Co-Main Event: Marlon Moraes vs. Brandon Hempleman
Co-Feature Bouts Include Nick Newell vs. Keon Caldwell and Ray Sefo vs. Dave Huckaba
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 7, 2013 – World Series of Fighting (WSOF) returns to NBC Sports Network this Saturday, August 10 at 10:30 p.m. ET in the promotion’s third show of 2013 with a top card of top-level mixed martial arts (MMA).
The main event features a light heavyweight tilt between kickboxing champion Tyrone “King of the Ring” Spong (1-0 MMA, 72-6 kickboxing) of Parimbo, Suriname, and Angel “The Dream” DeAnda (11-2) of Oakdale, Calif., at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. Spong returns to World Series of Fighting after a first-round knockout of Travis Bartlett, while DeAnda looks for a fifth consecutive victory. Ten of DeAnda’s 11 victories have come by knockout.
The co-main event features a bantamweight contest between two-time World Series of Fighting veteran winner Marlon Moraes (10-4-1) of Jupiter, Fla., and Brandon “Hot Rod” Hempleman (9-1) of Boise, Idaho, who is on a six-fight win streak. Moraes scored a first-round knockout of Tyson Nam in his previous WSOF appearance.
In a lightweight bout, the undefeated “Notorious” Nick Newell (9-0) of Springfield, Mass., who fights with only one fully-developed arm due to a birth condition known as congenital amputation, takes on The Ultimate Fighter 13 cast member Keon “The Black Assassin” Caldwell (9-1) of Moultrie, Ga., who has scored eight of his nine career victories by knockout.
Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo (2-1 MMA, 56-21-1 kickboxing) of Las Vegas, Nev., steps back into the cage for the first time in two years during a temporary break from his duties as WSOF President to face Gladiator Challenge heavyweight champion Dave Huckaba (20-5) of Sacramento, Calif. Huckaba has won nine of his past ten fights.
Also in the lightweight class, Tyson Griffin (16-6) of Santa Rosa, Calif., takes on WSOF veteran Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (17-7-1) of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
|Light Heavyweight||Tyrone Spong vs. Angel DeAnda|
|Bantamweight||Marlon Moraes vs. Brandon Hempleman|
|Lightweight||Nick Newell vs. Keon Caldwell|
|Heavyweight||Ray Sefo vs. Dave Huckaba|
|Lightweight||Tyson Griffin vs. Gesias Cavalcante|
COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports Network’s World Series of Fighting broadcast team of Todd Harris (play-by-play) and mixed martial artist Bas Rutten (analyst) will call the action.
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