'World Series of Fighting' to Air Saturday Night on NBC Sports Network

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August 7th, 2013

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World Series OF FIGHTING TO AIR SATURDAY NIGHT ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK AT 10:30 P.M. ET

Main Event Features Tyrone Spong vs. Angel DeAnda

Co-Main Event: Marlon Moraes vs. Brandon Hempleman

Co-Feature Bouts Include Nick Newell vs. Keon Caldwell and Ray Sefo vs. Dave Huckaba

STAMFORD, Conn. – August 7, 2013 - World Series of Fighting (WSOF) returns to NBC Sports Network this Saturday, August 10 at 10:30 p.m. ET in the promotion's third show of 2013 with a top card of top-level mixed martial arts (MMA).

The main event features a light heavyweight tilt between kickboxing champion Tyrone “King of the Ring” Spong (1-0 MMA, 72-6 kickboxing) of Parimbo, Suriname, and Angel “The Dream” DeAnda (11-2) of Oakdale, Calif., at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. Spong returns to World Series of Fighting after a first-round knockout of Travis Bartlett, while DeAnda looks for a fifth consecutive victory. Ten of DeAnda’s 11 victories have come by knockout.

The co-main event features a bantamweight contest between two-time World Series of Fighting veteran winner Marlon Moraes (10-4-1) of Jupiter, Fla., and Brandon “Hot Rod” Hempleman (9-1) of Boise, Idaho, who is on a six-fight win streak. Moraes scored a first-round knockout of Tyson Nam in his previous WSOF appearance.

In a lightweight bout, the undefeated “Notorious” Nick Newell (9-0) of Springfield, Mass., who fights with only one fully-developed arm due to a birth condition known as congenital amputation, takes on The Ultimate Fighter 13 cast member Keon “The Black Assassin” Caldwell (9-1) of Moultrie, Ga., who has scored eight of his nine career victories by knockout.

Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo (2-1 MMA, 56-21-1 kickboxing) of Las Vegas, Nev., steps back into the cage for the first time in two years during a temporary break from his duties as WSOF President to face Gladiator Challenge heavyweight champion Dave Huckaba (20-5) of Sacramento, Calif. Huckaba has won nine of his past ten fights.

Also in the lightweight class, Tyson Griffin (16-6) of Santa Rosa, Calif., takes on WSOF veteran Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (17-7-1) of Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Class Fighters
Light Heavyweight Tyrone Spong vs. Angel DeAnda
Bantamweight Marlon Moraes vs. Brandon Hempleman
Lightweight Nick Newell vs. Keon Caldwell
Heavyweight Ray Sefo vs. Dave Huckaba
Lightweight Tyson Griffin vs. Gesias Cavalcante

COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Network’s World Series of Fighting broadcast team of Todd Harris (play-by-play) and mixed martial artist Bas Rutten (analyst) will call the action.

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA

NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will live stream Fight Night and World Series of Fighting on Friday at 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT), respectively.

Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

All NBC Sports Network live events live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

Click here for the participating cable/satellite/telco companies offering NBC Sports Live Extra:  http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2013/06/06/nbc-sports-live-extra-providers/

About World Series of Fighting: NBC Sports Network and World Series of Fighting agreed to a three-year partnership in February 2013. The agreement includes at least six events per year on NBC Sports Network beginning this year. www.wsof.com

 
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