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WSOF signs veterans Caros Fodor and Cory Devela to multi-year contracts

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Esther Lin, Sportsfile

The World Series of Fighting announced a couple of free agent signings on Thursday.

Lightweight Strikeforce/ONE FC veteran Caros Fodor — the brother of Ben Fodor, a.k.a. Phoenix Jones — and middleweight Cory Devela have signed multi-year contracts with the promotion, as was announced through a press release.

The 31-year old Fodor (10-4), a pupil of Matt Hume in Washington state, has won two fights in a row under the ONE FC banner. He submitted Willy Ni (kimura) and Vincent Latoel (rear-naked choke) while fighting in Asia. His last North American appearances came against Sam Stout at UFC 157, whom he dropped a split decision to, and Pat Healy in Strikeforce.

Devela (16-6), also 31, last appeared in the Sparta Combat League, where he won the middleweight championship in August. He has won four straight fights over all, dating back to Oct. 2104. His most notable victories have come over UFC veterans Nick Ring and Joe Riggs, when he competed in Strikeforce.

Devela lost via submission (rear-naked choke) in a bout against middleweight contender Luke Rockhold at a Strikeforce Challengers event in 2009.

"Caros and Cory are two seasoned and accomplished stars in their respective weight classes, so it is a pleasure to welcome them aboard," the WSOF president Ray Sefo stated in the press release.

"With our roster of stars, and our schedule of live events and television programming all growing rapidly, this is a more exciting time than ever for World Series of Fighting, and we are delighted to be able to have more and more established talent like Caros and Cory be a part of what we are building."