Andrei Arlovski and Anthony Johnson both made impressive statement Saturday night at World Series of Fighting 1. The main card aired on NBC Sports Network from Las Vegas.
Arlovski, a former UFC heavyweight champion, took out Devin Cole, while Johnson knocked out D.J. Linderman.
Neither fighter had much trouble, as “The Pitbull” used his quick boxing to keep Cole and his reach advantage at bay.
As for Johnson, he continued to shine since deciding to compete at light heavyweight. “Rumble” withstood an eye poke and delivered a right-hand that floored Linderman.
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 1 RESULTS
Andrei Arlovski def. Devin Cole via TKO (punches) at 2:37 of Round 1
Anthony Johnson def. D.J. Linderman via knockout (punch) at 3:58 of Round 1
Marlon Moraes def. Miguel Torres via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Tyrone Spong def. Travis Bartlett via knockout (punch) at 3:15 of Round 1
Tyson Steele def. Gregor Gracie via TKO (strikes) at 4:52 of Round 1
Brian Cobb def. Ronys Torres via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Steve Carl def. Ramico Blackmon via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:11 of Round 1
Josh Burkman def. Gerald Harris via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante def. T.J. O’Brien via submission (heel hook) at 1:03 of Round 1
David Branch def. Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)