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Highlights! Lobov Beats Knight In Brutal 5 Round War At Bare Knuckle FC 5

It was an ugly, bloody mess of a fight, but Lobov earned his first bare knuckle boxing win over Knight, taking a hard fought judge’s decision.

It was a blood and guts performance from both Artem Lobov and Jason Knight in the main event of Bare Knuckle FC 5. The two former UFC fighters beat each other to pulp across five two minute rounds with the bout going back and forth numerous times with lots of knockdowns. But in the end it was Artem Lobov who was awarded the judge’s decision with scores of 48-47, 48-47, and 48-46.

Lobov started the fight out strong, cutting Jason Knight’s face up in the first. By the third round Knight’s face was a mess of blood and Vaseline with Lobov’s punches causing sprays of liquid to rain down in the ring. But Knight got his own damage in, rocking Lobov several times and nearly taking him out in the fourth round. But Lobov was the more strategic of the two, tying up when he was in trouble to recover. In the fifth he seemed to run out of gas, but a similarly exhausted Jason Knight was unable to take advantage and put him away.

In his post fight interview, Knight protested the decision.

”We all know I didn’t lose that damn fight,” he said to cheers from his hometown crowd. “We all know I got robbed. It’s okay, I’m still gonna party tonight.”

It’s hard to know how to score it. Both men fell and were knocked down multiple times, with no clear count being kept by the commentary team. Both men rocked each other on multiple occasions. But Artem Lobov undoubtedly mangled Jason Knight’s face worse, and seemed to connect with more punishing shots more frequently.

Speaking of Lobov, he confirmed he was ready to face former boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi at a future Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event. The two had a run in on fight week with Malignaggi slapping Lobov during a faceoff.

”Let’s do it,” Lobov said. “He’s a little pussy that plucks his eyebrows. I’m going to spark him.”

While what we witnessed was an impressive display of grit, we don’t know whether that would go well for Lobov. Malignaggi is a former IBF junior welterweight and WBA welterweight champion. He’s threatened to permanently damage Lobov. Not that it’ll stop the fight from going down anyway. There’s already a date set: June 22nd.

What do you think, Maniacs? Excited for Lobov vs. Malignaggi?

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How To Watch Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 5

Artem Lobov and Jason Knight square off tonight April 6th in a bare knuckle brawl, just part of a card that features lots of former UFC fighters.

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is back for its 5th edition, with all the fisticuffs going down in Biloxi, Mississippi tonight, April 6th at 9PM EST on pay-per-view. $ 29.99 will get you the full eight bare knuckle boxing main card.

In the main event, Conor McGregor training partner and close friend Artem Lobov takes on the former UFC fighter fondly referred to as “Hick Diaz”, Jason Knight. In the co-main, Chris Leben takes on Justin Baesman in a light heavyweight tilt. And Christine Ferea fights Britain Hart for the women’s American featherweight championship. Other former UFC fighters on the card include Chase Sherman, Isaac Vallie-Flagg, and Johnny Bedford.

So how do you watch this BKFC 5?

Unlike the UFC, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is still available on traditional pay-per-view, with the event being carried on all major satellite and cable providers. So whether you’re DirecTV, Dish, FIOS, XFinity, Spectrum, Cox, Rogers, Bell, whatever! You can get order it through the pay-per-view feature on these services. If you’re still unsure of how to order, BKFC has further instructions broken down by provider here.

For those who are looking to stream the event online over the internet, BKFC has teamed up with FITE.TV so you can watch the event through their site or download their app on your Android, iPhone, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, PlayStation, or Smart TV device.

Here’s the full card including estimated walkout times:

Main Card
Jason Knight vs. Artem Lobov — 145 pounds, walk to cage by 11:25 p.m.
Chris Leben vs. Justin Baesman — 205 pounds, walk to cage by 11:05 p.m.
Christine Ferea vs. Britain Hart — women’s american featherweight championship (125 pounds), walk to cage by 10:45 p.m.
Chase Sherman vs. Sam Shewmaker — heavyweight, walk to cage by 10:25 p.m.
Reggie Barnett vs. Rusty Crowder — lightweight semi-final (135 pounds), walk to cage by 10:05 p.m.
Randy Hederick vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg — 165 pounds walk to cage by 9:45 p.m.
Johnny Bedford vs. Abdiel Velasquez — lightweight semi-final (135 pounds), walk to cage by 9:25 p.m.
Harris Stephenson vs. Khalib Harris — 165 pounds, walk to cage by 9:05 p.m.

