Bantamweight Tyson Nam Signs with WSOF, Draws Winner of Miguel Torres-Marlon Moraes
Bantamweight free agent Tyson Nam
signed a multi-fight deal with the
World Series of Fighting
and will make his promotional debut
against the winner of Miguel
’ Nov. 3 clash with Marlon
Sherdog.com confirmed the news with a source close to the Las
Vegas-based promotion on Thursday following an initial report from
MMAFighting.com. The WSOF’s
November debut takes place at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and
Casino and airs live on NBC Sports Network.
Bellator Fighting Championships signee, Nam was released by the
promotion this summer without having competed in Bellator’s
circular cage. The Oregonian then made waves by knocking out
Dantas, Bellator’s reigning bantamweight champion, at Shooto
Brazil 33 on Aug. 25.
Nam’s management then began fielding new offers from various
promotions, including the WSOF and the UFC. Bellator invoked its
right-to-match contract clause, which states that the promotion may
match any offer made to a released fighter within a certain time
after being cut. According to sources close to the situation,
Bellator matched the WSOF’s initial offer to Nam but then
ultimately declined to match a second, more lucrative offer.
Representing Sports Lab in Portland, Ore., Nam enters the WSOF fold
on the strength of a four-fight winning streak. The 28-year-old
began his pro career in the Hawaii-based Icon Sport promotion
before completing a one-fight stint with EliteXC. Nam would go on
to compete for King of the Cage and Matt
Lindland’s Sport Fight organization in Oregon, racking up half
of his career victories by knockout. The bantamweight competed four
times last year, closing out 2011 with wins over Chanti
Johnson (twice) and Chuck
Jordan before stopping Dantas in his lone outing of 2012.
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