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Quarterfinals
Fight 3 of 4

- Ben 'Smooth' Henderson vs. Jose 'Scarface' Aldo

>And here we go!
>Henderson covers up to absorb a tidy combination of punches and then hits a right.
>Aldo slips past a right jab and counters with a swift right kick to the leg.
>Henderson shoots in for a takedown.
>Aldo tries to step away from the takedown.
>Henderson can't get the takedown, Aldo was too quick to back away.
>Backing out of range, Henderson circles tentatively.
>Aldo steps in to put some pressure on.
>Aldo is looking to get in close and strike from the pocket.
>The two fighters move closer, ready to strike.
>Henderson checks a leg kick.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>Henderson shoots in, looking for a close range double leg.
>A counter left hand catches Henderson above the eye.
>Aldo slips past a right jab and fires back with a lightning fast couple of jabs and a right cross.
>Henderson is looking to turn this into a wrestling match, and is getting in closer to Aldo.
>Aldo is pulled into a grapple.
>Henderson has worked in the underhooks and looks to take Aldo down.
>The takedown is unsuccessful, Aldo blocked Henderson.
>Aldo turns Henderson slightly, but can't create enough space to get free of the clinch.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Henderson tries to suck Aldo to the ground by wrapping his legs around the waist and pulling guard.
>He achieves it, Aldo is now on the ground in his guard.
>Henderson attempts to guillotine Aldo from the bottom of the guard.
>Aldo defends it well.
>Round one is brought to an end as time runs out.
>I think Aldo took that round, 10-9 on my score card.

>Round two begins!
>It sounded like his corner told Henderson to push for takedowns in this round.
>Aldo jabs to get Henderson to cover up, then works the body with a couple of nice shots.
>A right jab misses and Aldo strikes back with a kick to the ribs.
>Moving in closer, Henderson looks like he may want to wrestle Aldo.
>He pulls Aldo into a grapple.
>Getting underhooks, Henderson looks for a takedown.
>The takedown is unsuccessful, Aldo blocked Henderson.
>Aldo tries to get clear of the grapple, but Henderson holds him in place.
>From the grapple, Henderson tries to pick Aldo up on his shoulder for a slam.
>Aldo defends it well though, and slips away from Henderson.
>Henderson isn't drawn in by Aldo feinting to his left.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Henderson catches a right body kick and goes for a takedown, getting it! Aldo manages to pull guard.
>In guard, Henderson begins working to pass to side control.
>Henderson struggles but cannot find a way past and remains stuck in guard.
>Henderson gets pushed back thanks to a butterfly guard, and stands, looking down at Aldo who remains on his back.
>Henderson tries to secure a ground position.
>Aldo is too quick, slipping away from Henderson and starting to scramble.
>The scramble ends with both fighters back on their feet, facing each other.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Aldo comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Standing his ground, Henderson looks happy to engage Aldo in the pocket.
>Standing in the pocket, Henderson catches an attempted body kick and goes for the takedown, and gets it! Aldo pulls guard.
>Henderson looks to get past the guard.
>Aldo comfortably blocks the attempt and keeps Henderson in guard.
>Round two ends as time expires.
>There was very little to separate them in that round, but I'll give that one 10-9 to Henderson.

