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 Friday, April 10, 2015, the WSOF will head to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn., for World Series of Fighting 20: Branch vs. Markes.

After Vinny Magalhaes had to drop out of the light heavyweight tournament and Matt Hamill had to bow out at the last minute due to an injury, late replacement Teddy Holder stamped his ticket for the tournament finals by knocking out Thiago Silva in the first round at WSOF 19. Now Holder will find out who he will face for the vacant title as currently WSOF middleweight champion David Brach and Ronny Markes battle it out in the main event of WSOF 20.

All in all, WSOF 20 is a good offering for the fans with several reasons to tune in.

Nick Newell Returns to the Cage

Born with a congenital amputation of his left arm, Newell is a fighter you can’t help but root for. His story, determination, and passion for the sport make him one of the more interesting figures in the sport. Add all that to the fact that despite his lack of a complete left arm, he is one of the best young lightweights in MMA today. Coming off of the first loss of his career against Justin Gaethje, it will be great to see how Newell is able to rebound.

Light Heavyweight Tournament: 2st Semi-Final

In the main event of the evening, Branch and Markes will take the center of the cage to determine who will challenge Holder for the vacant WSOF light heavyweight title. Branch already owns the WSOF middleweight title and is now looking to add another belt to his collection.

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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.