WSOF 6 takes place this Saturday, which features a welterweight championship between Josh Burkman, a UFC vet, and dynamic submission artist, Steve Carl. Both fighters will be looking to become a champ, so a lot is at stake in this welterweight affair.
Coming into this championship bout, Burkman sports an overall record of 26-9. He is currently on a five-fight winning streak, and he has beat a lot of UFC vets as of late including Gerald Harris, Aaron Simpson and Jon Fitch. All of these victories were impressive, especially his latest over Fitch where he was able to choke Fitch until he was unconscious. This win proved that Burkman has turned his career around for the better, and he’s still showing improvements as a fighter.
Carl is looking to score a major upset when he takes on Burkman. He sports a record of 20-3. He is on a six-fight winning streak, beating some great opponents in Tyson Steele and Brett Cooper. A win over Burkman would be his biggest to date, and would finally allow him to claim a championship belt. Carl has ended a lot of his fights by way of submission, particularly rear-naked choke, and he will be looking to do the same this Saturday night.
Both fighters are competent on the ground and on the feet, so it’s going to be fun to see who can impose their will first in hopes of claiming a championship under the WSOF banner. It should be a fun one that could end rather violently as both fighters possess finishing abilities.