This was not the end MMA fans were expecting from the much-anticipated fight between Junior Dos Santos and Yorgan De Castro at Eagle FC 47.
Eagle FC returned to the US for Eagle 47 at the FLX Arena in Miami, Florida. The fight was broadcasted live on FLX cast. The biggest fight of the card was the main event which was a heavyweight fight between MMA legend Junior Dos Santos and Yorgean De Castro. However, the fight led to an uneventful end as the former UFC champ ended up dislocating his shoulder.
De Castro started off the fight with some great shots but Santos with his experience landed strikes that were more significant. Junior showed why he is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time as he switched up his approach in the second round to hurt Castro with some effective leg kicks. Things came to an end in the third round.
Dos Santos was very effective coming into Round 3 as he pushed De Castro to the fence. A right hand that landed on the former champ led to the dislocation of his shoulder. Despite Junior Dos Santos trying to continue the fight, Yorgan was quick to point out to the referee that his opponent’s shoulder was injured which led to a stoppage. A fight that was leaning towards Junior ended up in favor of Yorgan as he was awarded a victory via TKO. Watch the moment below:
Is Junior Dos Santos vs Fedor Emelianenko still a fight to make?
Eagle FC owner, Khabib Nurmagomedov is really looking to take things to another level with his promotion as he hinted that a potential heavyweight super-fight between Junior Dos Santos and Fedor Emelianenko is in the making. Nurmagomedov has been working very hard to put his promotion on the map and is in the works to collaborate with the top MMA promotion Bellator MMA.
Leading up to Eagle FC 47, Khabib revealed that he is willing to make a super fight between two of the greatest heavyweights of all time, Fedor and Junior Dos Santos. “Why not? These two guys was the face of MMA for a long time. Fedor was the greatest fighter of all time in my opinion,” said Nurmagomedov. “I think they deserve and fans deserve.”
Khabib will soon have talks with Bellator MMA head, Scott Coker about the fight. It will be interesting to know how things play out given Dos Santos lost the fight. But his impressive performance will surely be the talking point.