Thursday night MMA is a rare occurrence, but when it happens it makes for a great early start to the weekend. WSOF 18 did jut that by giving fans Thursday night fights. Lightweight Shane Campbell made a successful WSOF debut with a win over Derek Boyle via TKO at :31 of round 3. In the main event Marlon Moraes defended his Bantamweight belt against Josh Hill by unanimous decision.
At Bellator 133 one of the best Women’s Featherweight fighters in the world, Julia Budd, earned a unanimous decision win over Gabrielle Holloway. German Featherweight Daniel Weichel kept his winning streak alive by defeating former champion Pat Curran via split decision. And in the main event former Middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko landed a crazy spinning back fist to knockout Melvin Manhoef at 1:25 of round 2.
Legacy FC 38 saw top Flyweight prospect Jason Sampson earn a quick TKO victory over Joseph Sandoval at 1:36 of round 1. The main event featured former UFC Lightweight fighter Anthony Njokuani against Dave Burrow. Burrow was able to pull off the upset by way of armbar at 1:28 of round 3.
At UFC Fight Night 60 Welterweight Neil Magny pushed his win streak to six with an impressive win over Kiichi Kunimoto via rear naked choke at 1:22 of round 3. Featherweight Max Holloway cruised past Cole Miller for a unanimous decision win. In the main event former Lightweight champion Benson Henderson moved up to Welterweight to face Brandon Thatch. Though Henderson did not fair well early on, he kept with his relentless pace and won via rear naked choke at 3:58 of round 4.
UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson will defend his belt against Kyoji Horiguchi in the co-main event of UFC 186.
The fight between UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort has once again been moved. The fight will now take place on May 23.
Vinny Magalhaes is the final addition to the WSOF four man tournament. the tournament is designed to crown their first ever Light Heavyweight champion. His first round fight will be against Matt Hamill.