The World Series of Fighting appears dead-set on delivering an extremely memorable event when the organization is officially unveiled on November 3 in Las Vegas, as the card already features a number of well-known veterans like Gesias Cavalcante and Miguel Torres. Now it looks like a former UFC champion will set foot inside the cage as well.
Earlier today, WSoF officials revealed Andrei Arlovski had been booked for a bout against Devin Cole. Their fight will serve as the card’s headliner.
“We are thrilled to welcome both Andrei and Devin to the World Series of Fighting roster and to have them headline our first live event,” explained WSoF President Ray Sefo in a press release announcing the match-up. “Both of these heavyweights have delivered some incredibly memorable highlights during their careers and their matchup should be a barnburner.”
The 17-9 Arlovski has built a reputation for himself as one of the better heavyweight strikers in the sport, racking up past wins over the likes of Ben Rothwell, Tim Sylvia, Fabricio Werdum, and Roy Nelson. Thirteen of his triumphs have involved a strike-based stoppage.
Meanwhile, Cole is 20-9-1 with ten TKOs to his credit. He has come out with his hand raised the last two times he’s taken to the ring with both victories coming under the Strikeforce banner.
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