By Grant Gordon – Glendale News Pess
In the world of mixed martial arts, anything can happen.
It’s a reality that HyeFighter Sevak Magakian is well aware of and it’s why he was in positive spirits less than 24 hours after he suffered a defeat in the main event at Respect in the Cage II at Fox Theater in Pomona.
The Glendale fighter lost at the 2:42 mark of the first round against Bobby Green after Green busted open Magakian’s head with a knee that elicited the stoppage and the technical knockout win for the Fontana fighter late Friday night.
“It was a good fight,” Magakian said. “I knew I could beat him, I just got caught.”
Magakian said he pulled off three judo throws, three takedowns and attempted a kimura, but simply got caught by a knee from the seasoned Green (11-2), who is likely the top fighter Magakian’s faced in his young career.
“It’s all good, I’ll learn from my mistakes,” Magakian said. “It’s just a fight, everybody has losses. Next time I’m gonna come back stronger and more aggressive.
“I just got a few stitches and it’s back to training for my next fight.”
Magakian, who had a six-fight winning steak snapped, had been training for a Nov. 14 CalledOut MMA card that was canceled. Hence, he was looking for a fight, so he took one against Green on just five days’ notice.
Green has now won three straight fights, his last loss coming on an Affliction pay-per-view card.