World Series of Fighting 10 Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Jun 21, 2014


Sherdog.com reports from Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with live World Series of Fighting 10 results and play-by-play. A free live stream of the undercard kicks off at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

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Tanner Cowan vs. A.J. Williams

Round 1

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Williams needed only 44 seconds vs. Cowan.
Williams is pawing with the jab as Cowan circles to his left. Williams feints, uncorks a left high kick that sends Cowan careening to the canvas only seconds into the fight. Cowan staggers to his feet but is met with unrelenting fists from Williams. As Cowan tries to scurry away he is met with a short left hook that spells his demise at the 44-second mark.



The Official Result

A.J. Williams def. Tanner Cowan via KO (Head Kick and Punches) R1 0:44

Justin Jaynes vs. Jimmy Spicuzza

Round 1

Jaynes starts out in the center, testing the range with left hands as Spicuzza moves around the outside. Spicuzza lands a good left hook in an exchange, causing Jaynes to back out. When Spicuzza tries to rush in with more punches, Jaynes changes levels puts him on the ground at the base of the fence. Jaynes gets a warning for landing an elbow near the back of the head just before Spicuzza pops up, leaving Jaynes on his knees. Jaynes shoots for another takedown on the cage, but Spicuzza overpowers him and jumps on his kneeling opponent’s back to sink one hook. Spicuzza lands a few dozen unanswered punches from the back and tries for a rear-naked choke just before the horn.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Spicuzza

Round 2

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Spicuzza dominated Jaynes for 15 minutes.
Spicuzza gets a quick takedown and works to extract his left leg from Jaynes’ half guard. Jaynes has him pretty well wrapped up from underneath, but Spicuzza creates some space and starts dropping punches after about a minute. Jaynes gets to his knees and Spicuzza hits him with some body shots from north-south position, then spins around to take the back again. Jaynes puts his back on the canvas, holding a deep half guard against Spicuzza as the round hits the midway point.

Jaynes gets back to his feet, but things aren’t going well for him there either as Spicuzza clubs him with a left hand and a jumping knee. Jaynes is on rubber legs, and Spicuzza drives him back to the ground. Spicuzza goes for a rear-naked choke but only has one hook in and can’t finish.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Spicuzza

Round 3

Another early takedown lands for Spicuzza, who holds Jaynes on the floor and lands sporadic ground-and-pound for the better part of two minutes. When Jaynes is able to tie up Spicuzza from underneath, he gets a stand-up order from referee Chris Tognoni. Both men throw heavy shots in the pocket, but Spicuzza soon goes back to the takedown and puts Jaynes on the mat near the fence. Jaynes tries to drive forward on a single-leg, but Spicuzza spins around to take the back, again only using one hook to secure the position. With 45 seconds remaining, Jaynes flips over and Spicuzza takes full mount. Jaynes gives up his back again, and Spicuzza finishes the fight trying for a rear-naked choke.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Spicuzza (30-27 Spicuzza)

The Official Result

Jimmy Spicuzza def. Justin Jaynes via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Marciea Allen vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith

Round 1

Evans-Smith fires off a front kick and a body kick which Allen catches. Allen scores first with a pair of hard low kicks to Evans-Smith’s lead leg. More chopping leg kicks connect for Allen as she continues to circle and backpedal just outside of range. Evans-Smith won’t stop pressing forward, throwing punches but coming up just short. Allen is mixing in some stiff right hands with her kicks now. Evans-Smith has a takedown stuffed but keeps hold of Allen and shoves her against the cage. Allen locks down her arms and stays standing as Evans-Smith spends most of the final minute working for the takedown, pausing in the last 15 seconds to knee Allen’s thighs.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Allen

Round 2

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Evans-Smith turned the tide in R3.
Allen resumes her leg-kicking as Evans-Smith presses forward again, and now the Californian is finding success with kicks to Allen’s body and right hands upstairs. A stiff right straight from Allen counters a low kick and pops Evans-Smith in the face. Allen repeats the sequence twice more midway through the round. Evans-Smith gets through with a right straight and short left hook as Allen briefly steps into range. Allen lands a right straight, backs up and absorbs a leg kick to land another right.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Allen

Round 3

Evans-Smith takes 30 seconds before changing levels and flooring Allen with a double-leg in the center of the cage. Working from half guard on Allen’s right side, Evans-Smith postures up to land three or four good right hands to the body. Evans-Smith pins Allen’s right arm and scores with left hands to the head before moving to side control. Evans-Smith traps the arm again and leans across Allen’s body to deliver some sharp elbows. Evans-Smith switches back to punching the head, then begins landing heavy with elbows upstairs. Referee Mark Smith tells Allen to fight back; she doesn’t, and Smith steps in to call an end to the bout.

