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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


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, 2 weeks, 1 day   Age at Fight   25 years, 4 months, 2 weeks, 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
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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

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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!!!!!
4 days, 17 hours, and 10 minutes
“@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”
4 days, 1 hour, and 7 minutes
Let's live today like there's no tomorow!!!!
3 days, 17 hours, and 41 minutes
Finally, I'm so happy I got it done, been waiting for years http://t.co/yZDUCoo1
3 days, 14 hours, and 47 minutes
Fixing to get my tattoo right now, I'm liking it alot ;)
3 days, 4 hours, and 29 minutes
Rise-n-grind world!!! New day ro make something happen!!!
2 days, 16 hours, and 31 minutes
Family Crest' http://t.co/4jG9ZjRP
2 days, 6 hours, and 21 minutes
2 days, 6 hours, and 21 minutes
Gettin inked http://t.co/yEQ6yh6T
2 days, 1 hour, and 10 minutes
I wanna thank my sponsors @TapouT @TAPOUTSKRAPE @GuardYaGrill D.R.E, My coaches @MHHURRICANE @DaThinkTank619 @tigersmalls @gazzyparman!
2 days and 46 minutes
Gonna be at the gym today for the ppl that where asking about that, ill see y'all at 6
2 days and 9 minutes
http://t.co/lcdTM9ob http://t.co/zB9HaZeX
1 day, 18 hours, and 30 minutes
Just landed in the big SD!! I Wanna thank @danawhite @seanshelby @lorenzofertitta @ufc joe silva for such a great experience!!!
1 day and 58 minutes
Just touchdown on chitown!!! Next stop DAGO!!!
20 hours and 5 minutes
Thanks to the @UFC for having me out here in DC, I had a great time and a great experience
19 hours and 8 minutes
DC was awesome to us now back home we go!!!!
18 hours and 6 minutes
Just seen Snooki and her man at the airport here in DC....
17 hours and 39 minutes
Moments after my fight!!! http://t.co/yeexMCez http://t.co/95ayAICg
17 hours and 10 minutes
Watson Aiming to Climb UFC 135-Pound Ladder http://t.co/0ZrlcdLC
17 hours and 2 minutes
I'm Goin, Goin, back to back to Cali, Cali!!!
14 hours and 54 minutes
Just wanna say thanks to @MicroTechBUZZ @MicroTechCEO @ClinchGear @lexani @alienwear, soldierfit.com @SuckerPunchEnt, buymyshorts.com
7 hours and 52 minutes
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 and 25 minutes
@lastcall155 Thanx bro!!! Means a lot coming from you!
6 hours and 21 minutes
@JosephSandoval1 good fight bro I know well be seeing each other again!!
4 hours and 20 minutes
Me and my big homie @TAPOUTSKRAPE!!! http://t.co/j2ZxmIwi
4 hours and 15 minutes
I wanna thank! @TapouT @TAPOUTSKRAPE @GuardYaGrill D.R.E!!!!
3 hours and 19 minutes
I wanna thank Mr. @seanshelby , @danawhite, @lorenzofertitta, @ufc for this oppurtunity!!
3 hours and 18 minutes
I wanna thank God, my family, my coaches, teammates, and the fans!!
3 hours and 17 minutes
Thank you everybody for the love!
3 hours and 16 minutes
Hydrated and ready!!!!!
5 hours and 2 minutes
It's Raining!!! :-)
8 hours and 31 minutes
Fight Night!!!! Don't miss the action on Facebook I'm the 1st fight! UFC on versus 6 prelims on Facebook!
9 hours and 19 seconds
17 hours and 19 minutes
Time for bed and tomarrow UFC live on Versus 6
17 hours and 35 minutes
More clear!!! http://t.co/y9LZUHnn http://t.co/q790r1qV
18 hours and 57 minutes
http://t.co/i00Ygaya http://t.co/N8GgUBJ1
19 hours and 13 minutes
The dude I look up to @thugjitsumaster!! http://t.co/1MvWZ6Zt
23 hours and 8 minutes
Made weight now rehydrate!! Feeling Awesome!!!
23 hours and 27 minutes
Made weight no rehydrate!! Feeling Awesome!!!
