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...
World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares (pictured) took a lot of heat from WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz for his abrupt decision to withdraw from his July 5 title defense against fellow former UFC star Jon Fitch.
“Enough is enough,” Abdel-Aziz told reporter Ariel Helwani. “We’re getting screwed. I’m trying to put on a fight card and...
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...
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...
Rousimar Palhares moments after submitting Steve Carl for the WSOF welterweight title. Mandatory Credit: Dave Mandel/mmafighting.com
Rousimar Palhares finally captured an MMA title this past Saturday as he beat Steve Carl in the first round at WSOF 9, winning the WSOF welterweight title. Palhares won the fight the way he always wins, with the heel hook. Some say Palhares held the...
LAS VEGAS, NV - All photo credit to: Lucas Noonan/WSOF – Additional photos below Brazilian submission master Rousimar Palhares (17-6) needed just 69 seconds to take the World Series of Fighting welterweight title away from former champ Steve Carl (21-4). MAIN CARD HIGHLIGHT VIDEO UNDERCARD HIGHLIGHT VIDEO FULL FIGHT VIDEOS PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO And it was his signature...
World Series of Fighting 9
When: March 29th, 2014
Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
How: NBC Sports Network (9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT)
(NBC Sports Network 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT)
Mike Corey vs. Shane Kruchten
Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Johnny Nunez
Josh Burkman vs. Tyler Stinson
Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Rettinghouse (for inaugural WSOF featherweight title)
Two major World Series Of Fighting signings from the UFC, Rousimar Palhares and Yushin Okami, will both be making their debuts at an event on March 29th the promotion has announced.
At this stage opponents haven’t been confirmed for either fighter though.
Palhares arrives in the WSOF’s cage after his UFC career came to a controversial end when he was cut for failing to release...