On Saturday, March 29, World Series of Fighting hosted its ninth event from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s welterweight title was on the line as champion Steve Carl clashed with UFC veteran Rousimar Palhares. Carl claimed the belt in October with a fourth-round submission over UFC veteran Josh Burkman. The win stretched the Iowa fighter’s winning streak to seven. Palhares, meanwhile, made his promotional debut. The Brazilian is known for his vicious leg locks, as well as controversy. He was released from the UFC in October after failing to release a submission against Mike Pierce.

A second title was up for grabs at the event as the promotion crowned its inaugural bantamweight champion in the night’s co-main event. Brazilian Muay Thai practitioner Marlon Moraes looked for his fifth win inside the WSOF cage when he battled 24-year-old, Washington-based fighter Josh Rettinghouse for 135-pound supremacy.

In all, the event featured 11 fights. The five-fight main card aired live on the NBC Sports Network beginning at 9 p.m. ET, while the six preliminary card bouts streamed live on the promotion’s website.

For a full recap and results of the event, click here.

Above is video of the main event between Palhares and Carl (courtesy of NBC Sports).

WSOF 9 Fight Card
Steve Carl vs. Rousimar Palhares – for welterweight title
Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Rettinghouse – for inaugural bantamweight title
Yushin Okami vs. Svetlozar Savov
Josh Burkman vs. Tyler Stinson
Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Johnny Nunez
Mike Corey vs. Shane Kruchten
Bryson Hansen vs. Sean Cantor
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. John Gunderson
Brenson Hansen vs.  Boostayre Nefarios
Danny Davis vs. Phil Dace
Jimmy Spicuzza vs. Gil Guardado

  • GET RID OF FITCH (forever)

    I don’t think Palharis held the hold too long as others are crying about on other websites

    Let’s just hope he rips Fitch’s off for all the crap Fitch said about him and trying to get the WSOFnot rto sign him. Fitch has ruined MMA for countless fans over the years and its time someone shuts him up once and for all

  • Chris M

    only problem is the ref had to rip him free!!