GLORY’s Heavyweight champion picked up his first win in mixed martial arts (MMA) earlier this week, defeating Viktor Bogutzki in Sibiu, Romania.
Rico Verhoeven’s mixed martial arts (MMA) debut was successful … and quick.
The GLORY Heavyweight champion earned a first-round technical knockout victory over Viktor Bogutzki on Monday (Oct.19, 2015) in the main event at RXF 20, inside Transilvania Arena in Sibiu, Romania.
Verhoeven, 26, shared a few good exchanges with his German counterpart in the beginning of the fight. He landed a few inside low kicks and also got tagged a few times by his winless (0-2) opponent. Bogutzki moved in on him shortly after, but the Dutch kickboxer secured a body lock and landed a back trip to score a takedown.
From there, it was only a matter of time.
Verhoeven moved from half guard into full mount and proceeded to tee off with big punches, for which Bogutzki had no answer. Referee Herb Dean stepped in to call it a day soon after.
The official time came at 2:11 of the opening round.
While this is far from a coming out party — as this was his first MMA fight and Bogutzki is remarkably unproven — Verhoeven’s debut was a promising one. ….View original article