World Series of Fighting (WSOF) returns to NBC Sports this weekend (Sat., Oct. 17, 2015) for its latest event, which till take place inside Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
WSOF 24 features the first Heavyweight title defense for Blagoi Ivanov since winning the belt in June, the crowning of the promotion’s inaugural Flyweight champion as Donavon Frelow and Magomed Bibulatov square off, and Yushin Okami taking his first crack at Welterweight against Jon Fitch.
Let’s break down the WSOF 24 main card matches below:
170 lbs.: Jon Fitch (26-7-1, 1 NC) vs. Yushin Okami (30-9)
On one hand, I can’t blame Okami for experimenting with moving down in weight in search of the dominant form he once had in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). On the other hand, the recent failure of Johny Hendricks to make weight for UFC 192 leaves me concerned about fighters who pack on too much size then try to shed enough water to meet the limit of a weight class they are nowhere near naturally.
He’s actually the younger man at 34 (Fitch is 37), but if he was already making a big cut to be world class at Middleweight, he could wind up in ….View original article