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The WSOF Roster

World Series of Fighting has come a long way in a short time. Since it's 2012 inception, Sig Rogich, Ray Sefo, and Ali Abdel-Aziz have secured a broadcast deal with NBC Sports Network, purchased two minor regional promotions (Omega MMA in Nicaragua and Aggression FC in Canada) and partnered with Pancrase for international expansion, hired some high level talent, and broke through to mainstream broadcasting recently with an event on NBC. While they've established themselves as a place for both veterans and prospects they are not immune to the controversies inherent in MMA such as fighter pay, keeping talent busy, and connecting with fans. They are definitely going through a building period as far as business organization goes and I have to say that they should probably hire a new web designer and maybe a few interns to update information on their website, especially in regards to the athletes' bios. I say this only because it was really difficult to verify whether the fighters listed on their website are still with the promotion or not and several were obvious like Anthony Johnson and Jacob Volkman. That said, this list may not be completely and totally accurate, but it was the best I could do with what I had available. Also of note is that unlike the UFC, WSOF will often let fighters take bouts outside their promotion so it is difficult to verify if they were released or merely staying active. In any case, presented here is the unofficial WSOF Roster.

The following is a list of fighters under multi-fight contracts with World Series of Fighting and the transactions associated with the organization, as they appear on the WSOF.com site.

Recent Signings

The fighters listed have been signed (or re-signed) to recent multi-fight contracts or have yet to make their debut. Fighters are listed by their signing date, if known.

DATE NAME DIVISION (Rank) RECORD
July 22, 2014 Matt Sayles 135 (UR) 2-0
June 4, 2014 David Mundell 170 (UR) 2-0
May 24, 2014 Sheymon Moraes 135 (UR) 6-0
May 9, 2014 Lynn Alvarez W-115 (22) 6-3
May 9, 2014 Sofia Bagherdai W-115 (NR-I) 5-2
April 24, 2014 Jordan Tracey 205 (UR) 4-3
April 17, 2014 Jake Shields 170 (11) 29-7-1-1
April 16, 2014 Kelvin Tiller 185 (89 @ LHW) 6-0
April 7, 2014 Maurice Salmon 170 (NR-I) 3-2
Jan 11, 2014 Landon Vannata 170 (477) 4-0
Dec 23, 2013 Teddy Holder 205 (NR-I) 8-1
Nov 21, 2013 Ryan Chiappe 170 (UR) 10-8
Nov 11, 2013 Jordan Knippelberg 170 (NR-I) 8-2
Oct 6, 2013 Mike Russow 265 (NR-I) 15-3-0-1
Jan 5, 2013 Pat Audinwood 155 (NR-I) 11-2-1
Dec 24, 2012 Rondinelli Gomes 155 (NR-I) 22-6

Recent Cuts

These fighters have been recently released from their contracts, listed in order of release date.

DATE NAME DIVISION (Rank) RECORD (WSOF) REASON
July 13, 2014 Jacob Volkmann 155 (81) 17-6 (1-1) Released
July 7, 2014 Dustin Holyko 170 (UR) 2-1 (0-1) Released
April 23, 2014 Gerald Harris 170 (NR-R) 22-5 (1-1) Retired

Female Strawweights (115lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (WSOF Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
1 Jessica Aguilar 18-4 (2-0)
15 Alida Gray 4-1 (0-1)
22 Lynn Alvarez 6-3 (0-0)
UR Emi Fujino 13-8 (0-1)
NR-I Sofia Bagherdai 5-2 (0-0)

Female Bantamweights (135lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (WSOF Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
21 Ashlee Evans-Smith 3-0 (1-0)
UR Marciea Allen 3-2 (0-1)

Bantamweights (135lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (WSOF Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
9 (WSOF Champ) Marlon Moraes 13-4-1 (5-0)
18 Cody Bollinger 16-2-0-1 (2-0)
19 Jimmie Rivera 14-1 (1-0)
22 @ FLY Alexis Vila 14-4 (1-1) Brandon Hempleman @ WSOF 12
46 Tyson Nam 12-6 (0-2)
49 Josh Hill 10-0 (1-0)
74 Pablo Alfonso 9-6 (1-1)
78 Josh Rettinghouse 10-3 (1-1)
102 Carson Beebe 15-3 (1-1)
124 Brandon Hempleman 9-2 (0-1)
130 Jared Papazian 17-11-0-1 (1-0) Ara Muradyan @ NFA-Valley Invasion 4
139 @ FLY Sidemar Honorio 8-5 (0-2)
148 Joe Murphy 7-1 (0-1)
160 Chad Robichaux 13-2 (1-0) Alexis Vila @ WSOF 12
290 Bryson Hansen 7-1 (1-0) Matt Sayles @ WSOF 12
310 @ FW Fabio Mello 11-7 (0-1)
UR Timur Valiev 7-1 (1-0)
UR Owen Carr 5-2-1-1 (1-0)
UR John Robles 7-3 (0-1)
UR Andrew Yates 7-1 (0-1)
UR Mike Adams 7-3 (0-1)
UR Matt Sayles 2-0 (0-0) Bryson Hansen @ WSOF 12
UR Sheymon Moraes 6-0 (0-0)
UR Sean Cantor 1-1 (0-1)
UR Jordan Tracey 4-3 (0-0)
UR Maged Hammo 5-4 (0-1)

