Super Fight League held their 3rd event at the IGI Stadium, in New Delhi. The event was broadcast worldwide via youtube. This time around, the event seemed a little more polished, and the fights seemed a lot more competitive as well. Thankfully there was no Bob Sapp turtling up after 30 seconds of fighting or taking a phantom KO punch to mar the evening.
The Main event was a pretty good brawl that saw a much improved James Thompson who was in much better shape as well, displaying good cardio for such a big man, and quite possibly for the first in his career. Lashley came in buff and bulky as usual, but sadly for Lashley, his cardio was indeed improved, but not by much. Lashley was able to last the full 3 rounds this time, but just barely. Lashley did however show off his much improved striking skills, rocking Thompson several times, but his lack cardio didn’t allow him to pounce on his opponent and take him out in either instance. Lashley sadly allowed Thompson off the hook several times. Lashley lost the fight mainly because he allowed Thompson to control the fight physically, stuffing his takedown attepmts and keeping Lashley for the most part pressed up against the fence.
The crowd, however as thin as it was, came alive for the Lashley fight, as you could clearly hear them chanting his name.
Japanese MMA veteran Kultar Gill who hasn’t fought since DREAM 5 in 2008, almost 4 years, took only 51 seconds to dispatch Quinton Arendse via KO. One can’t think of a better way to return to fighting after such a prolonged absence.
UFC, Strikeforce and PRIDE FC veteran Trevor Pranlgey also returned to his winning ways by halting a 3 fight losing streak by KO’ing a pretty tough Baga Agaev.
Another Pride veteran, Zelg Galesic also returned to the win column with an impressive Flying Knee KO of Doug Marshall in only 34 seconds of the first round.
Another good event for India’s Super Fight League.
Here are the results:
- James Thompson defeats Bobby Lashley via Unanimous Decision
- Joanne Calderwood defeats Lena Ovchynnikova via Unanimous Decision
- Anup Kumar defeats Chatmongkhon Simma via TKO (punches) at 4:55 of Rd1
- Kultar Gill defeats Quinton Arendse via KO (punches) at :51 of Rd1
- Trevor Prangley defeats Baga Agaev via TKO (punches) at 2:03 of Rd3
- Lakwinder Sekhon defeats Vladimir Biandov via TKO at 5:00 of Rd2
- Gurdarshan Mangat submits Si Cong Liu via Rear Naked Choke at 2:37 of Rd2
- Zelg Galesic defeats Doug Marshall via KO (flying knee) at :34 of Rd1
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