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Phoenix Jones to return at WSOF 23, will face Robert Young on Sept. 18

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Peter Tangen, WSOF

Ben Fodor -- a.k.a. "Phoenix Jones," the Seattle-based street vigilante -- will be making his return to the cage this fall.

Fodor (5-1-1) will be facing Robert Young (2-2) on Sept. 18 at WSOF 23 at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. The fight will be contested at a catchweight of 160 pounds. MMA Junkie first reported the bout on Thursday.

After going undefeated on cards in the Northwest, Fodor debuted with WSOF in April against Emmanuel Walo. Fodor ended up losing a unanimous decision at a catchweight. The 27-year-old fighter has made waves on his work outside the cage, fighting crime on the streets in his hometown of Seattle. Known as "Phoenix Jones," he was profiled on ESPN's SportsCenter chronicling his masked superhero alter-ego, which prompted a bidding war among multiple promotions to sign him.

The Arizona-based Young, who trains at the MMA Lab in Glendale, has won back-to-back fights.

WSOF 23 will feature a headlining title bout between lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino, a rematch from when the two met at WSOF 19 in March. In the first fight, Gaethje stopped Palomino via TKO in the third round.