WSOF Japan Planning First Show For Early 2014
By FCF Staff
World Series of Fighting announced during it’s October 26th event this weekend that it had reached a deal with Japan’s renowned Pancrase organization, and now the promotion has disclosed further details.
According to a press release from WSOF, the promotion’s first event in Japan will take place in early 2014, and that the arrangement with Pancrase will “allow fighters from both sides of the Pacific Ocean to be featured in fight cards in both the U.S. and Japan, including recent World Series of Fighting addition Yushin “Thunder” Okami (29-8), one of the world’s top-ranked middleweights.”
“Japan has long been a home of top-level martial arts competitions of all types, and I personally have enjoyed some of the best moments of my fighting career there,” World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo was quoted saying in the release. “I’m excited to announce this new division with the launch of World Series of Fighting Japan.
“I look forward to working with Pancrase CEO Masakazu Sakai and his team, and together we will produce amazing events for the Japanese fight fans, as well as big opportunities for both Asia-based fighters and MMA fighters around the globe.”
Recently WSOF announced the creation of WSOF Canada, which came via a deal with the country’s Aggression Fighting Championship organization. WSOF Canada’s first event will take place December 7th in Vancouver, Canada.