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Jon Fitch vs. Brian Foster headlines inaugural Professional Fighters League event

Jon Fitch (WSOF)

The Professional Fighters League, formerly known as World Series of Fighting, will be hosting their first event later this month, the promotion announced Thursday.

MMA veteran and last WSOF welterweight champion Jon Fitch will be facing Brian Foster in the headlining slot of the card. This event, labeled as PFL: Daytona, will take place on June 30 at the UNOH Fanzone in the Daytona International Speedway. The event will take place following the Firecracker 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, and it will televised on NBC Sports Network.

Additionally announced for the card: Smealinho Rama will take on Ronny Markes in a light heavyweight bout, Joao Zeferino will face Herman Terrado at welterweight, and Jason High will battle Caros Fodor in a lightweight contest.

Every fight on the card will factor into the league rankings that are set to begin on January 2018. Fitch and Foster, who’ll compete in a five-round contest, won't be fighting for a title, however the winner will claim the No. 1 seed for the PFL’s welterweight division.

Read more about the PFL’s changes and new format here.

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