and Traveller makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Traveller connects with a jab.
Petrov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Traveller counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Traveller swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Traveller loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Traveller.
Petrov clobbers Traveller with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Petrov cracks Traveller with an open hand slap.
Nice shot by Traveller.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R4#
A shot to the liver by Traveller. Beautiful body shot.
Traveller misses with an uppercut.
Traveller throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Traveller uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Traveller missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A counter left hand to the body from Petrov misses its target.
Traveller takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Petrov lands a jab to the nose.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Traveller slips under a jab.
Petrov slips a jab from Traveller.
Petrov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Traveller stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Petrov wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.#T1#
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Petrov.
Petrov takes a swing at Traveller's ribcage but misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Traveller misses the target.
Petrov throws the left hand but Traveller avoids the punch easily.
Petrov moves out of range as Traveller throws a body kick.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Traveller throws a fast counter high kick but Petrov manages to duck under it in time.
Traveller swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Traveller throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Traveller uses good head movement to avoid it.
As Petrov backs off Traveller throws a huge counter combo but Petrov manages to avoid it all.#T2#
Traveller uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Traveller tries a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
Traveller misses with a hook.
Traveller digs a good body shot into Petrov's ribs.
Petrov lands a glancing blow to the side of Traveller's head.
Traveller takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Traveller uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Traveller takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Traveller throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Traveller misses with a hook.
Petrov slips under a jab from Traveller.#T3#
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Nice cross by Petrov.
Petrov slips a jab from Traveller.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Traveller sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nice shot lands for Traveller.
Traveller looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
Petrov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
A looping hook to the body misses from Traveller. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Traveller looks to land a combination but Petrov avoids it well. #T4#
Traveller misses with a low kick.
Petrov moves forwards but Traveller connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Petrov misses with a right hand
and Petrov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Petrov 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.
Traveller throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Petrov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Traveller doesn't seem bothered though.
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!
Traveller dodges the punch combination from Petrov.
Traveller throws a series of punches but Petrov avoids them all with ease.
Traveller throws a half hearted mid kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!
#R5#
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Petrov works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Petrov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Traveller's hands.
Petrov throws a hook but Traveller avoids it easily.
Petrov lands a body shot.
Petrov lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Traveller scores with a kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Traveller throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Traveller manages to avoid it.
Traveller staying out of range there.
Traveller chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Traveller throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!#T1#
Traveller takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Traveller slips a jab and a cross from Petrov.
Traveller takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Traveller looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Traveller moves away and avoids it.
Petrov works over Traveller's head and body with a nice combination.
Traveller thows a left - swing and a miss!
Traveller swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Traveller slips under a jab.
Traveller is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Petrov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Astro Traveller has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Traveller misses with a jab, cross combination.
Traveller throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Traveller staying out of range there.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Traveller misses with a two punch combination.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Petrov.
Nice straight punches there by Petrov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Petrov.
Petrov throws a hook but Traveller avoids it easily.
Traveller swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Petrov cracks Traveller with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.#T3#
Traveller tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Traveller.
Petrov connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Traveller throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Traveller uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Traveller.
Traveller looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Sergei Petrov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
No joy there for Traveller, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
Traveller throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it. #T4#
Traveller throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Traveller throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Traveller looks for the body kick but Petrov saw that one coming.
Traveller takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov scores with a punch to the head.
Petrov avoids the head kick by Traveller.
Traveller takes one to the side of the head.
Petrov connects with a single shot there.
Traveller throws a big shot that misses.

And that's the end of the fight!
Sergei Petrov showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Petrov has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 50:45
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!

Sergei Petrov retains his bantamweight title!
Our winner, Sergei Petrov, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: RISE 97 Pentele v Stoddler     
Date:   Sep 21, 2019
#R1#
Joe throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Petrov has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Blake Phoenix's Champion Factory in the buildup to the fight.
Joe throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Joe uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Joe circles away from the clinch attempt.
Joe misses with a looping left.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Joe slips the punch.
Joe thows a left - swing and a miss!
Joe throws an off balance right hand
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Joe jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Joe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Petrov wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Joe takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Joe takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Joe misses with a body shot.
Good exchange - Joe coming out on top.#T1#
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Joe's head but Joe sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Joe misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Joe throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Joe misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Joe.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Joe manages to avoid it.
A swing and a miss from Joe.
Joe misses with a left hand
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Joe.
Petrov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Joe misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Joe.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A quick step to the side and Petrov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.#T2#
Joe ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Joe throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Joe moved out of range.
Joe throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Joe thinking.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Joe slips the punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Joe throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Joe throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Joe swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Joe saw that one coming.#CL#
Joe gets tackled into the cage by Petrov. Petrov maintains the clinch.
Petrov lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Petrov throws a punch but it's blocked by Joe.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Joe.
Joe blocks an uppercut. #T3#
Petrov lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Petrov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Petrov misses with a punch on the inside.
Joe content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Joe lands an uppercut.
Joe can't find room to land a body shot as Petrov controls the action.
Joe lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Petrov being controlled against the cage.
Joe letting Petrov take a breather here.
Joe tries a body shot but Petrov blocks it.
Petrov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Joe blocks an uppercut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Joe.
Petrov keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Joe's efforts to push away.
Petrov tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #T4#
A nice left hand lands by Petrov.
Petrov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Joe's elbow.
A left hand lands to the body for Petrov.
A shot in the inside from Joe.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Joe wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Petrov has him pressed against the cage.
Joe pushes Petrov back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Petrov.
Petrov lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Petrov lands a right hand that snaps the head of Joe backwards.
Joe throws a head punch that misses.
Joe tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Joe tries to circle away but Petrov has him pinned against the cage.
Petrov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Petrov lands a nice uppercut.
Petrov scores with a hook to the body.
Joe working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Joe struggles to land a body shot inside as Petrov controls his hands.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.
#R2#
A jab from Joe misses.
Joe misses with a straight left.
Petrov 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.
Joe throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Petrov seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Petrov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Joes jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Petrov blocks a jab.
Glass Joe seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Joe doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Glass Joe seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Joe wants to clinch up but Petrov keeps it at a distance.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Joe.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
Petrov wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Joe throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Joe works Petrov's body with a nice hook.
Joe throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Joe misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Petrov throws a right hand that misses
and Petrov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Joe throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.#T1#
Joe misses with a hook.
Petrov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Joe throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Joe ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Joe shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Joe saw that one coming.
A swing and a miss from Joe.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Joe wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Petrov misses with a hook
and Joe cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Joe misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Joe takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Petrov throws a jab when Joe was well out of range.
Petrov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Joe throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.#T2#
Joe scores with a jab to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Joe does a little dance to reset his feet.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Joe uses good head movement to avoid it.
Joe just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Joe's shoulder, as Joe tries to avoid the shot.
Joe looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Joe lands a lovely overhand right.
Petrov misses with a hook. Joe ducked under it nicely.
Petrov connects with a crisp jab.
A big left from Joe misses.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Joe swats him away and circles back towards the center.
And Joe responds with a good body kick, but Petrov manages to step out the way in time.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Joe.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Joe manages to avoid it.
Joe waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.#T3#
Joe throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Joe getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Joe throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.#CL#
Petrov moves into the clinch.
Sergei Petrov has scored more points in the clinch so far.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Joe blocks an uppercut.
Joe blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Petrov softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Joe fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Petrov lands a nice uppercut.
Petrov makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Petrov pushes Joe back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Joe fails to land.
Petrov lands with a left to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice body punch from Petrov.
Petrov works on Joe's body with a couple of short punches.#T4#
Petrov doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #BC#
Petrov breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Joe catches Petrov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Petrov throws an off balance right hand
and Joe counters with a nice body shot. #CL#
Petrov has closed the distance and engaged Joe in a clinch.
Joe blocking some punches.
Petrov lands a left hand that snaps the head of Joe backwards.
Petrov blocks a body shot from Joe.
Petrov can't find room to land a body shot as Joe controls the action.
Petrov has Joe pressed against the cage, preventing Joe from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Nice body punch from Petrov.
Petrov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Joe's elbow.
Joe can't find room to land a body shot as Petrov controls the action.
Joe is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Petrov to keep the fight standing.
Joe gets through Petrov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Petrov fails to land.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R3#
Joe scores with a punch to the head.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Joe throws out the jab.
Joe throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Joe fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Joe swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Joe misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Joe. #CL#
Petrov has taken the fight to the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Joe backwards.
Joe is trying to break the clinch but Petrov is controlling him.
Joe stalling in the clinch but Petrov improves position.
Petrov stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A short left from Petrov. #T1#
Petrov blocking some punches.
Joe prevents a body shot from Petrov.
Joe working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Joe swings wildly with an uppercut but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Joe blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Joe is trying to break the clinch but Petrov is controlling him.
Joe looking to slow down the pace here.
A nice right hand lands inside from Joe.
Joe working hard to break the clinch.
Petrov struggles to land a body shot inside as Joe controls his hands.
Petrov lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Joe wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Petrov lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Joe backwards.
Still in the clinch, Joe scores with a nice short uppercut.
Petrov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Petrov gets through Joe's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.#T2#
Joe working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Joe is looking to break free of the clinch but Petrov has double underhooks.
A frustrated look appears on Joe's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Petrov has a couple of punches blocked by Joe.
Petrov lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Joe backwards.
The referee is keeping an eye on Joe - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Petrov swings wildly with an uppercut but Joe uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov misses with a hook from the clinch. #BC2#
Joe manages to break the clinch.
Joe misses with a straight right.
Joe misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Joe.
Petrov is looking to counter the offense by Joe and move into the clinch.
Joe takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Joe rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand. #T3#
Petrov takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Joe keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Joe is just out of range.
Joe moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Joe.
Joe misses the shot to the body.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Joe misses the shot to the body.
Petrov throws a big counter combination but Joe scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Joe just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Joe throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov throws a jab when Joe was well out of range.#CL#
Petrov drives through and clinches with Joe against the cage.
Petrov misses with the head strike. #T4#
Joe misses with some punches.
Joe blocks an uppercut.
Petrov throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Joes head.
Joe just leaning against Petrov, taking a breather.
Joe tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Joe creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Petrov fails to land.
Petrov struggles to land a body shot inside as Joe controls his hands.
A body shot lands from Petrov.
Joe lands a left hand.
Joe blocks an uppercut.
Joe stalling.
Joe is looking to control Petrov's arms but Petrov gets an underhook and turns him. Now Joe has his back to the cage.
Petrov lands a right hand that snaps the head of Joe backwards.
A nice right hand lands inside from Joe.
Joe swings wildly with an uppercut but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Joe misses with a short punch on the inside.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Sergei Petrov did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
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#
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
Joe walks into a jab.
Joe swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Joe connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Joe, as that shot connected.
Petrov clobbers Joe with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Joe throws a body shot but no joy.
Joe defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Petrov misses with a hook. Joe ducked under it nicely.
A big right from Joe misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Joe misses the jab.
Petrov scores with a body shot.
Petrov lands a jab to the nose.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Joe punishes Petrov's body with a nice straight punch.#T1#
Petrov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Joe throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Joe saw that one coming.
Joe uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Petrov slips under a jab from Joe.
Joe lands a nice shot that snaps Petrov's head back.
Joe throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov tries to clinch there but Joe circles away.
Petrov misses the jab.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Joe.
Nice shot lands for Joe.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing. #T2#
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Joe's head but Joe sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Joe swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Joe throws a predictable looking body shot
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Joe misses with a jab to the body
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Joe throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Joe.
Nice straight punches there by Petrov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Petrov.
Joe lands a nice shot that snaps Petrov's head back.
Joe throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Joe tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Joe.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.#T3#
Joe darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Joe has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Joe tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Joe.
Joe moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov feints a jab promting Joe to slip. Petrov then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Joe slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Nice cross by Petrov.
Petrov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Joe misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Joe ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Joe misses with a hook to the body
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Joe ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Joe showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Petrov. #T4#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Joe.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Joe swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Joe.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Joe.
Petrov takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Joe throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Joe lands a glancing blow to the side of Petrov's head.
Joe misses with a body shot.
Petrov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Joe looks for the body kick but Petrov saw that one coming.
Petrov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Joe swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Joe misses with a wild body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov had his way with Glass Joe in that round.
That's time! Petrov's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!
#R5#
Joe misses with a wild body shot.
Joe keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Petrov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Joe fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Petrov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Petrov lands with a hook. Joe tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Glass Joe has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Joe.
Petrov tries to counter by clinching up but Joe breaks away and moves out of range.
Joe gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Joe misses with a body shot
and Petrov counters with a left to the body.
Petrov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Joe goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Joe fails to land.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Petrov.
Joe blocking some punches. #T1#
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Petrov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Petrov.
Petrov misses with a punch on the inside.
Petrov digs a right hand underneath Joe's ribcage. Joe let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Petrov misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Joe.
Petrov working aggressively here.
Petrov lands with a short shot to the head.
Joe misses with some punches.
Petrov misses with the head strike.
Joe misses with a hook to the ribs.
Petrov tries a body shot but Joe blocks it.
Joe is trying to pull guard but Petrov turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Joe throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Petrov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Petrov is working Joe over against the cage.#T2#
Petrov lands a shoulder strike. #BC2#
Joe breaks the clinch.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Joe's shoulder, as Joe tries to avoid the shot.
Joe throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Joe was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Petrov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Joe.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Joe.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Joe throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Joe throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Joe throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Joe thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov lands a body shot. #T3##CL#
Petrov takes the fight into the clinch.
Joe tries to break free but Petrov pushes him back against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Petrov.
Petrov tries to throw a body punch but Joe avoids it by throwing Petrov back against the cage.
Petrov's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Joe lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Petrov can't find room to land a body shot as Joe controls the action.
Sergei Petrov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A frustrated look appears on Joe's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Joe doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Joe fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Joe misses with a punch on the inside.
Joe fails to land with a short punch on the inside. #T4#
Joe looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Joe misses with a punch to the body.
Joe working aggressively here.
Joe misses with some punches.
Joe swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Joe digs a right hand into Petrov's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Petrov's gas tank.
Joe misses with a body punch.
Joe throws a punch but it's blocked by Petrov.
Joe misses with the head strike.
Joe swings wildly with an uppercut but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Luis Engracia scores the fight 48:48
Judge Seu Braga scores the fight 50:45
Judge Felipe Paraventi scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Sergei Petrov!

