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UFC on FUEL TV 2: Nogueira vs. Gustafsson live play-by-play and results.
by Joel Sundqvist.

DaMarques Johnson (@DaMarques_UFC) vs. John Maguire (@MaguireTheOne)

Round 1:
Code:
 >Maguire counters a wayward low right kick with a clean jab.
>Maguire counters a one-two combination with a straight right.
>Johnson comes in, looking for a quick takedown.
>Maguire tries to avoid the takedown.
>Johnson doesn't get the takedown, Maguire avoided it.
>Maguire moves in closer but takes a crisp jab to the face.
>Johnson looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Maguire uses movement to keep out reach, frustrating Johnson.
>Johnson looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Maguire.
>Johnson cannot get close enough to the elusive Maguire.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>An errant jab sets Johnson up to counter-strike with a jab.
>Johnson goes to the body and then to the head with a tidy combination to get Maguire to cover up, then shoots in.
>The takedown doesn't work, Maguire stuffed it.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>Maguire circles, looking for an opening.
>Johnson steps in to put some pressure on.
>Johnson looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Maguire.
>Johnson is now standing in the pocket.
>The time is up, and that's the end of round one.
>That was a close round, but I'm giving it to Johnson, 10-9.
Round 2:
Code:
 >Maguire steps back to avoid a one-two combination.
>Maguire avoids a jab.
>Maguire tries for a right jab but Johnson moves out of range.
>Johnson throws a barrage of big right hands but Maguire moves out of range.
>Maguire looks like he might be trying to get in close and wrestle with Johnson.
>Maguire grabs Johnson and pulls him into a grapple.
>Maguire is trying to push Johnson so that his back is up against the cage.
>Johnson doesn't let himself be driven back though, and gains a dominant position in the grapple instead.
>Maguire uses his wrestling to smother Johnson and stop him from using any dirty boxing.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Johnson tries to wrestle Maguire backward and up against the cage.
>He does so, and now has Maguire pinned to the cage.
>DaMarques Johnson doesn't look like he has much left in the tank.
>Johnson launches an elbow strike but Maguire is ready and uses some wrestling to turn around so that Johnson is the one against the cage.
>Maguire attempts to wrestle Johnson to the ground.
>Maguire has the takedown, using the fact that Johnson was pressed against the cage to his advantage.
>Johnson is left seated, with his back to the cage, with Maguire holding him down.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Time slips away as Maguire successfully keeps Johnson stuck against the cage wall.
>Time slips away as Maguire successfully keeps Johnson stuck against the cage wall.
>Time expires and we come to the end of round two.
>That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Maguire.
Round 3:
Code:
 >Maguire steps back to avoid a left jab.
>Both fighters throw strikes at the same time, both miss.
>Johnson sees a leg kick coming but strikes first with a barrage of big right hands, forcing Maguire back!
>Showing good head movement, Maguire weaves out of the way of a wild left hand.
>Maguire ducks under a huge right cross and counter-strikes with a kick to the outside of the knee.
>DaMarques Johnson looks like he doesn't have a lot left to give.
>Working from in the pocket, Maguire catches Johnson with a solid right jab.
>From the pocket Maguire fires off a barrage of big punches to the head and body, knocking Johnson down!
>Johnson recovers his wits quickly though.
>Johnson is hit with a sharp kick to the calf.
>Maguire tries to secure a ground position.
>Maguire is quick, Johnson can't stop him getting side control.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Maguire attempts to americana Johnson from side control.
>Johnson doesn't allow the americana to be applied.
>Maguire blocks an attempted sweep.
>Maguire tries to ensnare Johnson in an arm triangle.
>The arm triangle is locked in, tight enough that Johnson has to tap out!
>John Maguire takes the victory by way of submission!
John Maguire def. DaMarques Johnson via Submission (Arm Triangle) - Round 3, 4:08.


