Light heavyweight Anthony Johnson upped his record to 4-0 after scoring a quick finish in his UFC debut five years ago. Now, “Rumble” hopes a new four-fight winning streak will earn him the opportunity to give it another go inside the Octagon.
Johnson has come out with his hand raised in all three of his tilts since being cut by the UFC and will look to make it a quartet of consecutive victories next month as part of the World Series of Fighting’s inaugural event on November 3 where he’ll face Bellator veteran D.J. Linderman.
The match-up, which rounds out the organization’s main card, was first reported by MMAJunkie.
The 13-4 Johnson racked up back-to-back knockouts in his last two bouts including a September stoppage of Jake Rosholt. He was released by the UFC after failing to make weight a number of times but has since decided to compete as a 205-pounder to eliminate the issue and looked extremely sharp thus far since making the move.
Linderman is also riding the momentum of a three-fight run but hasn’t fought since July. He holds an overall record of 14-3 and has taken out nine of his opponents before scorecards came into play.
WSOF 1 is headlined by heavyweight action from Andrei Arlovski-Devin Cole and is expected to feature offerings from a number of notable competitors including Gesias Cavalcante, Bobby Lashley, Gerald Harris, and Miguel Torres.
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