WSOF announces New Year’s Eve Show in New York

October 18, 2016

The World Series of Fighting announced a New Year’s Eve show in New York which will feature a trio of main events that will be broadcast on NBC Sports and on NBC the afternoon of December 31st.

Justin Gaethje will defend his lightweight title against Joao Zeferino.  Jon Fitch will face Jake Shields and Marlon Moraes will defend his bantamweight title against an opponent yet to be named.

The event will be live on NBCSN from 3pm-4pm ET and the rest of the show will be on NBC from 4pm-6pm ET.  It will be the second time that the WSOF will be on NBC Sports Network.  The event will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

In order to have this event, the WSOF cancelled two preceding events.

Payout Perspective:

The event will be great, but there is a glaring typo on the WSOF web site.


The show is a big one for the organization and the NBC exposure should help it.  Then again, a New Year’s Eve show might not garner as many fans as you might think with people preparing for festivities later that night.  Last year, SpikeTV featured “Breakfast with Fedor” with tape delayed fights from the Rizin show in Japan.  It drew only 141,000 viewers and peaked at 271,000.  One would think that being on NBC should grab more viewers despite competing with college football bowls.

6 Responses to “WSOF announces New Year’s Eve Show in New York”

  1. Wil on October 18th, 2016 5:24 PM

    I hope they do well, I like that organization, good fighters, good fights, they just need the right marketing strategy. Since the UFC is declining, they should definitely seize the opportunity to get their name out there to the mainstream

  2. d on October 18th, 2016 8:35 PM

    Wil, you are clearly just t.rolling.

    Can you provide any evidence what so ever that the UFC is declining?

    WSOF can’t hang anywhere near to Bellator numbers, let alone the UFC.

  3. Wil on October 19th, 2016 2:56 AM

    Be careful using that word, if anyone is doing that on this site, that would be your MO and what you have always done. Don’t get so emotional like a woman. Post what you like without getting personal or move around.

  4. d on October 19th, 2016 6:52 AM

    Everything you post is emotional and what you just posted is a personal attack like most of what you do while accusing others of such. You’ve been on a feminine crusade to disparage MMA because you are a die hard boxing fan. You should go to a boxing site and do that rather than attempting to antagonize people here.

  5. Wil on October 19th, 2016 4:02 PM

    Are you for real??? back to the ignore list you go youngster.

  6. d on October 19th, 2016 4:23 PM

    You should be asking yourself that question.

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