BEFORE: Katheryn Winnick glamorous as ever and looking stunning as usual for her age as she gives a flourish at the entrance to the arena. She’s wearing her usual ring gear, a black and white sports bra and short tights, showcasing her sturdy fit body, blonde hair up in a high ponytail, wearing black and white boxing gloves. Winnick has had her hits and misses, but to have accomplished what she has so far is an accomplishment of its own. Tonight, she will be facing an opponent 19 years her junior, yet the blonde is as confident as ever in her pre-fight statement.
“This is going to be a fun but a tough one, I’m sure” she begins. “When they offered me a spot on this PPV, I pretty much accepted immediately. I think it’s a great opportunity for me - testing myself against someone as young as Hailee. She's going to be the youngest opponent I’ve faced so far, by a…..huge margin.” She chuckles. “And she seems to have all the goods: she’s in great shape and seems like a smart, tough kid. I know she hasn’t had much success in the ring yet, but I’m sure that will come for her. She also happens to have three inches on me… so this is definitely going to be a challenge. But…you guys know me, I’m still very confident I can keep up with her, and I’m looking forward to overcoming the age difference tonight. Getting this win will be a huge statement for me. I’m excited!” Katheryn finishes, rubbing her hands together with a smile.
Steinfeld not to be outdone, coming out from behind the curtains with an equally confident pose for the cameras. She’s clad in a “MISSION” brand black sports bra and ankle long black tights with grey trims. Her young, slim athletic figure looking extremely sexy as she struts down the aisle, dark hair in a neat tight ponytail, grinning and waving her grey boxing gloves to wild cheers. As Kath said, Hailee’s the young kid around the block, with plenty of potential still to turn some heads. Tonight, she’s looking to do just that as she tells reporters:
"Look, it's not every day that I get to fight someone who’s 40 years old. I guess I respect the fact that she had the balls to be here, but damn - what a stupid decision for her. I’m taller, faster, younger…. I can literally run circles around her and it’s exactly what I’m going to do. This is pretty much a *must* win for me, and I have no intentions of going easy on her just because she can pose as well as my mother! She’s getting f*cked tonight!" Hailee finishe with a smile, punching her own palm.
Final prep in the ring, and as incendiary as Hailee can get, she agrees to touch gloves with Winnick when the referee orders them to do so. Still, there’s a scowl on her face like a little kid eyeing candy but not being able to get it yet. Katheryn like the confident mom looking to stop her at all cost. Unusual metaphor aside, referee rings the bell so here we go!
ROUND 1: Gotta give it to Hailee - she knows how to make good on her threats. She’s right about all her advantages as well, spending the first round playing with her food by jabbing at Winnick from afar and not giving her any opportunity to retaliate. Clearly, Winnick’s got something to prove by giving chase, trying to justify to everyone (including herself) that she can stand and trade with a younger fighter. Obviously this doesn't end well for her - Hailee landing jab after jab into her face and she’s just swinging hooks at the air in reply, unable to catch the taller and faster girl. Hailee’s scowl replaced by a mischievous grin now as she knows she’s in control and wants the rest of the world to know it as well. Round ends and Hailee takes it wide, leaving Katheryn flabbergasted and winded back in her corner.
ROUND 2: Katheryn’s usual, defensive style missing from this fight thus far as she tries out new tactics, but they’re are not working particularly too well for her. She’s trying to overpower the younger girl, and that’s just not happening, with Hailee continuing her strategy of shock and awe from afar. The leaner girl may be like a straw in the wind, but heck she’s a smart straw that’s using the wind to get away. Winnick losing steam by the middle of the round, panting and breathing hard both from the constant and steady jabs to her face and body, but also her own foolish thinking in trying to catch Steinfeld so early in this fight. Surprisingly, Hailee still biding her time - uncharacteristic of her as well and for someone known to charge in with aggression. She keeps the same strategy for now, content with scoring from afar.
