MENU
#UFC Fight Night 118 #Darren Till #Donald Cerrone #Artem Lobov #Andre Fili #Bellator 185 #MMA Rocks #KSW 40 #Karolina Kowalkiewicz #Gegard Mousasi #Alexander Shlemenko #Norman Parke #Conor McGregor #Kristina Williams #Jan Blachowicz


tyson-griffin-5.jpgFormer UFC fighter Tyson Griffin has signed a multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting.

Griffin (16-6) today announced the deal via Twitter.

A debut date isn’t set, but Griffin said he plans to fight in late summer.

“I hope to be on the august WSOF card & can’t wait to put on the most exciting fight the @WSOFfans have ever seen!!” he wrote.

Griffin, 28, once was one of the brightest stars in the UFC’s competitive lightweight division. He made his promotional debut in 2006 and won seven of his first nine fights. The stretch included a staggering five “Fight of the Night” bonuses and wins over notables such as Clay Guida, Thiago Tavares and Rafael dos Anjos.

However, the UFC ultimately cut ties with him in late 2011 after a 1-4 stretch that included a short stint at featherweight.

Griffin, who now trains with American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, returned from a 13-month layoff in November and scored a decision victory over fellow UFC vet Efrain Escudero at RFA 4.

WSOF, which features a mixture of proven veterans and top prospects, recently held its second show. Its third is slated for June 14 in its home city of Las Vegas. It airs on NBC Sports Network.

For the latest on WSOF’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Max Holloway Inks New Multi-Fight Deal with the UFC Ahead of First Title Defense | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 11 views

Max Holloway wanted a new contract and now he's got it read news >>

Breaking: Francis Ngannou Gets Next Fight at UFC 218 in Detroit | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 18 views

Francis Ngannou has signed to make his return to the Octagon opposite Alistair Overeem in December. read news >>

UFC Signs New Beer Sponsor Following the End of Deal with Bud Light | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago
  • 29 views

The UFC has inked a multi-year, multi-million deal with Modelo Especial to serve as the official beer sponsor of the organization in the United States starting in 2018. The deal comes as the UFC's cu read news >>

Joseph Duffy vs. James Vick Added to UFC 217 in New York | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

After inking a new multi-fight contract to stay with the UFC, Joseph Duffy has been booked for his next fight as he faces off with James Vick on Nov. 4 in New York as part of the UFC 217 card at Madi read news >>

Jenel Lausa signs to fight Eric Shelton at UFC Fight Night 121 in Australia

  • 21 days ago
  • 12 views

A flyweight bout between Jenel Lausa and Eric Shelton is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 121 lineup in Australia.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg: UFC 216 Countdown Video | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 24 views

Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson aims to break Anderson Silva’s title-defense record, but 24-year-old Ray Borg is focused on playing spoiler. read news >>

Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis: UFC 216 Countdown Video | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 82 views

Heavyweight Derrick Lewis eschews training for saving lives when Hurricane Harvey hits during the buildup to his battle against a former champ Fabricio Werdum. read news >>

Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee UFC 216 Countdown Video | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 28 views

Take a closer look at the UFC 216 main event. Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will fight for the interim lightweight title at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. read news >>

UFC's Alexa Grasso undergoes knee surgery, still all smiles

  • 21 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC strawweight and perpetually upbeat Alexa Grasso is on the mend following a recent knee surgery.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Responds to Las Vegas Shooting Tragedy | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 17 views

The UFC, which has long made its home base in Las Vegas, issued a statement on Monday in response to Sunday's tragic concert shooting. read news >>