Anthony Johnson has withdrawn from the WSOF 5 main event after suffering an injury in training.

Andrei Arlovski will take his place against Mike Kyle at the Sept. 14 event, which takes place at Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. MMAFighting.com was the first to report to revised matchup. While Johnson-Kyle was scheduled to be a light heavyweight affair, Arlovski will meet the American Kickboxing Academy product at heavyweight.

Arlovski lost a unanimous decision to Johnson in his last outing at WSOF 2, halting a five-fight unbeaten streak for the 34-year-old Belarusian. A former UFC heavyweight champion, “The Pit Bull” owns notable victories against Tim Sylvia, Fabricio Werdum, Roy Nelson, Ben Rothwell and Vladimir Matyushenko, among others. The Jackson’s MMA product headlined WSOF’s inaugural event last November, knocking out Devin Cole in the first round.

A former King of the Cage light heavyweight champion, Kyle will be making his WSOF debut. The 33-year-old was choked out by Gegard Mousasi at Strikeforce’s final event in January before rebounding to knock out Travis Wiuff in 21 seconds at CFA 11 in May.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Andrew Leone Injured, Tilek Batyrov Faces Adriano Moraes at ONE: Heroes of the World

  • 22 days ago
  • 9 views

The interim title match between Adriano Moraes and Andrew Leone has been nixed due to an injury. Kyrgyz flyweight Tilek Batyrov steps in to fight Moraes. read news >>

Eduard Folayang Thinks a Win Over Adrian Pang Could Lead to ONE Championship Title Shot

  • 20 days ago
  • 12 views

Eduard Folayang faces one of his toughest tests to date in Adrian Pang in a main card 155-pound bout at ONE: Heroes of the World. read news >>

Former Champ Joe Warren Faces Sirwan Kakai in Bellator 161 Co-Main Event

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

A bantamweight showdown pitting Joe Warren against Sirwan Kakai has been added to the main card of Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson. read news >>

Tanner Saraceno Looks to Start a Winning Streak in Valor Fights Debut

  • 19 days ago
  • 5 views

After suffering a loss in his pro debut, Tanner Saraceno will look to pick up his second straight win when he makes his Valor Fights debut on Saturday. read news >>

Ben Rothwell Injured, Out of UFC 203 Co-Main Event

  • 19 days ago
  • 33 views

Ben Rothwell has been forced out of his UFC 203 co-main event bout with former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum due to injury. read news >>

Gonzalez Replaces Koch in UFC 203 Bout against Dober

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

A training injury has forced lightweight prospect Erik Koch from his UFC 203 bout against Drew Dober. Stepping in for "New Breed" on September 10 in Cleveland will be Octagon newcomer Jason Gonzalez. read news >>

Browne replaces Rothwell, gets Werdum rematch

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

An injury to heavyweight contender Ben Rothwell has given No. 7-ranked Travis Browne a shot at redemption on September 10 in Cleveland, as he meets up with former world champion Fabricio Werdum in th read news >>

UFC 202 Video: Anthony Johnson – Warrior Code

  • 15 days ago
  • 14 views

Anthony Johnson sits down to talk about why he fights, his fighting style, recent success, and plans for the future. read news >>

UFC 202 Primer: Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 15 days ago
  • 14 views

Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira will collide in the co-main event of UFC 202 for a light heavyweight tilt carrying strong title implications. Both men are rebounding from abortive title runs, Tei read news >>

Making Anthony Johnson: Humble Rumble

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 views

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson is notorious for his fierce knockout power. He's also one of the most humble fighters in the sport and takes on Glover Teixeira at UFC 202 in the co-main event on August 20. read news >>