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Glory ‘Last Man Standing’ PPV Preview: The Title Fights Edition

The PPV portion of the Glory: Last Man Standing card also features two title fights. In the first contest newly crowned welterweight champion Marc De Bonte will make his first defense against rising star Joseph Valtellini. In the other one we get a rematch between the legendary Daniel Ghita and possibly the present and the future of the division, Rico Verhoeven. One of them will...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyrone Spong Gives The Thumbs Up After Surgery

Tyrone Spong suffered a shattered shin this weekend when he went for a low kick on opponent Gokhan Saki in the first round.  Hate to see injuries like this which had eery similarity to Anderson Silva breaking his leg against Chris Weidman.  Still Spong is as tough as they come and will be back.  Thanks as always to Ryan Loco for the pic. Tyrone Spong suffers bad leg injury at...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

GRAPHIC: Kickboxer Tyrone Spong Suffers Gruesome Leg Break At GLORY 15

Looks like Anderson Silva has a new person to play hopscotch with. Kickboxing star Tyrone Spong suffered the same horrific fate as Silva did last December at UFC 168. Silva was squaring off against Gokhan Saki at GLORY 15 in Istanbul. Spong threw a kick to Saki’s left leg. Saki checked the kick, and then Spong’s lower right leg shattered. Spong fell to the mat and now his fighting...
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gokhan Saki wins Glory’s inaugural light heavyweight title at Glory 15

It was a mix of sweet and sour for Gokhan Saki as he won Glory‘s inaugural kickboxing light heavyweight championship at Glory 15. Saki won the title after winning a one-night tournament by defeating Nathan Corbet and then Tyrone Spong. It was sweet because Saki is Turkish and was able to win the tournament and the title in Istanbul; it was sour because of how Saki won the final...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gokhan Saki: The Compassionate Glory 15 Champion

When we last saw Gokhan Saki on Spike TV it was at Glory 11. Due to a questionable knockdown in the first round, Saki was upset by eventual heavyweight tournament champion Rico Verhoeven. After Tyrone Spong broke his leg on a checked kick, we saw the compassionate side of him for the second time on the night. He seemed as broken up by Spong’s injury as anybody. It was obviously...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyrone Spong Shatters Shin in GLORY 15 Fight (Video)

Less than four months ago, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva snapped his left shin in two when Chris Weidman checked his kick. On Saturday at GLORY 15, it was like déjà vu all over again for combat sports fans. Tyrone Spong (pictured) shattered his right shin when Gokhan Saki checked his kick in the opening round of their light heavyweight tournament finals matchup...
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Glory 15: Istanbul’ Spike TV Preview

Glory 15 goes down Saturday April 12 in Istanbul and will air in the US on Spike TV. It features a four-man light heavyweight tournament with some of the most exciting names in the sport today. With Tyrone Spong (pictured), Gokhan Saki, Nathan Corbett and Saulo Cavalari there will be fireworks for sure. There is also the headline fight between two of the top lightweights Robin Van...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gokhan Saki on Upcoming Rematch with Badr Hari, Doesn't Deny Possible Move to MMA or Boxing, Still Friends with Reem

Gokhan Saki vs. Badr Hari is quickly approaching (January 28). Gokhan Saki looks forward to the opportunity for revenge, as he lost a late-notice fight to Hari back in 2004. Badr Hari is saying that this will be his last kickboxing match before transitioning to pro boxing. It sounds like Saki is also looking to make some moves of his own -- to pro boxing or mixed martial arts. Fighter's Only
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January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Gokhan Saki Confident Going Into Fight With Badr Hari: "It will be a war"

On January 28 the kickboxing community will sadly witness the exit of two of its contemporary staples. Gokhan Saki and Badr Hari will fight what they are saying will be their last kickboxing matches (we hope not!) to transition into boxing. The fighters will meet for the second time in their careers (Hari defeated Saki via TKO back in 2004) at an It's Showtime event in the Netherlands. This
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January 11, 2012  |  Discuss

It's Showtime 55 Means Farewell to Badr Hari and Gokhan Saki

Two kickboxing staple fighters will end extensive K-1 careers at It's Showtime 55. The January 28, 2012 bout between Badr Hari and Gokhan Saki will mark the retirement from kicksport for both fighters. May they leave the sport with a BANG!
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November 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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