Series of Fighting
averaged 198,000 viewers for its Saturday
night debut on NBC Sports Network, Sherdog.com learned Tuesday from
an industry source.
WSOF 1 took place Nov. 3 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in
Las Vegas and was headlined by a heavyweight showdown between
former UFC champion Andrei
Arlovski and ex-IFL fighter Devin Cole.
“The Pitbull” earned a technical knockout over his foe to bring the
evening’s broadcast to a close, clipping Cole with a right hand to
the temple before finishing him off with hammer-fists in 2:37.
The televised card also saw former UFC welterweight Anthony
Johnson earn a highlight-reel victory in his first WSOF
appearance. Now competing at light heavyweight, “Rumble” overcame
an accidental eye poke in the first round to knock out former
Bellator talent D.J.
Linderman, starching “Da Protege” with a counter right straight
that turned out Linderman’s lights at 3:58 of the opening
Just prior, Marlon
Moraes outpointed onetime World Extreme Cagefighting
bantamweight titlist Miguel
Torres, taking a split decision from the 31-year-old and
handing Torres his second straight loss.
Former kickboxing star Tyrone
Spong opened the main card by blasting overmatched opponent
Bartlett, consistently beating the American to the punch before
knocking him out with a hard right hand just over three minutes
into the light heavyweight contest.
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