LIVE Play-by-Play - GLORY 2 Brussels LIVE on Fight Network
Cody Saftic / October 6, 2012 - 1:07pm
Follow the live results below:
-Remy Bonjasky vs. Anderson "Braddock" Silva
Bell sounds and Bonjasky is officially back. Nice kick lands for the Dutchman who follows it up with a flying knee. Silva goes to the body with a kick punch combo but Bonjasky circles away. Left hook scores for Silva but Bonjasky responds with a hard low kick. Silva pushing the action as Bonjasky continues to shake off the ring rust. Close round. 10-9 Silva.
Bonjasky opens up a bit with his strikes early, landing kicks to the leg. Bonjasky backs up Silva into the corner and unloads with a series of kicks and short punches. Silva circles out of the corner and gets to work with low kicks of his own. Nice straight right to the body scores for Silva as Bonjasky presses forward. Flying knee thrown by Bonjasky but it’s blocked. Nice one-two combo lands by Bonjasky followed by a knee to the head. Silva doing a good job of making Bonjasky pay but didn’t do enough to win the round. 10-9 Bonjasky.
Two hard left body kicks score for Bonjasky early. Bonjasky feels like he has to end this fight and he’s going for it. Silva back peddling away from Bonjasky but the low kicks have taken their toll on his movement. Bonjasky with another flying knee but Silva blocks it. Midway through the round and Silva has slown down considerably. Bonjasky keeps hitting him with the low kicks but might need to put away the Brazilian to win this fight. 10 seconds remaining and Bonjasky lets loose with a series of kicks as the round ends. Close fight, could go either way. 10-9 Bonjasky.
Judges declare it's too close to call and we go to an extra round...
Both fighters know they have to win this round and waste no time getting at it. Silva mixing it up with body punches, Bonjasky scoring with kicks. Bonjasky backs up the Brazilian to the ropes and unloads with low kicks. Silva is barely moving after absorbing so many kicks to the legs. Bonjasky knows he’s got Silva hurt and continues to push the pace on him. Silva tries to answer with a couple short punches but his inability to explode and move forward is costing him. Right hand scores for Bonjasky who is swarming his helpless opponent as the extra round comes to an end. 10-9 Bonjasky.
Winner: Remy Bonjasky via Decision
-Mourad Bouzidi vs. Gokhan Saki
Hard kicks from Saki immideitely as the fight gets underway. Straight right hand catches Bouzidi off balance but he’s okay. Both men throwing heavy power and it may just be a matter of time before something lands. Left hook for Saki scores as Bouzidi backs away. Wicked three-punch combination lands for Saki as the first round ends. 10-9 Saki.
Bouzidi landing with low kicks, but gets countered by a solid left hook. Bouzidi again nailed by a hard punch and looks to be shaky. Saki all over him with power punches and drops Bouzidi to the canvas. Bouzidi up but he’s on wobbly legs. Saki knows he’s got Bouzidi hurt and he’s not letting the Tunisian fighter recover. Twenty seconds left in the round but Saki can’t find that one punch to knock Bouzidi back down. 10-8 Saki.
Bouzidi looks to have recovered early as he kicks the legs of Saki. Heavy body kick followed by a spinning back fist by Saki who is picking up the pace. Wicked left hand lands for Saki and Bouzidi again is hurt. Bouzidi showing a lot of heart by not going down. Bouzidi lands a solid straight left hand to the jaw of Saki but Saki smiles and waves him on as the final round comes to an end. 10-9 Saki.
Winner: Gokhan Saki via Decision
-Nieky Holzken vs. Murat Direkci
Quick touch of gloves and Holzken comes out with hard low kicks. Holzken stalking Direkci around the ring but its Direkci who scores first with a right hand and jumping knee. Uppercut left hook combo scores for Direkci who is turning into the aggressor as the round hits its mid way point. Spinning back kick by Holzken grazes the body but Direkci continues to press the action. 10-9 Direkci.
Big body blows from Holzken early as he turns up the heat. Holzken establishing a jab and working his low kicks behind it. Holzken going to the body with punches and mixing his strikes up nicely. Direkci backs up Holzken into the corner and starts to land with some punches. Nice left hook scores for Direkci who is changing the momentum in this round. Out of nowhere, Holzken lands flush with a hard knee to the jaw that drops Direkci. Referee checks a cut on the head of Direkci before calling this one off.
