The World Series of Fighting will venture north this December, as World Series of Fighting: Johnson vs. Kyle takes place.
The card goes down December 7 from Vancounver and the PNE Agrodome. Anthony Johnson will face Mike Kyle in the main event, while the co-main sees Elvis Mutapcic face Jesse Taylor.
“The launch of World Series of Fighting Canada is an incredibly exciting announcement for our promotion,” World Series of Fighting President Ray 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.”
Mutapcic and Taylor were originally set to square off last month, but the commission scrapped the bout. It will be the second semifinal of the middleweight tournament.
“This is an incredible opportunity for us to showcase our Canadian fighters on a massive platform with NBC Sports Network as well as other network partners,” World Series of Fighting Canada Chief Operating Officer Darren Owen said. “Our fans will be getting the chance to see world-class MMA fights, and they will be able to enjoy exciting events across our great country. We couldn’t be more excited for both our fighters and fight fans across Canada. We are thrilled to become part something as big as the World Series of Fighting Canada.”
The main card airs on NBC Sports Network.