Tyrone Spong and Sergio Pettis are two fighters on the rise at the moment and they both logged in impressive knockout victories in their respective fights this weekend.
Currently signed to the World Series Of Fighting promotion, Spong is of course best known as a kickboxer and he returned to his roots in Glory’s light-heavyweight tournament last night.
Spong fought three times on his way to winning the tournament, but the biggest moment undoubtedly came during his opening bout against Michael Duut.
Things started off badly as Spong was dropped by a straight right, but he quickly got back to his feet, measured up Duut as he came pressing forward aggressively and then unleashed a devastating right hand of his own straight down the pipe that sent his opponent crashing to the canvas.
Duut struggled to get back to his feet, then slumped back down to the mat during the standing 10 count, bringing an end to the fight.
Spong hopes to fight for WSOF in August and also has plans to enter the boxing ring.
A night earlier, Sergio Pettis, younger brother of UFC star Anthony, was in MMA action at RFA8 and looked every inch the up and coming star as he dispensed of his opponent Dillard Pegg, who was 5-1 going into this fight, in just 51 seconds.
Pegg started aggressively, but Pettis stayed composed and then dropped him with a big right before following up with ground and pound for the TKO stoppage to claim RFA’s flyweight title.
Still just 19 years-old, Pettis is now 8-0 and has been turning heads for some time now so it’s surely only a matter of time before he follows in his brother’s footsteps to the UFC.