World Series of Fighting has announced that it has completed the WSOF 27 main card with two new bouts featuring three undefeated, rising stars. The entire event will serve as first WSOF card of 2016 and will also mark its debut at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. on Saturday, Jan. 23,

In a lightweight fight unbeaten Bryce “Thug Nasty” Mitchell will square off with Jorge Medina while, in a welterweight matchup, Jaleel “The Realist” Willis and Chauncey “The Machine” Foxworth will put their own perfect records on the line against one another.

“We are looking forward to kicking off 2016 with another spectacular, action-packed fight card that is filled with our customary mix of established, name fighters and top level prospects that have been climbing the ranks of rival competitors in order to make it to the big show,” said WSOF President Ray Sefo.

Since making his pro debut last January,Mitchell (4-0)  he has walked away first round submissions in all four of his professional bouts, including three within the opening frame.

As an amateur, Mitchell delivered similar results, earning all five of his victories between June 2013 and August 2014 by way of first round submission, en route to a near-perfect 5-1 record.

His opponent, Medina (4-2)  has also imposed his will on the canvas with phenomenal submission work, forcing his first three professional opponents to tap out from either strikes or from a rear-naked choke. Against Mitchell, Medina will be looking to rebound from a second round  TKOb at at the hands of Pedro Gomes in March.

Willis (5-0) of Memphis is a former high school wrestling star who has carried his previous athletic success into the cage where he has been taken the distance of a fight just once over the course of five professional matchups.

Outside of the sole unanimous decision that he was the victor of, Willis has finished all of his adversaries inside of one round, and all with an onslaught of punches.

Foxworth (2-0) will enter this bout having scored first round TKO’s in both of his efforts as a professional. The 24-year-old competed as an amateur for nearly three years and 15 bouts, winning 7 of the contests by way of (T)KO or submission.

A the lightweight contest between UFC veteran Mike “The Martian” Ricci and Caros “The Future” Fodor will serve as the main event for the entire event.

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