World Series of Fighting will host its 23rd event this Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Comercia Theater, in Phoenix, Arizona. The main card will air live the United States at 10 PM Est. on NBCSN with the prelims beginning at 7 PM Est. The main event will feature a rematch of a FOTY caliber showdown from the Spring of this year between WSOF Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje and the seasoned, tough Luis “Baboon” Palomino.
Their last bout in March ended in the 3rd round with the champion retaining his title after narrowly overcoming Palomino with his now trademark leg kicks, earning Gaethje the TKO victory. The contest may not have survived to the championship rounds, but both fighters endured and inflicted incredible amounts of punishment during what is almost certainly the greatest battle in the promotion’s still relatively youthful existence. This will be the first fight back since their last clash at WSOF 19 for both champion and challenger.
The co-main event also features a title fight, as David Branch attempts to become a dual champion within the promotion by taking on Teddy Holder for the inaugural WSOF Light Heavyweight Championship.
The main card portion of the event will showcase 5 total fights, with the remainder occurring on the preliminary portion of the card. The full card can be seen below:
Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino – for the WSOF Lightweight Title
David Branch vs. Teddy Holder – for the WSOF Light Heavyweight Title
Timur Valiev vs. Tito Jones
Ben Jones vs. Roberto Yong
Phoenix Jones vs. Roberto Yong
Brian Foster vs. LaRue Burley
Vagab Vagabov vs. Kelvin Tiller
Clifford Starks vs. Krasimir Mladenov
Estevan Payan vs. Kamuela Kirk
Matthew Frincu vs. Danny Davis, Jr.
Andres Ponce vs. David Nuzzo
Randy Steinke vs. Joey Miolla
Benny Madrid vs. Jeff Fletcher