World Series of Fighting today announced that a WSOF featherweight championship rematch between champ Alexandre "Capitao" Almeida and Lance Palmer will take place on July 30 at WSOF 32.
The bout will headline a card at the XFINITY Arena in Everett, Wash., and is expected to broadcast live on NBCSN at 10:30 p.m. ET, 7:30 p.m. PT.
In the co-main event, Ben "Phoenix Jones" Fodor, a real-life costumed superhero from Seattle will take on none other than his adopted brother, Caros "The Future" Fodor, in a family throwdown at a catchweight of 162 pounds.
Phoenix Jones rose to prominence in 2011 after he donned a superhero costume made from a bulletproof vest and stab plating, and patrolled the streets of Seattle as a masked crimefighter.
He was inspired to take up the mantle of "real-life superhero" after his car was broken into, and his son was subsequently injured after falling on the broken glass. According to Jones, several people saw the break-in as it was happening, but did nothing to help. Jones later saw a friend being assaulted outside of a bar, and put on a mask to intervene, marking the beginning of his crimefighting career.
His brother, Caros Fodor, is an MMA fighter that has previously competed for MMA organizations like the UFC and Strikeforce.
"We are excited to make our debut in the great state of Washington with such a spectacular affair that will feature one of the most anticipated and well-deserved rematches of the year, as well as a something that you rarely see in combat sports -- a matchup between family members whose competitive rivalry is so intense that, after so many years, it has resulted in the two agreeing to settle their differences in the cage," said WSOF President Ray Sefo.
Additional bouts for WSOF 32 are expected to be announced soon.
Last December, Almeida notched his fifth consecutive win, seizing the WSOF featherweight title from Palmer in a controversial decision. The loss snapped a three-fight win streak for Palmer, who captured the featherweight strap when he submitted Rick Glenn with a rear-naked choke in December 2014.
The Fodor brothers have wanted to face each other in the cage for some time, despite growing up together and being on the same MMA team under Matt Hume. They'll finally get their chance on July 30.
Tickets for the card go on sale at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, May 6, at XFINITYArenaEverett.com and WSOF.com.