Fitch vs Okami and Ivanov vs Mehmen Set for WSOF 24 Oct 17th

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  1. CC27 Gold Belt

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    http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/7/3...-okami-heavyweight-title-fight-headline-world

     
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    Decent card but once again WSOF making dumb scheduling moves.

    First this card is a day after Bellator event which is at Mohegan Sun, a place Bellator draws well at.

    Also its same day as GGG HBO boxing PPV.

    I know there are only so man dates open and NBC sports has other sports to run but it just seems like WSOF always lands on bad days.
     
  4. MMALOPEZ Gold Belt

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    Jon Fitch vs yushin okami

    Blagoy ivanov vs Derrick mehmen

    Nick Newell vs Tom marcellino

    Vinny magalhaes vs Matt hamill

    Magomed bibolatov vs Donovan frelow

    Washington Nunes vs Colton smith

    Justin torrey vs

    Adam Ward vs

    Tyler King vs
     
  5. Andrey Kamensky Black Belt

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    Decent card. Will watch.
     
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    Mehmen is getting destroyed... After this he's basically cleaned out the WSOF HW division.
     
  7. Renegadewonder1 Purple Belt

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    I will watch this card as well.
     
  8. mkt Gold Belt

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    If King Mo and Phil Davis meet in the Bellator LHW finals, I wonder if that fight will be more exciting than Fitch vs. Okami?
     
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    ivanov fan to the end
     
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    Adam ward 15-6 fw added
     
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    Let's see if anyone comments on a non-title fight headlining over their HW title fight...
     
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    Tyler King 9-3 hw added ( rumored)
     
  13. CC27 Gold Belt

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    Just like with Bellator I dont like non title fight over the title fight.

    I get both orgs use ex UFC names and their champs arent really names or stars so thats why they do it but I dont like it.

    But it is what it is, both orgs are gonna continue to do it.
     
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    I am interested in this fight.
     
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    yup they gotta do what they gotta do. its only the hardcore fans who sometimes care but if they are hardcore fans then they will watch anyways so in the end its the right move. they either gotta do what they can to get viewers or end up not existing at all. you can't fault someone for trying to survive
     
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    Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion World Series of Fighting announced on Thursday the addition of seven preliminary bouts to its Oct. 17 event.

    The featured preliminary contest will see former WSOF featherweight champion Rick Glenn facing off against Adam Ward. Glenn had won eight straight battles before losing to Lance Palmer last December at WSOF 16. He’s looking to get back on track against Ward, who makes his promotional debut on the strength of a five-fight winning streak.

    Two other featherweight scraps were announced as well: Alexandre Almeida and Saul Almeida will clash, as will Rodrigo Almeida and Bruce Boyington.

    Additionally, WSOF revealed a pair of middleweight encounters, as Justin Torrey takes on Rex Harris, while Louis Taylor lock horns with Nicolai Salchov. Welterweight prospect Washington Nunes da Silva will face Colton Smith while Patrick Walsh will go toe-to-toe with Tyler King at heavyweight. Fellow heavyweight Juliano Coutinho will duke it out against an opponent to be named later.

    The preliminary card will stream live on WSOF.com starting at 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30p.m. PT and it will lead into the live telecast of the main card on NBCSN, which airs at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. WSOF 24 will be held inside Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., and is headlined by a welterweight showdown between former UFC veterans Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami.

    Read more at http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Ri...WSOF-24-Prelim-Card-92937#GejAOhX74sppJzQH.99
     
  17. kingcillo24 Black Belt

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    Plus organizations other than the UFC do not take advantage of the ability to make main events 5 rounds.
     
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    Wsof 24 full card:

    Jon Fitch 26-7 vs yushin okami 30-9

    Blagoy Ivanov 12-1 vs Derrick mehmen 19-6

    Vinny magalhaes 12-7 vs Matt hamill 11-5

    Nick Newell 12-1 vs tom Marcelinho 7-3

    Magomed bibulatov 9-0 vs danovan frelow 5-0

    Washington nunes 5-1 vs Colton smith 5-4

    Justin Torrey 7-1 vs Rex Harris 7-2

    Rick Glenn 15-3 vs Adam ward 15-6

    Marcos almeida 16-5 vs Saul almeida 18-5

    Rodrigo almeida 12-2 vs Bruce boyington 10-8

    Louis Taylor 11-3 vs nicolai salchov 5-0

    Patrick Walsh 6-2 vs Tyler King 9-3

    Juliano coutinho 6-2 vs tba
     
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    I understand putting a name like Rampage, Kimbo, Tito, or Shamrock in the main event to draw casuals...

    But Okami and John F'in Fitch!

    Is that supposed to draw people in?!? Most people have no idea who those guys are and the ones who do know that they are both boring AF.

