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Shields inks multi-fight deal with WSOF

Like several UFC veterans before him, Jake Shields has found a soft landing spot with WSOF. The top-ranked free agent welterweight inked a deal with the promotion on Thursday.

Tyrone Spong shatters shin at GLORY 15

Tyrone Spong suffered a gruesome leg injury in the main event of Saturday's GLORY 15 event in Istanbul, Turkey.

Newell no stranger to 'pissing in the punch bowl'

Nick Newell always knew this opportunity would come. It was just the waiting game that tested his resolve the most.

Josh Burkman works out WSOF contract issues

A day after claiming he wanted to be released by the World Series of Fighting, Josh Burkman says he's ready to face the winner of Jon Fitch vs. Rousimar Palhares.

Josh Burkman asks for WSOF release

Josh Burkman, who has won four of his five WSOF fights, wants to fight elsewhere. The welterweight went on Twitter on Thursday to say he's asking for his release over contract issues.

WSOF, Bellator score strong ratings

The World Series of Fighting scored its second best numbers on history on Saturday night with 242,000 viewers. The night before, Bellator did its fourth best Friday night numbers, with 711,000 viewers.

Steve Carl reveals MRI results

The MRI results are in for former WSOF champ Steve Carl, who suffered a brutal inverted heel hook loss to Rousimar Palhares at WSOF 9.

Palhares leads payroll in WSOF debut

Fighting in his WSOF debut, newly crowned welterweight champ Rousimar Palhares led the reported payroll for Saturday night's WSOF 9 event.

Carl potentially out six months

As expected, former WSOF welterweight champ Steve Carl led the list of medical suspensions handed down by the NSAC following WSOF 9.

WSOF's Ali Abdel-Aziz defends Palharess latest sub

As far as WSOF's matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz is concerned, Rousimar Palhares' inverted heel hook finish of Steve Carl on Saturday night was totally fine. He appeared on The MMA Hour to talk about his new welterweight champion.

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Monday's episode featured interviews with Matt Brown, Eddie Bravo, T.J. Dillashaw, Brad Tavares, Nick Newell, Shayna Baszler, and Ali Abdel-Aziz.

WSOF unveils next step for Okami, Aguilar

Top-ranked middleweight Yushin Okami is expected to headline World Series of Fighting's inaugural trip to Japan, while Jessica Aguilar has an opponent lined up for the first defense of her WSOF title.

WSOF 11 gets Palhares-Fitch, Gaethje-Newell, Spong

Less than an hour after Rousimar Palhares defeated Steve Carl to become WSOF champ, the leglock savant's first title defense highlighted a trio of major fights announced by the promotion.

Sefo calls Palhares controversy 'crazy'

For new WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares, the issue is a simple one: referee Yves Lavigne instructed the Brazilian not to release a submission until he intervened, and that's exactly what Palhares did.

Palhares, Moraes dominate at WSOF 9

Rousimar Palhares and Marlon Moraes effortlessly seized WSOF titles at WSOF 9 on Saturday night, while Yushin Okami picked up his first submission win since 2006.

WSOF 9 Results: Carl vs. Palhares

Follow WSOF 9 results for Saturday's World Series of Fighting event from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

WSOF 9 predictions

Will Rousimar Palhares and Marlon Moraes dominate as many expect them to do? I answer these questions and more with my predictions for Saturday night.

Marlon Moraes wants Renan Barao after WSOF 9

Marlon Moraes won’t underestimate Josh Rettinghouse, but wants to challenge UFC bantamweight kingpin Renan Barao after his title fight at WSOF 9.

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WSOF 9 weigh-in video and results

Check out the WSOF 9 weigh-in video to see all the fighters try to make weight Friday for Saturday's WSOF 9.

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MMA Beat on Hendo-Shogun, DC, Chope, WSOF 9, more

The panel discusses their interest in seeing Dan Henderson and/or Shogun Rua fight again, Daniel Cormier's next opponent, the UFC's decision to release Will Chope and Melvin Guillard, Rousimar Palhares' WSOF debut, and more.

Palhares passes drug test, cleared to fight

Rousimar Palhares has passed his pre-fight drug test, and as a result, has been licensed by the Nevada Athletic Commission to fight Steve Carl at World Series of Fighting 9 this Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Shane Kruchten knows his battlegrounds

Shane Kruchten had to overcome a lot to arrive at his fight with Mike Corey at WSOF 9 -- things like war, post traumatic stress disorder, addiction and a near fatal (and deliberate) brush up with dying.

Jon Fitch headlines WSOF 11 card in July

Steve Carl will put the WSOF welterweight title on the line Saturday night in Las Vegas against Rousimar Palhares, and the winner of the welterweight clash will meet Jon Fitch at WSOF 11 in July.

Palhares: Nobody wants to go to the ground with me

WSOF champion Steve Carl has 16 submission victories in his MMA record, but grappling wizard Rousimar Palhares won’t be surprised if he does not want to fight him on the ground.

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Monday's episode featured interviews with Phil Davis, Kenny Florian, Melvin Guillard, Arianny Celeste, Dave Meltzer, and Steve Carl.

Carl initially hesitant to fight Palhares

Jon Fitch wasn't the only WSOF fighter initially hesitant to face Rousimar Palhares because of the Brazilian's checkered past.

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