World Series Of Fighting 35 Results: 3 Title Fights Highlight This Card

 

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(Note: We will be using rankings from the Fightful MMA Rankings for all Bellator/World Series Of Fighting events going forward.)

You can see the full results below.

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

Blagoy Ivanov def. #1Shawn Jordan by TKO via strikes (1:43, R1) to retain the WSOF Heavyweight Title

Andre Harrison def. Lance Palmer by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) to win the WSOF Featherweight Title

#1 Bekbulat Magomedov def. Donovan Frelow by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to win the WSOF Bantamweight Title

Preliminary Card (8:15pm EST., Fite TV)

#5 Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. Matt Secor by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

#4 Hakeem Dawodu def. Steven Siler by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)

Emmanuel Walo def. Andrews Nakahara by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) (Quick result only, stream started halfway through the fight)

Islam Mamedov def. Natan Schulte by submission via arm bar (4:56, R2)

Steven Rodriguez def. #1 Alexandre Almeida by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Tom Marcellino def. Bill Jones by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)


Round By Round Recap

#1 Alexander Almeida vs. Steven Rodriguez

Round One: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Almeida with leg kicks, Almeida nails an incoming Rodriguez with a short right. Rodriguez responds by popping Almeida with a left hook, Almeida grabs Rodriguez and he holds him against the cage wall. Rodriguez spins Almeida and he puts him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Almeida scoring a takedown on Rodriguez and he gets the half guard. Almeida transitions to back control on Rodriguez, Almeida hunts for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Almeida

Round Two: The round begins with Rodriguez attacking Almeida with a punching combination, Rodriguez starts hitting Almeida with leg kicks as well. Almeida nails a kicking Rodriguez with a counter right hook, Rodriguez pops a swinging Almeida with a counter right hook. Almeida briefly drops a kicking Rodriguez with a counter right, Rodriguez continues hitting a swinging Almeida with counter rights. Rodriguez then hits Almeida with a left hook to the midsection, Rodriguez starts catching Almeida with some more rights. Rodriguez also nails Almeida with a few rights to the midsection, Rodriguez puts Almeida against the cage wall while looking for a takedown as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Almeida attacking Rodriguez with leg kicks, Almeida charges at Rodriguez while throwing strikes. Rodriguez then cracks Almeida with an overhand right, Rodriguez misses a spinning heel kick on Almeida. Rodriguez starts catching Almeida with some leg kicks of his own, Rodriguez rocks a swinging Almeida with a counter right to the midsection. Rodriguez again catches Almeida with an overhand right, Almeida accidentally kicks Rodriguez low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Rodriguez nailing Almeida with combinations, Almeida charges at Rodriguez while throwing a combination. Rodriguez grabs Almeida and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters break away from each other and Rodriguez nails a kicking Almeida with a counter left hook. Almeida goes back to attacking Rodriguez with leg kicks, Rodriguez scores a takedown on Almeida as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Steven Rodriguez def. #1 Alexandre Almeida by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Islam Mamedov vs. Natan Schulte

Round One: The round begins with Schulte attacking Mamedov with leg kicks, the fighters also take a few swings at each other. Mamedov cracks a moving Schulte with a right, Mamedov then assaults Schulte with a few knee strikes. Mamedov then cracks Schulte with a right uppercut, Mamedov attacks Schulte with a flying knee strike. Mamedov starts popping Schulte with single strike attempts, Mamedov catches a kicking Schulte with a counter left hook. Mamedov then lands a kick to the midsection of Schulte, Mamedov follows that up with a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Schulte. Schulte holds Mamedov against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mamedov

Round Two: The round begins with Mamedov nailing an incoming Schulte with a punching combination, Schulte tries attacking Mamedov with a series of kicks. Mamedov scores a takedown on Schulte and Schulte pops right back up, Mamedov scores another takedown on Schulte and he gets the half guard. Mamedov transitions to the full mount, Mamedov attacks Schulte with a lot of ground and pound. Mamedov postures up before transitioning to the half guard on Schulte, Mamedov transitions to side control on Schulte before regaining the full mount. Mamedov attacks Schulte with a lot more ground and pound, Schulte scrambles to his feet and Mamedov drags him back to the ground. Mamedov regains the full mount on Schulte, Mamedov goes for the arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Islam Mamedov def. Natan Schulte by submission via arm bar (4:56, R2)

