Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski picked Devin Cole apart Saturday night, scoring an opening round TKO victory in the main event of the World Series of Fighting 1. The card took place from Las Vegas and aired on NBC Sports Network.
Arlovski used his quick hands to keep Cole at a distance, dropping him and following up with a pair of unneeded strikes.
In the co-main event, another ex-UFC fighter, Anthony Johnson, withstood an eye poke and dropped D.J. Linderman.
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 1 RESULTS
Andrei Arlovski def. Devin Cole via TKO (punches) at 2:37 of Round 1
Anthony Johnson def. D.J. Linderman via knockout (punch) at 3:58 of Round 1
Marlon Moraes def. Miguel Torres via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Tyrone Spong def. Travis Bartlett via knockout (punch) at 3:15 of Round 1
Tyson Steele def. Gregor Gracie via TKO (strikes) at 4:52 of Round 1
Brian Cobb def. Ronys Torres via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Steve Carl def. Ramico Blackmon via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:11 of Round 1
Josh Burkman def. Gerald Harris via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante def. T.J. O’Brien via submission (heel hook) at 1:03 of Round 1
David Branch def. Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)