World Series of Fighting Hits Revel in Atlantic City on March 23rd, Live on NBC Sports Network

March 5, 2013

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World Series of Fighting Hits Revel in Atlantic City on March 23rd, Live on NBC Sports Network



World Series of Fighting announced exciting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
undercard action today, featuring local product Kris McCray (8-4) of
Toms River, N.J. in a middleweight (185 pounds) scrap against
battle-tested Danillo “Indio” Villefort (13-4) of Coconut Creek, Fla.,
and Waylon Lowe (13-4) of Philadelphia, Pa. squaring off with Cameron
Dollar (11-4) of Colorado Springs, Colo. in a featherweight (145 pounds)
tilt, from Ovation Hall at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. on Saturday,
March 23.

No strangers to Atlantic City, having fought there nine times (combined)
professionally, Ozzy Dugulubgov (3-1) of Hackensack, N.J. will go up
against undefeated prospect Chris Wade (5-0) of Long Island, N.Y. in a
catchweight (160 pounds) bout.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and welterweight (170 pounds) upstart
Igor Gracie (5-3) of Rio de Janeiro will face Rich Patishnock (4-1) of
Whippany, N.J.

The six-bout preliminary card will be topped by a featherweight
collision between streaking Duke Roufus protégé Rick “The Gladiator”
Glenn (12-2) of Milwaukee, Wisc., and undefeated submission specialist
Alexandre”Pulga” Pimentel (12-0) of Rio de Janeiro.

A stacked main card will be televised live on NBC Sports Network,
headlined by the heavyweight showdown between superstars Andrei “The
Pitbull” Arlovski (19-9) of Minsk, Belarus and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson
(15-3) of Boca Raton, Fla.

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.

“We are excited to bring the World Series of Fighting brand of MMA to
Atlantic City, where some of the greatest fights in history have taken
place,” said World Series of Fighting President and six-time world
kickboxing champion and two-time Hall of Famer, Ray Sefo.  “Andrei
Arlovski, Anthony Johnson and Marlon Moraes are all coming off superb
performances on our inaugural fight card, and Tyson Nam has been on fire
of late, so we felt that it was essential to showcase these stars at
the top of our first card on the East Coast.”

Also slated for action on the five-bout TV card are 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.,
and former PRIDE Fighting Championships superstar and WEC champion Paulo
Filho (23-4) of Rio de Janeiro, who will face off with Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu black belt David Branch (11-3) of Brooklyn, N.Y., in a
middleweight bout.

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).

Coming off his second consecutive victory, a unanimous decision over
Mike “300” Hayes Dec. 16, Arlovski, a 33-year-old, 6-foot-4-inch, former
UFC heavyweight champion, shined in the main event of the inaugural
World Series of Fighting card Nov. 3 in Las Vegas, crumbling fellow
power puncher Devin Cole with a barrage of blows in the first round
(2:37).

Likewise, the 28-year-old, 6-foot-2-inch Johnson dominated D.J. “Da
Protégé” Linderman in the first-ever World Series of Fighting co-main
event, scoring a first-round (3:58) KO of Linderman with a punch.  The
victory was Johnson’s fourth straight.

Nam made waves Aug. 25 when he pulled off a stunning upset on reigning
Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas, scoring a first-round
(1:36) KO (punch) in a non-title bout in Brazil.  Nam will put a
four-fight win streak on the line in his World Series of Fighting debut.

The 24-year-old Moraes shocked the world on the first World Series of
Fighting card, beating former WEC champion Miguel Torres to the punch
repeatedly for the majority of three rounds en route to being being
awarded a split decision victory.  The win was Moraes’ third straight.

Tickets, priced from $39, are on sale and available for purchase at all
Ticketmaster locations (800-745-3000) and at Ticketmaster.com.

Doors at Ovation Hall at Revel will open at 5:30 p.m. EST and the first preliminary card bout will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The live NBC Sports Network telecast of the World Series of Fighting event will begin at 9:30 p.m. EST/6:30 p.m. PST.

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