With a 1:23 win over Saul Almeida at WSOF 24, Alexandre de Almeida earned the next title shot against champion Lance Palmer at WSOF 26. WSOF vice president Ali Abdelaziz announced the contest on twitter.
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) October 18, 2015
WSOF 26 will take place on December 18, 2015 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Palmer (10-1 MMA) trains with Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California. Palmer won the WSOF featherweight title at WSOF 16 submitting then champion Rick Glenn via submission (rear-naked choke) in the third round to earn the strap. In his last bout ‘The Party’ made his first title defence, submitting Chris Horodecki via neck-crank in the first round.
Following his quick submission win tonight, Almeida (17-5 MMA) has won four fights in a row.
With this fight addition, WSOF 26 now looks like this.
Lance Palmer (c) vs. Alexandre de Almeida
Tyrone Spong vs. Jake Heun
Thiago Silva vs. Ronny Markes