Bellator 262: Said Sowma Admits It Was Tough Fighting Friend Ronny Markes

Uncasville, CT — Heavyweight Said Sowma kept the party going for American Top Team at Bellator 262 on Friday night.

Cody Law and himself made quick work of their opponents back to back. Johnny Eblen would make it a perfect night (3-0) to start the main card following Sowma’s performance. Against Ronny Markes, a UFC veteran, Sowma clearly passed with flying colors in what many considered his toughest test to date.

“I saw him go out,” Sowma stated following the fight, which he won by knockout. “He’s actually a friend of mine. Ronny’s actually a friend of mine. I seen that and I gotta finish this so it is over, so it’s done. Luckily the ref saw it too. Pretty happy with that.”

It was tough to go against a friend, Sowma admitted. “It’s very tough. I’ve known him for a couple of years. But this is our job. He understands that too. We came to an agreement. Told each other that’s what it is.”

Sowma spoke about the ability to have multiple training partners at fight week, and have it feel more at home with multiple teammates fighting on the same card.

“It’s really nice, It is nice having your teammates with you,” Sowma told Cageside Press and other media outlets during his post-fight press scrum. “I used to go to fights alone. Having that group together it is a good feeling. Go and motivate each other, I like it.”

Watch the full Bellator 262 post-fight press scrum with Said Sowma above.