An exciting World Series of Fighting (WSOF), headlined by a rematch between Lightweight Justin Gaethje against Luis Palomino on Sept. 18, 2015, at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz., is now complete.
Clifford "Big Cat" Starks will make a quick return after upsetting Mike 'MAK' Kyle at WSOF 22. He'll be put to the test against the undefeated Krasimir Mladenov (12-0), who has yet to face a serious challenge with the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.
WSOF President Ray Sefo is excited about several key match-ups announced for the card, including MMA veteran Isaac Vallie-Flagg (15-7-1) against the equally experienced Estevan Payan (16-8) and Matthew Frincu (6-1) facing Danny Davis Jr. (11-8-1) in preliminary undercard action.
"This is a phenomenal assembly of up-and-coming talent from Phoenix as well as established veterans and rising stars from elsewhere around the U.S. and other parts of the globe. When we brought World Series of Fighting to the city of Phoenix for the first time earlier this year we discovered a considerable pool of talent. We are excited to be able to put some of this talent back in action and to deploy several new faces that we feel have earned a shot to compete in the big leagues."
The updated WSOF 23 card with all new "Prelims" undercard bouts is below:
World Series of Fighting Lightweight Championship Main Event: Justin Gaethje (Champion) vs. Luis Palomino (Challenger)
World Series of Fighting Light Heavyweight Championship Co-Main Event: David Branch vs. Teddy Holder
Bantamweight: Timur Valiev vs. Tito Jones
Catchweight (160 pounds): Phoenix Jones vs. Roberto Yong
Lightweight: Brian Foster vs. LaRue Burley
Middleweight: Vagab Vagabov vs. Kelvin Tiller
Middleweight: Clifford Starks vs. Krasimir Mladenov
Lightweight: Estevan Payan vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Welterweight: Matthew Frincu vs. Danny Davis, Jr.
Bantamweight: Andres Ponce vs. David Nuzzo
Bantamweight: Randy Steinke vs. Joey Miolla
Lightweight: Benny Madrid vs. Jeff Fletcher
For more news and notes on WSOF 23: "Gaethje vs. Palomino 2" click here.