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Nephrinn
12-02-2008, 02:48 AM
This will be a dynasty starting in 2007, simmed forward from 1996 without any human interaction. Apart from the default database, I had added in SIGMA (to compete with GAMMA) and DFC (to compete with ALPHA-1) and released all fighters from their contracts before beginning the game. That meant that the four major companies got equal bids on all fighters.

The two additional companies, SIGMA and DFC, also have very unique qualities about them. SIGMA is a promotion that emphasizes the arts and protecting fighters, while DFC is an openweight mens/womens promotion that has no rules, 50 minute universal matches, and judges that only call wins decisively.

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Week 1, March 2007

Following the sudden death of Josh Bristow, former president of SIGMA, pioneer and mastermind behind SIGMA’s growth and success in the MMA industry, questions were raised as to who would be the successor to Bristow. Less than a week after Bristow’s death, a new president had been named to take his place: Mr. Guest's daughter, Caudrey Guest.

There was mixed reaction to the announcement, but Dean Guest quickly quieted any suspicions in his daughter’s capabilities as president of SIGMA. “Caudrey has been at my side the whole time, watching both the company and the entire industry grow. I didn’t pressure her into doing this, as many claim, and I believe she can bring some welcome change to SIGMA in the future. Know this: I would not have selected her for the job if she could not do the job. She knows the ins-and-outs of the industry as well as anyone else.”

Caudrey Guest (New President of SIGMA)
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So, how exactly does Caudrey expect to change SIGMA? We asked her to find out.

“I think Josh Bristow did a wonderful job in managing the roster, but he tended to give fighters more chances than I think they deserved. Before SIGMA 98, I intend on letting some fighters go and adding others that will be more competitive. I think SIGMA should only invest in fighters that have already proved themselves rather than gambling on ones that promise too much and never really deliver. I don’t want to name names, but I’ve seen it happen many times in the past and I want to put a stop to it. That doesn’t mean rookies are off limits and you’d better bet that I’ll sign that next Fezzik or Foster, but if I have any doubts about them whatsoever, I don’t intend on signing them.”

We also asked her how she intends on booking matches.

“This is another area where I and Mr. Bristow, and really the entire industry, differ. I think there is too much emphasis on win streaks and using no-names and rookies to build careers. I believe in a strict three-tiered approach to weight divisions. Under no circumstances am I going to have a top contender fight a rookie for the benefit of keeping them at the top and always a contender. To me, it’s cheating the system. From now on, fighters will have to continuously prove that they deserve to remain at the top and those that can’t won’t be getting title shots anymore.”

Finally, we asked if there was anything else changing in SIGMA.

“I don’t plan on changing the rules or anything, but I do plan on adding a Women’s division. Many of the Women’s divisions are too brutal and too open, so you’ll sometimes have a 110-pounder fighting a 140-pounder for 50 minutes and no rules. And the WEFF just hasn’t taken off like some thought it would. I would really like to bring a legitimate Women’s division to the States. It won’t be anything elaborate at first, probably a single strict weight-limited division just to test the waters, but we’ll see how that turns out and go from there.”

Ms. Guest also went on to say that she will be re-negotiating and establishing more exclusive contracts. She said this was to not only give relief to SIGMA’s own fighters, but to be able to better plan the future of fighters and events. Additionally, there will now be weight-grouped events and a strict four-month wait policy on event fighters and a strict three-month wait policy on television fighters.

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Nephrinn
12-02-2008, 03:05 AM
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Rules:

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Weight Classes:

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Fight Card:

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SIGMA 98: Superstorm
Main Event
Sukarno vs. Tyler Lass for the SIGMA Middleweight Title

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Tyler Lass actually fought Sukarno back in 2004 at SIGMA 70: It’s Over and lost via T.K.O. at the end of the 1st round, so it’ll be interesting to see if he’ll be a little more cautious, something he’s criticized for, this time. Despite Lass’ impressive four-win winning streak, this looks to be a tough one for him and may indeed be the challenge of his career.

However, keep in mind that Sukarno actually lost to Patrick Thomas in 2005 at SIGMA 86 by Knock Out in the beginning of the 1st round; Lass was able to Knock Out Thomas in the third and defend his title back in 2006. And that very well may be the decider between these two as it has worked tremendously well for and against them in the past:

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Most fans are rooting for Lass to win as he’s the fan favorite here in the States, but Sukarno has a huge following back in his homeland of Asia.

Co-Main Event
Ethan Sutton vs. Kramer Mayweather for title shot

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This match may as well be billed as the main event itself as popular as these two fighters are. Mayweather has made a tremendous mark upon the MMA world and has won multiple titles in multiple organizations, including the coveted DFC Openweight Mens, which is by no means no easy feat. Although he’s coming off a loss to Buddy Garner (GAMMA), he’s still regarded as a top contender.

Ethan Sutton has been slowly working up the ranks of SIGMA since 1998, and even has two wins over top ranked Evan Pizzarro and a brief title reign to show for it. He’s been on a huge tear as of late and has amassed five solid wins; enough to clinch him another shot at the title. But he’ll have to go through a very imposing Kramer Mayweather first.

Match #3
Uwe Maier vs. Patrick Thomas

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Both of these fighters know that this fight will be crucial in deciding a possible title shot. Thomas actually began his career with GAMMA and managed to secure the title and a defense to his name there before restarting his career in SIGMA in 2004 with a win over top ranked Evan Pizzarro. He’s had mixed success so far, with wins over Sukarno and Fontaine and losses to Mayweather and Lass.

Uwe Maier has generally had great success in SIGMA since signing to them back in 1997, holding the title to two defenses since. Highlights in his career include wins over Sutton, Spyrou, Rush, and beating the reigning champion Tyler Lass not once, but twice by T.K.O.

Both fighters are coming off fresh wins, but many say that their years are getting behind them. Maier and Thomas are 34 and have endured a lot of injuries over their careers that are putting a strain on continuing their careers in the world of MMA.

Match #4
Adam White vs. Ed Burridge

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While many believe Adam White’s best years are behind him at only 31, he’s arguably one of the most popular fighters in the world. He’s fought, not only in SIGMA, but DFC and GAMMA and has won and defended titles in those organizations numerous times.

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Unfortunately, the busy MMA career he’s had has cost him numerous injuries that have not only hurt him in recent fights, but may lead to him retiring early.

Despite their busy careers, they have only met once in the cage and it ended with a decision to White. Another important fact is that both fighters have come off some heavy losses before securing wins as of recent: White 3 losses and a draw and Burridge four losses. This match, like the Maier/Thomas match, may be pivotal in both of their careers.

And although White has an impressive history few can match, Burridge cannot be discounted, having held the DFC Openweight Mens title to two defenses, something White was never able to do and only one other person has (Fernando Amaro). Still, Burridge, at only 28, is almost as in bad of shape as White is in. This fight may ultimately cost one of them their careers.

Match #5
Davis Spyrou vs. Andrew Rush

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Unfortunately, this will be Davis Spyrou’s last match as he’s set to retire at the end of March. While Spyrou never held a title in BCF, ALPHA-1, or SIGMA, he’s had some highlight wins over Gempachi Higa and even Andrew Rush. It seems that his entire career was spent just below the top contenders as he could never quite make it past them.

Despite his brief title reign in BCF in 1996, Rush has spent much of his career battling to get to the top cards and a shot at the title, but just couldn’t make the final push. He does have a more impressive highlight reel than Spyrou, however, with wins over Tyler Lass (twice), Pizzarro, Burridge, and even Davis Spyrou himself.

Both Spyrou and Rush are coming off two very difficult losses, so expect them both to be itching for a win, in this case, for Spyrou to go out with a bang and Rush to get his aging career back on track.

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Nephrinn
12-02-2008, 03:32 AM
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Week 3, March 2007

Caudrey Guest (New President of SIGMA)
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Caudrey Guest was interviewed recently about who her favorite current SIGMA fighter is and why:

"Despite him just losing the belt, Jon, 'The Architect' Head for so many reasons. The guy has been loyal to SIGMA since he began fighting in 1998 and he's been kicking a lot of ass since then. The guy is a defensive wizard, especially on the ground, whether he's on his back or pinning someone else down, he's always making life difficult for his opponents. He was also one of the few guys to actually beat and take Daglish's title away, which takes some serious skill. I suspect you might see those two in a rematch real soon."

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Nephrinn
12-02-2008, 01:52 PM
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Week 4, March 2007

The Modern Warriors TV broadcast took place last night, displaying some of the future talent the middleweight and womens' divisions have in store for SIGMA. Here are the highlights:

Jorge Hormazabal beat Leonardo da Costa by Unanimous Decision (**)

Two really popular middleweight fighters went toe to toe, and although many were hoping the more popular da Costa would come away with the win, Hormazabal, despite being 38, proved he has more in him. He actually broke into the top 10 with that win.

Echiko Watanabe beat Natalie Rogers by T.K.O. in 2:21 of round 1 (***)

While both women are seasoned fighters, Watanabe was able to maneuver and throw a punch early that caught Rogers off guard. That win should secure Watanabe into the top 10.

Noburo Shichirobei beat Chikafusa Abukara by Knock Out in 0:27 of round 2 (**)

Noburo "The General" Shichirobei was looking good in his win over the veteran Abukara, and while it didn't secure him a top 10 entry, he's got a nice fan following and a history of impressive wins including Adam White and Jon Head. This win could be what he needed to get his career back on track.

Sayoko Idane beat Monica Masters by Unanimous Decision (*)

Idane had a brief, but somewhat successful history in DFC, securing a win, 2 losses, and 3 draws. She has the potential to be a great fighter, it's just that glass jaw of hers that has so far held her back. A few more wins may notch her into the top 10.

Shannon Palmer beat Diana Benes by T.K.O. in 1:38 of round 2 (*)

Two fresh 21 year-old rookies going at it and Palmer proved to be the better of the two. Both fighters still need a lot of training and experience and I'm sure this is just the beginning on the long road ahead of them.

Bo-Bae Jo beat Marieke Van Gysse by Unanimous Decision (*)

Another rookie match, but this one was stunning in how Jo dominated a very hyped up Van Gysse, granted Jo had a brief, but unsuccessful stint with DFC. We'll see if she continues to display this kind of skill in the future.

Dennis St.Hubbins beat Bryan Morgan by Unanimous Decision (*)

A middleweight rookie match that really showed off how skillful St.Hubbins' already is at both the stand-up and ground games. Expect to see more good things from both of these up-and-coming fighters.

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Nephrinn
12-02-2008, 02:11 PM
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SIGMA 98: Superstorm

Blurcat Predictions:

Sukarno via Knock Out
Kramer Mayweather via Knock Out
Adam White via Knock Out
Uwe Maier via Knock Out
Andrew Rush via Knock out

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Round 1
Rush starts brightly by throwing some looping punches. Defended well by Spyrou. They circle, throwing tentative jabs. Spyrou goes for a single leg and puts Rush on the floor, but he is up very quickly, preventing Spyrou from getting on top. Rush definitely seems to want to keep this standing. Spyrou hits a nice jab, avoids a counter left hook, then comes in low and takes down Rush again. This time Rush isn't able to get up, and has to pull guard. Times ticking away though, Spyrou will have to hurry to finish. He goes for an armbar, but Rush defends. Spyrou tries to slip past to get side control, but Rush just about manages to keep guard. A second attempt works though, and Spyrou has the side. Two big elbows land, and Rush seems in trouble. Spyrou goes for the kimura, but can't quite get it. The time expires before he can try again, and the referee separates them. End of the round. Blurcat.com scores it 10-9 for Spyrou.

Round 2
Spyrou is forced onto the backfoot almost immediately, having to retreat to avoid a series of sharp jabs. He ends up with his back to the cage, with Rush advancing. A sharp right misses, and Spyrou takes the opportunity to pull Rush in to a tight clinch against the cage. Rush tries to break free, but cannot. It looks like we know the strategies for this round already; Rush wants to stand and bang, Spyrou wants to keep things at close quarters. Rush tries for an elbow, but only succeeds in getting turned around so that he is now the one against the cage. Trip from Spyrou, and we're down to the ground. Spyrou has side control, but Rush has landed with his left hand side against the cage, so that side of the body is basically safe for now. Spyrou will have to try to work the right-hand side, and starts by ramming a knee into the ribs. Rush tries to squirm into a better position, but Spyrou puts a stop to that with a stiff elbow to the stomach. Spyrou tries to work a kimura on the right arm, but Rush defends it. Rush manages to bring a knee up and catch Spyrou in the side, something of a cheeky move given his position. Spyrou responds with five or six rapid-fire right hands to the face, but Rush covers up and doesn't take any serious damage at all. Time is ticking away though, and so far Spyrou may be easily winning the round, but he is not taking full advantage of this great position. Spyrou tries to float over into a mount, but Rush uses the cage to push away and manages to unbalance Spyrou enough to get to a kneeling position, then standing, albeit back into a clinch. A knee from Spyrou is the last action of the round. The 2nd round ends. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Spyrou.

