World Series of Fighting press conference highlights

Today in Las Vegas, Nevada the World Series of Fighting held their first press conference. The WSOF President Ray Sefo was present and answering questions from the media. The first event is set to take place on November 3 at Planet Hollywood Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

Below are highlights from the presser thanks to Adam Martin (@MMAdamMartin) from The Score.

  • Kickboxing legend Ray Sefo will serve as WSOF president; fighter agent Ali Abdel-Aziz will serve as matchmaker
  • WSOF will use a ten-sided cage, a decagon, which I believe is a first in MMA
  • WSOF has a one-year deal with the NBC Sports Network (formerly known as Versus)
  • WSOF plans on holding between eight and 10 events in the next year
  • Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres will headline WSOF 1
  • Josh Burkman vs. Gerald Harris is official
  • JZ Cavalcante vs. John Gunderson is official
  • Gregor Gracie vs. Tyson Steele is official
  • Ronys Torres vs. Brian Cobb is official
  • Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley will compete on the card
  • Former UFC heavyweight James McSweeney will also make an appearance
  • Former UFC heavyweight Rolles Gracie has been signed to fight
  • According to Sefo, the fighters will be the heart of the promotion and will be well taken care of
The card sounds like it’s going to be stacked with some serious talent. If all works out we will be in luck for 2013 with 8-10 events.


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