#4 Hakeem Dawodu vs. Steven Siler

Round One: The round begins with Dawodu nailing Siler with a left to the midsection, Dawodu grabs Siler and the two exchange knee strikes. Dawodu drops Siler with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Siler gets up and Dawodu swings away at him. Siler recovers by catching Dawodu with a right hook, Dawodu cracks Siler with a punching combination before they clinch. The fighters separate and Siler scores a takedown on Dawodu, Siler quickly gains back control on Dawodu. Dawodu scrambles at the right time to get top position on Siler, the fighters scramble to their feet and Dawodu nails Siler with another spinning back kick. The fighters rock each other during a wild striking exchange, Siler attacks Dawodu with a flying knee strike. Siler scores a takedown on Dawodu and he gets back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Siler

Round Two: The round begins with Dawodu taking some wild swings against Siler, Dawodu rocks Siler with a left hook to the midsection. Siler goes for a takedown and Dawodu winds up in top position, Dawodu starts attacking Siler with ground and pound. Dawodu stands up and he allows Siler to stand up as well, Dawodu again nails Siler with lefts to the midsection. Dawodu throws Siler to the ground and he allows him to stand up, Dawodu catches a swinging Siler with a counter right to the midsection. Dawodu holds Siler against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, Dawodu then clobbers a swinging Siler with a counter right hook. Dawodu places Siler against the cage wall while landing more knee strikes, the fighters separate and Dawodu attacks Siler with leg kicks. Siler nails Dawodu with knee strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Siler cracking Dawodu with a straight right, Dawodu then pops Siler with a three punch combination. Dawodu scores a takedown on Siler and he gets the half guard, Dawodu starts attacking Siler with ground and pound. Siler rolls for a knee bar and Dawodu escapes to get the fight standing again, Siler then holds Dawodu against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Dawodu scores a takedown on Siler, Dawodu attacks Siler with more ground and pound. Dawodu postures up and he slows Siler to stand up as well, Dawodu then cracks Siler with a two punch combination. Dawodu scores another takedown on Siler and he gets side control, Dawodu attacks Siler with some knee strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #4 Hakeem Dawodu def. Steven Siler by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 30-27)

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Bill Jones vs. Tom Marcellino

Round One: The round begins with Marcellino attacking Jones with leg kicks, Marcellino then attacks Jones with a punching combination. Marcellino then cracks Jones with a front kick to the midsection, Jones scores a takedown on Marcellino and he gets the half guard. Marcellino scrambles at the right time to get top position on Jones, Marcellino goes for a guillotine choke and Jones escapes to get top position. Jones transitions to back control on Marcellino, Jones looks for a rear naked choke and Marcellino escapes to regain top position. Jones scrambles to his feet before popping Marcellino with a right, Marcellino briefly drags Jones back to the ground. Marcellino nails Jones with a few more rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jones

Round Two: The round begins with Jones quickly putting Marcellino against the cage wall, Jones scores a takedown and Marcellino winds up getting top position. Jones scrambles to his feet and Marcellino briefly holds him against the cage wall, Marcellino scores another takedown on Jones and he gets the open guard. Marcellino starts attacking Jones with some ground and pound, Jones scrambles and Marcellino catches him in a guillotine choke. Jones escapes the choke and he gets back control on Marcellino, Marcellino shakes Jones off of him to regain top position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Marcellino scoring a takedown on Jones while controlling his head, Marcellino gains the half guard on Jones. Jones gets to his feet and he holds Marcellino against the cage wall, Marcellino drags Jones to the ground again for a few moments while controlling his head. Marcellino settles in the open guard of Jones, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Jones catching Marcellino with a few rights, the stream died for me in the last minute of the fight.

