On Saturday, December 13, 2014, the World Series of Fighting is scheduled to host WSOF 16: Palhares vs. Fitch at the McClellan Conference Center in Sacremento, California.

Still a young organization, the WSOF is looking to put on another great event and bring fight fans a free live event. With some focus being drawn away from WSOF in recent months, due to major changes within their rival organizations, the matchmakers continue to step up their game by putting together a fight card that is topped with not one, but two championship bouts.

Welterweight Title Fight 

In the main event, two of the very best fighters on the WSOF roster are set to collide in a fight for the welterweight championship. Rousimar Palhares and Jon Fitch are both former top ranked UFC fighters and they are both on two fight win streaks that they don’t want to break. This bout will mark Palhares’ first title defense, a title which he won by utilizing his ever effective, but also controversial heel hook. Fitch has only been submitted once in the past decade, and he must have been drilling heel hook defense since the day that Palhares joined the WSOF, but will it be enough?

Featherweight Title Fight

A title fight between two great athletes from two of the top gyms in MMA. Rick Glenn, a Roufusport product, will defend his belt for the first time since getting a technical knockout victory over former champ Georgi Karakhanyan. His first challenger is none other than the highly toted Team Alpha Male fighter, Lance Palmer. After suffering his first loss last year at the hands of Georgi Karakhanyan, Palmer will be looking to capture the title, but also to make a statement. This is a match up between two fighters with serious finishing ability and a lot on the line.

Justin Buchholz vs. Lewis Gonzalez 

A lightweight match up between a young up-and-comer in Gonzalez and a former UFC fighter in Justin Buchholz. Buchholz’ career is well-documented and he is a fighter that typically finishes or goes out on his shield. With an overall record of fifteen wins and eight losses, and experience facing some of the elite in the sport, he will present a real challenge to the younger Gonzalez. In Gonzalez’ last fight, he was defeated for the first time when he faced Luis Palomino, but with a win over Buchholz, he can make a statement.

About The Author

Michael Davis
Director, Business Development/Senior Staff Writer

Michael Davis is a seasoned professional in the world of finance. In recent years, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies and consulted at one of the largest hedge funds in the world. After working closely with a mixed martial arts management company, he realized he could apply his skills to the sport he loved. The culmination of his professional experience and passion for MMA have led him to his role as Senior Staff Writer and Director of Business Development at The MMA Corner.