On Saturday, January 17th World Series of Fighting held WSOF 17: Shields vs. Foster from the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

In the main event of the evening two UFC veterans clashed to determine the next WSOF welterweight challenger when Jake Shields faced off with Brian Foster. Shields was somewhat controversially released from the UFC last year after a loss to Hector Lombard. After that release Shields elected to sign with WSOF and submitted Ryan Ford in the first round in his debut fight. Foster was making his WSOF debut in this bout. Foster’s exit from the UFC was somewhat puzzling as well as he left on a two fight winning streak, with his last fight in the promotion a submission victory over Matt Brown. Foster has only lost once in his last nine fights and entered this bouåt with Shields on a four fight win streak.

In the night’s co-main event we saw an interesting clash between lightweight veteran, Brian Cobb, and lightweight prospect Jonathan Nunez. Cobb came into this bout five years older and with more than five times the professional experience than Nunez. Interestingly though, Cobb hadn’t fought since a 2013 loss to now champion Justin Gaethje. Nunez came into this bout unbeaten in five professional bouts including a split decision victory in his promotional debut last March.

The evening’s action kicked off with preliminary fights streaming on NBCSports.com at 7 p.m. ET with the main card on NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET.

The complete weigh-in video can be found above.

Brian Foster vs. Jake Shields
Brian Cobb vs. Johnny Nunez
Brendan Kornberger vs. Krasimir Mladenov
Bryson Hansen vs. Rudy Morales
Adam Cella vs. Danny Davis Jr.
Gil Guardado vs. Sinjen Smith
Joe Condon vs. Jimmy Spicuzza
Soslan Abanokov vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Donavon Frelow vs. Taylor McCorriston
Jamie Point vs. Trey Williams

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