Retired UFC Heavyweight Mark Godbeer Set For ‘Knockout Only’ Super Fight
Former BAMMA and UFC heavyweight Mark Godbeer retired from active MMA competition earlier this year, but he’s going to be stepping back into the combat sport spotlight at MasFight1.
The event will take place in little over two weeks time on Nov. 10 at Macau, China.
Godbeer will be taking on Dutch strongman Ismael Lazaar in a unique ‘stand up only’ fight.
The rules of the contest will be as follows:
- One round fight that lasts 9 minutes
- Fighters will use 4-oz. gloves
- Stand up combat only
- Throws are allowed
- No fighting on the ground
- No judges and no points system
- Win by KO only
- If there is no knockout after 9 minutes the fight is ruled a draw
- 3 knockdowns = KO
The fight was announced this morning by Godbeer’s management Duello Sports Management.
Godbeer went 13-4 in professional MMA and held a UFC record of 2-2 with victories over Daniel Spitz and Walt Harris via DQ. The Englishman last fought at UFC Fight Night London last March where he was defeated by Russian Dmitriy Sosnovskiy via submission in the closing seconds of the second round.
Speaking via his Instagram account earlier today, Godbeer said:
“You get an opportunity you grab it by the balls… one 9 minute, can only win by knockout!!! No ground game, 4-0z gloves. We stand, we bang. Two weeks notice, the toughest stand up guys from around the world. I’m off to Macau (Las Vegas of Asia).”
Watch our last interview with Godbeer: