WSOF 6 Results: Josh Burkman Fails To Win Welterweight Title, Jon Fitch Ends His Losing Streak

Posted on October 28, 2013, 06:00 PM by Brian Cox
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If you missed it, as most fans probably did, the World Series of Fighting held its sixth event at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida, this past Saturday and with it, its inaugural welterweight title match between Josh Burkman and Steve Carl.

Although not a great fight, it was nonetheless, not bad. Burkman put up a good fight and probably won the first and third rounds, but looked to tire early in the fight and was, for the most part, out grappled in the contest. Burkman looked to keep the fight standing but was unable to keep it on the feet and although he had some success on the ground, he proved to be no match for the Carl on the ground. When the fourth came, Carl got the fight to the ground quickly and began looking for submissions off of his back. With two minutes off the clock, Carl was able to sink in a triangle choke and Burkman was done. Tapping at the 1:02 mark of the fourth, Carl was declared the WSOF welterweight champion.

The Jon Fitch fight was, for the most part, the same old Fitch fight that we’ve always seen. It was a grind and a clinch fest, that saw Fitch lose the first round, possibly lose the second, only to have his opponent begin to tire and allow Jon to open up, win the third and walk away with a split decision.

The bad news for Fitch and regardless of Bas Rutten's comments to the contrary during the broadcast, is that his game hasn’t evolved or changed since his last fight. He is still the same old Jon Fitch and his performance on Saturday was another worker bee effort and not very thrilling to watch. The good news for Fitch is, as always, that he gets stronger and looser as the fight wears on, and that his gas tank is still pretty deep. Beyond that, it snaps Fitch’s two fight losing streak and places him back in the win column.

All things considered, someone over at the WSOF needs to become aware of the UFC’s and Bellator’s scheduling and not compete with it. Regardless of how good their card might have been or the fact that they had marquee fighters on it, they cannot standout when placed up against the senior promotions.

Here are the results of the evening and the highlights from the afore mentioned fights.   

Main Card Results:

Steve Carl defeats Josh Burkman via submission at (1:02) of 4th round; claims the WSOF welterweight belt.

Marlon Moraes defeats Carson Beebe via TKO at the 0:32 mark of 1st round.

Jon Fitch defeats Marcelo Alfaya via split decision.

Justin Gaethje defeats Dan Lauzon via TKO at the 1:40 mark of 2nd round.

Prliminary Card Results:

Pablo Alfonso defeats Miguel Torres via submission at the 3:05 mark of the 1st round

Luiz Firmino defeats Jacob Volkmann via unanimous decision.

Francisco France vs. Hans Stringer was ruled a draw.

Chad Robichaux defeats Andrew Yates via submission at 4:09 marks of round two.

Josh Rettinghouse defeats Alexis Vila via unanimous decision.

Nick LoBosco defeats Fabio Mello via knockout at 2:12 mark of 1st round.

Alexandre Pimentel defeats Jade Porter via submission at 3:05 mark of 3rd round


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  • Zip
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    I'll watch Bellator because I love the tournament system, and the top dudes are really good. But WSOF... call me an elitist.

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  • Brian Cox
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    Zip, HunterB has pointed out a typo of mine, should I respond and thank him or would that be deemed overly interactive with the readership?

    Please advise.

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  • Dabs
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    Why has nobody mentioned the bad refereeing to not see the tap when I saw it straight away???

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  • Entity
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    Pursonully I donut sea akneething rong wiht it.

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  • Zip
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    I believe if he pointed out a typo then he is over reading among the readership. Further, I think you should think him for his interactive approach which he deemed necessary.

    Advise given freely.

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  • Brian Cox
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    Zip, Hunter did point out an error. A truth is a truth as you and I well know, and it also demonstrates that Hunter read the article; good for him and good for him that he checked the error; which I corrected.

    For this, shout out to Hunter. I just wish I could reply to him and say "job done." :-)

    Reply 6 months ago
  • Brian Cox
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    PS Zip...Hope all is well down on the farm and that you are well prepared for Thanks Giving. All the best to you and yours.

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  • Zip
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    Indeed prepared my friend. Thanks.

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  • Brian Cox
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    Zip, in keeping with fairness and our shared love of the truth, HunterB was right. Fair is fair.

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  • Brian Cox
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    Setwie, I kown what ya meen abuot pselling mistakes.

    Frekking droves me up the well.

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  • HunterB
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    Bass Routen??? WTF Lowkick

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  • Entity
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    That reminds me Hunter, I need to go fishing again soon, lots of fun. lol

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  • Entity
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    I hope that pic of Fitch isn't recent, he looks TRT'd or something.

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  • Brian Cox
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    Perhaps, more committed, making better money and fighting in the UFC. They are similar looks, after all. :-)

    On another note, I'd love to see a Stewie version of..."where's my money", with Dana White playing the part of Brian (me). :-)

    Again, you rock.

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  • Entity
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    ha, I might have to see what I can do...diabolical.....I like it, yyyeessss.

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  • IChokePeople
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    Why the **** can't I find full vid of WSOF or Bellator's events? Also, why are these fights never in the picks? This site and the internet as a whole seem way too UFC centric these days. The UFC is at this point, having absorbed the best of Strike Force, the best promotion out there but come on! These other promotions still count. WSOF, Bellator and M-1 are every bit as good as Strike Force was.

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  • Brian Cox
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    ICP, I just checked YouTube and the WSOF 6 fights have all been taken down. They were up, yesterday.

    I don't know if you've ever heard of it, but a great site for all of this stuff is ..."Fightvideomma.com".... Pretty much any fight you'd want is on that site within a few hours of it happening and it has a huge database of fights to watch. I don't know how they get a way with it, but it's very cool site for watching the bouts.

    As to the rest, LK does cover Bellator and the WSOF fights as well. Part of the problem, however, is that Bellator and the WSOF, don't give writers a ton to work with. They don't do the same (heavy) media that the UFC does. As such, there is less for us to work with.

    Beyond that, the reality is ICP that many fans just don't care about anything other than the UFC. I know I've written about some amazing Bellator fights, stuff that I thought was incredible, fighters that I think are amazing and Bellator has a number, yet, few people read it or care.

    At any rate, the videos are on

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  • IChokePeople
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    Thanks for the info man. I wasn't aware of that site. I usually watch the fights on mmashare and mmaversus. My main complaint with this site is that the picks don't include these other promos. Credit where credit is due, you guys do write some non-UFC articles. Some of them are even good :P

    Reply 6 months ago