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MMA World Series of Fighting takes place on Saturday night in Atlantic City, NJ in the fifth edition of the popular MMA showcase featuring Andrei Arlovski vs. Mike Kyle. All the action from WSOF 5 can be watched live, with the preliminaries taking place from 6 p.m. before the main cards start from 9 p.m. ET. The main card can be watched on the NBC Sports Network, but alternatively fans can watch online through free live stream (details below).
The main event will come from the heavyweight division and will feature Andrei Arlovski vs. Mike Kyle. Arlovski is a former UFC heavyweight champion, where as Kyle is an ex-Strikeforce light heavyweight, so this should be a fantastic match up.
The full main card as well as the preliminaries card can be seen in detail below, but features some other solid fights too that should help fans warm up for the main event.
Some of the other top action includes Dave Branch taking on Danillo Villefort, and Elvis Mutapcic will face off against Jesse Taylor. The winners of those two fights will meet on a future card for WSOF's inaugural middleweight title, so there is a lot at stake tonight.
Interestingly Rolles Gracie, Gregor Gracie and Neiman Gracie, three members of MMA's s-called "first family," will be competing tonight, and many are excited to see whether they can go go 3-0 at WSOF 5.
Gregor Gracie is of course a two-time world champion in jiu-jitsu, and he will be meeting Rich Patishnock, who made his WSOF debut with a win over Gregor's brother, Igor. That match up should be very interesting with that added twist.
All the fights from the MMA World Series of Fighting 5, including the main event at WSOF 5 Andrei Arlovski vs. Mike Kyle, can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.
The fight line ups for the main card and the preliminaries can be seen below:
MAIN CARD (9 p.m. ET)
Andrei Arlovski vs. Mike Kyle
Dave Branch vs. Danillo Villefort - middleweight tournament semifinal
Elvis Mutapcic vs. Jesse Taylor - middleweight tournament semifinal
Rolles Gracie vs. Derrick Mehmen
Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Waylon Lowe
PRELIMINARY CARD (6 p.m. ET)
Rick Glenn vs. Artur Rofi
Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Andrew Osbourne
Gregor Gracie vs. Richard Patishnock
Sidemar Honorio vs. Jimmie Rivera
Darren Costa vs. Neiman Gracie