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Josh Barnett and Karo Parisyan dish out beatings at “Impact FC 1: The Uprising”

Longtime top ranked mixed martial arts veterans Josh Barnett and Karo Parisyan made successful returns to action in Australia as both fighters picked up decisive victories.

Barnett and Parisyan joined an all-star cast of MMA stars that included Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Jeff Monson and Carlos Newton in Brisbane, Australia during “Impact FC 1: The Uprising“.

Barnett had his hands full when he faced off with a much larger Geronimo dos Santos but unsurprisingly made quick work of the enormous Brazilian, dragging him to the canvas and spoiling his night with a healthy serving of good old fashioned ground and pound in the opening round.

Parisyan didn’t look as impressive as he would have hoped during the event, but the level of talent possessed by the UFC veteran would not be denied. “The Heat” managed to sink in a fight ending rear-naked choke on Ben Mortimer in the second round on his way to the submission victory.

Also looking impressive during the event was Monson, who utilized a superior ground game to grind out Ubiratan Lima Marinho via unanimous decision, and Sokoudjou, who pounded out Joaquim Ferreira via TKO on the canvas in the first round.

A full list of results from the event are listed below:

Josh Barnett def. Geronimo dos Santos via TKO (punches) – Round 1

Brian Ebersole def. Carlos Newton via unanimous decision

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def.Joaquim Ferreira via TKO (punches) – Round 1

Jeff Monson def. Ubiratan Lima Marinho via unanimous decision

Thiago Meller def. Jai Bradney submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1

Fabio Fernandes def. Api Hemara via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1

Tom Waters def. Jacob Mahony via TKO (punches) – Round 2

Karo Parisyan def. Ben Mortimer via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2

  • MickeyC says:

    good for Karo, hated seeing him leave the UFC. Substance abuse & addictions riun lives. Hope he gets right with himself. Barnett never impressed me, but good for him too. Wonder if he did this roid free.

  • Dufresne says:

    Wow, didn’t even know about this event. Looks like it was a pretty decent card to watch.

    I don’t know what to think about Barnett’s victory. He’s got an incredible level of talent, but until he tests clean for PEDs on a consistent basis I’m going to assume he’s using. I know it’s a crappy way of looking at it, but he’s just been busted too many times.

    Good to see Karo getting back in the game, and hopefully over his pain pill addiction. I never really liked his persona or attitude, but I can’t deny that he’s another incredibly talented guy.

    Sokoudjou got his first round stoppage, which seams to be about the only way he can win. I just went through his record and other than his first fight, he literally has lost every single fight that made it past the first round. (He’s got one victory in a 2nd round, but it’s due to a DQ)

  • hindsightufuk says:

    gutted Carlos lost though. Impact 2 looks entertaining too


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