Former World Series of Fighting champion David Branch earned an upset when he knocked out Thiago Santos in the first round. Branch, who now fights out of New York, is 22-4 including 12-1 over his last 13.

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The loss snapped a four-fight win streak for Santos, which included all four wins being finishes.

New Yorker Aljamain Sterling gave the fans something to cheer about, as he bested Brett Johns via decision. Justin Willis also picked up a decision in the heavyweight division over Chase Sherman thanks in large part to his first round knockdown.