Volkmann-‘Buscape,’ Mello-LoBosco, Pimental-Porter Added to WSOF 6 Prelims

By: Mike Whitman
Oct 1, 2013
Jacob Volkmann will look for his second straight win at WSOF 6. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

World Series of Fighting has added three new preliminary fights to its upcoming sixth event.

The WSOF 6 undercard streams live on Sherdog.com prior to the show’s NBC Sports Network main card broadcast and will see UFC veteran Jacob Volkmann collide with Pride veteran Luiz “Buscape” Firmino. Twelve-year pro Fabio Mello will also compete against unbeaten Nick LoBosco, while Alexandre Pimentel takes on Jade Porter. The Oct. 26 event takes place at Bank United Center in Coral Gables, Fla., and is headlined by a welterweight title showdown between Josh Burkman and Steve Carl.

Volkmann, 33, last competed on June 14, when he shut down Strikeforce veteran Lyle Beerbohm en route to a unanimous decision win at WSOF 3. Firmino rides a three-fight winning streak into his promotional debut, most recently besting Bellator vet Luis Palomino on Jan. 19.

Mello, 38, has not lost since 2008 and has won his last seven bouts, most recently submitting Angelo Duarte with an arm-triangle choke last year under the Titan Fighting Championship banner. LoBosco holds just six pro fights to his credit but has yet to taste defeat, last competing 13 months ago, when picked up a 39-second submission victory in the Missouri-based Fight Hard MMA promotion.

A 13-fight pro, Pimentel suffered the first loss of his career this past March, when he was knocked out by Rick Glenn at WSOF 2. Porter most recently suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time after beginning his career 9-1. The Arizonan was last seen on Jan. 19, submitting to an 18-second armbar in his King of the Cage debut.

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