Francis Carmont (@franciscarmont) vs. Magnus Cedenblad (@MagnusCedenblad )

Round 1:
Code:
 >Carmont throws a feint.
>Moving forward, Cedenblad counters a left jab with a flurry of jabs and straight punches.
>Cedenblad counters a left jab with a crisp jab.
>Carmont tries for a left jab but Cedenblad moves out of range.
>Carmont counters an errant left jab with a clean jab.
>Cedenblad slips past a left jab and fires back with a flurry of jabs and straight punches.
>Carmont looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>To counter, Cedenblad fires off a left but only finds the gloves.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>Cedenblad counters a left jab by using a series of quick lefts.
>Carmont looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Cedenblad.
>Keen to maintain some distance, Cedenblad uses strikes to keep Carmont away.
>Moving forward, Cedenblad counters a left jab with a crisp jab.
>There's under a minute left in this round.
>Carmont comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Strikes from Cedenblad keep Carmont from stepping in too close.
>Carmont moves out of range of a flurry of punches.
>The time is up, and that's the end of round one.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Cedenblad.
Round 2:
Code:
 >Cedenblad counters a left jab with a series of quick jabs.
>Advancing, Cedenblad counters a left jab by using a flurry of small strikes.
>A left jab misses and Cedenblad counters with a series of quick lefts.
>Carmont slips past a left jab and fires back with a crisp jab.
>Carmont waits for a flurry of punches to stop, then hits a barrage of huge rights, knocking Cedenblad down!
>Carmont knows that this is a golden opportunity, and quickly pounces on Cedenblad, looking to finish him off by raining down punches!
>Carmont unloads with massive punches, Cedenblad is getting destroyed!
>The referee jumps in and saves Cedenblad from taking any more shots!
>Francis 'Limitless' Carmont takes the win by TKO!
Francis Carmont def. Magnus Cedenblad via TKO (Strikes) - Round 2, 2:29.


Papy Abedi (@TeamMakambo) vs. James Head (@thejameshead)

Round 1:
Code:
 >Abedi counters an attempted body kick by scoring with a solid left.
>Abedi looks like he might be trying to get in close and wrestle with Head.
>Head tries to single leg Abedi as he moves forward, but he is too quick to step away.
>Moving in closer, Abedi looks like he may want to wrestle Head.
>They start grappling, Head looks happy to engage Abedi at close quarters.
>Abedi tries to wrestle Head backward and up against the cage.
>Abedi achieves it, pinning Head to the cage.
>Abedi uses dirty boxing to punish Head while he is pressed up against the cage.
>Head struggles back against Abedi, not allowing him to control the grappling.
>Head sees the opportunity for a standing guillotine, but Abedi saw it coming and swiftly blocked it.
>Head wrestles back against Abedi, turning him around so that he now has his back to the cage.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Head looks for a foot stomp but Abedi takes the opportunity to turn them around so that he is in the dominant position.
>Abedi looks to try and maintain control via his wrestling skills, but Head proves too good and manages to turn them around so that he is in the dominant position.
>Head looks for a trip takedown.
>Abedi stops the takedown attempt, then uses his wrestling to take control of the grapple and put Head against the cage.
>Head wrestles back against Abedi, turning him around so that he now has his back to the cage.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Head tries a foot stomp, but that puts him off balance and allows Abedi to turn him so that he ends up backed against the cage.
>Head is trapped against the cage and Abedi hits him with a short left uppercut.
>Abedi pins Head up against the cage and stomps down hard on his foot.
>The time is up, and that's the end of round one.
>That round goes to Abedi, 10-9 on my card.
Round 2:
Code:
 >Abedi counters a left jab with a jab.
>Head chooses to shoot in on Abedi.
>Abedi tries to step away from the takedown.
>Head can't get the takedown, Abedi was too quick to back away.
>Abedi looks like he might be trying to get in close and wrestle with Head.
>Head drops down to try and catch him by surprise with a single leg attempt, but it is blocked.
>Head is looking to get in close and strike from the pocket.
>Abedi now has Head standing in the pocket.
>Head comes in, looking for a quick double leg takedown from close range.
>Abedi stuffs the takedown attempt and then pulls Head into a clinch.
>Breathing very hard, Papy Abedi is looking ragged.
>Breathing very hard, James Head is looking ragged.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>Abedi is looking to muscle Head back against the cage.
>Head ends up backed against the cage.
>Abedi looks for an elbow strike, but Head out-wrestles him and switches them around so that he is in the dominant position.
>With Abedi stuck against the cage, Head tries to complete a takedown.
>Head can't get the takedown, as Abedi wrestles his way into a dominant position.
>Abedi looks to take Head down by setting up a judo throw.
>A great inside leg trip sees Head get thrown to the mat, and Abedi is left in guard.
>Papy Abedi seems to be fighting against exhaustion.
>James Head seems to be fighting against exhaustion.
>Abedi throws a few weak-looking punches as he decides on his next move.
>Head pulls Abedi down in close and hits him with several short punches to the side of the head.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Abedi fires off a few punches, but they aren't thrown with any great force.
>Abedi fires off a few punches, but they aren't thrown with any great force.
>Round two is brought to an end as time runs out.
>I have to give that round to Abedi, but only a 10-9.
Round 3:
Code:
 >Abedi slips out of the way of a body kick.
>Head slips past a left jab and fires back with a massive right hand, knocking Abedi down to the ground!
>Head senses victory and starts to unload with punches!
>Head pounds away on Abedi, landing several great shots that rock Abedi!
>The referee pulls Head away, stopping the match!
>That has to be called a controversial finish as Abedi may have been in trouble but he was still clearly active and trying to defend himself!
>By TKO, the winner is James Head!
James Head def. Papy Abedi via TKO (Strikes) - Round 3, 1:01.


