Under the direction of legendary kickboxer Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo the World Series of Fighting has become one of the top promotions in North American. While WSOF isn’t a real competitor to the UFC or even Bellator they have a great stable of talent and their events are fun to watch.

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the WSOF will head to Comerica Theatre in Phoenix  for WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino.

The WSOF may not have the depth of some other promotions, but they have some truly elite fighters on their roster. Undefeated WSOF lightweight champion, Justin Gaethje, is a shining example of that, and on Saturday he will look to defend his title for the second time against Louis Palomino.

All in all, WSOF 19 is a solid offering for the fans with several reasons to tune in.

Krasimir Mladenov vs. Clifford Starks

While current WSOF middleweight champion David Branch is busy competing in the light heavyweight tournament, the WSOF needs to identify a challenger for his middleweight belt. The WSOF 19 showdown between powerful wrestlers Mladenov and Starks will help to clear up the middleweight title picture.

Prospect Watch: Timur Valiev

Since losing his pro MMA debut, Valiev rattled off eight straight wins including back-to-back wins in the WSOF cage. At just 25, Valiev is evolving at a rapid pace and he has established himself as one of the bantamweight division’s top prospects. His opponent, Ed West, is a long time veteran of the sport and he will be a great test for the youngster from Dagestan.

Light Heavyweight Tournament: 1st Semi-Final

The WSOF’s light heavyweight title is currently vacant, so what better way to crown a champion than through a four man tournament? In the first semi-final bout, long time veterans Thiago Silva and Matt Hamill will face off to determine who will compete for the vacant WSOF light heavyweight strap.

Justin Gaethje

Palomino is a talented veteran who has earned his shot at the champion with back-to-back knockout victories in the WOSF cage, but this main event is all about Gaethje. Undefeated at 13-0, Gaethje has established himself as one of the top young talents in the world. With 10 wins by knockout and one win by submission, Gaethje is a proven finisher and an absolute joy to watch.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.