Sergei Petrov retains his bantamweight title!
An out of breath Sergei Petrov thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: RISE 88: Petrov vs. Mason 2     
Date:   Aug 07, 2019
#R1#
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Mason misses with a hook to the body
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Mason 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.
Mason misses with a takedown
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Petrov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Mason misses with a straight right. #TD2#
Mason scores with a takedown into Petrov's guard.#ES#
Petrov has his feet on Mason's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov thuds his right hand into Mason's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Mason looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Mason looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Mason tries a head kick but it misses. #T1##TD2#
Mason throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Petrov tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Mason is in Petrov's guard.
Petrov is looking to stand back up but Mason counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by Petrov. #REVR#
Mason thows a huge punch but Petrov dodges it nicely.
Mason missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Mason throwing shots but Petrov is blocking nicely.
Petrov is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Blake Phoenix's Champion Factory, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Mason throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Mason thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Petrov's head.
Mason sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Petrov defending well though.
Mason not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Mason has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
The fighters are battling for position here. Petrov manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Mason works over Petrov with some ground and pound from guard.
Mason trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Petrov pulls Mason in to control the position. #T2#
Petrov utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Mason is stalling in the full guard.
Mason trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Mason missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Petrov has control of Mason's left arm, preventing Mason from doing any damage.
Mason trying to control but Petrov is working from the bottom.
Mason postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Mason postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Mason accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand. #T3#
Petrov utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Mason trying to control but Petrov is working from the bottom. #REF3#
The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Mason throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.#TD2#
Mason looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Mason with a flurry of punches that miss.
Mason trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Mason wants to control from the top but Petrov keeps moving.
Mason is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Mason working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Mason trying to control the position from guard on top but Petrov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #T4#
Mason working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Mason controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Mason throwing strikes from guard but Petrov blocks nicely.
Mason throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Mason missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Mason trying to control but Petrov is working from the bottom.
Mason stays in close to Petrov's body and controls the position.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Petrov keeping moving, preventing Mason from controlling successfully. #REF3#
The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Mason ducks down to avoid it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Preston Mason will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
Nice sprawl there from Petrov as Mason shoots in.
Preston Mason seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Mason darts in looking for a takedown but Petrov gets double underhooks and turns Mason into the cage.
Mason looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Petrov is fending him off so far but Mason persists. Nope, Petrov circles away and we're back to standing.
Sergei Petrov has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Preston Mason.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Mason's shoulder, as Mason tries to avoid the shot.
Mason pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mason shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Mason has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Mason uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Mason drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Petrov defends it well.
Mason is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Sergei Petrov is winning the standup battle so far.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Mason.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Mason manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mason misses with a hook
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Mason misses with a body shot.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Mason.
Mason misses with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mason shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!#T1#
Petrov stuffs the takedown attempt from Mason. Mason gets slowly back to his feet.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Mason.
Petrov avoids the head kick by Mason. #TD2#
Mason shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Mason was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Mason misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Petrov is trying to get back to half guard.
Mason scores with a couple of short elbows.
Petrov is trying to improve his position.
Mason tries to land with some ground and pound but misses. #T2#
Mason misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Petrov managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Mason.
Petrov wants to control but Mason postures up.
Mason lands a decent elbow from side control.
Mason throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Petrov works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.
Mason working over Petrov with some ground and pound. Petrov looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mason not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Mason not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Mason thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Petrov blocking the ground and pound attempt from Mason. #T3#
Petrov avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Mason.
Petrov is staying active underneath Mason, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Mason not doing much here.
Mason winds up and cracks Petrov with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Mason is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
Mason postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Mason stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Petrov swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Mason missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Mason throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Petrov works some decent striking defense from the bottom. #T4#
Mason trying to control but Petrov is working from the bottom.
Petrov not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Mason throwing strikes but missing. #REF3#
The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Mason shoots for a double leg takedown but Petrov sprawls well. He's pushed Mason's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Mason ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Mason feints the counter takedown.
Mason shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Petrov sprawls well. Petrov wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Mason gets slowly back to his feet.
Petrov displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Mason.
Petrov misses the jab.
Mason looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Petrov is fending him off so far but Mason persists. Nope, Petrov circles away and we're back to standing.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R3#
Mason will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Petrov blocks a head kick by Mason.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Mason throws a head kick that misses.
Mason avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Mason throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Mason scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Mason scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A big left from Petrov misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Mason ducks down to avoid it.
A jab from Mason misses.
Mason tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Petrov swivels and escapes.
Petrov misses with a hook. Mason ducked under it nicely. #T1#
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mason.
Mason looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Mason doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Sergei Petrov has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Preston Mason.
Mason shoots in for a takedown but Petrov shows good takedown defense.
Mason throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov stuffs the takedown.
Mason has his takedown stuffed
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Mason takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Mason tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Mason.
A combination from Mason does no damage.
A counter left hand to the body from Petrov misses its target.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Mason saw that one coming.
Petrov misses with a hook. Mason ducked under it nicely.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.#T2#
Mason tests Petrov's chin there with a solid looking shot.#TD2#
Mason closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov is not content to let Mason control the position.#SUB2#
Mason is working for a kimura from half guard. He's really concentrating on the hold and it's allowed Petrov to slip a leg under and get back to full guard.
Mason trying to control but Petrov is working from the bottom.
Petrov is controlling Mason's posture.
Mason looking to pass the guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.#T3#
Mason wants to control from the top but Petrov keeps moving.
Petrov pulls Mason in close to prevent any damage.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Mason throws a big right hand that misses.
Mason trying to control the position from guard on top but Petrov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can. #REF3#
The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Mason throws a predictable looking body shot
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
Mason tries a head kick but it misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
The crowd cheers as Petrov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Mason doesn't seem phased though.
Mason takes a shot right to the bread basket.#T4#
Petrov scores with a jab to the head.
Mason misses with a takedown attempt
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Mason throws a sloppy head kick
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov lands with a nice body punch.
Petrov cracks Mason with a good jab.
Petrov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice takedown defense from Petrov. No joy for Mason on that attempt.
A counter left hand to the body from Petrov misses its target.
Sergei Petrov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Mason throws a sloppy body shot
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Mason throws a right and a left that both miss.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Mason shoots in for a takedown but Petrov shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Mason throws a big shot that misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov clearly takes that round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R4#
Mason takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Mason with a poor takedown
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Petrov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Mason's head backwards.
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Mason.
Mason missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Mason throws a predictable looking body shot
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab. #ROC#
Mason is rocked!
Petrov staying out of range there.
Mason is still on wobbly legs! Can Petrov finish him?
Mason looks up at the clock. Bad move! Petrov lands a right hand from hell, dropping Mason. Petrov pounces and finishes the fight with a flurry of punches and elbows.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:34 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Sergei Petrov!
Sergei Petrov retains his bantamweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Sergei Petrov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: RISE 82 - King of the Jungle     
Date:   Jul 08, 2019
#R1#
Petrov slips under a jab from Knox.
Knox gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Petrov.
Nice shot lands for Petrov.
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Donk. Petrov catches Knox right on the button with a cross.
Knox jabs at Petrov's body.
Petrov connects with a crisp jab.
Knox throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Knox manages to avoid it.
Petrov sets himself, and Knox steps forward looking for the clinch! Petrov avoids it this time.
Sergei Petrov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Knox.
Petrov misses with a right hand #CL2#
and Knox counters by moving into the clinch.
Petrov can't find room to land a body shot as Knox controls the action.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A short right from Knox on the inside.
Knox goes for a body shot but it's blocked. #T1#
A head punch blocked on the inside by Knox.
Petrov lands a left hand that snaps the head of Knox backwards.
A hook to the body from Petrov.
Petrov blocking some punches.
A short uppercut from Petrov.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Knox.
Knox misses with a short punch on the inside.
Petrov blocking some punches.
Petrov tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Knox.
I was talking to Petrov's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Knox tries to throw a body punch but Petrov avoids it by throwing Knox back against the cage.
Petrov stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Knox misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Knox struggles to land a body shot inside as Petrov controls his hands.
Knox lands a hook that snaps the head of Petrov backwards.
Knox swings wildly with an uppercut but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov stalling in the clinch.
Petrov lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Knox tries to work over Petrov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Knox tries to throw a body punch but Petrov avoids it by throwing Knox back against the cage.
Knox prevents a body shot from Petrov.
Petrov goes for a body shot but it's blocked. #T2#
Knox tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Petrov's elbow.
Good body shot from Petrov.
Petrov blocking some punches.
Knox can't find room to land a body shot as Petrov controls the action.
Knox tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Petrov's elbow.
Petrov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Knox misses with a punch on the inside.
Petrov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Knox throws a head punch that misses.
Petrov is leaning against Knox and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Petrov lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Knox backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Knox.
Knox goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Knox throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Knox tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A nice left hand lands by Petrov.
Knox tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Petrov softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Knox fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Petrov fails to land.
Knox lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Knox misses with a body punch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Petrov creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut. #T3#
Knox softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Knox takes a shot to the head.
Knox misses with a short punch on the inside.
Knox misses with a punch to the body.
Knox misses with a hook from the clinch.
Petrov tries to work over Knox's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Petrov prevents a body shot from Knox.
Petrov goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Petrov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Petrov lands a hook that snaps the head of Knox backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Knox fails to land.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Knox.
A short uppercut from Petrov.
Petrov softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Petrov lands with a light punch inside.
Petrov lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov scores with a nice hook to the head.#ROC#
Knox is rocked!
Petrov lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Knox to his knees! Petrov keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Sergei Petrov!
Sergei Petrov retains his bantamweight title!
Our winner, Sergei Petrov, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.

 

Event: RFL - 80 Petrov Vs. Coffie 2     
Date:   Jun 15, 2019
#R1#
Coffie uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a right hand
letting Coffie counter with a right hand.
Coffie throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov misses with a lunging right hand
and Coffie counters with a nice uppercut.
A punch lands to the side of Petrov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Coffie throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Coffie keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Horrible takedown attempt by Coffie or perhaps it was just good defense by Petrov, which made it look bad.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A slow jab from Coffie misses its intended target.
Coffie throws a shot to the body.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Coffie.
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by Coffie.
Coffie looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Nice shot by Petrov.
Petrov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Sanka Coffie seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Coffie jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Coffie doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A big left from Coffie misses.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Coffie.
Sergei Petrov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.#T1#
Coffie swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov defending well as Coffie loads up on a big left hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Coffie does a little dance to reset his feet.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Coffie is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Coffie fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Petrov on the side of the head.
Coffie looks to score with a jab to the body but Petrov is just out of range.
Petrov swinging wildly here.
Coffie throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Coffie.
Coffie waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
Coffie rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Coffie throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Petrov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Coffie throws a shot from downtown. Petrov moves away and avoids it.
Coffie is looking to clinch but Petrov is avoiding it. #T2#
A lazy left from Petrov finds it's target.
Coffie will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Coffie moves in looking to clinch but Petrov pushes him off.
Coffie ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Coffie throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Coffie misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Coffie swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Coffie throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Petrov lands with a straight right. Coffie didn't see that one coming.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Petrov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A jab lands there for Petrov.
Coffie throws a nice looking combination but Petrov bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Petrov takes one to the side of the head.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Coffie uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov tests Coffie's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Coffie throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Coffie looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.#T3#
Coffie chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A left lands for Coffie.
A swing and a miss from Coffie.
A slow jab from Coffie misses its intended target.
Petrov is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Coffie takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Coffie.
Sergei Petrov has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sanka Coffie.
Coffie throws a left and a right that both miss
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Coffie thows a left - swing and a miss!
A looping hook to the body misses from Petrov. Coffie does a little dance to reset his feet.
The fighters circling - Coffie throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Petrov lands with a straight right. Coffie didn't see that one coming.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Coffie is just out of range.
Jab from Petrov.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Coffie.
Petrov lands a jab to the head. #T4#
Danga de danga de dang - Petrov scores with a four punch combination!
Coffie missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Coffie misses with the combination.
Coffie slips under a jab from Petrov.
Coffie uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Coffie tries to work over Petrov's front leg with a kick but Petrov checks it.
Petrov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Coffie darts in looking for a takedown but Petrov gets double underhooks and turns Coffie into the cage.
Coffie slips a straight right by Petrov.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Coffie.
A big left from Coffie misses.
Petrov cracks Coffie with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Petrov misses with a hook.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Coffie is out of range.
Coffie just misses with a punch to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Coffie manages to avoid it.
Coffie throws a series of punches but Petrov moves out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Coffie.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
Coffie is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Coffie moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Petrov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Coffie misses with a hook.#TD2#
Excellent takedown into side control there by Coffie. #SU2#
Coffie stands up and we're back to a striking position.
Coffie uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
A nice combination there by Petrov.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Coffie is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Petrov with a body shot.
Coffie throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Coffie misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Coffie pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Coffie's head but Coffie sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Coffie stuns Petrov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.#T1#
Coffie throws a predictable looking body shot
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Coffie is looking to clinch but Petrov is avoiding it.
Coffie tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Petrov swivels and escapes.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Coffie looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Coffie moves away.
Petrov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Coffie lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Petrov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Coffie! But no joy.
Coffie slips a straight right by Petrov.
Coffie throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Coffie misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Coffie throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Coffie misses with a looping left.
Nice shot by Petrov.
Petrov digs a good hook to Coffie's body.
Coffie misses with a series of wild punches. #T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coffie cracks a nice hook into Petrov's ribs.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Coffie was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
A swing and a miss from Coffie.
Coffie misses with a hook.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Coffie sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Coffie is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Petrov.
Coffie tries to clinch but Petrov moves out of range.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Coffie is defended easily by Petrov.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
A decent looking cross lands there for Petrov.
Coffie bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Petrov's head backwards.
Coffie connects with a looping right hand. #T3#
Coffie takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Petrov slips under a jab from Coffie.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Coffie.
A quick step to the side and Petrov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sergei Petrov is winning the standup battle so far.
Petrov walks into a stiff left hand from Coffie.
Petrov checks a leg kick.
Petrov leaves Coffie with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Sergei Petrov has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sanka Coffie.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Coffie throws out the jab.
Coffie throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Coffie was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Coffie takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Petrov shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Petrov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Petrov staying out of range there.
A swing and a miss from Coffie.#T4#
Coffie steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov slips under a jab.
A swing and a miss from Coffie.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Coffie manages to avoid it.
Coffie walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Coffie connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Coffie slips under a jab.
Coffie moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Coffie takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Coffie slips a straight right by Petrov.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Coffie was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Coffie! But no joy.
Coffie misses with a wild combination.
Coffie throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Coffie has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Coffie throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Coffie moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov lunges at Coffie with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Coffie's hand.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Coffie moves away and avoids it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R3#
Nice jab there from Petrov. #CL2#
Coffie clinches.
Petrov tries a body shot but Coffie blocks it.
Coffie misses with some punches.
Coffie lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Petrov backwards.
Good body shot from Petrov.
A short right from Petrov on the inside.
Coffie tries for a takedown. No joy.
Coffie blocks an uppercut.
Petrov lands a hook to the side of the head.
Coffie tries to land knees in the clinch but Petrov avoids the damage to the body.
Petrov has a couple of punches blocked by Coffie.
Coffie throws a punch but it's blocked by Petrov.
A head punch on the inside from Coffie fails to land.
Petrov misses with a hook to the ribs.
Petrov makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short left from Petrov.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov lands a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Coffie.
Coffie working aggressively here.
Still in the clinch, Coffie scores with a nice short uppercut.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Petrov. #T1#
Petrov tries a body shot but Coffie blocks it.
Petrov works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Coffie takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Petrov avoids the elbow strike from Coffie, against the cage.
Petrov blocks an uppercut.
Coffie misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Petrov scores with a shot to the side of Coffie's head.
Petrov lands a body shot.
Coffie fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Petrov lands a left hand that snaps the head of Coffie backwards. #ROC#
Coffie is rocked!
Coffie's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Coffie is still on wobbly legs! Can Petrov finish him?
A short right hand to the side of the head by Petrov.
Coffie is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Petrov pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Petrov pushes Coffie back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Petrov creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Coffie's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Coffie drops to his knees and Petrov pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:42 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Sergei Petrov!
Sergei Petrov retains his bantamweight title!
Sergei Petrov thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: RFLFN-27 - Petrov Vs. Mason     
Date:   May 22, 2019
#R1#
Donk. Petrov catches Mason right on the button with a cross.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Mason.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Petrov there as he acknowledges the shot.
Mason scores with a jab to the body.
Mason keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Mason throws a combination that misses
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Petrov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Mason on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Mason falls off balance throwing a combination
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Mason fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov connects with a jab.
Mason shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Petrov but Petrov pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Some wild striking there from Mason.
Mason jabs Petrov right on the nose. Petrov blinks but takes it well.#T1#
Mason fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Mason tests Petrov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A jab from Mason misses.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Mason takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses. #TD2#
Mason shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Petrov's guard.
Mason postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Petrov is on top in guard. #REVR#
Petrov has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Petrov controls from within his opponent's guard.
Petrov preventing the sweep. #T2#
Mason is striking off his back. Petrov thinks nothing of it though and passes easily into half guard.
Mason wants to control but Petrov is keeping busy.
Mason preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Still in half guard, Petrov seems content to control.
Mason is trying to get back to full guard.
Mason has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Mason trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Petrov manages to pass to mount! #T3#
Mason working to try and regain half guard.
Mason keeps trying to improve his position.#T4#
Mason is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mason tries to hold on but Petrov postures up.
Mason is trying desperately to improve position.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!
#R2#
Petrov throws a hook but Mason avoids it easily.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Mason closes this distance looking for a takedown but Petrov circles away.
Mason stalks Petrov and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Petrov's face. Petrov staggers backwards, shaken.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Mason shoots for a takedown but Petrov saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Mason throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mason takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Mason with a lazy takedown attempt
and Petrov counters with a right hand to the body.
Sergei Petrov has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Preston Mason.
Mason pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Mason staying out of range there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Mason. Petrov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Mason fails with the takedown.
Petrov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Mason misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Mason tries for a takedown but Petrov circles away easily
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand. #T1#
Petrov moves into range and connects with a jab.
Petrov misses with a hook. Mason ducked under it nicely.
Mason tries for a takedown but Petrov circles away easily
and Petrov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Mason misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Mason misses with a body shot.
Mason waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov lands a body shot.
Mason misses with a double jab
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A shot to the body from Mason misses
and Petrov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Mason uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Mason changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Preston Mason seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Mason throws out the jab. #T2#
Mason misses with the combination.
It looked like Petrov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Petrov slips a jab and a cross from Mason.
Mason throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Petrov 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.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mason dives in for a single leg takedown but Petrov sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Mason manages to avoid it.
Mason misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov blocks a head kick by Mason.
Petrov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Mason walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Petrov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Petrov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Mason swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Petrov catches Mason with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!#T3#
Mason shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Mason falls off balance throwing a combination
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Mason throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Petrov slips under a jab from Mason.
Mason throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Mason looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Mason swings widly with a right hand
and Mason takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Mason moved out of range.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Mason is out of range.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mason manages to avoid it.
Mason wants to counter with a clinch but Petrov pushes him away.
Mason is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Sergei Petrov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Mason connects with a good right hand that stumbles Petrov. Petrov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.#T4#
Petrov leaves Mason with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
A telegraphed right hand from Mason misses the target.
A big right from Petrov misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Mason.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mason loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Mason manages to avoid it.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Mason throws a right hand that misses
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mason takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Mason ducks down to avoid it.
Mason changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Petrov tries to avoid it but Mason manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Petrov to the ground. Petrov escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Mason looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Petrov is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R3#
Mason fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Mason misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Petrov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Mason misses with a wild combination.
A little feinted left hand from Petrov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Mason misses with a straight left.
A counter left hand to the body from Petrov misses its target.
Mason pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mason throws a sloppy head kick and Petrov moves out of range easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Mason with a poor takedown
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mason uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Petrov darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Mason loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov avoids the head kick by Mason.
Petrov lands a two punch combo.
Mason has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Good exchange - Petrov coming out on top.
Mason tries to score a power double leg takedown but Petrov sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Mason somewhat.
Petrov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mason can do to turn this around?#T1#
Mason throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mason misses the jab.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Mason.
Mason shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Petrov pinned against the cage. Petrov gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Sergei Petrov has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Preston Mason.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Mason throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Mason on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Petrov lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Mason throws a body shot but no joy.
Mason keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Mason is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Mason swinging wildly here. #T2#
Mason defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Mason swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Mason misses with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mason slips under a jab from Petrov.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mason doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Mason throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mason throws a head kick but Petrov moves out of range.
Mason misses with a shot to the body
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Mason misses with a body shot
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A head kick misses from Mason.
Petrov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Mason on the side of the head.
A big right from Mason misses.
Petrov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.#T3#
Mason connects with a good right hand that stumbles Petrov. Petrov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Mason has his takedown stuffed
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Mason takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Mason lands a jab to the nose.
Mason dives in for a single leg takedown but Petrov sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sergei Petrov is winning the standup battle so far.
Mason tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Petrov swivels and escapes.
Mason waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
Petrov throwing a counter right hand but Mason manages to avoid it.
Mason misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Mason on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A jab from Mason misses.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Mason fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Mason takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.#T4#
Mason doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Mason ducks down to avoid it.
Nice body punch from Petrov.
Petrov lands a nice hook to Mason's body. Mason takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Mason shoots and misses
and Petrov counters with a left to the body.
Mason shoots in for a takedown but Petrov shows good takedown defense.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Mason throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Mason rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Mason misses the jab.
Mason dips to his left and cracks Petrov with an uppercut!
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Petrov thuds his right hand into Mason's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Mason misses with a body shot
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov clearly takes that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R4#
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Mason sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Mason is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Mason.
Mason misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Petrov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Petrov slaps away a takedown attempt from Mason, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Mason has his takedown stuffed
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Sergei Petrov has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Preston Mason.
Mason misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Petrov with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Mason to score with a decent uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mason throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
Mason takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Mason tries for a takedown but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
A big right from Mason misses.
Mason misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #T1#
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by Mason.
Mason shoots and misses
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mason is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Mason doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Mason pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Mason throws a sloppy head kick
and Petrov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Mason steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
And Mason tries to counter it with a takedown but Petrov pushes his down on his head and steps out.
The crowd cheers as Petrov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Mason doesn't seem phased though.
Mason lands an overhand right.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Mason moves away and avoids it.
Mason misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Mason tries for a takedown but Petrov circles away easily
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Mason's head but Mason sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Mason is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Mason has his takedown stuffed
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#T2#
Mason shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mason tries for a takedown but Petrov circles away easily
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Mason goes for a double leg but Petrov avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Petrov continues to drive forward.
Mason slips a straight right by Petrov.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Mason throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Petrov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Mason misses with a hook.
Mason misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Mason fails with the takedown
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!#T3#
Mason gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Petrov keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Petrov went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Mason shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Mason dives in for a single leg takedown but Petrov sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Mason changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Petrov tries to avoid it but Mason manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Petrov to the ground. Petrov escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Mason looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Mason misses with a takedown
