Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami will square off in the main event of Saturday night’s World Series of Fighting 24 in a battle of welterweights looking to get on track.
Set for Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, the main card airs live on NBC Sports Network.
Along with Fitch-Okami, WSOF heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov defends his title against Derrick Mehmen and two fighters meet for the inaugural flyweight title.
Check out fight-by-fight predictions for the main card, along with quick picks on the prelims, below:
MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network/8:30 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Jon Fitch vs. Yushin Okami
Prediction: Fitch just appears to be a little more well-rounded than Okami, but the extra time off could hamper him a bit.
Jon Fitch over Yushin Okami via decision
WSOF Heavyweight Championship
Blagoy Ivanov (c) vs. Derrick Mehmen
Prediction: Ivanov just might be the best heavyweight not currently signed to the UFC’s roster. Mehmen has a chance, but he’ll have to strike early.
Blagoy Ivanov over Derrick Mehmen via first round TKO
Lightweight: Nick Newell vs. Tom Marcellino
Prediction: Newell has had a huge week, appearing on several talk shows and promoting the fight. While he isn’t included in the upcoming light tourney, he could make a statement here.
Nick Newell over Tom Marcellino via first round submission
Light Heavyweight: Vinny Magalhaes vs. Matt Hamill
Prediction: Magalhaes and Hamill have been scheduled before, and one would have to believe the former Ultimate Fighter runner-up has the upper-hand.
Vinny Magalhaes over Matt Hamill via second round submission
Inaugural WSOF Flyweight Championship
Magomed Bibulatov vs. Donavon Frelow
Prediction: Expect fireworks right from the start between these two flyweights, as they will bring the excitement.
Donavon Frelow over Magomed Bibulatov via decision
PRELIMINARY CARD (WSOF.com/5:30 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Rick Glenn vs. Adam Ward
Winner: Rick Glenn
Featherweight: Alexandre Almeida vs. Saul Ameida
Winner: Saul Almeida
Featherweight: Rodrigo Almeida vs. Bruce Boyington
Winner: Rodrigo Almeida
Middleweight: Justin Torrey vs. Rex Harris
Winner: Rex Harris
Middleweight: Louis Taylor vs. Nicolai Salchov
Winner: Louis Taylor
Welterweight: Colton Smith vs. Washington Nunes Da Silva
Winner: Colton Smith
Heavyweight: Tyler King vs. Pat Walsh
Winner: Pat Walsh