Wednesday September 9, 2015– The athletes and executives took part in a national media conference call to discuss the highly anticipated World Series of Fighting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world championship doubleheader mega-event on Friday, Sept. 18, at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. live on NBCSN (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
The following were in attendance:
Undefeated, World Lightweight Champion: Justin Gaethje
Hard-Hitting Lightweight Championship: Challenger Luis Palomino
World Light Heavyweight Championship: Challenger David Branch
World Light Heavyweight Championship: Challenger Teddy Holder
WSOF Sr. Exec. Vice President and Matchmaker: Ali Abdel-Aziz
WSOF President: Ray Sefo
In a rematch to their epic battle that took place at Comerica Theatre in March, reigning, undefeated World Series of Fighting Lightweight (155 pounds) Champion Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (14-0) of Safford, Ariz. will put his coveted title on the line for the second time against hard-hitting contender Luis “Baboon” Palomino (23-10) of Miami, Fla.
In the co-main event and inaugural World Series of Fighting light heavyweight (205 pounds) championship bout, David Branch (16-3) of New York, N.Y., the promotion’s reigning world middleweight (185 pounds) champion, will attempt to become the first two-division kingpin in World Series of Fighting history, when he faces off with Cinderella story Teddy Holder (9-1) of Memphis, Tenn. Holder’s nine career wins have all come by way (T)KO or submission.
In other action on the five-bout NBCSN telecast, rising star and costumed crime fighter Phoenix Jones (5-1-1) of Seattle, Wash. will take on professional boxer turned MMA upstart Roberto Yong (2-2) in a 160-pound catchweight contest.
Fast-rising star Timur “Lucky” Valiev (9-1) of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia will collide with seasoned puncher Tito Jones (11-7), of Phoenix in a bantamweight (135 pounds) affair, and dangerous veteran Brian Foster (22-7) of Sallisaw, Okla. will square off with undefeated LaRue Burley (6-0) of Phoenix.
A seven-bout preliminary card that will stream live on WSOF.com, will precede the live televised main card.
Priced from just $39.99, tickets for “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II” are on sale at the Comerica Theatre box office and online at WSOF.com and Ticketmaster.com.
Doors at Comerica Theatre will open at 3 p.m. MT and the first preliminary bout will begin at 3:45 p.m.
Below is the recorded teleconference and the full fight card for WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II.
World Series of Fighting 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II Fight Card:
NBCSN: 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
For the WSOF Lightweight Championship:
(c) Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino
For the inaugural WSOF Light Heavyweight Championship:
David Branch vs. Teddy Holder
Phoenix Jones vs. Roberto Yong
Timur Valiev vs. Tito Jones
Brian Foster vs. LaRue Burley
FightBookMMA.com: 5:45 p.m. ET/2:45 p.m. PT
Kelvin Tiller vs. Vagab Vagabov
Krasimir Mladenov vs. Clifford Starks
Estevan Payan vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
Danny Davis Jr. vs. Matthew Frincu
David Nuzzo vs. Andres Ponce
Joey Miolla vs. Randy Steinke
Jeff Fletcher vs. Benny Madrid
Nuyelo is dedicated to providing healthy supplements to athletes and those seeking to enhance a healthy lifestyle. We give the best tasting, most effective, and balanced nutritional supplements ever!
Click HERE to check out the online Store!!