Round 3
A crisp jab from Rush starts the round, it tagged Spyrou on the cheek. Straight right from Spyrou in response, glancing off the side of the head, albeit without much power. Rush steps in for an attack but is smothered by Spyrou who clinches. Rush has to react quickly to avoid being tossed to the ground, but can't stop being driven into the cage. Spyrou is virtually man-handling Rush with his wrestling ability. Up against the cage, Spyrou has the much stronger position. Right hand connects to the side of the body. And another. There isn't a great deal of power on them, but they're forming a big red mark on the body, and Rush can't really do a lot in response; he can't seem to wrestle Spyrou off, and he can't work into a position to unload any strikes either. Spyrou fires off another two punches, then goes for a trip. Rush spins out, almost falls, but manages to squirm out and back off quickly to the center. That was close, and Rush knows it. Rush moves in close and hits a left hook to the body. Spyrou steps back, and suddenly fires off a roundhouse kick. Rush didn't see it coming, and it lands right behind his ear. Rush is down, knocked out cold, and the referee is quick to step in and stop Spyrou from inflicting any more damage. Official time of the knock out is 3:46 of the third round.

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Round 1
Thomas throws out a jab, but it's wide of the mark. Maier uses that as an opportunity to launch an attack, and comes in with three or four slugging blows. One caught Thomas on the ear, but the others were safely deflected away. Thomas tries to clinch to stop any further bombardment, but Maier switches tactic and grabs a muay thai-style clinch around the back of the neck. Thomas tries to quickly duck out and away, but eats a massive knee to the face! The knee hit with sickening force, but Thomas doesn't go down. Maier hits a second knee, but this one is partially blocked as Thomas used his arms to defend it. Thomas desperately tries to get free, but Maier has the clinch applied tightly. A third knee hits, and again it is right to the face. Thomas goes down to one knee. He tries to stand back up, but the referee has already gotten in there and broken it up, he had seen enough. Maier turns and celebrates, Thomas falls back to his knees; his face is a mess, that first knee in particular looks to have caused a broken nose, the referee was right to stop the match. Maier wins via first round TKO at 54 seconds.

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Round 1
White comes out fast, but gets hit with a counter right hand strike when he throws a left hand which was too high. Burridge moves in and hits a nice body shot before they clinch. White gets in a short, sharp jab to the side of the head, it looked to hit right on the ear. Burridge didn't like that, and scores with two knee strikes and a punch to the cheek. They break apart. Burridge swings and hits a nice right hand. White fires off a series of sharp jabs, all hitting gloves. He throws out a looping left, but gets tagged with a punch to the jaw and stumbles to the ground! Burridge dives in to finish him off, but he scrambles back up quickly and they end up facing off on their feet again. Replays show that the punch barely connected, it was more of a stumble on White's part than anything else. It might not look that way to the judges though. Burridge looks more confident after that, and puts together a nice chain of strikes, ending with a scathing low kick that catches White on the outside of the calf. He definitely felt that. Time is running out; Burridge will probably take this round on the judges' score cards, primarily due to that one dubious knock down. The round is over. Blurcat.com gives that one to Burridge by 10-9.

Round 2
Right hand from Burridge was thrown with power, but bounced off the gloves of White. Burridge follows up by coming in close, but White is ready with a straight right hand that glances off the side of the head. They clinch, although it's an ugly-looking one. White forces his way to the side, still grappling for supremacy, and then manages to get all the way behind. Burridge gave up his back quite easily. White takes Burridge down with a variation on the suplex, but Burridge keeps his wits and makes sure that he is able to pull guard pretty quickly upon landing. White stands, and uses his arms to push Burridge's guard apart. Leaning down between the legs, he starts throwing vicious punches. Burridge tries to bring his legs back in to pull guard again, while simultaneously covering up, but he is having trouble; White is using his body to keep the legs from coming in. More punches rain down, and Burridge is starting to get really pounded. A big shot lands hard on the nose, then a left hand crunches into his cheek. The referee has seen enough and pulls White away, signalling the end of this match. White wins via TKO at 1:23 of the second round.

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Round 1
They circle to start, both throwing a few tentative jabs. An uppercut misses its mark from Sutton, providing the first moment of real action. Mayweather hits a nice combination of body shots to set up a big right hook, but Sutton side-stepped to safety. A few punches get thrown, but there's a lack of real action to talk about. Mayweather is being slightly the more aggressive, but neither fighter is really going for it. They come together again and exchange punches, but no big shots get through, and they end up clinched for a while. The referee separates them, but the time is ticking away and this round looks like it's going to the judges. End of round 1. Blurcat.com gives that one to Mayweather by 10-9.

Round 2
The fighters touch gloves, then circle. Mayweather throws a low kick, but it was without any conviction, it seemed designed more to keep Sutton from coming inside. Mayweather works an angle, then comes in with a one-two combination, Sutton responds with a crisp uppercut that wasn't far off from connecting. Mayweather backs off slightly, maybe a bit relieved not to have taken that one on the chin. Neither fighter appears to be looking for any sort of takedown or grapple, this is all about the striking. Sutton circles and throws a series of high jabs, but Mayweather blocked them with ease, using the gloves. Mayweather fakes a high kick, then storms in with a wild looking right hand and a series of body shots. Sutton covers up and rides out the storm, clinching to stop any further blows. It was a nice attack from Mayweather though, best action of the round. They stay clinched for a while, exchanging occasional punches to the ribs, then are separated by the referee. It looks like this round is going to the judges though, as there's only a few seconds remaining. Mayweather throws a leg kick that connects, albeit without too much force, and the round is done. That's the end of the round. Blurcat.com gives that one to Mayweather by 10-8.

Round 3
Sutton throws a stinging jab, landing just above the left eye. Mayweather steps in and fires off one of his own, but Sutton bobs out of the way and scores with a pair of solid shots to the body. Mayweather turns and swings, just as Sutton also unloads...and it's Sutton who connects first! Mayweather's hands drop and he is on rubbery legs. Sutton follows up with a beauty of a right hand, and that drops Mayweather. The referee doesn't even wait for Sutton to dive in to finish, he's seen enough, Mayweather is clearly on Dream Street. This bout is over! Official time of the TKO is 1:42 of the third round.

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Round 1
Sukarno pushes Lass up against the cage in a clinch. Sukarno throws a knee, then a couple of short punches to the side of the head. Lass pushes him away and steps in to score with an uppercut. Sukarno took it flush on the chin and is rocked! Another right hand drops Sukarno against the cage, and Lass follows up by unloading with a barrage of punches. The referee gets in and pulls Lass away, he wins the match by TKO. Official time of the TKO is 1:35 of the first. Tyler Lass successfully retains the SIGMA Middleweight title.

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Nephrinn
12-02-2008, 02:29 PM
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Week 1, April 2007

While many were expecting Spyrou's retirement, none had anticipated Mayweather's brief retirement following SIGMA 98: Superstorm. At just 30 years old, Mayweather has succumbed to the grueling injuries the sport has had on his body. He was quick to point out that it wasn't Sutton's T.K.O. that did the damage, but the long time he had spent fighting in DFC and ALPHA-1.

We asked Mayweather what his most memorable match was in his long career:
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"I forget which event it was it's been so long, but I'd say 8 or 9 years ago in my early days at DFC, I'll never forget the fight I had with Rav Kapur. The guy had a good 60 pounds on me, and even though I was on a nice winning streak, many thought he would tear right through me. I think I shocked the world that night and defied all odds when I submitted him from the bottom at the end of the 1st round. I think he got a little too comfortable and that's when I made my move. It was my only win by submission, and let me tell you, it felt better than all the knock outs I've had over my career."

Mayweather is expected to be inducted into the hall of fame soon. Along with Spyrou's and Mayweather's retirements, Sean Morrison, 39, has decided to retire, citing age as the culprit. "I've lost five in a row now, I'm taking that as a sign that I'm done." Sean Morrison is also expected to be inducted into the hall of fame.

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Nephrinn
12-02-2008, 03:53 PM
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Week 1, April 2007

SIGMA 99: Rising High announced!

SIGMA 99 is aptly named because each fight signifies an underdog looking to go against all odds and take their career to the next level. The big question is: how many upsets are we going to see if any? Only time will tell.

Fight Card:

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Main Event
Curt Kitson vs. Nick Detroit for the SIGMA Light Heavyweight Title

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Curt Kitson is one of the most dominating fighters in the world, rated #1 pound-for-pound, and some say only rivaled by the great Hessan Fezzik. Kitson has spent his entire career in SIGMA and has avoided many of the career-ending injuries and wear-and-tear that many other fighters have faced. His only loss in his 10 years with SIGMA came to Kendall Tracey back in 2005 at SIGMA 84 through a unanimous decision, and some claim even that was controversial.

Still, some say Kitson hasn't really been tested outside the waters of SIGMA like many fighters have and that that's the reason for his great success, but even so, Kitson has had a great career and looks to end it by getting his title back that he once held to 10 defenses, the most ever held behind Fezzik.

Nick Detroit started his career in GAMMA, where he built up a dreadful 1-8 record before he moved on to SIGMA, BCF, and DFC, and finally signing exclusively to SIGMA. For whatever reason, Detroit has really only found success in SIGMA with an impressive 13-4.

Detroit's success comes from his extremely dangerous punching and kicking abilities and the good defensive mindset he has displayed, which critics say he displays too much and doesn't push for the win, letting it come to him instead. He also has a very suspect chin with 3 quarters of his losses coming by way of knock out.

One thing will be certain, this will be Detroit's most difficult and important match of his career. It will be a certain upset if Detroit were to somehow pull it off and defend his title against one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

Co-Main Event
Petey Mack vs. Allen LeFleur for title shot

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Petey Mack has fought for just about every promotion in the world and has held titles in GAMMA (3 defenses), ALPHA-1, and DFC (1 defense). It's certainly taken its toll on his body, but he's all but guaranteed to be inducted into the hall of fame among the elite. It could also be why Mack was delighted to sign an exclusive contract with SIGMA to wind down his career.

Allen LeFleur has fought with GAMMA, SIGMA, and ALPHA-1 back and forth throughout his career, but has little to show for it. While he's had some stunning wins over hall-of-famers like Tadamasa Yamada and Anthony LeToussier, he's never quite made it to the top. This will be another chance for LeFleur at getting there, but it won't be easy.

These two met once before back in 2005 at GAMMA: Mack vs. LeFleur, but Mack seemed to dominate LeFleur with an early 2nd round Knock Out. But, I wouldn't count LeFleur out as he's developed some exceptional defense and a monstrous ground game. LeFleur is also 10 years younger than Mack, so that could weigh heavily in one fighter's favor.

Match #3
Kendall Tracey vs. Ashley Ballard

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Kendall Tracey spent the early half of his career competing in the deadly DFC matches before signing exclusively to SIGMA. Since then, he's held the Light Heavyweight title to 1 defense and hopes to regain it after losing it to Nick Detroit.

Ashely Ballard only recently signed an exclusive contract with SIGMA after jumping around the MMA world most of his career. While he's won the BCF title a few times, he has never been able to beat anyone important to move up the ladder. Unfortunately for Ballard, Tracey seems to be one step ahead of Ballard in everything he does, so it will no doubt be the test of his career.

Match #4
Spencer Rubenstein vs. Daniel Hornsby

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Spencer Rubenstein has been slowly building his career within SIGMA since he came into the scene in 2001. His biggest win was over Kendall Tracey by split decision in 2004 at SIGMA 71. After losing recently to Tracey in a rematch, Rubenstein looks to get back on the right track with a win over the veteran Hornsby.

Daniel Hornsby has spent most of his career in ALPHA-1 with mixed success, his biggest win coming in 2005 when he defeated hall-of-famer Tadamasa Yamada by T.K.O. Hornsby's greatest strength is in his ground game and it's probably his greatest weakness because he relies on it so much.

