WSOF 23: Justin Gaethje Takes Out Luis Palomino in Another Thriller
By FCF Staff
Justin Gaethje took some heavy shots from Luis Palomino early on at WSOF 23, but the lightweight champ weathered the storm, and took out the challenger in round two.
Gaethje floored Palomino with a right hook in the second frame, and finished the thrilling fight with follow up strikes. It marks the second time Gaethje has stopped Palomino, as the undefeated fighter defeated the latter in March.
In the co-headliner, middleweight champ David Branch secured the inaugural light-heavyweight title, by submitting Teddy Holder.
Here are the results for WSOF 23, which took place in Phoenix, Arizona.
Justin Gaethje def. Luis Palomino via TKO (punches) R2, 4:30
David Branch def. Teddy Holder via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 2:21
Timur Valiev def. Tito Jones via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Ben Fodor def. Roberto Yong via submission (scissor choke) R1, 3:09
Brian Foster def. LaRue Burley via KO (punch) R1, 0:32
Vagab Vagabov def. Brian Grinnell via TKO (strikes) R2, 2:29
Clifford Starks def. Krasimir Mladenov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Matthew Frincu def. Danny Davis Jr. via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
David Nuzzo def. Andres Ponce via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Joey Miolla def. Randy Steinke via KO (knee) R2, 3:55
Benny Madrid def. Jeff Fletcher via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 1:26