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

Official Result: Tom Marcellino def. Bill Jones by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

#5 Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Matt Secor

Round One: The round begins with Secor attacking Nurmagomedov with leg kicks, Secor accidentally pokes Nurmagomedov in the eye and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Nurmagomedov charging at Secor while throwing strikes, Nurmagomedov also starts attacking Secor with leg kicks. Nurmagomedov scores a takedown on Secor and he gets the open guard, Nurmagomedov escapes a triangle choke set up from Secor. Secor rolls for a knee bar and Nurmagomedov escapes to get back control, Secor rolls for another knee bar and Nurmagomedov escapes to maintain top position. Secor rolls for another leg lock and Nurmagomedov escapes so both can stand up, Secor attacks Nurmagomedov with a few high kick attempts. Nurmagomedov rocks Secor with an over hand right before scoring a takedown, Nurmagomedov nails Secor with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round Two: The round begins with Nurmagomedov nailing Secor with an overhand right, the fighters also start exchanging leg kicks. Nurmagomedov drops Secor with a right, Nurmagomedov settles in top position as the fight hits the ground. Nurmagomedov starts attacking Secor with some ground and pound, Secor rolls for a heel hook and Nurmagomedov escapes to get the fight standing again. Secor pulls guard and he drags Nurmagomedov back to the ground, Nurmagomedov goes back to attacking Secor with ground and pound. Nurmagomedov transitions to the full mount on Secor, Secor scrambles and he nearly catches Nurmagomedov in another heel hook. Nurmagomedov regains top position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Nurmagomedov briefly tripping Secor and putting him on the ground, Secor starts peppering Nurmagomedov with jabs. Nurmagomedov drops a kicking Secor with a right and he allows him to stand up, Nurmagomedov continues attacking Secor with punching combinations. Nurmagomedov charges at Secor while throwing more combinations, Nurmagomedov drops Secor with a pair of lefts and he allows him to stand up. Nurmagomedov continues nailing Secor with a series of lefts, Nurmagomedov also tries attacking Secor with a high kick. Nurmagomedov scores a takedown on Secor and he gets the open guard, Secor catches Nurmagomedov in a triangle choke from out of nowhere and Nurmagomedov escapes. Nurmagomedov stands up and he allows Secor to stand up as the round ends.

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

Official Result: #5 Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. Matt Secor by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

WSOF Bantamweight Title Decision Fight: #1 Bekbulat Magomedov vs. Donovan Frelow

Round One: The round begins with Frelow attempting to nail Magomedov with some kicks, Magomedov starts hitting Frelow with leg kicks. Magomedov then nails Frelow with a right followed by a jumping knee strike, Frelow then catches Magomedov with a few lefts and an overhand right. Frelow comes forward and he catches Magomedov with an overhand right, Magomedov scores a takedown on Frelow and he gets back control. Frelow scrambles to his feet and Magomedov drags him back to the ground, Frelow gets back to his feet and Magomedov drags him back down again. Frelow stands up yet again and Magomedov nails him with a few knee strikes, Magomedov scores yet another takedown on Frelow as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magomedov

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Magomedov comes forward after attacking Frelow with a superman punch. Magomedov then nails Frelow with a spinning back kick to the midsection, the fighters exchange some leg kicks. Magomedov attacks Frelow with a spinning back fist that gets blocked, Magomedov backs up Frelow with a front kick attempt. Magomedov again catches Frelow with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Magomedov scores a takedown on Frelow. Frelow catches Magomedov in a guillotine choke and Magomedov eventually escapes to gain top position, Magomedov advances to the half guard on Frelow. Frelow scrambles to his feet and Magomedov drags him back to the ground as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Frelow nailing Magomedov with an overhand right, Magomedov responds by kicking Frelow in the midsection. Frelow puts Magomedov against the cage wall while landing a few knee strikes, the fighters separate and Frelow starts to just swing wildly at Magomedov. Magomedov catches Frelow with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Magomedov then catches Frelow with a front kick to the midsection. Magomedov follows that up by catching Frelow with a superman punch, Magomedov scores a takedown on Frelow and he gets the half guard. Magomedov scrambles to his feet as Frelow was hunting for a guillotine choke, Frelow charges at Magomedov while taking wild swings at him. Magomedov scores another takedown on Frelow and he gets back control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magomedov (Overall Score: 30-27 for Magomedov)

