Three new preliminary contests added to World Series of Fighting 6 lineup

Oct 3, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- The lineup for World Series of Fighting's first-ever trip to Florida continues to fill with the addition of three new preliminary contests, including lightweights Luiz Firmino (16-6) vs. Jacob Volkmann (16-4), featherweights Nick LoBosco (6-0) vs. Fabio Mello (11-6) and featherweights Alexandre Pimentel (12-1) vs. Jade Porter (9-3).

The night's NBCSN-televised main card is headlined by the first title fight in World Series of Fighting history, as Josh Burkman (26-9) meets Steve Carl (20-3) for the promotion's first welterweight belt.

The new matchups help to fill out World Series of Fighting 6's preliminary card, which takes place Oct. 26 at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla., and precedes the evening's NBSCN live network broadcast. The preliminary bouts stream on World Series of Fighting's official website, WSOF.com.

Brazilian veteran Firmino has fought around the globe, including stints in Japanese promotions DREAM and PRIDE. Firmino currently boasts a three-fight win streak and recently picked up the Florida-based Championship Fighting Alliance's lightweight title. He now meets Volkmann, a 10-time UFC veteran who debuted for World Series of Fighting in June, earning a dominating decision win over veteran grappler Lyle Beerbohm.

The 29-year-old LoBosco brings an undefeated mark to the cage. The Missouri-based athlete turned pro in 2011 and has since rattled off six-straight wins. Four of the wins have come by stoppage, including three victories that were earned in the first minute of the fight. He now gets the biggest test of his career in Brazilian veteran Mello. Fighting professionally since 2001, Mello is currently enjoying the longest win streak of his career with seven straight wins. An Imperial Athletics fighter, Mello's career is dotted with the names of true MMA royalty in past opponents like Jose Aldo, Takanori Gomi and Masakazu Imanari, among others.

A former Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, Pimentel looks to rebound from the first loss of his professional MMA career, after falling short against Rick Glenn at March's World Series of Fighting 2 event. He now meets Arizona's Jade Porter, who trains at Power MMA Team. Porter makes his World Series of Fighting debut.

With the additions to the card, the full World Series of Fighting 6 lineup includes:

NBCSN-TELEVISED MAIN CARD

Josh Burkman vs. Steve Carl

Carson Beebe vs. Marlon Moraes

Marcelo Alfaya vs. Jon Fitch

Justin Gaethje vs. Dan Lauzon

WSOF.COM-STREAMED PRELIMINARY CARD

Luiz Firmino vs. Jacob Volkmann

Francisco France vs. Hans Stringer

Nick LoBosco vs. Fabio Mello

Chad Robichaux vs. Andrew Yates

Alexandre Pimentel vs. Jade Porter

About World Series of Fighting 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 NBCSN NBCSN part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in more than 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and the 34th America's Cup, and beginning in 2013, the Premier League and Formula One. In addition, NBC Sports Network features college football, college basketball, college hockey, outdoor programming, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, The Crossover, NFL Turning Point, Pro Football Talk and The Dan Patrick Show. NBC Sports Network is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

About BankUnited Center at UM The BankUnited Center, an 8,000 seat multipurpose entertainment facility located on the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus, hosts concerts, family shows, trade shows, lecture series, sporting events and the University of Miami men's and women's basketball teams. For more information call 305-284-8686 or visitwww.BankUnitedCenter.com. The BankUnited Center is located at 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146.

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