Neo League 751 - #770: Katelynn vs Aranha

Description: Katelynn and Aranha are at it again. This time the fight takes place in Southtown Village. The two wow the crowd with brutal action and crazy twists and turns in this Neo League fight. After a back and forth fight, only one can be the winner. (Winner: Aranha)

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another exciting Neo League episode. As usual, this one promises to be quite the exciting event that all Neo Leauge fights are. Lots of action and breathtaking moments, with plenty of adrenaline pumping action and hard hitting blows that you definitely wouldn't want to try at home. And today's match is taking place in Southtown Village. Even though it's a laid back area, it can still attract quite the crowd when the organizers decide to have a match set up there.

One of the fighters that happens to be here today is Shotokan Karate expert Kate Molina, better known as 'Katelynn' on the fighting circuit. Even though she's young and still has a ways to go in terms of making herself truly known on the circuit, this young woman shows no signs of letting up in her determination to get up there while perfecting her style.

Katelynn stands off to the side, warming herself up with some stretches and then practicing some moves against an imaginary opponent. She pauses occasionally to take a sip of water, making sure she doesn't dehydrate herself before the fight begins. When Katelynn's in the ring, you can count on hard-hitting entertainment, and Katelynn plans to live up to that standard today!

And on the other side, there's Aranha. A fighter who is relatively familiar with the Shotokan Karate-ka. While Aranha has made a bit of a name for himself, it has only been through sheer number of his appearances in the Neo League. Unfortunately there's still a few out there who still call him a choke-a-rista as opposed to a capoeirista.

Aranha's own objective will be to silence his critics, get some respect, improve himself, and have fun doing it. So when he sees Katelynn he gives her a respect nod before stepping into the center of the area cleared out for them.

After that, all that's left is to flash a smile and he's ready to go.

As soon as Katelynn sees her opponent, she smiles and gives a formal bow to her opponent. "It's been awhile, hasn't it? I look forward to seeing how our match here will work out." With that, she steps into the fighting area, takes a couple of deep breaths, and then gets into her fighting stance, awaiting the official's word to start the match.

"Fighters ready? FIGHT!"

And with that, the fight is underway, and the crowd is watching and waiting to see what the first type of technique used will be. Katelynn slowly approaches Aranha, knowing that he's quite the fighter with his Capoeira maneuvers and techniques. Then again, he probably would think similar things about Katelynn and her Shotokan Karate style.

Speaking of which, Katelynn's decided to open things with a simple thing to get the ball rolling. She brings her right arm back and then swiftly throws a punch directly at Aranha, while letting out a ki shout.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn has started a fight here.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-------|

COMBATSYS: Aranha has joined the fight here.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Aranha

COMBATSYS: Aranha blocks Katelynn's Quick Punch.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Aranha

"Yeah. Probably should be interesting." He says in response. However the official never quite waits for Aranha to get into his own. Although that suits him just fine. Instead he just stands there, watching and waiting for Katelynn to make her opening move.

When that fist comes in he raises his arm as he rocks away from her, catching her fist on his forearm as he twists with it and then swings out with a spinning back heel with both one hand and one foot planted on the ground as he delivers the kick.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn blocks Aranha's Short Kick.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-------|-------\-------\0           Aranha

Choosing to respond with the same kind of technique that Aranha just used, Katelynn is able to bring up her other arm and move towards the incoming kick to deflect it away, all the while giving her a chance to get free from Aranha's grasp. She pulls back and gets back into her fighting stance, sizing up the current situation for the time being. Neither fighter has gotten a decent strike landed yet, and Katelynn intends to change that.

Katelynn watches Aranha, moving sideways a little while keeping him in her sight and watching to make sure she's got a good bead drawn on him. When she feels the time is right, she brings her right foot back and then snaps it forward, intending to strike Aranha right in the stomach with the sole of her bare foot.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn successfully hits Aranha with Light Kick.

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Katelynn         0/-------/------=|==-----\-------\0           Aranha

Aranha's leg recoils off of Katelynn's arm and he finds himself spinning the other way as he attempts to recover from his own attack. He finds himself just a step behind. Only getting ready to evade in the time it took for Katelynn to side step, draw a bead on him and plant that foot right on his bread basket.

The capoeirista finds himself stumbling backwards but a new plan forms in his mind. Of course, it all begins with the initial attack where he moves in forward with a leg extended forward as he sits the heel of his other foot and using it as pivot point to kick at her leg. He then kicks that extended leg up high which will definitely miss on the second pass but it will serve to set up the powerful roundhouse-like kick coming from the foot he was previously sitting on.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn counters Strong Kick from Aranha with Palm Blaster.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-----==|=====--\-------\0           Aranha

As soon as Katelynn recovers from her kick, she's back in her fighting stance, ready for whatever comes at her next. She's not congratulating herself for landing the first blow yet, however, as she knows that Aranha's most likely to come back with another attack of his own. So she gets into her defensive stance, waiting to see what could be coming at her next.

