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WSOF 6 Play-by-Play

WSOF 6 Play-by-Play

MMAFrenzy’s live coverage of WSOF 6 rolls along with our play-by-play of tonight’s fight card. MMAFrenzy will have live updates and scoring beginning at 9PM ET. Be sure to stay tuned to MMAFrenzy for full coverage from tonight’s card at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

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WSOF 6 Play-by-Play

Justin Gaethje vs. Dan Lauzon

Rd. 1- Both men are pushing forward early and Lauzon catches a kick. Vicious left by Lauzon and Gaethje responds with combos. Spinning back elbow by Gaethje and he is seizing control with a brutal body shot. Wicked left by Gaethje connects. Combo by Lauzon. Headkick by Lauzon as the pace slows for both men. Another combo from Gaethje. Left by Gaethje and a hard knee from the UNCo wrestler. These two are getting after it with power shots. Nasty leg kick by Gaethje and Lauzon can barely stand on his right leg. Vicious clinch uppercuts by Gaethje. Lauzon falls after another leg kick and he is in serious danger now. Gaethje drops him again with another kick and he makes Lauzon stand. Lauzon catches a kick off the restart but Gaethje has the round. MMAFrenzy has it 10-8 Gaethje.

Rd. 2- Doctor took a long look at Lauzon between rounds. Gaethje is teeing off on the legs of Lauzon now. Gaethje is landing combos now and he keeps attacking the legs. Lauzon still has some steam on his punches but he is still throwing. Gaethje connects on an uppercut that floors a staggering Lauzon.

Justin Gaethje def. Dan Lauzon via TKO (punches) at 1:40 of Round 2

Marcelo Alfaya vs. Jon Fitch

Rd. 1- Alfaya is looking for the big shot early and then he reverses a Fitch takedown attempt. Alfaya has him down and eventually secures Fitch’s back in a scramble. Alfaya also has an arm pinned with a body triangle. Fitch works back to his base and Alfaya secures a power half but Fitch again fights it off. Alfaya is trying to land punches and is still holding the body triangle. Illegal elbows aren’t called on Alfaya. Fitch is being smart and escapes with 0:10 left. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Alfaya

Rd. 2- Fitch is pressuring the now and scores a great bulldog takedown. Fitch is bombing away with hard shots and Alfaya goes for a leg lock but Fitch fights out. Alfaya stands and gets a takedown of his own and Fitch reverses him as they stand. Alfaya looks huge in the cage. Fitch uses the threat of a guillotine to force Alfaya off a takedown but Alfaya again goes for the takedown. Fitch secures a front choke but he doesn’t have the leverage yet. Alfaya scores the takedown but Fitch gives up his back to escape. Huge uppercut by Fitch now and he looks fresh. Alfaya with an uppercut of his own and Fitch connects to the body. Fitch with a hard combo but Alfaya drops to a takedown. Hard right by Fitch and he is just too quick for Alfaya right now. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Fitch (19-19)

Rd. 3- Fitch comes out firing in the third and Alfaya looks gassed. Fitch is starting to tag Alfaya’s chin at will so Alfaya shoots for a takedown but Fitch stuffs it. Another right by Fitch and he connects on another combo. Alfaya is still dangerous here but his shots are all power and overloaded.  Fitch is teeing off and Alfaya’s shot is stuffed again. Hard clinch shots by Fitch now to the body. Fitch uses a body lock to get it to the cage but he misses a trip. Alfaya shoots a double it’s all muscle and no technique as Fitch stuffs it. Fitch connects with yet another right. Fitch with a blast double that just knocks Alfaya over and Fitch tees off in the guard. Alfaya rolls to a takedown of his own and drives it to the cage. Fitch is pounding him as scores a takedown that Fitch reverses and tees off on him again as Alfaya works back up. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Fitch for a 29-28 win.

Jon Fitch def. Marcelo Alfaya via split decision (29-28,28-29,29-28)

Carson Beebe vs. Marlon Moraes

Rd. 1- Moraes is on the warpath and he connects a few times as Beebe goes for the takedown. Beebe tries another takedown but Moraes uses beautiful footwork to sidestep Beebe and tees off. Beebe tries to recover but gets floored by a massive left hook and he is done. Explosive performance by Moraes.

Marlon Moraes def. Carson Beebe via KO (punches) at 0:32 of Round 1

Inaugural Welterweight Title: Josh Burkman vs. Steve Carl

Rd. 1- Touch of gloves and we’re off. Carl is pressuring early on but Burkman starts firing back with hard kicks. Carl catches a kick and looks for a takedown against Burkman. Burkman turns the tables and lands a takedown of his own but Carl works back up. Burkman is landing that low kick and Carl fires a switch head kick but Burkman blocks it. Carl presses for a takedown and Burkman again gets him down. Hard elbow by Burkman in the guard and he passes to half guard off it. Carl recovers guard and Burkman lands a big punch as Carl tries to push away. Carl threatens with an arm bar and a toehold but Burkman fends it off. Burkman in half guard but Carl escapes as the round ends. 10-9 Burkman.

Rd. 2- Carl opens up the action with kicks and then he drops to single. Burkman attacks with a guillotine but Carl backs out and pulls guard to attempt a triangle. Burkman stands and kicks the legs of Carl before making him stand. Burkman lands a right and Carl responds in kind. Legkick by Burkman and he tags Carl as he shoots in. Burkman is scoring with the leg kick despite Carl checking them. Takedown by Carl into half guard and he lands some good strikes here. Burkman tries to control hands to stand but Carl recognizes and briefly has mount. Carl tees off but Burkman recovers. Hard shots by Carl now in the half guard of Burkman and he starts throwing some knees to the body now. Carl is now looking for a D’arce choke and almost has it but he scrambles into mount and tees off on Burkman as the round ends. Big round for Carl 10-9. (19-19)

Rd. 3- Headkick by Carl to start the round. Front kick to the face by Carl and he attacks with a single leg. Burkman again looks for a guillotine but Carl scrambles out and lands a nice back trip into side control. Carl has full mount now and Burkman is in trouble here. Carl looks for the arm bar but takes Burkman’s back and he has a tight one armed choke that he is gripping on the shoulder. Carl has to give it up to save position but Burkman’s face was beet red. Burkman with a single leg and he changes to a Peruvian necktie and he switches to a guillotine and sweeps to mount. Carl is fighting hands and breaks free. Elbow by Burkman but Carl secures an escape and goes for a takedown and get caught in another guillotine. Carl bails to avoid the sub and the round ends with Burkman on top. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Burkman but it is close.

Rd. 4- Touch of gloves to start the round. Carl with a takedown into side control and he sets up a Peruvian necktie but misses it. Carl with a deep triangle choke and Burkman starts to tap but ref doesn’t see it and Burkman then goes out.

Steve Carl def. Josh Burkman via technical submission (triangle choke) at 1:02 of Round 4

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