Andrei Arlovski at UFC53The inaugural World Series of Fighting event now has a main event as former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski faces former Strikeforce competitor Devin Cole.

World Series of Fighting officials announced the new match-up and headline fight on 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 World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo. “Both of these heavyweights have delivered some incredibly memorable highlights during their careers and their matchup should be a barnburner.”

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski definitely fell on harder times over the last few years, dropping four fights in a row between 2009 and 2011. Lately though, Arlovski has returned to his old form picking up back to back wins before a no contest against old foe Tim Sylvia at ONE FC: Pride of a Nation in late August.

Devin Cole comes into the World Series of Fighting main event off of two wins in a row as well, with both fights taking place in Strikeforce. Currently, Cole is scheduled to fight on Oct 6 at CFA 8 in Florida, but it’s unclear if he will still take the bout with his newly minted bout against Andrei Arlovski set for Nov 3 in Las Vegas.

Arlovski vs. Cole will headline the World Series of Fighting card headed to Planet Hollywood on Nov 3 in Las Vegas, and the show will air on the NBC Sports Network.

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