ROUND 3: Katheryn staying back at the sound of the bell - either she’s learnt her lesson or she’s simply too tired to move herself. Hailee like a circling shark, ready to come in for the kill. Tentative jab jab jab at Kath’s guard grazes her cheek at the last one, and Hailee wading in with more shots aimed at the tummy. WHOOSH - she narrowly avoids a counter-hook from Kath in the pocket. But things aren’t looking as secure for the younger girl all of a sudden - she definitely didn’t expect that powerful shot to come this close to her face. Now, she’s trying to get OUT of range again, but it’s TOO late. Kath swinging for the fences, has Hailee right where she wants her to be! A nasty double-hook CRASH into Steinfeld’s guard, sending her spiraling to the sides and into the ropes! Kath coming in for the kill, turning the tables in a fell swoop, but her stamina not letting her get very far… she manages another one-two hook-hook to Hailee’s sides before the singer manages to escape again and regroup. Hailee looking shell-shocked even as the crowd is on its feet, both cheering and jeering. Steinfeld too ambitious for her own good, but makes it up in the rest of the round by resuming her punch-from-a-distance strategy, intending to cement her lead on Kath. It’s a draw this round, ladies and gents, and deservedly so, both girls showing plenty of willingness to punch.
ROUND 4: Katheryn rooting herself in one spot, trying to bait Hailee to come at her again. This round becoming sort of a dance-off, with Hailee not falling for the same trick twice but still eager to win this. Kath rotating her feet on the spot, facing Steinfeld each time she tries dodging left or right, hoping to exploit a weak spot, but to no avail. Kath doing a much better job of conserving her own energy, keeping that guard intact and blocking most of Hailee’s incoming strikes. Steinfeld getting frustrated as a result, starts aiming low at the body. First few direct jabs go unanswered, making the blonde grunt in discomfort, but it’s nothing Kath can’t handle. Winnick detecting rhythm in her opponent’s movements, starts throwing long jabs of her own, making Hailee squeal when those powerful straight hands catch her unexpected on the cheek and chest. Last minute and Steinfeld is the one in full retreat, no answer to those bombs thrown by Kath. Kath on the slow advance, driving her back into a corner, but before she can capitalise, there goes the bell... This fight is slowly turning in her favour, from the looks of it!
ROUND 5: Slow dance is the best sort of dance - Kath an expert of it now, slowly but surely crowding out Hailee’s dance floor, denying her any room to manoeuvre, instead pushing her backwards into a corner. Hailee not left with much energy herself, especially in her growing desperation of throwing everything she’s got at the blonde in the hopes that something will stick. But Kath cool, absorbing on her firm guard, in between just knocking the brunette’s head backwards and relishing the look of shocked on Hailee’s face as she smashes another one punch after another into her nostrils. Suddenly, Hailee not looking quite so hot, stumbling backwards, in a daze! Kath wading in fast… another one-two quick jabs to the lips land clean, further disorienting Hailee, then a double-punch to the gut folds her over with a nasty grunt. Kath SWINGS a final hook into the side of her face, sending Hailee Steinfeld SPRAWLING down onto the canvas! KNOCKDOWN for Katheryn Winnick in expert fashion!!
Katheryn looking mightily pleased with herself, all smiles and raised arm to acknowledge her fans, as she makes her way back to corner. Hailee sputtering on all fours by the ropes, tears in her eyes as she forces her body to try and recover from this setback. Some of her fans helping by chanting her name along. Say what you will about her attitude, but Steinfeld has been definitely on a roll recently, having gained a popular following for herself. She manages back to her feet by the count of 8, though she had much help from the top rope.
Kath already rearing to continue, bouncing on her feet as she prepares to charge. Referee waves his hand and there’s still a minute left on the clock! Can Hailee survive?? Winnick not waiting around to find out cos here she comes! Hailee going nowhere and nowhere to go, mewing as she’s hounded at close quarters on the ropes. This 40 year old is swinging and SWINGING folks, battering and beating the young girl senseless! Referee has soon seen enough! He waves it off!!
Official Decision: Katheryn Winnick defeats Hailee Steinfeld via KO5!
AFTER: Katheryn Winnick elated, smiling widely and raising her hands up high as the entire arena cheers the triumphant blonde! A great showing from her tonight, and we’d bet she’s both happy and relieved at putting away someone bigger and younger. Still, there’s no hard feelings once the fight is over, with Kath making her way over to Hailee’s side and helping her back up to her feet. Hailee still looking groggy, glassy eyed, but accepts the embrace of the older, wiser woman, despite her own catty comments at the start.
Later, Kath comments to reporters on standby: “Look, she’s still a kid. I get it… she doesn’t want to show any weakness. I just try not to take things personally. She’ll learn, and I’m just glad I was able to keep up with her tonight and prove, especially to myself, that I can still compete against ANYONE. I have all the tools, and age really IS just a number.”
Kath just a fine old port of wine that keeps getting better, it seems. She takes home another win for the team on this card, and hopefully she’ll get to extend her streak at the next Doll Ball against Summer Glau. We’ll see!
