World Series Of Fighting opted for a Thursday night slot for their 18th event last night and we’ve got all the results for you below.

In the main event of the evening Marlon Moraes defended his bantamweight title against Josh Hill via unanimous decision.

Hill came out strongly in the first round and broke Moraes nose which continued to bleed throughout the encounter. The champion survived that early storm however and then oustruck his opponent in the rounds that followed to secure a win on the scorecards.

The big talking point on the televised portion of the card apart from that was former UFC fighter Cody McKenzie’s debut against Andrew McInnes.

In the opening round McInnes clearly pulled McKenzie’s hair and later appeared to headbutt him, though it wasn’t clear if it was intentional. Then in the closing seconds of the round while raining down punches on the mat McKenzie decided to retaliate with a headbutt of his own.

The ref stopped the fight and upon questioning McKenzie was told he did it in response to the hair pulling, resulting in him being disqualified.

Oddly enough another fight in the prelims was also stopped due to a head butt, though on this occasion a no-contest ruling was declared in the Matt Baker Vs Ali Mokdad fight due to an accidental clash of heads.

Main card:

Marlon Moraes def. Josh Hill via unanimous decision (49-46 x3)
Shane Campbell def. Derek Boyle via third-round TKO (0:31)
Andrew McInnes def. Cody McKenzie via disqualification (head butt)
Hakeem Dawodu def. Tristan Johnson via third-round TKO (1:59)

Prelims:

Mark Drummond def. Spencer Jebb via KO (knee to the head) at 2:43 of R3
Dan Lariviere def. Garret Nybakken via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:40 of R1
Matt Baker vs. Ali Mokdad ruled a no contest (accidental headbutt) in R1
Marcus Hicks def. Graham Park via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:28 of R1

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