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Josh Hill vs. Sheymon Moraes No. 1 contender fight set for WSOF 16

Leonardo Fabri

Undefeated bantamweights Josh Hill and Sheymon Moraes will collide for a chance to challenge the World Series of Fighting 135-pound champion in 2015.

Hill and Moraes, who are unbeaten in 16 bouts combined, will meet at the upcoming WSOF 16 card on Dec. 13, WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz confirmed to on Wednesday.

Hill (10-0) was scheduled to meet current WSOF bantamweight kingpin Marlon Moraes in September, but was forced out of the bout with an injury. Hill impressed in his WSOF debut in June, finishing Mike Adams via TKO in the first round.

Moraes will make his promotional debut after racking up a perfect 6-0 MMA record with four knockout victories, including a TKO stoppage over UFC veteran Pedro Nobre. In his last bout, the Team Nogueira prospect knocked out Felipe Alves in 20 seconds in Brazil.

The winner of the match is expected to fight for the bantamweight title in March.

WSOF officials have yet to announce city and venue for the WSOF 16 card, which will be headlined by a welterweight title fight between Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch.

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