Jacob Volkmann Draws Pride Veteran Luiz Firmino at World Series of Fighting 6

Damon MartinContributor ISeptember 25, 2013

Oct 5, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Jacob Volkmann talks with the media after his bout with Shane Roller (not pictured) at the UFC on FX 5 at the Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Former UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann has been itching to get back in action ever since his debut in World Series of Fighting, and now he finally has a date and an opponent.

The chiropractor-turned-fighter picked up a win in his World Series of Fighting debut back in June when he defeated former Strikeforce lightweight Lyle Beerbohm.

Now Volkmann will face another tough test in veteran fighter Luiz "Buscape" Firmino as the featured fight on the preliminary card for the upcoming World Series of Fighting show taking place October 26 in Miami.

The bout was confirmed to Bleacher Report by World Series of Fighting's senior vice president and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz on Tuesday night with verbal agreements in place from both fighters for the matchup.

Volkmann will make his second appearance in the World Series of Fighting cage, which also marks his second bout since exiting the UFC. The former welterweight who dropped down to lightweight in 2010 became quite the outspoken fighter during his time with the UFC and even managed to get a visit from the Secret Service after offering to fight President Barack Obama during a post-fight interview.

Regardless of the controversy, Volkmann racked up a very respectable 7-4 record during his 11-fight run with the UFC before leaving the promotion after suffering a loss in early 2013 to Bobby Green.

Now a part of the World Series of Fighting roster, Volkmann has requested to stay very active, and so now he will get his second fight for the promotion inside the past five months.

Former CFA fighter and Blackzilian team member Firmino is a well-respected veteran who has fought some of the toughest fighters in the world during his career, which has spanned the past decade. He has also competed in promotions like Shooto, Dream and Pride Fighting Championships.

His resume is littered with top names, including Masakazu Imanari and Tatsuya Kawajiri, and he's currently riding a three-fight win streak as he makes his World Series of Fighting debut.

The two fighters will be featured in the headline bout for the undercard that will air online prior to the main card that will be shown on NBC Sports Network.


Damon Martin is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report