Tyrone Spong has changed plans.

The highly regarded kickboxing talent will not make his MMA debut for the Titan Fighting Championship, as he announced earlier this month during an appearance on AXS TV’s “Inside MMA.” Instead, Spong has signed with the Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting and will compete at the promotion’s inaugural event on Nov. 3.

Sherdog.com recently confirmed the development with sources close to the situation, verifying that Spong will compete in the WSOF light heavyweight division. An opponent has not yet been finalized for the Suriname-born competitor, and terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to one source, Spong’s announcement on “Inside MMA” was premature, as the fighter had not yet signed with the Kansas-based organization, although the negotiations were in the final stages.

Spong, 27, has been a top-level heavyweight kickboxer for years, competing for organizations like K-1 and It’s Showtime. Now, he enters the MMA arena as a member of the Blackzilians camp. The Dutch muay Thai practitioner has won five of his last six standup fights, with his only loss coming at the hands of Alistair Overeem in the 2010 K-1 world grand prix quarterfinals. Spong most recently competed on June 30, knocking out three-time grand prix champion Peter Aerts.

WSOF’s debut event takes place at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and airs live on the NBC Sports Network. The event is expected to feature former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres and ex-Strikeforce heavyweight Bobby Lashley, though their opponents have yet to be announced.

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

Related News

UFC Stars Weigh-in On What Makes Donald Cerrone "The Cowboy" (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC stars discuss what makes Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone such an unforgettable fighter and personality. read news >>

CES MMA 41 results: Matt Bessette makes easy work of gritty Kevin Croom to retain 145 title

  • 25 days ago
  • 4 views

CES MMA featherweight champion Matt Bessette ate a punch or two from a challenger in Kevin Croom who didn’t want to go quietly into the Rhode Island night, but still put on a dominant performance to read news >>

CES MMA 41 results: Matt Bessette makes easy work of gritty Kevin Croom to retain 145 title

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

CES MMA featherweight champion Matt Bessette ate a punch or two from a challenger in Kevin Croom who didn’t want to go quietly into the Rhode Island night, but still put on a dominant performance to read news >>

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie Rankings, Jan. 31: Shevchenko-Pena flip-flop, Masvidal makes big leap

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

This past Saturday’s UFC on FOX 23 event in Denver saw some shifts in the balance of a couple divisions. Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

The Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 104: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie

  • 21 days ago
  • 5 views

Fan-favorite Chan Sung Jung, the Korean Zombie, finally makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon after three years away due to injuries and a two-year stint in the South Korean military. He takes read news >>

UFC champ Max Holloway signs on for 'Den of Thieves' movie, hopes to be cleared next week

  • 19 days ago
  • 14 views

HOUSTON – UFC interim featherweight champion Max Holloway said he’s recovered after re-injuring his ankle at UFC 206, and he’s still gunning for undisputed champ Jose Aldo. Filed under: Featured Vide read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104 results: Tecia Torres makes easy work of Bec Rawlings in rematch

  • 17 days ago
  • 8 views

HOUSTON – Bec Rawlings weighed in heavy, and showed up to fight with a purple pom-pom on her head that made her tough to miss. Tecia Torres came in on weight and with some nifty footwork that made he read news >>

Holly Holm: UFC 208 Warrior Code Video | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 4 views

Go one-on-one with Holly Holm and find out what makes the former champ a UFC warrior. Holm faces Germaine de Randamie in the main event at UFC 208. read news >>

How to watch UFC 208 tonight: Fight card, start time, online results and where to stream

  • 11 days ago
  • 23 views

The UFC makes it Brooklyn debut tonight with UFC 208, and the pay-per-view card features a women’s title fight, as well as the return of Anderson Silva. Here’s how to watch.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

LFA 3 video highlights: Brendan Allen makes bloody horror show out of Jon Kirk

  • 11 days ago
  • 14 views

The LFA 3 main event was a competitive 15-minute scrap, but Friday’s co-feature was much shorter … and a bloody mess. Filed under: AXS TV Fights, Featured Videos, News, Videos read news >>