Round Four: The round begins with Magomedov scoring a takedown on Frelow and he gets the half guard, Frelow looks for a guillotine choke and Magomedov escapes to keep top position. Frelow scrambles to his feet with Magomedov holding onto him, Magomedov drags Frelow back to the ground and he gets back control. Magomedov looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magomedov (Overall Score: 40-36 for Magomedov)

Round Five: The round begins with Frelow charging at Magomedov while throwing strikes, Magomedov scores a takedown on Frelow and he gets back control. Magomedov transitions to the full mount on Frelow, Frelow scrambles to his feet and Magomedov drags him back to the ground. Magomedov transitions to back control on Frelow while landing a few strikes, Magomedov looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magomedov (Final Score: 50-45 for Magomedov)

Official Result: #1 Bekbulat Magomedov def. Donovan Frelow by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to win the WSOF Bantamweight Title

Final fights are on Page Three...

WSOF Featherweight Title Fight: Lance Palmer (Champion) vs. #2 Andre Harrison

Round One: The round begins with Harrison attacking Palmer with a front kick, Palmer responds by nailing Harrison with an overhand left. Harrison then attacks Palmer with a head kick that gets blocked, Palmer again cracks Harrison with an overhand left. Harrison accidentally nails Palmer low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Harrison attacking Palmer with another high kick. Palmer attacks a kicking Harrison with a few lefts, Harrison cracks an incoming Palmer with a two punch combination. Palmer then catches Harrison with a kick to the midsection, Harrison drops a swinging Palmer with a counter right. Palmer gets back up and Harrison swings away at him as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Harrison

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few leg kicks, Palmer tries attacking Harrison with a high kick. Palmer then hits Harrison with an overhand left, Palmer starts winning the leg kick battle against Harrison. Palmer then nails Harrison with a kick to the midsection followed by a high kick, Harrison scores a takedown on Palmer and he gets the half guard. Harrison starts attacking Palmer with ground and pound. Palmer eventually traps Harrison in his full guard while eating more strikes, Harrison lands a few more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Palmer attacking Harrison with a superman punch, Harrison nails Palmer with a left before nailing him with a knee strike to the head. Palmer attacks Harrison with a right hook followed by a high kick, the fighters take turns attacking each other with front kicks. Harrison catches Palmer with a right to the midsection after eating a knee strike, Harrison starts charging at Palmer while throwing strikes. Harrison then cracks Palmer with a short right hook, Palmer cracks Harrison with a left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Palmer (Overall Score: 29-28 for Harrison)

Round Four: The round begins with the fighters jabbing away at each other, Palmer nails Harrison with a kick to the midsection. Harrison responds by catching Palmer with a two punch combination, Harrison then hits Palmer with a front kick to the midsection. Harrison accidentally nails Palmer low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Harrison nailing Palmer with a two punch combination. Palmer then attacks Harrison with a few high kicks that gets blocked as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Harrison (Overall Score: 39-37 for Harrison)

Round Five: The round begins with Harrison peppering Palmer with jabs, Palmer tries catching Harrison with some lefts. Palmer charges forward while throwing a combination at Harrison, Harrison attacks Palmer with a high kick that gets blocked. Harrison drops Palmer with a multiple punch combination, Palmer scrambles to his feet as Harrison tried controlling his head. Harrison charges at Palmer while throwing more combinations, Harrison cracks Palmer with a two punch combo to avoid the takedown. Harrison also attacks Palmer with another high kick, Palmer holds Harrison against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Harrison (Final Score: 49-46 for Harrison)

Official Result: Andre Harrison def. Lance Palmer by unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) to win the WSOF Featherweight Title

WSOF Heavyweight Title Fight: Blagoy Ivanov (Champion) vs. #1 Shawn Jordan

Round One: The round begins with Ivanov nailing Jordan with a left, Jordan starts attacking Ivanov with some leg kicks. Ivanov comes forward to nail Jordan with a two punch combination, Ivanov rocks Jordan with a left before dropping him with a combination. Ivanov pounces on a downed Jordan until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Blagoy Ivanov def. #1Shawn Jordan by TKO via strikes (1:43, R1) to retain the WSOF Heavyweight Title

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