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War MMA 1: Justin Baesman Defeats Daniel Roberts

Kelsey Mowatt

Justin Baesman

Nick Diaz Promotion’s held the first War MMA card last night in Stockton, California, and the fighter’s Cesar Gracie teammate Daniel Roberts came up short against welterweight Justin Baesman. Roberts lost by split decision to Baesman, and as a result, the UFC vet saw his record fall to 14-5.

Heading into the bout Roberts had scored back-to-back wins over Nurir Shakir and Brian Foster, to rebound from a three fight losing skid in the UFC, which ended his run with the promotion.

Baesman, meanwhile, has won four straight fights now and improved his record to 14-3. The vet has gone 8-2 in his last 10 bouts.

The Cesar Gracie Fight Team and Bellator vet Roy Boughton picked up a win, by verbally submitting Mike Martinez with a toe hold in just 28 seconds. Boughton’s record now stands at 9-3.

In another main card bout, former WSOF and LFC competitor DJ Linderman worked his way to a unanimous decision win over fellow vet Mike Hayes.

No specific date or location has been announced yet for the promotion’s next event. Here are the results for War 1 MMA (via MMA Fighting).

Main Card

Justin Baesman def. Daniel Roberts via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Evan Esguerra def. Caleb Mitchell via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Clayton McKinney def. Mike Persons via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

D.J. Linderman def. Mike Hayes via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

Cody Gibson def. Darin Cooley via TKO R3, 3:46

Roy Boughton def. Mike Martinez via verbal submission (toehold) R1, 0:28

Dominic Clarke def. Chris Quitiquit via second-round TKO (doctor’s stoppage, 0:37)


Marcel Fortuna def. CJ Marsh via submission (side choke) R2, 2:40

Anthony Tatum def. Joey Cabezas via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Adrian Adona def. Beau Hamilton via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) R2, 5:00

Mike Ortega def. Jordan Powell via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)

Derek Brown def. Aziz Rashid via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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