A few days ago reports surfaced that World Series of Fighting had acquired the Canadian promotion Aggression Fighting Championship, and now it’s confirmed the acquisition. As a result, WSOF Canada has been created, and the new branch of the company will hold an event in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 7th (yes, where the 2010 Olympic Winter Games were held).
In addition, WSOF has announced that the card will feature a light-heavyweight scrap between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (15-4) and Mike “MAK” Kyle (20-10-1). Johnson is coming off UD win over Andrei Arlovski in March, while Kyle lost via decision to the former UFC heavyweight champ at WSOF 5 last month.
WSOF 7 will also feature the postponed middleweight tourney semifinal between Elvis “The King” Mutapcic (13-2) and Jesse “JT Money” Taylor (26-9). You may recall the commission didn’t let Mutapcic fight Taylor at WSOF 5 as scheduled, due to the suspicion he may have taken an undisclosed substance. Mutapcic vehemently denied taking anything.
So, that’s an interesting move by WSOF, as the deal will allow them to expand into the thriving Canadian MMA market. As WSOF President Ray Sefo noted in the press release:
“The launch of World Series of Fighting Canada is an incredibly exciting announcement for our promotion,” Sefo said. “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.”
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