BJPenn.Com confirmed earlier today with the Nevada State Athletic Commission that The World Series of Fighting has been approved for a promoters license and will hold their first event on November 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada.
K-1 kickboxing legend and current Xtreme Couture trainer Ray Sefo will serve as the organizations President. Although an arena has yet to be named the company has its eyes on some top stars. It seems that they will hold a tournament style format in five weight classes including lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight.
The tournament will include 16 fighters in each weight class and will take place over a span of 12 months. Here are some of the fighters scheduled to participate in the tournaments (According to the company website).
Lightweight- Roger Huerta, Shane Nelson, Ronys Torres, John Gunderson, Brian Cobb, Jared Downing, Norman Parke and Kurt Southern.
Welterweight- Ramico Blackmon, Igor Gracie, Gregor Gracie, Andrews Nakahara, Yordan Radev, Tyson Stelle and Tim Welch.
Middleweight- David Branch, Thales Leites, Jorge Santiago and Warren Thompson.
Light Heavyweight- Tom Murphy, Jamal Patterson, Eric Smith, Tyrone Sprong and Gilbert Yvel.
Heavyweight- Chris Barnett, Rolles Gracie, Jerome LaBanner and Justin McCully.
Stay posted to BJPenn.Com as we will make news on the WSOF as it becomes available. You can view the company website by clicking here.Tags: featured, gregor gracie, igor gracie, Jorge Santiago, nevada state athletic commission, ray sefo, Roger Huerta, rolles gracie, world series of fighting, xtreme couture