On Saturday, October 11, 2014 the World Series of Fighting heads to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for WSOF 14: Ford vs. Shields.

While the World Series of Fighting is still a very young organization, President Ray Sefo has done an excellent job of attracting high-level fighters with name value and their matchmaking, thus far, has been impressive. When the WSOF is on fans should be tuning in.

WSOF 14 is a solid card as a heavyweight champion will be crowned and the WSOF Canadian welterweight champion will be looking to prove that he is elite.

Chris Horodecki

Chris Horodecki will finally be making his WSOF debut after not being able to compete at WSOF 7 in December of 2013. Horodecki will be facing talented Canadian prospect Luis Huete. Huete has never been to a decision and Horodecki knows how to push the pace and look for the finish. Horodecki’s career has been a little rocky as of late, but at 27 he is just now entering the prime of his career.

Smealinho Rama vs. Derrick Mehmen

Smealinho Rama and Derrick Mehmen will battle it out for the inaugural WSOF heavyweight title and honestly, it is surprising that this is not the co-main event of the evening. Sure Rama and Mehmen aren’t household names, but they are fighting for a world title and title fights should always get top billing, regardless of who else is fighting on the card. Rama and Mehman both throw with bad intentions and both finish fights. It’s going to be tough for Rama to take Mehman out of his game because he is rolling right now having won six straight, but Rama has the tools to get the job done. This one is going to be exciting.

Jake Shields

Jake Shields will be making his WSOF debut and it will be interesting to see how he rebounds following his departure from the UFC. Shields is still one of the world’s most talented welterweight fighters and Ryan Ford has never competed against a fighter of his caliber. Ford is a talented fighter and he is the WSOF Canadian welterweight champion, but this fight just doesn’t make sense. If and when Shields beats Ford, it will diminish the value of that title. Shields is a suffocating grappler and he is going to grind Ford to a pulp. The most interesting thing to watch in this bout will be Shields and his killer instinct; Shields has not finished a fight since choking out Robbie Lawler in June of 2009 and that is a major reason why he was sent packing from the UFC.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.