On Thursday, July 25, World Series of Fighting announced the addition five preliminary bout to upcoming WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields fight card. The bouts will stream live on WSOF.com prior to the live NBCSN telecast of the much-anticipated world championship doubleheader on Saturday, August 1.

The new preliminary contests include light heavyweights Jake Heun vs. Davin Clark, flyweights Donavon Frelow vs. Carlos Garcia, a 140-pound catchweight contest with Jimmy Jones (4-3) and Marco Simmons (0-0), light heavyweights Cory Hendricks (2-0) vs. Julio Hinojosa (3-1) and lightweights Gil Guardado (3-1) vs. Pete Martin (5-3)

Fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla., the 27-year-old Heun (7-4) is a two-time veteran of WSOF action who is sporting an overall record of 1-1 in the promotion. Four of his seven career victories have come by way of (T)KO and one by way of submission. He is looking to rebound from a second round submission losst to former UFC veteran Clifford Starks.

Heun faces Clark (5-2-2), a 33-year-old American Kickboxing Academy product from San Jose, Calif., who has been competing professionally since 2007. While he suffered an October loss to fellow veteran Joe Vedepo, Clark’s previous two appearances saw him earn a pair of first-round finishes.

Las Vegas’ Frelow (4-0) was originally expected to compete on the evening’s main card for the inaugural WSOF flyweight title. However, fellow undefeated contender Magomed Bibulatov suffered an injury in training and was forced to withdraw from the contest. Frelow elected to stay busy rather than wait on a title fight and now meets fellow Las Vegas resident Garcia (0-0), an Xtreme Couture product making his professional debut.

Additional preliminary bouts see some of Las Vegas’ top prospects enter the WSOF cage, as Xtreme Couture’s Jones (4-3) meets Wand Fight Team’s Simmons (0-0) while and Xtreme Couture’s Guardado faces Wand Fight Teams’ Martin.

Meanwhile, Syndicate MMA’s Hendricks (1-0) welcomes Hinojosa (3-1), of El Paso, Texas, to the WSOF decagon.

Featuring a pair of highly anticipated world title fights with reigning WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares (17-6) vs. former Stikeforce champion and UFC title contender Jake Shields (31-7) as well as a WSOF bantamweight title fight between champion Marlon Moraes (14-4-1) vs. undefeated challenger Sheymon Moraes (7-0) live from Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.


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