Saturday night longtime ProMMAnow.com friend, documentarian and photographer Jacob Klensin attended World Series of Fighting 5 (WSOF 5) at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. The event saw former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski take home a hard fought unanimous decision over the heavy-handed Mike Kyle in the night’s headliner. Also, Dave Branch secured a unanimous decision over Danillo Villefort, Derrick Mehman knocked out Rolles Gracie, Jr. in round two, and Georgi Karakhanyan submitted Waylon Lowe in the opening frame. Now take a look at Jacob’s handiwork as he was cage side snapping these shots for your viewing pleasure…
Heavyweight Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski (20-10) wanted to prove to his doubters that he can still take a punch. He took several of them from a bruising Mike “MAK” Kyle (20-10-1) but picked himself up off the canvas to score an impressive decision win on the main event of Saturday’s World Series of Fighting 5 fight card.
The official weigh in for World Series of Fighting 5 “Arlovski vs. Kyle” on NBCSN took place on Friday at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. The five-bout televised broadcast will air LIVE on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. Main-event heavyweight Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski (19-10) weighed in at 240 pounds even while his opponent Mike “MAK” Kyle (20-9-1) tipped the scales at 218.5 pounds.
A trio of contests have been added to September’s “World Series of Fighting 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle” lineup, as Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn (13-2-1) meets Artur Rofi (6-0), Ozzy Dugulubgov (4-1) faces Andrew “Ozzy” Osbourne (7-5) and Sidemar “Sideco” Honorio (8-3) takes on Jimmie “El Terror” Rivera (12-1).
ProMMAnow.com talks with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (15-4), who is currently riding a five-fight win streak (three by way of (T)KO) and is 2-0 inside the World Series of Fighting cage. The former UFC light heavyweight standout was scheduled to return to action on Sept. 14 against Mike Kyle at WSOF 5, but suffered a hand injury and was forced to withdraw from the bout.