Former UFC welterweight title contender Jon Fitch has received a new opponent for his next World Series of Fighting bout.
He was originally set to face Rousimar Palhares for the WSOF title, but Palhares bowed out due to a family illness. Jake Shields was tabbed to face Fitch next, but an injury knocked him and subsequent replacement Josh Burkman out.
The fight between Fitch (25-6-1) and Hallman (53-14-2) will serve as the co-main event to a lightweight title fight featuring champion Justin Gaethje and Nick Newell. The main card airs on NBC.
Hallman is a veteran of numerous promotions, including the UFC where he went 3-2. However, two missed weigh-ins led to his release. He’s won three straight fights overall.
Fitch is 1-1 since joining the WSOF after a release from the UFC. He lost to Burkman and defeated Marcelo Alfaya last year.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (NBC/4 p.m. ET)
WSOF Lightweight Championship
Justin Gaethje (c) vs. Nick Newell
Welterweight: Jon Fitch vs. Dennis Hallman
Lightweight: Melvin Guillard vs. Gesias Cavalcante
Featherweight: Cody Bollinger vs. Pablo Alfonso
PRELIMINARY CARD (NBCSports.com/1 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Brian Cobb vs. Luis Palomino
Featherweight: Alexandre Pimentel vs. Jerrod Sanders
Catchweight: Neiman Gracie vs. David Mundell
Light Heavyweight: Jake Heun vs. Kendrick Miree