Jonatan Westin (10-3) had a tough start in his first step toward $1 million dollar welterweight tournament at PFL 3 that went down at the Charles E. Smith Center in Washington D.C.. The Swede was stopped in the second round by TKO by UFC vet Bojan Velickovic (16-6-1).
Westin looks to land kicks early. Both fighters in southpaw stance with Westin more active, and two minutes into the fight gets a nice double-leg take-down. Bojan is able to escape using a kimura from the bottom, and once on the feet it is the Serbian to get a take-down. Westin went for a calf-slicer and Velickovic countered with a to hold to end the first frame.
Both fighters going for big punches early in the second round. A good left-right combination from Velickovic that swelled his left eye. A good body lock take-down from Bojan. Bojan moved to mount and pounded out the tiring Swede until the referee stopped the bout at the 2 minute and 50 second mark.
Westin has not fought since December of 2016, where he stopped John Palaiologos (13-5) by TKO and won his last 5 bouts by stoppage, with his last decision win over Glenn Sparv back in 2012.
Velickovic may be a familiar name for Nordic fans as he stopped Nico Musoke in the third round at the big UFC in Stockholm last year. The Serbian fighter had 2 wins, 3 losses, and draw in his UFC run. His won 5 points in his first regular season bout against Westin.
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