STAMFORD, Conn.- World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, Jan. 18, live at 9 p.m. ET, highlighted by a bout between Jake Shields (30-7) and Brian Foster (22-6) in the welterweight division, with the winner challenging champion Rousimar Palhares for the world title. Foster makes his World Series of Fighting debut on Saturday, while Shields made his first WSoF appearance on NBCSN last October, defeating Ryan Ford in the first round.
The co-main event features undefeated Johnny “Johnny Boy” Nunez (5-0) facing submission specialist Brian “The Bandit” Cobb (20-8, 12 by submission) in a lightweight bout. Saturday’s card also features bouts between undefeated fighters Krasimir “The Wrestler” Mladenov (11-0) and Brendan Kornberger (5-0) in the middleweight division; rising stars Bryson Hansen (7-2) and Rudy “Ruthless” Morales (3-1) in the bantamweight division; and Danny “DEE1” Davis, Jr. (10-8-1) and Adam Cella (6-2) in the welterweight division.
Play-by-play announcer Todd Harris will be joined by mixed martial artists and analysts Bas Rutten and Joey Varner to call the action from the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
NBC Sports Live Extra: World Series of Fighting will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. NBC Sports Live Extra is available for desktops at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available at the App Store for iPad and iPod touch, on select devices within Google Play, and on windows phones and tablets.
World Series of Fighting is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from around the globe. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow World Series of Fighting on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo @SugarRaySefo.