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Windsor's Brazier beaten by the suffocating grappling style of Soren 'The Viking' Bak

Mohammad Ilyas

Windsor born Terry ‘The Dominator’ Brazier suffered the third defeat of his MMA career, and his second in three fights on the Bellator bill, after a unanimous decision against Soren ‘The Viking’ Bak at Wembley Arena on November 23.

The bout saw a battle of former champions, with Brazier a two-time BAMMA champion and Bak a double Cage Warriors winner.

Brazier held the height and reach advantage over his opponent, standing at 6ft with a 76” reach, with Bak standing at 5.9ft with a reach of 70”.

The former paratrooper began the bout well, utilizing his reach advantage early on and connecting with a few early jabs. But Bak, a renowned grappler, also caught Brazier with a barrage of punches in his attempt to take the Windsor man to the canvas.

Bak, making his Bellator debut, was eventually able to make the take-down and had Brazier pinned to the floor without being able to make much of an impression before the end of the first round.

The second round saw more of a back and fourth between the fighters, with Brazier taken down barely a minute into the round where Bak was able to assert his dominance in the fight. The Berkshire born Brazier managed to flip the script, however, getting control of Bak’s back and countering with punches to even up the scores.

However, the final round saw Bak come into his own, an early leg kick unbalancing Brazier before he pinned his opponent against the cage for the bulk of the round, wearing him down and preventing Brazier from getting back to his feet.

This was a contest Bak dictated on his terms and the official result saw all three judges score in his favour.

Post fight Brazier called out Bak, calling him ‘boring’ and mocking his style of fighting. In response Bak offfered to give Brazier some ‘wrestling lessons’. 

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