Ryan Ford will face Bristol Marunde in a non-title bout on June 7. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
World Series of Fighting Canadian welterweight champion Ryan Ford will return to action against Bristol Marunde at WSOF Canada 2.
Promotion officials announced the non-title booking on Thursday. WSOF Canada 2 takes place June 7 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, and will also see former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague take on onetime Maximum Fighting Championship light heavyweight title contender Dwayne Lewis.
The show will additionally showcase another onetime UFC talent in Nick Penner, who takes on fellow light heavyweight Jordan Tracey. “Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia” alumnus Matt DesRoches will also be in action, as the Canadian faces countryman Spencer Jebb.
Ford captured the WSOF Canada title in his most recent outing, knocking out Joel Powell in just 53 seconds this past February at the organization’s first event on Canadian soil. The victory marked Ford’s sixth consecutive win and the 12th knockout of his 26-fight career.
Marunde, meanwhile, joins the WSOF roster after a two-fight UFC stint netted him a pair of knockout losses. However, Marunde rebounded from those setbacks in his most recent outing, which ended in a first-round submission win under the Washington-based Combat Games MMA banner.