92.4
TKO (Punches)
5:29
      Cannonier looks fucking JACKED, compared to what he used to look when fighting at heavyweight. He started this fight with a BRUTAL leg kick, and then Branch took him down. Cannonier worked his way back to his feet a minute into the round. Branch took him down again 90 seconds into the round, and then he worked to take Cannonier's back against the fence. Cannonier did a good job getting back to his feet halfway through the round. Branch continued to work for takedowns, while both guys were trading a few solid punches back & forth. Cannonier finished the round by stuffing a shot and throwing an elbow to the back of Branch's neck. Round one goes to Branch. His wrestling looked solid, but he hasn't been able to hold Cannonier down for long.
     Cannonier blasted Branch with another brutal leg kick to start the second round, he dropped him with some big punches, Branch turtled up, Cannonier unloaded with some heavy punches on the ground, the referee gave Branch plenty of time to make something happen, but he just continued to turtle up, so Cannonier continued to unload on him, and the referee was forced to stop the fight. Jared Cannonier looks like a completely different fighter compared to what I remember him being. This was a huge win for Jared Cannonier.
90.7
KO (Punches)
2:30
      These guys started the fight by trading some punches, with Branch moving forward, and Santos throwing some hard counters. Branch wasn't really landing with anything, and Santos was picking apart Branch's legs with kicks, while swinging some random big punches at his heads. Halfway through the first round, Branch rushed forward, tucked his chin, threw a series of right hands, and knocked Santos to the ground, and then finished him off with a few more punches before the referee pulled him off. That was a big first round KO victory for David Branch.
91.9
TKO (Punches)
9:00
      Branch came out throwing some big punches, Rockhold fired back with some hard kicks to the body of Branch, they clinched for a few seconds, and then they reset. Branch blasted Rockhold with some big punch combinations, and he bounced Rockhold's head off the fence a few times before taking him down, but Rockhold popped back up a few seconds later. They traded control of the clinch a few times, and then reset halfway through the round. Branch clinched again, and tried to trip Rockhold near the fence. They traded control of the clinch again, and then reset with 90 seconds left in the round. Rockhold poked Branch in the eye, and then threw a flying kick, which Branch blocked. The round ended with Rockhold clinching with Branch against the fence, and then he dumped him to the ground with 20 seconds left in the round. I'm giving that round to Branch for his striking offense, but I could see some judges giving it to Rockhold for ending the round on top.
      They traded some hard strikes to start the second round, Rockhold was trying to keep his distance with kicks, while Branch was basically plowing forward, as he pressed Rockhold against the fence for some more clinching. Rockhold took control of the clinch, and pressed Branch against the fence, for a couple minutes of clinch stalling. Rockhold took down Branch with a body lock with 2 minutes left in the round. Rockhold landed in full mount, unloaded with some big punches, and Branch was trying to do just enough to stay in the fight, by covering his head. Branch eventually ended up tapping out due to getting punched in the head too many times. Congrats to Rockhold for the much needed win.
88.9
Decision (Split)
15:00
      These guys traded some solid strikes, and then Branch executed a perfectly timed takedown one minute into the round, landing inside Jotko's guard in the center of the cage. Branch beat him up a little bit, while Jotko slowly moved toward the fence, which he used to wall walk back to his feet. Branch blasted him with a hard elbow to the head from the clinch that sounded like he was splitting a coconut, and he continued to pressure Jotko against the fence. Jotko scored a random takedown with 90 seconds left in the round, but Branch stood back up immediately. Jotko threw a knee to Branch's groin, but Branch just ate it and kept pressuring him. Round one clearly goes to Branch.
     The second round had Jotko looking aggressive, but Branch kicked him in the dick, so that slowed things down significantly. When the fight started back up, they exchanged strikes at a fairly even pace, Branch scored a takedown with 2 minutes left in the round, but Jotko stood back up immediately, and they went back to trading random strikes, mostly consisting of jabs from both fighters. Branch scored another takedown with 30 seconds left in the round, but Jotko stood back up immediately again. That was a close round, that you could argue goes to Jotko. I personally have Branch winning this fight still, going into the final round, but it could be all tied up on the scorecards at this point.
     The final round had both guys trading some random strikes, and then they spent a lot of time just hugging against the fence, and the crowd was clearly bored at this point. Branch was controlling Jotko against the fence, but he wasn't really doing much of anything significant. Branch blasted Jotko with a hard punch halfway through the round, and then took him down with 2 minutes left in the fight, landing back inside his guard again. Jotko tried to stand back up, and Branch tried to setup a choke, but Jotko was able to escape, and they went back to clinching against the fence, with Branch pressing Jotko against the fence. The referee reset them with a minute left in the fight, and Jotko blasted Branch with a knee, but for the most part, neither fighter really did much of anything in the final round. I'm scoring this fight 29-28 for Branch, based on his combinations of takedowns & strikes, whereas Jotko was only striking with him, and complaining to the referee about the clinching, even though he wasn't able to escape, so... Branch SHOULD win this fight in my opinion. Two judges agreed with me, giving the split-decision victory to David Branch, in his UFC return after becoming the two dividision champion of WSOF.
