Former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski, and welterweight knockout artist, Anthony Johnson, came nose-to-nose at the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 2 weigh in event this afternoon (March 22, 2013), which took place at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J., separated by only 15 pounds prior to their main event on NBC Sports tomorrow night. See their staredown pic right here.
Despite a brutal 45-minute delay, World Series of Fighting (WSOF) held its weigh-in event this afternoon (March 22, 2013) at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J., which is the same venue that will host tomorrow's WSOF 2: "Arlovski vs. Johnson" mixed martial arts (MMA) event.
For complete WSOF 2 weigh in results, as well as a video replay of the scale-tipping action, click here.
"Arlovski vs. Johnson" will feature former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski taking on ex-Welterweight contender Anthony Johnson. And even though "Pitbull" holds about a three-inch height advantage over "Rumble," the pair are now just 15 pounds apart.
Unreal, considering Johnson competed 60 pounds lighter not too long ago.
In addition, rising star Tyson Nam and his co-main event opponent, Marlon Moraes, were on the scene, as well as another notable UFC castoff, David Branch, who will collide with former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) Middleweight champion Paulo Filho in a 185-pound main card bout that will air on NBC Sports.
Check out their staredown pics below:
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the WSOF 2 main card action on Saturday night, which is slated to start promptly at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports. The latest fight-by-fight updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 6:30 p.m. ET with the untelevised "Prelims" bouts.
For more on this weekend's event in the "Las Vegas of the East" be sure to check out our complete "Arlovski vs. Johnson" archive right here.