Josh Burkman

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The WSOF (World Series of Fighting) has delivered on two cards, and their third one is ready to do the same. Not only is the card stacked, but now they have a venue. The third World Series of Fighting event will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

WSOF officials today announced additional details for the June 14 card, which airs on NBC Sports Network.

“We are coming off a spectacular event showcasing some of the world’s greatest mixed martial arts athletes and up-and-coming talent of the sport and are looking forward to returning to Las Vegas with another outstanding night of world-class competition in the World Series of Fighting cage on NBC Sports Network,” WSOF President Ray Sefo stated.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Rolles Gracie (8-1)  will take on Dave Huckaba (20-5), who’s won nine of his past 10 fights, competing primarily on California’s regional circuit.

On the untelevised prelims lightweights John Gunderson (34-14-2) and Dan Lauzon (16-4) will square off. The new addition includes undefeated middleweights Krasimir Mladenov (8-0) vs. Kendrick Miree (5-0).

WSOF 3 expects to deliver a great card with some top fights. Former UFC ranked top 10 fighter Jon Fitch (24-5-1) is expected to make his WSOF debut vs. Josh Burkman (25-9). Burkman is coming off a nasty KO win over former UFC fighter Aaron Simpson at WSOF 2 and is looking to take out Fitch and become the first contender for the WSOF welterweight title.

Also headlining the card is a light heavyweight fight between top prospects Tyrone Spong (1-0) and Angel DeAnda (11-2).

The latest WSOF 3 card now includes: MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network, 11 p.m. ET)

  • Josh Burkman vs. Jon Fitch
  • Brian Cobb vs. Justin Gaethje
  • Angel DeAnda vs. Tyrone Spong
  • Rolles Gracie vs. Dave Huckaba

PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 8 p.m. ET)

  • John Gunderson vs. Dan Lauzon
  • Kendrick Miree vs. Krasimir Mladenov

~ Final Thought ~

This is a pretty stacked card for MMA fans all over the world, but I have a question for Burkman fans. If he beats Jon Fitch, we all know he will be offered the first shot at the WSOF welterweight championship, but if he wins, should the UFC sign him back?