The upcoming World Series of Fighting 27 main card is now complete, as a pair of matchups were added by officials recently.
Set for January 23 from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, the NBC Sports Network main card features Mike Ricci vs. Caros Fodor and Teddy Holder vs. Shamil Gamzatov.
The new bouts set include Bryce Mitchell vs. Jorge Medina and Jaleel Willis vs. Chauncey Foxworth.
At just 21 years of age, Mitchell (4-0) of Searcy, Ark. is quickly gaining steam on the professional circuit and a reputation for being a considerable threat on the mat. Since making his pro debut last January, he has produced first round submissions – three by way of rear-naked choke and the last by way of armbar – in all four of his starts.
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.
Mitchell’s opponent, Medina (4-2) of Nashville, Tenn., 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.
A product of Nashville MMA, the training camp that gave rise to notable stars such as Dustin Ortiz and undefeated Luke Sanders, Medina is looking to rebound from a second round (4:22) TKO (kicks) defeat at the hands of Pedro Gomes on March 28, 2015.
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.
To date, Foxworth (2-0) of Hot Springs, Ark. has dominated similarly, scoring 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.
Below is the current lineup:
Lightweight: Mike Ricci vs. Caros Fodor
Light Heavyweight: Teddy Holder vs. Shamil Gamzatov
Lightweight: Bryce Mitchell vs. Jorge Medina
Welterweight: Jaleel Willis vs. Chauncey Foxworth