Mike Kyle WSOF 5 WeighThe World Series of Fighting 7 light heavyweight showdown between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Mike “MAK” Kyle has been cancelled after Kyle suffered a broken toe in training and was forced to withdraw from the contest.

The new main event will be a previously announced five-round bout for World Series of Fighting’s inaugural featherweight title between Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan (22-3-1) and Lance “Unstoppable” Palmer (7-0).

“I’m as disappointed as anyone that we’re forced to cancel this fight, but Mike just could not compete with his broken toe, and we simply could not find a suitable opponent for Anthony on such short notice,” World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo said. “That said, we are fortunate that we still have a fantastic championship match-up between Georgi Karakhanyan and Lance Palmer that will now serve as our main event, and I think fans are still going to enjoy an incredible fight card.”

Karakhanyan brings an eight-fight winning streak to the match-up. The 28-year-old Millennia MMA fighter, who was born in Russia, but now makes his home in Southern California, turned pro in 2006 and has since racked up 22 wins, including 12 submission victories and another four by knockout. He debuted for World Series of Fighting in September, scoring an impressive first-round submission win over Waylon Lowe, who had won his previous four fights by knockout.

Meanwhile, Palmer is a former four-time All-American collegiate wrestler at Ohio State University. A member of California’s famed Team Alpha Male, Palmer currently trains alongside MMA standouts Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez, Chad Mendes, Danny Castillo and T.J. Dillashaw, among others. Palmer made his professional debut in 2011 and remains undefeated through his first seven contests, including a recent decision win that saw him claim the Resurrection Fighting Alliance featherweight title.

A light heavyweight match-up scheduled for the preliminary card between Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis (13-8) and Kalib Starnes (15-8-1) will now be the evening’s first televised match-up.

World Series of Fighting 7: Karakhanyan vs. Palmer takes place Dec. 7 at PNE Agrodome in Vancouver. The night’s main card airs on NBC Sport Network.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bec Rawlings Injured, Joanne Calderwood Gets New UFC Glasgow Opponent

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 views

With Bec Rawlings out due to injury, Scottish strawweight Joanne “Jojo” Calderwood has a new UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites opponent for July 18. read news >>

Rousimar Palhares confident ahead of Jake Shields title fight: 'Victory is mine'

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares is not afraid of Jake Shields' ground game ahead of their bout at WSOF 22. Bethe Correia will not be the only Brazilian fighting for a read news >>

Teemu Packalen in for Jake Matthews against Mickael Lebout at UFC Fight Night 72

  • 22 days ago
  • 13 views

Jake Matthews (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been injured and is out of his UFC Fight Night 72 bout with Mickael Lebout (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Teemu Packalen (7-0 MMA, 0-0) will step in for the lightweight bou read news >>

Chad Mendes defends injured Jose Aldo from fan backlash

  • 22 days ago
  • 9 views

LAS VEGAS -- Jose Aldo has taken plenty of heat from fans after he pulled out of UFC 189 with a broken rib and comments by Conor McGregor and UFC president Dana White have only added fuel to the fire read news >>

Justin Gaethje-Luis Palomino lightweight title rematch headlines WSOF 23

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

Justin Gaethje's third-round TKO victory over Luis Palomino at World Series of Fighting 19 in March is widely considered the best fight in company history. So WSOF's going back to the well. Gaethje, read news >>

Video: Exclusive sneak peek at WSOF 22 'Unstoppable' on NBC

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) returns to NBC with a new installment in the "Unstoppable" series this Saturday (July 11, 2015) at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. The two-hour program is hosted by Todd Harris, alo read news >>

Ryan Bader vs. Rashad Evans set for UFC 192

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

A big light heavyweight showdown between Ryan Bader and Rashad Evans is on tap for UFC 192 in Houston, Texas. Ryan Bader has obviously been disappointed over not receiving the next light heavyweight read news >>

Thiago Silva vs. Mike Kyle booked for WSOF 22 with Tyrone Spong hurt

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Injuries have once again resulted in a change to the main card of a televised mixed martial arts (MMA) event. Kickboxing sensation and undefeated (2-0) MMA fighter Tyrone Spong, frequently seen on th read news >>

Tyrone Spong out, Thiago Silva in vs. Mike Kyle at WSOF 22

  • 23 days ago
  • 13 views

An injury has forced a change to a big light heavyweight bout at WSOF 22 on August 1st. World Series of Fighting's 22nd event will take place on the same day as UFC 190, and needs all the starpower p read news >>

Injury forces Tyrone Spong out of WSOF 22

  • 24 days ago
  • 10 views

Tyrone Spong's injury woes continue. According to World Series of Fighting executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz, a knee injury has forced Spong (2-0) to withdraw from his Aug. 1 fight against Mike read news >>