After the unexpected and impressive victory of Winnick last match, it is up to young and tall Zendaya to get the tie. It is also her stable, Holloway Boxing, that is organising the event so a lot is expected from her. She comes into the ring wearing a yellow bikini, showing off her lean and extremely toned body. Maria soon follows wearing a similar bikini, astonishing the crowd with a body no less impresive than that of her opponent, just nineteen years older. Despite the fact that Menounos hasn't had a fight in over two years now, she seems confident and decisive to get back into action.
"Some people say I'm too old to make a comeback on the league, and this a perfect opportunity to shut all of their mouths. If Torv is in the Top 10, why can't I be? I mean have you looked at this body? Little Zendaya could only dream of having a body like this. I'm still the as fit as I ever was. Maybe once I'm done with her, I can teach her stablemate, Anllela, one or two things as well" says Maria.
"Anllela? I don't know what's gotten into Menounos' head, but I'm planning on snapping her back to reality. She's old, really old, and I'll remind her of that tonight. I am the future of the FCBA" replies Zendaya.
Maria moves forward aggressively as the round begins, striking Coleman with quick jabs and strong hooks, driving her to the ropes. Both fighters are tall and lean, but Coleman's slightly taller and quite younger, and attempts to overpower her foe, wrapping her left arm around Menounos' back and pushing her back. Maria stays calm and sticks to her strategy, to wear Zendaya down. Both girls continue to go at it for the rest of the round, but not much damage is done and the more experienced woman steals the round by a slight margin.
This second round sees a similar dynamic than the past one, with Maria being the more agressive fighter, backing up the bigger girl. She manages to land a strong hook to the head that sends Coleman staggering backwards, but the younger girl takes it and counters with a hook of her own, which damages Menounos. Both girls engage midring, exchanging hooks to the body before Maria's finally forced to retreat. Zendaya laughs and teases Menounos: "Your old skinny body can't take this, huh, Maria?" After a few more exchanges, it is Coleman who wins the round on points.
Maria seems pissed by Zendaya's comment on the last round and ready to get some revenge. There is more close range brawling this round as Menounos tries to overpower the taller girl. Although not quite successful at first, Maria manages to slip a strong jab through Coleman's defenses and begins pummeling her with solid quick punches that land on the toned young body. Zendaya's panicking, doesn't seem to know what to do. Menounos knows this and she smiles. Coleman's feet begin to lose strength and a strong punch to the face sends her to a corner, where she's saved by the bell. Tremendous round for Menounos.
Maria comes out of her corner, anxious to continue beating on the younger girl. Zendaya comes forward fast as well, looking to regain control of the match, but Menounos manages to stomp Zendaya early in the round with a powerful hook to the chin that swivels her head to the side. Things are not looking good for Coleman. The TV host lands a left shot coming off of her hip and spins the taller girl to the side. Zendaya tries to shake it off and dances away from the fit woman, but Menounos is faster and catches her with a jab to the eye. She muscles her into a corner and connects over and over against the younger girl's ribcage. Right before Coleman can surrender, the bell rings. Menounos smiles as she mocks her opopnent. "Who has the skinny body now, b*tch?" she yells.
Maria sticks close to Zendaya as she has been doing, but the taller girl seems to have a better defense this time. Menounos looks tired, which is what happens when you're fighting a girl half your age. Coleman and Maria go at it in the centre of the ring, with the younger girl's punches having the biggest effect. A cross to the head weakens the older woman's knees and she falls back into the ropes, where Zendaya pummels away at her midsection. Maria may be toned as hell but her tummy's no match for Coleman, who wins the round on point by a wide margin.
This round sees both beauties exhausted. Maria hasn't had a fight in years, probably didn't remember just how phisically demanding they could be, not that she wasn't in shape for it. Still, she tries her best as the bell rings and approaches Coleman, attempting to knock her out, knowing she won't last another round. Menounos connects a strong jab to the chin that shakes Zendaya and sends her to the ropes. Her legs are weak and Maria comes in for a last punch, ready to end the fight, but Coleman blocks it and counters with a hook of her own. Menounos falls to the ground, completely out. Zendaya smiles and raises his fist, celebrating her victory. It's over.
Official Decision: Zendaya Coleman beats Maria Menounos KO6.
