Tim Moore unsuccessful in WSOF Global flyweight tournament bout

Aussie flyweight Tim Moore went down to streaking Japanese fighter Yusaku Nakamura on Saturday night in the Philippines. The bout was part of the promotion’s four-man flyweight tournament.

In what was also his international debut at WSOF Global 3, Moore put in a gutsy performance with most of his success coming via his grappling game. Nakamura though, proved to be powerful in his striking, connecting with the cleaner shots and overall displaying superior strength and speed on the night. This in turn earned the 30 year-old Japanese fighter the unanimous decision win.

In the other flyweight tournament fight, American contender Lawrence Digiulio was able to edge out Brazilian Marcel Adur, with his aggressive boxing and submission attack earning him a split decision victory. With the win, DiGiulio now progresses to the final of the flyweight tourney at a later date and also gets to rematch fellow finalist Yusaka Nakamura.

WSOF Global 3 took place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines. A full replay of the event is available here.

Results:

  • Evgeny Erokhin def Richard Odoms via KO, Rd 1, 1:11
  • Keremuaili Maimaitituoheti def Mario Sismundo via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 2, 2:57
  • Yusaku Nakamuru def. Tim Moore (Australia) via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Jujeath Nagaowa def. Yuko Kiryu via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Lawrence Digiulio def. Marcel Adur via Decision (Split)
  • Ahmed Mujtaba def. Neil Larano via Submission (Triangle Choke), Rd 1
  • Kelvin Ong def. Jesdan Dela Pena via TKO, Rd 2
  • Uloomi Karim def. Yadwinder Singh via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Katherine Roy def. May Ooi via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Nayara Hemily def Jennifer Olsim via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Rd 3

* Results courtesy of promotion.

WSOF Global 3 free live stream featuring Aussie flyweight Tim Moore [replay]