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World Series of Fighting inks deal with NBC Sports Network, Arlovski vs. Johnson

by Steven Marrocco on Feb 04, 2013 at 2:35 pm ET

anthony-johnson-12.jpgWhat started out as a one-off, see-how-it-goes relationship is now a commitment.

The upstart World Series of Fighting today announced a new three-year partnership with NBC Sports Network, which broadcast its inaugural event this past November.

The first event to be televised under the new agreement will take place March 23, as MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) earlier reported, at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Sources close to the event said a heavyweight bout between ex-UFC champ Andrei Arlovski (19-9) and Anthony Johnson (14-4) is set as the headliner.

The TV deal calls for a minimum of six events, which will air live and stream on NBCSports.com.

"We are thrilled to call NBC Sports Network the home of World Series of Fighting," stated WSOF President Ray Sefo. "This partnership will allow us to build the World Series of Fighting brand of world-class MMA competition before a dedicated national audience of passionate sports fans and place our athletes on the big stage that they deserve."

WSOF struck a one-fight, time-buy deal with NBC Sports Network this past fall, paying for the right to air its first event, which featured Arlovski vs. Devin Cole in its headliner.

 

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Rumble at HW, still trying to wrap my mind around that... WW, MW, LHW, to HW.

I believe BJ Penn is the only other man to span 4 weight classes, right?

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Rumble at HW, still trying to wrap my mind around that... WW, MW, LHW, to HW.

I believe BJ Penn is the only other man to span 4 weight classes, right?


Rumble at HW? I am still confused.

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old pic...

 

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Rumble at HW, still trying to wrap my mind around that... WW, MW, LHW, to HW.

I believe BJ Penn is the only other man to span 4 weight classes, right?


Rumble at HW? I am still confused.


 

no way he misses 265, so at least the weight cut won't be a factor?

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Rumble at HW, still trying to wrap my mind around that... WW, MW, LHW, to HW.

I believe BJ Penn is the only other man to span 4 weight classes, right?

Didnt Florion go from 185 down to 145? Phone Post
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Rumble at HW, still trying to wrap my mind around that... WW, MW, LHW, to HW.

I believe BJ Penn is the only other man to span 4 weight classes, right?

Didnt Florion go from 185 down to 145? Phone Post

 

good call, yes, he did!

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Such an odd fight but I'm in. I don't need my fights to make sense all the time. I wonder how close their weights will be. Phone Post
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Florian let himself go to get to 185, because he wanted to be on TUF and that was the weight class. I believe he spoke about it on the show. Phone Post
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Rumble at HW, still trying to wrap my mind around that... WW, MW, LHW, to HW.

I believe BJ Penn is the only other man to span 4 weight classes, right?


joe riggs the other way

 

I know Joe said he hit 300lbs at one point, but did he compete at HW?

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Wow, crazy fight. Looking forward to it though, I'd bet that Rumble comes into the fight looking bigger than AA does.

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It will be interesting if anything to see Rumble at his regular weight with zero weight cutting. He could be a beast when not losing any energy from weight cuts.
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Damn good fight. Would have liked to see Rumble stay at 205 though. Like both guys though so it will be hard to root against one of them
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Rumble at HW, still trying to wrap my mind around that... WW, MW, LHW, to HW.

I believe BJ Penn is the only other man to span 4 weight classes, right?


joe riggs the other way

 

I know Joe said he hit 300lbs at one point, but did he compete at HW?


he debuted at HW iirc

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JerodR - It will be interesting if anything to see Rumble at his regular weight with zero weight cutting. He could be a beast when not losing any energy from weight cuts.

 

really wonder what his speed/strength will be like...

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I think aj would be at his best at mw. Phone Post
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JerodR - It will be interesting if anything to see Rumble at his regular weight with zero weight cutting. He could be a beast when not losing any energy from weight cuts.

 

really wonder what his speed/strength will be like...


That is kind of my thought. I think this could be the first time we see what Rumble is really capable of. Might be surprised.
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Having seen him recently in person, I can believe this. He is probably 230. He is looking solid thick and tight.
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I'm SO in. Johnson, BEEFCAKE! Phone Post
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Did rumble ever make weight at 185? I know the VB fight was supposedbto be 185 but rumble came in really heavy Phone Post
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If were talking the opposite of Riggs, Jones Jr. and Toney come to mind. Jones Jr lost alot of speed at Heavy, but both had technique to make up for it. 

Would like to see Rumble round 220. If he scores a heavyweight KO i'm going to be impressed as hell.

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I believe it will contested at Rumble weight
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I like Rumble, but I'm pretty sure Arlovski hits alot harder than Vitor and Rumble is going to be looking up at the lights while Arlovski is getting announced as the winner, that is if Arlovski's back has healed up.

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This match up is too good to be true.

Won't get my hopes up, one of these guys will get injured by fight day.
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This is awesome can't wait!! Phone Post

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