Apparently, Aranha's into kicking techniques, as she sees that he's attempting to use his feet to strike the Karate-ka again. But Katelynn somehow senses what he's trying to do, and that gives her time to set up for one of her favorite methods of countering an opponent.

As soon as the kick comes at her, Katelynn quickly lowers her self while sending her front foot forwards a little to give her mobility. At the very same time, she's sending her palm, which has an aura of chi around it, swiftly at Aranha's stomach, not so much to aggravate the spot she just hit him at, but rather that's how the counter is intended to work. And when it hits, it sure hits good!

Katelynn has caught him dead to rights because she uses a strategy that's a bit different from how most of his opponents would respond to that kick. When the chi enhanced fist makes impact with him, he finds himself rolling away from her mostly due to his body positioning.

When he gets up, he has plenty of distance from her and he attempts to utilize that distance to his to his advantage by whipping his arm outwards and flinging a blue spider web of chi at her. All the while keeping that relaxed smile he came into the fight with.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn endures Aranha's Web Shot.

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Katelynn         0/-------/----===|======-\-------\0           Aranha

When that webbing comes at Katelynn, it's coming too fast for her to even think about dodging, and blocking it might hurt her more than it should, since she's used a few blocks already. So she simply braces herself for the impact. And when it does hit her, the Karate-ka is knocked backwards a little, but in doing so, she's given the advantage for a second.

At that moment, she's bringing her fist back, focusing her inner power into it, as kind of a sneak attack. When she comes back at Aranha, she's got a sphere of chi flying directly at him!

COMBATSYS: Aranha negates Energy Fist from Katelynn with Web Shot.

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Katelynn         0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0           Aranha

Simply just taking it was not something he's gotten used to. A lot of the time, Aranha sees that a simple lack of desire to test whether or not his energy web is sticky or not had a tendency to encourage people to not want to be in the energy web's path. Even though this time his energy web impacted rather than stuck, he's given more time than usual to prepare for the response.

With his free hand, he then suddenly spins sending out another energy web this time with it wrapping around the sphere before both energy attacks flash out of existance.

"No. Not quite the best of decisions." Whether that was directed to himself or to Katelynn will remain a mystery.

Now that was a good usage of a projectile right there: Using one to nullify another. Then again, it's probably more commonplace than Katelynn is used to, so it's nothing really big most likely. Still, Katelynn has to give a quick nod to Aranha as she adds, "Sometimes we make good decisions, sometimes we make bad ones." Even if the comment wasn't directed at her, she still felt the impulse to add a short bit to it.

For now, Katelynn simply watches Aranha but doesn't do anything. She just stays in her stance, moving carefully and keeping a strong eye focused on him, watching every move, even the tiniest one, waiting to see what he's planning. He's proven to be quite a challenge as usual, and Katelynn's looking to see what's up next.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn focuses on her next action.

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Katelynn         0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0           Aranha

Aranha knows he's being studied. And he uses that type of method a lot in his own fights. But if theres one thing going for him, it's the fact that he knows how to disrupt the focus. And he has a number of ways of doing so.

One of those method is that blue chi web. Aranha however is not about to run himself ragged using that one move over and over again. Besides, if there's anything Aranha is /not/ it's a one trick pony. That's why Aranha begins dancing his way in close to Katelynn before cartwheeling but as he does so he snaps out a kick for her head.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn blocks Aranha's Light Kick.

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Katelynn         0/-------/------=|======-\-------\0           Aranha

Another kicking technique, eh? That seems rather typical of a lot of Capoeira fighters, but given the roots of the style and what it's known to incorporate, it's not entirely surprising. Nonetheless, Katelynn doesn't exactly feel like getting kicked in the brains right now. Her arm goes up to knock Arahna's kick away with a swift motion, and then while that's being knocked away, Katelynn's got another plan of her own.

She immediately steps forward and attempts to grab Aranha by the shoulders. If she's successful, she intends to pick him up a little and then toss him across the fighting area.

COMBATSYS: Aranha interrupts Quick Throw from Katelynn with Malicia EX.
- Power hit! -

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Katelynn         0/-------/--=====|=======\-------\1           Aranha

The act of knocking Aranha's kick aside sends the Capoeirista spinning with the end result of coming out of the cartwheel with his back presented towards his opponent. While he had a bit of time turn back around he chooses not to.

