Andrei Arlovski vs. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson Headlines World Series of Fighting 2

February 4, 2013
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Andrei ArlovskiThe World Series of Fighting (WSoF) on Monday announced a new three-year television partnership with NBC Sports Network, and shortly thereafter Andrei Arlovski took to Twitter to confirm the main event.

Arlovski will square off with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at the WSoF 2 event on March 23 at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The bout is expected to take place in the heavyweight division.

Both men fought on the promotion’s premier event. Arlovski defeated Devin Cole by TKO stoppage midway through the opening round of their heavyweight bout. Johnson, fight at 205 pounds, knocked DJ Linderman out cold, also in the first round.

That was back in November.

Arlovski has since won a unanimous decision over Mike Hayes at an event in Russia. Johnson has yet to fight again.

The two lead the charge for the WSoF’s new TV deal with NBC Sports, which calls for six events annually for the next three years.

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  • Jason Decipher

    I hope WSOF builds up their talent & signs those rejected by UFC (Escudero, Miguel Torres, Kendall Grove, etc.) Despite their losses are entertaining fighters to watch & having them will be a great draw. Competition between organizations is good. Obviously UFC is the biggest & best but it would be nice to know fighters have OPTIONS

    • bajafox

      Your comment makes perfect sense, not sure why someone would thumb it down. I hope to catch a few of these fights this year

  • GoNoles

    i enjoyed their first card alot actually so im kinda looking foward to this one. im gonna go ahead and say arlovski picks em apart and wins prolly by tko in the 2nd

  • RonnieV

    Wasn’t Johnson a Welterweight last year? (who could never make weight)

  • jojo

    Go Andre! Break that pencil neck geek, Johnson!

  • adice89

    Well atleast aj dont have to cut weigt lol. That is if he can make 265 lol. In seriousness. Aj is a beast at any weight class. Dont think hes ready to get hit in the face by a hw tho