WSOF26: Nunez vs. Jordan Added To Prelims, Spang Out with Pneumonia
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Johnny Nunez (right) will be back in action, facing David Jordan in a lightweight contest, on the WSOF26 preliminary bout card on Friday, Dec. 18. Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/World Series of Fighting.
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING
FINALIZES WSOF26 PRELIMINARY CARD
WITH ADDITION OF JOHNNY NUNEZ VS. DAVID JORDAN
ANDREAS SPANG WITHDRAWS FROM PRELIMINARY BOUT
DUE TO PNEUMONIA
LAS VEGAS (Dec. 15, 2015) – World Series of Fighting announced today the addition of a lightweight (155 pounds) bout between rising stars Johnny Nunez and David “K.O.” Jordan to the “WSOF26: Palmer vs. Almeida” world championship event at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 18, live on NBCSN, at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Additionally, Andreas “Sweet Swede” Spang, who was slated to face Shamil Gamzatov in a light heavyweight (205 pounds) WSOF26 preliminary card matchup, has withdrawn from the commitment after contracting a case of pneumonia, forcing World Series of Fighting to scrap the bout.
The 30-year-old Nunez (5-1) of Las Vegas is looking to rebound from a third round submission (guillotine choke) defeat at the hands of Joe Condon at WSOF17 on January 17. The loss snapped the Xtreme Couture product’s perfect record.
Jordan (3-3), meanwhile, is looking to notch his third consecutive win after earning unanimous decisions over Brian Thomas and Jordan Chandler on August 16, 2014 and August 7, 2015, respectively. The 25-year-old Jordan is a protégé of retired, former MMA star Marvin “The Beastman” Eastman.
In the world championship featherweight (145 pounds) main event, reigning kingpin Lance Palmer (10-1) will put his title on the line against submission expert Alexandre Almeida (17-5).
In the co-main event, hard-hitting, rising star Ozzy Dugulubgov (7-2) will meet streaking submission ace Nic Herron-Webb (18-6) in a lightweight scrap.
KO artist Robbie “Problems” Peralta (18-6) will make his World Series of Fighting debut against hard-hitting Muay Thai stylist Sheymon Moraes(7-1) in a featherweight affair.
Former World Series of Fighting championship challenger Josh “Gentleman” Hill (12-1) will collide with undefeated sensation Bekbulat Magomedov (16-0) at bantamweight (135 pounds).
Leading off the live NBCSN telecast, will be a light heavyweight tilt between Jake “The Honey Bear” Heun (8-4) and Clinton Williams (7-2).
Doors at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will open for WSOF26 at 3:30 p.m. PT. The first preliminary card bout will begin at 4 p.m.
The four-fight preliminary card will stream live, in its entirety on an embeddable video player on WSOF.com.
MAIN CARD (Live on NBCSN)
World Series of Fighting Featherweight Championship Main Event:
Lance Palmer (Champion) vs. Alexandre Almeida (Challenger)
Lightweight: Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Nic Herron-Webb
Featherweight: Robbie Peralta vs. Sheymon Moraes
Bantamweight: Josh Hill vs. Bekbulat Magomedov
Light Heavyweight: Jake Heun vs. Clinton Williams
PRELIMINARY CARD (Live on WSOF.com)
Welterweight: Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Danny Davis, Jr.
Lightweight: Johnny Nunez vs. David Jordan
Featherweight: Hakeem Dawodu vs. Marat Magomedov
Lightweight: Gil Guardado vs. Giga Chikadze
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