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Jon Fitch Headlines First PFL Card

The newly-launched Professional Fighters League will debut on June 30 from Daytona International Speedway.

In the main event, Jon Fitch takes on Brian Foster live on NBC Sports Network beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET.

The event will be held the same weekend of the Coke Zero 400, which also takes place at Daytona International Speedway.

Along with Fitch-Foster, Smealhino Rama faces off against Ronny Markes, Joao Zeferino meets Herman Terrado and Jason High battles Caros Fodor.

“In this first-of-its-kind partnership, the Professional Fighters League inaugural event at Daytona will bring fans of MMA and stock car racing together – both of whom thrive on intensity and high-stakes competition,” said Carlos Silva, President, Event Production and Business Operations, Professional Fighters League. “This is the first in a series of innovative and groundbreaking league initiatives from the Professional Fighters League, and we’re proud to kick it all off at one of racing’s most iconic venues.”

The event will take place after the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race from the UNOH Fanzone.

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 No. 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.

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