Although there was no UFC event this weekend, once again the sport vividly demonstrated that yes, there’s fantastic MMA outside the Octagon. On Friday, Hideo Tokoro and LC Davis buzzed the world with their thrilling war at Bellator 135, and last night, Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino did the same at WSOF 19.
If you haven’t seen Gaethje fight, then you’ve been missing out on one of the best lightweights on the planet, not signed to the UFC. Last night the WSOF champ battled Palomino into the third round, and then finished the gritty vet with leg kicks and strikes. Mr. Gaethje’s leg kicks are murderous…With the win, the 26 year-old pushed his overall record to 14-0.
You can watch highlights of the final moments of the fight below.
WSOF 19 went down in Phoenix, Arizona.