According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, new MMA promotion tabbed World Series of Fighting has been issued a license to promote events in the State with a targeted date of November 3 as its first event. It is believed the Planet Hollywood Arena will play host to the company’s initial show, providing a seating capacity of 6,000 attendees.
Also, on the documents turned into the NSAC, the promotion listed that the event will be televised on NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus). However, the broadcast date or actual deal haven’t been confirmed by the network.
MMAWeekly was first to report the matter.
The debut card, said to contain more than ten bouts, has not been announced though an ad on the company website is promoting a bout between UFC veteran Roger Huerta and Kurt Southern. Also on the site, a list revealing the company’s roster contains a few familiar names like Rolles Gracie, Marcus Aurelio, Thales Leites and Gilbert Yvel. The website also notes a tournament-format, stating, “Fighters will compete in five weight classes ranging from 155 to 265 pounds. The tournament will start and finish within a twelve-month period and five champions will be crowned.”
It is also being reported that K1 and MMA fighter Ray Sefo will be serving as the organization’s president.
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