WSOF27: Three Prelim Bouts Complete Card For January 23

Jan 13, 2016
(PRESS RELEASE) -- LAS VEGAS – World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today a trio of preliminary card bouts that will complete its lineup for WSOF27 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. on Saturday, Jan. 23, live on NBCSN at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

The three preliminary card bouts will stream live on an embeddable video player on WSOF.com and precede the four-fight, live NBCSN telecast that will be headlined by a lightweight (155 pounds) showdown between rival stars Mike Ricci (11-4) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Caros Fodor (10-4) of Kirkland, Wash.

Topping the undercard bill will be a welterweight (170 pounds) matchup between Wade Johnson and Justin Hartley.

The 25-year-old Johnson (9-1) of Bradford, Ark. is looking to notch his third consecutive victory after scoring a quick, first round (1:30) TKO (punches) on Lawrence Purifoy on September 26.

Hartley (3-1) of Nashville, Tenn. is seeking his second straight win following a second round (4:42) submission (rear-naked choke) of Sedric Johnson on June 20. To date, all of Hartley’s wins have come by way of submission.

In one of two lightweight (155 pounds) preliminary card contests, Zach Underwood (13-6) of Memphis will take on Jason Williams (4-7) of Columbus, Miss. while, in the other, Alvin Williams (2-2) of Memphis will collide with Wes Sharp (0-1) of Fayetteville, Ark.

Tickets for WSOF27 start at just $39.99, and are on sale at WSOF.com, all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, the FedExForum Box Office, or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

In the light heavyweight (205 pounds) co-main event, heavy-handed finisher Teddy Holder (9-2) of Bartlett, Tenn. will battle undefeated Shamil Gamzatov (9-0) of Makhachkala, Russia.

Gamzatov, the number two ranked light heavyweight in the Ukraine, has yet to be taken past the second round of a fight, while Holder has earned all nine of his professional career wins by way of (T)KO or submission.

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MAIN CARD

Lightweight Main Event: Caros Fodor vs. Mike Ricci

Light Heavyweight Co-Main Event: Teddy Holder vs. Shamil Gamzatov

Welterweight Bout: Jaleel Willis vs. Chauncey Foxworth

Featherweight Bout: Jorge Medina vs. Bryce Mitchell

PRELIMINARY CARD

Welterweight: Justin Hartley vs. Wade Johnson

Lightweight: Zach Underwood vs. Jason Williams

Lightweight: Alvin Williams vs. Wes Sharp

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