World Series of Fighting finalizes card for inaugural event

In a little less than a month the curtain will drop on the World of Series of Fighting’s first entry into the MMA lexicon where the promotion is poised to make an impact thanks to a star-studded lineup and the spotlight being provided by NBC Sports. This week the company confirmed the full card for WSOF 1 and it definitely didn’t disappoint thanks to the number of UFC/Strikeforce veterans expected to see action at the November 3 show.

As expected, a bout between heavyweight Andrei Arlovski and Devin Cole will cap off things off with fights featuring Gregor Gracie, Miguel Torres, and Anthony Johnson rounding out the rest of the NBC Sports broadcast.

Officially announced for the undercard, as reported first by MMAWeekly, were match-ups involving the the MMA debut of kickboxing star Tyrone Spong as well as appearances from David Branch and Ronys Torres. Other interesting tilts include Gerald Harris-Josh Burkman and Gesias Cavalcante-T.J. O’Brien.

Check out the complete card below:

David Branch vs. Dustin Jacoby
Waylon Lowe vs. Fabio Mello
Steve Carl vs. Ramico Blackmon
Tyrone Spong vs. Travis Bartlett
Ronys Torres vs. Brian Cobb
Gerald Harris vs. Josh Burkman
Gesias Cavalcante vs. T.J. O’Brien
Gregor Gracie vs. Tyson Steele
Miguel Torres vs. Marlon Moraes
Anthony Johnson vs. D.J. Linderman
Andrei Arlovski vs. Devin Cole

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE

6 COMMENTS
  • Creature says:

    I have a feeling this Promotion is going to take of quite nicely. It seems to have a decent amount of talent and name recognition with fighters and is signing more every week. Im excited for it

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  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    I’m excited about any new promotion giving guys a home but I’m not overly confident the organization will last more than a year. They have NBC Sports, which is nice, but they’re also dishing out a good deal of salary as well. Unless the backers are ready to lose money in the beginning it’s going to be a short ride.

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  • Creature says:

    Good point Brendhan, but I do hope you are wrong

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  • Lord Faust says:

    The specifics of their NBC deal are confusing. Depending on what you read, it’s either a 1 year deal, or 1 show. Maybe this is just a pilot run.

    There’s definitely room for another Bellator-level promotion, whether these guys do well is still up for debate. I am looking forward to see the inaugural show, so I can get a better read on their future — if any.

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  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    I give it one show. After that NBC will replace it with something more in tune with their regular viewing audience like women’s doubles golf or America’s Funniest Home video.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    both One FC and WSF are paying for name fighters to get instant recognition, neither will last long that way. at least One FC has an awesome stable of Asian and Oceanic fighters to fill the card afterwards

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