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!Blaze!
12-02-2008, 04:42 PM
Im Hooked it seems like you worked hard on this. So far your style is my favorite style of card previews. It lets you know a better backround on the fighters. I also loved your interview with random fighters like Kramer Mayweather. Keep up the great work :D

UFC-KING
12-02-2008, 05:55 PM
Curt Kitson
Petey Mack
Kendall Tracey
Spencer Rubenstein

RennikKain076
12-02-2008, 06:07 PM
Curt Kitson
Allen LeFleur
Kendall Tracey
Rubenstein

Nephrinn
12-02-2008, 07:19 PM
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Week 4, April 2007

The Modern Warriors TV broadcast took place last night, displaying some of the future talent the light heavyweight and lightweight divisions have in store for SIGMA. Here are the highlights:

Seth O'Breen beat Anderson Desailly by Knock out in 1:31 of round 3 (***)

Despite Desailly dominating O'Breen for the first two rounds, O'Breen came out firing on all cylinders in round 3 and came away with a surprising win. Although he's called the 'Submission King', he has of yet to win by submission in the 10 victories to his name, which means he has either an underrated stand up game, or a highly overrated ground game. Whatever it may be, O'Breen is looking like a bright prospect for the lightweight division.

Sammy Newton beat Antonio Williams by Knock out in 1:21 of round 1 (**)

Sweet Sammy Silk, coming off a huge win over De Vries, really hit Williams out of nowhere. Sammy moves to 4-0 and looks to be on fire in the lightweight division so far.

Jerry Bogdonovich beat Marvin Parker by T.K.O. in 1:32 of round 1 (**)

Even at 37, and what looked to be a career spiraling downwards, The Dockland Destroyer managed to put a quick hurtin' on one of the Lightheavy Weight division's brightest prospects. It's unclear whether it was enough to give Bogdonovich a second look, however.

Gordon Hill beat Masahiro Maeno by Knock Out in 2:49 of round 2 (*)

These two aspiring lightweight rookies went toe to toe, but Hill's all-around game seemed to dominate Maeno's more patient approach.

Joel Lin beat Michael Fah by Knock Out in 3:18 of round 3 (*)

Despite winning the first two rounds on points, Michael Fah just wasn't expecting the punch that came his way. While Joel Lin has some great ground and pound skills, it was his medicore stand-up game that got the win over the submission specialist.

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Nephrinn
12-02-2008, 07:41 PM
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Week 4, April 2007

Two huge weight drops have rocked the lightweight division shortly after the Modern Warriors broadcast went off the air.

Jason Dalglish had initially called in to the BRN to announce that he was dropping down. Here is what he said:

Jason Dalglish (former Welterweight Champion)
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"After losing the belt to Jon Head, I questioned whether I was getting too old, whether I should retire or what, and after thinking about it for a while, I figured I could still have a shot in the weaker lightweight division. It's entirely my decision, no one is forcing me to do it and I've had around 6 months to get at a weight that I'm comfortable with. When it comes down to it, I just want the belt back."

Upon hearing the news, Caudrey Guest had talks with Jon Head about moving down to lightweight to fight Dalglish in a highly anticipated rematch and Head was quick to agree to the proposal.

Jon Head (former Welterweight Champion)
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"The fans want it, I want it, but I'm not sure if Mr. Dalglish wants it. If he thinks the lightweight division is going to be a cakewalk, he's got another thing coming. And you know, it seems like a natural move for my career anyway. I'm ready for some new competition."

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UFC-KING
12-02-2008, 07:48 PM
How do you Sim through the years ?

Nephrinn
12-02-2008, 08:09 PM
How do you Sim through the years ?

Enable fast advance, and have a good book at hand. :p

UFC-KING
12-02-2008, 08:17 PM
Enable fast advance, and have a good book at hand. :p

So saw that coming

UFC-KING
12-02-2008, 08:19 PM
Would you mind uploading the save file so I can see what the game looks like so far ? I've been looking for a decent save file

Nephrinn
12-02-2008, 08:56 PM
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SIGMA 99: Rising High

Blurcat Predictions:

Curt Kitson via knock out.
Petey Mack via knock out.
Kendall Tracey via knock out.
Spencer Rubenstein via knock out.

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Round 1
Hornsby works an angle and comes in from the side of Rubenstein, getting two good jabs in before a ragged left misses by quite a margin. Rubenstein hits a low kick to back Hornsby against the cage, then works the body with a series of short punches. Hornsby fights out and the action returns to the center. They exchange punches. Hornsby hits a nice jab just above the left eye, but takes a hard punch to the cheek at the same time. Hornsby momentarily loses his footing and drops his hands, that shot having really rung his bell. Rubenstein shoots off another right hand to capitalise, and this time it's the killer blow, Hornsby falls back and crash-lands on the floor, he was out cold from the instant that punch hit. A knock out victory for Rubenstein. The official time of the knock out is 2:38 of round 1.

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Round 1
Tracey is quickest out, and comes at Ballard with a series of jabs and straight punches. Ballard covered up well, and I don't think anything got through. Ballard hits a body shot, but it didn't connect solidly. They get in close, and it's Tracey who takes it to the ground. Ballard pulls guard. There's a lull, as Tracey tries to pass, and Ballard defends it. Punches get thrown every so often, but it's really a stalemate at the moment. Ballard almost gets a guillotine, but it's blocked and almost leads to a kimura for Tracey, but that too goes nowhere. The referee stands them up, but the time is almost over. The 1st round ends. Blurcat.com scores it 10-9 for Tracey.

Round 2
A touch of gloves to start the round, and we're underway. Tracey lets rip with a vicious straight right almost immediately, but it's easily avoided. Ballard sneaks a jab through the guard and catches Tracey on the left cheek, but the follow up right hook only finds gloves. They get close to each other and end up in a clinch, from which Ballard manages to get the better position, pushing Tracey up against the cage. Right hand to the ribs from Ballard. Tracey hits a couple of knees to the side. There's a struggle for supremacy going on, it's difficult to see who is winning it. Ballard tries a knee of his own, but that is the opportunity that Tracey was waiting for and he sweeps the standing leg to take Ballard down to the ground, in side control. Excellent takedown. Ballard covers up to defend against a pair of back-hand blows, and even manages to sneak a knee strike in. Tracey hits a big elbow to the ribs, Ballard definitely felt that. Tracey drives a knee to the near side, then attempts to float-over into a mount. Ballard brought his legs in though, and manages to pull guard. Tracey will be disappointed with that. He tries to get a big punch in, but Ballard defends it well and gets a hold of both arms. The fight grinds to a halt, with Tracey unable to generate any attacks, and Ballard unwilling to give up a good defensive position. The referee stands them up. Tracey will likely be very angry that he didn't make more of that takedown. They exchange half-hearted jabs as the round draws to an end. The round is over. Blurcat.com scores it 10-9 for Tracey.

Round 3
Tentative start to the round, the fighters are circling. Tracey throws out a couple of range-finding jabs, but they aren't anything that will trouble Ballard. Kick to the thigh from Ballard, but it lacked power. Ballard glances at the referee, not sure why. Ballard with a jab. Ballard looks to be working an angle. Big kick from Ballard! That was out of nowhere, and hit Tracey on the jaw. I don't think anyone saw that coming, least of all Tracey, and he has been laid out cold with one massively powerful kick. Official time of the knock out is 1:43 of the third round.

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Round 1
Slow start to the round, nearly a minute has gone by without anything but a few jabs finding gloves. LeFleur comes in, looking for a grapple it seems, but takes a powerful kick just above the left hip. Mack really put some venom into that strike. LeFleur backs off, clearly stung. Mack is the one advancing now, using a left hand jab to lead. He steps forward and fires off a big kick, aimed at the head. LeFleur ducks and moves out of range, but that was clearly intended to be a match-ender, Mack was going for the knock out. It's pretty clear that he thinks that kicks are going to do the job in this round, and it has to be said that LeFleur is looking to have a hard time countering them. On top of that, the threat of the kicks is keeping LeFleur from getting in too close. Mack stalks LeFleur, throwing the occasional high right hand, perhaps range-finding. LeFleur is circling, seeking an opening of some kind. He moves in from the left and is quick enough to get into the clinch without taking any shots. Mack hits a knee, but takes one right back. The kicks aren't a danger from this position, that's for sure. Mack squirms free, but foolishly lost his concentration for a second and took a hard right hand above the eye in the process. Silly mistake. LeFleur comes in, looking more confident now, and gets in a couple of right hands and a lovely hook to the body. Mack tags him with a jab though, and then hits another fearsome kick to the same spot above the left hip. And another! LeFleur backs off, and a huge red mark has appeared in that spot. Mack advances and throws another head kick, but it is mostly blocked by the hands of LeFleur. The round is drawing to a close, and those kicks have certainly proved massively effective for Mack. The round ends. Blurcat.com scores it 10-9 for Mack.

Round 2
LeFleur throws a straight right, batted away by Mack. LeFleur goes for a second, but gets beaten to the punch as Mack scores with a kick that catches LeFleur across the outside of the knee. Mack throws another one, and this time it lands just above the same knee. LeFleur backs off slightly. Mack throws a high jab, then head-fakes and comes in with a left hook from low down. LeFleur fires back with a crisp right hand that connects to the shoulder rather than the face. Mack throws another fizzing low kick, again connecting with the knee. LeFleur tried to check it, but couldn't in time. Those strikes are going to add up soon and start reducing his mobility. Mack throws another kick, this time at chest-height, but it's merely a set-up to allow him to come in fast and start throwing a series of jabs. LeFleur covers up, throwing occasional straight rights in return. Mack backs off, but not before cracking another kick into the thigh region. Time is running down, LeFleur has failed to deal with those kicks, and it has definitely cost him this round, and possibly done some damage to his knee. The second round is over. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Mack.

Round 3
Slow start; nearly a full minute of circling, occasional fakes, and long-range jabs. Neither fighter is creating much. Mack works an angle, but takes a low kick to the shin when he advances. They clinch, and end up with LeFleur backed up against the cage. Mack gets a couple of right hands to the body, but his attempts at knee strikes are deflected by LeFleur, who uses his legs well to defend. Mack pulls free and takes a step back, then powers in a right hand. LeFleur gets out the way, ducks under a second right hand, and backs up to the center. Mack follows, and we're back to circling. Uninspiring action so far, they've both been fairly devoid of inspiration. Mack hits a couple of right hands, both hitting gloves, then a left hand to the body that connected. That was the best shot of the round so far. LeFleur tags him with a flicked jab to the cheek, but it had virtually no power on it. LeFleur leans in to a looping left, but it puts him off balance and it's only at the last second that he gets his chin out of the way of a vicious right cross that comes back. If that had hit, we may have had a knock out. Time runs out with them standing, circling again. The round ends. Blurcat.com has it down as 10-9 Mack. Petey Mack wins, with a score of 30-27 from two judges, 29-28 from the other.

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Round 1
Kitson leads with the right hand to set up a low kick, Detroit deals with it well. They clinch, but only for a few seconds before it gets broken. Both throw stiff jabs at the same time, neither connects properly. Back to the clinch. It has been a disjointed start to the round, the flow hasn't quite developed properly. Detroit uses a knee to the ribs before backing Kitson up against the cage. Right hand from Kitson connects though, that was well timed. Detroit breaks the clinch and backs off. That was sloppy on his part, Kitson was basically gifted a free shot. Three quick jabs from Detroit sting the gloves, then a crashing hook to the body finds its mark. Good recovery. Kitson fires off a low kick again, but it's well wide. Both fighters circle. Detroit tries to work an angle, then steps in...and gets creamed with a high head kick! Kitson landed it right to the ear of all places, and Detroit's legs give way, sending him crashing to the floor. The referee immediately covers him up, he is clearly out cold. Kitson gets the win via K.O. The official time is 9:45. Curt Kitson is now the SIGMA Light Heavyweight champion.

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Nephrinn
12-02-2008, 09:04 PM
Would you mind uploading the save file so I can see what the game looks like so far ? I've been looking for a decent save file

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UFC-KING
12-02-2008, 09:14 PM
Thanks Man, Wanna see where you are at

Nephrinn
12-03-2008, 04:14 PM
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Week 1, May 2007

SIGMA 100: Fear of the Dark II announced!

SIGMA 100 will be a sequel of sorts to SIGMA 78, especially so for Dalglish as he faces his fears once again.

Fight Card:

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Main Event
Jason Dalglish vs. Jon Head II
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Jason Dalglish, who practically dominated the welterweight division and defended the title there 5 times before losing it to Jon Head, returns to the lightweight division where he defended the title another 5 times earlier in his career before losing to Jamie Hewitt. While Dalglish has built his career on sticking in and taking down the bigger guys, at 37, age may be the biggest obstacle he's faced yet.

The Miniature Killer will be going up against a man 8 inches taller than he is, a full decade younger, and a man who is well known in being able to fight it out to the end. A good 65% of Head's wins come via decision, and, unlike Dalglish, Head seems to display tremendous heart. There is little doubt that Jon Head has the advantage in conditioning and defense as well, so time will mostly likely not be on Dalglish's side.

