World Series of Fighting has been granted a promoter’s license
in the state of Nevada.
Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission,
confirmed the news to Sherdog.com on Tuesday. Kizer also verified
that the WSOF has requested to host
its first event on Nov. 3. MMAWeekly.com first reported the
development on Monday.
The Las Vegas-based promotion formed last October, though the
organization’s debut has since been delayed. Former K-1 standout
Sefo is expected to serve as the promotion’s president, and
events will be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
While sources told Sherdog.com this past spring that the WSOF was
expected to debut with an eight-man lightweight tournament, that
plan has not been officially announced by the promotion.
The organization did, however, announce plans to air its events on
the NBC Sports Network -- formerly known as Versus -- in its
written request for NAC approval regarding its Nov. 3 event. Kizer
told Sherdog that the request will be placed on the commission’s
September agenda. The WSOF is also expected to reveal more
specifics about the event at a press conference in the coming
weeks, according to a source close to the promotion.