XFC announces legal action against WSOF regarding Faria fight

November 14, 2014

Xtreme Fighting Championships (XFC) announced that it intends to file a lawsuit against the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) as a result of  Kalindra Faria’s scheduled fight on Saturday’s WSOF card.  The XFC stated in a press release that it intends to file the suit in the U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida.

Via XFC press release:

XFC has an exclusive contract with Ms. Faria which XFC provided to WSOF.

Notwithstanding the clear terms of Ms. Faria’s exclusive contract with XFC, WSOF has made it clear it intends to proceed with Ms. Faria’s bout planned for this weekend.

There is no question that XFC has a valid contract with Ms. Faria and that her fighting in a WSOF match this weekend violates XFC’s rights under that contract.

As a consequence of WSOF’s actions, XFC is filing suit against WSOF today in the United States District Court in Tamoa (sic). XFC is seeking to enforce its rights to the fullest extent of the law.

The above release appears on the XFC web page and was previously given to John Pollock of The Fight Network and MMA Junkie.

Faria is scheduled to face Jessica Aguilar on Saturday’s WSOF card.  Ray Sefo told MMA Junkie that Faria would fight.  Faria’s management claims that the women’s strawweight does not have a current contract with the XFC.

Payout Perspective:

A quick search of Pacer does not reveal the lawsuit although that does not mean it has not been filed and served on the WSOF.  Realistically, it appears that it is too late for the XFC to seek a temporary injunction which would prevent Faria from fighting at WSOF 15 tomorrow.  Thus, if Faria goes through with the fight, we will see how XFC proceeds with the litigation and what types of damages that it might claim.  MMA Payout will keep you posted.

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