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Jun 16, 2014 12:01 pm

Ray Sefo Plans Global Expansion For WSOF

Former Kickboxer and now President of World Series of Fighting ‘Sugar’ Ray Sefo joined a media conference call to discuss the future of his promotion. During the call MMAmania.com asked Sefo about global expansions for WSOF. “From day one, we said we were going to go globally. We have done that already. The August event...

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...

May 22, 2014 5:01 am

Jakes Shields Out Of WSOF 11 With Injury

Bummer! Former Strikeforce middleweight champion and UFC title challenger, Jake Shields has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled date with Jon Fitch. The two welterweights were set to fight at the upcoming WSOF 11 event, which is expected to take place on July 5. According to WSOF officials the promotion will seek a replacement...

May 12, 2014 2:30 pm

Three Title Fights Official For WSOF 10

World Series of Fighting 10 boasts three championship fights on the NBCSN-televised main card of the Saturday, June 21 event. World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo today confirmed that one new title fight and two additional matchups complete a star-studded main card that also features a main event of David Branch (13-3) vs. Jesse...

May 3, 2014 12:29 pm

Shields vs. Fitch Official For WSOF 11 Co-Main Event

Two of the world’s top welterweight fighters will collide in the upcoming WSOF 11 co-main event when Jon Fitch and Jake Shields square off in the cage. Fitch was originally slated to be in the evening’s headliner against Rousimar Palhares prior to his withdrawal from the event. Now, a lightweight title fight between Nick Newell...

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 13, 2014 11:41 am

WSOF and GLORY Fighter Tyrone Spong Suffers Broken Leg at ‘GLORY 15: Istanbul’

One of combat sport’s most gifted athletes suffered a major setback on Saturday night. World Series of Fighting and GLORY fighter Tyrone Spong was set to face Gokhan Saki in the finals of the light heavyweight tournament on Saturday night. Just over a minute and a half into the first round, Spong threw a leg...

Apr 10, 2014 8:18 am

Palhares to Jon Fitch: ‘This WSOF belt won’t leave me soon’

“I know that I’ll be ready. I can’t talk for nobody. He can say whatever he wants, what he thinks, what he feels. I know that I’m here working to hold that belt with me for a long time. If he wants to take it from me, I guarantee that it won’t be easy, he...

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: marshall dye ‏@snackgod I wounder how @JoshBurkman is the only @MMAWorldSeries that didn’t get a win bonus. to me it kinda doesn’t seem fair Joshua Burkman ‏@JoshBurkman   •WSOF foreshadowing… Contracts should be honored at...

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...

Apr 2, 2014 11:36 am

Palhares Causes Tears and Strains On Carl In WSOF Title Win

Fresh off his title-losing efforts against, UFC Veteran Rousimar Palhares, former WSOF champion, Steve Carl, went under the microscope to check on any post-fight injuries suffered during his submission loss. In typical Palhares fashion, the leg of Carl is wrecked! Steve took to Facebook with the update: “MRI results are in and I’m looking at...

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 31, 2014 4:00 am

VIDEO | WSOF 9: Burkman KO’s Stinson In The First (Full Fight)

Your browser does not support iframes. Josh Burkman returned to form over the weekend at WSOF 9 in Las Vegas. The former title challenger was able to finish Tyler Stinson in the first round with punches, getting back on track from his last bout, where he lost against Steve Carl.

Mar 30, 2014 9:27 am

.gif | WSOF 9: Rousimar Palhares Submits Carl For WSOF Title (Replay)

Last night on NBC Sports, Rousimar Palhares, bounced back from his UFC release with a first-round submission victory over promotion champ, Steve Carl. The victory earned him the title and a date with WSOF number-one-contender, Jon Fitch. Here’s the fight ending submission:

Mar 27, 2014 4:35 pm

Palhares Tests Clean, Tomorrow’s WSOF Title Fight A Go

Good news for fight fans today. Former UFC fighter, Rousimar Palhares, was recently hit by the NSAC with a surprise/random drug test as part of their licensing requirements for tomorrow’s WSOF main event title fight. The lab results cut it close, but have confirmed that Palhares did indeed test clean and as a result will...

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 9:08 pm

WSOF 9: Carl unfazed by Palhares’ drug testing woes

The World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares event takes place this Saturday night, but the main event is still under question. It was just a few weeks back that former UFC ‘bad boy’ Rousimar Palhares was asked to take a random drug test for the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). “Toquinho” was forced...

Mar 25, 2014 5:01 pm

Nick Newell Booked For WSOF Title Shot In July

Popular WSOF lightweight fighter, Nick Newell (pictured), has been pegged for a shot at the promotion’s lightweight title, currently held by Justin Gaethje. Gaethje vs. Newell will go down at a yet to be announced venue and date, but BJPENN.COM confirmed earlier today that the bout will go down this July. Newell is an undefeated...

Mar 19, 2014 8:08 am

Rousimar Palhares Tested For PED’s By NSAC – WSOF Gets Back Up Plan For Title Fight

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares found himself signed to a contract with WSOF after being banned from the UFC several months ago. Now Palhares is set to face WSOF welterweight champ Steve Carl on the promotion’s 9th fight card on March 29th. Palhares told the promotion that he was having issues finding...