Prelims (available to watch for free on Facebook)
Ivana Coleman vs Sheena Starr — 125 pounds, walk to cage by 8:20 p.m.
Troy Beets vs Bobo O’Bannon — heavyweight, walk to cage by 7:50 p.m.

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Midnight Mania! Trail Runner Chokes Cougar to Death With Bare Hands

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Who says jiu jitsu doesn’t work on the trail? A Colorado trail runner today choked out a mountain lion that attacked him, in an impressive display of Man vs. Beast. The lion was a juvenile, only 80 pounds, about half the size of a full-grown cougar, but still a formidable opponent. The runner said he was approached from behind and turned around to see the mountain lion, which attacked him. He attempted to scare the predator off, but to no avail, and the fight commenced. He was able to choke the lion to death.

Via NBCNews.com:

The man “didn’t have any weapons,” Ty Petersburg, area wildlife manager for the wildlife agency, told NBC affiliate KUSA of Denver.

”He was really creative,” Petersburg said. “He used his hands, feet — things that were around him — and really it was just a fight for survival.”

The runner hasn’t been identified. He was attacked on the West Ridge Trail at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space near Fort Collins on Monday, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife agency said. The cat tested negative for rabies, and the runner was released from the hospital after being treated for bite wounds on his back, arms, and legs.

“probably what happened here is that the lion had an instinct triggered,” Petersburg told KUSA. “It wasn’t so much tracking a human or keying in on a human. It just had an instinct triggered like it would if you were to roll a ball of yarn across the ground for a cat.”

Officially, fewer than 20 people have been killed in North America by cougars in the past century. Cougar attacks are rare, but even rarer is a cougar attack where the victim chokes out the cougar with wits, skill and raw courage.

Joe Rogan says this is why he carries a knife on him when he runs in Colorado; he lost a dog to a mountain lion, so he isn’t taking chances


Insomnia

Stipe Miocic really wants his rematch with Daniel Cormier.

Daniel Cormier makes fun of his own neck… and hints at the fight he really wants, Brock Lesnar

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Fat neck

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Jared Gordon is being transparent about his struggle with anxiety, which is cool to see from a fighter.

Speaking of transparent, Bellator flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is honest about her weight fluctuations. S

Good news for the UFC and ESPN+ partnership

Don’t click play unless you want to see something gruesome

Conor McGregor in training

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Thank you for the rounds today @jucao21!

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This is a cool-ass picture of an underwater Donald Cerrone, especially because he actually almost died scuba diving in underwater caverns

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Fat neck

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I love the “nobody” memes, and this is a good one of Nick Diaz

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Came thru drippin

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Pretty sweet wall art for UFC 234’s co-main event and arguably main attraction, Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva.

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Super hero vibes #UFC234 x @lushsux

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I could never believe this with his Scouser accent.

Judo is an interesting base for MMA when fighters round out their skillsets

A reminder of what Anderson Silva has accomplished in this sport

I like when Joe Rogan retweets random science articles like this one about a dinosaur feather

Urijah Faber endorses this mindset

Babies have really short arms and McGregor has really long arms.

Throwback to this absolutely unbelievable knockout


Random Land

Truth is stranger than fictional Batman comics

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Live! Bare Knuckle FC 3 Results & Highlights!

Fight fans are in for another bloody treat later tonight (Sat., Oct. 20, 2018) as Bare Knuckle FC 3 kicks off live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.

The PPV action will culminate with a heavyweight championship fight between tournament standouts Arnold Adams and Sam Shewmaker, but also feature notable mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans like Kendall Grove, Joe Riggs, and Johnny Bedford.

BKFC 3’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET live on PPV (click here to find out how to watch). Mania will deliver quick results and the best highlights available for the entirety of the BKFC 3 card, starting at 9 p.m. ET.

