Saturday, March 07, 2009

Ricco Rodriguez inks deal with PFC, expected to contend for title

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez (34-10) has inked a three-fight deal with the California-based Palace Fighting Championship, and a shot at the organization's vacant heavyweight title appears eminent.

Sources close to the fighter alerted ( of the signing.

Rodriguez's first appearance for the PFC is currently scheduled for "PFC 13: Validation" on May 8 at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, Calif.

Rodriguez has been tentatively scheduled to face Ruben "Warpath" Villareal (14-14-3) on the card, while UFC veteran Wesley "Cabbage" Correira (19-14) was slated to face PFC and WEC veteran Lavar Johnson (11-3) for the organization's vacant heavyweight title.

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