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WSOF 24: After year-long layoff, Vinny Magalhaes is more than eager to fight Matt Hamill at Foxwoods

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Former Titan FC Light Heavyweight champion, Vinny Magalhaes, was originally scheduled to face Matt Hamill as part of a four-man World Series of Fighting (WSOF) tournament to crown the promotion’s first-ever 205-pound champion. Plans changed and the tournament essentially blew up, but we’ve come full circle to the original fight, which now takes place next weekend.

Vinny Magalhaes is scheduled to face Matt Hamill on the main card of WSOF 24 on October 17th at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, broadcast live worldwide on the NBC Sports Network. It’s a fight that was already scheduled to happen once before.

It started out as a bombshell announcement during World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 18 on Feb. 12, 2015: The mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion would crown its first-ever Light Heavyweight champion at the conclusion of a four-man tournament.

And one of the handpicked participants was already a champion in his own right — Titan FC 205-pound champion Vinny Magalhaes — a favorite going in against fellow former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Matt “The Hammer” Hamill.

The other half of the bracket was originally set to feature Ronny Markes vs. Thiago Silva, but things went awry in spectacular fashion. Magalhaes was ….View original article