On Saturday, November 15, 2014 the World Series of Fighting heads to the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida for World Series of Fighting 15: Branch vs. Okami.

With all three major MMA promotions holding events on Saturday, the World Series of Fighting has set itself apart by featuring a card with three title fights.

WSOF doesn’t have the talent pool depth to compete with the other two major promotions, but they do boast a solid roster of champions. By putting their champions on display Saturday night, the WOSF is banking on champions being more of an attention grabber than a fading star and an interim title.

Women’s Strawweight Title Fight

The first title fight of the evening is for the WSOF women’s strawweight title as champion Jessica Aguilar looks to defend her title for a second time against tough Brazilian Kalindra Faria. These two women have combined to win their last 20 bouts and with 20 combined victories by way of stoppage, expect to see something special.

Lightweight Title Fight

The co-main event of the evening features a lightweight title fight between reigning champion Justin Gaethje and Melvin Guillard. This one is going to be a barn-burner as both of these fighters are high-octane finishers; Gaethje has 11 wins by stoppage while Guillard has 23 victories by stoppage. Gaethje has the potential to be a real star for the WSOF and a win over an established veteran like Guillard would really be a feather in the cap of the undefeated champion.

Middleweight Title Fight

The main event of the evening features a middleweight title fight between newly crowned champion David Branch and long time veteran Yushin Okami. Both fighters are tremendous grapplers, so it will be interesting to see if this bout turns into a kickboxing match or if they will look to take it to the ground. Branch is going to have to bring his best if he wants to keep his title against Okami, who has spent the majority of his career competing against much tougher competition.

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