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Old 11-01-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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Default World series of Fighting WSOF kicks off Saturday Nov 3rd

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Some decent names in the fighter roster. Anthony Johnson, Tyrone Spong, Arlovski, Rolles Gracie, Miguel Torres, Thales Leitas. Should be some more additions soon. Looks interesting. A few other Gracies are there too. Has a kind of old school feel to it and it certainly has potential. Here's the curve ball though, they will fight in a cage which is a decagon, rather than the UFC format of the Octagon.

Will need some serious backing to take on the juggermaut that is the UFC, but if they bring good names in and put on some entertaining fights it could do well. Ray Sefo seems deadly serious as president. They have got NBC Sports as the broadcaster so thats a good start.

Anyone tuning in?

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOCMjAmTmjI[/ame]

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Fight card looking very good

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Bass Rutten part of the commentary team Now it's really getting old school! haha. Also they will brinng back the tournament.

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Interview with Gregor Gracie

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Interview with Miguel Torres

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Undercard to stream live legal stream on. Here's the link. As far as I can tell, the weigh in too.

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Old 11-01-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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You can't have the name "world series" without any of the top MMA fighters in it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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You can't have the name "world series" without any of the top MMA fighters in it.
It's their first show FFS. Give them a chance! Credit for starting something up and giving MMA fans an alternative to the UFC. If it's run well, then they may well attract some big names. But for now as long as we get good fights, then it's all good.

Worth keeping an eye on. This first card looks pretty decent, with some good fights, Rumble Johnson, Arlovski, Spong, Torres and a Gracie all on the card.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:59 AM   #4
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It's their first show FFS. Give them a chance! Credit for starting something up and giving MMA fans an alternative to the UFC. If it's run well, then they may well attract some big names. But for now as long as we get good fights, then it's all good.

Worth keeping an eye on. This first card looks pretty decent, with some good fights, Rumble Johnson, Arlovski, Spong, Torres and a Gracie all on the card.



Like there is absolutly no alternative to the UFC...
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:00 PM   #5
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I'm looking forward to it! No other MMA events this weekend.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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Definitely checking it out
When the WEC was on this channel(when it was Versus) they put on the most action packed cards ever imo
Hoping a little of that magic rubs off on this new league
I think the undercard is streaming live on Sherdog too
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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Like there is absolutly no alternative to the UFC...
Yeah there are but how many of them are on a big network?? Yes we die hards know them, not the casual fight fan. Many can't see past the UFC, so yes it is something that can accompany the UFC as far as getting out to larger scale audience goes.

It's a win win for fight fans, in having variety. Still, got some good all action fighters in, Spong brings world class striking, Miguel Torres was a stud in the WEC, throw in Arlovski, ok terrible chin, but comes to fight. Got a few Gracies in, so be interesting to see what dimension they can bring along with the class BJJ skills. They got this kid, Tyson Nam, who is a hot prospect at Bantamweight.

Will be interesting to see how this 10 sded cage will work with fight dynamics. May encourage more action in the centre perhaps?

Got tournament format coming too, that was always great in Pride and old UFC. It's a good chance for up and coming fighters to get some exposure, since it's not always easy breaking in to the UFC. So fighters need somewhere they can showcase their talents. They know a good showing will boost their stock. So as fans, we may see the fighters really bring it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:04 PM   #8
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Dude ONR FC is the way.

soccer kick, stomp, elbow 12-6 and the first judging criteria : Who was closer to finish the fight...

Enough said !

But yeah it's great news for MMA !

CaN,t wait for AA VS Timmy 5 though !!
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:36 PM   #9
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2 years in the making apparently, according to Ray Sefo

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Old 11-01-2012, 02:48 PM   #10
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It is a very strong first card. Really looking forward to seeing Spong's debut.

Bellator has to be the number two organization in North America, though, especially with their new Spike deal.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #11
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It is a very strong first card. Really looking forward to seeing Spong's debut.
Oooh yes! the guy's a beast!

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Old 11-01-2012, 03:01 PM   #12
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Looks like the Undercard will be streamed live through this link.

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:38 PM   #13
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Default Re: World series of Fighting WSOF kicks off Saturday Nov 3rd Undercard live on Sherdo

Andrei Arlovski talks about rededicating himself to the fight game.

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Lucky guys!

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Old 11-02-2012, 06:44 PM   #14
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Video for pre fight press conference if anyone is interested.



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Old 11-02-2012, 08:40 PM   #15
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I hope they make a good go of it. MMA is always more exciting when there are more shows around.
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