World Series of Fighting 31: Ivanov vs. Copeland will be held on June 17, 2016 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
In the main event, reigning world heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov (13-1) will risk his title against Josh “Cuddly Bear” Copeland (13-1) while, in the lightweight (155 pounds) co-main event, superstars Jason “The Kansas City Bandit” High (19-5) and Mike “The Martian” Ricci (11-4) will square off with their division’s number one contender ranking at stake.
In a second heavyweight matchup, dynamic, rising star Chris “Huggy Bear” Barnett (14-2) will make his World Series of Fighting debut against Team AKA prodigy Justin Willis (4-1).
Also stepping in the decagon cage for the first time, battle-tested warrior John “Doomsday” Howard (23-12) will collide with submission expert Thiago “Minu” Meller (20-7) in a welterweight (170 pounds) affair.
In a featherweight (145 pounds) scrap between two prolific strikers, Luis “Baboon” Palomino (24-12) will face off with former world championship challenger Sheymon Moraes (8-1).
The full card can be found below along with a video preview of the event:
WSOF 31 Main Card (NBC Sports)
Heavyweight: Blagoy Ivanov (c) vs. Josh Copeland
Lightweight: Jason High vs. Mike Ricci
Featherweight: Luis Palomino vs. Sheymon Moraes
Welterweight: John Howard vs. Thiago Meller
WSOF 31 Preliminary Card (MMAMad.com)
Heavyweight: Lorenzo Hood vs. Tyler King
Heavyweight: Juliano Coutinho vs. Justin Willis
Lightweight: Tom Marcellino vs. Devin Powell
Welterweight: Robert Fonseca vs. Sean Lally
Lightweight: Saul Almeida vs. Bruce Boyington
Bantamweight: Rodrigo Almeida vs. Ben Pierre-Saint
Lightweight: Sam Watford vs. Christian Torres