On Friday, June 17, World of Fighting touched down in Connecticut to bring fight fans WSOF 31: Ivanov vs. Copeland live from Foxwoods Resort Casino.

In the night’s main event, heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov (13-1) put his title on the line against Josh “Cuddly Bear” Copeland (12-3). Also appearing on the card was a lightweight co-main event between former UFC veterans Jason High (19-5) vs Mike Ricci (11-4).

MAIN CARD SUMMARY

Phil Hawes def. Joshua Key via TKO (strikes) Round 1, 2:52

Sheymon Moraes def Luis Palomino  via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

John Howard def Michael Arrant via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Jason High def. Mike Ricci via TKO (strikes) Rd. 2, 4:08

(c) Blagoy Ivanov def Josh Copeland via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) to retain the WSOF heavyweight title.

FULL RESULTS

MAIN CARD

(c) Blagoy Ivanov vs. Josh Copeland – for WSOF heavyweight title
Jason High vs. Mike Ricci
Michael Arrant vs. John Howard
Sheymon Moraes vs. Luis Palomino
Phil Hawes vs. Joshua Key

Preliminary Card

Tom Marcellino vs. Devin Powell
Juliano Coutinho vs. Justin Willis
Lorenzo Hood vs. Tyler King
Robert Fonseca vs. Sean Lally
Saul Almeida vs. Bruce Boyington
Rodrigo Almeida vs. Ben Pierre-Saint
Christian Torres vs. Marcus Surin

(c) – champion