Gruetzemacher-Sanders, Beebe-Murphy Added to WSOF 3 Prelims on June 14

By Mike Whitman May 15, 2013



Two new preliminary bouts have been added to the World Series of Fighting’s upcoming show, as Chris Gruetzemacher faces Jerrod Sanders at featherweight while Carson Beebe locks horns with Joe Murphy at bantamweight.

WSOF 3 takes place June 14 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and is headlined by a welterweight rematch between Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman. The evening’s main card will also see Steve Carl take on Tyson Steele in the co-headliner live on NBC Sports Network.

The prelims are highlighted by a lightweight showdown between ex-Strikeforce talent Lyle Beerbohm and former UFC competitor Jacob Volkmann.

“We are excited to add another pair of matchups to our preliminary card that will showcase a collection of the sport’s brightest up and coming athletes and future champions,” said World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo in the official release. “Since we launched our promotion last year, World Series of Fighting has made a commitment to building a roster of its own stars, so fighting as many potential future stars at our live events is critical in order to ensure that these athletes gain the necessary competitive experience to take their careers to the next level.”

Gruetzemacher, 26, rides a 10-fight winning streak into his WSOF debut. The once-beaten talent most recently competed this past June, when he stopped Roli Delgado with elbows at ShoFight 20.

Sanders holds an identical pro record to his opponent, earning 11 wins against just one defeat. The Oklahoman has won nine straight fights since an ill-fated Bellator appearance against Jeremy Spoon netted him his lone career loss more than two years ago.

Beebe (Pictured), 24, saw a seven-fight winning streak snapped when he was outpointed by James Porter at Tachi Palace Fights 15 this past November. The younger brother of former WEC champion Chase Beebe, the bantamweight has earned five submissions and two knockouts in 13 pro victories.

Unbeaten in six pro bouts, Murphy has finished all but one of his victims via submission. The Californian last fought in April 2012, finishing Tyler Weathers with a second-round armbar under the Fight Club OC banner.

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