The Oklahoma-based Xtreme Fighting League will feature two UFC veterans in its next main event, as promotion officials recently announced that Anthony Johnson will square off with Jake Rosholt at Xtreme Fight Night 9.

The event takes place Sept. 21 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa in Catoosa, Okla., and will also feature onetime Bellator talent Levi Avera defending his XFL welterweight title against Dylan Smith in a rematch of their February title encounter.

The XFL middleweight title will also be up for grabs, as Andrew Todhunter meets Brandon Gaines for the 185-pound championship. Meanwhile, Dave McAfee looks for his first pro victory against Oklahoman Jesse Chaffin, and Kathina Catron locks horns with Amber Powell in a women’s flyweight scrap.

Johnson, 28, previously competed at welterweight and middleweight during his time with the UFC, racking up a 7-4 Octagon record before receiving his promotional release this past January. Known for his difficulty in cutting weight as well as his explosive knockout power in the cage, Johnson recently made the move to light heavyweight, knocking out Esteves Jones on Aug. 24 at Titan Fighting Championship 24.

Rosholt, 30, recently saw a five-fight winning streak snapped when he was submitted with a kneebar by onetime IFL competitor Matt Thompson on June 2. A former three-time NCAA Division I national champion wrestler, Rosholt fought three times for the UFC in 2009, sandwiching a third-round submission of Chris Leben between losses to Kendall Grove and Dan Miller.

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