>And here we go, round three!
>A showdown where they both exchange strikes only results in a stalemate.
>Henderson comes in, looking for a quick takedown.
>Aldo attempts to avoid Henderson as he shoots in.
>Henderson doesn't get the takedown, Aldo avoided it.
>Henderson looks to be trying to close the distance between them.
>Aldo ends up grappling for supremacy with Henderson.
>Using his wrestling skills, Henderson is trying to push Aldo up against the cage.
>Henderson can't do it though, and Aldo gets a more dominant position in the grapple instead.
>Aldo tries to wrestle Henderson backward and up against the cage.
>Henderson ends up backed against the cage.
>Breathing very hard, Ben Henderson is looking ragged.
>Aldo hits two knee strikes to the thigh.
>Ben Henderson is going to end up limping if he takes too many more of those strikes.
>Aldo steps back from Henderson and looks to unleash some strikes.
>Henderson uses head movement to make sure that a massive overhand left doesn't find a home.
>We pass the halfway mark of this round.
>An exchange of strikes doesn't really lead to anything.
>Stepping back, Aldo creates a bit of distance.
>Henderson throws a couple of jabs, then chooses to shoot in on Aldo.
>The takedown is unsuccessful, Aldo blocked Henderson.
>Slowly moving in closer, a ragged-looking Henderson wants to wrestle Aldo.
>Aldo strikes first and manages to rock Henderson with a solid right hook, sending him down to the ground, stunned!
>Jose Aldo is looking really tired.
>Aldo senses victory and starts to unload with punches!
>Dazed as he is, Henderson still manages to do the smart thing and pull half guard.
>Looking to catch his breath, Aldo is content to just throw a couple of punches to the body.
>Henderson tries to ensnare Aldo in a guillotine.
>Aldo defends it well.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Looking to catch his breath, Aldo is content to just throw a couple of punches to the body.
>Time runs out and that's the end of the fight.
>That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Aldo.

>The official scores are being reported now.
>Judge #1 has scored it 29-28 Aldo.
>Judge #2: 29-28 Henderson.
>Judge #3 has scored it 29-28 Aldo.
>Making Jose 'Scarface' Aldo the winner by split decision!

>Official Result: Jose 'Scarface' Aldo defeats Ben 'Smooth' Henderson (Split Decision in 5:00 of round 3). The match was rated as being Decent.

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Quarterfinals
Fight 4 of 4

- Renan Barao vs. B.J. 'The Prodigy' Penn

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>There's the opening bell!
>Barao avoids a jab.
>A left hand misses, allowing Barao to counter with a big right kick to the outside of the thigh.
>A jab doesn't find its intended target, allowing Penn to fire back with a clean left.
>Penn comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Seeing a takedown opportunity, Barao goes for a single leg, but Penn is equal to it.
>Barao slips out of the way of a crazy spinning back fist.
>Penn shoots in for a takedown.
>Barao attempts to avoid Penn as he shoots in.
>The takedown doesn't work, Barao saw it coming and got out of range.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Penn is getting in closer to Barao, perhaps looking for a clinch.
>Barao finds himself pulled into a Muay Thai clinch.
>From the clinch, Barao gets caught with a vicious elbow to the side of the head.
>Barao has been cut above his eye, blood is trickling down.
>Penn holds the clinch despite Barao struggling to get free.
>From the clinch, Penn drives a knee into the face of Barao...and knocks him out!
>By Knock Out, the winner is B.J. Penn!

>Official Result: B.J. 'The Prodigy' Penn defeats Renan Barao (Knock Out (Knee) in 4:03 of round 1). The match was rated as being Good.

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Semifinals are set!!

Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez
BJ Penn vs. Jose Aldo

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Semifinals are set!!

Anthony Pettis vs. Gilbert Melendez
BJ Penn vs. Jose Aldo




That's about as good as it gets right there.

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Semifinals
Fight 1 of 2

- Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis vs. Gilbert 'El Nino' Melendez

>Round one begins!
>There's a stalemate as both fighters throw strikes, but neither scores.
>Pettis counters an errant left jab with a hard teep, putting Melendez down on the ground!
>Pettis doesn't have time to capitalise though, as Melendez recovers his wits quickly.
>Pettis tries to come in and secure a ground position.
>Pettis can't hold Melendez down and a scramble starts.
>Neither fighter manages to impose himself in the scramble, and they both end up standing.
>Pettis comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Keen to keep space between them, Melendez backs away.
>Melendez uses a nice combination as a set up, then shoots in for a takedown.
>Melendez goes under an attempted counter right hand.
>The takedown is completed, Pettis is on his back and pulls guard.
>Melendez smothers Pettis with his body by pushing forward and down.
>We've now passed the halfway mark in this round.
>In guard, Melendez catches his breath, content just to throw a couple of punches to the body.
>Pettis tries to break free and scramble for position, but Melendez keeps him trapped.
>Melendez is trying to pass guard.
>He can't get free of the guard.
>Pettis grabs an arm and raises his legs, trying to lock Melendez into a triangle choke.
>Melendez doesn't let Pettis get it.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>The referee decides that there is a lack of progress being made and stands them back up.
>Melendez grabs a body kick and goes for the takedown, down goes Pettis! He pulls guard though.
>The time runs out on round one.
>That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Pettis.

>There's the bell for the start of the round!
>Advancing, Pettis counters a left jab by using a straight left.
>Melendez throws a barrage of big right hands but Pettis moves out of range.
>Melendez avoids a crazy flying side kick.
>Pettis comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Melendez sees a chance for a takedown attempt, and Pettis, caught by surprise, has to pull guard.
>Melendez tries to pass the guard.
>He can't get free of the guard.
>Pettis brings his legs up and tries to lock Melendez in a triangle choke.
>Melendez doesn't let Pettis get it.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Melendez looks to get past the guard.
>Pettis keeps his guard secure.
>Pettis uses his legs to push Melendez back, and tries to scramble for position.
>Melendez seizes the opportunity, Pettis was too slow and gets caught in side control.
>Melendez throws a few right hands to the body.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Melendez is trying to move from side control to mount.
>He can't get the mount.
>Pettis tries to sweep Melendez but can't do it.
>Round two ends as time expires.
>I think Melendez took that round, 10-9 on my score card.

>And here we go, round three!
>Between rounds we could hear the corner of Pettis telling him to go right at Melendez, hard and fast.
>Melendez steps back to avoid a flying knee strike.
>There's a stalemate as both fighters throw strikes but neither hits.
>From the missed strikes they clinch.
>Melendez attempts to pick Pettis up for a slam.
>Melendez has him! Slams him down! Pettis pulls guard.
>Melendez lies on top of Pettis, basically smothering him.
>Melendez lies on top of Pettis, basically smothering him.
>Melendez smothers Pettis with his body by pushing forward and down.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Melendez keeps Pettis guessing with a few quick strikes.
>Pettis attempts a triangle choke on Melendez from the bottom of the guard.
>Melendez blocks the attempt.
>Melendez throws a few strikes, but they are without venom.
>Melendez gets pushed away, and ends up standing over Pettis, who is on his back.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Melendez tries to come in and secure a ground position.
>Pettis is unable to prevent Melendez from getting side control.
>Melendez begins trying to get himself into mount.
>Pettis keeps Melendez at side control, not letting the mount happen.
>The time runs out and that round is over, and so is the fight.
>I have to give that round to Melendez, but only a 10-9.

>The judges have given their scores, which are about to be announced.
>All three judges score the contest as 29-28.
>Gilbert Melendez wins by unanimous decision!

>Official Result: Gilbert 'El Nino' Melendez defeats Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis (Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3). The match was rated as being Poor.

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Post #125   12/30/13 12:08:34AM   