The Official Result

Ashlee Evans-Smith def. Marciea Allen via TKO (Elbows) R3 3:01

Angel DeAnda vs. Krasimir Mladenov

Round 1

Mladenov keeps changing levels, looking to wade into range, but DeAnda swipes him out of range with a hard hook when he gets too close. DeAnda lands a right hand, stuffs a double-leg shot and gets clipped with a looping right up top. Another takedown attempt is shut down by DeAnda, but the third time is the charm as Mladenov gets his man down near the fence. DeAnda pops up but is taken back to the mat with 90 seconds remaining. Mladenov postures up and shucks off an armbar attempt. DeAnda goes to his knees, and Mladenov rolls over the top to try and take the back. It doesn’t work, and DeAnda on his feet with 30 seconds to go. Mladenov lands a hard, high leg kick to end the round.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-10

Round 2

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Mladenov easily outwrestled De Anda.
Mladenov lands a leg kick and DeAnda answers with one to the body. The Bulgarian ducks under a punch, lifts DeAnda and drives him to the mat. DeAnda grabs a guillotine as he’s taken down, can’t finish it and throws up a triangle. Mladenov throws the legs aside and passes to cross side control, leaning left to right across DeAnda’s body. DeAnda pushes off the fence with his feet, trying to escape the position, but Mladenov is heavy on top. The next effort from DeAnda gets him back to his feet. Mladenov is all over him, dragging “The Dream” right back down.

DeAnda rolls to his knees and takes a few punches in order to stand again. Mladenov presses his man against the cage; after a few seconds of inactivity, referee Chris Tognoni calls for action. DeAnda slips out and circles away with about 80 seconds on the clock. He feints and threatens with punches but doesn’t let his hands go as Mladenov moves backward.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Mladenov

Round 3

Mladenov opens with an inside leg kick, still on his back foot as DeAnda paws with punches. A right hand-low kick combo lands for DeAnda, who touches gloves with Mladenov as the kick may have strayed to the cup. One minute in, Mladenov digs an underhook and drives DeAnda to the fence, landing an elbow as the American slips out of the clinch. DeAnda presses forward with a combo, but his punches are going off the arms and high gloves of Mladenov. Mladenov hits a powerful takedown in the center of the cage with three minutes to go. DeAnda forces him to stand with an armbar attempt and clips Mladenov with an upkick as he comes back to side control. DeAnda gets to his knees, only to be tossed back down near the base of the fence. Mladenov tries to climb on DeAnda’s back as they stand, so DeAnda presses up against the cage. As Mladenov digs for a single-leg, DeAnda thumps him with a couple solid body shots. The middleweights separate with less than one minute left to fight. Mladenov closes in on DeAnda near the fence, lifts him up in a fireman’s carry and dumps him to the ground in the middle to end the fight.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Mladenov (30-28 Mladenov)

The Official Result

Krasimir Mladenov def. Angel DeAnda via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) R3 5:00

Adam Acquaviva vs. Timur Valiev

Round 1

Acquaviva double pumps his jab to keep Valiev out of the pocket, but the Dagestan native won’t be held off, charging right back in with a heavy right hand. Valiev catches a kick and trips Acquaviva to the ground, but Acquaviva scrambles up to eat a knee. They clash heads on the way up, momentarily scrambling Valiev’s circuits. Valiev recovers to hit a takedown near the fence, and he passes to side control with just under three minutes remaining. Acquaviva is back on his feet 30 seconds later, but he’s taken back down as Valiev ducks under a big right hand. Acquaviva grabs a guillotine with his right arm as they hit the mat in the center of the cage. He releases it 20 seconds later, posts up and stands, though Valiev lands a left hand on the way. A spinning kick from Valiev goes off Acquaviva’s arm, but a kick lands flush to the American’s right side. Valiev is getting busy in the last minute, throwing but missing with a spinning back fist and front kick. The fighters clinch up and Valiev tosses Acquaviva to the ground with head-and-arm control to end the round.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Valiev

