MFC middleweight champ Elvis Mutapcic signs with World Series of Fighting


elvis-mutapcic.jpgElvis Mutapcic, considered by many to be one of the top middleweights outside the UFC, is taking his game to the World Series of Fighting.

The 26-year-old Mutapcic (13-2), currently Maximum Fighting Championships’ 185-pound champion, has signed a five-fight deal with WSOF, sources close to the promotion told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The Iowa-based fighter is expected to debut with the promotion later this year.

Mutapcic will bring a five-fight win streak to his WSOF debut, including four finishes. In February, he defended his MFC middleweight title with a five-round unanimous decision win over Sam Alvey at MFC 36. It was just the fourth time in his career Mutapcic had to go the distance.

In October at MFC 35, Mutapcic won MFC’s vacant middleweight belt with a third-round TKO of Joe Henle, who like Alvey is a veteran of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Two months earlier, he won his MFC debut with a quick first-round TKO of Jacen Flynn at MFC 34.

Mutapcic has not lost since a June 2011 unanimous decision setback to Strikeforce veteran Artenas Young as Shark Fights 16. Two years before that, he suffered his first pro loss, a split call on a regional show in Iowa in his fourth fight.

World Series of Fighting has held two events in its infancy, including this past month’s WSOF 2 in Atlantic City, N.J., which featured UFC vet Anthony Johnson taking a unanimous decision from former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski in the main event.

Although not a certainty, Mutapcic could debut with WSOF at its third event, which is expected to take place in June in Las Vegas. Already booked for that card is a welterweight bout between former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman, who was a winner at WSOF 2 against Aaron Simpson.

For the latest on WSOF 3, as well as future WSOF events, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

Seven months ago, Steve Carl was the World Series of Fighting welterweight champion. On Thursday, he was unemployed in professional MMA. After significant protest from the fighter and his management read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 views

World Series of Fighting middleweight champion David Branch puts his title on the line for the first time against Yushin Okami on Nov. 15 at WSOF 15. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 0 views

David Branch successfully defended his World Series of Fighting middleweight title for the first time on Nov. 15. Headlining the WSOF 15 card in Tampa, Florida, the 185-pound middleweight champion sc read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 views

TAMPA, Fla. -- World Series of Fighting middleweight champion David Branch notched a TKO victory over former Ultimate Fighting Championship title challenger Yushin Okami to cap off WSOF 15 as the pr read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 3 views

Two World Series of Fighting title fights are on the line on December 13th, as Rousimar Palhares takes on Jon Fitch in the welterweight division, while Rick Glenn makes his first featherweight belt d read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

World Series of Fighting has added a lightweight contest between Brazilian veteran Jorge Patino and Floridian Eric Reynolds to the televised main card of next weekend’s WSOF 15. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) announced that Jorge "Macaco" Patino will battle Eric Reynolds in a live NBCSN televised lightweight contest at WSOF 15 in Tampa, Fla. on Nov. 15, 2014. World Series o read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 8 views

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) welterweight Ryan Ford has been suspended for six months following his WSOF 14 main event loss to Jake Shields, which took place last month inside Edmonton EXPO Centre read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 views

World Series of Fighting welterweight Ryan Ford has been handed a six-month suspension by the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission after failing to disclose a broken arm ahead of WSOF 14. read news >>

Jump to: