The World Series of Fighting is going down under.
WSOF is planning to continue its international expansion with a fight card in New Zealand in April of 2014, MMAWeekly.com learned on Tuesday.
WSOF president Ray Sefo said that the deal is constructed and the company is in its final stages before announcing the New Zealand card.
“It’s pretty much finalized,” Sefo said. “Probably right after Japan, we’re talking about having a show in New Zealand.”
“WSOF New Zealand,” as Sefo referred to it, does not have a specific April date and venue as of yet. The company anticipates doing that show and following it up with a subsequent card in Australia.
The expansion to the Australian continent continues WSOF’s international push, following announcements of the company’s Dec. 7 debut in Canada and the expected March 2013 card in Japan.
The Canadian push came after the purchase of Aggression Fighting Championships, which WSOF acquired in a deal announced in early October. Later in the month, the company announced they would partner with Japanese MMA promotion Pancrase in an effort to bring WSOF to the country.
WSOF 7, the promotion’s first Canadian card, is headlined by former UFC fighter Anthony Johnson facing longtime veteran Mike Kyle.
The WSOF Japan card currently has no fights lined up, but Sefo said to expect newly acquired middleweight Yushin Okami to headline the show against a yet-to-be-announced opponent.
Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for WSOF fight card updates as more information becomes available.
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