Tomorrow/Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1:00 p.m. EST
WHO: Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski
Hard-Hitting KO Artist Anthony Johnson
Red-Hot Bantamweight Tyson Nam
Two-Time National Muay Thai Champion Marlon Moraes
Middleweight Star David Branch
&! nbsp; Brazilian JIu-Jitsu Black Belt Igor Gracie
World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo
WHEN: Tomorrow/Saturday, Feb. 16 – 1:00 p.m. EST
WHERE: MMA World Expo
&n! bsp; 655 W. 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
WHAT: The fighters and World Series of Fighting President and six-time world kickboxing champion and two-time Hall of Famer Ray Sefo will be on hand to discuss the star-studded World Series of Fighting 2, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event that will take place at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. on Saturday, March 23, live on NBC Sports Network.
In the he! avyweight main event, former UFC champion Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (19-9) of Minsk, Belarus will square off with fellow superstar Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (15-3) of Boca Raton, Fla. and, in the bantamweight (135 pounds) co-main event, red-hot 29-year-old star Tyson Nam (12-4) of Portland, Ore. will face off with two-time national Muay Thai champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Marlon Moraes (9-4) of Jupiter, Fla. via Nova Friburgo, Brazil.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt David Branch (11-3) of Brooklyn, N.Y. will battle former PRIDE Fighting Championships superstar and WEC champion Paulo Filho (23-4) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in a middleweight (185 pounds) bout.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black bel! t and welterweight (170 pounds) upstart Igor Gracie (5-3) of Rio de Janeiro will face an opponent to be announced on the six-bout preliminary card.
Also slated for action on the five-bout TV card is welterweight sensation Josh Burkman (24-9) of Salt Lake City, Utah, who will collide with former UFC star Aaron “A-Train” Simpson (12-4) of Phoenix, Ariz.
Explosive finisher J.Z. Cavalcante (16-6) of Deerfield Beach, Fla. via Brazil will take on unbeaten, emerging star Justin Gaethje (7-0) of Greeley, Colo. at lightweight (155 pounds).
Tickets for World Series of Fighting 2, priced from $39, are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations (800-745-3000) and at Ticketmaster.com.
The live NBC Sports N! etwork telecast of the World Series of Fighting 2 event will begin at 9:30 p.m. EST/6:30 p.m. PST on March 23.