World Series of Fighting 4 Results: Tyrone Spong Moves to 2-0, Nick Newell Remains Undefeated

August 11, 2013
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Tyrone Spong-478x270Kickboxing standout turned mixed martial artist Tryone Spong improved his MMA record to 2-0 in the World Seris of Fighting 4 main event on Saturday, defeating Angel DeAnda unanimous decision.

DeAnda landed his right hand early, but Spong’s powerful leg kicks were the tale of the opening round.

Spong continued to deliver kicks in the second round that echoed throughout the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. DeAnda weathered the leg attack and landed his shots, but became less mobile as the fight wore on.

The kicks kept coming in the final round, but DeAnda took them and fired back.  In the end, Spong earned a clear-cut unanimous decision win.

“I didn’t really have a strategy.  I didn’t know too much about him, but I do know now that he’s tough as nails.  He’s a strong guy, a tough fighter,” said Spong following the win.  “Really, he’s tough.”

Marlon Moraes extended his winning streak to five fights by defeating Bellator newcomer Brandon Hempleman by unanimous decision in the co-main event.

Moraes knocked Hempleman down in the first round with a right hook.  He swarmed the downed Hempleton with a series of strikes, but was unable to finish.

He battered Hempleman’s lead leg with kicks.  Badly bruised, Hempleman was barely able to put weight on it in the second round, but continued to fight.

Hempleman proved his toughness in making it the distance, but it was a one-sided affair.

One-armed fighter Nick Newell improved his undefeated record to 10-0 with a first-round submission win over Keon Caldwell.  Newell came out aggressive and used his wrestling ability to get the fight to the ground.  He applied a guillotine choke and Caldwell was forced to tap out.

“We had some stuff to catch him on the feet with, but he was cutting good angles and I was trying to get angles and catch him coming in.  I had a bunch of ways I thought I would beat him and this was one of them,” said Newell following the fight.

“I know what it is like to be at the bottom and now I’m at the top and I’m not letting anyone take it away from me,” he added.

World Series of Fighting president Ray Sefo set his suit aside and wrapped his hands one more time to face Dave Huckaba.

Sefo had success early with leg kicks, but missed with a high kick midway through the second round and got caught with his hands down.  Huckaba landed a left hook that stunned Sefo.  He finished with a series of strikes as Sefo appeared out on his feet.  The referee stepped in and rightfully stopped the fight.

World Series of Fighting 4 Results

Main Bouts (on NBC Sports Network):
-Tyrone Spong def. Angel DeAnda by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
-Marlon Moraes def. Brandon Hempleman by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Nick Newell def. Keon Caldwell by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:07, R1
-Dave Huckaba def. Ray Sefo by TKO at 4:32, R2
-JZ Cavalcante def. Tyson Griffin by TKO at 1:37, R3

 Preliminary Bouts (on
-Gerald Harris def. Jorge Santiago by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
-Lewis Gonzalez def. Antonio McKee by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Jared Papazian def. John Roble by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
-Victor Valenzuela def. Isaac Gutierrez by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:41, R2

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  • Cameron Merryman

    Some of the most disappointing fights Ive seen in a while

    • TheCerealKiller

      I only watched the main card, but which fights were so disappointing?

      • Cameron Merryman

        Sefo dropped the ball, Spong froze up, Newell only won because the other dude didnt want his stub touching his face and the prelims were a bunch of snoozefests

        • shakejunt

          sefo left it all out there and got outlasted, huckaba just had more in the tank.

          spong just wanted more time in the cage. with only 2 fights, he needs as much experience in there as possible.

          newell looked spectacular, his wrestling was dominant and the choke was tight.

          • John Bunch

            I thought Spong looked very methodical. He may not have “gone for it” but DeAnda won’t be walking on that leg today. De Anda took an amazing amount of damage and stayed in it. And Spong ate a few shots that didn’t faze him. Showed some solid TDD although only in the second round when DeAnda’s leg was wobbly. I’m not anointing Spong by any means but he looked like he has a solid game and needs better competition to keep evolving.

        • TheCerealKiller

          You’re a tool.

    • Manuel Lopez

      What? You’re out of your mind man! Every fighter on this fight night came and gave it their all. There was no point fighters this night. Just pure fighters fighting with all their heart and dedication.

    • John Bunch

      I hope “while” means since Rory/Jake because it’s going to be hard for me personally to use the word disappointing for a long time now.


    I wonder how many fights it is going to take for Nick Newell to finally afford his robot arm?

    • TheCerealKiller

      I wonder how many comments until you gain your respect back?

    • uncle

      The funny part is he would still beat you
      with 1 arm coward

    • El Gvapo

      Usually when people troll on here I can raise a wry smile, I know what they’re saying is wrong and insensitive but a little part of it appeals to the darker side of humour. But that comment had zero wit to it whatsoever, just unfunny, no comedy value at all. You could have said “Newell looked pretty HANDy in there” or similar but no.

  • uncle

    WSOF kicked UFC 163 ass

  • Milosc

    Nick Newell is for real (and needs to be in UFC with another 1st round stoppage of a 9-1 opponent)

    I found myself anticipating his match as much the main event. A world class fighter is a world class fighter, Dana

    • shakejunt

      let’s not go that far just yet. talented guy with crisp creative striking and powerful wrestling, but let’s get some names on his resume before throwing him in there with the ufc lw division.

    • Guest

      There are many guys in the smaller shows with undefeated records. Let’s be real…let him feel success in the smaller shows cause he won’t cut it in the big show. I hate to sound like a d*ck, but I’m also a realist. He’s a lightweight…do you really see him being able to stand in front of the likes of Pettis, Cerrone, or Diaz and stand a chance? I think not. There’s an undefeated lightweight standout in Texas who’s also a legit BJJ world champ, and he’s not in the UFC yet either. So let’s not jump the gun here.

      • Milosc

        Nick Newell is 10-0, with seven subs and two KO’s. His one decision was the only fight to pass the 1st round

        He was pampered in the beginning, as a lot of talented fighters are, but stepped up competition the last 2 fights and still blasted people. Two more, and I think he’s got a serious case to see if you’re right

        I’m interested to see what happens with him, with or without his story

    • John Bunch

      I gotta wonder how his arm effects grappling. Controlling wrists is such a big thing, I guess that would work both ways. I knew a guy with about the same amount of arm missing as Newell and when he punched you with the bone…it HURT! In a clinch with that arm slipping out of a gloved hand, the reload time would be much shorter and the area of effect much more confined to one spot. Has this guy broken many noses or cut people much? JUst curious, not hating at all. He has the courage of a lioness to be in there (lions are lazy and let the lionesses do the real work). Very happy for him.

      • El Gvapo

        I was thinking something similar. There’s nothing but bone on the end of that arm (I assume) and that has gotta hurt when that catches you, it would be like being hit with a club. Again, I’m sure the positives weigh up with the obvious negatives, but I’m curious as to whether its ever been questioned. For example, is there any states where he cannot fight for whatever reason?

  • Manuel Lopez

    Man it was a very solid night of fights from WSOF. Very historic if you think about it. Sefo the promotion’s president was in a terrific hw fight, and it was competitive, hard fought and exciting. How often do you see the promotion’s president put a fight of the night candidate? DW could learn something from this guy. Sefo made a fan out of me. He’s educated, professional, well spoken, humble and a bad ass fighter. And kudos to Huckaba, he took punishment and still stayed in his boss’ face. Then there’s Newell. He’s an inspiration of the human spirit man. What a trooper that kid. I was just impressed by the whole presentation. WSOF is getting better and better.