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Apr 19, 2017 7:42 am

BREAKING: World Series of Fighting bites the dust, becomes Professional Fighters League

For many years, World Series of Fighting (WSOF), has stood out as arguably the third-biggest MMA promotion in the world, behind the UFC and Bellator. The promotion has been home to recognizable names like Justin Gaethje, Marlon Moraes, David Branch, Jon Fitch, Jake Shields, Rousimar Palhares, Thiago Silva, Matt Hamill, Vinny Magalhaes, Blagoy Ivanov, Josh...

Apr 14, 2017 12:58 pm

Jacare Souza inks a long term deal with the UFC

Current #3 ranked UFC middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and the UFC have come to an agreement on a new fight contract. UFC President Dana White posted a photo of Jacare holding his new contract with a smile on Friday. @ronaldojacare 😃👍🏼👊🏼 A post shared by Dana White (@danawhite) on Apr 14, 2017 at 11:56am PDT...

Apr 10, 2017 6:25 pm

Two of the UFC’s biggest middleweight stars set to test free agency

Two of the UFC’s biggest middleweight stars set to test free agency Two of the best middleweight fighters in the world are about to hit the free agent marked. Following his second-round TKO victory over former division title holder Chris Weidman this past weekend at UFC 210, surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi became a...

Mar 8, 2017 8:06 am

Two big fights added to UFC 211 lineup

UFC 211, which will occur on May 13 in Dallas, Texas, is already absolutely stacked. The card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champ Stipe Miocic and challenger Junior Dos Santos, and co-headlined by a strawweight title fight between champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and challenger Jessica Andrade. Elsewhere on the lineup, we’ll witness a...

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 11, 2017 1:02 pm

The 10 best comebacks in UFC history

There is nothing quite like a good comeback in a fight. Watching a fighter bounce back from the brink of a stoppage or a massive deficit on the scorecards to land a game-changing punch or lock up a submission is an absolute thrill. This week, we’ve decided to celebrate these incredible momentum swings by compiling...

Jan 10, 2017 11:33 am

Jacare Souza explains Boetsch booking: Rockhold “chickened out”, faked injury

Late last week, news broke that Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza would be returning to the Octagon against Tim Boetsch at UFC 208. Given Jacare’s status as a staple of the middleweight top-5, and Boetsch’s position on the outermost edge of the top-15, this was a bit of a strange booking. According to Jacare, however, it was...

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 17, 2015 4:03 pm

WSOF 24 Live Results

WSOF 24 goes down tonight live from Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The event is headlined by a key welterweight fight featuring former UFC title challengers Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami. In addition to the main event, WSOF 24 also features two title fights. Heavyweight champion Blagoi Ivanov will defend his belt against challenger Derrick...

Oct 17, 2015 8:31 am

Fitch: “I make grown men look like children”

As Jon Fitch prepares for his WSOF 24 headlining fight against Yushin Okami tonight, his mindset going into the fight couldn’t be more clear. He spoke to MMAJunkie to explain his plan for the fight, as well as what a win over Okami will mean for his career. “I plan on smashing him on Saturday,...

Aug 23, 2015 10:17 am

UFC champ Weidman speaks out on Anderson Silva: “People don’t like liars”

Anderson Silva’s hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission did not go as the former middleweight champion had hoped. Silva tried his best to explain the fact that the positive test result was due to his ingestion of a tainted sexual performance pill, but the NSAC was not buying it and suspended Silva for a...

Aug 12, 2015 8:40 am

WSOF 24 Adds Nick Newell and Flyweight Title Fight

The World Series of Fighting continues to put on exciting shows and WSOF 24 will be no exception. They announced that Nick Newell will be making his return against Tom Marcellino and that they have added a flyweight title fight between Magomed Bibulatov and Donavon Frelow, who were supposed to meet for the vacant title...

Feb 12, 2015 10:55 am

Romero vs. ‘Jacare’ Rebooked For UFC on FOX 15 Co-main Event

A key middleweight bout featuring Yoel Romero taking on ‘Jacare’ Souza has been re-booked and will now serve as the co-main event for April’s UFC on FOX 15 event. Ariel Helwani reported the news on Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. Former Strikeforce middleweight title holder Ronaldo Souza is currently riding...

