WSOF draws its biggest ratings on Saturday night
Saturday night's World Series of Fighting show on NBC Sports, headlined by Tyrone Spong's decision win over Angel DeAnda, did the company's best numbers to date with a 0.23 rating and 264,000 viewers.
The show, from Ontario, Calif., also pulled an 0.18 in the 18-49 demo and an 0.30 in Males 18-49.
The numbers are slightly below the 300,000 viewer level that the lowest rated World Extreme Cagefighting shows did on the same station, when it was known as Versus, and above most Bellator events when they were on MTV 2, which had similar reach...
After WSOF weigh-in debacle, Lew Polley heads to heavyweight for Friday's RFA 9
After badly missing weight for World Series of Fighting 4 this past weekend and ultimately being cut from the promotion, Lew Polley will be back in action this week – as a heavyweight.
Polley (12-4) didn't officially weigh in for his WSOF 4 bout with Hans Stringer, but an event source told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he tipped the scale at 237 pounds. He's now replaced James Wilson (2-0), whom RFA officials said broke his hand, and meets NCAA Division I national wrestling champion and Olympian Steve Mocco (2-0) at Friday's RFA 9 event...
Andrei Arlovski in for injured Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle at WSOF 5
A training injury has forced Anthony Johnson (15-4) to withdraw from World Series of Fighting 5.
Johnson's scheduled opponent, Mike Kyle (20-9-1), will now meet ex-UFC champ Andrei Arlovski (30-10) at heavyweight in the headliner of the Sept. 14 event. WSOF 5 takes place at Revel Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. Its main card airs live on NBC Sports Network.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the switch with the promotion following a report from MMAFighting.com.
WIth the change, the WSOF 5 card now includes:
Andrei Arlovski vs. Mike Kyle
Dave Branch vs. Danillo Villefort - middleweight tournament semifinals
Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor - middleweight tournament semifinals
Paul Daley Signs A multifight Deal with BAMMA
Paul Daley will be fighting for a familiar promotion in the near future, but it won't be the UFC.
"Semtex" has signed a new three-fight contract with the European-based BAMMA, Daley's manager Wad Alameddine confirmed with MMAFighting.com. BAMMA officials also confirmed the deal, which is a 12-month United Kingdom exclusive.