World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Sat., August 9, at 10 P.M. ET

Luis Palomino vs. Lewis Gonzalez in lightweight bout UFC Veteran Ronny Markes vs. Cully Butterfield in light heavyweight bout NBC Sports Live Extra to stream all bouts
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(PR NewsChannel) / August 8, 2014 / STAMFORD, Conn. 

NBC Sports GroupAfter making its NBC broadcast debut last month, World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, August 9 at 10 p.m. ET highlighted by the lightweight fight between knockout specialist Luis “Baboon” Palomino (22-9, 12 wins by knockout) and undefeated rising star Lewis Gonzalez (9-0).

The co-main event features Ronny Markes (14-3) facing Cully “The Mason” Butterfield (13-3) in the light heavyweight division. Saturday’s card also features bouts between WSOF veteran Elvis “The King” Mutapcic (13-3) and the undefeated Kelvin “The Mama’s Boy” Tiller (6-0) fighting at a catchweight of 195 lbs; Alexis “The Exorcist” Vila (14-4) vs. Brandon “Hot Rod” Hempleman (9-2) in the bantamweight division; and Bryson Hansen (7-1) vs. Matt “Robo” Sayles (2-0) in the bantamweight division.

Play-by-play announcer Mike Corey will be joined by mixed martial artists and analysts Bas Rutten and Joey Varner to call the action from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

NBC Sports Live Extra: NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will live stream World Series of Fighting on NBCSN. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

ABOUT WSOF: World Series of Fighting is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from around the globe. For more information please visit Follow World Series of Fighting on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo @SugarRaySefo.

ABOUT NBC SPORTS GROUP: When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of broadcast television, cable television, radio and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and all of their respective digital properties. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, MLS, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.

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