Barnett and Sokodjou win in Australia

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Sokoudjou. Photo: Impact FC

New MMA promotion Impact FC held its maiden event this Saturday in Brisbane, Australia. The card featured some big names of World Jiu-Jitsu and a number of promising up-and-comers.

In one of the most heavily anticipated bouts, Josh Barnett didn’t give Brazil’s Geronimo Mondragon a chance and knocked him out with strikes just 2:35 min into the fight. Veteran and former UFC fighter Carlos Newton dropped a decision to Brian Ebersole.

The other big names to come up big were Rameau Sokodjou, who knocked out Joaquim Mamute; Jeff Monson, who beat Ubiratan Lima; Karo Parisyan, who submitted Ben Mortimer.

The next installment of Impact FC is set for July 18 with Paulo Filho, Murilo Bustamante, Pedro Rizzo and Dennis Kang, among other, to fight on the card.

Check out the results:

Karo Parisyan submitted Ben Mortimer via rear-naked choke at 4:18 min of R2
Tom Waters defeated Jacob Mahony via TKO at 1:38 min of R2
Fabio Fernandes submitted Api Hemara covia rear-naked choke at 3:58 min of R1
Thiago Meller submitted Jai Bradney Submission via guillotine at 1:32 min of R1
Jeff Monson defeated Ubiratan Lima Marinho via unanimous decision
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou defeated Joaquim Ferreira via TKO at 1:20 min of R1
Brian Ebersole defeated Carlos Newton via unanimous decision
Josh Barnett defeated Geronimo dos Santos via TKO at 2:35 min of R1

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