There were mixed fortunes for a number of UFC veterans who fought on the WMMA1 fight card this past weekend.
troubled fighter Karo Parisyan was the evening’s big winner as he finally got a win under his belt after a string of three defeats.
The victory for ‘The Heat’, who’s career has been on a downward spiral since admitting to a painkiller addiction, came by unanimous decision against the vastly experienced Thomas Denny who has himself been struggling to find a win lately as he approaches his 50th professional fight.
Former UFC heavyweight fighter Sean ‘Big Sexy’ McCorkle’s bid to fight his way back into the promotion hit a major snag in the headline fight of the same show however when he was TKO’d in the second round by the portly Brian Heden who’s record now improves to 21-11.
For McCorkle this defeat brought an end to a six fight winning streak since being cut from the UFC.
McCorkle’s silver-tongued skills outside of the cage had helped him quickly rise to prominence during his time in the UFC, co-headlining UFC 142 in just his second appearance for the promotion, but his performances didn’t live up to the hype.
Judging by his performance at the weekend, in which he appeared to gass badly early in the fight, it’s unlikely that he’s going to be making a return trip to the sport’s biggest stage anytime soon.
He wasn’t the only notable heavyweight fighter who emerged with a disappointing result on the night, with Paul Buentello losing out to former TUF season 10 contestant Darrill Schoonover by unanimous decision.
Meanwhile, former Strikeforce fighter Lyle Beerbohm and Drew Fickett also claimed victories elsewhere on the card.