World Series of Fighting (WSOF) heads to "The Garden State" TONIGHT (Sat., Sept. 14, 2013), holding its fifth-ever event at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of WSOF 5 below, beginning with the NBC Sports telecast at 9:00 p.m. ET. In addition, we'll deliver up-to-the-minute quick results of all the under card action much earlier in the evening (beginning at 7 p.m. ET).
Headlining the main event will be a heavyweight attraction between Mike Kyle and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski. Both men hit hard and this fight could be a knock-em-down, drag-em-out slugfest or it could end in one bit blow.
The big draw on the remainder of the card is the middleweight title tournament which features the likes of Dave Branch, Danillo Villefort, Elvis Mutapcic and Jesse Taylor. It will be Mutapcic's and Taylor's promotional debuts, but they've more than earned the right to vie for the belt with their recent performances elsewhere.
Also on tap will be a heavyweight bout between Rolles Gracie and Derrik Mehmen and perhaps the most interesting fight of the night will be a featherweight attraction between Georgi Karakhanyan and Waylon Lowe.
Check out complete WSOF quick results and LIVE real-time updates below:
WSOF 5 QUICK RESULTS:
265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski def. Mike Kyle via unanimous decision (29-28x3)
185 lbs.: Dave Branch def. Danillo Villefort via unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor has been cancelled by the commission
265 lbs.: Derrick Mehmen def. Rolles Gracie via knockout (punch) at 2:40 of round two
145 lbs.: Georgi Karakhanyan def. Waylon Lowe via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:37 of round one
145 lbs.: Rick Glenn def. Artur Rofi via unanimous decision
160 lbs.: Ozzy Dugulubgov def. Andrew Osbourne via submission (Achilles lock) at 1:12 of round two
170 lbs.: Richard Patishnock def. Gregor Gracie via unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Jimmie Rivera def. Sidemar Honorio via unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Neiman Gracie def. Darren Costa via submission (armbar) at 3:57 of round one
WSOF 5 MAIN CARD BLOW-BY-BLOW UPDATES (NBC SPORTS):
265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski vs. Mike Kyle
Round one: Both men engage but Arlovski backs him off with a big right hand. Big right hand from Kyle and Arlovski is stunned! Arlovski shoots in for a takedown trying to clear the cobwebs but Kyle drops hammer fists on his head. Arlovski gets back to his feet and he seems recovered, winging a heavy kick in Kyle's direction. Good combination from Arlovski and Kyle absorbs it well. Stinging right hand from Arlovski. Another right hand from Arlovski but Kyle fires back with a right hand. Good left hand doubled up by Arlovski and Kyle is bouncing around on the outside. Arlovski lands a big shot and Kyle drops backwards off balance. Arlovski pounces but Kyle gets back to his feet. They trade right hands and Kyle is briefly wobbled. Kick misses from Arlovski at the bell. 10-9 Arlovski
Round two: Good right hand to the body from Arlovski. Kyle scores with a solid counter right hand but Arlovski responds to the counter with one of his own. Kyle just ducks an overhand right. Big exchange and Kyle is hurt! Kyle shoots in for a takedown trying to clear up his head and Arlovski fends off with a wide stance along the fence. They trade right hands and Arlovski backs Kyle up with a combination. Left hands doubled up by Arlovski and he lands an overhand right. Kyle just misses with a big right hook. 10-9 Arlovski
Round three: Big right hand from Kyle and Arlovski gets dropped, but he pops back to his feet immediately. Head kick from Arlovksi but Kyle blocks it. Big right hand from Arlovski and Kyle responds with a right of his own. Arlovski's eye is swelling up a bit and they clinch briefly in the cage center. Leg kick from Arlovski and he backs Kyle up with a combination. Kyle responds with two hooks to the body. Good counter shots from Kyle as Arlovski steps forward and he's got to go for broke here. Arlovski changes levels but Kyle fends him off briefly and he's running out of time to make something happen. Kyle can't sit back and wait for a counter opportunity. He's probably going to lose this fight. 10-9 Kyle
Final Result: Andrei Arlovski defeats Mike Kyle via unanimous decision (29-28x3)
185 lbs.: Dave Branch vs. Danillo Villefort
Round one: Branch throws a snapping kick and presses forward looking for a takedown but Villefort fends him off against the fence. The ref separates them and both land left hands. Branch is working a left jab and Villefort looks like he got poked in the eye but the ref won't give him a breather. Branch presses forward with a clinch attempt and he's got Villefort backed into the fence. They stall along the fence for two or three minutes and Branch finally scores a takedown with three seconds left in the round. 10-9 Branch
Round two: Branch comes out and immediately takes Villefort down. He stays on top of him for the rest of the round, occasionally throwing punches. 10-9 Branch
Round three: Villefort is in desperation mode here, throwing big bombs trying to get a knockout. He throws a flying knee and Branch easily turns it into another takedown. Not content to stay inside Villefort's guard, Branch actually passes, working from half guard and side control. He's unable to get a finish, even after taking Villefort's back with a body triangle, but he remains on top for the rest of the fight and should take a decision. 10-9 Branch
Final Result: David Branch defeats Danillo Villefort via unanimous decision
185 lbs.: Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor
Apparently Elvis Mutapcic was seen taking medication backstage that wasn't approved. The commission has called the fight off.
Final Result: The fight has been cancelled by the New Jersey State Athletic Commission
265 lbs.: Rolles Gracie vs. Derrick Mehmen
Round one: Good left hook from Gracie early and he doubles up on it. Mehmen wings a left hook but eats an inside leg kick. Nice lead left hand from Gracie and he's actually throwing combinations on the feet looking half decent with his striking. Mehmen throws with power but Gracie side steps and and jabs him stiffly. Mehmen is head-hunting now and Gracie backs him off with a right hand. Gracie is using distance well and Mehmen lands a low kick and a grazing left hand. Big right hand connects for Gracie but Mehmen recovers and goes back to stalking forward. Gracie changes levels thinking about a takedown with 10 seconds left but can't get it. 10-9 Gracie
Round two: Both trade evenly on the feet and Gracie hasn't even tried to take the fight to the ground. Mehmen is starting to gain confidence with the fear of the TD gone and he lands close, but not flush. Mehmen steps forward and BLASTS Gracie with a right hand and Gracie spins around like a top and falls face-first onto the ground Rick Flair-style. Oh my god that might be the funniest knockout of the year!
Final Result: Derek Mehmen defeats Rolles Gracie via knockout (punch) at 2:40 of round two
145 lbs.: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Waylon Lowe
Round one: Big left hand from Lowe to get things started but Karakhanyan returns fire with a leg kick. Karakhanyan goes after Lowe's legs with some more low kicks but Lowe steps forward aggressively with a combination to back him off. High kick from Karakhanyan but Lowe blocks it. Big hooks from Lowe moving forward but Karakhanyan is playing smart and staying away. Now Lowe changes levels and shoots in for a takedown, but Karakhanyan responds by latching on a guillotine choke. Karakhanyan falls to his back and the choke is tight! Lowe taps out!
Final Result: Georgi Karakhanyan defeats Waylon Lowe via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:37 of round one