Under the direction of legendary kickboxer, Ray “Sugarfoot” Sefo, the World Series of Fighting has become one of the top promotions in North American. While WSOF isn’t a real competitor to the UFC or even Bellator, they have a great stable of talent and their events are fun to watch.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, the WSOF will head to the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., for World Series of Fighting 24: Fitch vs. Okami.

With two excellent title fights being offered up for free on NBCSN, the World Series of Fighting continues to treat fans to compelling and entertaining fight cards.

Flyweight Title Fight

Once again, the WSOF will feature one of Russia’s top prospects this time in the form of Magomed Bibulatov who will battle fellow undefeated prospect Donavon Frelow for the vacant flyweight title. This 27 year old flyweight is undefeated at 9-0 with five of those wins coming by way of stoppage. While he owns four first round submission victories, Bibulatov showed off his power with a vicious first round knockout victory in his last outing.
Just like Bibulatov, Frelow is undefeated in his pro career and has won four of his five bouts by way of submission. Fighting out of Wand Fight Team in Las Vegas Frelow has already won two fights this year in the WSOF and he is hoping his speed will lead him to a third.

Nick Newell

Simply put, Newell is an inspiration. Born with a congenital amputation of his left arm which ends just below his elbow Newell hasn’t let that stop him from chasing his athletic dreams. Not only does Newell compete, he has dominated the majority of his competition; 10 of his 12 career wins have come by stoppage. His lone career loss came at the hands of WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje. Every time Newell fights, fans should tune in because he is a special talent with a special drive and determination.

Heavyweight Title Fight

In the co-main event of the evening newly crowned heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov will look to defend his title for the first time against challenger Derrick Mehmen. After coming up short in his first attempt to capture the WSOF heavyweight title, Mehmen bounced back with a big win over Brett Rogers and is ready to compete for the title once again. With 11 career wins by knockout, Mehmen has the power to end this fight at any moment.

Ivanov – who choked out Smealinho Rama to claim the WSOF title – is 12-1 with 1 no contest as a pro and 10 of his victories have come by way of stoppage. A well-rounded Combat Sambo World Champion, Ivanon has shown that he is more than capable of winning a fight no matter where it takes place.

Jon Fitch vs. Yushin Okami

In the main event of the evening, former UFC standout Fitch and Okami will do battle in the WSOF Decagon. If you are a fan of grind it out technical bouts, then you are in for a treat as Fitch and Okami are amoung the best grinders in the history of the sport. With 31 combined wins by decision, fans should expect to see a war of attrition between these two aging veterans. But just because it’s going to be a grind, doesn’t mean it won’t be entertaining as both men head into this bout desperately needing a victory.

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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.