Minka Kelly vs Arielle Kebbel (Lioness Club of America vs FCBA Independent) (51-26-1, 47 KO vs 0-2) Results: Lookout!; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: "The message is loud and clear. I'm going for the Hall of Fame and I need wins! Nothing but wins!", Minka Kelly dismisses the media buzz she should make one last run at the divisional straps instead of booking a fight against an unheralded free agent like Arielle Kebbel. Nina Dobrev is the Lioness bantamweight Alpha and that's unlikely to change anytime soon - not that Minka has time on her side by any means either.
Meanwhile Arielle enjoyed a couple of trips to the Asylum where she held her own despite predictably losing both times. She promises to give the fellow brunette a real challenge tonight which could lead into more opportunities going forward. It's a bold assumption according to Erin Andrews in the booth but nobody likes to admit defeat even before the opening bell rings and Kebbel is no exception.
Minka Kelly wears a leopard print crop top, black hotpants & red gloves. Long dark brown hair tied in a curled ponytail. Arielle Kebbel wears a white bikini top, short denim microskirt & black gloves. Long dark brown hair with blonde dye tied in a curled ponytail. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the bantamweight division.
Round 1: Arielle knows she's up against it so she tries to make the most out of her opportunity; Minka's been guilty of slow starts before and it's literally no different here as she gets whacked on the chin repeatedly and struggles to embrace the free agent's early push. Arielle lacks precision but her work load alone forces Kelly into a stubborn defense that lingers on until the second minute. Kebbel barks in her efforts as she loops one punch after another however Minka bails out into mid-range safety which Arielle just can't control anymore. She cuts thin air during a hectic albeit fruitless pursuit while Minka dances around on her toes in supreme avoidance. LCA coach Eva Mendes doesn't like it but Minka only gives her a classic death stare at the bell in "I know what I'm doing" fashion.
Round 2: Arielle tries to follow up with pure work rate alone but this time she runs into a southpaw buzzsaw as Minka drops the hammer and hauls in a couple of nasty hook on the lips that slow the free agent down. Arielle's footwork doesn't inspire much confidence and she gets glued to the spot when Kelly connects with a rare body assault the free agent never saw coming. Ugh! Kebbel bites on the clinching tactics but she gets picked off with the loose arm as Minka drives her onto the ropes and keeps piercing the exposed area. Arielle head butts her across the nose which only makes the Irish brunette more angry so the targeted ribcage soaks up more punishment down the stretch and leaves Kebbel gasping for air come the bell.
Round 3: Minka ducks underneath Arielle's looping series and cashes in with the ribcage assault again; this proves to be a really vulnerable spot for the younger actress who bellows out behind a low guard but still gets thumped on the chin when Kelly spots the obvious target. It's time for the Lioness brunette to take the fight from the front and she bullies a chaotic opponent onto the ropes where Kebbel tries to respond from behind the guard but lacks precision wholesale and eats one cruel punch after another. Minka doesn't even work the uptempo magic yet but it's enough to keep Arielle wrapped under an earmuff guard for remainder of the round which is exactly what the Brandenton crowd hoped to witness here tonight.
Round 4: Another futile jabbing effort from Kebbel earns her a nasty hooking response over the top with Minka sending punches straight up the middle. Arielle wobbles onto her heels with a loud whimper and tries to find respite in mid-range but she's no match for Kelly's lithe footwork and bounces onto the ropes with a desperate earmuff while the older brunette BELTS her on the belly button and folds into spasms... Minka glues her mitts into the exposed liver and there's nothing Kebbel can do about it... Minka plugs a triple harpoon on the money WHICH SENDS ARIELLE ONTO HER KNEES amid paninful spasms... The Florida native drops onto all fours half way through the count and that's all she wrote, folks! KO4 Minka Kelly!!!
AFTER: Strictly business victory for the Lioness Club's best southpaw but there's no time to celebrate as Minka has a night plane trip scheduled with the Fight Night Live event in Madison Square Garden next on her deck: "Told ya, I'm going for that Hall of Fame entry! I can fight twice within a 48 hour span and nobody's gonna call me out over this! Kira Kosarin must be counting her chickens, I bet she thinks it's gonna be sooo easy but think again, kid! I've got some tricks up my sleeve so watch out for the upset!" (laughs).
Meanwhile the Lioness attention switches to Chloe Grace Moretz who is notoriously close to that big money contract with the Bradenton stable. You just don't relegate Minka Kelly to the undercard unless you have a very good reason for it!
Official Result: Minka Kelly def. Arielle Kebbel KO4.
Chloe Grace Moretz vs Dakota Fanning (8-12, 8 KO vs 2-6, 2 KO) Results: Lookout!; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: One can argue Chloe Moretz has stolen Dakota Fanning's Hollywood thunder over the last few years so it's payback time! Dakota believes Chloe should remain a "lousy free agent for the next decade" and vows to smash her to pieces which would end her dream of becoming a managed fighter: "I hear these Lioness rumours, sheesh... no way, not on my watch! She's sooo overrated I can't believe it! I'm gonna make sure she's off everyone's draft board! Bytch! You're going down like a cheap #### you really are!"
"Damn! So much talk from someone so wimpy! But that's Dakota we all know and hate! She's running her mouth while getting punched in the mouth in the ring. Booooring! Time to beat her up and maybe she's done with that crazy talk?", Chloe dismisses the fellow blonde's taunts but without a couple of recent wins over Jennette McCurdy and Julianne Hough she's been the one under pressure and the fight would be too close to call to begin with!
Chloe Moretz wears a navy blue bikini set & pink gloves. Long dark blonde hair tied in a custom ponytail. Dakota Fanning wears a green crop top, matching knee-high leggins & silver gloves. Long blonde hair wrapped in a bun at the back of her head. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the flyweight division.
