WSOF 33 Results: David Branch, Brian Foster, Shawn Jordan

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Main Card (11pm EST., NBC Sports Network)

David Branch def. Vinny Magalhaes by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44) to retain the WSOF Light Heavyweight Title

Joao Zeferino def. Jason High by TKO via strikes (0:51, R3)

Brian Foster def. Luiz Firmino by submission via triangle choke (3:14, R1)

Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. John Howard by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Shawn Jordan def. Ashley Gooch by TKO via strikes (4:40, R1)

Timur Valiev def. Chris Gutierrez by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., WSOF.com)

Bekbulat Magomedov def. Jesse Brock by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Abu Azaitar def. Michael Arrant by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Bobby Cooper by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Bryce Mitchell def. Brandon Phillips by submission via triangle choke (3:14, R2)


Round By Round Recap

Bryce Mitchell vs. Brandon Phillips

Round One: The round begins with Mitchell attacking Phillips with a high kick, Mitchell eats a leg kick before attempting a roundhouse kick. Mitchell holds Phillips against the cage wall while looking for the takedown, Mitchell scores a takedown on Phillips and he gets the half guard. Phillips wall walks to his feet and Mitchell drags him right back to the ground, Phillips again wall walks to his feet. Mitchell scores a third takedown on Phillips and he gets the full mount, Mitchell transitions to back control and he goes for the rear naked choke. Mitchell scrambles to catch Phillips in the arm bar, Phillips finds a way to escape and he gets top position. Phillips stands up and he allows Mitchell to stand up as well, Mitchell scores another takedown on Phillips and he gets the full mount again. Mitchell transitions to back control, Mitchell goes for the rear naked choke again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Mitchell

Round Two: The round begins with Mitchell attempting a head kick on Phillips, Phillips responds by landing a high kick that is followed by a right. Phillips then hits a swinging Mitchell with a counter left, Mitchell holds Phillips against the cage wall before scoring a takedown. Mitchell nails a seated Phillips with a knee strike to the midsection, Mitchell scrambles to lock Phillips in a triangle choke and Phillips taps out.

Official Result: Bryce Mitchell def. Brandon Phillips by submission via triangle choke (3:14, R2)

Bobby Cooper vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov

Round One: The round begins with Cooper attacking Magomedkerimov with leg kicks, Cooper also starts peppering Magomedkerimov with jabs. Magomedkerimov responds to all this by nailing Cooper with leg kicks of his own, Cooper hits a swinging Magomedkerimov with a counter strike combination. Magomedkerimov decides to punch Cooper right in the leg, Cooper catches a swinging Magomedkerimov with a counter right. Magomedkerimov backs up Cooper after landing a two punch combination, Magomedkerimov recovers to hit Coooper with a right. Magomedkerimov backs up Cooper with a high kick attempt, Cooper responds by hitting a swinging Magomedkerimov with another counter right. Magomedkerimov scores a takedown on Cooper and he gets side control, Magomedkerimov transitions to the half guard as he lands a few strikes on Cooper. Cooper catches Magomedkerimov in his full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magomedkerimov

Round Two: The round begins with Cooper immediately nailing Magomedkerimov with some jabs, Cooper then hits a swinging Magomedkerimov with a counter right. Magomedkerimov starts attacking Cooper with some leg kicks, Cooper nails a ducking Magomedkerimov with a two punch combination. Magomedkerimov responds by catching Cooper with a push kick, Magomedkerimov backs Cooper away from him with a head kick attempt. Magomedkerimov hits a swinging Cooper with a straight right, Magomedkerimov follows that up by nailing Cooper with a two punch combination. Cooper continues to use his jab against Magomedkerimov, Magomedkerimov responds by nailing Cooper with a kick to the midsection. Magomedkerimov then hits Cooper with a pair of left hooks before scoring a takedown, Magomedkerimov transitions to back control on Cooper. Cooper gets back to his feet with Magomedkerimov nailing him with knee strikes, Magomedkerimov scores a takedown on Cooper and he gets the full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magomedkerimov (Overall Score: 20-18 for Magomedkerimov)

Round Three: The round begins with Cooper popping Magomedkerimov with some jabs, Magomedkerimov catches a jabbing Cooper with some counter lefts. Cooper backs up Magomedkerimov with a two punch combination, Magomedkerimov rocks Cooper with a right hook. Magomedkerimov scores a takedown on Cooper and he gets the half guard, Magomedkerimov starts attacking Cooper with some ground and pound. Magomedkerimov transitions to back control on Cooper. Cooper gets back to his feet as Magomedkerimov nails him with knee strikes, Magomedkerimov scores another takedown on Cooper and he gets the full guard. Magomedkerimov goes right back to attacking Cooper with some ground and pound, Magomedkerimov transitions to back control on a scrambling Cooper. Cooper tries sweeping Magomedkerimov and Magomedkerimov regains back control after a scramble, Magomedkerimov lands a few more shots as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magomedkerimov (Final Score: 30-27 for Magomedkerimov)

