MMA continues to grow in Canada when the “World Series of Fighting” makes a stop in Edmonton for WSOF 14 that features a card full of of Canadian fighters, including a title bout between Edmonton’s Ryan Ford and former UFC competitor Jake Shields. Check out a a preview of the betting odds for WSOF 14 in Edmonton, which can be seen nationwide in Canada on TSN2 this Saturday, October 11.

Jake Shields (-600) vs Ryan Ford (+400)

Many Canadian MMA fans will remember Jake Shields from his historic fight with Georges St. Pierre in front of a record crowd in Toronto. Since his loss to GSP, Shields has been released by the UFC rather abruptly after a decision loss to Hector Lombard. Shields was snapped up by WSOF and given a title shot against Canada’s Ryan Ford in his first fight with the organization. Ryan Ford is a Canadian mixed martial artist from Edmonton, Alberta and figures to be the hometown favourite, although Ford is a big (+400) underdog with oddsmakers. It should be noted that Jake Shields is not known as a finisher, and this could hurt him with the judges and a partisan crowd.

Derrick Mehmen (-165) vs Smealinho Rama (+135)

Smealinho Rama is fighting out of Calgary, Alberta, and MMA fans in the area will be very familiar with him after he compteted under the MFC banner in Edmonton before signing with the WSOF. Rama was offered a shot at the inagural WSOF heavyweight title against American Derrick Mehmen, who will have the edge in experience with 23 fights, compared to only 7 of Rama. Mehmen enters this contest riding a 6 fight winning streak, including a knockout win over Rolles Gracie in his WSOF debut.

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Chris Horodecki (-305) vs Luis Huete (+235)

London, Ontario’s Chris Horodecki is one of the many Canadian mixed martial artists that trained at “Team Thompkins” under the late Sean Thomkins, who also trained Sam Stout and Mark Hominick. Horodecki finds hims the favourite over another lesser-known Canadian in Calgary’s Luis Huete. Huete is 6-1 and began his career back in 2008, but took a five year break from the sport and returned with 3 wins in 2014.

Jared Hamman (-185) vs Luke Harris (+150)

Jared Hamman had stint with the UFC that produced some exciting fights, albeit technically sloppy ones, and he was released from the organization after 3 straight losses. Luke Harris is another local product out of St. Albert, Alberta, who is 10-2 on his career with all 10 of his wins coming via submission. In fact, Harris has never gone past the first round in any of his fights and when you couple this with the style of Jared Hamman — this could be a short night for someone.