With a new television deal with NBC Sports Network all taken care of, the World Series of Fighting promotion can begin concentrating on putting together matches for their upcoming second event this March.
The promotion wasted little time with the addition of a number of matches including a middleweight bout between David Branch (11-3) vs. Paulo Filho (23-4), a welterweight match featuring Josh ‘The People’s Warrior’ Burkman (24-9) vs. Ryan LaFlare (7-0), a lightweight bout between Gesias ‘JZ’ Cavalcante (17-6) vs. Justin Gaethje (7-0), as well as the addition of welterweight Igor Gracie (5-3) to the card versus an unnamed opponent.
Branch and Cavalcante were both participants on the promotions first event in November, picking up wins over Dustin Jacoby and TJ O’Brien respectively.
All participants and matchups were announced by WSOF on Twitter (@MMAWorldSeries) over the past two days.
WSOF 2 is expected to take place on March 23, 2013 at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey with the main card airing on NBC Sports Network while the prelim card is likely to stream on the web for free.
The current WSOF 2 appears as follows so far:
Heavyweight bout: Andrei Arlovski vs. Anthony Johnson
Bantamweight bout: Marlon Moraes vs. Tyson Nam[
Middleweight bout: Dave Branch vs. Paulo Filho
Welterweight bout: Josh Burkman vs. Ryan LaFlare
Lightweight bout: Gesias Cavalcante vs. Justin Gaethje
Welterweight bout: Igor Gracie vs. TBA