Friday, March 27, 4:00 p.m. PST in Scottsdale, Ariz.Â
Open To The Public
WHO: Â Â Â Â
Undefeated, Reigning World Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje
World Lightweight Championship Challenger Luis Palomino
Light Heavyweight Tournament Star Thiago Silva
Light Heavyweight Tournament Star Matt Hamill
Streaking, First Round Finisher Teddy Holder
Light Heavyweight KO Artist Jake Heun
& All Other WSOF 19: Gaethje vs.Palomino Fighters
WHEN:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Friday, March 27, at 4:00 p.m. PST Â
7295 E. Stetson Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
WHAT:Â All 22 fighters participating in Saturdayâ€™s highly-anticipated, live NBCSN Â televised WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino world championshipÂ Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Comerica Theatre will weigh in on Friday.
The weigh-in is open to the public, free of charge.
In the world lightweight (155 pounds) championship main event, Â Â Â Â Â undefeated, reigning WSOF kingpin Justin Gaethje (13-0) of Safford, Â Ariz. will put his crown and perfect record on the line against aggressive- minded, hard-hitting contender Luis â€œBaboonâ€ Palomino (23-9) of Â Miami, Fla.
In the light heavyweight (205 pounds) co-main event and first bout of the multi-event tournament that will crown its winner the inaugural WSOF world light heavyweight champion, inspirational wrestling standout Matt â€œThe Hammerâ€ Hamill (11-5) of Loveland, Ohio will battle old nemesis Â and devastating KO artist Thiago Silva (16-3) of Sao Paulo, Brazil.Â Silva Â previously earned a unanimous decision over Hamill in what was each Â fighterâ€™s last start on Oct. 9, 2013.
In another light heavyweight tilt, streaking, fast-paced finisher Teddy Â Holder (8-1) of Memphis, Tenn. will look to notch his eighth consecutive win after stopping seven straight opponents, each in the first round of action, against KO artist Jake Heun (7-3) of Coconut Creek, Fla.Â Heun is looking for his third straight victory.
The four-bout, live NBCSN telecast will kick off at 9:00 p.m. EST/6:00 Â p.m. PST with aÂ bantamweight (135 pounds) bout between Timur ValievÂ (8-1) of Albuquerque, N.M. and Ed West (18-9) of Tucson, Ariz.
A seven-bout preliminary card featuring several of the Phoenix areaâ€™s top prospects will begin at 3:00 p.m. PST.Â A live stream of the preliminary card will begin on WSOF.com at 6:15 p.m. EST/3:15 p.m. PST.
Priced from $39.99, tickets for WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino are on Â sale at Ticketmaster.com and WSOF.com.