In a press release, World Series of Fighting president Ray Sefo explains why the organization stripped Rousimar Palhares of his title and suspended him following WSOF 22.
Kelvin Gastelum will return to the welterweight division to
Jake Shields isn't happy with referee Steve Mazzagatti after
World Series of Fighting took swift action against Rousimar
One judge gave the 5th to Barnett? I could maybe see giving Barnett rd 1 because of that damaging knee he landed toward the end of the round, but the 5th?
For the Melendez – Thomson fight I scored the first 3 for Gilbert and the 4th and 5th for Josh.
Good night of fights.
I agree with the judge who gave the 5th to Barnett and his 49-46 score. Cormier knew he was ahead in the 5th so he backed away and danced around and let Barnett do more of the striking. In the last 5 seconds of his win Cormier turned his back and ran like a sissy so make sure he did not get caught with a last second punch, and to me that very slightly tarnishes the victory, as a 49-46 score would indicate. Anyway, Cormier had skills that were tough for Barnett to match, but Cormier is 5’11 with a beer gut and I just don’t see him as a likely great champion in the UFC.
he beat Barnett decisively, how can you not give him his due?
49-46 is correct. Cormier played the 5th smart and stayed out of any potentially trouble but lost the round as a consequence.