Anthony Johnson out, Andrei Arlovski in vs. Mike Kyle at WSOF 5

 

WSoF 5 headliner Anthony Johnson has pulled out of his Sept. 14 fight against Mike Kyle due to an injury suffered in training. As a result, Andrei Arlovski has agreed to replace "Rumble" against Kyle in Atlantic City, N.J. The fight will now be contested at heavyweight.

Interestingly enough, it was Johnson who last defeated Arlovski via unanimous decision in March at WSOF 2. The loss snapped Arlovski's five-fight unbeaten streak, and he hasn't fought since then.

WSOF 5 will take place at the Revel Resort & Casino. The event, which will air on NBC Sports Network, will also feature the semi-finals of the promotion's first middleweight tournament.

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sparkuri site profile image  

8/9/13 9:25 AM by sparkuri

Throw him a fundraiser

RPBJJ site profile image  

8/9/13 8:35 AM by RPBJJ

please stop posting.

MysteriousNinjaFromMars site profile image  

8/9/13 7:26 AM by MysteriousNinjaFromMars

I believe in Andrei Arlovski...

Broady site profile image  

8/9/13 7:21 AM by Broady

Oh shit, yeah, forgot that happened.

Hikikomori site profile image  

8/8/13 9:58 PM by Hikikomori

be nice if Rumble got called up to UFC...

ILoveJohnson'sJohnson site profile image  

8/8/13 9:04 PM by ILoveJohnson'sJohnson

This holy shit man it was bad. Kyle is def putting hands on Arlovski and if he loses again by KO or tko he better retire because damn.

Chromium site profile image  

8/8/13 9:04 PM by Chromium

......"now"?

man meets fate site profile image  

8/8/13 9:00 PM by man meets fate

Well there goes what little bit of strength arlovskis chin had.

huggy bear site profile image  

8/8/13 8:58 PM by huggy bear

This really sucks that was the best fight for him outside the ufc and i think this is rumbles last fight and he would of most likely been in the UFC again by early next year.

DARTHHOGAN site profile image  

8/8/13 8:42 PM by DARTHHOGAN

Interesting fight....Kyle hits hard and we all know about Andrei's questionable chin, hopfully he can pull this one off without taking to much damage, would hate to see him get his lights turned off again especially to a guy like Mike Kyle.