Inaugural WSOF Middleweight champion Dave Branch (14-3) will make his first title defense in October at WSOF 15 against fellow UFC vet Yushin “Thunder” Okami (30-8).
32 year old Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu’s Branch has won 6 of 7 and is on a 4 fight win streak since joining the World Series of Fighting; including submitting Jesse Taylor with a Darce choke at WSOF 10 to win the Middleweight title. Branch has 8 stoppeage with 50% ratio of submission to knockout.
Japans top mixed martial artist, Okami a Judoka has won 4 of his last 5 fights including submitting Svetlozar Savov by head and arm choke in his promotional debut at WSOF 9. “Thunder” has scored 15 wins by stoppage in his mma career with 66% of them coming by knock out.