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Semifinals
Fight 2 of 2

- Jose 'Scarface' Aldo vs. B.J. 'The Prodigy' Penn

>We are underway!
>Aldo feints left and throws an excellent combination but Penn is just able to cover up in time.
>Aldo feints left and tries to get Penn to commit to a strike, but gets no joy.
>Penn looks like he might be trying to get in close and wrestle with Aldo.
>Aldo uses his strikes to stop Penn from getting close enough to grapple.
>Penn uses a nice combination as a set up, then shoots in for a takedown.
>Penn gets caught out and eats a stiff left jab.
>Aldo looks like he wants to stand in the pocket and strike with Penn.
>Penn tries to counter by dropping down and going for a single leg, but Aldo defended it well.
>Moving forward, Aldo counters a left jab with a crisp jab.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Moving in closer, Aldo looks like he wants to strike from the pocket.
>The two fighters move closer, ready to strike.
>Using head movement to slip past a left jab, Penn hits a barrage of punches, eventually putting Aldo down!
>Penn quickly tries to set up the dazed Aldo for an armbar.
>Aldo defends himself well, pulling free and managed to get back to his feet.
>We're into the final minute of the round.
>Aldo comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Aldo is now standing in the pocket.
>Penn sees a right kick coming and strikes first with a solid punch.
>Penn tries for a left jab but Aldo uses head movement to avoid it.
>Penn looks to be trying to close the distance between them.
>A counter left catches Penn above the eye.
>The time runs out on round one.
>That was the sort of round that MMA fans love; full of action, effort and drama. Great stuff.
>I have to give that round to Penn, but only a 10-9.

>Round two begins!
>Penn feints rushing in, but Aldo doesn't fall for it.
>Moving in closer, Penn looks like he may want to try and clinch with Aldo.
>Penn can't get near enough to engage, Aldo uses strikes to keep him out of range.
>Aldo counters an attempted knock out punch with a couple of nice shots.
>Penn steps back to avoid a tight combination of punches after falling for a clever feint.
>Penn moves out of range of a tidy combination of punches.
>Aldo drops a shoulder, trying to sucker Penn in with a feint.
>A jab misses, allowing Penn to counter-strike with a stinging left jab.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Aldo steps in, feints a kick, then darts back out.
>Aldo looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Standing his ground, Penn looks happy to engage Aldo in the pocket.
>Penn looks like he might be trying to get in close to clinch with Aldo.
>Penn can't get near enough to engage, Aldo uses strikes to keep him out of range.
>Both fighters throw strikes, no significant damage is inflicted by either.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>There's a stalemate as both fighters throw strikes but neither hits.
>Penn looks to be trying to close the distance between them.
>He pulls Aldo into a grapple.
>Penn is looking to muscle Aldo back against the cage.
>Penn does it, Aldo is stuck with his back to the cage.
>The time runs out on round two.
>Good round, that's the sort of action we like to see.
>That was a very close round, but I think Penn just about edged it.

>And here we go, round three!
>Aldo feints going high, but Penn doesn't buy it.
>Penn feints going high but then throws a leg kick, Aldo just avoids it.
>Penn just avoids a combination of short sharp punches and hits a barrage of big right hands, knocking Aldo down!
>Penn quickly pounces, looking to rain down punches on the stunned Aldo!
>Penn pounds away on Aldo, landing several great shots that rock Aldo!
>Aldo tries to turn away from the blows, but gets rolled and Penn has his back!
>Penn tries to hook Aldo in a rear naked choke.
>Aldo does well to roll over and spin out, ending up in his opponent's guard.
>Penn should have gotten hooks in first before attempting a rear naked choke, and Aldo has capitalised on the mistake.
>Aldo wants to stand up, but cannot get out of guard.
>Penn raises his legs and tries to get Aldo into a triangle choke.
>Aldo blocks the attempt.
>We've now passed the halfway mark in this round.
>Aldo throws a few weak-looking punches as he decides on his next move.
>Penn keeps Aldo, who looked to be trying to stand up, in guard.
>Penn pulls Aldo in close, then glances an elbow strike off the side of the head.
>B.J. Penn is looking really tired.
>Aldo fires off a handful of punches, each easily being blocked with gloves.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Penn keeps Aldo, who looked to be trying to stand up, in guard.
>Penn tries to pull Aldo into a guillotine choke from the bottom of the guard.
>Penn uses the guillotine hold to sweep into side control.
>Penn begins trying to get himself into mount.
>Aldo doesn't let Penn get the mount, and so he remains at side control.
>We reach the time limit and this fight is over.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Penn.

>The official scores are being reported now.
>The judges give 29-28, 30-27 and 29-28.
>Making B.J. 'The Prodigy' Penn the winner by unanimous decision!

