While the planned main event for WSOF 33 was scrapped, the show still went on Friday night.
Champion Justin Gaethje-Ozzy Dugulubgov for the lightweight title was removed after the contender’s blood pressure dropped and he was taken to the hospital.
David Branch, a two-division champion within the promotion, defended his light heavyweight title vs. former Ultimate Fighter runner-up Vinny Magalhaes in the new headline fight.
Branch imposed his will early and often, rocking Magalhaes in both the first and second rounds. However, he was unable to put the Brazilian away, claiming a decision.
Joao Zeferino and Brian Foster each claimed finishes, as Zeferino stopped Jason High in the third round and Foster submitted Luiz Firimino in the first.
Abubakar Nurmagomedov, the brother of UFC contender Khabib Nurmagomedov, scored a decision vs. John Howard.
Timur Valiev kicked off the NBC Sports Network main card with a decision over Chris Gutierrez.
Bekbulat Magomedov, Abu Azaitar, Magomed Magomedkerimov and Bryce Mitchell all picked up prelim wins.
David Branch def. Vinny Magalhaes via unanimous decision to remain WSOF light heavyweight champion
Joao Zeferino def. Jason High via TKO (strikes) at :51 of Round 3
Brian Foster def. Luiz Firmino via submission (triangle choke) at 3:14 of Round 1
Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. John Howard via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Shawn Jordan def. Ashley Gooch via TKO (strikes) at 4:40 of Round 1
Timur Valiev def. Chris Gutierrez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Bekbulat Magomedov def. Jesse Brock via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Abu Azaitar def. Mike Arrant via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Bobby Cooper via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Bryce Mitchell def. Brandon Phillips via submission (triangle choke) at 3:14 of Round 2