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Professional Fighters League: Daytona Set for Friday, June 30 in Florida

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.