Round 2

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Valiev blasted Acquaviva with a jumping knee.
Valiev catches a kick, forces Acquaviva to hop backward and lands a counter kick to the body on the right side. A spinning back fist clips Acquaviva, who clashes low kicks with Valiev. Acquaviva gets tripped up as he tries to grab Valiev’s kicking leg, and Valiev makes him pay with a flurry of heavy hooks. Acquaviva seems to have recovered from the shots as he walks forward, but Valiev changes that with a whipping right high kick behind the ear that sends Acquaviva to the canvas. Valiev tries to finish the fight with ground-and-pound up against the fence, but he lands two or three punches to the
back of Acquaviva’s head.

Referee Mark Smith pauses the action, and the cageside doctor clears Acquaviva to continue after a minute. Valiev is mixing up his strikes beautifully, hitting Acquaviva with knees to the body, kicks to the legs and punches upstairs. Acquaviva finds some success with his jab and uppercut, but he’s being overwhelmed by Valiev’s volume. A wide left hand misses for Acquaviva, earning him a big left hook counter from Valiev. A pair of leg kicks chops the base out from under Acquaviva, and Valiev pounces in the final 20 seconds, blasting away with punches but unable to get the stoppage.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Valiev

Round 3

Acquaviva grabs at Valiev’s legs, trying for a shot, but Valiev forces him back out with big punches. Acquaviva tries to time a leg kick, gets pushed away and comes back to complete a double-leg at the base of the fence. Valiev creates some space, stands up and circles out to the center. As Acquaviva steps forward, Valiev elevates and blasts him with a flying knee. Acquaviva staggers backward and takes a seat against the fence, prompting referee Smith to stop the fight.

The Official Result

Timur Valiev def. Adam Acquaviva via TKO (Flying Knee) R3 1:35

Dave Huckaba vs. Derrick Mehmen

Round 1

Mehmen lands a short right hand to the body, fakes a level change and clips Huckaba with a left hook up top. Huckaba keeps Mehmen out of range with some hard leg kicks and circles away as “The Caveman” presses forward swinging heavy leather. Mehmen catches a low kick and dumps Huckaba to the ground near the fence, landing in side control on the right. Mehmen isn’t landing big shots but he’s not making it comfortable for Huckaba, laying his forearm across the big man’s throat. Halfway through the round, Mehmen gets busy with elbows to the head and punches to the body. Huckaba tries to control from underneath but Mehmen explodes with some big left-handed hammer fists. Mehmen might be looking for a forearm choke as he continually presses his arm on Huckaba’s throat in between strikes. Huckaba’s face is beet red as he puts Mehmen in half guard with 45 seconds left in the round. Huckaba finally gets tired of the forearm on his throat and slugs Mehmen with a pair of punches from underneath, but Mehman postures up to land the last shots of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Mehmen

Round 2

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Mehman had his way with Huckaba.
There’s not much offense to speak of in the first 90 seconds as the heavyweights circle in the center, Mehmen occasionally stepping in to deliver a right hand or a leg kick. A right hand on the chin catches Huckaba off balance, but the “Bad Man” regains his footing quickly. Huckaba eats a couple punches as they continue to circle but fends off a single-leg. Mehmen tags Huckaba with a left hand around the outside. Huckaba starts jawing and steps forward to land a right straight, then eats another left that takes his legs out. Mehmen comes down to Huckaba’s half guard and passes to side control with about one minute to go.