BARE KNUCKLE FC 3 QUICK RESULTS:

Sam Shewmaker vs. vs. Arnold Adams — Adams def. Shewmaker by Split Decision
Kendall Grove vs. Marcel Stamps — Stamps def. Grove by KO at 0:47 of Round 3
Johnny Bedford vs. Matt Murphy — Bedford def. Murphy by Unanimous Decision
Dillard Pegg vs. Rusty Crowder — Crowder def. Pegg by TKO at 0:33 of Round 2
Joe Riggs vs. Brock Weaver — Riggs def. Weaver by Unanimous Decision
Abdiel Velazquez vs. Shawn West — Velazquez def. West by TKO at 1:16 of Round 1
Christine Ferea vs. Jennifer Tate — Ferea def. Tate by TKO at 1:55 of Round 1
Harris Stephenson vs. Elvin Britto — Britto def. Stephenson by KO at 0:06 of Round 5
Aaron Brink vs. Mike Bissett — Bissett def. Brink by TKO at 1:21 of Round 1

BARE KNUCKLE FC 3 HIGHLIGHTS:

Watch below as former UFC fighter Kendall Grove gets viciously knocked out by former college football player Marcel Stamps:

Here’s one of the best finishes of the night as Abdiel Velazquez stops Shawn West:

Watch below as Mike Bissett takes out Aaron Brink in the first round:

Check out this sick finish by Elvin Britto just six seconds into Round 5:

The lone women’s bout of the evening produced the following knockout by scary striker Christine Ferea:

Here’s some fourth-round action from former UFC fighter Johnny Bedford and game striker Matt Murphy:

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Live! Bare Knuckle FC 3 Results & Highlights!

Fight fans are in for another bloody treat later tonight (Sat., Oct. 20, 2018) as Bare Knuckle FC 3 kicks off live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.

The PPV action will culminate with a heavyweight championship fight between tournament standouts Arnold Adams and Sam Shewmaker, but also feature notable mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans like Kendall Grove, Joe Riggs, and Johnny Bedford.

BKFC 3’s main card will start at 9 p.m. ET live on PPV (click here to find out how to watch). Mania will deliver quick results and the best highlights available for the entirety of the BKFC 3 card, starting at 9 p.m. ET.

BARE KNUCKLE FC 3 QUICK RESULTS:

Sam Shewmaker vs. vs. Arnold Adams
Kendall Grove vs. Marcel Stamps
Johnny Bedford vs. Matt Murphy — Bedford def. Murphy by Unanimous Decision
Dillard Pegg vs. Rusty Crowder — Crowder def. Pegg by TKO at 0:33 of Round 2
Joe Riggs vs. Brock Weaver — Riggs def. Weaver by Unanimous Decision
Abdiel Velazquez vs. Shawn West — Velazquez def. West by TKO at 1:16 of Round 1
Christine Ferea vs. Jennifer Tate — Ferea def. Tate by TKO at 1:55 of Round 1
Harris Stephenson vs. Elvin Britto — Britto def. Stephenson by KO at 0:06 of Round 5
Aaron Brink vs. Mike Bissett — Bissett def. Brink by TKO at 1:21 of Round 1

BARE KNUCKLE FC 3 HIGHLIGHTS:

Here’s some third-round action from former UFC fighter Johnny Bedford and game striker Matt Murphy:

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Bare Knuckle FC 3 Complete Guide! How To Watch, Who Is Fighting & More!

The third installment of Bare Knuckle FC will commence later this evening (Sat., Oct. 20, 2018) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.

It has been just over four months since the promotion made its ground-breaking debut as the first sanctioned bare knuckle fight in the United States since 1889. With more and more fighters wanting to take part in the Bare Knuckle FC movement it’s been pretty easy for the promotion to make quick turnarounds. Remember, Bare Knuckle FC 2, led by former UFC fighter Bec Rawlings, took place this past August.

For those fight fans looking to change things up from the usual gloved action, we’ve compiled all the necessary information for tonight’s bloody Bare Knuckle FC 3 event.

Enjoy!

Who Is Fighting?

The main attraction of the evening will be a heavyweight championship fight between tournament finalists Arnold Adams and Sam Shewmaker. The two heavyweights have put in work over the past couple of months to get to this point and one will be crowned champion after tonight’s action.

