Regis Prograis claimed victory in the Triller Fight Club co-main event, but not without a set of bizarre circumstances surrounding the end of his fight against Ivan Redkach.
Having dominated the majority of the fight, Prograis was in total control and it looked like he might be just a few hard knocks away from eventually earning a knockout when a wayward body shot saw Redkach fall to the ground, doubled with pain. Redkach immediately grabbed his groin like he was taking a low blow and he continued to twist in pain on the ground, which eventually led to a stretcher being pulled out to help him exit the ring.
The only problem was that the replays showed Prograis never approaching the groin area with his punch and it seemed his right forearm barely looked at Redkach’s arm and hip before falling to the ground. ground. Still, Redkach was unable to continue and the fight was stopped with the scorecards counted based on the fight up to this point.
In the end, Prograis won an unbalanced decision with the judges scoring the bout 60-54, 60-54 and 59-54 in his favor.
Before the weird ending, Prograis had already done a lot more work throughout the fight despite a bit of a slow star in the first round. As the second began, Prograis sought to set up a smooth jab with his right hand while charging the power from his left. With Redkach on his back foot, Prograis began to follow him more aggressively while throwing a few hard hooks from the left who both had a serious zip behind them.
Prograis was much more active as he chased Redkach around the ring, flaking off with punches to the body, then climbing back up to the top with that same left hand over and over again.
At the end of round three, Prograis was still stepping forward and that’s when he grabbed Redkach with a kickback punch that made him head back just before the bell rang.
Once he knocked out Redkach, Prograis was just looking for the kill as he continued to feed his opponent with a steady diet of left hands. Prograis was unloading huge shots and feared no retaliation from Redkach, who was definitely outclassed despite his best efforts to stay tough in the rally.
Midway through the sixth inning, Prograis was landing at will and that’s when he unloaded with the shot that saw Redkach collapse to the ground. The referee interrupted the action by calling the shot a low blow, but a replay made it clear that Prograis landed clean with no groin contact.
Either way, the fight was stopped and Prograis took the win, dropping to 26-1 on aggregate over the course of his career.