Official Result: Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Bobby Cooper by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Michael Arrant vs. Abu Azaitar

Round One: The round begins with Azaitar nailing Arrant with a kick to the midsection, Azaitar holds Arrant against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Arrant spins to change positions with Azaitar and they separate after that, Azaitar charges at Arrant while landing a striking combination. Arrant recovers and rocks a swinging Azaitar with a counter right, Arrant follows that up by catching Azaitar with a left hook. Azaitar starts nailing Arrant with a few leg kicks, Azaitar then catches Arrant with a right cross to the rib cage. Azaitar land a right before catching Arrant with a straight right, Azaitar eats a kick before backing Arrant up with a head kick attempt. Azaitar scores a takedown on Arrant and he gets the full guard, Azaitar attacks Arrant with a plethora of strikes as Arrant gets to his feet. Azaitar scores another takedown and he gets the open guard on Arrant as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Azaitar

Round Two: The round begins with Arrant nailing Azaitar with a spinning back kick to the midsection, the fighters also exchange a few leg kicks. Arrant also attempts a head kick on Azaitar and it gets blocked, Azaitar then nails a swinging Arrant with a kick to the rib cage. Azaitar takes a few wild swings at a backing Arrant, Azaitar then hits a kicking Arrant with a kick of his own to the midsection. Azaitar charges at Arrant and he lands a multiple punch combination, Azaitar follows that up by landing a pair of two punch combos on Arrant. Arrant looks for the takedown as the two fighters exchange knee strikes, Azaitar scores a takedown on Arrant and he gains back control quickly. Arrant scrambles to his feet and Azaitar accidentally kicks him low, the fight resumes with Azaitar kicking away at Arrant until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Azaitar (Overall Score: 20-18 for Azaitar)

Round Three: The round begins with Azaitar attacking Arrant with a front kick, Azaitar also attacks Arrant with a kick to the midsection. Arrant lands a kick to a swinging Azaitar, Azaitar starts attacking Arrant with a variety of kicks that mostly get blocked. Azaitar and Arrant exchange some leg kicks as well, Azaitar also starts attacking Arrant with a few punching combinations. Azaitar returns to the kicking game by kicking Arrant in the rib cage, Arrants backs up Azaitar by landing a straight left. The fighters take a few more swings at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Azaitar (Final Score: 30-27 for Azaitar)

Official Result: Abu Azaitar def. Michael Arrant by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jesse Brock vs. Bekbulat Magomedov

Round One: The round begins with Brock attacking Magomedov with some leg kicks, Magomedov rocks Brock with a superman punch followed by a spinning back elbow strike. Magomedov nails Brock with a few leg kicks as well, Magomedov scores a takedown on Brock and he gets back control. Brock gets back to his feet with Magomedov holding onto him, Brock accidentally nails Magomedov low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Magomedov scoring a takedown on Brock and he gets the open guard, Brock wall walks to his feet with Magomedov holding onto him. The fighters break away from each other and Brock attacks Magomedov with leg kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magomedov

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Magomedov backs up Brock after landing a straight right. Magomedov catches Brock with a left hook before landing some leg kicks, Magomedov rocks and backs up Brock with a right hook. Magomedov charges forward and lands some strikes on Brock before scoring the takedown, Brock scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing. Magomedov lands a right on Brock before holding him against the cage wall, Magomedov scores another takedown on Brock and he gets the half guard. Brock wall walsk to his feet with Magomedov holding onto him, the fighters separate and swing at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magomedov (Overall Score: 20-18 for Magomedov)

Round Three: The round begins with Brock backing up Magomedov while throwing strikes, Magomedov backs up Brock after landing a push kick. Brock eats a right from Magomedov as he lands a few leg kicks, Brock holds Magomedov against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters break away from each other and Magomedov attacks Brock with a combination, Brock scores a takedown on Magomedov and he gets back control. Magomedov scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Brock (Final Score: 29-28 for Magomedov)

Official Result: Bekbulat Magomedov def. Jesse Brock by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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Chris Gutierrez vs. Timur Valiev 

Round One: The round begins with Gutierrez attacking Valiev with a high kick, both fighters start attacking each other with leg kicks. Gutierrez comes forward to hit Valiev with a multiple strike combination, Valiev scores a takedown on Gutierrez and he gets the open guard. Valiev transitions to side control on Gutierrez after briefly posturing up, Gutierrez scrambles and he gets Valiev back in the full guard. Valiev starts attacking Gutierrez with some ground and pound, Valiev postures up and he kicks away at the legs of Gutierrez before settling back in the full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Valiev

