Kalindra Faria (pictured) is challenging World Series of Fighting strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar for her title Saturday at WSOF 15. Guess who XFC says is contractually prohibited from performing for WSOF?
According to XFC president Myron Molotky, Faria is under an exclusive deal with their promotion and can’t compete for WSOF. Molotky says they presented WSOF officials with Faria’s legal contact stating their rights to her, but apparently their piece of paper was ignored.
Molotky states they will take their grievances to the United States District Court in Tampa today.
“XFC has an exclusive contract with Ms. Kalindra Faria, which XFC provided to WSOF,” Molotky expressed in a statement. “Not withstanding the clear terms of Ms. Faria’s exclusive contract with XFC, WSOF has made it clear it intends to proceed with Ms. Faria’s bout planned for this weekend.
“There is no question that XFC has a valid contract with Ms. Faria and that her fighting in a WSOF match this weekend violates XFC’s rights under that contract. As a consequence of WSOF’s actions, XFC is filing suit against WSOF today in the United States District Court in Tampa. XFC is seeking to enforce its rights to the fullest extent of the law.”
Faria made her XFC debut by beating Aline Serio in March 2013. She then submitted Laura Balin at “MMASH: MMA Super Heroes 3” 15 days later, then returned to XFC in April to post a decision win over Sanja Sucevic.
When contacted by 5thRound.com, Molotky said Faria was allowed to compete for MMASH because she was not signed to an exclusive contract with XFC until August 8.
Saturday marks Faria’s WSOF debut.
The 28-year-old owns a 15-3-1 professional record.