IFL Grand Prix Live Blog

Tonight we will be going live at 9 PM EST, covering the IFL Grand Prix with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave some comments throughout the day and night…

While you are waiting for the event to start, feel free to check out our coverage of the event which includes weigh-in results, and much more:

IFL Grand Prix Weigh-In Results
Fox Sports Canada to Broadcast IFL Grand Prix
ESPN Profiles Miletich Fighting Systems
IFL Grand Prix Conference Call Notes
Healy Pulls Out of IFL Grand Prix
Blackburn, Andy Out of IFL Grand Prix
IFL Grand Prix Mess: Monte Tells All
Blackburn to Replace Injured Miller
Report: Rothwell, Whitehead Pulled from IFL Grand Prix; Gusmao Injured
Hieron Confident Going Into IFL Grand Prix

IFL Grand Prix Card:

Chris Horodecki vs. Bart Palaszewski
John Gunderson vs. Wagnney Fabiano
Jay Hieron vs. Donnie Liles
Delson Heleno vs. Gideon Ray
Benji Radach vs. Brent Beauparlant
Matt Horwich vs. Brian Foster
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alex Schoenauer
Bryan Vetell vs. Roy Nelson
Antoine Jaoude vs. Shane Ott

 

Here we go folks, we’re live with the IFL World Grand Prix!

The promo hits the screen dubbed “Battle for the Belts” followed by highlights of the respective fighters competing on the evenings card.

First up is a lightweight clash between Chris Horodecki and Bart Palaszewski.

Chris Horodecki vs. Bart Palaszewski

Round 1: The fight begins with a glove touch. Palaszewski lands a good jab early. Both fighters miss with a few punches as they feel each other out in the middle of the ring. Shot to the body from Horodecki answered by a hook from Palaszewski. Good kick to the body from Horodecki followed by two good low kicks. Attempted high kick by Horodecki blocked. Palaszewski attempts to return fire with a high kick but it’s blocked. Good combo by Horodecki that misses. Low kick from Palaszewski. Both fighters exchange jabs. Good low kick from Palaszewski. Excellent three punch combo from Horodecki finished with a low kick. Another inside low kick from Horodecki. Another good low kick from Horodecki. Both fighters exchange jabs as Horodecki continues to fire off the low kick. Missed combo from Horodecki ended with a body kick. Palaszewski comes forward and lands a good combo but Horodecki ends it with a hard shot that momentarily puts Palaszewski down. May have been a slip. Hard shots as both fighter exchange. Horodecki and Palaszewski landing some good shots as the round ends.

MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Chris Horodecki

Round 2: They come out swinging to start the second. Horodecki with an excellent combo that ends with a low kick. Palaszewski shoots in and easily puts Horodecki on his back. Working from Horodecki’s guard, Palaszewski begins to work from ground and pound. Horodecki throwing from the bottom. Palaszewski attempting to work the ground and pound. Palaszewski postures up and passes. They stand up and Palaszewski working the guillotine. A few good knees and they separate. Standing again. Excellent strikes from Horodecki. High left kick from Horodecki blocked. Good exchange and then a few low kicks from Horodecki. Two good lefts from Palaszewski. Horodecki hurt. Palaszewski moving forward. Hard punches from Palaszewski. Horodecki moving away. Hard shot to the body from Palaszewski. Two hard rights from Horodecki. Two more hard shots followed by a body kick. Palaszewski counters with a beautiful combo. Palaszewski shoots in but Horodecki stuffs it and they clinch.

MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Bart Palaszewski

Round 3: Both fighters exchange to start the third landing body kicks. They clinch as Horodecki pushes Palaszewski against the ropes. Palaszewski lands a few knees. Horodecki responds with a few of his own. Hard shot to the body from Horodecki. Hard low kick from Horodecki. Palaszewski shoots in and puts Horodecki but immediately Horodecki reverses it and puts Palaszewski on his back. Moments later they stand back up. They clinch in the corner. Knees to the thighs from Horodecki. They separate. Good kick to the body from Horodecki. Hard combo from Horodecki that Palaszewski blocks. Excellent left counter by Horodecki. Good low kick from Horodecki. Another low kick. Two good inside low kicks. Hard right from Horodecki. Palaszewski answers with a body kick. They both continue to exchange. Good right from Horodecki. Horodecki working the body. Both fighters exchanging. Beautiful left from Palaszewski. They end the round swinging. Very close fight.

MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Chris Horodecki

Winner: Chris Horodecki - Decision (Split)

They begin showing clips of Benji Radach vs. Brent Beauparlant. Radach is shown firing away on Beauparlant against the ropes. Eventually he ends the fight with a huge left hook.

Next up is a battle between Vladimir Matyushenko and Alex Schoenauer for the IFL light heavyweight title.

Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alex Schoenauer

Round 1: The fight begins with a glove touch. Schoenauer with a low kick early. Good left jab from Vladdy. Another left hook from Vladdy followed by a left to the body. Schoenauer answers with a low kick. Vladdy shoots in and puts Schoenauer on his back. They get tangled in the ropes and they end up restarting the fight on the feet. Left jabs from Vladdy . Hard right from Vladdy that rocks Schoenauer. Vladdy shoots in and slams Schoenauer. Working from side control, Vladdy begins to hammer away with rights. Schoenauer gains the half guard. Good rights from Vladdy. Schoenauer regains guard as Vladdy postures up and rains down some bombs. Two good lefts from Vladdy. Vladdy postures up and lands two good lefts as the round ends.

MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Vladimir Matyushenko

Round 2: Hard punches from Schoenauer to begin to the round. Vladdy immediately shots in and puts Schoenauer on the canvas. Vladdy passes to half guard. Good scramble but Vladdy regains top position. Vladdy continuing to plug away from the top as Schoenauer tries to tie up his arms. The fight is stood back up. Good front kick from Vladdy. Vladdy quickly shoots in and secures a good takedown. Good rights from Vladdy as he tries passing the guard. They are stuck in the ropes again but the fight is not stood up. They just spin the position. Vladdy ends the round on top.

MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Vladimir Matyushenko

Round 3: The round starts with a hard front kick from Vladdy followed by a good takedown. The fight is stood back up. Good kick from Schoenauer as Vladdy looks to shoot. Vladdy relentless with the shot eventually putting Schoenauer down again. The ref stands them up again. Vladdy shoots in again and this time they scramble as the fight hits the canvas. Schoenauer attempts to get an armbar but Vladdy gets top position and starts raining down some shots. They are moved away from the ropes. Schoenauer rolls for a kneebar but Vladdy escapes. Schoenauer gets top position. Vladdy scrambles and they return to the feet. They tie up in the corner but are finally separated. Good low kick from Schoenauer. Vladdy shoots in and Schoenauer stuffs it. They clinch against the ropes. Knee to the thigh from Schoenauer. Schoenauer attempts a takedown as the fight ends.

MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Vladimir Matyushenko

Winner: Vladimir Matyushenko - Decision (Unanimous)

Up next is Jay Hieron vs. Donnie Liles.

Jay Hieron vs. Donnie Liles

Round 1: The fight begins with a glove touch. They immediately begin to throw wild punches and clash. Liles shoots in and its reversed as Hieron gains top position. Hard left from Hieron. Hard shots from the top by Hieron. Hieron falls back and takes Liles back looking from the rear naked choke. Liles escapes and goes for top position but immdiately Hieron falls back latching on a guillotine. Liles fights through it and returns to his feet. High kick by Hieron misses. He then shoots in and puts Liles on his back. Liles attempts to go for a kimura. Hieron postures up and throws a right then passes the guard. Beautiful reversal by Liles. Hieron returns to his feet and they exchange knees. Liles is bleeding. Clinching in the corner Hieron throws short shots to the body for Liles as the round ends.

MMA on Tap score the round 10-9 Jay Hieron

Round 2: The second begins with a wild combo from Hieron that misses. Both fighters exchange kicks and then Hieron grabs Liles leg and slams him to the canvas. Liles gets full guard. Shots to the body by Hieron. Hieron postures up and tries to ground and pound but fails. Good left by Hieron. Hieron continuing to work from the top. Liles answers from the bottom with a few lefts. Good shots by Hieron. Hieron postures up and lands a good right. Liles gives up his back. Liles tries spinning out of it but Hieron regains top position. The fight is stood up. Both fighters miss with punches and then clinch. Liles goes down and gives up his back as the round ends.

MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Jay Hieron

Round 3: The round begins with a glove touch. Liles comes foward and lands a left right combo that puts Hieron off balance. Hieron shoots in but fails. Hieron relentless with the takedown. Eventually he secures it and gains top position. Hieron trying to ground and pound from the top but Liles avoiding it well. Hieron postures up and lands a right as he passes to half guard. Liles looking for a kimura but fails. The fight is stood up. Liles charging forwrad with a combo. Jabs from Liles as Hieron misses with a hook. Good low kicks from Hieron. Hard low kick from Liles. Kicks from Hieron miss. Good low kick from Hieron. High kick misses. Two hard low kicks from Hieron. Hieron really working the kicks. Liles misses with a wild shot. Superman punch from Hieron misses.

MMA on Tap scores the round 10-9 Jay Hieron

Winner: Jay Hieron - Decision (Unanimous)

Up next is John Gunderson vs. Wagnney Fabiano.

John Gunderson vs. Wagnney Fabiano

Round 1: The fight begins with a glove touch. Both fighters exchange jabs. Wild shots missed by both fighters. Low kick from Gunderson. Left from Fabiano just misses. Fabiano shoots in but Gunderson doing an excellent job of stuffing it. Knees to the thighs from Gunderson. Fabiano continuing to work from the takedown as Gunderson works hard to sprawl. Fabiano finally is able to lift him up and secure a takedown. Gunderson hanging on tight. Gunderson tries to stand up and Fabiano latches on a tight guillotine but Gunderson is able to fight it off and return to his feet. Fabiano misses with a wild left and almost eats a right from Gunderson.

Round 2: Round begins with a glove touch. Gunderson lands a good punch early and looks to have hurt his hand. Good knee from Gunderson as Fabiano works hard for the takedown. Gunderson doing an excellent job of stuffing the takedown. Finally Fabiano secures a slam. Fabiano lands a good right and then sinks in a deep guillotine which forces Gunderson to tap out.

Winner: Wagnney Fabiano - Submission (Guillotine)

Up next is Delson Heleno vs. Gideon Ray

Delson Heleno vs. Gideon Ray

Round 1: The fight begins with a glove touch. Heleno immediately fires off a hard kick that catches Ray low and sends him to the canvas. The ref steps in and gives Ray time to recover. Hard right by Heleno followed by a takedown. Heleno moves to side control. Heleno easily transitions to the mount. Heleno looking for an armbar. Ray doing an excellent job of defending. Heleno locks it on and Ray is forced to tap.

Winner: Delson Heleno - Submission (Armbar)

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