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(Cruiserweight) "Balanced" Ben Zobrist and Joe Norman fought to a split decision draw: 114-115, 115-115, 116-114.

Match Saturday, July 16, 2016

In this corner, standing 6 feet and 1 inch (185 centimeters) tall weighing in at 197 pounds (89 kilograms) is "Balanced" Ben Zobrist!!

In this corner, standing 6 feet(183 centimeters) tall weighing in at 181 pounds (82 kilograms) is Joe Norman!!

The referee for this bout will be Mills Lane.

ROUND 1

Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)
Norman comes out fighting.

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+Balanced suprises Norman with a series of solid punches to the face.
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+Balanced staggers Norman with a pair of light punches to the nose.
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-Norman tries to land a series of shots to the nose, but Balanced escapes.
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+Norman hits Balanced with a series of shots to the stomach. Balanced grimaces in pain.
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-Balanced launches a left jab to the eye, but loses his balance.
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-Balanced launches a jab to the chest, but is ineffective.
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-Norman probes with a flurry of punches to the eye, but to no avail.
+Norman tags Balanced with a pair of blows to the stomach!!
+Norman throws a flurry of stinging blows to the ribs.
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+Norman pounds Balanced with a series of powerful blows to the jaw. Balanced sneers "Is that the best you can do?"
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BELL

According to the commentator:

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 20 of 34 punches, and Joe Norman landed 26 of 37 punches.

Joe Norman won the round 10-9

Joe Norman is winning the fight 10-9


Balanced doesn't want to stop fighting!

Norman doesn't want to stop fighting!



ROUND 2

Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)
Norman comes out fighting.

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-Balanced probes with a barrage of punches to the chest, but Norman covers himself well.
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+Norman stuns Balanced with a barrage of blows to the stomach.
+Balanced smashes Norman with a series of punches to the ribs.
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+Norman smacks Balanced with a series of punches to the nose. Balanced sneers "My little sister can hit harder than you!"
+Balanced throws a barrage of punches to the stomach.
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+Norman jars Balanced with a hook to the face!
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+Norman hurts Balanced with a pair of punches to the eye.
+Norman hurts Balanced with a volley of mean punches to the eye.
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-Balanced lunges with a jab to the solar plexus, but misses completely.
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-Norman fires a barrage of shots to the temple, but Balanced steps aside and laughs.
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-Norman tries to land a barrage of punches to the temple, but Balanced ducks.
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-Norman throws a left hook to the chin, but only hits air.
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-Balanced paws a flurry of punches to the solar plexus, but goes wide.
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+Balanced annoys Norman with a series of off balance punches to the ribs.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 14 of 33 punches, and Joe Norman landed 24 of 40 punches.

Joe Norman won the round 10-9

Joe Norman is winning the fight 20-18


Balanced doesn't want to stop fighting!

Norman doesn't even want to rest!



ROUND 3

Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)
Norman comes out fighting.

+Norman hits with a volley of punches to the temple.
-Norman paws a volley of left shots to the chest, but Balanced ducks.
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-Balanced tries a barrage of punches to the chest, but taps his opponent ineffectively.
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+Balanced punches Norman with a straight right to the temple.
+Norman backs up Balanced with a flurry of strong blows to the nose.
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-Balanced launches a volley of left punches to the stomach, but falls short.
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+Balanced fires a series of stinging punches to the jaw.
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-Norman lashes out with a pair of left shots to the face, but goes wide.
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-Norman tries to land a volley of left punches to the mouth, but to no avail.
+Norman whacks Balanced with a barrage of punches to the nose.
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+Norman pounds Balanced with a series of shots to the eye. Balanced grimaces in pain.
-Norman probes with a series of right punches to the stomach, but Balanced beats a hasty retreat.
+Balanced fires a jab to the mouth.
+Norman connects with a barrage of shots to the eye.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 20 of 33 punches, and Joe Norman landed 25 of 41 punches.

This round was a 10-10 tie.

Joe Norman is winning the fight 30-28


Balanced doesn't want to stop fighting!

Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 4

Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)
Norman comes out fighting.

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+Balanced takes charge with a stinging straight right to the chin.
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+Balanced slams Norman with a barrage of shots to the chest!
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-Balanced probes with a series of left punches to the head, but he's too slow.
+Norman slams Balanced with a barrage of stiff shots to the head!
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+Norman catches Balanced with a flurry of punches to the face. Balanced beats a hasty retreat.
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+Norman rocks Balanced with a series of commanding shots to the head.
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-Norman launches a barrage of blows to the ribs, but only hits air.
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+Norman hits Balanced with a pair of hard blows to the solar plexus. Balanced gets mad!
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-Norman attempts a left to the nose, but Balanced ducks just in time.
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-Norman probes with a barrage of blows to the chest, but Balanced stays away from it.
-Norman attempts a uppercut to the chest, but taps his opponent ineffectively.
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+Norman pounds Balanced with a volley of strong punches to the nose.
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+Balanced connects with a series of vicious punches to the eye. Norman hangs on until the referee breaks them up.
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-Balanced throws a roundhouse to the nose, but goes wide.
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+ The fighters trade blows to the mouth.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 17 of 34 punches, and Joe Norman landed 20 of 37 punches.

This round was a 10-10 tie.

Joe Norman is winning the fight 40-38


Balanced doesn't even want to rest!

Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 5

Balanced is backpedaling. (using the ring)
Norman comes out fighting.

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+Balanced slams Norman with a pair of hard punches to the ribs. Norman grimaces in pain.
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-Balanced lunges with a jab to the eye, but misses.
+Norman tags Balanced with a barrage of nice blows to the chest!!
-Norman charges with a straight right to the eye, but he's too slow.
+Balanced suprises Norman with a pair of nasty punches to the face.
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-Norman probes with a series of left blows to the head, but Balanced beats a hasty retreat.
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+ The fighters exchange punches to the jaw.
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-Norman launches a volley of shots to the face, but Balanced takes it in the forearms.
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-Balanced lashes out with a pair of punches to the jaw, but loses his balance.
+Norman scores with a pair of quick blows to the nose!! Balanced doesn't notice.
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+Norman annoys Balanced with a light sweeping right to the face.
+Balanced hits with a flurry of shots to the nose. Norman beats a hasty retreat.
-Balanced throws a pair of punches to the chin, but taps his opponent ineffectively.
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+Norman tosses a barrage of shots to the temple.
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+Balanced tattoos Norman with a series of hard punches to the nose.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 25 of 38 punches, and Joe Norman landed 21 of 39 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

Joe Norman is winning the fight 49-48


Balanced doesn't even want to rest!

Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 6

Balanced is backpedaling. (using the ring)
Norman comes out fighting.

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+Balanced fires a glancing uppercut to the chest. Norman asks for time to wipe off the blood.
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+Balanced fires a series of punches to the solar plexus.
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+Balanced hits Norman with a series of painful punches to the stomach!
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+Balanced slams Norman with a volley of quick shots to the eye. Norman sneers "My grandmother can hit harder than that!"
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-Norman tries to land a volley of punches to the chin, but taps his opponent ineffectively.
-Norman lunges with a flurry of punches to the ribs, but is ineffective.
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+Norman takes charge with a series of mean punches to the mouth. Balanced quickly recovers.
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-Balanced tries to land a volley of right blows to the chin, but flails uselessly.
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-Norman probes with a pair of shots to the stomach, but goes wide.
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+Balanced stuns Norman with a series of punches to the chin!
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-Balanced tries to land a barrage of blows to the chin, but Norman narrowly avoids it
+Norman tattoos Balanced with a volley of glancing blows to the jaw!
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+Norman thumps Balanced with a volley of furious shots to the face.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 22 of 39 punches, and Joe Norman landed 19 of 36 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

This fight is too close to call.


Balanced doesn't even want to rest!

Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 7

Balanced is backpedaling. (using the ring)
Norman comes out fighting.

