WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 2 KICK-OFF PRESS CONFERENCE AT MMA WORLD EXPO

Feb 16, 2013
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WHO:Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski

Hard-Hitting KO Artist Anthony Johnson

Red-Hot Bantamweight Tyson Nam

Two-Time National Muay Thai Champion Marlon Moraes

Middleweight Star David Branch

Brazilian JIu-Jitsu Black Belt Igor Gracie

World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo

WHEN:Tomorrow/Saturday, Feb. 16 – 1:00 p.m. EST

WHERE:MMA World Expo Javits Center North Pavilion

655 W. 34th Street

New York, NY 10001

Ph: (212-216-2000)

WHAT: The fighters and World Series of Fighting President and six-time world kickboxing champion and two-time Hall of Famer Ray Sefo will be on hand to discuss the star-studded World Series of Fighting 2, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event that will take place at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. on Saturday, March 23, live on NBC Sports Network.

In the heavyweight main event, former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski (19-9) of Minsk, Belarus will square off with fellow superstar Anthony Johnson (15-3) of Boca Raton, Fla. and, 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.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt David Branch (11-3) of Brooklyn, N.Y. will battle former PRIDE Fighting Championships superstar and WEC champion Paulo Filho (23-4) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in a middleweight (185 pounds) bout.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and welterweight (170 pounds) upstart Igor Gracie (5-3) of Rio de Janeiro will face an opponent to be announced on the six-bout preliminary card.

Also slated for action on the five-bout TV card is welterweight sensation Josh Burkman (24-9) of Salt Lake City, Utah, who will collide with former UFC star Aaron Simpson (12-4) of Phoenix, Ariz.

Explosive finisher Gesias 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).

Tickets for World Series of Fighting 2, priced from $39, are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations (800-745-3000) and at Ticketmaster.com.

The live NBC Sports Network telecast of the World Series of Fighting 2 event will begin at 9:30 p.m. EST/6:30 p.m. PST on March 23.

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