Akira Corassani (@AkiraCorassani) vs. Jason Young (@shotgun_young)

Round 1:
Code:
 >Corassani counters an attempted body kick with a jab.
>Corassani is looking to turn this into a wrestling match, and is getting in closer to Young.
>Strikes from Young keep Corassani from stepping in too close, and he is forced to step back.
>Young looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>He gets into range.
>Young throws a left jab but Corassani uses good head movement to make sure it slips by.
>Young shows good head movement to avoid getting caught with a jab.
>Corassani is looking to turn this into a wrestling match, and is getting in closer to Young.
>Corassani can't get near enough to engage, Young uses strikes to keep him out of range.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>Corassani drops a shoulder, trying to sucker Young in with a feint.
>Young looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Corassani.
>Young and Corassani get closer, both looking eager to engage at close range.
>Moving in closer, Corassani looks like he may want to wrestle Young.
>Not wanting to grapple, Young uses strikes to keep Corassani at a distance.
>Corassani is looking to turn this into a wrestling match, and is getting in closer to Young.
>Strikes from Young keep Corassani from stepping in too close, and he is forced to step back.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Young looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Corassani.
>To counter, Corassani fires off a strike which doesn't miss by much.
>Corassani chooses to shoot in on Young.
>Young is too quick, and manages to hit Corassani with a good clean left jab.
>Corassani avoids a body kick.
>Round one ends as time expires.
>That round goes to Young, 10-9 on my card.
Round 2:
Code:
 >Corassani feints an attack, keeping Young on his toes.
>Corassani slips past a left jab and fires back with a jab.
>There's a takedown attempt from Young.
>Corassani is too quick, and manages to hit Young with a good clean left jab.
>Corassani looks to be trying to close the distance between them.
>Young ends up grappling for supremacy with Corassani.
>Using his wrestling skills, Corassani is trying to push Young up against the cage.
>Corassani can't do it though, and ends up being out-wrestled in the grapple.
>Young looks to get some strikes in, but Corassani seizes the moment and wrestles his way into control of the grapple.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Corassani is trying to muscle Young up against the cage.
>Young out-wrestles him though.
>The grappling doesn't go anywhere, and they break apart.
>Corassani looks to be trying to close the distance between them.
>A counter left catches Corassani above the eye.
>Young looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Corassani.
>Corassani uses his strikes to stop Young from getting too close.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Corassani avoids a quick jab and hits a left.
>A big right hand doesn't find its intended target, allowing Young to fire back with a crisp left hand punch.
>The time is up, and that's the end of round two.
>That round goes to Corassani, 10-9 on my card.
Round 3:
Code:
 >Corassani avoids a jab.
>Corassani chooses to shoot in on Young.
>Young tries to counter with a right hand, but is too slow.
>Young cannot stop the takedown, and only catches Corassani in half guard.
>Corassani unloads with some big elbows, but Young deals with them comfortably.
>Young bursts into life and tries to scramble into a better position.
>He isn't fast enough, and has to turtle up with Corassani on top of him.
>Jason Young looks very tired out there.
>Corassani rolls Young out of turtle position and into side control.
>Corassani tries to ensnare Young in an arm triangle.
>Corassani gets the arm triangle, sinks it in deeply, but Young is still trying to fight out of it!
>No! He breaks free. That was really close.
>Young attempts to get some separation in order to try to stand, but can't.
>Corassani throws some small strikes, but is clearly just taking a moment to try and catch his breath.
>Young tries to break free and scramble for position, but Corassani keeps him trapped.
>We've now passed the halfway mark in this round.
>Corassani begins trying to get himself into a mount.
>Young tries to sweep from the mount attempt, but gets rolled and gives up his back.
>Corassani attempts an armbar.
>Corassani rolls onto his back to try and get the armbar, but Young pulls free and gets side control.
>Jason Young looks like he is on the verge of exhaustion.
>Young tries to lock Corassani into an armbar.
>Corassani defends himself well and is in no danger.
>Corassani scoots around and wraps his legs around Young to pull guard.
>Akira Corassani looks very tired out there.
>There's under a minute left in this round.
>Young looks to get past the guard.
>He can't quite manage to get past guard on this attempt.
>The fight comes to an end as the time limit expires.
>That round goes to Corassani, 10-9 on my card.
Akira Corassani def. Jason Young via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 39-28).


