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WSOF signs champions Blagoy Ivanov, Lance Palmer to new multi-fight contracts

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Just hours before their latest event, World Series of Fighting has secured the services of two of their champions.

The promotion has inked both heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov and featherweight champion Lance Palmer to new multi-fight contracts, MMA Fighting has learned.

Both fighters, according to WSOF president Ray Sefo, had one fight left on their contracts before signing their respective new deals.

“They’ve been great champions for us,” Sefo said, “and we wanted to keep them and re-sign them. We’ve been really happy with the way they’ve been progressing in their careers.”

Ivanov (13-1) headlines WSOF 35 this weekend against Shawn Jordan, while Palmer (11-2) competes in the co-main event against Andre Harrison.

The event, which will air live on NBCSN this Saturday, will also feature a vacant bantamweight title fight between Bekbulat Magomedov and Donavon Frelow.

The news is promising for the organization after recently parting ways with former bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes, as well as middleweight and light heavyweight champion Dave Branch. The future of both welterweight champion Jon Fitch (health) and Justin Gaethje (contract) is still unclear at this time.

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