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Bordi gets KO in first pro victory

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POSTED April 28, 2014 12:26 a.m.

Vince Bordi got his first pro victory in the Mixed Martial Arts cage after knocking his opponent Bercharis McGIll out at the 2:20 mark at the McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento Saturday.

The Manteca 2006 grad improved to 1-0 after beating McGill in a middle heavyweight bout. Bordi landed a right-handed haymaker that took his opponent fighting out of the Bay Area (Newark) to the ground after spending nearly two minutes “feeling him out.”

“I didn’t know what he had to bring, so I went out there cautious,” said Bordi. “He didn’t want to exchange with me, and if you watched any of my tape it was hard not to blame him.”

Bordi’s opponent apparently didn’t study on the San Francisco State alum and near-All American collegiate wrestler because he tried to take him down. According to Bordi, he reversed the takedown into one of his own and then allowed him to stand back up.

“He didn’t scout me very well,” Bordi said. “I started closing distance and he kind of panicked. I found a little bit of distance and threw one punch. But I was used to amateur rules. I hit him and he was KO’d, but in the pros you have to go until guys basically don’t have a pulse.”

Bordi knocked McGill down and then jumped on him and finished him with a flurry of right hands to the face and head.

He also says he’s already had talks with the promoters to participate in the World Championship Fighting label’s next event (WCF 10) after making a solid first impression over the weekend.

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