UFC veteran Tyson Griffin has signed with the Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting and hopes to debut for the organization this summer.

Griffin announced the news Tuesday via Twitter, requesting an August promotional debut. Though WSOF 4 was initially expected to take place on July 27, Sherdog.com recently confirmed with a promotion official that the event has in fact been postponed to August. Griffin’s first opponent has not yet been announced.

“I’m excited to say I have a multiple-fight contract with [World Series of Fighting],” wrote Griffin. “I hope to be on the August WSOF card and can’t wait to put on the most exciting fight the WSOF fans have ever seen!”

Griffin, 29, parted ways with the UFC in 2011 after spending five years with the company. After posting seven wins in his first nine UFC bouts, Griffin exited the Octagon having lost four of his final five. Following a two-fight featherweight stint to end his UFC career, Griffin returned to 155 pounds for his most recent outing, handing fellow UFC alum Efrain Escudero a unanimous decision defeat this past November at RFA 4.

WSOF will hold its third event on June 14 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

World Series of Fighting Signs Undefeated Prospect Phil Hawes

  • 3 days ago
  • 16 views

World Series of Fighting has signed undefeated middleweight prospect Phil Hawes (3-0) to an exclusive, multi-year promotional agreement. read news >>

Former WSOF Champ Steve Carl Looking for Another Belt at Saturday’s Titan FC 38

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Former WSOF champion Steve Carl is looking to secure the Titan FC title and earning a shot in the UFC. read news >>

Dana White Slammed by Don Frye over Conor McGregor's UFC 200 Spot

  • 27 days ago
  • 310 views

UFC veteran Don Frye thinks Dana White is in the wrong when it comes to the Conor McGregor dispute, which has seen the Irishman removed from the main event at UFC 200. McGregor refused to fulfil his read news >>

There’s No Denying the Vanilla Gorilla

  • 25 days ago
  • 21 views

If he wins at Saturday's Titan FC 38, Chase Sherman hopes that his fourth win in a row will be enough to put him in the UFC. read news >>

UFC and Bellator Veteran Lavar Johnson Sentenced to Five Years for Domestic Violence

  • 24 days ago
  • 93 views

Former UFC, Bellator, and Strikeforce fighter Lavar Johnson was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison for domestic violence. read news >>

Bellator Signs Three-Time All-American Wrestler Jarod Trice

  • 22 days ago
  • 12 views

Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of three-time All American wrestling prospect Jarod Trice to an exclusive, multi-fight contract. read news >>

Kevin Croom is Just a Few More Wins Away from the UFC

  • 20 days ago
  • 7 views

Following an erratic couple years, Titan FC veteran Kevin Croom believes he's back on track towards the UFC. read news >>

Titan FC Has Signed Carina Damm, Its First Female Fighter

  • 19 days ago
  • 6 views

Titan FC officials on Thursday revealed to MMAWeekly.com that the promotion has inked its first deal with a female fighter. read news >>

Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Clash Signed for UFC on FOX 20

  • 19 days ago
  • 27 views

Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira will meet at UFC on FOX 20 in a light heavyweight battle that should determine the next championship challenger. read news >>

Veteran Fighter Blas Avena Found Dead, Police Suspect Suicide

  • 18 days ago
  • 57 views

Thirty-two-year-old mixed martial artist Blas Avena was found deceased in his apartment. Police are investigating his passing as a possible suicide. read news >>