WSOF 6: Carl Defeats Burkman to Take Welterweight Belt
By FCF Staff
Here are the results from tonight’s World Series of Fighting event in Coral Gables, Florida, which saw Steve Carl defeat Josh Burkman and win the promotion’s first welterweight title.
After three competitive rounds, Carl caught Burkman with a fourth round, triangle-choke, which appeared to choke the UFC vet out as he attempted to tap. The newly crowned champ revealed afterwards that he’s been unable to train for the last two weeks due to a back injury.
In another main card bout, former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch got back on track, as he worked his way to a decision win over Marcelo Alfaya. Fitch was coming off losses to Burkman at WSOF 3 and Demian Maia at UFC 156.
Steve Carl def. Josh Burkman via submission (triangle-choke) R4, 1:02
Marlon Moraes def. Carson Beebe via KO (punches) R1, 0:32
Jon Fitch def. Marcelo Alfaya via split decision (29-28,28-29,29-28)
Justin Gaethje def. Dan Lauzon via TKO (punches) R2, 1:40
Pablo Alfonso def. Miguel Torres via submission R1, 3:05 (guillotine choke)
Luiz Firmino def. Jacob Volkmann via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,30-27)
Chad Robichaux def. Andrew Yates via technical submission (north-south choke) R2, 4:09
Josh Rettinghouse def. Alexis Vila via unanimous decision (29-28,29-28,29-28)
Nick Lobosco def. Fabio Mello via KO (head kick and punches) R1, 2:02
Alexandre Pimentel def. Jade Porter via submission (triangle) R3, 3:05