Archive: world series of fighting

Nov 26, 2013 8:05 am

Controversial Rousimar Palhares Signs With World Series Of Fighting

Rousimar Palhares, who was recently cast out of the UFC roster, has been signed by the World Series Of Fighting (WSOF). Palhares has seemed to have a problem with holding submissions after his opponents tap. A recent fight against Mike Pierce, where Palhares held an ankle lock after Pierce tapped, made the UFC decide to...

Nov 23, 2013 10:51 am

UFC Meeting With Ben Askren Monday, Dana White Still Uninterested

Ben Askren, the undefeated former Bellator welterweight champion just can’t seem to pique UFC president Dana White’s interest. Luckily for Askren, UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta has agreed to sit down with the dominant wrestler, but it still seems unlikely that Askren and the UFC will be able to work out a deal. “We’re...

Nov 22, 2013 7:09 am

Broken Pinky Toe Reshapes WSOF 7 Event

The World Series of Fighting 7 light heavyweight showdown between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Mike “MAK” Kyle has been canceled after Kyle suffered a broken toe in training and was forced to withdraw from the contest. The new main event will be a previously announced five-round bout for World Series of Fighting’s inaugural featherweight title...


Nov 12, 2013 9:57 am

World Series of Fighting signs top ranked strawweight female fighter Jessica Aguilar

The World Series of Fighting has announced that top-ranked female fighter at 115 pounds, Jessica Aguilar (16-4), has signed a multi-year deal with the Las Vegas-based fight promotion and will make her debut appearance in the decagon in early 2014. “Women’s mixed martial arts is now a very big part of the sport and has...

Nov 11, 2013 12:19 pm

WSOF 7 prelims take shape with addition of Kalib Starnes, Two More Bouts

World Series of Fighting’s first-ever Canadian fight continues to fill out, as three new preliminary contests have been booked for World Series of Fighting 7, including a light heavyweight matchup of Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis (13-8) vs. Kalib Starnes (15-8-1)(pictured), a featherweight contest of Shawn Albrecht (9-5) vs. Josh Machan (11-4) and welterweights Michael “The Messenger”...

Oct 22, 2013 11:59 am

WSOF Has No Interest In Rousimar Palhares

Rousimar Palhares is looking for a home but don’t expect the World Series of Fighting to open its doors. Palhares was infamously cut this month by the UFC for refusing to let go of a heel hook that damaged the ankle of Mike Pierce. Bellator was the first to say, ‘no thanks’ when it came...

Oct 14, 2013 11:38 am

WSOF’s Jon Fitch Says He Would Turn Down a Fight With Rousimar Palhares

Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch says that a fight with Rousimar Palhares ‘would be the first time in my career that I turned down a fight.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following a 31 second submission victory over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29, Rousimar Palhares’ life would change forever.  Only not...

Oct 14, 2013 10:41 am

Yushin Okami Picked Up By World Series Of Fighting

  On Sunday night, World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo confirmed what many had speculated. With the click of his Twitter account, Sefo welcomed Yusin Okami to the WSOF. “Welcome to the team @OkamiYushin great to have you as part of #WSOF,” Sefo tweeted. After an 18-fight (13-5) run with the UFC, Okami was...

Sep 14, 2013 2:22 pm

The World Series of Fighting 5 Main Card Live Play-by-Play and Results

The World Series of Fighting returns to Atlantic City, and with it a middleweight tournament capped off by a heavyweight main event. The Preliminary bouts begin at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT and the Main card begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT BJPENN.com will be providing live Play-by-Play for the entire main card as...

Sep 10, 2013 9:26 pm

World Series of Fighting 5 Preview: A Card Not to be Overlooked

This Saturday, the World Series of Fighting holds its fifth major event in the United States and in a surprise move, it is scheduled in a coinciding time slot to perhaps the biggest boxing PPV draw of all time. It’s headlined by two UFC veterans in former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and Mike Kyle....

Aug 12, 2013 2:21 pm

WSOF 4 Payouts: Headliner Tyrone Spong Tops Salaries With $31K

This past Saturday, World Series of Fighting put on their fourth event in Ontario, California at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. The payouts and salaries have just been made public today by the California State Athletic Commission and, as expected, Tyrone Spong is the top earner at $31,000. Gerald Harris and Ray Sefo weren’t far...

Aug 12, 2013 2:00 pm

World Series of Fighting 4 Injuries and Medical Suspensions

The California State Athletic Commission has released the list of fighters who will be suffering medical suspensions after competing on WSOF 4 “Spong vs. DeAnda”. The card took place this past Saturday on August 10th and saw several fighters take a decent beating. As a result of all the punishment, six fighters have been suspended...

Aug 10, 2013 10:06 pm

‘World Series Of Fighting 4: Spong vs. DeAnda’ Results

‘World Series Of Fighting 4: Spong vs. DeAnda’ took place tonight from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. In the main event the two fighters battled back and forth but it was the striking experience of Spong that prevailed in the end. Full Results: Main Card: Tyrone Spong def. Angel DeAnda via unanimous...

Jul 16, 2013 8:57 pm

Ray Sefo Takes Temporary Leave as WSOF President

With a return to active competition on the horizon, World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo has officially elected to take a temporary leave from his executive role. “I’m looking forward to another chance to step into the cage, but before I do, I felt taking a temporary leave from my executive duties was the...

Jun 25, 2013 10:18 am

Nevada Athletic Commission Clears All WSOF3 Fighters’ Drug Tests

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA All drug tests from the World Series of Fighting’s latest event, WSOF3, came back negative, reported the Nevada Athletic Commission. Executive Director of the commission, Keith Kizer, released the results of the tests on Monday.  All 18 fighters from WSOF3 submitted to testing for performance-enhancing drugs with a screening for other...

Jun 21, 2013 9:00 am

Jacob Volkmann Had Seizure Prior to WSOF3 Fight

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA World Series of Fighting lightweight, Jacob Volkmann, told Sherdog.com’s “Beatdown” Radio that he suffered a seizure the day before he fought Lyle Beerbohm at WSOF3 in Las Vegas last weekend.   As he was resting prior to weighing in on Thursday, Volkmann explained, “The maid knock[ed] on my door and...

Jun 15, 2013 11:33 am

Ray Sefo Announces Huckaba as Opponent at WSOF4

World Series of Fighting president, Ray Sefo, announced at WSOF 3 Friday night that he will be fighting Dave Huckaba at the organization’s fourth event, WSOF4. Sefo had announced earlier this week that he intended to fight on the next card. Tonight, he announced in front of the sold-out Hard Rock Hotel and Casino crowd...