World Series of Fighting brings both a Heavyweight Championship and Flyweight Championship to Foxwoods Resort Casino Saturday night in Mashantucket, Conn. Blagoi Ivanov will defend his heavyweight title against Derrick Mehmen, and Magomed Bibulatov faces Donavon Frelow for the inaugural WSOF featherweight title. WSOF 24 is headlined with a welterweight match-up between top WSOF 170-pound … Read more
When Justin Gathje became the first person to not only defeat, but stop Nick Newell in a lightweight championship bout at WSOF 11 earlier this month, it appeared a couple knee strikes Gaethje threw at Newell in the first round could have been illegal. But from the camera angle on NBC, it was hard to tell for sure. The commentators … Read more
Hello world or at least to the world that has the NBC Network. World Series of Fighting debuts on the big network today as Nick Newell looks to add another title to his collection but faces one of the best lightweights in the business in Justin Gaethje. Melvin Guillard will try to impress Ray Sefo … Read more
The clock is ticking for Melvin Guillard as he attempts to make weight for his World Series of Fighting debut tomorrow in Florida. Guillard and Cody Bollinger were off the mark today when they hit the scales. Bollinger has decided he will not attempt to cut anymore and give up a percentage of his purse. … Read more
World Series of Fighting lightweight Nick Newell recently received his black-belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Andrew Calandrelli at Ultimate MMA in New Haven. Newell has jumped out to a perfect 11-0 record and will challenge Justin Gaethje for his WSOF lightweight title later this year. Newell is the former XFC champion.
With the first event of the year for World Series of Fighting right around the corner, the promotion held a conference call today that featured athletes from the upper half of the televised card. The WSOF 8 competitors on the line included Justin Gaethje, Rich Patishnock, Anthony Johnson, Mike Kyle, Jessica Aguilar and Alida Gray, along with WSOF President Ray Sefo and Executive VP Ali Abdel-Aziz.
World Series of Fighting has been honored with six nominations in the latest edition of the Fighters Only World MMA Awards. World Series of Fighting was one of five organizations nominated for “Best Promotion,” World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo was named in the “Leading Man” category, lightweight contender Nick Newell was nominated for “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year,” Josh Burkman’s choke-out of Jon Fitch was nominated for “Submission of the Year,” World Series of Fighting broadcaster Bas Rutten was named in the “Personality of the Year” category and Kat Kelley was named in the “Ringcard Girl of the Year”