"It took me a while to make up my mind about this fight. Peyton is an athletic young girl, and 2 inches taller than me. It's definitely not going to be an easy fight for me and I’m clearly the underdog here, but I figured I’ll be a good sport while testing my limits at the same time. If I can get the win here tonight over someone 20 years younger than me, it will be huge for me! Hopefully I can keep up with her and show her some of what Ive been working on. I’ve had good results so far, better than I anticipated, so I must be doing SOMETHING right! I hope It’s good enough to make up for the age gap… I’m here to give her my best! Bring it Peyton!” comments Chastain about the match.
"I'll be honest. It's a little late for Jessica to start building a career for herself here in the FCBA. I'm only 20 and I've already had more fights than her" says Peyton.
"And how many wins?" Jessica jokes.
Peyton looks pissed as she replies. "Well, don't worry. Tonight I'll be adding one more to my record and ruining yours. Get in the ring, b*tch!".
Tonight, List is wearing a black one-piece swimsuit, showing off her young athletic body to the shorter woman, who's wearing a red sports bra and leggins, as usual looking as beautiful and strong as a woman a decade younger. But will that be enough for this fight?
Peyton and Chastain move slolwy out to the middle of the ring and begin to circle each other. Punches are thrown back and forth as the girls get a taste of each other's skills. Right from the start, Jessica looks a bit more agressive, jabbing away at the taller girl, wearing her down. List is taken aback by Chastain's abilities and moves away from her in an attempt to put some distance between her and her foe and take advantage of her longer reach. Jessica throws a heavy cross to the head which Peyton dodges, allowing her to sneak a powerful uppercut through the redhead's defense, landing right on the chin. With a whole minute left, Roi begins pummeling punch after punch the confused woman until the bell rings. The blonde most definitely dominated the first round of the match and Jessica's already looking worried.
Jessica takes a slower approach this time as she and Peyton meet midring. Once again, it is Chastain who outboxes her foe in the first minute, eventually landing a two-punch combo that throws Peyton against the ropes, but once there, a couple of powerful straight hands land on the redhead's guard from afar, pushing her back and setting her up for a powerful right hook to the nose from List. Things are not looking good for Jessica as she struggles to stop the blonde's fast punches. In the last minute of the match, Chastain's back hits the ropes and Peyton lunges in, ready to knock out her oponent in just two rounds, but her quick reflexes save Chastain and allow her to move away from the taller girl. A grinning List approaches the shorter girl and throws a hook, which is countered with a couple of powerful jabs to the ribs and finally an incredible uppercut that shakes the blonde's whole body. Quite an exciting round for both girls that ultimately Jessica wins on points.
Jessica's starting to sweat. She may be in great shape, but her age is her worst enemy in this match. A powerful cross is thrown by Peyton at the beggining of the round and lands right on Chastain's nose, a dangerous but smart play by the young girl. Jessica was surprised by the punch but puts up her guard and blocks the punches the blonde throws. The redhead throws some good punches, but List denies most of them and counters with her own. Peyton attacks with a quick succession of jabs at the actress' body, trying to push her into a corner, but Jessica stands her ground, knowing that she would be done if that were to happen. Still, that doesn't mean the taller girl can't damage her in the centre of the ring. Jessica ducks a wild hook and throws a jab at the eye of the blonde, but she's too fast for her. Peyton dodges and then lands an uppercut, then another and another, snapping the redhead's head back. This round sees Chastain take more punishment than many have taken in whole fights, but she's strong and doesn't drop to her knees until the bell has rung.
Peyton looks confident. She's most definitely been dominating the match and as the bell rings comes after Chastain, ready to go for the kill. Jessica starts to back up dodging most of List's heavy hits. The blonde digs in the redhead's gut but is countered with a striking uppercut to the chin. Jessica follows with a jab to the nose and backs away. She exchanges hits in the centre of the ring with List, who smiles as she lands a hook at Jessica's tired body. The shorter woman backs away and tries to keep her distance for the rest of the round, getting a couple of sneaky but significant crosses by the end, with which she steals the round.
This is it. Chastain is exhausted and can't keep up with the confident blonde. If she wants to win the match she has to do it know. They both go at it up close yet again, the redhead hoping to overpower her younger opponent. After a minute, Jessica steps back and throws her fist at the blonde's ribcage. She slips an uppercut behind Peyton's gloves and up into her chin, causing her head to snap back. Chastain sees her chance and smacks List with rights and lefts to the jaw as fast as she can. The blonde stumbles back in surprise and into the ropes. she's in trouble, her body's hurt. A quick hook to the chin makes her knees shiver, her legs are feeling weak. Jessica drops Peyton with one last and powerful blow to the head at the beggining of the third minute and struggles to stay on her feet, but that's it. She did it. The fight is over.
