Kickboxing standout Tyrone Spong will not make his MMA debut in a Titan FC cage as he announced a few weeks ago on Inside MMA. Instead, the Dutch-Surinamese fighter will be competing at the inaugural World Series of Fighting event on November 3.
According to MMAFighting, Spong has signed a deal with the promotion and will be on the main card for the event that is set to air on NBC Sports Network. Spong, 27, has put together an outstanding 68-6-1 kickboxing record that includes 42 knockout victories. He has only been training for mixed martial arts fights for the past two years and currently calling the Blackzillians camp in Boca Raton, Florida his home. Interestingly enough, one of his teammates also happens to be the last guy to beat Spong when they fought in late 2010 – Alistair Overeem.
According to Spong’s camp, he was in final negotiations with Titan FC when he was on Inside MMA but a final deal had not been reached and spoke prematurely. They have now reached a three-fight agreement with WSOF. An opponent hasn’t been named as of yet, but early rumors are pointing to light heavyweight James McSweeney who is also on the card without an opponent.
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