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WSOF 31: John Howard vs Mike Arrant set for June 17 with Thiago Meller hurt

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World Series of Fighting (WSOF) was forced to make a last-minute switcheroo after Thiago Meller withdrew from this Friday night's (June 17, 2016) line up, which takes place on NBCSN inside Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Taking his place against welterweight opponent John "Doomsday" Howard (23-12) is "Mad" Mike Arrant (15-10); however, the short notice bout moves their contest to middleweight (185 pounds) to avoid any dangerous situations at Thursday's weigh ins.

That's not all.

Undefeated Marcus Surin (3-0) will replace Sam Watford in a lightweight (155 pounds) showdown against Christian "The Terminator" Torres (0-0) on the WSOF preliminary card, which streams live on WSOF.com.

Here is the finalized WSOF 31 fight card and line up:

MAIN CARD (Live on NBCSN)

Heavyweight Championship Main Event: Blagoy Ivanov (Champion) vs. Josh Copeland (Challenger)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Jason High vs. Mike Ricci
Middleweight: John Howard vs. Mike Arrant
Featherweight: Luis Palomino vs. Sheymon Moraes
Middleweight: Phil Hawes vs. Josh Key

PRELIMINARY CARD (Live on WSOF.com)

Lightweight: Tom Marcellino vs. Devin Powell
Heavyweight: Juliano Coutinho vs. Justin Willis
Heavyweight: Tyler King vs. Lorenzo Hood
Welterweight: Robert Fonseca vs. Sean Lally
Lightweight: Bruce Boyington vs. Saul Almeida
Bantamweight: Rodrigo Almeida vs. Ben Pierre-Saint
Lightweight: Marcus Surin vs. Christian Torres

For more WSOF news and notes click here.