Adams, who holds a 7-10 professional MMA record, scored a second-round TKO victory over D.J. Linderman back at Bare Knuckle FC 1 before ravaging UFC veteran Joey Beltran via fourth-round TKO this past August at Bare Knuckle FC 2. Shewmaker, on the other hand, scored an insane one-punch knockout over Eric Prindle at Bare Knuckle FC 1 before earning a split-decision win over Maurice Jackson at Bare Knuckle FC 2.

In addition to the heavyweight title fight, notable MMA veterans Kendall Grove, Joe Riggs, and Johnny Bedford will also be in action.

The complete fight card is as follows:

Arnold Adams vs. Sam Shewmaker
Kendall Grove vs. Marcel Stamps
Brok Weaver vs. Joe Riggs
Reggie Barnett vs. Josue Rivera
Elvin Britto vs. Harris Stephenson
Christine Ferea vs. Jennifer Tate
Matt Murphy vs. Johnny Bedford
Mike Bissett vs. Aaron Brink
Abdiel Velasquez vs. Shawn West
Rusty Crowder vs. Joe Pegg

How to watch PPV

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, starting at 9:00 p.m. ET

Price: $ 29.99

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Bare Knuckle FC 2 and the Precious Second Life It Hath Given

Despite an Aussie accent, a plethora of tattoos and a stint on TUF, Bec Rawlings never took off in the Octagon. Joey Beltran never really reached gold in his UFC and Bellator runs. Kendall Grove is ancient, and Chris Lytle retired from the cage. But at last night’s Bare-Knuckle FC 2, they were all gods, repping MMA in a sport that’s comparatively way down on the evolutionary scale.

Yes, this bare-knuckle thing is still going. Yes, people are still buying the pay-per-view to see some seriously unbridled violence. And there seem to be a never-ending stream of MMA has-beens willing to give it a try…

Bare Knuckle FC 2 and the Precious Second Life It Hath Given

Despite an Aussie accent, a plethora of tattoos and a stint on TUF, Bec Rawlings never took off in the Octagon. Joey Beltran never really reached gold in his UFC and Bellator runs. Kendall Grove is ancient, and Chris Lytle retired from the cage. But at last night’s Bare-Knuckle FC 2, they were all gods, repping MMA in a sport that’s comparatively way down on the evolutionary scale.

Yes, this bare-knuckle thing is still going. Yes, people are still buying the pay-per-view to see some seriously unbridled violence. And there seem to be a never-ending stream of MMA has-beens willing to give it a try…

Bare Knuckle FC 2 and the Precious Second Life It Hath Given

Despite an Aussie accent, a plethora of tattoos and a stint on TUF, Bec Rawlings never took off in the Octagon. Joey Beltran never really reached gold in his UFC and Bellator runs. Kendall Grove is ancient, and Chris Lytle retired from the cage. But at last night’s Bare-Knuckle FC 2, they were all gods, repping MMA in a sport that’s comparatively way down on the evolutionary scale.

Yes, this bare-knuckle thing is still going. Yes, people are still buying the pay-per-view to see some seriously unbridled violence. And there seem to be a never-ending stream of MMA has-beens willing to give it a try…

Live! Bare Knuckle FC 2 Results & Play-By-Play!

Bare Knuckle FC 2 “Rawlings vs Hart” takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Aug. 25, 2018) at Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Expect blood and cuts galore as former UFC women’s flyweight/strawweight contender Bec Rawlings (7-8 MMA record) takes on Britain Hart (2-3 boxing record) in the main event for the inaugural Bare Knuckle FC diamond belt. In addition to the women’s main event, former UFC veteran Chris Lytle will come out of retirement to take on MMA journeyman Drew Lipton, “Krazy Horse” Charles Bennett will lock horns with 24-year-old lightweight prospect Michael McDonald, and UFC veteran Kendall Grove will make his bare knuckle debut against Bruce Abramski.

BKFC 2’s main card will start at 8 p.m. ET on pay-per-view (click here to find out how to watch). Mania will deliver results and play-by-play for the entirety of the BKFC 2 card, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Many readers check in before, during, and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action. Feel free to leave a comment about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!

