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Monday, 08/27/2012, 01:12 pm

World Series of Fighting Approved for Promoters License: Will Hold First Event on November 3rd in Las Vegas

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.


7 Responses to “World Series of Fighting Approved for Promoters License: Will Hold First Event on November 3rd in Las Vegas”

  1. jonesisabitch says:

    The more organizations the better,ufc monopoly will some day come to end,more avenues for fighters,and better yet more fights,ufc has being grate but lately is full of drama and Dana whit insulting fans when people complain about the cards,I welcome this an I most def will but will buy the ppv.

  2. stephen riddle says:

    But almost every fighters dream is to make the ufc roster!?

  3. stephen riddle says:

    By the way who has seen nick newell fight?

  4. nick says:

    Sounds more like the Double A of fighting

  5. B-rad says:

    Oh shit, TYRONE SPONG?? whhattt!! Its about time he jumped over to MMA, If hes got a good guard or TDD hes gonna break some spirits in this tourny

  6. Tyler Bowlin says:

    i think seeing as its BJ Penn he would be able to get some bigger name stars in the line up, but im sure seeing as it is BJ tht the event will be bad ass still…hopefully, and i think it shouldnt be over a 12 month period i think it should be like a Grand Prix tournament like Pride had and bring it to a three day event or possibly a week long but 12 months seems kinda long

  7. My two cents... says:

    Keep your eye on Jared Downing in the LW division. He’s got a strong ground game and solid stand up. If I was a gambling man I’d put all my money on Jared to take his division.

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