Former UFC Talent Tyson Griffin Signs with WSOF, Hopes for August Debut
UFC veteran Tyson
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
WSOF will hold its
third event on June 14 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las
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