Champ Steve Carl meets Rousimar Palhares in WSOF 9 headliner
LAS VEGAS – Polarizing submission wizard Rousimar Palhares‘ WSOF debut will include a shot at the Las Vegas-based promotion’s welterweight title.
WSOF President Ray Sefo revealed to USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie that Palhares (15-5) will face the promotion’s current 170-pound champ, Steve Carl (21-3), in the headlining bout of “WSOF 9: Carl vs. Palhares” on March 29. The event’s main card airs on NBC Sports Network from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. MMAjunkie carries the prelims.
BAMMA (UK) Partners With KIX TV to broadcast across Asia & Hong Kong
January 20, 2014 - Europe's flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce a new television partnership with Asia's premier action entertainment channel KIX, operated by Celestial Tiger Entertainment. The deal will see BAMMA events now broadcast across Asia on KIX and KIX HD in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam and the Philippines.
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