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Mason with a lazy takedown attempt
and Petrov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Mason throws out the jab. #T4#
Mason shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mason feints the counter takedown.
Petrov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Mason gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Mason throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Petrov with a jab.#ROC#
Mason is rocked!
Mason doesn't succeed with the takedown
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Mason is still on wobbly legs! Can Petrov finish him?
Petrov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Mason doesn't seem bothered though.
Petrov throws a combination. Mason tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Mason tries for a takedown but Petrov circles away easily
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Petrov cracks Mason with a nasty uppercut that draws ooohs from the crowd and sends Mason tumbling backwards onto the mat. He tries to recover but Petrov pounces and lands a hail of unanswered strikes that forces the referee to step in to end the fight! Mason is not happy but he gave the referee no choice!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Sergei Petrov!
Sergei Petrov retains his bantamweight title!
After winning the bout, Sergei Petrov thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: RFL 73 Sitsongrit Vs. Petrov     
Date:   Apr 20, 2019
#R1#
Sitsongrit throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Petrov digs a good body shot into Sitsongrit's ribs.
Sitsongrit misses with the combination.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sitsongrit throws out the jab.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Sitsongrit avoids it with no problem.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot.
Petrov misses with a hook
and Sitsongrit counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Sitsongrit moves away and avoids it.
Sitsongrit finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Sitsongrit blocks a jab.
Sitsongrit takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Sitsongrit scores with a spinning back kick!
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov takes one on the button.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A big right from Sitsongrit misses.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.#T1#
Sitsongrit throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Sitsongrit with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Sitsongrit looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Sitsongrit throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.
Sitsongrit slips under a jab from Petrov.
A telegraphed right hand from Sitsongrit misses the target.
Sitsongrit avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A swing and a miss from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit lands a nice shot to the body.
Sitsongrit changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Petrov tests Sitsongrit's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Nice shot by Petrov.
Sitsongrit tries to land a front kick but Petrov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Petrov sizes up Sitsongrit with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Sitsongrit 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.
Petrov throws a shot to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sitsongrit uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.#T2#
Sitsongrit lands a leg kick that knocks Petrov off balance momentarily.
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot.
Petrov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Sitsongrit is out of range.
Petrov has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Sitsongrit misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Petrov avoids a kick to the body.
Petrov throws the left hand but Sitsongrit avoids the punch easily.
A counter left hand to the body from Sitsongrit misses its target.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sitsongrit feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Sitsongrit throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sitsongrit throws a low kick, looking for Petrov's leg but Petrov calmly moves out of range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Sitsongrit 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 Petrov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Petrov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Sitsongrit gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Petrov.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Sitsongrit bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Petrov's head backwards.
Sitsongrit swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Sitsongrit fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Petrov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A jab from Petrov misses. #T3#
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Sitsongrit connects with a solid leg kick.
Petrov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Sitsongrit misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sitsongrit.
A big right from Sitsongrit misses.
A nice side step and Petrov releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Petrov misses with a body shot.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Sitsongrit displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Petrov sizes up Sitsongrit with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Sitsongrit tries to land a front kick but Petrov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Sitsongrit looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Sitsongrit takes one to the side of the head.
Petrov drops his hands momentarily and Sitsongrit takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Sitsongrit's head but Sitsongrit sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.#T4#
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sitsongrit takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
A big left from Sitsongrit misses.
Sitsongrit throws a low kick but it's checked well by Petrov.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Sitsongrit was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sitsongrit takes one to the chin there.
Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sitsongrit missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
It seemed like Petrov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sitsongrit loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Sitsongrit ducks down to avoid it.
Sitsongrit turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Sitsongrit takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Sitsongrit cracks Petrov with a right hand to the side of the head.#CL#
Petrov tries to keep at a distance but Sitsongrit has taken the fight into the clinch.
A right hand to the body from Sitsongrit.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sitsongrit works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Petrov swings wildly with an uppercut but Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sitsongrit lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Petrov or not.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.
#R2#
Sitsongrit catches Petrov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Sitsongrit avoids it with no problem.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Sitsongrit misses with a straight right.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit throws a head kick that misses.
Petrov slips a straight right by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Sitsongrit is looking to chop away at Petrov's legs.
It seemed like Petrov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sitsongrit looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick that is checked
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sitsongrit was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Sitsongrit turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick.
Sitsongrit misses the body punch
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov checks the leg kick nicely there. #T1#
Sitsongrit misses with a hook
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook to the body
and Petrov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Sitsongrit ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Sitsongrit blocks a jab.
Sitsongrit throwing a counter right hand but Petrov manages to avoid it.
Sitsongrit tests Petrov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Petrov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Sitsongrit takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Petrov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sitsongrit stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Petrov misses with a hook. Sitsongrit ducked under it nicely.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sitsongrit tries to clinch but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit avoids it easily.#T2#
Nice jab there from Petrov.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Sitsongrit eats them both and turns towards Petrov to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Petrov takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Sitsongrit comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Petrov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Sitsongrit looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Sitsongrit throws a nice inside leg kick.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Petrov slips a jab from Sitsongrit.
A nice leg kick lands there from Sitsongrit.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Petrov stuns Sitsongrit with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Sitsongrit uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Petrov moves out of range of the leg kick from Sitsongrit.
Petrov doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Sitsongrit moves into range and connects with a jab.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick.
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit avoids it easily.#T3#
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Sitsongrit 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 Petrov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Petrov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Sitsongrit takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Sitsongrit keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
An attempted straight right counter from Sitsongrit misses the target.
Petrov slips under a jab from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit throws a body punch but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sitsongrit throws out the jab.
It seemed like Petrov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Nice body kick there by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Petrov moves away.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sitsongrit sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sitsongrit throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Sitsongrit attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Petrov works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.#CL#
Sitsongrit has taken the fight to the clinch.
Sitsongrit blocks a body shot from Petrov.
Sitsongrit throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit throws a head punch that misses. #T4#
Sitsongrit tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Petrov's elbow.
Petrov blocks an uppercut.
Petrov can't find room to land a body shot as Sitsongrit controls the action.
Sitsongrit working aggressively here.
Sitsongrit misses with a body punch. #BC#
Sitsongrit breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sitsongrit moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
Petrov misses with a lunging right hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a low kick, right behind Petrov 's knee.
Sitsongrit misses with a straight left.
Sitsongrit misses with a body kick.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
A punch lands to the side of Sitsongrit 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Sitsongrit bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jab from Petrov.
Sitsongrit tries a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
Sitsongrit blocks a jab.
Petrov throws a poor cross that misses
and Sitsongrit counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Sitsongrit swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A little jabbing left from Petrov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R3#
Sitsongrit throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Petrov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Jab, jab by Petrov - just one landing.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
Sitsongrit throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick which misses Petrov's front leg but catches the back leg as Petrov tries to avoid it.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Petrov blocks the body kick.
Petrov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Sitsongrit takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
A leg kick checked by Petrov.
Petrov blocks a leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
A big left from Petrov misses.
It looked like Sitsongrit wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Sitsongrit ducks down to avoid it.
Petrov lands a glancing blow to the side of Sitsongrit's head.#T1#
Sitsongrit displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Sitsongrit throws a jab when Petrov was well out of range.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Sitsongrit slips the punch.
Sitsongrit looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Petrov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Petrov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Sitsongrit at a distance.
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sitsongrit.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Sitsongrit half committed to a counter leg kick.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range.
Sitsongrit lands with a nice body kick.
Petrov walks into a jab.
Petrov misses with a left hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a stiff right hand.
Sitsongrit throws a right hand that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Sitsongrit misses with a hook
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit avoids it easily.
Sitsongrit throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid 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!
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Sitsongrit uses good head movement to avoid it. #T2#
Sitsongrit moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick that misses.
Petrov swings widly with a right hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a straight right hand.
Sitsongrit is looking to chop away at Petrov's legs.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit blocks it.
Sitsongrit is looking to counter punch.
Sitsongrit missing with a left hand there. Petrov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov checks a leg kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
A cross from Petrov lands.
Sitsongrit is looking to chop away at Petrov's legs.
Sitsongrit looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Sitsongrit dips to his left and cracks Petrov with an uppercut!
Sitsongrit swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Sitsongrit tries to land a front kick but Petrov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Sitsongrit wants to land a leg kick but Petrov is out of range.
Sitsongrit fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Good shot there by Sitsongrit.#T3#
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit is winning the standup battle so far.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Sitsongrit moves away and avoids it.
Sitsongrit slips under a jab.
A punch combination from Petrov misses.
Sitsongrit swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Sitsongrit wants to land a leg kick but Petrov is out of range.
Sitsongrit scores with a sloppy right hand. Petrov should have avoided that one.
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Sitsongrit connects with a leg kick. Petrov looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Sitsongrit steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Petrov moves out of range as Sitsongrit throws a body kick.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov lands a really nice looking cross but Sitsongrit seems unphased.
Petrov misses with a straight left. #T4#
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Sitsongrit sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sitsongrit looks to land a left hand but Petrov moved out of range nicely.
Sitsongrit misses with a low kick.
Sitsongrit bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Sitsongrit staying out of range there.
It looked like Sitsongrit wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sitsongrit throws the kick towards the body but Petrov avoids it.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
Petrov walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Sitsongrit pushes Petrov away with a front kick.
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Sitsongrit avoids it with no problem.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Good work by Petrov as he checks the leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.#CL#
Sitsongrit closes the distance and clinches.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Chamuaknoi Sitsongrit did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.
#R4#
Sitsongrit tries to work over Petrov's front leg with a kick but Petrov checks it.
Sitsongrit moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sitsongrit throws out the jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Sitsongrit tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Sitsongrit.
Decent striking displayed by Petrov there.
Sitsongrit throws a shot from downtown. Petrov moves away and avoids it.
A swing and a miss from Sitsongrit.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Sitsongrit jabs Petrov to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Petrov scores with a hook to the body. Sitsongrit takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Sitsongrit throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Sitsongrit avoids it with no problem.
Petrov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sitsongrit scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Sitsongrit 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 Petrov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Petrov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A low kick from Sitsongrit is predictable there
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Sitsongrit jabbing away but nothing is landing. #T1#
Sitsongrit throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sitsongrit swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sitsongrit cracks Petrov with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Petrov misses the jab.
Sitsongrit misses with a looping left.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Sitsongrit closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Petrov slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Sitsongrit thows a leg kick but Petrov checks it
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Sitsongrit pivots, looking for a leg kick but Petrov is out of range and Sitsongrit settles back down.
A lazy left from Sitsongrit finds it's target.
Petrov connects with a jab.
Petrov thuds a left hand into Sitsongrit's body.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Sitsongrit moved out of range nicely.
Good leg kick by Sitsongrit there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A shot to the liver by Sitsongrit. Beautiful body shot.#T2#
Sitsongrit takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Sitsongrit quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Sitsongrit misses with the body kick
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Petrov with a nice cross.
Sitsongrit throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov lands with an uppercut that bounces Sitsongrit off the cage and back into range.
Petrov throws a jab when Sitsongrit was well out of range.
Sitsongrit throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Sitsongrit's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Petrov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Sitsongrit scrambles back to his feet.
Sitsongrit throws the kick towards the body but Petrov avoids it.
Good work by Petrov as he checks the leg kick.
Petrov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sitsongrit throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Petrov scores with a decent looking hook.#T3#
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sitsongrit throws out the jab.
Petrov with a jab.
Sitsongrit slips a jab from Petrov.
Sitsongrit clobbers Petrov with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Sitsongrit loads up on a big right hand but Petrov slips the punch.
Sitsongrit uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Sitsongrit lands a jab.
Sitsongrit throws a poor cross that misses
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Petrov needs to keep his hands up - Sitsongrit had a free shot at his head there.
Petrov misses with a right hand
and Sitsongrit connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sitsongrit.
Petrov 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.
Sitsongrit bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Petrov's head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sitsongrit throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss! #T4#
Sitsongrit motions for Petrov to come forward. Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A countering left hand to the body from Petrov misses.
Sitsongrit throws a nice inside leg kick.
Sitsongrit bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sitsongrit swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick that misses.
Sitsongrit goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Sitsongrit ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Petrov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sitsongrit.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Sitsongrit.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Sitsongrit is out of range.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov misses with a hook. Sitsongrit ducked under it nicely.
A bone on bone clash there as Petrov blocks the leg kick.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! And we move into the final round!
#R5#
Sitsongrit thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sitsongrit fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Petrov smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Petrov throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Sitsongrit has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Sitsongrit there as he acknowledges the shot.
Sitsongrit staying out of range there.
Petrov takes a swing at Sitsongrit's ribcage but misses.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but Petrov sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Sitsongrit throws out a leg kick but Petrov moves out of range and Sitsongrit only half commits.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Petrov lands a really nice looking cross but Sitsongrit seems unphased.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sitsongrit looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
Sitsongrit throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a left to the body.
Sitsongrit throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Petrov tries to move into range but Sitsongrit moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sitsongrit misses with a hook
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.#T1#
Petrov slips a jab from Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit thows a leg kick but Petrov checks it
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Good exchange - Petrov coming out on top.
Petrov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sitsongrit displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Sitsongrit ducks right into an uppercut from Petrov.
Petrov on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Petrov lands with a hook. Sitsongrit tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Petrov moves out of range of the body kick from Sitsongrit.
Petrov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Petrov throws a jab when Sitsongrit was well out of range.
Sitsongrit with a nice cross.
Sitsongrit throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.#T2#
Petrov takes one to the side of the head.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Sitsongrit.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Petrov throws a hook but Sitsongrit blocks it.
Sitsongrit scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Sitsongrit, right into the meat.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sitsongrit.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Sitsongrit tries to score with a low kick but Petrov moves his leg out of the way.
Sitsongrit moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Sitsongrit fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Petrov is out of range.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov cracks Sitsongrit with a right hand to the side of the head.
Sitsongrit throws a leg kick but Petrov sees it coming and moves out of range. #T3#
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Good shot there by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Petrov.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sitsongrit.
Sitsongrit waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
Petrov misses the body punch
and Sitsongrit counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Petrov throws the left hand but Sitsongrit avoids the punch easily.
Sitsongrit is looking to counter punch.
Sitsongrit bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sitsongrit throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sitsongrit throws a nice outside leg kick.
Petrov throws an off balance right hand
and Sitsongrit counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Petrov thinking.
Sitsongrit scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Petrov doesn't seem bothered though.
Petrov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Jab by Petrov.#T4#
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Sitsongrit scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Sitsongrit with a hook.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sitsongrit.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Sitsongrit slips a straight right by Petrov.
Petrov staying out of range there.
Petrov misses with a straight left.
Sitsongrit misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Sitsongrit throws a wild body kick that Petrov sees coming a mile off.
A combination from Petrov does no damage.
Sitsongrit defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
Sitsongrit was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Sitsongrit moves away and avoids it.
A quick step to the side and Sitsongrit tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Sitsongrit connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
A jab from Petrov misses.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 49:47
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Sergei Petrov!

