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Joseph Sandoval vs. Walel Watson

Preliminary Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA

Walel Watson defeats Joseph Sandoval via KO/TKO at 1:17 of Round 1

Walel "The Gazelle" Watson
Mmaweekly large Joseph Sandoval

Watson
KO/TKO
Round 1

8-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   6-0-0
Climbed to 9-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 6-1
-115 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -115 (Near Even)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Long beach, California   Fighting out of   Lubbock, Texas
27 years, 2 months, 1 day   Age at Fight   25 years, 4 months, 6 days
134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   134.0 lbs (60.8 kgs)
5'11" (181cm)   Height   5'6" (168cm)
75.0" (191cm)   Reach   66.0" (168cm)
Team Bodyshop MMA   Gym   Bighead MMA
UFC on Versus 6
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson
  • Date: Saturday 10.01.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mario Yamasaki
  • Venue: Verizon Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Washington, D.C., United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 1 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Sandoval Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Watson Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Sandoval vs. Watson Wiki Update Wiki

The opening bout of UFC on Versus 6 featured promotional newcomers Walel Watson and Joseph Sandoval facing off in a bantamweight contest. Sandoval entered the fight undefeated at 6-0, while Watson had an 8-2 mark in MMA.


Watson entered the fight with an array of jabbing kicks and punches, landing nicely on Sandoval until one kick connected to the groin. Sandoval took a moment to recover. Watson then landed a big right head kick sending Sandoval crashing to the canvas. Sandoval jumped back up but was clearly hurt, and Watson pounced with strikes, dropping Sandoval to the ground again. Referee Mario Yamasaki had seen enough and jumped in to call the fight.