    Might as well promote a Heavyweight World Title Fight, something that should be appealing by name alone.
     
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    That's a very good show. Some solid guys on the prelims. Rick Glenn is a very good fighter for a prelim, Smith I hate to watch but he gets attention. The Almeidas. It's a good show.

    WSOF keeps doing better and better, I just don't see how they ever grow on NBCSN.
     
  21. Phrozenspite Red Belt

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    maybe they're going about it the other way. expecting fitch vs okami to be boring as hell and would kill the audience heading into their HW fight
     
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    Good card, Gladiator vs Frelow is a title fight right?

    HW, Fly title,s Okami/Fitch, Newll and Vinny/Hamill is solid plus Glenn is on the prelims and Almedia vs Almedia.
     
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    Is the WSOF MW Title "vacated" ?

    Who's fighting at MW, who are the contenders?
     
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    Yes! Title fight
     
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    David Branch is the champ he's fighting Teddy Holder next
     
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    Those prelims shit all over BFC prelims. Good card, all in.
     
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    Fighitng at LHW.

    That's why I ask the question. Okami could be a MW Title Contender.
     
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    I agree
     
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    could I have been wrong? Will WSOF actually survive til the end of 2015?
     
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    Jon Fitch (26-7-1, 1NC) vs. Yushin Okami (30-9)
    This will be the first fight for Fitch since coming off suspension from the California State Athletic Commission and he is 2-2 in the WSOF. Both of his wins in WSOF have come by decision and his last stoppage win came in 2007 against Roan Carneiro.

    Since 2011, Fitch is 3-4-1 and the victories came against Erick Silva, Marcelo Alfaya, and Dennis Hallman.
    Both of his defeats in the WSOF have come by submission in the first round.
    Has 3rd most takedowns landed in UFC welterweight competition.
    Okami is making his welterweight debut and this will be his first fight in eleven months, which was a TKO defeat against current WSOF middleweight champion David Branch. Since the beginning of 2012, Okami is 4-2 and two of those victories came by stoppage in the second round.

    Has the best takedown defense in UFC middleweight division history.
    Ten career victories by TKO/KO.
    Holds a disqualification victory over former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
    Blagoy Ivanov (12-1, 1NC) vs. Derrick Mehmen (19-6)
    Ivanov won the WSOF heavyweight title in June when he defeated Smealinho Rama by submission at WSOF 21. It was his sixth career win to come by submission and the second to come by guillotine choke.

    Ten career wins by stoppage.
    Bellator MMA Season Ten Heavyweight tournament finalist.
    Holds a submission win over Lavar Johnson.
    This will be the second WSOF heavyweight title fight for Mehmen as he lost to Rama last year by TKO in 51 seconds at WSOF 14. He is coming off a decision win against Brett Rogers in March and is 7-1 in his last eight fights.

    3-1 in the WSOF competition.
    Eleven wins by TKO/KO.
    Two of his three wins in the WSOF have come by unanimous decision.
    Nick Newell (12-1) vs. Tom Marcellino (7-3)
    Newell will be looking for his second straight win as he is coming off a decision win against Joe Condon at WSOF 20 in April. He is 3-1 in the WSOF and two of those victories came bu first round guillotine choke submission.

    All of his stoppage victories (10) have come in the first round.
    Only career defeat came against current WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje.
    His eight submission wins have come via rear-naked choke, armbar, heel hook, and guillotine choke.
    Marcellino will be stepping into the WSOF cage for a third time and he lost both of his previous appearances in the promotion. He enters this fight following a lost to Frankie Perez at WSOF 13 and the defeat snapped a three fight winning streak.

    All of his stoppage victories (4) have come by submission.
    Won his pro debut by armbar and his other three submission wins have come by rear-naked choke.
    After starting 4-0, he is 3-3 in his last six fights.
    Vinny Magalhaes (12-7, 1NC) vs. Matt Hamill (11-5)
    Magalhaes is making his WSOF debut and was previously the Titan FC light heavyweight champion. This will be his first fight since winning the Titan FC title nearly 13 months ago and is currently on a two fight winning streak.

    Ten of his twelve wins have come by submission.
    When the fight goes to a decision, he is 0-4.
    Ultimate Fighter 8 Finalist.
    Hamill enters this fight with only one win in his last four fights and was scheduled to return to competition earlier this year. However, he was pulled from his WSOF 19 bout in March on the day of the fight due to a medical reason.

    First fight in 738 days (2 years, 8 days).
    Last victory came in 2012 against Roger Hollett at UFC 152.
    Won a Fight Night bonus three times in the UFC.
    Magomed Bibulatov (9-0) vs. Donavon Frelow (5-0)
    Bibulatov is making his WSOF debut and is coming off a 90-second knockout victory in March against Eduardo Felipe. It was his first victory by TKO/KO and all of his stoppage wins have come in the first round.

