Watch SBG’s Will Fleury Destory Gordon Roodman At EFC 66
Will Fleury put his recent disappointments behind him this evening when he defeated Gordon Roodman at EFC 66 in Pretoria, South Africa.
The Irish middleweight was involved in EFC’s first ever ‘The Fighter’ series and found himself in a bizarre situation when his quarter final bout was judged a DQ after he received 15 illegal elbow strikes to the back of his head and spine. He was then pulled from the competition because of a alleged concussion, and then in a ridiculous set of circumstances, his previous opponent who dealt out the illegal elbows continued on in the competition.
This evening, Fleury thankfully got to put all that behind him and he did it in impressive fashion against Roodman, a 32-year-old South African fighting in his own backyard.
Fleury entered the cage with a very sizeable 18cm reach advantage, but right from the off he looked to close the range and shoot for a takedown. Roodman did well to stave off his early attempts, but after a restart, Fleury put him in all sorts of trouble.
The Irishman put together as slick combination of strikes and he dropped Roodman in an awkward position against the fence with a beautiful knee to the body.
Fleury swarmed him with punches, but Roodman somehow stayed in it and managed to fend of a rear-naked choke attempt on the mat. The Irishman continued to work away with strikes, but Roodman saw out the round.
Roodman came out in round two looking for an overhand right and he did well to land two punches on Fleury in the opening exchanges. The Irishman ate them well though and he wore them with a grin as he continued to push forward.
Fleury then landed a bomb of a straight right hand and it was the beginning of the end as Roodman crashed to the mat. The Irishman followed him down and relentlessly pounded him out until the referee called the fight off.
Huge right hand. Will Fleury TKO's Gordon Roodman in R2 at #EFC66 pic.twitter.com/FBDCm54ENn
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) December 16, 2017
It was a fantastic performance from one of SBG’s hottest prospects.