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World Series Of Fighting 1 Thoughts

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I wasn’t able to live blog the first World Series Of Fighting show, but I did get a chance to check it out and I have some thoughts on the show:

  • The opening left a lot to be desired. You could hear Todd Harris’ and Bas Rutten’s voices, but long shots of the cage while hearing their voices talking about some guys who aren’t necessarily house hold names wasn’t very entertaining. They didn’t even really say what World Series Of Fighting was. And why is it named after baseball’s fall classic?
  • I was wondering why they put an unknown, Tyrone Sprong on the show first instead of someone like Miguel Torres, but after watching both fights, it was the right call. Sprong’s opponent left a lot to be desired and it was a glorified squash match. But Torres’ fight was just overall uninspiring. I miss the guy from the WEC who was electric and must-see.
  • Anthony Johnson could’ve kicked a 63-yard field goal with the same form he used to kick D.J. Linderman in the ball bag. Ouch.
  • Speaking of glorified squash matches, both the top fights were that as well. Rumble Johnson no-sold an eye poke to throw a sweet short right hand to knock out Linderman. Andrei Arlovski pretty much did the same thing to Devin Cole. It was a big right hand that sent Cole down and all he could do was cover-up.
  • The best thing all night was after Arlovski’s knockout, Bas Rutten did the Rocky IV line, “Everything he hits, he destroys.”

If you missed the show, it’s not necessary to go out of your way to see. It wasn’t very competitive, but at the very least, for anyone new watching, they’d think Sprong, Rumble, and Arlovski were killers.
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