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Sunday, Apr 13, 2014

GLORY 15: Gokhan Saki Takes Championship After Tyrone Spong Breaks Leg

Gokhan Saki (right) and Tyrone Spong exchanging punches (photo via GLORY)

By FCF Staff

Tyrone Spong will not be competing in the MMA cage anytime soon, as the decorated striker broke his leg at GLORY 15 last night in Istanbul, Turkey.

The gruesome injury occurred in Spong’s light-heavyweight tournament final with Gokhan Saki, after he threw a right leg kick. With the win, Saki laid claim to the promotion’s light-heavyweight title.

Saki stopped Nathan Corbet earlier in the night to advance to the final, while Spong worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Saulo Cavalari.

Spong was expected to compete at World Series of Fighting’s July 5th show, where he has gone 2-0 to date in MMA action.

Tyrone Spong being attended to after breaking his leg (photo via GLORY)


Tournament Final / Light-Heavyweight Championship

Gokhan Saki def Tyrone Spong via TKO (broken leg) R1, 1:37

Robin Van Roosmalen def Marat Grigorian via unanimous decision

Danyo Ilunga def Andrei Stoica via KO, R1, 2:33

Gokhan Saki def Nathan Corbet via TKO, R1, 2:35

Tyrone Spong def Saulo Cavalari via unanimous decision

GLORY Superfight Series

Hedsy Gerges def Jhnota via TKO, R2

Mourad Bouzidi def Randy Blake via unanimous decision

Filip Verlinden def Israel Adesanya by unanimous decision

Jonatan Oliveira def Atakan Arslan via unanimous decision

Niclas Larsen def Steve Moxon via TKO, R2, 1:33

Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai def Raz Sarkisjan via split decision


posted by FCF Staff @ 10:27 am
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