WSOF's Return to FEature First Lightweight Fight this Weekend on NBCSN
World Series of Fighting (WSOF) makes its 2014 season debut on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The elite mixed martial arts (MMA) card features the first lightweight championship fight in WSOF HISTORY between undefeated knockout artist Justin Gaethje (10-0, 8 KOs) of Denver, Colo., and two-time WSOF winner Richard Patishnock (6-1, 1 KO) of East Stroudsburg, Penn.
This weekend's WSOF is also highlighted by the first ever women's bout on NBCSN, featuring the No.1 strawweight in the world, Jessica "Jag" Aguilar (16-4, 2 KOs), of Coconut Creek, Fla., and unbeaten Alida Gray (4-0, 3 KOs) of El Paso, Texas, in the inaugural strawweight title contest.
In the much anticipated co-main event, 11-time UFC veteran Anthony "Rumble" Johnson of Boca Raton, Fla., (15-4, 10 KOs) looks to extend his five-fight win streak against Mike "MAK" Kyle (20-10-1, 13 KOs) of San Jose, Calif.
In addition, the co-feature bouts include a bantamweight Contest between Cody "Bam Bam" Bollinger (14-2) of Ramsey, N.J., and Tyson Nam (12-5) of Portland, Ore., and a lightweight tilt between Luis Palomino (21-9, 11 KOs) and Jorge "Macaco" Patino (35-14-2, 11 KOs) of Houston, Texas.
COMMENTATORS: Play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice and mixed martial artist and analyst Bas Rutten will call the action from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING ON NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra - NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets - will live stream World Series of Fighting on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.
Coverage will be streamed via "TV Everywhere," the media industry's effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra (http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/). The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
All NBC Sports Network live events live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via "TV Everywhere," which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
About World Series of Fighting: NBC Sports Network and World Series of Fighting agreed to a three-year partnership in February 2013 to feature top level martial arts. WSOF's debut year on NBCSN included inaugural featherweight and welterweight championships and the premiere of World Series of Fighting: Future Champs. The agreement includes at least six events per year on NBCSN through 2015. www.wsof.com