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WSOF 17 main card finalized


World Series of Fighting returns to Las Vegas on Jan. 17, and the main card is finalized with the addition of four new bouts.

The promotion announced Monday that a lightweight bout between Brian Cobb and Johnny Nunez will serve as the co-main event, prior to the main event clash between Jake Shields and Brian Foster.

The winner of Shields vs. Foster will earn a shot at welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares.

Cobb (20-8) gets back in action a year and a half after his last bout, a TKO loss to lightweight champion Justin Gaethje. The one-time UFC fighter hasn’t won since a decision win over Ronys Torres in 2012. Heading into the biggest fight of his career, Nunez (5-0) scored a split decision win over Ozzy Dugulubgov in his WSOF debut in March of 2014.

The WSOF 17 main card also features undefeated Krasimir Mladenov (11-0) and Brendan Kornberger (5-0) in a middleweight contest, unbeaten bantamweight Rudy Morales (2-0) against Bryson Hansen (7-2), and a welterweight clash between Adam Cella (6-2) vs. Danny Davis (10-8-1).

WSOF 17 takes place at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and the main card airs live on NBC Sports Network.

Main card:
Jake Shields vs. Brian Foster
Brian Cobb vs. Johnny Nunez
Bryson Hansen vs. Rudy Morales
Adam Cella vs. Danny Davis
Krasimir Mladenov vs. Brendan Kornberger

Soslan Abanokov vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Jimmy Spicuzza vs. Joe Condon
Taylor McCorriston vs. Donavan Frelow 
Sean Cantor vs. Michael Lujan
Adam Acquaviva vs. Juan Archuleta

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