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World Series of Fighting New York City fight card on New Year’s Eve

Brooklyn's David Branch is a two-weight champion in

Brooklyn's David Branch is a two-weight champion in the World Series of Fighting. He holds both the middleweight and light heavyweight titles heading into his first fight in New York on Dec. 31, 2016 for WSOF. Photo Credit: World Series of Fighting

World Series of Fighting makes its New York City debut on New Year’s Eve at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

The event features four title fights. It is the second fight card in New York City among the top three MMA promoters since the ban was lifted last March. UFC debuted at The Garden on Nov. 12 with UFC 205.

WSOF NYC main card on NBC, 4 p.m ET

Lightweight title: Justin Gaethje (16-0) vs. Luiz Firmino (19-7)

Welterweight title: Jon Fitch (28-7) vs. Jake Shields (31-8)

Welterweight: Yushin Okami (32-10) vs. Paul Bradley (23-6)

Bantamweight title: Marlon Moraes (16-4) vs. Josenaldo Silva (25-4)

WSOF NYC prelims on NBCSN, 3 p.m.

Middleweight title: David Branch (19-3) vs. Louis Taylor (13-1)

Heavyweight: Jared Rosholt (14-3) vs. Caio Alencar (9-1)

WSOF NYC prelims on WSOF.com, 1 p.m.

Catchweight: Shane Kruchten (11-4) vs. Jeremy Mahon (5-4)

Light heavyweight: Smealinho Rama (9-2) vs. Jake Heun (9-4)

Middleweight: Vagab Vagabov (20-0) vs. Bruno Santos (14-2)

Featherweight: Andre Harrison (14-0) vs. Bruce Boyington (14-9)

Final fight: Tom Marcellino (7-5) vs. Matt Denning (3-4)

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