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  • UFC star David Branch promotes pair of female BJJ prospects to blue belt

    UFC star David Branch promotes pair of female BJJ prospects to blue belt

    UFC star David Branch is quietly building the world's most dangerous team of female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. His academy, located in the heart of Hoboken, New Jersey, is home to some of the top young BJJ prospects on the planet, including a number of homegrown stars from the East Coast...
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    Olympic gold medalist writes inspirational message to young judo player

    At a meet-and-greet earlier this month at Modell's Sporting Goods in Times Square, two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison could have easily gone through the motions as most athletes do, quickly signing her name and sending fans on their merry way. Harrison, a former training partner of Ronda...
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    In photos: Kayla Harrison and Justin Gaethje greet New York City fight fans

    Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison, World Series of Fighting lightweight champ Justin Gaethje and combat sports legend Ray Sefo were on hand at Modell's Sporting Goods in Times Square, greeting New York City fight fans to build hype for World Series of Fighting 34 -- the promotion's long...
  • World Series of Fighting buries two-division champ on 'WSOF 34' undercard

    World Series of Fighting buries two-division champ on 'WSOF 34' undercard

    Two-division champ David Branch (19-3) won't be headlining World Series of Fighting 34. He's not even on the main card of the show. The Bronx native, 35, will be fighting professionally in his home state for the first time ever, defending his middleweight title at Madison Square Garden against...
  • Two-division WSOF champ David Branch fuels up on bunny meat

    Two-division WSOF champ David Branch fuels up on bunny meat

    Two-division World Series of Fighting champ David Branch has an Instagram page that comes with the following disclaimer: Pet owners, beware. The 35-year-old Bronx native recently posted a pair of cringe-worthy video clips from a New York meat market, showing rabbits taken from a cage and dropped...
  • World Series of Fighting is set to hit New York City

    World Series of Fighting caps year with historic New York City show

    History will be made on Dec. 31, as World Series of Fighting hits the "Big Apple" for the first time ever with a stacked card that is likely to feature several of the top combat sport superstars in the world. "WSOF 36" is slated for New Year's Eve at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York...
  • Phoenix Jones is set to fight at World Series of Fighting 32

    WSOF 32 preview: Phoenix Jones on the cusp of stardom

    Ben Fodor, a real-life costumed vigilante and crime prevention crusader known across the globe as Phoenix Jones, has one of the greatest gimmicks of all-time in the sport of MMA. He is the leader of the Rain City Superhero Movement, a citizen patrol group that fights crime on the mean streets of...
  • Nick Newell is not scheduled to appear at World Series of Fighting 31

    World Series of Fighting hits Connecticut for first time without Nick Newell

    World Series of Fighting has put on two shows in Connecticut in its short history, both times counting on Milford native "Notorious" Nick Newell to move the needle at the box office. Newell, 30, was easily the biggest ticket-seller both at "WSOF 20" and "WSOF 24," as his friends and family needed to...
  • Brye Anne Russillo is set to compete this summer

    Brye Anne Russillo set to fight at World Series of Fighting Global Championship

    Long Island's hottest combat sports sensation -- Brye Anne "Bonebreaker" Russillo -- is taking her talents to China. Russillo, who was sidelined for the entire winter of 2015 due to illness, announced to Kyle Carroll of My MMA News that she will be fighting this summer at "WSOF - Global...
  • World Series of Fighting is heading to California this winter

    World Series of Fighting set to bring stacked card to California

    World Series of Fighting is heading to California with arguably its biggest and baddest show of all-time, an absolutely stacked card that includes "TUF" reality show vets, homegrown superstars, and talent from across the globe. The show, officially dubbed "WSOF 28," includes a scintillating main...
  • World Series of Fighting hits Tennessee next month