It's when Katelynn grabs his shoulders though she'll find something wrong in that he manages to hold his ground as he drops his weight low to keep himself from moving but instead just getting jerked around. With a low whisper he says, "I got ya."

And in that instant of a second, it becomes very obvious that there's more to Capoeira than just kicks. A good example would be that hard elbow he drives right into the stomach of the Karate-ka, before whipping around a blue glowing spinning backhand right across the face and in turn using that spin to pull himself away.

Indeed, Katelynn does find something wrong. Very wrong, indeed. As soon as she notices that something's wrong, the first thing that goes through her mind is, "Oh shi--" Only to be abruptly interrupted by the elbow that hits her right in the gut, and then that backhand that sends her reeling a little. She groans, holding her stomach with one hand while rubbing her jaw with the other hand. Now that really hurt!

But Katelynn isn't throwing in the towel yet. Far from it. In fact, she moves towards Aranha, and then drops down and attempts a swift foot sweep. But Aranha'd better be careful, since just before Katelynn connects, she abruptly pauses and then pivots around to throw the actual sweep with her other foot!

COMBATSYS: Katelynn successfully hits Aranha with Feint Sweep.
- Power hit! -

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Katelynn         0/-------/-======|=======\===----\1           Aranha

Aranha has one thing going for him and one thing going against him. The one thing going for him is the fact that he's intimately familiar with that particular move from their previous fights. He doesn't move when the first sweeping kick comes through. This leads to the thing that's going against him. The fact that he's not quite familiar enough and so the second kick comes through and he mistimes his hop over it causing him to spin wildly in the air before landing on his head instead of his back.

He finds himself shaking out the cobwebs before rising back to his feet. When he does, he begins to move from side to side before spinning around with a spinning side kick to the stomach.

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Katelynn with Change-Up Kick.

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Katelynn         1/-------/=======|=======\===----\1           Aranha

The spinning is what most likely gets Katelynn off guard. She's focusing too much on watching Aranha's movements that she doesn't quite catch his incoming kick untill it's too late. By the time she's about to dodge, the kick has already hit her, and it hits her good. She doubles over, gasping for her air as the wind is knocked out of her. Given how she's starting to run low on stamina as well, it takes her a bit longer to regain her breath.

Katelynn slowly gets back into her fighting stance, trying not to let her fatigue show too much, but given how she's a little bruised and her gi is a bit dirty, it's plain to see that she's starting to run out of steam. It's at that moment that one of the fight assistants offers Katelynn a quick drink of water. Katelynn nods and accepts, quickly downing the water.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn gains composure.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-======|=======\===----\1           Aranha

Aranha had been studying her breathing and the way she has been moving the entire fight. All of it to give himself a general idea of what he needs to do during his fight. He can see that he has her on the ropes but he's seen enough fight to know that can change in a heartbeat and knows better than to be overconfident especially when dealing with someone who has beaten him before.

The dance is abandoned for a moment while he jogs around Katelynn circling her, studying her while he waits for his opportunity to draw her into his web.

COMBATSYS: Aranha focuses on his next action.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-======|=======\===----\1           Aranha

Tossing the empty bottle of water away, Katelynn gets back into her fighting stance, and when she sees Aranha circling around her, the Karate-ka eventually starts doing the same as well, circling around and focusing on her opponent. Her eyes, as usual, are unblinking and stern, waiting to see what Aranha has in store for her next.

But Katelnyn isn't going to wait for long; Instead, she's going to throw a swift forward kick while suddenly flying forwards, aiming directly at Aranha and attempting to knock him down hard!

COMBATSYS: Aranha dodges Katelynn's Missile Kick.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-======|=======\===----\1           Aranha

As the kick comes flying in, Aranha suddenly drops low in that same extended leg position where he's sitting on his other heel which shows the other use of the move besides setting up kicks and leg sweeps. It's also allows him to evade with that foot under him providing a pivot point to allow him to spin around to quickly face Katelynn as she's landing.

With one single motion, he spins back up to his feet and lashes out with an outside crescent kick which he hopes will knock aside her guard.

And that's when the onslaught begins. Hee becomes a whirling dervish of kicks as he delivers side kick and spinning back heels and roundhouses. Kick comes after kick in a glowing blue blur before what seems to be without reason he suddenly changes direction to deliver even more kicks, without rest or stop for what may or may not feel like forever (depends on perception really). And suddenly there's a bit of reprieve in the form a pause that happens as Aranha tilts into a handstand before delivering a tornado of handstand kicks to his would be victim

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Katelynn with Royal Flush.

