World Series of Fighting have August and September events on the horizon, and they've wasted no time filling up the August 10th event in Ontario, CA. Former UFC welterweight Anthony Johnson confirmed that he'll take part in WSOF 5 (September 14th) in Atlantic City, NJ. Here's a full list of fights for both shows:
- Tyrone Spong vs. Angel DeAnda. Spong is scheduled to compete on Saturday's GLORY kickboxing event in New York. Visa problems prevented him from fighting DeAnda (11-2) on the June 14th WSOF show in Las Vegas.
- Marlon Moraes vs. Brandon Hempleman. Moraes (10-4) knocked off former #1 bantamweight Miguel Torres in his WSOF debut and then knocked out Tyson Nam in March. Hempleman (9-1) makes his first WSOF appearance following a win over Paul McVeigh at Cage Warriors 50, his 6th victory in a row.
- Ray Sefo vs. Dave Huckaba. Sefo (2-1) hasn't fought in MMA since losing to Valentijn Overeem in 2011. The former K-1 staple is the President of this organization and had made his return to fighting official last Friday. Huckaba (20-5) has won 9 of his last 10 and has won 16 of this 20 fights by KO or TKO.
- Tyson Griffin vs. Gesias Cavalcante. Griffin (16-6) was one of the UFC's reliable action fighters and fringe contender in the 155 lbs division, but a failed drug test and a 1-4 run saw him out of the UFC and fighting Efrain Escudero on an RFA card in Las Vegas. He won that fight by unanimous decision. "JZ" Cavalcante (17-7-1, 2 NCs) is 1-1 under the WSOF banner, submitting T.J. O'Brien before losing to Justin Gaethje via cuts stoppage.
- Nick Newell vs. Keon Caldwell. Newell (9-0) is a one-armed fighter who has won 6 of his fights by submission. After refusing to defend his XFC title he was stripped of his belt and signed a deal with WSOF. Caldwell (9-1) hasn't fought since September 2011, but when he has fought it's been against regional opposition in his home state of Georgia.
- Jorge Santiago vs. Gerald Harris. Santiago (25-11) lost to Gunnar Nelson at UFC on Fuel 7 in London, prompting another UFC release. Harris (21-5) had a 3-1 UFC record but that one loss to Maiquel Falcao ended his run with the promotion. He lost to Josh Burkman in the inaugural WSOF card in November 2012, but he can take solace in not being finished by The People's Champ.
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- Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle. Rumble confirmed he'll be fighting Kyle at 205 lbs in a recent interview last Friday. Johnson (15-4) won his heavyweight debut over Andrei Arlovski in the main event of WSOF 3. Kyle (20-9-1, 2 NCs) knocked Travis Wiuff senseless in about 20 seconds last month in Florida.