Sergei Petrov is the new bantamweight champion!
A victorious Sergei Petrov thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: RFL-71     
Date:   Apr 06, 2019
#R1#
Petrov misses the jab.
Knox wants to counter the offense by Petrov and move into the clinch position.
Petrov misses with a lunging right hand
and Knox counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Knox scores with a body shot.
Knox throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov is looking to counter punch.
Knox thows a left - swing and a miss!
Petrov throws a hook but Knox blocks it.
A nice side step and Knox releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Knox staying out of range there.
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Knox let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Knox ducks down to avoid it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Knox! But no joy.
Petrov throws out a powerful jab.#T1#
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Knox uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Petrov sets himself, and Knox steps forward looking for the clinch! Petrov avoids it this time.
Petrov swings for the body but Knox moves out of range.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Petrov lands a nice hook to Knox's body. Knox takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Knox's shoulder, as Knox tries to avoid the shot.
Knox wants to counter the offense by Petrov and move into the clinch position.
Knox swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Knox looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Knox let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.#T2#
Petrov misses with a left hand
letting Knox counter with a right hand.
Knox's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Petrov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Knox scrambles back to his feet.
Petrov tests Knox's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Petrov is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Knox's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Knox wants to counter the offense by Petrov and move into the clinch position.
Petrov jabs at Knox's body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Knox counter with a right hand.
Petrov throws the left hand but Knox avoids the punch easily.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Knox moved out of range.
Knox slips under a jab from Petrov.
Knox keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Knox swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.#T3#
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Knox ducks down to avoid it.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Knox displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Petrov lands with a right hand.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov throws a body punch but Knox moves out of range.
Knox wants to counter the offense by Petrov and move into the clinch position.
Petrov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Knox throws a combination. Petrov tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Petrov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Knox stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Knox ducks down to avoid it. #T4#
Petrov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Knox momentarily.
Petrov throws a lazy uppercut
and Knox counters with a straight right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Knox shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Petrov cracks a nice hook into Knox's ribs.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Knox was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov lands a jab to the head.
Petrov misses the jab.
Knox keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
Petrov stalks Knox and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Knox's face. Knox staggers backwards, shaken.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov 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#
Petrov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Knox tries to counter by closing the distance.
Knox takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sergei Petrov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Petrov has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Knox misses the shot to the body.
Petrov appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Petrov swings widly with a right hand
and Knox counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Decent striking displayed by Petrov there.
Knox moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Knox uses good head movement to avoid it. #T1#
Knox displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Knox swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Knox keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Knox throws out a counter right but Petrov avoids it with no problem.
Knox fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Knox misses with a looping left.
Petrov scores with a hook.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Knox lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Petrov slips under a jab from Knox.
Petrov seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Knox throws a right hand that misses
and Knox takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Knox's coach down at London MMA Club was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Knox's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.#T2#
Petrov misses with an uppercut
letting Knox counter with a right hand.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Knox uses good head movement to avoid it.
Knox tries to counter with a clinch but Petrov shakes him off and moves away.
Petrov connects with a body shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Knox moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov scores with the left hand. Knox knows he should have avoided that one. #ROC#
Knox is rocked!
Petrov connects with a right that clearly hurt Knox. He's backed up against the cage with nowhere to go as Petrov proceeds to tee off with vicious combinations till Knox collapses and taps out under the pressure!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:39 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Sergei Petrov!
During a confident post fight interview, Sergei Petrov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: RFLFN-19     
Date:   Mar 20, 2019
#R1#
One avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Petrov circles away from the clinch attempt.
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by One.
One misses the body punch
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
One scores with a jab. Petrov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
One looks to clinch
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
One darts in trying to clinch
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
One tries to clinch
and Petrov counters with a left to the body.
One blocks a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters circling - Petrov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
One appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
One wants to clinch
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but One is out of range.
One fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Petrov on the side of the head.#T1#
One throws a sloppy head kick and Petrov moves out of range easily.
Petrov throws a right and a left that One avoids nicely.
One takes a shot right to the bread basket.
One throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Nice jab there from Petrov.
One slips under a jab.
One fails in his attempt to clinch.
One is looking to clinch.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
One tries to close the distance and clinch up but Petrov swats him away and circles back towards the center.
One moves out of range of the strikes.
One wants to clinch up but Petrov keeps it at a distance.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. One was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov throws a hook but One avoids it easily.
One fails in his attempt to clinch.
One pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Petrov appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Petrov is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.#T2#
One ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
One scoring well with a low kick there.
Chosen One seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Petrov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
One is looking to clinch but Petrov is avoiding it.
Petrov circles away from the clinch attempt.
Petrov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
One misses with a leg kick
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
One tries to clinch up
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
One tries to clinch up
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
One closes the distance but Petrov moves to the side
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.#T3#
One darts in trying to clinch
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Petrov misses with a left hand
and One counters with a two punch combo.
One misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
One wants to clinch up but Petrov keeps it at a distance.
Petrov definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Petrov works the jab nicely.
One tries to clinch up
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
One closes the distance looking to clinch
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but One moved out of range.#T4#
One moves to clinch but Petrov breaks away
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Petrov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
This has been an exciting period of action!
One tries to clinch up but Petrov circles away and keeps his distance.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but One ducks down to avoid it.
One uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
One scores with a nice strike.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
One tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Petrov paws at him with a jab and circles away.
One tries to clinch up.
One fails in his attempt to clinch.
One tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
One takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Petrov scores with a nice head shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Petrov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Good shot there by Petrov.
One is looking to clinch but Petrov is avoiding it.
One plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
One closes the distance looking to clinch
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Petrov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
One slips under a jab from Petrov.
One tries to clinch up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
One tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
One throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov scores with a jab to the head.
One fails with an attempt to clinch.
Petrov swats away the attempt to clinch by One.#T1#
One doesn't manage to clinch there - Petrov circles away.
One lands a head kick. Petrov smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Nice uppercut lands for One. That snapped Petrov's head back.
Petrov circles away from the clinch attempt.
One swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
One tries to clinch but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that One can do to turn this around?
A jab lands there for Petrov.
One tries to close the distance and clinch up but Petrov swats him away and circles back towards the center.
One falls off balance throwing a combination
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
One moves to clinch but Petrov breaks away
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A big left from Petrov misses.
One closes the distance but Petrov moves to the side
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.#T2#
Petrov throws a hook but One avoids it easily.
Petrov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed One momentarily.
One has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov circles away from the clinch attempt.
An attempted straight right counter from Petrov misses the target.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Petrov connects with a right hand. One shakes it off.
Petrov catches One with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
One tries to clinch
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Sergei Petrov is winning the standup battle so far.
The crowd cheers as Petrov lands an impressive looking overhand right. One doesn't seem phased though.
One throws a predictable looking body shot
letting Petrov counter with a right hand. #ROC#
One is rocked!
One takes one to the chin there.
One is still on wobbly legs! Can Petrov finish him?
One wants to clinch.
One takes a jab right on the kisser. #T3#
One tries to close the distance and clinch up but Petrov swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Petrov dips to his left and cracks One with an uppercut!
Petrov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Petrov drops One with a huge uppercut! One drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes. Petrov is raining down punches and the ref stops the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:13 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Sergei Petrov!
After winning the bout, Sergei Petrov thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: RFLFN-13 Bartoli vs. Aron II     
Date:   Feb 06, 2019
#R1#
Tomori swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Tomori throws a sloppy body shot
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Tomori swings away with a body shot that misses
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Tomori thuds a left hand into Petrov's body.
Petrov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Petrov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Tomori throws a hook but Petrov blocks it.
Tomori misses with a body shot.
Tomori is looking to clinch.
Tomori looks to clinch
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tomori sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Tomori takes one to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tomori is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Tomori.#T1#
Good standup being displayed there by Tomori as he connects with a hook.
Petrov works Tomori's body with a nice hook.
Tomori has been working on his boxing with his coaches at L.A Vale Tudo in the buildup to the fight.
A jab from Petrov misses.
Tomori misses with a body shot.
Tomori misses with a left hand
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#ROC2#
Tomori is rocked!
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot.
Oh Tomori is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Tomori tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Petrov cracks Tomori with a nasty uppercut that draws ooohs from the crowd and sends Tomori tumbling backwards onto the mat. He tries to recover but Petrov pounces and lands a hail of unanswered strikes that forces the referee to step in to end the fight! Tomori is not happy but he gave the referee no choice!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Sergei Petrov!
A relieved looking Sergei Petrov thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: SyFi 123     
Date:   Nov 04, 2018
#R1#
Por Pramuk fails with the takedown
and Por Pramuk takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Por Pramuk is looking to clinch.
Por Pramuk moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Petrov throws a shot to the body.
Petrov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Por Pramuk looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Por Pramuk tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Petrov paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Por Pramuk shoots for a takedown but Petrov saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Petrov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Por Pramuk's hands.
We've been hearing reports that Por Pramuk has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Por Pramuk really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.#CL#
Por Pramuk clinches with his opponent.
Por Pramuk tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Petrov smiles and moves away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dieselnoi Por Pramuk. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Por Pramuk tries to clinch but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Por Pramuk. That one must have hurt.
Por Pramuk tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Por Pramuk swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a right hand to the body. #T1#
Por Pramuk misses with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Por Pramuk looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Por Pramuk lands the left hand.
Petrov looks to score with a jab to the body but Por Pramuk is just out of range.
Petrov avoids a kick to the body.
Petrov defending well as Por Pramuk loads up on a big left hand.
Por Pramuk fails in his attempt to clinch.
Por Pramuk lands a nice looking kick to the body. Petrov takes a step back to recover. #TD#
Por Pramuk shoots in and gets a takedown into Petrov's guard.
Por Pramuk trying to control but Petrov is working from the bottom.
Por Pramuk in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time. #T2#
Petrov keeping moving, preventing Por Pramuk from controlling successfully.
Por Pramuk looking to sit in guard and control but Petrov gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top. #REVB#
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!#SUB#
Por Pramuk looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Petrov passes into side control.
Por Pramuk 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.
Por Pramuk is trying to control Petrov's posture but Petrov avoids it.
Petrov controlling the position from side mount. #T3#
Por Pramuk struggling a bit here.
Por Pramuk is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Por Pramuk pushes Petrov away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Petrov gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.
Por Pramuk is looking for a sweep.
Por Pramuk struggling a bit here.
Petrov is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position. #T4#
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.#ES#
Por Pramuk bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
Por Pramuk throws a head kick that misses.
Petrov moves out of range of the body kick.
Petrov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Por Pramuk throws a head kick but Petrov moves out of range.
Por Pramuk closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Por Pramuk throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!
#R2#
Por Pramuk throws a head kick that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Dieselnoi Por Pramuk seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Por Pramuk uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Por Pramuk is looking to counter the offense by Petrov and move into the clinch.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Por Pramuk tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Por Pramuk moves in looking to clinch but Petrov pushes him off.
Por Pramuk pivots, looking for a leg kick but Petrov is out of range and Por Pramuk settles back down.
Por Pramuk tries to close the distance and clinch but Petrov swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Por Pramuk on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Por Pramuk tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Petrov paws at him with a jab and circles away.
It seemed like Petrov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
The crowd cheers as Por Pramuk lands an impressive looking overhand right. Petrov doesn't seem phased though.
Petrov circles away from the clinch attempt.
Por Pramuk throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Por Pramuk takes one to the chin there.#T1#
Jab, jab by Petrov - just one landing.
Petrov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Por Pramuk bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The fight stays on the outside here - Por Pramuk looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Por Pramuk looks for a takedown but Petrov sprawls well.
Por Pramuk throws a body kick that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice body shot.
Petrov just misses with a punch to the body.
Por Pramuk is looking to clinch.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Por Pramuk avoids it with no problem.
Por Pramuk fails with the takedown.
Por Pramuk fails with an attempt to clinch.
Petrov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.#T2#
Petrov blocks a jab.
Por Pramuk slips a straight right by Petrov.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Petrov, as that shot connected.
Petrov walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Petrov connects with a body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Por Pramuk misses with a wild body shot.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Por Pramuk takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Por Pramuk takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Por Pramuk throws a head kick that misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Petrov checks a leg kick.
Petrov throws a jab when Por Pramuk was well out of range.
Por Pramuk fails with the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dieselnoi Por Pramuk. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T3#
Por Pramuk scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Petrov staying out of range there.
Por Pramuk misses with a body kick.
Por Pramuk lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Por Pramuk fails with a takedown attempt.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Por Pramuk 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 Petrov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Petrov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Petrov blocks the body kick.
Petrov drops his hands momentarily and Por Pramuk takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head. #T4#
A nice leg kick lands there from Por Pramuk. #CL#
Por Pramuk instigates a clinch. #BC2#
Petrov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Sergei Petrov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Petrov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Por Pramuk wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Nice shot lands for Por Pramuk.
Por Pramuk doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Por Pramuk throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it. #CL#
Por Pramuk takes the fight into the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Petrov.
Por Pramuk working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Petrov throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.#BC2#
Petrov breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Petrov connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!
#R3#
Petrov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Petrov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Por Pramuk dives in and grabs Petrov's left leg, looking for a takedown. Petrov pushes down on Por Pramuk's head and hops out.#CL#
Por Pramuk clinches with his opponent.
Petrov blocks an elbow strike from Por Pramuk.
Por Pramuk misses with a punch to the body.
Petrov lands a hook that snaps the head of Por Pramuk backwards.
Por Pramuk jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Petrov walks away with a smile on his face. Por Pramuk gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
A good leg kick by Por Pramuk.
Por Pramuk throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Por Pramuk looks to throw a body kick
and Por Pramuk takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov swats away the attempt to clinch by Por Pramuk.
Por Pramuk moves into range and connects with a jab. #T1#
Petrov moves into range and connects with a jab.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
Por Pramuk pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Por Pramuk swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Por Pramuk is looking to clinch.
Petrov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Petrov scores with a hook to the body. Por Pramuk takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Por Pramuk takes a jab right on the kisser.
Por Pramuk closes the distance looking to clinch
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Petrov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Por Pramuk was well out of range. Poor timing from Petrov.
Por Pramuk tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Petrov manages to circle out of the way.
Petrov throws a good cross that connects. #T2#
Nice uppercut there from Petrov.#ROC2#
Por Pramuk is rocked!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov swings for the body but Por Pramuk moves out of range.
Oh Por Pramuk is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Por Pramuk misses the jab.
It seemed like Petrov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Por Pramuk seems to have got his legs back now.
Por Pramuk throws a low kick but Petrov avoids it.
Petrov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Por Pramuk throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Por Pramuk tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A little jabbing left from Petrov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Petrov avoids the head kick by Por Pramuk.
A little jabbing left from Petrov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Por Pramuk throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a right hand to the body.
Petrov digs a good body shot into Por Pramuk's ribs.
Petrov checks the leg kick.
Petrov keeps the fight on the outside.#T3#
Donk. Petrov catches Por Pramuk right on the button with a cross.
A cross from Petrov lands.
Por Pramuk wants to clinch.
Por Pramuk fails with the takedown.
Sergei Petrov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Dieselnoi Por Pramuk. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Por Pramuk drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Por Pramuk bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Petrov circles away from the clinch attempt
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab. #T4#
Petrov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Por Pramuk throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Petrov circles away from the clinch attempt.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Por Pramuk manages to avoid it.
Por Pramuk is looking to counter the offense by Petrov and move into the clinch.
Por Pramuk moves out of range as Petrov strikes.
Por Pramuk is looking to clinch.
The fighters circle momentarily. Petrov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Por Pramuk looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Por Pramuk.
Dieselnoi Por Pramuk has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Por Pramuk tries to clinch up but Petrov circles away and keeps his distance.
Por Pramuk works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Topper Green scores the fight 27:30
Judge Ben Watson scores the fight 28:29
Judge Darius Henderson scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!