More forearm-on-the-throat action before Mehmen pins down Huckaba’s left arm and drops hammer fists, forcing referee Steve Mazzagatti to take a close look in the last few seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Mehmen

Round 3

Huckaba dodges the first takedown attempt from Mehmen, who resets and lunges forward to hit Huckaba with a pair of long punches. Huckaba stumbles backward as he takes another left hook on the cheek, but he’s able to stay standing this time. Ninety seconds in, Mehmen shoots and completes a double-leg against the fence, nearly stepping into full mount before Huckaba regains half guard. Mehmen is throwing it all out, elbows and punches to the body and head of Huckaba, whose face is mighty marked up at this point. Huckaba looks to be bleeding from his left ear as Mehmen continues to land ground-and-pound in the final 90 seconds. With one minute to go, Mehmen frames up an arm-triangle choke, but he’s on the wrong side. He steps over to full mount and releases the choke shortly before the final horn.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Mehmen (30-27 Mehmen)

The Official Result

Derrick Mehmen def. Dave Huckaba via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25) R3 5:00

Nick LoBosco vs. Lance Palmer

Round 1

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Palmer blew LoBosco's hair back.
LoBosco lands a low kick outside; Palmer gives him a kick to the body and a hard, straight left down the center. The next low kick from LoBosco is caught, but Palmer can’t convert it to a takedown. The fighters clash as lefty Palmer and righty LoBosco throw at the same time. Palmer shoots in soon after and drives LoBosco to the ground at the foot of the fence. LoBosco gives up his back and Palmer wastes no time in jumping on and flattening him out. Palmer lands some thudding shots and gets two warnings from referee Herb Dean to mind the back of LoBosco’s head.

Palmer postures up and drops punches with both hands, looking up at Dean to appeal for a stoppage. The ref tells Palmer to fight on, so “The Party” switches to a rear-naked choke. LoBosco turns into the choke and relieves some pressure, but Palmer remains in a dominant position with 90 seconds left in the round. LoBosco is flat on his belly, covering up but still absorbing some big shots. Palmer softens him up with the punches, slaps on a rear-naked choke and forces a quick tap.

The Official Result

Lance Palmer def. Nick LoBosco via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R1 4:15

Tyson Griffin vs. Luiz Firmino

Round 1

Griffin opens with a leg kick and circles to his right, but Firmino catches up with him and catches the American slipping after throwing an awkward punch. Griffin falls to the ground and Firmino leaps on his back, then pulls him backward to try for a rear-naked choke. Griffin twists around to wind up on top, then grabs for a guillotine as Firmino drives forward on a single-leg. Firmino slips out of the choke and winds up on top in Griffin’s half guard. Griffin is keeping busy underneath, peppering Firmino with punches as the Brazilian works to pass to side control. Firmino tries to take back control as they scramble up, but Griffin slips away. Griffin lands a good left hook in a wild exchange that sees both men swinging wide. A right cross rocks Firmino’s head but doesn’t seem to faze him, and now Firmino sends Griffin stumbling with a grazing right hook. Firmino backs Griffin toward the fence and has a combination countered with a pair of right hands. Griffin tries another guillotine as he’s taken down again, but this one won’t stick either. The UFC vet gets up by driving on a single-leg but eats a knee from Firmino as he stands. Thirty seconds left and Firmino just slips a front kick, then grazes with a jumping knee. Firmino presses in and scores with a right hook and a jab at the end of the round.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Firmino

Round 2

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Griffin's freefall continued at WSOF 10.
Griffin catches the incoming Firmino with a pair of right hands, but the Brazilian keeps marching. Griffin makes him pay with a right cross at the end of a combo, then an uppercut that sends Firmino shooting for a takedown. Firmino drags Griffin to the ground and tries to take back mount, but the Brazilian can only secure one hook, allowing Griffin to turn over and take top position. Griffin buries his head in Firmino’s chest, and “Buscape” takes the opportunity to elbow Griffin on the side of the head. Griffin explodes to his feet and the lightweights trade knees in the clinch as they separate.

An uppercut jacks Firmino’s jaw, but he just stands strong and delivers a right hook over the top. He pushes Griffin backward with a couple more punches but botches a shot and gets shoved to the ground. Griffin comes down in Firmino’s closed guard with 90 seconds on the clock. Firmino opens up guard momentarily to try for an armbar, then closes it back up. Butterfly guard gives Firmino a little breathing room, but Griffin comes straight back to drop punches. Firmino hits a sweep and gets Griffin on his knees with his right arm trapped. Elbows land for Firmino in the closing seconds as Griffin is unable to free himself.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Griffin

