today 00:39 | Slovak fighter Martin Buday won in his second fight in the most prestigious MMA organization. At UFC on ESPN 41 in San Diego, he beat Poland’s Lukasz Brzeski on points 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28. You could watch the fight between Martin Buday and Lukasz Brzeski ONLINE at ŠPORT.sk >> Buday was 13 kilos heavier. Slovak power encountered Polish speed. While Buday weighed exactly the heavyweight limit (120 kg) the day before the match, Brzeski was 13 kilos lighter. By retreating back, he did not allow Buday to develop longer combinations, by stepping to the sides he escaped from attempts to fight at the net. The Pole tried to keep the fight at a distance and most of the time the tactics worked for him. In the middle of the 1st round, he hit his opponent with a right hook and Buday staggered. There was constant action, but it was not a head-to-head fight. The loss of strength was more evident on Brzesko, but the Nitrian warrior could not significantly threaten him. The inconsistent verdict of the judges, despite the seemingly greater physical fund, Buday did not press even in the 3rd round and it seemed that he over-tacticalized the fight. The victory of the Pole was also predicted by the co-commentator of the broadcast and the former interim champion of the Octagon in the middleweight Samuel “Pirate” Krištofič. However, after a mixed verdict, the point arbitrators decided on Buda’s narrow victory 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28. In addition to Brzeský, a part of the audience was also surprised, reacting with a beep. According to the official statistics of the UFC, Brzeski collected 118 significant strikes, while Buday only 66. Plan A did not work out “Tough fight, but I enjoyed it. I haven’t had a match like this in a long time,” assessed the 30-year-old Slovak in an interview directly in the cage with former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion and Hall of Fame member Daniel Cormier. “I expected Lukasz to be a difficult opponent and maybe it will go to points. The plan was to work on him in a clinch on the mesh, but he wouldn’t let me do that. That’s why we had plan B – to press him and intervene with hard hammers,” added Buday. Tenth triumph in a row The almost two-meter giant achieved his tenth victory in a row, the second in the UFC. In the period September 2019 – June 2021, he had a break of almost two years. Since then, he became the champion of the Octagon, in Dana White’s Contender Series he won a contract with the most prestigious organization and there he confirmed for the second time that he can stir the waters. Buday is currently 11-1, losing in just his second professional bout against Spain’s Juan Espino in October 2017. Who is Martin Buday? Read also Who is the second Slovak in the UFC? He started training to lose weight from 170 kg. Végh: He was like… Brzeski made his debut in the UFC after the punishment for doping. Like Buday, he won a contract in Contendra, but after the match he had a positive doping test for the substance clomiphene. They changed the result to “no contest” (without a winner) and the Pole was suspended for nine months. However, the UFC kept him and he finally started against Buday after an 11-month break with a record of 8-1 (1). He spent most of his career in the Polish organization Babilon MMA, but also appeared in the Czech XFN, where he finished Alexander Cverna in November 2018.