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WSOF 10 Conference Call Highlights

World Series of Fighting 10: Branch vs. Taylor Conference call HighlightsPre-fight Media Call Featuring Ray Sefo, Ali Abdelaziz, David Branch, Jesse Taylor, Georgi Karakhanyan, Rick Glenn and Jessica AguilarVideo of the conference call is available here.LAS VEGAS (June 11, 2014) – World Series of Fighting hosted a media conference call in a webinar format on Wednesday, a week before...
Via MMAInsider
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Gaethje vs Nick Newell Headlines WSOF 11 For The Lightweight Championship

Lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and Nick Newell headline “World Series of Fighting 11: Gaethje vs. Newell” live on NBC Landmark July 5 show lands at Daytona Beach’s Ocean CenterLAS VEGAS (June 6, 2014) – Just last week, World Series of Fighting made headlines when promotion officials announced a major partnership renewal with NBC that will see the organization air live...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WSOF set to debut on NBC with ‘Gaethje vs. Newell’ this summer

World Series of Fighting is coming to network television this summer with what is easily their most stacked card to date. The promotion announced the news of their big NBC debut along with an extension through 2017 on their multiple platforms via a press release on their official website: NBC Sports Group will televise live 14 World Series of Fighting events this year, including...
Via Fight Booth
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WSOF 11 To Air On NBC As Promotion Renews TV Deal With Network

World Series Of Fighting have renewed their deal with NBC, ensuring continued coverage of their live events on NBC Sports, while also offering the opportunity to air others on the main NBC channel. The first event to enjoy airtime on NBC will be WSOF 11 which takes place on July 5th and is headlined by a lightweight title encounter between current champ Justin Gaethje and Nick Newell...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Shields signs multi-fight contract with WSOF

It didn’t take former #1 UFC welterweight contender Jake Shields very long to find a new home. Multiple sources announced yesterday that Shields had signed World Series of Fighting after being released from the UFC on April 6th following a unanimous decision loss to Hector Lombard at UFC 171 in March. The deal is of the multi-fight variety. Shields went 4-3 with 1 NC during his...
Via hov-mma
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brand Perception: Why Twitter Wars Are Never Good

Twitter is one of the most prominent media platforms for Mixed Martial Arts.  Over the years Twitter has shown itself to be both a brand enhancer and a brand detractor for fighters and promoters alike. Last week, World Series of Fighting’s Vice President and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz was involved in a little “Beef” with both Josh Burkman and Vinny Maghalaes. Burkman had tweeted...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Burkman Looking To Part Ways With World Series Of Fighting

Josh Burkman has revealed that he’s looking to part ways with the World Series Of Fighting promotion despite still having one fight left on his contract. The former UFC fighter, who was part of the cast of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season 2, fought just last weekend for the WSOF promotion and earned up a first round KO win over Tyler Stinson. Burkman still has one fight remaining...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Burkman talks KO of Stinson, free agency, WSOF & UFC potential

Josh Burkman dropped some big news to Spencer Lazara in this interview in that he fought for less money for the fight against Stinson because he really wanted to fight. By doing that, he was freed from his contract, which had one fight left. He is now a free agent, able to entertain offers from other organizations such as the UFC.
Via MMAinterviews
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

WSOF 9: Carl vs Palhares – Conference Call Highlights

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 9CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTSPre-fight Media Call Featuring Ray Sefo, Ali Abdelaziz, Steve Carl,Rousimar Palhares, Marlon Moraes, Josh Rettinghouse, Josh Burkman, Tyler StinsonClick Here for streaming audio of the conference callLAS VEGAS (March 18, 2014) – World Series of Fighting hosted a media conference call on Tuesday with “World Series of Fighting...
Via MMAInsider
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

SHOUT TV & World Series Of Fighting Team Up To Provide The “Champions Challenge” For Fans

Watch World Series of Fighting on March 29, Download and Play in WSOF/Shout TV Game To Win a $10,000 Ducati Monster Street BikeLAS VEGAS, (March 18, 2014) – On March 29, when World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Steve Carl and challenger Rousimar Palhares headline World Series of Fighting 9, live on NBCSN, fans will find out who is the better fighter, but who is the smartest...
Via MMAInsider
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Burkman vs Stinson & Two Other Fights Round Out Main Card For WSOF 9

World Series of Fighting 9 main-card lineup complete with the addition of three new boutsMarch 29 event in Las Vegas gets Josh Burkman vs. Tyler Stinson, Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Johnny Nunez and Mike Corey vs. Shane KruchtenLAS VEGAS (Feb. 11, 2014) – The five-fight, NBCSN-televised main card for World Series of Fighting 9 is now complete with the addition of three new contests, including...
Via MMAInsider
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Most Vulgar Displays of Power 2013

You could argue that 2013 was the most violent year in the history of mixed martial arts to date. When you put two earthlings in a cage together and tell them you'll give them money if they hurt each other until one of them either falls asleep or taps the person trying to submit them so they'll stop, then of course you're going to get a hearty helping of violence on any...
Via hov-mma
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Shoman's 2013 HOV year-end awards

Yes people, this is the Evan Shoman 2013 HOV year end awards. Although I am totally irrelevant and my opinion means close to nothing in MMA, some people actually enjoy the diarrhea that comes out of my mouth. I know that, for one, I certainly do. While you will read many end of the year awards on other huge sites and buy into everything that journalistic elitists shove down your...
Via hov-mma
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

