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Event: 8L 88 - Beaver Picture     
Date:   Jul 24, 2021
#R1#
Fairtex moves out of range as Umaga strikes.
Fairtex pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Despite the aggression on Umaga's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.#CL#
Fairtex instigates a clinch.
Fairtex working aggressively here.
Fairtex pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the ropes.
Fairtex is trying to maintain a safe position but Umaga gets an underhook and turns Fairtex into the ropes.
Fairtex goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fairtex misses with a punch on the inside.
Umaga looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Umaga blocks an uppercut.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Umaga is trying to break the clinch but Fairtex has him pressed against the ropes.
Fairtex is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Umaga lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Nice body punch from Fairtex. #BC2#
Umaga breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
The fight stays on the outside here - Fairtex looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Umaga raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.#T1#
Umaga swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fairtex wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Umaga takes a swing at Fairtex's ribcage but misses.
A punch combination from Umaga misses.
Fairtex is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Umaga appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Umaga throws a looping overhand right but Fairtex ducks down to avoid it.
Fairtex is looking to score with low kicks.
Umaga lands with a shot to the body.
Fairtex showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Umaga.
Fairtex throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Umaga sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Umaga unleashes a big counter combination but Fairtex bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Fairtex fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Fairtex tries to work over Umaga's front leg with a kick but Umaga checks it.
Umaga goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A head kick misses from Fairtex.
Umaga throws a body shot but no joy.
Fairtex has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Fairtex MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Fairtex looks to score with a jab to the body but Umaga is just out of range.
A little jabbing left from Umaga on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.#T2##CL#
Fairtex moves into range and clinches up with Umaga.
With the two fighters working up against the ropes, Umaga just misses with a elbow thrown towards Fairtex's brow.
Fairtex lands a damaging elbow.
Umaga is looking to break free of the clinch but Fairtex has double underhooks.
Fairtex trying to land knees to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Umaga looking to stall.
Fairtex misses with a punch to the body.
Umaga pushes Fairtex back against the ropes and unloads with a body punch.
Fairtex looking to stall.
Umaga managing to block the knees to the body from Fairtex. #BC2#
Umaga escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Fairtex feints and then cracks Umaga's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Umaga down.
Fairtex tries to close the distance and clinch but Umaga swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Umaga scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction. #CUT2#It looks like Songkom Fairtex has been cut.
A low kick lands for Umaga.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Iosefa Umaga will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Songkom Fairtex's cut.
That's time! Fairtex's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
Fairtex tries to clinch but Umaga moves out of range.
Fairtex walks into a left hand.
Fairtex tries to clinch up.
Fairtex darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Umaga defending well as Fairtex loads up on a big left hand.
Fairtex wants to clinch up but Umaga keeps it at a distance.
Umaga scores with a jab to the head.
Iosefa Umaga seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Fairtex lands a right hook to the body.
Umaga blocks a low kick nicely.
Both fighters circling a little - Fairtex finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Umaga throws a right and a left that both miss.
A combination from Umaga does no damage.
Umaga tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Fairtex connects with a jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fairtex fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Fairtex tries to land a front kick but Umaga steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Fairtex walks into a stiff left hand from Umaga.
Fairtex lands with an uppercut that bounces Umaga off the ropes and back into range.#T1#
Umaga just misses with a punch to the body.
Fairtex clobbers Umaga with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Fairtex misses with a straight left.
Fairtex tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Fairtex scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Umaga has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Fairtex throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A big right from Umaga misses.
Fairtex throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Umaga's head.
A left and a right from Umaga both land. Nice combination.
Umaga looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Fairtex scores with a leg kick.
Songkom Fairtex seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Umaga shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Fairtex eats them both and turns towards Umaga to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fairtex fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Umaga looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Fairtex fails in his attempt to clinch.
Umaga finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Fairtex wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Umaga fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.#T2#
Fairtex bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Umaga throws a body punch but Fairtex moves out of range.
Fairtex moves out of range as Umaga strikes.
Fairtex avoids the body shot from Umaga.
Fairtex is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Umaga.
Fairtex slips under a jab.
Umaga circles away from the clinch attempt.
Umaga misses with a low kick.
Fairtex swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Umaga keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Fairtex lands a leg kick that knocks Umaga off balance momentarily.
Umaga on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Fairtex tries to land a front kick but Umaga steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Umaga scores with a jab to the head.
Umaga misses with a two punch combination.
Fairtex throws a lazy body kick
and Umaga counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Fairtex throws a shot to the body.
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 Songkom Fairtex will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Songkom Fairtex's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!#R3#
Fairtex swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Umaga swings for the body but Fairtex moves out of range.
Fairtex connects with the punch.
Fairtex looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Fairtex wants to clinch.#CL#
Fairtex moves into range and clinches up with Umaga.
Umaga goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fairtex tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Umaga's elbow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A bit of stalling here from Fairtex.
Fairtex lands a damaging elbow.
Fairtex misses with a punch to the body. #BC2#
Umaga breaks the clinch.
Fairtex fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.#T1#
Fairtex takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.#CL#
Fairtex moves into the clinch successfully.
Umaga blocks the elbow strike.
Fairtex misses with a short punch on the inside.
Umaga tries to break free but Fairtex pushes him back against the ropes.
A nice left hand lands by Umaga.
A bit of stalling here from Fairtex.
Fairtex tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Iosefa Umaga has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Umaga dodges an elbow strike from Fairtex.
Umaga lands a nice uppercut.
Fairtex tries a body shot but Umaga blocks it.
Umaga creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Fairtex tries to stall but Umaga uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Umaga can't find room to land a body shot as Fairtex controls the action.
Fairtex pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the ropes.#T2#
Umaga pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the ropes.
Fairtex makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Umaga misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fairtex tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Umaga's elbow.
Fairtex working aggressively here.
Fairtex doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fairtex lands a hook that snaps the head of Umaga backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Umaga misses with a body punch.
Fairtex tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Umaga avoids it.
Umaga blocks a body shot from Fairtex.
Umaga lands an uppercut.
Umaga is trying to push Fairtex away but Fairtex has him pressed against the ropes, so he's going nowhere.
Fairtex unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Fairtex is leaning against Umaga and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Umaga tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Umaga throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Fairtexs head.
Umaga creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight for Songkom Fairtex!
Judge Cecil Peabody scores the fight for Songkom Fairtex!
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight for Songkom Fairtex!

Songkom Fairtex wins by unanimous decision!

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

 

Event: 8L 84 - Just Bleed     
Date:   Jul 04, 2021
#R1#
Bizihwaeile lands an overhand right.
Bizihwaeile walks into a left hand.
Bizihwaeile lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Bizihwaeile keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Fairtex.
Fairtex throws a body shot but no joy.
Bizihwaeile takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Bizihwaeile with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Fairtex to score with a decent uppercut.
Fairtex misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Bizihwaeile feints a counter leg kick.
Bizihwaeile jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A looping hook to the body misses from Fairtex. Bizihwaeile does a little dance to reset his feet.#CL#
Fairtex clinches up with Bizihwaeile and pushes him back against the ropes.
Fairtex tries to stall but Bizihwaeile uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Fairtex misses with a knee to the head.
Bizihwaeile takes a shot to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bizihwaeile blocks an elbow strike.
Bizihwaeile blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Stalling in the clinch from Fairtex.
Fairtex working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Bizihwaeile is trying to maintain a safe position but Fairtex gets an underhook and turns Bizihwaeile into the ropes.
Bizihwaeile blocks an elbow strike.
Bizihwaeile wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Fairtex crunches a lovely knee into Bizihwaeile's ribcage.#T1#
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Fairtex doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Bizihwaeile is trying to break free.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Fairtex as Bizihwaeile tries to tie him up.
Bizihwaeile swings wildly with an uppercut but Fairtex uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fairtex scores with a shoulder strike.
Bizihwaeile wants to break free but Fairtex has control.
Bizihwaeile throws an elbow but it misses.
Bizihwaeile takes a knee right on the jaw! #CUT#It looks like Fred Bizihwaeile has been cut.
Fairtex keeps control of Bizihwaeile as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Bizihwaeile takes an elbow to the forehead.
Fairtex misses with a body punch.
Fairtex looking to stall.
Fairtex misses with a body punch.
Bizihwaeile with an attempt at a knee that misses.
With the fighters up against the ropes, Bizihwaeile throws an elbow but misses.
Fairtex lands a knee to the head. #T2#
Fairtex throws an elbow that misses.
Bizihwaeile tries to break free but Fairtex pushes him back against the ropes.#BC2#
Bizihwaeile manages to break the clinch.
Fairtex moves in looking to clinch but Bizihwaeile pushes him off.
Fairtex uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bizihwaeile.
Fairtex pivots, looking for a leg kick but Bizihwaeile is out of range and Fairtex settles back down.
Fairtex has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Fairtex MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Bizihwaeile throws a jab when Fairtex was well out of range.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Bizihwaeile scores with a crisp jab that stopped Fairtex in his tracks.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bizihwaeile ducks down and throws a hook to the body.#CL#
Fairtex clinches.
Bizihwaeile avoiding damage as Fairtex throws knees to the body.
Fairtex crunches a lovely knee into Bizihwaeile's ribcage.
Fairtex stalling. #BC2#
Bizihwaeile breaks the clinch.
The fighters circling - Bizihwaeile throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Fairtex fails in his attempt to clinch.
Fairtex keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Fairtex wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Fairtex fails in his attempt to clinch.
A left lands for Bizihwaeile.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Songkom Fairtex dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Fred Bizihwaeile's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R2#
A looping hook to the body misses from Bizihwaeile. Fairtex does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bizihwaeile tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Bizihwaeile tries a head kick but it misses.
Fairtex lands with a shot to the body.
Bizihwaeile misses the shot to the body.
Fairtex tries to counter by clinching up but Bizihwaeile breaks away and moves out of range.
Nice jab there from Fairtex.
Fred Bizihwaeile seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL#
Fairtex fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Bizihwaeile, pushing him back against the ropes.
Fairtex misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fairtex is looking to control Bizihwaeile's arms but Bizihwaeile gets an underhook and turns him. Now Fairtex has his back to the ropes.
Bizihwaeile throws a head punch that misses.
Bizihwaeile lands with a right to the head.
Bizihwaeile with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Fairtex tries to stall but Bizihwaeile uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Fairtex lands an uppercut.#BC2#
Bizihwaeile manages to break the clinch.
Bizihwaeile ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fairtex moves away.
Bizihwaeile keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Fairtex shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Fairtex is looking to clinch but Bizihwaeile is avoiding it.
Fairtex throws a body punch but Bizihwaeile moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bizihwaeile! But no joy.#T1#
Fairtex tries to clinch up.
Bizihwaeile looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bizihwaeile throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Bizihwaeile shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Fairtex scores with a head kick. Bizihwaeile tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Bizihwaeile just misses with a punch to the body.
Jab by Bizihwaeile.
Bizihwaeile pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Fairtex showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bizihwaeile.
Fairtex misses with a straight right.
Bizihwaeile throws out a counter right but Fairtex avoids it with no problem.
Fairtex scores with a jab to the body.
Fairtex avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Fairtex throws a body kick that misses.
Fairtex is looking to clinch but Bizihwaeile is avoiding it.
Fairtex is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Bizihwaeile can do to turn this around?
Fairtex misses with a low kick.
Bizihwaeile tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Bizihwaeile pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bizihwaeile. Fairtex does a little dance to reset his feet.
A shot to the liver by Bizihwaeile. Beautiful body shot.
Fred Bizihwaeile seems to be getting the better of the standup.#T2#
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bizihwaeile swats away the attempt to clinch by Fairtex.
Fairtex connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Bizihwaeile scores with a jab to the head.
Bizihwaeile looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Bizihwaeile tries to move into range but Fairtex moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Fairtex blocks a jab.
Bizihwaeile with the inside leg kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Fairtex.
Fairtex lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Bizihwaeile backs up against the ropes.
Bizihwaeile misses with a hook. Fairtex ducked under it nicely.
Bizihwaeile throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bizihwaeile avoids the head kick by Fairtex.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bizihwaeile thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bizihwaeile punishes Fairtex's body with a nice straight punch.#CL#
Fairtex rushes Bizihwaeile and presses him up against the ropes.
Fairtex is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Fairtex misses with a body punch.
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 Songkom Fairtex will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Fred Bizihwaeile's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!#R3#
Fairtex staying out of range there.
Fred Bizihwaeile has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Bizihwaeile pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Fairtex keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bizihwaeile fakes the leg kick and cracks Fairtex in the body.
Fairtex fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bizihwaeile. Fairtex does a little dance to reset his feet.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Fairtex crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Bizihwaeile - the referee stops the clock and Fairtex gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Bizihwaeile. Fairtex manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Fairtex swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fairtex ducks under a wild hook from Bizihwaeile.
Fairtex fails in his attempt to clinch.
Fairtex avoids the body shot from Bizihwaeile.
Bizihwaeile uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Fairtex has time to react.
Bizihwaeile throws a big shot that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fairtex moves in looking to clinch but Bizihwaeile pushes him off.
Bizihwaeile scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Fairtex doesn't manage to clinch there - Bizihwaeile circles away.
Fairtex looks to score with a jab to the body but Bizihwaeile is just out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bizihwaeile! But no joy.
Fairtex ducks under a wild hook from Bizihwaeile.
Fairtex avoids a punch combination nicely. #T1#
Fairtex tries to close the distance and clinch up against the ropes but Bizihwaeile paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Bizihwaeile checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Fairtex is looking to clinch but Bizihwaeile is avoiding it.
Fairtex displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bizihwaeile throws out the jab.
Fairtex slips under a jab.
Bizihwaeile lands with a nice body punch. #CL#
Fairtex closes the distance and clinches.
Bizihwaeile tries a body shot but Fairtex blocks it.
Fairtex tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Bizihwaeile avoids it.#BC2#
Bizihwaeile breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Bizihwaeile dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Fairtex. That did some damage!#CL#
Bizihwaeile tries to keep at a distance but Fairtex has taken the fight into the clinch.
Fairtex holding his opponent close, against the ropes.
Bizihwaeile lands a damaging elbow. #CUT2#It looks like Songkom Fairtex has been cut.
Fairtex gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Bizihwaeile looks to throw an elbow but misses. #T2#
The referee is keeping an eye on Bizihwaeile - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Fairtex looking to slow down the pace here.
Fairtex misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fairtex throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Bizihwaeile on the defensive, avoiding the knees 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!
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Bizihwaeile lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Fairtex backwards.
Bizihwaeile trying to stall but Fairtex improves his position. #BC2#
Bizihwaeile pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Bizihwaeile throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bizihwaeile fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fairtex manages to avoid it.
Bizihwaeile moves out of range as Fairtex throws a body kick.
Bizihwaeile throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Fairtex sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bizihwaeile looks to throw the jab but Fairtex is out of range.
Fairtex seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Fairtex misses the shot to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Russell Pearce scores the fight for Songkom Fairtex!
Judge Eddie Farnsworth scores the fight as a draw!
Judge Russell Pearce scores the fight as a draw!

