A light heavyweight bout pitting Anthony
Johnson against Mike Kyle will
World Series of Fighting’s fifth event.
The promotion announced the pairing on Monday. WSOF
5 takes place on Sept. 14 at Revel Resort and Casino in
Atlantic City, N.J. The five-bout main card will air on NBC Sports
Network beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, while the evening’s
preliminary contests stream live on WSOF.com at 6:30 ET/3:30 PT.
More matchups are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
A former welterweight who compiled a 7-4 mark in the UFC, Johnson
carries a five-fight winning streak into the showdown with Kyle.
Most recently, “Rumble” earned a unanimous verdict against Andrei
Arlovski in the WSOF 2 headliner in March. The Blackzilians
representative also appeared at the Las Vegas-based promotion’s
inaugural event last November, knocking out D.J.
Linderman in the first round. Johnson has earned 10 of his 15
triumphs by way of knockout.
Kyle, meanwhile, stopped Travis Wiuff
in 21 seconds at CFA 11 on May 24. Prior to that, the American
Kickboxing Academy representative was submitted by Gegard
Mousasi in the first round at Strikeforce’s final card in
January. The ex-KOTC titlist has finished 16 of his 20 career
victories by knockout or submission.