FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 26th, 2015
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING ON NBCSN HIGHLIGHTED BY JUSTIN GAETHJE VS. LUIS PALOMINO IN LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE BOUT THIS SAT., MAR. 28, LIVE AT 9 P.M. ET
Thiago Silva vs. Matt Hamill in Light Heavyweight Bout
NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream All Bouts
STAMFORD, Conn. – Mar. 26, 2015 – World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, Mar. 28, live at 9 p.m. ET, highlighted by the undefeated Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (13-0) defending his world lightweight title against Luis “Baboon” Palomino (23-9). Gaethje last defended his title by knocking out Nick Newell in NBC’s debut WSOF broadcast in July. Palomino also enters the bout coming off a knockout win, defeating “Lethal” Lewis Gonzalez on NBCSN in August.
The co-main event features Matt “The Hammer” Hamill (11-5) facing knockout artist Thiago Silva (16-3, 12 knockouts) in a light heavyweight bout. Saturday’s card also features bouts between Jake “The Honey Bear” Heun (7-3) and Teddy Holder (8-1) in the light heavyweight division; and Timur “Lucky” Valiev (8-1) and Ed “Wild” West (18-9) in the bantamweight division.
Play-by-play announcer Todd Harris will be joined by mixed martial artists and analysts Bas Rutten and Joey Varner to call the action from Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona.
NBC Sports Live Extra: World Series of Fighting will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.
World Series of Fighting is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from around the globe. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow World Series of Fighting on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo @SugarRaySefo.
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