The year is 2016. To close out the calendar, the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) held its 34th event which took place on New Year’s Eve in New York City. Featured on the incredibly stacked lineup of fighters set to compete were five different champions. Well, technically four as one of those champions was the owner of two divisional titles.
Little did we know at the time, this event would mark the last time all of these fighters competed for the – seemingly – expanding promotion.
Of the names on the WSOF 34 bill included past and future UFC as well as Bellator contenders, Marlon Moraes, Justin Gaethje, David Branch, and Jon Fitch. If any of the four had their legitimacy questioned in the WSOF, it’s a safe take to say that they reaffirmed it in the time that has since followed this event. This also goes for the heavyweight champion that headlined WSOF 35, Blagoy Ivanov.