The official end came at 1:17 of the first round by TKO for the winner, Walel "The Gazelle" Watson. Speaking with Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Watson commented, "I want to thank Joseph Sandoval for this opportunity... I've been working on my striking... I just measured my distance, threw my jab, threw my head kick... practice makes perfect."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:47 PM ET
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Sandoval vs. Watson Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 654  
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Sandoval vs. Watson Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Great morning world!! Do something Awesome today!!!!!
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“@UNKLESAM287: I bet if u ask my bro what he Wana do to celebrate his UFC win he would say tranin harder haha that's my brother @135Gazelle”
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Let's live today like there's no tomorow!!!!
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Finally, I'm so happy I got it done, been waiting for years http://t.co/yZDUCoo1
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Fixing to get my tattoo right now, I'm liking it alot ;)
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Rise-n-grind world!!! New day ro make something happen!!!
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Family Crest' http://t.co/4jG9ZjRP
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Gettin inked http://t.co/yEQ6yh6T
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I wanna thank my sponsors @TapouT @TAPOUTSKRAPE @GuardYaGrill D.R.E, My coaches @MHHURRICANE @DaThinkTank619 @tigersmalls @gazzyparman!
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Gonna be at the gym today for the ppl that where asking about that, ill see y'all at 6
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http://t.co/lcdTM9ob http://t.co/zB9HaZeX
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Just landed in the big SD!! I Wanna thank @danawhite @seanshelby @lorenzofertitta @ufc joe silva for such a great experience!!!
1 day
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Just touchdown on chitown!!! Next stop DAGO!!!
20 hours
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Thanks to the @UFC for having me out here in DC, I had a great time and a great experience
19 hours
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DC was awesome to us now back home we go!!!!
18 hours
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Just seen Snooki and her man at the airport here in DC....
18 hours
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Moments after my fight!!! http://t.co/yeexMCez http://t.co/95ayAICg
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Watson Aiming to Climb UFC 135-Pound Ladder http://t.co/0ZrlcdLC
17 hours
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I'm Goin, Goin, back to back to Cali, Cali!!!
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Just wanna say thanks to @MicroTechBUZZ @MicroTechCEO @ClinchGear @lexani @alienwear, soldierfit.com @SuckerPunchEnt, buymyshorts.com
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Thanks to all my sponsors and everyone who supported me through all this, ill get em next time guys, sorry about this one
7 hours
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@lastcall155 Thanx bro!!! Means a lot coming from you!
6 hours
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@JosephSandoval1 good fight bro I know well be seeing each other again!!
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Me and my big homie @TAPOUTSKRAPE!!! http://t.co/j2ZxmIwi
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I wanna thank! @TapouT @TAPOUTSKRAPE @GuardYaGrill D.R.E!!!!
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I wanna thank Mr. @seanshelby , @danawhite, @lorenzofertitta, @ufc for this oppurtunity!!
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I wanna thank God, my family, my coaches, teammates, and the fans!!
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Thank you everybody for the love!
3 hours
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Hydrated and ready!!!!!
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It's Raining!!! :-)
9 hours
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Fight Night!!!! Don't miss the action on Facebook I'm the 1st fight! UFC on versus 6 prelims on Facebook!
9 hours
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http://t.co/VlMrDgpg
17 hours
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Time for bed and tomarrow UFC live on Versus 6
18 hours
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More clear!!! http://t.co/y9LZUHnn http://t.co/q790r1qV
19 hours
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http://t.co/i00Ygaya http://t.co/N8GgUBJ1
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The dude I look up to @thugjitsumaster!! http://t.co/1MvWZ6Zt
23 hours
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Made weight now rehydrate!! Feeling Awesome!!!
23 hours
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Made weight no rehydrate!! Feeling Awesome!!!
23 hours
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“@MMAWeeklycom: UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson Official Weigh-in Results http://t.co/2KIVXgFv #ufc @ufc #ufcv6”
23 hours
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“@MMAjunkie: UFC on Versus 6 weigh-in results: Joseph Sandoval (134) vs. Walel Watson (134.5)”
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@thugjitsumaster happy bday!!
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http://t.co/YHRsyVLN
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http://t.co/Bna3l34e
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See if you can find Stefan struve. @ufc http://t.co/vlzFVEZY
1 day
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We have arrived, Washington DC Reagan airport http://t.co/nQ8tNT2K
1 day
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On my way with coach @MHHURRICANE to the official weigh-ins!!!!
1 day
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Weights on point ppl, I'm at 135lbs right now, just waiting on the weigh-ins to kick off, then FOOOOOD!!!
1 day
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Good morning ppl, weigh-ins today and then time to eat, get down on some grub, haha ready to weigh-in
1 day
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Just stepped on the scale 135 even!!! So Awesome!!! Ready for WaR!!
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“@Kevin_UFC_fan: RT @135Gazelle :http://t.co/ARrFsENT http://t.co/kozIE0q4”
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http://t.co/ARrFsENT
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Weigh-ins today!! :-) fight tomorow! Don't miss the Awesomeness!!!!
1 day
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Should have never slept so early! Now I'm awake too early! Lol!!
1 day
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Just finished up some weight cut feeling good and ready to go to these weigh-ins and then fight
2 days
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“@TapouT: Our boy @135Gazelle repping @TapouT be sure to watch him on the Facebook prelims on Saturday! http://t.co/P9Up6BnE”
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Just got a fat package from @TapouT @TAPOUTSKRAPE Thanx so much!!!!!
2 days
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Met mr. @seanshelby super cool dude!!!!!
2 days
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Up and ready for the day, hey ppl back home, it would be awesome if y'all got to see some if this stuff
2 days
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Rise-n-grind world! Weighins are tomorow! Than it's fight night!!!!
2 days
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Good meal and workout, now its time to go to bed and rest up
3 days
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“@MMAjunkie: UFC on Versus 6's preliminary card to stream on Facebook http://t.co/grw8bQSp”
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Just finnished RD 2 of my workout!!! Feeling great!!
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@TheDomin8r cool Guy http://t.co/UYCxd4DV
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Pat HD Barry, awesome and funny dude @HypeOrDie http://t.co/rG5Gmm0A
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Good morning peeps, its DC in the A.M. http://t.co/YulKpJlp
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One Love to my Haters! Thank you!! :-)
3 days
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Just finnished my road work, and pad work with coach @MHHURRICANE! Feeling great!!!!
3 days
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Up early for a light work out busy day ahead of me!! 4 days til fight night!!!
3 days
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On the sane shuttle to the hotel as pat Barry
4 days
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Just touched down in our nations capital! DC please welcome team Hurricane Awesome!!!
4 days
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Just landed in Denver! Next stop DC!!!
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At the airport now, slow wait
4 days
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Good morning everyone, getting ready right now to head to the airport and to go see how DC looks, I haven't been there in years
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Thanx @TAPOUTSKRAPE, @TapouT , @GuardYaGrill, D.R.E!!!! One Love!!! http://t.co/9rJPAIGK http://t.co/iheGCyve http://t.co/rvMC24po
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Heading to the airport with coach @MHHURRICANE in route to DC!!!!
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Just finished another great sess with coach @tigersmalls feeling great! Ready for Oct.1st for my @ufc debut Look out world for the Gazelle!
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Mitt work with my head coach @MHHURRICANE with a light run after!!! Lunch than workin with coach @tigersmalls!! Life is great!!!
5 days
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Today is the day we all pack and get ready to leave on the way to Washington DC tomarrow, gonna go have a good time and put on a show,
5 days
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“@MMAjunkie: UFC on Versus 6 weigh-ins take place Friday at DC Armory in Washington, D.C. http://t.co/8nmF6b3Z”
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GM world!! Fight week! Who ready for @ufc on versus 6?!! I am!!! And @MCHammer backing me up, what you know about that! What an honor!
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Shout outs to @NimaSafapour @lexmcmahonMMA @MCHammer!!!!
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Shoutouts to @NimaSafapour @Letia_Mgmt @MCHammer!!!!
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Just got a package from @TapouT @TAPOUTSKRAPE! I'm STUPID EXCITED like a lil boy on Christmas!!!!!
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Great morning world! Great fights last night!!! 6 days before I kick things off in our Nations capital @ufc on versus 6!!!
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Props to KOS MAD respects to the legend MATT HUGHES!!!
7 days
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“@gazzyparman: Devin Pacheco (13yrs old) won the 16&17 year old white belt bracket. Excellent fights!"
7 days
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“@IslamicThinking: Each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. #islam #charity”
7 days
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Early morning run and then to work, how about some @UFC 135 to top it off tonight with fam and friends, going Riley, Koscheck, Jon jones
7 days
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7 days sways from my UFC debut on versus 6!! And the countdown continues! But today gonna watch my boy @EddieYaginMMA smash!!
7 days
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Just shouted out my sponsors on @619MMA, @TAPOUTSKRAPE, @TapouT, @GuardYaGrill, D.R.E custom fight gear!!!
8 days
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Another great mitt sess with coach @tigersmalls! Thanx so much for your time and patience!!!
8 days
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142 after lunch rehydration and a lol snacky snack!!! Love my training and diet!!
8 days
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Just finnished mitts with coach @DaThinkTank619 & @MHHURRICANE than light run! Lunch than mitts with coach @tigersmalls next!!!
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Just received my shorts Thanx @TapouT @TAPOUTSKRAPE @gazzyparman !!!!
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Waiting for the Ups/fedex/mail to bring me my stuff!
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Rise-n-grind! 8 days till my @ufc debut on versus 6! Don't miss it gonna be xplosive!!!!
8 days
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Another great mitt sess with @tigersmalls! Speed kills!!! Lmao!!
9 days
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Thanx @GuardYaGrill for the new Grill!! http://t.co/SZA09pKW http://t.co/G29JdnVT http://t.co/b1jRwymR
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Don't miss 10 am BJJ this morning, escapes than we drilling positions!!!
9 days
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Last hard day Very intense 6 rds of strength-n-condition with Gaser sprints between rds! And for those tht played football you know gasers!
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But right now I'm getting ready for strength-n-condition with Uncle Bill!!!!
9 days
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Great morning world just 9 days out from my @ufc debut on Versus 6!!! Get ready for AWESOME!!!!!
9 days
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30 mins till the new TUF seasson!! Yeeeeesssssss!!!!
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So blessed got the best coaches in the world @tigersmalls @MHHURRICANE @gazzyparman @DaThinkTank619 & Uncle Bill!!!
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Anotha. Great sess with my boxing coach @tigersmalls if Y'a don't know now Y'a know!!!! So blessed!
10 days
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