MMA fighter, Sam Hoger AKA “The Alaskan Assassin” (8-4) defeated Patrick Miller (5-5) in the World Gladiator Championship’s main event on Friday night, April 9.
27: THE MAGIC NUMBER
… as in “KO by Hoger at 27 seconds of Round 1!” They don’t call him the “Alaskan Assassin” for nothing.
Hoger is an experienced fighter and MMA instructor at Hoger MMA in Houston, TX. In 2005, Sam fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as a cast member on the Premiere Season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) on Spike TV. He continues to train and compete regularly, and judging by Friday night’s quick KO, it’s clear the guy hasn’t lost his touch.
RECAP: HOW IT WENT DOWN
Hoger told Draz Athletics, himself, exactly how he managed to KO his opponent in 27 seconds at the Texas WGC event:
“My punches were lightening fast, causing my opponent to throw an odd head kick that missed me… I followed it up with a jab and a right head kick [which] caught him behind his ear and dropped him. I followed up immediately with ground and pound with hard, fast punches thanks to Draz Athletics and their Weighted Agility Gloves!”
HD Video of Hoger’s win along with detailed recaps and photos of all Friday’s fights can be found at TheCageDoor.net.
TRAINING LIKE A CHAMP
Sam Hoger is a proud endorser of the Draz Athletics Weighted Agility Glove. He trained with the gloves in preparation for his big fight on Friday, with winning results. He says:
“At the beginning of my training camp my hands were heavy and slow. I needed to find a way to make my hands faster and lighter inorder to put my punching combinations together best. I tried using regular weights, but I found gripping them in my hand created an awkward feel. The WAGs provide balance and stability throughout my hand from my finger tips to my wrist giving a realistic, applicable feel. These help prepare me better for my fights. Thanks to the weighted agility gloves, I KO’d my last opponent in less than :30 seconds!”
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