Sergei Petrov spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
Dieselnoi Por Pramuk spoke after the fight, saying 'Thank you for the fight. I lost, to a very skilled opponent. I will be back, and stronger than before!'.

 

Event: SyFi 115     
Date:   Oct 13, 2018
#R1#
Horrible takedown attempt by Santana or perhaps it was just good defense by Petrov, which made it look bad.
Santana darts in trying to clinch
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Petrov circles away from the clinch attempt
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Santana gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand. #ROC#
Santana is rocked!
Santana moves to clinch but Petrov breaks away
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Santana is still on wobbly legs! Can Petrov finish him?
Both fighters step back and shake their arms out. Petrov engages and cracks Santana with a massive lead left hook - Santana tumbles to the floor, out cold! What a shot! Petrov is delighted - all that hard work in training paid off!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:48 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Sergei Petrov!
Sergei Petrov spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.

 

Event: NJMMA 66     
Date:   Aug 25, 2018
#R1#
Carlitto is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Petrov.
Carlitto uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Petrov has time to react.
Petrov swings widly with a right hand
letting Carlitto counter with a right hand.
Carlitto misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Carlitto defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand.
An inside leg kick from Carlitto misses.
Petrov throws the left hand but Carlitto avoids the punch easily.
Carlitto misses with a lunging right hand
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Carlitto misses with a wild body shot.
Carlitto misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Carlitto throws a left and a right that both miss
and Carlitto takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Petrov checks the leg kick.
Carlitto is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Carlitto throws a right and a left that Petrov avoids nicely.
Diego Carlitto seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Carlitto throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Carlitto's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Petrov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Carlitto scrambles back to his feet.
Carlitto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Petrov.
Petrov has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.#T1#
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Carlitto.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Petrov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Carlitto avoids it with no problem.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Carlitto.
Carlitto throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Carlitto throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Petrov misses the jab.
Petrov misses with a hook.
A right-left combo lands from Carlitto.
Carlitto throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
A jab from Carlitto does it's job there.
Petrov swings for the body but Carlitto moves out of range.
Petrov scores with a punch to the head.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Carlitto 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.
Carlitto throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Carlitto displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Carlitto lands with a nice body punch.
Petrov looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.#T2#
Petrov misses the jab.
Carlitto misses with a straight right.
Carlitto is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Carlitto takes a swing at Petrov's ribcage but misses.
Carlitto throws out a loose jab but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Carlitto misses with a combination
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Carlitto connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Carlitto takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Carlitto lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Carlitto throws a leg kick that is checked
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Carlitto lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Petrov circles away quickly and effectively.
Carlitto misses with a straight left.
Petrov ducks under a wild hook from Carlitto.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Carlitto misses the shot to the body.
Carlitto throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A little jabbing left from Petrov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Petrov digs a good body shot into Carlitto's ribs.#T3#
Carlitto jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Petrov misses the jab.
Carlitto fires out a quick counter leg kick but Petrov just manages to avoid it.
Carlitto drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Carlitto misses with an uppercut
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Petrov throws a hook but Carlitto avoids it easily.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Carlitto uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Carlitto throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Carlitto pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Carlitto throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Petrov clobbers Carlitto with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Carlitto misses with a double jab
and Petrov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
A jab from Carlitto misses.
Petrov smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.#T4#
Petrov blocks a leg kick.
Carlitto throws the left hand but Petrov avoids the punch easily.
Carlitto misses with a combination
and Carlitto takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Petrov sizes up Carlitto with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Carlitto slips under a jab from Petrov.
Petrov catches Carlitto with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Carlitto lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Petrov at a distance.
Carlitto digs a good hook to Petrov's body.
Carlitto throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
It seemed like Petrov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Carlitto swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Carlitto.
Carlitto throws a right and a left that both miss.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Carlitto throws a leg kick
and Petrov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Petrov is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Carlitto had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Petrov thuds his right hand into Carlitto's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Sergei Petrov will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.
#R2#
Carlitto throws a right and a left that Petrov avoids nicely.
Nice uppercut there from Petrov.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Carlitto misses with a low kick as Petrov jumps back.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Carlitto sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Carlitto ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Carlitto misses with a combination
and Petrov counters with a right hand to the body.
Carlitto blocks a jab.
Carlitto scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Carlitto ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Carlitto misses with an uppercut.
Sergei Petrov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Carlitto lands a nice hook to Petrov's body. Petrov takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Petrov lands a jab to the nose.
Carlitto steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Petrov might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Some wild striking there from Carlitto. #T1#
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Carlitto moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Carlitto misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Carlitto rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Petrov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Carlitto avoids it with no problem.
Carlitto takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Carlitto misses with a body shot.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Diego Carlitto is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Carlitto throws a solid leg kick but Petrov takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Carlitto.
Petrov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Carlitto misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Carlitto misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Petrov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Carlitto throws out the jab.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Carlitto avoids it with no problem.
Petrov lands a nice shot that snaps Carlitto's head back.
A jab from Petrov finds it's way through Carlitto's defenses.
Carlitto lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Petrov circles away quickly and effectively.
Petrov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Carlitto throws a leg kick that is checked
letting Petrov counter with a right hand. #T2#
Petrov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Carlitto throws a combination that misses
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Carlitto slips a jab from Petrov.
Carlitto misses with a right hand
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Carlitto throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
A cross from Petrov lands.
Carlitto uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
Carlitto swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Carlitto waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Petrov.
A low kick from Carlitto misses
and Petrov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Carlitto thinking.
Carlitto looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Carlitto throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Carlitto swings for the body but Petrov moves out of range.
Carlitto drops his hands momentarily and Petrov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
A slow jab from Carlitto misses its intended target.
Petrov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.#T3#
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
Carlitto throws a front kick aimed at Petrov's knee but Petrov avoids it well.
Petrov lands with a good body shot.
Carlitto throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Petrov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Carlitto tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Petrov jabs at Carlitto's body.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Carlitto might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Carlitto misses with a body shot.
Carlitto swinging wildly here.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Petrov misses with a looping right.
Carlitto throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A jab lands there for Petrov.
Carlitto looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range.
Carlitto doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Petrov scores with a jab to the head. #T4#
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Petrov throws a jab but it's blocked by Carlitto.
A big right from Carlitto misses.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Carlitto.
Carlitto throws a combination that misses
and Carlitto takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Carlitto slips a straight right by Petrov.
Carlitto misses with a body punch
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
A lazy left from Petrov finds it's target.
Petrov cracks Carlitto with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
A bone on bone clash there as Petrov blocks the leg kick.
Petrov cracks Carlitto with a good jab.
Carlitto throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov takes a swing at Carlitto's ribcage but misses.
Carlitto throws a poor cross that misses
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Petrov moves out of range of the body kick.
Petrov takes a shot to the body in his stride.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Carlitto's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!
#R3#
A big left from Carlitto misses.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Carlitto fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Carlitto uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov connects with a right hand. Carlitto shakes it off.
Carlitto fails to land with a series of punches.
Petrov lands a slapping body shot.
Petrov throws a shot to the body.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Carlitto.
A combination from Carlitto does no damage.
Carlitto throws a leg kick that is checked
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov misses with a straight right.
Nice shot lands for Carlitto.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov defending well as Carlitto loads up on a big left hand.
Petrov is looking for the big counter here.
Carlitto throws a series of punches but Petrov avoids them all with ease.
It seemed like Petrov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Carlitto defending well as Petrov loads up on a big left hand. #T1#
Carlitto lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Carlitto attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Petrov appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Carlitto lands a jab to the head.
Carlitto throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Petrov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Carlitto.
Carlitto throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Carlitto is out of range.
Carlitto blocks a jab.
Petrov lands a jab to Carlitto's midsection.
Carlitto feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Petrov's calf.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Carlitto.
A low kick from Carlitto misses
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov works Carlitto's body with a nice hook.#T2#
Carlitto throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Petrov.
Carlitto throws a sloppy body shot
and Petrov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Carlitto has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Carlitto there as he acknowledges the shot.
Carlitto just misses with a punch to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Petrov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Carlitto momentarily.
Carlitto throws a nice looking combination but Petrov bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Petrov lands with an overhand left.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Carlitto.
Carlitto closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Carlitto throws a sloppy head kick
and Carlitto takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Petrov connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Good exchange - Petrov coming out on top.
Carlitto misses with a leg kick.
Petrov throws a jab when Carlitto was well out of range.#T3#
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Carlitto listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Petrov, as that shot connected.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Petrov takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Carlitto misses with a body shot.
Petrov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Carlitto takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Carlitto misses with a wild body shot.
Sergei Petrov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Carlitto keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Petrov throws a big shot that misses.
Carlitto throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Petrov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Carlitto takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Petrov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Carlitto.
Carlitto displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab. #T4#
Petrov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Carlitto in his tracks.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Carlitto throws a right and a left that both miss.
Carlitto throws a series of punches but Petrov moves out of range.
A big right from Carlitto misses.
Carlitto slips under a jab.
Carlitto was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Carlitto throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Carlitto falls off balance throwing a combination
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov connects with a nice looking jab.
Carlitto moves forwards but Petrov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Petrov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Carlitto.
Carlitto rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A combination from Carlitto does no damage.
Carlitto takes one to the chin there.
Diego Carlitto has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Carlitto misses with a double jab
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

And that's the end of the fight!
Sergei Petrov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Petrov 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 Lou da Vinci scores the fight 28:29
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 27:30
Judge Bruno Lombardi scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!

Sergei Petrov spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
In defeat, Diego Carlitto stepped up to the mic, saying 'I'm crushed right now, but i have a fire in my gut. I will get my belt back. Mark my words.'.

 

Event: NJMMA XS 8     
Date:   Aug 11, 2018
#R1#
Weed takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Weed pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Weed slips the punch.
Weed tries for a takedown but Petrov circles away easily
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
Weed looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
Weed throws a head kick that misses
and Petrov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Weed has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Death Valley Training Facility in the buildup to the fight.
Weed misses with a hook to the body
and Petrov counters with a right hand to the body.
Weed closes this distance looking for a takedown but Petrov circles away.
It seemed like Petrov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Petrov lands a nice looking body shot.
Petrov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Weed looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Weed throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Weed scores with a crisp jab that stopped Petrov in his tracks.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Weed.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Weed gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Richard Weed. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T1#
Weed slips a jab from Petrov.
Petrov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Weed throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Petrov punishes Weed's body with a nice straight punch.
Weed throws a head kick that misses.
Petrov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Petrov.
Weed connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Weed moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov works Weed's body with a nice hook.
Weed blocks a jab.
A low kick from Weed misses
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab. #ROC2#
Weed is rocked!
Petrov darts in and lands a big hook, right on the button! Weed's legs crumble underneath him as he falls to the canvas! The ref tackles Petrov before he gets to land any more shots to his stricken foe.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:52 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Sergei Petrov!
Sergei Petrov decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.