Featherweights (145lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (WSOF Record) NEXT OPPONENT/CARD
18 (WSOF Champ) Rick Glenn 15-2-1 (3-0)
27 Georgi Karakhanyan 23-4-1 (2-1)
52 Chris Gruetzemacher 12-1 (1-0)
61 Lance Palmer 8-1 (1-1)
76 Mike Corey 13-3-1 (1-0)
90 Waylon Lowe 14-5-0-1 (1-1)
107 Josh Machan 12-4 (1-0)
176 Alexandre Pimentel 13-1 (1-1)
219 Freddy Assuncao 8-1 (1-0)
226 Artur Rofi 6-1 (0-1)
274 Nick LoBosco 7-1 (1-1)
298 Bill Algeo 6-1 (1-0)
310 Fabio Mello 11-7 (0-1)
315 @ LW Jeff Smith 11-2 (0-1)
376 Will Romero 9-4-0-1 (0-0-0-1)
423 Brenson Hansen 6-2 (3-1)
UR Lenny Wheeler 6-3-0-1 (0-0-0-1)
NR-I Cameron Dollar 11-5 (0-1)
UR Adam Lorenz 7-4 (0-1)
UR Jade Porter 10-4 (0-1)
UR Josh Montalvo 0-1 (0-1)
UR Adam Acquaviva 1-1 (0-1)
UR Shane Kruchten 11-3 (0-1)
UR Hakeem Dawodu 2-0 (2-0)

Lightweights (155lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (WSOF Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
18 (WSOF Champ) Justin Gaethje 12-0 (5-0)
25 Melvin Guillard 32-13-2-2 (1-0)
28 Luiz Firmino 18-6 (2-0)
55 Lewis Gonzalez 9-0 (1-0) Luis Palomino @ WSOF 12
69 Luis Palomino 22-9 (1-0) Lewis Gonzalez @ WSOF 12
77 Brian Cobb 20-8 (1-1)
78 Gesias Cavalcante 18-8-1-2 (2-2)
107 Tyson Griffin 16-8 (0-2)
130 Dan Lauzon 17-5 (1-1)
136 Jorge Patino 35-15-2-1 (0-1)
144 Nick Newell 11-1 (2-1)
261 Chris Wade 7-1 (0-1)
266 Jonathan Nunez 5-0 (1-0)
270 @ WW John Gunderson 35-16-2 (0-2)
274 Ozzy Dugulubgov 5-2 (2-1)
319 Jimmy Spicuzza 4-0 (2-0)
413 Gabriel Solorio 10-6 (1-0) Ian Loveland @ WFC 25
418 Richard Patishnock 6-2 (2-1)
471 Victor Valenzuela 13-6-2 (1-0)
554 Myles Merola 11-7 (1-0)
589 Sabah Fadai 9-3-0-1 (0-1)
UR Keon Caldwell 9-2 (0-1)
NR-I Pat Audinwood 11-2-1 (0-0)
UR Roger Alves 2-1 (1-0)
UR Gil Guardado 2-1 (0-1)
UR Matt DesRoches 4-1 (0-1)
UR Justin Jaynes 3-2 (0-1)
UR Jake Macdonald 3-1 (0-1)
UR AJ Williams 1-0 (1-0)
UR Tanner Cowan 0-1 (0-1)
NR-I Rondinelli Gomes 22-6 (0-0)

