Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bonjasky is almost back, Saki is back.

Bonjasky had his return match on October 06 2012, in the Glory tournament at Busseles, after nearly three years of break....

The return was proven to be extremely difficult for the "Flying Gentleman" who needed four rounds to get a decision against the underdog Anderson Silva. Also in my opinion he clearly lost the first two rounds. In the third round Bonjasky had a pride spike and managed to impose his kicks against Silvia but wasn't able to deliver that knock down he desperately needed. I thought that Silvia will won, but surprise, the judges decided an extra-round. Bonjasky won the fourth round and won the match.

The co-main event saw Mourad Bouzidi in survival mode after getting cracked with a Gohan Saki left hook. Saki punished Bouzidi punch-leg kick combinations while pinning him against the ropes. Bouzidi was able to survive the onslaught and earned the respect of Saki and the Saki fans in attendance who applauded him as he left the ring.

The GLORY 2 full results can be found below:
  • HW: Remy Bonjasky def. Anderson “Braddock” Silva by Majority Decision (4-1) in an extra round.
  • HW: Gokhan Saki def. Mourad Bouzidi by unanimous decision.
  • 78kg: Nieky Holzken def. Murat Direkci by TKO (Cut) in Round 2.
  • HW: Filip Verlinden def. Fabiano Cyclone Aoki by unanimous decision.
  • 79kg: Murthel Groenhart def. Marc de Bonte by KO (Knee) in Round 2.
  • HW: Igor Jurkovic def. Gregory Tony by TKO (3 Knockdowns/Liver Shot) in Round 2.
  • HW: Koichi Pettas def. Mark Miller by KO (Right Cross) in Round 2.
  • HW: Jhonata Diniz def. Sebastian van Thielen by unanimous decision.
  • HW: Jahfarr Wilnis def. Jamal Ben Saddik by unanimous decision.
  • 71kg: Marat Grigorian def. Alex Vogel by TKO (Right Low Kick) in Round 2.
  • 97kg: Danyo Ilunga def. Ali Cenik by decision.
  • 70kg: Andy Ristie def. Nordin Benmoh by KO (Left Hook) in Round 1.