New promotion Israel FC based out of Tel Aviv are set to launch their first event in style tomorrow with a collection of familiar names filling out the fight card.

Former UFC fighters Jeff Monson, Frank Trigg, Ricco Rodriguez, Hermes Franca, Sokoudjou and Shonie Carter are all set to compete, albeit against relatively unknown opposition.

The event will mark Trigg’s first fight since being released from the UFC, and will see the return of Franca who only recently had a change of heart after announcing his retirement from the sport earlier in the year.

Meanwhile Ricco Rodriguez will be hoping to get his 10th consecutive win under his belt as he tries to plot a return to the UFC.  He had been hoping to get down to 205lbs for this fight, but at the weigh-ins today he failed to make weight, coming in at 215lbs.  The bout will still go ahead though, but he’ll now hand over 20% of his purse to his opponent.

Stay tuned to tomorrow for a full rundown of the results.

Full Line Up:

Sergey Shemetov Vs Jeff Monson

Roy Neeman Vs Frank Trigg

Daniel Tabera Vs Ricco Rodriguez

Moshe Kaitz Vs Hermes Franca

Valdas Pocevicius Vs Rameau Sokoudjou

Ariel Abergel Vs Thiago Meller

Martin Wojcik Vs Daniel Gracie

Jeremy Knafo Vs Shonie Carter

Vitaly Shemetov Vs Alexandro Ceconi

Marc berger Vs Fabrice Riconneau

Ido Pariente Vs Joshua Hewlett

Vitali Krbrsky Vs Serob Minasyan