It was not a good weekend for former UFC fighters, my friends.
Multiple time UFC washout Joe “El Dirte” Doerksen faced Bellator vet Brett Cooper in the main event at Score Fighting Series 2 in Hamilton, Ontario (a town also nicknamed El Dirte) on Friday night. Cooper tagged Doerksen with nice right uppercuts a couple times in the first round, then wobbled him with a straight right at 3:40, swarmed him, and finished the TKO about 15 seconds later. Cooper improves his record to 15-7 with the win, while Doerksen now sits at 47-16 with 4 losses in his last 5 fights. Fun fact: El Dirte has fought in the UFC a total of 9 times and won only twice. This card was also supposed to feature Marius Zaromskis versus Dan Hornbuckle, but the word is that Hornbuckle got injured some time last week, was replaced by Brock Larson, and then it was scrapped completely when Zaromskis got hurt the day of the fight. Too bad, because they were the only other recognizable names on that card.
On Saturday night, Marcus Davis took on TUF 13 alumni Chuck O’Neil at W-1 MMA 7. You may remember O’Neil as the guy who got TKO’d by eventual winner Tony Ferguson in the semi-finals, then dropped a decision to Chris “WOOOO!” Cope at the TUF 13 finale, mostly due to his “I’m gonna stand here and look at you” gameplan. Turns out that’s not a good way to impress either the judges or Dana White. As for Davis, he’d won three in a row since being cut by the UFC himself (though over pretty meh opponents), but O’Neil proved to be a bit too tough of a test. Davis’s boxing was pretty much ineffective against O’Neil’s reach, and his takedowns only played into O’Neil’s sub attempts. After splitting the first two rounds, O’Neil gained top position in the third and gave Davis yet another facial scar with a big elbow that made him leak everywhere, then took his back and worked for an RNC until the bell, earning himself the split decision. O’Neil improves to 9-4, and Davis’s relevance and hopes of returning to the UFC slip away. Check out a gif of the carnage after the jump.