Round Two: The round begins with Valiev attacking Gutierrez with some leg kicks, Valiev scores a takedown on Gutierrez and he gets the open guard. Valiev transitions to back control on Gutierrez, Valiev tries weakening Gutierrez further by landing a few strikes. Gutierrez wall walks to his feet and Valiev drags him back to the ground, Valiev postures up and he lands a strike on Gutierrez before returning to the full guard. Valiev again postures up and Gutierrez nails him with a few up kicks, Valiev settles in the butterfly guard of Gutierrez. Gutierrez briefly stands up and Valiev drags him back to the ground again, Gutierrez again gets up and Valiev nails him with a few strikes. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity just as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Valiev (Overall Score: 20-18 for Valiev)

Round Three: The round begins with Valiev charging at Gutierrez while throwing a combination, Valiev also starts peppering Gutierrez with some jabs. Valiev scores a takedown on Gutierrez and he gets the open guard, Gutierrez wall walks to his feet with Valiev holding onto him. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Valiev nailing Gutierrez with a looping right. Valiev backs up Gutierrez after attempting a few kicks against him, Valiev charges at Gutierrez while throwing a two strike combination. Gutierrez goes for some kind of flying submission as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Valiev (Final Score: 30-27 for Valiev)

Official Result: Timur Valiev def. Chris Gutierrez by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Ashley Gooch vs. Shawn Jordan

Round One: The round begins with Jordan catching Gooch with a standing elbow strike, Jordan then cracks Gooch with a straight left. Jordan charges at Gooch and he lands a plethora of punches, Jordan scores a takedown on Gooch and he gets the half guard. Jordan starts attacking Gooch with ground and pound, Jordan looks for a submission before landing more shots on Gooch. Jordan transitions to back control on Gooch while landing more strikes, Jordan turns up the pressure with the ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Shawn Jordan def. Ashley Gooch by TKO via strikes (4:40, R1)

John Howard vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov

Round One: The round begins with Nurmagomedov jabbing away at Howard, Howard backs up Nurmagomedov by landing a right hook. Howard then hits a swinging Nurmagomedov with a two punch combination, Nurmagomedov starts attacking Howard with a few leg kicks as well. Nurmagomedov nails Howard with a wild overhead left, Nurmagomedov grabs Howard and he holds him against the cage wall. The fighters break away from each other and Howard rocks Nurmagomedov with a three punch combination. Nurmagomedov goes for the takedown and Howard cracks him with a knee strike, Nurmagomedov scores a takedown on Howard and he gets the open guard. Nurmagomedov transitions to the half guard on Howard, Howard eats a few shots as he gets Nurmagomedov in his full guard again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round Two: The round begins with Nurmagomedov peppering Howard with a few jabs, Howard attacks Nurmagomedov with a head kick attempt. Howard also starts attacking Nurmagomedov with a few leg kicks, Howard comes forward against Nurmagomedov while throwing a few punches. Howard lands a leg kick as he charges forward on Nurmagomedov, Howard scores a takedown and both fighters get right back up to their feet. Nurmagomedov lands a knee strike as he attempts a takedown on Howard, Nurmagomedov holds Howard against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters break away from each other as they exchange some kicks, Nurmagomedov then pops Howard with a two punch combination. Nurmagomedov drops and rocks a swinging Howard with a counter right, Howard finds a way to stand up and hold Nurmagomedov against the cage wall. Howard scores a takedown and Nurmagomedov gets right back to his feet, Nurmagomedov scores a takedown of his own as the round ends.

Fightfuul scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov (Overall Score: 20-18 for Nurmagomedov)

Round Three: The round begins with Howard holding Nurmagomedov against the cage wall, Howard hits Nurmagomedov with a short right before separating. Nurmagomedov grabs a hold of Howard and he holds him on the cage wall, Nurmagomedov scores a takedown on Howard and he gets side control and then the half guard. Howard eventually forces Nurmagomedov into the butterfly guard, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Howard holding Nurmagomedov against the cage wall again, Nurmagomedov scrambles and Howard rocks him with a multiple punch combination. Nurmagomedov looks for the takedown and Howard stuffs him, Nurmagomedov scores a takedown on Howard and he gets the full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov (Final Score: 30-27 for Nurmagomedov)

Official Result: Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. John Howard by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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Luiz Firmino vs. Brian Foster

Round One: The round begins with Foster using a capoeira attack on Firmino, Foster then hits a swinging Firmino with a two punch combo. Foster scores a takedown on Firmino and he immediately lands some strikes on him, Firmino uses a heel hook attempt to get top position on Foster. Firmino starts attacking Foster with some ground and pound, Foster catches Firmino in a triangle choke from out of nowhere and the tap out follows.

