Luiz Firmino in for injured Mike Ricci at WSOF 27

A new main event is set after World Series of Fighting Lightweight Mike Ricci suffered another injury setback and pulls out of his main event slot against Caros Fodor.

Mike Ricci’s (11-4, 1-0 with WSOF) injury woes with the WSOF started in his debut night where after defeating Joe Condon via head kick knockout, he had to pull out of the one night tournament due to a hip injury and was replaced by eventual tournament winner Brian Foster.

After another hip injury, Ricci will be replaced by Luiz Firmino (18-6, 2-0 in WSOF) opposite Fodor and the match-up has now been moved to the co-main slot, promoting the light heavyweight matchup between Teddy Holder (9-2, 1-1 in WSOF) and Shamil Gamzatov (9-0) to the main event of the night.

WSOF 27 takes place at The Theatre  at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee on Jan 23rd. The main card will air on NBCSN following the prelims that will stream online.

Photo Credit: WSOF.com

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