John Gunderson is searching for his first WSOF win. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
The WSOF 9 fight bill is now complete with the addition of six undercard bouts, including a featherweight showdown pitting once-beaten featherweight Chris Gruetzemacher against UFC alumnus John Gunderson.
World Series of Fighting officials announced the booking Tuesday, additionally revealing a pair of bantamweight pairings pitting Sean Cantor and Jimmy Jones against Bryson Hansen and Rudy Morales. The March 29 show will also see Phil Dace face Danny Davis Jr. at welterweight, while Gil Guardado and Tanner Cowan tangle with Jimmy Spicuzza and A.J. Williams at lightweight.
WSOF 9 takes place at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and is headlined by a welterweight title showdown between Steve Carl and Rousimar Palhares. The evening’s main draw airs live on NBC Sports Network and will also see Marlon Moraes collide with Josh Rettinghouse in a bantamweight title co-main event.
A 12-fight pro, Gruetzmacher rides 10 straight wins into his WSOF debut. The onetime Strikeforce talent last competed on June 16, when he earned a third-round stoppage over UFC alum Roli Delgado, scoring a technical knockout over the 32-year-old at ShoFight 20.
Gunderson makes his sophomore WSOF appearance with 51 pro bouts to his credit. “Guns” debuted with the organization last summer at WSOF 3, suffering a unanimous decision defeat to fellow UFC vet Dan Lauzon.