Middleweight champion David
Branch tipped the scales at 184.8 pounds ahead of his
five-round title defense against
Arizona Combat Sports standout Clifford
Starks (184) in the WSOF
30 main event on Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in
Las Vegas. Jon Fitch
(169.6) and Joao
Zeferino (169.6) also met their mandated weight requirements at
Friday’s official weigh-in, as they prepare to duke it out for the
vacant WSOF welterweight championship.
World Series of Fighting 30 -- which airs live at 11:30 p.m.
ET/8:30 p.m. PT on the NBC Sports Network -- will also feature a
light heavyweight battle pitting “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 8
Magalhaes (205.6) against Jake Heun
(205.4) and a welterweight tilt pairing Abu Azaitar
(170.4) with Xtreme Couture’s Danny Davis
Highlighted by a welterweight clash between Abubakar
Nurmagomedov (169) and Matthew
Frincu (170.4), the WSOF 30 prelims will stream to Sherdog.com
at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.