Former UFC title contenders Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami will square off in the main event of World Series of Fighting 24, the promotion announced recently.
Set for the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut on October 17, the main card will air on NBC Sports Network.
Along with Fitch-Okami, heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov defends his title against Derek Mehmen, Vinny Magalhaes meets Matt Hamill and lightweight Nick Newell returns to the cage.
“We are excited to return to Foxwoods Resort Casino and the state of Connecticut, where we showcased our brand of world championship MMA action in front of a highly passionate audience earlier this year,” WSOF president Ray Sefo said. “Beginning with Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami, two of the best 170-pound athletes in our entire sport,” continued Sefo, “we are assembling another card loaded with some of the top superstars and emerging stars in MMA, and we look forward to giving fans another memorable night of fights.”
Below is the current card:
MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network/8:30 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Jon Fitch vs. Yushin Okami
WSOF Welterweight Championship
Blagoy Ivanov (c) vs. Derek Mehmen
Light Heavyweight: Vinny Magalhaes vs. Matt Hamill
Lightweight: Nick Newell vs. TBA