World Series of Fighting (www.WSOF.com) on Monday announced a stacked eleven-bout fight card for the unprecedented New Year’s Eve world championship extravaganza at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The WSOFNYC mega-event boasting an unmatched roster of world-class athletes will air live on NBC Sports (3 p.m. ET – 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN and 4 p.m. ET – 6 p.m. ET on NBC) on Saturday, December 31.
In the main event, undefeated lightweight (155 pounds) kingpin Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (16-0) defends his crown against Joao “The Brazilian Samurai” Zeferino (20-8) and, in the co-main event the highly-anticipated welterweight (170 pounds), reigning world champion Jon Fitch (28-7) squares off with number one contender and fellow decorated superstar Jake Shields (31-8). Reigning bantamweight (135 pounds) champion Marlon Moraes (16-4) will also put his title on the line against ferocious contenderJosenaldo Silva (25-4). Light Heavyweight and Middleweight Champion David Branch (19-3) will put his Middleweight (185 pounds) belt on the line against challenger Louis Taylor (13-1).
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In addition to the main event, World Series of Fighting announced that heavyweight champion Smealinho “The Prince” Rama (9-2) will make his return to the decagon at a new weight class of Light Heavyweight (205 pounds) against Jake “The Honey Bear” Heun (9-4). Former top 10 world-ranked Yushin “Thunder” Okami (32-10) will take on battle-tested Paul Bradley (23-6) in a welterweight affair.
Shane Kruchten (11-4) and Jeremy Mahon (5-4) – both U.S. Marine Corps veterans – will do battle in a 150-pound “Who’s The Toughest” catchweight contest. Former UFC standout Jared Rosholt (14-3) will make his much-anticipated promotional debut against fellow World Series of Fighting newcomer and finisher Caio Alencar (9-1) ….View full article