Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle Headlines WSOF 5 in Atlantic City on Sept. 14

Michael StetsContributor IIIJuly 15, 2013

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A light heavyweight bout between Anthony Johnson and Mike Kyle will serve as the main event for WSOF 5, officials confirmed in a press release earlier today.

WSOF 5 will take place on Sept. 14 at the Revel in Atlantic City, N.J.—making that the second trip to the Garden State for the upstart promotion.

Johnson has won his first two fights for WSOF and his last five overall. In his most recent victory, the Blackzilian team member moved up to heavyweight and won a unanimous decision victory over Andrei Arlovski at WSOF 2 in March.

The one-time welterweight won his last fight at 205 by knocking out D.J. Linderman at WSOF 1 last November.

Kyle—who also has experience fighting at heavyweight—picked up his most recent victory at CFA 11 on May 24 by knocking out Travis Wiuff in just 21 seconds.

That was a return to the win column for the AKA fighter after losing by rear-naked choke to Gegard Mousasi in his final fight for Strikeforce. Kyle is 2-2 with 1 no-contest in his last five contests.

Between the two fighters, they have over 20 knockouts in 36 career wins.

WSOF will feature a five-fight main card, with other matchups being announced in the coming weeks.

The event will again be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network, beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The prelims will stream live and free on the WSOF website beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. 


Michael Stets is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.