On Friday night, Glory featherweight champion Serhiy Adamchuk will defend his title against Gabriel Varga in the main event of Glory 32. Adamchuk first won the belt by defeating Varga back at Glory 25. The judges’ decision was controversial to say the least. To prepare for this weekend’s event, StrikeScoreMMA looks back at that night last November.
The criticism for this performance, and a few others, directed towards referee Stefano Valaneti got so loud that he actually felt the need to write a letter to LiverKick.com in which he made liberal use of all caps.
In the bout, Varga outlanded Adamchuk nearly two-to-one, 84 to 49. Round-by-round strike stats are not available. For the fight, Varga finished with the StrikeScore advantage 178 to 52. To put that number into perspective, fighters in 2016 in the UFC who score a StrikeScore of at least 178 are 51-6 in decisions. Fighters who score a 52 or lower have gone 8-54 this year.
As you can see, Varga was much more accurate with his punches and more active overall. If he is able to keep his distance and avoid the clinch, the Canadian should be able to take back his title.