Sunday, March 24, 2013

WSOF 2 RESULTS: First-Time Heavyweight Rumble Johnson Outpoints Andrei Arlovski at World Series of Fighting 2 - 3/23/13



The MMA World Series of Fighting presented WSOF 2: Arlovski vs Johnson on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The main card aired live on the NBC Sports Network.

In the main event, former UFC welterweight Anthony "Rumble" Johnson made his long-awaited heavyweight debut with a close decision victory over former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. The 230-pound Johnson fought in the UFC at 170 pounds, but missed weight three times before being fired. His last offense was his most egregious, when Johnson came in a whopping 12 pounds heavy for what was supposed to be a middleweight bout with Vitor Belfort at UFC 142. Instead, it essentially became a light heavyweight bout – the division to which Johnson will now return after this lone, fully puffed-up foray into the land of giants.

Here are the Main Event Video Highlights.

Complete Results After the Break

WSOF 2: ARLOVSKI VS JOHNSON

Anthony Johnson (15-4) won by UD over Andrei Arlovski (19-10)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28 all)

Marlon Moraes (10-4) won by KO over Tyson Nam (12-5)
[2:55] - Round 1 - headkick and punches

David Branch (12-3) won by UD over Paulo Filho (23-5)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Josh Burkman (25-9) won by TKO over Aaron Simpson (12-5)
[3:04] - Round 1 - knee and punches

Justin Gaethje (8-0) won by TKO over Gesias Cavalcante (17-7)
[2:27] - Round 1 - doctor stoppage (cut)

Danillo Villefort (14-4) won by SD over Kris McCray (8-5)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Rick Glenn (13-2) won by KO over Alexandre Pimentel (12-1)
[11:51] - 1:51 Round 3 - punches

Waylon Lowe (14-4) won by KO over Cameron Dollar (11-5)
[2:58] - Round 1 - punch

Richard Patishnock (5-1) won by TKO over Igor Gracie (5-4)
[5:00] - Round 1 - doctor stoppage (shoulder injury)

Ozzy Dugulubgov (4-1) won by UD over Chris Wade (5-1)
[15:00] - 3 Rounds - (30-27 all)

Brenson Hansen (4-1) won by KO over Tom Marcellino (4-2)
[8:24] - 3:24 Round 2 - flying knee

Bill Algeo (3-1) won by SUB over Frank Buenafuente (2-1)
[9:36] - 4:36 Round 2 - RNC

Updated MMA win-loss records with total fight time in brackets

UD = Unanimous | SD = Split Decision | SUB = Submission


MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHTER OF THE NIGHT: Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson

BEST FIGHT: Rick Glenn vs. Alexandre Pimentel


BEST KNOCKOUT: Brenson Hansen over Tom Marcellino (GIF)

BEST SUBMISSION: Bill Algeo over Frank Buenafuente
(GIF)

BIGGEST UPSET: Josh Burkman (+230) over Aaron Simpson

QUICKEST WIN: Justin Gaethje over JZ Cavalcante in 147 seconds

WORST FIGHT: Dave Branch vs. Paulo Filho

FAIL OF THE NIGHT: Paulo Filho

Paulo Filho vs Dave Branch is a clear favorite for Worst Fight of the Year, and is a legit contender for Worst Fight of All Time. The awfulness of this fight was truly epic. Filho acted as nothing but a warm body that showed up to collect a paycheck. This fight justifiably could've been stopped by the ref at any point after the opening round simply based on Filho's unwillingness to fight back. The durability of Filho's body and his defensive jiu jitsu instincts kept him in the fight (which allowed the audience to feel his pain for 15 grueling minutes) but mentally, the notoriously unhinged former-great Filho completely checked out of this fight before it even began.

ODDS AND THEIR ENDS

VEGAS ODDSMAKERS: 4-2

Final betting odds with payouts listed for winning fighters.

Andrei Arlovski (-120)
Anthony Johnson (+110) = 1 unit won 1.1 units

Marlon Moraes (-185) = 1 unit won 0.54 units
Tyson Nam (+170)

David Branch (-210) = 1 unit won 0.48 units
Paulo Filho (+190)

Aaron Simpson (-250)
Josh Burkman (+230) = 1 unit won 2.3 units

Justin Gaethje (-155) = 1 unit won 0.65 units
Gesias Cavalcante (+145)

Waylon Lowe (-390) = 1 unit won 0.26 units
Cameron Dollar (+270)

UPDATED WSOF RECORDS AND MMA STREAKS

[Plus/minus] = fights currently won/lost in a row (in ANY MMA promotion)

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (2-0 WSOF) [+5]

Marlon Moraes (2-0 WSOF) [+4]

Dave Branch (2-0 WSOF) [+2]

Josh "The People's Warrior" Burkman (2-0 WSOF) [+4]

Justin Gaethje (1-0 WSOF) [+8]

Danillo "Indio" Villefort (1-0 WSOF) [+1]

Rick "The Gladiator" Glenn (1-0 WSOF) [+6]

Waylon Lowe (1-0 WSOF) [+4]

Richard Patishnock (1-0 WSOF) [+1]

Ozzy Dugulubgov (1-0 WSOF) [+3]

Brenson Hansen (1-0 WSOF) [+2]

Bill "The Honey Badger" Algeo (1-0 WSOF) [+2]

Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski (1-1 WSOF) [-1]

Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante (1-1 WSOF) [-1]

Tyson Nam (0-1 WSOF) [-1]

Paulo "Ely" Filho (0-1 WSOF) [-1]

Aaron "A-Train" Simpson (0-1 WSOF) [-2]

Kris "Savage" McCray (0-1 WSOF) [-2]

Alexandre "Pulga" Pimentel (0-1 WSOF) [-1]

Cameron "Money Man" Dollar (0-1 WSOF) [-1]

Igor Gracie (0-1 WSOF) [-2]

Chris Wade (0-1 WSOF) [-1]

Tom Marcellino (0-1 WSOF) [-2]

Frank Buenafuente (0-1 WSOF) [-1]


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