Ray Sefo: WSOF Eyeing International Events in Mexico City, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia

By Mike Whitman Mar 7, 2014
WSOF President Ray Sefo expects his promotion to hit more international destinations in 2014. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

The World Series of Fighting is hoping to expand further into international markets this year.

WSOF President Ray Sefo told Sherdog.com on Friday that the Las Vegas-based organization is now targeting an August debut in Japan, as well as sizing up several more international destinations for to-be-announced events.

“Mexico City is one. Brazil is another, [as well as] New Zealand and Australia,” said Sefo. “Now, those dates haven’t been finalized yet, but definitely, those are in the works, and they will most likely happen this year.”

Founded in 2012, the WSOF has already held shows in Las Vegas, New Jersey and Florida. The organization launched a Canadian branch last year and made its debut north of the U.S. border in December with WSOF 7.

The promotion will hold its next event on March 23, when WSOF 9 is broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The evening’s main event will see Steve Carl defend his welterweight title against UFC veteran Rousimar Palhares, while Marlon Moraes clashes with Josh Rettinghouse over the inaugural bantamweight belt.


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