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WSOF 31 Results: Blagoy Ivanov Defends In Heavyweight Thriller


Blagoy Ivanov and Josh Copeland went the distance Friday night at World Series of Fighting 31.

In the end, Ivanov earned a decision victory over Copeland to retain his heavyweight title. The main card aired live on NBC Sports Network.

Jason High cemented his status as the No. 1 lightweight contender, finishing Mike Ricci in the second.

Other winners were John Howard, Sheymon Moraes and Phil Hawes.

Complete results can be found below:

Blagoy Ivanov def. Josh Copeland via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) to retain his WSOF heavyweight title

Jason High def. Mike Ricci via TKO (strikes) at 4:08 of Round 2

John Howard def. Michael Arrant via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Sheymon Moraes def. Luis Palomino via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Phil Hawes def. Joshua Key via TKO (strikes) at 2:52 of Round 1

Devin Powell def. Tom Marcellino via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

Justin Willis def. Juliano Coutinho via TKO (strikes) at :30 of Round 2

Tyler King def. Lorenzo Hood via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:20 of Round 2

Bruce Boyington def. Saul Almeida via split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

Marcus Surin def. Christian Torres via TKO (knees) at 2:51 of Round 2