Tyrone Spong Suffers Horrific Leg Break Similar To Anderson Silva In Glory...

Tyrone Spong Suffers Horrific Leg Break Similar To Anderson Silva In Glory FC Main Event


Just four months after Anderson Silva’s horrific leg break at UFC 169 one other mixed martial artist has suffered a similar fate; but in a kickboxing match.

Tyrone Spong is undefeated in his short MMA career with two wins to his name, but he is also an elite kickboxer with over eighty fights in his record. Earlier today Spong was looking for his seventy-fifth professional win by trying to avenge his 2009 loss to Gohan Saki.

However, things never came close to anything he had planned.

Midway through the first round of their light-heavyweight title fight, Saki checked a hard leg kick from his opponent resulting in Spong snapping his shin and falling to the floor in agony. A truly horrible sight and something which nobody would have wanted, not even Saki who took home the Glory world title.

A gif of the injury can be seen below courtesy of Zombie Prophet:

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jmexico92 jmexico92

    the opponent trained for this kick, in thus he beat the shit out of Spong -__-

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/SpaceJam SpaceJam

      What kickboxer doesn't train to check kicks? The reason a check kick was invented was to prevent people from kicking the shit out of your legs. Its a defensive counter intended to cause major damage. Although they don't always shatter people's legs, the certain way Spong and Silva both threw the kick that did damage, they weren't done with proper technique. 1 you have to set up kicks with other strikes no matter what. 2 the shin bone both has a flat and a thin part. You are suppose to connect with the narrow thin part to the thigh, if you connect with the flat part the likely chance of you breaking your leg is high.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/darejz00 darejz00

        Also the part with which you're meant to check a kick is the hardest part of the shin, right below the knee. The kick is meant to connect with it's target much closer to the ankle or mid-way of the shin, deals more damage due to the whip effect but a much weaker area. Connect these too with enough power and you will have a break no matter what.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/darejz00 darejz00

        ps. in kickboxing and especially muay thai you definitely don't always have to set your kicks up with other strikes. A perfectly timed left body-kick under the incoming right hand works wonders or the inside lowkick that could be doubled into a body-kick and land without any additional strikes, just to give you some examples.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Zip Zip

    Poor Aldo. He was so hoping Anderson's break was just a fluke.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/WES22 WES22

    Can you see Jones??? This is the closest time that some one trys to copy Anderson kick. Not like you that still can't do it. Shame on you. Calling yourself worldchampion and cant do a simple kick lol