The first World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Canada card took place on February 21, but due to Olympic coverage, it will not air on NBC Sports until February 28. Bloody Elbow has the results right now (via topmmanews.com).
In the headlining fight, Ryan Ford knocked out Joel Powell by a front kick to the head less than a minute into the fight to become the first WSOF Canadian welterweight champion. Topmmanews.com provides a great animated gif of the knockout.
Also notable, 2008 freestyle wrestling Olympian and two-time NCAA Division I wrestling champion Steve Mocco lost by decision to Smealinho Rama. It sounds as if Mocco really won the first two rounds of the fight, gassed in the third and received a bit of raw deal from the judges. This comes as a surprise as Mocco, though not the world's trimmest athlete, always demonstrated excellent endurance throughout his combat sports career. Mocco can certainly right the ship after this defeat, string together some WSOF wins and make it to the UFC, however, bad deicision or not, Friday's loss likely lowers his estimated ceiling in the MMA world. MMA has clearly changed, and while wrestling skills will rank as the most important a fighter can possess for the foreseeable future, the era of ultra-decorated wrestlers entering the sport around the age of 30 and then dominating may now be over, Daniel Cormier notwithstanding.
The rest of the results of this card appear below, again via topmmanews.com.
Ryan Ford defeats Joel Powell by KO in Round 1, 0:53
Smealinho Rama defeats Steve Mocco by Unanimous Decision (29-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Mike Hill defeats Ryan Dickson by Unanimous Decision (29-28×3)
Josh Machan defeats Adam Lorenz by Split Decision (29-28×2, 28-29)
Brandt Dewsbery submits Mark Drummond by Rear Naked Choke in Round 1, 4:31Lenny Wheeler vs Will Romero ends in No Contest due to Unintentional Illegal Blows to Back of the Head''
Mike Kent defeats Matt Baker by Split Decision (29-28×2, 28-29)
Tim Hague defeats Lee Mein by technical knockout (Punches) in round one
Owen Carr defeats Maged Hammo by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x 3)
Hakeem Dawodu defeats Behrang Yousefi by KO (Punch) in Round 1, 1:07
Roger Alves defeats Jemark Brady by Unanimous Decision (30×27 30×26, 30×25)
Stuart Fontaine defeats Justin Evans by TKO (punches) in Round 1, 2:11