There was an enormous upset on the ESPN Friday Night Fights main event in which light heavyweight Denis Grachev (12-0-1) defeated Ismayl Sillakh (17-1) by eighth round TKO shockingly after down early on in round three. Sillakh was an 11-1 favorite according to Teddy Atlas of ESPN. It looked as though Sillakh would cruise to a win until he was caught with a right hand in the eighth that lead to more stunning punches ending with a right that dropped Sillakh as the referee was jumping in to stop the fight. In the ShoBox main event, Thomas Oosthuizen (19-0-1) defeated Marcus Johnson (21-2) by unanimous decision for the IBO super middleweight title. Oosthuizen gained momentum as the fight went on and stayed busier with good connects including a knockdown in round eight as Johnson's mouthpiece was coming out . He also showed some good hand speed, but Johnson did win a couple rounds with all the final scorecards being 98-91 in the ten round bout.
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