Eagle Fighting Championships returns to us tonight, May 20, 2022, for their 47th installment headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and fellow UFC veteran Yorgan De Castro.
Eagle FC 47 goes down live from the FLXcast Arena in Miami, Florida.
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Dos Santos has had a rough go as of late, losing his last four-straight en route to his departure from the UFC, while De Castro has already gone 2-0 (1-0 in Eagle FC) since leaving the promotion.
The event is co-headlined by another pair of UFC veterans, as former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard faces former light-heavyweight contender, one of the scariest talents of his time, Thiago Silva.
We’ve also got a number of other great fights to look forward to tonight, showcasing the likes of Sean Soriano, Roosevelt Roberts, Ronny Markes, Akhmed Aliev, Islam Mamedov, one of the President’s (Khabib Nurmagomedov) former opponents in Darrell Horcher, Andrew Sanchez, and Maki Pitolo.
Continue reading to see how this epic event went down:
Main Card: 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT
Yorgan De Castro def. Junior dos Santos via TKO (shoulder injury) at :35 of round three
- De Castro improves to 9-3, dos Santos falls to 21-10
Hector Lombard vs Thiago Silva results in no contest (illegal knee) at 1:44 of round two
- Lombard is now 34-10-1 (3 NC), Silva is now 21-9 (1 NC)
Maki Pitolo def. Doug Usher via KO (punch) at :30 of round one
- Pitolo improves to 15-9, Usher falls to 13-4
Andrew Sanchez def. Gabriel Checco via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Sanchez improves to 13-7, Checco falls to 12-7
Akhmed Aliev def. Darrell Horcher via KO (punches) at :30 of round one
- Aliev improves to 21-7, Horcher falls to 14-6
Preliminary Card: 6pm ET/3pm PT
Islam Mamedov def. Zach Zane via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:48 of round one
- Mamedov improves to 21-2-1, Zane falls to 15-13
Ronny Markes def. Reggie Pena via verbal submission (injury) at 1:21 of round two
- Markes improves to 22-9, Pena falls to 15-7
Roosevelt Roberts def. Alexandre de Almeida via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Roberts improves to 12-3 (1 NC), Almeida falls to 21-11
Paul Silva def. Sean Soriano via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Silva improves to 7-6, Soriano falls to 14-9
Adi Alic def. Shawn Bunch via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Alic improves to 9-4, Bunch falls to 11-6
Dylan Mantello def. Dennis Hughes Jr via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round two
- Mantello improves to 5-2, Hughes falls to 7-5
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