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Josh Barnett and Karo Parisyan dish out beatings at “Impact FC 1: The Uprising”

Longtime top ranked mixed martial arts veterans Josh Barnett and Karo Parisyan made successful returns to action in Australia as both fighters picked up decisive victories.

Barnett and Parisyan joined an all-star cast of MMA stars that included Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Jeff Monson and Carlos Newton in Brisbane, Australia during “Impact FC 1: The Uprising“.

Barnett had his hands full when he faced off with a much larger Geronimo dos Santos but unsurprisingly made quick work of the enormous Brazilian, dragging him to the canvas and spoiling his night with a healthy serving of good old fashioned ground and pound in the opening round.

Parisyan didn’t look as impressive as he would have hoped during the event, but the level of talent possessed by the UFC veteran would not be denied. “The Heat” managed to sink in a fight ending rear-naked choke on Ben Mortimer in the second round on his way to the submission victory.

Also looking impressive during the event was Monson, who utilized a superior ground game to grind out Ubiratan Lima Marinho via unanimous decision, and Sokoudjou, who pounded out Joaquim Ferreira via TKO on the canvas in the first round.

A full list of results from the event are listed below:

Josh Barnett def. Geronimo dos Santos via TKO (punches) – Round 1

Brian Ebersole def. Carlos Newton via unanimous decision

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def.Joaquim Ferreira via TKO (punches) – Round 1

Jeff Monson def. Ubiratan Lima Marinho via unanimous decision

Thiago Meller def. Jai Bradney submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1

Fabio Fernandes def. Api Hemara via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1

Tom Waters def. Jacob Mahony via TKO (punches) – Round 2

Karo Parisyan def. Ben Mortimer via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2

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