Welterweights (170lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (WSOF Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
11 Jake Shields 29-7-1-1 (0-0)
12 (WSOF Champ) Rousimar Palhares 16-6 (1-0)
19 Jon Fitch 26-6-1-1 (2-1)
22 Josh Burkman 27-10 (4-1)
26 Steve Carl 21-4 (3-1)
38 (WSOF Canada Champ) Ryan Ford 22-4 (1-0)
46 Dennis Hallman 53-15-2-1 (0-1) TBA @ BattleGrounds MMA 5
56 Tyler Stinson 27-10 (1-1)
72 Marcelo Alfaya 15-7-0-1 (0-1)
111 Jorge Santiago 25-12 (0-1)
114 Valdir Araujo 14-5 (0-1)
122 Michael Hill 7-2 (2-0)
228 Joel Powell 7-4 (0-1)
245 Brandt Dewsbery 12-3-1 (1-0)
310 Danny Davis Jr 9-8-1 (1-0)
329 Tyson Steele 10-2 (1-1)
339 Anderson Melo 10-7 (1-0)
377 Spencer Jebb 8-3 (1-0)
416 Jose Caceres 8-5 (1-1)
477 Landon Vannata 4-0 (0-0)
490 Richard Arsenault 9-3 (0-1)
UR Gregor Gracie 7-4 (0-2)
NR-I Ramico Blackmon 8-2 (0-1)
NR-I Igor Gracie 5-4 (0-1)
NR-I Aaron Simpson 12-5 (0-1)
UR Mark Drummond 5-2 (0-1) Jarid Bussemakers @ Unified MMA 20
NR-I Jordan Knippelberg 8-2 (0-0)
UR Ryan Chiappe 10-8 (0-0)
UR Walber Brito de Barros 6-6 (0-1)
NR-I Maurice Salmon 3-2 (0-0)
UR David Mundell 2-0 (0-0)
UR Stuart Fontaine 1-0 (1-0)
UR Justin Evans 0-1 (0-1)
UR Phil Dace 9-5 (0-1)

Middleweights (185lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (WSOF Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
10 Yushin Okami 30-8 (1-0)
18 (WSOF Champ) David Branch 14-3 (4-0)
30 Jesse Taylor 27-10 (1-1)
62 Elvis Mutapcic 13-3 (0-1) Kelvin Tiller @ WSOF 12
76 Ronny Markes 14-3 (0-0) Cully Butterfield @ WSOF 12
80 Danillo Villefort 14-5 (1-1)
89 @ LHW Kelvin Tiller 6-0 (0-0) Elvis Mutapcic @ WSOF 12
98 Krasimir Mladenov 11-0 (2-0)
170 Paulo Filho 23-6-3
200 Ryan Janes 6-1 (1-0)
214 Svetlozar Savov 13-5 (0-1) Bor Bratovz @ WFC 19
245 @ LHW Mike Kent 10-5 (1-0) Cody Krahn @ Prestige FC 6
333 Brendan Kornberger 4-0 (1-0) Brad Stewart @ FFL 13
NR-I Cully Butterfield 13-3 (0-0) Ronny Markes @ WSOF 12
UR David Perron 6-3 (1-1) Ryan Ballingall @ BFL 32
UR Neiman Gracie 2-0 (2-0)
NR-I Dustin Jacoby 8-3 (0-1)
NR-I Kris McCray 8-5 (0-1)
UR Kendrick Miree 5-2 (0-2)
UR Graham Park 2-1 (1-0)
UR Jordan Murray 6-13 (0-1)
UR Marcus Hicks 18-23 (1-0)

Light Heavyweights (205lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (WSOF Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
26 Mike Kyle 20-11-1-2 (0-2)
54 Dwayne Lewis 15-9 (1-1) Tim Hague @ Prestige FC 6
68 Tyrone Spong 2-0 (2-0)
83 David Loiseau 23-11 (0-1)
135 Jake Heun 6-3 (1-0)
114 @ MW Francisco France 9-3-1 (0-0-1)
205 @ MW Angel DeAnda 11-4 (0-2)
NR-I Nick Penner 11-3 (0-0)
UR Matt Baker 10-7 (0-3)
UR Markhaile Wedderburn 11-13 (0-1)
UR Rashaun Spencer 4-7 (0-1)
UR Muhammed DeReese 2-0 (1-0)
NR-I Teddy Holder 8-1 (0-0)

Heavyweights (265lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (WSOF Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
33 Derrick Mehmen 18-5 (3-0)
38 Smealinho Rama 8-1 (1-0)
94 Dave Huckaba 21-6 (1-1)
113 Scott Barrett 14-4 (0-1)
123 Steve Mocco 4-1 (0-1)
144 Tim Hague 17-9 (2-0) Dwayne Lewis @ Prestige FC 6
177 Rolles Gracie 8-2 (0-1)
NR-I Devin Cole 20-10-1 (0-1)
NR-I Mike Russow 15-3-0-1 (0-0)
UR Lee Mein 6-13 (0-1)

*All Rankings taken from Fight Matrix at time of writing. UR indicates an Unranked fighter. NR-I indicates an Inactive fighter

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