WSOF Confirms AFC Acquisition, Holding Event in Vancouver December 7th
Mike Kyle to Fight Anthony Johnson in Main Event
By FCF Staff
After reports surfaced last week relaying that World Series of Fighting has acquired the Canadian promotion Aggression Fighting Championship, the Vegas based organization has confirmed the deal. In addition, WSOF has announced that it will hold an event in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 7th.
Events that are held in the nation will now fall under the WSOF Canada banner.
Headlining the card will be a light-heavyweight bout between Mike Kyle (20-10-1) and fellow UFC vet Anthony Johnson (15-4). In addition, the card will see Elvis “The King” Mutapcic (13-2) fight Jesse “JT Money” Taylor (26-9) in a middleweight tourney semifinal.
Taylor and Mutapcic were scheduled to fight at WSOF 5 last month, but the athletic commission pulled the latter from the card, due to the suspicion he had taken an undisclosed drug. Mutpacic denied taking anything.
“The launch of World Series of Fighting Canada is an incredibly exciting announcement for our promotion,” World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo said in a press release from the promotion. “From the beginning, we have maintained our desire to bring our elite-level mixed martial arts action to Canada and the great MMA fans that live there, as well as markets around the globe. We embrace this new division of our company that will allow us to make great strides into Canada, which has long proven to have one of the most passionate and knowledgeable MMA fan bases in the world.”
“This is an incredible opportunity for us to showcase our Canadian fighters on a massive platform with NBC Sports Network as well as other network partners,” World Series of Fighting Canada Chief Operating Officer Darren Owen said. “Our fans will be getting the chance to see world-class MMA fights, and they will be able to enjoy exciting events across our great country. We couldn’t be more excited for both our fighters and fight fans across Canada. We are thrilled to become part something as big as the World Series of Fighting Canada.”
WSOF 7 will be hosted by Vancouver’s PNE Agrodome.