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WSOF 17 main card finalized

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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

Undercard:
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