WSOF Extends Deal with NBC Sports Group, Makes Network TV Debut on July 5

By: Mike Whitman
May 27, 2014



World Series of Fighting is coming to network television.

WSOF officials Tuesday announced that the organization has extended its ongoing agreement with NBC Sports Group through 2017 and will make its network TV debut on July 5, when WSOF 11 “Gaethje vs. Newell” airs live on NBC.

The promotion will return to the network on Dec. 27, though no bouts have been announced for that card thus far. All told, NBC Sports Group will televise 14 WSOF events this year across multiple platforms. MMAJunkie.com first reported the plans on Monday.

WSOF signed its initial deal with NBC Sports Group in 2012, and NBC Sports Network has broadcast all of the promotion’s events to date, as well as supplemental programming like “WSOF Future Champs” and “Unstoppable: Best of World Series of Fighting.”

The Las Vegas-based organization will hold two shows next month, as WSOF Canada 2 takes place June 7 at Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Two weeks later, WSOF 10 goes down from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, highlighted by a middleweight title showdown between Jesse Taylor and David Branch.

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