Gokhan Saki left no doubt that he is indeed better than Daniel Ghita, scoring a second round technical knockout victory earlier today (April 6, 2013) in the GLORY 6: "Istanbul" main event, which took place at Ulker Sports Arena in Istanbul, Turkey.
Saki -- who defeated Ghita via unanimous decision at K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 -- came out of the gate looking to close the distance to negate his opponent's significant size advantage. Saki caught a body kick and dumped Ghita to the canvas, which appeared to cause some discomfort.
Ghita would rebound with a pair of strong kicks before the end of the opening frame.
In the second stanza, Ghita continued where he left off, uncorking kicks to the legs and body of Saki, who retaliated with a vicious flurry of punches, including a looping right hook, that dropped Ghita for the first time in the bout. Ghita made it to his feet, but Saki smelled blood in the water and dropped him shortly thereafter with a left hook.
Hurt bad, Ghita surprisingly beat the referee's count, but Saki would not be denied, pouring it on along the ropes until the referee had no choice but to stop the bout and, in the process, award Saki an emphatic technical knockout victory.
With the win, Saki earned a rematch against GLORY Heavyweight Champion Semmy Schilt -- an initial encounter that went in the favor of "Hightower" back at GLORY 4 in Dec. 2012 -- sometime later this year.
No good deed goes unpunished!
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