The World Series of Fighting will crown its first middleweight champion by holding a four man tournament and the promotion has announced when the opening round bouts will take place.
Both opening round bouts of the tournament will take place on the main card of WSOF 5 on September 14th with the matchups being Dave Branch (12-3) vs. Danillo Vilefort (14-4) and Elvis Mutapcic (13-2) vs. Jesse Taylor (26-9).
WSOF 5 takes place on September 14th from Revel in Atlantic City and will be headlined by Anthony Johnson meeting Mike Kyle in a light heavyweight bout.
Branch (12-3) is a former UFC fighter and has been on both of the WSOF fight cards. He has won both of his fights in the WSOF and defeated Paulo Filho at WSOF 2 by unanimous decision in March. Villefort (14-4) made his debut with the WSOF in March and defeated Kris McCray by split decision. He has won five of his last six and his last four fights have gone to the decision.
Taylor (26-9) is a former UFC fighter and is currently on a six fight winning streak. Before being signed by WSOF, he was the Cage Warriors middleweight champion and recently defended the title against John Phillips. Mutapcic (13-2) was recently signed by WSOF and was the Maximum Fighting Championships middleweight champion. He is currently on a five fight winning streak and holds a win over current UFC fighter Cezar Ferreira.
The current WSOF 5: Johnson vs. Kyle fight card is below and stay tuned for more updates on this fight card.
Main Card: (NBC Sports Network)
Anthony Johnson (15-4) vs. Mike Kyle (21-8-1, 2NC)
Dave Branch (12-3) vs. Danillo Vilefort (14-4)
Elvis Mutapcic (13-2) vs. Jesse Taylor (26-9)