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Jul 4, 2017 6:40 am

Former WSOF champ Justin Gaethje explains why he picked the UFC over Bellator

This Friday, in the main event of the Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje will make his anticipated debut in the UFC’s Octagon. The undefeated debutant will do so against the UFC’s sixth-ranked lightweight contender, Michael Johnson. If things had unfolded just a little bit differently, of course,...

Apr 13, 2017 8:03 pm

Former WSOF Champion Marlon Moraes faces a stiff challenge in UFC debut

Former WSOF Champion Marlon Moraes faces a stiff challenge in UFC debut Former World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes will make his octagon debut on June 3 at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil when he squares off with perennial 135-pound contender Raphael Assuncao. MMAFighting.com was first to report the news. Marlon...

Feb 15, 2017 9:30 am

Former two-division WSOF champ David Branch has signed with the UFC

Earlier this month, we learned that World Series of Fighting star David Branch had entered free agency. Branch, who was the champion of both the WSOF light heavyweight and middleweight divisions, made this announcement on a recent episode of The MMA Hour. “I’m officially a free agent,” he said on the show. “I’m going to be...

Feb 7, 2017 6:22 am

Former two-division WSOF champ David Branch is officially a free agent

Having completed the last fight of his latest contract with World Series of Fighting, David Branch is now a free agent. Branch, who held both the promotion’s middleweight and light heavyweight titles, confirmed his free agency on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I’m definitely a free agent now, I’m officially a free agent,” he...

Jan 1, 2017 12:25 pm

WSOF 34 results: all 4 champions retain their titles in New York City

On New Years Eve, Las Vegas based promotion World Series of Fighting touched down in New York City for their biggest card to date. Emanating from The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, this card was highlighted by a whopping four title fights, and appearances from a handful of notable UFC veterans. The first of these...

Oct 29, 2016 11:34 am

TUF and WSOF competitor Cody Bollinger stops thieves from breaking into his car

Two burglars in California picked the wrong car to break into. Former Ultimate Fighter contestant and current World Series of Fighting bantamweight Cody Bollinger stopped two thieves who were attempting to break into his car, leaving one of the suspects with a black eye and both suspects in handcuffs. The incident occurred at 4:00 a.m...

Jul 30, 2016 9:05 am

VIDEO | Brothers brawl at WSOF 32 weigh-ins

At WSOF 32 on Saturday, adopted brothers Phoenix Jones and Caros Fodor will square off in a highly anticipated fight. Ahead of the scrap, the two brothers nearly brawled at weigh-ins. Fortunately, WSOF President Ray Sefo, who has a 56-22 professional kickboxing record, as well as a 5-1 professional boxing record, was able to defuse...

May 3, 2016 1:50 pm

WSOF books sibling rivalry match as brothers set to fight in the cage

Two brothers are set to fight against each other in the cage at WSOF 32. To make this fight even more intriguing, one of the brothers is a masked self-made crime-fighter based in Seattle. Yes, this is real. Former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Caros Fodor and brother Ben Fodor who also goes by his alter...

Apr 3, 2016 10:15 am

WSOF 30 Results: Branch retains title, Fitch becomes new welterweight champ

David Branch (18-3 MMA) successfully defended his World Series of Fighting middleweight title yesterday evening by defeating challenger Clifford Starks (13-3 MMA) via unanimous decision. Branch, who currently holds both the WSOF middleweight and light heavyweight titles, used effective grappling and top control to frustrate Starks in every round on route to the decision victory....

Mar 16, 2016 11:25 am

Justin Gaethje ‘suspended indefinitely’ after beating Brian Foster at WSOF 29

Sometimes strange things happen in the world of MMA. WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje won a decisive first round TKO over his WSOF 29 opponent Brian Foster at the Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, CO on March 12th. However, Gaethje was suspended indefinitely by the Colorado State Boxing Commission for unsportsmanlike conduct, celebrating after...

Oct 30, 2015 9:55 am

CSAC holding weight-cutting summit with UFC, Bellator, WSOF and Invicta to attend

Making weight is part of a fighter’s job, however with incidents of weight cuts sending people to the hospital and even a case of death have officials concerned. The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) and Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) sent out invitations on Thursday for a weight-cutting and dehydration summit in Los Angeles on...

Oct 27, 2015 10:32 am

Lawsuit brings serious WSOF issues to light

News broke earlier today that WSOF Asia LLC has filed a lawsuit against MMAWC, which controls World Series Of Fighting and several key WSOF personnel including Ali Abdelaziz. The lawsuit, which was examined by BloodyElbow, doesn’t look good for WSOF. Many issues, including defamation, breach of contract, financial issues and NAC code violations are all...

Oct 21, 2015 6:56 am

Ratings report: WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami viewership drops 16% from WSOF 23

This past Saturday former UFC welterweight title contender Jon Fitch squared off against Yushin Okami under the World Series of Fighting banner on NBC Sports. The fight went the distance, with Fitch ultimately being awarded the unanimous decision win, and another crack at the vacant WSOF welterweight championship. According to MMAFighting, the event drew in...

Oct 18, 2015 5:03 pm

WSOF 25’s one-night lightweight tournament brackets set

With “WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami” in the books, World Series of Fighting has a major event creeping up on November 20, 2015. The lightweights will take center stage in the decagon at “WSOF 25” when they compete in an eight-man, one-night tournament to determine the next contender for Justin Gaethje’s WSOF Lightweight Championship. Luis...

