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WSOF cuts a check for Josh Burkman, who stays put to fight winner of Jon Fitch vs. Rousimar Palhares

Forget fighting, money solves everything! Crisis averted. After formally requesting his release from World Series of Fighting (WSOF) earlier today (April 4, 2014), Josh Burkman has come to terms with the upstart mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion and will fulfill his contract with a welterweight title shot against the winner of Rousimar Palhares vs. Show More Summary

Steve Carl MRI results reveal partial tears following Rousimar Palhares submission, but no surgery required

Carl was unable to escape his opponent's heel hook, but he did manage to avoid surgery. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) suspended Steve Carl for six months following his main event loss to Rousimar Palhares at the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 9: "Carl vs. Show More Summary

WSOF exec thinks 'crazy' critics should be 'praising' Rousimar Palhares

Critics and cynics were out in full force this past weekend when Rousimar Palhares successfully secured the ankle of Steve Carl at WSOF 9, as well as the promotion's Welterweight title. Ali Abdel-Aziz, meanwhile, was on the other side of the fence... Show More Summary

The Black Hat Fits: Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch Will Be Must-See TV for WSOF

Rousimar Palhares proved he’s still an elite welterweight on Saturday at World Series of Fighting 9, taking the company’s 170-pound title from no-name champion Steve Carl in 69 easy, breezy seconds. The 34-year-old leg-lock specialist...Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares: Oh, What Might Have Been in the UFC

Oh, what might have been. On a spring night in Nevada, Rousimar Palhares latched onto the leg of World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Steve Carl, heel hooking his way to victory in 69 seconds to become champion himself. Few...Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares: WSOF Playing with Fire by Defending New Champ

World Series of Fighting has done something very few other promotions have done in MMA history: I t has earned respect from fans and media. Fans are always rooting against non-UFC promotions, be it consciously or subconsciously. It's hard not to. Show More Summary

WSOF Prez: 'You're Crazy' If You Think Rousimar Palhares Held Heel Hook Too Long

Newly crowned World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares isn't receiving much praise in light of his submission victory over Steve Carl at WSOF 9 Saturday night in Las Vegas. Once again, many pundits believe that...Show More Summary

Why “Go Out on Your Shield” Is the Most Toxic Part of MMA’s Culture

(Photo via WSOF) By Matt Saccaro Rousimar Palhares and Yushin Okami were the stars at last night's World Series of Fighting 9. Both fighters crushed their respective cans, and got write-ups on MMA sites across the web because their "UFC...Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares vs. Steve Carl full fight video replay from WSOF 9 in Las Vegas

Watch former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight bad boy Rousimar Palhares capture the 170-pound strap with a nasty first-round submission (heel hook) victory over former division titleholder Steve Carl in the main event of World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 9 last night (March 29, 2014) on NBC Sports in Las Vegas, Nevada. Show More Summary

WSOF announces Rousimar Palhares vs Jon Fitch for July, but Fitch says 'no later' than June

After his first round victory against Steve Carl last night (Sat., March 29, 2014) at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 9: "Carl vs. Palhares," Rousimar Palhares was supposed to make his first Welterweight title defense against Jon Fitch at WSOF 11 on July 5, 2014. Show More Summary

The Good, Bad and Strange from World Series of Fighting 9

When Rousimar Palhares' name is on the card, anything can happen. And it usually does. The powerful Brazilian grappling ace rose to prominence as one of the most feared submission fighters in the middleweight ranks, and he has carried...Show More Summary

World Series of Fighting 9: Recap and Full Results from Carl vs. Palhares

The World Series of Fighting promotion brought out several of its biggest names, old and new, for WSOF 9, held Saturday in Las Vegas. Rousimar Palhares, who was banned from the UFC last fall amid allegations he held onto a dangerousShow More Summary

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 9 results recap: Palhares wins welterweight title, Moraes brutalizes Rettinghouse for bantamweight strap

The Brazilians were victorious at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 9: "Carl vs. Palhares," which took place Saturday night (March 29, 2014) from Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, UFC castoff Rousimar Palhares tapped Steve Carl in familiar fashion to win the welterweight championship. Show More Summary

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 9 OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS

WSOF 9 Weigh-In HighlightsWSOF 9 Weigh-In Video Highlights World Series of Fighting 9 main event fighters Steve Carl and Rousimar Palhares both weighed in at exactly 170 pounds at the official Weigh-In for the “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares” event set to take place on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel [...] (Read more...)

Rousimar Palhares passes random pre-fight drug test ahead of WSOF 9 title fight

Assuming he makes weight later today, "Toquinho" will be ready to roll for his 170-pound title fight against Steve Carl. Everyone at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) can now breathe a little easier. That's because top welterweight attraction...Show More Summary

WSOF welterweight champ Steve Carl predicts fight against Rousimar Palhares will end in first round

WSOF welterweight champion Steve Carl was a guest on MMAmania's Darce Side Radio podcast, speaking about his first title defense against Rousimar Palhares at WSOF 9 on Saturday night (March 29, 2014) at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Show More Summary

Jon Fitch gets next welterweight title shot, will fight Steve Carl vs Rousimar Palhares winner at WSOF 11

Never, ever, say never. Despite a submission loss and a close decision win in two fights under the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) umbrella, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight standout, Jon Fitch, has been guaranteed a 170-pound title shot. Fitch is poised to challenge the winner of Steve Carl vs. Show More Summary

WSOF 9: Steve Carl unfazed by Rousimar Palhares' drug testing woes

The main event could be in jeopardy, as WSOF welterweight champion Steve Carl may been dealing with a change of opponent if Rousimar Palhares' drug test comes back dirty. World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 9: "Carl vs. Palhares" will be...Show More Summary

No more Mr. Bad Guy: Rousimar Palhares aiming for fresh start in WSOF title fight

There once was a time when Rousimar Palhares could have been the dirtiest player in the game. That being said, "Toquinho" is ready to put the lingering past behind him, by focusing on winning gold at WSOF 9: "Carl vs. Palhares" on March...Show More Summary

WSOF Has a 'Backup' for Steve Carl If Palhares Drug Test Comes Back Dirty

The World Series of Fighting 9 main event between welterweight champion Steve Carl and newly acquired ex-UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares is in jeopardy. On a conference call Tuesday afternoon, WSOF senior executive vice president and matchmaker...Show More Summary

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