Archive: wsof

Apr 30, 2014 8:20 pm

Palhares Details Reason For Withdrawl From Fitch Bout

By Evan Stoumbelis Earlier today news broke that WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares had pulled out of his scheduled bout against Jon Fitch on July 5th. WSOF Vice President and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz was less than thrilled with Palhares withdrawing from the bout, and even more displeased with Palhares not giving a clear reason for...

Apr 30, 2014 11:59 am

Rousimar Palhares Bails, WSOF Exec Loses It

‘World Series of Fighting 11: Palhares vs. Fitch’ has been forced to undergo a major makeover and it doesn’t please the promotions VP and matchmaker, Ali Abdel-Aziz. Rousimar Palhares has removed himself from the July 5 main event, citing personal reasons and offering no further explanation. Because of this event altering occurrence, Ali is changing...

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 sherdog.com, 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 18, 2014 6:16 am

WSOF Signs Jake Shields

After being released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship less than a month ago, Welterweight fighter Jake Shields has already found a new home with the World Series of Fighting. According to Brett Okamoto, Shields was signed to a four-fight deal, and is expected to debut sometime this summer. In a statement to Bleacher Report, Shields...


Apr 17, 2014 9:22 am

Spong Injury Update: Tyrone Walking One Day After Leg Surgery (Video)

Multi-sport combat fighter, Tyrone Spong was on the wrong end of a checked kick last weekend while fighting for Glory. In what was eerily similar to an Anderson Silva leg break, Spong was rushed back to the states to undergo emergency surgery. It was a success and as seen in the video, he’s already moving...

Apr 14, 2014 7:12 pm

Tyrone Spong Confirms Surgery Success – Should Return To Training In 6 Months

Tyrone Spong is hopeful for a speedy recovery following his gruesome leg injury over the weekend while competing at GLORY 15 in Turkey. Spong, who was facing Gokhan Saki in the finals of the light heavyweight tournament, suffered a broken shin when Saki checked a kick. He immediately hit the canvas, and was comforted just...

Apr 14, 2014 11:56 am

PHOTO’s: Tyron Spong’s Leg Break Gallery

  Last weekend in an unfortunate accident, Glory and WSOF fighter, Tyron Spong broke his leg on a well placed check. We’ve been able to piece together some highlights of the event, but nothing tells the story better than these images. Check it: (click to enlarge)

Apr 14, 2014 9:14 am

VIDEO | Watch Footage From Spong’s Nasty Leg Break Here

An unfortunate accident, much like the leg break of Anderson Silva, happened during last weekend’s Glory event. Kickoboxing and MMA veteran, Tyron Spong, broke his leg on a checked kick. Video of the incident is above.

Apr 14, 2014 8:30 am

.gif | Tyron Spong’s Brutal Leg Break

Last weekend, while fighting for Glory, combat sports superstar Tyron Spong, took a page out of Anderson Silva’s book with a low kick that resulted in a nasty leg snapping injury. The horrific event, will put the WSOF MMA fighter on the sidelines for the foreseeable future. Here’s a replay: (Video can be found HERE)

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 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: [email protected] [email protected] the [email protected] didn’t get a win bonus. to me it kinda doesn’t seem fair [email protected] •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...