According to a Feb. 4 report from the New York Post, UFC vets Andrei Arlovski and Anthony Johnson will square off on March 23 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as part of a World Series of Fighting MMA card at Revel Resorts & Casino.
The event will be the first to be televised under the promotion's new three-year agreement with the NBC Sports Network, which is best known as the cable TV home of the National Hockey League, Summer and Winter Olympics and Major League Soccer.
The NY Post also reports that the event features a bantamweight fight between up-and-coming prospects Marlon Moraes and Tyson Nam.
No other fights have been officially confirmed for the March 23 World Series of Fighting event.
“We are thrilled to call NBC Sports Network the home of World Series of Fighting,” WSOF president Ray Sefo said in a written statement. “This partnership will allow us to build the World Series of Fighting brand of world-class MMA competition before a dedicated national audience of passionate sports fans and place our athletes on the big stage that they deserve.”
Both Arlovski and Johnson turned in delicious, first-round knockouts at WSOF's inaugural event. Johnson destroyed Bellator vet D.J. Linderman, while Arlovski stopped Devin Cole.
Arlovski, 34, has been quite active since leaving the UFC in 2008. During stints with Affliction, EliteXC, Strikeforce and WSOF, Arlovski has gone 6-4, with 1 NC, since falling out of favor with UFC President Dana White.
As for Johnson, he has gone 4-0 since getting released from the UFC in 2012. Johnson fell out of favor with UFC officials for missing weight in two different appearances.