Valiev-Jones, Foster-Burley Complete WSOF 23 Main Card

World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) has finalized the live NBCSN televised portion of its highly anticipated, “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II” world championship doubleheader at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. on Friday, Sept. 18, with the addition of two new bouts – a bantamweight (135 pounds) battle between ferocious rising star Timur “Lucky” Valiev and seasoned puncher Tito Jones, and a lightweight (155 pounds) tilt between dangerous finisher Brian Foster and undefeated LaRue Burley.

“We are looking forward to another incredible night of action, now that the main card for WSOF 23 is complete with five bouts featuring an exciting mix of championship fights and matchups filled with accomplished veterans and some of the world’s best prospects,” said World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo.

FN Video: Palhares vs. Shields and More on Newsmakers

Fight Network’s John Pollock, John Ramdeen and Robin Black bring us the latest including Bellator 133 aftermath: Patricio Freire defends title against Daniel Straus; Georgi Karakhanyan chokes out Bubba Jenkins; Freire vs. Karakhanyan set for Bellator featherweight title, Jake Shields submits Brian Foster; Rousimar Palhares vs. Shields set for WSOF welterweight title and looking forward to UFC Fight Night Stockholm: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson; Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader and more on Newsmakers.

Videos – WSOF 17: Shields vs. Foster Fight Highlights

Watch the full fight video fighlights from the main card of World Series of Fighting 17: Shields vs. Foster on Saturday night from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, which aired live on NBC Sports Network.

WSOF 17: Shields vs. Foster Weigh-in Results

The highly-anticipated World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) welterweight (170 pounds) main event between superstars Jake Shields (30-7) of San Francisco, Calif. and Brian Foster (22-6) of Sallisaw, Okla. was made official after Shields weighed in at 170 pounds and Foster clocked in at 169.8 pounds one day before the live, five bout NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) televised Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 17.

Originally slated to face off with undefeated Johnny Nunez (5-0) of Las Vegas in the co-main event, Brian “The Bandit” Cobb (20-8) withdrew from the commitment due to a knee injury he sustained during a workout yesterday, and was replaced by Joe Condon (11-7) of Victorville, Calif. Nunez weighed in at 155.6 pounds and Condon, who was originally scheduled to fight Jimmy Spicuzza (5-2) of Las Vegas, registered a weight of 156 pounds after originally coming in heavy at 157.4 pounds.

WSOF 17: Shields vs. Foster Main Card Complete for Jan. 17

With a high stakes welterweight (170 pounds) matchup between two of the world’s most decorated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstars and submission experts – Jake Shields (30-7-1, 1 NC) of San Francisco, Calif. and Brian Foster (22-6) of Sallisaw, Okla. – set to headline the World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) event on Saturday, January 17 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the card has received four additional supporting bouts for the evening’s live NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) telecast.

Prior to the highly anticipated headliner, WSOF 17: Shields vs. Foster will also feature lightweight (155 pounds) veteran Brian “The Bandit” Cobb (20-8) against undefeated prospect Johnny “Johnny Boy” Nunez (5-0).

Tickets for WSOF 17: Shields vs. Foster On Sale Friday

After circling around one another for the last several years, two of the world’s most decorated welterweight (170 pounds) Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstars and submission experts – Jake Shields (30-7-1, 1 NC) of San Francisco, Calif. and Brian Foster (22-6) of Sallisaw, Okla. – will finally square off in a high-stakes World Series of Fighting 17 (www.wsof.com) main event, live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), as well as in over 100 countries worldwide, from The AXIS Powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, on Saturday, Jan. 17.

Priced from $29.99, tickets for “WSOF 17: Shields vs. Foster” go on sale Friday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. PST at Ticketmaster.com and WSOF.com.

FN Video: WSOF 17, CM Punk vs. Green Ranger on Newsmakers

Fight Network’s Robin Black gives us the headlines including Jake Shields vs. Brian Foster at WSOF 17, Danny Castillo faces Paul Felder at UFC 182, Joe Rogan gives career advice to Brendan Schaub and Jason David Frank of “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” fame calls out CM Punk for UFC debut on Newsmakers.

Video – UFC Fight Night 53 Free Fight: Story vs. Foster

At UFC 103, welterweight contender Rick “The Horror” Story looks for his first win inside the Octagon as he battles Brian Foster. See “The Horror” Story go up against Gunnar Nelson in the main event at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm.

World Series of Fighting Signs Foster, Madrid, Hanson

World Series of Fighting is pleased to announce the addition of seven-year veteran welterweight Brian Foster (19-6), Arizona-based lightweight Benny “El Hijo” Madrid (7-1) and impressive young bantamweight Bryson Hansen (6-1) to the company’s roster of athletes.

“Our World Series of Fighting family continues to grow, and I can’t wait to see this latest group of guys step into the decagon,” World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo said. “Brian Foster, Benny Madrid and Bryson Hansen are all incredibly talented athletes that I think can make an immediate impact in our promotion, and fans can expect to see them in early 2014.