Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosts “World Series of Fighting 10: Branch vs. Taylor,” which pits David Branch against Jesse “JT Money” Taylor for World Series of Fighting’s inaugural middleweight title in the night’s five-round main event. World Series of Fighting featherweight kingpin Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan battles relentless finisher Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn in the co-main event.
A third championship match-up, which will also take place on the evening’s main card, will be announced shortly.
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“Every time we hold an event, we always work hard to put on the most exciting fights possible,” said World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo. ” World Series of Fighting 10 will be no exception and will deliver one exciting fight after another at The Joint in The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which is such a fantastic venue we decided to return on June 21. With these two championship fights leading the way – not to mention a third one on the way – it’s going to be an incredible night.”
As with all World Series of Fighting events, the evening’s main card airs live on NBCSN. The broadcast begins on Saturday, June 21, at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT local time).
Branch (13-3) is a three-time World Series of Fighting veteran who earned his way into the championship fight with a September win over Danillo Villefort in the company’s middleweight tournament semifinal. The 32-year-old Branch, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie, also boasts wins over Paulo Filho and Dustin Jacoby under the World Series of Fighting banner. The highly-regarded New Yorker collides with Taylor (27-9), a highly-decorated wrestling machine who mashed Elvis Mutapcic in his semifinal bout five months ago and owns a seven-fight winning streak.
Russian-born Karakhanyan (23-3-1), coming off an impressive third-round submission over big-name talent Lance Palmer that won him the World Series of Fighting featherweight belt, is widely considered one of the top 145-pounders on the planet. The 28-year-old destroyer Karakhanyan goes for 10 straight wins against the very aggressive Glenn (14-2), an Iowa native who is trained by standup wizard Duke Roufus at the Roufusport MMA Academy. Karakhanyan vs. Glenn looks to be a war.
Tickets for “World Series of Fighting 10: Branch vs. Taylor” start at just $39 and go on sale at 10 a.m. PT local time on Saturday, May 3, at AXS.com.