Retaliation 5: 02.01.2010
PARKER: Jonathan Marx walking away with a victory here tonight, and I bet his eyes are set to our main event of the evening, only one of these two fighters are going to advance to One Shot at Glory to face Jonathan Marx, only one!
YOUNG:Now we get to see who will take on Marx at One Shot At Glory!
PARKER: I think this fight is way too close to call!
YOUNG:I have every dollar Li Kuan is going to walk out in the first round with a counter punch instant knock out, we have seen him do it every fight, he has shattered a man’s jaw for Christ’s sake!
PARKER: Liu Kuan is defiantly a fighter that can get the job done, but can he against the new comer who made SWIFT: MMA history his first fight, I am speaking about Landon Price who is the first fighter to ever win a decision victory.
YOUNG:Landon Price has shown his worth in The Cage at Retaliation Four, Liu Kuan has shown his worth at Retaliation Three and Four, I think we are ready to start! Our Tale of the Tape! Landon Price, the Canadian is standing at six feet one inch tall and weighs in at two hundred and five pounds, his opponent, the grim reaper and most efficient striker in SWIFT: MMA Liu Kuan stands at five feet eleven inches tall the height advantage to Price, and weights two hundred and five pounds equal to Price! This fight is almost exactly even, both men are karate fighters! Price with some training in Ninpo which is a form of Ninjutsu, he has a slight advantage!
(CUE UP: "Fire It Up" - Black Label Society, as Landon Price starts to make his way down the ramp the fans on their feet as he enters The Cage and stands in the blue corner warming up)
(CUE UP: For Whom The Bell Tolls by Metallica. Liu comes out wearing a black hooded robe made of silk, he has the hood up and carries a Sycthe in his right hand. His overall mood is usually focused on the match, underneath the robe he wears a pair of black trunks with the word Grim Reaper written in white on the back. He takes off his attire and enter The Cage warming up in the red corner.)
PARKER: The intensity in these two fighters’ eyes is overwhelming, they want this chance and now they have the opportunity to fight for it! Jeff Harper with our official introduction.
HARPER: AND THIS IS THE MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING!!!!!! Only one of these fighters will advance for a chance to compete at One Shot at Glory for the SWIFT Championship! This fight is scheduled for three five minute rounds.
The fans go ballistic.
HARPER: Introducing first standing in the blue corner!!!! This man is a Karate and Ninpo fighter and holds a SWIFT: MMA record of one win with no loses. Standing six feet one inch tall and weighing in at two hundred and five pounds! Fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada! HE IS!!!!! LANDON “The Prairie Samurai” PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Large pop as the fans rear up on their feet.
HARPER: And his opponent, standing in the red corner! He is a karate fighter! And holds a SWIFT: MMA record of two wins with no loses and two knockouts, he stands five feet one in tall! Fighting out of Beijing, China! HE IS!!!!!!! LIU “The Grim Reaper” KUAN!!!!!!!!!!!! And our referee for this contest is Justin Seet!
PARKER: This is it! Our main event of the evening and only one of these two competitors will be going to One Shot at Glory to compete for the SWIFT Championship! Kuan! Price! The Main event! HERE WE GO!!!!!
YOUNG:Both men just racing tot eh center of The Cage, look at this Kuan looking for a shot early and Price already thinking takedown! He is working hard for that take down, Kuan backing to the cage.
PARKER: I mean these two guys looked like if we out down a mat backstage when we arrived they would have gone at it right there, they want this chance to fight for the belt.
YOUNG:OH! Jumping knee by Kuan as he is being pushed against the cage. Both Kuan and Price great fighters, Kuan a world class striker and Price showed us at Retaliation Four he is ready to make SWIFT history.
PARKER: You can see that these two guys are set, every time Price punches Kuan in the side in this position Kuan answers with a shot of his own. Kuan pushing off the fence trying to get out of this clinch.
YOUNG:Slowly this is going to tire Kuan out, more time he is against that cage the more energy he is wasting. Kuan now looking for a trip!! And Price bakes away, we are back in the center of The Cage.
PARKER: Spinning kick by Kuan and misses, and we are seeing a different Liu Kuan here tonight, usually he is very lay back and wait. Tonight, Kuan is actually pressing the attack a little not the elusive style we have seen.
YOUNG:Maybe this is his game plan, he is luring Price in for those epic counter attacks. Both men undefeated though. One, two combo by Price and another take down attempt and Kuan goes to defend back footing to the cage wall again.
PARKER: He is great at stuffing these takedowns. Kuan is very strong for giving up about two inches in this fight, Kuan is right down to road to getting a title shot, and so I Price. This is their chance. Clinch to the cage.
YOUNG:We are going to see a lot of this, both these guys are karate fighters, I will be surprised if this fight goes to the ground, Price shoulder bump, and Kuan gets arm control, and he clears from the clinch.
PARKER: A lot of tension, and we can see Kuan, OH SHOT BY PRICE, KUAN STUFFS AND WE ARE ON THE GROUND! We have Kuan on top of Price, full guard, SWEEP BY PRICE! WE ARE BACK ON OUR FEET. AND A LEFT OUT OF THAT STAND UP BY LANDON PRICE!
YOUNG:These two, any chance for a counter and opening to hit, they are going to do it, not questions asked they want to fight, the want to bang. Kuan with a leg kick, Price trying for a right counter and it misses.
PARKER: Now Price with a leg kick and Kuan’s left hook counter misses! This is going to be the ultimate back and forth battle! I think both of them are dangerous in the right scenario and this is the perfect one.
YOUNG:All it takes is one mistake and it can be all over for one of these guys. There is a lot of circling, Kuan, knocked out his last two opponents, an incredible fighter, holds the fastest knock out in SWIFT history.
PARKER: Good punch by Price, Kuan slips! Lands in guard, UP KICK! Trying to keep a bit of distance and a down punch to Kuan from Price! Kuan back on his feet as Price is setting up again for another flurry it seems.
YOUNG:Price has lethal hands, if they fly they will knock you out cold. Good moves on the ground by Kuan though, ten seconds in this round remaining, a bit of action, a lot of circling trying to find their spots.
PARKER: We are going into round two! Great round for both fighters. Round one completed and we are on a good pace.
YOUNG:That round easily taken by Kuan, the take down defense is really working, really showing his skills. So that round was defiantly Kuan’s and I know that Price’s corner is telling him that he needs to do something different for round two.
PARKER: And we are set for round two of a scheduled three here. It seems like they are going to go right back at it, straight to the center, and no touch of gloves, they are focused on a title shot. Both men in the center. Kuan on the outside of The Cage.
YOUNG:he is looking for an opening here, low ducking hook, counter by a missed head kick from Price! And KUAN GOES FOR A TAKEDOWN! PRICE SPRAWLS! And KUAN PICKS UP AND SLAMS HIM!!! PRICE POPS TO HIS KNEES! AND TO HIS FEET!!!
PARKER: Kuan has a guillotine locked in!! And a knee to the face from Kuan!! OH! And price Works the arms through!!! He is free! Clinched against the cage! Kuan hooking under the knees, great take down! We are back on the ground, Liu Kuan in Prices closed guard now.
YOUNG:Now we are a new situation, the first time Kuan has been to the second round and the first time he has been to the ground in a fight! He is trying to stack Price, Price getting his feet on the cage. OH! Quick pop up sweep by Price and we are back to our feet now Price has a clinch on Kuan against The Cage.
PARKER: Big elbow by Price to Kuan, Kuan breaks free, snap jab to Price! Price stepping forward, push kick misses as Kuan steps away. Circling and I wonder what these two are thinking about when they are going to fight Marx.
YOUNG:Marx is going to be challenging, the man is a magnificent fighter, we have seen him improve drastically, and we are also seeing both these two improve also. Either one of them deserves a shot at Jonathan Marx and the title.
PARKER: A minute thirty left in this round. Kid shot kick by Kuan and that flash kick, MISSES! Takedown by Price! They are on the ground! Price transitioned to half guard! This is where Price is deadly! Price with a hammer fest, connects Kuan looks a bit hurt, Kuan limp legged out, switch to butterfly, ten seconds left.
YOUNG:Nope, this fight is going to the third round baby!!!! Kuan stuck in butterfly guard, and this round is over!!!
PARKER: Round two is in the books! And this fight is actually going into the third and final round, that last round, I can’t even call it! It is just, an amazing fight between these two.
YOUNG:I agree these guys are just going at it, I never thought there would be so many attempts at takedowns, Kuan really trying to win this fight and so Is Price, that round I am leaning Price a little that last minute of ground and pound plus control may add some points.
PARKER: We will see, third and final round! We think both have won a round, they are back to circling, exchanging of jabs again. I think Price got the better of it, and a kick by Price, and Kuan answers with a left cross.
YOUNG:Kuan circling again, Price pressing in little by little, double jab clear by Kuan to get back center. Both men close to victory, three and a half minutes on the clock.
PARKER: This fight Is jab by Price, shooting in! He has a leg! Kuan not going down, right hand by Price with a leg still in his possession to Kuan, Kuan with an upper cut and clears out from the take down attempt.
YOUNG:Good movement by both men, good attempts, great defense. Not many said they could see Price going this far against Kuan, but here we are round three and we are still exchanging blows in The Cage.
PARKER: This is where things get interesting, this is where the fights take place and there is no other feeling like it! You can feel the intensity for a win. Oh, change of shots here! Right hand by Price may have caught Kuan in the eye!
YOUNG:Kuan missing with a kick, these fighters both know that their chance for a title shot is in this next minute and thirty seconds, there is no escape, so we will see who really wants to capitalize on a win here tonight!
PARKER: Price hits Kuan with a jab, leg kick by Price, one minute left in this round! And this is it, the final sixty seconds, this is where we will see each fighter, Kuan with a high hick, connects mid section, Price returns it.
YOUNG:Both men tired, looking for a chance to strike, ten seconds left int eh round, and we are going to go to the judges’ score cards I think! Yes we are!
PARKER: Fans are on their feet here in San Diegp!! I have no clue who could have won that bout, that was an amazing display of mixed martial arts by both men!
YOUNG: I agree I think this fight is going to Kuan, he has held his own in that fight, showed true display of power and this fight may swing in his favor.
PARKER I disagree with you a little, Price may have taken this card but we will see right now as we send this to Jeff Harper for the official decision!
HARPER: After three rounds of fighting we have come to the judges score card for a decision! Judge John Farnsworth scores this bout twenty nine / twenty eight. Judge Brandon Johnson scores this bouts twenty nine / twenty eight, and Judge Thomas Gope scores this bout twenty nine / twenty eight.
HARPER: And your winner, advancing to One Shot at Glory for a chance to compete for the SWIFT Championship is! LANDON “The Prairie Samurai” PRICE!!!!!!
PARKER: What a great win for Landon Price! His second time going into a three round fight and he will advance to One Shot at Glory!
YOUNG:Landon Price versus Jonathan Marx for the SWIFT Championship! What a fight that will be!
PARKER: And it is going to be live from San Jose California!!!
YOUNG:From everyone here at SWIFT we thank you for tuning in and we will see you at One Shot at Glory, goodnight!