On Saturday, Oct. 11, World Series of Fighting hosted its 14th event from the Edmonton EXPO Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
In the night’s main event, the promotion’s Canadian welterweight champion, Ryan Ford, welcomed former UFC title challenger and Strikeforce title holder Jake Shields to the WSOF cage. Ford entered 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, competed 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 featured WSOF gold on the line as the promotion crowned its inaugural heavyweight champion when Canadian Smealinho Rama locked horns with Strikeforce veteran Derrick Mehmen. The 22-year-old Rama had tasted defeat just once in his career and held wins over wrestling stalwart Steve Mocco and UFC veteran Tim Hague. Mehmen had excelled in his first three appearances in the WSOF cage, reeling off three wins.
The event kicked off Saturday with the preliminary card streaming live starting at 7 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card aired live on the NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above are video highlights of the main event between Shields and Ford (courtesy of NBC Sports).
Derrick Mehmen vs. Smealinho Rama – for inaugural heavyweight title
Chris Horodecki vs. Luis Huete
Jared Hamman vs. Luke Harris
Tim Hague vs. Craig Hudson
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Mike Malott
Matt Baker vs. Cody Krahn
Roger Alves vs. David Swanson