The World Series of Fighting announced that they have signed Ben Fodor and Cory Devela to multi-fight, multi-year contracts.
Fodor is the brother of fellow WSOF fighter Ben “Phoenix Jones” Fodor and has won 10 of his 14 pro bouts. Devela, a middleweight, owns a record of 15-6.
“Caros and Cory are two seasoned and accomplished stars in their respective weight classes, so it is a pleasure to welcome them aboard,” said World Series of Fighting president Ray Sefo. “With our roster of stars, and our schedule of live events and television programming all growing rapidly, this is a more exciting time than ever for World Series of Fighting, and we are delighted to be able to have more and more established talent like Caros and Cory be a part of what we are building.”
The 31-year-old Fodor, a protégé of famed trainer Matt Hume, has won three of his last four bouts that took place over the course of a two-year stint competing in Asia. Fodor put himself on the map in 2010 after signing with Strikeforce and reeling off five consecutive victories on national television while competing for the promotion.
Also 31 years old, Devela (15-6) of Bonney Lake, Wash. is coached by wrestling guru and MMA submission ace Dennis Hallman. Like Fodor, he established his name at a young age by competing against top-level competition on a major stage.
Devela, who will look for his fourth consecutive victory after earning a unanimous decision over superstar Nick Ring on June 26, produced one of the memorable moments in Strikeforce history when he stopped Joe Riggs with a vicious body slam in the first round of their 2008 contest.