Olympian, 2-Time NCAA Champ Mocco to WSOF
Steve Mocco, who won a pair of NCAA Division I wrestling titles, and represented the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in freestyle wrestling, takes the next step of his young MMA career, signing a deal with the World Series of Fighting.
WSOF 8 Results: Kyle vs Rumble. Gaethje vs Patishnock
WSOF 8 results: Gaethje, Aguilar crowned champs, ‘Rumble’ continues to roll
Justin Gaethje (11-0) is World Series of Fighting’s first lightweight champion after scoring a first-round stoppage over Richard Patishnock (6-2).
The bout served as the main event of Saturday’s World Series of Fighting 8 event, which took place at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and aired on NBC Sports Network.
MFC 39 – Weigh In Results – Three Miss Weight
UPDATE: Tom Gallicchio missed weight for his Lightweight Title, the fight will go on as a 5 round Title fight. If Southern wins he becomes the champion, If Gallicchio wins he doesn’t get the title and will face Southern in an automatic rematch.
265lbs- Anthony Hamilton (261.6) vs. Darrill Schoonover (257)
***Heavyweight Title Fight
155lbs- Kurt Southern (154.8) vs. *Tom Gallicchio (155.2)
***Lightweight Title Fight
170lbs- Jason South (170.6) vs. Gilbert Smith (170.6)
164lbs- Sean Powers (163.2) vs. Marcus Edwards (163.8)
205lbs- Markhaile Wedderburn (203) vs. Sean O’Connell (205.4)
155lbs- Dan Ring (155) vs. *Andrew McInnes (157.4)
200lbs- Jared McComb (199.6) vs. Paul Grebinski (200.2)
185lbs- *Cody Krahn (186.4) vs. Clay Davidson (184.8)
*Missed Weight, Forfeits 20% of Purse
Matt Riddle returns, meets Michael Kuiper in Titan FC 27 co-main event
Matt Riddle has resurfaced with a new organization. The question now is, will he actually fight for them?
Riddle has agreed to fight fellow former UFC fighter Michael Kuiper in the co-main event of Titan Fighting Championship 27 on Feb. 28 in middleweight action, according
to Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson. The event, headlined by Mike Ricci vs. Jorge Gurgel, is expected to air on CBS Sports Network from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS.
WSOF Exec: Eddie Alvarez Ruined Bellator
World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Vice President Ali Abdelaziz shared his thoughts about re-signing fighters in WSOF, wanting them to go where they are happy and how the Eddie Alvarez lawsuit is keeping fighters away from Bellator.