Winner: Nieky Holzken via TKO (Cut), Round 2
-Fabiano Cyclone vs. Filip Verlinden
Hard low kick for Verlinden lands as the first round gets underway. Cyclone is stalking looking for openings but Verlinden staying out of harm’s way. Verlinden landing one-two combinations but nothing landing clean. Verlinden getting comfortable and landing with straight right hands and low kicks. Cyclone wants to engage but he’s getting lit up early. Spinning back kick scores for Verlinden who is really tying his combinations together nicely. 10-9 Verlinden.
Cyclone needs to change up his game plan if he wants to survive this fight. Cyclone charges forward but gets blasted by a hard kick to the body that drops him. Cyclone is quick to get up after the knockdown and decides to rush Verlinden and close the distance. Verlinden goes to the body with a kick and again with a left hook. Cyclone looks hurt but does a good job of staying competitive. 10-9 Verlinden.
Cyclone needs a knockout to win this fight and wastes no time trying to get it. Cyclone stalking but Verlinden is calm and circles away. Flying knee from Verlinden misses but he lands with a kick to the body. Cyclone relentless going after his opponent but can’t connect with anything meaningful. Hard left by Verlinden slams into the Brazilian followed by a hard low kick. Cyclone showing a lot of grit, but he's outclassed in this one. 10-9 Verlinden.
Winner: Filip Verlinden via Decision
-Murthel Groenhart vs. Marc De Bonte
Both men exchanging low kicks early. De Bonte goes to the body with a nice combination. Left hook to the body lands again for De Bonte who’s picking his shots wisely. Groenhart moving forward but De Bonte explodes on him with quick punches and a hard low kick. De Bonte is the quicker fighter and its paying off for him. 10-9 De Bonte.
Groenhart aggressive early coming forward with solid punches. De Bonte backing away and gets absolutely slammed by a crushing right knee to the jaw. De Bonte is awake but motionless as he lies on the canvas.
Winner: Murthel Groenhart via KO, Round 2
-Gregory Tony vs. Igor Jurkovic
Tony takes the center of the ring early and works his range. Jurkovic looking to make this fight a brawl but Tony doing a good job at using his reach to keep his opponent at bay. Jurkovic lands a hard left hand that slips through the guard of Jurkovic right before the end of the round. 10-9 Tony.
Tony working push kicks and right hands early as he backs up Jurkovic. Jurkovic trying to close the distance but eats a hard left to the body for his effort. Tony lands a hard punch but then grunts and shakes his hand. Jurkovic senses a problem and gets on Tony quick. Hard left lands for Jurkovic and Tony goes down. Tony unfazed as he gets up but it’s not long before another hard left sends him crashing. Referee gives Tony a count and he easily gets up. One more knockdown and this fight is over according to Glory’s three knockdown rule. Tony tentative trying to pump out a jab but Jurkovic is all business landing a crushing shot to the body to fold Tony for the final time.
Winner: Igor Jurkovic via TKO, Round 2
-Mark Miller vs. Koichi Pettas
Both men say forget the feeling out process and start to exchange wild punches. Miller looking slow and Pettas is taking full advantage, tagging him with every strike. Sloppy hook from Miller misses and Pettas makes him pay. Miller looking tired as he retreats from his Japanese opponent. Miller turns his back to Pettas while eating punches forcing the referee to give him a standing eight count as the round closes. 10-8 Pettas.
Pettas rushes Miller as the second round starts and completely blasts the American. Miller has no answer for this kind of offense and collapses to the canvas forcing the referee to call a halt to the fight.
Winner: Koichi Pettas via TKO, Round 2
-Sebastian Van Thielen vs. Jhonatan Diniz
Taking this fight short notice, Van Thielen circles early. The Brazilian Diniz feels out his new opponent temporarily before connecting with a good punch kick combination. Van Thielen throws a massive right high kick but misses and slips to the canvas. Action resumes and Van Thielen connects with a counter right. Diniz continues to be the aggressor but is taking some damage from Van Thielen. Close round. 10-9 Diniz.
Both men trade punches immediately as the second round starts. Van Thielen does a good job of covering up and blocking most of Diniz’ offense. Wild right hand lands for Diniz is starting to turn up the heat on Van Thielen. More punches land for the Brazilian but Van Thielen is game waving him on for more. High kick grazes for Van Thielen as the round closes out. 10-9 Diniz.
