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UFC Saitama Results: Gokhan Saki Floors da Silva in First Round Brawl

UFC Saitama Results: Gokhan Saki Floors da Silva in First Round Brawl”

The light heavyweight bout was part of the main card of today's UFC Fight Night 117 event at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, near Tokyo. A left straight knocked down Henrique da Silva, and Saki allowed him up. da Silva shot for a takedown after standing up, but Saki shucked him off and went back to work. A head kick from Saki came just 30 seconds in, but it was mostly blocked. So Saki planted the Brazilian on the canvas with a punch. Saki teed off on da Silva.

Saki was more than happy to fight on the back foot, and let da Silva walk into his strikes. a front kick landed, then a flurry of left hands that da Silva devoured. He continued to pick da Silva apart with his punches and bloodied him up.

As time ticked away, Saki started to slow down as his hands began to drop and his legs weren't moving quite as quickly and da Silva was quick to take advantage. Da Silva deserves credit for taking some of Saki's best shots, he also tied up Saki a few times and this began to wear on the 33-year-old man known as "The Turkish Tyson".

In the final minute, da Silva started to grow some confidence and almost landed a big head kick.

Gokhan Saki landed a counter right hand right away, then a head kick, and a handsome left straight.

Saki looked to tire as da Silva landed a knee in the clinch.

Saki had fought MMA once previously in his career all the way back in 2004, but 13 years later it was nearly like that bout never happened.



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