Official decision: Jessica Chastain defeats Peyton Roi List KO5.
"I can't believe I did it! I'm so happy! I never thought I would be doing so good here in the FCBA, I'm 5-0, can you imagine? As for List, she did a great job, one more round and I would've lost, I'm sure she'll be great some day, she's still very young" says Jessica.
Tonight's fourth match sees up-and-coming fighter Anllela Sagra take on one of the best women in FCBA history, Charlize Theron, a woman seventeen years older than her and just one inch taller, in a classic blonde vs. brunette match. As of right now, the "older" team is leading 2-1, we just witnessed a surprising win by Chastain and now it is Theron's chance to win the event for her team. Of course, this is no easy feat, as she will be facing one of the most athletic girls currently on the league.
"I respect Sagra. She's fit, she's strong, she's young and even though she's only had like seven fights, I know she'll have a great future on the league" says Theron about her opponent, who smiles at the compliment. "But no one becomes a queen without a few losses, and trust me, I know a thing or two about being queen. That's why tonight I will have the honor to break Angie's streak and give her her first ever loss. Perhaps teach her a lesson or two on the way".
"Teach me a lesson? Like you taught Kendall?" Anllela tells the legend as she walks towards her.
"Okay, that didn't go as expected, but I went EIGHT rounds with the former champion, who, by the way, beat the crap out Lima, your only big win".
"Maybe you'll be my next big win" responds Sagra.
"We'll see" the blonde whispers.
Anllela enters the ring wearing a black sports bra and matching spandex shorts, as always, showing off her insanely toned and muscular body, displaying some confidence as she flexes and smiles at the crowd. Her opponent arrives with a blue sports bra and trunks, impressing even Sagra with her amazing body, she's most certainly in great shape. Although Sagra's usually quite popular with the fans, tonight's crowd is definitely on Theron's side, the most popular fighter of the two.
In Charlize's corner we see Ronda Rousey, who recently won her first official FCBA match, Jeri Ryan, a veretan in the league, and Natasha Henstridge, Theron's trainer, who lost to Christina Hendrix not too long ago. At ringside, an army of Chimera's fighters can be spotted, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Nigri, Stephanie McMahon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Iggy Azalea and Alice Goodwin are here tonight to support the blonde actress. In Sagra's corner we see no other than Amanda Cerny, Holloway Boxing's newest inclusion, who'll be having her debut fight on July 4th.
Both tall beauties come out quickly to go for an all-out assault in the middle of the ring. Powerful blows are exchanged and it is Charlize who comes out on top after the first minute, showing the superiority of her skills over the younger girl, forcing her to back up step by step as the actress jabs away at her body and face. Anllela looks suprised, but remains calm as she raises her defenses and waits for a chance to counter.
This chance finally comes half way into the round. The colombian girl strikes her foe with a right hook to the stomach and follows up with left to the chin, then wrestler her back into the centre of the ring where she displays her insane strength, throwing punch after punch at the blonde's torso, taking some back but definitely dominating, which gains her the round.
Anllela's shadowboxing as she waits for the round to begin, smiling and shouting as her confidence increases. Meanwhile, Henstridge advises her fighter: "You can't go toe-toe-toe with her. Outsmart her, okay? And do what you gotta do". Theron nods and jumps out of her seat energetically when the bell rings.
Once again, the younger model targets Theron's abs, attempting to wear her down in the early rounds and finish her off later. Charlize takes a few shots and puts up her guard, but keeps herself away from her opponent, then chips away at her face and chest. A good shot is landed on Sagra's nose that snaps her head back and before she's able to recover, the blonde throws a low punch landing below Anllela's waistline that hurts the colombian beauty. The referee doesn't say a word and the fight continues. An uppercut to the chin by Theron is followed by a jab to the eye and a cross to the side of the face. The blonde bounces on her toes and dances around the younger fighter, showing off her impressive technique and wearing down the athletic beauty. After two minutes of punishment, it is Charlize who takes the round on points, clearly dominating the round.
Sagra looks hurt, mad at the low blow by Theron, ready to get some revenge, Cerny comforts her as she waits for the bell to ring. Theron has Rousey and Ryan in her corner telling her to end the fight on this third round, and that's what the award-winning actress plans to do.