Round 3

Griffin starts the round on his back foot, catching Firmino with a couple good right hands and a grazing front kick. Firmino eats a hard one-two and shoots a double, depositing Griffin at the base of the fence. Firmino grapevines the legs of Griffin to keep his guard open, while Griffin peppers with very short right hands to stay active underneath. Firmino moves to half guard on Griffin’s left side, trapping his left arm in the process. Griffin pushes off the fence with his feet, trying to spin and find an angle for escape, but Firmino stays heavy on top and thumps Griffin’s body with a pair of punches. Griffin sits up and is threatened with a guillotine as he tries to overpower Firmino with a single-leg. With one minute remaining, Firmino is controlling his kneeling opponent and landing short elbows to the side of Griffin’s head. Firmino switches to right-handed hammer fists in the last 20 seconds, hitting Griffin with a dozen or so unanswered shots.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Firmino (29-28 Firmino)

The Official Result

Luiz Firmino def. Tyson Griffin via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) R3 5:00

Women's Strawweight Title Fight:
Jessica Aguilar vs. Emi Fujino

Round 1

Aguilar gets Fujino stumbling with a pair of leg kicks early in the opening round, then comes across the middle with a right hand. “JAG” puts the fight on the fence with an underhook and knees at Fujino’s thighs before backing out of the clinch. Fujino lands a grazing right and then shakes out her hand as Aguilar gets into range with a turning kick. The next right hand from Aguilar leaves Fujino’s nose bloody, but the Japanese veteran keeps dipping into the pocket. Aguilar presses out from the center now, tapping Fujino with a right hook on the end of a combination. Fujino continues to step inside and throw hands, but Aguilar is tagging her with crisp counters every time. A steady stream of blood is dripping down into Fujino’s mouth now, forcing the “Kamikaze Angel” to paw at her face repeatedly. Aguilar zaps her with a big right cross in the last 20 seconds, and Fujino heads back to her corner a bloody mess.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Aguilar

Round 2

Fujino’s corner has stopped the bleeding between rounds, but Aguilar only needs 30 seconds to start it back up with a big right hand. Another right thumps off Fujino’s temple, and Aguilar keeps the shots coming as Fujino stands in front of her. Fujino gets one good right hand down the center; Aguilar answers with a double-pumped jab, a right hook. Aguilar steps into the pocket with an uppercut to the ribs and a follow-up right straight. Fujino’s face is in a state but she still looks fresh, continuing to throw shots even though she’s not landing much. Aguilar steps back and waits for Fujino to meet her in the center, then backs her out with a pair of straight punches. Aguilar takes a punch to the grill in the last minute and heads back to her corner with blood trickling from her nose.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Aguilar

Round 3

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Aguilar put a prolonged beating on Fujino.
Fujino counters Aguilar with a jab on the jaw, and Aguilar comes forward to bop Fujino on the nose with a left hand. A right straight from Fujino sends Aguilar into the pocket, looking for knees in the Thai clinch, but Fujino escapes unscathed. Ninety seconds into the round, Aguilar gets a body lock and drags Fujino the ground, where the American Top Team product immediately gets to work on an arm-triangle choke. Aguilar has the choke tight as she squeezes from Fujino’s left side, trying to take the air out of the Japanese fighter. Fujino is defending well, peeling at Aguilar’s arms to loosen the grip.

After a minute of work on the choke, Aguilar releases and steps over to full mount. Aguilar lands a couple left hands as the fighters scoot toward the fence. Elbows are scoring for Aguilar now, causing Fujino to turn over and spray blood all over the canvas. With 20 seconds remaining, Aguilar unloads with huge elbows that have referee Herb Dean eyeing the action from inches away.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Aguilar

Round 4

Thirty seconds into the round, Aguilar’s outstretched hand pokes Fujino in the eye, or possibly both eyes, judging from Fujino’s body language. Referee Dean calls the doctor in to check out Fujino, who indicates that she wants to fight on. The strawweights get back to business, and Aguilar gets back to landing her right hand. Fujino lands a low kick and eats a counter right hand up top, then takes a knee to the gut as Aguilar pulls her into the Thai clinch. Aguilar presses out from the center, threatens a level change and puts a spinning back kick in Fujino’s breadbasket. Aguilar presses Fujino against the fence and shoots knees to her legs and body. They fight off the fence but soon return to the position, and Aguilar finishes the round on the outside, wearing down Fujino with knees.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Aguilar