    Holds a victory over current UFC bantamweight Taylor Lapilus.
    His four submission victories have come by armbar (3) and triangle choke.
    Four of his last six fights have gone to the decision.
    Frelow made his WSOF debut at the beginning of the year and has won both of his fights in the promotion. His most recent victory came by submission at WSOF 22 as he used a guillotine choke to defeat Carlos Garcia.

    Four of his five wins have come by submission.
    Only fighter to take him the distance came at WSOF 17 against Taylor McCorriston.
    Holds victories in 25 and 68 seconds.
    The WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami fight card is below.

    Main Card: (NBCSN – 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT)
    Jon Fitch (26-7-1, 1NC) vs. Yushin Okami (30-9)
    Blagoy Ivanov (12-1, 1NC) vs. Derrick Mehmen (19-6)
    Nick Newell (12-1) vs. Tom Marcellino (7-3)
    Vinny Magalhaes (12-7, 1NC) vs. Matt Hamill (11-5)
    Magomed Bibulatov (9-0) vs. Donavon Frelow (5-0)

    Preliminary Card: (WSOF.com – 5:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. PT)
    Rick Glenn (15-3-1) vs. Adam Ward (15-7)
    Alexandre Almeida (16-5) vs. Saul Almeida (18-5)
    Rodrigo Almeida (12-2) vs. Bruce Boyington (10-8)
    Washington Nunes da Silva (5-1) vs. Colton Smith (5-4)
    Rex Harris (7-2) vs. Justin Torrey (7-1)
    Nicolai Salchow (5-0) vs. Louis Taylor (11-3)
    Tyler King (9-3) vs. Patrick Walsh (6-2

    Themmareport.com
     
  31. epathebay Green Belt

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    ah some reverse psychology?
     
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    They should be good fights.
     
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    They are both former #2 in the world and still among the best mixed martial artist in WSOF and out of UFC. Some fans care about that. I understand they are the main event.
    Also, is Derick Mehmen an exciting thing to watch?
     
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    Interested to see Salchow fight in a a bigger promotion. Feels like on the German scene everybody is ducking eachother to protect their records.
     
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    Branch is a beast who has clean out the MW division, has a solid chance of being the LHW champion, and has finished the current HW contender in Mehmen

    Okami has made a right decission moving to 170, because he won't beat Dave Branch anyway imo. Lets see how he deals with the weight-cut
     
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    Jesus Fitch / Okami is going to suck. Then Shields against whomever wins is going to suck harder. The WW division there without Palhares is just hollow.
     
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    Mehmen?! I guess HW is that thin in WSOF.
     
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    Then what is Bellator's? A wrestling match among two D level wrestlers for a tittle fight sucks really hard
    What about ONE FC? Is Askren much more exciting than the WSOF contenders, apart from his fancy hair and twitter skills? Maybe he is as long as he is fighting cans
    KSW? They have Jesse Taylor (#1p4p most boring fighter in the planet) fighting for the WW belt
    M1? Do you even know who their WW champion is?

    My point is you are in a non-UFC forum hating in one of the most stacked divisions in any promotion out of UFC

    By the way, Okami-Shields back in 2006 was a pretty good fight
     
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    Both are squash matches but it should be entertaining nonetheless.

    So if Fedor is returning in December and Blagoi is fighting in mid-October... guess we can scratch that one off the list of potential first fights for Fedor.
     
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    It's really sad if you think WW is one of the most stacked divisions. For fuck's sake, these three guys that are contending have been fighting for over a decade each. LW, FW and now BW is shaping up to be much better divisions across the board in these organizations. They actually have fighters that could give people in the top five a fight and win.

    Go cry whatever fanboy tears you have for Shields or Fitch, I can't tell who you're so upset about. A spade is a spade - they're boring as all fuck, and without Palhares in their division, it's a joke. He already subbed two of the three contenders. Hell, now you actually have me sounding like a Rousimar fan, isn't that a crazy day.

    Bellator's WW division is like SF's, it's striker friendly and I'm okay with that. Call it what it is. I doubt anyone there in that division would break the world top 10, but they all match up well against each other and are entertaining (except the last title fight). I doubt Koreshkov is going to able to surprise anyone else with a wrestling approach though, so that probably won't happen again.

    I don't know why you're talking about Askren. I think he should be in the UFC, but I don't know what that has do with anything. Good for him if he's making six figure pay over there in One though.

    Just tell me, are you a Zuffa hater, WSOF cheerleader, or Shields try-hard? I just want to know, because your overly emotional response is puzzling.
     

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