The World Series of Fighting has made another major signing as they have added former UFC welterweight, now light heavyweight, Anthony Johnson to the bill of their inaugural event. Meeting Johnson in the cage will be Cage Warriors Heavyweight Champion D.J. Linderman.
Johnson (13-4) is undefeated since being cut by the UFC for missing weight in his middleweight debut this passed January. After a second failed attempt to make 185 pounds, “Rumble” opted to move up to light heavyweight. The Blackzilian fighter is on a three-fight win-streak, which includes wins over UFC veterans Dave Branch and Jake Rosholt.
Linderman (14-3), a Bellator veteran, is riding a three-fight win-streak of his own. “Da Protege” recently wrested the Cage Warriors heavyweight title from fellow Bellator veteran Mike Hayes in June. The Californian then went on to defeat Dale Mitchell at Legacy FC 12. Linderman is currently scheduled to face Ilir Latifi this coming Saturday before moving to 205 lb. to face Johnson.
World Series of Fighting 1 takes place November 3 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.