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WSOF 7: The Aftermath and Results

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On December 7, 2013 World Series of Fighting made their way north of the border for their seventh show and it had it’s ups and downs.

The preliminary portion of the fight card had a slough of local talent, which had fans screaming for their favorites. Unfortunately for us media, directly behind our seats was the beer garden. I say unfortunately because we got our fair share of dumb comments, but I will also say that those fans gave us a chuckle or two especially when one guy screamed out a couple of Bon Jovi lyrics to get the fighters going.

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WSOF 7: The Aftermath

The four-fight main card, which aired on NBCSN in the United States kicked off with a bang. Former UFC fighter Kalib Starnes continued on his winning ways with a nasty knockout against Dwayne Lewis. This victory marks four in a row in 2014 for Starnes and he has WSOF light heavyweight gold on his mind.

Nick Newell may not have been the main event, but he received the most recognition on the card and rightfully so. He finished local talent Sabah Fadai with a standing guillotine choke just 1:21 into the first round.

Jesse Taylor utilized his wrestling and smothered Elvis Mutapcic en route to a unanimous judges decision. He is now one step away from becoming the middleweight champion, as he will take on David Branch for the inaugural title some time in 2014.

In the main event the inaugural featherweight champion was crowned. It took three rounds for Georgi Karakhanyan to figure out a way to finish Lance Palmer. The Team Alpha Male product looked as if he had Karakhanyan in control up against the cage, but in the blink of an eye “Insane” locked up a guillotine choke from the bottom and had the championship gold around his waist.

Other notable bouts:

Local boy Myles Merola has been on the fight scene since 2004. He had a very dominating performance and showed that he is still a legitimate talent in the lightweight division. He utilized strong wrestling to earn the judges nod against Dan Ring on the under card.

David “Showtime” Perron is a fan favorite here in BC and on Saturday night he delivered. It was the one awkward moment on the fight card, as Matt Baker attempted to slam Perron, he knocked himself out and opened up his own head which needed stitches later in the evening. This gave Perron the opportunity to lock in a very tight triangle choke, which forced Baker to tap out.

It was unclear to tell how many fans were in attendance, as the beer garden was like a pack of sardines with those patrons seats empty. All in all the fight card delivered for fans at the PNE Agrodome.

MMASucka.com’s Top Three bouts of the night:

1. Nick Newell vs. Sabah Fadai

2. Kalib Starnes vs. Dwayne Lewis

3. Myles Merola vs. Dan Ring

MMASucka.com’s Top Three fighters of the night:

1. Nick Newell

2. Georgi Karakhanyan

3. Kalib Starnes

For full WSOF 7 results, click here and check out highlights from some of the main card fights at the links below.

Jesse Taylor vs. Elvis Mutapcic Fight Highlights

Nick Newell vs. Sabah Fadai Fight Highlights

Kalib Starnes vs. Dwayne Lewis Fight Highlights

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Jeremy Brand started up this lovechild called MMASucka.com back in 2009. It began as a hobby project and has turned into much more. In his spare time, you can find Jeremy on the mats, as he is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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  • Mike Calvert says:

    Get your story straight. Showtime won by triangle choke and the Bakers face was bleeding from a well executed left hook. Your report is a little biased and clearly incorrect.

    • Jeremy Brand says:

      You are correct, the guillotine was a misprint. Bias? Not so much my friend… I know both fighters and as a member of the media was not cheering for either one of them. I spoke with Baker after the fight and he actually split his head open and knocked himself out on his slam attempt. After the fight he had to get four stitches.

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