BARE KNUCKLE FC 2 QUICK RESULTS:

Bec Rawlings vs. Britain Hart
Drew Lipton vs. Chris Lytle – Lytle def. Lipton by KO (1:10 Rd 1)
Sam Shewmaker vs. Maurice Jackson – Shewmaker def. Jackson by SD (48-45, 49-45, 46-48)
Arnold Adams vs. Joey Beltran – Adams def. Beltran by TKO (doctor’s stoppage)
Kendall Grove vs. Bruce Abramski – Grove def. Abramski by UD (cards not read)
Michael McDonald vs. Charles Bennett – McDonald def. Bennett by TKO (1:47 Rd 4)
Jamie Campbell vs. Dale Sopi – Campbell def. Sopi by UD (cards not read)
Reggie Barnatt vs. James Clayton Burns – Barnatt def. Burns by UD (cards not read)
Tony Lopez vs. Jimmy Jennett
Robert Morrow vs. Michael Bissett
Diego Garijo vs. Tom Shoaff
Harris Stephenson vs. Jorge Gonzalez
Christine Ferea vs. Maria Andraverde
Marcel Stamps vs. Brandon Martin

BARE KNUCKLE FC 2 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

Bec Rawlings vs. Britain Hart

Round 1: Again, internet difficulties cost this round. Who knew that the deep south might not have the best internet feed? Sorry, folks.

Round 2: Hart working on a half clinch and both women landing before it went to a double-tie and the ref breaks it. Right from Rawlings. Hart gets in a big left. Hart circling and utilizing good footwork. Left hand lands from Hart. Another as the bell rings.

Round 3: Bec with a jab that gets the blood flowing from the lip or nose. 1-2 by Rawlings. Hart fires back into a clinch and is landing volume. Headlock position and we break. Counter left by Rawlings. Clinch and body shots from both women.

Round 4: Big punches as Hart comes forward and Hart is down! Oh, the ref ruled that a slip, but that looked like a clean right to me. Another good left. Both women land clean. Rawlings misses a big overhand as Hart circles out to her left. Hart with a 3-2. Right hand by Rawlings, Hart answers back with a two-piece. Good round.

Round 5:

Final result:


Drew Lipton vs. Chris Lytle

Round 1: Lipton in black and red, Lytle in black and white. Lytle with some hooks early. Lipton is hurt and cut badly due to an overhand. He gets up after maybe a three count. We’re only seconds in, and Lipton seems to have all his faculties as the cutman attends to the wound. Lytle with feints. They close and suddenly a hockey brawl breaks out in a clinch! Lytle with an overhand on the break that floors Lipton again! Lipton plows forward. They clinch and power each other. Lytle lands a short right that puts Lipton on his back for a third time. Lipton just lays there and says he’s done as the ref hits five. That’s it!

Final result: Chris Lytle defeats Drew Lipton by knockout


Sam Shewmaker vs. Maurice Jackson

Round 1: Jackson in red, Shewmaker in the American flag trunks. Jackson with a half foot of height here. Shewmaker with a big punch and clinch as he was off balance from the swing. Shewmaker darting in quickly to try and cover the distance. Left from Jackson. “Shew” comes in throwing heat, but misses. Close round without a huge amount of solid action.

Round 2: Left to the body by Shewmaker. Jackson walks Shewmaker into a perfectly placed right hook above the ear that puts him on his butt. Jackson with the early advantage here. Antonio Tarver is calling this poor form from both men, and while some of it might be that, I think this is actually good strategy from Shewmaker – he’s throwing his whole body forward like he’s a running back, but it isn’t letting Jackson counter him. Punch and clinch.

Round 3: Exact same thing to start. And again, but Shewmaker threw a punch as the ref called for a break that pissed off Jackson. He threw his mouthpiece and is cursing at both the ref and Shewmaker. They start again and now Jackson nearly throws Shewmaker across the ring and also throws a late punch that pisses off Shewmaker. The ref takes a point from Jackson, which negates the earlier knockdown. Right by Shew, jab by Jackson.

Round 4: Punch and clinch again. There’s a right from Jackson. Infighting from both men. Now it’s Jackson coming forward, but he’s clinching when he gets there, too.

Round 5: Jackson nearly got a huge hook off a break. Shewmaker complained about it, but the ref had no problems with it. Another right off a break by Jackson. Jackson caught off balance and Shewmaker charges forward trying to plant the taller man. Jackson ducking down low now and getting stuck in headlock decisions. Shewmaker slips running in. Another duck. Shewmaker trying to get in and punch. Jackson looks like he’s trying to survive.