Damacio Page (@damaciopage) vs. Brad Pickett (@One_Punch)

Round 1:
Code:
 >A left jab misses and Page counters with a picture-perfect right roundhouse kick to the side of the ribs.
>They come together and strike, but neither can land a clean shot.
>A feint sets up a kick to the body, but Pickett manages to just avoid it.
>Page avoids a nice combination and hits a picture-perfect right roundhouse kick to the side of the ribs.
>Pickett throws three punches in quick succession, but Page was out of range.
>Not letting Pickett settle, Page moves in closer.
>Page comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Pickett uses his strikes to stop Page from getting too close.
>Pickett grabs a body kick and goes for the takedown, getting it! Page pulls guard.
>We've now passed the halfway mark in this round.
>Pickett starts trying to work to get past the guard.
>Page is ready for the attempt though, and keeps Pickett firmly in guard.
>Page throws out some punches, but Pickett leans back to avoid them.
>Pickett tries to pass the guard.
>Page is ready for the attempt though, and keeps Pickett firmly in guard.
>Pickett deflects a couple of punches that Page threw from below.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Pickett begins trying to pass the guard.
>He passes, but only to half guard.
>The time is up, and that's the end of round one.
>That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Page.
Round 2:
Code:
 >Pickett counters a superman punch with a couple of nice shots.
>A jab doesn't find its intended target, allowing Page to fire back with a great right hook, Pickett is knocked down!
>Page knows that this is a golden opportunity, and quickly pounces on Pickett, looking to finish him off by raining down punches!
>Page fires away with punches, Pickett takes several shots that threaten to end the fight!
>The strikes are stopped when Pickett manages to pull Page down into side control.
>Page looks to get a mount.
>He can't get the mount.
>Page blocks an attempt to pull guard.
>Page attempts the mount.
>Pickett doesn't allow Page to get the mount.
>Pickett tries to grab an arm-in guillotine.
>Page alters his posture to prevent it.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>Page throws a few right hands as he takes a moment to plan ahead.
>In side control, Page catches his breath, content just to throw a couple of punches to the body.
>Pickett works some separation, then tries to quickly scramble his way into a better position.
>There's under a minute left in this round.
>Page ends up having to pull half guard, losing out in the scramble.
>Pickett fires off a handful of punches, each easily being blocked with gloves.
>Pickett throws a few right hands as he takes a moment to plan ahead.
>Round two is brought to an end as time runs out.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Page.
Round 3:
Code:
 >Page counters a one-two combination with a kick to the ribs.
>Pickett comes in, looking for a quick takedown.
>Page tries to avoid the takedown.
>The takedown doesn't work, Page saw it coming and got out of range.
>Page throws a feint.
>Page gets suckered in to stepping forward, and has to step back sharply to avoid an enormous knock out right.
>Pickett avoids a series of wayward big punches and counters with a couple of tight angled jabs and a scorching right hook to the body.
>Pickett throws a combination of rights and lefts, using them as cover so that he can shoot in.
>Page tries to step away from the takedown.
>Page avoids the takedown attempt.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>Pickett is looking to get in close and strike from the pocket.
>He gets into range.
>Pickett looks like he might be trying to get in close and wrestle with Page.
>Page finds himself pulled into a grappling contest.
>Pickett tries to suck Page to the ground by wrapping his legs around the waist and pulling guard.
>The attempt is successful, Page is sucked down into his guard.
>Pickett attempts a triangle choke on Page from the bottom of the guard.
>The triangle is locked in deep, Page has to tap out!
>Brad 'One Punch' Pickett takes the win by submission!
Brad Pickett def. Damacio Page via Submission (Triangle) - Round 3, 4:03.


