Onetime UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski will headline the debut event from the World Series of Fighting opposite IFL vet Devin Cole, promotion officials revealed Tuesday.

“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,” said WSOF President Ray Sefo in the official statement. “Both of these heavyweights have delivered some incredibly memorable highlights during their careers, and their matchup should be a barn burner.”

WSOF 1 takes place Nov. 3 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The evening’s main card airs live on NBC Sports Network and will showcase former World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight belt holder Miguel Torres, whose opponent is expected to be announced in the coming days. Lightweights Gesias Cavalcante and John Gunderson will highlight the show’s preliminary card, which streams live on Sherdog.com.

Arlovski, 33, most recently competed for Singapore-based One Fighting Championship on Aug. 31, fighting old rival Tim Sylvia to a no-contest at One FC 5. Prior to his fourth confrontation with “The Maine-iac,” Arlovski had won back-to-back fights in the ProElite cage, stopping Ray Lopez and Travis Fulton to halt a four-fight skid.

Cole, 35, rides a two-fight winning streak into his clash with Arlovski. An eight-time veteran of the defunct International Fight League, Cole recently completed a three-fight Strikeforce stint during which he outpointed Shawn Jordan and Gabriel Salinas-Jones after dropping his promotional debut to Daniel Cormier.

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