The eight fighters slated to compete at Friday’s inaugural Professional Fighters League event tipped the scales to make those bouts official Thursday. The first-of-its-kind mixed martial arts event — set to be broadcast live from the iconic Daytona International Speedway on NBCSN — will pit long-time welterweight standout Jon Fitch against Brian Foster in the five-round main event for the No.1 seed when league play begins in January 2018.
Former WSOF heavyweight champion Smealinho Rama will collide with hard-hitting Ronny Markes in the co-main event attraction. Both fighters have competed across multiple weight divisions but will be meeting Friday at light heavyweight. Both Joao Zeferino and Herman Terrado made weight for their welterweight scrap while Jason High and Caros Fodor did the same for their lightweight clash.
Fights will take place on Friday, June 30 as part of the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola at the Daytona International Speedway. The event, which will be held in the infield of the “World Center of Racing” in the UNOH Fanzone, will begin immediately following the completion of the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at approximately 10:30 PM ET Both events will be televised LIVE and FREE on NBCSN. (Click here to locate NBCSN in your channel lineup.) The historic event will also be available on the FITE TV app outside of the of the U.S. for $9.99.
Weigh-ins will be streamed on WSOF.com and via Facebook and Twitter beginning at 4:00 PM ET / 1:00 PM PT on Thursday, June 29.
MAIN CARD (Live on NBCSN, Friday at 10:30 PM ET / 7:30 PM PT, June 30)
- Welterweight Main Event: Jon Fitch (170.8 lbs) vs. Brian Foster (170 lbs.)
- Light Heavyweight: Smealinho Rama (204.8 lbs.) vs. Ronny Markes (206 lbs.)
- Welterweight: Joao Zeferino (171 lbs.) vs. Herman Terrado (169.6 lbs.)
- Lightweight: Jason High (156 lbs.) vs. Caros Fodor (155.6 lbs.)