The World Series of Fighting’s bantamweight title will be on the line in the main event of WSOF 28 on Saturday, February 20th, live at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Marlon Moraes will put his 135 lb title on the line against number one contender Joseph Barajas.
Moraes appeared on the first ever WSOF card back in 2012 and has failed to suffer defeat in any of his eight fights with the promotion. His last loss came back in November 2011.
Barajas made his WSOF debut in November and defeated Erik Villalobos by TKO to earn the opportunity to challenge Moraes for his title. Barajas comes into the fight with 12 wins and just one loss on his record, which took place in October of 2014.
In the co-main event, Timur “Lucky” Valiev and Chris “El Guapo” Gutierrez will square off in a bantamweight fight, with the winner expected to be granted a title fight against the winner of Moraes-Barajas.
Valiev has taken the WSOF world by storm with victories in his first four fights in the promotion, two of which have been TKOs.
Gutierrez will be making his World Series of Fighting debut against Valiev. “El Guapo” comes into the fight on a six-fight winning streak including a recent 25-minute decision victory over Bendy Casmir.
The card also features a clash between Jamie Yager and Greg Parker and a welterweight fight between Andrew Ramm and Ozzie Alvarez.