The interesting thing to note is that both fighters have lost almost exclusively to knock outs, so a decision may be unlikely.

Jason Dalglish needs to rely on his great stand-up game and to stay far away from engaging on the ground while Jon Head needs to get it to the ground as soon as possible to utilize his great ground skills.

Match #2
Paulo Roberto Bezerra vs. Maarten De Vries
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Sadly, this will be Maarten De Vries last match as he's retiring due to age (38). It was only the beginning of 2007 when De Vries had signed exclusively to SIGMA and lost against the up-and-coming talent Sammy Newton by a split decision. Before that, De Vries had spent most of his career in GAMMA where he held the middleweight title to two defenses and acquired the welterweight title at one time, beating greats like Julio Reguerio and Alan 'Flash' Kendall by knock out.

Many say there have always been flaws in De Vries game, like struggling to take opponents down, not having a good chin, and losing ground control easily, but De Vries was so good at concentrating on his strengths, that his weaknesses rarely showed through. Without a doubt, De Vries has been a fighter always hunting for the win and showing fantastic heart when things go sour.

"The Serpent" Bezerra also only recently came to SIGMA after having a long stint with ALPHA-1 where he won a lightweight title there twice. He then picked up the SIGMA lightweight title from Ricardo Fernandes before losing it to Nicholas Bretton.

Unlike De Vries, Bezerra has few weaknesses to exploit and is known to be deadly both standing and on the ground. He has stood toe to toe with the likes of Carlos da Gaia, and won 2 of their 3 meetings by way of T.K.O. He's also managed to fight great submission artists like Yoshida and Anzai and win. So, Bezerra has been well tested throughout his career.

Match #4
Randy Carsley vs. Jake Keane
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Carsley was another recent pickup from GAMMA who had managed to win the title there once. Carsley is most known for the classic back and forth feud he had with Julio Regueiro, and although he lost the third and deciding match, they were highly rated.

Carsley's strengths come from his ground game and dangerous submission skills, which he's notched 35% of his wins from. Most of his losses have come from catching a fist in the stand-up game.

Jake Keane has fought for ALPHA-1, GAMMA, and SIGMA over the past 4 years since he came into the scene and even managed to secure a brief lightweight title reign in ALPHA-1.

Unlike Carsley, Jake Keane has both fantastic stand-up and ground games, and some say even has better submission skills than Carsley. It's only helped by the fantastic instincts and patience he has acquired while in the cage.

Many are expecting that this may be Keane's "breakout" moment in heading for another title and greatness.

Match #5
Luke Hilton vs. Gene Oakley
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Luke Hilton started his career in BCF, before moving to SIGMA for 3 or 4 yeras, and then returning to BCF. His recent loss to Gillespie there had him coming back to SIGMA for yet another change.

Hilton is one of those guys that looks great and performs great day in and day out, but doesn't quite have a lot to show for it. Many of his fans say that he's been mismanaged throughout his entire career and has never been given the respect he deserved, although his injury prone nature may really be the cause of that.

Despite those petty grievances, Hilton is about as a solid fighter as they come and this fight will let him prove he deserves more.

Gene Oakley, already at 28, has amassed a whopping 40 fights under his belt fighting for GAMMA the first part of his career before coming to SIGMA. Unfortunately, like Hilton, Oakley doesn't have a lot to show for it and no wins that look impressive.

Also like Hilton, Oakley is a really solid fighter, but relies almost exclusively on his ability to knock his opponent out. In fact, 18 of his 20 wins have come by way of knock out.

Match #6
Samba Nakamura vs. Diego Arteta
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Both of these fighters are looking to get back on track with a win here, especially so for Arteta having lost his last 5 matches.

While Nakamura has a more solid all-around game, Arteta may have to rely on his ground game and his submission skills to get a much needed win. Although, it won't be easy as Nakamura is known pretty well for having good defense.

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UFC-KING
12-03-2008, 05:48 PM
What I did, was match-up Bretton vs. Dalglish, and Head vs. Keane

Dalglish and Head both Won, And Head Vs. Dalglish II maxes out the bar

UFC-KING
12-03-2008, 06:37 PM
Head
De Vries
Keane
Hilton
Arteta

Nephrinn
12-03-2008, 08:00 PM
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Week 4, May 2007

The Modern Warriors TV broadcast took place last night, displaying some of the future talent the heavyweight and welterweight divisions have in store for SIGMA. Here are the highlights:

Motoki Hojo beat Marlon John by Unanimous Decision (***)

Motoki really got a surprising win over veteran and fan-favorite Marlon John, who has lost 4 in a row now. Motoki was really able to show off what a well rounded fighter he is.

Korekiyo Anzai beat Henning Olsen by Submission in 0:40 of round 3 (***)

These two vets have really been inconsistent as of late and Anzai is hoping that this win is going to turn out more favorable than the rocky ground he's been trespassing. Olsen has now lost 3 after a solid 4 win winning streak.

Eien Kawano beat Garry McSweegan by T.K.O. in 1:40 of round 2 (***)

Fan-favorite Eien Kawano looks to finish his career with a bang with a big win over veteran Garry McSweegan, who falls to his 4th loss in a row.

Tim Charisma beat Junior Patinkin by T.K.O. in 1:48 of round 2 (**)

Despite Patinkin's dominating 1st round, Charisma was able to get a fierce takedown on submission specialist Junior Patinkin early in the 2nd round and finish the job. Tim Charisma moves to 10-5 and up the rankings to the #8th spot in the heavyweight division. Look to see more from both of these up-and-coming talents.

Shawn Texas beat Brad Smalls by Split Decision (DUD)

A narrow victory for the tall rookie Shawn Texas over Brad "Magic Smalls, who's known for his deadly ground game. It appeared more than anything that Texas was able to barely stay ahead and fend off Smalls' threat.

Chester Levesque beat Naizen Hamacho by Unanimous Decision (*)

Rookie submission specialist Chester Levesque got a rather surprising win over the highly hyped up rookie from Sendai, Japan, Naizen Hamacho. It's certain that the welterweight division hasn't seen the last of these two future prospects.

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Nephrinn
12-03-2008, 08:11 PM
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SIGMA 100: Fear of the Dark II

Blurcat Predictions:

Jon Head via decision.
Paulo Roberto Bezerra via knock out.
Jake Keane via knock out.
Luke Hilton via decision.
Samba Nakamura via submission.

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Round 1
Arteta is quickest out, and comes at Nakamura with a series of jabs and straight punches. Nakamura covered up well, and I don't think anything got through. Nakamura hits a body shot, but it didn't connect solidly. They get in close, and it's Arteta who takes it to the ground. Nakamura pulls guard. There's a lull, as Arteta tries to pass, and Nakamura defends it. Punches get thrown every so often, but it's really a stalemate at the moment. Nakamura almost gets a guillotine, but it's blocked and almost leads to a kimura for Arteta, but that too goes nowhere. The referee stands them up, but the time is almost over. The round is over. Blurcat.com has it down as 10-9 Arteta.

Round 2
A touch of gloves to start the round, and we're underway. Nakamura lets rip with a vicious straight right almost immediately, but it's easily avoided. Arteta sneaks a jab through the guard and catches Nakamura on the left cheek, but the follow up right hook only finds gloves. They get close to each other and end up in a clinch, from which Arteta manages to get the better position, pushing Nakamura up against the cage. Right hand to the ribs from Arteta. Nakamura hits a couple of knees to the side. There's a struggle for supremacy going on, it's difficult to see who is winning it. Arteta tries a knee of his own, but that is the opportunity that Nakamura was waiting for and he sweeps the standing leg to take Arteta down to the ground, in side control. Excellent takedown. Arteta covers up to defend against a pair of back-hand blows, and even manages to sneak a knee strike in. Nakamura hits a big elbow to the ribs, Arteta definitely felt that. Nakamura drives a knee to the near side, then attempts to float-over into a mount. Arteta brought his legs in though, and manages to pull guard. Nakamura will be disappointed with that. He tries to get a big punch in, but Arteta defends it well and gets a hold of both arms. The fight grinds to a halt, with Nakamura unable to generate any attacks, and Arteta unwilling to give up a good defensive position. The referee stands them up. Nakamura will likely be very angry that he didn't make more of that takedown. They exchange half-hearted jabs as the round draws to an end. End of round 2. Blurcat.com gives that one to Nakamura by 10-9.

Round 3
Right hand from Nakamura was thrown with power, but bounced off the gloves of Arteta. Nakamura follows up by coming in close, but Arteta is ready with a straight right hand that glances off the side of the head. The two fighters come together in the center. Nakamura leads with a left, but Arteta easily avoids it and comes in close to throw some body shots. It all gets a bit scrappy, but it ends with Arteta falling to the ground. Replays show that Nakamura did catch him with a jab, but it clearly did very little damage, Arteta had already stumbled while taking a step backward. Regardless of how it happened though, Arteta is down, and Nakamura is quick to rush in to capitalise. Nakamura has a good position, half-straddling the upper body of Arteta, and can pick his shots. A hard right thunders into the left cheek of Arteta, and a left hits the same spot. Arteta turns his hips, looking to try and shake Nakamura loose, but gets turned over completely and gives up his back! Nakamura starts punching again, driving fists into the side of Arteta's face. Arteta is trapped, and can barely cover up. A few more punches connect, one vicious one to the ear looking particularly nasty, and that's enough for the referee to pull Nakamura away. Official time of the TKO is 1:49 of the third round.

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Round 1
The round starts slowly, with both fighters circling, tentatively throwing out the occasional jab. Oakley is the first to make a positive move, stepping in to throw a right hand, although he probably wishes that he hadn't, as Hilton picks him off with a crisp jab to the cheek. Oakley throws a wild punch as a counter, but Hilton ducks and backs off out of range. They meet again in the center for an exchange of punches. Oakley gets a clubbing blow to the side of the head in, but takes a hard shot to the stomach in return. The early pattern seems to be that Oakley is looking for big punches, Hilton is happy to avoid them and use quick counter punches instead. They clinch up, and Oakley manages to back Hilton up against the cage. Oakley takes a half step backward and throws a big right hand to the head, but Hilton ducks under at the last second, scores with a pair of punches to the gut, then darts out of trouble before Oakley can unload. Oakley may need to think about changing tactics, Hilton is looking far sharper in these striking battles, and is beginning to control the pace and tempo of the round. Oakley fakes a right hand, then shoots out a low kick, catching Hilton on the thigh. Hilton presses forward for the first time, getting in close and using a couple of jabs to the body. Oakley gets a nice left hook in, glancing off the gloves, and then clinches up. Time ticks away and the round ends just a few seconds after the referee separates them. End of the round. Blurcat.com has it down as 10-9 Hilton.

Round 2
The round starts. They touch gloves. Oakley throws a rapid-fire series of punches, forcing Hilton to back off. Hilton throws a nice kick that thumps into the rib cage. Another kick is thrown, this time aimed at the head, but Oakley sees it coming and steps back. Hilton advances and they meet in the center. Oakley ducks a right hand, scores with a left to the gut. Hilton throws a one-two combination, neither connecting, but it does allow him to follow up with a stinging kick to the ribs. A big red mark has appeared there. Oakley bursts forward and goes for a big swing, Hilton ducks under it, hits a right to the chest, then unloads another kick. This one hits the thigh, causing Oakley to noticeably wince. It may have caught the very top of the knee judging from the replays. Oakley tries to come in to get a measure of revenge, but is met with some low kicks that make sure that he can't get close enough to throw any bombs. Hilton's impressively sharp kicking game is hurting Oakley and allowing him to take firm control of this round. There's not much time left, and Oakley is going to have to do something special to win this round now. He doesn't, as time expires without anything interesting happening. The round is over. Blurcat.com gives that one to Hilton by 10-9.

Round 3
Oakley starts fast, coming out almost immediately with a three punch combination. None of them get through, and Hilton manages to squeeze a jab of his own through and score just above the left cheek. They exchange a flurry of blows right in the center, it's difficult to see who got the best of it, and both of them retreat a few steps to recover. Good start to the round, early indications are that this is going to be all about the striking, neither fighter has even hinted at going for a takedown. Hilton uses a low kick to set up a nice right hand, and Oakley is forced back against the cage. Hilton picks his shots and gets a big punch to the body in. Oakley uses a couple of looping punches to make Hilton keep back, but it doesn't last for long, as Hilton bursts forward and hits two big right hands, taking a counter punch to the body though, and they wind up in a clinch. They exchange weak-looking blows from that position, before the referee grows tired of the inactivity and breaks them apart. Oakley scores with a low kick. Oakley narrowly misses a right cross. Hilton unwinds a right hook that narrowly misses. That will be the last action of the round though. The third round is over. Blurcat.com scores 10-9 Hilton. Luke Hilton wins, with a score of 30-27 from two judges, 29-28 from the other.

