The WSOF returned to action on Friday night with two titles on the line. WSOF 21 took place live at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The main event featured a featherweight championship bout between Lance Palmer and Chris Horodecki. The co-main event was a contest between Blagoi Ivanov and Smealinho Rama to crown the new WSOF heavyweight champion.
Lance Palmer, who is a member of Team Alpha Male, showed his superior wrestling skills and nullified any offense from Horodecki. Palmer had little trouble taking the fight to the ground and from there was able to secure a rear naked choke for the win with just under 30 seconds left in the first round.
Blagoi Ivanov became the new WSOF heavyweight champion by defeating Smealinho Rama with a submission of his own in the third round. After a first round takedown by Ivanov the rest of the fight was a slugfest and in the third round Ivanov was able to dropped Rama with a flurry of punches and from the ground he was able to secure a guillotine choke for the win.
Below are the full results from WSOF 21.
MAIN CARD RESULTS:
- WSOF Featherweight Championship: Lance Palmer def. Chris Horodecki via submission in Round 1 (4:28)
- WSOF Heavyweight Championship: Blagoi Ivanov def. Smealinho Rama via submission in Round 3 (1:17)
- Michael Hill def. Mark Drummond via split decision
- Hakeem Dawodu def. Chuka Willis via TKO in Round 2 (2:55)
PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS:
- Thiago Goncalves def. Matt Baker via submission in Round 2 (5:00)
- Justin Sander def. Dan Lariviere via submission in Round 2 (2:52)
- Michael Hay def. Louie Grover via submission in Round 1 (2:17)
- Stephen Beaumont def. Jose Rodriguez via unanimous decision
- Roger Alves def. Danny Doig via submission in Round 1 (2:49)
- Spencer Rohovie def. Tim Smith via submission in Round 1 (3:09)
- Garret Nybakken def. Nick Hrabec via knockout in Round 1 (3:36)