WSOF 2 results: Josh Burkman destroys Aaron Simpson via first round knockout

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Grizzled MMA veterans Josh Burkman and Aaron Simpson battled on the World Series of Fighting II main card tonight with a shot at Jon Fitch on the line. Find out how Burkman not only earned the shot, but perhaps looked better than he's ever looked below.

Two welterweight veterans squared off inside the World Series of Fighting II cage tonight (March 23) as UFC alums Aaron Simpson and Josh Burkman squared off on the main card.

Some added incentive was given to the bout by WSOF president Ray Sefo, who announced the winner of the contest would likely be facing Jon Fitch in the promotion's upcoming June event.

First blood was drawn by Burkman, who scores with some right and left hands to the kisser as Simpson tried to use his striking to set up takedowns, but he couldn't get any effective offense in early.

Every time Simpson clinched working to put Burkman on his back, he was fended off and popped in the face with some solid short knees and punches.

Burkman hurt "A-Train" with a solid right hand and didn't let up, going after Simpson with some heavy strikes and overwhelming him along the fence. As Simpson hunched over in trouble, Burkman blasted him with a knee to the face and put a stop to the contest.

This was hands down, the best Burkman has looked in his career and he's expected to fight Fitch in June, but in his post-fight interview, he said he wants to fight for the title next and he doesn't believe Fitch has earned a title shot because he is coming off a loss.

Stay tuned for updates on this one, Maniacs. What did you think of Burkman's performance?

For complete WSOF 2 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.

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