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Round 1
Flat start to the round, thirty seconds of circling without any actual contact. The fans begin to get a bit restless. Carsley is the first to try something, stringing together a couple of jabs and a low kick, but Keane blocked the first two and avoided the latter. A lunge from Carsley is meant to set up a punch, but it's clumsy and just leaves him off balance. Keane is quick to react, and gets a great shot to the side of the face in before Carsley can cover up. That landed above the left eye and has left an ugly red mark. No cut, but that will start to swell and could give Carsley some problems later on. Carsley moves in for a right hook, but takes a hard kick to the knee, then is forced to retreat so as not to get caught with the two right hands that follow. Keane is staying on it though, and glances three shots off the gloves of Carsley before they wind up in a clinch. That punch above the eye, or maybe the mistake that led to it, seems to have completely thrown Carsley off, since that moment he has been comprehensively out-struck and is now in danger of losing this round. They struggle in the clinch, neither fighter managing a great deal more than minor blows. Carsley goes for a trip, but Keane cleverly spins out of it and the two fighters are back to circling. Not a great round for purists, it has all been a bit disjointed, but that one shot from Keane may prove decisive. As the round comes to an end, they wind up back in another clinch, with nothing coming of it. The round ends. Blurcat.com has it down as 10-9 Keane.

Round 2
Carsley leads with the right hand to set up a low kick, Keane deals with it well. They clinch, but only for a few seconds before it gets broken. Both throw stiff jabs at the same time, neither connects properly. Back to the clinch. It has been a disjointed start to the round, the flow hasn't quite developed properly. Keane uses a knee to the ribs before backing Carsley up against the cage. Right hand from Carsley connects though, that was well timed. Keane breaks the clinch and backs off. That was sloppy on his part, Carsley was basically gifted a free shot. Three quick jabs from Keane sting the gloves, then a crashing hook to the body finds its mark. Good recovery. Carsley fires off a low kick again, but it's well wide. Keane makes Carsley back up against the cage by throwing some looping punches. He comes in closer and hits a right hook to the body, getting a jab to the cheek in return. Keane throws another two punches, both to the body, then steps back to avoid an uppercut. Carsley lets fly with a scorching punch though, and it catches Keane by surprise, putting him down! Carsley follows up and starts raining down right hands. Keane covers up as best he can, but it's not enough as the referee pulls Carsley off, the match is over. Carsley wins via TKO at 4:51 of the second round.

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Round 1
Dull first sixty seconds to the round, as neither fighter looks willing to commit much to attack. They're both looking for angles to come in from, but they're constantly countering each other. A crisp jab from Bezerra that almost found its way through the guard is the sole highlight as we reach the minute mark. Bezerra throws out a few jabs, nothing too dangerous though, De Vries easily avoided them. De Vries ducks out of the way of a punch, then back steps quickly, just in time to avoid the uppercut that was coming. Better from Bezerra, although no damage has actually been done yet. Tentative long range jabs from both fighters. Bezerra with a low sweeping kick, but it was telegraphed. De Vries comes in quick but misses a kick. Bezerra with a straight right, another, but then walks right into a solid punch. That certainly connected, the crowd could clearly hear it. Bezerra backs up quickly, almost on instinct; his hands are down by his side, and he looks glassy eyed and unsteady on his feet. The referee quickly steps in and ends the fight, stopping De Vries from following up. It'll go down as a TKO for De Vries. As De Vries celebrates, the doctor is quickly in to check on Bezerra. From the looks of things, he may have been dealt a concussion with that punch to the jaw, as he doesn't look like he knows where he is. De Vries wins via TKO at 2:11 of the first round.

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Round 1
The round starts slowly, with both fighters circling, tentatively throwing out the occasional jab. Dalglish is the first to make a positive move, stepping in to throw a right hand, although he probably wishes that he hadn't, as Head picks him off with a crisp jab to the cheek. Dalglish throws a wild punch as a counter, but Head ducks and backs off out of range. They meet again in the center for an exchange of punches. Dalglish gets a clubbing blow to the side of the head in, but takes a hard shot to the stomach in return. The early pattern seems to be that Dalglish is looking for big punches, Head is happy to avoid them and use quick counter punches instead. They clinch up, and Dalglish manages to back Head up against the cage. Dalglish takes a half step backward and throws a big right hand to the head, but Head ducks under at the last second, scores with a pair of punches to the gut, then darts out of trouble before Dalglish can unload. Dalglish may need to think about changing tactics, Head is looking far sharper in these striking battles, and is beginning to control the pace and tempo of the round. Dalglish fakes a right hand, then shoots out a low kick, catching Head on the thigh. Head presses forward for the first time, getting in close and using a couple of jabs to the body. Dalglish gets a nice left hook in, glancing off the gloves, and then clinches up. Time ticks away and the round ends just a few seconds after the referee separates them. End of the round. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Head.

Round 2
Head starts fast, firing off several crisp jabs that keep Dalglish on the back foot. A solid left hits gloves, but it's really just a set-up for Head to step in and use an uppercut. Not sure how much of it caught Dalglish, but certainly enough to to make him grab a clinch to stop any further punishment. Great start to the round from Head, it has been total domination so far. The clinch is broken, and the two fighters exchange some long range jabs that are easily avoided. Dalglish is looking a little lost so far, Head is controlling this round by virtue of his crisp accurate punches and higher aggression levels. They both seem to be looking for an opening, and it's creating a stalemate at the moment. Head leads with the left, then moves in and gets in a wicked right hand that grazes the cheek. Dalglish was fortunate there, if that had landed properly it would have been over. Dalglish comes back with a leg kick to set up a one-two combination, but the round is coming to a close and it's going to be too little too late. The one bright spot for Dalglish is that although Head clearly won the round, he didn't actually turn that dominance into any sort of real damage. The round ends. Blurcat.com has it down as 10-9 Head.

Round 3
Slow start, both fighters are throwing tentative punches without threatening anything more powerful. Head puts together the first exciting moment, stringing together four punches in quick succession, but Dalglish defended well. Straight right from Dalglish in response, but it caught nothing but gloves. They start circling. The referee tells them to fight, the lack of action so far is worrying. They get in close and exchange body shots, Head probably getting the slightly better punches in, and then fall into a clinch. That goes nowhere, and the referee separates them. Dalglish gets a nice kick in just before the time expires, but it's unlikely that is going to stop the judges giving that round to Head. End of the round. Blurcat.com gives that one to Head by 10-9. The official scores are in; two judges give 30-27, the other 29-28, all for Jon Head.

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Nephrinn
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Week 1, June 2007

SIGMA 101: Mayhem announced!

Fight Card:

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Main Event
Kanezane Fujii vs. Mick Curran for the SIGMA Heavyweight Title
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Mick Curran won the SIGMA Heavyweight title from hall-of-famer Tim Boyer back in 2006 before he retired, but has yet to defend it. He's actually been jumping around GAMMA, ALPHA-1, and DFC most of his career and has even managed to acquire the DFC title once.

Curran's success has been rather of an engima. He's not much of a defensive minded fighter, he has a suspect chin, and his ground game is quite medicore. Most of Curran's success can be attributed to two things: knocking the other guy out before they knock him out, and being amazingly resilient. Somehow, Curran has managed to beat some of the world's best, including Kunimichi Kikuchi, Stafford Alois, and, just recently, Jens Halle. He's also beaten his opponent, Fujii, in 2003 by a unanimous decision, granted a lot has changed since then.

"The Great Japanese Hope" Kanezane Fujii has been fighting in many of the large promotions, like Curran, and he too has managed to secure a title (GAMMA) at one time. Unlike Curran, Fujii has displayed amazing competence in just about every area of the arts. Fujii's most impressive feature is his monstrous reach on his punches and kicks that have fallen many a foe. He's beaten the likes of Alois and Oktay, and even managed to go a 5 full 10 minute rounds with the great Hassan Fezzik before losing to a unanimous decision.

As many as 5 of his 9 losses came very early in his career to a host of difficult opponents like Gunnar Nilsson and Shane Gilchrist, so his record is somewhat deceiving.

Match #2
Guy Broom vs. Tank Manu'a
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Guy "Boom Boom" Broom is regarded as one of the most fanatical and committed MMA fighters in the world. His biggest fight came back in 2003 when he won a grueling 5 round battle against reigning champion James Foster by split decision to win the GAMMA Heavyweight title. He would later lose it back to Foster in a rematch, but he's more than proven he's championship material. His most recent (and some say most impressive) win over Kanezane Fujii by knock out have some asking why he isn't getting the title shot, but others point to Broom's 1st career loss to Curran back in 2000 as proof he can't beat Curran.

Tank "Sweet Baby" Manu'a has been a fan favorite for well over a decade and has stayed both competitive and healthy enough to be a constant threat in the heavyweight division. Notable wins include Gunnar Nilsson and Aleksander Ivanov. This will surely be the biggest test of Manu'a's career.

Match #3
Debra Everett vs Katy-Jayne Paulson for the SIGMA Womens Title
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Both of these ladies have had extensive experience in the deadly DFC womens division, and although they have little to show for it in terms of titles, they've gained a slew of experience and understanding of the sport.

Debra "Here Comes Trouble" Everett is a knockout phenom, with 11 of her 12 wins coming by way of knock out. She also has a great chin and has established fantastic takedown defence, making her a constant threat while in the cage.

Katy-Jayne Paulson has also become somewhat of a knockout phenom with 11 of her 16 wins coming by way of knock out. The difference that sets these two apart is Paulson's better defensive know-how and the level of intensity she shows to her opponent. She isn't as strong or quick or even conditioned as most of her opponents, but she makes up for it in pure heart and instinct.

Match #4
Rav Kapur vs Mason Archer
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Rav Kapur has fought most of his career in DFC and while he had a brief title reign there back in 1998, many fights were hard fought draws that never advanced his career. Indeed, a 15-2 record alone is impressive in any promotion. It just didn't seem Kapur was the type of fighter fit for DFC. While most of Kapur's decisions come by way of knock out, Kapur relies more on his muscle and heart to dominate his opponent.

Mason Archer has fought with ALPHA-1 his entire career and is one of the few fighters to have gone toe to toe with Fezzik for 5 rounds, not once, but twice. Granted, he lost both, it's still shows how skillful Archer is to have been able to stick with one of the greatest MMA fighters known. Archer's greatest weakness is in his lackluster defensive skills, but most of the time Archer is blazing away on offense and pressing down on his opponent that it rarely shows through.

Match #5
Christopher Sharp vs. Aleksander Ivanov
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With almost 50 fights under his belt, Sharp, while not consistent, has remained competitive throughout his career. He has beaten greats like Rick Stanley and Anthony LeToussier, but has had equally as bad losses. His only real strength comes from his fantastic ground game and it seems that's always the determining factor in whether he wins or loses.

"The Great Bear" Aleksander Ivanov has been very quietly working his way up the ranks. He actually defended the BCF title 4 times and remained undefeated there before he signed exclusively with SIGMA. He got a shot at Tim Boyer's title back in 2005, but lost by way of knock out and has been looking for a path back to a title shot since. Many say Ivanov is highly underrated and could go on a tear real soon.

Match #6
Jessica Herbig vs. Serena Hill
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"Angel Eyes" Jessica Herbig started her career in DFC, having mild success there before moving to WEFF where she won 8 out of 9 fights before signing exclusively to SIGMA. Herbig's biggest strength comes from her superb defensive skills and she uses that knowledge to intimidate her opponents, whether it's through the very big reach on her punches and kicks, or the deceptively strong and fast body she possesses.

The veteran Serena Hill has fought for DFC most of her career and has held and defended the title there four times, the most in DFC's history, becoming one of the most feared womens' fighters in the world. Her success comes from one and only one thing: her unmatched knock out kicks. In fact, fans have dubbed her to be one of the most unpredictable fighters in the world. Fighters remark that kicks just come out of nowhere at the least expected moments.

Match #7
Del Robert vs. Matias Jarvinen
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"The Rain Man" Del Robert has been reeking havoc in ALPHA-1 for almost a decade before leaving them in 2005 to fight for BCF briefly and then signing to SIGMA. He's had startling wins over great fighters like Jeff Carlton, Kanezane Fujii, and Kurt McDonald. He is generally an all-around good fighter, being exceptionally strong and very intense, but he has a suspect chin and tends to bleed remarkably easy. In fact, Del Robert asserts that's how he got his nickname.

