The bantamweight division gets a champion, the featherweight belt changes hands and the heavyweight title stays right where it is at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 35.
Blagoy Ivanov made quick work of Shawn Jordan in the WSOF 35 main event. The heavyweight champion used superior movement bating Jordan into chasing him around the cage. It allowed Ivanov to measure him before landing a big shot and blitzing Jordan and dropping him with two hard punches. It didn’t take long for Ivanov to rain down some heavy ground and pound forcing the ref to step in and call it a night, just two minutes into the first round.
Andre Harrison came out and put it on the champion Lance Palmer winning four of five rounds on two of the judges scorecards. Palmer seemed to be in control early but Harrison was patient and was eventually able to drop Palmer with a big left hand. He hurt him in round two, scored a takedown and landed some solid ground and pound. Harrison had his best round in round three dropping Palmer and cutting him open. It was enough to give him three clear rounds and earn him the featherweight strap.
Bekbulat Magomedov absolutely owned Donavon Frelow for a five round unanimous decision. Frelow showed a lot of movement, even stunning and briefly dropping Magomedov in the first. It was nothing too crazy though, Magomedov bounced right back and controlled the rest of the round. After that Frelow didn’t have an answer for the native of Dagestan who smothered him for the rest of the evening. It was maybe the most dominant performance of the night and earned Magomedov the vacant bantamweight title.
Overall it was a great night of fights. Here are the results from the rest of the evening:
Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. Matt Secor – unanimous decision
Tom Marcellino def. Bill Jones – unanimous decision
Hakeem Dawodu def. Steven Siler – unanimous decision
Islam Mamedov def. Natan Schulte – submission
Steven Rodriguez def. Alexandre Almeida – split decision
Emmanuel Walo def. Andrews Nakahara – split decision