KARATE COMBAT EP 9 RESULTS TEEIK SILVA VS BRUNO ASSIS
by Toni Gannon
SPOILER ALERT: THE BRAZILIAN DRAGON WON THE FIGHT.
Sorry, it’s not every day in Karate Combat that we have two fighters that are from Brazil and have nicknames with “Dragon” in them that go against each other. We couldn’t resist.
Brazilian Fighter Bruno Assis from Brazil took on Brazilian fighter Teeik Silva, obviously also from Brazil, in the Main event 67 kilo match, and the similarities don’t end there. Both train in Muy Thai, both are relatively younger fighters and both won by Knock Out in their last match. As mentioned earlier, tonight, the similarities would end here, as only one could walk away with the win.
Assis and Silva put on an incredible fight, as the crowd ate up every kick, strike and counter.
As Josh Palmer told us, “Teeik said to us yesterday, he didn't know if he was going to fight like Lyoto Machida or Mike Tyson. I'm thinking today he chose Tyson.”
As Silva ,would kick, Assis would answer right back with strong, decisive movements. Silva, as promised, was delivering Tyson like power with his punches, and Assis was throwing and kicking with full intent.
It was hard to see who may be leading in points, but by the start of the second round, Bas predicted “things can change in a moment here”, and his feeling was right.
Assis began delivering his Roundhouse kick, and Silva began swinging. Both using their signature moves on each other, as Bas mentioned at the start of the match, and they would continually switch it up throughout the rest of the match. Neither lost energy or focus, and the crowd absolutely loved every second of it.
The third round felt as fresh as the first, with Assis and Silva both smiling throughout their strikes, with Assis showcasing some really beautiful sequences. Silva did show aggression, but unfortunately, according to Palmer, not much landed.
The winner, by unanimous decision, was the White Dragon from Brazil, Bruno Assis, making him 3 and 0, and perhaps the happiest man on the roster.
Congratulations to both Brazilian Dragons for an incredible fight.