+Balanced strikes with a flurry of furious punches to the chest.
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+Balanced wakes up the fans with a pair of punches to the mouth.
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+Norman nails Balanced with a left to the head!!
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+Norman suprises Balanced with a volley of off balance shots to the face.
-Norman lashes out with a volley of punches to the face, but Balanced quickly backs away.
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-Norman paws a barrage of right punches to the face, but taps his opponent ineffectively.
-Balanced attacks with a series of punches to the face, but falls short.
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+Balanced nails Norman with a series of quick punches to the temple.
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+Balanced hurts Norman with a volley of strong punches to the temple.
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+Norman smacks Balanced with a cross to the solar plexus.
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-Norman attacks with a sweeping right to the nose, but only hits air.
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-Balanced throws a series of blows to the chest, but Norman leaps aside.
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-Balanced probes with a series of blows to the mouth, but Norman beats a hasty retreat.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 23 of 40 punches, and Joe Norman landed 24 of 42 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 68-67


Balanced doesn't even want to rest!

Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 8

Balanced is backpedaling. (using the ring)
Norman comes out fighting.

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-Balanced probes with a volley of right punches to the mouth, but Norman ducks just in time.
-Balanced paws a volley of right punches to the temple, but Norman backs out of it.
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-Norman attempts a barrage of right blows to the chin, but to no avail.
-Balanced attacks with a series of shots to the ribs, but he's too slow.
-Norman throws a series of right punches to the chest, but Balanced backs out of it.
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+Balanced hits Norman with a barrage of stiff punches to the stomach.
+Norman jars Balanced with a uppercut to the head.
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-Norman probes with a series of punches to the face, but loses his balance.
+Norman hammers Balanced with a flurry of blows to the stomach. Balanced doesn't seem bothered.
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-Norman throws a flurry of punches to the mouth, but flails uselessly.
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-Balanced charges with a flurry of punches to the jaw, but Norman steps aside.
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+ The fighters trade punches to the face.
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+Balanced hammers Norman with a stiff jab to the chin. Norman ignores it.
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+Balanced pounds Norman with a flurry of blows to the chest. Norman retreats to the far corner.
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+Balanced hits with a flurry of heavy punches to the nose. Norman doesn't notice.
+Norman hurts Balanced with a barrage of shots to the face!!
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BELL

According to the commentator:

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 21 of 42 punches, and Joe Norman landed 19 of 40 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 78-76


Balanced doesn't even want to rest!

Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 9

Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)
Norman comes out fighting.

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-Balanced lunges with a series of left punches to the jaw, but only hits air.
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+Balanced lashes out with a barrage of stiff punches to the jaw.
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+Balanced solidly lands a barrage of punches to the head.
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+Norman scores with a series of punches to the head!
+Norman smacks Balanced with a barrage of shots to the face.
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+Norman shakes Balanced with a barrage of hard shots to the jaw.
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+ The fighters exchange punches to the chin.
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+Balanced solidly lands a series of punches to the nose.
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+Norman fires a flurry of quick blows to the head.
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-Norman lashes out with a flurry of left punches to the solar plexus, but Balanced ducks.
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-Balanced throws a flurry of shots to the temple, but only hits air.
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-Norman paws a barrage of right punches to the eye, but flails uselessly.

BELL

According to the commentator:

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 18 of 33 punches, and Joe Norman landed 23 of 40 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 88-85


Balanced doesn't even want to rest!

Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 10

Balanced is backpedaling. (using the ring)
Norman comes out fighting.

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-Norman probes with a flurry of right blows to the mouth, but Balanced hides behind his gloves.
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+Balanced solidly lands a series of stiff blows to the mouth.
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-Balanced attempts a pair of shots to the eye, but comes up empty.
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-Balanced attempts a right left to the eye, but Norman leaps aside.
+ The fighters trade punches to the temple.
-Balanced throws a flurry of punches to the jaw, but falls short.
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+Balanced hits Norman with a strong right to the stomach.
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+Balanced stuns Norman with a nasty straight right to the chest. Norman sneers "My little sister can hit harder than you!"
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-Norman attempts a volley of punches to the head, but Balanced backs out of it.
-Norman launches a series of left punches to the jaw, but Balanced takes it in the forearms.
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+Norman hits with a flurry of punches to the jaw.
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-Norman fires a series of punches to the nose, but Balanced leaps aside.
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-Norman throws a series of blows to the stomach, but he's too slow.
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+Norman hits with a series of powerful blows to the mouth.
-Balanced attacks with a volley of punches to the ribs, but he's too slow.
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+Norman nails Balanced with a pair of stiff punches to the mouth.
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+Norman connects with a solid left to the nose.
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+Balanced drills Norman with a series of wild punches to the nose.
-Balanced charges with a left to the head, but only hits air.

BELL

According to the commentator:

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 25 of 51 punches, and Joe Norman landed 19 of 41 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 98-94


Balanced remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.

Norman remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.



ROUND 11

Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)
Norman comes out fighting.

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+Norman attacks with a commanding straight right to the nose.
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+Balanced backs up Norman with a series of shots to the chin.
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+Norman wallops Balanced with a series of stiff blows to the eye.
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-Norman tries a series of punches to the chin, but Balanced ties him up.
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-Norman tries a barrage of punches to the face, but comes up empty.
+Balanced tags Norman with a vicious straight right to the solar plexus. Norman gets mad!
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+Norman thumps Balanced with a flurry of loud punches to the head.
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-Balanced throws a series of punches to the face, but Norman quickly backs away.
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+Balanced grazes Norman with a nice jab to the chin.
-Norman attempts a right jab to the nose, but comes up empty.
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-Balanced attempts a pair of punches to the stomach, but Norman blocks.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 16 of 32 punches, and Joe Norman landed 21 of 41 punches.

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 108-103


Balanced remains standing while the trainer wipes him down.

Norman grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool. He has minor cut below the right eye.



ROUND 12

Balanced is using the ring. (using the ring)
Norman comes out fighting.

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+Balanced jars Norman with a stinging jab to the jaw.
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+Norman tags Balanced with a volley of punches to the face. Balanced seems wobbly!
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-Norman attempts a right sweeping right to the chin, but comes up empty.
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+Norman strikes with a pair of punches to the jaw.
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+ The fighters exchange punches to the mouth.
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-Balanced lunges with a right straight right to the eye, but Norman backs out of it.
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+Norman smashes Balanced with a jab to the chest.
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+Balanced attacks with a barrage of punches to the mouth.
-Norman lunges with a pair of shots to the temple, but only hits air.
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+Norman hits Balanced with a volley of blows to the ribs. Balanced shakes his head to clear it.
+Balanced drills Norman with a barrage of punches to the solar plexus.
-Balanced probes with a flurry of right blows to the face, but is ineffective.
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BELL

According to the commentator:

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist landed 16 of 29 punches, and Joe Norman landed 22 of 38 punches.

Joe Norman won the round 10-9

"Balanced" Ben Zobrist is winning the fight 117-113


Balanced remains standing while the trainer wipes him down. He has a bloody nose.

Norman grabs a water bottle and rests on his stool. He has minor cut below the right eye.




The judges decisions are:


Judge Guimond scores the fight as follows:

Round 1: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 2: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 3: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 4: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 5: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 6: A 10-10 tie.
Round 7: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 8: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 9: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 10: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 11: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 12: Joe Norman 10-9

Total Score: Joe Norman 115-114


Judge Leinbach scores the fight as follows:

Round 1: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 2: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 3: A 10-10 tie.
Round 4: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 5: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 6: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 7: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 8: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 9: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 10: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 11: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 12: A 10-10 tie.

Total Score: A Draw.

Sean O'Grady scores the fight as follows:

Round 1: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 2: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 3: Joe Norman 10-9
Round 4: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 5: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 6: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 7: A 10-10 tie.
Round 8: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 9: A 10-10 tie.
Round 10: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 11: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 10-9
Round 12: Joe Norman 10-9

Total Score: "Balanced" Ben Zobrist 116-114

The bout is declared a draw!