The World Series of Fight return to action on Friday night and had two world titles on the line. The main event saw a rematch between lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and challenger Luis Palomino. Their first bout was a candidate for fight of the year and the encore was just as exciting and the outcome was the same as Gaethje retained his title.
The night also saw the crowning of the first ever light heavyweight champion for the WSOF. Current middleweight champion David Branch now has another belt to put around his waist as he defeated Teddy Holder to become the first light heavyweight champion for the organization. Below are the full results from Friday night’s card.
WSOF 23 Results:
MAIN CARD (NBCSN, 10 p.m. ET)
Lightweight Championship: Justin Gaethje def. Luis Palomino via TKO in Round 2 at 4:40
Light Heavyweight Championship: David Branch def. Teddy Holder via submission in Round 1 at 2:21
Timur Valiev def. Tito Jones via unanimous decision
Ben “Phoenix Jones” Fodor def. Roberto Yong via submission in Round 1 at 3:09
Brian Foster def. LaRue Burley via knockout in Round 1 at 0:32
PRELIMINARY CARD (7 p.m. ET)
Vagab Vagabov def. Brian Grinnell via TKO in Round 2 at 2:29
Clifford Starks def. Krasimir Mladenov via unanimous decision
Matthew Frincu def. Danny Davis Jr. via split decision
David Nuzzo def. Andres Ponce via unanimous decision
Joey Miolla def. Randy Steinke via knockout in Round 2 at 3:55
Benny Madrid def. Jeff Fletcher via submission in Round 1 at 1:26