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

Veteran slugger Melvin Guillard signs with Bellator

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 views

Veteran lightweight slugger Melvin Guillard, who’s recently competed for the UFC and WSOF, has signed with Bellator MMA.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, WSOF read news >>

Bellator tourney winner 'Frodo' Khasbulaev signs with WSOF, promotion seeks opponent

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator MMA Season 8 featherweight tournament winner Magomedrasul Khasbulaev has signed a multi-fight deal with WSOF, and the promotion is now seeking an opponent to face him at June’s WSOF 21 event read news >>

WSOF Signs Trio of Top Russian Prospects

  • a day ago
  • 0 views

World Series of Fighting on Wednesday announced that it has signed three top Russian prospects to its growing roster. read news >>

Former Invicta FC atomweight champ Michelle Waterson signs with UFC

  • 24 days ago
  • 7 views

Former Invicta atomweight champion Michelle Waterson has signed with the UFC, where she’s expected to make the leap to flyweight.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson Signs with the UFC

  • 23 days ago
  • 11 views

Former Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson (12-4) has signed with the UFC to compete as a strawweight. read news >>

Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Magana Added to TUF 21 Finale

  • 22 days ago
  • 32 views

Newly signed UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson will make her promotional debut at the Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, officials announced late Wednesday evening. read news >>

After 2-Year Absence, Opponent Sought for Prospect Frodo Khasbulaev's WSOF Debut

  • 21 days ago
  • 0 views

It has been called one of the saddest stories in mixed martial arts. That may be a bit of an overstatement, but not by a huge margin. Now, after two years in contractual and bureaucratic purgatory, D read news >>

Invicta's Michelle Waterson signs with UFC, faces Angela Magana in July

  • 21 days ago
  • 5 views

Michelle Waterson, known as "The Karate Hottie", has signed with the UFC to compete in the women's strawweight division. Invicta has lost another one of their stars to the UFC. Michelle Waterson, kno read news >>

Melvin Guillard Signs Bellator Deal Four Days After Being Released by WSOF

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 views

Melvin Guillard, a popular if mercurial lightweight who fought 22 times for the UFC, has signed a long-term deal with the Bellator MMA promotion. Bellator officials announced the deal Monday in a new read news >>