The fight ends as a draw!

 

Event: 8L 79 - Smashing     
Date:   Jun 15, 2021
#R1#
Durand darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Durand keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Durand tries to close the distance and clinch but Fairtex swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Durand connects with a leg kick.
Fairtex tries to clinch there but Durand circles away.
Songkom Fairtex seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fairtex missing with a left hand there. Durand was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Fairtex scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.#CL#
Durand pushes Fairtex up against the ropes in a clinch.
Fairtex throws a knee to the head but misses.
Fairtex is trying to maintain a safe position but Durand gets an underhook and turns Fairtex into the ropes.
Durand goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Fairtex.
Fairtex blocks an uppercut.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Fairtex.
Fairtex works on Durand's body with a couple of short punches.
Fairtex blocks an uppercut.
Fairtex scores with a shot to the side of Durand's head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Durand with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Durand on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Stalling in the clinch from Fairtex.
Fairtex lands a hook to the side of the head.#T1#
Fairtex lands a nice uppercut.
Fairtex goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Durand blocks a body shot from Fairtex.
Durand missing with knees to the body.
Fairtex blocks an elbow strike.
Durand struggles to land a body shot inside as Fairtex controls his hands.
Durand landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Durand tries to land knees in the clinch but Fairtex avoids the damage to the body.
Fairtex misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Durand.
Durand throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Durand works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Fairtex lands a shot to the body.
We've been informed that Fairtex 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.
Fairtex blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Fairtex controlling the action here for a moment.
Fairtex wants to stall.
A nice right hand lands inside from Durand. #T2#
A nice left hand lands by Fairtex.
Fairtex avoiding damage as Durand throws knees to the body.
Nice elbow from Durand. #CUT#It looks like Songkom Fairtex has been cut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fairtex is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Durand lands with a left to the head. #BC#
Durand breaks from the clinch. #CL2#
Fairtex takes the fight into the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Durand scores with a nice short uppercut.
A knee to the head by Durand.
A left hand lands to the body for Durand.
Fairtex tries to work over Durand's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fairtex tries to stall but Durand uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Durand connects with a knee to the head.
Fairtex lands an elbow inside that Durand shrugs off.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Durand working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Durand managing to block the knees to the body from Fairtex.
Durand lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Fairtex backwards.
Fairtex leaning his opponent against the ropes.
Fairtex blocks a body shot from Durand.
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 Jacques Durand will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Songkom Fairtex's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.#R2#
A shot to the liver by Fairtex. Beautiful body shot.
Durand scores with a body shot.
Fairtex checks a low kick from Durand.
Durand lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Fairtex throws a low kick but Durand moves out of range easily.
Fairtex throws a right hand that misses
and Durand counters with a nice low kick that buckles Fairtex's knee momentarily.
Durand misses with a kick to the body.
Fairtex keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Fairtex avoids a kick to the body.
Durand checks the leg kick nicely there.
Fairtex avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fairtex pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Durand throws a push kick but Fairtex slaps the foot to one side.
Durand tries to clinch up against the ropes, rushing in to close the distance. Fairtex manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Durand attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Fairtex misses with a body kick.#T1#
Fairtex just misses with a punch to the body.
A left lands for Durand.
Fairtex wants to clinch.
Durand displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Fairtex throws out the jab.
Durand pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Durand walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Fairtex checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Durand jabs Fairtex right on the nose. Fairtex blinks but takes it well.
Durand takes a swing at Fairtex's ribcage but misses.
Durand lands a jab to Fairtex's midsection.
Fairtex tries to clinch but Durand is having none of it.
It appears Durand was looking to counter with a kick there.
Durand throws a leg kick but Fairtex sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Fairtex takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Durand checks a leg kick nicely.
Durand takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.#T2#
Fairtex keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Durand.
Fairtex swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Durand to counter with a crisp jab.
Fairtex misses the shot to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fairtex just misses with a punch to the body.
Durand comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Fairtex moves away from the strike by Durand.
Fairtex throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Durand to counter with a crisp jab.
Fairtex throws a poor cross that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Fairtex tries to clinch up
and Durand counters with a nice leg kick.
Durand throws a leg kick but Fairtex sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Durand lands with a right hand.
Fairtex fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Durand has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Fairtex on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Fairtex tries to clinch up against the ropes, rushing in to close the distance. Durand manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Jacques Durand dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Songkom Fairtex's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!#R3#
Fairtex throws out a leg kick but Durand moves out of range and Fairtex only half commits. #CL#
Durand rushes Fairtex and pushes him back against the ropes in a clinch.
With the fighters up against the ropes, Fairtex throws an elbow but misses.
Durand softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Durand throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Jacques Durand has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Durand lands a shot to the body.
Durand is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Fairtex can do to turn this around?
Fairtex looking to stall.
Durand blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.#BC#
Durand manages to break the clinch.
Fairtex walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Fairtex misses with a kick to the body #CL#
and Durand counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Durand.
Durand landing knees to the head.
Durand scores with a knee to the head.
Fairtex tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fairtex doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Durand dodges an elbow strike from Fairtex.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Good body shot from Durand.
Durand lands a hook that snaps the head of Fairtex backwards. #T1#
Durand misses with a punch to the body.
Fairtex stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Durand tries to land knees in the clinch but Fairtex avoids the damage to the body.
Fairtex looking to slow down the pace here.
Durand misses with a knee to the head.
Fairtex creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Durand lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Durand misses with an elbow strike.
Durand with an attempt at a knee that misses.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Fairtex.
Durand tries a knee to the head but Fairtex blocks it.
Nice body punch from Fairtex - that landed with a thud.
Durand lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Fairtex or not.
Fairtex is trying to maintain a safe position but Durand gets an underhook and turns Fairtex into the ropes.
Durand blocks the elbow strike.
Durand misses with a body punch.
Fairtex creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Durand's defenses. #T2#
Durand avoiding damage as Fairtex throws knees to the body.
Knees in the clinch landing for Durand.
Fairtex pushes off an throws an elbow but Durand leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the ropes.
Durand goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short right from Durand on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A left hand lands to the body for Fairtex.
Durand utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Fairtex takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Durand.
Durand connects with a nasty looking knee right to Fairtex's face.
Durand lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Durand with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Durand lands with a light punch inside.
Fairtex avoids the elbow strike from Durand, against the ropes.
Durand gets through Fairtex's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Fairtex misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Durand.
Durand on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Durand lands a hook to the side of the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Fairtex creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Durand's defenses.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Jacques Durand clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Songkom Fairtex's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R4#
Fairtex fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Fairtex tries to score with a low kick but Durand moves his leg out of the way.
As Fairtex backs away, Durand returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Fairtex takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Nice defenses there by Durand.
Durand tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Fairtex was well out of range. Poor timing from Durand.
Durand circles away from the clinch attempt.
Fairtex throws a head kick but Durand moves out of range.
It looked like Durand wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Durand scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Durand avoids the head kick by Fairtex.
Fairtex bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Durand's head backwards.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fairtex tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Durand was well out of range. Poor timing from Fairtex.#CL#
Durand forces Fairtex back against the ropes and clinches.
Durand lands with a short shot to the head.
Fairtex throws an elbow but it misses.
Durand lands a left hand that snaps the head of Fairtex backwards.
Durand can't find room to land a body shot as Fairtex controls the action. #T1#
Fairtex looks to throw an elbow but misses. #BC#
Durand breaks from the clinch.
Durand's Muay Thai looks sharper than normal. He has obviously been working on it in the gym.
Fairtex attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Durand checks a leg kick.
Durand looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Fairtex lands with a straight right. Durand didn't see that one coming.
Fairtex scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Fairtex misses with an uppercut
and Durand counters with an outside leg kick.
Fairtex throws out a loose jab but Durand uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fairtex misses with a looping left.
Durand staying out of range there.
Durand tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Fairtex manages to circle out of the way.
Durand throws a lazy right hand but Fairtex sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Fairtex throws a low kick, looking for Durand's leg but Durand calmly moves out of range.
Fairtex tries to clinch up but Durand circles away and keeps his distance.
Durand looks to score with a jab to the body but Fairtex is just out of range.
Fairtex throws a hook but Durand blocks it.#T2#
A head kick misses from Fairtex.
A head kick misses from Fairtex.
Fairtex throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Durand stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Durand on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Durand works the jab nicely.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fairtex checks a leg kick nicely.
Fairtex throws a sloppy head kick
and Durand makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Fairtex throws a body punch but Durand moves out of range.
Durand slips under a jab from Fairtex.#CL2#
Fairtex clinches with his opponent.
Durand tries a knee to the head but Fairtex blocks it.
Fairtex is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Fairtex is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
Fairtex blocks an uppercut.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Songkom Fairtex will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Songkom Fairtex's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!#R5#
Fairtex throws a lazy uppercut
and Durand makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Fairtex really felt that one!
Songkom Fairtex has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Good leg kick by Fairtex.
Fairtex checks a leg kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Durand.
Durand checks a low kick from Fairtex.
Durand throws a counter high kick but Fairtex was just alert enough to avoid it.
Durand comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Durand throws out a leg kick but Fairtex moves out of range and Durand only half commits.
Sloppy strikes from Durand. Those never looked like landing.
Fairtex steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Durand.
Fairtex fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Durand checks it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fairtex stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Durand.
Durand connects with a crisp jab.
Durand feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Fairtexs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Fairtex uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Durand.
Fairtex tries to move into range but Durand moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.#T1#
Fairtex swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Durand keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Fairtex.
Durand takes a swing at Fairtex's ribcage but misses.
Jacques Durand is winning the standup battle so far.
Fairtex scores with a shot to the body.
Fairtex misses the jab.
Fairtex doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Fairtex tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Durand was well out of range. Poor timing from Fairtex.
Durand connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Fairtex wants to clinch
and Durand counters with a nice low kick that buckles Fairtex's knee momentarily.#CL2#
Fairtex rushes Durand and pushes him back against the ropes in a clinch.
Fairtex's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Fairtex prevents a body shot from Durand.
Durand tries to work over Fairtex's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fairtex working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Durand goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fairtex takes a knee right on the jaw! #T2#
Fairtex takes an elbow to the forehead.
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!
Fairtex tries a body shot but Durand blocks it.
Durand is controlling Fairtex's neck. Durand unleashes a big knee up the middle! And another! Fairtex goes down! Can he beat the count? 3,4,5,6... he's not going to make it! 9,10. It's all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:17 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Knees). Jacques Durand!
Jacques Durand retains his heavyweight title!
Jacques Durand decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: 8L 75 - Sanchez     
Date:   May 28, 2021
#R1#
McGuire swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Fairtex lands a straight punch to the body, keeping McGuire at a distance.
McGuire waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Fairtex.
Fairtex slips under a jab from McGuire.
McGuire slips under a jab.
Fairtex throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from McGuire. Fairtex does a little dance to reset his feet.
McGuire takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
McGuire connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Fairtex's hands.
McGuire takes a kick to the side of the head.
McGuire throws an overhand right that lands on Fairtex's shoulder, as Fairtex tries to avoid the shot.
Fairtex fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and McGuire has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
McGuire misses with an uppercut. Fairtex saw that one coming.
Fairtex wants to counter the offense by McGuire and move into the clinch position.
McGuire throws a jab when Fairtex was well out of range.
Fairtex 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.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Fairtex. McGuire shrugs it off though.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
McGuire is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Fairtex.
Fairtex throws a hook to the side of McGuire's head but McGuire sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
McGuire throws out a powerful jab.#T1#
The fighters circling - McGuire throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Fairtex tries to counter with a clinch but McGuire shakes him off and moves away.
Fairtex misses with a body punch
and McGuire counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Fairtex is lucky that one didn't land flush.
McGuire jabs Fairtex right on the nose. Fairtex blinks but takes it well.
McGuire throws a looping overhand right but Fairtex ducks down to avoid it.
McGuire uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Fairtex.
McGuire throws a jab when Fairtex was well out of range.
Fairtex fakes high and swings low for a body shot but McGuire manages to avoid it.
McGuire is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
A jab lands there for Fairtex.
Fairtex ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Fairtex misses with a wild body shot.
McGuire listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
McGuire lands with a straight right. Fairtex didn't see that one coming.
McGuire throws a right hand that misses #CL2#
and Fairtex counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Fairtex lands an elbow inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
McGuire working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
McGuire tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fairtex's elbow.
McGuire lands a right hand.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fairtex. #T2#
McGuire managing to block the knees to the body from Fairtex.
McGuire lands a nice uppercut.
McGuire misses with the head strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Fairtex.
McGuire can't break the clinch.
McGuire takes a knee to the side of the body.
The fighters are pressed against the ropes, as the pace of the fight slows.
McGuire tries a body shot but Fairtex blocks it.
Fairtex tries a knee to the head but McGuire blocks it.
McGuire lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Fairtex trying to stall but McGuire improves his position.
McGuire goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
I was talking to McGuire's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Fairtex stalling the fight.
Fairtex trying to control the position but instead, McGuire has worked for underhooks and has pushed Fairtex into the ropes.
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 Vincent McGuire will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!#R2##CL2#
Fairtex has managed to clinch.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Fairtex. #CUT2#It looks like Vincent McGuire has been cut.
Fairtex utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
McGuire tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fairtex's elbow.
Fairtex pushes off an throws an elbow but McGuire leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the ropes.
Fairtex missing with knees to the body.
Fairtex has McGuire pushed against the ropes.
McGuire throws a head punch that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McGuire misses with the head strike.
Fairtex cracks McGuire with a nice body shot.
Fairtex struggles to land a body shot inside as McGuire controls his hands.
Fairtex throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Fairtex stalling against the ropes.
McGuire working aggressively here. #T1#
Fairtex avoiding damage.
Fairtex throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but McGuire blocks it with crossed arms.
Fairtex lands a nice knee to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Fairtex lands a good knee to the midsection. McGuire won't want to take too many of those.
A right hand to the body from Fairtex.
Fairtex lands a shoulder strike.
Fairtex lands a left hand.
Fairtex looking to throw knees to the head but McGuire is blocking nicely.
Fairtex works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Fairtex pressing his opponent against the ropes.
Fairtex has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Fairtex lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down McGuire.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
McGuire is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Fairtex is keeping busy.#T2#
Fairtex lands a shoulder strike.
Fairtex pressing his opponent against the ropes.
McGuire takes a knee to the side of the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fairtex scores with a hook to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Fairtex.
