In his first post-UFC fight, Jacob Volkmann (15-4) will meet Strikeforce vet Lyle Beerbohm (22-2) in a lightweight bout at World Series of Fighting 3 in June, Volkmann today announced via Twitter.
“Just got word from WSOF matchmaker my fight June 14th against Lyle Beerbohm is on for sure,” he wrote.
The event takes place June 14 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The main card airs on NBC Sports Network, though Volkmann vs. Beerbohm likely will be a featured prelim bout.
The UFC released Volkmann in February following a submission loss to Bobby Green despite his 6-2 run (and overall 6-4 record in the organization, which included wins over Danny Castillo and Efrain Escudero). Volkmann, a three-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler at the University of Minnesota, made his pro debut in 2007 and signed with the UFC in 2009 after a 9-0 start to his career. Six of the wins had come via submission, though stoppage victories became rarer once he got in the octagon.
He now meets Beerbohm, who left Strikeforce after suffering the first two losses of his career (to Pat Healy and Shinya Aoki) in 2011. However, “Fancy Pants” since has dominated the regional circuit with six consecutive wins. He owns 19 stoppages in 22 career victories, including five in his current win streak.
he latest WSOF 3 card now includes:
MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network, 11 p.m. ET)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 8 p.m. ET)
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(Pictured: Jacob Volkmann)