FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING ON NBCSN HIGHLIGHTED BY WELTERWEIGHT BOUT THIS SAT., OCTOBER 11, LIVE AT 9 P.M. ET
Ryan Ford vs. Jake Shields in Welterweight Bout
Smealinho Rama vs. Derrick Mehmen in Heavyweight Title Bout
NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream All Bouts
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 8, 2014 — World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, October 11 live at 9 p.m. ET highlighted by Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (22-4), unbeaten in his past six fights, vs. Jake Shields (29-7-1), making his World Series of Fight debut, in a welterweight bout.
The co-main event features Smealinho “The Prince” Rama (8-1) facing knockout artist Derrick “Caveman” Mehmen (18-5, 11 knockouts) in World Series of Fighting’s inaugural heavyweight title fight. Saturday’s card also features bouts between Chris “The Polish Hammer” Horodecki (20-5-1) and submission specialist Luis Huete (6-1, 5 submissions) in the featherweight division; and grappling expert Luke Harris (10-2, 10 submissions) facing Jared “The Messenger” Hamman (13-6), also making his World Series of fighting debut, in the light heavyweight division.
Play-by-play announcer Todd Harris will be joined by mixed martial artists and analyst Bas Rutten to call the action from the Edmonton EXPO Centre at Northlands in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
NBC Sports Live Extra: NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will live stream World Series of Fighting on NBCSN. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
World Series of Fighting is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from around the globe. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow World Series of Fighting on Twitter @MMAWorldSeries and World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo @SugarRaySefo.
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