Mixed martial arts is taking the fight to The Nutmeg State.
The World Cup of Mixed Martial Arts (WCMMA) and the World Mixed Martial Arts Championship (WMMAC) announced on Thursday that Foxwoods Resort Casinos' MGM Grand Theater will be hosting a Super Fight Series involving China, USA and Portugal on Sept. 15, 2012.
"China’s culture is rich in combat sports, and we realize there are many great athletes there that are still undiscovered," stated Ed Catucci, director of the WCMMA. "The Chinese are quality fighters."
"We are excited for this historic opportunity to bring these two competing nations into a Super Fight series against one another for the first time." added Fred Milstein, CEO of the Beijing-based WMMAC and its parent company Seven Stars Entertainment.
Team Portugal will also be challenging Team USA in a Super Fight series for three world titles in the Middle Weight, Light Weight and Featherweight divisions.