Josh Burkman vs. Steve Carl for first World Series of Fighting welterweight title set for Oct. 26

World Series of Fighting

World Series of Fighting will crown its first champion next month.

Josh Burkman will meet Steve Carl for the promotion's inaugural 170-pound title in the main event of WSOF 6 on Oct. 26 at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla., on the campus of the University of Miami, WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz and president Ray Sefo confirmed with MMAFighting.com on Tuesday.

Burkman (26-9) is 3-0 in WSOF and most recently submitted Jon Fitch via guillotine in 41 seconds in June. The former UFC fighter has won his last five fights in a row.

Carl (20-3) will enter the title fight on a six-bout winning streak. He's 2-0 in WSOF, most recently submitting Tyson Steele via first-round rear-naked choke in June.

The rest of the card is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The promotion's next event, WSOF 5, takes place Sept. 14 in Atlantic City, N.J., and it will be headlined by Andrei Arlovski vs. Mike Kyle. Both main cards will air live on NBC Sports Network.

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