Gracie Tastes Steele at World Series of Fighting on Nov 3



LAS VEGAS – The mixed martial arts organization World Series of Fighting today entered the fastest growing sport in the world with a series of major announcements including a television agreement with NBC Sports Network, its debut event in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and that world class former bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres will be the headlining the main event of this historic night of fights on Saturday, Nov. 3 live on NBC Sports Network.

The premier World Series of Fighting live card will also feature Gregor Gracie (7-2) of the famed Gracie family vs. Tyson Steele (8-1), Ronys Torres (25-4) vs. Brian Cobb (19-7) and Josh Burkman (23-9) in a welterweight bout. Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (16-6) will take on Las Vegas local John Gunderson (34-14) as part of the undercard with more matchups to be announced.

Ray Sefo, president of the World Series of Fighting delivered the news during a press conference at PH Live inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

“I’m excited and honored to announce that the World Series of Fighting has reached an agreement with NBC Sports Network and that PH Live inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas will be the home of our first series of events,” said Sefo. “Sitting with me here today is world class bantamweight Miguel Torres along with Gregor Gracie and Josh Burkman. I am pleased to confirm that they have signed with us, along with many other respected fighters in the sport, and that Torres will headline our premier live fight on NBC Sports Network Saturday, Nov. 3.”

“Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is proud to host the first series of events for the World Series of Fighting,” said Sean McBurney, vice president and assistant general manager of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. “PH Live is one of the premier performance hubs in Las Vegas, hosting numerous electrifying concerts, as well as special engagements such as MMA. We look forward to offering this exciting new event to our guests.”

Tickets for the Saturday, Nov. 3 premier of the World Series of Fighting will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 7 at 12 p.m. through and all Caesars Entertainment and Ticketron outlets. World Series of Fighting tickets start at $19.99.

Miguel Angel Torres is a former MMA bantamweight champion and considered one of the best pound for pound fighters in the sport. With a black belt under Carlson Gracie and a pro record of 40-5, with 39 wins by submission and 12 coming by TKO/KO, Torres is one of the toughest fighters in the division. He will fight any 135-pounder in the business and the World Series of Fighting will announce his opponent soon.

Gregor Gracie, a member of the family who founded MMA with their Gracie style of Jiu-Jitsu, also has signed with the World Series of Fighting. The 5’11” Brazilian will take on Canada’s 6’0” Tyson Steele in a welterweight matchup as part of the main card. Also on the live card is 26-year old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion and black belt Ronys Torres vs. former lightweight champion and Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt Brian Cobb in a 155-pound contest.

Josh Burkman, a professional in the sport since 2003, has won five of his last six fights with back-to-back wins in his two most recent scraps. With his strength in wrestling, takes downs and submissions, the former college football player comes to the World Series of Fighting ready to face anyone in the welterweight division.

Sefo added, “We are officially in the fight business, and I am running the World Series of Fighting as a fighters and fans first MMA organization. In a special message to the MMA fans and the MMA community, we look for your support and to win you over by presenting high level, action-packed events in the sport we all have grown to love.”

The World Series of Fighting event will air exclusively on NBC Sports Network Saturday, Nov. 3 starting at 10:30 p.m. ET.

17 Responses to “ Gracie Tastes Steele at World Series of Fighting on Nov 3 ”

  1. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    Does Tyson Steele have his next 3 fights scheduled already? If so his manager is really hustling!

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  2. The Big Show says:

    Josh Hill vs Torres. Big Win DW got it right. Love to see that.

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  3. Anon says:

    Josh Hill isn’t qualified to make Miguel Torres a sandwich.

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  4. MMAPolice says:

    1 year this show crash and burn

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  5. Idolmaker says:

    I hope not. I hope it grows to be 10x bigger than the mfc. Basically like the score, afc and bellator, you fuckin toad.

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  6. I'll Say It says:

    NBC sports is a fancy name for versus, I hope this works out i also heard Rumble Johnson is going to be on this card, but if people are not familiar with the match maker Ali from Dominance Mgmt he manages a lot of the Gracies I would say there is a conflict of interest there putting a bunch of your own fighters on your card, what do I know though

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  7. Cody says:

    I guess Brian cobb did have way bigger plans than the mfc

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  8. MMAPolice says:

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

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  9. Idolmaker says:

    Brian Cobb was gifted his release. Onward and most definitely upward. Expand your roster, then hold onto those fighters for more than 15 seconds. Secondly don’t come on the Internet, and root against these fighters. Your roster has barely enough ppl to fill 2 shows. Mma police, yeah right, mma scumbag is more like it. I want to like your promotion so much. You as a person make that impossible.

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  10. mike kent says:

    i cant believe that top mma news is insinuating that one of the gracies is gay in the title of this article . Man thats ballsy

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  11. harry balls says:

    There’s still a Planet Hollywood?

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  12. steve hill says:

    @ Anon….One way to find out bud…

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  13. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    Actually Josh Hill is a bad match up for Miguel Torres, UD all the way!

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  14. Idolmaker says:

    I agree wholeheartedly. Don’t underestimate josh hill.

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  15. Lance Bass says:

    40-5, with 39 wins by submission and 12 coming by TKO/KO,……my math skills aren’t perfect but….that doesn’t work

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  16. mike kent says:

    josh hill beats miguel torres . His best days are behind him and josh hasnt even come close to reaching his potential

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  17. Steve hill says:

    @ lance bass….one way to find out

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