The recently acquired Matias Jarvinen, known as "Ghost Rider", actually started his career in SIGMA where he had mixed success before dropping and fighting for BCF for a few years. He's since won his last 4 fights and looks to be a rising star in the world of MMA. He's known for his solid defensive skills and being able to bully around other fighters and waiting patiently for the right moment to strike. Both his hands and kicks are dangerous weapons when he's in the cage.

Match #8
Thea Higgins vs. Echiko Watanabe
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"Deadly T." Thea Higgins has been fighting back and forth between WEFF and DFC most of her career, but it's only been in the last few years that she's broken out of her win/loss pattern that has plagued her career. She's actually an all around superb, well-built fighter, both offensively and defensively, but she's just never been able to get anything from it. This is her chance to prove she has what it takes.

The veteran Echiko Watanabe spent most of her career in ALPHA-1 before signing with SIGMA. After an impressive T.K.O. win over the talented Natalie Rogers in March, Watanabe has earned a chance to rise up the ranks. While she too is a solid, all-around fighter, most of her success comes from being very methodical and using her muscle to bully her opponents around.

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UFC-KING
12-04-2008, 06:33 PM
Can't wait, all I can say is WAR CURRAN

Nephrinn
12-04-2008, 08:47 PM
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Week 4, June 2007

The Modern Warriors TV broadcast took place last night, displaying some of the future talent the middleweight and womens divisions have in store for SIGMA. Here are the highlights:

Natalie Rogers beat Katsuko Kajiyama by Unanimous Decision (***)

Rogers shows off her talent and unquestionable dedication to the sport with a dominating performance over the recently signed veteran "Napalm" Kajiyama. Despite her initial and unexpected T.K.O. loss to Watanabe upon signing to SIGMA, Rogers is already heading back up the ranks.

Pamela O'Neill beat Madoka Oichi by Unanimous Decision (**)

Both of these ladies were recently picked up to prove they belong in SIGMA and O'Neill, despite not fighting in over 2 years, was able to get a solid win over the younger DFC fighter Oichi.

Wanda Patinkin beat Gina Dixon by T.K.O. in 1:49 of round 2 (*)

Another set of talented pickups for SIGMA, Patinkin showed off her impressive all-around game and deadly knock out skills over one time WEFF Lightweight champion Gina Dixon.

Kimie Igarashi beat Roz Wareing by Submission in 2:57 of round 1 (**)

Two of the most exciting fighters in Womens MMA went toe to toe and it was Igarashi's mastery of submission skills that proved to be the deciding factor. Hopefully, this will be a good sign of things to come in Igarashi's career after her disastrous display in DFC.

Kit Sakamoto beat Sayoko Idane by Knock Out in 3:31 of round 2 (*)

Veteran Kit Sakamoto was able to get a surprising knock out over rising star Sayoko Idane, which further proves Idane's jaw of glass is a huge liability in her game.

Dennis St.Hubbins beat Marko Kowalski by Submission in 2:48 of round 3 (**)

Rookie St.Hubbins gets a huge win over veteran Marko Kowalski and shows off his dangerous submission skills at the same time. A great 2-0 start for St.Hubbins.

Bryan Morgan beat Chikafusa Abukara by Knock Out in 3:42 of round 2 (*)

Despite his loss to St.Hubbins, Morgan gets a solid win over the proven, veteran fighter Abukara. Many believe Morgan has the skills to make it big in SIGMA.

Bo-Bae Jo beat Shannon Palmer by Unanimous Decision (*)

Little Jo gets a big, dominating win over rookie Shannon Palmer going 2-0 in SIGMA so far. Despite her small size, she's really got great heart, instinct, and a very explosive attitude in the cage.

Marieke Van Gysse beat Diana Benes by T.K.O. in 2:19 of round 3 (*)

Despite being tossed around by the larger statured Diana Benes for the first two rounds, Van Gysse really came out flying in the 3rd and secured herself a win. Van Gysse has the potential to be a big threat in the Womens division one day.

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Nephrinn
12-04-2008, 08:59 PM
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SIGMA 101: Mayhem

Blurcat Predictions:

Kanezane Fujii via knock out.
Guy Broom via knock out.
Debra Everett via split decision.
Rav Kapur via knock out.
Aleksander Ivanov via knock out.
Jessica Herbig via knock out.
Del Robert via knock out.
Thea Higgins via T.K.O.

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Round 1
Slow start; nearly a full minute of circling, occasional fakes, and long-range jabs. Neither fighter is creating much. Watanabe works an angle, but takes a low kick to the shin when she advances. They clinch, and end up with Higgins backed up against the cage. Watanabe gets a couple of right hands to the body, but her attempts at knee strikes are deflected by Higgins, who uses her legs well to defend. Watanabe pulls free and takes a step back, then powers in a right hand. Higgins gets out the way, ducks under a second right hand, and backs up to the center. Watanabe follows, and we're back to circling. Uninspiring action so far, they've both been fairly devoid of inspiration. Watanabe hits a couple of right hands, both hitting gloves, then a left hand to the body that connected. That was the best shot of the round so far. Higgins tags her with a flicked jab to the cheek, but it had virtually no power on it. Higgins leans in to a looping left, but it puts her off balance and it's only at the last second that she gets her chin out of the way of a vicious right cross that comes back. If that had hit, we may have had a knock out. Time runs out with them standing, circling again. End of the round. Blurcat.com gives that one to Watanabe by 10-9.

Round 2
Right hand from Watanabe was thrown with power, but bounced off the gloves of Higgins. Watanabe follows up by coming in close, but Higgins is ready with a straight right hand that glances off the side of the head. They come together, both throwing punches. Watanabe gets a nice clean shot in, and Higgins stumbles backwards and falls to the floor. Watanabe is on top of her quickly, and unloads with two more big punches, both connect solidly. The referee jumps in and pulls her away before a third is thrown, this match is over by TKO. Replays show the referee may have been slightly early. Watanabe wins via 2nd round TKO with the official time being 1:27.

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Round 1
Slow start to the round, Järvinen is circling while Robert seems content to just throw the occasional looping punch to cause him to back up. Järvinen steps in and fires off two jabs, neither connecting, then has to almost throw himself to one side to avoid a devastating looking punch! Robert was clearly looking for the highlight reel K.O. punch, had that connected there is no way that Järvinen was getting back up. There's a warning to Järvinen, he must now know, if he didn't already, that Robert has knock out intentions tonight. Järvinen throws a right hand, then backs up sharply, clearly not loving the idea of getting too close. Robert still looks calm, throwing the occasional jab or two to keep Järvinen off balance. Järvinen hits a low kick, then moves in for a jab. Robert saw it coming and unloads with an enormous punch to the jaw. Järvinen goes down immediately, he has been knocked clean out by the power of Robert. The official time is 3:39.

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Round 1
Slow start, both fighters are throwing tentative punches without threatening anything more powerful. Herbig puts together the first exciting moment, stringing together four punches in quick succession, but Hill defended well. Straight right from Hill in response, but it caught nothing but gloves. They start circling. The referee tells them to fight, the lack of action so far is worrying. They get in close and exchange body shots, Herbig probably getting the slightly better punches in, and then fall into a clinch. That goes nowhere, and the referee separates them. Hill gets a nice kick in just before the time expires, but it's unlikely that is going to stop the judges giving that round to Herbig. End of round 1. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Herbig.

Round 2
Hill pushes Herbig up against the cage in a clinch. Hill throws a knee, then a couple of short punches to the side of the head. Herbig pushes her away and steps in to score with an uppercut. Hill took it flush on the chin and is rocked! Another right hand drops Hill against the cage, and Herbig follows up by unloading with a barrage of punches. The referee gets in and pulls Herbig away, she wins the match by TKO. Herbig wins via 2nd round TKO with the official time being 1:34.

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Round 1
Right hand from Sharp was thrown with power, but bounced off the gloves of Ivanov. Sharp follows up by coming in close, but Ivanov is ready with a straight right hand that glances off the side of the head. They clinch, although it's an ugly-looking one. Ivanov forces his way to the side, still grappling for supremacy, and then manages to get all the way behind. Sharp gave up his back quite easily. Ivanov takes Sharp down with a variation on the suplex, but Sharp keeps his wits and makes sure that he is able to pull guard pretty quickly upon landing. Ivanov breaks the guard and stands up, leaving Sharp on his back. Sharp tries to keep Ivanov back with some up-kicks, Ivanov has to be careful not to get caught with them, they have power. Ivanov fakes a dive, pushes the legs to one side, and gets side control. Sharp tries to turn into it so that he can pull guard, but Ivanov isn't allowing it, and traps both arms, creating a crucifix position. Ivanov starts throwing punches to the face, Sharp having no arms free to block them. Big shot from Ivanov, that caught Sharp on the chin as he momentarily lifted his head while trying to struggle free. Sharp is out like a light. The referee jumps in, this is over. The official time of the knock out is 1:31 of round 1.

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Round 1
Archer works an angle and comes in from the side of Kapur, getting two good jabs in before a ragged left misses by quite a margin. Kapur hits a low kick to back Archer against the cage, then works the body with a series of short punches. Archer fights out and the action returns to the center. Kapur steps back, and Archer comes after him , sensing an opening. Kapur suddenly puts the brakes on and swings for the fences, driving a right hand to the chin. Archer couldn't get out of the way in time and takes it full force. He goes down like a puppet with his strings cut, he is out cold. Kapur goes to follow up to be sure, but the referee cuts him off, calling a halt to the match. The official time is 2:57.

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Round 1
Paulson throws the first punch of the round, a high searching jab that didn't carry a great deal of threat with it. Everett throws a one-two combination in return, neither connecting, then steps in and delivers a hard kick to the outside of the thigh. Paulson steps back, throwing a right hand as she does to buy herself space. They circle, then move in again to exchange strikes, neither fighter getting a clear advantage. They come together again and the same result. It has become something of a stalemate at the moment. They come together to exchange strikes for the third time, and this time they wind up in a clinch. Everett hits a knee to the ribs. A couple of shots to the back from Paulson. They struggle all the way back, with Paulson ending up backed up against the cage. Everett hits another knee, but there wasn't much power behind it. Paulson stomps downward onto her foot. Paulson manages to reverse their positions, but that only lasts about thirty seconds before it gets reversed once more. Everett gets an arm free and tries to throw a big shot to the cheek, Paulson ducks under it and gets the arm back under control. The referee finally breaks them up, and we're back to where we started. Paulson tries a high kick to start, but Everett saw it coming and easily avoids it. They come back together in the center, and it's Everett who gets the first sustained attack of the round, hitting two hard body shots and a jab that caught Paulson on the nose. Paulson hits a straight right, enough to stop Everett from following up any further. The time expires with them standing. Not a great round for either of them or the crowd, it was very scrappy. The round ends. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Everett.

Round 2
Slow start, both fighters are throwing tentative punches without threatening anything more powerful. Paulson puts together the first exciting moment, stringing together four punches in quick succession, but Everett defended well. Straight right from Everett in response, but it caught nothing but gloves. They start circling. The referee tells them to fight, the lack of action so far is worrying. They get in close and exchange body shots, Paulson probably getting the slightly better punches in, and then fall into a clinch. That goes nowhere, and the referee separates them. Everett gets a nice kick in just before the time expires, but it's unlikely that is going to stop the judges giving that round to Paulson. The second round is over. Blurcat.com gives that one to Paulson by 10-9.

Round 3
The two fighters circle. A series of looping punches from Paulson forces Everett back up against the cage, and she has to cover up to withstand the three strikes that follow. No real damage caused, but Paulson is aggressively chasing this match. A hook finds the body and Everett clinches. They almost lose their balance as they jockey for position, Everett gets in a couple of knees when they regain their footing. Paulson seems to be trying to break the clinch, it's Everett who is holding it tight, perhaps hoping to calm the energetic start that Paulson had. The referee finally does break them up, after nearly a full minute of inactivity. Everett takes down Paulson, but is pulled into the guard straight away. Everett tries to unload with a couple of bombs, but Paulson safely defends them. Everett is leaning a little too far forward, which Paulson notices and tries for a guillotine. Everett didn't seem to see it coming, and is caught! Paulson wraps it up tightly and forces Everett to tap out! Official time of the guillotine submission is 8:15 of the third. Katy-Jayne Paulson is the new SIGMA Womens champion.