Final result: Sam Shewmaker defeats Maurice Jackson via split decision, 48-45, 49-45, 46-48


Arnold Adams vs. Joey Beltran

Round 1: Adams in black trunks with purple and gold trim, Beltran in black with white trim. Beltran starting aggressive, Adams using his feet to keep him out of danger. Beltran gets in a right. Adams with one over the top and Beltran fires back with a straight right. Another right from the “Mexicutioner”. Left by Adams. Ole movement as Beltran flies past Adams. Overhand right by Adams and they clinch one hand. Lot of body shots from both men, but Adams with the majority of traffic. Beltran has a big cut on his left eyebrow, probably from that overhand right. The ref pauses the fight so that Stitch Duran can attend to the bleeding. We’re back in. Body right by Adams. Jab as well.

Round 2: 1-2 from Beltran falls short. Adams looking confident. Left hand by Beltran and that’ll bring Adams back to earth a little. One minute left. Unfortunately, it seems like the feed went down for about 5 or 6 minutes, because by the time anything moved for me, the announcer was awarding Adams the decision. Sorry about missing this folks, that’s the rub with a young promotion like this – sometimes you get awkward internet streams.

Final result: Arnold Adams defeats Joey Beltran via TKO (doctor’s stoppage)


Kendall Grove vs. Bruce Abramski

Round 1: Grove in white, Abramski in blue and red. Grove advancing and using his length to jab and keep Abramski on the back foot. Grove walks Abramski directly into a jab. Abramski tries to taunt Grove with a big “WHOO!”, but that seemed ineffective. Jab from Abramski lands. 3-2 from Grove as the round ends.

Round 2: Grove with a body jab, using his length well. Jabs hit for both men, hooks miss for both. Jab by the Hawaiian (Grove). Abramski’s footwork is just not there as he can’t swing properly. Grove with a big flurry and gets in some as he manages to get Abramski to the ropes. Looking solid for Grove as the round ends.

Round 3: Abramski finally gets inside the reach and throws a few good shots, but his head was pointed to the ground, so Grove just put him in a headlock to get the ref to break it. Grove’s left has been the moneymaker for him all night. Jabs and now a hook off the jab. Body right, left to the head. Abramski is looking a bit tired. Right hand from Grove. Abramski’s back foot is just planted and he’s falling short because of it nearly every punch.

Round 4: Abramski gets in some rights to the body. That’s a second one. And a third. Finally, he’s found something that’s working. Grove flurrying and gets in three quick shots. Uppercut by Grove. Body hook by Abramski as they clinch. Grove with a left that wobbles him. Grove nearly slips, I don’t think he was wobbled in return.

Round 5: Grove with a double jab. Abramski finally steps in correctly and lands a right, but eats a huge counter that plants him on his butt. Kendall tripling up on the jab. Counter left by Abramski just touches the jawline. Nice left hand by Grove. Abramski trying to get Grove to brawl with him. Finally a half clinch and they’re smashing each other with body rights.

Final result: Kendall Grove defeats Bruce Abramski via unanimous decision (cards not read)


Michael McDonald vs. Charles Bennett

Round 1: Slow start from both men. McDonald with a couple jabs. Bennett with a left upstairs and a right to the body. Jab from McDonald hits and a hook catches the shoulder of “Krazy Horse”. Nice left from Bennett, but misses a huge right. 4-piece combo from McDonald and Bennett staggers just a hair as he covers up. Nice round.

Round 2: Nice combo from Bennett and he landed a nice left out of that. Bennett covering up and moving well. Left from McDonald and that gets some blood near the eye. Left to the body from Bennett. McDonald walking down Bennett who shows off some slick movement. Bennett whiffs with a big swing. Bennett tried to circle to his left, but McDonald caught him at an awkward angle and unloaded a flurry. The body ones landed well, but the head ones were just clipping.

Round 3: McDonald with a… I couldn’t tell what it was, but Bennett backed off and took a knee and the ref started counting Bennett. McDonald on the offensive now and he’s swinging hard. Bennett’s right hand is possibly hurting him, as he’s not throwing it at all. Got in a couple lefts low. His elbows are low, possibly to prevent a body shot on a busted rib? McDonald with a big combo as the round ends.

