FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 30th, 2015
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING ON NBCSN FEATURES TWO WORLD TITLE FIGHTS THIS SAT., AUGUST 1, LIVE AT 10:30 P.M. ET
Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares vs. Jake Shields in Welterweight Title Fight
Marlon Moraes vs. Sheymon Moraes in Bantamweight Title Fight
NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream All Bouts
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 30, 2015 – World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, August 1, live at 10:30 p.m. ET, highlighted by two world title fights. WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares (17-6) defends his title against Jake Shields (31-7-1). Palhares won the belt last March, needing just 69 seconds to submit Steve Carl. Shields made his WSOF debut in October, scoring a first-round submission victory over Ryan Ford.
The co-main event features Marlon Moraes (14-4-1) defending his bantamweight title against Sheymon Moraes (7-0). Despite having the same last name, the fighters are not related. Marlon Moraes claimed the belt in March with a decision win over Josh Rettinghouse in the inaugural World Series of Fighting bantamweight title fight on NBCSN. Sheymon Moraes made his WSOF debut in December with a split-decision over Gabriel Solorio.
Saturday’s card also features bouts between Clifford Starks (11-2) and Mike “MAK” Kyle (21-12-1) in the light heavyweight division; Abubakar Nurmagomedov (9-1) and Jorge Moreno (4-0) in the welterweight division; and Jimmy Spicuzza (6-2) and Islam Mamedov (11-1) 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 the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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, Windows Store, Roku and Apple TV.
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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