WSOFNYC Central: Everything You Need To Know About WSOF’s Historic Event

The epic 4-title fight, 11-bout WSOFNYC featured an  unprecedented New Year’s Eve world championship extravaganza at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The historic mega-event boasting an unmatched roster of world-class athletes aired live on NBC Sports (2:30 p.m. ET – 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, 4 p.m. ET – 6 p.m. ET on NBC) on Saturday, December 31. Click here to locate NBCSN in your channel lineup.  It was also be available on the FITE TV app outside of the of the U.S. for $9.99.

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In the NBC-broadcast main event, undefeated lightweight (155 pounds) kingpin Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (16-0) defended his crown against Luiz “Buscape” Firmino (19-7) and, in the co-main event the highly-anticipated welterweight (170 pounds), reigning world champion Jon Fitch (28-7) squared off with number one contender and fellow decorated superstar Jake Shields (31-8). Reigning bantamweight (135 pounds) champion Marlon Moraes (16-4) also put his title on the line against ferocious contender Josenaldo Silva (25-4). Former top 10 world-ranked Yushin “Thunder” Okami (32-10) took on battle-tested Paul Bradley (23-6) in a welterweight affair.

In the NBCSN-broadcast main event Light Heavyweight and Middleweight Champion David Branch (19-3) put his Middleweight (185 pounds) belt on the line against challenger Louis Taylor (13-1). Former UFC standout Jared Rosholt (14-3) made his much-anticipated promotional debut against fellow World Series of Fighting newcomer and finisher Caio Alencar (9-1) in a featured heavyweight contest. Shane Kruchten (11-4) and Jeremy Mahon (5-4) – both U.S. Marine Corps veterans – did battle in a 150-pound “Who’s The Toughest” catchweight contest.

The four-fight preliminary card was streamed free, worldwide live on WSOF.com, via the FITE TV app and on the Kiswe Mobile App beginning at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT.

Weigh-ins were streamed live on WSOF.com and via Facebook Live beginning at 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT on Friday, Dec. 30 in the Main Lobby of The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

WSOFNYC Sizzle Reel


MAIN CARD (Live on NBCSN, Friday at 11:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM PT)

NBCSN Card (NBCSN, 2:30 PM ET – 4 PM ET, Dec. 31)

Prelim Card (WSOF.com, 1 PM ET – 2:30 PM ET, Dec. 31)

  • “Who’s The Toughest?” Catchweight Fight: Shane Kruchten def. Jeremy Mahon, Unanimous Decision (29-28)
  • Middleweight: Bruno Santos def Vagab Vagabov via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
  • Featherweight: Andre Harrison def. Bruce Boyington via Submission, (Choke), Rd. 1, 1:54
  • Welterweight: Tommy Marcellino def. Matt Denning via Submission (Guillotine), Rd.1, 3:30

WSOFNYC Fight Night 2016 by Fuji Mats


WSOFNYC Fight Coverage

WSOFNYC Pre-Fight Coverage

WSOFNYC Tale of the Tape:

Official WSOFNYC Promo

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Official WSOFNYC Fight Week Schedule: