A last minute withdrawal nearly scrapped the WSOF’s inaugural featherweight title fight. Luckily, undefeated Lance Palmer has stepped up to face Georgi Karakhanyan at WSOF 7.
Karakhanyan was previously scheduled to face Rick Glenn, but Glenn dropped out of the bout for “personal reasons.”
Lance Palmer is a fitting replacement though. He’s a former four-time All-American collegiate wrestler and a member of Team Alpha Male alongside fighters such as Urijah Faber. Despite debuting just two years ago, Palmer has already racked up an undefeated 7-0 record, winning the RFA featherweight belt in the process.
Karakhanyan meanwhile is riding an impressive eight fight winning streak. He debuted in the WSOF in September, submitting Waylon Lowe in the first round. He currently holds a 22-3 record.
The two will meet at WSOF 7 on December 7. The event will take place at the PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and will air live on NBC Sports.
The current card is as follows:
• Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle
• Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Lance Palmer
• Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor
• Sabah Fadai vs. Nick Newell
• Kalib Starnes vs. Dwayne Lewis
• Shawn Albrecht vs. Josh Machan
• Michael Hill vs. Jordan Knippelberg