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WSOF 24 predictions

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In a quiet spell for the sport where most of the major organizations aren’t holding shows, WSOF changes the pace with their 24th show Saturday. The event features two title fights and what has to be considered a title shot eliminator in the main event. It’s also something approximating a last stand for two veterans in Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami.

What: WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami

Where: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut

When: Saturday, the seven-fight preliminary card streams live on MMA Fighting at 5:30 p.m. ET and the five-fight main card goes live on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Jon Fitch vs. Yushin Okami

Who knows what to expect here? Neither fighter has looked amazing of late. The truly bizarre part for me is that Okami was an enormous middleweight. How is he going to look at welterweight? I suspect he’ll make the weight, but I have a hard time believing he’s going to have big power or strength advantages. My guess is Fitch is going to fight off takedown attempts against the fence to varying success, but will ultimately win with his jab, defense or Okami gassing.

Pick: Fitch

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