    World Series of Fighting set to make Tennessee debut

    World Series of Fighting is set to hit "The Volunteer State" for the first time ever, bringing a stacked card next month to Memphis' FedExForum, according to a Dec. 21 report from MMA Fighting. The show, which is officially being dubbed as "Future Champs," will feature an intriguing lightweight main...
  • Lance Palmer is set to fight at World Series of Fighting 26

    World Series of Fighting 26 preview: Lance Palmer battles Alexandre Almeida

    Hard-hitting featherweight champion Lance "The Party" Palmer (10-1 overall, 3-1 WSOF) puts his title on the line against Brazilian submission ace Alexandre Almeida (17-5) in the main event of World Series of Fighting 26, according to an Oct. 14 report from FanSided. How will the fight play out? No...
  • Saul Almeida wants to fight Robbie Peralta or Rick Glenn at WSOF 26

    Saul Almeida wants to fight Robbie Peralta or Rick Glenn at WSOF 26

    After falling short on Oct. 17 at World Series of Fighting 24 in Connecticut, Brazilian-American featherweight superstar Saul "The Spider" Almeida (18-6) is hoping to get back into title contention by making a fast turnaround. The hard-hitting submission ace took almost no damage in his loss to...
  • Emily Miller made history at World Series of Fighting 24

    Emily Miller makes history by going solo at World Series of Fighting 24

    Emily Miller made a unique kind of history over the weekend at World Series of Fighting 24 in Connecticut, becoming the first ring card girl from the leading three MMA promotions in the United States – UFC, Bellator and WSOF – to work a full event without a partner. Miller, of Austin, Texas, was on...
  • WSOF 24: Nick Newell calls it a career at age 29

    WSOF 24: Nick Newell calls it a career at age 29

    Following his win over Tom Marcellino at "WSOF 24" in Connecticut, former XFC lightweight champion "Notorious" Nick Newell (13-1) shocked the world with an announcement that he would be hanging up the gloves at the tender age of 29, according to an Oct. 17 report from MMA Junkie. Newell, a former...
  • Colton Smith fights at World Series of Fighting 24

    Colton Smith: I'm 'better skilled' and 'more confident' now than I was on 'TUF'

    After seven years of high-level competition, including a four-fight stint in the UFC, Colton Smith's journey in the realm of combat sports is only just beginning. Smith, 28, was released from the world's premier MMA promotion after suffering three-straight losses between 2013 and '14, but he's ready...
  • Saul Almeida is hoping for a title shot against Lance Palmer

    Saul Almeida eyes fight with WSOF champ Lance Palmer

    Hard-hitting Brazilian-American superstar Saul "The Spider" Almeida (18-5) said Sept. 15 in an exclusive interview with AXS.com that he's eyeing a future title opportunity against World Series of Fighting featherweight champ Lance "The Party" Palmer. Almeida, 26, thinks he may be just a few wins...
  • David Branch is set to compete at World Series of Fighting 23

    WSOF 23 preview: Will David Branch become promotion's first two-division champ?

    New York superstar David Branch (16-3) will look to becoming World Series of Fighting's first two-division champion when he collides with Memphis sensation Teddy Holder (9-1) in a light heavyweight title fight at "WSOF 23" in Phoenix, Ariz., according to a Sept. 7 report from Bloody Elbow. Branch...
  • Nick Newell is set to fight at World Series of Fighting 24

    WSOF 24 preview: Nick Newell looks to continue resurgence

    Hard-hitting lightweight standout "Notorious" Nick Newell (12-1) will be fighting in front of his hometown fans for the second time this year, as he's set to compete against a yet-to-be-determined opponent on Oct. 17 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn., according to an Aug. 3 tweet from The...
  • Rousimar Palhares defeated Jake Shields at WSOF 22

    Rousimar Palhares should be banished from MMA

    Former UFC welterweight standout Rousimar Palhares was back to his old tricks in Saturday's World Series of Fighting 22 headliner, resorting to a bevy of illegal tactics to finish Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Jake Shields, according to an Aug. 2 report from MMA Fighting. Palhares, 35, illegally gouged...
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