With just days remaining before the World Series of Fighting 9 card in Las Vegas, the WSOF announced today that going forth, all WSOF events will be streamed for free on NBCSports.com.
From the World Series of Fighting press release:
World Series of Fighting events, including the main events and undercard matches, will now be available to fans globally through a live stream on NBCSports.com.
The announcement comes just in time for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares,” which takes place March 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The star-studded event - which will be broadcast live in the U.S. on NBCSN and features Brazilian stars Rousimar Palhares and Marlon Moraes fighting for world titles, as well as Japanese superstar Yushin Okami battling Bulgaria’s Svetlozar Savov – streams live internationally on NBCSports.com beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on March 29, and includes multiple undercard bouts. The event will also stream live in the U.S. through “TV Everywhere” on NBC Sports Live Extra, the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for the web, mobile devices and tablets.
World Series of Fighting president, Ray Sefo expressed his excitement about the announcement earlier today:
This is huge news for us, as well as for our fans in the U.S. as well all around the world. I am constantly receiving emails and tweets from fans who are eager to be able to watch our fights, and I’m so proud to finally offer them this opportunity. It’s been my mission since day one to have these amazing fights playing in homes all around the world, and this is a massive step in that direction!
This announcement should significantly boost viewership for WSOF events in the future. FanSided has got you covered this weekend with full WSOF 9 coverage including play by play of the main card, and upcoming interviews with Tyler Stinson and Shane Kruchten.