Archive: wsof

Jan 27, 2014 1:13 pm

Rousimar Palhares to Challenge Steve Carl For WSOF Welterweight Title March 29

Former UFC welterweight fighter Rousimar Palhares (above) will make his World Series of Fighting debut against Steve Carl, the organization’s welterweight champion, at WSOF 9 on March 29.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The World Series of Fighting announced its next welterweight championship fight between champion Steve Carl and organizational newcomer Rousimar Palhares.  The fight...

Jan 23, 2014 6:28 am

XFC Turns Tables On WSOF – Issues Co-Promotional Challenge

Fighters calling out other fighters? How passé. Apparently, the newest trend in MMA is for promotions to call out other promotions. And the next challenger on the list? That would be the XFC. (I know, I know… try to contain your excitement.) I suppose we should have seen this coming; once the WSOF took off...

Jan 22, 2014 5:14 pm

Move Over WSOF, NBC Tries To Get In Bed With Bellator

By Evan Stoumbelis The MMA Report reported, and Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter confirmed, that NBC tried to work out a deal with Bellator fighting championships to air Bellator’s prelims on the network. World Series of Fighting (WSOF) has a preexisting deal with NBC, however the network bumped their prelims to an online stream. WSOF attempted...

Jan 22, 2014 9:37 am

Nick Newell in line for possible WSOF lightweight title shot

Nick Newell is no stranger to criticism. He has been getting it his whole life. But now, he just might get the opportunity to shut all the negative onlookers up if he is set to face off against newly crowned World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje. “I could beat everyone in the world...

Jan 22, 2014 6:29 am

Jessica Aguilar: “I don’t think I am the best, I am the best”

The UFC recently announced the first ever all female cast of The Ultimate Fighter featuring the new women’s straw weight division. The winner of the season would go on the become the first ever UFC straw weight champion. However, Jessica Aguilar of WSOF (World Series of Fighting) voiced her opinion that no matter who wins...

Jan 21, 2014 12:30 pm

WSOF Calls Foul On Bellator’s Constant Mismatches

The rivalry between Bellator and World Series of Fighting continues to heat up today as WSOF Executive VP, Abdel-Aziz, tells Bleacher Report that his competitor is ripe with easy-to-pick mismatches. “I sit down at midnight every night, and I watch a lot of videos. I’m a big fan. I love this. It’s never too much,...

Jan 21, 2014 9:42 am

Rampage Jackson and Tyrone Spong go at it on Twitter

World Series of Fighting matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz discussed an idea last week about a crossover event with Bellator MMA featuring 10 fighters from each promotion facing off in a pay-per-view event. Sounds all fine and dandy, but the fact is that we will most likely never see that happen. But if we ever did we...

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 11, 2014 9:50 am

AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon calls out WSOF and Bellator MMA

If by chance Bellator MMA doesn’t have much interest in pitting their fighters up against anyone over at World Series of Fighting the guys at AXS TV Fights are more than willing to set something up. “We would do it in a second,” said AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon during his visit to MMAjunkie.com...

Jan 10, 2014 11:15 am

Pedro Rizzo Wants to Fight for WSOF in Brazil

“They’re doing a good job in the U.S.,” Pedro Rizzo said of the growing MMA organization, WSOF, “and it would be great to be able to fight again in Brazil.  If they give me a good opponent, even better.  Give me a good time to get ready and let’s do it.”   By Christopher Murphy...

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 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 9, 2014 4:51 pm

WSOF Execs ‘Disgusted’ With Matt Brown’s Comments On Female Fighters

UFC welterweight Matt Brown continues to find himself in the line of fire today, as promoters from World Series of Fighting (joined by women’s strawweight Alida Gray) chimed in on Brown’s sexist comments on women’s MMA. Brown was quoted as saying that he would only purchase a women’s pay-per-view if they were topless. “If it’s...

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...