McGuire misses with a short punch on the inside.
Fairtex pushes McGuire back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Songkom Fairtex seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.#KD2#
Fairtex drops McGuire with a big knee! Will McGuire beat the count? Yep, he's up already and we're only at 3... let's see if he's just faking it or if he's actually OK.#ROC2#McGuire is rocked!
McGuire tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Oh McGuire is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!#CL2#
Fairtex drives through and clinches with McGuire against the ropes.
McGuire seems to have got his legs back now.
Fairtex putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has McGuire in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Fairtex works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Fairtex landing some nice looking knees to the body.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
A hook to the body from Fairtex.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Songkom Fairtex showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Vincent McGuire's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Fairtex scores with a jab.
Vincent McGuire has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
McGuire throws a head kick that misses.
McGuire uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Fairtex.
Fairtex uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from McGuire.
Good leg kick by Fairtex.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts McGuire, as that shot connected.
Well,McGuire is on his way to losing a decision here. Can he use his experience to pull something off in the closing minutes?
Fairtex with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
McGuire is pinned up against the ropes taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Fairtex scores with a jab to the body.
Fairtex throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent McGuire stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Fairtex scores with a sloppy right hand. McGuire should have avoided that one.
McGuire throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Fairtex sees it coming and avoids it easily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A nice leg kick lands there from Fairtex. #CL2#
Fairtex rushes McGuire and presses him up against the ropes.
McGuire wants to get back to striking at distance but Fairtex won't allow it.
Fairtex is struggling to control the position.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Fairtex looking to slow down the pace here.#T1#
McGuire working some nice short punches in the clinch.
McGuire prevents a body shot from Fairtex.
Fairtex throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but McGuire blocks it with crossed arms.
Fairtex leaning his opponent against the ropes.
McGuire tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fairtex's elbow.
Fairtex digs a right hand into McGuire's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on McGuire's gas tank.
McGuire takes an elbow to the temple.
Fairtex presses McGuire against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Fairtex lands a right hand.
Fairtex lands a good knee to the midsection. McGuire won't want to take too many of those.
Fairtex putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has McGuire in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Fairtex landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Fairtex leaning against his opponent.
Fairtex works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process. #T2#
Fairtex is trying to wear down his opponent with knees 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!
Fairtex lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Fairtex leaning against his opponent.
Fairtex effectively controlling the action here.
Fairtex creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through McGuire's defenses.
Fairtex stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Fairtex putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has McGuire in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
McGuire's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
McGuire misses with the head strike.
Songkom Fairtex is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.#KD2#
Still in the clinch, Fairtex cracks McGuire with a big elbow that drops him to the floor! Great elbow by Fairtex! Will McGuire beat the count? 2,3,4,5 - he's back up on 5 and seems OK to continue. Back to the action!#CL2#
Fairtex gets a clinch.
A short right from Fairtex on the inside.
Fairtex smacks McGuire right on the bridge of the nose with a massive elbow! Another one lands and McGuire goes down! He's clearly dazed - will he beat the count? 3,4,5,6,7... up to one knee... 8,9,10! He's not made it! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:51 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Elbows). Songkom Fairtex!
During a confident post fight interview, Songkom Fairtex thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: 8L 68 - Steel     
Date:   May 01, 2021
#R1#
Durand avoids the head kick by Fairtex.
Durand looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Fairtex takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Fairtex darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Fairtex moves out of range of the body kick from Durand.
Durand throws a nice inside leg kick.
Durand misses with a low kick.
Durand lands a nice hook to Fairtex's body. Fairtex takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Fairtex tries to score with a low kick but Durand moves his leg out of the way.
Durand fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.#CL#
Durand drives through and clinches with Fairtex against the ropes.
Durand looking to throw knees to the head but Fairtex is blocking nicely.
Durand prevents a body shot from Fairtex.
Durand using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Fairtex has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Fairtex lands with a right to the head.
A knee to the head by Durand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Fairtex manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment. #BC#
Durand breaks the clinch. #T1#
Fairtex uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Durand.
Fairtex tries to counter with a clinch but Durand shakes him off and moves away.
Durand throws out a leg kick but Fairtex moves out of range and Durand only half commits.
We've been informed that Fairtex 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.
Fairtex misses with an uppercut. Durand saw that one coming.
Durand scores with a jab.
Durand tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Fairtex steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Durand.
Fairtex buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Durand steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Fairtex.
Durand throwing a counter right hand but Fairtex manages to avoid it.
Fairtex lands a lovely overhand right.
Fairtex checks a leg kick nicely.
Durand blocks a low kick nicely.
It appears Durand was looking to counter with a kick there.
Durand avoids the body shot from Fairtex. #CL#
Durand has managed to clinch.
Durand prevents a body shot from Fairtex.
Durand tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Durand tries a body shot but Fairtex blocks it. #T2#
Durand with a knee to the head. #CUT#It looks like Songkom Fairtex has been cut.
Fairtex landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Durand struggles to land a body shot inside as Fairtex controls his hands.
Fairtex is trying to stall.
Nice elbow from Fairtex.
Fairtex tries to work over Durand's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Durand misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Fairtex.
Fairtex scores with a shoulder strike.
Fairtex misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Durand lands with a left to the head.
Fairtex taking a breather.
Durand with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Fairtex is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the ropes.
Durand lands a right hand.
Durand blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Fairtex comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush. #CUT2#It looks like Jacques Durand has been cut.
Durand misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Fairtex.
Fairtex has Durand pressed against the ropes.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Jacques Durand dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Durand's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
Fairtex connects with an inside leg kick.
Fairtex swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fairtex avoids a kick to the body.
Durand misses the shot to the body.
Fairtex gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Durand counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Durand lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Durand throws a front kick aimed at Fairtex's knee but Fairtex avoids it well.
Fairtex swings for the body but Durand moves out of range.
Durand appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.#CL#
Fairtex tries to keep at a distance but Durand has taken the fight into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Durand lands an elbow inside that Fairtex shrugs off.
Fairtex tries to land knees in the clinch but Durand avoids the damage to the body.
With the fighters up against the ropes, Durand throws an elbow but misses.
Durand is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Fairtex is defending well for now.
Nice elbow from Durand.
Fairtex avoiding damage as Durand throws knees to the body. #T1#
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Durand tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Fairtex managing to block the knees to the body from Durand.
Fairtex digs a right hand underneath Durand's ribcage. Durand let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Come on Fairtex - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Fairtex lands on the inside with an uppercut. #BC#
Durand breaks the clinch.
Nice body kick from Durand.
Fairtex throws a body punch but Durand moves out of range.
Durand rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Fairtex moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Fairtex throws a low kick but it's checked well by Durand.
Durand takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Fairtex misses with a wild body shot.
Fairtex throws a push kick but Durand slaps the foot to one side.
Nice uppercut lands for Durand. That snapped Fairtex's head back. #T2#
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Durand.
Fairtex swings for the body but Durand moves out of range.
Durand is looking to counter the offense by Fairtex and move into the clinch.
Fairtex throws a leg kick but Durand sees it coming and moves out of range.
Durand dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Fairtex. That did some damage!#CL#
Durand has managed to clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fairtex makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Durand misses with some punches.
A bit of stalling here from Fairtex.
Durand with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Jacques Durand has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Fairtex avoids the elbow strike from Durand, against the ropes.
Durand tries to land knees in the clinch but Fairtex avoids the damage to the body.
Fairtex taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Fairtex blocks a body shot from Durand.
Fairtex lands a damaging elbow.
Durand is working Fairtex over against the ropes.
Fairtex dodges an elbow strike from Durand.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Jacques Durand dominated that second round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the ring so we can get back down to business.#R3#
Durand lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Fairtex at a distance. #CL#
Durand moves into the clinch.
Fairtex throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Durand blocks it with crossed arms.
Durand lands a damaging elbow.
Durand looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Durand lands a nice elbow.
Durand blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Durand lands an uppercut.
Durand lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Durand works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Durand misses with a hook to the ribs.
A nice right hand lands inside from Durand.
Durand landing some nice looking knees to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Durand lands an elbow that stopped Fairtex in his tracks for a moment.
Durand misses with a knee strike.
Nice body punch from Durand - that landed with a thud.
Durand lands a right hand.
Fairtex takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.#BC#
Durand escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Durand's corner calls for a 1-2. Durand obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range. #T1#
Durand throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Fairtex stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A low kick from Fairtex is predictable there
and Durand connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Songkom Fairtex seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Durand throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Durand avoids the head kick by Fairtex.
Durand feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Fairtex takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Fairtex takes a swing at Durand's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Durand was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Jacques Durand is winning the standup battle so far.
Durand cracks a nice hook into Fairtex's ribs.
Durand scoring well with a low kick there.
Fairtex is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Durand rather than just go for the knockout.
Durand dodges the punch combination from Fairtex.
Fairtex tries to close the distance and clinch up but Durand swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Durand is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Fairtex can do to turn this around?
Fairtex misses with a low kick.
Durand tests Fairtex's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Durand tries a switch kick but it misses it's target. #T2#
Durand lands a nice shot that snaps Fairtex's head back.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fairtex swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Durand digs a good body shot into Fairtex's ribs.
Fairtex misses the shot to the body.
Fairtex misses with a lunging right hand
and Durand finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Fairtex has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Durand finds it's way round the side to connect with Fairtex's head.
Durand is looking to chop away at Fairtex's legs.
Durand sets himself, and Fairtex steps forward looking for the clinch! Durand avoids it this time.#CL#
Durand has managed to clinch.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Durand as Fairtex tries to tie him up.
Durand misses with an elbow over the top.
Durand throws an elbow but it's blocked.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Durand trying to land knees to the body.
With the two fighters working up against the ropes, Fairtex just misses with a elbow thrown towards Durand's brow.
Durand connects with a knee to the head.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Jacques Durand clearly takes that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!#R4#
Durand shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Fairtex throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Durand sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Fairtex looks to score with a jab to the body but Durand is just out of range.
Durand thumps Fairtex with a low kick.
Fairtex finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt. #CL#
Durand moves into the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Durand creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Durand digs a right hand underneath Fairtex's ribcage. Fairtex let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Durand using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Fairtex is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Durand is keeping busy.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Durand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Durand scores with a shot to the side of Fairtex's head.
Fairtex swings wildly with an uppercut but Durand uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fairtex is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Fairtex avoids the elbow strike from Durand, against the ropes.
Fairtex avoiding damage as Durand throws knees to the body. #T1##BC#
Durand breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Durand throws a nice inside leg kick.
Durand moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Durand tries to land a front kick but Fairtex steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A clash of legs there as Durand blocks the low kick.
Fairtex misses with a shot to the body
and Durand counters with a nice low kick that buckles Fairtex's knee momentarily.
A telegraphed right hand from Fairtex misses the target.
Fairtex just misses with a punch to the body.
It looked like Durand wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Fairtex throws a solid leg kick but Durand takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Fairtex.
Fairtex's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Durand connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Fairtex scrambles back to his feet.
Durand throws a sloppy head kick and Fairtex moves out of range easily.
Fairtex drops his hands momentarily and Durand takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Durand ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Durand throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle. #T2#
Fairtex looks to throw a body kick
and Durand counters with a stiff right hand.
Fairtex throws a sloppy head kick and Durand moves out of range easily.
Fairtex will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nice cross by Fairtex.
Durand avoids the body shot from Fairtex.
Durand looks to land a body kick but Fairtex moved away.
A nice inside leg kick there by Durand. That's going to slow Fairtex down.
Fairtex turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Fairtex throws a low kick but it's checked well by Durand.
Fairtex throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Durand sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Durand throws a leg kick that misses.
Fairtex lands the left hand.
Fairtex throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Jacques Durand had his way with Songkom Fairtex in that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!#R5#
Fairtex takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Fairtex's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Durand throws a front kick aimed at Fairtex's knee but Fairtex avoids it well.
Fairtex throws a body shot but no joy.
Durand avoids a kick to the body.
Durand was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Durand looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Fairtex wants to counter the offense by Durand and move into the clinch position.
Fairtex throws a right hand that misses
and Durand cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Fairtex tries to clinch up.
Durand throws a body punch but Fairtex moves out of range.
Durand keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fairtex swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fairtex takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Fairtex misses with an uppercut.
Fairtex throws a leg kick that is checked
and Durand counters with a leg kick.
Durand works Fairtex's body with a nice hook.#T1#
Durand scores with a push kick.
Songkom Fairtex has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!#CL#
Durand has taken the fight to the clinch.
Durand lands an uppercut.
Fairtex doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Durand creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Fairtex's defenses.
Fairtex misses with a punch on the inside.
Durand tries a knee to the head but Fairtex blocks it.
Durand tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Durand lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Durand tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Durand pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the ropes.
Fairtex blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Fairtex tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Durand's elbow.
Nice body punch from Fairtex.
Fairtex working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Fairtex lands an elbow just above Durand 's eye.
Fairtex prevents a body shot from Durand.
Fairtex digs a right hand into Durand's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Durand's gas tank.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fairtex digs a right hand underneath Durand's ribcage. Durand let out a lung full of air as it connected.#T2#
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Fairtex obliges.
Fairtex working Durand over with knees to the body.
Fairtex with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Fairtex creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Fairtex lands a hook to the side of the head.
Durand tries to land a knee to the head but Fairtex blocks with his arms.
Fairtex digs a right hand underneath Durand's ribcage. Durand let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A right handed body shot lands from Fairtex.
Fairtex landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Jacques Durand is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Durand blocks an uppercut.
Fairtex landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
A bit of stalling here from Fairtex.
Fairtex keeps control of Durand as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Fairtex tries to throw a body punch but Durand avoids it by throwing Fairtex back against the ropes.
Fairtex is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Durand is defending well for now.
With the two fighters working up against the ropes, Fairtex just misses with a elbow thrown towards Durand's brow.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Songkom Fairtex.
Well Durand 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 Wesley Smith scores the fight for Jacques Durand!
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight for Jacques Durand!
Judge Robert Twigg scores the fight for Jacques Durand!

Jacques Durand wins by unanimous decision!

