Krasimir Mladenov out of WSOF 19 with an injury, Eddie Arizmendi steps up to face Clifford Starks

An undisclosed injury has forced Krasimir Mladenov out of his WSOF 19 bout against Clifford Starks and stepping up on short notice to meet Starks will be Eddie Arizmendi.WSOF 19

The injury and new fight booking was reported by MMA Junkie on Wedneday morning as the change was told to them by WSOF President Ray Sefo.

WSOF 19 will come from the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona on March 28 and will be headlined by Justin Gaethje defending the lightweight title against Luis Palomino.

Arizmendi (15-6) is out of Tucson, Arizona and he will be looking to snap a three fight losing streak at WSOF 19. Prior to the recent defeats, he had won nine in a row and seven of those wins came by stoppage. Starks (10-2) has won back to back fights since being released by the UFC and both of those wins came in Bellator. His most recent win came in September as he defeated Jacob Ortiz by submission.

The current WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (NBCSN – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Justin Gaethje (13-0) vs. Luis Palomino (23-9)
Thiago Silva (16-3) vs. Matt Hamill (11-5) *
Jake Heun (7-3) vs. Teddy Holder (8-1) **
Timur Valiev (8-1) vs. Ed West (18-9)

Preliminary Card ( – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Clifford Starks (10-2) vs. Eddie Arizmendi (15-6)
Lucas Montoya (8-3) vs. Raymond Pina (4-1)
Benny Madrid (7-2) vs. Jimmy Spicuzza (5-2)
Joe Gigliotti (3-0) vs. Brendan Tierney (11-6)
Randy Steinke (15-8) vs. Juan Archuleta (5-0)
Dan Huber (3-2) vs. Israel Aquino (0-0)
Matthew Frincu (5-1) vs. Eric Regan (15-24)
Joe Madrid (4-2) vs. Erik Villalobos (1-0)

* – Light Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round
** – Light Heavyweight Tournament Reserve Bout