World Series of Fighting to Award Multi-Fight Professional Contracts to Winners of New U.S. National Amateur Division - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com |

World Series of Fighting to Award Multi-Fight Professional Contracts to Winners of New U.S. National Amateur Division

  • Louisiana Sports HeadlinesLouisiana Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

    Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

    By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football...
    By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of...
  • Mississippi State tries ending skid vs. No. 8 LSU

    Mississippi State tries ending skid vs. No. 8 LSU

    Mississippi State's history against LSU during the past two decades is ugly.
    Mississippi State's history against LSU during the past two decades is ugly.
  • NFL Team Stax

    NFL Team Stax

    By The Associated Press Week 2 TOTAL YARDAGE AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE ...
    By The Associated Press Week 2 TOTAL YARDAGE AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE ...

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE World Series of Fighting

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mixed martial arts (MMA) is the fastest-growing sport in the world, and with so many young men and women training every day, World Series of Fighting officials will look to tap into that pool of talent and provide a clear path to future stardom in the professional ranks of the sport when they launch the World Series of Fighting U.S. National Amateur Division in 2015.

World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion World Series of Fighting will award the winners of its new amateur division with professional  contracts and the opportunity to make their pro fight debuts live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN).

Winners of the World Series of Fighting U.S. National Amateur Division, which will function as an amateur MMA circuit aimed at discovering and developing the best, young MMA prospects in the nation, will receive a multi-year, multi-fight contract with the world championship fight promotion and make their professional debuts live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). 

"We are proud to launch this exciting new division of World Series of Fighting and, through this, we will maintain the goal of finding the absolute best new talent that exists in the U.S.," World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo said. 

"For the first time in history," continued Sefo, "amateur fighters who have the desire and the drive to turn professional and make a career for themselves in MMA, will be given a distinct path that will allow them to attain their goals of becoming future superstars in the professional ranks of our incredible sport."

The new circuit will be divided into four regions: East, South, Mountain and West.  Additional information regarding the World Series of Fighting U.S. National Amateur Division will be announced soon.

About "World Series of Fighting" (WSOF)
"World Series of Fighting" (WSOF) is a worldwide premier professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering the best action-packed fights for fight fans by producing the best possible match-ups between elite fighters from around the world. For more information please visit WSOF.com. Follow "World Series of Fighting" on Twitter (@MMAWorldSeries) and "World Series of Fighting" President Ray Sefo (@SugarRaySefo).

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140903/142272

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KNOE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.