World Series of Fighting has jumped into the news stream this afternoon with the announcement of a signing. Popular and always entertaining welterweight Paul Bradley has agreed to a multi year deal which will see him fight for the WSOF sometime before the end of this year. Former TUF, UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator competitor Bradley has touched hands with some of the best in the business and now looks to plant his flag once again in the Ray Sefo promotion. Paul’s last fight was against Chris Honeycutt back in January which made him 3-1 in Bellator. At 23-6 Bradley is a viable contender for the promotion and possibly one fight with an impressive win will place him right outside a possible title fight. Look for announcement on his debut in the near future and read ahead for the full press release from World Series of Fighting.
Per the WSOF press release:
World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that it has signed another heralded star – welterweight (170 pounds) powerhouse Paul “The Gentleman” Bradley (23-6, 2 NC) – to an exclusive, multi-fight agreement.
The 5-foot-9, 33-year-old Bradley of San Diego, Calif. will make his debut inside the World Series of Fighting decagon cage on a date to be announced.
“We are excited to welcome aboard Paul Bradley, and look forward to having him test his skills in our highly competitive welterweight division,” said World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo. “Paul has fought and triumphed over some top caliber opposition during his 10-year career, so we are confident that he will be a great addition to our roster.”
In his last start on January 29, Bradley, who originally hails from Tama, Iowa, scored a stunning, 40-second TKO (punches) on previously undefeated, rising star and fellow, former collegiate wrestling ace Chris Honeycutt at Bellator 148.
A veteran of both the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Strikeforce and a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrestreality series, Bradley will look for his third consecutive win when he competes under the World Series of Fighting promotional banner for the first time.
Prior to the victory over Honeycutt, Bradley notched a unanimous decision overJosh “The Dentist” Neer at Bellator 129 on October 17, 2014.
A lifelong athlete, Bradley twice earned All-American honors while wrestling for the University of Iowa. He placed as high as fourth in the NCAA national championships during his tenure at the NCAA Division I program.
Live World Series of Fighting action returns to NBCSN on Saturday, July 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT, with star-studded event featuring two world championship rematches.
In the main event of WSOF32, reigning bantamweight (135 pounds) champion Marlon Moraes (16-4-1) will risk his title for the second time against Josh “Gentleman” Hill (14-1) while, in the co-main event, featherweight (145 pounds) champion Alexandre “Capitao” Almeida (18-5) will defend his title against the fighter he took it from – Lance Palmer (10-2).