‘World Series of Fighting: Fitch vs. Burkman’ Gets New Co-Main Event

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
May 4th, 2013

WSOF Tyson Steele

Less than a month after World Series of Fighting announced Tyrone Spong would co-headline their third show opposite Angel DeAnda, Spong was pulled from the lineup because of his “inability to return from the Netherlands to his Boca Raton-based MMA training camp Blackzilians in time to prepare adequately for his second-career MMA-rules bout.”

“Losing Tyrone from this card is unfortunate, but our fighters need to prepare sufficiently to compete at this level, and we are certainly not going to take any shortcuts or try to rush a matchup if one or both fighters are not ready to compete,” said WSOF president Ray Sefo. “We will move forward and look forward to seeing Tyrone back in the World Series of Fighting cage very soon.”


Now, a welterweight affair between Tyson Steele (pictured) and Steve Carl will receive second-to-top billing on June 14.


A 170-pound scrap with former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman still headlines the festivities.

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the gig.

NBC Sports Network broadcasts the main card live beginning at 11PM ET/8PM PT.

Here is the event’s current roster:

Preliminary Card:

Krasimir Mladenov vs. Kendrick Miree

Jacob Volkmann vs. Lyle Beerbohm

John Gunderson vs. Dan Lauzon

Main Card:

(NBC Sports Network 11PM ET/8PM PT)

Justin Gaethje vs. Brian Cobb

Rolles Gracie vs. Dave Huckaba

Steve Carl vs. Tyson Steele

Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman

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