WSOF 6: 'Burkman vs. Carl' Main Card Rewind from Coral Gables

On Saturday night the World Series of Fighting put on WSOF 6 from the Bank United Center, Coral Gables, Florida. Four of the fights were aired on NBC Sports Network including the main event where Steve Carl defeated Josh Burkman via a guillotine choke in the fourth round. It was officially ruled a technical submission because referee Troy Waugh seemed unsure about the tap. By the...
Via hov-mma
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

World Series Of Fighting 6 Official Results With Photos

Steve Carl pushed himself to the limits, and he walked away as World Series of Fighting’s first-ever champion.Battling through injuries that hampered his final weeks of preparation, an exhausted Carl choked out resilient challenger Josh Burkman to claim the promotion’s inaugural welterweight belt.The two squared off in the main event of Saturday’s “World Series of Fighting...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Carl upsets Burkman to become first World Series of Fighting champion

I’m going to tell you a little secret here, and don’t spread it around, just in case, but… I enjoyed World Series of Fighting 6 last night far more than any other combat sport event this week. It was better than Bellator, Cage Warriors, RFA, and dare I say it – The UFC. I mean, it was just a fun show. Knockouts galore, a crowning of a champion, who was a +400 underdog to...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Carl Chokes Josh Burkman Unconscious to Win WSOF Title (Video Highlight)

Most MMA fans are familiar with Josh Burkman – if not from his time as a contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter 2,” or his 10 fights in the UFC, then for choking Jon Fitch unconscious this past June. But who the heck is Steve Carl (pictured)? Speaking of Carl and getting put to sleep, Burkman found himself caught in Carl’s triangle choke in the fourth round of Saturday’s scrap...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 6 OFFICIAL RESULTS RECAP

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 6 OFFICIAL RESULTS RECAP  (all photos credit: Lucas Noonan/WSOF)     Steve Carl pushed himself to the limits, and he walked away as World Series of Fighting’s first-ever champion.   Battling through injuries that hampered his final weeks of preparation, an exhausted Carl choked out resilient challenger Josh Burkman to claim the promotion’s inaugural...
Via MMA PRIME
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

WSOF 6 Highlights: Marlon Moraes KOs Carson Beebe in 32 Seconds

World Series of Fighting holds its sixth event tonight in Miami, with a headlining bout between Josh Burkman and Steve Carl to determine the inaugural welterweight champion. In the co-main event slot, bantamweight Marlon Moraes needed just over thirty seconds to viciously KO his opponent. Watch the highlight below:
Via The Flying Knee MMA
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

World Series of Fighting 6 Quick Results

  Main Card: Steve Carl def. Josh Burkman via Triangle Choke – Round 4, 1:04 Marlon Moraes def. Carson Beebe via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:32 Jon Fitch def. Marcelo Alfaya via Split Decision Justin Gaethje def. Dan Lauzon via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 1:40 Preliminary Card: Pablo Alfonso def. Miguel Torres via Guillotine Choke – Round 1, 3:05 Francisco France vs...
Via In The Neutral Zone
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

WSOF 6: Burkman vs. Carl Results and Live Coverage

World Series of Fighting holds its sixth event tonight in Miami, with a headlining bout between Josh Burkman and Steve Carl to determine the inaugural welterweight champion. Notable fighters Jon Fitch, Dan Lauzon, Marlon Moraes, Miguel Torres and Jacob Volkmann will also be competing on the card. Nate Velazquez is in Miami for World Series of Fighting 6: Burkman Vs Carl tonight and...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

‘World Series of Fighting 6: Burkman vs. Carl’

Just because UFC Fight Night 30 has wrapped over in England doesn’t mean the MMA action has to come to a stop. “World Series of Fighting 6: Burkman vs. Carl” takes place Saturday evening inside BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Sherdog.com will be streaming the card’s seven preliminary bouts live starting at 6PM ET/3PM PT. NBC Sports Network will then broadcast...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

WSOF 6: Weigh In Results & Photo Gallery

 World Series of Fighting 6 main event fighters Josh Burkman and Steve Carl both weighed in at exactly 169.6 pounds at the official Weigh-In for the inaugural WSOF Welterweight World Championship title, which will take place on Saturday night at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla.The live two-hour NBC Sports Network telecast will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. Preliminary...
Via MMAInsider
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

‘World Series of Fighting 6: Burkman vs. Carl’ Weigh-In Results

The official weigh-ins for “World Series Of Fighting 6: Burkman vs. Carl” takes place Friday inside BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Former UFC fighter Josh Burkman and Steve Carl (both pictured) battle to become the promotion’s inaugural welterweight champion in Saturday night’s main event. Carson Beebe faces Marlon Moraes in the co-featured attraction. NBC Sports...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

World Series of Fighting Releases Sneak Peek of Welterweight Belt

World Series of Fighting is just one day away from crowning their first welterweight champion. In anticipation of Saturday’s bout between Josh Burkman and Steve Carl, who battle to become the promotion’s inaugural 170-pound king, WSOF has released a sneak peek of their 170-pound belt. While WSOF president Ray Sefo said the up-start MMA organization has been working diligently...
Via 5thRound.com
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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