 

Event: NJMMA 64     
Date:   Jul 21, 2018
#R1#
Kropotkin jabs Petrov right on the nose. Petrov blinks but takes it well.
Kropotkin is trying hard to land a takedown here. Petrov sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Kropotkin throws a right hand that misses
and Petrov counters with a stiff right hand.
Kropotkin throws a lazy uppercut
and Petrov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Kropotkin misses with a takedown attempt
and Kropotkin takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Petrov connects with a body shot that sends Kropotkin's belly button to the back.
Petrov's corner calls for a 1-2. Petrov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Petrov works the jab nicely.
Kropotkin drops his hands momentarily and Petrov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Kropotkin doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Peter Kropotkin. That's going to take a lot out of him.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kropotkin shoots for a double leg takedown but Petrov sprawls well. He's pushed Kropotkin's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Kropotkin looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Petrov slips under a jab.
Petrov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Petrov scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut! #T1#
Kropotkin misses with a hook
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Kropotkin shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Petrov as he jumps to the side.
Petrov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Petrov stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Petrov wants it to stay on the feet.
Kropotkin doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Petrov is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Kropotkin had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Petrov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Petrov lands with a cross.
Kropotkin drops his hands momentarily and Petrov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Petrov.
Kropotkin misses with a takedown attempt
letting Petrov counter with a right hand. #T2#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kropotkin walks into a stiff left hand from Petrov.
Petrov might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.#TD#
Kropotkin shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
We get told so often about how wrestlers don't like to be on their backs. Let's see if Petrov can do anything to dispel that myth.
Kropotkin thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Kropotkin wants to free his trapped foot but Petrov is holding on for dear life with his legs. #SUB#
Kropotkin seems to be looking for submissions.
Kropotkin trying to pass the guard but Petrov defending well. #SUB#
Kropotkin is working for a kimura but Petrov is defending it quite comfortably. #SUB#
Kropotkin is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Petrov defends it well. #T3##SUB#
Kropotkin is looking for a kimura here. #SUB#
Kropotkin is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Kropotkin not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Kropotkin wants to pass to mount but Petrov is defending the position. #SUB#
Kropotkin is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Petrov has managed to free his arm - good work. #T4#
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Kropotkin is keen to just control but Petrov is a slippery customer.#SUB#
Kropotkin seems to be working for a kimura but Petrov defends the submission attempt.
Kropotkin not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Petrov really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Kropotkin. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Kropotkin missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Kropotkin not throwing his punches with enough precision this time. #SUB#
Kropotkin is working for a submission of some sort.
Petrov moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Kropotkin in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kropotkin misses with a takedown
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kropotkin takes one to the chin there.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Kropotkin ducks down to avoid it.
Kropotkin catches Petrov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Petrov moves away from the strike by Kropotkin.
A little jabbing left from Petrov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kropotkin throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
A jab lands there for Petrov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kropotkin throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov throws an overhand right that lands on Kropotkin's shoulder, as Kropotkin tries to avoid the shot.
Petrov throws the left hand but Kropotkin avoids the punch easily.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.#T1#
Kropotkin has his takedown stuffed
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Petrov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Peter Kropotkin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kropotkin ducks right into an uppercut from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a hook.
Petrov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kropotkin in his tracks.
Petrov scores with a sloppy right hand. Kropotkin should have avoided that one.
Kropotkin gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Petrov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Peter Kropotkin. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Kropotkin shoots in but Petrov avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Kropotkin throws a right hand that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice body shot.
Petrov lands with a hook. Kropotkin tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head. #T2#
Petrov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Petrov jabs at Kropotkin's body.
Petrov lands a head shot.
Kropotkin on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Kropotkin on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Petrov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
A slow jab from Petrov misses its intended target.
Kropotkin misses with a takedown
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kropotkin misses with a right hand
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kropotkin shoots in but no luck this time.
Kropotkin takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.#T3#
Petrov connects with a nice looking jab.
Kropotkin looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Petrov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Kropotkins jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Kropotkin fails with the takedown
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Kropotkin misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kropotkin shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Petrov as he avoids it easily.
Petrov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Kropotkin with a lazy takedown attempt
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Kropotkin throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Kropotkin's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Petrov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Kropotkin scrambles back to his feet.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
No luck for Kropotkin with that takedown attempt.
It seemed like Petrov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Sergei Petrov seems to be getting the better of the standup.#T4#
Petrov works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Kropotkin throws a right hand that misses
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Petrov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Kropotkin walks into a stiff left hand from Petrov.
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Kropotkin misses with a takedown attempt
letting Petrov counter with a right hand.
Kropotkin on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Petrov cracks a nice hook into Kropotkin's ribs.
Kropotkin gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Petrov lands with an overhand left.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov 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 ring so we can get back down to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!
#R3#
Petrov clobbers Kropotkin with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Petrov lands a right hook to the body.
Petrov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kropotkin throws a lazy right hand but Petrov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kropotkin walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Kropotkin shoots in looking for a takedown but Petrov manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Kropotkin's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Kropotkin swings widly with a right hand
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kropotkin misses with an uppercut
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nice cross by Petrov.
Kropotkin walks into a jab.
Petrov scores with a sloppy right hand. Kropotkin should have avoided that one.
Kropotkin looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Kropotkin throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
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!
Petrov lands a body shot.
Kropotkin shoots and misses
and Petrov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#T1#
Kropotkin shoots in looking for a takedown. Petrov tries to sprawl out of it but Kropotkin keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the ropes. Petrov manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Peter Kropotkin. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Kropotkin fails with the takedown
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Kropotkin's head backwards.
Kropotkin takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Petrov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Nice shot by Petrov.
Petrov lands a jab to the nose.
Kropotkin moves out of range of the strikes.
Kropotkin takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Peter Kropotkin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
Kropotkin takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Kropotkin is pinned up against the ropes taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A cross from Petrov lands.
Petrov slips a straight right by Kropotkin.
Kropotkin rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kropotkin doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Kropotkin tries to move into range but Petrov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Kropotkin misses with a takedown attempt
and Petrov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kropotkin throws an off balance right hand
and Petrov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Petrov, as that shot connected.
Kropotkin gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Petrov counters with a two punch combo.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.#T3#
Kropotkin misses with an uppercut
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.
Petrov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Petrov connects with a nice looking jab.
Kropotkin fails with the takedown.
Sergei Petrov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Petrov's corner calls for a 1-2. Petrov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Petrov lands with a hook. Kropotkin tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Petrov 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.
Kropotkin takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Petrov lands with a cross. #T4#
Kropotkin doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Petrov counters with a nice uppercut.
Sergei Petrov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jab from Petrov.
Petrov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Petrov lands a right hook to the body.
Kropotkin with a poor takedown
and Petrov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Petrov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Kropotkin misses with a takedown
and Petrov counters with a straight right hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov lands with a hook. Kropotkin tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Kropotkin misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Petrov to counter with a crisp jab.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Alyssa Summers scores the fight 25:30
Judge Anthony Taglia scores the fight 25:30
Judge Reed Andrews scores the fight 25:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sergei Petrov!

Sergei Petrov was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.

 

Event: NJMMA #48: 135 Semi Finals     
Date:   Mar 21, 2018
#R1#
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Coffie's head but Coffie sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Coffie tries to clinch there but Petrov circles away.
Petrov slips under a jab from Coffie.
Coffie wants to clinch.
Coffie misses with a hook. Petrov ducked under it nicely.
Petrov appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Coffie swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Coffie seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Petrov looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Coffie moves away from the strike by Petrov.
Coffie displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab.
Coffie lands a nice shot that snaps Petrov's head back.
Petrov walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A telegraphed right hand from Coffie misses the target.
It seemed like Petrov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coffie throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Coffie scores with a punch to the head.
Coffie uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
Coffie lands with a nice combination. Petrov backs away looking to recover.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coffie swinging wildly here. #T1#
Coffie slips under a jab from Petrov.
Coffie was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Coffie misses the shot to the body.
Petrov is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Coffie throws an overhand right that lands on Petrov's shoulder, as Petrov tries to avoid the shot.
Coffie fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Petrov on the side of the head.
Petrov's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Coffie connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Petrov scrambles back to his feet.
Coffie throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Petrov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Coffie throws a shot from downtown. Petrov moves away and avoids it.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
A slow jab from Coffie misses its intended target.
Petrov throws a hook to the side of Coffie's head but Coffie sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov slips under a jab from Coffie.
Coffie swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Petrov connects with a single shot there.
Coffie throws a series of punches but Petrov moves out of range.
Coffie uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Petrov.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Coffie saw that one coming.
A little feinted left hand from Coffie on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Coffie is out of range.
Petrov on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coffie looks to throw the jab but Petrov is out of range. #T2#
Petrov misses with a hook
and Coffie connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Coffie avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Petrov throws a shot to the body.
Petrov throws a body shot but no joy.
Coffie sizes up Petrov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Sanka Coffie seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Coffie works the jab nicely.
Petrov fails in his attempt to clinch.
Coffie keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
A little feinted left hand from Coffie on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Coffie works the jab nicely.
Petrov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Petrov throws a lazy right hand but Coffie sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Coffie stuns Petrov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
The fighters circling - Coffie throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Petrov has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Coffie.
Coffie tries to counter by clinching up but Petrov breaks away and moves out of range.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Coffie saw that one coming.
Nice shot lands for Coffie.
Coffie swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Petrov.
Coffie throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Coffie avoids it with no problem.#T3#
Petrov with a jab.
Petrov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Petrov throws a looping overhand right but Coffie ducks down to avoid it.
Petrov slips under a jab from Coffie.
Petrov avoids the body shot from Coffie.
Coffie is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Coffie misses with a hook.
Coffie shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Petrov needs to keep his hands up - Coffie had a free shot at his head there.
Coffie slips a straight right by Petrov.
A slow jab from Coffie misses its intended target.
Petrov slips a jab from Coffie.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Petrov! But no joy.
Coffie is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Coffie moves in looking to clinch but Petrov pushes him off.
Petrov throws a jab when Coffie was well out of range.
A punch lands to the side of Petrov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
A jab from Coffie misses.
Petrov misses with a hook. Coffie ducked under it nicely.
Coffie swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Coffie lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
A big right from Coffie misses.
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!
Petrov defending well as Coffie loads up on a big left hand. #T4#
Coffie gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Petrov.
Coffie cracks Petrov with an open hand slap.
Coffie misses with a straight left.
Coffie throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jab, jab by Coffie - just one landing.
Coffie slips a jab from Petrov.
Petrov on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Petrov moves out of range as Coffie strikes.
Coffie scores with a hook.
Coffie throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Petrov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Coffie.
No joy there for Coffie, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Coffie looks to land a right hand but Petrov moved out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov digs a good hook to Coffie's body.
Petrov slips a jab from Coffie.
Coffie pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A swing and a miss from Petrov.
A decent looking cross lands there for Coffie.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sanka Coffie dominated that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!
#R2#
Petrov misses with a looping right.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Coffie scores with a nice strike.
Good standup being displayed there by Coffie as he connects with a hook.
Petrov showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Coffie.
Petrov avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Danga de danga de dang - Coffie scores with a four punch combination!
Petrov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Coffie.
Coffie lands a jab to the head.
Petrov looks to land a left hand but Coffie moved out of range nicely.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Coffie.
Coffie ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Petrov might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Coffie has got the better of the exchanges.
Coffie throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Coffie bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Coffie lands a slapping body shot.
Coffie throws a big shot that misses.
Petrov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Petrov looks to throw the jab but Coffie is out of range.
Sanka Coffie is winning the standup battle so far.
Coffie listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.#T1#
Coffie lands a jab to the nose.
Petrov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Coffie slips the punch.
Coffie ducks right into an uppercut from Petrov.
Petrov scores with a sloppy right hand. Coffie should have avoided that one. #CL#
Coffie drives through and clinches with Petrov against the cage.
Petrov taking a breather.
Petrov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Petrov throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Coffie tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Coffie is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Petrov can do to turn this around?
Petrov working aggressively here.
Coffie tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Coffie swings wildly with an uppercut but Petrov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov lands a nice shot to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Petrov.
Petrov lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov tries to pull guard but Coffie won't allow it.
A head punch on the inside from Coffie fails to land.
Petrov doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #T2#
Coffie is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Coffie lands a nice uppercut.
Petrov blocking some punches.
Coffie misses with a hook from the clinch.
Coffie swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Petrov throws a punch but it's blocked by Coffie.
Petrov scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Petrov misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coffie blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Petrov misses with a body punch.
Petrov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coffie's elbow.
Petrov throws a punch but it's blocked by Coffie.
Coffie misses with the head strike.
Coffie has a couple of punches blocked by Petrov.
Coffie blocks a body shot from Petrov.
Coffie misses with a hook from the clinch.
Coffie tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Coffie lands a left hand.
Coffie lands a shoulder strike.
Petrov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Coffie blocks an uppercut. #T3#
Petrov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Petrov misses with a punch on the inside.
Petrov has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Coffie lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Coffie working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Coffie lands a right hand. #BC#
Coffie breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Coffie slips under a jab from Petrov.
Coffie misses with a double jab
and Petrov counters with a nice body shot.
Coffie throws a body shot but no joy.
Petrov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Coffie lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Petrov circles away quickly and effectively.
Petrov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Coffie.
Petrov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov throws out a loose jab but Coffie uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coffie keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Petrov.
An attempted straight right counter from Coffie misses the target.
Petrov throws a shot from downtown. Coffie moves away and avoids it.#T4#
Petrov scores with a shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Petrov takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Coffie pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Coffie tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Petrov was well out of range. Poor timing from Coffie.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Petrov moves out of range of the strikes.
Petrov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Coffie slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Petrov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Petrov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Coffie misses with an uppercut. Petrov saw that one coming.
Coffie blocks a jab.
Coffie fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Coffie ducks under a wild hook from Petrov.
Coffie lands a nice hook to Petrov's body. Petrov takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Coffie misses with a looping right.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov moves out of range of the leg kick from Coffie.
Petrov blocks a jab.
Coffie connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Petrov lands with a good body shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sanka Coffie dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!
#R3#
Good shot there by Coffie.
A jab from Petrov does it's job there.
Coffie slips under a jab from Petrov.
Coffie throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Coffie scores with a crisp jab that stopped Petrov in his tracks.
A big right from Petrov misses.
Coffie looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Petrov misses the jab.
Coffie stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Petrov walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Petrov slips a straight right by Coffie.
Coffie with a jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Coffie misses the target.
Petrov loads up on a big right hand but Coffie slips the punch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The fighters circle momentarily. Coffie darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Coffie rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Petrov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Coffie works over Petrov's head and body with a nice combination.
Petrov throws a hook but Coffie avoids it easily.
Coffie takes one on the button.#T1#
Petrov misses the shot to the body.
Coffie throws a hook to the side of Petrov's head but Petrov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Petrov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Coffie.
Coffie misses with a looping right.
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Coffie was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Coffie pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Petrov lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Petrov missing with a left hand there. Coffie was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Petrov moves away from the strike by Coffie.
A telegraphed right hand from Petrov misses the target.
Coffie seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Coffie punishes Petrov's body with a nice straight punch.
Coffie avoids the body shot from Petrov.
Coffie bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Coffie misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a looping left.
Coffie misses with a looping left.
Coffie takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Petrov takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Sergei Petrov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#T2#
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coffie lands a jab to the nose.
Petrov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Coffie.
A big left from Coffie misses.
Petrov throws out a counter right but Coffie avoids it with no problem.
Petrov lands with an overhand left.
A big left from Petrov misses.
Petrov misses with an uppercut.
Petrov slips a straight right by Coffie.
Coffie with a nice cross.
Coffie thuds his right hand into Petrov's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Petrov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Coffie manages to avoid it.
Petrov misses with a right hand
and Coffie cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Nice defenses there by Petrov.
Coffie is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Petrov throws a lazy uppercut
and Coffie counters with a nice uppercut.
Coffie staying out of range there.
Coffie tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Petrov is able to avoid easily.#T3#
Coffie throws a jab but it's blocked by Petrov.
Petrov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Coffie drops his hands momentarily and Petrov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Petrov takes one to the side of the head.
Petrov keeps the fight on the outside.
Petrov misses with a wild body shot.
Coffie uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Petrov.
A left lands for Coffie.#CL#
Coffie clinches with his opponent.
Petrov blocks an uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Coffie.
Coffie throws a punch but it's blocked by Petrov.
Coffie blocks an uppercut.
Coffie throws a punch but it's blocked by Petrov.
Coffie misses with a hook from the clinch.
Petrov scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A head punch on the inside from Petrov fails to land.
Coffie gets through Petrov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Petrov fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Coffie. #T4#
Coffie blocks an uppercut.
Coffie lands a hook to the side of the head.
Coffie stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Petrov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Petrov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Coffie fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sanka Coffie has scored more points in the clinch so far.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Coffie.
Coffie working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Petrov working aggressively here.
Coffie makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Coffie tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Coffie lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Petrov backwards.
Petrov makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Coffie misses with a punch on the inside.
Petrov throws a punch but it's blocked by Coffie.
Sanka Coffie is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Petrov misses with a hook to the ribs.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a punch to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Sanka Coffie showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Coffie has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 30:27
Judge Russell Pearce scores the fight 30:27
Judge John Roberts scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sanka Coffie!

