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  1. What impact will that obvious fractured cheek bone have on Nelson? Not unheard of as he knocks Edwards to the bottom with about a minute left of the final spherical. Can Edwards preserve on to rob this to the judges’ dedication?

    Nelson fires off a volley of punches nonetheless Edwards holds out…

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    Ben Askren became once the pantomine villain when he flashed up on the mountainous cover…

    Ben Askren

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    Edwards v Nelson

    Josh Palmer

    Cage Warriors broadcaster on BBC Radio 5 are residing

    I mediate it became once a excellent sense of timing from Leon Edwards. He knew that it became once a conclude spherical, so he determined to change the tempo supreme on the discontinue of the spherical. That is perhaps received him one other spherical.

  5. The horn goes and Nelson’s cheekbone is busted from that elbow by Edwards. As he heads to his corner the swelling balloons. That became once a fierce hit by Edwards

  6. “Good wrestling nonetheless let’s help it off the bottom,” Edwards’ corner tells him. The Brit acknowledges those directions with every fighters enticing every other on their toes within the second spherical.

    Nelson makes an try a takedown midway via the spherical, pushing Edwards up in opposition to cage. The latter wriggles free.

    Edwards makes an try about a long punches nonetheless whenever he does Nelson lunges.

    Into the final 10 and Nelson makes an try a punch nonetheless Edwards dodges, catches him with an elbow on his cheek and Nelson is floored! Edwards pounces and rains down about a hits.

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    Edwards v Nelson

    Josh Palmer

    Cage Warriors broadcaster on BBC Radio 5 are residing

    A tale of two halves. Nelson started certainly strongly nonetheless Edwards confirmed him one thing that he did no longer have… and that became once the urgency to come up. That is perhaps received Edwards the spherical there.

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    Alex Bysouth

    BBC Sport at London’s O2 Enviornment

    Leon Edwards can sense the probability whenever submission
    specialist Gunnar Nelson goes searching out for his legs – trouble is there’s runt
    you might perhaps perhaps presumably develop to shrug him off.

    The Birmingham fighter stated earlier this week he has been
    working exhausting on his grappling abilities, and he’s performed Nelson at his own game
    at some stage in that first spherical.

    A first thunderclap of the night reverberates around the O2
    within the background. Spinetingling.

  9. Nelson has Edwards up in opposition to the cage and he’s searching ahead to Edwards to give him an bolt. The British fighter is offering up no alternatives for his opponent to get him to the bottom and finally manages to flip Nelson, grapples and will get some punches in.

    The crew initiate the Viking clap to cover their help for Nelson nonetheless Edwards has this below help watch over. The clock ticks down nonetheless with 20 seconds to tear Nelson breaks free. Edwards lands a body kick factual sooner than the horn.

  10. A full bunch admire for Nelson from the crew, no longer so unheard of for Edwards. An irregular region for the dwelling fighter to be in, nonetheless can he shut it out to rob the snatch?

    First spherical is below map.

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    Edwards v Nelson


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    Alex Bysouth

    BBC Sport at London’s O2 Enviornment

    Right here we tear then. Can Leon Edwards get it seven wins in a
    row within the UFC? The O2 is beginning to bubble all but again. Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson the
    first man into the octagon – anybody for a thunderclap?!

  13. ‘I are searching to amass all of the belts now’

    BBC Radio 5 Are residing Sports Extra

    Eubank Jr

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    Chris Eubank Jr talking to Sports Extra: “On every occasion I come here now, I certainly feel fancy I’m about to get into that ring. You get that fire whenever you get into this arena. I’m a mountainous fan of the UFC and that’s a spacious night.”

    On the fight with James DeGale:“I walked into the arena getting booed and walked out getting cheered. I grew to remodel a range of them non-believers and doubters into followers. Beating a man fancy James DeGale keep me on the head of the division. I can now look titles and manufacture a legacy for years but to come help.

    “Other folks utter you’re most gripping supreme as your final fight, that dedication in opposition to George Groves left a range of doubters. But I proved them inferior in opposition to James, and the fight ended up being easy. I’m now searching out for the mega-fights.

    “At this stage of my profession at 29 I’m searching to amass these belts.”

  14. Edwards looks to provoke

    Edwards v Nelson

    Alex Bysouth

    BBC Sport at London’s O2 Enviornment

    Leon Edwards is a man scorned, the Birmingham fighter certainly felt he deserved to be headlining this card in opposition to Liverpool’s Darren Till in an all-English fight.

    Because it’s, the 27-year-old has needed to get develop with being section of the co-foremost event in opposition to Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson.

    Nelson is a submission specialist, nonetheless Edwards – on a six-fight a success lumber – has been talking up his grappling abilities heading into this bout, and fancies his probabilities should always restful he be taken to the bottom.

    He is bought eyes no longer factual on the winner of the foremost event, should always restful he beat Nelson, nonetheless also newly crowned welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

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    After which there were two.

    We’re down to the final two fights of the night – Leon Edwards v Gunnar Nelson sooner than the foremost event – Darren Till v Jorge Masvidal.

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    Dominick Reyes talking to BT Sport, and calling out champion Jon Jones:

    It became once a significant fight, he is one hell of an opponent. I’m coming for you Jon (Jones), I’m coming for you.

  17. Reyes wins by smash up dedication

    Dominick Reyes nicks it, beating Oezdemir by smash up dedication (29-28, 29-28, 28-29).

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    Oezdemir v Reyes

    Josh Palmer

    Cage Warriors broadcaster on BBC Radio 5 are residing

    Every men had their moments. Or no longer it’ll be gripping on the judges’ scorecard. Dominick Reyes dominated that third spherical nonetheless the foremost two rounds might perhaps perhaps furthermore just have establish him there.

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    Oezdemir will get Reyes up in opposition to the cage midway via the spherical. “Cheesegrater, cheesegrater, cheesegrater” speed Reyes corner and all straight away the American begins sharp his body up and down the fence, searching out for to interrupt Oezdemir’s grip by grinding his fingers in opposition to it.. It does the job and the two are soon help within the center, sizing up alternatives.

    Into the final 10 seconds and Oezdemir moves in to strive an aggressive discontinue nonetheless nothing certainly lands.

    Or no longer it’s down to the judges…

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    Alex Bysouth

    BBC Sport at London’s O2 Enviornment

    Without a British hobby in this fight, it feels fancy most
    of the followers in here are taking a breather ready for the two enormous bouts to come help
    – an complete bunch murmuring, nonetheless on the other hand perhaps they’re factual discussing(Hall of Famer!)Michael Bisping’s profession…

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