World Series of Fighting 32 will bring a new meaning to the phrase “sibling rivalry.”
The Las Vegas-based promotion announced on Tuesday that Caros Fodor will lock horns with adopted brother Ben Fodor in the WSOF 32 co-main event on July 30 at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wash. The card will be headlined by a featherweight title rematch between Alexandre Almeida and Lance Palmer.
"I suspected for a while that it was eventually going to happen, but it's coming at a good time because we're not getting along very well," Caros Fodor told Yahoo Sports . "I'm excited. My career has been up and down and so this will be a good fight for me. I can get in there and make some money.
"I understand the skepticism people have about seeing two brothers fight. I get that. But people who have known us our whole lives, it makes perfect sense to them. I know there will be talk that it's a circus act or that we'll go in there and pretend, but they'll be surprised."
Caros Fodor is 10-5 over the course of a career that has included stints in the UFC, Strikeforce and One Championship. He saw a two-fight winning streak end in his promotional debut at WSOF 27, as he dropped a unanimous verdict to Luiz Firmino on Jan. 23.
Ben Fodor, who is most famous for his superhero alter-ego “Phoenix Jones,” is 1-1 in WSOF competition. After losing a unanimous decision to Emmanuel Walo in his debut, the 27-year-old submitted Roberto Yong in the second round at WSOF 23 on Sept. 18.
Meanwhile, Almeida captured 145-pound gold with a five-round decision over Palmer at WSOF 26 on Dec. 18. The 27-year-old Brazilian has won five straight fights and is 18-5 as a professional overall.
A Team Alpha Male product, Palmer has won 10 of his 12 pro outings, with his only setbacks coming against Almeida and Georgi Karakhanyan. The former RFA titlist has finished six of his 10 victories by way of submission.