Badr Hari’s retirement fight!!!!!
Badr Hari vs. Gokhan Saki
Official: Round 1 – TKO 2:44, Badr Hari
The excitement is unreal! This is easily the biggest fight in years! The crowd is nuts! Hari is all power shots! Saki is down! Saki makes the ten count. He’s down again! But up again. BAM! Another uppercut and it’s over!!! Badr Hari WILL BE the next big thing in American Boxing! Wow, what a performance!
After the fight, Hari celebrates with his father and other kickboxers, including Gokhan Saki. He’s presented with awards and trophies. He thanks the fans, family, trainers, coaches and so on. Very respectful and emotional speech.
Hesdy Gerges vs. Daniel Ghita
Official: Round 1 – KO 2:47, Daniel Ghita
Daniel Ghita’s physique is tremendously improved. Ghita goes straight to his famously powerful leg kicks, lands a solid straight. Bam! Left hook! It’s over! New Champion!
Murat Direkci vs. Robin Van Roosmalen
Official: Split Decision – 4-1, Robin Van Roosmalen
Direkci is pure Muay Thai. Roosmalen unleashes an insanely quick and powerful barrage of strikes! They clash heads and Direkci is cut. Great fight! Murat Direkci announces his retirement.
Rico Verhoeven vs. Errol Zimmerman
Official: Round 1 – KO 0:59, Errol Zimmerman
Verhoeven is out! One punch!
Harut Grigorian vs. Chris Ngimbi
Official: Round 2 – Doctor Stoppage 1:22, Harut Grigorian
These guys are super fast. Grigorian is constantly throwing strikes. Ngimbi is getting severely out struck. Ngimbi’s eye is busted wide open! Fight’s over!
Michael Duut vs. Anderson “Braddock” Silva
Official: Unanimous Decision – 5-0, Anderson Silva
These guys don’t like each other, something from the weigh-ins. Great straight punches from Duut but Silva’s combos are overwhelming. Duut tries to hit Silva between rounds after some words are exchanged; crazy! He gets a yellow card. Silva really pulls ahead on points.
Melvin Monhoef vs. Tyrone Spong
Official: Unanimous Decision – 5-0, Tyrone Spong
Spong is quite a bit bigger than Monhoef. The power and speed in these guys legs is incredible. Manhoef begins to get bullied. Great fight!
Yohan Lidon vs. L’houcine Ouzgni
Official: Unanumous Decision – 5-0, L’houcine Ouzgni
Ouzgni towers over Lidon. Very patient fight, Ouzgni lands some really precise power shots. Lidon begins to fall apart.
Ricardo Van Den Bos vs. Ben Edwards
Official: Unanimous Decision – 5-0, Ben Edwards
Van Den Bos is very very timid for some reason. He just keeps backing up, only throwing single shots, missing counters.
Mourad Bouzidi vs. Sahak Parparyan
Official: Split Decision – 4-1, Sahak Parparyan *Controversial*
Bouzidi is huge. Parparyan powers through Bouzidi’s leg kicks and lands some fast combos but can’t push the big man back. They really start to slug it out now! Unbelievable! Parparyan is getting smashed and beckoning for Bouzidi for more! Apparently 4 judges were watching a different fight.
Andy Ristie vs. Hinata Wantanabe
Official: Round 1 – TKO 1:38, Andy Ristie
Ristie blasts Wantanabe to the ground fight at the bell! Ristie is a bit wreckless but drops him again! Down once more! His knees buckle and bam! Another punch sends him crashing! Ristie wins! Pure dominance!
Hafid El Boustati vs. Henri Van Opstal
Official: Unanimous Decision – 5-0, Hafid El Boustati
Fast and hard straight off the bell. Leg kicks a plenty. Good fight!