>Official Result: B.J. 'The Prodigy' Penn defeats Jose 'Scarface' Aldo (Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 3). The match was rated as being Good.

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Finals are set!

Gil Menedez vs BJ Penn

Third place match

Jose Aldo vs Anthony Pettis

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THIRD PLACE MATCH

- Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis vs. Jose 'Scarface' Aldo

>We are underway!
>Pettis darts in and out of range quickly, trying to get Aldo to commit to throwing a strike.
>Pettis counters an attempted body kick with a crisp jab.
>Both fighters throw strikes at the same time, both miss.
>A left jab misses and Aldo strikes back with a kick to the ribs.
>Aldo comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Pettis uses movement to keep out reach, frustrating Aldo.
>Aldo looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Pettis now has Aldo standing in the pocket.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Using head movement to slip past a left jab, Pettis hits a crisp left jab.
>Aldo uses head movement to cause a left jab to sail harmlessly by.
>Stepping back, Pettis creates a bit of distance.
>Pettis glances a strike off the side of the shoulder.
>Not letting up, Aldo quickly steps in closer to attack Pettis.
>The end of the round is coming quick, there's under a minute left.
>Aldo suddenly fakes dropping down for a double leg to try and get Pettis to commit to a sprawl, but gets no joy.
>Pettis sneaks a glance at his corner.
>Aldo comes in closer to press the issue.
>The time is up, and that's the end of round one.
>Incredibly close round, but Aldo came out just ahead on my score card.

>There's the bell for the start of the round!
>Between rounds we could hear the corner of Pettis telling him to swing for the fences.
>Pettis avoids a body kick.
>Aldo feints to the right, trying to draw Pettis into throwing a strike.
>Aldo slips out of the way of a head kick.
>A feint sets up a body kick from Aldo, but Pettis is able to move out of range in time.
>Aldo steps in but an exchange of strikes goes nowhere.
>Pettis steps in closer to force the issue.
>Pettis throws a feint.
>An attempted big head kick misses badly, setting Aldo up perfectly to counter with a crunching right hook to the body.
>We've now passed the halfway mark in this round.
>Aldo hops around from foot to foot, looking for an opening.
>Not letting Aldo settle at all, Pettis comes in closer.
>Pettis darts in, feints a jab, darts back out.
>A straight left from Pettis fails to land.
>Not letting up, Aldo quickly steps in closer to attack Pettis.
>There's under a minute left in this round.
>A tight combination narrowly misses Pettis and allow him to counter-strike with a vicious head kick, knocking Aldo down to the ground!
>Almost immediately Aldo has shaken it off and is ready for Pettis.
>Aldo takes a right hand, but it didn't connect well and he uses that moment to stand back up.
>Pettis circles, looking for an opening.
>Not letting up, Aldo quickly steps in closer to attack Pettis.
>Time expires and we come to the end of round two.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Pettis.

>We are back underway!
>Aldo counters a left jab with a great right hook, Pettis is knocked down! He is out!
>By Knock Out, the winner is Jose Aldo!

>Official Result: Jose 'Scarface' Aldo defeats Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis (Knock Out (Punch) in 0:26 of round 3). The match was rated as being Average.

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CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT

- Gilbert 'El Nino' Melendez vs. B.J. 'The Prodigy' Penn

>The fight begins!
>Melendez throws a left jab but Penn avoids it.
>Melendez looks to be trying to close the distance between them.
>Penn moves in too, and they start to grapple.
>Melendez is trying to muscle Penn up against the cage.
>Penn out-wrestles him though.
>With control of the clinch, Penn tries to complete a takedown.
>The takedown doesn't work, Melendez blocked it and then takes control of the grapple.
>Melendez gets out-wrestled and Penn takes control of the grapple.
>Penn is looking to muscle Melendez back against the cage.
>Penn does it, Melendez is stuck with his back to the cage.
>Penn smothers Melendez against the cage and stomps down on his foot.
>Melendez is pressed up against the cage and held there, taking the occasional short punch to the ribs and stomach, for roughly a minute.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Penn tries to use his dirty boxing skills, but Melendez uses wrestling to prevent any strikes from being launched.
>With the cage trapping Melendez, Penn looks to try and take him down.
>The takedown is completed, Melendez is on his back and pulls guard.
>Penn is trying to pass guard.
>Melendez is ready for the attempt though, and keeps Penn firmly in guard.
>Penn leans back to avoid a couple of wild swings from Melendez.
>We move into the final sixty seconds of this round.
>In guard, Penn catches his breath, content just to throw a couple of punches to the body.
>Time expires and we come to the end of round one.
>That round goes to Penn, 10-9 on my card.