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Katelynn         1/----===/=======|-------\-------\0           Aranha

Indeed, it can feel like it's going on forever, given how bad of a pummelling this attack is capable of doing. Katelynn is knocked off guard by the crescent kick, and then all hell breaks out on her. She tries to defend, but it's to no avail. She can only hope and pray that she doesn't fall unconscious during this whole onslaught, even though it feels like her body wants to do otherwise with all the blows it's absorbing, and the pain that Katelynn finds herself in.

In the end, Katelynn is lying down on the ground, looking rather limp and almost like she might be knocked out. As an official goes over to check on her, there are signs of movement as Katelynn groans a little and slowly (VERY slowly that is) gets up into a sitting position. She struggles to keep from falling back down as she tries to ignore the pain she's in as she tries getting into a standing stance again. This time, her nose is bleeding, and one of her eyes is slightly swollen, meaning that Aranha may have the upper hand on Katelynn.

But this Karate-ka doesn't give up that easily, even if she's on the losing end of things. She closes her eyes and begins to focus all of her mental energy into her body.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn gathers her will.

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Katelynn         1/=======/=======|-------\-------\0           Aranha

Aranha steps back from his attack taking deep breaths as he recovers from the exhaustion that came as the result of throwing so many kicks at his opponent so he's breathing hard. As she's getting back up to her feet he watches and waits knowing to expect an attack that doesn't ever come.

He raises an eyebrow at that act and if it wasn't for the fact that he knows that she can turn his attacks against him he'd say that act of not striking while the iron is hot was tantamount to suicide. To stop and gather herself was folly.

Aranha knows that she can do that and quite possibly at will and so he comes in conservatively not wanting to present too much of an opening as he attempts to finish her off.

He shuffles in before delivering a quick inside crescent kick while keeping his knees bent and his body on the balls of his foot.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn blocks Aranha's Short Kick.

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Katelynn         2/<<<<<<</<<<<<<<|-------\-------\0           Aranha

No sooner has Katelynn come out of her state of meditation (for want of a better term) than does she see the incoming kick that's coming at her. She raises both of her arms, apparently fueled by a brief rush of adrenaline that came from the focusing of her chi just now, and then waits for Aranha to get into the best position possible for Katelynn to unleash what's coming at him next.

With a yell, Katelynn rushes at Aranha with amazing speed, her chi probably having something to do with this. Once she gets close enough, she intends to deliver a swift flurry of punches and kicks, all carefully choreographed with each move considering the one before it and the one after, intending to return the favor that Aranha gave her earlier on in the fight.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn successfully hits Aranha with Ultimate Kata.

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Katelynn         0/-------/---====|====---\-------\0           Aranha

Aranha leaped back the moment his foot connect with her arms instead of her head. And that hop back gives him almost enough time to begin slipping her attacks. Almost. He just needed to slip that first strike and he'd be in the clear.

Aranha is just a hair too slow and he finds himself caught in an avalanche of punches and kicks before he finds himself crashing to the ground... Hard.

He's wobbily from being made punch drunk by that powerful combo but he works his way up to his feet, swaying left and right and when he finally closes he swings an elbow to the body with a sway in one direction before performing a sloppy sway in the other with an elbow to go with it. Then he suddenly lurches forward head first into her stomach giving her little more than a nudge before he attempts to pull her legs from under her.

COMBATSYS: Aranha successfully hits Katelynn with Bad Beat.

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Katelynn         0/-------/-======|====---\-------\0           Aranha

Even though Katelynn succeeded with her attack, the rush of chi has left her body, and she's now in pretty bad shape again. She can barely keep up with Aranha as he comes back at her, and her feeble attempt to avoid the incoming fighter doesn't do anything for her. She finds herself being headbutted in the stomach first, which truly hurts like the devil when you're in a predicament like this, and then her legs are pulled out from beneath her. She heads towards the ground fast, knowing that once she hits, she's out of there. But as she falls, she somehow manages to free one of her legs and attempt a last-ditch attempt at striking Aranha one last time.

COMBATSYS: Katelynn can no longer fight.

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Aranha           0/-------/---====|

COMBATSYS: Aranha dodges Katelynn's Light Kick.

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Aranha           0/-------/---====|

But the leg doesn't connect as he fall backwards looking almost clumsy as drops into a crab walk position to avoid Katelynn's final gasp before he actually begins his crab walk back a couple steps and then bringing his legs up and over the rest of his body which would look like a back handspring except for the fact that he kept that one hand planted the entire time.

It goes to show that not all that glitters is gold and not all that stumbles will fall.

COMBATSYS: Aranha has ended the fight here.

Log created on 20:06:55 09/21/2008 by Aranha, and last modified on 15:10:56 09/22/2008.