Both men touch gloves to kick off the last round. Diniz comes out aggressive throwing hard punches. Van Thielen took this fight on one days notice and is starting to fatigue as a result. Left hand followed by right high kick score for Diniz. Big left hook crushes Van Thielen who shakes it off and circles away. Diniz throws a spinning heel kick that sails wide. Flying knee for Diniz who is really turning up the pace on his tired opponent. Van Thielen trying to get some offense going but he can’t throw more than a couple of strikes before getting tired. 10-9 Diniz.
Winner: Jhonatan Diniz via Decision
-Jahfarr Wilnis vs. Jamal Ben Saddik
Both men have their guards high as the fight starts. Sadik is massive fighter and he’s quick too. Big punches by Ben Sadik who looks to be having fun out there. Straight right hand lands for Ben Sadik but Wilnis is game coming back with good counters. Low kick lands for Wilnis, but it’s about all the offense he can get. 10-9 Ben Sadik.
Round two underway. Wilnis backs up Ben Sadik immediately into the corner and starts to connect with low kicks. Wilnis starting to find his range against his much larger opponent but Ben Sadik does a good job landing the right hand. Wilnis with more leg kicks but he gets slammed with a straight right that stuns him. Ben Sadik going to the body and head and is coming alive as the second round ends. 10-9 Wilnis.
Last frame underway. Wilnis needs to steal this round to take the fight and wastes no time attacking Ben Sadik. Quick punch combo followed by a hard low kick score for Wilnis. Both fighters tired, but Wilnis refuses to let up as he comes forward. Ben Sadik lands a few good punches but he’s moving a lot slower and is allowing Wilnis to score. 20 seconds left in the fight as both men fire at each other with punches and kicks until the bell sounds. 10-9 Wilnis.
Winner: Jahfarr Wilnis via Decision
-Alex Vogel vs. Marat Grigorian
Both men trade jabs feeling out the range to start the match. Grigorian taking his time moving forward as Vogel mixes it up and goes to the body. Push kick lands a little low for Vogel but Grigorian is quick to shake it off. Grigorian corners Vogel and unleashes with heavy punches. Vogel continues to land to the body but is starting to get countered hard. Big right high kick lands for Grigorian and he smells the blood in the water. The Armenian fighter Grigorian is swarming Vogel and the ref steps in to give him a count. Fight resumes and Grigorian gets right back at it, bombing his opponent with heavy punches and kicks as the round ends. 10-8 Grigorian.
Round two underway. Vogel tries to be aggressive early but can’t connect with anything meaningful. Grigorian backs Vogel up towards the ropes again and connects with two solid right hands and a hard left hook. Grigorian starting to mix it with body shots before hurting Vogel with a low kick. Referee administers a standing eight count to Vogel who’s limping now. Action resumes and Grigorian is quick to swarm his opponent with punches and kicks before the referee mercifully stops the fight.
Winner: Marat Grigorian via TKO, Round 2
-Ali Cenik vs. Danyo Ilunga
Cenik throws a high kick seconds in but Illunga does a good job of blocking. Both men throwing in the pocket but not much landing clean. Solid knee lands for Cenik but Illunga responds with big shots. Cenik lands a hard right but Illunga keeps pressing forward landing heavy punches of his own. Illunga backs up Cenik to the ropes and starts to wear him down with knees the body. Cenik throws a wild spinning heel kick that misses as the first round comes to a close. 10-9 Illunga.
Big shots from Cenak to start the second frame. Wild left and right hands coming from Cenik who throws with power on every punch. Ilunga closes the distance but can’t get any offense going from the outside. Left knee from Ilunga lands followed by a hard punch but Cenik is unfazed. Thai clinch followed by a series of knees score for Ilunga but Cenik responds with wild bombs to the head as the second round comes to a close. 10-9 Cenik.
Ilunga comes out fast to start the third round landing with hard punches and knees. Cenik is game, responding with wild punches of his own. Both men have slowed down considerably, but it’s Ilunga who scores points by moving forward. Cenik tries to come forward with strikes but he’s gassed out and starting to get beat on by his quicker opponent. Sloppy punches land for both men as the final round ends. 10-9 Ilunga.
Winner: Danyo Ilunga via Decision
-Andy Ristie vs. Nordim Bin Moh
Quick touch of gloves and the first fight is underway. Ristie is the aggressor early pressing forward with well-placed kicks. Bin Moh circling away but can’t find any sort of groove. Straight left by Ristie just misses and Bin Moh unleashes a combination. Nice body shot lands for Ristie who is starting to get comfortable. Bin Moh tries to throw a flying knee and jumping left roundhouse kick but he’s nailed by a solid counter punch and is knocked out cold.
Winner: Andy Ristie via KO, Round 1