World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo will compete for the first time in more than two years when the former kickboxing standout meets fellow heavyweight Dave Huckaba on Aug. 10 at WSOF 4.
“This will be, without a doubt, our finest event to date in terms of the talent lined up from top to bottom,” Sefo stated in an official release. “As a promoter, I am extremely proud of this fight card.”
In addition to Sefo’s clash with Huckaba, the event will also see kickboxing ace Tyrone Spong do battle with Angel DeAnda at 205 pounds, while UFC veteran Tyson Griffin locks horns with ex-Strikeforce talent Gesias Cavalcante at lightweight. WSOF 4 take place at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., and airs live on NBC Sports Network.
The evening’s main card will also feature surging bantamweight Marlon Moraes against once-beaten Brandon Hempleman. Additionally, former XFC lightweight champion Nick Newell will make his promotional debut that night, taking on Keon Caldwell at 155 pounds.
Known mainly for his decorated kickboxing career, Sefo, 42, has competed just three times as a mixed martial artist, scoring stoppage victories in 2005 and 2009 before submitting to a Valentijn Overeem neck crank in February 2011. In Huckaba, “Sugarfoot” faces a 25-fight pro who has won nine of his last 10, most recently punching out Carter Williams on Jan. 18 under the West Coast Fighting Championship banner.
Another kickboxing standout, Spong, 27, made his MMA debut this past November at WSOF 1, knocking out Travis Bartlett in 3:15. Meanwhile, DeAnda captured the vacant Tachi Palace Fights light heavyweight crown in his most recent outing, stopping Anthony Ruiz with a third-round flurry at TPF 15.