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World Series of Fighting 1 Results and Recap

| November 3, 2012 | Reply

WSOF 1 236x300 World Series of Fighting 1 Results and RecapAnother major promotion entered the fray, as the highly anticipated World Series of Fighting held its first event. With a card filled with talent from around the world from a variety of backgrounds and promotions, the card looked like a winner from top to bottom. Check out how the broadcast portion of the inaugural card went down below.

Dave Branch vs. Dustin Jacoby:

In a bout akin to a sparring match, Branch and Jacoby traded jabs and probing attacks for much of the bout with little urgency in the match.  Branch was able to execute a handful of takedowns, but neither man was ever in a position to finish and appeared less than enthusiastic about taking risks.  The mid-paced fight ended in a decision nod for Branch on virtue of superior control.

Dave Branch wins via Unanimous Decision (29-28×3)

TJ O’Brien vs. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante:

A former number one ranked fighter, JZ managed to arrest his backslide into obscurity in brutal fashion, sinking a fast inverted Achilles lock early in his match with TJ O’Brien. While O’Brien had the potential to upset the K-1 tournament champion and former Dream star, JZ simply proved a bit too slick for him to get his matwork in gear.

Gesias Cavalcante wins via 1st round Submission (inverted Achilles lock)

Josh Burkman vs. Gerald Harris:

A fighter who’s spent a long time outside the limelight, Josh Burkman reintroduced himself to a new audience with a stellar performance. Using a flashy striking style and well-timed takedowns, Burkman imposed himself on Harris throughout the entire fighter. Harris seemed intent on defending and landing counter strikes on his opponent, but Burkman’s wily movement and angles never allowed Harris to get consistent offense on deck. While Harris was able to control the majority of the last round in the clinch, it was too little too late.

Josh Burkman wins via Unanimous Decision (29-28×2, 30-27)

Steve Carl defeated Ramico Blackman by 1st rd Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

Brian Cobb defeated Ronys Torres by Split Decision

Tyson Steele defeated Gregor Gracie by 1st rd TKO

Tyrone Spong vs. Travis Bartlett:

The highly anticipated debut of Spong went exactly as expected as he put the boots to Bartlett.  Landing crushing head kicks and keeping Bartlett against the fence, Spong used nothing but power punches but did the trick early with a monster right straight. With Bartlett bouncing off the canvas, referee Steve Mazzagatti waved off the fight before Spong had to pursue to the mat, giving him his first MMA win.

Tyrone Spong wins via 1st round KO (punch)

Miguel Torres vs. Marlon Moraes:

Former WEC Bantamweight champion Miguel Torres took on hot young prospect Marlon Moraes in what many felt would be his rebirth, but ended up being another setback. The tight boxing of Moraes was on display, as he carved into Torres on the inside, sending the veteran fighter back pedaling and trying to make adjustments mid-fight. While Torres was diligent with the use of his jab, he rarely found Moraes head where it should be and found himself soundly beaten throughout the entire bout. While one judge turned in a score card for Torres, Moraes was given a rightful decision win.

Marlon Moraes wins via Split Decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson vs. DJ Linderman:

A handful of fouls spiced up this LHW bout as a low kick by Johnson halted the match early. Johnson showed he was more than ready for some strong competition at 205lbs as he had his way with Linderman for several minutes. Johnson’s low blow was rewarded with an eye poke by Linderman that went unnoticed by referee Herb Dean. As Johnson back pedaled looking for a break, Dean urged the fight on, which Linderman was more than happy to oblige. As Linderman closed to attack his wounded foe though, Johnson lashed out with a left and right to the jaw that put Linderman completely out cold for a minute or more.

Anthony Johnson wins via 1st round KO (punch)

Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski vs. Devin Cole:

The reintroduction of Arlovski to the main stream went according to plan as he made easy work of Devin Cole in the WSOF main event. Cole was looking to get his wrestling game going early, but Arlovski’s clinch defense was strong enough to keep him upright and in his own world. A vicious overhand right on a bobbing Cole found the mark and send him to the canvas, where all it took was a few hammerfists to seal the deal for Arlovski.

Andrei Arlovski wins via 1st round TKO (strikes)

World Series of Fighting 1 Results and Recap

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Mike Hammersmith (Staff Writer)

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I'm a 20+ year veteran of martial arts and a fan of MMA since UFC 1, when my world was thrown on its head by the budding sport. I'm obsessive in the pursuit of martial abilities and have competed across the country in everything from Vale Tudo to archery to Scottish broadsword. Once my body broke down, I picked up a pen and went in the direction of writing. I specialize in betting advice, predictions, and I'm a walking encyclopedia of MMA trivia. I own a cafe in Exeter, NH called Hammersmith Sandwich Company and write out of my office between customers.

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