The World Series of Fighting had to deal with a big situation recently, with the whole Jake Shields vs. Rousimar Palhares situation. After their welterweight title fight the promotion made the decision to strip Palhares of his belt and suspend him indefinitely. Palhares continually scratched at Shields’ eyes throughout the fight and then, when he locked up a fight ending submission he refused to release it even after Shields clearly tapped and after the referee tried to tell him the fight was over.
So now, the promotion has a vacant welterweight belt. Many wondered if they would simply make the upcoming WW scrap between Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami a title fight. According to WSOF VP, Ali Abdelaziz, that won’t be the case.
Ali talked to the Three Amigos Podcast about the situation and explained how the whole process will work its self out.
“The plan is, Fitch and Okami are going to fight on October 17th at WSOF 24. The winner is going to be the Number 1 contender, and that man will fight Jake Shields for the vacant welterweight title.”
That could be a massive title fight, no matter who wins the Okami vs. Fitch fight. Shields vs. either of those guys seems like an incredible match-up.
So, which fight would you rather see, Shields vs. Okamio or Shields vs. Fitch?
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