The Professional Fighters League has finalized the details of its inaugural event.

The promotion, a reinvented version of the World Series of Fighting, will visit Daytona International Speedway in Florida on Friday, June 30. The four-fight event will precede NASCAR’s Coke Zero 400 weekend at the same location.

In the night’s main event, former WSOF welterweight champion Jon Fitch takes on fellow UFC veteran Brian Foster. Fitch is coming off a decision win over Jake Shields at WSOF 34 in December. Foster, meanwhile, rebounded from a lightweight title defeat by submitting Luiz Firmino at WSOF 33 last October.

Also on the card, Smealinho Rama takes on Ronny Markes in a light heavyweight contest, former title challenger João Zeferino meets Herman Terrado at welterweight, and lightweights Jason High and Caros Fodor lock horns.

Per the promotion:

Each fight will factor into the league rankings when it officially begins in January 2018, and the winner of the main event will be awarded the No. 1 seed for his weight class. The eight fighters competing at Daytona will be among the first fighters signed to compete in the inaugural 2018 Professional Fighters League season. The first Professional Fighters League championships will be awarded in December 2018 to the fighters who emerge victorious after the post-season tournament.

The four-fight event will air live on the NBC Sports Network at 10:30 p.m. ET. In addition to the Daytona event, the promotion has revealed three additional events for 2017: Saturday, July 29 in Everett, Wash., Saturday, Oct. 14 in Las Vegas and Thursday, Nov. 4 in Washington, D.C.

About The Author

Rob Tatum
Assistant Editor

Rob Tatum has been covering combat sports since 2009. His work has appeared on InvictaFC.com, The MMA Corner, Bleacher Report MMA, MMA DieHards and MMAinterviews. Prior to covering combat sports, Rob ran his own music website from 2002-2009. Beyond his writing, Rob has trained in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. He is a Colorado native that works as a mechanical engineer during the day. In his free time, Rob enjoys watching sports, playing music and working on cars.

Related Posts

  • RODNEY P

    The PFL really needs to get off of NBCSN and get away from those stupid 10 p.m. start times. I wish the new organization well, but, catering their start times to a west coast audience is not a good plan.