Dominque Robinson. Photo courtesy of the Palace Fighting Championship.
Rising lightweight prospect Dominque Robinson has agreed to take on former WEC welterweight title challenger Carlo Prater for the vacant Palace Fighting Championship lightweight title at the organization’s upcoming “Validation” show on May 8.
PFC promoter Christian Printup announced the bout over the weekend. Robinson will be replacing former PFC lightweight champion Brian Cobb, who vacated his title last week after signing a multi-fight deal with the UFC that will have him debut against Justin Buchholz at UFC 95 this weekend in London, England.
Since joining the PFC last year, Robinson has won his first two fights inside the promotion. Robinson scored a second-round TKO of Chuck Kim at PFC 9 last July and then followed up with a unanimous decision win over Takumi Nakayama at PFC 11 in November.
Prater has two out of his last three fights since falling to Carlos Condit in a failed attempt for the WEC welterweight title. After winning consecutive bouts in smaller shows, Prater last suffered a quick stoppage loss to Brock Larson at WEC 35 this past August.