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World Series of Fighting Receives Nevada Promoter’s License; First Event in November

Posted on by Damon Martin

The World Series of Fighting is officially headed to Las Vegas later this year after receiving their promoter’s license last week.

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer confirmed with MMAWeekly.com on Monday that the World Series of Fighting had their promoter’s license officially approved last Friday, and they are now able to put on events in the state.

The World Series of Fighting is a new organization headed up by K-1 legend Ray Sefo, and already has several high profile fighters expected to compete on their debut card.

The first World Series of Fighting event is expected to take place in early November in Las Vegas, and sources have indicated that they will have ‘a major media partner’ in place for the broadcast of the show.

The World Series of Fighting is based around the tournament format of events with 16-man brackets filling up five different weight classes in the promotion.

The first card however will just be a standard fight card as they introduce themselves to the world of MMA.

Dominance MMA owner and operator Ali Abdel-Aziz will be acting as matchmaker for the new promotion.

Several former UFC, Strikeforce and Pride competitors are expected to be a part of the World Series of Fighting when they make their debut later this year.

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  • bajafox

    “Several former UFC, Strikeforce and Pride competitors are expected to be a part of the World Series of Fighting when they make their debut later this year.”

    That’s usually what happens with new promotions, haha

  • http://www.combatsciencemma.com CombatScienceMMA

    A major promotion is never a bad thing. This is great for guys to get fights in and build themselves up. A new promotion generates income for fighters.

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  • mikemma123

    Great news! Finally I can watch something different than UFC

  • clarkw901

    Cool, a new MMA venture, i dig the tournament format. As always, too many UFC fanboys gotta hate. I can bet when you say MMA, you get a deer in the headlights look, but if you say UFC, they think MMA. Remember people, there was this thing called Mixed Martial Arts before the UFC became big. Just saying. HATE ON!

  • scott miller

    World Series of Fighting looks like real competition for the UFC and its about time. With NBC Sports airing the fights they will get great exposure. Cant Wait!!