Round 4: Turns out Bennett landed a flush right on the jaw but hurt his own hand or wrist, and that was what caused him to grimace in pain and take that knee earlier. Bennett fighting nearly one handed. Right from McDonald. They’re throwing, but McDonald is clearly landing better. I think Bennett hurt his left hand now. Oh, crap, Bennett with a big left and he is writhing in pain. He drops and while he made the 10-count, the ref is looking closely and waives the fight off.

Final result: Michael McDonald defeats Charles Bennett by TKO at 1:47 of Round 4


Jamie Campbell vs. Dale Sopi

Round 1: Campbell in purple, Sopi in black. Big boys here at 217 and 284 pounds respectively. Sopi ducking down and jabbing then coming over the top with a right. Campbell backs up Sopi and is throwing. Sopi avoiding well, gets clipped here and there, mostly with rights. Sopi’s mouthpiece is out and the ref pauses it to get that back in. Campbell backs up Sopi again and continues to unload. Big left. Sopi wings an overhand to back Campbell up. Campbell seems to respect that as he’s not just powering forward. Powerful left hand from Sopi in a slobberknocker of a round.

Round 2: Campbell looked down at his left hand as the first ended and shook it out a bit, indicating it might be broken. Campbell is content to play some D and maybe catch some more wind. He’s letting Sopi’s punches fall short. Now he backs Sopi up and Sopi hits a nice level change to get the ref to break it off. Campbell circles Sopi to the ropes and he’s unloading now. Punches in bunches and Campbell is smashing Sopi up against the ropes. He’s bloodying Sopi up and because Sopi’s on the ropes, his return shots aren’t anywhere near as powerful.

Round 3: Sopi with a jab to open up. Complains about an eye poke, but no stoppage from the ref, but also no offense from Campbell for a second. Big couple of punches hit Campbell well. Then he hits a nice punch that staggers Sopi back to the ropes. Sopi’s mouthguard falls out for the third time now and still no point taken away. Great combination from Campbell gets Sopi to the ropes again. Clinch and ref break again. Again, Campbell with some solid blows to end the round.

Round 4: Leaping hook for Sopi. Lead left as well. Body shots from both men. Right hand by Sopi. Campbell looks a bit tired. Clinch and release as Campbell hits some body blows. There’s a right from Campbell. Thirty seconds to go. Left by Sopi jabs Campbell right by the eye. Sopi finally picks up a round here, I think.

Round 5: Stepping left hand from Sopi, who’s got a huge mouse on the eye. Sopi is… slapping Campbell instead of punching. Lot less action here as the big boys are just exhausted. Slow, clubbing overhands from both men.

Final result: Jamie Campbell defeats Dale Sopi via unanimous decision (cards not read)


Reggie Barnatt vs. James Clayton Burns

Round 1: My stream comes in after some technical difficulties at this fight at the last second of round 1, so I got nothing. Sorry, folks. Internet FTL.

Round 2: Reggie is the black guy in black trunks, Burns the white guy in gold. Lots of punch and clutch from both men. Solid movement from both men as each swings hooks and crosses. There’s a jab from Barnatt. Body blow from him as well.

Round 3: Both men meet each other with jabs. Overhand from Burns. Barnatt pushing forward, stings him with the 1, but misses the two. Burns with a couple lefts and there’s a right, too. Right from Barnatt. They trade and stumble to the mat as the bell rings.

Round 4: Lead left has worked well for Burns so far. Burns trying to get Barnatt to open up by walking towards him with his hands at his waist. Barnatt doesn’t throw and the mild Diaz’ing ceases. Body shot for Barnatt. Burns misses a big left. Glances a right. They each throw a 2-piece, and all of the shots hit, but only glancing blows.

Round 5: Burns aggressive here and gets in a left. There’s a right as well. Both men with flush right hands. Burns slips as Barnatt sidesteps and circles away. Jab clips the cheek of Burns. Counter-left by Barnatt. Final seconds and they step into a phone booth and start swinging at the end. Good, close fight, but probably Barnatt’s.

Final result: Reggie Barnatt defeats James Clayton Burns via unanimous decision (cards not read)


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