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World Series of Fighting 5: Arlovski vs Kyle
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 5: ARLOVSKI VS. KYLE
Date: September 14, 2013
Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
Venue: Revel Atlantic City
Broadcast: NBC Sports Network, MMAjunkie.com
MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network, 9:30 p.m. ET)
Andrei Arlovski vs. Mike Kyle
Dave Branch vs. Danillo Villefort - middleweight tournament semifinal
Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor - middleweight tournament semifinal
Rolles Gracie vs. Derrick Mehmen
Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Waylon Lowe
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie.com, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Rick Glenn vs. Artur Rofi
Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Andrew Osbourne
Gregor Gracie vs. Richard Patishnock
Sidemar Honorio vs. Jimmie Rivera
Darren Costa vs. Neiman Gracie
A training injury has forced Anthony Johnson (15-4) to withdraw from World Series of Fighting 5.
Johnson's scheduled opponent, Mike Kyle (20-9-1), will now meet ex-UFC champ Andrei Arlovski (30-10) at heavyweight in the headliner of the Sept. 14 event. WSOF 5 takes place at Revel Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. Its main card airs live on NBC Sports Network.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the switch with the promotion following a report from MMAFighting.com.
Arlovski most recently appeared at WSOF 2 in March, where he lost a unanimous decision to Johnson in the event's headliner. He won his WSOF debut with a first-round TKO of Devin Cole.
Kyle makes his promotional debut following a 21-second knockout of Travis Wiuff at CFA 11, which put him on good footing after a first-round submission loss to Gegard Mousasi in the now-defunct Strikeforce.
WSOF 5 also features the opening round of a four-man middleweight tournament, featuring Dave Branch (12-3) vs. Danillo Villefort (14-4) and Elvis Mutapcic (13-2) vs. Jesse Taylor (26-9).
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