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Will Fleury Suffers First MMA Defeat At Bellator Rome

The Irishman has endured his first loss in the pro ranks at the hands of Alen Amedovski.

Despite his promising start of four straight wins in MMA, Will Fleury has had to cope with a lot thus far, given that multiple opponents have pulled out of fights on short notice in the past three years. Being on the receiving end of almost a dozen illegal elbows on a South African TUF derivative didn’t help matters either.

After a win over Tarek Suleiman at a BRAVE event in March, the chance arose for Fleury to step up and compete under the Bellator banner, with Saturday’s event in Rome presenting him a game opponent in the form of Macedonian Alen Amedovski.

Amedovski was undefeated in his first five outings, with recent wins at Cage Warriors and Magnum FC events.

Two well-matched foes looked likely to make for a ‘fight of the night’ candidate, but the middleweight clash only lasted 99 seconds.

Amedovski is now 6-0 via six knockouts, while Fleury moves to 4-1. The 29-year-old still has an enormous amount to offer at this early stage of his career however, and his next outing will prove fascinating.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.