Both women come out of their corners firing quick jabs at each other with Theron taking the upper hand again, proving despite her age, she still is one of the best boxers on the league. Anllela's in trouble, she blocks a right hook with her gloves, ducks a left hook but misses a huge right that slams into her side, making her moan. The brunette is stunned for a second and isn't prepared for a savage follow-up that knocks the wind out of her lungs and causes her legs to shiver. Sagra's not sure what to do, she finds herself surrounded by strong carefully-placed punches by the experienced fighter and is barely able to fight back as the round ends. After two whole minutes of punishment, it's hard to believe the colombian's still standing.
"You got this! She's done! One more round and she's done!" yells Henstridge into Theron's ear as their whole stable celebrates the blonde's last round. Meanwhile, Anllela beings bleeding from her eye and Amanda shouts at her as well: "Don't worry, Anllela! She's old, you'll outlast her. Just don't let her hit you". The colombian looks at her and replies: "That's easy to say".
Once the bell rings, we see Sagra more defensive and it is Theron who seeks to capitalise on Sagra's pain. The actress, smiling ear to ear, jabs at the model's torso, attacking the sore abs of the fitness addict. The brunette backs away from the taller girl, who looks slightly slower this round to Sagra's delight. Anllela moves away from her foe firing quick rights and lefts from time to time during the first minute. Theron realizes what her foe is planning and throws herself at her aiming to land a knock out. Unfortunately for her, the younger beauty is able to duck it and counter with a powerful fist, just as strong as the ones on the first round, that lands right on the left eye of the blonde. Punch after punch, Anllela tears down her foe's defense. A desperate Theron throws what she can at her younger opponent, but Sagra's simply stronger and dominates with ease the rest of the round.
Charlize and Anllela stare at each other with intensity, both girls ready to take each other to their limits. Theron decides to give it her all this round, to go for the knockout. The american actress quickly goes over the top of Anllela's gloves to knock her head back. The colombian doesn't know what hit her. She then directs her punching to the blonde's toned abs and pummels them until they turn red. A sluggish Sagra is then surprised by a quick combination of attacks by Theron that drive the colombian against the ropes and exposes her body for a follow-up that lasts the rest of the round. Sagra wasn't able to land a single hit on her opponent during the whole round. An impressive demonstration by Charlize that completely humilliates the younger woman, but it's not what she wanted. She couldn't even knock her down. "What is that woman made of?" the actress asks Ryan as she returns to her corner.
Anllela hasn't still fully recovered from Charlize's beat down last round, but athleticism allows her to stand up and move as fast as Theron, if not slightly faster. The famous actress wasted most of her energy last round and the younger girl will take advantage of that. The blonde is surprised by this and approaches carefully as she meets the amazon in the middle of the ring. A quick exchange lets Charlize know her foe is still the stronger of the two and a punch to the know that snaps her head back makes it clearer. The blonde actress throws a high punch at Sagra's black eye, but the colombian dodges it and smashes her abdomen with a mighty cross that almost drops Charlize to her knees. As she grabs her stomach in pain, Anllela seizes what probably is her last chance to make a come back and lands a powerful uppercut that throws Theron against the ropes. Suddenly, the younger girl is all over Charlize, pummeling her with rights and lefts all over her firm midsection, the blonde shouts in pain until the bell rings saving her from a knockdown.
"I'd heard your abs were legendary. I guess that's they keyword, 'were'" Sagra whispers at her beaten rival as she walks back to her corner. But this is far from over.
"I'm gonna kill her" says Charlize to Henstridge as she holds her sore stomach. "Easy girl" replies her trainer. "This is her thing. She's as fit as they come, almost two decades younger than you or me. Don't play her game. Play yours. Outsmart her and I'm sure you can beat her". The blonde thinks about it and smiles, "Oh, I will beat her, you’ll see”.
Charlize and Anllela meet midring, more carefully than in previous round. Theron throws a few shots with not much power behind them and Sagra takes most of them, trying to keep some of her strength herself. This is a very slow round with not much action until half way through. Charlize lands a nice punch that sends Anllela to a corner, but as she follows it up with a high punch, Sagra ducks under it and throws a devastating blow to her abs, then grabs her and puts her against the ropes where she smashes her body over and over again until the round is over. Some tears can be seen on Theron’s face as she breaths heavily and waits for the next round.
