Newly formed Indian promotion Super Fight League recently booked a “huge” main event between behemoths Bob Sapp and James Thompson and, as expected, things didn’t last long once the two giants hit the ring.
Thompson, who has only seen the third round three times in 31 bouts in comparison to Sapp only exiting the first frame once in 22 total fights, surprised some by opting for a takedown within the tilt’s opening ticks instead of brawling as the Brit has been known to do in the past. After eating some shots from the top Sapp did the unthinkable and actually swept Thompson, who was in side control, and rained down strikes on “The Colossus” while nearly locking up a Crucifix position. However, shortly thereafter Sapp went to his knees and was taken down, quickly tapping out after apparently injuring his quad during the transition.
The loss was Sapp’s fifth straight and eighth in his last nine fights with all of the stumbles occurring in the first few minutes of in-ring action. Meanwhile, the victory marked two in a row for Thompson who is now 17-14 in his career.
Here is the full breakdown of results from SFL 1:
Xavier Foupa-Pokam def. Joey Guel via TKO Round 1 (Cut)
Jimmy Ambriz def. Satish Jha via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Lakwinder Sekhon def. Madura Rathnayake via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Mohammed Shahid def. Mayura Dissanayake via Majority Decision
Chaitanya Gavali def. Tiran Thakshala via Unanimous Decision
Travis Bell def. Neil Natasadu via Submission Round 2 (Forearm Choke)
Sanja Sucevic def. Lena Ovchynnikova via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
James Thompson def. Bob Sapp via Submission Round 1 (Injury)
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