FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING ON NBCSN HIGHLIGHTED BY DAVID BRANCH VS. RONNY MARKES IN LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT TOMORROW, LIVE AT 9 P.M. ET
Joe Condon vs. “Notorious” Nick Newell in Lightweight Bout
NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream All Bouts
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 9, 2015 – World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN tomorrow, Friday, April 10, live at 9 p.m. ET, highlighted by a light heavyweight bout between David Branch (15-3) and Ronny Markes (15-3). Branch, the reigning WSOF middleweight champion, moved up in weight to compete in the four-man tournament for the inaugural WSOF light heavyweight title. The winner of tomorrow’s bout moves on to face Teddy Holder, who scored a KO win over Thiago Silva, for the belt.
The co-main event features Joe Condon (12-7) facing “Notorious” Nick Newell (11-1) in a lightweight bout. Newell, who fights with one fully-developed arm due to a birth condition known as congenital amputation, has won 10 of his 12 MMA career bouts in the first round. Condon comes off a third-round victory against Johnny Nunez in WSOF 17 in January.
Saturday’s card also features bouts between Ben Fodor aka “Phoenix Jones” (5-0-1) and Emmanuel Walo (7-2-1), fighting at a catchweight of 175 pounds; Juliano “Banana” Coutinho (6-1) and Steve Mocco (4-1) in the heavyweight division; and Ozzy Dugulubgov (6-2) and Lucas Montoya (8-3) in the lightweight 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 Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Ledyard, Conn
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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