Round 1: Hectic tussles from the opening bell as both blondes tear into each other with plenty of juice... if only the execution could follow the ideas though! Several punches fail to connect with the flesh but Dakota finally breaks the futile deadlock and nails Chloe on the chest with a half-uppercut before driving more leather into her guts. Ugh! So much for that Lioness contract hanging in the air as the younger actress suddenly looks overwhelmed by the physical abuse downstairs as Fanning backs her onto the ropes and lays in with more steam. Dakota wants to derail the Moretz hype train alright and keeps plugging along until she has the younger blonde scowling in pain. She adds another quick jabbing burst and buries Chloe behind a tight earmuff which just makes LCA coach Eva Mendes furious at the bell.
Round 2: Chloe tries to respond in equally ruthless fashion but she's getting outworked by a seemingly creampuff blonde instead! Fanning nails her with one overhand after another before dropping low to punish the exposed tummy again. Ugh! Chloe wobbles to her heels and is lucky enough Dakota misses a pit away hook that would have probably dropped her for the count according to Erin Andrews in the booth! Chloe bails out in hectic retreat and has the younger blonde chasing her around the ring during the second minute before coach Mendes fuels the Lioness trialist's recovery. Chloe stops running away and sticks some meaningful leather on the overhand pounce while Dakota soaks it up without a whimper however she gets rocked to the side following a rare hook on the belly herself and scoffs in anger at the bell with both girls literally throwing a hissy fit for the crowd's pleasure.
Round 3: Chloe goes for the body assault and drops a bomb into Dakota's ribcage that makes the younger blonde scowl on the spot. She tries to flick a response over the top but gets bumped onto her heels instead as Moretz enforces the phone booth struggle and rips more body shots to throw Fanning off her stance for good. Dakota doesn't look so impressive while yielding real estate anymore but avoids the initial blast as the Bradenton crowd feels the need to support Chloe even louder now. Coach Mendes leads the verbal applause and the ref has to stop the action and give the feisty Latina a warning! This delay helps Fanning to gather her thoughts and she rips a left cross on Chloe's nose before making more progress downstairs as Chloe's tummy remains too exposed for her own good. However a late rabbit punch on the groin calls for another stoppage and Dakota claims she did nothing wrong even if the video evidence says otherwise. Bell interrupts the looming disaster shortly afterwards but Moretz is furious with that one and vows to beat Fanning out of her boots right here!
Round 4: More wrestling than genuine boxing marks the start of a very untidy fourth round. It's almost like these soft-looking blondes want to punish each other in more ways than one and the ref has his hands full with breaking their routes. Dakota plugs a couple of punches into Chloe's tummy when she has the chance but soaks a response on her chin and wobbles forward into a clinching stalemate which further delays the action. Moretz wants none of these tricks and shoves her away before throwing a punch over the ref's shoulder. Another phone booth tangle, another clash of heads and Dakota's lips begin to swell a little more which fuels her anger. She can't loop a meaingful punch upstairs though as Chloe shows superior mobility before blasting a left hook on the mouth which sends the younger blonde tripping onto the ropes right at the bell.
Round 5: Mind over matter action in the fifth as Dakota settles into the midriff pounce trying to chop the fellow blonde in half. She lands several good punches but then bottles a knee in the groin while Chloe digs her forearm into her throat and whacks her on the tummy with the other (right) hand. Ugh! Fanning wobbles back onto the ropes where she remains trapped while Moretz keeps pouncing on the exposed area and makes her gurgle in pain thereafter. Dakota almost gets shoved out of the ropes wholesale but manages to clinch the fellow blonde just in time to prevent a complete whitewash alas Chloe refuses to back off and drills her tummy into visible swelling even after the ref pulls her away. Fanning doesn't have the juice to respond anymore, she's out of breath and soaks up a late flurry upstairs with Chloe slicing her leaky high guard from both flanks to run away with the applause as well.
Round 6: Dakota needs a fresh dose of oxygen now but she simply walks into a brutal left hook on the mouth instead and fails to raise her arms high enough before Chloe tears a bloody patch across her nose to boot. Ugh! The older blonde slumps on her heels and gets thumped up the middle with her guard falling apart on the spot but Moretz belts her with a true stinger and sends Fanning into outright spasms. Another one-two double on the chin hits the jelly mode and Dakota doesn't even see the looping hook on the temple that SENDS HER DOWN ON HER RIGHT SIDE moments later!!! Big time knockdown for the Georgia native who leaps in the air and parades around the ring while the ref is busy with the count. Dakota sits up at five but appears to be in some disarray here, she makes some gestures at the audience but can't get up in time and is counted OUT while sitting down on the canvas! KO6 Chloe Grace Moretz!!!
AFTER: "That should do it!", Chloe taunts the fellow blonde to make a stand but Dakota actually crawls back to her corner and avoids any eye contact with her nemesis. Lioness coach Eva Mendes raises Chloe's arm in the air and everyone inside the Bradenton HQ wants to know whether the blonde makes the team and when the news will be announced. The man in charge, Mr. V himself, makes his way to the ring and announces the signing as official if only Chloe needs to haul her pretty ass to the office upstairs to sign the damn papers: "Welcome aboard, kid! Let's see if you can handle the noise now!"
Jessica Lowndes & Selena Gomez also make an appearance in the ring and the Canadian Alpha warns the new stablemate that "sparring sessions are real here" and that poor Shenae Grimes has had enough of them already. Selena gives the blonde a warm hug and invites everyone to a special musical gig which will be a part of the VIP afterparty celebrating Chloe's arrival as the official Lioness Club of America member.
Official Result: Chloe Grace Moretz def. Dakota Fanning KO6.