A heavyweight clash between Josh Copeland and Smealinho Rama and a welterweight showdown pitting Yushin Okami against Paul Bradley have been added to the World Series of Fighting 34 lineup.
Promotion officials announced the new matchups on Tuesday. WSOF 34 takes place at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colo., and is headlined by a welterweight championship clash between Jon Fitch and Jake Shields. The card airs on NBC Sports Network at 10:30 ET/7:30 p.m. PT.
After winning a decision over Mike Hayes in his promotional debut, Copeland dropped a five-round verdict to Blagoy Ivanov in a title bout at WSOF 31 on June 17. Rama, meanwhile, hasn’t competed since relinquishing the heavyweight strap to Ivanov via third-round guillotine choke at WSOF 21 in June 2015.
Okami, a former UFC middleweight title challenger, has won two straight fights outside of WSOF thus far in 2016, besting Shingo Suzuki in Pancrase and Ryuta Sakurai in Deep. Bradley will make his WSOF debut on the heels of a 40-second TKO triumph over Chris Honeycutt at Bellator 148.