Saturday night, the World Series of Fighting returns to television for its sophomore card. With a featured bout between former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski and Anthony Johnson, fans expected a massive knockout to cap off their evening.
Although the main event went to a decision, the knockout nearly came at the end of Round 1 after Johnson badly hurt Arlovski and attempted to swarm before the bell rang. Ultimately, he won unanimous decision in a fight that was scored 29-28 across the board.
In the evening's co-main event, Marlon Moraes proved himself to be one of the top bantamweight prospects on the planet when he knocked out Tyson Nam in less than three minutes.
Also in action was former WEC champion Paulo Filho, who was thoroughly manhandled by UFC veteran David Branch en route to a decision loss.
The full results of the card are below.
Main Card Results:
Anthony Johnson defeated Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Marlon Moraes defeated Tyson Nam at 2:55 of Round 1 via KO (head kick and punches)
David Branch defeated Paulo Filho via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Josh Burkman defeated Aaron Simpson at 3:04 of Round 1 via KO (knee and punches)
Justin Gaethje defeated JZ Cavalcante at 2:27 of Round 1 via TKO (doctor stoppage due to cut)
Preliminary Card Results:
Danillo Villefort defeated Kris McCray via split decision.
Rick Glenn defeated Alexandre Pimentel at 1:51 of Round 3 via KO (punches)
Waylon Lowe defeated Cameron Dollar at 2:58 of Round 1 via KO (punches)
Richard Patishnock defeated Igor Gracie at the end of Round 1 via TKO (doctor stoppage)
Ozzy Dugulubgov defeated Chris Wade via unanimous decision.
Brensen Hansen defeated Tom Marcellino at 3:24 of Round 2 via TKO (flying knee and punches)
Bill Algeo defeated Frank Buenafuente at 4:36 of Round 2 via submission (rear naked choke)