World Series of Fighting finalizes main card of inaugural show with addition of Anthony Johnson

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The upstart World Series of Fighting promotion has put the finishing touches on its inaugural main card with the addition of former UFC star Anthony Johnson to its roster.

Johnson will face ex-Bellator fighter D.J. Linderman on the Nov. 3 show at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

According to the promotion, Johnson signed an exclusive, multi-fight agreement.

The onetime welterweight, now competing at light-heavyweight, has successfully competed three times since parting ways with the UFC. In his most recent bout, he knocked out Jake Rosholt at an event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Johnson is now 13-4 overall.

Linderman, meanwhile, is 14-3, and is also in the midst of a three-fight win streak, most recently defeating Dale Mitchell via second-round TKO.

Bantamweight Miguel Torres also has his fight set, as he has signed to face Brazilian Marlon Moraes. The fight will be the first for Torres (40-5) since he was cut from the UFC following an April loss to Michael McDonald.

His opponent is a 24-year-old with an 8-4-1 record who is riding a two-fight win streak.

The Torres-Moraes bout will serve as the night's co-main event.

As previously announced, Andrei Arlvoski will headline the show, facing ex-Strikeforce fighter Devin Cole.

The other bouts on the six-fight main card are Gerald Harris vs. Josh Burkman, Gregor Gracie vs. Tyson Steele and Ronys Torres vs. Brian Cobb.

The main card will air on NBC Sports Network at 10:30 pm ET.

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