MMA Fights Will Be Friday June 30 and Part of the Coke Zero 400 Weekend
Professional Fighters League, along with Daytona International Speedway and NBC Sports Group, announced that Professional Fighters League: Daytona will take place on Friday, June 30 as part of the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola at the “World Center of Racing.”
The event, which will be held in the UNOH Fanzone following the completion of the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, will bring elite MMA talent and the excitement of televised fights to Daytona International Speedway, and will set the stage for the Professional Fighters League’s January 2018 debut in a showcase of what’s to come.
Professional Fighters League: Daytona will feature three three-round bouts and one five-round main event. Each fight will factor into the league rankings when it officially begins in January 2018, and the winner of the main event will be awarded the #1 seed for his weight class. The eight fighters competing at Daytona will be among the first fighters signed to compete in the inaugural 2018 Professional Fighters League season. The first Professional Fighters League championships will be awarded in December 2018 to the fighters who emerge victorious after the post-season tournament. The final champions of the World Series of Fighting will be honored at an event this fall.
Professional Fighters League: Daytona will feature the following match-ups:
(For the 2018 No. 1 seed)
• Smealinho Rama (10-2) vs. Ronny Markes (16-4) – 205 lb Light Heavyweight Bout
• Joao Zeferino (21-8) vs. Herman Terrado (14-3-1) – 170 lb Welterweight Bout
• Jason High (19-5) vs. Caros Fodor (11-5) – 155 lb Lightweight Bout