Theron looks done. She's bleeding, she's exhausted and she won't last much longer, but that doesn't matter to her. She'll take it. Anllela lands the first hit on Theron's body and several follow after, Sagra abusing the poor defense of her foe. Eventually, Theron just drops her arms and takes the punches. The fitness model laughs and dances around the golden fighter during the first minute of the round. Fans and Theron's stablemates call ont he referee to stop the fight, but he won't and Charlize won't let him. Slowly, more and more fans cheer on Sagra, "Retire her... retire her... retire her...", wanting her to inflict even more humillation on the aging G.O.A.T, but she won't. A series of hard body blows buckle Theron's old stubborn legs and she crumples to her knees in front of Anllela. Sagra puts her right hand on Charlize's head and pushes her over onto her back where the old champ lays, knees drawn up, hands holding her belly, not even trying to get up as the referee tolls ten to end her night!
The fight is over.
Official Decision: Anllela Sagra defeats Charlize Theron KO8!
"I've thought a lot about what I would do to you when I defeated you, what kind of humillation I would do to you before retiring you, but after seeing just how hard you fought, I remembered just how much I respected you. You're the greatest on the league, Charlize, and soon, I'll be up there too. See you later" Sagra says as she leaves the ring with Cerny. She's tied the event.
Some of Chimera's girls rush to help their stablemate, but Stephanie McMahon stops them. "She wanted this fight so badly," Stephanie tells them. "She made her bed...now she can lay in it alone. Maybe she'll learn to heed my advice next time!". The boss forces the girls and the referees to leave her as some sort of punishment. She'll have to get some medication attention on her own.
Damn it! hate to see Theron lose but she gave a good fight.
This is me.... the #1 fan of Charlize "THE G.O.A.T." Theron. It's a sad fact, that - as one ages - our reflexes (etc.) decline. Charlize is 42 y/o now, and she's no longer the woman she was at 30 y/o... or 35 y/o(!)
Was letting her face Sagra (sp?) the right decision for Stephanie McMahon? Nobody really knows because no one knows what the discussion between CT and SM was. Clearly, judging by the remarks picked up by ringside microphones in the aftermath of this fight, Stephanie felt that the decision was one pushed for by Charlize. (Not that it means it was the "correct" decision, only that it was one Stephanie - reluctantly? - agreed to and felt bound to accept.
As long as (I) have a voice (a very small, meek and mousey voice) in the decisions that Stephanie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeri Ryan and Ronda Rousey are involved in making for Chimera, you can rest assured that I will be fighting (hard as I can) to protect Charlize from both herself and from those who would like to see her brought down!
There are many (dozens, perhaps more) potential opponents out there who Theron could face and - likely defeat - 8 times in 10. My role, is - and will continue to be - to try to ensure that one of those potential "8 in 10" is who she faces most times. Naturally, there will be bouts that are so good ($) that a responsible stable management feels compelled to accept them, regardless of the cost. There are others that will be so heavily favoring Charlize that no opponents manager will (in good conscience) take the risk.
But that still leaves many women who would not only love to be able to say "I fought Charlize Theron" but who are opponents for Charlize where Theron has a reasonable chance of success. Who can ask for a more fair fight than that.
So (Tess, are you listening?) as long as I'm able, I'll try to make "entertaining" fights for Charlize that sell tickets, attract viewers to the PPV's and deal fairly with Ms. Theron's desire to "fight as long as I don't embarrass myself." (OK, it's getting harder to do that, but that's why I get the BIG BUCKS!)
Finally, after a (very) long wait, the main event has begun. Tonight, we'll see up-and-comind and top bantamweight, Kira Kosarin, take on former lightweight champion, a woman twice her age, birthday girl Erica Durance. Both girls are in incredible shape and are equally tall, ready and excited for what should be one hell of a match. Kira comes from a recent and extremely close loss against champion Emily VanCamp, but it is Erica who hasn't won an official match since 2015. Despite this, the older woman thinks of this as her return into the spotlight.
"I respect Erica, who doesn't? She has a great record and has fought some of the greatest women on the league. She's even defeated Theron, who also fought today, twice! This is a great opportunity to go against not only a lightweight, but one of the best lightweights. This should be an interesting fight" says the youngster about her opponent.
"What a nice girl. It's a shame I'll have to knock her out tonight, but hey, that's business, right?" Durance states about the younger actresss.
