James Gonzalez was brought in on short-notice. Vikas’s original opponent Igeu Kabesa withdrew from the match earlier in the week, which changed Singh’s original opponent in the matchup of international possibilities. Gonzalez, a 32-year-old student at Serra-Longo who previously defeated UFC fighter Pat Sabatini in CFFC displayed his dominance right from the beginning.
Check out the play-by-play for the fight.
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Round 1: The fight starts with James Gonzalez throwing a leg lock and back to back spinning back kicks which missed by a mile. Gonzalez then threw an inside low kick followed by roundhouse kick. Vikas Ruhil lands a right hand and then closed the range to land couple of punches on Gonzalez.
Gonzalez returned the favour by unleashing a barrage of punches on Vikas Ruhil. Vikas landed a hard right hand which rocked Gonzalez, but Gonzalez lands a right hand of his own which sends Vikas Ruhil tumbling down on the canvas. Vikas is hurt and now Gonzalez is on the top. Gonzalez lands some heavy ground and pound and the referee steps in to stop the fight.