Archive: wsof

Jan 21, 2014 7:51 am

WSOF calls Rebney a Candyass for turning down challenge

By Evan Stoumbels A short while ago WSOF President Ray Sefo and executive Vice President as well a matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz issued a winner take all card against their rival promotion Bellator. Bellator had not responded to the challenge until recently when President Bjorn Rebney spoke on a Bellator conference call recently, saying: “Look, and...

Jan 14, 2014 6:16 am

World Series of Fighting Issues Deadline to Bellator

  Recently, the World Series of Fighting promotion sent a challenge to Bellator. They proposed a 10-fight cross promoted Pay-Per-View event featuring fighters from both organizations going up against each other. When Bellator didn’t respond, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon jumped in and said that they would be willing to meet WSOF’s challenge. In...

Jan 11, 2014 10:12 am

WSOF President Believes They’d ‘Do Very Well’ In Proposed Bellator vs. WSOF Card

By Evan Stoumbelis Several days ago talks emerged of a winner take all profits, World Series of Fighting vs. Bellator card. Now WSoF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz has put together proposed bouts for the card, the matchups are as follows: Tyrone Spong vs. Quinton Jackson Anthony Johnson vs. Attila Vegh Andrei Arlovski vs. Vitaly Minakov Marlon...

Jan 9, 2014 9:59 pm

Matt Brown Issues Apology For Recent Controversy

“I have spoken with the UFC about the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and what is required and expected of me as a professional athlete under the terms of my promotion agreement,” Brown said. “The UFC has a policy of inclusion and respect for all people and I understand the importance of being more aware of...

Jan 9, 2014 8:40 pm

UFC 170’s Sarah McMann Fires Back, Tells Brown To Fight In His Speedo

“I want to make it absolutely clear … I do not care if somebody wants to be a fan or not. Don’t pay $60 then. Nobody’s taking their top off.  I don’t even know him. Why would I give a crap what he thinks about my fight? You know what, Matt Brown, fight in a Speedo.”...

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....

Dec 12, 2013 3:52 pm

BJPENN.COM: Quick Hits (Anderson Silva: Underdog or Favorite?)

After months and months of figuring out how to tackle a proper format for an article like this, we here at BJPENN.COM are excited to welcome you to the first edition of ‘Quick Hits’. Inspired by roundtable discussions and television shows like ESPN’s Around the Horn, ‘Quick Hits’ will tackle some of the biggest and...

Dec 8, 2013 1:37 pm

WSOF Aims to Hold 8-10 Events Next Year, 2 of Which May Air on NBC

World Series of Fighting held their inaugural show in November of 2012 on NBC Sports Network. With established names like Andrei Arlovski and prospects like Tyrone Spong fighting for them, the future looked promising for their promotion. They would go on to hold six events in 2013, crowning their featherweight and welterweight champions in the...

Dec 7, 2013 2:05 pm

Watch Tonight’s WSOF 7 Event Live on BJPENN.COM (3P.M. PT)

The World Series Of Fighting promotion returns to action tonight with WSOF 7. WSOF 7 marks the promotions Canadian debut and puts their inaugural featherweight title up for grabs. Starting at 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. ET viewers can catch the fights right here on BJPENN.COM. International viewers will be able to view tonight’s...

Dec 7, 2013 1:55 pm

WSOF 7 LIVE RESULTS THREAD

Tonight BJPENN.COM will be providing live results of the ‘WSOF 7: Karakhanyan vs. Palmer’ event. We invite our international audience to watch our free live stream of the event in full RIGHT HERE. (U.S. audience must watch the main card on NBC Sports, but can still use THIS LINK to catch our prelims broadcast.) ‘WSOF...

Dec 4, 2013 8:22 am

WSOF Boss Ray Sefo Issues Warning To Rousimar Palhares

“I will not tolerate any of that nonsense that happened before. I’m pretty sure if he does it here, he won’t have somewhere else to go. I was one of the people that said the same thing, that I wasn’t interested. I don’t want to see someone get hurt … because of some silliness. Nogueira gave...

Dec 2, 2013 10:41 am

UFC Plays Nice With WSOF Execs, Rolls Out Red Carpet At TUF 18 Finale

We don’t usually see the UFC playing nice with their competitors. Which is why their relationship with the World Series of Fighting has been surprising. The UFC boss, Dana White, has never had a problem bad mouthing his competitors, but when it comes to the WSOF promotion all we are seeing is professionalism and respect....

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”...

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,...

Oct 31, 2013 1:25 pm

QUICK TWITT | TUF Fighter Who Missed Weight Gets Six-Figure Contract Out Of WSOF

Last night it was revealed on The Ultimate Fighter season 18 that Team Tate’s top male pick had missed weight in his quarter-final bout and was ejected from the show, house and tournament by a very irate UFC President. Having likely squashed all hopes of being a UFC fighter, Cody Bollinger was fortunate enough to...

Oct 26, 2013 7:17 pm

WSOF 6 RESULTS: Moraes Scores TKO in Under a Minute Over Carson Beebe

The co-main event featured an up and coming bantamweight, Marlon Moraes as he battled Carson Beebe who looked to stifle the fire behind Moraes’ hype. Beebe came out swinging wildly in an attempt to catch Moraes cold. They traded shots for around 20-seconds. Moraes finally made some space between the two and waited to counter...

Oct 26, 2013 7:00 pm

WSOF 6 RESULTS: Jon Fitch Pulls out Close Split Decision over Marcelo Alfaya

Jon Fitch came in against Marcelo Alfaya to try to quell a losing streak under the WSOF banner. Alfaya took control of the first round on a seemingly unsuspecting Fitch who was taken down and controlled white Alfaya rode his back for the majority of a one-sided first round. In the second, Fitch came back...

Oct 26, 2013 6:24 pm

WSOF 6 RESULTS: Justin Gaethje Defeats Dan Lauzon with 2nd Round TKO

A solid matchup between two aggressive fighters lived up to expectations. Both men came out seining as the undefeated Gaethje landed the better strikes thrown between the two. Gaethje took control of the bout early and landed horrifying leg kicks on Lauzon who was visibly injured by the strikes as he limped around the cage....

Oct 26, 2013 5:20 pm

WSOF 6 RESULTS: Pablo Alfonso Chokes Miguel Torres in First Round

Another UFC vet and former WEC champion, Miguel Torres also fought on the stacked World Series of Fighting 6 preliminary card. He took on Pablo Alfonso in a pivotal bout. The action was dictated early by Alfonso as he lunged in to create range on the lanky Torres. Alfonso pushed Torres back, as Torres waited...

Oct 26, 2013 5:06 pm

WSOF 6 RESULTS: Luiz Firmino Dominates on the way to Decision win over Volkmann

UFC veteran Jacob Volkmann returned to the WSOF to take on Luiz Firmino. The bout was one in which Volkmann believed would play to his strengths. Volkmann looked to implore his usual grinding and overwhelming attack in round one. A game Firmino however was able to match Volkmann’s raw strength however and gave Volkmann problems...