James Thompson Upends Bob Sapp at SFL 1

James Thompson

James Thompson

New Indian MMA promotion Super Fight League (SFL), which was founded by Raj Kundra and Sanjay Dutt, premiered Sunday at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai, India, shown live around the world for free on YouTube.

In the main event, super heavyweights Bob Sapp and James Thompson squared off, but the action didn’t last long with Sapp tapping out due to an injury just 1:52 into the opening round.

Thompson took Sapp down to the mat within the opening 15 seconds and went straight to ground and pound with Sapp, who had lost his last five fights, only able to cover up his head.

Sapp reversed the position and landed on the top and was able to deliver some ground and pound of his own, but it was short lived. Thompson reversed the position and twisted Sapp’s left leg. Sapp immediately tapped after it seemed he injured his quad.

SFL 1 Full Results:

-James Thompson def. Bob Sapp via submisison (injury) at 1:52 of round 1
-Sanja Sucevic def. Lena Ovchynnikova via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:28 round 2
-Travis Bell def. Nail Natasadu via submission (forearm choke) at 1:18 of round 1
-Chaitanya Gavali def. Tiran Thakshala via unanimous decision
-Mohd Shahid def. Mayura Dissanayake via majority decision
-Lakwinder Sekhon def. Madura Rathnayake via TKO at 1:29 of round 1
-Jimmy Ambriz def. Satish Jha via TKO at 0:14 of round 1
-Xavier Foupa-Pokam def. Joey Guel via TKO (cut) at 5:00 of round 1

(SFL 1 report courtesy of FightBulletin.net)