There were many prayers for Luis Henrique da Silva when he stepped into the Octagon to face Gokhan Saki, arguably the most feared kick boxer in the world. It was Saki’s UFC debut, and he didn’t disappoint.
Having dominated kickboxing with a frightening 83-12 fight record, the 33-year-old Dutch-Turkish fighter was clearly confident his talents would do him well in MMA.
Probably even more impressive than his threatening win record is that 59 of those 83 victories were knockouts or technical knockouts.
da Silva, who hails for Brazil and weighs 205 pounds, was no cakewalk, but Saki’s win appears to have successfully confirmed his transition to the Octagon. Here’s an in depth analysis off the fight:
This was actually his second ever fight under MMA rules. Despite looking tired towards the middle of the first round, he managed to knock down da Silva with a brutal left hook to end the match.
What a fantastic start to what will likely be fruitful UFC career. Did you watch the full fight? If so, what did you think about his performance? Share your thoughts in the comments below.