The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Wsof Mw champion David Branch entered this fight with a mma record of 16-3-0 (62% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.17 light heavyweight in the world. He suffered his last loss in 2012 when he faced Anthony Johnson (=Johnson vs Branch), since then he has won six consecutive fights beating Jesse McElligott in his last one (=Branch vs McElligott).
His opponent, Teddy Holder, has a record of 9-1-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.20 in the same weight class. His only defeat occurred in 2009, against Chris Hawk, after this bout he has collected eight victories winning over Thiago Silva in his last fight (=Silva vs Holder). Branch vs Holder is valid for the inaugural WSOF light heavyweight title; undercard of Justin Gaethje vs Luis Palomino 2 – WSOF 23. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: WSOF 23: Gaethje vs Palomino 2
Where: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Title: WSOF Light Heavyweight Championship
Branch’s previous fight: David Branch vs Jesse McElligott
Holder’s previous fight: Thiago Silva vs Teddy Holder
Holder’s next fight: Teddy Holder vs Shamil Gamzatov
Branch’s next fight: David Branch vs Clifford Starks