Former Golden Gloves champion and Georgia born Wayne Barrett (4-0-0, 3 KO) faces off against Romania’s Bogdan Stoica (38-5-0, 29 KO) as the Middleweight tournament continues. Barrett comes out swing while Stoica attempts an axe kick.
The Romanian is keeping his distance forcing Barrett to lunge at him, allowing Stoica to close the distance and hand some damaging body blows.
Round two is underway and the fighters touch gloves. Stoica takes Barrett to the ground, but this isn’t MMA, it’s Glory Kickboxing! Time is called as Stoica accidentally gets poked in the eye and is being checked over the doctors, he gets the thumbs up and continues on.
The Romanian’s eye is cut but he’s able to keep Barrett away. His cut-man looks him over and is headed to the third round protecting that eye and fighting cautiously as Barrett lands three jabs to the head.
Barrett knocks out Stoica at 58 seconds in the third round landing a left hook as the Romanian went in for a flying knee. Barrett advances to the tournament semi-finals!