World Series of Fighting 3: Burkman vs Fitch
World Series of Fighting 3: Fitch vs. Burkman
Date: June 14, 2013
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Broadcast: NBC Sports Network
MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network, 11 p.m. ET)
Josh Burkman vs. Jon Fitch
Steve Carl vs. Tyson Steele
Brian Cobb vs. Justin Gaethje
Rolles Gracie vs. Dave Huckaba
PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 8 p.m. ET)
Lyle Beerbohm vs. Jacob Volkmann
John Gunderson vs. Dan Lauzon
Kendrick Miree vs. Krasimir Mladenov
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Jerrod Sanders
Carson Beebe vs. Joe Murphy
World Series of Fighting continues to fill out the card for its next show, WSOF 3 next month in Las Vegas.
Chris Gruetzemacher (11-1) will meet Jerrod Sanders (11-1) in a featherweight bout, while Carson Beebe (13-2) takes on Joe Murphy (6-0) at bantamweight. WSOF officials on Wednesday announced the new fight pairings. All four fighters will be making their WSOF debuts.
WSOF 3 takes place June 14 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The main card airs on NBC Sports Network. The main event is a welterweight bout between former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch and fellow UFC vet Josh Burkman.
Gruetzemacher is riding a 10-fight win streak, including eight finishes. The Arizona-based fighter hasn't lost in more than four years. Included among his 10-fight win streak is a Strikeforce Challengers TKO win over Ryan Diaz in August 2010. In 2012, he picked up wins over WEC vet Frank Gomez and UFC and Bellator vet Roli Delgado, both by TKO.
Sanders is on a lengthy win streak of his own with nine consecutive victories, six by stoppage. The Oklahoma City-based 145-pounder went 4-0 in 2012 with three stoppages, but he didn't fight after July of this past year. The lone loss of Sanders' career came to Jeremy Spoon at Bellator 37.
Beebe, brother of former WEC bantamweight champion Chase Beebe, will be looking to get back in the win column after having a seven-fight win streak snapped this past November at Tachi Palace Fights 15. Before that, along with wins for regional promotions, Beebe's resume included a win for Legacy Fighting Championship. Beebe made the cut on Season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter," but was submitted by eventual semifinalist Johnny Bedford in his preliminary fight to get into the house.
Murphy has had a perfect start to his career. The California-based fighter has five submissions in his 6-0 start. When he makes his WSOF debut next month, it will be his first fight in 14 months.
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