On Saturday, November 15th World Series of Fighting will host WSOF 15: Branch vs. Okami from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, FL.

The WSOF middleweight title will be on the line in the main event of the evening. David Branch will be making the first defense of his title against Yushin Okapi. Both of these men are UFC veterans that were released somewhat controversially. Branch was released after losing one bout following a two fight winning streak. Since being released from the UFC Branch has only lost once and is unbeaten in four bouts for WSOF. Okami suffered the same fate as Branch being released after just one loss. Okami is still considered by many as a top ten middleweight and earned a submission victory in his WSOF debut.

The co-main event was also scheduled to be a title fight, but it was changed to a non title bout when Melvin Guillard missed weight for his title shot against Justin Gaethje. Gillard missed weight in his WSOF debut, but he was so impressive in his fight against Gesais Cavalcante that he earned the shot against Gaethje. This is the biggest test of Gaethje’s career. Gaethje is touted by many as the biggest lightweight prospect in MMA and has five stoppage victories in as many bouts in WSOF.

Jessica Aguilar will also defend her women’s strawweight title against Kalindra Faria. The triple main event will be preceded by one more bout on the main card. The main card airs live on NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET with seven prelims airing on NBCSports.com starting at 6 p.m. ET.

FULL WEIGH-IN RESULTS
  • David Branch (184) vs. Yushin Okami (183) – For WSOF Middleweight Championship
  • Justin Gaethje (154.8) vs. Melvin Guillard (158.8) – Changed to a non-title bout after Guillard weighed in 3.8 lbs over the limit.
  • Jessica Aguilar (115) vs. Kalindra Faria (114.8) – For WSOF Women’s Strawweight Championship
  • Jorge Patino (154) vs. Eric Reynolds (155.4)
  • Ryan Keenan (155.4) vs. Jose Cortez (155.4)
  • Troy Gerhart (144.6) vs. Anderson Hutchinson(146)
  • Tony Way (153.4) vs. Frederico Moncaio (155.6)
  • Maurice Salmon (179.6) vs. Javier Torres (179) – Catchweight 180lbs
  • Hector Ochoa (185) vs. Robert Reed (1-0) (185.4)
  • Joe Johnson (183) vs. Reggie Pena (10-6) (183.6.)
  • Josh Zuckerman (158.4) vs. Matt Frevola (154.6)

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