Archive: wsof

Oct 7, 2014 5:01 am

Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch Set To Headline WSOF 16

The bout WSOF fans have been waiting for will finally happen. Rousimar Palhares will defend his WSOF welterweight championship against Jon Fitch at WSOF 15 in December. The bout was originally scheduled to go down back in July, but Palhares withdrew from the bout after his mother became ill. The WSOF confirmed the bout with...

Oct 5, 2014 4:24 pm

Did Josh Burkman Throw His WSOF Title Fight?

Following his release from the UFC in 2008, Josh Burkman went on a 3-fight win streak. Burkman then lost to Jordan Mein in 2011, and then went on a 5-fight win streak, with 3 of his wins coming under the WSOF banner. Burkman then had his win streak snapped by Steve Carl for the WSOF...

Sep 23, 2014 9:13 am

WSOF Announces new PPV Model With Fighter Rev Share

In a radical move that could forever change the earning potential of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, World Series of Fighting has announced that it will enter the pay-per-view business in the second half of 2015 with an unprecedented revenue sharing model that will pay 50 percent of all net revenue earned from live pay-per-view...

Sep 8, 2014 5:03 am

PHOTO | Politician Sarah Palin Is An MMA Fan

Post by The Funky Monkey (MMA) Mixed Martial Arts News. WSOF fighter Chad Robichaux posted his story of giving politician Sarah Palin a tour of the Gracie Barra gym where he trains on his Facebook Page.

Aug 29, 2014 8:02 am

WSOF To Launch Amateur Series, Will Award Pro Contracts

Big news for Amateur MMA fighters, the World Series Of Fighting plans to launch an amateur division in 2015 to showcase amateur fighters and build up the future of the sport under the WSOF banner. With the amateur division comes pro contracts as rewards according to WSOF President Ray Sefo. Sefo spoke with MMAJunkie about...

Aug 9, 2014 8:22 am

“WSOF 12: Palomino vs. Gonzalez” Results Thread

Tonight, from Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, World Series of Fighting returns on the NBC Sports Network. If you cannot make the broadcast, or are just looking for to get caught up on results, you’re in the right place. BJPENN.COM will be providing live results of tonight’s fight card starting with the prelims...

Aug 6, 2014 10:10 am

WSOF President Ray Sefo Says He Would Have Pushed Jon Jones Too

  Former MMA fighter and kickboxer and current president of The World Series of Fighting, Ray Sefo, currently spoke on MMAJunkie Radio about the media event brawl between UFC champion Jon Jones and challenger Daniel Cormier. Sefo made it clear that he tells fighters to respect their opponents and that the scuffle between Jones and...

Aug 5, 2014 7:56 pm

WSOF 12: Palomino vs. Gonzalez To Stream Worldwide

WSOF 12 is coming up this Saturday, and straight from the WSOF we have learned that the bout will not only stream on WSOF.com, but it will also stream worldwide on NBCSports.com as well. LAS VEGAS – (August 5) – “World Series of Fighting 12: Palomino vs. Gonzalez” Features a key lightweight matchup between hard-hitting...

Jul 21, 2014 3:37 pm

Paul Daley Signs With Bellator

Paul Daley has been campaigning hard for the UFC to resign him, however not all of his efforts have gone to waste. Bellator has signed the former UFC fighter. Daley spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to give details on the situation. “After months of rumors about me returning to the States with...

Jul 18, 2014 5:02 am

WSOF Champ Rousimar Palhares Targets Jon Fitch And Only Jon Fitch

“My family is my life. I was sad that he said those things, but I’m not bothered. We’ll settle our things inside the cage. I don’t hope he’s my next opponent, I want him to be. I’m coming after him. I will train for him. I want him. I don’t know how the fight would...

Jul 16, 2014 12:45 pm

Newell Says Illegal Knee Changed The Fight, Wants A Rematch

“It’s not something that is up for debate. It’s very blatant that the knees hit me in the head. I wasn’t the same. It’s obvious when you watch the video that it’s what cut me. It’s obvious that, when I got up, I was wobbly, and they need to closely monitor who they hire as...

