FIGHT! Facts & Rankings: Shark Fights 13 (VIDEO)
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Shark Fights 13 was stacked, featuring UFC, WEC, Pride, Strikeforce, EliteXC and Bellator veterans from stem to stern. Below you’ll find full results as well as analysis of the impact the fights had on our rankings.
Trevor Prangley def. Keith Jardine by split decision.
Houston Alexander def. Rameau Thierry Sokodjou by TKO (punches) at 1:31 of Round 2.
Paul Daley def. Jorge Masvidal by unanimous decision.
Danillo Villefort def. Joey Villasenor by unanimous decision.
Tarec Saffiedine def. Brock Larson by unanimous decision.
Paul Bradley def. Johnny Rees by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:28 of Round 1.
Ronnie Mann def. Douglas Evans by split decision to win the Shark Fights Featherweight Championship.
Aaron Rosa def. Devin Cole by unanimous decision.
Daniel Straus def. Karen Darabedyan by unanimous decision.
Eric Davila def. Pete Spratt by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:49 of Round 2.
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In the evening’s main event, Shark Fights Light Heavyweight Champion Trevor Prangley took on Keith Jardine in a non-title affair. Prangley’s win moved him from #71 to #48 in FIGHT!’s Middleweight Rankings. The South African competes at 185 when he fights for the largest promotions so FIGHT! will not reassign him to Light Heavyweight unless he makes a permanent switch. Jardine dropped his fifth in a row and his seventh in his last nine, falling from #26 to #44 in our Light Heavyweight Rankings.
In the night’s other 205-pound fights, Houston Alexander took a big step back towards relevance with a stoppage win over fellow UFC vet Rameau Thierry Sokodjou. Alexander climbs from #70 to #52, while Sokodjou falls from #25 to #55. Aaron Rosa moved from #52 to #46 with his win over Devin Cole, who enters our Heavyweight Rankings at #71.
The most highly ranked fighter on the card, Paul Daley, moved from #13 to #11 in FIGHT!’s Welterweight Rankings with a win over Jorge Masvidal. Lately “Gamebred” has competed at 155 pounds, and he fell from #25 to #31 in our Lightweight Rankings. If Masvidal continues to compete at 170 he will be reassigned in our rankings. Natural welterweight Danillo Villefort took a last-minute fight with Joey Villasenor and won, leaping from #96 to #50 in our Welterweight Rankings. If he continues to fight at 185 he will be reassigned. With the loss Villasenor crashes from #45 to #80 in our Middleweight Rankings.
Paul Bradley and Johnny Rees both notched their third qualifying fight on Sat. and although both typically compete at 185 on the regional circuit, their qualifying fights took place at welterweight, which is where they are currently ranked. Bradley entered our Welterweight Rankings at #78 after his win, while Rees took up residence at #124. Tarec Saffiedine held tight at #34 in our Welterweight Rankings with his win over Brock Larson, who falls from #69 to #73. Pete Spratt falls from #64 to #109 after his loss to unranked Eric Davila.
In the night’s only lightweight bout, Daniel Straus defeated Karen Darabedyan to enter our Lightweight Rankings at #60. Darabedyan slips from #137 to #139 with the loss.
UFC vet Doug Evans lost his Shark Fights Featherweight Title to unranked Ronnie Mann but enters our Featherweight Rankings at #60. Mann is currently unranked but should make some noise once he notches his third qualifying fight.