World Series of Fighting will put on a double-title event in December after a tripleheader of championship matches in November with WSOF: Palhares vs. Fitch.
Set for December 13, the main card will air on NBC Sports Network and boast Jon Fitch challenging fellow former UFC fighter and current WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares.
In the co-main, Rick Glenn will put his featherweight title on the line against Team Alpha Male’s Lance Palmer. The location for the card has yet to be determined.
“We and the MMA fans around the world are looking forward to this tremendous main event that’s headlined by two of the world’s fiercest fighters – Rousimar Palhares, our champion, and legendary MMA fighter Jon Fitch,” said World Series of Fighting President, six-time world champion and two-time Hall of Famer Ray Sefo. “From top to bottom, we have a stellar lineup set for our final, live NBCSN telecast of the year, and I think it sets the tone for another year of incredible growth for us in 2015.”
Two more main card bouts are set to be announced in the future, along with an entire prelim lineup.
Below is a quick preview for both fights:
Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch
Palhares, the reigning World Series of Fighting welterweight kingpin, has also become one of the sport’s most feared executioners, with an unmatched ability to trap his opponents in a variety of leg locks. To date, 13 of the stocky and muscular fighter’s 16 career wins have come by way of submission, 10 of which he produced with either a heel hook or ankle lock.
On March 29, Palhares was crowned champion after submitting Steve Carl with an inverted heel hook just over one minute into the first round of action. During his 10-year career, Palhares has claimed wins over a number of stellar adversaries, including, Jeremy Horn and Mike Pierce, whom Palhares tapped out with a heel hook just 31 seconds into their fight.
Also a decorated submission stylist as well as a longtime member of San Jose’s Team AKA, Fitch will make his second start of 2014 and aim for his third consecutive win, after earning a split decision over Marcelo Alfaya on Oct. 26, 2013 and a unanimous decision over superstar Dennis “Superman” Hallman on July 5, 2014, respectively.
During his 12-year professional career, Fitch has submitted or scored TKO’s on a long list of rival superstars, including Roan Carneiro, Josh Burkman, Thiago Alves, and has earned decisions over Diego Sanchez, Erick Silva and Ben Saunders.
Rick Glenn vs. Lance Palmer
The 25-year-old Glenn is looking to extend an unbeaten run that began 13 fights ago, in June 2010, and a 3-fight win streak under the World Series of Fighting banner. In those 13 starts, Glenn finished 10 of his opponents by way of TKO or submission, including his last opponent second round TKO stoppage of Georgi Karakhanyan, on June 21 2014.
Palmer, a 26-year-old standout, is looking to claim his second consecutive win after submitting Nick LoBosco with a rear-naked choke in the first round (4:15) of action in the World Series of Fighting cage on June 21. Palmer has produced four of his eight career wins by way of submission.