World Series of Fighting to Award Multi-Fight Professional Contracts
to Winners of New U.S. National Amateur Division
LAS VEGAS (Sept. 2, 2014) – 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.
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).
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