After getting debut call while eating cheesecake, Galore Bofando delivered at UFC-Glasgow
GLASGOW – Galore Bofando made a memorable UFC debut Sunday when he scored a rare first-round knockout against Charlie Ward at UFC Fight Night 113.
Bofando (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) produced just the ninth slam-related stoppage in UFC history when he tossed Ward (3-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) head-first into the canvas in their welterweight bout, which took place at SSE Hydro in Glasgow and aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Bofando admitted he “didn’t expect for that much power to come out” when he threw Ward to the ground, but nevertheless, he got quite a result. It was a near-perfect UFC debut, and one Bofando said he was unsure would arrive when he nearly gave up on the sport before getting a deal with the promotion.
“I was at home eating my big cheesecake, not thinking about training (when the UFC called),” Bofando told reporters after his win. “I was missing training for a few weeks. My coaches said I need to get back in the gym because they were sending me a…