91.2
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
22:00
      These guys traded strikes for the first half of the round, and then Branch took down Taylor, and quickly took his back. By the end of the round, Taylor had swept him, ending up on top, but I still scored the first round for Branch. The second round mostly took place inside the clinch, with Taylor in control, but Branch was landing the better shots, so that round could have maybe gone either way? This fight could be all tied up going into the third round.
     They traded some strikes at a decent pace in the third round, Branch shot for a takedown 90 seconds in, and he stuffed his head straight into a tight guillotine choke. He popped his head free a few seconds later, and at this point, you would have to assume that Taylor's arms are going to lock up on him pretty soon. Branch pressed Taylor into the fence with half a round left to work, and he pounded on Taylor with some solid punches. He passed to full mount, took his back, tried to setup a rear-naked choke, but Taylor was able to escape, and they stood back up. They threw some wild punches, Branch shot for another takedown, and Taylor caught him in a standing guillotine choke. Branch popped his head free, and they battled back & forth in the clinch until the end of the round. That was another close round. At this point, Branch won the first round, and that's all I know for sure, going into the fourth round.
     They traded strikes for a couple of minutes in the fourth round, Taylor clipped Branch with a knee to the groin, so he received a stern warning from the referee. When the fight continued, Branch took him down, landed in half mount, and it looked like maybe he was trying to set him up for an arm-triangle choke or something. He eventually took Taylor's back, and finished the round in complete control. Branch is clearly ahead AT LEAST by 2 rounds, the other 2 rounds were close, and could have gone either way.
     The final round had Branch taking down Taylor again, he took his back, slapped on a rear-naked choke, it was mostly just crushing his jaw, but Taylor was still forced to submit. That was a good competitive fight, and another outstanding finish for David Branch, as he once again, defends one of his belts. David Branch is honestly one of the best fighters in the world at this point, and WSOF is lucky to have him as their Light Heavyweight AND Middleweight Champion.
89.9
Decision
25:00
      Branch came out throwing fast punches, and he knocked Magalhaes down with a body punch in the opening 20 seconds of the round, but he refused to follow him to the ground. Magalhaes rushed in one minute into the round, tried to clinch, but Branch broke free and continued to pick him apart with his fast boxing. Magalhaes landed a few decent strikes, but for the most part, that entire round was all about Branch picking apart Magalhaes with his fast hands & footwork. Round one clearly goes to Branch. Magalhaes did rock Branch in the final seconds though with a head kick, and they continued to fight for a couple of seconds after the round ended.
     Branch continued to beat up Magalhaes with his boxing in the second round, and then he knocked him down with a massive left hand, and then nearly finished the fight with some ground & pound 90 seconds into the round. Branch told him to stand back up, Magalhaes could barely get back to his feet, and then Branch rocked him with some heavy punches again, pressing the exhausted Magalhaes against the fence. Branch threw him to the ground, and then backed off so he could stand up again. Vinny's face looks mangled with 90 seconds left in the second round. There is NO WAY Magalhaes lasts another 3 rounds after this one. Branch continued to pick him apart until the end of the round. Easy 10-8 round for Branch.
     The referee had the doctor check on Magalhaes between rounds to make sure he was still awake. When the fight continued, Branch spent the duration of the third round beating up Magalhaes with some casual boxing, staying very relaxed, and picking his shots without wasting any energy. Magalhaes landed some heavy counters, but he's nowhere close to winning a round yet. I have Branch ahead, 30-26, going into the fourth round. Magalhaes is going to have to win with a flying rear-naked choke off the top of the cage or something if he wants to steal this fight at this point.
     Branch continued to beat up Magalhaes for the duration of the fourth round, leaving Vinny's face like a small dog that had been hit by a truck. Every single inch of his face is swollen and bloody. Branch went in for the kill with a minute left in that round, and nearly knocked Vinny's head out of the arena. I'm starting to feel kind of bad for Magalhaes at this point, as Branch moves on to the final round with a score of 40-35.
     Branch continued to destroy Magalhaes for the duration of the fifth round, landing some of the hardest punch combinations that I've seen in a while. Magalhaes clearly looks like he's had his ass kicked for 20+ minutes, but he deserves some credit for his chin. He's absorbing some insane shots from Branch. After getting absolutely slaughtered for 25 minutes, Magalhaes loses a very clear unanimous decision to the far superior fighter, David Branch, who retains his WSOF Light-Heavyweight Championship. David Branch is a badass!
