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Jon Fitch's World Series of Fighting (WSOF) tenure got off to a terrible start, losing to Josh Burkman via submission (guillotine choke) back in June 2013 after a very impressive run (14-3-1) under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner.
The competition is stiff, and it's a tall task to outshine some of MMA's bigger organization. But Hex Fight Series in Australia – and one of its top prospects – just entered the mix for "Knockout of the Year." Check out this insane KO:
Last month investigative journalist John Diedrich brought to national attention the death of kickboxer Dennis Munson Jr in Milwaukee. Now Diedrich reveals that Jessie Roach, a man with mental disabilities, has been knocked out twice by promoter/fighter Jesse Rowell in unregulated combat sports events.
The 13-bout lineup for Saturday’s WSOF 16 card is now complete, with featherweights Josh Berkovic (5-0) vs. Brenson Hansen (6-2) and welterweights Justin Buchholz (15-8) vs. Lewis Gonzalez (9-1) slotted for the evening’s NBCSN-broadcast main card.
Former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane Justino has canceled her drop to the bantamweight division, instead opting to remain at 145 pounds when she returns to the cage this February. "Cyborg," who is currently rehabbing an ankle injury, will instead focus on defending her Invicta FC title.
Over the last couple of years, inactivity has plagued former UFC welterweight Luigi Fioravanti. Even after returning to fighting in 2013 after a two-year layoff, Fioravanti has still yet to find the kind of consistent output he’d found in years past, but not all due to choice.