Earlier this morning, while most MMA fans were nestled snug in their beds with dreams of Nate Diaz’s dominance at UFC on FOX 3 filling their heads, Indian promotion Super Fight League put on their third show. The card was headlined by a bout between heavyweights James Thompson and Bobby Lashley with other notable fighters such as Zelg Galesic and Trevor Prangley also scheduled for action.
In the main event it was Thompson who came out victorious though in a somewhat surprising fashion. Thompson, known primarily for his power punches, earned only the second decision win of his 32-fight career with an effective effort against Lashley albeit not necessarily a technical or aesthetically pleasing performance. The successful showing was his third straight, while Lashley’s stumble dropped his overall record to 7-2.
Prangley and Galesic both emerged triumphant with the former notching a third-round TKO over Baga Agaev and the latter drilling ex-WEC champion Doug Marshall with a flying knee to pick up the knockout a little more than 30 seconds into their bout.
Here is a complete list of SFL 3 results:
Zelg Galesic def. Doug Marshall via Knockout Round 1 (Flying Knee)
Gurdarshan Mangat def. Si Cong Liu via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Lakwinder Sekhon def. Vladimir Biandov via TKO Round 2 (Retirement)
Trevor Prangley def. Baga Agaev via Knockout Round 3 (Strikes)
Kultar Gill def. Quinton Arendse via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Anup Kumar def. Chatmongkhon Simma via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Joanne Calderwood def. Lena Ovchynnikova via Unanimous Decision
James Thompson def. Bobby Lashley via Unanimous Decision
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