Real View intro: Hello ladies and gentlemen, this week the BBU PPV took place with four big title fights main eventing the card, along with an undercard full of potential title contenders trying to get themselves into the best position they can going forwards, we will take four of the biggest fights on the card and comment on them.
As ever we urge you to go look up the fights from this past week before reading these posts, we don't want you ruining the fights for yourself.
This week we will be focusing on the following stories: *BBU JMDD title bout: Hailey Clauson vs Kate Upton* *BBU bantamweight title bout: Vera Brezhneva vs Sophia Thomalla* *BBU flyweight title bout: Mollie King vs Elisabetta Gregoraci* And *BBU Italian Lightweight title bout: Valentina Fradegrada vs Elisabetta Gregoraci*
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Part 1: BBU JMDD title bout The main event from this Wednesdays BBU PPV was a massive rematch, Hailey Clauson looked to win her first title, while the champion Kate Upton looked to defend her title, the first time they fought several years ago Kate Upton defeated Hailey, since then Hailey has become a real elite fighter in the JMDD and welterweight divisions over the past two years.
Going into the bout, Kate was playing plenty of mind games against Hailey, reminding her about that first fight along with bringing up her history of losing the big fights, you could see at the press conference that certainly got under the skin of the challenger, leading to a few issues between them at that event.
Come fight night both women looked fired up, two alpha blondes battling for the top spot in the BBU, Kate started off the quicker, maybe a sign of butterflies from Clauson as she was bullied back when they started to open up.
But Hailey came back strong in the second, swinging in short hooks on the inside, Kate needing to shove her back, a power struggling breaking out as they tried to gain control of the rounds, the crowd was electric as they slugged it out.
After gruelling round after round, finally the fifth round saw one fighter start to wilt, Kate was driven into a neutral corner and was battered, the sixth round then saw Hailey get right back into the face of Kate, sending her down with a nasty uppercut to the champions jugs, before the referee stepped in to end the fight when Kate wasn't defending herself under a barrage of punches, meaning we have a new queen atop of the BBU JMDD mountain, Hailey Clauson as the new champion.
It has been said by us and so many pundits, Hailey was the best fighter in the world not to hold a title, she has fulfilled her potential and now it will take something to take her down, when you have worked as hard as she has to achieve her goal, she won't give it up without giving her all.
While Kate Upton certainly doesn't lose any creditability with this defeat, though it is two straight defeats in the BBU, Tamara Ecclestone beat her in a grudge non title fight, now Hailey taking her title, will we see her back in a BBU ring or might she not enjoy traveling to the UK.
Part 2: BBU bantamweight title bout We got to see a battle between challenger Vera Brezhneva and the undefeated BBU bantamweight champion Sophia Thomalla, could the Ukrainian singer Vera finally get the title that has been out of reach over the last few years, while Sophia hoped for win number twelve in her career and defend the title for a third time.
Vera was certainly fired up in her prefight interview, that temper showed itself in the first round as she took it to the champion, who had to headlock Vera to slow her down, once the bell rung they scowled at each other as clearly before returning to their stools.
Sophia came back strong in the second round, stabbing in stiff jabs as she boxed around the older fighter, Vera though kept on coming to engage in heated exchanges, snarling out as they worked, neither wanting to give their opponent an inch, even having a moment where they clashed heads in the third round.
As the rounds went on Thomalla was the one dictating the action, getting stronger as Vera was struggling to keep the heat on the champion, the sixth round saw Sophia pound in a right hook on the ear of Vera after a beating saw Brezhneva go down on all fours, too rattled to get back up by the count.
This was another dominant performance by Sophia, now is undefeated in twelve fights, she has to be rated number one pound for pound in the BBU, maybe the all of celebrity boxing right now, she looks like she has a challenge from Harumi Nemoto to look forwards to.
For Vera this might be her last chance at winning gold, at forty now she isn't some young prospect, not to say she can't earn her way back into title contention with her power, these younger fighters coming through though might prove too quick and physical for her.
Part 3: BBU flyweight title bout Of all the bouts on the PPV card, arguably Mollie King challenging Holly Hagan for the BBU flyweight title might have been the most venomous fight of the night, with plenty trash talking, hair pulling and even Holly throwing down the title belt at the press conference to have another crack at Mollie, I can tell you that Holly received a fine out her pay for the fight for doing that by the BBU committee.
Entering the ring come fight night things certainly hadn't cooled down for Holly, she came out her corner in a blaze, not landing much serious though as Mollie was using her temper against her, boxing the champion around her cheeks in the opening two rounds, if that kept up it would be an easy night for King on her challenge for the gold.
After a stern telling off by her coach Kelly Rowland, Holly was able to start showing off her own boxing skills, moving in and out of range, slugging Mollie around her torso to make the singer retreat back, the third and fourth round were firmly on the side of Hagan.
To further show how much momentum could switch on a dime, Mollie put down Holly in the fifth with a solid right across her chin, Holly beat the count at eight not looking too badly hurt, it gave King confidence to take the fight to Hagan as the crowd was loving what they were seeing.
The end came in the seventh round, Holly turned the tables on Mollie by catching her with an uppercut, allowing Holly to whack in more heavy shots till another uppercut ended the night for Mollie, who found herself snoozing on her back for the count in what was Holly's first successful defence.
It has to be said that Mollie certainly pushed the champion, she is a slick boxer that has frankly been unlucky to be born into such an era of talent, this was only the second title fight of her career in basically and this could be the last time she is has a shot, though she has the talent to earn another future title shot.
Holly on the other hand has been a surprise package since her Geordie Shore days, when you look at her in the reality show, she wasn't a gym Bunny and yet now she is in phenomenal shape, her skill set has improved and now she is a complete fighter, don't expect her to drop the belt so easily.
Final Part: Valentina Fradegrada vs Elisabetta Gregoraci Finally we are discussing the Italian lightweight title fight, Valentina Fradegrada looked to defend her belt against the hard hitting Elisabetta, both were hoping a win would move them a step closer to a shot at the BBU world title Holly Peers currently holds.
The fight was beamed in from Rome, fifty thousand people in the crowd to watch the fight, there was plenty of nerves I bet for the boxers, though neither showed it as they stepped into the ring, eyes locking across the ring, both in phenomenal shape from their hard training regiments.
Both kicked off the fight on the front foot, slugging it out as neither was interested in a long fight, simply interested in winning the title at any cost, Elisabetta was beaten back in the first, she surprised the champion in the second round with a peach of an uppercut counter to knock her on her backside for the count of five.
It was clear though that Elisabetta couldn't handle the relentless pace set, Valentina while looking to be a little sore herself, was simply battering the hell out of the challenger, Elisabetta was giving it a 100% effort, she couldn't hold off Fradegrada, leading to an uppercut ending her night in the fifth round on her back.
This was a good performance from Valentina, though she might not get up as easily if she walks into an uppercut flush by Holly, who it looks like she will have a shot against for the main title, that will be a real block buster fight that could go either way when that fight comes.
Elisabetta meanwhile probably isn't going to win a title this late in her career, as she showed when she knocked down Valentina, she still has the power to upset opponents, maybe becoming the yard stick in the lightweight division to find out where your level really is.
That's all we have time for folks, we hope you enjoyed the posts, thank you so much for taking the time to read them, we will be back next Sunday morning as usual for the next edition of the Real View.