On Saturday night, World Series of Fighting crowns its first-ever champion, and today the promotion revealed the prize for which they’ll be competing. Custom-designed by A.J. LaFons, the World Series of Fighting championship belt features more than 43 carats of genuine ruby, diamond, emerald, sapphire and red garnet and weighs in at a total of 10 pounds, 7 ounces.
This Thursday we change the pace up just a little bit as ProMMAnow staff writer Brian Furby steps in for Jack Bratcher tonight. On the docket will be discussions on the big weekend ahead of us in the mixed martial arts world. With four events going down in two days we will deliver our take on what to watch and what to skip.
This Saturday Josh Burkman and Steve Carl will meet in Coral Gables, Florida to determine who gets to be the first World Series of Fighting champion. Burkman is 3-0 inside of the promotion posting back to back first round finishes over Aaron Simpson and Jon Fitch. Carl is on a six fight winning streak including two first round submission wins for WSOF.
The lineup for World Series of Fighting’s first-ever trip to Florida continues to fill with the addition of three new preliminary contests, including lightweights Luiz “Buscape” Firmino (16-6) vs. Jacob “Feelgood” Volkmann (16-4), featherweights Nick LoBosco (6-0) vs. Fabio Mello (11-6) and featherweights Alexandre “Pulga” Pimentel (12-1) vs. Jade Porter (9-3).
Nick LoBosco (6-0) is riding quite a streak in his mixed martial arts career. He has jumped out to 10 straight wins with six of those coming in the professional ranks. In his last outing he dispatched his opponent in only 39 seconds, winning with a rear naked choke. He will now take his act to the World Series of Fighting and debut at WSOF 6 in Miami.