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Power Slap is set to hold its first ever pay-per-view event after slap-fighting's success, according to a report.
The inaugural pay-per-view event will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday March 11, according to Sports Illustrated.
Power Slap's debut means that UFC's Fight Night main card, headlined by a crunch bantamweight bout between Petr Yan and Merab Dvalishvili, will be pushed earlier, running at 6pm ET from The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas instead.
Dana White's Power Slap is set to hold its first ever pay-per-view event on March 11
Slap fighting has continued to grow since White's show Power Slap: Road To The Title debuted
The bantamweight bout between Petr Yan and Merab Dvalishvili will take place at 6pm ET
Power Slap's first ever champions will be crowned at the pay-per-view event across four different weights - heavyweight, light heavyweight, middleweight, and welterweight.
Two coaches of UFC president Dana White's Power Slap: Road To The Title, undefeated slap fighter Darius 'The Destroyer' Mata-Varona and 'Wolverine' Ron Bata, are set to clash for the heavyweight title.
The debut of the show was pushed back a week after White was caught in a video hitting his wife during a New Year's Eve altercation at a nightclub.
The show runs for eight weeks with the finale slated for March 8 on TBS, just in time for the first pay-per-view event.
The event will feature heavyweight, light heavyweight, middleweight, and welterweight bouts
The Power Slap league has drawn criticism from fight-fans and non-fans since hitting television screens.
Chris Nowinski, a Harvard Ph.D. and former wrestler who has criticized the sports world's handling of concussions, took issue with one recent clip in which one combatant, Chris Kennedy, appeared to show immediate signs of a significant head