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Round 1
Manu'a goes to the center, and immediately throws some jabs, looking to engage in a striking battle. Broom doesn't commit though, instead circling and looking for an angle. Broom comes in, ducks a right hand, then unleashes a flurry of punches. Manu'a covers up at first, then throws a scathing right hand, but Broom is already out of range. Broom repeats the trick, working a new angle, darting in, then firing off strikes while keeping out of the way of any counter punches. It happens a third time, and Manu'a is beginning to look frustrated. Broom's footwork and general movement is looking good, Manu'a is being made to look very slow and lumbering in comparison. Furthermore, Broom is being able to launch multiple short bursts of offense without really being in any danger, Manu'a has yet to hit any sort of meaningful punch, simply because Broom is too quick. Manu'a finally gets in close enough to grapple with Broom, clinching up. Manu'a scores a nice body punch, then steps back and goes for a vicious right hand, but Broom bobs out of the way and hits a right hook of his own. Time is ticking away, and Manu'a is well behind in this round, he needs to do something special. Manu'a swings for the fences, but Broom has no problem avoiding it. The round peters out. The round is over. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Broom.

Round 2
Exchange of punches to start, nothing really hit though. They go into a clinch, and the pace disappears as both fighters try and get the advantage. Eventually the referee separates them. Jab from Broom, who then has to react quickly to avoid a right hook that was aimed right at the chin. Broom puts on a burst of energy and fires off a big sequence of punches, maybe twelve or thirteen in a row, although not many actually connected. Manu'a covered up well, and gets in a couple of shots of his own before moving out of range again. Broom with a body shot. Low kick from Manu'a, almost to the groin, although it didn't look intentional. They come together in a clinch again, and it returns to a stalemate. Not a great round by anyone's standard, but that flurry should mean that Broom will take the round on points. The second round is over. Blurcat.com has it down as 10-9 Broom.

Round 3
Manu'a comes out fast, but gets hit with a counter right hand strike when he throws a left hand which was too high. Broom moves in and hits a nice body shot before they clinch. Manu'a gets in a short, sharp jab to the side of the head, it looked to hit right on the ear. Broom didn't like that, and scores with two knee strikes and a punch to the cheek. They break apart. Broom swings and hits a nice right hand. Manu'a fires off a series of sharp jabs, all hitting gloves. He throws out a looping left, but gets tagged with a punch to the jaw and stumbles to the ground! Broom dives in to finish him off, but he scrambles back up quickly and they end up facing off on their feet again. Replays show that the punch barely connected, it was more of a stumble on Manu'a's part than anything else. It might not look that way to the judges though. Broom looks more confident after that, and puts together a nice chain of strikes, ending with a scathing low kick that catches Manu'a on the outside of the calf. He definitely felt that. Time is running out; Broom will probably take this round on the judges' score cards, primarily due to that one dubious knock down. End of round 3. Blurcat.com scores 10-9 Broom. The official scores are: 30-27 (twice), 29-28 for Guy Broom.

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Round 1
An exchange of jabs doesn't go anywhere. Curran fakes a kick, then darts in to score with a straight left before backing out fast to avoid a left-right combination from Fujii. They clinch, and Fujii winds up backed against the cage. A couple of minor blows get exchanged, but it's turned into a bit of a stalemate. Curran tries to push Fujii back, but can't. The referee waits a while, then separates them and gets them to resume. Curran comes in hard and fast, throwing a scorching right hand, but it's a long way wide and Fujii is able to clinch up. Curran hits a knee to the ribs, then a second. He goes to the well once too often though, as the third knee gets caught, and Fujii uses it for leverage to complete a takedown, ending up in Curran's guard. Fujii fights his way out into half guard. Big clubbing blow from Fujii, Curran dealt with it well. Fujii half-stands, his right leg still trapped between Curran's, and starts unloading with a barrage of bombing right hands. Curran takes one right to the jaw, then another smashes hard into his nose. More devastating punches rain down, and the referee pulls Fujii off, preventing Curran from taking any more damage. Fujii wins via TKO at 5:25 of the first round. Kanezane Fujii is now the SIGMA Heavyweight champion.

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UFC-KING
12-04-2008, 09:44 PM
NOOOOOOO :( CURRAN Why Did you Do It !!!

Nephrinn
12-05-2008, 12:01 AM
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Week 4, July 2007

The Modern Warriors TV broadcast took place last night, displaying some of the future talent the light heavyweight and lightweight divisions have in store for SIGMA. Here are the highlights:

Chad Zoff beat Sammy Newton by Submission in 4:23 of round 1 (**)

The newly acquired talent Chad Zoff gets a big win over rookie Sammy Newton by submission, showing that he's a very versatile fighter.

Jin Katou beat Jerry Bogdonovich by Unanimous Decision (**)

These two veterans of the sport are looking to get something going, and while Bogdonovich had a good opening round, Katou was able to rally and get the decision.

Anderson Desailly beat Antonio Williams by T.K.O. in 1:34 of round 1 (**)

The masterful Muay Thai rookie phenom from Brazil gets a lightning fast knock out win over the rookie submission specialist Antonio Williams.

Gordon Hill beat Joel Lin by T.K.O. in 4:26 of round 3 (**)

Rookie Gordon "Blade" Hill gets his second knock out in a row after dominating rookie Joel Lin, who came off a great knock out win himself.

Michael Fah beat Masahiro Maeno by Submission in 4:51 of round 2 (DUD)

Rookie Michael Fah is well known for his great submission skills and he proved to be the better man as he submits the submission artist Maeno. Maeno drops to 0-2 now and it's becoming clear that he's only a one-dimensional fighter.

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Nephrinn
12-05-2008, 12:11 AM
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Week 1, August 2007

SIGMA is proud to announce the exclusive signing of Gabriel "Mad Dog" Gallego, who enters the welterweight division ranked at #2. The 37 year-old veteran has won the ALPHA-1 Welterweight title 3 different times and defended it as many as 7 times! He's expected to be inducted in the hall of fame when he retires, but plans to get something going in SIGMA before that happens.

The Mad Dog (24-5), who's highly popular in the states, is expected to take on Mr. Battery himself, Jens Halle, sometime in the future in what will surely be a highly entertaining match up.

In other news, Sukarno, who was expected to fight at SIGMA 102 against Patrick Thomas, injured his arm during training recently which will put him out for 1-2 months and missing the festivities. Ed Burridge has stepped up to take his place.

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UFC-KING
12-05-2008, 12:14 AM
w00t :D, I love how you did this scenario, releasing all the contracts and having the 4 companies fight for the top, I love it !!!

Nephrinn
12-09-2008, 09:58 AM
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Week 1, August 2007

SIGMA 102: Supernova announced!

Fight Card:

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Main Event
Tyler Lass vs. Evan Pizzarro for the SIGMA Middleweight Title
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In what will be one of the most anticipated SIGMA events ever, Tyler "Thunder and Lightning" Lass will put his title on the line against one of the world's top pound for pound fighters, Evan "The Carpenter" Pizzarro.

Tyler Lass is coming off of five wins, three of them coming from some of the world's best Middleweight fighters (Sukarno, Thomas, White). Three of those five ended in the first round and all of them were by knock out. Perhaps the reason for his success in knocking fighters out is because of his long arm reach.

So, it is startlingly clear that Lass loves to finish quickly and by knock out, but, Evan Pizzarro is actually quite the opposite. Pizzarro is also coming off of five wins, again against some of the world's best (Kendall and Napier), but those wins come much later in the rounds. Indeed, he has won well more than half of his fights by decision rather than knock out, and that is probably attributed to how Pizzarro loves to show off.

However, Pizzarro is far from being ****y or lacking instinct. Unlike Lass who has shown some weaknesses like impatience, Pizzarro is about as of a solid, all-around fighter as you can get. The biggest factor may be Pizzarro's iron chin, so Lass could be in for a surprise when he explodes into him early.

Co-Main Event
Neil Napier vs. Adam White
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This fight may be as huge as the main event itself. The recently signed hall-of-famer Neil Napier looks to run head-on into another future hall-of-famer, Adam White for the third and final time.

Neil Napier has been fighting for GAMMA most of his career, winning the Middleweight title there twice and defending it once before moving to DFC where he had mixed success (2-1-2). In fact, his first fight (and win) in DFC was against Adam White, submitting him in the 4th round. However, he lost to White two years earlier in GAMMA by way of decision, ending his title reign there.

Most of Napier's wins come by way of decision, particularly because of his uncanny resilience and knowing how to pick his opponents apart. Perhaps the main difference between these two fighters is that White is coming off of three wins while Napier is coming off a pair of draws, which could mean White has a good bout of confidence on his side.

Match #3
Uwe Maier vs. Ethan Sutton
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Of particular note in this match is Ethan Sutton's incredible 6-win winning streak, which has got to make him look formidable to any opponent. What may be more important is the diverse ways he has won those 6 matches: 2 by submission, 2 by T.K.O. and two by decision, proving how versatile Sutton is.

But let's not brush Maier off. He's had a longer title reign than Sutton has and not only has beaten the reigning champion Tyler Lass twice, but managed to knock out Sutton back in 2001 in the first round. Maier is also coming off two solid wins, so expect him to be fired up and glancing greedily towards another title shot.

Match #4
Patrick Thomas vs. Ed Burridge
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These two fighters are coming off some tough losses, especially Ed Burridge, who has lost his last 5 out of 6 fights. Patrick Thomas is probably the more diverse fighter out of the two and has a really great chin to protect him against Burridge's barrage of long range kicks.

Match #5
Noburo Shichirobei vs. Ronnie Allen Teller
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"The General" Noburo Shichirobei is a veteran of the sport and actually has an impressive resume with wins over greats like Adam White, Jon Head, Ethan Sutton, and more. Almost 90% of his wins come by way of knock out, so expect him to be firing away on Teller. He's also won the BCF title once and held it to one defense.

Ronnie Allen Teller was recently picked up by SIGMA, having fought for almost every promotion except DFC prior. Like Noburo, Teller has held the BCF Middleweight title to not one, but three defenses and, more impressive, acquired the ALPHA-1 Middleweight title and held it to two defenses. So, Teller has had plenty of experience of being at the top. However, the enigma of Teller's career is that he's never really beaten anybody considered to be among the elite of the sport like Noburo has (he had a very early career win over Sukarno, but they were both rookies then).

Match #6
Leonardo da Costa vs. Andrew Rush
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These two veterans of the sport are looking for a win here, especially Rush who is coming off of three losses following a stunning knock out win over Evan Pizzarro at SIGMA 75.

da Costa is by far the fan favorite in this match, but Rush may have the slight advantage in having been thoroughly tested against some of the world's best fighters. da Costa would be smart to move to the ground early and avoid Rush's knock out power and work for a submission against Rush's mediocre defensive skills.

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Nephrinn
12-09-2008, 11:25 PM
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Week 4, August 2007

The Modern Warriors TV broadcast took place last night, displaying some of the future talent the welterweight and heavyweight divisions have in store for SIGMA. Here are the highlights:

Marlon John beat Henning Olsen by T.K.O. in 2:42 of round 1 (**)

These two hardened, talented veterans went toe to toe in hopes of ending their vicious losing streaks and it was Marlon "The Punisher" John who succeeded in getting an early knock out victory of Henning Olsen, who moves to four losses in a row. Regardless of who won and who lost, both of these fighters still have a lot to prove before they could be considered a threat to the welterweight division.

Steven Griffin beat Gordon Idle by Unanimous Decision (***)

These wrestling-styled fighters actually held highly prestigious titles at once in their careers and are looking to get back to the top. Unfortunately for Idle, Griffin dominated Idle on the ground, giving him a decisive win and a solid move up in the division.

Eddie Whelan beat Garry McSweegan by T.K.O. in 0:36 of round 2 (***)

38 year-old Eddie Whelan, who held the SIGMA Heavyweight title to as many as 5 defenses, the most in SIGMA history, gets a nice win in hopes of jump-starting his career. Both fighters have been on heavy losing streaks in the past few years, so hopefully this is good news for Whelan and a wake up call for McSweegan who falls to 5 losses in a row.

Shawn Texas beat Eien Kawano by Unanimous Decision (**)

Despite Kawano's vast experience, the rookie Shawn Texas, who has displayed great skills in both his stand-up and ground game, was able to fend off Kawano and secure an impressive win. Things are looking bright for Texas.

Junior Patinkin beat Brad Smalls by Split Decision (*)

Granted, Patinkin has slightly more experience in the cage, both are still considered rookies, but it was Patinkin who managed to squeak out a win over Smalls, who has a downright dangerous ground game. The win can be attributed to Patinkin's great submission skills, which seemed to really frustrate Smalls.

Floyd Haywood beat Chester Levesque by T.K.O. in 3:37 of round 2 (**)

Floyd Haywood was just recently picked up by SIGMA and he really proved he belonged here with a win over the rookie submission specialist Chester Levesque. Many consider Haywood to be one of the most underrated fighters in the world.

Lukas Mellberg beat Naizen Hamacho by Unanimous Decision (*)

The veteran Lukas Mellberg puts an end to his grisly losing streak with a win over the rookie Hamacho, who actually showed a lot of promise despite losing.