After the fight, Sanka Coffie was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.

 

Event: NJMMA #42: 135 Tourney Round 2     
Date:   Feb 24, 2018
#R1#
Meep takes a body punch but keeps moving. #CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Meep stalling the fight.
Petrov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Petrov lands a left hand that snaps the head of Meep backwards.
Meep misses with a punch to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for Meep.
Petrov misses with some punches.
Meep blocks an uppercut.
Meep works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Meep lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Petrov wants a takedown but no success here.
Meep pushes Petrov back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Meep taking a breather.
Meep tries a body shot but Petrov blocks it.
Petrov working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Meep's coach down at Lovelair Muay Thai/MMA was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Meep's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Petrov prevents a body shot from Meep.
Petrov misses with a hook to the ribs.
Petrov lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage. #T1#
Petrov tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Meep lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Petrov.
Petrov is leaning against Meep and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Petrov.
Meep is defending well against a takedown attempt.
A short right from Meep.
Good body shot from Meep.
Meep blocking some punches.
Meep lands a right hand that snaps the head of Petrov backwards.
A short uppercut from Petrov.
Petrov lands with a right to the head.
Meep prevents a takedown attempt there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Sergei Petrov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Meep misses with a body punch.
Petrov lands a body shot in the clinch.
Meep lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A short left from Meep.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A nice right hand lands inside from Petrov.
Meep is trying to maintain a safe position but Petrov gets an underhook and turns Meep into the cage.#T2#
Meep digs a right hand into Petrov's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Petrov's gas tank.
Meep is looking to control Petrov's arms but Petrov gets an underhook and turns him. Now Meep has his back to the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Petrov fails to land.
Petrov misses with a hook to the ribs.
Petrov misses with the head strike.
Petrov definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.#TD#
Petrov ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Petrov no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Meep stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Petrov swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Petrov keeping moving, preventing Meep from controlling successfully.
Meep is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.#T3##SUB#
Petrov is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle. #SUB#
Petrov looking for a guillotine here but Meep defends easily.
Meep really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Petrov. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
Meep wants to control from the top but Petrov keeps moving. #SUB#
Petrov looking for a guillotine here but Meep defends easily.
Meep stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Petrov swivels though and keeps the full guard. #T4#
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Meep is still trying to improve position.
Petrov looking for a sweep. Not yet Petrov, not yet. #SUB#
Petrov looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Meep must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.#SUB#
Petrov throwing his legs up looking for a triangle. #SUB#
Meep got a little sloppy there for a moment and Petrov has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Meep has managed to get both his arms back between Petrov's legs - danger averted.
Meep trying to control but Petrov is working from the bottom.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that round.
That's time! Petrov's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.
#R2#
Petrov tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Meep counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Petrov slips under a jab from Meep.
Decent striking displayed by Petrov there.
A cross from Meep lands.
Meep lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Petrov tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Meep paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Petrov scores with a punch to the head.
Petrov scores with a jab to the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov throws a lazy uppercut
and Meep counters with a lovely straight right hand!#CL#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Meep misses with a punch to the body.
A short right from Meep on the inside. #T1#
Petrov gets through Meep's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Meep scores with a hook to the body.
Meep blocks an uppercut.
Meep lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Meep.
Petrov's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Meep lands a nice shot to the body.
Meep gets through Petrov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Meep tries a body shot but Petrov blocks it.
A short body shot lands from Meep as the two fighters clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a punch on the inside.
Petrov throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Meeps head.
Petrov 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.
Petrov works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Petrov tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Petrov goes for a takedown in the clinch but Meep prevents it.
Meep stalling against the cage. #T2##TD#
Petrov pulls guard effortlessly. #SUB#
Petrov is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Meep defends well.#SUB#
Meep is trying to tuck his arms in to keep them safe but Petrov has managed to isolate one of them and has got a loose triangle. Meep is looking to defend but Petrov has done well to lock his legs together - this could be big trouble for Meep! Petrov pulls down on the head and a little smile comes across his face - he knows he's got it. Yep, Meep taps out and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:32 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Sergei Petrov!
Sergei Petrov spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.

 

Event: Bantamweight Battle Round 1     
Date:   Jan 31, 2018
#R1#
A kick lands to the mid section there for Dondon.
Dondon lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Petrov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Petrov takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Petrov misses with an uppercut. Dondon saw that one coming.
Dondon cracks the inside of Petrov's front leg.
Petrov is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
As Petrov backs away, Dondon returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Petrov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Galli Dondon seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Petrov takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Dondon chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Petrov throws a jab when Dondon was well out of range.
Dondon steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Petrov.
Petrov stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Dondon.
A chopping leg kick lands by Dondon.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dondon scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Petrov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Petrov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Petrov looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Dondon. Petrov shrugs it off though.
Petrov checks a low kick from Dondon.#T1#
Petrov is looking to clinch.
Dondon fires out a quick counter leg kick but Petrov just manages to avoid it.
Dondon scores with a spinning back kick!
Dondon throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Dondon dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Petrov. That did some damage!
Dondon swats away the attempt to clinch by Petrov.
Petrov tries to clinch up but Dondon circles away and keeps his distance.
Petrov tries to clinch there but Dondon circles away.
Petrov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Petrov fails with an attempt to clinch.
Petrov throws a right hand that Dondon ducks under and follows up with a left that Dondon also avoids with ease.
Petrov is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Dondon cracks the inside of Petrov's front leg.
Petrov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Dondon. Dondon obviously looking to wear him down.
Petrov doesn't manage to clinch there - Dondon circles away.
Petrov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Petrov checks the leg kick.
Petrov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.#T2#
Petrov wants to clinch up but Dondon keeps it at a distance.
Dondon slips a straight right by Petrov.
Petrov lands with a nice body punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Petrov is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Petrov moves in looking to clinch but Dondon pushes him off.
Petrov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A clash of legs there as Petrov blocks the low kick.
Dondon shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Petrov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Dondon.
Petrov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Petrov checks a low kick from Dondon.
Dondon tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Petrov is able to avoid easily.
Petrov looks to land a right hand but Dondon moved out of range.
Petrov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Petrov checks the leg kick.
Dondon tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.#T3#
Dondon throws a leg kick but Petrov sees it coming and checks it nicely. #CL2#
Petrov moves into the clinch successfully.
Petrov works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Still in the clinch, Petrov scores with a nice short uppercut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Petrov.
Petrov lands a body shot in the clinch.
Petrov lands a left hand.
Petrov lands a left hand.
Petrov working aggressively here.
Dondon prevents a body shot from Petrov.
Petrov scores with a nice hook to the head.
Petrov lands a right hand. #ROC2#
Dondon is rocked!
Dondon tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Petrov smiles and moves away.
Oh Dondon is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Dondon tries to work over Petrov's front leg with a kick but Petrov checks it.
Dondon tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Petrov is able to avoid easily.
Dondon seems to have got his legs back now.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Petrov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Petrov is looking to clinch.
Dondon appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Petrov is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Dondon throws a leg kick but Petrov sees it coming and moves out of range. #T4#
Dondon displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Petrov throws out the jab. #CL2#
Petrov closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Dondon fails to pull guard.
Petrov lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Dondon backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Petrov.
Petrov lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A right handed body shot lands from Petrov.
Petrov scores with a hook to the body.
Dondon is breathing heavily.
Dondon tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Petrov smiles and moves away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Galli Dondon. That's going to take a lot out of him.#CL2#
Petrov instigates a clinch.
Still in the clinch, Petrov scores with a nice short uppercut.
Dondon's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Dondon.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A left hand lands to the body for Petrov.
Dondon jumps guard but Petrov turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
A nice right hand lands inside from Petrov.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Petrov.
Petrov lands with a left to the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Sergei Petrov dominated that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
BAM! Petrov delivers a spinning backfist that drops Dondon like a ragdoll! This is all oooooveeeer! He was out before he hit the ground!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Spinning Backfist). Sergei Petrov!
After winning the bout, Sergei Petrov thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jan 08, 2018
#R1#
Garcia is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.#CL2#
Petrov closes the distance and clinches.
Petrov misses with the head strike.
Petrov misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Petrov misses with a punch on the inside.
Good body shot from Petrov.
Petrov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Petrov working aggressively here.
Petrov working aggressively here.
A head punch on the inside from Petrov fails to land.
Petrov tries a body shot but Garcia blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Petrov swings wildly with an uppercut but Garcia uses good head movement to avoid it.
Petrov struggles to land a body shot inside as Garcia controls his hands.
Petrov misses with a short punch on the inside. #T1#
Garcia has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Garcia.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Petrov.
Petrov scores with a shot to the side of Garcia's head. #CUT2#
It looks like Alejandro Garcia has been cut.
A head punch on the inside from Petrov fails to land. #BC#
Garcia pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Petrov ducks right into an uppercut from Garcia.
Garcia scores with a jab. Petrov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Garcia lands a lovely overhand right.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Garcia, as that shot connected.
Jab by Petrov.
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!
Garcia works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.#CL2#
Petrov moves into the clinch.
Petrov misses with some punches.
A short right from Petrov.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Garcia. #T2#
Garcia wants to get back to striking at distance but Petrov won't allow it.
Garcia is trying to break free.
Petrov struggles to land a body shot inside as Garcia controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Petrov.
A shot in the inside from Petrov.
Petrov goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Petrov misses with some punches.
Petrov can't find room to land a body shot as Garcia controls the action.
A short left from Petrov.
Petrov misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Petrov misses with some punches. #BC2#
Petrov breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance. #T3#
Garcia catches Petrov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Garcia keeps the fight on the outside.
An attempted straight right counter from Garcia misses the target.
Garcia throws a hook but Petrov avoids it easily.
Garcia scores with a hook.
Garcia throws a looping overhand right but Petrov ducks down to avoid it.
A big left from Garcia misses.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Petrov.
Petrov looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Petrov moves in looking to clinch but Garcia pushes him off.
Petrov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Garcia.
Garcia lands with an overhand left.
Petrov takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it. #ROC#
Petrov is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Garcia circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Petrov to the canvas! Petrov doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - Garcia keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Alejandro Garcia!

 

 
 
 
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