Ten-bout lineup now complete for Oct. 26 event at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla.
With a stellar lineup already in place for the promotion’s first-ever trip to Florida, World Series of Fighting executives have added a 10th and final bout to the company’s upcoming event.
“World Series of Fighting 6: Burkman vs. Carl” now hosts a newly announced featherweight matchup between 13-year professional Pablo “The Hurricane” Alfonso (8-5) and former World Extreme Cagefighting champion Miguel Torres (40-6) on the evening’s preliminary lineup.
Featuring the first title fight in World Series of Fighting history with Josh “The People’s Warrior” Burkman (26-9) vs. Steve Carl (20-3) for the promotion’s inaugural welterweight belt, World Series of Fighting 6 takes place Oct. 26 at BankUnited Center in Coral Gable, Fla.
The live, two-hour NBCSN telecast of the evening’s main card begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Preliminary bouts stream live on World Series of Fighting’s official website, WSOF.com, beginning at6 p.m. ET, and venue doors open at 5 p.m. ET.
Tickets for the event, which start at just $29, are currently on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.
“With our first-ever championship bout scheduled in the headlining bout of our Oct. 26 event, we were already excited about visiting BankUnited Center,” World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo said. “But we had an opportunity to put together an intriguing matchup between Miguel Torres, who will compete at 145 pounds for the fight, and a very tough local fighter in Pablo Torres, who is excited to make a statement in what would be the biggest win of his career. It’s a fantastic addition to an already incredible lineup.”
Fighting professionally since 2000, Alfonso is an MMA Masters product and Florida resident. With experience under the Strikeforce and Jungle Fight banners, all eight of Alfonso’s professional wins have come by way of stoppage, including six by submission. Most recently, Alfonso fought three times under the Championship Fighting Alliance banner.
Meanwhile, Torres also made his debut in 2000, and he’s remained among the most prolific fighters in the sport since that time. With 32 stoppage wins among his 40 career victories, Torres has long been among the best pound-for-pound fighters in MMA. Torres made his debut for World Series of Fighting at the company’s inaugural event but suffered a split-decision loss to fast-rising star Marlon Moraes. Now, Torres seeks redemption.
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
Pablo Alfonso vs. Miguel Torres
Francisco France vs. Hans Stringer
Nick LoBosco vs. Fabio Mello
Chad Robichaux vs. Andrew Yates
Alexandre Pimentel vs. Jade Porter
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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 call305-284-8686 or visitwww.BankUnitedCenter.com. The BankUnited Center is located at 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146.