Courtesy of MMA Junkie: In a key bantamweight contest, Brandon Hempleman (10-2) staved off the wrestling of Alexis Vila (14-5) in a few early exchanges and then battled back with crisp, aggressive kickboxing, to score a unanimous-decision win.
Vila missed on a few takedown attempts in the early going, but he quickly found success with a pair of overhands that landed flush. At that point, Vila seemed content to box for the remainder of the frame, and while he had success with powerful shots, Hempleman also found moments with a few well-placed punches and kicks of his own.
The action stayed busy in the second, as Hempleman picked up the pace with his kickboxing attack but Vila remained quick and looked to counter, as well. Both refused to back down, and they traded toe-to-toe for the entirety of the round.
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Twelve-bout WSOF 10 lineup finalized with six new preliminary-card fights
By John Morgan May 15, 2014 2:20 pm
Next month’s WSOF 10 lineup is now complete with the addition of six new bouts, bringing the card’s full schedule to 12 total contests.
MMAjunkie today learned the new matchups include bantamweights Rudy Morales (3-0) vs. Timur Valiev (6-1), women’s bantamweights Ashlee Evans-Smith (2-0) vs. Marciea Allen (3-1), bantamweights Brandon Hempleman (9-2) vs. Andrew Yates (7-1), lightweights Justin Jaynes (2-1) vs. Jimmy Spicuzza (3-0), women’s flyweights Lynn Alvarez (6-3) vs. Sofia Bagherdai (5-2) and lightweights Tanner Cowan (0-0) vs. A.J. Williams (0-0).
Featuring three championship fights, WSOF 10 takes place June 21 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The main card airs on NBC Sports Network following prelims on MMAjunkie.
“Ruthless” Morales makes his promotional debut with a perfect 3-0 mark … Read More »