23 hours and 28 minutes
“@MMAWeeklycom: UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson Official Weigh-in Results http://t.co/2KIVXgFv #ufc @ufc #ufcv6”
23 hours and 28 minutes
“@MMAjunkie: UFC on Versus 6 weigh-in results: Joseph Sandoval (134) vs. Walel Watson (134.5)”
23 hours and 45 minutes
@thugjitsumaster happy bday!!
1 day and 39 minutes
1 day and 50 minutes
1 day, 1 hour, and 47 minutes
See if you can find Stefan struve. @ufc http://t.co/vlzFVEZY
1 day, 1 hour, and 48 minutes
We have arrived, Washington DC Reagan airport http://t.co/nQ8tNT2K
1 day, 1 hour, and 48 minutes
On my way with coach @MHHURRICANE to the official weigh-ins!!!!
1 day, 1 hour, and 53 minutes
Weights on point ppl, I'm at 135lbs right now, just waiting on the weigh-ins to kick off, then FOOOOOD!!!
1 day, 4 hours, and 6 minutes
Good morning ppl, weigh-ins today and then time to eat, get down on some grub, haha ready to weigh-in
1 day, 6 hours, and 48 minutes
Just stepped on the scale 135 even!!! So Awesome!!! Ready for WaR!!
1 day, 8 hours, and 16 minutes
“@Kevin_UFC_fan: RT @135Gazelle :http://t.co/ARrFsENT http://t.co/kozIE0q4”
1 day, 8 hours, and 38 minutes
1 day, 8 hours, and 48 minutes
Weigh-ins today!! :-) fight tomorow! Don't miss the Awesomeness!!!!
1 day, 8 hours, and 55 minutes
Should have never slept so early! Now I'm awake too early! Lol!!
1 day, 12 hours, and 9 minutes
Just finished up some weight cut feeling good and ready to go to these weigh-ins and then fight
1 day, 18 hours, and 16 minutes
“@TapouT: Our boy @135Gazelle repping @TapouT be sure to watch him on the Facebook prelims on Saturday! http://t.co/P9Up6BnE”
1 day, 18 hours, and 47 minutes
Just got a fat package from @TapouT @TAPOUTSKRAPE Thanx so much!!!!!
1 day, 19 hours, and 7 minutes
Met mr. @seanshelby super cool dude!!!!!
1 day, 20 hours, and 3 minutes
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, 5 hours, and 33 minutes
Rise-n-grind world! Weighins are tomorow! Than it's fight night!!!!
2 days, 8 hours, and 49 minutes
Good meal and workout, now its time to go to bed and rest up
2 days, 17 hours, and 9 minutes
“@MMAjunkie: UFC on Versus 6's preliminary card to stream on Facebook http://t.co/grw8bQSp”
2 days, 20 hours, and 37 minutes
Just finnished RD 2 of my workout!!! Feeling great!!
2 days, 21 hours, and 1 minute
@TheDomin8r cool Guy http://t.co/UYCxd4DV
3 days, 2 hours, and 7 minutes
Pat HD Barry, awesome and funny dude @HypeOrDie http://t.co/rG5Gmm0A
3 days, 2 hours, and 9 minutes
Good morning peeps, its DC in the A.M. http://t.co/YulKpJlp
3 days, 7 hours, and 46 minutes
One Love to my Haters! Thank you!! :-)
3 days, 8 hours, and 34 minutes
Just finnished my road work, and pad work with coach @MHHURRICANE! Feeling great!!!!
3 days, 9 hours, and 38 minutes
Up early for a light work out busy day ahead of me!! 4 days til fight night!!!
3 days, 10 hours, and 56 minutes
On the sane shuttle to the hotel as pat Barry
3 days, 22 hours, and 54 minutes
Just touched down in our nations capital! DC please welcome team Hurricane Awesome!!!
3 days, 23 hours, and 51 minutes
Just landed in Denver! Next stop DC!!!
4 days, 3 hours, and 30 minutes
At the airport now, slow wait
4 days, 5 hours, and 22 minutes
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
4 days, 6 hours, and 58 minutes
Thanx @TAPOUTSKRAPE, @TapouT , @GuardYaGrill, D.R.E!!!! One Love!!! http://t.co/9rJPAIGK http://t.co/iheGCyve http://t.co/rvMC24po
4 days, 7 hours, and 32 minutes
Heading to the airport with coach @MHHURRICANE in route to DC!!!!