Kira comes out fast, Erica soon follows with her guard up, but is met midring with a right uppercut in the gut. The young girl soon follows with a left up that smashes Durance across the face. The lightweight takes a few steps back and blocks a couple of punches from Kosarin and receives a tough right to the mouse that snaps her head back, the Smallville actress is having a taste of the starlet's strength. Kosarin continues trying to bully the slightly bigger girl and is astonished by how good she is at blocking her punches. In the last minute, an exchange is seen in the centre of the ring and by the end of the round, it is Durance who has the advantage. Overall, a pretty slow round that Kira wins in points.
Erica looks different this round, more aggressive, she's after Kira right off the bell, jabbing at her quickly and wearing her down, showing off her toned legs as she dances swiftly around the ring. Kosarin is taken aback by the speed of her older foe. A left hook lands on her face and a right one makes her stumble and nearly go down, but the american actress grabs the ropes and puts up her guard. All of sudden, the canadian is all over her, pouring brutal blows on her body and demolishing the ribs of the younger girl. It seems last round Erica was merely testing her opponent. The rest of the round, a nervous Kira attempts to keep some distance between herself and her foe, but barely manages to get a hit in. Had it been someone else, Durance's opponent would've probably gone down by now, but it's Kira she's facing tonight.
After the beatdown Kira received last round, she begins moving towards her opponent with precaution, having now had herself a taste of the veteran's abilities. Durance's still her aggressive self, banging away at the body of the actress. Kosarin puts up a nice defense and even counters with some punches of her own, targeting the older woman's torso and slowly outmuscling her. It is obvious both women can take a punch and of course, block one. They try their best to tear each other down but are not able to accomplish much by the end of the round. A final lucky strike in the face by Durance gives her the close win in points, but she's already looking tired.
"What's the matter? Getting tired?" Kira says playfully as the girls approach each other in the middle of the ring. An annoyed Erica throws an ambitious right cross that Kosarin easily ducks, then counters with a fantastic hook that sends the canadian beauty all the way back to the ropes, where the younger actress batters her with body shots. Durance's well-conditioned torso takes most of the punches, but after fighting hard to get away from the ropes, she looks exhausted and hurt. Kira takes advantage of this and shows no mercy as she pretty much plays with her in the middle of the ring, almost knocking her out with one powerful puch.
For the first time in the whole match, Erica doesn't jump out of her corner. She seems to have lost some confidence and waits for the youngster to come at her, and she does. Kira rushes her opponent, swinging hard and inflicting some more damage in Durance's hurting ribs. Erica tries to evade some of the punches but it's not easy, she's being pushed back into a corner. Not wanting to get trapped again, Durance wrestles the smaller girl into the centre of the ring and starts landing some big blows on her toned body. A frustrated Kosarin takes the heavy punches and fights back, targeting the toned midsection of the older woman, eventually getting the upper hand again, but there's not much she can do soon after as the bell quickly rings.
Kosarin and Erica go at it once again this time. The older woman is going for a knockout as she launches herself into Kira and nails her with an uppercut, the youngster is dazed by it and lifts her gloves trying to shield herself from the follow-up blows. Durance's footwork is almost as impressive as the speed she's displaying throwing punch after punch at Kosarin's powerful body. The Nick star shows her great defensive skills trying to cover her head from any lethal blows and she's succesful at it. Durance starts breathing heavily by the start of the last minute and her control of the round is slowly lost. Still, the round goes to her.
The 40-year-old actress looks tired. She barely puts up a fight as Kosarin launches at her at the beginning of the round. A three punch combo sends her back to her corner and a brutal hook to the temple lands fiercely before she's able to escape. Kira backs away a bit as she lets the former champion fall right in front of her. Kosarin smiles and flexes her arms as she celebrates her win. The referee counts and the crowd counts with him. 1... 2... 3... 4... 5... Erica opens her eyes and crawls her way to the ropes, which she grabs in order to help herself stand up again. Kosarin looks at her in disbelief. 6... 7... 8... 9... She's up! Durance is up! She puts up her guard and smiles as the crowd now chants her name. But that won't be enough. Not tonight. The young actress goes at her one last time and catches her in the eye, then in the mouth and then in the chin. Durance is sent against the ropes and Kira won't let her escape. It's too much. The referee stops them. It's over.
Official Decision: Kira Kosarin beats Erica Durance TKO7!
"It was a tough match, as tough as I had expected. I don't know how she was able to stand after that punch in the seventh round, but well, it's Erica Durance we're talking about. Happy birthday, girl!"
Erica Durance smiles as she's rushed to the hospital. Happy birthday, indeed.