Jacques Durand is the new heavyweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, Jacques Durand thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: 8L 62 - Madison G Showdown     
Date:   Mar 31, 2021
#R1#
Fairtex lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Good leg kick by McGuire.
Fairtex turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Fairtex misses the shot to the body.
McGuire throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Fairtex fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
McGuire will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Fairtex lands a slapping body shot.
Fairtex throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent McGuire stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
McGuire scores with a head kick. #CUT2#It looks like Songkom Fairtex has been cut.
McGuire throws a looping overhand right but Fairtex ducks down to avoid it.
Fairtex misses with an uppercut
and McGuire counters with a stiff right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fairtex dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on McGuire. That did some damage!
Songkom Fairtex seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
McGuire just misses with a punch to the body.
As McGuire tries to get set, Fairtex tries to push him back and clinch up but McGuire manages to avoid the attempt.
Fairtex fakes high and swings low for a body shot but McGuire manages to avoid it.
Fairtex misses the jab.
Fairtex scores with a body shot.
McGuire on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there. #T1#
McGuire takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
McGuire throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
McGuire on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Fairtex throws out a loose jab but McGuire uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fairtex throws a right hand that misses
and Fairtex takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A jab from Fairtex misses.
Fairtex just misses with a punch to the body. #CL#
Fairtex clinches.
A right hand to the body from McGuire.
McGuire stalling in the clinch but Fairtex improves position.
Fairtex blocking some punches.
Fairtex stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
McGuire blocks an elbow strike from Fairtex.
McGuire can't find room to land a body shot as Fairtex controls the action.
I was talking to Fairtex's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Fairtex slowing the pace effectively.
Fairtex throws an elbow that misses. #T2#
Fairtex can't find room to land a body shot as McGuire controls the action.
McGuire taking a breather.
McGuire lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fairtex content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Fairtex with an attempt at a knee that misses.
McGuire trying to control the position but instead, Fairtex has worked for underhooks and has pushed McGuire into the ropes.
McGuire wants to stall.
McGuire seems frustrated at his inability to get double underhooks.
McGuire on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Fairtex has McGuire pushed against the ropes.
Come on Fairtex - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Fairtex pushes off an throws an elbow but McGuire leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the ropes.
Fairtex softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
McGuire throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Fairtexs head.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Songkom Fairtex dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Songkom Fairtex's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!#R2#
Fairtex throws a head kick that misses.
McGuire tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Fairtex scores with a head kick. McGuire tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
McGuire doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A slapping leg kick lands for Fairtex.
McGuire just misses with a punch to the body.
Fairtex seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
A nice leg kick lands there from McGuire.
McGuire looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Fairtex tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but McGuire was well out of range. Poor timing from Fairtex.
A jab from Fairtex misses.
Fairtex lands with a right hand.
Fairtex throws a front kick that sends McGuire stumbling back into the ropes.
Fairtex misses with a shot to the body
and McGuire counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
McGuire throws a wild body kick that Fairtex sees coming a mile off.
Fairtex is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that McGuire can do to turn this around?
McGuire walks into a straight right hand from Fairtex.
McGuire takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.#T1#
McGuire misses with a head kick.
Fairtex connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Fairtex misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
McGuire throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A decent looking cross lands there for Fairtex.#ROC#McGuire is rocked!
McGuire pivots, looking for a leg kick but Fairtex is out of range and McGuire settles back down.
A low kick from Fairtex is predictable there
letting McGuire counter with a right hand.
McGuire connects with a high kick.
Fairtex is looking to land body kicks.
McGuire looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
McGuire uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Fairtex.
Fairtex scores with a leg kick.
McGuire throws a push kick but Fairtex slaps the foot to one side.
Fairtex takes a head kick and keeps coming.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Fairtex misses with an uppercut.
Fairtex looks to land a right hand but McGuire moved out of range.#T2#
Fairtex misses with a lunging right hand
and McGuire counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head. #ROC2#Fairtex is rocked!
A swing and a miss from McGuire.
Oh Fairtex is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Songkom Fairtex is winning the standup battle so far.
McGuire throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
McGuire tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Fairtex seems to have got his legs back now.
McGuire throws a nice inside leg kick.
Fairtex throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Fairtex misses with a shot to the body
and McGuire counters with a nice body kick.
Good leg kick by Fairtex.
McGuire pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Fairtex wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
McGuire goes for a spinning back kick but it misses. #CL#
Fairtex moves into the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Fairtex taking a breather.
McGuire takes an elbow to the forehead. #CUT#It looks like Vincent McGuire has been cut.
A head punch on the inside from McGuire fails to land.
Fairtex throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
McGuire tries a body shot but Fairtex blocks it.
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 Songkom Fairtex will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
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.#R3#
McGuire uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Fairtex.
McGuire is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Fairtex with a body shot.
McGuire misses with a body shot.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Fairtex.
McGuire throws a looping overhand right but Fairtex ducks down to avoid it.
Fairtex moves out of range as McGuire throws a body kick.
Fairtex tries to counter by clinching up but McGuire breaks away and moves out of range.
Fairtex dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on McGuire. That did some damage!
McGuire lands an overhand right.#CL#
Fairtex moves into the clinch.
Fairtex lands a nice elbow.
Fairtex utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Fairtex lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Fairtex creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through McGuire's defenses.
Fairtex digs a right hand underneath McGuire's ribcage. McGuire let out a lung full of air as it connected.
McGuire takes a knee to the side of the body.
McGuire takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fairtex taking a breather.
Fairtex scores with a nice hook to the head.#T1#
McGuire tries to work over Fairtex's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
McGuire has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Fairtex seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if McGuire can turn it around.
Fairtex blocking some punches.
Fairtex looking to stall.
McGuire misses with some punches.
McGuire takes an elbow to the temple.
McGuire can't find room to land a body shot as Fairtex controls the action.
McGuire tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fairtex lands a body shot.
McGuire has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Fairtex works on McGuire's body with a couple of short punches.#KD#
Fairtex knocks McGuire to the floor with a big elbow! Not sure whether that caught him more off guard or if he's really hurt. He's beaten the count so we'll continue the fight.
McGuire is still on wobbly legs! Can Fairtex finish him?
McGuire avoids the head kick by Fairtex.
Fairtex looks to score with a jab to the body but McGuire is just out of range.
McGuire shapes to counter with a head kick.
McGuire seems to have recovered his senses.
Fairtex lands with a shot to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fairtex tries a head kick but it misses. #T2#
Fairtex with a body punch. A glancing blow.
McGuire's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A slapping leg kick lands for Fairtex.
Fairtex lands a front kick.
A nice leg kick from Fairtex, right into the meat of the thigh.
A nice leg kick lands there from Fairtex.
Fairtex lands with a straight right. McGuire didn't see that one coming.
Fairtex moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Fairtex throws a poor cross that misses
and McGuire counters with a stiff right hand.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Fairtex.
McGuire let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Fairtex with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Fairtex lands a nice shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.#CL#
Fairtex has closed the distance and engaged McGuire in a clinch.
McGuire has a couple of punches blocked by Fairtex.
Fairtex blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Fairtex lands on the inside with an uppercut.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Songkom Fairtex clearly takes that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R4#
McGuire lands with a kick to the temple. Fairtex shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Fairtex scores with a hook.
McGuire blocks a head kick by Fairtex.
Fairtex feints with a left and delivers a massive head kick! McGuire collapses like a ragdoll! Game over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:18 of round 4, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Songkom Fairtex!
Songkom Fairtex retains his heavyweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Songkom Fairtex thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: 8L 57 - March Monstrosity     
Date:   Mar 05, 2021
#R1#
Fairtex cracks Bizihwaeile with a good jab.#CL#
Bizihwaeile closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the ropes.
Bizihwaeile tries to throw a body punch but Fairtex avoids it by throwing Bizihwaeile back against the ropes.
Fairtex lands a knee to the body.
Fairtex throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Bizihwaeile is breathing heavily.
Fairtex comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush. #CUT2#It looks like Fred Bizihwaeile has been cut.
Fairtex stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
A hook to the body from Fairtex.
A nice left hand lands by Fairtex.
Bizihwaeile swings wildly with an uppercut but Fairtex uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bizihwaeile misses with the head strike.
Bizihwaeile blocks a body shot from Fairtex.
A head punch on the inside from Bizihwaeile fails to land.
Fairtex lands with a right to the head.
Fairtex lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
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!
Fairtex lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Bizihwaeile.
The referee is keeping an eye on Fairtex - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Fairtex lands a body shot in the clinch. #T1#
Fairtex landing knees to the head.
Fairtex has his opponent in a tight Thai clinch and unloads with a massive knee that drops Bizihwaeile to the canvas! Can Bizihwaeile beat the count? 3,4,5,6 and he's up... is he? Yes, he's up! The referee is taking a long look at him and he's waved off the fight! He didn't think Bizihwaeile was in a fit state to continue so this fight is over! Fairtex is your winner!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:14 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Knee). Songkom Fairtex!
Songkom Fairtex is the new heavyweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, Songkom Fairtex thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
The defeated Fred Bizihwaeile had this to say: '9/10 your still a bum'.

 