89.8
Decision
25:00
      There was some nice back & forth action on the feet in the opening round, a little bit of clinching, and then Branch whipped Starks to the ground in the final 90 seconds, which was probably the move that won that round for him. He also landed some pretty solid short elbows while on the ground for good measure.
      The second round was full of back & forth clinching, with Branch securing a takedown again in the final 90 seconds. Starks sat up near the cage, and Branch blasted him with an illegal knee to the head while he was still on the ground. Big John then took a point away from Branch. BAD MOVE by Branch. Once the fight started back up, they traded some wild punches, Branch shot for a takedown, Starks caught him in a guillotine choke, and spent the final 30 seconds of the round cranking on that. I don't know man, Starks MIGHT have won that round 10-8. Branch needs to finish this shit, to keep it out of the hands of the judges.
      The third round had a lot of back & forth action, but for the most part I felt like Branch was picking apart Starks with strikes on the feet, and controlling him from the clinch. I gave that round to Branch. Branch boxed the shit out of Starks in the opening minute of the fourth round, and then he followed those punches with a slick takedown. Starks sat up against the cage again, and this time Branch just straddled him, and threw a few punches. Starks was able to regain his guard, while Branch continued to blast him with big elbows from the top. Branch did a great job keeping Starks grounded, while he continued to blast him with elbows to the side of the head. Branch went for a Kimura in the final 20 seconds, but couldn't make much progress with it. I'm not sure what the second round foul did for this fight, but regardless of what happened there, I have Branch ahead going into the final round. If Starks wins the final round, it could potentially be a draw, but if Branch wins the final round, then he's bringing his belt back home again.
      They clinched early in the final round, as Branch pressed Starks back up against the cage again. The referee got bored and broke them up, but that just allowed Branch an opportunity to shoot for a takedown, dragging Starks all the way across the cage, before scooping him up and dumping him to the ground. From there, Branch moved into full mount near the cage. He blasted Starks with some hard punches from the mount, but Starks did a decent job regaining his half guard. Branch moved right back to full mount again though, and continued to beat up Starks, resulting in a pretty clear decision victory for Branch in my opinion. I scored this fight 48-46 in favor of David Branch, and it would have been 49-46 if it wasn't for that illegal knee. All 3 judges scored the fight 49-44 for David Branch, which seems like a weird scorecard to me, but it's all good, I thought he deserved to win, so I'm happy with that outcome. Solid fight by both fighters.
90.7
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
2:21
      Branch initiated the clinch early, took Holder to the ground, landing in Holder's guard. Holder landed some nice elbows from his guard, but Branch postured up and beat him up with some punches, before passing guard to side mount. Holder tried to scramble out of the bottom position, but he wasn't explosive enough. Branch was able to transition into full mount, and then back mount, he locked on a rear-naked choke, and Holder showed that he has no submission defense at all, and Branch forced the submission around the halfway mark of the first round. Nice win for Branch, and shitty way to lose for Teddy Holder who never really stood a chance in this fight.
87.3
Technical Submission (Shoulder Choke)
6:28
      I mean... I want to say David Branch is one of the best fighters in the world, based on his undefeated streak in the WSOF, and the way that he's rocking the middleweight division on a regular basis. I really don't like the idea of him moving up to 205 though, and playing both weight classes, because he didn't look like he was in great shape in this fight, and taking on a no name guy like Jesse McElligott, and slowly taking him to the ground, and winning with a plodding shoulder choke, it's just not all that impressive. What I would REALLY like to see at this point, is Rousimar Palhares, move back up to 185, and fight Branch, since he's the guy that beat Branch most recently, and he's also destroying people at a neighboring weight class. Either way, nice win for Branch I guess, but I don't think this one really means anything.
88.8
TKO (Punches)
18:39
      Meh... On paper, this seemed like a decent main event, and it was competitive, but it wasn't very exciting. It reminds me of why I was never a fan of Okami in the UFC. There was decent striking happening, decent clinch work, decent stuff from both guys, but not a lot was really going on, until it looked like Okami started to get nervous or something in the fourth round, and Branch was able to capitalize by punching him in the face, knocking him to the ground, and he finished him off with some punches. The referee might have stopped it a little too quickly, because it didn't look like Branch was actually doing any damage, but, I was getting bored anyway, so I'm glad the fight was stopped. Big win for Branch.
90.3
Submission (Brabo Choke)
1:41
      This was a pretty good fight. Taylor went for the takedown early, Branch defended well, Taylor went for a guillotine choke, didn't really come close to sinking it in though. Eventually, Branch powered out of that, locked on a Brabo choke of his own, and after rolling around for a few more seconds, Taylor was unable to escape, and he was forced to tapout. Really great win for David Branch, and congrats for becoming the Middleweight Champion.
88.8
Decision
15:00
      This was a decent fight, albeit it completely one-sided. Branch took Villefort to the ground repeatedly, and beat the crap out of him for the entire fight. Villefort tried a few times to make something happen, but Branch's wrestling was too strong for him, as he was able to smother him, and completely control him until the unanimous decision was handed to him after a 15 minute ass beating.
88.9
Decision
15:00
      Paulo Filho was one of my favorite Pride fighters, but everything he has done since that, has been somewhat embarrassing. This fight basically consisted of Branch taking Filho to the ground in all 3 rounds, and beating the living shit out of his body, to the point where the fight was almost stopped going into the third round, based on the doctors having to check the side of Filho's body. So yeah, really nice win for David Branch, but I don't think I ever want to see Filho fight again.
85.8
Decision
15:00
     Well... This fight was basically between two UFC rejects, so it was kind of hard to get excited about. Especially since neither fighter really did much of anything, other than your standard sparring offense. I gave the first two rounds to Branch, and the third round to Jacoby, but to be honest, I wasn't paying very close attention. In the end, the judges agreed, and Branch wins via unanimous decision.
88.1
Decision
15:00
      These guys traded strikes for the duration of the first round at a moderate pace, throwing hard punches and leg kicks. Johnson was moving forward more often, and seemed to land the better strikes, and controlled what little clinch work there was, so I scored the first round for Johnson.
     They picked up the pace in the second round, but Branch was mostly running around in circles on the outside, avoiding contact as much as possible. Johnson cornered him, and blasted him with some hard punch combinations, and then they clinched, and stalled for a little while. Nothing really happened in the clinch, so the referee reset them. Johnson took Branch to the ground after a brief scramble, and landed some short punches, but didn't do a ton of damage. I gave that round to Johnson, and have him ahead 2-0 going into the final round, but the commentators gave the first round to Branch, so this fight could be all tied up at this point. Branch locked on a triangle in the final 10 seconds of the round, but Johnson was saved by the bell.
     Johnson continued to chase Branch in the third round, throwing big punches and knees, and controlling the clinch against the fence. Johnson beat him up for the first half of the round on the feet, and then Branch sort of pulled guard. The referee stood them up due to inactivity with 90 seconds left in the round. They clinched for a while, traded a few strikes, and basically just slept through the last minute or so. This fight wasn't nearly as good as it should have been, but I thought Johnson pretty clearly won, and all 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory.
91.4
Submission (Heel Hook)
6:44
      Rousimar Palhares is one of the scariest fighters I've ever seen. He's just a short mound of muscle, and his leg locks are second to none. David Branch did a pretty good job defending against the submissions in the first round, but he wasted too much time on the ground with Palhares, so Palhares won that round. The second round, Palhares shot in for the heel hook, secured it, turned it into a combination heel hook with a kneebar, and Branch was forced to tap. Palhares is awesome.
89.0
Decision
15:00
     Well that was just about as one-sided as a fight can get. Branch took Attonito to the ground in all 3 rounds, completely dominated him with his wrestling skills, and clearly had every grappling advantage you could possibly have, since he absorbed ZERO damage, and took the fight anywhere & everywhere that he wanted it to go. Pretty great fight for David Branch, but Attonito looked like shit in this one.
88.4
Decision
15:00
      This fight was ok, but it was sort of hard to get into, since I don't care much for either of these fighters. David Branch was clearly the winner of this one, taking Drwal to the ground in all 3 rounds, controlling the pace of the action, landing more strikes, and just overall, beating Drwal in every aspect of the fight. The only problem is, he never really went for the finish at all, he just controlled him, and left it at that. So yeah, congrats to Branch, but I'm glad the fight is finally over.
90.3
KO (Slam)
12:35
      BAM! There aren't many more exciting ways to win a fight, than to fucking SLAM a guy, and knock him out instantly. This was a pretty hard fought 3 round fight, where I thought Harris won the first two rounds, by landing better strikes, and controlling the pace, and Branch looked tired going into the third round. He ended up getting in the clinch against the cage, and grabbed the fence, the referee warned him that you can't grab the fence, so he said "Ok, sorry about that..." and then grabbed the fence again, so the referee broke them up. Eventually, Branch tried to pull guard, Harris lifted him in the air, and SLAMMED him, knocking him unconscious. Awesome fight for Gerald Harris.
N/A
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
5:26
(Unaired)
N/A
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
2:27
(Unaired)