On Saturday, Oct. 11, World Series of Fighting will host 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, 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 eight-fight event kicks off Saturday with four preliminary card bouts streaming live starting at 7 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card airs live on the NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET.
A live stream of the preliminary card action appears above (courtesy of WSOF).
Jake Shields vs. Ryan Ford
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
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