Tonight Eagle FC hosted their 47th event and they had a former heavyweight champion in the main event. Former UFC champion Junior Dos Santos (21-10) returned as he took on fellow UFC veteran Yorgan De Castro (9-3).
This was a huge fight for JDS as he was looking to snap a four-fight losing streak and he was looking to setup a potential fight with Fedor Emelianenko. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Scott Coker expressed interest in a co-promotion bout.
Throughout the first two rounds at Eagle FC 47, Dos Santos looked fantastic. He was chopping down the lead leg of Yorgan De Castro with brutal calf kicks and he was hitting him with crisp hooks. It was the best I’ve seen JDS in a while.
While De Castro of course had a punchers chance to win the fight, I even started writing the recap before the final bell. I thought the Eagle FC 47 main event was in the bag for JDS which would setup the Fedor fight.
However, disaster struck in the final round for the former UFC heavyweight champion. Dos Santos was stalking De Castro and throw a straight right hand. De Castro blocked the shot and JDS landed on the forearm of De Castro. When he did, his shoulder popped out of place and the fight was called off.
Truly nightmare scenario and De Castro picked up the TKO win at Eagle FC 47.
Odd Night at Eagle FC
In addition to the main event having an odd ending, the co-main event had an odd ending as well. Thiago Silva (21-9) and Hector Lombard (34-10-1) were fighting at light heavyweight in the Eagle FC co-main event.
Lombard looked good in the opening moments of the fight. In fact, he dropped the returning Thiago Silva and looked close to a finish. However, Silva survived and towards the end of the first round, he started taking over.
In the second round, Silva was really getting the better of Lombard. He sat him down with a beautiful right straight, but then he made a big mistake. He rushed in and landed a glancing knee while Lombard was on the ground.
While it didn’t look like Lombard was that hurt, the doctor came in and Lombard said he couldn’t continue. Personally, I think it was more of a case of fatigue. Anyway, the Eagle FC 47 co-main ended in a no-contest.
There were some solid fights throughout the night, but the two featured bouts ended in an extremely odd way. Not the night that Khabib Nurmagomedov and the rest of the Eagle FC leadership team wanted.