>And here we go, round two!
>From what we could hear of his corner, it sounds like Penn has been instructed to try and get Melendez to the floor in this round.
>Melendez counters an attempted body kick by scoring with a powerful right hook to the body.
>Melendez avoids a leg kick and scores with a crisp left hand punch.
>They come together and throw strikes, both miss.
>Melendez avoids a kick to the leg and hits a jab.
>Melendez counters an errant left jab with a clean jab.
>Penn avoids a nice combination.
>We go past the halfway point of this round.
>Melendez comes in closer, looking to attack from the pocket.
>Penn now has Melendez standing in the pocket.
>Melendez sees a right kick coming and strikes first with a sequence of quick punches.
>Melendez throws an excellent combination but Penn covers up well.
>Melendez sees a low kick being set up and takes the opportunity to strike first with a great right hook which staggers Penn backward, who then trips and goes down!
>Melendez doesn't have time to capitalise though, as Penn recovers his wits quickly.
>Penn pulls Melendez down into guard after he threw a wild bomb that didn't connect.
>Melendez tries to stand up, but Penn keeps him firmly in guard.
>B.J. Penn is looking really tired.
>Penn raises his legs and tries to get Melendez into a triangle choke.
>Melendez pulls free before the triangle can be locked in.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Melendez throws a few right hands as he takes a moment to plan ahead.
>Penn grabs hold of an arm and attempts a triangle choke on Melendez from the bottom of the guard.
>Melendez blocks the attempt.
>Round two ends as time expires.
>That round goes to Melendez, 10-9 on my card.

>And here we go, round three!
>Melendez drops his shoulder and feints to step in, but Penn isn't buying it.
>A leg kick misses badly, giving Melendez an opening to score with a quick combination that ends with a scorching right cross. Penn barely had time to cover up.
>Melendez feints rushing in, but withdraws.
>A body kick misses, giving Melendez an opening to score with a right to the chin, Penn crumples to the ground in a daze!
>Penn shakes off the cobwebs quickly though, and is alert.
>Penn is allowed to stand back up, Melendez simply stepped away.
>Melendez looks to move in and stand in the pocket.
>Penn uses movement to keep out reach, frustrating Melendez.
>They come together and throw strikes, both miss.
>Having stepped in close to throw their strikes, they end up grappling.
>Melendez is trying to push Penn so that his back is up against the cage.
>Melendez does it, Penn is stuck with his back to the cage.
>B.J. Penn seems to be fighting against exhaustion.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>Melendez goes for a foot stomp, but Penn senses the shift in balance and reverses so that he is the one in control.
>Penn hits a knee strike to the thigh.
>Penn catches Melendez with an elbow to the face from the clinch while he is pressed up against the cage.
>Penn hits a knee strike to the thigh.
>Penn hits a knee strike to the thigh.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Penn drives a knee to the thigh area.
>B.J. Penn looks like he is almost out on his feet with exhaustion.
>Penn catches Melendez with a knee strike to the thigh.
>Penn catches Melendez with a knee strike to the thigh.
>Penn tries to throw an elbow, but Melendez takes the opportunity to turn his opponent around so that Penn ends up backed against the cage instead.
>Gilbert Melendez is looking really tired.
>Round three is brought to an end as time runs out.
>I think Melendez took that round, 10-9 on my score card.