4 days, 8 hours, and 6 minutes
Just finished another great sess with coach @tigersmalls feeling great! Ready for Oct.1st for my @ufc debut Look out world for the Gazelle!
4 days, 19 hours, and 16 minutes
Mitt work with my head coach @MHHURRICANE with a light run after!!! Lunch than workin with coach @tigersmalls!! Life is great!!!
4 days, 22 hours, and 55 minutes
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, 2 hours, and 10 minutes
“@MMAjunkie: UFC on Versus 6 weigh-ins take place Friday at DC Armory in Washington, D.C. http://t.co/8nmF6b3Z”
5 days, 7 hours, and 36 minutes
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!
5 days, 7 hours, and 38 minutes
Shout outs to @NimaSafapour @lexmcmahonMMA @MCHammer!!!!
5 days, 15 hours, and 25 minutes
Shoutouts to @NimaSafapour @Letia_Mgmt @MCHammer!!!!
5 days, 15 hours, and 27 minutes
Just got a package from @TapouT @TAPOUTSKRAPE! I'm STUPID EXCITED like a lil boy on Christmas!!!!!
6 days, 2 hours, and 6 minutes
Great morning world! Great fights last night!!! 6 days before I kick things off in our Nations capital @ufc on versus 6!!!
6 days, 5 hours, and 55 minutes
Props to KOS MAD respects to the legend MATT HUGHES!!!
6 days, 17 hours, and 17 minutes
“@gazzyparman: Devin Pacheco (13yrs old) won the 16&17 year old white belt bracket. Excellent fights!"
6 days, 23 hours, and 30 minutes
“@IslamicThinking: Each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. #islam #charity”
1 week, 5 hours, and 45 minutes
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
1 week, 5 hours, and 57 minutes
7 days sways from my UFC debut on versus 6!! And the countdown continues! But today gonna watch my boy @EddieYaginMMA smash!!
1 week, 6 hours, and 57 minutes
Just shouted out my sponsors on @619MMA, @TAPOUTSKRAPE, @TapouT, @GuardYaGrill, D.R.E custom fight gear!!!
1 week, 18 hours, and 25 minutes
Another great mitt sess with coach @tigersmalls! Thanx so much for your time and patience!!!
1 week, 19 hours, and 19 minutes
142 after lunch rehydration and a lol snacky snack!!! Love my training and diet!!
1 week, 22 hours, and 8 minutes
Just finnished mitts with coach @DaThinkTank619 & @MHHURRICANE than light run! Lunch than mitts with coach @tigersmalls next!!!
1 week, 23 hours, and 1 minute
Just received my shorts Thanx @TapouT @TAPOUTSKRAPE @gazzyparman !!!!
1 week, 1 day, and 7 minutes
Waiting for the Ups/fedex/mail to bring me my stuff!
1 week, 1 day, and 27 minutes
Rise-n-grind! 8 days till my @ufc debut on versus 6! Don't miss it gonna be xplosive!!!!
1 week, 1 day, 6 hours, and 59 minutes
Another great mitt sess with @tigersmalls! Speed kills!!! Lmao!!
1 week, 1 day, 19 hours, and 36 minutes
Thanx @GuardYaGrill for the new Grill!! http://t.co/SZA09pKW http://t.co/G29JdnVT http://t.co/b1jRwymR
1 week, 1 day, 22 hours, and 2 minutes
Don't miss 10 am BJJ this morning, escapes than we drilling positions!!!
1 week, 2 days, 3 hours, and 52 minutes
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!
1 week, 2 days, 4 hours, and 13 minutes
But right now I'm getting ready for strength-n-condition with Uncle Bill!!!!
1 week, 2 days, 7 hours, and 10 minutes
Great morning world just 9 days out from my @ufc debut on Versus 6!!! Get ready for AWESOME!!!!!
1 week, 2 days, 7 hours, and 11 minutes
30 mins till the new TUF seasson!! Yeeeeesssssss!!!!
1 week, 2 days, 16 hours, and 31 minutes
So blessed got the best coaches in the world @tigersmalls @MHHURRICANE @gazzyparman @DaThinkTank619 & Uncle Bill!!!
1 week, 2 days, 18 hours, and 46 minutes
Anotha. Great sess with my boxing coach @tigersmalls if Y'a don't know now Y'a know!!!! So blessed!
1 week, 2 days, 18 hours, and 48 minutes
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