Former Combat Zone and CES MMA fighter Saul Almeida announced that he has signed a multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting. His next bout will take place on at WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami on October 17 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.
Almeida last fought at WSOF 20: Branch vs. McElligott, also in Connecticut, where he defeated Chris Foster via split decision. The fight was his first and only fight so far under the WSOF banner.
The 26-year-old holds a professional record of 18-5, including his current six-fight winning streak. He has won six of his last seven bouts. His only loss over that stretch was a knockout loss to Goiti Yamauchi under the Bellator banner in November 2013.
“The Spider” started his professional MMA career off with an impression 12-1 record before hitting a speed bump in March 2012 when he went on a three-fight losing streak with losses to Matt Bessette, Combat Zone’s Calvin Kattar and current UFC bantamweight Rob Font.
The Framingham, Massachusetts was thrust into the UFC spotlight this past year when Jose Aldo and the UFC 189: Aldo vs. McGregor World Tour made a stop in Boston for the promotion of Aldo’s title fight against Conor McGregor. Almeida was asked by Aldo’s camp to be the champ’s interpreter for the event. Following the Boston stop, Aldo took the 26-year-old with him to New York, Toronto, London, and Dublin to be his interpreter.
Some questioned wether it was a good idea with his fight against Foster at WSOF 20 just around the corner. But after all was said and done, he proved to people that he was able to train on the road and defeated Foster in his WSOF debut. Now, the featherweight will look to continue to show people he is a top-tier fighter with his first chance at WSOF 24 in October.