Jul 16, 2014 5:04 am

Tyrone Spong’s Heartfelt Message About The Conflict In Palestine

Glory kickboxer Tyrone Spong posted the following picture on Instagram with a heartfelt message about the Israel-Palestine conflict currently taking place overseas. “People need to be made uncomfortable in order to make change. This is a serious case of ethnic cleansing and has been going on for years and years. Only now the world is...

Jul 14, 2014 8:41 am

QUICK TWITT | Josh Burkman Engages In Twitter Beef With Fight Fans

WSOF welterweight champion Josh Burkman got into a back and forth battle of words with a Twitter user yesterday. Check out the series of Tweets below: “@ASSAULTMMA: Tarec Saffiedine wants Rory MacDonald: 'I know I can beat that guy' #MMA #UFC” I will beat both of them. — Joshua Burkman (@JoshBurkman) July 12, 2014 I...

Jul 12, 2014 8:06 pm

Jacob Volkmann & WSOF Exec Engage In Twitter Beef

Former UFC lightweight fighter, Jacob Volkmann is apparently fed up with WSOF VP, Ali Abdelaziz and it all boiled over on twitter. Check it: Before signing with @MMAWorldSeries read my next few texts. @ufc @BellatorMMA — Jacob Volkmann (@JacobVolkmann) July 12, 2014 2 days before i signed with @MMAWorldSeries i received a text from Ali,...

Jul 10, 2014 9:35 am

Both UFC and WSOF Bring in Big Numbers over July 4 Weekend

This past weekend was a strong one for mixed martial arts. In addition to International Fight Week in Vegas ending with two UFC events, World Series of Fighting aired on Saturday, drawing in almost four times more views than it’s usual broadcast. The UFC 175 prelims on Saturday night saw 1 million views, which is...

Jul 8, 2014 2:06 pm

Dustin Holyko Explains “White Pride” Tattoo And Criminal Past

Former WSOF fighter Dustin Holyko has caught a significant amount of flak for his “White Pride” tattoo, as well as the Nazi “SS” Lightning bolt tattoo on his back. After BloodyElbow writer Brent Brookhouse did some research and dug up Holyko’s criminal past, the WSOF released him from his contract. MMAJunkie.com verifired Holyko’s criminal charges,...

Jul 8, 2014 12:54 pm

WSOF Terminates Contract With ‘White Pride’ Tattooed Fighter

This Past Saturday, before UFC 175, WSOF 11 took place on NBC. During the prelims of that card, Dustin Holyko fought, and lost, to Neiman Gracie in the second round via submission. However, the most interesting thing about the bout occurred several days after it took place when BloodyElbow’s Brent Brookhouse began doing research on...

Jun 27, 2014 6:45 am

Jon Fitch Gets New Sponsor, Will Be First Fighter Paid With Digital Currency

When top welterweight fighter steps into the cage next month for The World Series of Fighting, he will be fighting for a new type of funds in Digital Currency. NBC’s Brian Kelly breaks it down: … So, I’m sponsoring Jon Fitch, the No.2 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) World Ranked Welterweight, in his upcoming fight on...

Jun 24, 2014 5:04 pm

Fitch Doesn’t Want To Be Dan Marino

WSOF welterweight and former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch was once regarded as one of the greatest fighters on the planet, despite that, a championship has managed to elude Fitch. Jon spoke to Sherdog.com about his hopes for winning a title belt and not retiring without a championship like football legend, Dan Marino. “I don’t...

Jun 23, 2014 3:52 pm

WSOF 10 Salaries: Branch and Aguilar Top Payroll

World Series of Fighting 10 happened this past Saturday, and MMAJunkie got the official salaries from the NSAC. WSOF 10 was headlined by TUF Alumni Jesse Taylor, who was defeated by David Branch for the inaugural middleweight championship. The total disclosed payroll for the event was $231,000. The full WSOF 10 payouts included: David Branch:...