Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) multiweight Anthony Johnson will look to capture his sixth straight win outside of ZUFFA when he tangles with ex-Strikeforce slugger Mike Kyle in the main event of World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 5, which takes place at Ovation Hall from Revel Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 14, 2013.
WSOF 5 airs on NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET with tickets going on sale this Friday (July 19) at 10 a.m. ET.
Johnson (15-4) was bounced from UFC after failing to make weight -- and secure a win -- in his UFC 142 showdown against Vitor Belfort. Following the loss to "The Phenom," Johnson slowly but surely returned to a safer weight class and the results pretty much speak for themselves.
Six in a row with three violent finishes.
Kyle (20-9), who briefly retired after getting strangled by Gegard Mousasi under the Strikeforce banner, got back into the win column with a first-round knockout over Travis Wiuff in the main event of Championship Fighting Alliance (CFA) last May in Florida.
This upcoming bout will mark his WSOF debut.
No other fights have been announced for WSOF 5; however, the promotion is expected to make more match-ups known in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more details on this still-developing fight card.
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