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...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WSOF 11 Full Results and Photos

  GAETHJE DEFENDS WSOF WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT  TITLE BELT WITH 2ND ROUND TKO OVER NEWELL       All photo credit to: Lucas Noonan/WSOF – Additional photos below     Post Fight Videos     lightweight champion Justin Gaethje  Melvin Guillard Cody Bollinger Jon Fitch   Video of Ray Sefo and Ali Abdelaziz will be uploaded shortly   DAYTONA BEACH, […]
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WSOF 11:  Justin Gaethje vs. Nick Newell | Recap and Thoughts

The World Series of Fighting made its network debut today on NBC.  The action kicked off at 4 p.m. ET from the Ocean Center in Dayton Beach, Florida.  I don't always do recaps to fight cards, but thought today's action and storylines were worth it.Nick Newell's story is well-known.  The MMA fighter was born with a birth defect which left him without most of left forearm...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WSOF 11 ‘Gaethje vs. Newell’ weigh-in video highlights

Were you worried about not being able to catch one of the greatest lightweight match ups of the year because of UFC 175? Don’t. WSOF 11 will make their major NBC debut at the special time of 4 p.m. ET. They were even considerate to give us an hour to regroup before 175 kicks off on Fight Pass. Oh ya, Melvin Guillard and Cody Bollinger didn’t make weight. In other news, I...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fight Wolff’s Dozen: My must see fights for the weekend

There is a lot of combat sports action this weekend with most of it centered around UFC’s International Fight Week. It starts with Lion Fight 16 on Friday. Then UFC 175 on Saturday, and concludes with their TUF 19 finale on Sunday. Add in the WSOF and their first network broadcast on NBC on Saturday and you have one great weekend of fights. The Lion Fight Card There really is not...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series Of Fighting President Ray Sefo Discusses WSOF On NBC, Nick Newell, Signing Chael Sonnen

World Series of Fighting 11 takes place on Saturday afternoon from the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. The main card airs on NBC starting at 4 p.m. ET. The main event features Justin Gaethje defending the WSOF lightweight title against Nick Newell. In the co-feature, Jon Fitch faces Dennis Hallman in welterweight action. Also on the card, Gesias Cavalcante battles Melvin...
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July 03, 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...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin Guillard Vs JZ Cavalcante Set For WSOF 11

Long-time UFC fighter Melvin Guillard will make his World Series Of Fighting debut on 5th July at the WSOF 11 event. ‘The Young Assassin’ will take on Gesias ‘JZ’ Cavalcante who’s already claimed a victory over a former UFC fighter, Tyson Griffin back at WSOF 4 last year. That was ‘JZ’s’ third appearance for WSOF so far, going 2-1, leaving him with an overall 18...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin Guillard Makes WSOF Debut Against JZ Cavalcante

Now that Melvin Guillard (pictured) left the Blackzilians, his former teammates have no qualms with fighting him. On Friday, reporter Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting confirmed with World Series of Fighting executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz that Guillard will make his promotional debut against prior training partner JZ Cavalcante. The lightweights will collide at WSOF 11 on July...
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin Guillard Signs Multi-Fight Deal With World Series Of Fighting

Melvin Guillard is the latest ex-UFC star to make his way over to the World Series Of Fighting promotion after striking a multi-fight deal with the promotion. “Just signed with WSOF it feeling good to be apart of something different its time to make some real money and get that belt,” Guillard stated on Twitter. Guillard was released by the UFC last month after a rough few...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin Guillard Signs with World Series of Fighting

Veteran lightweight Melvin Guillard (pictured) was unemployed for 17 whole days. On Monday, BleacherReport confirmed Guillard has signed a multi-bout agreement with World Series of Fighting. As customary with MMA contracts, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “I’m excited to start a new chapter in my career,” Guillard told the outlet. “I feel like a new fighter and want...
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Releases Ivan Menjivar & Melvin Guillard

As reported on the UFC has released a couple “name” fighters in Ivan Menjivar (25-12) and Melvin Guillard (31-13-2 (2 nc), pictured).After a close to nine year run inside the UFC’s Octagon Guillard finds himself in need of a new promotion to call home.  After a five fight winning streak over 2010 and ’11 there was talk Guillard would soon be challenging...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin Guillard Released by UFC

According to a report from MMA Fighting, lightweight Melvin Guillard was released by the UFC last night. His agent Malki Kawa told the outlet that he was looking to get his fighter signed elsewhere. “We’re working to get him signed somewhere else,” he said. ”I’m going to do what’s best for Melvin.” UFC President Dana White has been very critical of Guillard’s...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Menjivar The Latest Veteran To Be Released By The UFC