Official Result: Brian Foster def. Luiz Firmino by submission via triangle choke (3:14, R1)

 

Jason High vs. Joao Zeferino

Round One: The round begins with High taking a few swings at Zeferino, Zeferino then hits a kicking High with a counter right. High scores a takedown on Zeferino and he catches him in the guillotine choke, Zeferino scrambles to break free and to get the fight standing. High holds Zeferino against the cage wall while eating a few knee strikes, the fighters separate from each other and Zeferino cracks High with a right. High responds by kicking Zeferino right in the midsection, Zeferino then hits a swinging High with a counter right hook. Zeferino scores a takedown on High and he gets the half guard, Zeferino starts attacking High with some ground and pound. High eventually forces Zeferino into his full guard, the fighters scramble to their feet and Zeferino lands a head kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for High

Round Two: The round begins with a swinging High eating a two punch combo from Zeferino, High then decides to throw a head kick at Zeferino. Zeferino responds by kicking High right in the midsection, Zeferino scores a takedown on High and he gets the half guard. High scrambles and he finds himself on top of Zeferino, Zeferino scrambles to his feet and he quickly scores a takedown on High. The referee decides to stand up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Zeferino holding High against the cage wall. Zeferino scores a takedown on High and he gets the half guard, the referee again stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with the fighters circling each other until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Zeferino (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with High kicking Zeferino right in the midsection, Zeferino drops High with a right and he pounces on him with a few more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Joao Zeferino def. Jason High by TKO via strikes (0:51, R3)

WSOF Light Heavyweight Title Fight: David Branch (Champion) vs. Vinny Magalhaes

Round One: The round begins with Branch peppering Magalhaes with jabs, Branch also starts attacking Magalhaes with leg kicks. Magalhaes starts hunting for the takedown on Branch, Magalhaes charges at Branch and he lands a punching combination. Branch responds by catching Magalhaes with a few rights as well, Magalhaes hits an incoming Branch with a few strikes. Branch ducks down and Magalhaes kicks him in the midsection, Magalhaes starts catching Branch with someleg kicks. Magalhaes barely hits a swinging Branch with a counter right, Branch hits Magalhaes with a few more jabs. The fighters have a striking exchange as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Branch

Round Two: The round begins with Branch peppering Magalhaes with a series of jabs, Magalhaes tries attacking Branch with a few kicks. Magalhaes starts attacking Branch with some leg kicks as well, Magalhaes charges at Branch and he lands a three punch combination. Branch drops Magalhaes with a left and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes, Branch backs away and he allows Magalhaes to stand up as well. Branch rocks a standing Magalhaes with a left hook before holding him against the cage wall, the fighters break away from each other and Branch slaughters Magalhaes with strikes as he backs him into the cage wall. Branch then hits Magalhaes with a three punch combo before eating a right hook, Magalhaes lands a kick on Branch as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Branch (Overall Score: 20-17 for Branch)

Round Three: The round begins with both fighters attacking each other with oblique kicks, Branch backs up Magalhaes with a punching combination. Magalhaes starts hunting for the takedowns on Branch, Branch goes back to peppering Magalhaes with a bunch of jabs. Magalhaes tries slowing Branch down by landing some leg kicks, Branch backs Magalhaes into the cage wall by throwing a punching combination. Branch chases Magalhaes around the cage while throwing combinations until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Branch (Overall Score: 30-26 for Branch)

Round Four: The round begins with Branch attacking Magalhaes with a punching combination, Branch also continues to pepper Magalhaes with jabs. Branch backs up Magalhaes after landing a pair of left hooks, Branch just chases Magalhaes around the cage while throwing strikes. Branch connects with a huge punching combination on Magalhaes as he is stuck on the cage wall, Branch kicks Magalhaes in the midsection as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Branch (Overall Score: 40-34 for Branch)

Round Five: The round begins with Magalhaes hunting for the takedown on Branch, Branch then cracks Magalhaes with a kick to the midsection. Branch also goes back to popping Magalhaes with a series of jabs, Branch backs Magalhaes into the cage wall while landing some more strikes. Magalhaes responds by nailing Branch with leg kicks, Magalhaes tries backing Branch up by throwing a front kick. Branch backs Magalhaes into the cage wall again with another combination, Magalhaes connects with a back fist on Branch. Branch responds by landing a multi-punch combination on Magalhaes, Branch chases Magalhaes around the cage while landing more shots. Branch backs up Magalhaes after landing a leaping left on Magalhaes, Magalhaes holds Branch on the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Branch (Final Score: 50-43 for Branch)

Official Result: David Branch def. Vinny Magalhaes by unanimous decision (50-44, 50-44, 50-44) to retain the WSOF Light Heavyweight Title

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