WSOF 19: Justin Gaethje Defends Belt, Thiago Silva Stopped in Opening Round
By FCF Staff
Here are the results from tonight’s WSOF 19 card, which saw Justin Gaethje defend his lightweight title, by stopping Luis Palomino in the third round. The bout is widely being heralded as a “fight of the year” candidate.
The event, which took place in Phoenix, Arizona, also saw UFC vet Thiago Silva get taken out by light-heavyweight Teddy Holder. The latter was a late replacement for Matt Hamill, who fell ill on Saturday and was unable to compete in the light-heavyweight tourney’s opening round.
Justin Gaethje def. Luis Palomino via TKO (strikes) R3, 3:57
Light-Heavyweight Tourney Opening Round
Teddy Holder def. Thiago Silva via TKO (punches) R1, 2:00
Timur Valiev def. Ed West via TKO (strikes) R1, 1:39
Light-Heavyweight Tourney Alternate Bout
Clifford Starks def. Jake Heun via submission (arm triangle choke) R2, 4:11
Jimmy Spicuzza def. Benny Madrid via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Joseph Giglioti def. Brendan Tierney via TKO (strikes) R3, 4:45
Andres Ponce def. Juan Archuleta via submission (triangle choke) R2, 0:53
Dan Huber def. Israel Aquino via TKO (punches) R1, 3:03
Matthew Frincu def. Eric Regan via knockout (head kick) R2, 0:14
Erik Villalobos def. Joe Madrid via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)