Archive: WSOF NEWS

Apr 25, 2014 11:19 am

Jake Shields: ‘UFC Release Not A Big Deal’

Following his recent and surprising UFC release, Top 10 welterweight, Jake Shields signed a multi-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting. In a recent interview with, Jake confirmed his intentions to stay at welterweight and thinks a title shot should be in his near future. “I was a little bit annoyed and a little...

Apr 12, 2014 1:15 pm

Tyron Spong: ‘If I commit to MMA I want to be in the UFC’

“If eventually I fully commit to only MMA, of course I want to be in the UFC because that’s the highest league out there. But for now WSOF is treating me very well… [WSOF is] putting on great shows, great fight cards, they’re doing good numbers now. They’re getting bigger and better every show so...

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 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 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 9:24 am

World Series of Fighting Launches Summer Schedule

  The World Series of Fighting (WSOF), following WSOF 9, which aired last Saturday, has begun preparations for their summer schedule. WSOF 10, scheduled for June 10th, will showcase two title bouts as Georgi Karakhanyan faces Rick Glenn for the featherweight championship. Meanwhile, David Branch will face off against Jesse Taylor for the inaugural middleweight...

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 9:31 am

WSOF To Stream Full Fight Cards On

World Series of Fighting events, including the main events and undercard matches, will now be available to fans globally through a live stream on 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 6:26 am

Palhares: ‘NSAC can test me whenever they want’

“I think it’s a good opportunity to prove I’m completely clean. I’m actually happy about that. It takes a whole lot of trouble out of my way. I’m clean – they can test me whenever they want, and nothing’s going to happen.” “I’m not upset at all. There’s positive and negatives. I get to adapt...

Mar 4, 2014 10:32 am

Okami Set For WSOF Debut On March 29

Perennially top-ranked middleweight Yushin “Thunder” Okami (29-8) makes his World Series of Fighting debut on March 29, as he battles Svetlozar Savov (12-4) on the NBCSN-broadcast main card of “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares.” Additionally, a featherweight matchup between Brenson Hansen (5-2) and Boostayre “Bullit” Nefarios (2-1) has also been added to...

Feb 27, 2014 9:59 am

WSOF Canada: Ford vs. Powell airs TOMORROW, Feb. 28 on NBCSN

World Series of Fighting Canada’s first fight card of 2014 airs this Friday, Feb. 28, at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN. The two-hour broadcast features six action-packed contests from “World Series of Fight Canada: Ford vs. Powell,” including Ryan Ford vs. Joel Powell for the World Series of Fighting Canada welterweight...

Feb 22, 2014 10:21 am

‘WSOF Canada’ Fight Card Results

Did you guys know that the WSOF returned to action last night? Well we did, we just couldn’t cover the Canadian card because NBC opted not to air the event in favor of The SOCHI Olympics. At any rate, here are the results: Ryan Ford def. Joel Powell via knockout – Rnd 1 *Ford wins...

Feb 18, 2014 4:36 pm

World Series of Fighting 9 lineup complete with addition of six preliminary contests

With a stacked main card already in place that includes two championship contests, World Series of Fighting 9’s full lineup is now complete with the addition of six preliminary bouts. The intriguing contests include no less than 10 of Las Vegas’ finest mixed martial artists, as the “Fight Capital of the World” will be well...

Feb 12, 2014 1:43 pm

WSOF 9 Fight Card Complete With Addition Of Burkman vs. Stinson, Plus Two More

The five-fight, NBCSN-televised main card for World Series of Fighting 9 is now complete with the addition of three new contests, including welterweights Josh “The People’s Warrior” Burkman (26-10) vs. Tyler “The Evolution” Stinson (27-9), lightweights Ozzy Dugulubgov (5-1) vs. Johnny Nunez (4-0) and featherweights Mike Corey (12-3-1) vs. Shane Kruchten (11-2). The three new...

Feb 4, 2014 8:01 pm

Two world title fights headline World Series of Fighting 9 on March 29

The World Series of Fighting returns home to the fight capital of the world for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares.” World Series of Fighting, the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion, returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on March 29 with a pair of championship titles...

Jan 31, 2014 10:05 pm

Dana White / UFC Talking About Anthony Johnson’s New Free Agency

WSOF 8 saw light heavyweight fighter Anthony Johnson earn a vicious first-round KO over Mike Kyle; but as his last fight on contract with WSOF, could Johnson be leaving? By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Light heavyweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has made considerable noise in his last few fights for the World Series of Fighting,...

Jan 10, 2014 11:14 am

Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares are Both Expected to Debut for WSOF in March

Recent WSOF acquisitions, Yushin Okami (above) and Rousimar Palhares, will be expected to make their organizational debuts at the WSOF’s March 29 event.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been months since both Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares signed with the World Series of Fighting following their releases from the UFC; but it seems...

Jan 1, 2014 11:11 am

WSOF Picks Up Four New Fighters For 2014

The Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting promotion continues to keep an eye on the future, and the organization is happy to announce the signing of four talented new names to its roster. The group includes women’s contenders Ashlee Evans-Smith and Emi Fujino, as well as two male counterparts in welterweight Tyler Stinson and light...

Dec 20, 2013 9:05 am

Jessica Aguilar and Alida Gray meet for 115 lb title at World Series of Fighting 8

Next month’s World Series of Fighting 8 event features a second championship matchup, as the No. 1 ranked 115-pound woman in the world, Jessica Aguilar (16-4, pictured), meets Alida Gray (4-0) for World Series of Fighing’s inaugural women’s strawweight title. The bout airs live on NBC Sports Network on the main card of the Jan....

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 5, 2013 11:14 am

Rick Glenn and Georgi Karakhanyan fight at World Series of Fighting 7 for inaugural featherweight title

World Series of Fighting will soon crown the second champion in company history as Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn (14-2-1, *pictured) meets Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan (22-3-1) for the promotion’s inaugural featherweight title. The two meet at “World Series of Fighting 7: Johnson vs. Kyle,” which takes place Dec. 7 at PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia,...