Travis Lizotte "Full Contact Writer"
Young's MMA's Glory "The Fury" Watson (1-1) made her second professional walk to the cage Saturday night in St. James, New York at Flex Fights: Let There Be Carnage Vol.6, a spin off of the Triton Fights promotion where Glory made her professional debut. Glory was realigned with Bellator veteran Rebecca "Starr" Bryggman (0-2) in a Strawweight bout that may sound oddly familiar to New England MMA fans, as these two women were set to do battle at NEF 44: Back in Black in August before Bryggman was forced to withdraw due to illness. Watson would go on to tangle with New England MMA veteran Hilarie Rose (5-3) at NEF 44 in a caged Kickboxing match which Glory ended up dropping via decision. However, Watson and Bryggman ended up finding themselves right back on a collision course, which would finally come to fruition Saturday night in New York.
When the opening bell sounded on this, the evening's Co-Main event, it looked as through these girls were going to be happy standing toe to toe and slugging it out on the feet, and that is just what they did for the better part of the first five minutes. As minutes turned to seconds in the opening round, this fight finally went to the mat where Glory ended up in back mount, dropping heavy ground and pound on the turtled up New Yorker. As Bryggman tried to defend and get back to her feet Glory sunk her right forearm under her chin, closed up the body lock and began to squeeze. When the ten second warning sounded Bryggman was having all she could do to keep her composure and consciousness, as the choke sunk deeper Bryggman was forced to tap, with just four seconds left in the opening round.
This showing was just what the doctor ordered for the ever promising Strawweight prospect out of Young's MMA; Glory has never been short on heart and determination once the cage door locks and it is nice to see her finally hang her first professional victory, after facing some tough luck to kick off her pro career. Still at just 27 years old and continuing to show improvement each time out the sky is still the limit for Watson who could make waves by stringing together a couple wins in an often evolving Women's Strawweight division. It will be exciting to see what's on tap next for "The Fury" as she looks to further vault her prospect status into orbit with another dominant performance to follow her Saturday evening destruction of Rebecca Bryggman.