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Tyson Griffin vs. Gesias Cavalcante slated for WSOF 4
A lightweight bout between big-show vets Tyson Griffin and Gesias Cavalcante is the latest addition to August's World Series of Fighting 4 lineup.
Jon Fitch's WSOF contract allows for fights in outside organizations
While Jon Fitch (24-5-1) said he's thoroughly committed to the World Series of Fighting, he has options if the promotion doesn't keep him busy. The veteran welterweight, who's scheduled to rematch Josh Burkman (25-9) June 14 at WSOF 3, expects to fulfill a four-fight contract with the promotion within a year. But if there are delays, he could fight for another promoter, perhaps in Asia. "I have it within my contract to fight elsewhere," Fitch told MMAjunkie.com
Cage Warriors pays for Bellator release, inks Ronnie Mann
Cage Warriors today announced the signing of big-show bantamweight veteran Ronnie Mann to a five-fight deal.
Rolles Gracie Forced Off World Series of Fighting 3 Card; Fight Cancelled
Rolles Gracie has been forced off of the World Series of Fighting 3 fight card due to injury. WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz on Wednesday confirmed Gracie’s injury to MMAWeekly.com. It was first reported by MMAFighting.com. Gracie injured his wrist, forcing him out of the fight, and forcing WSOF officials to shuffle its fight card.
World Series of Fighting Unveils Championship Belt, Plans First Title Fight for Early 2014
The World Series of Fighting has taken another step toward crowning its first world champion. A source close to the WSOF forwarded images of the promotion’s new championship belt to Sherdog.com on Tuesday, stating that the WSOF plans to hold its first title fight in early 2014. While the weight at which the fight will be contested is not yet determined, Sherdog’s source said that middleweight and light heavyweight are the most likely options.
Champ Esparza injured, Hamasaki now meets Gadelha at Invicta FC 6
Invicta FC strawweight champion Carla Esparza is injured, so Ayaka Hamasaki will meet replacement Claudia Gadelha at Invicta FC 6.
Nick Diaz Promotions debuts June 22 in Stockton; Roberts, Banuelos booked
Recent UFC welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz's first foray into MMA promotion is a go, according to a press release issued today.
Ex-XFC champ Nick Newell announces new deal with World Series of Fighting
If Nick Newell really wants to fight top-level guys who could help him get to the UFC, he's found a home to prove he can do it.
Shannon Knapp bans manager Brett Atchley from Invicta FC events
Following a series of allegations from clients and non-clients, manager Brett Atchley is no longer allowed to attend Invicta FC events, according to company president Shannon Knapp.
Pudzianowski vs. Sean McCorkle added to KSW 23
A heavyweight bout between Mariusz Pudzianowski and Sean McCorkle looks to serve as the KSW 23 co-main event
With Nick Newell out, Scott Holtzman meets John Mahlow for title at XFC 24
With Nick Newell's well-publicized split from the promotion and his scratch for a planned title fight, Scott Holtzman instead will fight John Mahlow for the vacant Xtreme Fighting Championships lightweight belt.
WSOF sets four-man middleweight tourney with Taylor, Mutapcic, Branch, Villefort
With its recently announced four-man tournament, World Series of Fighting will have a middleweight champion by year's end.
WSOF to hold MW tourney to determine first champ
World Series of Fighting has announced a four man tournament, with the winner crowned the first ever WSOF 185 lbs champion.
WSOF 3 adds Gruetzemacher-Sanders, Beebe-Murphy to prelims
World Series of Fighting continues to fill out the card for its next show, WSOF 3 next month in Las Vegas. Chris Gruetzemacher (11-1) will meet Jerrod Sanders (11-1) in a featherweight bout, while Carson Beebe (13-2) takes on Joe Murphy (6-0) at bantamweight. WSOF officials on Wednesday announced the new fight pairings. All four fighters will be making their WSOF debuts. WSOF 3 takes place June 14 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The main card airs on NBC Sports Network. The main event is a welterweight bout between former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch and fellow UFC vet Josh Burkman.
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Jessamyn Duke successfully appeals KO loss to Miriam Nakamoto at Invicta FC 5
The Missouri Office of Athletics today overturned Jessamyn Duke's loss at Invicta FC 5, changing the result of her bout against Miriam Nakamoto to a no contest. Nakamoto originally was ruled the winner by way of knockout, but after an investigation, the commission ruled an illegal knee warranted the overturning of the official result, according to a copy of the decision obtained today by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The fight took place April 5 at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., and streamed live via online pay-per-view.
Pregnancy scratches Laura Sanko; Invicta FC 6 lineup again set with 13 bouts
It wasn't an injury or illness or contract dispute that scratched Laura Sanko from Invicta FC 6. Instead, a pregnancy has forced the mother-to-be from the July card.
Valentijn Overeem injured, Travis Wiuff meets Mike Kyle in CFA 11 main event
A rib injury has knocked Valentijn Overeem from a main event heavyweight fight later this month against Mike Kyle, and Travis Wiuff will step up in his place at Championship Fighting Alliance 11 in Florida.
Leonard Garcia signs with Legacy FC, expected to face Rey Trujillo on July 19
Nine-time UFC veteran Leonard Garcia has a new fighting home. Garcia has signed a multi-fight deal with the Texas-based Legacy Fighting Championship promotion and is expected to debut for the company on July 19 against Rey Trujillo.
Nick Newell says he's not under contract with XFC & never agreed to fight Holtzman
Former XFC undefeated lightweight champion, Nick Newell discusses his side of the story on why he doesn't want to fight for the promotion.
Nick Newell refuses to defend his title
Nick Newell has refused to defend his title at XFC 24 against Scott Holtzman. Here is an interview with XFC President John Prisco.
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