(PRESS RELEASE) -- LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 2, 2012) – Ten bouts,
including the heavyweight main event between former UFC Heavyweight
Arlovski (17-9) of Minsk, Belarus and KO artist Devin Cole
(20-9) of Medford, Ore. were made official today for the first-ever
World Series of Fighting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event
tomorrow/Saturday, Nov. 3, at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort
& Casino in Las Vegas, live on NBC Sports Network.
Arlovski weighed in at 247 pounds while Cole tipped the scales at
A scheduled preliminary card featherweight (145 pounds) matchup
between Fabio Mello
and Waylon Lowe
was scrapped due to an injury sustained by Mello.
Tickets for the inaugural World Series of Fighting event are priced
from $19.99, and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, at
all Caesars Entertainment and Ticketron outlets and by phone at
The live NBC Sports Network telecast of the World Series of
Fighting event will begin at 10:30 p.m. EST/7:30 p.m. PST.
The live, free-of-charge stream of the first three undercard bouts
will begin at 7:45 p.m. EST/4:45 p.m. PST.
In the light heavyweight (205 pounds) co-main event, hard-hitting
Johnson (13-4) of Boca Raton, Fla. will face off with fellow
Linderman (14-3) of Yreka, Calif.
In other main card action, bantamweight (135 pounds) submission
wizard Miguel Angel Torres (40-5) of East Chicago, Ind. will lock
up with two-time national Muay Thai champion and Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Marlon
Moraes (8-4-1) of Jupiter, Fla. via Nova Friburgo, Brazil.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Gregor
Gracie (7-2) of New York, N.Y. via Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will
face off with red-hot prospect Tyson
Steele (9-1) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CA in a welterweight
(168 pounds) contest.
The MMA debut of kickboxing phenom Tyrone
Spong (0-0) of Boca Raton, Fla. via Amsterdam, Netherlands,
will go on as planned despite the fact that Spong’s opponent, power
Bartlett (7-2) of Bangor, Maine, failed to make weight. Barlett
weighed in at 207 pounds, one pound over the allowance for the
scheduled light heavyweight (205 pounds) matchup.
Torres (25-4) of Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil will meet
dangerous submission specialist Brian Cobb
(19-7) of Bakersfield, Calif. in a lightweight (155 pounds) tilt.
Burkman (23-9) of Salt Lake City, Utah will battle fellow star
Harris (21-4) of Tulsa, Okla. at welterweight on the
Seasoned warrior Gesias
Cavalcante (16-6-1) Deerfield Beach, Fla. by way of Brazil will
take on submission expert T.J. O’Brien (19-5) of Prole, Iowa at
The live Sherdog.com stream will begin with the middleweight (185
pounds) contest between David
Branch (10-3) of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Dustin
Jacoby (10-2) of Arenzville, Ill.
Doors at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino open at 4
p.m. PST tomorrow.
ABOUT WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING Based in Las Vegas, Nev., the fight
capital of the world, World Series of Fighting is a professional
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an
incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans
by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from
around the globe. For more information please visit
www.MMAWSOF.com. Follow World Series of Fighting on Twitter
@MMAWorldSeries and World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo
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