LAS VEGAS – Andre (Touchy) Fili won a split decision over Quebec featherweight Charles (Air) Jourdain in a close fight on the undercard of a UFC Fight Night card Saturday.
The judges scored it 28-29, 29-28, 29-28 for the American.
Jourdain, a 24-year-old from Beloeil, Que., had a good start, lashing Fili’s body with kicks. Fili started to find his range but ended on the canvas when Jourdain nailed him with a left to the head with some 90 seconds remaining in the first round,
Fili (21-7-0) slammed Jourdain down to the ground late in the round.
Jourdain (10-3-0) scored