Andrei Arlovski vs. Devin Cole headlines World Series of Fighting 1 on November 3rd

Anton Tabuena

The upstart promotion World Series of Fighting now has a main event for their inaugural show on November 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Today they got possibly their biggest name, as former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski headlines against Devin Cole.

The upstart promotion World Series of Fighting now has a main event for their inaugural show on November 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. They've added a pretty good mix of veterans, former champions, and prospects to their roster, including Tyrone Spong, Miguel Torres, Roger Huerta, Thales Leites, and Gesias Cavalcante. Originally it looked like Torres would headline the card, but apparently that's not the case. Today they got possibly their biggest name, as former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski headlines against Devin Cole. MMA Weekly confirmed the news:

The 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."

Arlovski really went through a bad patch in Strikeforce, getting knocked out by pretty much anyone with a pulse (although he took Antonio Silva to a decision), but he's been on a decent run against (admittedly soft) opposition. He knocked out Ray Lopez and Travis Fulton, but illegally knocked out Tim Sylvia after soccer kicking him without the express written consent of the National Football League.

Devin Cole is a veteran of the IFL who hasn't fought since December 2011. He was rumored to be fighting Travis Browne on short notice at UFC on FOX 4 but that was shot down. Like Arlovski, Cole fought in Strikeforce, recording a 2-1 record, with the sole loss against Daniel Cormier. Cole unfortunately is probably more noted for his criminal convictions on fourth degree assault and sexual harassment in 2008, which led to a 60 day jail sentence.

WSOF 1 is set for Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and will air live on NBC Sports Network with commentators Michael Schiavello, Renzo Gracie, and Bas Rutten.

Other fights on the card include the following:

- Gerald Harris vs. Josh Burkman
- Gesias Cavalcante vs. John Gunderson
- Ronys Torres vs. Brian Cobb
- Gregor Gracie vs. Tyson Steele

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker