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Apr 30, 2014 11:59 am

Rousimar Palhares Bails, WSOF Exec Loses It

‘World Series of Fighting 11: Palhares vs. Fitch’ has been forced to undergo a major makeover and it doesn’t please the promotions VP and matchmaker, Ali Abdel-Aziz. Rousimar Palhares has removed himself from the July 5 main event, citing personal reasons and offering no further explanation. Because of this event altering occurrence, Ali is changing...

Apr 22, 2014 4:21 pm

WSOF Outbids UFC For Holly Holm?

“Holly’s there, she will beat Ronda Rousey if Ronda’s still champ after Holly’s been in the UFC for a couple of fights. I want a couple more tune up fights. Holly’s on the fact track working on her grappling, she’s getting very good at it, but I want the confidence for Holly to be there...

Apr 18, 2014 6:16 am

WSOF Signs Jake Shields

After being released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship less than a month ago, Welterweight fighter Jake Shields has already found a new home with the World Series of Fighting. According to Brett Okamoto, Shields was signed to a four-fight deal, and is expected to debut sometime this summer. In a statement to Bleacher Report, Shields...

Apr 8, 2014 2:29 pm

WSOF Scoops Up Melvin Guillard – Sign Lightweight To Multi-Fight Deal

World Series of Fighting is happy to announce the addition of exciting striker Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard to the company’s lightweight roster. The UFC veteran signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion and is expected to debut in the World Series of Fighting decagon in July. “I’m excited to start a new chapter in...

Apr 4, 2014 5:12 pm

Update: Burkman stays with WSOF, fights winner of Palhares vs. Fitch

Earlier today, Josh Burkman (27-10 MMA) and his WSOF employers had a very public dispute on twitter, which stemmed from the welterweights request to be released from his contract with the promotion. Now, it appears that “The People’s Warrior” will remain with ‘World Series of Fighting’ and will soon fight for the organizations welterweight title.  “I’m happy to tell you that we spoke with Josh Burkman, and...

Apr 4, 2014 9:37 am

Things Get Real-Nasty On Twitter Between WSOF, Burkman & Magalhaes

Yesterday we learned that WSOF welterweight fighter, Josh Burkman, was unhappy with his employer, and as a result, is requesting a release from his fighting contract. That was only the beginning.   Retweeted by Joshua Burkman: [email protected] [email protected] the [email protected] didn’t get a win bonus. to me it kinda doesn’t seem fair [email protected] •WSOF foreshadowing… Contracts should be honored at...

Apr 4, 2014 7:41 am

Josh Burkman has Requested a Release From WSOF

Josh Burkman, one of the top welterweights in the World Series of Fighting, is apparently having issues with the promotion. Yesterday, Burkman took to twitter, saying: “I can’t work on going anywhere else unless #WSOF releases me. If so, we will start fresh somewhere else…” He clarified the statement in a brief interview with Fansided,...

Apr 2, 2014 12:09 pm

WSOF Wants Melvin Guillard, Promises Title Shot Within Two Wins

After his unfortunate UFC release, Melvin Guillard, is on the outside and looking for a new fighting home for the first time in nearly 10-years. His storied UFC career started in 2005 and saw many ups-and-downs, but for sure, the one thing you could always count on with Guillard is, entertainment. That’s probably why the...

Mar 31, 2014 12:44 pm

Fitch Not Down For July WSOF Title Shot

Rousimar Palhares is coming off of a victory over Steve Carl after landing a heel hook submission last Saturday (March 29, 2014), to claim the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Welterweight title. Prior to Palhares’s and Carl’s meeting, it was already decided that the winner of the bout would face former No. 1 UFC Welterweight...

Mar 31, 2014 6:18 am

WSOF Execs Talk On Palhares’ Latest Heel Hook

Rousimar Palhares may never shake his nasty reputation. Prior to, and even before,  his release from the UFC following a heel hook victory over Mike Pierce that many believed was “dirty,” Palhares, a leg lock expert, has had a dark cloud surrounding him as someone who doesn’t fight fair. Fans and media lit up once again, feeling that...

Mar 31, 2014 4:30 am

VIDEO | WSOF 9: Moraes Dominates His Way To WSOF Title (Full Fight)

Your browser does not support iframes. Top bantamweight prospect, Marlon Moraes, proved worthy of the hype when he was able to successfully get the WSOF strap with a one-sided decision victory over Josh Rettinghouse. The two fought this past Saturday at WSOF 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mar 27, 2014 11:58 am

Palhares Laughs Off Ground Threat Of WSOF Champ

This Saturday on NBC Sports, Rousimar Palhares, fights outside the UFC for the first time since 2007. In his WSOF debut, the former top UFC middleweight-turned-welterweight, fights newly minted promotional champion, Steve Carl. Carl boasts an impressive 21-3 record with the majority (nearly all) his wins coming by submission. It’s the perfect scenario for the...

Mar 27, 2014 9:31 am

WSOF To Stream Full Fight Cards On NBCSports.com

World Series of Fighting events, including the main events and undercard matches, will now be available to fans globally through a live stream on NBCSports.com. The announcement comes just in time for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares,” which takes place March 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas....

Mar 26, 2014 9:37 am

WSOF Champion: “Good possibility” Palhares on PEDs

  By Evan Stoumbelis WSOF welterweight champion Steve Carl is slated to fight former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares this Saturday on NBC’s sports network. Palhares was released by the UFC following his heel hook win over Mike Pierce in which Palhares held onto the submission after Pierce tapped, forcing the referee to intervene and save...

Mar 25, 2014 12:34 pm

NSAC Pulls Two WSOF 9 Bouts, Fighters Still Get Paid

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has pulled two bouts that were planned for Saturday’s WSOF 9. The fights were pulled from the event’s preliminary card. The scratched bouts were bantamweights Jimmy Jones (4-2) vs. Rudy Morales and (2-0) lightweights Tanner Cowan (0-0) vs. A.J. Williams (0-0). “World Series of Fighting is committed to putting on as...

Mar 21, 2014 12:11 pm

WSOF Buzzing Over New Hawaiian-Born Brothers

When you have a favorite fighter, an athlete of incredible skill, amazing power and explosive entertainment value, you always wish there was another. “Why can’t there be more like this guy,” we cry after a particularly satisfying fight. Well, luckily, there are times when the sport is blessed to have two great athletes not fall...