Oct 18, 2015 3:52 pm

WSOF 24’s Jon Fitch: ‘I respected Yushin Okami’s power too much’

World Series of Fighting hosted UFC veterans Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami’s first meeting at “WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami”. With a combined seventy-six professional fights to their name, it is to nobody’s surprise that they fought intelligently and cautiously for fifteen minutes straight. Of course one would catch the other off guard with the...

Oct 18, 2015 9:30 am

An emotional Nick Newell breaks down why he’s retiring after WSOF 24 win

World Series of Fighting returned to the airwaves with “WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami” and it was a night filled with emotions after the inspirational Nick Newell announced his retirement after his fight. The lightweight started gaining momentum while fighting for XFC where he won their lightweight championship while putting together an impressive undefeated record,...

Oct 18, 2015 1:16 am

WSOF’s Colton Smith mocks his opponent moments before getting the win

Colton Smith and Washington Nunes Da Silva clashed on Saturday evening in the World Series of Fighting decagon at “WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami. The fight aired on the preliminary card, but it still managed to turn some heads after several controversial moments were scattered throughout their fifteen minute fight. Neither men could get the...

Oct 18, 2015 1:07 am

Fighter gets knocked out cold after brutal ground and pound at WSOF 24 — WATCH!

It has been a slow month for mixed martial arts fans, but World Series of Fighting came to the rescue with some exciting fights! “WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami” brought former UFC fighters to the decagon for an important night of fights, but it was Rick Glenn that turned the most heads with his ridiculous...

Oct 17, 2015 10:07 pm

Vinny Magalhaes RKO’d by cornerman after WSOF 24 win

RKO RKO RKO!!! @VinnyMMA #WSOF24 pic.twitter.com/BDVB9b96RS — ZombieProphet (@ZProphet_MMA) October 18, 2015 Last night at WSOF 24 Vinny Magalhaes picked up a 1st round knee bar win over Matt Hamill in just over 1 minute. Following the win, Magalhaes’ corner man hit his fighter with WWE wrestler Randy Orton’s signature finishing move, the RKO.

Oct 17, 2015 8:10 pm

WSOF 24 Results: Jon Fitch Defeats Yushin Okami by decision

Tonight in the main event of World Series of Fighting 24, Jon Fitch defeated Yushin Okami via unanimous decision. With tonight’s win, Fitch returned to the win column, and as he stated prior to the fight, will seek another title shot under the WSOF banner. Tonight’s win marks the 27th in Fitch’s career, and his...

Oct 17, 2015 7:43 pm

WSOF 24 Results: Blagoy Ivanov retains heavyweight title

In the co-main event of WSOF 24, World Series Of Fighting heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov defeated Derrick Mehmen by KO in the 2nd round. The win is Ivanov’s second in a row, and was his first successful title defense. …AND STILL CHAMPION! Congrats to Blagoy Ivanov on successfully defending his Heavyweight Title! #WSOF24 pic.twitter.com/CykTvnKq0c —...

Oct 17, 2015 7:18 pm

WSOF 24 Results: Nick Newell defeats Tom Marcellino

On the main card of WSOF 24 tonight, Nick Newell defeated Tom Marcellino via unanimous decision. The win kept Newell in the win column, giving him a 2-fight win streak, and extending his promotional record to 4-1, with his only loss coming to Justin Gaethje. #WSOF24: @NotoriousNewell defeats Tom Marcellino by UD! pic.twitter.com/86D1HbqZR7 — WSOF...

Oct 17, 2015 6:40 pm

WSOF 24 Results: Vinny Magalhaes submits Matt Hamill in 1st round

The WSOF 24 main card has been nothing short of action packed. In the second bout of the WSOF 24 main card Vinny Magalhaes cut the return of Matt Hamill short as he submitted Hamill in just over 1 minute via knee bar. #WSOF24: WOW! WHAT A FINISH! @VinnyMMA defeats @Hammerufc by RD1 submission (knee...

Oct 17, 2015 5:03 pm

WSOF 24 Results: Rick Glenn defeats Adam Ward

Rick Glenn kept the ball rolling with tonight’s WSOF 24 preliminary card as he scored an impressive KO win over Adam Ward. With tonight’s win, Glenn returned to the win column as he rebounded from a submission loss in his last fight. Stay tuned to BJPenn.com for all of the WSOF 24 coverage tonight.

Oct 17, 2015 4:54 pm

WSOF 24 Results: Marcos Alexandre Campos De Almeida defeats Saul Almeida

Marcos Alexandre Campos De Almeida defeated Saul Almeida via quick submission tonight at WSOF 24. With tonight’s win, Marcos Almeida’s record improves to 17-5, with 13 of his wins coming by way of submission! Stay tuned to BJPENN.com for all of the WSOF 24 results.

Oct 17, 2015 4:32 pm

WSOF 24 Results: Colton Smith defeats Washington Nunes Da Silva

In his first promotional bout for the World Series Of Fighting, Ultimate Fighter season 16 winner Colton Smith picked up a unanimous decision win over Washington Nunes Da Silva. With tonight’s win, Smith has extended his win-streak to 3. Stay tuned to BJPenn.com for all of the WSOF 24 results!