Andre (Sensitive) Fili received a cut up resolution over Quebec featherweight Charles (Air) Jourdain in a detailed struggle on the primary card of a UFC Struggle Evening occasion on Saturday.
The judges scored it 28-29, 29-28, 29-28 for the American.
Jourdain, a 24-year-old from Beloeil, Que., had begin, lashing Fili’s physique with kicks. Fili began to search out his vary however ended on the canvas when Jourdain nailed him with a left to the top with some 90 seconds remaining within the first spherical,
Fili (21-7-0) slammed Jourdain all the way down to the bottom late within the spherical.
Jourdain (10-3-0) scored with leg kicks within the second spherical, usually connecting with Fili’s arms. Fili saved transferring ahead and was extra aggressive because the spherical wore on, taking Jourdain down.
Fili saved the stress up within the third, taking Jourdain down with three minutes remaining. The Canadian fought his manner again to his ft and the struggle ended with change and Fili scoring one other late takedown.
The 29-year-old Fili, who was two inches taller at 5 foot 11, had a five-inch every benefit over Jourdain.
Jourdain was coming off a second-round stoppage of (The Korean Superboy) Dooho Choi in December. Fili misplaced a call to 15th-ranked (Tremendous) Sodiq Yusuff final day trip.
A two-division champion within the Montreal-based TKO promotion previous to becoming a member of the UFC, Jourdain was initially signed to struggle on the June 20 UFC card in Saskatoon that was cancelled because of the world pandemic.