Event: 8L 53 - Harry     
Date:   Feb 13, 2021
#R1#
Shreve Jr slips a jab from Fairtex.
Fairtex missing with a left hand there. Shreve Jr was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Shreve Jr misses with an uppercut.
Fairtex pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
We've been informed that Shreve Jr 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.
Larry Shreve Jr seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Shreve Jr's jab looks to have found its range, popping Fairtex under the eye.
Fairtex has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Fairtex MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Fairtex dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Shreve Jr. That did some damage!
Fairtex's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Shreve Jr connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Fairtex scrambles back to his feet.
Fairtex comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Fairtex avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Shreve Jr tries to land a leg kick but Fairtex saw it coming and moves away.
Fairtex connects with a nice looking jab.
Nice cross by Shreve Jr.
Nice uppercut there from Shreve Jr.
A swing and a miss from Shreve Jr.
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!
Shreve Jr misses the shot to the body.
Fairtex tries to clinch but Shreve Jr moves out of range.
Shreve Jr checks a low kick from Fairtex.
Fairtex just misses with a punch to the body.
Nice cross by Shreve Jr.
Fairtex slips a jab from Shreve Jr.
Fairtex throws the left hand but Shreve Jr avoids the punch easily.
Shreve Jr wants to counter the offense by Fairtex and move into the clinch position.
Fairtex misses with a straight right. #T1#
Fairtex checks a low kick from Shreve Jr.
Fairtex throws a shot from downtown. Shreve Jr moves away and avoids it.
Shreve Jr lands a nice looking body shot.
Shreve Jr misses with a leg kick.
Shreve Jr has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Fairtex's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Shreve Jr connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Fairtex scrambles back to his feet.
Fairtex looks for the body kick but Shreve Jr saw that one coming.
Fairtex throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Fairtex lands a nice hook to Shreve Jr's body. Shreve Jr takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Fairtex swats away the attempt to clinch by Shreve Jr.
Fairtex takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Fairtex is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Shreve Jr's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Shreve Jr connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Shreve Jr throws a nice outside leg kick.
Shreve Jr misses with a straight left.
A little feinted left hand from Fairtex on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Fairtex misses with a looping right.
Shreve Jr looks to land a right hand but Fairtex moved out of range.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Shreve Jr throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Fairtex scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A low kick lands for Shreve Jr.
A head kick misses from Fairtex. #T2#
A low kick lands for Shreve Jr.
Fairtex takes a jab right on the kisser.
Shreve Jr gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Fairtex.
Shreve Jr keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Shreve Jr is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Fairtex had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into mush.
Fairtex looks to throw the jab but Shreve Jr is out of range.
Shreve Jr is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Shreve Jr jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Decent striking displayed by Fairtex there.
Fairtex checks the leg kick nicely there.
Fairtex throws a shot from downtown. Shreve Jr moves away and avoids it.
Shreve Jr misses with a hook.
Nice straight punches there by Fairtex. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Fairtex.
Shreve Jr avoids the body shot from Fairtex.
Nice jab there from Shreve Jr.
Shreve Jr moves in looking to clinch but Fairtex pushes him off.
Shreve Jr blocks the body kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Shreve Jr connects with an inside leg kick.
Shreve Jr misses with a straight right.
Fairtex throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Fairtex swings for the body but Shreve Jr moves out of range.
Fairtex avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Larry Shreve Jr will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the ring so we can get back down to business.#R2#
Fairtex takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.#CL#
Fairtex has taken the fight to the clinch.
Shreve Jr is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the ropes.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fairtex.
Fairtex keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Shreve Jr's efforts to push away.#BC2#
Shreve Jr manages to break the clinch.
Shreve Jr moves out of range as Fairtex strikes.
A nice leg kick lands there from Shreve Jr.
Shreve Jr misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Fairtex.
Shreve Jr punishes Fairtex's body with a nice straight punch.
Fairtex wants to clinch.
Larry Shreve Jr seems to be getting the better of the standup.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fairtex wants to clinch.
Fairtex swings for the body but Shreve Jr moves out of range.
Fairtex throws a poor cross that misses #CL2#
and Shreve Jr counters by moving into the clinch.
Fairtex lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Fairtex throws an elbow but it misses. #T1#
Shreve Jr swings wildly with an uppercut but Fairtex uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fairtex blocks a body shot from Shreve Jr.
Fairtex tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Shreve Jr lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.#BC2#
Shreve Jr breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Shreve Jr scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Shreve Jr uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Fairtex.
Fairtex ducks right into an uppercut from Shreve Jr.
Shreve Jr throws a leg kick but Fairtex sees it coming and moves out of range.
Fairtex avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Shreve Jr throws an overhand right that lands on Fairtex's shoulder, as Fairtex tries to avoid the shot.
Shreve Jr wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Fairtex misses with an uppercut.
Fairtex turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Shreve Jr blocks a head kick by Fairtex.
Shreve Jr moves away from the strike by Fairtex.
Shreve Jr shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Shreve Jr's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Shreve Jr duly obliges.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!#CL#
Fairtex moves into the clinch.#T2#
Shreve Jr goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Fairtex fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Shreve Jr has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Fairtex lands a good knee to the midsection. Shreve Jr won't want to take too many of those.
Shreve Jr is breathing heavily.
Shreve Jr working aggressively here.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Fairtex.
Shreve Jr throws a punch but it's blocked by Fairtex.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Shreve Jr as Fairtex tries to tie him up. #BC2#
Shreve Jr escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Shreve Jr takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Fairtex explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Fairtex staying out of range there.
Fairtex connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Shreve Jr tries a head kick but it misses.
Fairtex throws a right and a left that Shreve Jr avoids nicely.
Fairtex steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Shreve Jr.
Shreve Jr rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Fairtex moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Larry Shreve Jr will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!#R3#
Shreve Jr staying out of range there.
Shreve Jr misses with an uppercut. Fairtex saw that one coming.
Fairtex walks into a stiff left hand from Shreve Jr.
Fairtex misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Fairtex scores with a shot to the body.
Fairtex dodges the punch combination from Shreve Jr.
Shreve Jr scores with a sloppy right hand. Fairtex should have avoided that one.
Shreve Jr throws a hook but Fairtex blocks it.
A decent looking cross lands there for Shreve Jr.
Larry Shreve Jr is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Fairtex lands a jab.
Fairtex wants to land a leg kick but Shreve Jr is out of range.
A countering left hand to the body from Shreve Jr misses.
Shreve Jr throws a leg kick
and Fairtex counters with a nice body shot.
Shreve Jr 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.
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 leg kick checked by Shreve Jr.
Fairtex throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
The fighters circling - Fairtex throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Fairtex tries to land a front kick but Shreve Jr steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Shreve Jr goes for a high kick. It partially lands.#T1#
Fairtex looks to land a right hand but Shreve Jr moved out of range.
Fairtex connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A combination from Shreve Jr does no damage.
Shreve Jr tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Fairtex is able to avoid easily.#CL#
Fairtex clinches with his opponent.
Shreve Jr misses with a punch on the inside.
Fairtex missing with knees to the body.
Fairtex stalling.
Shreve Jr throws a punch but it's blocked by Fairtex.
Fairtex's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Shreve Jr pushes Fairtex back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Songkom Fairtex has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Shreve Jr lands a left hand that snaps the head of Fairtex backwards.
Fairtex misses with a hook to the ribs.
Shreve Jr lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Shreve Jr tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fairtex's elbow.
Fairtex is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Shreve Jr is defending well for now.
Shreve Jr tries to work over Fairtex's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Shreve Jr lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Fairtex backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Shreve Jr misses with a hook from the clinch. #T2#
Shreve Jr managing to block the knees to the body from Fairtex. #BC2#
Shreve Jr escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Shreve Jr throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Fairtex on the side of the head. #CL#
Fairtex forces Shreve Jr back against the ropes and clinches.
Fairtex tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #BC2#
Shreve Jr breaks from the clinch.
Fairtex walks into a jab.
Shreve Jr misses with a head kick.
Shreve Jr scores with a jab.
Fairtex needs to keep his hands up - Shreve Jr had a free shot at his head there.
Fairtex lands with a hook. Shreve Jr tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head. #CUT#It looks like Larry Shreve Jr has been cut.
Fairtex connects with a quick right hand that sends Shreve Jr tumbling backwards onto the canvas! As his head bounces into the ropes, it doesn't look good for him beating the count! 3,4,5,6,7 and he's up! No, he's back down again! This one is all over - the referee has called off the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:43 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Songkom Fairtex!
Songkom Fairtex thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: 8L 50 - Teflon     
Date:   Jan 30, 2021
#R1#
Takano thuds his right hand into Fairtex's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Takano with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Yoshi Takano seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Takano misses with a body kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Takano as he connects with a hook.
Takano takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
An inside leg kick lands from Takano.
Fairtex lands a nice looking body shot.
Fairtex with a hook.
Takano scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Fairtex lands with a nice body punch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Good exchange - Fairtex coming out on top.#ROC#Takano is rocked!
Fairtex throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Despite the aggression on Takano's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Fairtex connects with a picture perfect right hand that knocks Takano out cold! This one is over in a flash!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Songkom Fairtex!
Our winner, Songkom Fairtex, 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: EK 24 - KT World Series     
Date:   Nov 28, 2020
#R1#
Koningh slips under a jab.
We've been informed that Koningh 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.
Koningh goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.#CUT2#It looks like Nero La Croix has been cut.#CL#
La Croix gets a clinch.
La Croix using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Koningh blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
La Croix swings away with an uppercut that misses.
La Croix tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Koningh tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Koningh throws an elbow that misses.
La Croix digs a right hand underneath Koningh's ribcage. Koningh let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Koningh misses with a shot to the kidneys.
La Croix lands with a right to the head.
La Croix scores a nice knee to the body.
Koningh looks winded!
La Croix throws a knee to the head but 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!
La Croix lands a right hand that snaps the head of Koningh backwards.
La Croix displaying some good clinch control by pressing Koningh up against the ropes.
Nice body punch from La Croix - that landed with a thud. #T1#
A left hand lands to the body for La Croix.
La Croix pushes Koningh back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
La Croix lands a right hand that snaps the head of Koningh backwards.
Koningh takes a shot to the head. #KD#
La Croix creates a bit of space for himself and unleashed what can only be described as a tiger uppercut, straight out of Street Fighter! Koningh crashes to the mat! Can he make it back to his feet in time? 3,4,5, yes, he's made it back to his feet. He seems OK so it looks like we're going to continue!#CUT#It looks like Sanngrišr Koningh has been cut.
A decent looking body kick lands there for La Croix.
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 slapping body kick lands there for La Croix.
La Croix with the inside leg kick.
La Croix misses with a low kick.
La Croix tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Koningh lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but La Croix circles away quickly and effectively.
La Croix throws a jab when Koningh was well out of range.
Koningh flicks out a counter leg kick but La Croix steps away.#T2#
La Croix ducks under a wild hook from Koningh.
La Croix just misses with a punch to the body.
Koningh throws a combination that misses
and La Croix counters with a low kick, right behind Koningh 's knee.
La Croix lands a right hook to the body.
La Croix throws a head kick that misses. #CL#
La Croix darts in and clinches Koningh up against the ropes.
A short right from La Croix.
Koningh lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down La Croix.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
With the fighters up against the ropes, Koningh throws an elbow but misses.
La Croix lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
La Croix scores with a shoulder strike.
Koningh working aggressively here.
La Croix lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Koningh backwards.
And that is the end of the round. The fighters go back to their corners.

Nero La Croix should take that round, based on the knockdown.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! La Croix's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R2#
La Croix lands a jab to the head. #ROC#Koningh is rocked!
The fight stays on the outside here - La Croix looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
La Croix connects with a quick right hand that sends Koningh tumbling backwards onto the canvas! As his head bounces into the ropes, it doesn't look good for him beating the count! 3,4,5,6,7 and he's up! No, he's back down again! This one is all over - the referee has called off the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:22 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Nero La Croix!
Nero La Croix retains his super heavyweight title!
Nero La Croix thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: EK 21_Trial By Combat     
Date:   Nov 07, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!#CL#
Koningh rushes McGuire and pushes him back against the ropes in a clinch.
A shot in the inside from McGuire.
McGuire can't find room to land a body shot as Koningh controls the action.
McGuire throws a head punch that misses.
McGuire swings away with an uppercut that misses.
McGuire misses with a short punch on the inside.
A knee to the head by Koningh.
Koningh takes a shot to the head.
Koningh is working McGuire over against the ropes.
McGuire misses with a short punch on the inside.
McGuire tries to work over Koningh's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch on the inside from McGuire fails to land.
Koningh blocks a punch to the side of the head.
McGuire avoids the elbow strike from Koningh, against the ropes.
Koningh lands with a light punch inside.
McGuire misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Koningh.
Koningh digs a right hand underneath McGuire's ribcage. McGuire let out a lung full of air as it connected.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
McGuire dodges an elbow strike from Koningh.
McGuire lands a shoulder strike.
Still in the clinch, McGuire scores with a nice short uppercut.
McGuire swings away with an uppercut that misses. #T1#
Koningh lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
McGuire throws a head punch that misses.
McGuire working aggressively here.
McGuire misses with the head strike.
McGuire fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
McGuire fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
McGuire tries a body shot but Koningh blocks it.
Koningh lands a damaging elbow.
Koningh misses with a knee strike.
Koningh comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
McGuire throws a punch but it's blocked by Koningh.
A shot in the inside from McGuire.
McGuire blocks a body shot from Koningh.
Koningh scores with a nice hook to the head.
A right hand to the body from Koningh.
Koningh lands a shoulder strike.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Koningh blocking some punches.
McGuire has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Koningh seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if McGuire can turn it around.
A head punch on the inside from McGuire fails to land.
McGuire misses with some punches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from McGuire.
A nice left hand lands by Koningh. #T2#
Nice elbow from Koningh.
Koningh creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Koningh lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
McGuire tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Koningh blocking some punches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from McGuire.
McGuire working aggressively here.
Koningh lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
McGuire throws a punch but it's blocked by Koningh.
Koningh lands a shoulder strike.
McGuire on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
McGuire working aggressively here.
Koningh lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for McGuire.
McGuire fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A nice right hand lands inside from Koningh.
Koningh tries a body shot but McGuire blocks it.
McGuire swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Koningh digs a right hand into McGuire's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on McGuire's gas tank.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Koningh.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Sanngrišr Koningh will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!#R2#
Koningh moves in looking to clinch but McGuire pushes him off.
Koningh tries to clinch up.
McGuire avoids the clinch attempt nicely. #CL#
Koningh closes the distance and clinches.
Koningh tries a body shot but McGuire blocks it.
Koningh scores a nice knee to the body.
Koningh blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Koningh lands a right hand that snaps the head of McGuire backwards.
Koningh scores with an uppercut up the middle.
McGuire lands a left hand.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Koningh.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McGuire misses with a short punch on the inside.
McGuire misses with a punch on the inside.
McGuire tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nice body punch from Koningh - that landed with a thud.
Koningh lands a nice elbow from the clinch. #CUT#It looks like Vincent McGuire has been cut.
Koningh lands a left hand that snaps the head of McGuire backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Koningh blocks an uppercut.
McGuire is breathing heavily.#T1#
Nice body punch from Koningh.
Knees in the clinch landing for Koningh.
Koningh pushes McGuire back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Koningh lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage. #ROC#McGuire is rocked!
Koningh works on McGuire's body with a couple of short punches.
Koningh is leaning against McGuire and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.#KD#
Koningh creates a bit of space for himself and unleashed what can only be described as a tiger uppercut, straight out of Street Fighter! McGuire crashes to the mat! Can he make it back to his feet in time? 3,4,5, yes, he's made it back to his feet. He seems OK so it looks like we're going to continue!
McGuire is still on wobbly legs! Can Koningh finish him?
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!#CL#
Koningh rushes McGuire and presses him up against the ropes.
McGuire misses with some punches.
McGuire goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
McGuire seems to have recovered his senses.#KD#
Koningh creates a bit of space for himself and unleashed what can only be described as a tiger uppercut, straight out of Street Fighter! McGuire crashes to the mat! Can he make it back to his feet in time? 3,4,5, yes, he's made it back to his feet. He seems OK so it looks like we're going to continue!#CL#
Koningh pushes McGuire up against the ropes in a clinch.
Koningh lands a nice elbow.
Koningh is holding McGuire round the back of the neck and unloading with elbows! Boom, boom, boom! 3 big elbows land right to the bridge of the nose and McGuire goes down! Oh, his nose is a mess! I'm not sure he's going to beat the count... 4,5,6,7,8,9,10. He's done! Koningh takes it and McGuire is going to the hospital to get that nose checked out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:51 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Elbows). Sanngrišr Koningh!
Sanngrišr Koningh seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.

 

