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WSOF 23: Fight Card, Video Preview

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Justin Gaetje returns to the cage this Friday night, defending his World Series of Fighting lightweight title against Luis Palomino in the main event of WSOF 23.

Set for the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, the main card will air live on NBC Sports Network.

Gaethje scored a victory over Palomino back at WSOF 19, but officials decided to grant the veteran an immediate rematch.

Along with Gaethje-Palomino, WSOF middleweight champion David Branch will face Teddy Holder in the finals of the light heavyweight tournament. The winner will be crowned the new champion.

Other planned main card fights include Timur Valiev vs. Tito Jones, Ben “Phoenix Jones” Fodor vs. Roberto Yong and Brian Foster vs. LaRue Bentley.

Eight prelim fights will stream online prior to the start of the televised main card.

Below is the current lineup, along with a video preview:

MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network/10 p.m. ET)

WSOF Lightweight Championship
Justin Gaethje (c) vs. Luis Palomino

Inaugural WSOF Light Heavyweight Championship
David Branch vs. Teddy Holder

Bantamweight: Timur Valiev vs. Tito Jones

Catchweight: Phoenix Jones vs. Roberto Yong

Lightweight: Brian Foster vs. LaRue Burley

PRELIMINARY CARD (Online/6:45 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Vagab Vagabov vs. Brian Grinnell

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

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