Hexagone MMA 2 : Spectacular evening, Amoussou gets the belt
Three months after its big debut at La Défense – the business center of Paris, HEXAGONE MMA returned to the French capital on October 30, 2021, but this time at the Zenith, another prestigious venue. In front of an encouraging public, the show was not lacking, and a simple statistic was enough to show it : out of the six fights held in the Parisian cage, only one went to the judge’s decision.
The opposition of style between Laëtitia Blot (former world champion of judo) and the striker Ernesta Kareckaite ended after three contested rounds in a logical draw. Surprisingly endangered on the floor, the powerful Frenchwoman escaped several choke attempts, before getting the equality thanks to a penalty inflicted on her opponent. Moreover, no other opposition has reached its time limit.
Williams Gomis, who apparently was in a rush, even finalized his Togolese opponent Boundjou Baba Nadjombe after only one minute of fight, thanks to a beautiful guillotine.It is with this same technique but even faster that the dean Gregory Babene submitted the Ukrainian Bogdan Kotlovyanov, forty seconds after hitting their gloves. In the second female fight of the card, the Venezuelan Karla Benitez made a great turnaround, inflicting a technical knockout to Lucie Bertaud, with a violent elbow to the face.
To conclude this exceptional evening, the welterweight belt (-77 kg) of the organization was put at stake between the french MMA icon, Karl Amoussou and the Brazilian finisher André Ricardo Chaves Santos.The athletes of the evening had obviously passed the word, Amoussou put an end to the fight before the end of the first round, with a superb heel lock, signing the 14th submission of his great career. With his belt over his shoulder, the “Psycho” was satisfied with this accomplishment, slipping a word for the audience: “I was carried by the audience, there was a huge amount of people there to support me, and I hope I gave a performance that lived up to their expectations.” No doubt about it.