Barnett, Parisyan, Sokoudjou, Monson win in Australia


Impact Fighting Championships held its first event, dubbed “Uprising,” in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday. It may have been the promotion’s debut, but veteran fighters were out in full force at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Josh Barnett marked his first fight in the Land Down Under with a TKO stoppage midway through the opening round.

Karo Parisyan, a UFC veteran, made his first start in a year and a half, submitting late replacement Ben Mortimer with a rear naked choke late in the second round. Karo apparently had an anxiety attack and they pushed his fight to be the first one on the card, even before the prelims.

The Impact FC promoter wants to take the show to Brazil in September and plans to go worldwide in 2011.

Quick results
-Josh Barnett def. Geronimo Dos Santos by TKO (Strikes) at 2:35, R1
-Brian Ebersole def. Carlos Newton by Unanimous Decision, R3
-Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Joaquim Ferreira by TKO (Strikes) at 1:20, R1
-Jeff Monson def. Ubiritan Lima Marinho by Unanimous Decision
-Thiago Meller def. Jai Bradney by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:32, R1
-Fabio Fernandes def. Api Hemara by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:58, R1
-Tom Waters vs. Jacob Mahony by TKO (Strikes) at 1:38, R2
-Karo Parisyan def. Ben Mortimer by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:18, R2

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Elvis site profile image  

7/13/10 9:59 PM by Elvis

I meant the Brisbane show did not go onto PPV. The main matches will be on the Sydney Show's PPV. Sorry for any confusion. I know who Karo is bro... I interviewed him, got a picture and had breakfast with him. It's all good Bro. Karo is good peeps.  

TapouT24 site profile image  

7/13/10 8:40 PM by TapouT24

Man, Karo looks goofy as hell, unless I just haven't seen a recent pic of him in a while.

WaltJ site profile image  

7/13/10 7:00 PM by WaltJ

What do you mean it wasn't available? Do you know who Karo is, bro?

Dawkins site profile image  

7/13/10 6:49 PM by Dawkins

That sucks. Show the fights for free at least except save the main for ppv.

QTyp site profile image  

7/13/10 6:42 PM by QTyp

Damn you UG News!! I thought this event was over the weekend! No spoilers in title until a week after event I suggest.

mortician site profile image  

7/13/10 9:11 AM by mortician

But it's Minowaman anyone's nightmare.  

Dirtyu D site profile image  

7/13/10 9:02 AM by Dirtyu D

How much did he weigh in for at this fight?The reason I ask is Monson never struck me as someone carrying around much extra weight. But if he can make the cut, I can see him bulldozing some MF

JudOWNED site profile image  

7/13/10 8:10 AM by JudOWNED

This makes sense. Too bad, though, as I like him as a fighter. Wish he could've strung a couple wins together in the UFC.

Elvis site profile image  

7/13/10 1:43 AM by Elvis

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Hansumboy site profile image  

7/12/10 1:16 PM by Hansumboy

Yeah because getting knocked out by Minowaman in Dream is "doing well".