WSOF Unstoppable: Road To The Championship Airs December 27th
Following a spectacular year of world-class Mixed Martial Arts action, NBC will recap the paths that seven World Series of Fighting champions took to capture gold with ‘WSOF Unstoppable: Road To The Championship,’ a special 90-minute program that premieres on the broadcast network on Saturday, December 27th at 2:30pm/ET.
World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo had this to say:
“We are excited to cap off what was a banner year for World Series of Fighting, and appreciate the opportunity that NBC is giving our fans to re-live some of the most incredible moments we have seen thus far in our cage,”.
“WSOF Unstoppable: Road To The Championship will essentially hone in on the journeys and achievements of our reigning world champions who fought their hearts out to become recognized as the top fighters in their respective divisions.”
Hosted by World Series of Fighting play-by-play announcer Todd Harris and MMA legends Bas Rutten and Renzo Gracie, ‘WSOF Unstoppable: Road To The Championship’ features a mixture of highlights and complete rounds from 16 different World Series of Fighting bouts that took place over the course of nine live events between 2013 and 2014, including the seven championship showdowns that took place this year.
Each matchup showcases one of the seven featured athletes – bantamweight (135 pounds) Marlon Moraes, featherweight (145 pounds) Lance “The Party” Palmer, undefeated lightweight (155 pounds) Justin Gaethje, welterweight (170 pounds) Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares, middleweight (185 pounds) David Branch, heavyweight Smealinho Rama and women’s strawweight (115 pounds) Jessica “Jag” Aguilar – in either a World Series of Fighting world championship bout or a bout that took the fighter one step closer to his or her successful title bid.
Since it launched its live event series on Nov. 3, 2012 with a stellar six-bout fight card on NBC Sports Network that reached over 80 million homes, World Series of Fighting has effectively been building its brand, and on July 5, the promotion made its debut on broadcast television before a live NBC audience of nearly 1 million viewers.
World Series of Fighting has successfully expanded its footprint to 100 different countries with its premier fight programming as part of a multi-year agreement with IMG, the world’s leader in sports content distribution.
‘WSOF Unstoppable: Road To The Championship’ is produced by Tupelo-Honey Raycom.
On January 17th, World Series of Fighting action returns to NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) live with a sensational card headlined by a welterweight matchup between rival superstars Jake Shields (30-7-1, 1 NC) and Brian Foster (22-6). The winner of the main event will challenge Palhares for the welterweight championship.