Lance “The Party” Palmer first reached the mountaintop at WSOF16 when he submitted Rick Glenn with a rear-naked choke in the third round (3:09) of their matchup on December 13, 2014 for the World Series of Fighting featherweight title. Palmer went on to defend the belt dominating Chris Horodecki at WSOF21 with a first-round submission. But the champ was dethroned at WSOF26.
On December 18, 2016, the 5-foot-11, 27-year-old Alexandre “Capitao” Almeida notched his fifth consecutive win, seizing the title from Palmer via a controversial, unanimous decision after Almeida used his significant height and reach advantage to continuously frustrate the 5-foot-6, 28-year-old Palmer for the duration of their five-round matchup.
Now, at WSOF32 on July 30, Palmer has chance to regain the belt he covets so much when he gets a rematch with the man who took it from him. Go behind-the-scene of his journey from collegiate wrestler to WSOF champion and on the road to redemption in this revealing four-part series:
In the world bantamweight championship main event Marlon Moraes 16-4-1) will defend his coveted title for the second time against Josh “Gentleman” Hill (14-1).
In other action on the live, four-fight NBCSN telecast, costumed crime fighter Phoenix Jones (6-1-1) aka Ben Fodor of Seattle, Wash. will look to settle his rivalry with adopted brother Caros “The Future” Fodor (10-5) of Seattle in a 162-pound catchweight affair.
Doors at XFINITY Arena Everett will open at 3:30 p.m. PT for WSOF32, and the first preliminary card bout will begin at 4:00 p.m. PT.