On Monday, World Series of Fighting announced the McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento will host the highly-anticipated WSOF 16 on December 13. The event is set to feature a welterweight title fight between reigning champion Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares and fellow UFC veteran Jon Fitch in the main event.

“We are excited to bring the World Series Fighting product to the city of Sacramento for the first time and are looking forward to delivering an incredible night of MMA action to a market where fans have shown tremendous appreciation and enthusiasm for our great sport,” stated World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo in a press release.

Palhares (16-6) is coming off a 69 second submission victory over Steve Carl in their title bout at WSOF 9 in March. He was originally scheduled to put his belt on the line against Fitch at WSOF 11, but he pulled out of the fight in order to take care of his ailing mother. He will enter this bout with 13 career submission wins.

Fitch (26-6-1), a former UFC title contender, earned his shot at WSOF gold after scoring back-to-back decision wins over Marcelo Alfaya and Dennis Hallman. These two wins came after Fitch suffered a first round submission loss in his promotional debut to Josh Burkman at WSOF 3 in June 2013. He will enter this bout with 17 career decision wins.

Also announced for the card was a featherweight title fight between reigning champion Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn and hometown favorite Lance Palmer, which will serve as the night’s co-main event.

Glenn (15-2-1), an Iowa native, will enter this bout riding a 13 fight unbeaten streak, including three straight under the WSOF banner. In those 13 starts, Glenn has finished 10 of his opponents by way of TKO or submission, including his last opponent second round TKO stoppage of Georgi Karakhanyan at WSOF 10 in June.

Palmer (8-1), a Team Alpha Male product, is looking to claim his second consecutive win after submitting Nick LoBosco with a rear-naked choke in the first round of their WSOF 10 matchup. Prior to this win, the man known as the “The Party” suffered his first professional loss at the hands Karakhanyan by way of first round submission at WSOF 7. Palmer will enter this bout with four career submissions.

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