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WSOF Hits Sacramento With Palhares vs. Fitch

LAS VEGAS (Nov 10, 2014) — World Series of Fighting (WSOF) announced today that it will bring it’s highly-anticipated world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event, headlined by a welterweight (170 pounds) title fight between reigning champion Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares (16-6) of Dores Do Indaia, Minas Gerais Brazil and fellow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and superstar Jon...
Via BadCulture
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch Officially Announced for WSOF 16

Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch (pictured): Take Two. On Tuesday, World Series of Fighting announced welterweight champion Palhares will finally defend his throne against Fitch on December 13 at a yet-to-be determined location. The 170-pound shootout was originally scheduled to go down July 5 until Palhares withdrew to tend to his ailing mother. Fitch went on to post a unanimous...
Via 5thRound.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares Vs Jon Fitch Title Fight Confirmed For WSOF 16

WSOF’s new welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares will put his belt on the line against another former UFC Fighter Jon Fitch in the main event of WSOF 16 on December 13th. The fight had originally been scheduled to take place in July, but Palhares pulled out not through injury, but rather because he wanted time off to care for his mother who was ill at the time. Palhares had won...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series Of Fighting Draws The Highest Rating In Company History

The World Series of Fighting made their debut on NBC this past Saturday airing their 11th show. The show aired at 4 p.m. ET, so what the rating was going to be was unknown since MMA has never aired that early on network television. The show was a rousing success as the event drew 906,000 viewers, which is the highest number the company has ever drawn. WSOF shows have averaged around...
Via Between The Ropes
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series Of Fighting Will Air Two Shows On NBC In 2014

World Series of Fighting has been airing events on NBC Sports Network since the end of 2012. Now the company will be heading to network television. NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was...
Via Between The Ropes
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Shields Pulls Out Of Jon Fitch Fight At WSOF 11

World Series Of Fighting continue to have problems locking down an opponent for Jon Fitch’s next fight as word emerges that Jake Shields has now pulled out of their co-main event match-up at WSOF 11 on July 5th due to an injury. Fitch had originally been scheduled to face current welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares until the Brazilian pulled out to care for his mother who...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares Drops Out Of Title Fight, World Series Of Fighting Not Happy

Rousimar Palhares was set to defend the World Series of Fighting welterweight title against Jon Fitch at WSOF 11 on July 5. It was announced by MMAFighting.com that Palhares had to bow out of the fight due to personal reasons. WSOF then announced the new main event will be Justin Gaehtje vs. Nick Newell for the lightweight title. WSOF Vice-President Ali Abdel-Aziz also told MMAFighting...
Via Between The Ropes
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares Vs Jon Fitch Title Fight Scratched From WSOF 11

A major welterweight title fight between Rousimar Palhares and Jon Fitch at World Series Of Fighting 11 in July has today been canceled. Palhares, who won the title with a first round submission finish against Steve Carl at WSOF 9 last month, is believed to have been responsible for the cancelation after pulled out of the fight due to personal reasons. This has apparently angered...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC fighters need to stop complaining about pay

A hot topic that never seems to go away in MMA social media is UFC fighter pay. Every once in awhile a current or ex-UFC fighter will succumb to tension and stress and go public with his salary complaints. Nate Quarry is the latest and I hope the last to cry poverty.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Erick Silva draws returning Nate Loughran at UFC’s Feb Fight Night event

Erick Silva, once a prized welterweight prospect, will take a step down from top competition when he faces Nate Loughran at the UFC Fight Night event in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil on Feb. 15, 2014. The matchup was first reported by Brazil's Combate. Silva will be attempting to rebound after suffering his first-ever finish loss, a knockout at the hands of Dong Hyun Kim in October...
Via Fox Sports
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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