The biggest card in World Series of Fighting history kicks off with WSOF.com streaming four preliminary fights.
Jeremy Mahon vs Shane Kruchten
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Vegab Vegabov vs Bruno Santos
Vegabov immediately took the centre of the decagon. Santos a compact fighter had a great deal of power behind his strikes and landed some powerful leg kicks early. Vegabov made some adjustments, started timing the leg kick and landing solid right hands over the top. Vegabov was the much more relaxed with his striking. Vegabov did a better job of throwing combinations, but is taking some heavy leg kicks. Vegabov closed out the round with some solid strikes and they likely secured him the round.
Veagbov started the second round very loose, his hands were flowing wel. He mixed things up well moving from the body to the head. He’s utilized his seven inch reach advantage really well. Santos scored a well timed takedown after getting pieced up by Vegabov’s boxing. He did a great job of staying heavy on top and landing some decent ground and pound. Vegabov defended well, but Santos was clearly a far better grappler. He moved into full mount smoothly and was landing strong short punches. Vegabov scrambled to his feet and landed a solid kick and knee to the body. He opened up with a sense of urgency throwing and landing a flying knee. Fight went into round three 1-1.
Vegabov came out aggressive scoring early with hard strikes in round 3. He was setting things up well and did a good job of keeping Santos at distance with strong body kicks. Vegabov was the superior striker; longer, better technique and, better footwork, but couldn’t stop Santos from scoring a well timed and important takedown with two minutes left. Santos stayed heavy on top and maintained control. Vegabov used the fence to get back to his feet, but was taken back down at the end of the round. Tough fight to score.
Santos gets the win by split decision.
Andre Harrison vs Bruce Boyington
The undefeated Harrison took all of 20 seconds to get Boyington to the ground and was just clearl the more athletic of the two. He quickly solidified control and began raining down some solid ground and pound. Boyington gave up his back and Harrison quickly latched on to a rear-naked choke and that was all she wrote. Harrison made quick work of Boyington and moved his undefeated record to 15-0.
Bruce Harrison wins by rear-naked choke in Round 1
Tom Marcillino vs Matt Denning
A good fight ot kick off the card. Macillino struggled from the opening bell. Denning attempted to throw a body kick early in the fight and was take down, from there it was all Marcillino. Denning really struggled to find an answer for Marcillino’s grappling. Once Macillino established dominance with his top control it didn’t take long for him to lock in an arm bar and walk away with the victory.
Marcillino wins by first round submission.