Event: EK 18     
Date:   Oct 16, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!#CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Heydrich struggles to land a body shot inside as Koningh controls his hands.
Koningh lands with a good tight uppercut to the head. #BC2#
Koningh breaks from the clinch.
A leg kick checked by Heydrich.
As Koningh tries to get set, Heydrich tries to push him back and clinch up but Koningh manages to avoid the attempt.
Koningh catches Heydrich with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Heydrich avoids a punch combination nicely.
Heydrich tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Koningh manages to circle out of the way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.#CL2#
Koningh moves into the clinch.
Heydrich blocks an uppercut.
We've been informed that Koningh 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.#T1#
Koningh lands with a light punch inside.
Heydrich tries to circle away but Koningh has him pinned against the ropes.
Koningh throws an elbow but it's blocked. #BC2#
Koningh pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Koningh cracks Heydrich with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Koningh misses with a looping left.
Koningh will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Heydrich looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Heydrich checks a low kick from Koningh.
Heydrich wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Sanngrišr Koningh seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Koningh looks to throw the jab but Heydrich is out of range.
Heydrich seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Koningh looks to throw the jab but Heydrich is out of range. #T2#
A slow jab from Koningh misses its intended target.
Heydrich seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Heydrich displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Koningh throws out the jab.
Koningh misses with a double jab.
Heydrich tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Koningh manages to circle out of the way.
Koningh walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Heydrich checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Koningh tries to close the distance and clinch but Heydrich swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Heydrich wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Heydrich bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Heydrich seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.#CL2#
Koningh gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sanngrišr Koningh dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!#R2#
Koningh misses with a low kick.
Heydrich is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Koningh.
Koningh lands a nice shot that snaps Heydrich's head back.
Koningh scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Heydrich checks the leg kick.
Heydrich tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Koningh manages to circle out of the way.
Koningh throws a lazy uppercut #CL#
and Heydrich holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Koningh lands an elbow inside that Heydrich shrugs off.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Heydrich misses with a hook to the ribs.
Koningh misses with an elbow over the top.
Heydrich tries to throw a body punch but Koningh avoids it by throwing Heydrich back against the ropes.
Nice body punch from Koningh - that landed with a thud.
Heydrich throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Heydrich fails to land.
Nice elbow from Koningh. #CUT2#It looks like Reinhard Heydrich has been cut.#T1##BC2#
Koningh breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
A chopping leg kick lands by Koningh.
A head kick misses from Koningh.
Heydrich is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Koningh.
Koningh throws a jab but it's blocked by Heydrich.
Koningh jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Heydrich wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Koningh connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Heydrich momentarily.
Koningh has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Koningh tries to clinch but Heydrich is having none of it.
Heydrich blocks a head kick by Koningh.
Heydrich is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Koningh.#T2#
Koningh throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Koningh misses with a straight right.
Heydrich seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
A jab from Koningh misses.
Heydrich wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Koningh throws a jab when Heydrich was well out of range.
Heydrich tries to counter by clinching up but Koningh breaks away and moves out of range.
Koningh lands a lovely overhand right.
Sanngrišr Koningh seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Koningh throws a body kick that misses.
Heydrich tries to counter by clinching up but Koningh breaks away and moves out of range.
Koningh lands an overhand right.
Koningh just misses with a punch to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sanngrišr Koningh showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Reinhard Heydrich's cut.
That's time! Heydrich's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.#R3#
Koningh throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Heydrich tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Koningh manages to circle out of the way.
Heydrich moves away from the strike by Koningh.
A big right from Koningh misses.
Heydrich takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
That kick from Koningh tenderised Heydrich's leg. Heydrich is trying to keep his angry face on.
Koningh throws a sloppy head kick #CL#
and Heydrich counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Koningh lands an elbow just above Heydrich 's eye.
Heydrich misses with a short punch on the inside.
Heydrich working aggressively here. #BC#
Heydrich breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance. #T1#
Koningh wants to clinch up but Heydrich keeps it at a distance.
Heydrich seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Koningh looks to land a combination but Heydrich avoids it well.
Koningh scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
The crowd cheers as Koningh lands an impressive looking overhand right. Heydrich doesn't seem phased though.
Heydrich moves out of range of the strikes.
Koningh jabs Heydrich to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Koningh throws a head kick that misses.
Koningh throws out a leg kick but Heydrich moves out of range and Koningh only half commits.
As Koningh tries to get set, Heydrich tries to push him back and clinch up but Koningh manages to avoid the attempt.#T2#
Koningh walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Heydrich checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Heydrich tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Koningh manages to circle out of the way.
Heydrich slips a straight right by Koningh.
Koningh misses with a looping left.
Koningh swings widly with a right hand #CL#
and Heydrich counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Heydrich misses with a punch on the inside. #BC2#
Koningh breaks from the clinch.
Koningh fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Heydrich looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Heydrich blocks a jab.
Heydrich is looking to counter the offense by Koningh and move into the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sanngrišr Koningh really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Reinhard Heydrich's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the ring so we can get back down to business.#R4#
Koningh misses with the body kick#CL#
and Heydrich holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Koningh lands an uppercut.
Heydrich blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Heydrich throws a head punch that misses.
Koningh lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Heydrich taking a breather. #BC2#
Koningh manages to break the clinch.
Koningh misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Koningh throws out a loose jab but Heydrich uses good head movement to avoid it.
Heydrich tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Koningh manages to circle out of the way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Heydrich keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Koningh throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air. #T1#
Koningh throws a jab but it's blocked by Heydrich.
Heydrich tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Koningh manages to circle out of the way.
Koningh throws a shot from downtown. Heydrich moves away and avoids it.
Nice straight punches there by Koningh. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Koningh.
Koningh tries to close the distance and clinch up against the ropes but Heydrich paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Koningh fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Heydrich checks it well.
A low kick from Koningh is predictable there #CL#
and Heydrich holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Heydrich lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Koningh backwards.
Heydrich has a couple of punches blocked by Koningh.
Heydrich pushes Koningh back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Heydrich misses with a punch to the body. #T2#
Heydrich is leaning against Koningh and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Heydrich working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Koningh tries to break the clinch but Heydrich is controlling the position.
Koningh lands a left hand.
Heydrich tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Koningh's elbow.
The referee calls for Heydrich to work.
Koningh blocks a body shot from Heydrich.
The fighters are pressed against the ropes, as the pace of the fight slows.
Heydrich lands a left hand that snaps the head of Koningh backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Koningh throws an elbow but it's blocked.
A nice right hand lands inside from Koningh.
Heydrich tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #BC2#
Koningh breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Koningh misses with a looping right.
Heydrich wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Sanngrišr Koningh will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Reinhard Heydrich's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!#R5#
Koningh moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Reinhard Heydrich has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Koningh misses the jab.
Heydrich tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Koningh manages to circle out of the way.
Heydrich takes a jab right on the kisser.
Heydrich moves out of range as Koningh strikes.
Heydrich tries to counter by clinching up but Koningh breaks away and moves out of range.
Heydrich takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Koningh rushes in with a sloppy looking punch #CL#
and Heydrich counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Heydrich is stalling here.
Heydrich avoids the elbow strike from Koningh, against the ropes.
Heydrich lands with a short head shot on the inside. #T1#
Heydrich lands with a light punch inside.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Koningh as Heydrich tries to tie him up.
Heydrich throws a punch but it's blocked by Koningh.
Heydrich lands with a right to the head.
Sanngrišr Koningh is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Heydrich.
A head punch on the inside from Heydrich fails to land.
A short uppercut from Heydrich.
Heydrich is trying to force a seperation but Koningh has the dominant position.
Heydrich goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Koningh lands a shoulder strike.
Koningh blocks an uppercut.
Heydrich throws a head punch that misses.
Heydrich misses with some punches.
Heydrich throws a head punch that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Heydrich. #T2#
A shot in the inside from Koningh.
Koningh tries to land a knee to the head but Heydrich blocks with his arms.
Heydrich working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Koningh lands a good knee to the midsection. Heydrich won't want to take too many of those.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Heydrich misses with a hook to the ribs.
Reinhard Heydrich has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Heydrich throws a head punch that misses.
Koningh is trying to maintain a safe position but Heydrich gets an underhook and turns Koningh into the ropes.
Heydrich misses with a punch on the inside.
Heydrich blocks an elbow strike from Koningh.
Koningh lands a body punch in the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Heydrich fails to land.
Koningh pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the ropes.
Heydrich struggles to land a body shot inside as Koningh controls his hands.
Nice body punch from Heydrich - that landed with a thud.

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 Reinhard Heydrich.
I think Koningh 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 Yuuki Gou scores the fight 46:48
Judge Taro Takaoka scores the fight 44:50
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Sanngrišr Koningh!

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

 

Event: EK 14_Masters of Disaster     
Date:   Sep 19, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Koningh ducks under a wild hook from Upchurch.#CL2#
Upchurch drives through and clinches with Koningh against the ropes.
Koningh avoids a wild elbow strike from Upchurch.
Upchurch lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Koningh working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Koningh lands a nice elbow. #CUT#It looks like Brian Upchurch has been cut.
Koningh on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Nice elbow from Upchurch. #CUT2#It looks like Sanngrišr Koningh has been cut.
Upchurch looking to stall.
Upchurch lands a left hand.
Good body shot from Koningh.
Upchurch with a knee to the head.
Koningh trying to land knees to the body.
Upchurch on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Upchurch lands a body punch.
Koningh tries a knee to the head but Upchurch blocks it.
Upchurch scores with a shot to the side of Koningh's head.
With the fighters up against the ropes, Upchurch throws an elbow but misses.
Upchurch misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Koningh.
Koningh takes an elbow to the forehead. #T1#
Upchurch lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Koningh lands a left hand that snaps the head of Upchurch backwards.
Upchurch connects with a knee to the head.
Upchurch lands a right hand.
Upchurch blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Upchurch creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Upchurch tries to land knees in the clinch but Koningh avoids the damage to the body.
Koningh pushes Upchurch back against the ropes and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Upchurch throws a punch but it's blocked by Koningh.
Koningh avoiding damage as Upchurch throws knees to the body.
Koningh lands a shot to the body.
Koningh tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Upchurch misses with a short punch on the inside.
Upchurch using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Koningh has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Upchurch misses with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Upchurch avoiding damage as Koningh throws knees to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Koningh.
Koningh lands a damaging elbow.
Koningh has Upchurch pressed against the ropes.
A head punch on the inside from Upchurch fails to land. #T2#
Upchurch blocks a punch to the side of the head. #BC#
Koningh breaks from the clinch.
Upchurch misses the shot to the body.
Upchurch throws a big shot that misses.
Upchurch throws a jab when Koningh was well out of range.
Good exchange - Koningh coming out on top.
Koningh looks to land a left hand but Upchurch moved out of range nicely.
Koningh connects with a right hand. Upchurch shakes it off.
Upchurch takes a swing at Koningh's ribcage but misses.
Koningh was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Upchurch takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.#CUT#That has opened up Brian Upchurch's cut even more.
Upchurch scores with a hook.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Upchurch moves away from the strike by Koningh.
Upchurch rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Koningh counters with a stiff right hand.
Upchurch lands a really nice looking cross but Koningh seems unphased.
Koningh ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Upchurch moves away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Brian Upchurch will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Back to the action!#R2#
Koningh keeps the fight on the outside.
Koningh is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Upchurch misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Koningh misses the target.
Upchurch just misses with a punch to the body.
Upchurch looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Koningh throws a big shot that misses.
Koningh takes one to the side of the head.
Upchurch looks to throw the jab but Koningh is out of range.
A slow jab from Upchurch misses its intended target.
Koningh lands a head shot.
Koningh throws a low kick but Upchurch avoids it.
A jab from Upchurch does it's job there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Upchurch misses with a lunging right hand
and Koningh counters with a straight right hand.
Koningh misses with an uppercut. Upchurch saw that one coming.
Upchurch throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Koningh to counter with a crisp jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Upchurch lands a lovely overhand right.
Upchurch missing with a left hand there. Koningh was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one. #T1#
Upchurch lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.#ROC2#Koningh is rocked!
Upchurch thuds a left hand into Koningh's body.
Oh Koningh is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Koningh takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Koningh missing with a left hand there. Upchurch was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Koningh avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Koningh misses with an uppercut.
Upchurch steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Koningh.
Upchurch tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Koningh seems to have got his legs back now.
Koningh moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.#CUT#The cut above Brian Upchurch's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Both fighters circle each other, looking for something big. Upchurch moves in and throws an overhand right. That hurt Koningh! Upchurch continues to tee off on Koningh, landing with a left and a right! Upchurch connects with a right hand that leaves Koningh sleeping against the ropes! What a finish by Upchurch!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:37 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Brian Upchurch!

 

Event: CACC MUAY THAI 4     
Date:   Aug 14, 2020
#R1#
The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Koningh connects with a nice looking jab.
Koningh throws a body shot but no joy.
Koningh tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Columbus misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Koningh.
Columbus fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Koningh manages to avoid it.
Columbus takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Koningh lands a nice looking body shot.
Columbus throws a poor cross that misses
and Koningh counters with a nice uppercut.
Columbus jabs Koningh right on the nose. Koningh blinks but takes it well.
Columbus misses with a body punch
and Koningh counters with a solid body kick.
Koningh 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.
Koningh throws a shot to the body.
Columbus is breathing heavily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Columbus throws a low kick but Koningh moves out of range easily.
Columbus throws a leg kick
and Koningh connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.#CUT2#It looks like Scott Columbus has been cut.
Koningh walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Columbus takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Koningh throws out a token jab with nothing on it.#T1#
Koningh moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Columbus swings widly with a right hand
and Koningh connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Columbus throws a right hand that misses
and Koningh counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Koningh lands with a straight right. Columbus didn't see that one coming.#CL2#
Koningh darts in and clinches Columbus up against the ropes.
Koningh with a knee to the head.
A short uppercut from Koningh.
Koningh crunches a lovely knee into Columbus's ribcage.
Koningh lands a nice elbow.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Koningh lands a nice elbow.
Koningh lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Columbus backwards.
Still in the clinch, Koningh scores with a nice short uppercut.#BC2#
Koningh manages to break the clinch.
Koningh misses with a series of wild punches.
Columbus misses with a lunging right hand
and Columbus takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Columbus throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Koningh counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.#T2#
Koningh slips under a jab from Columbus.
Koningh is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Columbus had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pāté.
Columbus gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Koningh counters with a left to the body. #CL2#
Koningh moves into the clinch.
Koningh lands a left hand that snaps the head of Columbus backwards.
A short body shot lands from Koningh as the two fighters clinch.
Koningh throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A short uppercut from Koningh.
Nice elbow from Koningh.
Koningh gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Koningh lands an elbow that stopped Columbus in his tracks for a moment.
Koningh lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Koningh lands an elbow just above Columbus 's eye. #CUT2#Scott Columbus's cut is getting worse.
Columbus avoids the elbow strike from Koningh, against the ropes. #BC2#
Koningh manages to break the clinch.
Scott Columbus seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.#CL2#
The fight moves into the clinch position.
Columbus tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage. #T3#
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Koningh. #BC2#
Koningh breaks from the clinch.
A big right from Koningh misses.
Columbus swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.#CL2#
Koningh has managed to clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Koningh.
A short left from Koningh.
Columbus misses with a hook from the clinch.
Koningh makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Koningh gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Koningh lands a body punch in the clinch.
Koningh lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Koningh lands an elbow just above Columbus 's eye.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Koningh obliges.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Koningh comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Our sources have told us that Columbus has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Koningh obliges.#T4#
Koningh lands a nice shot to the body.
Koningh lands a body punch in the clinch.
A short right from Koningh on the inside.
Koningh tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Columbus's elbow.
Koningh gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head. #CUT2#Scott Columbus's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Koningh with a knee to the head.
Koningh lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage. #BC2#
Koningh breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Columbus is wiping some vaseline out of his eye. Koningh doesn't give a rats ass about fair play and cracks him with a massive hook to the side of the head! Columbus crumples to the floor out cold! The cornerman is going to be in Columbus's bad books for that mishap!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Sanngrišr Koningh!
An out of breath Sanngrišr Koningh thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: AKT 17     
Date:   Apr 17, 2020
#R1#
Koningh connects with a leg kick. Drunkizkus looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Drunkizkus scores with a jab to the body.
Koningh blocks a jab.
Drunkizkus throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Koningh appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Drunkizkus throws a leg kick but Koningh moved away.
Koningh connects with a crisp jab.
Koningh throws out a loose jab but Drunkizkus uses good head movement to avoid it. #KD#
Drunkizkus staggers Koningh with a jab and knocks him down with a follow up straight! Koningh looks in trouble, will he beat the count?! The count has reached 5 and he's only back to 1 knee - it's going to be close! 6,7,8 - he's up! Just in time and the ref is going to let the fight continue!#ROC#
Koningh is rocked!#CUT#
It looks like Sanngrišr Koningh has been cut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Drunkizkus circles away before darting back in with a big straight right hand. It connects beautifully and sends Koningh tumbling to the canvas! He's out cold! Drunkizkus wins by KO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:32 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Pope Drunkizkus!
Pope Drunkizkus thanked the fans post fight for their support.

