The preliminary lineup for World Series of Fighting 24 has been set, as Rick Glenn will meet Adam Ward.
Set for October 17 from the Foxwoods Resort Casino, the NBC Sports Network main event features Jon Fitch vs. Yushin Okami. Also, Blagoy Ivanov will defend his heavyweight title against Derek Mehmen.
“We are set to unleash what could very well be our most exciting lineup of preliminary bouts yet, filled with a diverse group of hungry, up-and-coming talent, future superstars and even a former world champion in Rick Glenn,” said World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo.
Glenn is looking to rebound after a hard-fought defeat at the hands of Lance Palmer that cost Glenn his World Series of Fighting featherweight title. The loss snapped Glenn’s phenomenal unbeaten streak that spanned 13 fights over the course of more than four years.
Heading into what will be his promotional debut under the World Series of Fighting banner, Ward is riding a five-fight win streak that began on September 27, 2013 when he submitted Pedro Velasco with a rear-naked choke just 42 seconds into the first round of battle.
In other featherweight preliminary bout action, Alexandre Almeida will square off with Saul Almeida (18-5) and Rodrigo Almeida faces off with Bruce Boyington.
In middleweight preliminary card fights, hard-hitting KO artist and Iraq war veteran Justin Torrey will throw down with Rex Harris and Louis Taylor battles Nicolai Salchov.
Other planned fights include Washington Nunes Da Silva vs. Colton Smith and Pat Walsh vs. Tyler King.
Below is the current lineup:
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. Tom Marcellino
PRELIMINARY CARD (WSOF.com/5:30 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Rick Glenn vs. Adam Ward
Heavyweight: Juliano Coutinho vs. TBA
Featherweight: Alexandre Almeida vs. Saul Ameida
Featherweight: Rodrigo Almeida vs. Bruce Boyington
Middleweight: Justin Torrey vs. Rex Harris
Middleweight: Louis Taylor vs. Nicolai Salchov
Welterweight: Colton Smith vs. Washington Nunes Da Silva
Heavyweight: Tyler King vs. Pat Walsh