'WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami' slated for Oct. 17 in Connecticut
Yushin Okami’s welterweight debut will come against another UFC vet when he and Jon Fitch headline WSOF 24 on Oct. 17.
WSOF President Ray Sefo confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.
In addition to Okami (30-9) vs. Fitch (26-7-1), WSOF 24 also features heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov (12-1) vs. Derek Mehmen (19-6). Additionally, lightweight Nick Newell (12-1) is slated for the card.
WSOF 24 takes place Oct. 17 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The main card is expected to air on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Joseph Duffy vs. Dustin Poirier headlines UFC Fight Night 77 in Dublin
In what will be just his third promotional outing, Joseph Duffy is slated to face fellow lightweight Dustin Poirier in a headlining bout for the UFC’s fall return to Ireland.
Duffy (14-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who recently defeated Ivan Jorge via first-round submission at UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow, has been matched with Poirier (18-4 MMA, 10-3 UFC) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 77, which takes place at Dublin’s 3Arena on Oct. 24. The entire card is expected to stream on UFC Fight Pass.