 

Event: Grand Prix ROUND 2 NY     
Date:   Feb 29, 2020
#R1#
Tchusuk throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Koningh connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe. #CUT#
It looks like Kenny Tchusuk has been cut.
Koningh throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Koningh.
Tchusuk slips a jab from Koningh.
Tchusuk throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Koningh counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Koningh.
Sanngrišr Koningh seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tchusuk is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Koningh.
Koningh was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Tchusuk chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Koningh can pounce on him.
Koningh swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Tchusuk throws a head kick that misses.
Koningh is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Koningh misses with a straight left.
Tchusuk is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Koningh connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
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!
Koningh comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Koningh misses the target. #T1##CL#
Koningh has closed the distance and engaged Tchusuk in a clinch.
Koningh looking to throw knees to the head but Tchusuk is blocking nicely.
Nice body punch from Koningh.
Tchusuk looks winded!
Tchusuk takes an elbow to the temple.
Koningh throws an elbow but it misses.
Koningh utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Tchusuk blocks an elbow strike.
Koningh cracks Tchusuk with a nice body shot.
Tchusuk misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Tchusuk fails to land.
A head punch on the inside from Tchusuk fails to land.
Tchusuk avoids a wild elbow strike from Koningh.
Tchusuk swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Koningh throws an elbow that misses.
Koningh scores with a shot to the side of Tchusuk's head.
Koningh throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Tchusuk throws a punch but it's blocked by Koningh.
Koningh misses with an elbow over the top.#T2#
Koningh lands a left hand that snaps the head of Tchusuk backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Koningh lands an elbow inside that Tchusuk shrugs off.
Tchusuk tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Koningh lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Koningh throws an elbow that misses.
Koningh working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Tchusuk throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Koningh blocks it with crossed arms.
Tchusuk misses with a punch on the inside.
Tchusuk throws a punch but it's blocked by Koningh.
Koningh softening up his opponent with strikes, against the ropes.
Koningh lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the ropes.
Koningh tries to throw a body punch but Tchusuk avoids it by throwing Koningh back against the ropes.
Koningh misses with an elbow over the top.#BC#
Koningh manages to break the clinch.
Tchusuk takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Koningh on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Tchusuk looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A nice leg kick lands there from Tchusuk.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sanngrišr Koningh dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Kenny Tchusuk's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!
#R2#
Koningh keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Tchusuk pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Tchusuk misses with an attempted mid kick.
Koningh throws a shot from downtown. Tchusuk moves away and avoids it.
Koningh throws a hook but Tchusuk blocks it.#CL#
Koningh closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the ropes.
Koningh lands an elbow inside that Tchusuk shrugs off. #CUT#
That has opened up Kenny Tchusuk's cut even more.
Koningh misses with an elbow over the top.
Koningh connects with a knee to the head.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Koningh.
Koningh throws an elbow that misses.
Koningh taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, Koningh creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Koningh can't find room to land a body shot as Tchusuk controls the action. #BC#
Koningh breaks the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A bone on bone clash there as Koningh blocks the leg kick.
Tchusuk is breathing heavily.
Koningh lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Koningh is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.#T1#
Tchusuk misses with a body shot.
Tchusuk throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Koningh.
Tchusuk lands a two punch combo.
Tchusuk tries to clinch there but Koningh circles away.
Koningh's corner calls for a 1-2. Koningh obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range. #CUT#
The cut above Kenny Tchusuk's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Nice uppercut lands for Koningh. That snapped Tchusuk's head back.
Koningh just misses with a punch to the body.
As Koningh backs off Tchusuk throws a huge counter combo but Koningh manages to avoid it all.
Koningh scores with a jab to the jaw.
Koningh clobbers Tchusuk with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise. #CUT#
Kenny Tchusuk's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
Sanngrišr Koningh is winning the standup battle so far.
Koningh connects with a quick right hand that sends Tchusuk tumbling backwards onto the canvas! As his head bounces into the ropes, it doesn't look good for him beating the count! 3,4,5,6,7 and he's up! No, he's back down again! This one is all over - the referee has called off the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:46 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Sanngrišr Koningh!
A very excited looking Sanngrišr Koningh 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: Ricks Rumble Seven     
Date:   Feb 07, 2020
#R1#
Nukem ducks under a wild hook from Koningh.
Duke Nukem seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Koningh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Nukem.
Nukem lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Nukem misses with the combination.
Koningh darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Nukem misses with a combination
and Koningh counters with a nice body kick.
We've been informed that Nukem 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.
Nukem avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Koningh lands with a cross.
Koningh lands a leg kick that knocks Nukem off balance momentarily.
Koningh missing with a left hand there. Nukem was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Koningh dips to his left and cracks Nukem with an uppercut!
A solid leg kick lands there for Koningh. #KD#
Koningh lands a head kick that bluckles Nukem and drops him to the canvas. He's still conscious but it looks like it's going to take him the full 10 seconds to get back his senses! He's up on 9 and seems to be just about OK to continue.... the referee agrees and we're back to the action with Koningh no doubt looking to push for a finish!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Koningh lands with a shot to the body.
Koningh connects with a quick right hand that sends Nukem tumbling backwards onto the canvas! As his head bounces into the ropes, it doesn't look good for him beating the count! 3,4,5,6,7 and he's up! No, he's back down again! This one is all over - the referee has called off the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Sanngrišr Koningh!
A relieved looking Sanngrišr Koningh 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: AKT 14     
Date:   Jan 26, 2020
#R1#
Columbus misses with a jab, cross combination.
It seemed like Koningh was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Koningh throws a leg kick which misses Columbus's front leg but catches the back leg as Columbus tries to avoid it.
Columbus throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Columbus uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Koningh.
Columbus takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Columbus takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Koningh checks the leg kick nicely there.
Koningh looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Columbus misses with a jab, cross combination.
Columbus throws a hook to the side of Koningh's head but Koningh sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Columbus lands a leg kick that knocks Koningh off balance momentarily.
Columbus looks to throw the jab but Koningh is out of range.
A little jabbing left from Koningh on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Columbus swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Koningh lands a jab to the nose.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Koningh checks a leg kick.
Koningh lands a head shot.
Koningh lands the left hand.#CUT2#
It looks like Scott Columbus has been cut.
Koningh takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A slapping body kick lands there for Koningh.#T1#
Koningh moves away from the strike by Columbus.
Koningh ducks under a wild hook from Columbus.
The crowd cheers as Koningh lands an impressive looking overhand right. Columbus doesn't seem phased though.
Columbus throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Koningh counters with a stiff right hand.
Columbus throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A jab from Columbus does it's job there.
Sloppy strikes from Columbus. Those never looked like landing.
Columbus lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Columbus fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A good leg kick by Columbus.
Koningh works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Koningh loads up on a big right hand but Columbus slips the punch.
Koningh slips a jab from Columbus.#KD2#
Koningh throws out a head kick that Columbus doesn't see coming - it connects and sends Columbus crashing to the mat face first! He's bounced up to his knees and is scrambling to get back to his feet and beat the count. He's up on 5 but still looks a bit groggy; will the referee allow it to continue??? He's taking a good look into Columbus's eyes and has decided to let it go on!
Scott Columbus seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Koningh lands with a right hand.
Koningh displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Columbus throws out the jab.
Koningh waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Columbus.
It looked like Columbus wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.#T2#
Columbus lands a nice shot to the body.
Koningh 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.
Koningh throws the left hand but Columbus avoids the punch easily.
Koningh misses the jab.
Columbus fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Koningh is out of range.
Columbus lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Nice jab there from Koningh.
Koningh avoids the body shot from Columbus.
A telegraphed right hand from Columbus misses the target.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Koningh! But no joy.
Koningh steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Columbus.
Koningh moves out of range of the body kick from Columbus.
Koningh smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Koningh checks a leg kick.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Koningh lands a jab to the head.
Koningh takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Columbus throws an overhand right that lands on Koningh's shoulder, as Koningh tries to avoid the shot.
Columbus misses with a two punch combination.
Koningh looks like he wants to counter punch here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Having scored a knockdown, Sanngrišr Koningh should take round 1, putting pressure on his opponene back strong in round 2.
The cut man is working on Scott Columbus's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R2#
Koningh slips a straight right by Columbus.
Columbus walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A jab from Columbus does it's job there.#CUT#
It looks like Sanngrišr Koningh has been cut.
Sloppy strikes from Columbus. Those never looked like landing.
A little jabbing left from Koningh on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Columbus scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Sanngrišr Koningh seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Columbus connects with an inside leg kick.
Columbus scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
A slow jab from Columbus misses its intended target.
Columbus throws a looping overhand right but Koningh ducks down to avoid it.
Columbus looks to score with a jab to the body but Koningh is just out of range.
Columbus scores with a nice body kick.
Columbus throws a jab but it's blocked by Koningh.
Columbus punishes Koningh's body with a nice straight punch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Columbus throws a series of punches but Koningh avoids them all with ease.
Columbus fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Koningh looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Columbus jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Koningh works the jab nicely.#T1#
Columbus swings for the body but Koningh moves out of range.
Decent striking displayed by Columbus there.
Koningh is looking to score with low kicks.
Columbus slips a jab from Koningh.
Columbus misses with a low kick. #KD2#
Koningh lands a head kick that bluckles Columbus and drops him to the canvas. He's still conscious but it looks like it's going to take him the full 10 seconds to get back his senses! He's up on 9 and seems to be just about OK to continue.... the referee agrees and we're back to the action with Koningh no doubt looking to push for a finish!
Koningh loads up on a big right hand but Columbus slips the punch.
Koningh keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A jab from Koningh misses.
Koningh takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Koningh misses with an uppercut. Columbus saw that one coming.
Koningh works Columbus's body with a nice hook.
Columbus looks to throw a body kick
and Koningh counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Columbus moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Koningh misses with a straight right.
Koningh throws a sloppy head kick and Columbus moves out of range easily. #T2#
Columbus misses with a looping right.
An inside leg kick from Koningh misses.
Columbus rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Koningh moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Columbus swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Koningh counters with a solid body kick.
Koningh works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Columbus misses with a straight right. #KD2#
Koningh lands a front kick to the face, that drops Columbus to the canvas! Is he dazed or just shocked? He's back to his feet and the referee is going to allow him to continue the fight!
Columbus thows a left - swing and a miss!
A jab from Koningh finds it's way through Columbus's defenses.
Columbus scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Columbus throws a jab when Koningh was well out of range.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Koningh misses with an uppercut. Columbus saw that one coming.
A jab from Columbus misses.
Koningh avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A jab from Columbus misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sanngrišr Koningh will take that one after putting his opponent down more than once in the round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!
#R3#
Columbus moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Columbus misses with a low kick.
Columbus lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Koningh misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Columbus missing with a left hand there. Koningh was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Columbus throws a hook but Koningh avoids it easily.
Koningh avoids the body shot from Columbus.
Koningh wants to counter with a clinch but Columbus pushes him away.
Columbus scores with a sloppy right hand. Koningh should have avoided that one. #ROC#
Koningh is rocked!
Koningh drops his guard momentarily, allowing Columbus to crack him with a picture perfect lead left hook! Boom! Down goes Koningh! Oh, he's in big trouble - I don't like his chances here as the referee's count reaches 5. 6,7,8,9...10! He's out! Columbus takes it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:35 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Scott Columbus!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Scott Columbus made sure he mentioned UnderGround Clothing Co., along with how happy he was to win his fight.

 

