Johnson has withdrawn from the WSOF
5 main event after suffering an injury in training.
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
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,
Werdum, Roy Nelson,
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.