Croatia’s Ante Delija wins PFL world heavyweight title and $1 million in New York
Croatian MMA star Ante Delija has been crowned the world heavyweight champion after he beat Matheus Scheffel at Maddison Square Garden on Friday night.
Delija (22-5), who beat his Brazilian opponent in the regular season, was too good again on the night and after unloading a barrage of punches in the first round, the ref would have to stop the fight.
Delija, who also won $1 million along with the belt, would celebrate with the Croatian fans in the crowd.
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It was a sweet victory for Delija who lost in the final last year against Bruno Cappelozza in Hollywood, Florida.
Originally from Dubrovnik, Delija has been training with Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic and his team in Zagreb.