WSOF Signs Ex-Bellator Heavyweight Scott Barrett, CFA Champ Valdir Araujo

By Mike Whitman Nov 19, 2013
Scott “The Bear” Barrett will make his WSOF debut next year. | Dave Mandel/

World Series of Fighting on Tuesday announced a pair of new roster additions, as heavyweight Scott Barrett and welterweight Valdir Araujo have signed multi-fight deals with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

Both competitors are expected to make their WSOF debuts in 2014, according to the official release, though no further details were revealed.

The organization will hold its next event on Dec. 7, when WSOF 7 goes down at PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia. The WSOF’s Canadian debut airs live on NBC Sports Network in the United States and is headlined by a light heavyweight clash pitting UFC vet Anthony Johnson against ex-Strikeforce competitor Mike Kyle.

Barrett, 29, competed twice for Bellator in 2010, posting a 1-1 record before exiting the promotion. Now training with the Blackzilians camp in Florida, “The Bear” has won three of his last four fights, most recently taking a split decision from Strikeforce alum Gabriel Salinas-Jones under the Xtreme Fighting Championships banner.

Araujo captured the vacant Championship Fighting Alliance welterweight title in his last outing, submitting Romario Manoel da Silva with a second-round guillotine choke last month at CFA 12. The 28-year-old has lost just once in his last seven bouts and rides a three-fight winning streak into his to-be-announced WSOF debut.


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