(Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)WSOF 17: What to watch For Michael Davis January 13, 2015 News, Previews, Spotlight, WSOF This Saturday, January 17th, the World Series of Fighting heads to Las Vegas, Nevada for their seventeenth event. It’s a relatively busy weekend in the world of mixed martial arts and WSOF 17 is sure to be a great part of the weekend for all fight fans to enjoy. The main event is a fight which will decide who is the number one contender in the promotion’s welterweight division. If your interests conflict with MMA and American football, you will certainly have your hands full this weekend and a portion of your time better be allotted towards watching WSOF 17. Here’s why: Number One Contendership The main event between Brian Foster and Jake Shields is certain to please. Since being cast off from the UFC, Jake Shields has only fought once, but he made a statement. At WSOF 14, he made his promotional debut in a big way by submitting Ryan Ford in the first round. Certainly a trend he will look to continue. In his way is Brian Foster, who poses some serious threats, and a win over Shields would be his biggest yet. Shields has been put down in the past by fans for having “slow” fights, but it would be surprising if this bout went in that direction. Veteran vs. Hot Prospect The co-main event is a fight between undefeated new comer Jonathan Nunez and twenty-eight fight veteran Brian Cobb. Cobb is coming off of a loss to current champ Justin Gaethje and if he loses this fight, he will only have one victory in his last four fights. A fighter never wants to lose, but he really can’t afford to. With that in mind, Nunez will have the opportunity to gain arguably his greatest victory to date while on live television. Going 6-0 is a great start to a career and he will look to achieve that in the co-main event. Undefeated fighter vs. Undefeated Fighter Third from the top of the night is a fight between Krasimir Mladenov and Brendan Kornberger. Neither fighter is really on the radar yet, but they are both undefeated. With Mladenov having eleven victories and Kornberger having five someone will be going home with their first loss. A win on the other hand will elevate their status and move them up in the rankings within the WSOF. Stay tuned for the latest news and updates revolving around WSOF 17.