The Bavarian Lion Dominates On His Pro MMA Debut
The German Heavyweight Markus “The Bavarian Lion” Grosse made an immediate impact in his professional MMA debut at Strike and Submit last weekend in the North East of England.
Grosse who recently signed by Warrior Promotions after being originally spotted by the Jordanian founder of Midrar Sports, who was so taken with Grosse’s natural abilities that they contacted Warrior Promotions to manage his new MMA career.
A former Kickboxer, Grosse was added onto the Strike and Submit card on late notice and spent a week preparing with the Team England M-1 Challenge Head Coach Dave Butlin, who was impressed by the potential of the 193cm/105 kg, 32 year old striker.
With coverage in the MMA media and internet forums concerning the German’s MMA debut, anticipation was high and he did not disappoint as he TKO’ed the more experienced Grant Hocking (3-1-0-1nc) in just 30 seconds. Grosse stunned the crowd by flooring the Whitehaven NHB fighter with his opening shot, before securing the win with some ground strikes.
This lightning fast KO did not go unnoticed with fans on the CWFC forum, who have already praised the powerful German fighter with quotes such as “he is going to trouble a lot of heavyweights with his standup” and “Grosse looked like he had serious power in those hands, deffo one to watch out for on other shows”.
Warrior Promotions hope to build on Grosse’s successful debut with more fights later this year, before returning to Strike and Submit in early 2010.
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