On Friday, Oct. 10, World Series of Fighting will host the weigh-ins for its 14th event which takes place Saturday, Oct. 11, from the Edmonton EXPO Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s Canadian welterweight champion, Ryan Ford, will welcome former UFC title challenger and Strikeforce title holder Jake Shields to the WSOF cage. Ford enters the bout riding a six-fight winning streak that dates back to 2011. The Bellator and MFC veteran captured the belt in February with a 53-second knockout of Joel Powell. Shields, meanwhile, will compete for the first time since dropping a decision to Hector Lombard at UFC 171 in March. The fight marked the 35-year-old’s first loss since 2011.
The co-main event features WSOF gold on the line as the promotion will crown its inaugural heavyweight champion when Canadian Smealinho Rama locks horns with Strikeforce veteran Derrick Mehmen. The 22-year-old Rama has tasted defeat just once in his career and holds wins over wrestling stalwart Steve Mocco and UFC veteran Tim Hague. Mehmen has excelled inside the WSOF cage, reeling off three straight wins to extend his current streak to six.
The nine-fight event kicks off Saturday with five preliminary card bouts streaming live on the promotion’s website starting at 6 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card airs live on the NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET.
The fighters will hit the scales at 4 p.m. ET on Friday. A live stream of the action (courtesy of WSOF) appears above, while the results appear below.
Smealinho Rama (235.2) vs. Derrick Mehmen (243) – for inaugural heavyweight title
Chris Horodecki (145.7) vs. Luis Huete (145)
Luke Harris (205.1) vs. Jared Hamman (204.2)
Tim Hague (276.1) vs. Craig Hudson (262.6)
Hakeem Dawodu (145.8) vs. Mike Malott (147.3)
Michael Hill (173.6) vs. Marcus Hicks (174.4)
Cody Krahn (192.4) vs. Matt Baker (195)
Roger Alves (155.5) vs. David Swanson (154.5)