scott-barrettThe Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting promotion has added two more fighters to its roster as heavyweight Scott Barrett (13-3) and welterweight Valdir Araujo (14-4) have each signed multi-fight deals to the promotion.

WSOF officials today announced the new contracts.

“It’s always exciting to ink deals with exciting fighters, and today is no exception,” WSOF President Ray Sefo stated. “Both of these fighters have a history of putting on incredible performances, and I can’t wait to see what they can accomplish in our promotion.”

“The Bear” Barrett, a 29-year-old who currently trains with the Blackzilians, has fought professionally since 2007 and has earned 10 of this 13 career wins by knockout.

“Signing with the WSOF means the world to me,” Barrett stated. “Fighting for one of the biggest organizations out there is every fighter’s goal. Now it’s time to show everyone who I am and what I can do.

“Being part of the Blackzilians has made me a different and more dangerous fighter. I can’t wait to put it all together and get in the cage. I’m here to put on a show and get finishes.”

Meanwhile, Araujo is the reigning welterweight champion of Florida’s Championship Fighting Alliance promotion but is vacating the belt in favor of a WSOF contract.

“World Series of Fighting has got a lot of excitement surrounding their welterweight division right now,” Araujo stated. “I’m honored to be a part of that excitement and show the world that I’m a warrior and champion in this sport.”

Both fighters are expected to debut for the promotion in early 2014.

For more on World Series of Fighting’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Scott Barrett)

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

Related News

WSOF strips Rousimar Palhares of title, suspends him indefinitely

  • 26 days ago
  • 39 views

World Series of Fighting is throwing the book at Rousimar Palhares. WSOF president Ray Sefo announced Monday on The MMA Hour that Palhares will be stripped of his welterweight title and suspended ind read news >>

Rousimar Palhares stripped of WSOF welterweight title

  • 26 days ago
  • 31 views

After yet another incident of holding a submission too long, World Series of Fighting has stripped Rousimar Palhares of his title. World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares has read news >>

Abel Trujillo vs. Gleison Tibau set for UFC Fight Night in Sao Paulo

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

The UFC has added another bout to their next trip to Brazil. Gleison Tibau and Abel Trujillo are set to collide in a lightweight contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 7, sources close to the situatio read news >>

Myles Jury changes camps, drops to featherweight division

  • 27 days ago
  • 57 views

The already stacked UFC featherweight division just added another contender to its mix, as top-10 ranked lightweight Myles Jury announced Monday that he is dropping down to 145 pounds. Jury (15-1) is read news >>

Yair Rodriguez vs. Dan Hooker added to UFC 192 slate

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

The hottest prospect to come out of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America series is ready to make his U.S. debut. Featherweight Yair Rodriguez will meet Dan Hooker at UFC 192 in Houston on Oct. 3, thre read news >>

WSOF 22 Fighter Salaries: Marlon Moraes Tops the Payroll

  • 27 days ago
  • 25 views

Marlon Moraes defended his World Series of Fighting bantamweight title on Saturday and was the top earner from the WSOF 22 fight card. read news >>

Roger Huerta vs. Koji Ando added to finalized ONE Championship 30 lineup

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

The lineup for next month’s ONE Championship card in Shanghai is complete, including the addition of a former UFC standout.Filed under: News read news >>

Rousimar Palhares: 'I am not a dirty fighter'

  • 28 days ago
  • 159 views

LAS VEGAS -- Rousimar Palhares believes all the controversy over his World Series of Fighting 22 win against Jake Shields is much ado about nothing. Palhares defeated Shields to retain his WSOF welte read news >>

Abdel-Aziz: Palhares may be stripped of WSOF title following controversial Shields win

  • 28 days ago
  • 20 views

Rousimar Palhares' status as World Series of Fighting welterweight champion may be in jeopardy pending a review of his actions in his fight with Jake Shields on Saturday night. Rousimar Palhares beca read news >>

WSOF 22: Rousimar Palhares Scores Controversial Submission Win over Jake Shields

  • 29 days ago
  • 34 views

Another World Series of Fighting event, another controversial win for their welterweight champion, Rousimar Palhares. Toquinho added yet another gorgeous submission to his highlight reel but further read news >>