Simeon Thoresen (@simeonthegrin) vs. Besam Yousef (@BesamYousef)

Round 1:
Code:
 >A left jab misses and Thoresen strikes back with a left.
>Thoresen steps back to avoid a left jab.
>Thoresen steps back to avoid a left jab.
>Thoresen looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Yousef.
>Yousef now has Thoresen standing in the pocket.
>Thoresen scores with a left jab from the pocket.
>Yousef slips past a flurry of rights and lefts and hits a jab.
>Thoresen uses head movement to avoid a left jab.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>Thoresen comes in, looking for a quick double leg takedown from close range.
>Thoresen drives forward and gets the takedown! Yousef couldn't quite stop it.
>The takedown leaves Yousef seated with his back pressed against the cage.
>Thoresen uses an elbow, but Yousef smothers it with ease.
>Using the cage, Yousef tries to walk up, but cannot break the control of Thoresen.
>Thoresen looks to get a more dominant position by pushing Yousef from a seated position onto his back.
>Yousef doesn't let Thoresen get the mount.
>Yousef tries a sweep, but doesn't budge Thoresen.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Thoresen looks to get a more dominant position by pushing Yousef from a seated position onto his back.
>Yousef gets turned onto his back, and is left under side control.
>The time runs out on round one.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Thoresen.
Round 2:
Code:
 >Yousef slips out of the way of a flurry of punches.
>Yousef tries for a left jab but Thoresen moves out of range.
>Thoresen throws out a couple of jabs as a set up, then shoots in for a takedown.
>Yousef tries to step away from the takedown.
>Thoresen gets a single leg takedown, but as soon as Yousef hits the ground he spins out and away and gets back to his feet.
>Yousef tries for a left jab but Thoresen moves out of range.
>Thoresen looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Yousef.
>Keen to keep space between them, Yousef backs away.
>We've now passed the halfway mark in this round.
>Yousef bobs and weaves.
>Not letting up, Thoresen steps in closer to pressure Yousef into action.
>Thoresen shoots in for a takedown.
>Yousef cannot stop the takedown, Thoresen drove in with too much pace and power.
>Yousef is left seated, with his back to the cage, with Thoresen holding him down.
>Thoresen pounds away, but Yousef isn't troubled by the strikes.
>Thoresen prevents Yousef from using the cage to stand, keeping him firmly pressed against the cage.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>Thoresen pushes forward against Yousef, basically smothering him against the cage wall.
>Thoresen tries to smother Yousef against the cage wall but can't keep control long enough.
>Thoresen prevents Yousef from using the cage to stand, keeping him firmly pressed against the cage.
>Time expires and we come to the end of round two.
>I think Thoresen took that round, 10-9 on my score card.
Round 3:
Code:
 >Both throw strikes at each other, both easily defend the other's attempt.
>From the missed strikes they clinch.
>With underhooks giving him solid control over Yousef, Thoresen looks for a takedown.
>The takedown doesn't work, Yousef defended it well.
>Yousef tries to uses a whizzer to turn Thoresen, but is blocked from doing so.
>Thoresen is looking to muscle Yousef back against the cage.
>Thoresen achieves it, pinning Yousef to the cage.
>Yousef avoids a foot stomp attempt.
>Yousef is trapped against the cage and takes a sharp stomp to the foot.
>Thoresen has worked in the underhooks and looks to take Yousef down.
>Thoresen tries hard but cannot get Yousef off of his feet, and has to settle for slipping behind him instead.
>Simeon Thoresen is looking really tired.
>Circling out, Yousef breaks free of Thoresen and regroups in the center.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>Thoresen steps back to avoid a barrage of big punches.
>Besam Yousef doesn't look like he has much left in the tank.
>A visibly tired Thoresen is looking to turn this into a wrestling match, and is getting in closer to Yousef.
>He pulls Yousef into a grapple.
>Thoresen has worked in the underhooks and looks to take Yousef down.
>The takedown doesn't work, Yousef defended it well.
>Yousef tries to get clear of the grapple, but Thoresen holds him in place.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Thoresen, controlling the grapple with Yousef, tries to scoop him up for a slam.
>Yousef defends it well though, and slips away from Thoresen.
>Simeon Thoresen looks like he doesn't have a lot left to give.
>Thoresen swiftly avoids a barrage of big punches.
>The time runs out and that round is over, and so is the fight.
>I have to give that round to Thoresen, but only a 10-9.
Simeon Thoresen def. Besam Yousef via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).


Diego Nunes (@thegunnunes) vs. Dennis Siver (@DennisSiver)

Round 1:
Code:
 >Siver darts in, feints a jab, darts back out.
>Siver counters a flurry of punches by hitting a barrage of big right hands!
>Nunes, in the pocket, steps away from a low spinning heel kick.
>Nunes sees an inside leg kick coming and hits first with a left hook to the body.
>Siver slips past a straight punch and hits a crisp left.
>Nunes uses head movement to avoid a left jab.
>Nunes circles away, creating some distance between them.
>A left hand misses, allowing Siver to counter with a right body kick.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>A quick exchange of strikes produces nothing worth mentioning.
>Having stepped near each other to throw their strikes, they both start throwing punches at close range!
>Siver hits a beautiful right cross, Nunes staggers back and then falls down!
>Siver quickly pounces, looking to rain down punches on the stunned Nunes!
>Siver pounds away, Nunes is in serious trouble!
>Nunes finally manages to pull Siver into side control to survive.
>Siver tries to lock Nunes into an arm triangle.
>The arm triangle is locked in tight, but Nunes refuses to tap out!
>Siver loses the hold! Somehow Nunes got himself free. That was incredibly close to a finish though.
>Nunes uses an underhook to work some separation, then quickly scrambles.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>The scramble leaves Siver turtled up, facing Nunes.
>Nunes finds his efforts to roll the turtled Siver over and secure side control fruitless.
>Siver gets back to his feet.
>Time expires and we come to the end of round one.
>I have to give that round to Siver, but only a 10-9.
Round 2:
Code:
 >Nunes hits a brutal flying knee, but Siver somehow doesn't go down!
>Nunes throws an excellent combination but Siver covers up well.
>Siver slips past a teep and hits a vicious leg kick.
>Nunes falls to the ground, that kick looks like it may have been an accidental low blow!
>The referee checks on him and gets an assurance that he will be fit to continue.
>The referee gives him a minute to recover, stopping the clock in the meantime.
>A wayward right kick to the body allows Nunes to hit a clean jab.
>Nunes glances a strike off the side of the shoulder.
>The fight slows as Siver sits back and allows Nunes to circle.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Siver slips out of the way of a flurry of punches.
>Nunes throws a speculative right, but it is nowhere near hitting.
>Siver comes in closer to press the issue.
>Siver looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Nunes.
>Siver is in the pocket, ready to attack Nunes.
>Siver uses head movement to dodge a punch, then strikes back with a crisp left jab.
>Nunes dodges a kick to the body and fires back with a solid left jab.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>Siver uses head movement to avoid a left jab.
>Siver covers up to absorb a tight combination of punches.
>A left jab misses the mark and allows Nunes to counter with a crisp left.
>Time expires and we come to the end of round two.
>That wasn't the most exciting round we've ever seen, hopefully things will pick up in the next one.
>I have to give that round to Nunes, but only a 10-9.
Round 3:
Code:
 >Siver counters a flurry of punches by hitting a kick to the inside of the left thigh.
>Siver slips out of the way of a flurry of punches.
>Siver counters a flurry of punches with a right body kick.
>A straight left from Nunes fails to land.
>Not letting Nunes settle at all, Siver comes in closer.
>Nunes avoids a spinning back kick.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Nunes looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Nunes is in the pocket, ready to attack Siver.
>Slipping past a flurry of punches, Siver has the angle to counter with a hard right kick across the side.
>Using head movement, Nunes slips past a left jab and counters with a left hook to the body.
>Nunes uses good head movement to avoid a huge right hook and counters with a left hook to the body.
>Siver covers up, absorbing a flurry of punches.
>Good head movement allows Siver to avoid a flurry of rights and lefts.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Siver uses head movement to slip past a punch, then hits a left jab to the cheek.
>Good head movement allows Siver to roll past an attempted knock out punch and counter with a kick to the ribs.
>Nunes dodges a kick to the body and fires back with a crisp left jab.
>Time runs out and that's the end of the fight.
>I have to give that round to Siver, but only a 10-9.
Dennis Siver def. Diego Nunes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Siyar Bahadurzada (@SiyarTheKiller) vs. Paulo Thiago (@PauloThiagoMMA)

