WSOF 32 Prelims Card Finalized
World Series of Fighting announced today the completion of a nine-fight preliminary card for the highly-anticipated WSOF32: Moraes vs. Hill II, world championship doubleheader that airs live on NBCSN at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT from XFINITY Arena in Everett, Wash. on Saturday, July 30.
The preliminary card will stream live, in its entirety, beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT, on an embeddable video player on wsof.com.
Joining the previously announced, headlining featherweight preliminary card showdown between undefeated, rising stars Hakeem Dawodu Canada and Marat Magomedov are 8 fights stacked with a collection of 12 local upstarts.
“We have a phenomenal fight card in store for fans for our debut in Washington State, and are looking forward to touching down in Everett, and seeing some of the best prospects in the area, and potential, future World Series of Fighting athletes in action,” said World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo.
In a featured, middleweight preliminary card battle, Rex Harris will put a five-fight win streak on the line against undefeated Nicolai Salchow.
The 33-year-old Harris is a perfect 2-0, to date, inside the World Series of Fighting decagon cage. In his last start at WSOF30 on April 2, he earned a unanimous decision over Clinton Williams.
Salchow is a 32-year-old finisher who has been taken the distance of a fight only once since turning pro in 2004. He is coming off a first round (2:25) TKO (punches) of Steve Montgomery on May 7.
In another middleweight preliminary card contest and rematch, Alfonso Gonzales and Thomas Hoeper will revisit their first meeting that took place on September 26, 2015 and ended with Gonzales scoring a second round (1:29) TKO (punches) on Hoeper.
Elsewhere on the undercard, recent World Series of Fighting signee and former K-1 star Andrews Nakahara will make his promotional debut against Travis Doerge. in a welterweight bout.
Unbeaten prospects Patrick Benson and Brett Malone will put their perfect records on the line against each other in a lightweight matchup.
Also at lightweight, Matt Coble will collide with Colt Hausauer.
Following a stellar, near perfect amateur career during which he amassed an overall record of 10-1, 28-year-old Tycen Lynn of Everett will make his highly-anticipated professional debut in a bantamweight matchup with 23-year-old, fellow upstart Justin Hugo.
In heavyweight action, Matt Kovacs will face off with Bill Widler.
Kicking off the WSOF32 preliminary bout card will be a bantamweight contest between Jon Marc Cortez and Joe Elea.
In the world bantamweight championship main event, Marlon Moraes will defend his coveted title for the second time against Josh Hill while, in the co-main event and a second world championship rematch, Alexandre Almeida will put his featherweight belt on the line against the fighter he took it from – Lance Palmer.
Doors at XFINITY Arena Everett will open at 3:30 p.m. PT for WSOF32, and the first preliminary card bout will begin at 4:00 p.m.
MAIN CARD (Live on NBCSN)
Marlon Moraes (Champion) vs. Josh Hill (Challenger)
Alexandre Almeida (Champion) vs. Lance Palmer (Challenger)
Caros Fodor vs. Phoenix Jones
Phil Hawes vs. Louis Taylor
PRELIMINARY CARD (Live on WSOF.com)
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Marat Magomedov
Rex Harris vs. Nicolai Salchow
Andrews Nakahara vs. Travis Doerge
Alfonso Gonzales vs. Thomas Hoeper
Matt Kovacs vs. Bill Widler
Patrick Benson vs. Brett Malone
Matt Coble vs. Colt Hausauer
Justin Hugo vs. Tycen Lynn
Jon Marc Cortez vs. Joe Elzea