北京时间：2014年10月12日WSOF 14将在加拿大举办 - U.S. vs. Canada【World Series of Fighting】地址：Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jake Shields-Ryan Ford Main Event Set for WSOF 14 in Edmonton
Former UFC title contender Jake Shields will venture into hostile territory to make his World Series of Fighting debut against Canadian Ryan Ford.
TopMMANews.com first reported the matchup, and an official from the Las Vegas-based organization Tuesday confirmed to Sherdog.com that Shields will travel to Ford’s hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, for the welterweight main event of WSOF 14. The NBC Sports Network-broadcast card will emanate from Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands.
Shields was forced to withdraw from a planned July 5 encounter with Jon Fitch after suffering an injury in training. A winner in two of his last three outings, the 35-year-old American jiu-jitsu practitioner was unexpectedly released by the UFC after a March decision loss to Hector Lombard.
Ford, 32, also pulled out of his most recent assignment, a match with Bristol Marunde which would have served as the main event of WSOF Canada 2. “The Real Deal” has won six in a row, including his February promotional debut, a 53-second knockout of Joel Powell.
Smealinho Rama-Derrick Mehmen Heavyweight Title Tilt Official for WSOF 14
A matchup between Smealinho Rama and Derrick Mehmen for World Series of Fighting’s inaugural heavyweight belt is official for Oct. 11.
The promotion announced the pairing via press release on Wednesday. WSOF 14 takes place at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, and is headlined by a welterweight tussle pitting Jake Shields against Ryan Ford.
Rama, 22, has been victorious in eight of nine pro outings, with his only loss coming to UFC talent Anthony Hamilton at MFC 38 last October. “The Prince” made his promotional debut on Feb. 21, when he outpointed Olympic wrestler Steve Mocco at WSOF Canada “Ford vs. Powell.” Most recently, Rama scored a first-round TKO against Tim Hague at Unified MMA 19 in May.
Mehmen enters the bout riding a six-fight winning streak, including triumphs over Rolles Gracie, Scott Barrett and Dave Huckaba under the WSOF banner. The 29-year-old “Caveman” has earned 11 of his 18 professional victories by way of knockout or technical knockout.