NBC Sports to Air Two WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING Title Fights, 12/13

NBCSN presents two WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING world championship bouts this Saturday, Dec. 13, live at 9 p.m. ET, highlighted by submission specialist Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares (16-6, 13 by submission) defending his welterweight title belt against Jon Fitch (26-6-1, 1 No contest). Palhares won his WSOF title in March, overcoming Steve Carl in the first round. Fitch will be looking for his third straight WSOF win on Saturday.

The co-main event features Rick "The Gladiator" Glenn (15-2-1), undefeated in three career WSOF bouts, defending his featherweight title against submission powerhouse Lance "The Party" Palmer (8-1, four by submission). Saturday's card also features bouts between Sheymon Da Silva Moraes (6-0) and Gabriel "Solo" Solorio (12-7), each making his WSOF debut in the bantamweight division; Brenson Hansen (7-2) and Josh Berkovic (5-0) in the featherweight division; and Lewis "Lethal" Gonzalez (9-1) and Justin Buchholz (15-8) in the welterweight division.

Play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice will be joined by mixed martial artists and analysts Bas Rutten and Joey Varner to call the action from the McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, Calif.

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 NBCSN. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at 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.

ABOUT WSOF

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.

ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP

When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of broadcast television, cable television, radio and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and all of their respective digital properties. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, MLS, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, INDYCAR and many more.



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