Diego Gonzalez was in trouble on the feet in his return to Cage Warriors, but the Swedish veteran was able to bring the fight to the ground and end the fight.  Gonzalez made a statement Thursday night in  Kiev, Ukraine with a arm-in Guillotine forcing a tap from Ivica “Terror” Truscek in round 2.

Gonzalez Forces Tap

Truscek came to fight, and used his left hand jab to damage the 27 year old veteran early in the bout.  The Croatian in his southpaw stance was quick to the punch, and altered stiff strikes to the face and body of the “silencer”.

Mid-way through the round, Gonzalez was able to finish a single against the cage, and take control of the final minutes of the round by keeping Truscek down.  The end of the round was strange, when the referee stopped the fight for what appeared to be a knee to the chest from Gonzales.  After a brief break, Truscek said he was ready to continue, not complaining of any damage.

The second round was more of the same from the “terror” who was light on his feet, freely landing punches to the head and body.  The jab was going to be the game changer in this bout, until Gonzalez was able to latch on to his opponent and locking a guillotine.  With the arm-in, it was difficult to tell how tight the hold was, until it went to the ground and Truscek tapped to the tight submission.

“It’s my favorite technique” Gonzalez said in the post-fight interview, when asked about the finish.  “It feels good” says the only Nordic fighter on the card, and only his second bout at lightweight.

“Monday I’ll be back training” said Gonzalez, who rebounds from a loss to Andre Winner at BAMMA 8 at the end of the year.  Gonzalez runs his record to 1 win and 1 loss as a lightweight, and 16 wins and 6 losses overall.  Truscek drops to 17 wins and 11 losses.