Former UFC fighters Rousimar Palhares and Yushin Okami will most likely make their World Series of Fighting debuts on March 29, 2014. WSOF spokesman Ali Abdel-Aziz revealed the signings Thursday during a conference call.
Palhares got banned from the UFC after he held on to a heel hook for too long after Mike Pierce clearly tapped out. Okami was released from the UFC after going a respectable 3-1 in his last four fights.
The Word Series of Fighting has some notable names competing for them like Andrei Arlovski, Jon Fitch, Anthony Johnson, Tyrone Spong, and Tyson Griffin.
The promotions next event, WSOF 8, takes place Saturday January 18th in Hollywood, FL and features two title fights including the debut of the women’s division as Jessica Aguilar makes her debut for the company.