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WSOF 8 Recap And Results
Undefeated Justin Gaethje (11-0) claimed World Series of Fighting’s (WSOF) inaugural lightweight belt with an impressive first-round stoppage of a very tough Richard Patishnock (6-2).
The two tangled in the headlining contest of Saturday’s NBCSN-broadcast “World Series of Fighting 8: Gathje vs. Patishnock” event, which took place at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
The 25-year-old Gaethje swarmed from the opening bell, rushing forward with a flying knee and bringing the fight to Patishnock right away. With non-stop offense flowing, Gaethje landed a crushing right hand that stunned his opponent. Patishnock refused to back down, instead standing against the cage and trying to return fire. But Gaethje would not be stopped, and he unloaded punches and elbows that battered Patishnock and forced referee Troy Waugh to step in and halt the fight in just 69 seconds.
In the night’s co-feature, light heavyweight slugger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (16-4) scored a brutal first-round knockout of fellow heavy hitter Mike “MAK” Kyle (20-11-1).
The engaged immediately at the opening bell, and after Kyle came up short on a takedown, they went toe-to-toe in the pocket. It was Johnson who landed first, scoring a right hand over the top and putting Kyle face-first on the canvas.
The end came at the 2:03 mark, and Johnson now owns a six-fight winning streak, including a perfect 3-0 mark under the World Series of Fighting banner.
American Top Team’s Jessica “Jag” Aguilar (17-4) is World Series of Fighting’s first-ever women’s strawweight champion after submitting Alida Gray (4-1) in under three minutes.
Aguilar was dominant from the start, working inside and taking the fight to the ground. From there, she moved effortlessly into position for an arm-triangle choke, cranking on the hold until she earned the tap at the 2:45 mark of the first round. The new champ now boasts an eight-fight winning streak.
In a key bantamweight fight with serious title implications, Cody Bollinger (15-2) edged out Tyson Nam (12-6) in a hotly contested decision.
Bollinger was the busier fighter throughout, attacking with punches to all levels and mixing in acrobatic spinning kicks. Meanwhile, Nam stayed more compact as he looked to counter, and while the attacks weren’t nearly as flashy, they were often effective. Bollinger hit the ground on more than one occasion, once through a clear knockdown and a few more times on slips.
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