On Friday, June 5, World Series of Fighting held its 21st event from the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s featherweight champion, Lance Palmer, put his belt on the line against longtime veteran Chris Horodecki. Palmer captured the title in December with a submission finish of Rick Glenn. The Team Alpha Male product entered the bout with 9-1 record. Horodecki, meanwhile, held a significant experience advantage. The 27-year-old Canadian was nearing his 30th professional fight, having fought in the IFL, WEC and Bellator MMA. He had won three of his last four, including his WSOF debut in October.
The co-main event also featured gold on the line as the heavyweight championship was up for grabs between Smealinho Rama and Blagoy Ivanov. The 23-year-old Rama rode a three-fight winning streak that includes wins over Derrick Mehmen and Steve Mocco in the WSOF cage. The Bellator veteran Ivanov was coming off the first loss of his career, a submission defeat to Alexander Volkov. Prior to that, the Bulgarian had won 11 straight.
The preliminary card aired live on Combat Press at 7:30 p.m. ET and following the main card at 11 p.m. ET. The main card broadcast on the NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above are video highlights of the heavyweight title fight between Ivanov and Rama (courtesy of NBC Sports).