WSOF-GC Announces WSOF Global - South Africa
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING - GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP
SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT FOR SOUTH AFRICA MMA
LAS VEGAS, NV March 7, 2016 World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) has announced the signing of a strategic agreement with South African based promotion, Fightstar Fighting Championship to promote WSOF Global - South Africa. This agreement marks the first affiliate under the WSOF Global banner in Africa. Planned MMA events and talent roster will encompass not only South Africa, but also the greater southern Africa region including Angola, Namibia, and Botswana.
“It is important that we continue to grow the Global brand by spotlighting organizations and leagues from all over the world,” states WSOF-GC President, Shawn Wright. “It’s exciting to go into a region like South Africa and bring some of their talent into the forefront of MMA. We believe some of the best fighters in Africa are yet to be discovered.”
"We are thrilled about this opportunity to become an official partner of World Series of Fighting Global Championship, which has done a tremendous job introducing MMA to the rest of the world," said Grant Oliff, Director of Fightstar Fighting Championship. "As WSOF-GC continues to branch out into other areas in the world, it’s exciting to be the first promotion from Africa to be recognized under their banner. This gives our fighters and sponsors the opportunity to be associated with a world-renowned organization. We are very happy with this venture and look forward to building our brand with theirs."
“I’ve been a fan of MMA since its inception. I crave MMA and am definitely somewhat of a super fan,” claims Zachary ‘Bootsy’ Harris, WSOF-GC Affiliate Coordinator. “I’ve traveled to some of the most remote areas in the world to see fights that most people wouldn’t even think of looking for MMA. This is a great opportunity for me to work with promotions from all over the world and help showcase them on a much grander scale. At the end of the day, we want to promote the sport and help it continue to thrive. Showcasing organizations like Fightstar will allow us to do that.”
WSOF Global - South Africa will host their first African continental event under their agreement on May 7 with Fightstar 18 from Johannesburg.
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