World Series of Fighting recently announced that Steve Carl and Rousimar Palhares would be facing off on March 29 at WSOF 9 in Paradise, Nevada. The fight will be for the WSOF welterweight title, and the next challenger has already been decided.
According to WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz, UFC veteran Jon Fitch will be the next to get a title shot.
“The winner will be fighting Jon Fitch,” Abdel-Aziz told MMAFighting.com. “He has the next title shot. Jon Fitch is a professional, Jon Fitch will fight anybody. I respect him a lot. It’s up to him, but I talked to his manager and he’s all for it, he’ll fight the winner.”
If Palhares is able to come away with the win and 170-pound belt, a bout between Palhares and Fitch would be one of the biggest fights that World Series of Fighting has ever promoted.