Round 5

Fujino sticks a few jabs and circles outside of Aguilar’s range, but Aguilar soon steps into the pocket to rock Fujino’s head with a right hook. Fujino closes the gap to throw a combo and gets tagged with another right and a back kick to the body. With 2:40 left in the fight, Aguilar shoves Fujino against the fence and gets back to work with her knees and foot stomps. Fujino breaks loose after a minute but can’t get close to Aguilar, who throws kicks to keep the range and then backpedals when Fujino bursts forward. Aguilar changes levels, ducks under a punch and floors Fujino with a takedown in the middle with less than one minute to go. Aguilar sits up in half guard and hits Fujino’s body with punches and elbows, then gets up and stands over her challenger as the final horn sounds.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Aguilar (50-44 Aguilar)

The Official Result

Jessica Aguilar def. Emi Fujino via Unanimous Decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44) R5 5:00

Featherweight Title Fight:
Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Rick Glenn

Round 1

Glenn lands a quick kick to the body, but Karakhanyan catches the leg and turns it to a takedown seconds into the fight. Karakhanyan kneels in Glenn’s half guard and drops some heavy left hands, pauses to consider a choke and then gets back to punching. Ninety seconds in, Karakhanyan takes full mount and Glenn gives up his back. Karakhanyan locks on a body triangle and rolls Glenn to his right side in the middle of the cage. Glenn fights off the rear-naked choke, so Karakhanyan switches to an armbar and peels off to extend Glenn’s right arm. Glenn withstands the submission and pulls his arm free to come out on top, standing over Karakhanyan and bombing with right hands. Upkicks from Karakhanyan miss but nonetheless force Glenn to come back to the ground. Glenn stands again with 90 seconds to go as Karakhanyan fishes for a heel hook underneath. Glenn defends against this submission, too, and makes Karakhanyan pay with a big left hand. Karakhanyan dives on a kneebar and extends Glenn’s leg, so Glenn punches Karakhanyan in the face until he releases. Glenn is storming back late in the round, roughing up the champion with hammer fists and elbows in the last 30 seconds.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Glenn

Round 2

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Glenn made the champ quit on his stool.
Glenn pushes Karakhanyan against the fence with an underhook, and the champion jumps guard to try a guillotine. It doesn’t last for long, as Glenn peels away the hand and Karakhanyan hops back down. Now it’s Karakhanyan on the outside, working for a high double-leg on the cage while Glenn hits him with right hands under the armpit. Karakhanyan isn’t getting anywhere on the takedown, so he backs up and tags Glenn with a sharp standing elbow on the exit. A few seconds later, Karakhanyan is back to digging for the double, and Glenn goes back to punishing him from the sprawl.

Halfway through the round, Glenn dumps Karakhanyan to the ground and stands over him throwing thunderous punches. Karakhanyan is warned by referee Steve Mazzagatti for grabbing the fence. Glenn keeps the punches coming as the champ sits up; Mazzagatti warns Karakhanyan again for holding the cage. Karakhanyan is back on his feet, then back on the ground just as quickly as Glenn continues to smash him with both hands. Glenn stands up and drops three or four huge right hands, then comes back to finish the round punching from Karakhanyan’s half guard.

Sherdog Scores

Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Glenn

In between rounds, Karakhanyan indicates to his corner and the cageside physician that he has suffered a rib injury, and referee Steve Mazzagatti calls an end to the bout.

The Official Result

Rick Glenn def. Georgi Karakhanyan via TKO (Retirement) R2 5:00

Middleweight Title Fight:
David Branch vs. Jesse Taylor

Round 1

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Branch made it look easy against Taylor.
Referee Herb Dean is the third man in the cage for tonight’s 185-pound championship main event. Taylor shoots for a takedown almost immediately, gets sprawled on and instead pulls guard with a guillotine. “JT Money” squeezes the choke from open guard, but Branch seems to be in good position to defend, and the choke doesn’t look took too tight on the inside. Taylor keeps working for the submission until 80 seconds in, when Branch peels away his hands and moves to guard. Taylor gets to his knees and Branch immediately slaps on a brabo choke.

Taylor rolls to his back, Branch bears down on the choke, and this one is over in a hurry. David Branch is the inaugural WSOF middleweight champion.

The Official Result

David Branch def. Jesse Taylor via Submission (Brabo Choke) R1 1:41

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