Round 1:
Code:
 >Thiago gets suckered in by a feint, and is lucky to avoid a flurry of rights and lefts.
>A straight left fails to land and Thiago is able to fire back with a big right kick to the outside of the thigh.
>A left jab misses and Thiago counters with a quick combination that ends with a scorching right cross. Bahadurzada barely had time to cover up.
>Thiago steps back to avoid a leg kick, having been suckered in with a feinted high kick.
>Moving in closer, Bahadurzada looks like he wants to strike from the pocket.
>He gets into range.
>Thiago dodges a jab, and fires back with a clean left jab.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>Bahadurzada covers up, absorbing a flurry of punches.
>Thiago is getting in closer to Bahadurzada, perhaps looking for a clinch.
>Bahadurzada keeps himself moving out of range, not wanting to clinch.
>Thiago looks to be trying to close the distance between them.
>Thiago grabs Bahadurzada and pulls him into a Muay Thai clinch.
>Using the clinch, Thiago blasts Bahadurzada with a powerful knee to the cheek! Bahadurzada is knocked out!
>Paulo Thiago takes the victory by way of Knock Out!
Paulo Thiago def. Siyar Bahadurzada via KO (Knee) - Round 1, 4:14.


Alessio Sakara (@SakaraLegio) vs. Brian Stann (@BrianStann)

Round 1:
Code:
 >Stann counters a wayward left jab with a series of heavy punches, each one landing hard on Sakara who is desperately trying to cover up!
>Getting destroyed, Sakara falls to the ground...but the blows keep on landing!
>The referee pulls Stann away, stopping the match!
>'All-American' Brian Stann takes the win by TKO!
Brian Stann def. Alessio Sakara via TKO (Strikes) - Round 1, 0:32.

Cyrille Diabate (@CyrilleDiabate) vs. Jorgen Kruth

Round 1:
Code:
 >Diabate gets suckered in by a feint, and is lucky to avoid the combination that follows.
>Diabate keeps his cool as Kruth throws a feint to the left.
>Diabate slips out of the way of a leg kick.
>An errant jab sets Kruth up to counter-strike with a solid left.
>Diabate looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Diabate is in the pocket, ready to attack Kruth.
>Using good head movement, Kruth slips past a tight combination and hits a right body kick.
>Kruth tries for a body kick but Diabate sees it coming and avoids it.
>Kruth tries for a right jab but Diabate uses head movement to avoid it.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Kruth slips past a nice combination and hits several big right hands, putting Diabate down, dazed!
>Kruth starts pounding away on Diabate, looking to finish him off!
>Kruth can't put Diabate away, and gets sucked into half guard.
>In half guard, Kruth begins working to get side control.
>Diabate comfortably blocks the attempt and keeps Kruth in half guard.
>Diabate bursts into life and tries to scramble into a better position.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Diabate ends up in side control.
>Diabate relinquishes side control, stands and backs off, wanting the fight to continue standing.
>Diabate looks like he might be trying to get in close to clinch with Kruth.
>Kruth uses movement to keep out reach, meaning Diabate cannot get close enough to clinch.
>The time is up, and that's the end of round one.
>That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Kruth.
Round 2:
Code:
 >A tidy combination doesn't find a home, giving Kruth the opportunity to counter with a right kick to the thigh.
>A tidy combination doesn't find a home, giving Kruth the opportunity to counter with a picture-perfect right roundhouse kick to the side of the ribs.
>An exchange of strikes goes nowhere.
>Diabate looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Kruth.
>Diabate moves into the pocket.
>Diabate lets a jab sail wide and counter-strikes with some heavy left hands...Kruth tries to cover up but is knocked down!
>Diabate moves in quickly, kneeling beside Kruth and starting to hammer down with punches!
>Diabate pounds away, the stunned Kruth struggles to deal with them.
>The referee jumps in and stops the match!
>Most of the fans are booing loudly now, that really was a very premature stoppage and Kruth is quite rightly furious!
>By TKO, the winner is Cyrille Diabate!
Cyrille Diabate def. Jorgen Kruth via TKO (Strikes) - Round 2, 2:13.

Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (@Minotouromma)

Round 1:
Code:
 >Nogueira steps back to avoid a one-two combination.
>An attempted body kick misses and Gustafsson fires back with a pair of nice shots to the body.
>Gustafsson avoids a leg kick and scores with a nice jab.
>Nogueira comes in, looking for a quick takedown.
>Gustafsson tries to avoid the takedown.
>The takedown doesn't work, Gustafsson saw it coming and got out of range.
>Moving forward, Nogueira counters a series of wayward big punches with a vicious leg kick.
>Nogueira steps back to avoid a tight combination of punches after falling for a clever feint.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>There's a takedown attempt from Nogueira.
>Gustafsson attempts to avoid Nogueira as he shoots in.
>The takedown is unsuccessful, Gustafsson avoided Nogueira.
>Gustafsson throws a looping punch, but Nogueira avoids it.
>Nogueira presses in closer to attack.
>Nogueira looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Nogueira is in the pocket, ready to attack Gustafsson.
>Gustafsson slips out of the way of a right body kick, showing good footwork at such close range.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Nogueira uses head movement to cause a left jab to sail harmlessly by.
>Gustafsson slips past a jab and scores with a nice left.
>Time expires and we come to the end of round one.
>Hopefully the next round will produce a little more in the way of action.
>That round goes to Gustafsson, 10-9 on my card.
Round 2:
Code:
 >Moving forward, Gustafsson counters a left jab with a couple of shots to the body and a nice right uppercut.
>Nogueira throws a feint.
>Gustafsson throws a left jab but Nogueira avoids it.
>Gustafsson comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Nogueira tries to take down Gustafsson as he steps in, but he blocks it.
>Advancing, Nogueira counters a left jab by using a scything low kick to the legs.
>Nogueira goes to the body and then to the head with a tidy combination to get Gustafsson to cover up, then shoots in.
>Nogueira gets caught with a right though, and he is momentarily wobbly!
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Gustafsson avoids a leg kick and scores with a couple of nice shots.
>Gustafsson looks to be trying to close the distance between them.
>Gustafsson grapples with Nogueira, who made no attempt to escape.
>Nogueira, controlling the grapple with Gustafsson, tries to scoop him up for a slam.
>He can't get it though, Gustafsson defends it and pulls away from the grapple entirely.
>Nogueira slips past a left jab and fires back with a solid left jab.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Gustafsson hops around from foot to foot, looking for an opening.
>Nogueira presses in closer to attack.
>Nogueira shoots in for a takedown.
>Gustafsson sprawls well, and Nogueira is forced down to his knees, almost turtled up.
>Round two ends as time expires.
>I think Gustafsson took that round, 10-9 on my score card.
Round 3:
Code:
 >They come together and throw strikes, both miss.
>Nogueira backs away to create some more space.
>Both fighters throw strikes at the same time, both miss.
>Having stepped in close to throw their strikes, they end up clinched.
>Nogueira attempts to pick Gustafsson up for a slam.
>Gustafsson defends it well though, and slips away from Nogueira.
>Gustafsson counters an attempted body kick by scoring with a solid left.
>Both fighters come in and throw strikes, there is no real damage done by either.
>Antonio Rogerio Nogueira looks very tired out there.
>Gustafsson comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Nogueira tries to single leg Gustafsson as he steps in, but he is too quick to step away.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>Nogueira, who looks drained, comes forward looking for a takedown.
>Gustafsson tries to avoid the takedown.
>The takedown is unsuccessful, Gustafsson avoided Nogueira.
>Gustafsson is looking to get in close and strike from the pocket.
>Nogueira lets Gustafsson get closer.
>Gustafsson circles away, creating some distance between them.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Gustafsson comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>The two fighters move closer, ready to strike.
>Stepping back, Nogueira creates a bit of distance.
>Nogueira, who looks drained, comes forward looking for a takedown.
>Gustafsson tries to avoid the takedown.
>The takedown doesn't work, Gustafsson saw it coming and got out of range.
>The time expires on round three, and that is the end of the fight.
>I have to give that round to Gustafsson, but only a 10-9.
Alexander Gustasfsson def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).

Quote:
Fight of the Night: Cyrille Diabate vs. Jorgen Kruth
KO of the Night: Paulo Thiago
Submission of the Night: Brad Pickett

Predictions:

Ippon 5/11
#HEEL 6/11
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