WSOF 27: “Future Champs” took place tonight (Sat., Jan. 23, 2016) at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. In the main event, Teddy Holder took on undefeated Light Heavyweight prospect Shamil Gamzatov.
The latest event for World Series of Fighting (WSOF) took place earlier tonight (Sat., Jan. 23, 2016) inside the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, airing live on NBC Sports Network. They called this edition WSOF 27 ‘Future Champs’.
The main event was a crucial Lightweight showdown. ‘The Future’ Caros Fodor brought a 10-4 record into his Decagon debut, but late replacement opponent Luiz ‘Buscape’ Firmino was a seasoned WSOF veteran at 18-6, undefeated inside the Decagon against tough fighters like Jacob Volkmann and Tyson Griffin.
Firmino executed the strategy we’ve seen him use successfully in so many fights – get takedowns, get some more takedowns, and do just enough on top to not get stood up. Fodor tried to sweep a few times, even getting a late leg trip in one round to finish it on top, but for the most part ‘Buscape’ was able to roll and keep control.
In the third round the takedowns finally failed him, but Fodor couldn’t get any offense going either, and Firmino simply ground it out against the fence until the time expired.
Firmino spoke to Joey Varner after the fight, who was his own translator from English to Portuguese.
“I feel great you know. I train every day you know? I work with the best – Blackzilians you know? I want to fight to the belt. I won three fights, three tough guys, and I’m ready for the belt.”
Russian prospect Shamil Gamzatov certainly wants to put himself in consideration for a championship, but first the Light Heavyweight had to put his undefeated streak on ….View full article
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