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WSOF 28 results and highlights: Marlon Moraes retains bantamweight title with leg kicks

Last night's World Series of Fighting 28 in Garden Grove, CA saw bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes chop down Joseph Barajas with leg kicks to retain his title.


World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes (16-4-1) needed just 73 seconds to successfully defend his title against Xplode Fight Series veteran Joseph Barajas. The WSOF 28 main event featured a series of devastating leg kicks, of which the final one Moraes threw wrecked Barajas' right leg and crumpled him to the mat. John McCarthy waived off the contest, signifying another win for the Brazilian and extending his winning streak to 11.

Zombie Prophet has the GIF of the finish:

In the co-main event, Timur Valiev lost to Chris Gutierrez by split decision in what viewers widely considered to be a robbery. Gene LeBell had the 30-27 card for Valiev while the other two judges had it 29-28 for Gutierrez. Valiev's 10-fight winning streak is over and his chances of getting the next crack at Moraes took a major hit with this upset loss.

Also on the main card, TUF 11's Jamie Yager ended up fighting a guy named Daniel McWilliams, who dropped to 13-33 with this quick armbar less than a minute into the opening round.

Ozzie Alvarez got the decision win over Andrew Ramm in the main card opener and finished things off in style with this kick.

Oh, and if you're wondering about the Next Level Sports Complex, the venue for WSOF 28 last night, volleyball was literally being played on the other side of the room. I'm dead serious. Don't believe me? Fine, but MMA Fighting's Dave Doyle was there and he has proof.

And it only costs $70 per hour to rent there!

Here are the full results from the card:

Main Card

Marlon Moraes def. Joseph Barajas via TKO (leg kicks) at 1:13 of round 1
Chris Gutierrez def. Timur Valiev via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)
Jamie Yager def. Daniel McWilliams via submission (armbar) at :38 of round 1
Ozzie Alvarez def. Andrew Ramm via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)


Steve Ramirez def. Kyle Estrada via KO at 1:01 of round 1.
Heinrich Wassmer def. Keenan Lewis via submission (RNC) at 3:02 of round 3.
Jalin Turner def. Eric Steans, via KO at 0:38 of round 1.
Isaias Alvarado def. Garrick Evans via TKO at 3:20 of round 1.