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Nephrinn
12-10-2008, 02:40 AM
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SIGMA 102: Supernova

Blurcat Predictions:

Evan Pizzarro via knock out.
Adam White via knock out.
Uwe Maier via knock out.
Patrick Thomas via knock out.
Ronnie Allen Teller via knock out.
Andrew Rush via T.K.O.

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Round 1
Tentative circling to begin with. They meet in the center, but quickly fall into a clinch. Rush gets a nice shot in to the ribs. da Costa gets a pair of punches to the side of the head, but they lacked power. The referee breaks them up eventually. Rush presses forward, flicking out straight rights. da Costa leans in to throw a looping left hand. Rush avoids it, and it allows him to throw a powerful counter punch that catches da Costa right above the ear. Great punch. Rush moves in and throws a devastating right hand. da Costa just about manages to parry it, but it still caught him on the shoulder. da Costa throws a right hand counter, but Rush swats it aside and lands a big left to the chest. da Costa clinches up again. So far, Rush's power is allowing him to control this round, da Costa is simply being out-gunned thus far. They end up next to the cage. da Costa gets in a couple of nasty right hands to the chest. That's the first time this round that he looks to have actually hurt Rush. Rush pushes da Costa up against the cage and unloads with three big right hands. One got through and caught da Costa above the left eye, the other two hit home across the chest. da Costa clinches up again to avoid getting obliterated, and the round ends before they are broken up. That's the end of the round. Blurcat.com has it down as 10-9 Rush.

Round 2
Rush starts brightly by throwing some looping punches. Defended well by da Costa. They circle, throwing tentative jabs. da Costa goes for a single leg and puts Rush on the floor, but he is up very quickly, preventing da Costa from getting on top. Rush definitely seems to want to keep this standing. da Costa hits a nice jab, avoids a counter left hook, then comes in low and takes down Rush again. This time Rush isn't able to get up, and has to pull guard. Times ticking away though, da Costa will have to hurry to finish. He goes for an armbar, but Rush defends. da Costa tries to slip past to get side control, but Rush just about manages to keep guard. A second attempt works though, and da Costa has the side. Two big elbows land, and Rush seems in trouble. da Costa goes for the kimura, but can't quite get it. The time expires before he can try again, and the referee separates them. End of the round. Blurcat.com scores 10-9 da Costa.

Round 3
There is some tentative circling to begin with, before they meet in the center for the first action of the round. It's a tight affair, both fighters heavily using the jab, but Rush looks to get the better of it, landing with one crisp strike to the face in particular. da Costa backs off, a little shaken. Replays show that it landed right on the nose. Rush press the action, forcing da Costa back against the cage and upping the tempo with rapid-fire lefts and rights, bobbing and weaving at the same time to keep from getting caught with a counter punch. da Costa clinches up. Rush is displaying a much more accomplished and confident striking game than da Costa, the technique and speed with which the punches are being delivered is leaving da Costa looking ragged in comparison. The pattern continues once they've been separated, with Rush looking the sharper of the two. He isn't overwhelming da Costa by any means, but he is comfortably controlling the pace and tempo of the round, and preventing da Costa from stamping any sort of mark on it. That's the end of the round. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Rush. The three judges all give the match as 29-28 to Andrew Rush.

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Round 1
Shichirobei starts brightly by throwing some looping punches. Defended well by Teller. They circle, throwing tentative jabs. Teller goes for a single leg and puts Shichirobei on the floor, but he is up very quickly, preventing Teller from getting on top. Shichirobei definitely seems to want to keep this standing. Teller hits a nice jab, avoids a counter left hook, then comes in low and takes down Shichirobei again. This time Shichirobei isn't able to get up, and has to pull guard. Times ticking away though, Teller will have to hurry to finish. He goes for an armbar, but Shichirobei defends. Teller tries to slip past to get side control, but Shichirobei just about manages to keep guard. A second attempt works though, and Teller has the side. Two big elbows land, and Shichirobei seems in trouble. Teller goes for the kimura, but can't quite get it. The time expires before he can try again, and the referee separates them. That's the end of the round. Blurcat.com scores 10-9 Teller.

Round 2
The two fighters meet in the center with an exchange of jabs, but neither gets anything but gloves or air. They go right into a clinch, with only a few seconds of the match gone. Shichirobei gets a knee to the ribs in, but it wasn't particularly hard. They break. Shichirobei throws a combination but gets smothered into a clinch. They back up against the cage. Teller hits a wicked uppercut, taking Shichirobei completely by surprise, then starts wailing away with lefts and rights. Shichirobei can only cover up against the ferocious attack, but that doesn't stop a couple of big shots landing. More shots rain down, and Shichirobei is getting obliterated, he can't throw any counter punches as he can't move his hands down without getting hit again, and he can't get past Teller to safety either. The referee finally sees enough and covers Shichirobei up. Teller wins via second round TKO at 1:48.

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Round 1
Exchange of punches to start, nothing really hit though. They go into a clinch, and the pace disappears as both fighters try and get the advantage. Eventually the referee separates them. Jab from Burridge, who then has to react quickly to avoid a right hook that was aimed right at the chin. Burridge puts on a burst of energy and fires off a big sequence of punches, maybe twelve or thirteen in a row, although not many actually connected. Thomas covered up well, and gets in a couple of shots of his own before moving out of range again. Burridge gets pinned against the cage, and the referee eventually has to separate them. Low kick from Thomas, almost to the groin, although it didn't look intentional. They come together in a clinch again, and it returns to a stalemate. Not a great round by anyone's standard, but that flurry should mean that Burridge will take the round on points. End of the round. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Burridge.

Round 2
Good start from Thomas, taking Burridge down almost immediately! Burridge scrambles though, and gets back to his feet without taking any damage at all. Thomas will be disappointed with that. Burridge comes in and throws two big right hands, but neither connects, and they put him off balance, allowing Thomas to score with a nice right hook to the side of the head, crunching into the top of the ear. Burridge felt that one for sure. He stalks Thomas, trying to back him up against the cage. It doesn't work though, Thomas keeps out of the way. Burridge tries a kick, but Thomas catches the foot and uses it for a trip. Thomas gets Burridge down for the second time, and this time is right on top of him in guard position. Thomas throws some punches, then tries to pass. Burridge doesn't allow it, and tries to grab an armbar in response. Thomas easily stops that, and throws some more punches. That becomes the pattern, as the fight falls into a predictable pattern; punches from Thomas followed by a pass attempt, with Burridge blocking the pass and throwing the occasional punch in response. The round ends like that, just as the referee was about to stand them back up. That's the end of the round. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Thomas.

Round 3
The fighters come together right in the center. Thomas throws out a jab, but Burridge bobs out of the way and uses a right hand to glance a blow off the side of the ribs in response. Burridge works an angle and storms in suddenly with three crisp jabs and a looping overhand punch, Thomas covered up quickly but at least one of the jabs hit home. Burridge is making Thomas look sluggish in comparison, such is the speed and crispness with which he is delivering strikes. Thomas hits a low kick before back-pedalling to avoid a clubbing blow. Burridge narrowly misses a right cross. They meet in the center to exchange a flurry of strikes that gets the crowd on their feet. Burridge got slightly the better of it, he definitely snuck through a right hand that rocked Thomas slightly. Thomas initiates a clinch, and the action grinds to a halt. Thomas looks out of ideas, he is being repeatedly lured into these exchange of strikes, but Burridge is clearly winning them. Thomas needs to find some way to deal with them. Not much time left in this round. The referee separates them. Burridge tries a speculative high kick, but Thomas saw it coming and was well out of range by the time it came. Thomas tries to work an angle, but Burridge is having none of it and fires off a straight right hand to keep him from stepping in. Comfortable round for Burridge, he will probably be disappointed not to have done more damage given his dominance of the striking in this round. The round is over. Blurcat.com scores it 10-9 for Burridge. The official scores are: 29-28 (twice), 30-27 for Ed Burridge.

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Round 1
Maier is bobbing and weaving, trying to find an angle of attack. Jabs and an occasional low kick from Sutton are making that hard though. A crisp right hand from Maier stings the gloves of Sutton, and he follows up with a kick that crashed into the ribs. That really connected, great strike. Maier looks to be growing in confidence, and comes in again, using the right hand lead once more. Sutton was ready though, and fires off a high kick. It connects with the side of the jaw, Maier did not see that one coming! He staggers and falls to the floor, totally unbalanced. Sutton is right in there; hammer fist to the side of the head, and another! There's a third. Maier is in big trouble. Vicious punch. The referee leaps in, that is all she wrote! That kick caught Maier out, and from there onwards there was only going to be one outcome. Official time of the TKO is 1:39 of the first round.

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Round 1
Slow start, both fighters are throwing tentative punches without threatening anything more powerful. White puts together the first exciting moment, stringing together four punches in quick succession, but Napier defended well. Straight right from Napier in response, but it caught nothing but gloves. They start circling. The referee tells them to fight, the lack of action so far is worrying. They get in close and exchange body shots, White probably getting the slightly better punches in, and then fall into a clinch. That goes nowhere, and the referee separates them. Napier gets a nice kick in just before the time expires, but it's unlikely that is going to stop the judges giving that round to White. The round ends. Blurcat.com scores it 10-9 for White.

Round 2
The two fighters touch gloves to start the round, and almost immediately come together in a clinch. There's a struggle for supremacy, but neither seems to be able to gain the advantage. They struggle all the way to the cage, neither seems to have a clear-cut advantage when it comes to wrestling. Things stall, neither fighter seems willing to risk attempting a takedown. The referee waits thirty seconds, then pulls them apart due to the inactivity. Tentative long range jabs from both fighters. Napier with a low sweeping kick, but it was telegraphed. White comes in quick but misses a kick. Napier with a straight right, another, but then walks right into a solid punch. That certainly connected, the crowd could clearly hear it. Napier backs up quickly, almost on instinct; his hands are down by his side, and he looks glassy eyed and unsteady on his feet. The referee quickly steps in and ends the fight, stopping White from following up. It'll go down as a TKO for White. As White celebrates, the doctor is quickly in to check on Napier. From the looks of things, he may have been dealt a concussion with that punch to the jaw, as he doesn't look like he knows where he is. Official time of the TKO is 2:43 of the second round.

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Round 1
Slow start, both fighters are throwing tentative punches without threatening anything more powerful. Pizzarro puts together the first exciting moment, stringing together four punches in quick succession, but Lass defended well. Straight right from Lass in response, but it caught nothing but gloves. They start circling. The referee tells them to fight, the lack of action so far is worrying. They get in close and exchange body shots, Pizzarro probably getting the slightly better punches in, and then fall into a clinch. That goes nowhere, and the referee separates them. Lass gets a nice kick in just before the time expires, but it's unlikely that is going to stop the judges giving that round to Pizzarro. The round ends. Blurcat.com sees it 10-9 to Pizzarro.

Round 2
Slow start; nearly a full minute of circling, occasional fakes, and long-range jabs. Neither fighter is creating much. Pizzarro works an angle, but takes a low kick to the shin when he advances. They clinch, and end up with Lass backed up against the cage. Pizzarro gets a couple of right hands to the body, but his attempts at knee strikes are deflected by Lass, who uses his legs well to defend. Pizzarro pulls free and takes a step back, then powers in a right hand. Lass gets out the way, ducks under a second right hand, and backs up to the center. Pizzarro follows, and we're back to circling. Uninspiring action so far, they've both been fairly devoid of inspiration. Pizzarro hits a couple of right hands, both hitting gloves, then a left hand to the body that connected. That was the best shot of the round so far. Lass tags him with a flicked jab to the cheek, but it had virtually no power on it. Lass leans in to a looping left, but it puts him off balance and it's only at the last second that he gets his chin out of the way of a vicious right cross that comes back. If that had hit, we may have had a knock out. Time runs out with them standing, circling again. The round ends. Blurcat.com has it down as 10-9 Pizzarro.

Round 3
Pizzarro hits some tentative punches, then comes in fast and forces Lass to back up against the cage, where they clinch. Pizzarro hits a nice body shot, but takes two short punches to the side of the head in return. Lass tries a trip, but it doesn't go anywhere. They separate, with Pizzarro having to stay sharp to avoid a scorching right hand from Lass. Pizzarro steps back, and Lass comes after him , sensing an opening. Pizzarro suddenly puts the brakes on and swings for the fences, driving a right hand to the chin. Lass couldn't get out of the way in time and takes it full force. He goes down like a puppet with his strings cut, he is out cold. Pizzarro goes to follow up to be sure, but the referee cuts him off, calling a halt to the match. Official time of the knock out is 5:39 of the third round. Evan Pizzarro wins the SIGMA Middleweight title.

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