Archive: wsof

Apr 8, 2014 2:29 pm

WSOF Scoops Up Melvin Guillard – Sign Lightweight To Multi-Fight Deal

World Series of Fighting is happy to announce the addition of exciting striker Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard to the company’s lightweight roster. The UFC veteran signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion and is expected to debut in the World Series of Fighting decagon in July. “I’m excited to start a new chapter in...

Apr 4, 2014 5:12 pm

Update: Burkman stays with WSOF, fights winner of Palhares vs. Fitch

Earlier today, Josh Burkman (27-10 MMA) and his WSOF employers had a very public dispute on twitter, which stemmed from the welterweights request to be released from his contract with the promotion. Now, it appears that “The People’s Warrior” will remain with ‘World Series of Fighting’ and will soon fight for the organizations welterweight title.  “I’m happy to tell you that we spoke with Josh Burkman, and...

Apr 4, 2014 9:37 am

Things Get Real-Nasty On Twitter Between WSOF, Burkman & Magalhaes

Yesterday we learned that WSOF welterweight fighter, Josh Burkman, was unhappy with his employer, and as a result, is requesting a release from his fighting contract. That was only the beginning.   Retweeted by Joshua Burkman: marshall dye ‏@snackgod I wounder how @JoshBurkman is the only @MMAWorldSeries that didn’t get a win bonus. to me it kinda doesn’t seem fair Joshua Burkman ‏@JoshBurkman   •WSOF foreshadowing… Contracts should be honored at...

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 12:09 pm

WSOF Wants Melvin Guillard, Promises Title Shot Within Two Wins

After his unfortunate UFC release, Melvin Guillard, is on the outside and looking for a new fighting home for the first time in nearly 10-years. His storied UFC career started in 2005 and saw many ups-and-downs, but for sure, the one thing you could always count on with Guillard is, entertainment. That’s probably why the...

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 12:44 pm

Fitch Not Down For July WSOF Title Shot

Rousimar Palhares is coming off of a victory over Steve Carl after landing a heel hook submission last Saturday (March 29, 2014), to claim the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Welterweight title. Prior to Palhares’s and Carl’s meeting, it was already decided that the winner of the bout would face former No. 1 UFC Welterweight...

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 9:37 am

WSOF Champion: “Good possibility” Palhares on PEDs

  By Evan Stoumbelis WSOF welterweight champion Steve Carl is slated to fight former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares this Saturday on NBC’s sports network. Palhares was released by the UFC following his heel hook win over Mike Pierce in which Palhares held onto the submission after Pierce tapped, forcing the referee to intervene and save...

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 25, 2014 5:01 pm

Nick Newell Booked For WSOF Title Shot In July

Popular WSOF lightweight fighter, Nick Newell (pictured), has been pegged for a shot at the promotion’s lightweight title, currently held by Justin Gaethje. Gaethje vs. Newell will go down at a yet to be announced venue and date, but BJPENN.COM confirmed earlier today that the bout will go down this July. Newell is an undefeated...

Mar 21, 2014 12:11 pm

WSOF Buzzing Over New Hawaiian-Born Brothers

When you have a favorite fighter, an athlete of incredible skill, amazing power and explosive entertainment value, you always wish there was another. “Why can’t there be more like this guy,” we cry after a particularly satisfying fight. Well, luckily, there are times when the sport is blessed to have two great athletes not fall...

Mar 19, 2014 8:08 am

Rousimar Palhares Tested For PED’s By NSAC – WSOF Gets Back Up Plan For Title Fight

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares found himself signed to a contract with WSOF after being banned from the UFC several months ago. Now Palhares is set to face WSOF welterweight champ Steve Carl on the promotion’s 9th fight card on March 29th. Palhares told the promotion that he was having issues finding...

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 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...

Feb 4, 2014 6:29 am

Paulo Filho Fights over Contract with World Series of Fighting

Former WEC middleweight champion and PRIDE veteran, Paulo Filho, is currently in the middle of a three round fight for his contract against the World Series of Fighting and it’s president, Ray Sefo. Filho is stating that even though he signed a multi-fight contract with WSOF in early 2013, a lackluster three-round performance against David...

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,...