Jan 29, 2015 4:20 am

Diaz Has Wanted To Fight Silva Since “Rumble On The Rock”

“I’ve been in this sport a long time. My friend Jake Shields fought in Rumble on The Rock. He, Carlos Condit, Yushin Okami, Anderson Silva and other fighters. In the same period I was fighting in the UFC and in Japan. I think that we all were fighting at the 175-pound limit and I wanted...

Nov 4, 2014 2:15 pm

A Few Disgruntled Men Targeting WSOF Bosses On Twitter

The World Series Of Fighting roster is filled with notable Mixed Martial Arts Talent. Jake Shields, Melvin Guillard, Yushin Okami, Tyron Spong and many more make up their, talent rich, employee list. Their champions are A-level too. What’s not A-level though, is their social media engagement with their disgruntled employees. Check it: Hey @AliAbdelaziz00 I thought you...

Oct 13, 2014 4:15 pm

WSOF Not Worried About Triple Header With UFC And Bellator

On November 15, The UFC, Bellator MMA, and World Series Of Fighting will all go head to head in ratings. UFC will be hosting UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum live from Mexico, on PPV Bellator will be hosting Bellator 131: Bonnar vs. Ortiz, which will air on Spike TV. And WSOF will be hosting WSOF...

Oct 6, 2014 8:26 am

TRIPLE HEADER: UFC 180, Bellator 131, And WSOF 15 All Set For November 15th

On November 15th, fight fans will have a decision to make. On the same night the UFC will be holding UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum, Bellator will be holding Bellator 131 featuring a headlining bout between former UFC champion Tito Ortiz, and multiple time steroid abuser Stephan Bonnar, and the WSOF will be having WSOF...

Jun 18, 2014 6:01 am

Gegard Mousasi vs. ‘Jacare’ Souza set for UFC 176 co-main event

A key middleweight bout has been added to August’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles, as UFC officials announced today that Gegard Mousasi will meet Ronaldo Souza in the evenings co-main event. Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was last seen in action in the main event of “UFC Fight Night 41” in Berlin, where...

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...

Apr 7, 2014 9:26 pm

Dana White: ‘Jake Shields Just Another Guy’

“We look at everything. Everything. Money has something to do with it. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t. But that wasn’t the only reason or the main reason. It was a part of the piece of the puzzle as we were doing our evaluation of him.” “Mixed Martial Arts is a young man’s...

Apr 7, 2014 7:14 pm

Shields Manager: ‘Jake Surprised, But Ready To Move Forward’

“I think, obviously, Jake was disappointed. He is a guy who for many years has been a champion, fought on a championship level, been top ranked. He was on a four-fight win streak prior to the Lombard loss, so I think it was something that took him by surprise, but he’s prepared to move forward…...

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....

Jan 11, 2014 10:12 am

WSOF President Believes They’d ‘Do Very Well’ In Proposed Bellator vs. WSOF Card

By Evan Stoumbelis Several days ago talks emerged of a winner take all profits, World Series of Fighting vs. Bellator card. Now WSoF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz has put together proposed bouts for the card, the matchups are as follows: Tyrone Spong vs. Quinton Jackson Anthony Johnson vs. Attila Vegh Andrei Arlovski vs. Vitaly Minakov Marlon...

Oct 19, 2013 11:34 am

100 UFCs Ago | Revisiting UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz II

Results: Chuck Liddell (C) defeated Tito Ortiz by TKO in Round 3 Keith Jardine defeated Forrest Griffin by TKO in Round 1 Andrei Arlovski defeated Marcio Cruz by TKO at 3:15 in Round 1 Michael Bisping defeated Eric Shafer by TKO at 4:24 in Round 1 Jason MacDonald defeated Chris Leben by Submission (Guillotine) in...

Oct 17, 2013 9:27 am

UFC 166: Hector Lombard reportedly struggling with first weight cut to 170lbs

    By Evan Stoumbelis Former Bellator Middleweight champion Hector Lombard decided to make the jump to Welterweight in March after losing to Yushin Okami. Lombard had gone 1-2 in the UFC, with his only UFC win coming by way of KO over Rousimar Palhares. Lombard is working with nutritionist guru Mike Dolce on the...