WSOF’s next event will take place on Oct. 7, when undefeated lightweight champion Justin Gaethje (16-0) takes on six-time WSOF veteran Ozzy Dugulubgov (8-2).Dugulubgov vs. Gaethje Live.
WSOF CEO Carlos Silva today confirmed the company’s plans with MMAjunkie.
The co-main event features another key lightweight matchup with Luiz Firmino (19-6) taking on Brian Foster (25-9).Dugulubgov vs. Gaethje Live.
WSOF 33 takes place at Kansas City Memorial Auditorium in Kansas City, Kan. A special three-hour main card airs on NBCSN. An official announcement from the promotion is expected soon.Dugulubgov vs. Gaethje Live.
Date: 7 october 2016
Location:Phones 4U Arena, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
Gaethje remains WSOF’s first and only lightweight champ to date. “The Highlight” has posted an impressive 9-0 record in the WSOF decagon, including eight wins by knockout. Gaethje has defended his title four consecutive times, a run that also includes a victory in a scheduled defense that switched to a non-title fight when challenger Melvin Guillard missed weight.
Dugulubgov debuted for WSOF in the promotion’s second event and has built a 5-1 record competing for the organization. He enters the title fight with a three-fight winning streak after notching wins over Nic Herron-Webb, Lucas Montoya and Keon Caldwell.
“Buscape” Firmino hasn’t received much fanfare in his WSOF run but has quietly built a 3-0 mark in the promotion after notching wins over MMA notables Caros Fodor, Tyson Griffin and Jacob Volkmann. Overall, he boasts a six-fight winning streak, including Championship Fighting Alliance victories over Luis Palomino, Toby Imada and Johnavan Vistante.
Foster gets back to action after suffering a disappointing first-round loss to champ Gaethje at March’s WSOF 29 event. Foster earned his way into the title fight by claiming a victory in WSOF’s one-night, eight-man lightweight tournament at this past November’s WSOF 25 event.