Preliminary Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA
Walel Watson defeats Joseph Sandoval via KO/TKO at 1:17 of 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)|
|United States||Nationality||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|
- 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
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."
Sandoval vs. Watson Fight Predictions
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.
- “@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
- Finally, I'm so happy I got it done, been waiting for years http://t.co/yZDUCoo1
- 3 days, 14 hours, and 47 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- @JosephSandoval1 good fight bro I know well be seeing each other again!!
- 4 hours and 20 minutes
- I wanna thank Mr. @seanshelby , @danawhite, @lorenzofertitta, @ufc for this oppurtunity!!
- 3 hours and 18 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
- “@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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- “@MMAjunkie: UFC on Versus 6's preliminary card to stream on Facebook http://t.co/grw8bQSp”
- 2 days, 20 hours, and 37 minutes
- Pat HD Barry, awesome and funny dude @HypeOrDie http://t.co/rG5Gmm0A
- 3 days, 2 hours, and 9 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
- Just touched down in our nations capital! DC please welcome team Hurricane Awesome!!!
- 3 days, 23 hours, and 51 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
- 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
- “@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
- 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