Hot on the heels of Melvin Guillard, another UFC veteran Ivan Menjivar has been shown the exit door by the promotion. Menjivar had just suffered his third defeat in a row, a unanimous decision loss to Hatsu Hioki at the start of the month, so it’s likely he was already braced for the possibility of bad news. It’s hard to believe that Menjivar is only 31 years-old as he seems...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin Guillard Has Been Released From The UFC

Long-time UFC fighter Melvin Guillard has been released from the UFC following his latest defeat in the Octagon. Guillard put in a lackluster display during a unanimous decision loss to Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 37 earlier this month, leaving him with only one victory in his last five fights for the promotion, and apparently that was the final straw for the UFC. The 30 year...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Melvin Guillard Fired From UFC

In this month’s lackluster unanimous decision defeat to Michael Johnson, lightweight Melvin Guillard (pictured) performed as though he didn’t want to be inside the Octagon. Well, that won’t be an issue for Guillard anymore. The UFC has cut Guillard following his latest loss. first reported Guillard’s release from the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion...
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kountermove Confidential UFC Fight Night 37: The Epilogue

'Gunni' led this way this weekend with 118.5 pointsWell, UFC Fight Night 37 went down in London, England and brought the finishes. And when it comes to the Kountermove Confidential: The Epilogue - it is all about the finishes. This event really highlighted the importance of them in Kountermove. Time to dig in and see what went right, and what went wrong.Let's start out...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Blasts Melvin Guillard in Loss to Michael Johnson

Entering Saturday’s scrap with Michael Johnson, Melvin Guillard (pictured) claimed he could “beat anyone in the lightweight division.” If we’re going off today’s performance, then Guillard must have been referring to beating any 155-pounder in a backpedaling competition because “The Young Assassin’s” cornerback skills were on full display inside the Octagon.  Johnson...
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Johnson Decisions Melvin Guillard At UFC Fight Night 37

This looked like an exciting fight on paper, but it didn’t quite pan out that way in reality at UFC Fight Night 37 in the UK tonight with Michael Johnson doing enough to get the better of an overly cautious Melvin Guillard over the course of three rounds. Round One: Guillard with the jab and Johnson unleashes a few slightly wild punches. Johnson looking for kicks and Guillard unleashes...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa Results & Live Coverage

The UFC returns to the O2 Arena on Saturday afternoon in London, England for an entertaining fight card headlined by a light-heavyweight match-up between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa. The card also features a co-main event between Melvin Guillard and Michael Johnson as well as two local flyweights in Brad Pickett and Neil Seery. Check back here at 12:55pm EST for live updated...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFN London show open, weigh-in video, 170 fight motion & more

Time to end this suffering! Check out the show open for tomorrow’s UFC London fight card below. Come on, you know you wanna. Wait, what are you doing?? Take your finger off the mouse. Do not click the mute button. Your ears have not met their yearly ‘Face the Pain’ quota just yet. All 18 fighters made weight for tomorrows fights at London’s O2 Arena. Check out the written...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC London 'Gustafsson vs. Manuwa' HOV Pick Em

On Saturday, UFC Fight Night 37 goes down in London, England and it will be on Fight Pass. The prelims will start at 12:30 pm ET/ 9:30 am PT here in the United States. The main event features Alexander Gustafsson taking on Jimi Manuwa in an intriguing fight. There is also two former training partners Melvin Guillard and Michael Johnson facing off. The return of Gunnar Nelson, and...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kountermove Confidential: UFC Fight Night London Edition

Someone is going down when Johnson meets GuillardThe Kountermove Confidential is back for UFC Fight Night 37 from London, England. As always we will look at the Dick Stensland fighter to avoid, the Jack Vincennes must have fighter, the Ed Exley/Bud White high/low combo and of course the Dudley Smith all-star team. Also a brand new category the Sid Hidgens '"somebody is...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 37 Predictions

UFC Fight Night 37 takes place in London, England this weekend and we’ve got our predictions for the all bouts for you below. — Main Card: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jimi Manuwa Manuwa isn’t someone who should be overlooked despite not having fought the same level of competition as his opponent as he’s a vicious striker who can simply overwhelm opponents with his aggressive...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 37: Gustafsson vs. Manuwa Preview and Predictions

The UFC returns to the O2 Arena in London, England  on Saturday March 8, for another entertaining afternoon of MMA. Preliminary action begins at 12:30pm and main card at 3pm. The card will feature notable competitors Alexander Gustafsson, Melvin Guillard, hometown favourite Brad Pickett and arguably most underrated light-heavyweight in the UFC, Jimi Manuwa, all in action on Saturday...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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