>We are back underway!
>A left jab misses and Melendez counters with a nice jab.
>Melendez avoids a kick to the leg and hits a solid left.
>A tired-looking Penn throws a couple of ragged punches to get Melendez to cover up, then tries a takedown.
>Melendez strikes first and manages to rock Penn with a solid right hook, sending him down to the ground, stunned!
>Penn, stunned, is mounted!
>Melendez pounds away with punches from the mount and Penn is in big trouble!
>Melendez forces Penn to turn away from the strikes, giving up his back!
>Penn is in increasing trouble, as Melendez gets both hooks in.
>Gilbert Melendez looks like he is on the verge of exhaustion.
>With both hooks in, Melendez tries to flatten Penn out for the rear naked choke.
>Penn doesn't allow the arm to go under his chin.
>Melendez keeps both hooks, despite Penn trying to pull them apart.
>We move into the second half of this round.
>Melendez, with both hooks in, attempts to get a rear naked choke fully applied.
>Penn doesn't allow the arm to go under his chin.
>Penn struggles against Melendez and manages to free himself from the hooks.
>Penn is in huge trouble now, as Melendez successfully gets both hooks in.
>Melendez attempts to complete a rear naked choke, having both hooks fully in.
>Penn fights off the rear naked choke attempt.
>Penn struggles against Melendez but cannot get himself free from the hooks.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>Melendez, with both hooks fully in, tries to get the rear naked choke applied.
>Penn doesn't allow the arm to go under his chin.
>Gilbert Melendez looks like he is completely out of gas.
>Round four is brought to an end as time runs out.
>I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Melendez.

>And here we go, round five!
>An errant jab sets Melendez up to counter-strike with a crisp jab.
>Penn slips past a left jab and fires back with a swift right kick to the leg.
>Those strikes to the legs are going to take their toll.
>Penn, who is visibly tired, looks like he might want to get in close and wrestle with Melendez.
>Penn is surprised by a vicious countering right uppercut, but he avoids it at the last second.
>Penn waits out a flurry of punches and then hits a barrage of big right hands, forcing Melendez back!
>Melendez steps back...and almost stumbles over! He is on wobbly legs!
>Penn quickly slaps on a guillotine choke and pulls Melendez down to the ground to try and finish it!
>A guillotine choke is applied; Melendez isn't tapping out though!
>It looks like the choke is not perfectly applied, and that is allowing Melendez to breathe.
>Penn finally gives it up and lets go, but may have gassed his arms in the submission attempt.
>Melendez gets out of guard and stands up, letting Penn stand too.
>We are now at the halfway point of the round.
>A leg kick misses badly, giving Melendez an opening to score with a quick series of punches.
>A flurry of punches fail to land, giving Penn the opportunity to counter with a scything low kick to the legs.
>There are signs that Gilbert Melendez is definitely feeling the damage done to his legs.
>Penn is doing the smart thing by targeting the legs.
>Melendez will have less spring in his step and that will make him less of a threat standing.
>An attempted inside leg kick misses, giving Melendez the opportunity to counter with a quick series of punches.
>We have one minute of the round remaining.
>A left jab misses and Penn strikes back with a picture-perfect right roundhouse kick to the side of the ribs.
>Melendez counters an attempted body kick with a solid left jab.
>The time expires on round five, and that is the end of the fight.
>I have to give that round to Penn, but only a 10-9.

>The official scores are being reported now.
>All three judges score the contest as 48-47.
>The winner, by unanimous decision, is Gilbert Melendez!

>Official Result: Gilbert 'El Nino' Melendez defeats B.J. 'The Prodigy' Penn (Unanimous Decision in 5:00 of round 5). The match was rated as being Good.

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Should I stop here or do 145, 135? Because the lack of talent idk if I want to do one for 125 or Women but shit if you guys really want it, I can make it happen

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145 but cut Aldo out because then we don't know who will win

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145 but cut Aldo out because then we don't know who will win



I like this idea. Anyone else have an opinion?

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