Lucas Montoya (left) is among the new additions to WSOF 19. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
The lineup has been set for WSOF 19 “Gaethje vs. Palomino,” as World Series of Fighting on Monday announced the event’s finalized 12-bout card.
WSOF 19 takes place March 28 at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, headlined by Justin Gaethje’s defense of his lightweight title against Luis Palomino. In the co-main event, Thiago Silva and Matt Hamill will kick off WSOF’s light heavyweight title tournament in a rematch of a 2013 UFC bout. The NBCSN-broadcast main card will also feature a tournament reserve bout between Jake Heun and Teddy Holder, plus an opening bantamweight tilt pitting Ed West against Timur Valiev.
A previously announced middleweight matchup of Clifford Starks and Krasimir Mladenov tops the evening’s preliminary offerings, which will be streamed live online.
On the undercard, Utah’s Lucas Montoya will look to run his winning streak to five in a row in a 155-pound bout against Raymond Pina. Three-time WSOF competitor Jimmy Spicuzza returns to take on Benny Madrid at lightweight, while local Arizona standout Randy Steinke faces California’s Juan Archuleta at bantamweight. The balance of the card includes Brendan Tierney versus Joseph Gigliotti at 180 pounds, Dan Huber versus Israel Aquino at middleweight, Matthew Frincu versus Eric Regan at welterweight, and Joe Madrid versus Erik Villalobos at bantamweight.