The first event under the Professional Fighters League banner will take place this Friday night, as PFL: Daytona goes down on NBC Sports Network.
Featured will be a welterweight clash between Jon Fitch and Brian Foster. The action is set to begin at 10:30 p.m. ET as part of the Coke Zero 400 Weekend powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway.
The winner of Fitch-Foster will be the No. 1 seed in the welterweight tournament when it begins next year.
Below is a press release:
Professional Fighters League: Daytona features three three-round bouts and one highly-anticipated five-round main event that pits Jon Fitch vs. Brian Foster for the No.1 seed when league play begins in January 2018. 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.
The eight fighters competing at #PFLDaytona will be among the first 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.
#PFLDaytona features a welterweight main event between MMA veterans Jon Fitch (29-7-1) vs. Brian Foster (26-9) with the winner being awarded the No. 1 seed for 2018 league season; the light heavyweight co-main event between Smealinho Rama (10-2) vs. Ronny Markes (16-4); a welterweight battle between Joao Zeferino (21-8) vs. Herman Terrado (14-3-1) and a lightweight bout with Jason High (19-5) vs. Caros Fodor (11-5).