Event: RR #4     
Date:   Jan 10, 2020
#R1#
One throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Fukumatsu counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Fukumatsu throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ozutsu Fukumatsu seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fukumatsu throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Fukumatsu tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but One was well out of range. Poor timing from Fukumatsu.
Fukumatsu takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Fukumatsu slips under a jab from One.
Fukumatsu lands a right hook to the body.
Fukumatsu swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Fukumatsu has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as One is landing a low percentage of strikes.
A telegraphed right hand from Fukumatsu misses the target.
One ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Fukumatsu connects with the punch.
One's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Fukumatsu connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! One scrambles back to his feet.
One takes a shot to the body in his stride.
One gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Fukumatsu.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fukumatsu tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but One was well out of range. Poor timing from Fukumatsu.#CL2#
One tries to keep at a distance but Fukumatsu has taken the fight into the clinch.
Fukumatsu takes an elbow to the temple.
Fukumatsu working aggressively here.
Fukumatsu misses with a hook from the clinch. #T1#
Fukumatsu prevents a body shot from One.
One utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
One prevents a body shot from Fukumatsu.
Fukumatsu lands a right hand that snaps the head of One backwards.
One has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Fukumatsu can't find room to land a body shot as One controls the action.
One pushes off an throws an elbow but Fukumatsu leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the ropes.
One lands with a light punch inside.
Nice elbow from One.
Fukumatsu takes a knee right on the jaw!
Fukumatsu lands a hook that snaps the head of One backwards.
One lands an elbow just above Fukumatsu 's eye.
One lands an elbow inside that Fukumatsu shrugs off.
Fukumatsu can't find room to land a body shot as One controls the action.
Fukumatsu is working One over against the ropes.
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!
Fukumatsu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fukumatsu doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fukumatsu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
One looks to throw an elbow but misses.
One lands a nice elbow from the clinch. #CUT#
It looks like Ozutsu Fukumatsu has been cut.
Fukumatsu can't find room to land a body shot as One controls the action. #T2#
One tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
One lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
One blocks a punch to the side of the head.
One lands a damaging elbow.
Fukumatsu tries to work over One's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
One lands an elbow just above Fukumatsu 's eye.
Nice body punch from One.
Fukumatsu tried to land a shot to the body but connects with One's elbow.
With the fighters up against the ropes, One throws an elbow but misses.
One lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Fukumatsu presses One against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Fukumatsu swings wildly with an uppercut but One uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fukumatsu working aggressively here.
One trying to land knees to the body.
One lands an elbow inside that Fukumatsu shrugs off.
One tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fukumatsu's elbow.
One tries to land a knee to the head but Fukumatsu blocks with his arms.
Fukumatsu tries to throw a body punch but One avoids it by throwing Fukumatsu back against the ropes.
One connects with a knee to the head.
One creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Fukumatsu's defenses. #T3#
Fukumatsu avoids a wild elbow strike from One.
One misses with an elbow over the top.
Fukumatsu working aggressively here.
One lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
One presses Fukumatsu against the ropes and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
One stalling in the clinch but Fukumatsu improves position.
One controlling the action here for a moment.
Fukumatsu misses with a body punch.
One wants to stall.
One is trying to maintain a safe position but Fukumatsu gets an underhook and turns One into the ropes.
Maybe One would be better served going for some more strikes rather than trying to control so much.
Fukumatsu lands with a short head shot on the inside. #BC#
One's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Fukumatsu misses with a lunging right hand
and Fukumatsu takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Fukumatsu tries to close the distance and clinch up but One swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Fukumatsu throws the left hand but One avoids the punch easily.
Fukumatsu slips under a jab.
Test One is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
One catches Fukumatsu with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!#T4#
One throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
One with a nice cross.#CL2#
Fukumatsu clinches up against the ropes.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
One lands a left hand that snaps the head of Fukumatsu backwards.
Fukumatsu struggles to land a body shot inside as One controls his hands.
With the fighters clinched against the ropes, One creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Fukumatsu is working One over against the ropes.
Fukumatsu lands a body punch in the clinch.
One is breathing heavily.
Fukumatsu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fukumatsu avoids a wild elbow strike from One.
One takes a shot to the head.
Fukumatsu misses with a body punch.
One creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
One pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the ropes.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fukumatsu.
A nice left hand lands by Fukumatsu.
A right hand to the body from Fukumatsu.
Fukumatsu tries to throw a body punch but One avoids it by throwing Fukumatsu back against the ropes.
Fukumatsu lands a hook to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Test One will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Ozutsu Fukumatsu's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!
#R2#
One takes a shot to the body in his stride. #CL2#
Fukumatsu closes the distance and pushes One back into the ropes.
Fukumatsu doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
One prevents a body shot from Fukumatsu.
A head punch on the inside from Fukumatsu fails to land.
One blocks an uppercut.
One lands an elbow inside that Fukumatsu shrugs off.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Fukumatsu.
A short uppercut from One.
One misses with a knee to the head.
Fukumatsu tries a body shot but One blocks it.
Nice elbow from One.
Fukumatsu working aggressively here.
One lands a damaging elbow.
Fukumatsu misses with some punches.
One lands an elbow inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fukumatsu misses with some punches.
Fukumatsu misses with a punch to the body.
One gets through Fukumatsu's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Fukumatsu misses with a hook to the ribs. #T1#
One lands an elbow inside.
Fukumatsu swings wildly with an uppercut but One uses good head movement to avoid it.
One works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Fukumatsu.
Fukumatsu takes an elbow to the temple.
One is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
One lands a nice elbow.
Fukumatsu lands a nice uppercut.
One doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fukumatsu lands an uppercut.
Fukumatsu tries to work over One's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right from Fukumatsu on the inside.
Fukumatsu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
One takes a shot to the head.
One unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Fukumatsu is breathing heavily.
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!
Fukumatsu tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
One lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Fukumatsu misses with a hook to the ribs. #T2#
One throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Fukumatsus head.
Fukumatsu misses with a hook to the ribs.
Fukumatsu working aggressively here.
Test One has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Fukumatsu tries a body shot but One blocks it.
One works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
One lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
One lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
One lands a left hand that snaps the head of Fukumatsu backwards.
One looking to throw knees to the head but Fukumatsu is blocking nicely.
One lands a damaging elbow.
One wants to stall.
One pressing his opponent against the ropes.
Fukumatsu swings away with an uppercut that misses.
One struggles to land a body shot inside as Fukumatsu controls his hands.
One blocks a body shot from Fukumatsu.
Fukumatsu doesn't land with the attempted body shot. #T3#
Fukumatsu takes an elbow to the forehead. #CUT#
That has opened up Ozutsu Fukumatsu's cut even more.
One lands with a short punch from the clinch.
One scores with a shot to the side of Fukumatsu's head.
One smacks Fukumatsu right on the bridge of the nose with a massive elbow! Another one lands and Fukumatsu goes down! He's clearly dazed - will he beat the count? 3,4,5,6,7... up to one knee... 8,9,10! He's not made it! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:19 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Elbows). Test One!
Our winner, Test One, 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: AKT 8!     
Date:   Dec 12, 2019
#R1#
Koningh rushes in with a sloppy looking punch #KD2#
and Bitetti counters with a really nice, stiff jab that drops Koningh onto his ass. He'll have to take the mandatory count from the referee but he's back on his feet and he seems OK to continue.#CUT2#
It looks like Sanngrišr Koningh has been cut.
Koningh bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Koningh misses the shot to the body.
Koningh lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt. #CUT#
It looks like Sanderlei Bitetti has been cut.
Koningh has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Bitetti looks to land a left hand but Koningh moved out of range nicely.
Koningh half committed to a counter leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Koningh throws a hook but Bitetti avoids it easily.
Bitetti moves out of range of the body kick.
Koningh misses with a looping left.
Bitetti looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bitetti uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Koningh.
Bitetti looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Sanngrišr Koningh seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Koningh connects with a nice looking jab.
The crowd cheers as Koningh lands an impressive looking overhand right. Bitetti doesn't seem phased though.#T1#
Koningh lands a front kick.
Bitetti looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Koningh misses with a hook
and Bitetti counters with a stiff right hand.
Koningh throws a big shot that misses.
We've been informed that Bitetti 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.
Koningh blocks a head kick by Bitetti.
Bitetti walks into a jab.
Koningh throws a lazy right hand but Bitetti sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bitetti looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Koningh uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bitetti.#CL#
Koningh closes the distance and clinches.
With the two fighters working up against the ropes, Koningh just misses with a elbow thrown towards Bitetti's brow.
Bitetti avoids a wild elbow strike from Koningh.#T2#
A right handed body shot lands from Koningh.
With the fighters up against the ropes, Koningh throws an elbow but misses.
Koningh tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Koningh trying to control the position but instead, Bitetti has worked for underhooks and has pushed Koningh into the ropes.
Bitetti's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Koningh misses with an elbow strike.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Koningh tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Bitetti avoids it.
Bitetti avoids a wild elbow strike from Koningh.
Koningh creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Bitetti's defenses.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Bitetti.
Bitetti blocks the elbow strike.
Bitetti avoids the elbow strike from Koningh, against the ropes. #T3#
Koningh creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Koningh misses with an elbow strike.
Koningh throws an elbow but it misses.
Bitetti misses with a body punch.
Koningh working Bitetti over with knees to the body.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Koningh takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life. #BC2#
Bitetti breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Koningh ducks down and throws a hook to the body.#CL#
Koningh has Bitetti up against the ropes in a clinch.
Koningh trying to land knees to the body.
Bitetti tries to circle away but Koningh has him pinned against the ropes.
Koningh tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Bitetti's elbow. #T4#
Bitetti takes an elbow to the forehead. #BC2#
Bitetti manages to break the clinch.
Koningh throws a lazy uppercut
and Koningh takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Koningh is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.#KD#
Koningh looks low and kicks high, catching Bitetti right on the side of the head, sending him crashing to the canvas! Will he be able to beat the count? 3,4,5 - he's already back to his feet and ready to go! Let's see if he's still with it!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bitetti drops his guard momentarily, allowing Koningh to crack him with a picture perfect lead left hook! Boom! Down goes Bitetti! Oh, he's in big trouble - I don't like his chances here as the referee's count reaches 5. 6,7,8,9...10! He's out! Koningh takes it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Sanngrišr Koningh!
During a confident post fight interview, Sanngrišr Koningh thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.

 

Event: RICK'S RUMBLER #1     
Date:   Nov 19, 2019
#R1#
Stahl misses with a low kick.
Stahl throws a hook but Koningh blocks it.
No joy there for Stahl, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Stahl staying out of range there.
Stahl lands with a kick to the temple. Koningh shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Stahl moves out of range of the body kick from Koningh.
Koningh takes one to the side of the head.
Stahl is pinned up against the ropes taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Stahl bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Stahl looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Stahl tries a head kick but it misses.
Koningh misses with a hook. Stahl ducked under it nicely.
Stahl moves out of range of the strikes.
Koningh scores with a sloppy right hand. Stahl should have avoided that one.
Stahl throws a leg kick
and Koningh counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Koningh ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Stahl moves away.
Koningh fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Stahl has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Stahl misses with a hook
and Koningh counters with a nice uppercut. #T1#
Koningh stuns Stahl with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Koningh ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Koningh throws a sloppy head kick and Stahl moves out of range easily.
Stahl throws a counter high kick but Koningh was just alert enough to avoid it.
A left lands for Stahl.
A low kick from Stahl is predictable there
and Koningh counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Stahl throws a low kick, looking for Koningh's leg but Koningh calmly moves out of range.
Koningh ducks under a wild hook from Stahl.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Koningh.
Stahl misses with a double jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Koningh misses the target.
Stahl definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Stahl thuds a left hand into Koningh's body.
Stahl misses with a kick to the body
and Koningh counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Koningh misses with a straight left.
The fighters circle momentarily. Koningh darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
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!
Koningh throws a hook but Stahl avoids it easily.
Stahl seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Koningh avoids the head kick by Stahl. #T2#
Stahl moves out of range of the strikes.
Stahl throws a head kick that misses.
A slow jab from Koningh misses its intended target.
Stahl checks a low kick from Koningh.
A punch combination from Stahl misses.
Stahl cracks Koningh with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Stahl cracks Koningh with an open hand slap.
Stahl misses with a head kick.
Stahl throws a head kick but Koningh moves out of range.
Stahl throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
letting Koningh counter with a right hand.
Koningh tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Koningh just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromStahl.
Stahl throws a sloppy head kick
and Koningh counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Hussein Stahl seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Stahl throws a head kick that misses.
Stahl throws a lazy head kick
and Koningh counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Stahl is breathing heavily.
Koningh misses with a looping right.
Stahl slips a jab from Koningh.#T3#
Koningh throws out a loose jab but Stahl uses good head movement to avoid it.
A good leg kick by Koningh.
Koningh cracks a nice hook into Stahl's ribs.
Stahl moves out of range as Koningh strikes.
It looked like Stahl was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Stahl tries to land a body kick
enabling Koningh to counter with a crisp jab.
Stahl feints and then cracks Koningh's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Koningh down.
Koningh throws the left hand but Stahl avoids the punch easily.
A good leg kick by Koningh.
Koningh looks to score with a jab to the body but Stahl is just out of range.
Stahl throws a hook to the side of Koningh's head but Koningh sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Koningh misses with a looping right.
A nice leg kick lands there from Koningh.
Stahl moves away from the strike by Koningh.
Stahl throws a lazy right hand but Koningh sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Stahl throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Stahl misses with a wild combination. #T4#
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Good work by Koningh as he checks the leg kick.
Koningh looks to land a left hand but Stahl moved out of range nicely.
Stahl misses with a right hand
letting Koningh counter with a right hand.
Koningh throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Koningh throws a poor cross that misses
and Stahl counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Stahl throws a lazy uppercut
and Koningh counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Koningh is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Stahl had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pāté.
Stahl gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Koningh just misses with a punch to the body.
Stahl tried to score with a low kick but Koningh checks it.
Koningh cracks Stahl with a perfect right hand that drops him to the mat! Stahl is sitting up but I can't see if he's OK from my position. The referee's count has reached 5,6,7 and Stahl is still not up. Can he make it? 8,9,10! He's out! Stahl could not beat the count!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Sanngrišr Koningh!
A victorious Sanngrišr Koningh thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Nov 26, 2018
#R1#
One has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
One misses with an uppercut
letting Wayne counter with a right hand.
Wayne bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wayne misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
One jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Wayne looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? One is fending him off so far but Wayne persists. Nope, One circles away and we're back to standing.
One looks to land a right hand but Wayne moved out of range.
One swinging wildly here.
One stuffs the takedown attempt from Wayne. Wayne gets slowly back to his feet.
One misses with a hook. Wayne ducked under it nicely.
Wayne thinks about countering with a head kick.#CL2#
One has Wayne up against the cage in a clinch.
Wayne is trying to pull guard but One turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bruce Wayne. That's going to take a lot out of him.#T1#
Wayne avoiding damage as One throws knees to the body.
One unloads a knee to the mid-section. Wayne lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
One trying to land knees to the body.
One misses with an elbow strike.
Wayne managing to block the knees to the body from One.
Wayne stalling in the clinch but One improves position.
Wayne takes a knee to the side of the body.
Wayne is breathing heavily.
Wayne avoiding damage as One throws knees to the body.
One using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Wayne has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
One unloads a knee to the mid-section. Wayne lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
One taking a breather.
One lands an elbow inside.
One lands a knee to the body.
Wayne could do with losing a few pounds - he looks very soft around the mid section, to put it politely.
One landing knees to the head. #CUT2#
It looks like Bruce Wayne has been cut.#T2#
Nice elbow from One.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
One misses with a knee to the head.
One missing with knees to the body.
One throws a knee to the head but misses.
Wayne takes a knee right on the jaw!
One is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
One tries a knee to the head but Wayne blocks it.
One lands a damaging elbow.
One landing some nice looking knees to the body.
One lands an elbow that stopped Wayne in his tracks for a moment.
One has Wayne pushed against the cage.
One tries a knee to the head but Wayne blocks it. #T3#
With the two fighters working up against the cage, One just misses with a elbow thrown towards Wayne's brow.
One lands a nice elbow.
One tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Wayne avoids it.
Wayne avoiding damage as One throws knees to the body.
One lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
One utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
One with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
One scores a nice knee to the body.
Wayne on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
One lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
One lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
One landing some nice looking knees to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
One comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush. #T4#
One utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
One crunches a lovely knee into Wayne's ribcage.
One missing with knees to the body.
One pushes off an throws an elbow but Wayne leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
One looks to throw an elbow but misses.
One lands a good knee to the midsection. Wayne won't want to take too many of those.
One lands a damaging elbow. #CUT2#
Bruce Wayne's cut is getting worse.
One scores a nice knee to the body.
One lands a nice knee to the body.
One working Wayne over with knees to the body.
One avoiding damage.
One lands an elbow inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Test One dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Bruce Wayne's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.
#R2##CL2#
One moves into range and clinches up with Wayne.
Wayne takes an elbow to the temple.
Knees in the clinch landing for One.
One is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Wayne is defending well for now.
One working Wayne over with knees to the body.
One working Wayne over with knees to the body.
One lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Knees to the body from One.
One lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
One misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Wayne.
One misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Wayne.
One using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
One lands a knee to the body.
Test One seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
One landing knees to the body. #T1#
One lands an elbow just above Wayne 's eye.
A bit of stalling here from One.
One lands a knee to the body.
One lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Wayne takes an elbow to the forehead.
One throws an elbow but it misses.
One lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
One comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
One tries to land knees in the clinch but Wayne avoids the damage to the body.
One using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
One has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
One with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head. #CUT2#
Bruce Wayne's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
One slowing the pace effectively.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
One misses with a knee strike. #T2#
One is pressed up against the cage. Wayne has hold of a leg and is looking to drag One down to the mat. One avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Wayne uses good head movement to avoid the hook from One.
Test One is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
The fighters circling - One throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
One throws a hook to the side of Wayne's head but Wayne sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wayne slips under a jab from One.
Wayne slips under a jab from One.
One lands a lovely overhand right.
Wayne checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A big left from One misses.
One tries a low kick but Wayne avoids it.
Wayne moves out of range of the strikes.
Wayne ducks right into an uppercut from One. #T3#
One drops Wayne with a huge uppercut! Wayne drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes. One is raining down punches and the ref stops the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:09 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Test One!

 

 
 
 
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