ATLANTIC CITY - The World Series of Fighting, the newest professional organization in mixed martial arts, will be staging its second-ever card on Saturday at Revel.
That's if the WSOF can resolve some issues in time.
The New Jersey Athletic Control Board, the state's governing body for boxing and MMA, discovered a few glitches with the cage Friday that need to be worked out before it gives the go-ahead for the show.
Control Board official Nicholas Lembo informed the WSOF that the pads covering the posts inside the cage were too thin and that the canvas was a foot too short.
The problem with the pads is easily solvable. WSOF is scheduled to borrow some used by Vineland-based Cage Fury Fighting Championships - CFFC president Rob Haydak is helping WSOF with the show - for the event.
But because WSOF's cage is a hexagon instead of an octagon, they can't borrow a canvas. Thus, the organization is flying one in from its base in Las Vegas.
The show should be held as expected and features some very entertaining bouts with some of the sport's top fighters and prospects such as bantamweights Marlon Moraes and Tyson Nam, lightweight J.Z. Cavalcante and heavyweights Anthony Johnson and former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski.